For many of you who know me personally, you know that I spend a couple weeks a year visiting my brother in Ireland. I’ve been going for the past 13 years so Ireland has unofficially become my home away from home. It’s been interesting and amazing to see how the city has evolved in recent years. I’ve seen the tech industry blossom, new and modern architecture rise, and the coming and going of my favorite stores and restaurants. However, one thing that hasn’t changed is the warmth of the Irish people and the infectious spirit that you immediately feel upon arrival.
Needless to say, part of my heart will always be in Dublin with my brother. However, I feel very fortunate that I can keep visiting and experience the wonders of the city year after year. One thing that’s also evolved with each visit are my outfits!
This year I felt like I packed particularly light – simply packing ripped jeans, basic dresses and surprisingly only 2 of my moto jackets! I realized that in previous years I packed distinct outfits for each day, whereas this time I packed black and neutral basics that I was easily able to mix and match.
The Irish weather is notoriously temperamental, with bursts of sunshine quickly being blown away by cool wind and rain. With that in mind, my Irish outfits always consist of layers that keep me warm, but ready for any change in temperature.
For this particular look, I layered a simple, neutral Zara dress with an olive Club Monaco vest. The vest is a new purchase that has already paid for itself tenfold. I find myself layering it over short dresses, skirts, and of course, ripped jeans. I love the longer hemline, accessible pockets, and dusty green shade that goes with everything. Thanks Dublin for giving me the opportunity to break out my Fall-wear a little earlier this year! Do you dolls have an item you can’t wait to wear this Fall?
Vest: Club Monaco. Dress: Zara (Sold Out). Boots: Stuart Weitzman. Bag: Prada. Sunglasses: Dior.


  • Jason
    September 16, 2016 6:58 pm

    Great look! So beautiful!

  • Carolyn
    September 16, 2016 11:58 pm

    LOVED visiting Ireland last summer! people are so friendly and it’s such a fun and beautiful country


    • brownpaperdoll
      September 17, 2016 6:05 pm

      I totally agree! I always love my visits there. And this time of year was absolutely beautiful weather. Thanks for reading Carolyn! xo

  • Rita
    September 17, 2016 9:56 pm

    Love your look. Great boots and vest! Perfect for fall!

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 18, 2016 12:32 am

      Thank you Rita! I appreciate the love! I just got the Stuart Weitzman AllLegs boots, so check back in with the blog to see those soon. Thanks for reading love! xo

  • hanna
    September 18, 2016 1:48 am

    I love the whole outfit –Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Autumn Daytime Date Outfit Inspiration

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 18, 2016 3:35 pm

      I Hanna, Thanks for the love! Keep checking back, because I’ll be posting new Fall looks soon. I can’t wait to check out your posts as well! xo

  • Scarlett
    September 19, 2016 8:07 pm

    Lauren! I love this look. You look fabulous : )

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 19, 2016 11:02 pm

      Thank you Scarlett! I appreciate the love. Thank you so much for reading! XO

  • Sharon Bruton Glover
    September 21, 2016 3:58 pm

    Very nice website, Lauren! Let me know when you’re in Tallahassee so we can go shopping! (I’m a cousin on your daddy’s side!)

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 22, 2016 3:05 am

      Hi Sharon,
      Thanks for the love! I hope you check back and see what’s new on the blog in coming weeks! Can’t wait to visit Florida again and get some sunshine and shopping! xo

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