Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Summer Transition

Raise.com has invited me to share my wardrobe's journey and transition into summer. So, through Molly Pocket I am excited to share with you my summer essentials, my favourite prints for this season and show you how my Irish blood effects my NYC summer outfits!

Here are a few of my Summer Essentials. Points to note:
1. Invest in denim cut-offs, all sizes, shapes and colours.
2. Summer heels are important, but summer flats even more so.
3. The fedora. Need I say more?
4. Protect those eyes. But ladies, do it with STYLE!


So, here we go! Growing up with Irish weather, this time of year didn't bring such a drastic transition to my wardrobe essentials. I am someone who is very much stuck in her ways, and even though the sticky NYC weather sometimes forces me to drop a few hundred layers, I still like to incorporate some winter items in my summer looks.

Look One. Every girl, coming into this season should have a summer dress. This Safari/Military style dress is paired above with fringed Zara mules and a cosy leather jacket. While in New York one may not need the jacket in 100 degree heat, in Ireland it would be a necessity. Right girls? So, don't be afraid to re-use winter purchases to emphasize your summer ensemble.


This outfit makes two statements. The first being that 'the strappy sandals' are a summer must-have. While secondly, the white shirt is a Molly Pocket essential, that plays a huge part in my wardrobe ALL YEAR ROUND! TWS (the white shirt) for me is a staple piece that always makes an outfit, whether its paired with old ripped Levi shorts, skinnies, or even worn open over a cute summer dress. DO IT, try all three!


My final look SCREAMS SUMMER! This hawaiian print shirt-dress is an old favourite of mine and rarely comes out to play, but when it does, it never lets me down! Even though this print never goes out of style, this summer I am CRAZY FOR CAMO! I am lusting after anything and everything with a hint of camouflage this season, so keep an eye out on Molly Pocket for an over-kill of military-inspired  items and deep green hues. 
This summer the tote bag has to be my number one choice. I rarely leave the house without a large bottle of water, my Beats, iPad, Kindle and a million other lady-essentials, therefore the tote is the perfect bag for Molly Pocket's summer '14 looks.

I want to say thank you to Raise.com for encouraging me to do a Summer post on Molly Pocket. Raise.com is a marketplace to buy and sell gift cards. Not only is it a great way to get rid of unused gift cards in return for cash, but one can buy discounted gift cards for all of your favourite sites from Nordstrom to DSW. They're interactive campaign called 'Closet Swap' will feature an exclusive group of bloggers and they're personal transition into summer. I cant wait to see the result with a mix of contrasting fashion tips and trends.

All three looks will be individually featured on Molly Pocket over the next week, so you get a better look at each outfit. I hope you leave Molly Pocket today inspired even more excited about the following months, whether you are in sticky NYC or chilly-willy Dublin!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


(H&M pencil skirt :: MADEWELL tee :: BANANA REPUBLIC cross-body bag ::
VANS sneakers :: NIXON watch :: THE CARAVAN sunnies ::
TIFFANYS&CO necklace)

This H&M pencil skirt is one of my favourite and best purchases. I think I got it for less than $20 and it wasn't even on sale! Clearly due to the style it is extremely tight (Austin, while taking the photos, tormented me by singing Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie") which gives off quite a sexy vibe, but by pairing it with sneakers and a lose tee resulted in a perfect casual 'brunch' outfit. It's always nice to feel sexy, but you can do that not revealing too much, while at the same time looking comfy and laid-back!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Old Stripes X New Checks

(Forever 21 jacket :: Zara top :: American Eagle shorts :: Michael Kors mini
clutch :: Ray-ban sunglasses :: Vans loafers)

My 'New Checks' arrived this morning at 10.30 and by 10.33 I was prancing around the apartment in them! They were the perfect slip-ons for my stroll around Greenpoint today.

I have said this before, but I really do love mixing old and new items from my closet. It's always joyous when something new, like these Vans, perfectly compliment an old jacket you thought was ready for the attic. This Zara blouse is from last summer and I am obsessed with the delicate flowery lace pattern. The open detail on the sleeves is perfect for summer! 

I left the house without a watch today. I WAS LOST. Literally. It resulted in a proud moment where I realized that I have officially become a New Yorker, where each second is an opportunity for something new and exciting. Never a dull moment in this fabulous city. 

Happy Monday everybody. MP.