Style Blogger of the week: Colette Fitzpatrick at Wide-Eyed and Blind


Colette Fitzpatrick is definitely making waves in the style world, thanks to her hit fashion blog; Wide-Eyed and Blind.

Colette has been blogging for two years now, and has already developed a huge following of Irish fashion lovers.

Wide-Eyed and Blind has been already shortlisted for the 2013 Ireland Blog Awards and has even been approved by the e-tail PR Bloggers Network.

Colette mostly blogs about her own personal style choices, and regularly features snaps of herself posing in some of her favourite looks, as well as sharing photos of stylish items that she would like to purchase in the future.

SHEmazing! caught up with Colette, who let us in on her own fashion must-haves:

What item do you think every girl should have in her closet?
The perfect trouser. Whether you go for navy, black, white or otherwise. I think every girl should have a pair of trousers that can be dressed up and dressed down, that can be business or casual or party. I don’t wear dresses very often anymore so trousers are even more important. And this is a tricky purchase but if you get the right fit and style for you, it will be worth any and all struggles to find them!

What’s the most expensive item of clothing you’ve bought?
I personally don’t ever spend a lot on clothes. That’s not to say that I’m not a label fiend but I’m totally a bargain queen. However, my Mulberry Alexa that my parents got me for Christmas a few years back is probably among the most expensive items I own.

What’s your best bargain?
My best bargain, hands down, is my Stellas. I’ve gotten some amazingly cheap designer or hand-made pieces in my life so far but the day I spotted a pair of Stella McCartney shoes in my size and favourite colour for a tenner in TK Maxx…it was kind of like the world stopped for a second.

What would you say is your favourite accessory? 
Picking a favourite accessory is tough because I tend to keep things pretty pared back and I live by Chanel’s rule of taking one thing off as you head out the door. And much as I love beautiful shoes, I tend to stare at them on my shelf and wear runners…I just remembered; it’s hats! I started getting into them last year and I just love rocking a good hat. The art of hat-wearing has kind of been lost by and large and I think that’s sad so I’ve been trying them out with outfits more and more. Next, I plan to bring back the fan. Although, if Karl can’t do it…

If you could only shop in one store for the rest of your life, which would it be?
This one is really tricky. I LOVE Topshop but picking one shop forever is a serious commitment. I would easily live in Alexander Wang, Jil Sander or Isabel Marant for the rest of my life. But if I had my own label, that’d be my choice because I have some damn good ideas I’m just itching to bring to life.

Don’t forget to check out Wide-Eyed and Blind and follow Colette on Facebook and Twitter