~an adventure in music~and a little fashion~

Do you love music?
This is where I post my music. One of my great loves in life. It's something I cannot be without. Carnival is my place to post what I'm listening to. It's really a blog for me, as I have rather eclectic taste in music and don't really expect many others to be right there with me! However, I do love when someone does find something that speaks to them, as has happened. Now that makes me so happy!
And please do take a peek there, just there above, where it says 'Music and Me' to see why I do.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Hear The Noise That Moves So Soft And Slow.

Amazing, amazing night out seeing this man play in Whelan's.
Check out this brilliant video for a taste of what we saw.

A star is definitely rising!!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

A Tale Of A Guna Deas And A Misbegotten Bargain...

It's been a while, I know. But I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't post any more music posts until I had done one about clothes as it's been too long since I have and that, after all, is one of the reasons I started this particular blog! But then, I've been so stoney broke that I haven't bought a stitch in what feels like aeons. And I haven't been looking either as it's just too depressing when you're so broke! So at last, here is a post that is not about music.

Pics by Jay.
So when I finally found a wee bit of cash to indulge myself in a bit of retail therapy, (because let's face it, that's exactly what it is!) I headed straight to Penney's. For those readers who are not Irish, Penney's is the life saver of students and the broke! Affordable clothes that includes up to the minute fashion and all the basics and more. What's not to love? And with a party in mind I knew what I was looking for. A guna was needed. A dress. Definitely. And just look what I found! For €17! The minute I spotted it I had to have it...

I can tell this guna deas (lovely dress) will be getting a lot of wear over the summer! 

And look! This divine blouse was either €5 or €7, definitely under a tenner. I've been living in it.

And then, today, I had one of those moments of madness where I threw caution to the wind and bought a cardigan that I spotted on the sale rail in Avoca. It was originally €98.97 (I swear!) and reduced to €37.89. Now I never, ever would have paid the original price in a fit, but as I looked at the sale tag I thought of two dear friends of mine, Lisa and Carole, who with perfect guile and gumption, will have no qualms of asking for another reduction at the cash desk, even in places as snobby as Avoca. Every time. So I sent a surreptitious text message to Carole and asked 'What's your line?' and received back a quick 'Is this going to be reduced any further soon?' So I tried it. And without batting an eye the woman said 'I can reduce it to €30 for you now, if you like?' So out came the dusty visa card and swipe away madam!

I think I'll love it even more because as a result it feels slightly naughty and misbegotten!