Polka Polka


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I recently went on a family vacation to Paros island in Greece for 10 days. I had such an amazing time there and I feel so relaxed since coming home. My next post will be a photo diary of the island so that I can share my experience with you guys. Prepare yourselves for lots of beautiful, scenic photos! I have one more week of summer holidays now and then it’s time to get back into the routine of attending lectures and getting my head down. It may sound crazy to some, but if I’m being honest I don’t really mind going back to college as my days could do with a bit of structure again rather than the lazing around I’ve become accustomed to. I wonder will I be saying the same thing in a months time???

Moving onto the outfit now… I wore this Zara polka dot blouse and Topshop skort going out for dinner one of the nights during the holiday. I love wearing blouses as they look so chic and yet they are lightweight and breezy at the same time. Did I mention the 30 degree heat we got? Us Irish are not used to this kind of heat so light and airy clothes are essential! I paired the blouse with a burgundy skort as I love this colour combination. Finally my shoes are from Zara. I have to confess though, I didn’t realise that the streets in Paros would be quite so steep and cobbly so because we were walking to dinner I didn’t actually wear the heels. But hey they look good for the pictures ! Let me know what you think of this outfit in the comments below. That’s all for now but I’ll be back soon with my next post.

Xx Elle

Blouse Zara

Skort Topshop

Shoes Zara

Sienna Miller


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Baby blue dressBeige suede shortsBlack polo neckBlue lace dressBurberry trench coatCream laceFloral dressGolden globes gownMet gala 2013Met gala navy dresspale pink dressPink fringePre oscars dinnerSparkley shoesTopshopAll green

It’s been a while now since my last style icon post. Today all of the attention is on Sienna Miller and her fabulous flair for fashion. Miss Miller is one of those people who look good regardless of what she wears. From festival fields to the red carpet, Sienna knows how to dress for the occasion. In my opinion she is definitely well up there amongst the modern day style icons. That’s all for today. Talk soon!

Xx Elle

Put a band on it


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The headband trend is one that I have been meaning to try out for quite a while now. They are such a cool accessory, whether trying out the bohemian look or finishing off your festival outfit, they are the ideal choice. Also, if you’re having a bad hair day or just feeling a tad on the lazy side, throw a headband on and you’re hair will instantly look 100 times better! With the end of summer in sight ( tear…) I think it’s about time that I give the style a go. Luckily I still have a holiday to look forward to at the beginning of September so I’m thinking that will be my perfect opportunity.

P.S. I will post a picture of my look on my instagram account so be sure to follow me on my profile @stride_with_pride to get an inside look.

Talk soon,

Xx Elle

Inspiration from the best in the business


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After spending two months in Florence learning Italian I’m feeling a bit rusty on the keyboard, so today I thought I’d share some of my recent favorite fashion blogger looks to help me get back into the swing of things. These looks are from some of the blogs that I continuously follow and from where I get lots of inspiration for my own outfit choices. That’s all for today, keeping it short and sweet. It feels so good to be back!!!

Xx Elle

Disco fever


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IMG_0188 IMG_0192 IMG_0193 IMG_0200 IMG_0206 IMG_0214Whenever I wear this skirt I am always reminded of the music video to Kylie Minogue’s song ‘Can’t get you out of my head’ and I feel like a bit of a diva, ready to throw some serious shapes on the dance floor. It is one of those pieces of clothing that you either really love or hate and of course I love it. Your friends certainly won’t loose you on the dance floor! I wore this outfit to a friend’s 21st birthday and it was the perfect choice for the occasion. I adore the high neck style of this crop top and the lace detail. Lace is one of my favourite ways to dress up an outfit as it looks so feminine and elegant. On another note I am heading to Florence tomorrow for two months and I am extremely excited! Now, time to dash and finish off some last minute packing ! For those of you who have a bank holiday to look forward to this weekend enjoy your extra day off. Talk soon

Xx Elle

Top Topshop

Skirt Topshop

Shoes Zara


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