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Occasion wear is at the forefront of my mind. For years I slumped in the background wearing drab and dull things as if I wanted to hide. A lot of positive has come into my life lately. Finally at the age of thirty two I can truly, honestly say I adore my job. I absolutely love working with TV3 Xposé, and blogging and doing anything else that comes my way.

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I suppose age is also a reason. When I was in my twenties I had this feeling of time being endless and that I could deal with and make things happen later. Since turning thirty, and then thirty one and now thirty two I feel I need to make the most of now. A lot of those kind of cliche expressions make more sense, carpe diem, enjoy the moment...

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So here I am, happier than I though I ever could be, at a time that perhaps five years ago I would have viewed as the beginning of the end.

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It's not, it's the beginning of the beginning of everything!

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With that in mind why not dress up in something that try as you might, you can't hide walking down the street in. Walking to Aaron Hurley's Dublin studio dressed in this pink skirt to shoot these pictures at five PM amid a bustle of busy commuters I felt glam, over glam by far. Before I would have felt deeply self-conscious about standing out. I kept myself calm and by the time I reached his door the world hadn't ended. People went just about their business and I survived!

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If I could say anything to my anxious mid-twenties self it would be that I wish I hadn't been so self-conscious, I wish I had worn more bright colours, I wish I hadn't been so conscious of what everyone else might think and I wish I had dressed up far more than I did, occasion or no occasion.

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My style is more about dressing as if there was an occasion now, magically the occasions will appear.

Skirt, Top and bag -Coast Stores. Shoes - Aldo.

Images - Aaron Hurley. 

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