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From spaghetti strap crops and tiny coloured sunglasses to ankle bracelets, velvet headbands, butterfly hair clips and scrunchies; the 1990s were the days when fashion was born and bred.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were dating, Charmed, Friends and Sabrina the Teenage Witch were on our screens and Mary-Kate and Ashley launched their careers. Times were good.

What was one of the many gifts the Olsen Twins gave us? Hair bandanas, of course. In paisley print, to be precise.

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The bandana is officially the nostalgic hair accessory making a major comeback this summer, and we're rejoicing from the throwback heavens.

Back in 1999, the world and it's mother was donning headscarves from Christina Aguilera to Dionne in Clueless. The paisley print was where it was AT.

Fast forward a couple of years, and the accessory has been spotted on the high street once more. Vintage stores are also stocking up on the style staple.

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Brands and designers from JW Anderson, Kate Spade and Max Mara are using scarves for their bold catwalk looks, with signature printed ensembles and monogramming included for SS19

One perfect reason for sporting the look is that it can cover up a dodgy hair day, or unwashed hair with enough grease to cook a double cheeseburger. Unwashed tresses are concealed with ease.

Fold your square scarf diagonally in half to create a triangle, place it over your hair and tie at the nape of your neck. Fix with some bobby pins or hair clips to secure it all day, and voila. You're fierce.

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You can even wear the scarves as a crop top if you tie it correctly at the back, which blew our minds. An accessory and an item of clothing which embodies a past era of our lives? Sign us up.

Bad Gal RiRi even used one for her Wild Thoughts music video, looking out of this world incredible as always. We all know that anything Rihanna touches turns to gold, so it's time we joined the trend.

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The humble headscarf bandana wasn't just graced on the heads of 1990s royalty like Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls. Male celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Tupac even wore the edgy accessory.

While some of the trends from the nineties have earned their spot on the World Dressed lists nowadays, we simply must throw our support in for the bandana kerchief. It's both lazy and hip at the same time.

If you need us, we'll be hunting Temple Bar's vintage shops for more old-school baggy sportswear, coloured hair clips and tiny sunnies for festival season. Wear your bandana with pride, ladies and gents.

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Say goodbye to your financial stability ladies; ASOS has launched their homewear range, and it's as fabulous and affordable as you'd imagine.

Everyone's fave online retailer has released ASOS SUPPLY, filled with an array of gorgeously patterned bedding and cushions, throw blankets, mirrors, kitchen bowls and even tie hangers. 

The three main trends of the collection are Cool Minimal (clean lines and brush stroke patterns), Eclectic Luxe (recycled glassware and animal print) and Global Traveller (bright colours and 70s-inspired rattans).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The prices are stunningly cheap; starting from just €9, grab the whole collection and have cash to spare for shopping their fierce clothing lines and accessories.

It's not the first fashion retailer to widen it's remits to interiors, but it's set to be hugely successful. We hope they expand the range ASAP, we've already shopped the entire thing.

With modern kitchen and bathroom accessories, as well as planting and bedroom goods, there's something for everyone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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While ASOS does in fact stock homewear products from brands like Sass & Belle, Chickidee, Typo and Paperchase, it's the first time that the company is launching it's own designs.

All of the prints in the collection are created exclusively by ASOS’ in-house design team, and were made to suit all types of living spaces.

Our personal fave items are definitely the elephant hook and eye patterned cushion cover with matching bedding. Iconic, how can we resist adding the entire collection to our baskets?

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An expedition to the local casino is somewhat of an adventure for women who dress to kill. It’s not only about getting dressed to go out, but it’s also about image and the looks of approval as you walk into a sophisticated gaming establishment.

This is something entirely unique to each casino no matter how big or small of an establishment it is. The journey from the wardrobe to the casino is just as eventful as beautiful women turn heads in their killer outfits.

Elegant dresses, jewels and heels are to be expected when visiting casinos. Think James Bond, Casino Royale, think extravagant! It has been an unspoken rule, when going to a casino, formal attire is expected.

As a matter of fact, many casinos don’t allow visitors in with caps, open shoes or shorts. Thankfully, there have been enough lead women in James Bond movies to use as reference to elegant dress styles.

Women get to have a bit of fun when it comes to dressing up for a night out and here is what is to be expected a the majority of casinos, if not all casinos. Even if you plan on playing at an online casino from home, you can still find some inspiration for a classy outfit. For those who would rather stay in, than go out, check out this review of Royal Ace Casino. We think you will have a blast no matter what you decide.

From Casual to Formal

One of the biggest advantages of being a woman is the fun factor of playing dress up. Women can go from casual to formal in a matter of moments.

Any casual outfit can be dressed up with a pair of heels and accessories making the simplest look transform into something incredible and suitable for the retro carpets of casinos.

Women who are looking for styling tips wouldn’t want to dress casual, an event requiring a pretty dress holds more appeal than an event with no dress code standards.

Accessories

Accessories have the power to either steal the spotlight or make a look seem excessive. Too many accessories can steal the look, something no lady dressing to impress wants.

Minimal is optimal, women like Cameron Diaz who only wear earrings on the red carpet, have the right idea about dressing the part. Glitz and glam come in the form of jewels adorning the ears and necks of the stylish woman.

Dresses

Elegant dresses are perfectly acceptable at casinos, women will more often than not be seen in long formal dresses which are surprising considering how fashion has changed, but casino dress code hasn’t.

Evening dresses are perfect for a night out and look formal without having to dress them up with accessories.

For the more simplistic woman, dressing semi-formal is perfectly acceptable and most likely what is more often than not seen at casino establishments.

What to Avoid Wearing

Although ripped jeans are in fashion, wearing jeans in general to a casino is acceptable although somewhat frowned upon, ripped jeans even more so.

Tracksuits are a definite no and most probably won’t be accepted as the correct attire at any casino. Another item to avoid is beachwear, no board shorts or slops.

The Red Carpet Appeal

When Eva Green auditioned for the part in Casino Royale, she set the bar for all females regardless of fame. She had the perfect look, a look made for the casino. Elegance, grace and femininity is the red carpet appeal often seen at casinos.

The red carpet is ideally the perfect example to pick up dressing tips for visiting casino establishments, where all are dressed to the nines and formal is not only expected but also required.

Dressing like a movie star is exactly the right way to go when choosing a dress for the big night out.

Some casinos require men to wear jackets or ties and while the dress code is less strict for women, it is encouraged to call the casino to ensure the dress code is met.

Find the perfect occasion to dress beautifully, visit casinos and dress to impress on your lucky night out.

After all, girls love to play dress up and hold a winning hand of cards!

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The sales have just started and we can finally get our hands on some pieces we have been coveting for the past few months…

If you feel like investing in a luxury item, either a piece of clothing, shoes or bags, Brown Thomas has some deadly deals at the moment. 

Here is some of our favourites!

1. GANNI Joycedale camisole dress €105 (was €319)

2. MANSUR GAVRIEL Circle crossbody bag €475 (was €795.00)

3. DOLCE & GABBANA Cat eye sunglasses €178.50 (was €255)

4. VINCE CAMUTO Kiminni mesh booties €80 (was €180)

5. CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Liya cropped high-rise jeans €155 (was €349)

6. MARC JACOBS Double zip daisy backpack mini €135 (was €220)

7. THE KOOPLES Crêpe dress €144 (was €240)

8. GANNI Evangelista cardigan €145 (was €249)

 

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The weather outside may be a bit temperamental, but summer 2018 is FINALLY in sight – and with that, it's high time we give our wardrobes a bit of a style makeover. 

Sure, you could nip into town and fill you shopping bags with the high street's latest collections, but if you're on the hunt for unique finds and vintage threads, look no further than ASOS Marketplace. 

Home to the best independent brands and boutiques, the online store is a vintage lover's dream. 

From gorgeous accessories to colourful kimonos, here's just some of our favourite pieces available to buy right now. 

 

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Summer has drawn to a close (judging by that weather outside) and our minds have turned to the autumnal style season.

Penneys might be renowned for it's epic chunky knitwear and designer dupe jackets, but this season the store is stepping up their game in the accessories department. 

From metallic glitter heels to tassled blogger-esque earrings, we need it all:

Sequin Bagpack €16.00,  Rings (set) €6.00

Bee belt €4.00, Black Sandals €19.00

 Earrings €4.00, Tassle Earrings €3.00

 Silver Boots €17.00, Heels €24.00

Red Pearl Trainers €18.00, Earrings €4.00

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Festival season is just around the corner, and while festival dressing is all about fun, it's important that your accessories are both stylish and practical. 

While that fringey dress or crochet crop top may look gorgeous, accessories like sturdy sunglasses and sun-shielding hats will be functional while being fashionable. 

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The list of accessory must-haves include: 

  • Sturdy, durable and comfortable sunglasses with UV protection
  • A cute but roomy backpack to carry all your essentials
  • A brimmed hat to shield your face from the sun
  • A festival-worthy belt to tie your whole outfit together
  • Chic, comfortable flat boots
  • A handbag with plenty of room for sunscreen, hand sanitizer and you makeup
  • Light statement earrings that don't weigh down your ears after hours of wear

Swatch The Eyes sunglasses €75.00  

 Parfois fringed handbag €27.99

 PrettyLittleThing belt €16.20

Parfois earrings €6.99

Swatch The Eyes sunglasses €85.00 

 PrettyLittleThing sequin backpack €27.00

 iClothing festival hat €15.00

 Parfois handbag €29.99

Swatch The Eyes sunglasses €85.00

Dresses.ie Western Buckle Ankle Boots €49.00

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Irish blogger and stylist Ciara O'Doherty has launched an opulent hair couture accessories brand, Taylor & Rose. 

The YouTuber launched her new brand last night, and we were beside ourselves browsing through the ornate, distinct collection. 

The stylist has curated a collection of decadent pieces with multiple influences.

Ranging from baroque-inspired earrings to embellished headbands that would be right at home in Blair Waldorf's walk-in closet, the statement pieces are varied throughout the collection. 

The trophy pieces are in the premium accessory price bracket, with intricate crowns retailing at up to €145.00, but there is a wide range of prices on site, with stunning gold hair pieces starting at €12.00

'The idea for it started over a year ago when I was putting together an outfit for a fashion event here in Dublin,' said Ciara. 

'I was looking for a really special headpiece – I wanted something unique, luxurious and affordable – and after searching high and low I realised that this was a collection that I wanted to bring to life myself.'

'Taylor & Rose is all about hair couture, and creating your own bespoke hair look for that special occasion.'

'So whether it's a soft elegant hair vine or an opulent regal crown, I wanted to bring Irish women a collection of high fashion hair accessories without the designer price tag – because we all deserve to feel like a Queen for a day!'

We adore the ornate crucifix earrings, and the crowns are one way of proving your regal sartorial credentials. 

As well as playing host to luxurious Baroque-style accessories, there are also a number of holiday-perfect pieces. 

In bright colours and patterns, the textured pom-pom hoop earrings are a SHEmazing fave. 

While the idea for the collection was spurned from creative necessity, the name of the brand is personal. 

'The name Taylor & Rose is inspired by two very special women,' said the blogger. 

'The first is the iconic Elizabeth Taylor (who loved wearing crowns) and the second is my mum, Rose, who will always be my Queen!'

The collection is currently available online

We know exactly where we'll be turning for unique, opulent hair pieces this season…

 

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We are very rarely rendered speechless, but when we discovered Rommydebommy and her Etsy store, we were lost for words.

When it comes to style, it is important to always wear what you love – and if you love cakes and desserts, then why not work them into your look?

Rommy, who is a designer from Rotterdam, creates amazingly detailed accessories that are inspired by some of our favourite foods (think pancakes, burgers and ice cream!)

According to The Nerdist, Rommy started making these delicious creations two years ago, and has since sold over 500 items online.

Rommy wanted to have a fun handbag, but she couldn’t find the right one – so, she started making dessert-themed clutches. 

We literally can't begin to cope with how real these foodie bags look – thankfully Rommy explained just how she achieves the life-like effect: 

"If I’m making a slice of cake, I make sure I use really soft sponge foam to get that cake effect,” she says. Rommy considers how the food actually looks, then intricately replicates the shapes, colours and textures.

The entire creation process can take up anywhere from a few days to a number weeks, due to all the details she creates by hand.

Rommy admits that she seeks a lot of information from beautiful and delicious-looking foods: "It sounds strange but I don’t get hungry looking at all those cakes, pizzas, cookies, and ice cream. If I see a gorgeous, delicious, huge birthday cake, I switch it into a purse!”

The designer has also created a line of men’s bow ties, which are SO hilarious.

Prices for Rommy's purses start at €35, which is actually very reasonable when you consider how much work goes into each creation. 

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All 90s kids will remember the horror of getting your Tamagotchi confiscated in primary school, only to get no sympathy after choruses of "but he'll die, Miss" from your teacher.

By the time you got your precious baby back at the end of the day, he was literally on death's door, surrounded by little poops and crying out for food. 

Oh, and you could never get a hint of pity from your parents, who simply did not understand the whole Tamagotchi concept.

 

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Well, get ready to live your 10-year-old life all over again, because the Tamagotchi is the latest 90s relic to resurrect itself from the graveyard of hair mascara and diamante denim.

As well as being one of the first artificial intelligence toys, the Tamagotchi was the ultimate fashion accessory to jazz up your school bag, which is why we're totally behind this re-launch.

 

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How kitsch would it be to have one of the baby bots attached to our keys?

And we'd have something else to do on our commute home than scroll through social media. 

Unfortunately, the adorable but needy little critters are only being re-released in Japan, but there are plenty available on eBay for anything form €9.99 to €20.00. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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There is not better way to wake up on a Sunday morning than to the mouthwatering scent of a few rashers and sausages sizzling on the pan downstairs. 

However, we're not sure we're committed enough to our full Irish to wear a tribute to it around our necks. 

ASOS has created a piece that does just that. 

The online fashion giant has been amusing Twitter users with its latest choker offering.

The sterling silver chain, which is going for €20.00, simply says the word "sausage."

The product description gives no explanation for the extremely random term, so we can only assume that it must be for the bratwurst and black pudding lovers out there, to pay homage to their favourite, protein-rich food. 

What else could it be referring to, right? 

ASOS sausage choker, €20.00

This could very well be the most confusing fashion item in ASOS history.

Or even general history, come to think of it.

It's right up there with the Topshop knee window jeans and Mulberry's duvet dress

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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The noughties aren't usually hailed as a particularly stylish era, but there were a few accessories from back in the day that we all loved to wear.

While these items should definitely never make a reappearance, we're feeling a bit nostalgic looking back at our favourite underage disco accessories.

How many if these did you rock back in the day?

13. Leg warmers

Why this 80s throwback ever came back into style is a mystery to us.

But if we didn't stretch a pair over our tottering high heels, we couldn't be caught dead at the local disco. 

12. Stretchy sequin belts

These sequin belts went perfectly with our tiered mini skirts and UGG boots.

Penneys UGGs, obvs. 

11. Bustier bags

Why these bags were ever a thing is beyond us, but they existed, although sometimes they were just decoration for the shelves of our teenage bedrooms. 

10. Long plastic beads

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Whether you did the double wraparound or tied them in a knot, these beads were what you went into Claire's Accessories for.

And you had a strand in every colour to match every feasible outfit. 

9. Ties as necklaces

Championed by 00s rebel Avril Levigne, pairing a stripy tie with your cargo pants and giant DC runners was the ultimate emo phase outfit.

And lets be real, we all had one of those. 

8. Stripy arm warmers

 

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Another trend that Avril was fond of, these arm warmers fit in perfectly with our moody ambience.

And Panic! members wore them so…. no other excuse necessary. 

7. Phone charms 

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A phone charm was the ultimate accessory for your Motorola Razor or Sony Ericsson brick phone.

Did anyone else have a mini lip gloss one? 

6. Giant bangles

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These plastic bangles were all the rage in the 00s, and stacking them all the way up your arms was the only way to wear them. 

5. Long necklaces

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Any necklace that grazed your navel was okay in the 00s.

Necklaces with random objects like plastic hearts, keys and diamonds were especially popular. 

4. Hair bows

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Tiny hair bows were a staple for spicing up your school uniform look, or if you were a bit more on the daring *cough scene kid cough* side of style, then a whopper of a bow was ideal for weekend wear.

Like, you'd be getting a crick in your neck from the weight of the thing, and the amount of bobby pins you'd need to keep it in place was just obscene. 

3. Giant belts

 

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Most of the 00s tops were baggy and tunic-style, so what better way to showcase your figure than with an unnecessarily giant belt.

Bonus points if ou wore your cinched belt with leggings and matching pumps. 

2. Diamanté sunglasses

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The territory of Paris Hilton and the rest of her celebrity tribe, giant sunglasses were the way to go (we're noticing a theme here).

The most stylish of sunnies were encrusted with diamonds, as were all good things in the 00s. 

1. Glow sticks

On your wrists, ankles and even stuffed down your bra, glow sticks were a necessary requirement for attending discos in the 00s.

Peaking around 2007/2008, you begged to nab a few in your favourite colour off someone in the queue if you forgot yours.

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