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21st Oct 2014

Cathy’s Picks – How To Spend €1000 in Brown Thomas

One lucky reader will get to go on an spending spree in Brown Thomas.

Cathy Donohue

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have daydreamed of going into Brown Thomas and spending to your heart’s content.

Catch any member of staring into space with a vacant expression and the chances are she’s dreaming of what she will buy once she wins the lotto.

No matter what time of year you go into the iconic department store, you’re guaranteed to find something you MUST have.

In the first of a series featuring Team Her’s Brown Thomas wishlists, here are the pieces self-confessed fashion obsessive Cathy is currently lusting after.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette, The Golden Goddess, Colour Coded Eye Shadow, €50

The Charlotte Tilbury make-up range recently launched in Brown Thomas and I am in LOVE. I’ve decided that Charlotte Tilbury is at the top of my Christmas list this year.

While I would be delighted with anything from the line, The Golden Goddess eyeshadow palette is a stand out piece. The packaging is luxurious and these shades are perfect for a gold toned smoky eye.


Isabel Marant Dicker Suede Ankle Boots, €370

French designer Isabel Marant has a huge celebrity following and her Dicker suede ankle boots are popular with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miranda Kerr and Kate Bosworth to name but a few.

Team these with the ripped skinny jeans that are everywhere this season and a crisp white shirt for the ultimate casual chic look.


Michael Kors Bedford Gusset Crossbody Bag, €170

Michael Kors bags are more popular than ever and this crossbody one is sure to be a style staple in your winter wardrobe. I’m a big fan of the below Bedford style as it’s practical and will go with literally everything.

Plus at €170, it won’t completely break the bank.


Alice & Olivia Lizzie Pleated Metallic Skirt, €400

I’m a huge Alice and Olivia fan and await the brand’s New York Fashion Week shows with bated breath each season. The designs are feminine, wearable and each piece lasts the style pace.

This metallic number makes a statement, wear it with a simple t-shirt and flats for a cool street style inspired look.

It will work equally well for a night out by adding a silk cami and delicate sandals. A versatile piece that’s worth every cent.


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