Style Watch: I'm a mum with no time to shop -- help!
Q 'I'm a busy mum in her 30s with two small children living in the country and I don't have time to shop! I'm going on holidays to west Cork -- can you suggest some affordable, available pieces that would work for an Irish staycation please?'
A Shopping online is your answer! You can do it in the evening when the kids have gone to bed. Sasha, the former Irish high-street brand, have recently relaunched online, sasha.ie.
They sell designs perfectly tailored for Irish women at great price points. I particularly love their '70s-inspired paisley tunic, a snip at €24. This flattering piece is summery, but not skimpy, hiding arms and tummies while working a dream over white jeans.
Sasha also do a very pretty floral sundress which can work from beach to dinner.
Doolally.com is another Irish online shop that stocks a range of great labels, including Irish label Maisy. Maisy do the perfect 'throw on, go anywhere' machine-washable dresses, with most styles €39 -- just the kind of low-hassle fashion needed for holidaying in Ireland with kids.