Road Trip To Kildare Village & The Blog Awards Ireland 2014

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Outfits: Willowlane wears all H&M, I’m wearing an ASOS dress, Primark Shoes and an ASOS bag

Last weekend, myself and Willow Lane made the trip down to Clane, Country Kildare for the Blog Awards Ireland. It was a pretty lengthy road trip considering it took us around 2 and a half hours to find our hotel. Ruth and I both have a seriously bad sense of direction so we got lost a few times trying to find our exit and then trying to find the Kildare village outlet. We couldn’t believe it when we had actually driven past it, adding on another half an hour to the journey. Mortified to say the least!

Once at Kildare Village we did a spot of shopping and grabbed a starbucks before heading back to the B&B to get the gladrags on. The outlet itself is absolutely beautiful. Each store is very well presented and stocked with some bargains to be had. I was a very good girlfriend and decided to buy Dee a western style denim shirt from All Saints and resisted the temptation to splurge on something for myself. Although there were great discounts, I still consider the prices to be on the expensive side. I wouldn’t go there expecting to get a designer handbag for 100 euro, however, it was refreshing to see an outlet centre with current season stock. I would recommend it if you’re going Christmas shopping and planning on getting some designer goodies but if you have a small budget, then it may not be your thing. I still find it hard to part with a lot of money for a single item. I’m not cheap, I’m just thrifty!

Once we had beautified ourselves we headed over to the Westgrove Hotel for the event. The theme was the 80s with Elton John style glasses, inflatable guitars and stereos and glittery mics. The goody bags were also 80s themed with a neon smiley face slinky and a colourful blog awards ireland canvas bag. The entertainment was brilliant with dance routines and a lovely rendition of some 80s classics, including my favourite ‘Time after time’ by Cindi Lauper. We danced until the wee small hours and although we didn’t win we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks to Lorna and Amanda for organising a great night! You can check out all the winners here. 

Have a lovely weekend! xo

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Willow Lane and I at Kildare Village


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  1. October 13, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    You guys look great, sounds like it was a really fun night!

  2. Carolyn
    October 13, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Thanks Caroline! It was so much fun. 🙂

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