A Little Note on Self Love
Hello my lovelies! Happy Friday to you all. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air here in Paris. And in light of that I wanted to share an outfit with you that was not only cute, sweet and elegant, but also the perfect ensemble for a special date with yourself, a loved one, or even an evening out with friends.
As with every year on Valentine’s Day, there comes the over-saturation of soppy couples on social media which often makes it so easy to feel down and out about not having an SO to celebrate with. It’s for this reason that I decided to devote today’s post entirely to self-love. Whether you may be in a relationship or not, self-love is such an important skill that has such a powerful influence over the way we live our lives.
However it’s something so many of us can so easily overlook and neglect to do. But what better time is there to appreciate who we are than on Valentine’s Day, right?
Here are my top tips for self-love as well as a little outfit for you. Let’s start!
What I Bought In The Sales
Now that the January sales are in full here swing in Paris, I really couldn’t wait to show you guys some new skin care products and makeup that I recently got to try. If you follow me over on my Instagram then you’ve probably already heard some of my thoughts on these through my vlogs. However today I thought I’d write a blogpost so that I could talk to you about these in a little more detail.
Two Outfits, Two Cities
There can be no denying the fact that living between the fashion capital of the world and the colorful streets of Dublin has had a serious influence over my sense of style. While fashion in Paris typically tends to be more classical, revolving around basics pieces and signature items, Dublin street style is a lot more daring and eccentric.
Today I thought I would put together two outfits, one in Dublin and one in Paris to show the contrast between these two unique cities.
My Top Picks of The Year
I know I’m a little late to the party on this one but I still thought I’d hop on the bandwagon and make a post featuring my favourite beauty products of 2017. Moving country gave me the opportunity to try out so many new things that have since become an integral part of my daily regime.
Funnily enough, most of the products I loved the most this year are actually makeup related as opposed to skincare which is a new one for me. Are you ready to see what they are? Let’s start!
Some of My Favourite Places in the City
Despite living in Paris, a city that no doubt is the epicenter of the influence of fashion in the world, having had the first ever spark for my passion for this creative industry ignite within me in Dublin, I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic for the unique character of the city. Especially in terms of fashion. Compared to Paris, Dublin really is a city that is just so alive with colour and us celtic girls really know how to strike the perfect balance between looking chic and braving the elements.
In light of that today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite stores, vintage and contemporary, unique to the city.
My 2017 In Review
It’s hard to believe that the last timeI updated my blog was on New Year’s Eve. Thinking about how fast my time in Ireland flew by over the Christmas break is a bit daunting but honestly I’m so happy to be back in Paris and to be writing our first post here on our blog from the top floor of my brand new Parisian apartment.
I’m not going to lie when I say that 2017 really was one of the best years of my life so far, if not the best one yet. Throughout the year I had so many amazing opportunities to find myself, who I really was and what really made me happy. Not only that, but I also started to make better decisions for myself and overcome some really ballsy goals I set for myself that I’m pretty proud of. Today I wanted to sum up my 2017 for you guys and maybe it’ll give you some inspiration for the new year. Let’s start!
Flashback to Paris
Here I am at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, the headquarters to one of the world’s most iconic fashion houses since it was first established in 1946 and one of the most inspiring places in Paris when it comes to absorbing the enchantment of the city and its mark on the development of fashion, femininity and haute-couture.
Not so long ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Le Musée des Arts Decoratifs just right next to the Louvre in Paris to explore the magical world of Dior dating right back from the early designs of Christian Dior himself and through the beginnings of Hollywood glamour in the 1940’s and 50’s to present day. The exhibition also had so much to offer on the powerful influence following the debut of Yves Saint Laurent into the couture world as well as an exhibit on the more modern elegance of Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the label’s present creative director.
In today’s post I thought I would take you through the world of Dior with me and show you some photos of just some of the most stunning dresses through the years.