Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Fashion Post | My Wardrobe Must Haves and Current Trends


On the whole, I aim to steer clear of wardrobe staples and must-haves. Although I see the logic in investing in pieces like a black dress or leather jacket which will see you through decades, I am a trends girl through and through. I would much rather spend my money on a colourful fad piece which will hang in my wardrobe for probably less than a year. Wow Adele, totally makes sense eh?

Looking through these outfit pictures I realised that each item I am wearing falls into the category of 'wardrobe must-haves' or at least, my wardrobe must-haves. So, please, allow me to talk ya through them.


On Trend Jeans 

Fashion trends come and go, but denim, denim always remains. Each season appears to bring in a new adaptation of the trusty old jean. Last season it was all about the straight leg jean, for SS18 it is all about the flare.

 As a girl who is not a fan of the classic skinny jean but is a lover of all things retro, the flared jean is a winner for me. Whether you are playing it safe with a kick flare or going all out with an exaggerated wide leg trouser, this trend is one which I am hoping will stick around. I picked up these babies from Asos around September of last year, and I have been wearing them religiously since.




Statement Coats 

Nothing spices up an outfit quite like a statement coat/jacket, which is perfect, because in Ireland, we be needin' them layers. Now I fully understand that this Topshop coat is a fad if I have ever seen one, but that did not deter me from marching up to that counter, debit card in hand to buy it.

 As I have already said, I am a sucker for all things colourful and retro, so this 60s silhouette combined with bubblegum pink had me at hello. Even if I will look back on the silliness of it in 2 years time and think 'What was I wearing?!'. 




The Turtleneck 

The turtleneck appears to be the most sensible choice from my must-have picks. A strong staple in my wardrobe for some years now, I have accumulated a number of colourful turtlenecks throughout my lifetime. This little white number from Shein is perfect for those days when I am feeling a little pale and don't want to get any skin out, while adding a little Scandinavian chic to my outfit (is Scandinavian chic a thing? Well I'm making it one).

Aaanyways, you will be sure to see me rocking turtlenecks for some time to come, it is probably about the only item in my wardrobe that will stand the test of time.




Let me know your wardrobe must-haves in the comments!

Adele x
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Friday, 27 April 2018

Girl Talk | Hi, I'm Adele, and I'm a Tanorexic


Writing this post has been lurking at the back of my mind for quite some time now. Weeks in fact. I have been putting it off for so long, mostly for fear that I wouldn't do myself justice with it. I have an idea in my head of how I want this post to come off as all quirky and creative and oh I just threw this together but it actually has a witty but thought-provoking message behind it. But creative ideas do not appear to be flowing and that just does not seem to be happening for me. 

Originally, this post was meant to be a review of this Conscience Clear vegan tanner (which is totally amazing by the way, 10/10, would recommend) but, thinking about tan and being a bronzey bitch, in general, got me thinking, why do I do this tho? 


A number of factors spring to mind when I think about this, society, beauty standards, the classic "oh it makes me look more toned" response, but how did lathering on a layer of this brown stuff become the new normal? and on a more personal note, how did it become so important to me?

I sometimes like to pride myself on the fact that I am not the kind of person who needs a full face of makeup on to leave the house. In fact, I rarely ever wear makeup. But I do wear fake tan, I wear it all.the.time. Because quite frankly, without it I lack confidence. And this is not an, oh feel sorry for me and give me compliments post, oh no, this is a what the hell is wrong with me and please tell me I am not alone kind of post. Without this little layer of fake tan, no matter how dark or light it may be, I do not quite feel myself. Is trans-skin tone a thing? Because I think I have that. 

When Dublin was hit with a mini heat-wave last weekend, I found myself frantically applying Sally Hansen to my legs two hours before my shift so that I could wear a dress to work. As funny as that mental image is, it is also quite sad. To think that I would so desperately feel the need to transform my legs into two little cheesy puffs, rather than spare myself the time and energy and just go au natural. 


While many people turn to make up for a little bit of self-confidence, I turn to fake tan. While I love pale skin on other people, I simply can't stand it on myself. I would rather walk around with a bad fake tan job, looking like a piece of streaky bacon, than don my natural skin tone. Which just brings my attention to how bad this addiction has become - sign me up for that newsletter because I am a fully fledged member of tanorexics anonymous. 

Admittedly I am probably going to lather my entire body in some Garnier Summer body lotion straight after writing this. So, in no way am I going to try and convince you to ditch the fake tan all in the name of self-love. Because life is all about doing what makes you happy - and for me, fake tan brings me more happiness than chocolate and puppies (well not quite, but you know what I mean). But maybe it is time to not panic so much if I don't have a fresh layer of tan on and the weather suddenly rises above 15 degrees, and to start embracing my natural skin tone just the odd time, you know, baby steps.  

Adele x


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Thursday, 1 March 2018

The Fashion Post | Keeping Warm With The Teddy Coat


Who else is experiencing storm Emma right now? Here in Dublin, the city is currently on lockdown, waiting the arrival of a blizzard later on this afternoon. Curled up with a fluffy blanket on the sofa, I thought what better time than to write a new blog post about the art of wrapping up. And trust me, it is an art.




I know I can't be the only girl who finds it painfully hard to keep warm and still look presentable. However, the invention of the 'teddy coat' is making that challenge a lot easier. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure how I survived Winters prior to owning this coat. 

You have probably seen this little missguided number plastered all over Instagram (I swear I can't leave my house without seeing at least one other girl wearing it), but I just could not resist getting one for myself.  Not only is it easy to throw on over any outfit, it also keeps me really warm, which is necessary for 9am college lectures. 


Pairing it up with an oversized jumper and a comfortable pair of trousers is my favourite way to style the Teddy Coat. This seems to be becoming my uniform, something which I am certain you will be seeing more of on my page. But you can't really beat comfort, warmth, and style, can you? 



| Jacket: Missguided | Trousers: Topshop (Similar) | Jumper: Penneys/Primark (Similar) | 

Well, that's it from me. 

I hope you are all staying safe and warm if the Beast from the East is affecting you. I know I will be staying put on this sofa for another day or two. 

Until next time my lovelies! 

Adele x
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The Life Post | Ya Girl Is Back! Ft. Disposables From 2017

You've guessed it, as the title may suggest, ya girl, Adele is back! Having fallen slightly (okay, massively) off the blogging bandwagon halfway through 2017, I have made it my mission to not allow this to happen again in 2018.







 While it would be foolish to set myself unrealistic expectations, like having a new post up three times a week, I think a new post every week or so would be a nice way to ease myself back in. While I have found it difficult to find both the time and motivation to create blog content in recent months, I have continually felt as though something has been missing, and getting back into my blog seems to be the missing piece that completes the puzzle. 

My blogging mojo has been absent for quite some time now, and what better time for it to show up again than at the beginning of a new year. New year, new me, you know how it goes xo.





Above are some of my favourite disposable snaps that I took over the course of last year. With lots of happy memories of gigs, holidays and of course the first few months with our pretty little puppy, Ringo. 

A very Happy (and belated) New Year to all my lovely readers. Here is hoping for a content and productive 2018.

Adele x






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Monday, 27 November 2017

The Beauty Post | Lush's 'Enchanted' Eye Cream Review


Daaaamn Adele, back at it again with the Lush reviews. 
From quite a young age I have been plagued with dark circles under my eyes. Something that has only become worse over time and has slowly picked away at my confidence. With no real 'cure' to this pesky problem, the only hope I have is to find an eye cream that alleviates the issue. 

Having read some positive reviews on Lush's Enchanted eye cream, I decided to give it a go for myself, and I was not disappointed.



With all natural ingredients including Lavender honey water and jojoba oil, this eye cream is a treat for your under eyes. The weightless texture of the cream is what initially drew me to it. Unlike many other heavy eye creams, Enchanted can be used day or night, which is ideal for giving your under eyes a little boost whenever needed. 

Popping a tiny dot of the cream onto my eye area and rubbing it in gives my eyes the lift they need. Of course the cream does not work wonders and it does not entirely erase my dark circles, but it does absorb well into my skin, leaving my under eyes plumper and brighter than they were before. 


If like me, you are searching for an eye cream to tackle dark under eye circles, I would recommend giving this one a go. 

This has quickly become a staple product in my skincare routine and most definitely is something that I will be repurchasing once I have ran out. 

Have you tried this before? What are your thoughts on it?

Adele x
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Monday, 30 October 2017

The Fashion Post | A Festive Mick Jagger


It would appear that flares are becoming a common theme in my outfit posts, and I ain't complainin'. The 70s is having it's moment in fashion right now and all I want to do is bathe myself in a sea of florals and flares. Harry Styles, let me be you. 


I call the jacket, the marmite jacket, because you either love it, or hate it. In real life it is a lot more sparkly than it appears in these pictures. It has a sort of Mick Jagger at Christmas-esque vibe to it, and clearly I am a fan of a festive Jagger. 
Crop Top: Romwe | Trousers: Shein | Coat: Shein | Boots: Office (similar)


I'll keep this post short and sweet. Because let's be honest, no one ever really reads the writing on an outfit post anyway.  

Until the next post. 

Adele x
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