Sugar And Spice

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In an ideal world the year would be evenly divided according to each of the seasons. How amazing would it be if we were guaranteed a whole three months of summer sun!? Well, maybe some of you readers are fortunate enough to experience this dream world but here in Ireland that is a far cry from reality. Believe it or not but we are lucky to get even one month of real summer. On the reverse side however, it can’t be denied that Winter fashion is possibly the best. Wrapping up in cosy layers, cashmere scarfs and long length coats instantly elevates your outfit to next level chic.

Dressing for warmer days can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge as it is so easy to slip into the habit of throwing on a classic pair of high waist denim shorts and a crisp white tee. Dont’t get us wrong, when a pair of sun kissed legs and great sandals are added to the mix this look oozes effortless style. The problem is that it becomes more difficult to tap into your creative side when the temperatures start to rise.

All in all though after a long winter we are truly ready to see some blue skies and some colour around the streets wouldn’t go a miss either. We are very much over minimal cuts and colours  and look forward to refreshing our wardrobe with some stand out vibrant pieces. So be inspired by these stylish ladies and begin to add some colour back into your life. If you prefer, take baby steps and add a colourful neck scarf or accessories to your outfit. The main thing is that you are heading in the right direction.

Talk soon Xx Elle & Liv

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January Musings

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Happy Monday all! It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of yet another cold, crisp January but I always like new beginnings and Mondays are the best day to put goals and weekly plans into action! Drumroll please as I sit and look at a fairly intriguing list of tasks that are eagerly awaiting to be crossed off this week… yet, when Friday rolls round there always seems to be one or two that happen to avoid the stroke of my black felt tip pen!

Sitting in prime position at the top of the list is… to post a style inspiration post. Style is ever evolving, an exploration and always (I repeat, ALWAYS) exciting. Bare shoulders, masculine suiting and standout luxe booting… We hope you enjoy!

Talk soon Xx Liv and Elle

 

 

A Winter’s Day

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Hey everyone! Following on from our last post Autumn Clean, we’re sharing a few of our favourite pieces that we’re coveting this season. Winter has definitely arrived on our doorstep and what better excuse to experiment with layering and combining contrasting textures!?

There’ll be another post later this week so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. Talk soon Xx Liv and Elle 

Summer Favourites

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1. Tibi off the shoulder top

2. Isabel Marant denim shorts

3. Mango wrap cardigan

4. Ralph Lauren straw beach bag

5. Illesteva sunglasses

6. ATP Atelier python sandals

Today on the blog we’re bringing you a summer favourites post. We don’t know about you guys but for us, by the time summer rolls around our wish list is pretty long! Here in Ireland we had a very wet and cold Spring and many of those rainy days were spent dreaming up some summer must haves. What better way to cheer up a dreary day than a bit of online shopping!?

This outfit is perfect for a sunny summers day with an extra layer for your evening barbeque. Not only is this Isabel Marant off the shoulder top on trend this summer but you can also avoid those terrible tan lines! We love these stylish Atelier sandals as they will easily take you from day to night and look great with a variety of outfits.

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7. Mikoh Belize printed bikini

8. The Pottery Barn beach towel

9. Polaroid Socialmatic camera and leather case

10. Bumble and Bumble surf spray

11. Bare Minerals tinted moisturiser

Inside our summer beach bag you will always find a bikini like this eye catching one from Mikoh Belize. It’s always good to be prepared for a spontaneous dip in the sea! Stand out from the crowd and pair this orange and white bikini with the Pottery Barn’s striped beach towel. What a colour combination! When we decided on creating a summer favourites list we couldn’t not include Bumble and Bumble’s surf spray. Hello perfect wavy beach hair! A tinted moisturiser is the ideal choice to achieve a light, natural and healthy glow. And, now that your beach ready, don’t forget to have your camera at hand to capture those special summer moments! Talk soon Xx Liv and Elle

Sunday Street Style Inspiration

 

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Today on the blog we’re sharing some of our favourite street style looks from the week. We have some major news today that Liv has finally finished her four year degree !!! The future is so exciting! Now that we both have some free time on our hands expect more posts on Stride with Pride (cue cheering). On another note, how fabulous is Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller’s style? So fabulous that we’ve included two of her looks in this post alone. We love her fun and daring approach to fashion. She is truly unique. We hope you like today’s post and enjoy the remainder of your weekend. Talk soon Xx Liv and Elle