🌴Holiday look book🌴 ~ Kusadasi Turkey

  
A huge hello to all you beauties💋

Apologies for the delay on this post. Unfortunately due to a little set back I was unable to blog, but I’m happy to say I’m back!!!

If you are following my Instagram (Jennifer_carolan21) you will have seen that recently I visited the beautiful Kusadasi which is a very popular holiday destination in Turkey. I asked the question wheather you would all like to see another holiday look book and the answer was yes!!! 

I do apologise in advance for the lack of effort in this look book as some days I was not up to dressing up for the simple reason that I was actually in Turkey having my teeth done which I also surprised a lot of you with on my Instagram! (Full dental blog post will be live soon) 

✈️Airport ready✈️

 Jeans – Penneys/Primark

Espadrilles – River Island 

Shirt – Zara (sale)

Bag – DKNY 

Passport case – Cath Kidston 

🍸Evening look🍸

 
Dress – Penneys/Primark 

Embellished wedges – Penneys/Primark 

Bag – DKNY 

Neckpiece – Zara (sale)

☀️Day look☀️

 This was one of the days we went to the market! My face is pretty swelled as I had a lot of work done the day previous! 

Play suit – Penneys/Primark (last year)

Sandles – Forever21

Tassel bag – Penneys/Primark 

🎀Evening look🎀

 I love love love this top! It’s from Penneys of course and is just fab! It has two long slits up the side which adds that little extra detail.

Top – Penneys/Primark 

Denim shorts – New look

Sandles – Forever21

Black tassel bag – Penneys/Primark 

Long gold and blue chain – Penneys/Primark 

☀️Day look☀️

  

I have to say, this little dress was the best thing I ever bought! I literally wore it everyday to the pool and around the resort. It was so handy just to throw on during the day and be comfy at the same time.

Dress – Penneys/Primark 

Flip flops – Penneys/Primark 

Bikini bag – Penneys/Primark 

Bikini – H&M 

🍸Evening look🍸

 
Oh I remember this day like it was yesterday! I had so much work done in the dentist that day to the point I shed a tear out of pure self sorrow! So dressing up was not on my agenda! 

Shorts – New look

Sandles – Forever21

Black crop top – Penneys/Primark

Chain – Penneys/Primark 

White long kimono – Minx Carlow

Black tassel bag – Penneys/Primark 

🌴Day look🌴

 
I actually found this buried in a suitcase with the tags still on it! It’s from Penneys/Primark, but from when is a good question! I thought the colours and pattern were fab so I decided to throw it in for a change during the day! 

🌸Evening look🌸

  

Cullottes – Penneys/Primark 

Shoes – Penneys/Primark 

Top – Market in Turkey (€10)

Chain – Penneys/Primark 

Pink fluffy bag – River Island

🍸Evening look🍸

 I have to say, this was one of my favourite looks! So many people have asked about the trousers and I’m afraid I’m going to disappoint! 

Top – Penneys/Primark 

Trousers – Market in Turkey (€5)

Neckpiece – Zara (sale)

Wedges – Penneys/Primark 

Bag – DKNY  

🌴Evening look🌴

 
This was our last night in beautiful Kusadasi! 

Dress – Penneys/Primark

Shoes – Penneys/Primark 

Neckpiece- Penneys/Primark 

Bag – DKNY  

So guys and gals they are my looks from Kusadasi! I know they weren’t very thought out, I kind of dressed to how I was feeling! 

I am in the process of writing a complete in dept post about my dental treatment at Tour Medical in Turkey, and I will let you know when it has gone live, so keep an eye out over on my Instagram and Facebook pages!

I have also had a few people ask about the hotel which we stayed in. It was called the Palmin Sunset Plaza and was just fabulous! Talking to a few people over there, it was by far one of the nicer hotels. The rooms, hotel, facilities, staff, food and entertainment team were superb and we didn’t have one thing to complain about!

  
Stay fab all, 

The Style Shaper x

The Style Shapers holiday picks ~ Penny’s/Primark, H&M, Zara and River Island

  
Hello all, I hope your enjoying this beautiful weather at the minute, let’s hope it lasts! 

So as some of you know I am away to Turkey in just under two weeks and I have decided that I am going to do another holiday look book as I really enjoyed writing up the last one but also because it had a fantastic reaction on my blog! 

This week I visited The Whitewater shopping centre in Newbridge, along with Penny’s/Primark in Waterford City centre. I picked up some great little staple pieces from Penny’s/Primark, H&M, Zara and River Island which I am going to share with you as I am just in love with all the pieces (especially the picks from Penny’s/Primark) Also I just want to say a huge WOW at the Penny’s/Primark store in Waterford! It is amazing, and has the most perfect shoe section ever!!

 
First up are these silver beauties which I posted on my Instagram page (Jennifer_carolan21) and also to TheStyleShaper Facebook page (head over and give it the thumbs up). I found these in the Penny’s/Primark store in Waterford and just fell in love with them and also with the price, they were just €5!! Like come on you couldn’t go wrong! They are perfect for summer, but what I loved most is the fact they look stylish and will go with almost everything. 

One thing I did find with them was the sizes are a little off as I am usually a size 4, but had to go for the size 5 as my toes were peeping over the tops a bit so if you are purchasing them just try them on before hand to avoid disappointment and also effort of going back to change them!!!😅

  

Next up is this beautiful skirt. I think that what I was most drawn to was the colours in this, and also how well it would look with a tan on holiday! The print is fab, almost an Aztec style which carries the cutest little gold zip at the back and which will be perfect themed with a simple white tank or crop top. This was just €10 girls, just perfect!

 
So, I seen a very small black tassel bag in Zara for around €26 on my travels around Whitewater, but thought it was a bit pricey for such a small bag! Never fear however because of course Penny’s/Primark have one near enough like it for a fraction of the price! This was just €8! 

This bag also comes in a tan colour and would work perfect for the festival season too!

 
While visiting Penny’s in Waterford during the week, just as you walk in were these off-the-shoulder tops. I thought the colour and lace design would be perfect for holidays! This one in particular was €11.

Off-the-shoulder tops are appearing quite a lot on the high street this season and are becoming quite a frequent go-to look for the festival season, but also are working great while channeling those 70’s vibes.

   

For my holiday in Turkey, I wanted to find a piece that I could just throw on while going to the pool or beach instead of trying to pull on shorts! I found this beach dress in Penny’s/Primark in Newbridge from the Ocean Club range for just €9. 

It is an off white colour and has an adorable little tie for around your waist which adds a nautical feel. I went a size up in this for length and comfort. 

  
  
Oh my fave! There were so many bits and pieces that I wanted in Zara, they have fab dresses, culottes and tops in at the minute, not to mention their shoes and accessories! 

What I wanted to get in Zara on this visit were some casual tank tops to throw on during the day. I love the design and material in the Zara tanks. I picked up some plain coloured ones in peach, white, powder blue and this stripped one which were just €4.95 each.

  
  

I am loving H&M at the minute! Sometimes I feel that it can be really hit and miss, but they have upped their game big time this season! 

I popped into the Whitewater store and managed to pick up this fab bikini, along with a blue and white stripe shirt identical to the floral print one I picked up in Portugal. These shirts are so light in weight due to the cotton fabric that they would also work perfect over your bikini heading to the beach!

The top – €14.95

The  bottoms – €4.95

The shirt – €19.99

  
   

 

  

Espadrilles have made a huge comeback this year again. First brought to life by Chanel, the high street have gone crazy ever since. This year we seen the peeptoe sling back espadrille becoming a popular choice which are fab as they are coming in in beautiful pastel colours and prints. 

I found this pair in the River Island in Whitewater and fell in love with how sparkly they were! I am planning on wearing these to the airport as they are so easy to wear and perfect for the long flight.

These were €25 and I have to say, are the comfiest shoes ever! Well worth the buy!  

  
So there the few bits I’ve picked up so far, I’m not showing too much as I want to keep the pieces to show you in my next holiday look book. 

Stay fab all!

The Style Shaper x 

🌴Holiday look book🌴 ~ The Algarve

  
 Hello everyone! 

I can’t believe it’s June already! I hope your all having a fantastic summer so far, my fingers and toes are crossed in hope that the Irish sunny weather is on route! 

Recently I went on a beautiful family holiday to The Algarve. To say it was amazing would be a complete understatement. This year was our 10th year to visit Praia Da Rocha in Portugal as it has been a family favourite ever since our first visit when I was just 12! 

As promised I am going to share with you all of the outfits I wore each day, as I know a lot of you have been asking questions about a few of the pieces on my Instagram (jennifer_carolan21). 

  
So, here is my holiday look book from The Algarve Portugal.🌴

✈️Airport ready✈️

 
Portugal is not a long flight compared to others. The flight is about 2 hours and 40 minutes, but then you have to take into consideration all the other traveling which means the comfiest clothes possible! I decided on ripped black jeans, a tee, sleeveless blazer and flats.

Jeans – River Island €50

Sleeveless blazer – Boohoo.com €24

Tee – River Island €25

Flat sandals – Forever21 €25

Gold effect chains – Penny’s/Primark €4


☀️Beach day☀️

 
This was our first day on the beautiful beach. I have been quite a few places and this is by far the nicest beach to date, and because they also have these amazing custard filled fresh donuts which are to die for! 

Sunglasses – Store in Praia Da Rocha €12.50

White tassel top – H&M (last year)

Denim shorts – New look (last year)

Bikini – Debenhams Floozi collection (last year) 


Evening look

  

As it was a little bit breezy, I decided on this look as it was super comfy! 

Jeans – River Island €50

White top – Penny’s/Primark €8

Sleeveless blazer – Boohoo.com €24

Shoes – Penny’s/Primark €18 (so comfy)

Translucent clutch – Penny’s/Primark €3 (reduced)


Evening look

   

Can anyone guess my fave colour?! I loved this outfit and it was super easy to wear! 

Sunglasses – Store in Praia Da Rocha €12.50

White cami top – Tesco €13

Blur floral neckpiece – Handmade in Tenerife last year

Floral print trousers – Penny’s/Primark €10

White shoes – Penny’s/Primark (years old!!)

Powder blue woven clutch – H&M €9.99


👛Shopping day👛

 
One of the extremely hot days we decided to visit the ‘Aqua’ shopping centre in Portimao. This dress was so handy just to throw on with my new flat lace ups from Parfois. The shopping centre is fantastic, it’s all outdoors and carries the best shops! I got a good few bits that day, including some stuff from Sephora (my fave face powder), jeans from Bershka, a dress and top from an amazing shop called lefties which is like a better and cheaper version of H&M but the quality is fantastic. I also picked up a stunning floral shirt in H&M and some gorgeous pieces of statement jewellery in another stand alone store dedicated entirely to jewellery – yes I was in heaven! 

Dress – River Island (under €50)

Lace up flats – Parfois (Dublin airport) €19.99

Bag – River Island 

Sunglasses – Store in Praia Da Rocha €12.99


Evening look

 These dresses are everywhere at the minute. I hadn’t planned on wearing this dress over in Portugal, it’s the one which I bought while shopping in a store which is called ‘lefties’ over there. It was so comfy and easy to wear. It also has two slits up the side which gave it a nice touch.

Dress – Lefties €9.99

Shoes – Penny’s/Primark (years old)

Gold chain – (Borrowed from a friend)

Translucent clutch – Penny’s/Primark €3 (reduced)


🌴Beach day🌴

 
A cappuccino with a view! 

If only you could taste this cappuccino! We had one every morning to start the day, (and also in the evening🙈) they were just amazing! 

Sun hat – Penny’s/Primark €5

Bikini – Debenhams (Last year) These bikinis were a little expensive as they carry amazing support. 

Lace tasseled kimono – Penny’s/Primark (last year) 


Evening look

  

This was the Friday night, we went for a beautiful Chinese while looking out on this view. 

White jeans – Penny’s/Primark €8

White crochet top – Penny’s/Primark €13

Black sandals – Penny’s/Primark €18

Black beaded neckpiece – Vila €13.50

Black bag – River Island 



Evening look
    
This was our last night. We all went for a beautiful dinner and finished off by picking up the last few bits and bobs as we had to be up very early to catch our flight home. 

Top – Vero Moda €8 (on sale)

White palazzo pants – Boohoo.com €28

Black bag – River Island 

Black sandals – Penny’s/Primark €18

Gold earrings – (Had them before) 

So they are all the pieces I wore during my stay in the beautiful Algarve. If you’re looking for a place to visit to relax and have a cheeky cocktail I would highly recommend Portugal. It is honestly breathtaking. 

  
As some of you know I am away in two weeks to Turkey which isn’t going to be much of a holiday for me (I can’t wait to share with you why) but my question is would you like me to do another look book for that holiday? 

Let me know! 

Stay fab as always,

The Style Shaper x