This month’s guest blogger is the stylish Karen Frewen Hickey from The Style Momma blog.  Karen is Mum to two year old Finn and her blog has been nominated for a fashion blog award at the IBA Bloggers Choice Awards 2016. Here she styles three key looks for the season from Opera Lane and each look is under 50.00!


Hi All,

I am absolutely delighted to be guest blogger for Opera Lane for the month of April. Opera Lane is my go to shopping street when it comes to shopping in Cork, as it has the best of what high street clothing has to offer& there is always a buzz on Opera Lane …what I like about it is the whole family can be decked out from that one lane!! Some of my favourite retail outlets are there like River Island, New Look, H&M , Only and not forgetting Next for my little son!! This lane makes shopping so easy and enjoyable…


For this post I’ve decided to pick three looks for under €50 …


Look 1   : Casual But Trendy!!

As a mom of a two year old who is always on the go  I find I’m looking for outfits that I can wear with flats , something comfortable but trendy.. I’m a huge lover of dungarees and as they are on trend this season I teamed them with a basic stripe top and fabric flats ….

casual trend


Top – Jersey Top €4.99  H&M

Dungarees – Khaki Denim €34.99  New Look

Fabric Shoes – €9.99  H&M

Look 2 : Friday Night Drinks


For this look I went for skinny jeans, loose top and heels. Every wardrobe should have a pair of jeans of some colour , so handy to dress up or down… these ones for €14.99 from New Look are a steal!!!

smart cami


Top – Orange Crepe Strappy Cami  €12.99  New Look

Black Skinny Jeans – €14.99   New Look

Black Lace Up Side Heels – €12.00

Necklace -€7.99  New Look

Look 3 – Night Out On The Town

Jumpsuits are so on trend at the moment . I went with this one as it has a slight cape affect sleeve which is also proofing very popular this season … themed with gold earrings and black heels..



Jumpsuit – Kimino Sleeved Jumpsuit by Love €25.00 Topshop

Earrings – Gold Tone Tear Drop €10.00 River Island

Heels – €12.00 New Look


I hope you like the three looks I’ve put together for under €50 from the retail stores on Opera Lane.


Happy Shopping….

Karen x

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