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#DayTripToChic – Cong, Co. Mayo

August 11, 2014

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Hi guys,

How was your weekend? Yesterday I attended the Into the West Bloggers Network (#itwbn) meet-up in Galway and had such a great time meeting fellow bloggers, discussing different ideas and eating and drinking delicious treats. I’ll have a post sharing the outfit I wore and pics from the event for your guys very soon. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen the snaps I shared from yesterday’s event. I love Instagram and post most frequently over there, so if you don’t already follow me be sure to do so right here. ūüôā

Onto today’s look. I was recently contacted by the lovely ladies at Kildare Village to participate in their #DayTripToChic campaign that is running throughout the summer. The whole idea behind the campaign is to¬†show the chic outfits worn¬†on day trips around Ireland (they also have a video about the campaign on their website that you can see here). I thought it was a great¬†idea and an amazing¬†way to highlight some of the fantastic¬†locations¬†the west of Ireland has to offer. I also have a bucket list of places I want to visit and things I want to do this summer, so I used this campaign to motivate myself to get some of ¬†them done asap. First stop was Cong in Co. Mayo‚Ķ

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I live about 20 minutes from Cong but it’s not a place I visit very often. I have been to Ashford Castle a few¬†times before and wanted to go back again this summer because the castle was recently re-opened after refurbishments. So I set off intending to check out the beautiful grounds of the¬†castle (they are spectacular!!). When I got to Cong I decided to take a quick stroll¬†around the village and¬†before I knew it, I had shot my first look. So I guess the castle will have to wait until another day. ūüėČ Cong is such a pretty little tourist village though. It’s like a mini version of Westport, but they have this amazing 5* castle to offer and then of course¬†it’s claim to fame is that¬†the 1952 Hollywood movie The Quiet Man was filmed here. In Cong you’ll find¬†The Quite Man Museum, pub and some little cottages with plaques highlighting¬†the villages time in the spotlight. I absolutely loved it and it was such a beautiful day too, which always makes such a difference. Another thing I loved about the village‚Ķ a walking bridge¬†over the river highlights the fact that half the river is in Mayo and the other half is in Galway, so I can now say I was in two places at once (can you guess the movie reference??) ūüėČ

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As the sun was shining, I got to wear one of my favourite recent looks. You might recognise it from Instagram¬†(I’ve shared it three times here, here and here) and from a pic in this recent post. It’s a pretty simple look¬†–¬†a crisp white shirt, a summer skirt that fits like a glove, my go-to black bag for day time,¬†my fav new flats¬†and¬†some gold jewellery. I think it’s perfect for a day trip, especially on a glorious summers day. As always, you’ll find my outfit details at the bottom of this post. ūüôā

I hope you like my first take on the #DayTripToChic campaign. Keep your eyes peeled for more before the end of August.


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I was wearing:
Shirt: Topshop
Skirt: Topshop (similarhere)
Shoes: H&M
Bag: PersunMall (similar here and here)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Ted Baker (similar here) and New York
Rings: Penneys/Primark
Sunglasses: Penneys/Primark

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  • Reply Siobhan August 12, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Lorna stunning post! The skirt is exquisite!

    • Reply LC'sCloset August 12, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Thanks so much Siobhan ūüôā

  • Reply Lucas August 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Stunning Model, Brilliant Photography and Beautiful Location. Presented in an extremely eye-catching style. Well done Lorna and Thank You

    • Reply LC'sCloset August 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks so much Lucas. Really appreciate hearing that. ūüôā

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    Beautiful place <3
    Love your outfit, the colour combination and snake print work so good together.
    I like your skirt and also your shoes ūüôā

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