I hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday, thank God the weather was so fine and it gave us all a chance to get out and about and soak up some Vitamin D! I got a great colour thankfully but I think it has just given me the urge to go on a foreign holiday now though, ha ha! On Sunday night I was out with my best friends before one of the girls heads off on the J1 this week 🙁 We’re all so busy now with work and everything, it can be hard to get us all together so Sunday was great to have a catch up over a few drinks and a BBQ.
With work during the week I hadn’t got time to have a proper look in the shops for something to wear, (this is becoming the story of my life when I write these What I Wore posts), but I’m blessed to be working on Esmonde Street in Gorey – it’s literally the fashion Mecca of the South East! I was lucky in Ruby Rouge to find this gorgeous asymmetrical multi-print dress! Everybody knows Ruby Rogue at this stage, Niamh and her team have built an amazing name up over the years for having really unique pieces that stand out from the crowd as well as being very trendy at the same time. For occasion wear, it is a definite go-to boutique; weddings, race days or birthdays are all covered style wise in Ruby Rouge.
I was so lucky to spot this one shoulder dress, it was the last one in stock! It was so comfy to wear and felt amazing. With the good weather I was in a real summery mood so all of the colours in this dress just spoke to me, I think I’m forcing myself out of the black clothes now and learning to embrace more vibrant colours instead.It makes this dress so easy to accessorize as there are so many colour options to team up with it which is important when you’re buying an investment piece as I like to call them. Think about the accessories you have yourself or the colours that are in trend on the high street which means you’ll easily pull an outfit together – how many times have you trawled the towns looking for a particular vibrant shade to match your outfit in the middle of winter? Very hard to find and makes for a stressful shopping trip!
I knew that with this dress I’d be able to team it up with pinks, teals or tangerine/orange shades for a funky ‘Sex in the City’ inspired look but for Sunday I let the dress do the talking and kept the accessories minimal. These grey court heels from New Look toned well with the look and I love the gold trim around the sole. They were also really comfortable which is a plus! I just curled my hair and pinned it up to the side in a messy chignon style and went for a pink lip using a Nyx lipstick in the shade Strawberry Milkshake.
I used the Bellamianta tan on Sunday too, you’ll of seen on my Facebook page or Snapchat story that I picked it up in Sam McCauleys in Redmond Square, Wexford on Sunday afternoon. First impressions – I love it but if I had of gotten it and applied it on Saturday night I would’ve been a lot darker come Sunday. I only had time to leave it on for about 2 and a half hours before rinsing it off to go out and while I had a nice colour, a real natural looking tan, I rather like to be pretty dark when I’m going out. I have a great colour today though so I’m rating this one high so far. I’ll do a proper review of it in full when I’ve seen how it wares off, etc.
Where To Buy
Dress: Casting at Ruby Rouge (Out of stock now but there are similar styles)
Shoes: New Look (Available in black & blush pink also)
I’m just about back to the land of the living now and have a busy week ahead, haha! As always, if you have any questions leave a comment below or you can get me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat (holychic_blog)
Love, Denise x