Wednesday, 26 March 2014

dress for wedding guests

I'm loving the new range of Lila Calypso dresses on perfect for a summer wedding or for a rehersal dinner or the day after the wedding..especially love the white and blue dress for the day after the wedding.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Spring is on it's way - fashion post

Well, have finally cleared away the very last of the Xmas stuff, although bits and pieces keep on croping up here and there..Xmas cards and bits of puzzles under the sofa, tree ornaments hidden under my daughter's pillow ect..

Moving on swiftly..I am SOOO impressed with the Sandwich range of spring/summer clothing for 2014, I adore the subtle but bright colours and the quirkyness of the range and that pieces are wearable and can be worn for everyday life. I will definitely be investing.

You can read more about the range at o'leary & daughters blogspot

and buy and see more of the range at

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Fashion photo shoot Vintage insipred styles

I've been planning a photoshoot for O'Leary & Daughters for quite a while, as a gentle introduction to our launch party, but have held off, just waiting for some of our lovely Autumn Fashions to arrive and to find the right team for the shoot. In the end it was easy, so many talented people around my home town of Bandon...and we all had great fun on the day, although it was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time.

Hope you enjoy the first sets of photos which feature some of our  vintage inspired clothing lines.

Buy this dress at

Photography: Phillip Cullinane Photography
Model: Hope Hickey
Make up: Time for You
Hair: Jan and Di's
Dress and Shoes O'Leary & Daughters and online at €64.95

Buy the skirt at
Buy the top at

Model: Hope Hickey
Make up: Time For You
Hair: Jan and Di's
Clothes and shoe: O'Leary & Daughters
Top: Online at €52.95
Skirt: Online at €52.95
Jacket and shoes instore only
Location: Bandon Town

Buy the dress online at €110.00
Model: Hope Hickey
Make up: Time For You
Hair: Jan and Di's
Dress and Shoes: O'Leary & Daughters

This is just a stay tuned, 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

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vintage style

as much as I do, or if you're planning a

vintage style

wedding, then you've probably already visited  No. 9 on our free wedding printables page, a set of free downloadable vintage style wedding labels designed by for wordlabel.

But just in case you missed No 9 on the list here's a sample...

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

sunshiney day

sunshiney day

Ted Baker rose print dress
$305 -

Orla Kiely flower shirt
$305 -

Miu miu heels

Kate spade bag

Retro vintage dresses

I'm looking for a pretty cotton summer dress to wear with shades and wedges. I'm loving the retro vintage look...and if it's polka dot, floral or has a bird print then I'm hooked.

Day after Day Dress in Hearts from ModCloth

Prettiest Gal in the Bloom Dress from ModCloth

Day After Day Dress in Bouquets from ModCloth

Origami and You Dress from ModCloth

Wedding Inspiration from Etsy Ireland

Lovely linen and lace Mr&Mrs wedding banner from aroominthecottage

Well, I took a little visit to Etsy Ireland today and I am now hooked.!!!

What a lot of talented crafters we have here in Ireland and so many of them gathered under the roof of Etsy Ireland. A great place to shop for Irish made products.

If you're looking for wedding inspiration and would like to source handmade and unusual products, at very reasonable prices, then is well worth a visit...warning, you may get lost there for hours.

Here are a few of today's favourite Etsy Ireland shops and products.

Pics 1 and 2 If you're looking for a bridal wrap for your autumn or winter wedding why not consider a romantic ruffled tulle wrap with handmade gold corsage available fom bonzie's shop over on etsy ireland.

Pics 3 and 4 Don't get me wrong! I love floral bouquets at a wedding. But... I love this crafters take on the heirloom brooch bouquet. These unique bespoke jewel and faux flower bridal bouquets from bouquetboutiqueire offer a gorgeous alternative to the traditional floral bouquet.

Pic 5 JulesJewellery stock a huge array of bridal  jewellery and hair accessories..but I just love the simplicity of this bridal sash with a single rhinestone rose covered in tiny crystals a matching hair accesory is also available. The hair comb in Pic 6 is a really lovely ivory pearl and crystal comb.

 Pic 7 and 8 Irish bridal Jewels based in Cork, stock an array of pearl and crystal bridal hair pins in a staggering choice of colours, at very reasonable prices.

All of the above pieces can be shipped internationally.