It feels like forever since I have written a blog post! It has been so hectic with our recent move to the Middle East, but I’m delighted to say that I finally feel ready and motivated to get back to business. As some of you are already aware I am going home to Ireland next week for a fortnight of work with clients which I’m pretty excited about. Honestly, I feel so far removed from winter coats and chunky knits at the moment - it makes a nice change! We are currently living in a small, historic fishing town on the Mediterranean coast, where shopping unfortunately is not an option. Although, it is a small price to pay for living in such a beautiful and unique place for 6 weeks. I had to spend a lot of time doing my homework online, researching all the latest trends and what’s in the stores at the moment. When I return to the Middle East at the start of November we are moving to the city of Beirut, so this will no longer be an issue! The style is absolutely amazing in Beirut I am honestly so excited tat the prospect of living there for a year. The fashion, food and culture is pretty cool - it’s easy understand why it’s known as the Paris of the Middle East.
When it comes to my list of wardrobe essentials, a good blazer is right up at the top. I am delighted to see that check blazers are as popular as ever this season. I lived in a Maje blazer last year and I cannot wait to wear it again next week when I go home. The 30 wears challenge was never in doubt when I purchase this piece. I layered mine with cami’s, tees, knits and hoodies (not all at once of course!!!) I also paired it with jeans, dressy trousers and shift dresses. The double breasted blazer is very popular at the moment, personally I love it but I don’t think it’s a shape that works for everyone as it can add volume.
Do let me know if you purchase any of the pieces below and if you would like any styling suggestions I would be happy to give advice. I look forward to seeing some of you when I am home.
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