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So Last Season

A truly Instagram-worthy weekend

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 4:28pm

There are just some weekends where you have to treat yourself to some rest and relaxation and last weekend was one of those weekends.

On Friday I took off to Killarney to catch up with a friend who was home for a visit from London. It felt like I hadn’t been out in months, and while packing for my trip, I was left wondering what do people wear on nights out these days?

I say night out as if we were hitting the clubs, when in reality, my night out consists of a very delicious dinner in the very Instagram-worthy restaurant The Tan Yard followed by a reasonably early night. Still, one has to look their best, so I went for some pattern clashing separates with some brightly coloured accessories.

While some might think that leopard print and polka dot do not make for happy bed fellows, they in fact are a match made in heaven when on a background of vibrant red and clashed with a bright yellow belt. My trusty white ankle boots toned the whole look down.

On the Saturday evening I was off to the village of Ballinspittle to attend a beautiful supper club hosted by Dreaming Always in the Diva Boutique Bakery. Leona and Nessa, who are the creative force behind Dreaming Always, create the most special events and it was lovely to connect with new people as well as catch up with some familiar faces within the intimate group of creatives they had gathered together.

It was another night of Insta worthy settings (I really was spoilt this weekend) helped, of course, by the fact that the incredibly talented Jill Wild created some gorgeous displays featuring pumpkins, gourds and greenery that gave a colourful but subtle nod to Octobers Halloween vibes.

We also popped into the coolest shop which is next door to Diva Bakery called Chalk and Easel which had the loveliest homewares many of which are produced locally. Of course I’m now heavily into crop soy candles as a result of my visit there, these are produced in Ballinspittle, and if you’re looking for special gift idea, I highly recommend a trip here. Who knew there was so much going on in this village?

For this event, I went for a trusty jumpsuit, in part because they are just so darn comfy to wear, but mainly because I picked up a new navy one from New Look recently and have been dying to wear it.

Oh but it’s no ordinary jumpsuit, it’s a corduroy jumpsuit! Like, is that not just fashion heaven when two of your favourite things are combined?

I paired it with some blingy earrings and the most blinging gold flats from M&S which I spent all week looking online for, only to discover them in store hiding under a rail in my exact size. If you hate heels like me, then when you find the most perfect pair of fancy flats you grab them with both hands.

In other news, I’m off to a Halloween party on Friday and am currently debating what my costume will be. I don’t really want to buy a costume so I will try and cobble something together with what I have at home.

My two options so far seem to be a black cat purely because I just so happen to have a black leotard and a cat ear headband or a dead mob wife from the '70s again because I happen to own a vast array of sequin clothing from the '70s and can just lash on some fake blood and fake bullet wounds. If all else fails, I’ll stick a black bin bag on with a plastic mask and relive my childhood Halloween costumes.

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