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Real Girls, Real Style – Aisling

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Taking a look back at some “Real Girls, Real Style” profiles from the past few years! I am happy to have Aisling today on the JK Style! If you love her style, make sure you comment and let her know! (Originally published May 8, 2014)

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About Aisling:


I am currently 20 years old and in final year of college. I am an English major from Ireland. My favourite places to shop are H&M and, for jewelry, thrift stores or vintage stores. I am an avid reader – hence the English major – currently re-reading the Harry Potter series. It is only in the last few years that I have discovered a love for fashion. Obsession for fashion. It’s become an obsession as much as writing is. I’ve had to stop myself from walking into the city because I know that if I do I will come home with a bunch of stuff I neither need nor can afford. I have two blogs: one is based on fashion – The Fashion Side of Life; the other is more for pop culture. I am a HUGE movie buff and get a lot of my fashion inspiration from films or TV shows.


Style Survey:

1. What was the last item of clothing you purchased? 

My roomates’ birthday was a few weekends ago and for the occasion I bought a few really cute necklaces for about €6 that can go with anything. They are different sized so I clipped them together to make one necklace of three varying lengths. Because it’s exam month I decided to buy a few key pieces: dresses to easily change into in the mornings so I can run to the library to get a seat and a gorgeous bag. 

previous purchases

2. What is your favorite item in your closet?

I have a beautiful pair of Blue Suede heels in brogues styles. One of the only times I have ever bought a pair of shoes that look great but are a bit of a pain to walk in. My mom and I went on a shopping detour when we were on our way to a bachelorette party. I only wear them if there is a guarantee that I’ll be sitting down for a REALLY long time and that they won’t get dirty or anything. I wore them to an apartment Christmas dinner in the apartment just for an excuse to wear them and I wore them a friend’s birthday party and people just kept trying to step on them. It was not a smart move that night.

I also have a tweed jacket that my parents got me for Christmas. It has a pocket on the inside and suede elbow pads. Easily the best Christmas present ever.


3. What trend do you just not get?

I don’t think that there is one. I’m very easy going when it comes to trends. I usually see something that I really like in all trends. That being said, I will admit that when I was recently scouring the internet for outfit ideas I came across beanies with ‘SELFIE’ written on the front. I like graphics and I kinda get when clothes have ‘GEEK’ written on them but I just get so lost when I see SELFIES. It could just be me and my absolute abhor for the word.

4. What’s on your shopping list?

There are so many.

  • Knit dress from H&M – this is on my wishlist. It screams boho to me. Usually I wouldn’t be gone on something so white and easily destroyed but I don’t think I would want the dress in any other colour.
  • High waisted skinny jeans.
  • MyKitsch hair ties are supposed to be AMAZING- my hair ties always get stretched – and they do lovely bun ins as well.
5. Where would you go on a dream shopping spree?

New York. Or California. I can imagine walking into H&M or Forever 21 in a big city like LA or NY and never wanting to leave. And probably swooning going into the vintage shops. At the moment I’m fawning over Gypsy Junkies so I would probably spend a copious amount of cash in there as well. I’m afraid I have a minor addiction.


Outfit of Choice:

outfit 1

This incorporates my current obsession with cropped pants at the moment.


outfit 2

 I still love this look even though I posted it about a year ago.  Perfect for autumn/winter.

Thank you to Aisling for sharing with us today!!

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