Tips for Travellers
A few months ago, I wrote a post about how to blend in at the pub if you’re visiting Ireland. It’s one of my most popular posts! I thought it would be fun to illustrate what I might wear to the pub for this Styled in Ireland edition!
Admittedly, there is a whole range of what’s acceptable at the pub. It really depends on the time and day you’re going. If Michael and I were going to walk around to our local on a Wednesday night (very rarely, by the way!), I’d probably wear skinny jeans, flats and a sweater. But if we were heading to the pub on a Saturday night, I’d dress it up a little with heels and a skirt or dress.
My general advice for visitors is to dress in layers, and to dress up more than you might think, especially on weekend nights. Layers are best because pubs can be very warm in the winter. Our local pub has a fireplace, which I love, but after walking there in the chilly winter air, sometimes I get too hot!
Highlight // Irish Designer
The tunic I’m wearing in this post is designed by the lovely folks at the Fashion Hothouse, a studio and collaborative work space for fashion designers in Dublin. Up and coming designers can avail of pattern cutting, sample making as well as the expertise of seasoned seamstresses. The Fashion Hothouse also produces their own line of clothing like this linen tunic.
When I stopped into Project 51 last week, I got a chance to see the new Fashion Hothouse Autumn/Winter line and they are doing some amazing tweed blazers with peplum. They were so hard to walk away from!
Sponsor // Project 51
Again, I am hugely grateful to Project 51 for sponsoring this instalment of Styled in Ireland. Project 51 is a great Dublin boutique that features the work of over 30 Irish designers, with both clothing and accessories. They also have studio space used by several of their designers, and a space they use as a gallery and for occasional classes.
And special thanks this week to Mary Mac’s pub in Ballsbridge – that was my first taste of Guinness in years and it was perfectly poured!
Tunic: Fashion Hothouse / Leggings: H&M / Boots: Enzo Anglioni / Clutch: Coach / Belt: Banana Republic / Hair and makeup: Kristin Labanauskas / Photography: Julie Matkin, Half a Dream Away / Styling: Emily Westbrooks