Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Dunnes Stores

Whenever I visit Ireland I always make sure that an obligatory visit to Dunnes Stores is made because we don't have this shop on the mainland. I like to think that Dunnes is a cross between Marks and Spencer and Primark because all the clothes are somewhat cheap but of good(ish) quality and sensible with a splash of contemporary fashion when it comes to style. It's a great place to pick up decent essentials like leggings, tshirts, shoes, pretty dresses and nightwear. When we visited last week the sales were coming to an end so he stock was pretty dire but I did manage to grab a couple of bargains.

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This dress is so pretty and covered in bows can you believe it (you probably can)! The sleeves are sheer and it has my favourite accessory, a Peter Pan collar. It came with a red skinny belt too which adds a nice pop of colour. I can't wait to wear this with frilly socks and clogs this summer.

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This is a simple jersey dress with a rara skirt. It's extremely easy to wear and also looks great when worn with skirts. The material is extremely comfortable and the floral pattern is perfect for the warmer months. Right now I'm wearing it with opaque tights and brogues but once the warmer weather hits, it'll be big sunglasses and gold sandals all the way.

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This skirt is probably my favourite item and was in the sale for only £2, what a bargain! I tried a similar skirt in Topshop about a year ago but didn't buy it so I was thrilled to find this. It's high waisted and the green tartan print is right up my street. I've worn it with the floral dress but I can't wait to style it with my camel tee, a grey vest or a crisp white shirt. It really is so easy to wear and I just adore those gold buttons.

I don't normally like to take pictures of clothes hanging up but I didn't really have much choice so please excuse the photos. Next time it'll be me actually wearing them =)

I also bought a pair of black leggings (you can never have too many) and am planning a little DIY job with them which I'll share with you at a later date. I'm quite looking forward to this because I don't really do any DIY but I've been looking for a particular item of clothing that I can't find any where so I'm just going to make it myself.

Did anyone watch the new Gok Wan show last night? I kinda love to hate what he styles, I think all the DIY is fantastic but in reality I don't think that many people can do or be bothered to go to such great lengths. I do love the show for Brix though, I think she is so funny and always styles up lush outfit and of course her pugs are the most adorable thing ever!!

Dentist yesterday wasn't to horrid x

29 comments:

  1. I love that bow print dress, super cute.
    I'm looking forward to my next trip to Ireland, I'll be checking out Dunnes.
    x

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  2. Hey Hannah, you got some lovely items from Dunnes :) The dress with the bows is adorable! I saw Gok's show too, its a must see altho not always for the right reasons! It annoys me when he says "a whole high street outfit for only £200", what? one outfit? thats not budget!! I don't think I could get away with taking my dog shopping like Brix tho! Sophie x

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  3. I love Dunnes :) + there is some in England! There's one in my town ;D

    The tartan skirt is lovely, looking forward to seeing how you style it!
    xoxo

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  4. Hi!
    I just found your blog via WKW and i love it! Your hair is probably the bit i like most. very cute. my hair won't go a nice blonde. either white or grey =S
    x

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  5. This first dress is an absolute glam find! And it has bows on it!! :) haha! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?! :P
    I only once shopped in Dunnes and it was for PJ bottoms so in my head it is associated with that, but I better go and check it out!
    You've got to document your DIY and then post it, you hear? :)

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  6. The bow print dress is so cute!
    x

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  7. awesome buys, especially the first dress! i love the pattern and the long sleeves are perfect for this weather :)
    -Rosie x

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  8. Love the first dress! Great buys :)

    Stacey xx

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  9. i love the bow print dress!! so sweet! :) x

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  10. Haha Hannah! You posted the wrong link! :P You wanted to sign your comment but instead you shared what shoes you like in River Island! :)

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  11. Aw, hahaha thank you so much! Haha! Love this dress!! x

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  12. I think the first dress is my favourite, its gorgeous.
    Sophie
    x

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  13. So, um, yeah, can I just make you my personal shopper?

    I'll pay you in cake! :)

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  14. loving these bargains! especially the second dress!


    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  15. That first dress is bloody amazing - jealous!

    Can't believe that tartan skirt was only £2 - wishing I had a Dunnes to visit now!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  16. That bow print dress is adorable! I got a bow print dress from New Look last summer that I wore to death, I'm going to have to get another this year! :)

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  17. Cute bow pattern dress. Thank you for the lovely comment, it means alot.

    Free feel to follow me
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  18. I love the bow print dress, its beautiful! I NEED it!! xx

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  19. it's in a little(ish) town in Greater Manchester, don't know whether you know Manch well at all?
    xoxo

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  20. That bow dress with the floral print is to die for!

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  21. Looooove it:)

    LOVE
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  22. I've seen a few people don on Dunnes Clothing and so far either Dunnes stores have hidden treasures or really good collections. I'm liking all three pieces very much!

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  23. Omg the dress with the bows!<3<3<3 I'm in love<3 It's so pretty and perfect for you, bow wise :]
    I like the other ones too and only £2 for a skirt! wow!
    Can't wait to see them on you dear, i'm sure you're gonna rock them with your style!

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  24. loving bow Dream Nation, its totaly making me want to head to the nearest fabric shop, and pick up some pocka dot fabric to make some bows and add to a few dull dress's hanging in my wardrobe.

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  25. Thankyou so much for the comment! I especially like the first dress :)

    http://fashionbabesfashiondaydream.blogspot.com

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  26. Love the dress with the Peter Pan collar. We have Dunnes in Glasgow but I've not been in for ages - must take a look next time I'm in town. xx

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  27. AHH! In love with the dresses!

    XOXO
    http://itscocovintage.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love the dress it is extremely cute! Thanks for checking out my blog(:

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