Penny and Polaroids

by Nuala Gorham

In Spring Bloom..

Posted by nuala on Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dress, Mango // Jacket, Zara // Boots, Topshop // Pashmina, Primark/Penneys // Watch, Michael Kors // Bangles, Warehouse // Bag, Marc Jacobs

Last Sunday the sun was out, the wind was calm, and the Daffodils stood still in bloom. Spring is finally here. For those of you who are unfamiliar with my hometown of Galway, it’s a beautiful little town however it is infamous for it’s accompanying dark cloud. It rains and is overcast quite often in Galway so I always love to embrace some sunshine. While driving into town for some Sunday shopping and lunch, Stiofán and I stopped for a little walk and to take a few shots of my outfit.
I bought this Mango dress for a wedding last August. It’s very unusual to wear a dress that you’d wear to wedding as casual wear, accompanied with black tights, boots and a scarf. A great dress is always something you can transform and I love how this looks with a casual take. It really is a very versatile dress. I must admit I didn’t think much of the dress when I saw it at first on the hanger. But I did love the subtle pattern and colours. Once I tried it on and clinched it at the waist with a belt I loved it.
My sister bought me this navy leather jacket for Christmas three years ago. I have previously expressed my love for leather jackets and love how this is an alternative to the usual black leather jacket. I love the colour navy and never abide by “rule” to never wear navy and black. I have previously posted this belt, I adore the burgundy colour with the rose gold and accessorised the outfit with my rose gold Runway watch from Michael Kors and some rose gold bangles from Warehouse. I have also posted these ankle boots before, these are my go to boots for everyday wear. I have had them a year now and I still love them, they were very popular with bloggers particularly and sold out in both Ireland and the UK. I think I actually got one of the last few pairs in Ireland, as I rang about six Topshops to find out where had a size five! As Dr. Seuss contests, perseverance wins the day! My efforts were definitely worthwhile as I have worn them loads.
Below is a picture from the wedding I wore the dress to, as it was pre-Penny and Polaroids I have no proper outfit shot..

Stiofán & I.. I clinched the dress with a patent Mango belt and wore my adored
 nude Carvela heels

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19 Responses to “In Spring Bloom..”

  1. Izzie says:

    Can’t believe it is the same dress, looks so casual on your first photos! and so dressy in the last photo! :D xx Great outfit!

  2. Tallia says:

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you accessorized it!

  3. I love that you manage to turn this occasionwear dreas into something casual and chic! I also love the belt!


  4. in love with your bag!

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

  5. Such a nice blog! You have great style! Totally love it!
    Maybe you want to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? Check my blog and let me know! I would love it!

  6. Lovely outfit!

    xx Mounia

  7. cleartheway says:

    That is a perfect dress for a wedding. I love it with the jacket above. Beautiful.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  8. I love this dress !! very nice way to wear a summer dress when it’s not that warm…

  9. Ethic says:

    Love the way you change a total look with the same dress, and both look amazing!


  10. Thank you all for the comments!Glad you all like the two outfits! ..X

  11. love your Marc by Marc Jacobs crossbody bag! I’m thinking of buying black one version…


  12. Megan Keith says:

    Love your bag! Looks amazing!! And the dress is gorgeous :) I am following you on bloglovin now. Would love if you could follow me back!

  13. Beautiful outfit! I love your dress and bag :-)

    xo The Daily Fashion Drug

  14. Stella says:

    I like your bag!
    In the wedding photo you look so nice!
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  15. The dress looks beautiful xx

    ide love if you checked my blog! xx

  16. Sarah says:

    Beautiful outfit! I can’t decide which looks best, summer or winter? Both are amazing!

    Sarah XxX

  17. Nicola says:


  18. Mancina says:

    absolutely gorgeous!! love this outfit alot! <3

  19. Really love your outfit. Jacket from Zara is gorgeous! I love Zara very much. Looking Fab xx
    You have a new follower:)

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