#MyBlogLife: We Meet Blogger Ciara O’Doherty

Trends, tipples and top buys: we get the down-low from one of Ireland's most stylish bloggers, Ciara O'Doherty.

Vital stats

Name: Ciara O’Doherty

Age: 25

Website: www.ciaraodoherty.com

Instagram: @ciaraodoherty

How did your blog start?

I started my blog almost four years ago now, wanting to share my inspirations and daily outfits with others.

Best opportunity

Blogging and freelance broadcasting work is now my full-time job, which I feel very lucky about! I love getting the opportunity to work with new brands and creatives.

Time spent blogging

Three to five days a week, depending on how many other freelance projects I might be working on.

Top freebie

It’s the experiences that always win out over the clothes – I get to go on trips, to concerts, and other fun adventures for free, and that’s the greatest feeling!

What’s your must-have make-­up?

I love a good luminiser gel. I like to mix in with my foundation for a dewy, light finish. I’m currently using the No 7 version and it works wonders!

What’s in your handbag?

On a blogging day my handbag is my kit, so I’ll usually have a DSLR camera, a spare lens, a small fish-eye lens plus charging case for my iPhone, some make-up for touch-ups, and a notebook for jotting down ideas. Oh – and my Filofax because I can never remember anything without it!

Don’t feel pressured to splash out on the latest trends or must-have items.

What scent are you wearing?

I’m loving Coco Noir by Chanel. It’s a luxurious, night-time scent.

How would you describe your personal style?

My style’s a mix of ’70s tomboy meets ’60s girlie-girl, with a bit of eccentricity thrown in!

Fail-safe outfit

Ankle boots, leather trousers, a loose-fitting, printed shirt, plus an oversized coat.

What item do you think every woman should have in her wardrobe?

A good biker jacket and the perfect ankle boots; they can take you anywhere.

Favourite online shopping sites?

Asos, iClothing, Romwe and Sheinside.

Favourite high-street shops?

Zara and River Island always hit the spot.

Who does it for you, style inspo-wise?

I love the way Alexa Chung never looks too ‘done’ – she nails that off-beat look. She’s definitely an inspiration!

Overdressed or underdressed

It depends on the occasion, but I’d generally underdress if unsure.

What’s your next big buy?

I would love a pair of Celine Audrey sunglasses for summertime, they always look so chic!

Favourite item

My grandmother’s engagement ring from the 1930s. Its Art Deco-style and I cherish it!

Trend to watch this season

It’s all about ’70s this season. Think utility, flares, and platforms fit for disco dancing in!

Five fashion tips

  1. If you like it, wear it.
  2. Confidence is key.
  3. Don’t feel pressured to splash out on the latest trends or must-have items.
  4. Have regular wardrobe clear-outs, and be ruthless!
  5. Never ignore your wardrobe staples. Invest in them, and choose wisely.

Where are your top spots to socialise?

In Dublin I love great coffee spots like Foam and Clement & Pekoe, and you can’t beat a frozen yoghurt with a friend at Yogism, so tasty! Market Bar is great for vino and calamari – I love the atmosphere there.

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