May 2, 2012

Feeding the Habit with Irish Fashion

I've been writing a daily shopping column for about five years. That's five years of searching, finding, sharing, writing, and yes—sometimes buying. It's kind of hard to switch off the detection signals on my shopping radar now that I'm no longer paid to deliver finds, but with my company closing shop, I have no other choice. Rather than go cold turkey, I thought I might release my virtual shopping hound on cool Irish online shop—, and daydream about new out-of-work, finding-work, and—fingers crossed—back-in-business wardrobes. These choices all work for my play-the-lotto wardrobe, too.

Lounging About
I do have a few other freelance jobs to work on at the moment while I job-hunt so I can't be a complete slob in pjs or sweats. I think I should be dressed in Sinead Doyle's comfy but chic wool pants and silk jersey top, so that when opportunity knocks, I'll be presentable.


Yes, finding the right job is all about who you know. If I wear this Eme Vandal silk polka dot blouse and skirt with leather belt, maybe with cheeky green heels and colorful gem brooches, it could also be about who I wear. You're right, I should "Marge" up the auld hair, too.

On the Job!
I plan to work in a very funky office, with great views, decent tea in the kitchen, a generous boss, and flexible hours (HR offices everywhere, on alert). Here are a few interesting wardrobe bits by Irish designers to get me noticed in the elevator:

1. Natalie B. Coleman, 2. Caroline Kilkenny, 3. De Bruir, 4. Joanne Hynes, 5. Joanne Hynes, 6. Eily O'Connell, 7. Shevlin Millinery all at

Retail therapy; there's nothing quite like it, is there? ... well, besides actually buying the stuff you spot. Anyway, I feel better just knowing I have a shopping list at the ready for when that first fat offer rolls in. Hope you are looking and feeling good today.


Mise said...

Good luck with the job-hunting. I know you will find something fabulous that your wonderful granny would be proud of.

Jacinta said...

Aw thanks Mise! My grandmother would love for me to have some kind of physical labor job so that she could (again!) boast of the days she had me carting heavy buckets of milk from the cabin to the streamer!

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