Monday, 31 December 2012

Thank you!

When I first set up my Instagram account and blog earlier this year it was only for fun and I really didn't know how popular it was going to become! It was something I started when I became ill and was recuperating after surgery. I had no idea how many like minded people there are out there in the world and to be honest I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going with it. I really am thankful for all the support from my followers and fellow bloggers. Some of you have become great inspiration to me.

A special thanks to Happy Wrist and Solmade who I've been working with over the last year with their beautiful jewellery lines. They're pieces are amazing and I totally love every moment of working with them.

Below are some pics of my favourite outfits of 2012, a beautiful skull bracelet/belt from Solmade and a divine link bracelet from Happy Wrist. Both have Etsy stores!

I really hope you all have a fantastic new year and that 2013 will be a happy, healthy and prosperous year for all of us!

Loads of love,
Sabby X

Sunday, 30 December 2012


Love love love my new dress from Topshop! I wore it on a night out with my girlies to see one of my favourite bands Le Galaxie perform in The Pavillion in Cork. I think this is my favourite dress of all time. That is of course until I buy my next one!

Dress - Topshop
Shoes - Dune

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Specky four eyes!

After continuous headaches, permanent frowning that even Botox was becoming immune to and the little situation where I got into an argument with the hubby on whether we needed new TV or not as I felt the screen was all blurry and of course my refusal to even consider it was my eyes were the problem, led me to make an appointment with an optician. I was still in complete denial when I walked through the doors of Optical Express in Mahon Point Cork who I highly recommend. And so I find myself seated and resting my chin on a machine where I was asked to read letters in the distance. This is where my denial started diminishing and I realised that indeed I do have an eyesight problem and I have only one thought on my mind. It's not about the thought of having to wear glasses, the fact it may get worse or even it that I'm really starting to show my true age and admit to myself that I'm now really in my thirties (shhhhhhhh!). No it was none of these. It was the thought of having to go home and apologise to my husband over the little disagreement over the fuzzy TV!!! I hate admitting defeat!

There are three plus sides to this little fiasco. Number one, I am now seeing the world as it really should be which is absolutely amazing. I guess only someone who had been in this same situation would only know. Everything is more defined and I am no longer looking through a haze. Number two, I now look a whole lot smarter. It may only be in my mind but I swear that guy in the electrical store took me way more serious when I was enquiring about toasters the other day. I'm putting it down to the specs! And finally and the the most important plus side to all of this is that I get to go shopping! I'm one of these freaky people that all hats and glasses suit me so I was in spectacle heaven when I was choosing my new eyewear. It was between the retro Ray Ban or cat eyed Dolce Gabanna. I went with the Ray Ban as its my first pair and I don't want to scare people with my eccentric taste but I give it a month and ill be back for the other pair!

Drowning in sequins!

My friend Lisa Roberts seriously came to my rescue this Christmas. This seriously glam diva is the owner of the most amazing boutique Verso in Douglas that stocks divine brands such as French Connection, Lipsy, Guess, Vero Moda and Hybrid to name a few. Lisa along with Vivienne also owns The Dress Bar in Cork city that stocks the most amazing dresses and accessories for all occasions for hire. Amazing idea if you want to look amazing for that big occasion! And even better still they do all the dry cleaning...sweet!

I was so mentally crazy with work this year that there was no way I could manage to get out of the salon to get some fabulous outfits for my Christmas nights out. Along came my fashionable miracle diva with a bag full of Verso goodies to keep me looking glam for Christmas! Lisa is definitely a girl that I could trust to pick out a whole outfit for me. She has the most amazing eye for style and fashion.

I haven't had a chance to wear all her pieces yet so you will be seeing further outfit posts in the very near future. This sequin skirts is one of my absolute favourites and was a huge hit on Instagram when I posted it earlier. It's almost like balayage they way the colours blend into each other and is an amazing statement piece. It can be totally dressed up or down too. I'm a huge fan of sequins at night but team it with a denim shirt over a plain black t-shirt for a cool casual look. I've worn it with a white Zara shirt, black opaque tights and killer heels from River Island.

Check Verso Douglas out on Facebook and Twitter. Also The Dress Bar Cork on Facebook and Twitter.

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone! I know I've been MIA for the last few months and I totally apologise for that. I promise I won't do it again, hehe! First of all I want to wish all my family, friends and followers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. I hope your Christmas was as fantastic as mine!

I got lovely presents from my family for Christmas. My husband bought me the most beautiful love ring from Fiona Turley's Craft Gallery in Kilworth. My brother and his fiancé gave me the most beautiful Orla Kiely kitchenware from the same craft gallery. You should all check her out online. My only problem now is trying to stay away from the place or else I will be broke! AAron was so delighted with what Santa Claus has brought him. Just seeing his face light up on Christmas morning made me want to cry with happiness. And anyone that knows me knows I never cry! I have taken a few days off from the salon around Christmas to spend time with my friends and family as they always give out that I don't rest enough but it's going way too fast.

From October onwards is a crazy time for me in the salon. It was super crazy this year, for which I'm so grateful. We were very busy in the salon with weddings and party hair. And of course balayage was huge this year too. I was barely able to keep up with Instagram so the poor blog got put to the side. It is my New Years resolution to keep up with the blog and hopefully some very exciting things may also be in the pipeline! So watch this space!

Some photos of the highlights of my Christmas!