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Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Gráinne Ahern


Five things you need to own NOW

We’re heading back to 60s for this week’s look on Gimme 5. Large bell sleeves and ruffles are having a ‘thing’ at the moment and fierce as they are, they are oh so annoying at the dinner table if you’re sloppy eater like me, but that’s the price we pay for fabulousness. Marks and Spencer have pulled it out of the bag this season with lovely pieces harking back to the Summer of Love so this is where we’ll start, peace out people.

the dress

Sick of everyone mentioning the catch all phrase Millenial Pink constantly? Well tough luck – you are going to be hearing a lot more about the hue as its officially the colour of the season, the year, even the decade. M&S have nailed it with their hero piece for the summer which comes in the ubiquitous shade. Extra points awarded for the voluminous sleeves and high neckline. Its adorable and not a million miles away from a certain Valentino number that costs 20 times the price.

the shades

A standout dress like this needs standout shades. Go big or go home! These sunnies from Penneys take up half your face, so no petit lenses needed here.  Plus they’re only 4 euro so you won’t be heartbroken if you lose them.

penneys_705322 €4

shades, €4,

the shoes

As every Riviera resident knows, hoofing around your yacht in 6 inch stilettos is a no no. Try getting on board with these backless loafers instead. They are infinitely more glamourous and you won’t risk faltering and falling overboard. Ahoy darlink.

dune_771457 €95

shoes, €76,

the necklace

As we are putting it all out there in terms of colour and style, we might as well ramp things up in the accessories stake.  Enter Karon Jacobson with her silk tassled and natural beading neckpieces. A cacophony of rainbow brights, you can layer with flair.


Karon_Jacobson_-_Silk_Tassel_and_Bead_Necklace_-_High_Res €350each

neacklaces, €350e,

the lippie

Sticking with the 60s theme, a nude lip and lashings of kohl rimming around the eyes and inky black mascara is a must. This cult lippie from Lancôme has reinvented itself several times and keeps on getting better and better. We’ve gone for the sheer finish in 202 which can be layered and layered for buildable colour. Its also moisture boosting so no chapping here. Mwah Mwah.

RRP €29_ABSOLU_ROUGE_SHEER_202 Absolue Rouge Sheer lipstick in 202 RRP €29

lippie, €29,

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Gráinne Ahern

Gráinne Ahern is a Series producer/ director across all TV genres from documentary to entertainment. She headed up Ireland's most watched fashion magazine show, Off the Rails for three years and is now taking her love for all things sartorial online - enjoy!

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