OOTD: Knitted cape!

November 29, 2010

Hello everyone! I am sorry I haven't posted too much this past week or so, I had lots of posts planned but some things came up that I couldn't say no to. What were those things? Well, my country Ireland and its future. I'll talk more about that later!
Todays outfit wasn't too exciting. I miss my pretty sun dresses and favorite nude/light pink color palette already. I just don't "do" winter. I usually wear this cape with black leggings and a black shirt underneath but I felt that I needed a little splash of color today! SAD has definitely kicked in!

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Knitted cape: Topshop *** Tights: Primark *** Necklace worn as a bracelet: Primark *** Butterfly hair clip: New Look


Anyone who knows me will know that I don't like politics and avoid getting involved with them. Lately however, I have changed my mind. Regardless of where you are in the world you have probably heard that Ireland took a "bailout" from the IMF for €85 billion ($112.61 billion) To keep it as simple as possible, most of the citizens didn't want our government to take it, our taoiseach/prime minister signed off the deal without even taking a vote in the Dáil, and a lot of citizens are very angry. Our taxes are being raised and minimum wage reduced by €1 per hour. I think its fair to say that middle and lower class citizens of our country are being forced to pay our banks debts. So I have been taking part in protests, not that its really making a huge difference but its still better than sitting around!
There was 2 protests during the weekend. The first was very small, about 100 people at peak time. The Taoiseach was scheduled to make a speech at a hotel (but later withdrew and sent someone else instead, who used a back entrance to avoid us!) I have a few pictures from that protest below. Even though it was -8C and snowing, people waited there for over 3 hours. The second protest was larger, over 100,000 people but not successful as the IMF deal was signed the next day.
There are a few upcoming protests on Wednesday, Saturday, and then Tuesday. I'm going to try attend at least one more. The IMF deal has been signed but we are hoping the opposition will condemn the upcoming budget. Phew!
Anyways here are a couple of pictures I took, just to note that although Sinn Fein made up the majority of protesters, I am not involved with their party!

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The cheese sign was definitely my favorite, read this to understand why shes making a reference to cheese!
I have lots of blogs to catch up on tomorrow, I have missed reading them so much! I hope you all had a nice weekend.


PS. How lovely is all of this snow we are getting in Europe?! The view out of my window looks so much prettier now!

xoxo

22 comments:

  1. I can only imagine how hard it must be for the Irish. I hope they find a solutions soon.
    as for the outfit: I love the tights and the color in combination with the cape :D

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  2. That sounds awful in the Irish political standpoint. D: I hope something will be done.

    And you look awesome as usual.

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  3. Here in Portugal things aren't that great either. I can only hope we can all recover soon. The state of the world is taking a toll on everyone.

    As for your outfit, it's cute as ever :)

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  4. i think that its great your taking part, my mums irish and we have a lot of family living in ireland, my aunt was telling me about the minimum wage reduction etc and its such a pisstake!! not justifiable at all!

    on the brighter side i love your cape, the buttons are the best bit :) xx

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  5. Well done for going out to the protest, it is madness.

    And that cape looks soo warm! x

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  6. Congrats on standing up for what you believe in, I admire that.

    And great color combination in the outfit!
    xo
    Alana

    http://journostyle.blogspot.com

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  7. Really a difficult political situation. And what really is the best solution?
    You are so pretty by the way, you look angelic in these pictures! xx

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  8. :c I hope things all work out for Ireland, it really is not good! But as for your outfits, I am the same; very much a spring/summer dress person. So I've stubbornly decided I'm not giving up my dresses and just wearing them with thicker tights and bodysuits haha xx

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  9. Really? Let them eat cheese. How narrow-minded are these guys, trying to buy back a little favour with the perishables. Deal with the actual issue at hand!! Good for going on the protests (and looking cute going on the protests)!

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  10. Hi, I've just post on my blog an article with my favorite outfits for Novembre, you're in, if you don't want I can deleted the picture and off course i've linked to your blog. I hope i've not a really bad english :)
    Thanks Leah.

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  11. You're so pretty :)) And I love this outfit, that's great inspiration, I'm going to wear my knitted cape that i usually wear with black skinnies with something bright pink or turquoise tomorrow :)

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  12. haha love the cheese sign! Good for you for going to the protests, especially in these weather conditions! :) lovely cape too! love the colour of it! :) xx

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  13. Good for you, whether the action will or won't change what's planned for Ireland at least you are taking a stand.

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  14. Your tights are so so nice !!!! a little bit of colour for winter! and I like your makeup too!

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  15. the little green bow stands out so perfect on your neutral outfit. I love your pictures. what camera do you use?

    ~L~
    My Personal Style Blog

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  16. Your blog is so much fun and i love the outfits you wear! I just went trough your entire blog (talk about a nolifer, huh?). Anyways just started following you aswell, hope to see new post soon :)

    xx

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  17. really nice outfit :)

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  18. Your shots are deadly. Especially the cheese placard :)

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  19. I think your outfit looks cute. The lipstick adds a nice touch as well. You can still look hot even if temperatures is anything but. And therefore, you look hot even in the cold! :) Love from the United States!

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  20. You are too cute! love your outfit :)

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  21. Well done on going out in those temperatures and capturing what it was really like during the protests. The photos are great - really atmospheric. And that cheese sign really made me giggle.

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