So let me start off by saying that I know this one will divide opinion! For most people white shoes and boots are like marmite…it’s a love or hate situation. Up until not so long ago I was definitely on the hate them side of the fence but they have become my unlikely style heroes. When I was a teenager, white shoes were always associated … Continue reading White hot!
As someone who loves to travel, I love a good city break. Rather than wait all year for a two-week long Summer holiday, I prefer a little and often approach. Short trips as often as I possibly can! For me, city breaks are the ideal way to visit new places. To be honest, I really didn’t know a whole lot about Bruges apart from what … Continue reading City break series: Bruges
In the fickle world of fashion, colour trends come and go; we’ve been seeing lilac challenging millenial pink as the next must-have colour (coincidentally these two colours are a match made in heaven) and already there’s a new pretender on the block. While everyone has been talking about lilac, green has been quietly rising up the ranks in shades from mint to forest as well … Continue reading Green with envy!
Now that we’re a couple of weeks into January I have finally stopped longing for a return to Christmas and am getting so excited for Spring. It’s still deathly dark in the mornings and absolutely freezing (as I type it is actually snowing outside!) but I can almost sense Springs arrival in the air. A new season brings with it new fashion and after layering … Continue reading Top trends for SS18
Happy new year! You can still say that in week 2 of January right?! In all honesty the arrival of a new year quite often fills me with mixed emotions. Rather than waking up on January 1st brimming with enthusiasm for the year ahead and the possibilities it brings, I often feel a weird mix of nostalgia (for the good times the previous year brought), … Continue reading New year, same me!
Christmas is just around the corner (I know right! Where did that year go??!) and the annual shopping frenzy has well and truly begun. Choosing the right gift can be so stressful and I don’t know about you but I think it’s sometimes difficult to find something a little bit different. I went along to a local craft and food fair in Galway last week and … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Buy Local!
With temperatures falling rapidly and a distinct chill creeping into the air, longer hemlines are ideal for beating the cold while still looking chic. Midi skirts are a particularly good winter style if you don’t fancy layering up with tights because, let’s face it, the corned beef leg look is nobody’s friend. Sartorially speaking, the pleated midi skirt is bang on the money. Around for … Continue reading Nailing The Pleated Skirt & Oversized Sweater Look
I know what you’re thinking! How is it almost Christmas already? 2017 has absolutely flown by in the blink of an eye and I hope it’s been good to you all! If you don’t think Christmas fashion is the best of the whole year then I’m sorry, we can’t be friends. Now that Halloween is over it is totally acceptable to talk about the C word! … Continue reading Ultimate Christmas Party Edit
Happy almost weekend everyone (can it just be Friday now please?). Hope you all have had a great week so far! It’s been a busy but productive week for me with a couple of exciting new developments on the work front since my last blog post which detailed my recent relocation to Galway. Life has a funny way of pleasantly surprising you sometimes but I really … Continue reading Digital Detoxing & Winter Woolies
You may have noticed that I have been pretty quiet here on the blog over the last couple of weeks…at least I hope you’ve noticed and I’m not just here talking to myself! As some of you may know, I recently relocated from Dublin to Galway after 10 years living in the city and so have been a little distracted with all things move related. … Continue reading Big Life Changes & Unlikely AW Style Heroes
I know what you’re thinking, there’s nothing ground-breaking about faux fur for Autumn Winter! So why am I dedicating a blog post to it, I hear you ask? Well my fellow fash-hun’s forget what you think you know about faux fur because this season’s furs are brighter and bolder than ever before! Traditionally, faux fur conjured up major Cruella de Ville vibes however rocking fur … Continue reading Are You Faux Real?
Hello lovelies, You may have noticed that I have been a little quiet over here on the blog for the past couple of weeks. We have recently moved from Dublin to Galway so have spent the last couple of weeks moving in to our new house and generally just trying to get settled into life in a different city. It was also my 33rd birthday … Continue reading Layering Like A Pro
Gingham was one of those trends that literally just exploded overnight. One minute we were avoiding it like the plague for fear of looking like a tablecloth, the next we were snapping up gingham covered skirts, tops and shoes like there was no tomorrow. According to Pinterest, searches for gingham outfits increased by 100% on last year! There is something quintessentially summer feeling about gingham … Continue reading Dots Are The New Gingham
It’s humpday again my loves so that can only mean one thing! There’s another weekly dose of shopping inspiration for you to feast your eyes on. Click on the images below to shop the item directly. Happy shopping! Trish xx The denim skirt is a wardrobe staple and something that comes back around year after year. While blue is the classic, I love this slightly … Continue reading Wishlist Wednesday
Happy humpday lovelies. I’ve rounded up my top new arrivals from our favourite stores to help you through the mid-week slump. You can shop the items by clicking on the image. Happy Shopping! Trish xx I have been seriously lusting over the gorgeous skirts and maxi’s from Faithfull The Brand recently and this one is no exception. It has a wrap front and kimono sleeves … Continue reading Wishlist Wednesday
It’s humpday again and you know what that means! It’s time for this week’s instalment of Wishlist Wednesday. As always, you can shop the items directly by clicking on the images. Happy shopping! Trish xx I am a massive fan of trousers and these Prince of Wales check pair from Mango are my current favourites. I love the print, the high waist and the button … Continue reading Wishlist Wednesday
With wedding season in full swing for me again, outfit planning started in earnest a couple of weeks ago. Having attended an average of 4-5 weddings per year in the past few years, I have a wardrobe full of once worn dresses from the likes of Coast, Ted Baker and Reiss. Yet I still had nothing to wear! See the thing is, since buying these … Continue reading Vintage Shopping Like A Pro
Happy humpday lovelies. Because on Wednesday’s the weekend is so near but yet so far, I think you all deserve a little mid-week pick-me-up! On Wishlist Wednesday’s I will be sharing my top humpday must-haves from our favourite stores as well as some advice on how to style each piece. You can shop the items directly by clicking on the images. Happy shopping! Trish xx … Continue reading Wishlist Wednesday
The Savvy Sartorialist is six months old this week and I also reached 5k followers on Instagram! Both are important milestones on my blogging journey so I wanted to write a post reflecting on what I’ve learned in the last six months as well as my tips for anyone thinking of starting a blog. I also wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone … Continue reading The Lessons I’ve Learned Through Blogging!
Hands up if you find packing for holidays stressful?! Booking flights, finding a dreamy Air BnB and researching peak Instagram opportunities are all the easy parts. Between annoying baggage allowances and the fear of under-packing, I always find it difficult to pack for a holiday. I always aim to pack light and only bring versatile essentials that can be worn and styled in different ways, … Continue reading Style Staples: The Holiday Edit
When you think of blazers you might think of school uniforms and stuffy corporate wear but the traditional blazer has been re-imagined this season. A firm favourite with those super chic Parisian gals whose style we all admire, the blazer is the ultimate style staple. Lazy girl glam is most definitely a statement I would use to describe my own day to day style and … Continue reading Style Staples: The Blazer
The Slogan tee is one of this seasons boldest trends; the more attention grabbing and provocative the statement, the better. Developing for a few seasons, wordy tees cropped up everywhere on runways from New York to Paris with many designers using slogans to make strong political statements; think Maria Grazia Chiuri’s “We Should All Be Feminists” tees at Dior and Prabal Gurung’s “The Future is … Continue reading Style Staples: The Slogan Tee
Hello lovelies, This week on the blog is all about the power of accessories to up your game in the style stakes; you can catch my earlier post on statement earrings here. Next up on the accessories edit is unique timepieces. In a world where we all use our phones to tell the time, watches have become decorative accessories but as there are such stylish … Continue reading Accessories Edit: Unique Timepieces
Hello lovelies, So you might have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet here on the blog over the last week or so. I had some family stuff going on so between that and the fact that I just wasn’t feeling it last week, I decided to head home to Galway for a few days much needed R&R. The weather was fabulous and I even … Continue reading Accessories Edit: Statement Earrings
Galway is known for it’s year round festivals, lively arts scene, general amazing banter and was even voted world’s friendliest city by US magazine Travel & Leisure! For any of my readers who may not be familiar with Galway, it is a medieval city located on the Atlantic ocean and is the biggest city in the West of Ireland. Despite living in Dublin for the … Continue reading Insiders Guide to Galway
Hello lovelies, If you are familiar with my insta feed you will notice that 90% of the time I can be found in runners or stylish flats! Once upon a time I was strictly a heels girl but a back injury a couple of years ago means heel wearing has to be kept to a minimum. My luck is in though as flat shoes are … Continue reading Ditch The Heels For Fancy Flats!
Hello lovelies, I hope you are all having a great week and are looking forward to the long Easter weekend. I know I am!! Today, I wanted to talk a little about personal style – what it is and how you discover yours. In an increasingly trend driven environment, where there are now 52 seasons rather than 4, it is important to have a sense … Continue reading Creating Your Personal Style
Hello lovelies, Today I thought I would share something a little different, a little more personal on the blog! Yesterday, I tried a new North African street food restaurant for lunch called Moro Kitchen and besides loving the food, I was struck by the below quote on their wall which is all about our attitude towards change. Change of any kind can be a scary concept … Continue reading Ch-Ch-Changes!
Apparently Spring has finally sprung (she says as wind and rain batter the windows!) and with it has come the desire to ditch the winter woollies in favour of lighter, brighter pieces. As much as colours like black and grey are year round favourites for me, I am really craving bright colours after what feels like a very long winter. And they don’t come much … Continue reading Go Bananas for Yellow
Hello my lovelies! I’ve been kinda quiet over here on the blog for the last week or two. The days just seem to be whizzing by; I’m working in a PR company for a couple of weeks (more about that at a later stage) and this past weekend, I was at a family wedding so I haven’t had a chance to write a post! If … Continue reading 24 Hours In Belfast
Hands up who else finds the variety of different skincare brands and products on the market overwhelming? Who else has spent more money than you care to admit on products that have been nothing short of useless? My answer to both questions was yes…until I got serious about my skincare routine. As a teenager, I had skin as soft as a baby’s bottom and not … Continue reading My Holy Grail Skincare Products
I don’t know about you, but I spend fashion month with my phone literally glued to my hand (no change there I hear you say!) following all the shows and the emerging trends. If I am completely honest though, I generally get more excited about seeing all the street style looks from outside the shows. These women have their own individual styles without slavishly following … Continue reading My Top Trends from LFW
Every once in a while, a trend comes around that makes me question my dedicated following of fashion and tests my open mindedness in the sartorial stakes…wedge heel trainers I’m looking at you! And while I will generally give any trend a go and try to put my own spin on it, there are some that are just met with a sigh. In such cases, … Continue reading Get Waisted
When you think of an ‘IT’ shoe generally images of skyscraper stilettos and statement-making over-the-knee-boots come to mind. If like me though, you dread the thoughts of squeezing your feet into sky-high heels (I am mos def a trainers/ ankle boots kinda gal – must be getting old) then fear not! The shoe of the season is not only super stylish and chic but is also … Continue reading Sole Mates
This season it is all about the statement sleeve! Statement sleeves of all shapes and sizes have been making waves for a while now having dominated the SS17 Fashion Week runways in New York, Paris and Milan. From bishop and bell to trumpet and cut-out, every variation imaginable graced the catwalks of fashion houses like Gucci, Celine and J.W. Anderson. Playful, larger than life sleeves … Continue reading Swoon Worthy Sleeves
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – YSL If, like me, you have repetitive strain in your thumb from scrolling through instagram then you will identify with the seemingly endless images of impossibly stylish women. It can all be a bit overwhelming and it can be hard to know the right things to do all the time. But my fashionable friends, achieving that super polished look … Continue reading Look Insanely Stylish in 6 Steps
I don’t know about you but January has me craving some much needed D. Vitamin D…get your mind out of the gutter. If you are planning an escape to the sun and want something more than your typical bucket and spade beach holiday, then look no further than Marrakech. If Marrakech isn’t already on your travel bucket list, add it. Immediately! It is hectic hot … Continue reading Magical Marrakech
Let’s face it, corduroy has a rep as one of the most unsexy fabrics of all time. Even the name sounds uptight and stuffy. Corduroy is basically a form of ridged velvet but while velvet got invited to all the best parties in town, cord became the uniform of choice for professors and geography teachers alike. However, given the resurgence in popularity of velvet, it … Continue reading Striking The Right Cord