As some of you may know I'm a major fan of charity shop thrifting so I was super excited when I heard that Focus Ireland was opening a Beloved boutique in Douglas. Beloved is a charity shop but choc full of premium brands and the best thrift you can find focusing mainly on ladieswear with a little bit of homeware and kids clothes thrown in there for good measure. We're so lucky to have a Beloved here in Cork as there is only one other Beloved @ Focus Ireland store and that's in Malahide in Dublin.
I was asked by the good folks at Focus Ireland if I would be interested in getting involved in their grand opening which involved styling the Press Call and styling a mini fashion show with their ambassador in Cork, Miss Cork Gillian Forde and with the team at Pulse Models using only clothes available in-store. This sounded like a challenge so of course I jumped at the opportunity. I have to say a major thanks to blogger Marie Barry Murphy from The Beaut Mum who helped me backstage on the night, to Brenda Dennehy from 96FM who was an amazing host and to all the crew at Pulse and Focus Ireland who organised a great event. Here's a couple of photos from the event all taken by Michael O'Sullivan and it think the outfits totally go to show that you don't have to spend a fortune to look good.
So pop in for a spot of guilt free retail therapy and why not drop in a few bits and pieces yourself to make some room in your wardrobe!