Last week, I went to an event in The Meyrick Hotel on Eyre Square in Galway.
Having lived in Galway for a few years, I can't believe I never went there before. Such a beautiful hotel, located right in the middle of the city centre with the most beautiful decor.. Not to mention the food - Yum!
I found this dress in a gorgeous boutique in Athlone called 'Olivia Danielle'. I fell in love with the colours and the cupcake pattern (who ever would have thought!)
I then discovered it's by one of my favourite Irish designers; Heidi Higgins.
Olivia Danielle stock all of Heidi's beautiful collection. Her dresses are made from luxurious fabrics which fall effortlessly on your body - very comfortable and very flattering.
This dress in particular is so versatile - Colour wise, you could wear it in Winter or Summer. Occasion wise, it's perfect for a wedding, a day at the races, a Christening or a Christmas party (The list goes on!)
I knew I wanted to stay with a monochromatic hat because the dress has quite a busy pattern. I originally planned to wear pink with it but when I held the turquoise hat up to it, I thought it really complimented the colours on the front of the dress.
For my hair, I kept it quite simplistic. My sister Sandra always does it for me (I'm afraid I wasn't blessed with that gene - I'm terrible at doing it!)
Grainne in 'Enhance' beauticians (Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim) did my make up. She's a fantastic make-up artist, a true perfectionist - She's even worked with Victoria Beckham! - I'm completely obsessed with VB so needless to say, Grainne got asked a million and one questions.. I'm sure working my lip liner that morning wasn't the easiest job in the world! ;)
If you have any questions about today's post, you're more than welcome to comment here or on my facebook, instagram or twitter.
I have had a lot of requests for casual clothes posts (I can't think of a better excuse to get some new day wear, hehe!) so keep an eye out for those posts coming soon!
Enjoy what's left of the weekend!
Hat: Jennifer Wrynne available to buy here.
Dress: Heidi Higgins available to buy in Olivia Danielle, Athlone (Tel: 0906472707)
Hair: Sandra Wrynne
Make-up: Grainne in 'Enhance' beauticians (Tel: 0719623254)
More pictures from the beautiful Meyrick hotel on Eyre Square, Galway:
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