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We are big fans of Nasty Gal here in SHEmazing.

We also adore Insta Queen and all-round babe that is Emma Louise Connolly so news that her latest collab with the brand is heading our way has MADE.OUR.DAY. 

Emma Louise has teamed up with Nasty Gal to create a winter edit – so if you're worried about that new season wardrobe, we have you sorted. 

The collection, which is launching tomorrow is seriously fab – it includes vintage-inspired denim, cosy knits, plush fabrics, layering pieces, and dreamy silhouettes.

So, you'll be beating the chill while still looking hawt.

The  27-year-old London-based Scottish model has designed for Nasty Gal before, with her 30-piece collection selling out in 24 hours in July 2018. 

Not bad huh? 

Browse some of the unreal looks below and get yourself to their website stat tomorrow to snap up all of the pieces.

 

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The search for the perfect winter coat can be absolutely draining.

We've all felt the struggle: the indecisive Irish temperature has suddenly dropped to Baltic levels, we can see our breath in the air and our wardrobe just isn't prepared.

Is it too much to ask to look stylish and feel warm and cuddly at the same time? Hell nah. Penney's has us covered. 

Stacey Solomon has collaborated with Penneys to give us winter glamour, and this coat is the ideal staple style piece to completely transform your look in one easy step.

Coming in at just €40, Penneys continue to offer affordable clothing with Stacey Solomon's personal casual style. 

Judging by her social media posts recently, the 28 year old TV personality is just as over the moon about the collab as we are.

Throw the coat on with some jeans and runners for day-time wear, and add a pair of heels and a little black dress underneath for night-time party wear.

The check pattern is perfectly on trend for Autumn/Winter, and is versatile as well as bold.

It's beyond ideal. Thanks Penneys, you always serve us winter warmth.

Feature image: Primark

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Sneezing, coughing and nose-blowing season has officially started and it is time to bring out the hand sanitiser to try and not catch your beloved friends/colleagues' germs. 

In order to keep the doctor away, an apple a day is a good start, but if you add certain foods to your diet, you could get a real immunity boost. 

And here are just five!

1. Citrus fruits

Essential for fighting infections, vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells. Unfortunately, your body cannot store it, so you need to make sure vitamin C is on the menu every day. 

While vitamin C tablets might come in handy, you can get your daily dose of ascorbic acid (the scientific name of the molecule) from oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes or clementines. 

2. Kiwis

For the very same reason, kiwis are your friends during the winter. In fact, two kiwis contain enough vitamin C to cover your recommended daily dose of the immunity-boosting nutrient.

On top of that, kiwis are also a good source of vitamin K, copper and fibre.

3. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (a powerful antioxidant) and a mere cup of cooked sweet potatoes provides more than 200% of the recommended daily intake.

Antioxidants are essential for immune system support as they help your body fight off infection. Sweet potatoes are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. 

4. Broccoli

A real nutrition powerhouse, one cup of cooked broccoli is enough to cover your daily needs in vitamin K and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of chromium, folate, fibre, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. 

To make sure you get the most of the benefits, steam them instead of boiling them as this aggressive cooking process destroys most of the vitamins.

5. Spinach

While we always love to learn about new superfoods, some of our cupboard/fridge staples can also claim the title. Take spinach for example; not only do they taste great as a salad base, they are also a true food hero. 

One cup of cooked spinach contains a tremendous amount of vitamin K, while it is also an good source of vitamin A, manganese, folate and magnesium, to name a few. Just like broccoli, the least you cook it, the better!

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If you're looking to stock up on statement pieces this autumn, then River Island is full of your must-haves.

With fur and sparkles galore, RI has exactly what you need to work that cocktail party, day-to-night, boss lady look. 

But just don't take my word for it. Let's have a look at how you can build your very own River Island staple wardrobe. 

 First you get the fur, then you get the money…

Just kidding, but in all seriousness, River Island is a fluffy haven this winter. We're loving this brown leather trench with the fur collar, layer it up with a plaid skirt or over a print dress and you're ready to rock the high street. 

Need more bulk to fend off that wintery weather? I know it seems like ages away but you'll thank us later with his white leopard print fur coat. 

Or if you're more into a grizzly than a polar bear this teddy bear coat is right up your alley.

Team it with a pair of white chunky healed boots and a Baker Boy cap for a medley of 90s and 60s vibes.  

Oh and did we mention that oversized furry bags are a thing? In love isn't the word. 

What winter wardrobe would be complete without a cosy chunky knit?

We adore this muted toned polo neck, worn loose for maximum comfort. 

Go slouchy with a pair of skinnies or dress it up with this delectable plum leather skirt. 

Tis the season to sparkle and shine- and these party pieces are guaranteed to steal  the spot light. 

Are you more cutesy in oversized baby pink and blue sequins or sultry and mysterious in black and gold polka dots?

 Animal prints are everywhere for autumn, even in our two piece suits!

Be the queen of the jungle AND the cocktail party with this fushia sequined suit.

The best part? Use them as separates with either block colours or go bold with clashing prints and textures.

Of course no River Island mooch would be complete without an accessories haul dahling.

Go chic and classy with these elegant pearl and gold drop earrings or bold and show-stopping with massive costume earrings (pictured below). 

Also we NEED these heels! Who ever said that tartan was just for skirts? Eh, not us, we'll take two please. 

Have a gawk at the rest of the collection on the SHEmazing Instagram story at @shemazingie – pieces soon landing in a River Island store near you! 

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Spring is one of the trickiest times of the year when it comes to style – especially when we live in a country that can't seem to make up its mind about what season it actually is

It's hard to know what to wear when a typical days consists of rain, snow, sun and sleet – but there are a few essential items that will work for all weather forecasts. 

We've complied a list of six essential fashion items that will make the transition from winter to spring a whole lot easier. 

1. Over-the-knee boots 

A winter staple that will keep you warm and cosy no matter what the weather throws at you. 

Pair them with skinny jeans or thick leggings in colder temperatures or flowy dresses and skirts when then sun finally decides to make an appearance. 

Black Suedette Cleated Over the Knee Boots // New Look €59.99

 

2. Denim jacket 

Consider going up a size so you can easily layer up during the colder months.

Denim isn't exactly the warmest fabric going, but when themed with a fleecy hoodie or cosy knit, it adds an edgy vibe to even the dullest outfit. 

In Spring, ditch the layers and pair with bright trousers or colourful tea dresses. 

Light Blue Oversized Ripped Denim Jacket // River Island €55.00

 

3. Nude jumper 

Let's face it, a good jumper is an essential part of any Irish women's wardrobe. 

Whether you're wrapping up for a bitter snowfall or just looking for some extra warmth on a cool summer's evening, a stylish knit is the perfect edition to any outfit. 

Opt for a neutral tone to take through the four seasons. 

Lexi Rib Crop Jumper // Boohoo €9.00

4. A classic trench 

Effortlessly achieve the 'girl about town' look with this wardrobe essential. 

Not only will a classic trench coat serve you well throughout the transitional period, but invest in a good quality piece and it'll remain an integral part of your wardrobe for years to come. 

Beige Longline Belted Trench Coat // Pretty Little Thing €42.00

5. Check trousers 

Chic, effortless and oh-so versatile. 

Finding the right fit for your shape and size can be a bit of a pain, but once you find that perfect pair, you'll be amazed at all the ways you can style these bad boys. 

Theme with chunky knits and turtle necks for am elegant winter outfit, or a simple cotton T-shirt for that casual spring look. 

Grey Check Glitter Tie Waist Tapered Trousers // River Island €50.00

6. Tights 

The ultimate layering essential – we'd be absolutely lost without them. 

It's the perfect way to cosy-up any outfit, meaning you can continue to wear your favourite summer pieces, even in the depths of winter. 

 Rib Over The Knee Tights // ASOS €10.81

 

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If our reddened cheeks and numb fingers were anything to go by when we arrived into the office this morning, winter has officially arrived.

And, unsurprisingly, it's not going anywhere fast.

According to the good folk at Met Éireann, it's a weekend for fluffy socks, duvet forts and gallons of alcohol-infused hot chocolate.

Tonight will see the arrival of frost which will become severe as the night progresses, with temperatures dipping as low as -3 degrees.

Friday will be a cold, breezy day, but may be broken up with some bright spells and showers. Some of these showers will, however, carry hail, sleet and snow with a slight risk of a thundery burst too.

Saturday will kick off with a cold, frosty and icy wake-up call and continue throughout the day and into the night, with lows of -2 degrees.

Thankfully, Sunday makes way for some warmer spells, with temperatures reaching 9 degrees as the frost and ice clears.

Ladies, it's a weekend for the couch.

 

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For many of us the festive season acts as the perfect excuse to cosy up in front of the fire and politely reject any invitation that involves leaving the house – after all, they don't call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing.

And while some of us might be content spending the winter months catching up with friends and family over copious amounts of chocolate and wine – some singletons have a very different agenda altogether.

If dark evenings and cold temperatures leave for longing for a winter cuddle buddy, you might be suffering from something called Seasonal Dating Disorder (SDD). 

Think about it.

How many times have you, or someone you know, settled in with a romantic partner over the yuletide period, only to completely lose interest by the time spring rolls around?

Often referred to as 'cuffing season' – SDD sufferers are more inclined to search for partner in the later half of the year, because hey, no one likes to be lonely at Christmas.

Speaking to The Independent, the Passion Smiths director said: “Singles who display this type of dating pattern are unable to commit.”

“They use summer fun and friends as an excuse for this pattern, but in reality it is because they are unable to form lasting romantic bonds.”

“They may have the illusion they can settle down whenever they want to, but they can’t and until they do decide they want a lasting relationship will they realise they are unable to; that’s when I’ll see them in my office.”

And while all this has definitively given us something to think about, we refuse to let the fear of cuffing keep us from finding the ultimate festive romance. 

 

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For those of us without a gym membership, staying in shape during the winter months can seem like a daunting task. 

As evenings get shorter and temperatures begin to drop, it often becomes harder and harder to find the motivation to get stay active – but it is possible. 

No fancy equipment, no extra costs – all that's required is a little determination and creativity. 

Here's some tips on how to keep your exercise routine in check all winter long. 

Get into the right frame of mind 

The cold never stopped any professional athlete from achieving their dreams and it's not going to stop you either. 

Sure, curling up in front of a warm cosy fire is nice, but just think about how much better it will be after a quick sweat session. 

Wrap up well

When it comes to winter work-outs, preparation is key – and if you're serious about keeping up a steady routine, it might be time to invest in some decent outerwear. 

Padded jackets, running gloves and thermal leggings will make those cold evenings much more bearable – and let's face it, they'll probably come in handy even when you're not exercising. 

Oh, and don't forget the high-vis jacket!  

Prepare with an extra long warm up 

While a proper warm up is an essential part of any work out routine, it is especially important during the winter months.

Consider doing a few stretches/ light exercises indoors to prepare for the harsh conditions that await you outside.

Your body will thank you for it!  

Keep it short 

Let's face it. Winter isn't exactly the most relaxed time of year, and finding the time to exercise daily can seem impossible at times. 

But just remember that you don't have to set aside long periods of time for one big work out. 

Instead, try to stagger your activities throughout the day.

A 10 minutes walk at lunch, a quick hula hoop session before dinner, and a short jog in the evening time – it all adds up. 

Recruit a workout buddy

Bonus points if they're a fitness fanatic. 

You'll be more inclined to stick to a routine if you've got someone to share (and complain about) it with. 

No doubt you'll end up falling out once or twice, but hey, there's nothing a like a good friend to give you motivation when you need it the most. 

Mix it up 

If the thoughts of running on the slippy wet ground fills you with overwhelming dread, there are plenty of activities you can try instead. 

Bring it back to basics and make use of any green spaces you may have available to you, treat your dog to the ultimate game of fetch or even grab a racket and head down to your local tennis court. 

Now is the time to try something different – and as long as you're moving, that's all that really matters. 

 

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If the crisp mornings and falling leaves haven't given you the clue, winter is on the way, and there is no better time than now to add some cosy touches to your home decor. 

Sprucing up your space for winter conjures up images of rich fluffy throws, scented candles and fresh, comfy new bedding – all elements of a hygge look.

Hygge was huge last year, as the Scandi trend dominated our living spaces, and it's back by popular demand. 

Penneys is getting on on the action by creating their own line of hygge-inspiured homewear to keep us toasty all winter long. 

 Paisley print duvet €11.00, knitted cushion, €8.00, two tone blanket, €23.00, duck egg blue cushion, €8.00, round lamp, €6.00

 Hibernate cushion, €6.00 beige throw, €10.00, two tone throw, €23.00, pink throw, €20.00, faux fur brown cushion, €10.00

 Kitchen cutlery, €6.00, plates, €3.00, table runner, €5.00

 Copper mugs, €5.00, bowls €3.00, Apron, €5.00, rose gold cutlery, €6.00, oven glove €3.00, knitted mug €4.00

Sheepskin throw €10.00, cushions from €6

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This changeable weather makes it impossible to dress appropriately without a hat, umbrella and sunglasses in your handbag at all times. 

One of the positive aspects about moving into the Autumn season is the fact that the summer sandals are being tossed off the shelves, and in their place are a myriad of embroidered, shiny and embellished trophy boots. 

In a style season defined by streamlined silhouettes and pops of colour, trophy boots add an extra element of flair to an outfit when you feel as dreary as the weather. 

The March Grey Faux Pony Fur Heeled Ankle Boots €67.57, Blue Suedette Block Heel Boots €39.99, ASOS Emilia Jacquard Ankle Boots €67.57

River Island leather Block Heel Boots €107.00, ASOS Asher Leather Studded Ankle Boots €81.08, River Island Bow Boots €80.00

 PrettyLittleThing Velvet Lace-Up Boots €56.00

Penneys Floral Heeled Boots €19.00, ASOS  Bow Boots €67.57, Penneys Floral Hiking Boots €19.00

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This is not a drill – Zara have just dropped their latest collection and pay day is just around the corner. 

The A/W collection from the high street haven is awash with designer-inspired accents, and we're obsessed with the fringed, feathered, velvet and embellished textures.

From patchwork knitwear to pearl-encrusted winter boots, we're so ready to step into the new season (even if it is still summer.)

Autumn florals dress €39.95, Embroidered blouse with bow back €39.95, Blue boots €69.95

Heron print kimono €59.95,  Patchwork jumper €39.95 Heron print shorts €29.95

Beaded runners €55.95, Embroidered shorts €49.95 Orange dress €29.95

Fringed top €39.95, Pearl studded leather boots €79.95, Embroidered suede skirt €59.95

Polka dot dress €39.95, Embellished bucket bag €35.95, Embroidered velvet dress €49.95

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Penneys has come through this season, with a selection of the most delectable A/W coats we've seen in a long time. 

The designer-inspired pieces look high-end AF, and we're struggling to choose our favourite style. 

While this rainy day would be the perfect time to invest in a new coat, these pieces won't be in store until the end of August, so we have a bit of time to pick our trophy coat for the upcoming Autumn season. 

 Check coat €40.00, PU aviator  €40.00

 Brown faux fur collar coat €50.00, Shearling Coat €30.00

Slogan back padded  jacket €25.00,  Pink shaggy faux fur coat €45.00

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