OOTD: Love and sequins

January 26, 2011

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Skirt: Dunnes *** Top: New Look *** Shrug: Dunnes *** Shoes: ASOS *** Bracelets: Forever 21

I have to admit - i'm cheating! This is actually an outfit from a couple of nights ago but I didn't have time to post it then. I kept accessories to a minimum since the shrug is so sparkly and the skirt has little jewels on the pockets! The skirt was made from very low quality material (look at the creasing!), but it only cost €10 and the detail on the pockets outweighed the negatives for me. I should probably stop buying things just because they look pretty, its a bad habit! I picked up the sequin shrug in the "old lady" part of Dunnes. Its not specifically made for older women but they had it on the rail with clothes that are targeted at women who are 40+. I think I made it ~young and hip~. I really like how it doesn't stick into my upper arm fat like most shrugs and cropped cardigans, maybe I will lurk around that part of the store more often!
I was in their store yesterday and decided to have a quick look at the accessory section. I think the quality of their accessories is pretty bad most of the time and I never see anything that is "me". However - I felt accomplished when I discovered a necklace very similar to this Chanel pearl necklace peaking out. So I grabbed it off the rail and it literally fell apart in my hands! I didn't pull it or anything so I was just as shocked as the people standing nearby. The floor was covered in pearls and my cheeks were tomato-red! I get embarrassed easy, huh?!

I got a comment on here recently saying that I don't update my blog enough and I need to "step up". I just want to address that because its probably something that a few of you have thought about, I know that I sure have.
I love and appreciate every single one of my readers - BUT - I don't blog for other people - I do it for myself. I love blogging, taking pictures for my blog, thinking up ideas for new posts, picking out fonts to compliment the collages and wishlists I post,etc. - that part of blogging is incredibly fun to me (of course I also love interacting with my readers from all over the world and reading their blogs too!)
The not-so-fun is that while I would love to be able to update my blog 7 days a week, its just not possible. Blogging is unfortunately not my job, its just a hobby. I have my own life outside of the internet and I don't want to become anti-social just so I can update my blog more often! I blog when I want to, if I think my outfit looks good or I have something to share with everyone - I will update my blog. But some days I wear boring outfits or i'm too busy with other things going on in my life. I could try to blog every day but then I wouldn't be doing what I feel comfortable with and I think my blog would be a lot more boring if it were full of posts that I dislike and don't feel passionate about!
When I do take outfit pictures, I have to move a lot of furniture to stand against that pink wall. I can't take pictures anywhere else in my room because its cramped and I don't have anyone who wants to follow me around daily snapping pictures of my clothes (though it would be lovely and make OOTD posts much easier!) so sometimes I just don't have the time to do that.
I try to update my blog at least twice a week, they may not always be outfit posts but they are posts that I am happy with and feel they represent who I am and how I want my blog. I think its better to have a blog you love and feel proud of than one you resent because you're trying too hard to please everyone else!

The winner of my last giveaway is....comment #92 aka. "The Merry Traveller"! Congrats lady! Please email your address to pearlslaceandruffles [at] gmail [dot] com and I will mail your goodies asap!
If you didn't win then don't worry because I have a really great giveaway that i'm very excited about planned for the near future. I know, I know, another giveaway so soon..but I had been planning it for a while and wanted to post it when I reached 1000 followers but this was still active when that happened. It will be the last giveaway I have for a while though. I'll post more on that in the near future so watch this space!

Hope you all had a great Wednesday!

xoxo

33 comments:

  1. You look lovely! I never have any luck with Dunnes Stores. Their clothes never seem to fit me properly because I'm so short.

    Ignore the rude commenters, they aren't worth the effort!

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  2. @adressandabike - Thank you! I'm very short too (5'3/5'4) but I don't really have problems with the length of their clothes - just the inconsistent sizing! Sometimes I will be a size 12 and others a size 18 (i'm actually a size 16/18 so a size 12 should not fit me!)

    I don't mind the comment to be honest - it was said it a rude way but its something I think I wanted to address anyways. I'm sure lots of people who stumble upon my blog get annoyed that I don't update as often as other bloggers but hopefully most can understand that unless you blog as a career, it can be tough!

    xoxo

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  3. Being a Dunnes employee (which I hate), I love that your blog has clothes from there, and Penneys etc. It's more suited to my meagre budget, and I love, love, LOVE how you mix and match them, and put your own spin on things!

    I even have quite a lot of the same clothes as you, and sorry... but I may have stolen some ideas from you!

    xo

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  4. Serious pop of color provided with that skirt. That black sequin top sparkles beautifully, like a starry clear night's sky. You are certainly a fashion star in these pictures. The peep-toe pumps are absolutely darling. Really lovely! And no worries about your blog- I love your blogging work and always have. I will NEVER complain about not updating often. Just blog because you love it and because you have an obligation and a privledge to entertain/educate/inspire your audience. So keep up the great work, Irish beauty! xoxo from Texas! :)

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful! I absolutely adore that skirt... =D You always seem to have the best shoes, too!

    Don't worry about comments like that... there is no need for you to "step up." People should understand that you do have a life outside of blogging. I love reading your posts, and even if they are far apart, I still see them in my feed and go "Ooh, yay!" :)

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  6. Wow thanks girl! I've been lucky this week! Yeah I just wanted to say how much I love your sequinned bolero/shrug! Sequins are my particular favourite and I love the bow in your hair. I just want to run up and cuddle you!

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  7. Thanks everyone!

    @ Pink Hibiscus - I almost want to work there just so I will have a staff discount to use. Although all of the staff in my local store always look so depressed - I feel bad for them! At least 50% of my wardrobe is Dunnes clothes. Have you seen the new stock for spring yet? Savida has a gorgeous floral blouse with cream lace for €30, I can't wait to pick it up next time I have money! :)

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  8. I love the heels!the outfit is seriously adorable! And the photos are really great too :)

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  9. ola wpisimaaa!!!! me ha encanto tu look, y los tacones me han fascinadooo!!bss


    http://elblogdemaydani.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love the sequins, and the colour of your skirt is gorgeous! x

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  11. I love love love the sparkly shrug <3

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  12. Oh, I love those skirts embellishments!

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  13. I love that pink skirt and those shoes! So Stunning!

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  14. adorable as always. I really getting the hang of sequin clothing. I even consider making myself a skirt of sequin fabric. not sure if it would suit me, though.
    and don't bother about rude comments. these people have just very sad lives. *hugs* i love you blog :)

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  15. Love the outfit! Those shoes are gorgeous and I too love the bow in your hair :D Just wanted to say I completely agree with you on the blogging front - a person's blog should never be dictated by the comments, why should it when it's your own? As a reader I'd much rather have good posts like this on a less regular basis than rubbish ones every single day and I'm sure I'm not the only one, so don't let comments get to you! x

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  16. This outfit is so cute :) What camera do you use btw - the pictures look great!

    New follower :) x

    Fashion Crossing

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  17. The shoes are GORGEOUS!!! I agree with that.. it's better to post what you really like doing, when you feel like doing so than just posting for others! x

    Bows and Pearls

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  18. Wow, those heels are high girl. That you can rock them, kuddos.
    Well said/adressed about the not updating blog- comment. Like this you are clear to everyone. And I truly believe that people that really enjoy reading your blog will stick around and wait when you're ready. Stay true to dear, I like you just the way you are/

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  19. I love how you've paired the sequin top with the polka dots, very pretty. Also totally agree with what you said about blogging, there are no many other things in our lives we need to concentrate on and I'd hate to let it suffer because I was stressing out about this. Sometimes there isn't enough time in the day! I only blog 3 times a week at the most and if I don't know what to write, I tend to disappear a bit...

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  20. sequins <3 so gorgeous

    gavinabehindthelens.blogspot.com

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  21. You always wear such amazing heels! I'm so jealous of your shoe collection

    It's best to just ignore those kinds of rude comments, your blog is about you and what you want to share when you want to share it :)

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  22. Loving the shrug! Deffo doesnt look like it should be for 40+. congrats on the 1000+ followers too! :D

    x

    triedandtested-x.blogspot.com

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  23. I tried on the same shrug but it just didn't seem to sit right on me. I'm delighted to see that you've made it look so fab.

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  24. Well said girl - just keep doing your thang - peeps are crazy for telling you to 'step up' - madness! You are a delight x

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  25. I love the outfit mixing the black with pop of colour and those shoes are foxy! PS cheeky bugger commenting that you need to step up! Its a struggle to blog as well as deal with other commitments such as work and social stuff. Blog as and when you like, I really look forward to your posts! xx

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  26. You look adorable, love the skirt and hot shoes :)

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  27. You're amazing. Beautiful shoes!

    xoxo

    Aurélie.

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  28. Your photos are beautiful! I love seeing how you pair items together and it, like your top, just sparkles!
    I started a plus-size personal style blog in August, and wow is it tough to post daily! I wholeheartedly agree with you that blogging should be fun. It shouldn't be a chore or something you do for someone else, though the feedback and sense of community is wonderful!

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