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Woman of the Week – No. 3

This week I’m talking about Taylor Swift. I think Taylor is one of those people you either love or hate. While I’m not going to say I’m a massive fan, I must admit that since the release of her new album I’ve been keeping a close eye on her and in  my opinion she’s coming off in a really good light.

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Let’s talk about her last two songs, both of which I love. Shake it Off and Blank Space are hitting back at all the people who have talked about Taylor and her love/ personal life over the course of the past few years. Instead of commenting about it publicly she has said what she needs to say through her music and I think she has done it really effectively.

Her Shake it Off video which you can see here shows her completely taking the piss out of herself. I love her carefree attitude, she’s in front of millions and continues to be herself. Props to her for this tune too, one of my faves at the minute.

When it comes to the fashion stakes I think she absolutely hits it out of the park.  When it comes to the red carpet she’s on a totally different level. I remember tweeting about this number when she wore it at the Grammy’s earlier this year and I still love it.

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Just last night she performed at the Victoria’s Secrets fashion show and in this photo she doesn’t look a bit out of place surrounded by supermodels!

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For a lady of the young tender age of 24, she isn’t doing too badly. I’m sure by the time I hit 24 I’ll have her wealth, talent and killer body! I’m really looking forward to seeing where Taylor Swift goes from here. I never classed myself as a fan but now that I’m writing this post I’m wondering is she planning to tour here in Ireland? Just crossed over the line to FAN. And I’m not one bit sorry, love her look, music and attitude and that’s why she’s this week’s woman of the week!

Until next time,

Jen x

Cape Central

Women have gone crazy for the cape trend and I am among them!! Instagram has made us all jealous of those who can afford the amazing personalised Burberry capes pictured below. My favourites Olivia P and Cara Delevigne are just some of the celebs who’ve been spotted out and about in them.

 

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Luckily there are high street options. I’ve invested in this one from Miss Selfridge. You can’t see it really clearly here but the colours are actually really warm as you can see in the swatch and it’s perfect with jeans and boots for our current winter weather.

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River Island have this one which I also love.

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Happy shopping,

Jen x

Woman of the Week – No. 1

2 posts in one week, I’m excelling myself! I mentioned in my last post how I plan to write a new weekly feature, I’m all about girl power so each week I’ll be writing about different influential woman and the lessons we can learn from them.

I have a long list of the ladies that inspire me and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you all. I think the obvious choice for this week is my favourite Desperate Housewife Miss Eva Longoria. Her antics around the capital this week have made her a firm favourite with the native Irish folk and we’ve loved seeing her having fun during #WebSummit week.

From her full Irish in Bewleys, her visit to the Book of Kells, picking up some staples in River Island all followed by a well-deserved bag of Tayto and a tipple of Jameson she looks like she had a great time. I’ve included some pictures because let’s face it she’s nice to look at.

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She is mainly known for being a gorgeous actress in particular for her desperate Housewives role as Gabby Solise, a lady who we can also learn a few lessons from!

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Let’s not forget her advice and insights she gave during her interview at the Web Summit. Her opinions on ageism in the workplace, and how she has been treated due to her fame are admirable. What is also admirable is how she has set up The Eva Longoria foundation, a charity to provide education and career training for disadvantaged Latinas.

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My main reason for writing these weekly features is because I love hearing stories about successful women. While times are changing, many of the same barriers still face women in the workplace and beyond. Eva is a driven activist and business savvy lady. She is worth a whopping $35 million dollars and while much of it comes from acting you can be sure that her sponsorship deals and books as well as other business ventures bring in more than enough to pay the bills. Her philanthropic work and kind nature shows that fame hasn’t gone to her head and she’s keen to make a difference.

Speaking of girl power I’m graduating tomorrow 🙂 🙂 the pals I’ve made throughout my Masters year are on their way to great things. I know that I, like others are looking forward to building a career. My lovely friend Claire has just spent the week brushing shoulders (direct quote) with Miss Eva herself at the Web summit and we’re only out of college a month.  As you can see, she also got to practice her selfie game with Adam Richman.

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We are on the way to great things and who knows, hopefully we’ll be woman of inspiration to many in years to come. New life goal…get someone to write a blog post about my amazingness.

Until next time,

Jen x

Write What You Love

Ok so in mid September I said I was back to blogging regularly but I actually mean it this time. A lot has changed, I’ve just got my foot on the bottom of the career ladder and it feels great. Terrifying at times as I’d go back to college in a heartbeat (purely for the 2 hours lunches) but it’s time to grow up and I’m really excited by some of the projects I’m working on.

My new jobs both involve writing content for publishing on line, and it’s all well and good because I love to write. But the other day when I was researching to write a salary survey for the financial services sector I found myself thinking about writing about dresses and shoes and anything to do with dresses and shoes 🙂

So I’m back, I’ll be posting a couple of times a week and have an idea for a weekly feature going forward. And of course there’ll be plenty of dresses, shoes and maybe even a few opinion pieces. Looking forward to getting back in to it!

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Jen x

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So I’m back….what originally started out as a college assignment became more than that and over the last little while I’ve missed my little blog. I keep finding myself thinking of  topics to write on and pictures to share with you all the time. So stay tuned for more…there’s loads on the way 🙂

Jennifer Wrynne Designs

I have become totally obsessed with Irish milliner Jennifer Wrynne’s designs and am adamant that I’ll be ordering a hat from her very soon. As a regular creeper on her website and Instagram account here’s a look at some of her amazing work and a few of my favourites…

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Here’s the link to the website if you want to see some more of her work. Hope you enjoy the hats as much as I do 🙂

Let me know which ones are your favourites. Jen x

http://www.jenniferwrynne.com/

VIP Style Awards 2014

Ireland is producing some stunner models these days and they were out in force at last weekends VIP Style awards. Model Holly Carpenter posted this photo to her Instagram account today. What a bunch of hotties!

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I loved Rozanna Purcell’ striking blue suit and herself and Holly look flawless in another Instagram snap. Eyebrows ❤

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Thalia Heffernan also looked gorgeous in this black dress with a plunging neckline. At 19 her career is taking off and I think she’s going to be the next big thing.

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Rosanna Davison won most stylish lady and best dressed on the night stepping out in this pink gown. While I love the colour I’m not mad on the skirt at all but she looks stunning as per usual.

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Do you agree with Rosanna taking the prize? Let me know who your favourites were?