Irish Morning Routine

A New Video From Ireland

Way before the virus broke out I filmed this slow morning routine video when I was home in Ireland. The video is all about self care, skincare, makeup and taking time out to reflect.

Going back to Ireland always gives me a lot to think about, especially when it comes to my place in the world. I grew up on a little island out in the Atlantic and how I’m living in a city as densely populated and as cosmopolitan as Paris.

Anyway before I start to get too philosophic, I really hope you guys enjoy the video!

That’s all from me for now and I’ll see you very soon!

~Mandy xx

Brown Tonalities For Autumn

A Cosy and Classy Outfit of the Day

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My Outfit: Coat: River Island/Top Etam (similar)/Skirt: Depop

Autumn is finally here which means that it’s time to bring out the shades in your wardrobe that match with the harmony of the falling leaves on the trees. Autumn has always been my favourite season for two reasons; the first being that the colours are just so warm, so ethereal and the world is practically dyed a different shade of beautiful by the faint sun that shines through the trees as well as the multi-coloured leaves that fall from them. The second reason is because it’s just so delightfully cozy and that’s exactly why I’m coming to you for today’s post from the comfort of a Parisian cafe corner.

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What I Wore this Week in Paris

Basically the Same Pair of Jeans 3 Different Ways

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When I was shooting the outfits for this blogpost I unintentionally managed to wear the exact same pair of jeans in all three of my outfits…but can you really blame me? Light wash jeans are just so versatile for summer so for today’s post I’m going to show you three different looks I’ve been loving for this late summer weather.

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Home For The Holidays (Wearing Hades Wool)

A Touch of Cashmere + How It Feels To Be Home

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Here I am, back in my seaside town in Ireland for the holidays. I’ve taken a long pause from social media over the month of December and especially over the Christmas break where my time was largely spent catching up with friends and family. It’s crazy how quickly time has flown by. It really feels like just yesterday I was still in Paris, shooting outfits and filming my vlog about going home. Since making that video and landing home, it really feels like the time I spent in Ireland, opening presents with my family under the tree and sitting all around the kitchen table, eating countless turkey and ham dinners  and drinking bubbly  has gone by in the blink of an eye.

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Parisian Street Style A La-Butte-Aux-Cailles

A Hidden Part of Paris

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What is it exactly that comes to mind when you think of Paris? Before living here I used to dream about all of the clichés; champagne on the Champs-Elysées, riding a bike to the boulangerie and hanging out at Ladurée, sipping hot chocolate over a plate of macarons. But what a lot of people don’t know about Paris is that underneath the luxurious façade of the city there’s a thriving subculture of street style and grungy street art.

The 13th Arrondissement is one of my favourite places to experience this. Especially around the area of the Butte-aux-Cailles, one of the most hipster-friendly areas of the city and an unchartered territory for tourists.

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A Retreat to the South of France

A Few Days A La Campagne

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Earlier this week a friend of mine invited me to spend a few days in the countryside in the South of France. If you guys follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably seen a lot of the snaps I shared of my trip on my stories. After going through the photos since my return to Paris, I realise I had a lot more to share than I originally thought so today’s blogpost is all about sharing some vibes from the French countryside.

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The Nu Wardrobe

And The Importance of Clothes Sharing in the Fight Against Fast Fashion

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Last week I wrote a post on The Five R’s of Sustainability where I addressed five simple steps towards a more eco-friendly closet. One detail in this blogpost I wanted to elaborate more on today is the importance of clothes sharing and just how fun it can be.

A little while ago, Aisling from The Nu Wardrobe reached out to me to talk about the devastating impacts of fast fashion on the environment and the creative way she and The Nu Wardrobe team are striving for a more ethical solution to our fast fashion addiction.

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