Clóda Scanlon, 22, Irish Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, UCC Student, Rome.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Frills, slits & rips

Hey everyone, how glorious has the weather been this past week?
Ideal weather for outfit shooting. I should have been studying for my final Italian exam tomorrow but just had to get these shots hehe.

So today's shoot was a collaboration with DV8 Fashion. This was my second collaboration with this fabulous online shop which stocks so many brands for both ladies and menswear!

DV8 were kind enough to let me pick an outfit of my choice which I could shoot for the blog! 

Of course I chose a top with frills. If you follow me on Snapchat you will know that I have an obsession with all things frilly and puffy lately. It's all about the romantic era and classic styles this spring summer.
I adore this crisp white number which you can buy here. I think the asymmetric detail on the top with the bardot sleeve on one arm is just stunning! 

Isn't that one delighted head in the nice weather haha!!

I was absolutely weak for this skirt when I spotted it on the DV8 website!!
The shade of blue is the perfect summer denim, and with this wonderful weather I had no excuse not to get my legs out!
Why this skirt is so great for me though is because it's such a challenge for me to find skirts to suit my figure. It's no disguise that I am curvy around the hips and bum. It's always a tough one to find a denim skirt which is fitted on both my bum and my waist. 
It's as if this one was just made for me!! The material is so soft and stretchy - perfect for big-bottomed ladies like myself haha! Another great aspect is how the length is longer on the back allowing for extra room.
But I love how it's not only just suited to my figure, it's trendy and fashionable too. 
The slit detail and the ripped/fraying hem just make it even prettier. 
I can't wait to pair it with so many different clothes and create new styles with it!
You can purchase the skirt here.

 By the way... is anyone else WEAAAAK for my western style belt???
I've been having a bit of a statement belt frenzy lately - and for good reason!!
I can't believe I nabbed up this beauty for just €9 on none other than Boohoo!! It looks so much more expensive I reckon!
You can find the belt here.

I absolutely love these photos. They create such a mood or vibe (as my friend Lauren behind the camera said). I would have deleted this photo this time last year for being too dark.
Following and taking inspiration and tips from one of my all-time favourite bloggers & photographers Anouska Proetta Brandon, I have learned to not only appreciate but love pictures with unusual shading and lighting. It definitely captures a mood!

Today's look was shot in stunning Fitzgerald's Park in Cork City. 

And of course the final and most important part of my outfit.. I'm never fully dressed without a smile!!

I hope you enjoyed this fashion segment and photography just as much as I enjoyed styling the look for the collab and shooting the outfit!
Credits to my bestie Lauren for being the woman behind the camera today, and a big thanks to DV8 for wanting to collaborate again!

**Disclaimer: DV8 sent me the top & skirt as a gift as part of this collaboration. I chose them myself to match my own style. All views in this post are 100% my own.**

Until next time..

Clóda x



  1. Nice post! I love your outfit and I wish I was able to pull off white clothes but I am to clumsy and spill things constantly.

    1. Hey Roisín thank you so much! Oh I'm awful... If you had seen the tan that was left on it afterwards hahaha X

  2. Love the top! So pretty! Pictures are super pretty too! :)

    Love, Beth x


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