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As always, this summer we’ve found ourselves lusting after Kate Middleton’s style finds yet again. Let’s face it — the Duchess of Cambridge really knows how to rock a midi dress. 

From floral to monochrome, Kate’s a true pro at exuding effortless elegance. We loved this season’s looks so much that we decided to hunt down some suitable dupes at affordable prices. Be quick though — we have a feeling that these are going to sell out fast!

The Floral Shirt-Dress

The Duchess wore this summery look on her trip with Prince William to Barry Island in Wales in early August. This leaf-print belted midi shirt-dress from M&S is a very cost-effective alternative, priced at €54. 

Image sources: instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/ and marksandspencer.com

The White Midi-Dress

This clean and classy shirt-dress made its debut at Wimbledon in 2019, and Kate looked just as stunning in it again this year when she wore it to Baby Basics UK, a baby bank in Sheffield. The Duchess helped unpack donations, before talking to parents about how baby banks have provided them with invaluable support when they needed it most. This white midi shirt-dress, complete with puff-sleeves and a tie-waist-belt from River Island (and available on ASOS), is the perfect dupe for this elegant number. Plus, it’s an absolute bargain on sale for only €60.83.

Image sources: instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/ and asos.com

The Polka Dot Dress

If you’re looking for a chic and trendy pattern then black and white polka dots are the way to go. We adored this timeless outfit Kate wore back in July, when she was promoting the BBC Education initiative, Tiny Happy People. This shorter barb polka dot tea-dress from Joanie is a great alternative, which you can wear all year round, coming in at nearly €50.

Image sources: instagram.com0kensingtonroyal/ and joanieclothing.com

The Summer Floral Dress

Who doesn’t love a summery floral dress? Definitely not Kate anyway, as she was glowing in this vibrant, floral piece. With so many amazing patterns and styles out there at the moment, it really was a struggle to find one which matched The Duchess’ dress perfectly. However, we think this pink-floral-print, angel-sleeved midi-dress from Topshop fits the bill nicely. It’s available in regular, tall and petite sizes for only €64.

Image sources: instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/ and topshop.com

Now if you'll excuse us, we have some online-ordering to do…

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Penneys has teamed up with Netflix to launch a Stranger Things collection. 

We might not be in Hawkins anymore but that doesn’t mean that strange things aren’t about to go down. In fact, they’re about to happen in your local Penneys because they are joining forces with Netflix to bring fans of the supernatural series a collection of merch that’ll make that journey through The Upside Down scarily stylish. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The collection consists of 46 products across Men’s, Women’s and Home so you can take your Hawkins style inspiration up a level with a range of iconic tees, hoodies, sleepwear and accessories. 

The Stranger Things range will be available around the world from January 5.

Check out our top picks below.

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Pippa and Kate Middleton are two of the most stylish sisters around at the moment and they have certainly proved that this week.

Kate dazzled in the most striking black lace Alexander McQueen gown on Monday evening and now her younger sister has given her a run for her money in a beautiful floral gown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pippa looked beautiful when she arrived at the ParaSnowBall at the Hurlingham Private Members Club in London.

The mum wore a dress by Anna Mason, which will set you back a pretty £990.

The tulle floral and polka dot number is by far one of the nicest outfits Pippa has donned since she made headlines with her stunning made of honour gown at Kate and William’s wedding in 2011.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 36-year-old said she was honoured to attend the ParaSnowBall. She posed for photographs with attendees and looked as happy as ever.

The ParaSnowBall is an event for people with disabilities who engage in winter sports. Pippa has been attending the ball for years and is deeply passionate about supporting the event.

Speaking about the inspirational event, she said, “I am honoured to be supporting Disability SnowSport UK and as a keen skier myself, I feel very passionately about enabling those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside non-disabled people. The ParaSnowBall sponsored by Delancey was an inspirational celebration of Paralympians," HarpersBazaar reports.

The Middleton sisters have certainly upped their style game this year.

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Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

We have been far too lazy to leave the house, especially during the cold, dreary evenings but we’ll be dashing to Dundrum after their latest announcement.

The shopping centre has opened a pop-up Victoria Secret store and we cannot wait to pop in and treat ourselves. 

The pop-up store will sell everything from bras to sleep wear to loungewear.

They’ll also be selling accessories, fragrances, make-up, lotions, and other bath and body products from Victoria's Secret Beauty line including their best-selling Bombshell fragrance and body sets.

They’re also offering a bra-fitting service.

The store even features two private dressing rooms.

You can find the perfect VS pyjamas for your bestie or treat yourself to some gorgeous new lingerie.

The Victoria Secret pop-up store on Level 1 at Dundrum Town Centre.

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Jennifer Aniston was the queen of the red carpet at last night’s People’s Choice Awards.

The Friends alum never fails to look absolutely gorgeous and that was no different for Sunday night’s event.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actress donned a black strapless dress for the awards and we need to know her secret because we cannot believe she is 50!

Jennifer’s quirky ensemble has to be one of her best looks yet. We are just obsessed with the ruffle detailing at the bottom!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Morning Show star received the People’s Icon Award at the awards on Sunday. 

Jennifer fought back the tears as her friend and co-star Adam Sandler delivered an emotional speech about her legendary work.

As Jennifer took to the stage, she couldn’t help but gush about the actor.

“Adam! When did you get so mushy?! Oh my God, I love this man with all my heart. This is one of the kindest human beings you'll ever meet."

The actress delivered a witty and emotional speech that left the crowd in stitches, “As actors, we don't do this for the critics of for each other or to make our families proud, we do this for the money. No! I'm kidding! We do it for you guys, seriously, we really do. None of us could do what we do if it was not without all of you."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about the role that launched her career, she said, “If I have any claim to this word 'icon,' it's only because I was able to be on an iconic show, with an iconic cast, and an iconic haircut. 'Friends' was truly, it was the gift of a lifetime and I would not be standing up here without that amazing show, without those amazing five other actors and with an audience who stuck with us for a decade," Aniston added.

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The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in one of her most divine outfits of the season today.

Kate joined her husband Prince William at the launch of the National Emergency Trust, which is an independent charity that will provide an emergency response to disasters in the UK.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kate looked as classy as ever as she arrived at the event with The Duke of Cambridge. The mum-of-three wore a stunning royal blue dress and the colour is perfect on her.

The dress, which falls just above the knee, is perfect for an autumn engagement. The long-sleeved dress is by Emilia Wickstead, one of Kate’s favourite designers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The mum-of-three teamed the dress with a classic pair of black heels, a black clutch and Princess Diana’s special diamond earrings.

The surprise appearance delighted fans of the Cambriges who stepped away from royal duties last week. The parents took the week off from work to spend quality time with their children in Norfolk.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte had a full week off school so Kate and William took their family away to the countryside for the break.

Kate was even spotted in the local Sainburys where she bought Halloween costumes for the children. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With George and Charlotte back in school, the parents have returned to work and have plenty of royal engagements lined up over the next few weeks.

Kate and William will attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre, London on Monday, November 18, held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity.

They will also join The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.

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We have always envied Adele’s style. The Chasing Pavements singer always oozes class and glamour and her latest look is no different. 

The songstress attended Drake’s 33rd birthday party on Wednesday night and wore the most beautiful gown.

Adele arrived at the party in a strapless black, velvet dress that probably cost more than our car.

Fans couldn’t help but notice that the Someone Like You singer has lost quite a lot of weight in recent months and the singer even commented on her body transformation herself.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Hello singer shared a close-up of her makeup look on Instagram and wrote, ‘I used to cry but now I sweat’.

She also wished her close friend, Drake a happy birthday, ‘Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One fan wrote, ‘Adele, you look amazing. I’m truly looking forward to hearing more from you!’

‘Darling, you do not sweat. You glisten,’ another added.

One gushed, ‘Wow, you look like royalty’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Grammy winner said she wanted to spend the year focusing on herself.

Following her divorce from Simon Konecki, the Set Fire To The Rain singer vowed to learn how to fully love herself.

She said, "For the first time in a decade I’m ready to feel the world around me and look up for once… Learning to REALLY truly love yourself is it, and I’ve only just realized that that is more than enough."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Adele is happier and healthier than ever before and we can’t get enough of it.

Rumour has it, the singer has been working on new music and we couldn’t be more excited for it.

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Nasty Gal has teamed up with the legendary actress and model, Cara Delevingne. The dream duo are releasing a collection of holiday-ready pieces inspired by female rock icons of the ages as well as actress, musician and philanthropist Cara Delevingne.

The range, which is available now on NastyGal.com, the collection pays homage to the beguiling style of the international supermodel who is one of the most recognizable faces in the world. 

To kick off Nasty Gal’s holiday collection, the brand looked no further than to partner with Cara Delevingne for their global campaign. Delevingne’s fearless style has captured international attention as she continues to make waves in fashion, cinema, and music.

With over 43 million followers on Instagram, her influence is widely recognized as she uses her platform to advocate for mental health, women’s rights, and animal conservation. In keeping with Nasty Gal’s tradition of partnering with unapologetically trailblazing women, Delevingne perfectly reflects the spirit of the brand. Inspired by female rock icons such as Cher and Stevie Nicks, the campaign featuring Delevingne was shot at Electric Lady Studios, the world-renowned recording studio founded by Jimi Hendrix. 

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to star in Nasty Gal’s holiday campaign,” said Cara Delevingne. “I’ve followed the brand for years and am inspired by their approach to fashion – always rebellious and ever evolving. I love to work with brands that push the envelope on style, and this collection does just that.” 

Nasty Gal Ft. Cara Delevingne includes: 

• Over 40 ready-to-wear separates including holiday-inspired tops, bottoms, skirts, dresses, jackets, pants, and more 

• Key trend pieces include beaded jackets, statement tees, sheer tops, oversized suiting, 80s power shoulders, vegan leather, sequins and fringe 

• Colors including black, gold, white, pink, leopard print, gray, and more 

• Select styles range from 4-22 

Our outfit for the office Christmas party is officially sorted!

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How To Choose The Right Tattoo

Choosing a tattoo can be a challenge, especially when you don’t know where you want to get tattooed and you love so many different designs and ideas. Naturally, getting a new tattoo is an important decision, and there are many factors to consider.

From picking the right tattoo to deciding on where to get that tattoo to style, color and meaning, this guide will help you choose the right tattoo for you.

Picking The Best Tattoo

Choosing a tattoo can be life-changing since you’ll have it imprinted on your body for the rest of your life. On that note, it’s ideal to go with something that has a deeper meaning to you rather than with a popular design all the cool kids are getting.

However, note that we said that it should mean something to you. In other words, you can definitely go for something whimsical or out of the box, as long as it brings you joy. Like a cartoon character, a quote from your favorite movie, or a scene from a video game.

Just remember that tattoos don’t have to be large and out there for everyone to see. Some of the best ideas are cool small, simple tattoos meant just for you.

Avoid Names

As for tattoos to avoid, we advise against getting the name of a loved one on your body, unless the relationship is incredibly serious. In other words, don’t get a tattoo of a partner you’ve only been dating for a month.

If the loved one is dead or your child, then the name is a safe choice. Otherwise, we would recommend caution. You can cover the name with another tattoo in the future if you no longer like it (it’s cheaper than removal), but that’s a hassle you don’t need.

Family Can Be A Safe Choice

If you’re getting a matching tattoo with a loved one, settle on a simple design that appeals to both of you. They don’t have to be identical, but they should go well together. When getting a tattoo with a member of the family, you can go for the last name of for a family symbol. If you’re getting inked with a friend or partner, choose something that is relevant for your relationship.

Consult Your Tattoo Artist

Besides checking the artist’s portfolio or browsing online for tattoo ideas, you can also try coming up with your own, unique design. Artists are generally open to working with your throughout the process to make sure you’ll be happy with the end result.

As long as you’re settled on a concept and have an idea about what you’re looking for, they can also make design-related suggestions that will bring the tattoo to the next level.

Research The Meaning

Just make sure to also consider how your tattoo will be perceived by the rest of the world. Is it something that may offend certain people or can mean something bad in another culture? This especially applies to Asian symbols.

The characters may not mean (only) what you thing they mean, so it’s best to double-check with a native speaker before getting one inked on your body.

Where To Get A Tattoo

Finally, make sure to consider placement before settling on a cute design. A discreet quote tattoo can look mesmerizing on the collarbone, but won’t have the same visual impact on your leg.

An intricate pattern/design can be eye-grabbing on the sleeve or chest, but can look less masterful on the foot since there’s less room to play with.

Also, tattoo artists are unlikely to ink visible areas of your body like the hands or face if you don’t have one or more tattoos already. Better start with something less extreme during your first visit and see how it goes.

What Tattoo Should I Get?

Tattoo designs ultimately come down to personal preference. That being said, it’s smart to consider a variety of factors before taking the leap. Besides the tips listed above, here are some other things to weight prior to scheduling an appointment with a tattoo artist.

Why Do You Want A Tattoo?

This is the fundamental question you should ask yourself before getting inked. Everyone has their own reasons for getting a tattoo, but there are some common causes that push most women and men to finally do it. Tattoos can help you express your personality or creativity.

Some get tattoos to celebrate a special milestone in life, signal their allegiance to a community, or pay homage to a loved one. Others get inked simply because tattoos are a work of art and are beautiful to look at, which is completely fine. If any of your reasoning is among these lines, good.

However, if you’re doing it because of peer pressure, because everybody has one, because it’s trendy, or because you’re bored, you might want to wait for a while longer before taking the plunge. A tattoo is a permanent mark on your body. You want to be 100% sure you’re ready for that before getting inked. Plus, the healing process is no joke.

Consider Where To Get A Tattoo

As we’ve already mentioned, some tattoos work best for certain areas of the body. Yet, there are other things to think about as well as far as placement is concerned.

  • Do you want to be able to hide your tattoo or have it visible all the time?
  • Do you want the tattoo to be eye-grabbing or discreet?
  • Would your workplace be OK with you showing up one day with a full tattoo sleeve?

High-maintenance tattoos are usually those on parts of the body that aren’t always covered – like the arms and legs. These can be affected by sunlight and fade over time, which means that they may need touch-ups.

On the other hand, back, shoulder, and chest tattoos are low-maintenance, since they are usually covered by clothes.

Similarly, you need to consider how your body will change as you get older. For instance, getting a tattoo on your abdomen may look awesome now if you have a six-pack. However, if you gain weight in a few years the design may look distorted. You won’t have this problem with a back tattoo or minimalist design that works anywhere.

Talk with your artist – they should be able to list the pros and cons associated with the placement you want.

How To Choose The Best Tattoo Designs

Make sure the design is something that speaks to you – it represents something you love or are attached to. It’s fine to check online or browse artists’ portfolios for inspiration, but don’t restrict yourself to designs that are already out there. If you have an idea for a unique tattoo, talk it over with the artist and come up with something together.

It’s also a good idea to test how you feel with the tattoo before getting it. This can mean simply drawing it with a marker on your body to get a feel for the final result. Or, get a henna tattoo on the body part you’re considering. These only last for about week, but can help you decide if you’re ready for the real thing.

Pick A Good Artist

The first thing you can do to make sure you’ll end up with a talented and professional tattoo artist is to ask around. Word of mouth recommendations are best, since you can hear from people who actually went through the experience. Checking the artist’s portfolio and looking up online reviews is also wise.

Plus, visit the studio in person before booking an appointment to check out the level of hygiene and see if you’re compatible with the artist. As long as their work makes you excited, you’re on the right track!

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From poolside winner to campaign queen, TV star Amber Gill has teamed up with the iconic Littlewoods Ireland brand to model the latest Topshop edit since finding fame on Love Island.

Known for her fun and sassy personality, the 22-year-old shot to fame this summer after amassing over 2.8 million Instagram followers and winning the hearts and minds of viewers across the nation. In this shoot, Amber showcases her effortlessly glamorous style wearing the latest looks from Topshop, which is now stocked online at LittlewoodsIreland.ie 

Making autumn’s biggest trends accessible for all, the edited Topshop collection offers an array of options that perfectly encapsulate the new season style. From printed dresses and high-shine leathers, to pastel outerwear pops and staple denim, Amber shows us how to look feminine and modern.

 Amber said; “Each of these Topshop pieces is super strong in their own right, but I really enjoyed seeing them come together to create looks I wouldn’t have considered myself. The pink coat – definitely not something I’d have picked up – has got to be my favourite.” 

Carly O’Brien, chief marketing officer at Shop Direct, which operates Littlewoods Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to stock Topshop and give our customers access to the brands they love, available with our flexible ways to pay. This partnership brings to life the Littlewoods Ireland ethos of ‘Own it’ perfectly and we’re confident our customers will find something they’ll love to own from the new edited collection.”

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Penneys are celebrating 50 years of affordable fashion with Irish influencer Suzanne Jackson, and we couldn't be happier about it.

The giant brand are shaking it up with the award-winning blogger and businesswoman for their A/W 2019 campaign.

Suzanne was picked for the 'Primark 50' campaign due to her established Penneys relationship over the last few years, regularly sporting the brand's fashion pieces on her Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The blogger is modelling the 1970s-style collection, which sees gorgeous prints, bold patterns and classic heritage checks showed off in the range.

Suzanne chose her look from the latest A/W19 campaign, modelling the classic tan PU leather trousers and patterned blouse paired with a camel coat on her social media.

Another of her favourite outfits was the chunky roll neck Aran knit worn under a fitted check blazer; perfect for a powerful businesswoman like herself. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about appearing in the 'Primark 50' campaign, Sue explained, “to be asked to be a part of such a huge campaign for 'Primark 50' was an absolute pinch-me moment.

"I have been a loyal Penneys customer since I was a teenager and have worked with them collaboratively on fashion as well as my own beauty products that are stocked in their beauty department," she continued.

"Primark is so relatable to everyone; there's something for everyone of all tastes, all styles and all budgets. They have been a massive supporter of mine along my journey, and I want to say, ‘Thank you Primark for always believing in me. I really look forward to our continued success together'.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As part of the 'Primark 50' celebrations, Suzanne’s mantra, “No one is you, and that is your power”, will appear in the window alongside the blogger showing off the new range.

The A/W19 range features neutral shades to suit every skin tone, twinsets and tailoring in coffee-coloured tan, chocolate brown and creamy mocha colours.

15 well-known content creators were chosen to appear in the latest window, including Sophie Hannah Richardson from the UK, Adja Sitar from Slovenia and founder of SB.TV Jamal Edwards.

Check out Suzanne Jackon's favourite looks in Penneys stores now. Happy 50th birthday, Primark. We can't resist you.

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Behold; your latest scent for the end of summer gloom. Legendary brand Jo Malone introduced their Poppy and Barley Cologne last week and their juicy, floral scent has us hooked.

The cologne is a living, breathing landscape; evoking summer evenings and a soft breeze in the fields of barley and crimson poppies. Who says the end of August has to bring an end to floral perfumes?

The poppy is notoriously hard to bottle, but Jo Malone really outdid themselves by enhancing the fragrance with rose, violet and blackcurrant to capture the perfect scent for their loyal customers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bran and soft barley blanket the smell of poppy and blackcurrant in the most beautiful way. The Jo Malone team recommend layering your scents to tailor for your individual needs.

Borrowed from the succulent cereal fields, where grains and flowers mingle, their poppies spun into a badge of beauty especially for us.

Celine Roux, Head of Global Fragrance, has described the collection in her own way; 

"When I smell Poppy & Barley I am taken to the heart of an English meadow during the harvest. It's the end of every summer when the fields are a sea of gold and I picture lively light poppies moving and dancing in the breeze."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This inviting scent is set to be your new all-year-round beauty bag best friend. From colourful poppies to the rich, gold harvest; fragrances don't get much better than this.

With the Poppy & Barley colognes available in two sizes and a 250ml Body & Hand Wash, it will be difficult to resist buying all three products for yourself.

Available as of September 1 from €35, visit Jo Malone's website for more information on the Poppy & Barley collection here

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