24 November 2016

The Rope Bridge

Ever since I saw Julia's post on Gal Meets Glam's where she went to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge I knew I had to go there. Given that it's just 15 minutes drive from the Giant's Causeway we thought it would make a great addition to our trip to Northern Ireland. I've said it before, I love the Irish coast and this picturesque walk didn't disappoint.

Part of the reason I was so keen on going to the rope bridge was to see if my fear of heights had dissipated over the years. It was an extremely windy the day and the bridge was pretty shaky but it's extremely well secured to the rock with large iron chains. At no point did I feel unsafe and I even took a moment to look down and look at the beautiful turquoise water.  After this experience, I think it's safe to say I no longer have a fear of heights.

Sweater: Dunnes / Coat: Zara / Jeans: Topshop / Boots: Blondo / 
Hat: Hudson's Bay / Bag: Longchamp / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

28 October 2016

The Giant's Causeway

When my sister said she was coming to visit C and me in Dublin I knew I wanted to take her somewhere completely different to anything that she had ever seen before. C suggested we take her up to Northern Ireland to see the Coast and Belfast. We hadn't been in a few years and this was the perfect opportunity to go back. With the Giant's Causeway being so far up North and on the coast, I wasn't quite sure what kind of weather to expect so we packed warm clothes. I remember going to the Giant's Causeway for the first time in the winter and it being so cold, wet and misty. I knew it would be windy no matter if it was rain or shine so I wanted extra warm clothes. This turtleneck sweater was ideal. The turtleneck provided warmth around my neck, it was long enough that the air didn't go up my body and the boots kept my feet dry and my jeans clean from the mud and water.

We got really lucky with the weather. It wasn't too windy or cold and actually warm when the sun occasionally made an appearance. We visited the site in the late morning planning to avoid the larger afternoon crowds and it didn't disappoint. We were able to take plenty of photos without people in our landscape shots. The scenery is so beautiful and you can really see how it inspired so many mythical stories. 

Sweater: Dunnes / Coat: Zara / Jeans: Topshop / Boots: Blondo / 
Hat: Hudson's Bay / Bag: Longchamp / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

9 October 2016

Bray Boardwalk in Autumn

The remarkable thing about Ireland is that no matter which season it is if you have a quick look at a photo it would be hard to tell what time of year the photo was taken in. The grass is alway green. So really from these photos, if I wasn't wearing fall clothing you probably wouldn't be able to tell if it was summer or autumn. Especially not with the sun shining as it was on this day. My sister and her boyfriend are visiting us and on the day they landed we brought them to Bray where we thought the fresh sea air would help their jetlag. I'm not sure it did, but it was a beautiful day out and we didn't want them to miss out on it. While on the boardwalk we introduced them to a typical Irish tradition - enjoying a Teddy's 99 ice cream cone no matter the temperature!

Jacket: Gap / Top: Zara / Jeans: Topshop / Boots: Zara / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban