Monday, 31 December 2018

First Christmas In Our Own Home

Hey Dolls,

As 2018 draws to a close I just wanted to share a post reflecting on our first Christmas in our own home. This time last year we were so unsure of what the future held for us. We had fallen in love with the estate but we hadn't a clue whether there were any house still available or if we would even get mortgage approval. 

Fast forward a year and I'm currently sat in my living room, snuggled up on the couch in my pjs with a coffee and my laptop with the Christmas tree and fire lit. I cant help but feel overwhelmingly grateful each day when I sit in this room, this is all we ever wanted, a house to call our home and somewhere we could raise our babies and create amazing memories. 

Christmas 2018 was just that, it has been my favourite Christmas to date. Not only for the fact that we are in our own home but the magic of Christmas is back because Sienna has started to understand it all. 

We decided to buy our Christmas tree on the 1st of December and going forward that will be our tradition of getting the house decorated.  It was so exciting and Sienna loved being involved, although I think she redecorated the tree about 20 times before she got used to having it in the living room.

We didn't go traditional with our decorations and we kept them in line with the colour scheme of the house, greys, silver, teal and navy. I absolutely love how the tree turned out and how the rest of the house looks. I understand now why people want to keep their tree up all year. I feel like the house is going to be so bare when it all comes down. 

Christmas day was a bit different this year, my family all split up and but we did get to see each other for half of the day and the other half I spent with Chris' family. We had Christmas dinner in my mams house on Christmas Eve, it was so nice and it felt like Christmas day. We also hosted Christmas Eve breakfast in our house and put on a spread for my family. They did have to wait until my table was Insta worthy but it was worth the wait and I felt so proud serving breakfast to my family in our new home. It's the little things like that that make me happy. We will also have Chris' family over for New Year's day breakfast so I've another excuse to go mad with the table setting.



Christmas morning was just magical, seeing the joy and excitement on Sienna's face was amazing. It was so much fun setting up the treats for Santa and watching her as she tried to understand what was going on. We also gave Santa her soothers which I didn't think was going to happen at all but 5 days later and we are still going strong not a susu in sight. It was hard, I'm not gonna lie and there were times on Christmas Eve when I nearly gave in and gave it to her but I'm so glad I persisted. I'm so proud of her for giving them up as she was so dependant on them for comfort. I feel like we've gotten over the hardest part with them now so I don't see us going back to them.



Christmas was absolutely magical this year, even the day itself was so calm and peaceful and I jut felt content and happy. I cant wait for next Christmas when we have two little babas to celebrate with. I hope you all had a lovely few days too and spent them with the ones who mean the most to you.

Merry Christmas from mine to yours

Love Grace xox
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Saturday, 29 December 2018

New Years Eve Countdown Glam

Hey Dolls,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the last few days of 2018! Party season is well and truly here, everyone has forgotten what day it is and there are celebrations around every corner. If you are heading out this New Year’s Eve and you are on the hunt for a fab outfit look no further, grab a cuppa and pop one of the gorgeous looks from this post into your basket. 

New Year’s is such a great time to go for glitz and glam and we will embrace lots of other trends and styles out there at the moment too. 

Treating yourself to a new dress for a night out is a great way to kick off 2019 in style so have a flick through and see if there is a look here that is right up your street! If you are pregnant and dressing a growing bump like I am at the moment, check out this other blog post here specifically for maternity style!


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Celebrate New Years Eve Maternity Style

Hey Dolls, 

Hope you are all enjoying the festive season! If you are still on the hunt for some New Year’s Eve glam look no further. This post is all about you mama’s to be out there who are searching for the perfect New Year’s celebration outfit. 

The new year is going to change your life forever when your new bundle of joy arrives during the year. There’s no better reason to celebrate ringing in the new year than knowing you will be welcoming a new little person into your life in 2019!

If you have plans for New Year’s Eve and you want to treat yourself to a new outfit, this post will hopefully inspire your shopping so you can look and feel amazing. There are gorgeous options in here from flowy dresses to red hot body cons and simple but stylish tops to help you embrace your bump style.



Disclaimer - Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links with RewardStyle, I earn a small amount of commissions from the programme but it doesn't cost you anything else to shop through my links.  I just love to share some of my favourite pieces with you all.


Go with the flow - Beautiful flowy dresses in bright, colourful prints will make you feel fab this New Year's! You don't have to shy away in darker colours when you are pregnant, if you feel up to it, a jazzy and bright coloured dress can really make you feel a million dollars! There are gorgeous blues, reds, yellows and greens here to choose from, what is your favourite?



Highlight your bump - Tighter dresses that really hug your bump are another great option if you have any glam events! Have a look at these beautiful outfits, particularly the full sequins look which some of you might love. If you dare to wear white there's a beautiful off the shoulder dress here too that really won't break the bank!



Jump into your maternity style - These gorgeous jumpsuits can make you look and feel totally glam while actually being super comfortable. Check out the prints, colours, frills and even the small details like buttons that really make the look.



Top off your look - check out these maternity tops, any of them could be paired with your favourite pair of jeans, leather look leggings or a skirt and heels for a glam New Year's look!



Happy shopping and Happy New Year,
Grace X
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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

The Best Buys in the St Stephen's Day Sales


Hey Dolls,

Hope you are all well and had a lovely Christmas. The St Stephen’s Day sales kicked off today and we are going to have a look at some of the best deals online at the moment!

If you love to bag a bargain and you’re in the mood for shopping while enjoying the Christmas leftovers have a look through these best buys and see if you spot anything you fancy!


This is the perfect opportunity to find an outfit for New Years or to see if anything you've had your eye on for a while has gone down in the sale.



Disclaimer - Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links with RewardStyle, I earn a small amount of commissions from the programme but it doesn't cost you anything else to shop through my links.  I just love to share some of my favourite pieces with you all.

River Island has up to 60% off on some items for adults and kids. There are some fab little black dresses on offer for as little as €18! Check out some of the knits, bags and smart/casual tees too!


ASOS has up to 50% so prepare to bag a bargain! From biker boots to block heel sandals, there are great shoe options. There's a beautiful maternity dress here for €30 and a pretty striped maternity top for just €11!


Boohoo has up to 30% off a large selection of clothes from dresses to jackets, casual tops to the perfect 'jeans and a nice top' look, there is a good selection on offer today!



Maternity sale - Here are some fab bits for all you mama's to be out there! If you are on the hunt for an occasion dress or just feel like your everyday wardrobe needs a little update as you grow, here's your chance to treat yourself during the sale! See a full post about festive maternity style here.





Happy shopping,

Grace X

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Monday, 17 December 2018

Me, Myself & I

Hey Dolls,

I was recently invited down to enjoy #KillasheeChristmas at the Killashee House Hotel in Kildare. If you follow me on Instagram (@facesbygrace23) you would have seen just how stunning the hotel and the grounds are. My brother got married there and myself and Kips enjoyed our baby moon there when I was in my second trimester of pregnancy on Sienna.

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Festive maternity party wear and a Christmas gift guide for Mamas!


Hey Dolls,

I hope you are all busy enjoying the festive season! As we all know, this time of year means party season and the party doesn’t stop when you’re pregnant! This blog post is going to inspire and guide you through some festive party wear options for any mamas to be with gorgeous maternity style for whatever stage of your pregnancy you are at. 

This is all about enjoying dressing your bump and feeling great while looking super stylish for a big night out or any glam event you have coming up. I have also created a beautiful gift guide (at the end of this post) for any mamas out there. These gifts are perfect to help any mum or mum-to-be to pamper and treat herself before facing into the new year and a new bundle of joy!


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Thursday, 29 November 2018

The ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for the ladies in your life


Hey Dolls,

Hope you are all well and getting into the full swing of Christmas shopping! I’m back with another blog post that is hopefully going to inspire you and tick some of the ladies in your life off your Christmas list!




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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

CYBER WEEK: Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and discount codes


Hey dolls,

Hope you are all well! As many of you will already know, Cyber Week is here and the hype is real!

The sales have started already in the build-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and there are some really good bargains to be had across lots of online stores. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts or to get your wardrobe sorted for party season!


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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Winter Treats - Best Buys and Super Sales Online

Hey Dolls,

Hope you are all well! How have you been? Have you read some of my latest blog posts Two Years On And What I Have Learnt or Get the most out of your clothes with autumn layering?

This week there are some really good sales online. In the run up to Black Friday and even Christmas shops are going to have really good deals. Keep an eye on my blog for more shopping posts in the coming weeks, we promise to keep you up to date with all the best buys!

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Monday, 5 November 2018

Get the most out of your clothes with autumn layering!

Hey Dolls,


Hope you are all well and enjoyed my recent personal post all about the things I have learnt now that Sienna is almost two years old! In this post we are going to look at a really fab trend that has come about this year which is layering cosy winter jumpers over flowing summer skirts and dresses.



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Friday, 26 October 2018

Two Years On And What I Have Learnt

Hey Dolls,

Sienna is now two years old and writing that down seems so weird, I can remember the day I gave birth, the day we brought her home and so much I honestly don't know where the last two years have gone. I feel like they go so fast because we are constantly counting the months and wishing for the next milestone to be hit. Over the last two years I've learnt so much and one of the biggest things is to live in the moment and enjoy every second with her.


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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Picture perfect occasion dresses to feel fab in!


Hey Dolls,
Hope you are all well! I recently wore a fab navy dress to the Tatler Irish Women of the Year Awards and I wanted to share some more suggestions of gorgeous options to inspire you for any upcoming occasions you might have.


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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Style Sessions - Best boots for AW18

Hey Dolls,

Hope you are well! Cosy season is upon us and in the mornings we are all going to find ourselves reaching for a fluffy jumper, our beloved teddy coats and a boss pair of boots to face the elements.

Autumn winter fashion can be so enjoyable to explore because it really is about combining comfort with style which is the dream!



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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Style Sessions - The trend you NEED for AW18


Hey Dolls,

Hope you are all well and enjoying life! In the world of fashion there are some super trends happening from leopard print on absolutely everything to the trend we are going to look at today - the teddy jacket/coat.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Style Sessions - Autumn layers and colours


Hey Dolls,
Hope you're all well. This week we are looking at styling those autumn inspired looks as the seasons change and our style drifts with it! Check out some other recent styling blog posts here and here!



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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Everyday Inspired - Pretty polka dots and stylish snake print

Hey Dolls,


Hope you’re well and enjoying these fashion posts! Last week we had a look at some festival fashion ahead of EP, did you find any nice pieces? Check it out here if you missed it.




Disclaimer - Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links with RewardStyle, I earn a small amount of commissions from the programme but it doesn't cost you anything else to shop through my links.  I just love to share some of my favourite pieces with you all.

Sticking with some of the latest trends this week let’s have a look at some of the prettiest prints out there at the moment.

Clash them together, mix and match or style them differently every time, prints are back with a bang especially polka dot, leopard print and watch out for snakeskin print this autumn!


Leopard print - Love it or hate it leopard print floats in and out of trend season after season, year after year. Full on leopard print is in right now and there are some gorgeous varieties out there, have a look and find your favourite!



Polka dot - A classic that never goes out of fashion. Polka dots are back with a bang and they are here to stay.



Check - Check print is the autumn 2018 trendy print, prepare to see check jackets, pants and dresses everywhere in the coming months. Get ahead of the trend and start shopping the look now!

Snakeskin - Snakeskin print just burst back onto the style scene in recent months and people are loving it! A snakeskin print shirt with your favourite skinny jeans and heels is a hot look! Snakeskin print boots will be the ultimate must have this autumn.

Zebra - Zebra print can certainly add some fun to your look and it is all over the high street right now, you just have to find the best bits!

Happy shopping,

Grace! X
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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Festival fashion - Best buys online right now!

Hey Dolls,

It has been a fab year for festivals in Ireland with big weekends like Longitude and All Together Now and one of the biggest weekends is just around the corner - Electric Picnic. Over 50,000 people will let their hair down at EP so the style stakes are high and outfit planning is well underway!

If you are still on the hunt for the perfect festival pieces or still looking for inspo for your best festival look this blog post will help you find the best bits online right now to have you looking and feeling your best festival self!



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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Everyday Inspired - What's on trend right now!

Hey Dolls,

Hope you're all well! A lot of you have been enjoying recent fashion posts over here on FacesbyGrace.com which is great! If you missed them, check out some recent posts including occasion looks to inspire you for wedding season and the best summer style buys right now.

In this post, you can enjoy a breakdown of what is on trend right now and get up to date with some of the key pieces that you will want in your wardrobe over the next few months to be top of the style stakes.

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Occasion looks to inspire you for wedding season!


Hey Dolls,

Hope you're all well! This blog post has been inspired by the end of summer wedding season and events like the races that have been on recently. Social media is flooded with people looking their best at events, graduations and debs are coming up too and there is always a dressy event just around the corner!

There is so much choice out there for occasion outfits these days, it can be hard to know where to start. Luckily for you, if you are on the hunt for the perfect outfit or if you just want to be inspired for an event - even one next year - here's some fabulous top picks and it is never too early to shop or start looking!




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