Monday, 30 July 2012

Cluichí Oilimpeacha

Another hotel, but because I wasn't inspired by the location, I decided to get inspired by the Olympics, hence the red and white colors, the colors of Canada. As for the gold necklace and the golden shoes, they represent what we all want for our country: a gold medal.

I would like to congratulate Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel for their bronze medal, the first medal for Canada. Félicitation!

(Edit: My set doesn't seem to appear. Maybe it's just me, but if it happens to you, click here)
Cashel House Hotel

Shirt dress
52 CAD -

Repetto ballerina flat
270 CAD -

Bao bao wan gold jewelry
820 CAD -

Forever 21 hair bow accessory
1.51 CAD -

FIX DESIGN straw basket
200 CAD -

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Oileáin Árann

Out of the city and back into Ireland's countryside, even if I'm pretty sure there is more to Dublin than pubs, an old hotel and a restaurant with two Michelin stars. But I follow the locations in the books... Anyway, since the Aran Islands seem to need a comfy outfit to vsit them, I went with a sweater which is kinda green, a nice pair of jeans, flat ankle boots (designed by the blogger behind "The Blond Salad") and a backpack to drag along all the essentials when one does a lot of walking. The earrings and the hair accessory add a little something while still staying with the whole nature/countryside theme.

P.S. Congrats to London for a great opening ceremony!

Aran Islands

H M cable sweater
$23 -

Notify jeans
$205 -

CHIARA FERRAGNI leather boots
$160 -

Rucksack bag

Gemma Lister stud earrings
$54 -

Feather hair accessory
$13 -

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Век живи́ — век учи́сь

I actually found this hotel, which was built in 1824, inspiring to create this look, thanks to the description in the book. The green dress is a wink to Ireland, the tee is to be worn under the dress because I always found strapless dresses to be a bit odd for day wear and the detail of the tee adds an extra dose of loveliness to the dress. I went again for nude pumps. I seem to have developed a soft spot for nude pumps. I added a bit of glitter with the clutch and some metallic notes with the hair pin and the necklace.

The Shelbourne

Green dress

Oasis lace top
$70 -

Casadei stiletto heels
$410 -

Warehouse butterfly jewelry
$9.32 -

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Another restaurant... I'm really starting to think that Patricia Schultz should have written "1000 Restaurants and Hotels To See Before You Die"instead of "1000 Places To See Before You Die". Anyway, at least this two Michelin star restaurant inspired me to create a sophisticated and metallic look. The only item that doesn't look metallic are the nude pumps. I simply did not want to over do it with the shiny and the metallic.

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Barbara Tfank taffeta dress
$1,315 -

L.K.Bennett platform shoes
$305 -

Anya Hindmarch gold clutch
$550 -

Kate spade necklace

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!

The most expected look for St Patty's Day is an all green look, but I decided to do something different. The look is mainly composed a neutral colors (mostly black I'll admit), but the tights add the touch of green to go with the occasion and the golden hairband reminds us of that pot o' gold the leprechaun is hiding.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Leabhar Cheanannais

I've actually seen the Book of Kells and it is quite a thing to see. The details are amazing. I went for this chic look because I just felt that this piece of art needed an elegant look for seeing it, even if most tourist go there in very casual attire, including myself (can't bring your entire wardrobe in your suitcase).

The Book of Kells

David Szeto pleated dress
$990 -

Manolo Blahnik mary jane pumps

Chanel clutch

Kate spade jewelry

Kate spade necklace

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Bloomsday is all about following the footsteps of Leopold Bloom, the main character of James Joyce's Ulysses. I went for a sort of literary look, or at least what is my idea of a library look. I went for those black high-heeled mary-janes instead of oxford shoes, which would perhaps accentuated the literary feeling of the outfit, simply because I loved them. That's how outfits should be done, by picking pieces you love, not by blindingly following trends, but that's just my opinion.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Gleann Bheatha

I think it's not the first time I create a look with a park as a location using that turtleneck. I suppose I keep going back to that turtleneck because of the details on the shoulders. I picked the socks because they were so colorful and the backpack because it was practical for visiting a national park.