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Savana's Top Five Winter Woolies

Brace yourselves ladies. Snow has been forecast for the upcoming weekend. I took a while for the cold to get here with unusually temperate weather but it looks like it is finally time to crack out the winter woolies.  Here are our top five picks for updating your cosy winter wardrobe: 1. Fransa's Obcarma Biscuit Coloured Roll Neck   This jumper is beautiful. It is warm, it is cosy and it's neutral shade means it will go with everything. This can be paired with colourful skirts, patterned trousers or dark skinnies. It is phenomenally wearable.  You can find it available to purchase here. 2. Whitestuff Rail Lines Cardi Midnight Mauve Every winter wardrobe needs a long sleeve cardigan and this...

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Survivors Guide to Christmas Shopping in Carlow

Halloween has passed, we are now officially allowed to talk about Christmas. We all know the key to a successful Christmas is planning. Or failing to plan and rocking in to Carlow town Christmas eve cursing the spread out nature of the shops. We have come up with a fool proof guide to shopping in Carlow town centre whether weeks in advance or on Christmas Eve at 5pm.  Step 1 - Parking There is ample parking in the town centre both in Penneys carpark and at the Potato Market. Both of with, coincidentally are right next door to Savana Boutique. You can find us right across the road from the Liberty Tree.    Step 2 - Shopping for the Men in Your...

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The Perfect Jacket for an Irish November

I am looking out the window on the most blustery of blustery days, contemplating going for a walk. I'm thinking to myself "What jacket will I wear? It's miserable outside but it's not cold." I think of the poor auld tourists I see wandering around the streets of Kilkenny with their inappropriate autumn / winter wear. Poor them. They never stood a chance. They are either kitted out for a full on hike up Mount Everest in their all weather, all terrain gear or are sweltering in those those massive padded ski jackets that resemble the lagging jacket in my hotpress. They don't know the intricacies of dressing for Irish weather you see. At this time of the year we...

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Wardrobe Spring Clean

Spring is here, or so my kids tell me! And its time to clear out the wardrobe. Be ruthless - if you haven't worn it in the last six months, bag it up and give it to someone who will wear it or to charity. Its really therapeutic and makes choosing what to wear in morning much easier.  Add some colour to your wardrobe with a cardigan or tunic that you can layer over long sleeve tee's for warmth cause lets face it its freezing outside. 

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