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Blaithnaid Devilly: A week in my wardrobe


by Sarah Finnan
07th Jul 2024

An e-commerce manager at Thriftify, a part-time sustainable stylist and owner of online vintage shop BEDELIC, Blathnaid Devilly eats, sleeps and breathes fashion. A huge advocate for vintage and second-hand shopping, her personal style is an eclectic mix of carefully sourced pieces she's given new life to. Take a peek inside her wardrobe below.

MONDAY

Every Monday I usually have meetings. It’s great for everyone to be on the same page before moving into a busy week ahead and of course, catching up to hear all about the antics at the weekend. However, this was no ordinary Monday… Dublin reached 24 degrees. I was dying to get into some of my summer workwear. So I went all out! Today I am wearing a pair of Zimmerman crochet detailed white and cream culottes that I got on a Thrifting road trip last year in LA. I got these beauties second-hand in a thrift store called Wasteland off Melrose. Today I paired them with a lightweight ruffle shirt bought in SVP Tubbercurry layered with a vintage beaded and crochet waistcoat from Yellow Brick Road in Belfast. The brown leather ankle boots and clutch bag are from the Jack & Jill charity shop in Carrick On Suir. Sunglasses from Buffalo Exchange Phoenix. This look definitely screams rich mob wife but I am here for it.

TUESDAY

I am definitely a maximalist when I dress and love layering pieces of clothing together with additional jewellery or accessories. But some days you just want to throw something on that is simple and comfortable especially when working from the office. Today I am wearing my vintage three-piece khaki green pin-striped suit. I remember I found this in Lough Rea in Galway in Vincent’s charity shop. There is no brand label and by the seams definitely looks handmade. An absolute steal for €10! euro. When heading into the office I tend to be moving rails of clothes around or shooting stock, so I paired the suit with some comfortable cream suede, chunky Nikes. Comfort is key. 

WEDNESDAY

I got a last-minute invite from a friend of mine to join her in Malahide Castle where one of my favourite bands – LCD Soundsystem – was playing,. The weather forecast was a total mix today, with sunny spells and rain forecasted. I needed something light but protected that would get me through work and an evening in a field. I am wearing a pair of Zara flares I bought seven or eight years ago and my moon and star suede chain belt that I got in the South East Animal Rescue Charity shop in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford. The purple ruffle top is from John Rocha which was an absolute find as I got it for €2 at Enable Ireland in Kilkenny City. I tied this look together with a tanned leather jacket I got from my lovely mam and suede boots from Zara. I love working with a pattern and using the tones from the pattern to pull the rest of the pieces together. Additional accessories like the belt and cross-chain can be a really easy way to put a new spin on an old look and a fantastic way to accentuate your own personal style.

THURSDAY

After getting over hump day, I like to see Thursday evening as an introduction to the weekend. I love going to comedy gigs, going out for a meal with family or to the cinema after work on a Thursday. Today, myself and my sisters headed out to dinner with an aunt of ours. As we are getting older, life tends to get in the way and I don’t see family as much as I’d like. It’s definitely a struggle but making a conscious effort always gives me the boost I need mid-week. The skirt is from Buffalo Exchange in Los Angeles and the netted brown and turquoise mesh top was bought for €5 at Tar Isteach – a charity shop in Barrowmount, Goresbridge, Co.Kilkenny. I finished my outfit off with a leather fringe bag from Whistles and suede boots from Zara. My cross choker pendant was purchased on Etsy. 

FRIDAY

Today I was at an event with Agité Closet. It was a pre-pop-up at their showroom in the Chocolate factory in Dublin 1. They had such a wide selection of incredible pieces that the owner Monica sources and showcases in a stunning array of thought-out collections. I love dressing up at vintage events as I find the creative process of getting dressed is heightened. I went into full layering mode here! I wore a dress from BA&SH, of course, bought at a charity shop. Then layered a purple sheen wrap-around shirt from Artigiano over the dress. I added a subtle textured belt from Zara and my olive green boots are from ASOS. The beaded metallic bag is from Oxfam in Phibsboro, all finished off with a gold metallic full-length jacket from Topshop. 

SATURDAY

I have a certain Annie Hall new age type style with all the trousers and shirts I have collected over the years! This look is no different but is maybe a bit bolder with the colour choice? Today I went to the Back to Front screening that my friend Ger Duffy runs at the Stella Cinema in Ranelagh. They run every few months showcasing Irish short films from extremely talented filmmakers. You get to see incredible creations that wouldn’t normally get seen on the big screen. All proceeds from the tickets sold go to amazing charities. It’s a great day out! The trousers are yet another LA thrift find that I spotted and fell for at the Rosebowl Flea market. It’s the belt and buckle, the shape, fit and of course that 70s flare that stole the show. I paired them with a dreamy lace pink shirt from Blugirl (the irony). I’m also wearing my tan and snakeskin knee-high leather boots bought for €15 at Sue Ryder in Dundrum and I finished the whole thing off with my mam’s tanned leather jacket and a leather bag from a second-hand shop in Lucan called Jay Jay’s.

SUNDAY

Sunday is a day for rest… ha, good one! That might not be the case but it’s absolutely a day for comfort. Every Sunday I usually go on buying trips for my own secondhand shop Bedelic. I tend to do markets every month too so this all-in-one denim dream is an absolute lifesaver. I don’t have to think, I just wear! The jumpsuit is from Zara and I teamed it with my trusty suede chunky Nikes. I have an obsession with pairing my casual wear with green lately. I thought the denim complements the army green tone quite well. My jacket is from a brand called Save the Duck – all their products are 100% animal-free and cruelty-free which is amazing. They can be quite affordable during sale times. To finish off the casual look, a backwards green cap from Zara.

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