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Zara is our ultimate destination for stunning work wear, and with so many iconic new pieces in stores right now, we had to select our faves that will work inside the office and out: 

Printed Shirt €9.95

This printed shirt is reminiscent of Matisse sketches – and the muted colour palette makes it the perfect companion for navy work trousers or blue jeans and runners on casual Fridays. 

High Rise Buttoned Trousers Details €39.95 

Tuck a white shirt into these with sandals for summer, or go all our clashing with an acidic green jumper and white chunky runners for a head-turning work look. 

These trousers could also be teamed with heels and a bodysuit for a simple but statement night out look. 

Hoodie With Seashells Details €29.95

Not all work spaces can get away with a hoodie, but the sea-shell detailing on this coral-coloured piece makes it an exception. 

Add a plisse midi skirt and mules for a fashionable but casual look. 

Dalmatian Print Maxi Dress €49.95

This polka-dot print dress will last you years as a classic-print piece.

Add a trench coat and baker boy cap for a trendy high-street look, or a leather biker jacker and boots for off-duty edgy style points. 

Tie-dye Blouse €59.95

Tie dye is having a major moment – and this tunic tucked slightly into black skinny jeans is a lewk. Hold on to it to pack in your suitcase for a summer holiday dress, too.  

Pearly Crossbody Bag €45.95

Looking for an accessory to take your wardrobe into the summer months? Look no further than this pearl-coated bag. 

Trench Coat With Belt €69.95

Trench coats are a classic staple piece, and they are having a resurgence as the coat du-jour. Try this light wash and light weight option on for size to add interest to the classic blue-jeans-white-tshirt combo.  

Blouse With Voluminous Sleeves €49.95 

A structured sleeve is giving us major 80s vibes, and with the decade being all the rage, this jewel-toned beauty is ticking all of the style boxes. 

Add to trousers for work or a denim skirt and boots at the weekend. 

Short Tunic Dress €39.95

 Add tights, a belt and boots to this colourful look when the weather is colder, or brave bare legs and a panama hat as we move into warmer months. 

Vinyl Technical Fabric Backpack €29.95

This handy backpack is ticking off the perspex trend in a big way. 

 

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Judging by the less than ideal weather we're having, winter has officially reared it's head.

That means more layers, chunky boots, and, best of all, new cosy jackets. 

Check out a few of our faves that will keep you toasty while slaying on the 'gram. 

Weekday Short Colour Block Padded Jacket €110.60 

Pull&Bear double breasted coat in check €124.41 

Faux shearling bomber jacket €19.99 

Na-kd big collar teddy coat in off white €124.43 

The Ragged Priest mixed check blazer with chain detail €110.60 

COLLUSION Unisex quilted satin bomber in gold €62.21 

Puffer jacket with hood €19.99 

Penneys Blush Teddy Crombie Coat €35.00 

Pale Blue Curly Faux Fur Bomber Jacket €49.99 

Black Colour Block Windbreaker €29.99

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We're all most likely familiar with the incredible Marvel film Black Panther.

One of the biggest phenomenon's of 2018, and the highest grossing superhero movie of ALL TIME, the hiring of a nearly all-black cast was a pivotal moment in cinema.

The setting of Wakanda remains one of the most iconic aspects of the film, which mainstream fashion has gripped onto. 

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The film's acclaimed costume designer Ruth E. Carter wanted to change the public's generalised perception of the African continent;

“I want people to have a new vision of the continent of Africa,” she told Refinery29.

“I want people to understand it's not just this dark place where everyone dresses the same with bones in their nose, living in a grass hut. People need to see this is a modern continent. It has a voice and an aesthetic.” 

Unfortunately, clothing brand Forever21 have released clothing inspired by the film, but have gotten into some hot water when it comes to the models chosen…

Fans of the film are NOT happy to see possibly the palest man in existence modelling merchandise for the infamously diverse movie, but some fans are claiming that the backlash is unfounded.

Forever21 tweeted; "Wakanda Forever, get the sweater here" last night, alongside a photo of a mens' top, named a 'Wakanda Forever Fair Isle Sweater.'

Twitter did it's job, to say the least. The clothing company quickly deleted the tweet, but the image is still on their website.

If you click on the link, it redirects you to another model, this time a diverse one, wearing a yellow and black sweater.

There's nothing wrong with a person of any race enjoying a movie's merchandise of course.

However, many users online were troubled at the perceived whitewashing, considering the film is arguably the first superhero of it's kind to appeal to all races, ages and genders.

Whitewashing has been appearing in fashion more and more recently, with Zara and H+M getting into trouble for missteps in their high street fashion.

Prada found itself getting backlash last week for a shop window display featuring a charm eerily reminiscent of a Blackface character.

We think Forever21 need to be a tad more careful with it's marketing campaigns…

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Faux real, winter is well and truly on its way. "What does this mean?" I hear you ask. It means… it's time to get FURRY.

Finding the perfect coat can be a difficult, time-consuming and frustrating task. We've decided to do all the work FUR you, and compile a list of every coat that has caught our eye on the high street this winter season.

So far, brands such a Monki, Mango, Topshop and Zara have impressed us with their glamorous faux fur, but there are some KILLAH vintage websites such as Nine Crows, ASOS Marketplace and Beyond Retro which sell vintage faux fur items that have us collapsed on the floor in sheer fashion overdrive.

I mean, you're welcome.

Nasty Gal Go Fur It Faux Fur Coat, was €121.00 now €60.50

 

Topshop Luxe Faux Fur Coat: 125,00 €

 

Missguided Nude leopard print faux fur coat, €95.00

 

Monki Super Soft Fluffy Coat, €70

 

Zara, €89.95 faux fur coat

 

PrettyLittleThing faux fur jacket in multi, €62.21

 

Bershka patterned faux fur coat, €89.99

 

Topshop, Luxe Faux Fur Coat, €130.00

 

Pull and Bear round neck faux fur jacket, 39.99 €

 

ASOS two tone mongolian faux fur coat in multi, €82.95

 

Urban Outfitters Jakke Rita Green Faux Fur Jacket, €199.00

 

Missguided premium blue crop pelted faux fur jacket, €102.00

 

Bershka faux fur coat in red, €34.99

 

Glamorous coat in stripe faux fur, €124.43

 

Monki faux fur coat, €70

 

Mango checked faux fur coat, €119.99

Some of these uber-glam coats are on sale this week (Black Friday, how are ya) so nab them before they sell out.

Fur can be a tricky business to navigate, finding the right one to suit you is honestly like picking your new home. You're seeking comfort, warmth, and a place to sleep.

What? You can't deny that those coats are prime nap-time material. They're warmer than our hearts after watching pupper videos on Youtube.

Which one's your favourite?

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The holy day of shopping is almost upon us – this Friday, November 23 is the sacred Black Friday and we CAN'T wait.

Get the Christmas list out and nab a bargain, and treat yourself too.

We've done ALL the hard work to make your shopping stress-free and complied those all-important codes.

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Boohoo was unreal last year, with 50 percent off. But this year, they're set to take it one step further.

They have dedicated a page to their savings this year, which includes early collection releases and top tips on how to make the best savings.

Pretty Little Things haven't missed out on the Black Friday magic and have set up this page for all the savings.

They're currently running a warm-up too, so save 30 percent using the code Cyber 30 in ROI and 25 percent if you're a UK hun, using the code EARLY25.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ASOS isn't playing around this year and has promised the biggest sale event of the year this Friday. You can head to this page to keep up-to-date with all the glorious savings you can make.

But if you can't wait until the end of the week, head to their outlet to enjoy 70 percent off brands.

Missguided have already got underway with the incredible Black Friday deals, so shop at your own pace and enjoy an incredible 50 percent off everything* using the discount code: CYBER50.

They have claimed they are "going harder than previous years" with their sale on Friday, so this will definitely be one to stop by and snap up some fantastic offers. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Littlewoods also got in on the action, they are holding a Black Friday Week, kicking off November 19 with new deals to be launched daily throughout the week and right into Cyber Monday.

The savings have come early for all you Nasty Gafans, they have kicked off with 50 percent off everything* with the code: OHSNAP.

Forever 21 are counting down to Black Friday with deals all week. 

H&M are currently preparing for the Friday madness with a 50 percent off Denim and Basics. Stay tuned later this week to see the real H&M Black Friday beast unleashed.

River Island has a 30 percent off partywear in the lead up to Black Friday in the UK and ROI.

Zara always goes big for this shopping holiday and this year is no different – for the sales sign up to their newsletter and get on site or in store on Friday. 

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Gym + Coffee are ahead of the game and have released their Black Friday deals already. Their website is a haven of savage bargains and for you Irish gals, their Dundrum store is in full on sale mode. 

Gymshark has fitness fans hyped for a 70 percent sale this Black Friday.

The company released the good news on their Twitter.

And for all you protein junkies, MyProteins Black Friday sales have already begun with a minimum 40 percent off using the code: BLACK.

If you're looking for a fitness tracker, such as Fitbit or GarminCurrys are running amazing deals – so snap up a bargain.

The Nutri Bullet is in every fitness junkies wet dream, and Lidl has unleashed a huge saving on the product. This Friday, you can purchase the 600 series Starter Kit for €49.99 or £39.99.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nike has daily deals in the lead up to the big day, so check out their website.

JD Sports are also splashing out the savings and before the big day, you can head over and save 50 percent on their men's tees, vests and shorts, and 50 percent off women's tops and shorts too in Ireland. Or if you're located in the UK, they have a 50 percent sale off all clearance AND an extra 20 percent off if you use Unidays. 

Adidas love Black Friday and this year won't be any different, so make sure you keep an eye on their website.  

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Argos has launched their Black Friday deals already and they will last until November 27, so if you're in need of a telly or laptop, you know where to shop.

The king of the deals Amazon, has incredible savings on all your tech gear and they've already got their sale well underway.

One place we didn't think of looking for our tech goodies was Lidl. But the supermarket has some UNREAL deals on tablets and the Philips 6203 Series 50" 4K Ultra Slim Smart LED TV. Check out the sweet deals if you're an ROI gal, here. Or if you're a British babe, here.

Harvey Norman are also getting involved in the action and you can sign up to their email service to get all the best offers.

Make-up & Skincare

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Therapie Clinic are offering a massive 20 percent off for Black Friday. The Therapie Clinic Black Friday sale is running from November 19 to 25, AND, beauty lovers can get 20 percent off laser hair removal, skincare treatments and gift vouchers this Black Friday. To check out their sweet deals and all the T&C's, see their website

Beauty Bay are taking part in this week's events and have said that their offers are on their way.

The savings are already happening at Superdrug, from toothbrushes to make-up and skincare, check them out here if you're from the UK and here if you're from Ireland.

Boots have also joined the fun and enjoy a variety of savings on a wide number of items here (ROI) and here (UK). 

Homeware

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Debenhams are spoiling us with offers starting from Tuesday, November 20, and their Black Friday sale won't be one to miss with their furniture deals. You can update the decor just in time for Christmas. 

Argos have some sweet deals on their homeware and hopefully, they'll only get better as the week goes on.

Harvey Norman has loads of live Black Friday offers, which includes 60 percent off bedroom furniture and 50 percent off dining furniture. 

House of Fraser currently have up to 60 percent off on selected lines, so go check them out.

I can hear your bank account screaming from here, happy shopping. 

 

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As stunning the bride always looks at her wedding, draped in white silk and adorned with accessories galore, the guests also have a glamorous dress code to adhere to.

Finding the perfect outfit to wear to a winter wedding can be difficult, seeing as winter in Ireland mainly involves wrapping up as warmly as physically possible.

It's downright offensive to have to cover up our chic wedding attires because of the temperature, but pair these gowns with a glam coat and you'll be the belle of every wedding ball. (Apart from the bride, of course, upstaging her is a faux pas) 

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We've taken the time to have a snoop across the winter season's new outfits across every fashion site we can think of to find the ULTIMATE fashion frocks for guests.

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.

Here are our top 20 winter wedding dresses for guests only… enjoy ladies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it, gals, the fashion bible for wedding guests.

From watching love bloom in all its magic, to the lethal open bar to the vicious hangover suffered the next day, weddings are one of life's greatest parties.

You've got to look your best, purely because of all those professional photographers floating around…

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Trust us when we say that if you grab any one of these dresses, you'll be the most memorable guest of all.

Sashay away xoxo

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Aimee Connolly has painted the faces of some of Ireland's top stars with her skilled hand, and she has taken to sharing her skills with a generation of up-coming professional makeup artists. 

At a recent Masterclass of her's, hosted at The Galmont Hotel & Spa, the all-star makeup artist impressed us with not just her makeup but her outfit choices as well. 

The MUA donned what could arguably be described as the perfect key piece for nailing this season's most popular fashion trend. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Leopard print has been all over the high street, and Aimee's long-line dress is a simple and stylish way to tap in to the trend. 

From high street hero store Zara, the classic cut means you can keep wearing it long after leopard print retreats back to the jungle of foregone fashion trends. 

Despite it being a trend print at the moment, it's so classic and reoccurring that there's no reason to banish it once this season has passed. 

Leopard print dress, €49.95, Zara

Coming in just under fifty quid, the dress can be worn with a myriad of other pieces to keep it looking fresh. 

Opt a-la-Aimee and pair it with pointed ankle boots for evening, or try a pair of white runners and a black leather jacket for a NYFW-inspired daytime look. 

The possibilities are pretty much endless with this look. 

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Summer is in full swing, and while we're loving the opportunity to don some tropical, seasonal pieces, we still need classic staples to see us through outfit after outfit. 

We're all about that cost per wear ethos, so while we love fast fashion, it's important to consider all the ways to wear something before committing to the spend. 

We spotted this Zara shirt on the raile during our last after work browse, and it couldn't be more simultaneously staple and on-trend. 

Short pleated shirt €19.95

From the cut of the lapels to the button-down accent, this shirt is pretty damn chic. 

We're picturing this piece with denim shorts and flip flops on our summer vacay, and with checked trousers and boots for the working week. 

Need more styling inspiration? Here's four more ways we'll be wearing this staple piece all summer long: 

 Faux leather skirt €19.95, Black Suedette Block Heels €27.99

 Leopard Midi skirt €29.99, Sneakers €25.99

Pink culottes €17.49, Platform sandals €49.95

Ripped hem skinny jeans €55.00 White leather block heel boots €67.00

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Is it us or does it feel like we all deserve a bit of a treat at that stage?

While shopping doesn't solve problems (or so we hear), a quick trip on the Zara website definitely makes us feel better. 

These hot new releases are perfect for the summer season and we just can't wait to wear them!

1. Rustic pareo

2. Cat's eye sunglasses

3. Embroidered jumpsuit

4. Slides with shiny tubular straps

5. Textured weave trousers

6. Floral print dress

7. Raffia minaudière bag

8. Sequin dress

9. Long floral print dress

10. Metallic-effect bermuda short

 

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You may or may not have realised, but it officially May (how many times can you say 'may' in a sentence?)

Anyway, that means that summer is here, and we're bloody excited.

So when the sun peaked out this morning, I was straight on to Zara to purchase 46 pairs of new shoes. Love yourself. 

Here are some of my faves of the moment:

1. Beaded Fringed Slides.

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2. Printed Mid-Heel Court Shoes.

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3. Floral Mules.

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4. Studded Slides.

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5. Leather Mules with Bow Detail. 

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6. Espadrilles with Polka Dot Laces.

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7. T-Strap Slides with Faux Pearls.

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8. Medium Heel Court Shoe with Bow.

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9. Faux Patent Leather Derby Shoes.

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10. Slides with Multi Coloured Bejewelled Detailing.

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The weather might be confusing at the moment, but spring is definitely there and we won't let a few showers getting in the way of updating our wardrobe for the new season.

We have done a bit of hunting and found some gorgeous new pieces from Zara's spring collection which will help you forget about the post bank holiday blues… 

1. Embroidered top with ruffled collar and long sleeves €29.95

2. Printed blazer with contrasting tuxedo lapel collar €69.95

3. Gingham halter top €17.95

4. Wrinkled-effect monochrome maxi skirt €19.95

5. Straw bag with rounded handles €39.95

6. Long striped tunic €49.95

7. Basic flat slingback shoes €19.95

8. Strappy asymmetric dress €19.95

9. Slim cat's eye sunglasses €15.95

10. Semi-sheer polka dot dress €19.95

 

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We are thrilled for Emily Ratajkowski, who just got hitched to producer Sebastian Bear-McClard.

The two have reportedly only been dating for several weeks, according to TMZ. The exciting news comes not long after speculation began that she had split from longtime boyfriend Jeff Magid.

The 26-year-old model, who first rose to fame after starring in the 'Blurred Lines' music video, recorded the happy event on her Instagram story.

The couple tied the knot in a New York City courthouse with witnesses, including Internet star The Fat Jewish.

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They are so sweet! And we love that a pug was involved (that should really be a requirement for every wedding).

One of our other favourite parts of the ceremony? All of the funky, colourful suits involved!

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While their courtship has been short, they know what they say – when you meet the one, you just know!

We are so happy for them, as are the We Are Your Friends actress' followers on social media.

"Congratulations… Enjoy every day together, time flies when you're with the one you love," a fan shared.

Another wrote, "Congratulations! Wishing you a happy and lucky life."

Congratulations again to the happy couple!

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