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20.10.14

Behind every successful woman is herself…

You might have seen the first of my Boss Lady posts recently which featured blogger Erica Stolman of Fashionlush. If you didn’t see it, make sure to check it out here,

I just love to connect with inspiring people on a daily basis – people that make me want to be a better version of myself and that inspire me to believe that all things are possible,

Sometimes I come across these people in my day to day life and it can be in person or even online and I am instantly transfixed by their passion and their love for life. I love this article I came across recently featuring tips from some of the most successful women in the world,

Speaking of successful women, I have a very good friend called Erika Fox who a lot of you will know by the name, Retro Flamewho is such an inspiration to SO many people,

Erika and I actually met through blogging here in Ireland a few years ago and we just clicked instantly…it could have been the mutual adoration for afternoon tea and all things vintage but she is just an absolute star,

Erika is undoubtedly one of THE most hard-working people I know (Hello, she has worked with Olivia Palermo AND Whitney Port!!!) and possesses the most stylish wardrobe and the most beautiful (and oh so depressing!!!) Instagram account,

Let me introduce you to my next Boss Lady star,

Erika Fox | Retro Flame

Tell everyone a little about yourself:

I’m a Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger currently living in New York (She’s originally from Kerry in Ireland) and I’m the biggest sweet-tooth you’ll ever meet. I’m nearly always wearing a hat and/or sunglasses and I’m completely & utterly addicted to NYC

Best piece of life/blogging advice?

“The doors will be opened for those who are bold enough to knock.” – (I’m always chancing my arm!)

You start your day with/by.…

A quick look on Instagram, followed by an Americano with an extra shot!

Before you go to bed, you….

I usually finalise my blog post for the next day, choose my outfit (saves so much time in the morning) and of course, spend a good half hour on Instagram before finally going to sleep

Photos by Emily Malan

Favourite thing to do on your day off?

Sunday is my favourite day here in New York and I always spend it wandering around different neighbourhoods here in the City. This weekend, I went to the West Village. I had coffee at one of my favourite cafes, Bluestone Lane Collective, treated myself to some cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery & then walked along the pretty Highline. I LOVE weekends here in NYC!

Your favourite store?

Kate Spade. Their store on Madison Avenue here in NYC is out of this world!

Who are your favourite bloggers?

Kristina Bazan from Kayture.com and Danielle Berstein from weworewhat.com

Your biggest personal/business achievement to date?

Being hired as a fashion month assistant with Olivia Palermo. Still in a little shock about it myself!

You can shop Erika’s similar style here too:

 

 

I couldn’t be more excited about going to New York in less than two weeks to visit Erika and her equally gorgeous sister Kaelin - let the adventures begin!

Who inspires you?

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

Cute Boss Lady Image from Lost Bumblebee 

She Dreams in Colour xoxo

12.10.14

Be still my beating heart…

Seriously, why do I not live in Australia and why can I not be getting married again next Summer?! Yeah, I don’t ask for much, do I?

My favourite bridal designers, Grace Loves Lace, have gone and brought out a collection for bridesmaids – For The Love of Grace,

Say Hello to – She Dreams in Colour – a collection of stunning hand dyed in-house chantilly laces and the Little Black Dress collection – OMG, delightful!

I am seriously dying over these…

Go over to their website (here) to see even more beauties and let me know what you think!

I swear I could just talk about wedding dresses all day…

I also love these similar beauties below - just scroll with the arrows,

 

Hope you all had a really fun weekend?

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

All images from For The Love of Grace

Good Times xoxo

06.10.14

“There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.”

This weekend I headed off to the Cork Fashion Week Designer of the Year Show at The Imperial Hotel in Cork. It’s always inspiring watching new collections from up-and-coming designers. It was also so great to catch up with some other fashion bloggers – Emer from Irish Fashaholic & Tara from Tar Mar Tales who were both presenting the show & the beautiful Margaret from 4NG Style,

I was also there to celebrate my friend Sabrina’s birthday who BTW owns the super salon Kopper Hair Studio in Glanmire in Cork (pictured above with me and our friend Sandra!) You can check out the gorgeous new salon website here too!

We just had such a fun girly day first getting ready together which I always think is nearly the best part of the night out! I wore a backless sequined jumper and a leather mini skirt.

You can shop some similar pieces here by clicking on the arrows to scroll:

 

 

Being surrounded by gorgeous style this weekend, I couldn’t help but do some online browsing last night and found some pretty Lust Haves:

Oooh Boots xoxo

Jet Setter Three Floor Dress

Cape from ASOS

Cosy Baby from Zara

Black Beauty from Zara

Printed Mini from Zara

ASOS Pink Pride

Fringing from NastyGal

Cocoon Coat from ASOS

Gold Watch

Nike Trainers

Have a great Monday guys,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo