Penneys excellent new collection of workout wear is bursting with smart separates in on-trend pastel shades. We love this running jacket, just €14 in-store now.

Add a pop of colour to your office outfit with this stylish tablet folio. €37, Oasis.

These luxe Pyramid Studs are the perfect end-of-the-month treat. €11, Warehouse.

This girly dress is a summer wardrobe staple. Just add a cardigan and tights to take you through the chillier months. €66,

These origami notes have to be the cutest way to stay in touch with someone! Write a note, fold it into shape, pop it in the envelope and send. €9.95 for 10, including envelopes,

Quitting smoking is a big undertaking, so if you're looking for a large reward to spend all your savings on, head for the accessories hall at Brown Thomas. This gorgeous Mulberry Baywater Double Zip Tote will set you back €2,000 - the price of approximately 200 boxes of cigarettes.

A Cork style blogger whose weekly posts are read by thousands is to mark the first anniversary of her blog next weekend. Lauren Arthurs from Rochestown set up online company one year ago while in her final year studying Marketing in Cork Institute of Technology. 

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Alexander Stutterheim's simple and elegant raincoats are as practical as they are cool. Modelled on a fishing jacket his grandfather wore, the Stockholm has undergone testing at sea so you can be sure its double welded seams will hold up in a rain shower. €225,

Is there a large bum-shaped dent in your sofa? Unwatched workout DVDs gathering dust on your shelves? Straight-talking, funny and brutally honest, Ruth Field's Run, Fat Bitch, Run  will give you the push you need to get out of the door. €17.95, Easons.

A rich, aromatic blend of organic soybean, olive oil and safflower oils, organic lavender, rosemary and bergamot for dry skin, hair and scalp, Aveda Beautifying Compostition is the ideal post-gym treat. Find it at the Aveda Escape Spa at the Imperial. Gym bag, €29.95, H&M

Este Haim gave the cool girl seal of approval to Bastyan's Wren Lace Dress when she wore it on Jools Holland's Hootenanny over the holidays. Add it to your own wardrobe now, €325, Brown Thomas.

Did you resolve to take care of your money a little more in 2014? Start by keeping it nice and cosy in an Orla Kiely Green Love Hearts wallet, €140, Kilkenny Shop, Emmet Place and

Sporty sweaters remain a winter staple for 2014. Style yours with a contrasting collar, some chunky jewellery and a pleated skirt.

1 - A denim shirt, like this one (€24.95, H&M) works inside most sweater styles

2 - Quilted sweater, €33, Warehouse

3 - Quilted top, €30,

4 - Cropped 'Fridays' sweater, €27.40,

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This cute cardi is reduced to €54 in the Amity sale. Pop by the French Church Street boutique to browse the bargain rail.

Growing out a fringe? Hide a dodgy 'do in a polka dot hairband, €2.95, H&M.

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