Hey my lovelies!
I’ve been a busy girl lately with all this job hunting but at the weekend I took the opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of London and return to Milton Keynes to see my family. It was lovely and relaxing except for an incident with some stick insects – Don’t ask!
But now I’m back in London so the job hunt continues. Enough about boring stuff like my job hunt. Today’s post is a mix of my two favorite things fashion & food.
First up is an outfit post featuring some amazing but very high shoes and a skirt I made myself.
The weather felt like a hurricane yesterday with huge gusts blowing everywhere. i straightened my hair before I left the house and when I returned it was almost like an afro. That’s why i’m holding my hair down in this photo! Damn you british weather.
As you’ve probably noticed I’m a huge fan of knee high socks especially when worn with platforms. It stems from my obsession with Japanese fashion but it is also rather comfortable in these cold times.
Skirt – Homemade
Shirt – Primark
Socks – Primark
Jacket – Internacionale
Shoes – Office
Now for a recipe I’ve been meaning to post for a week or so.
Baking is my guilty pleasure. The more calories the better. Scones are one of my favorite traditionally british sweet treats. You can eat them plain but I fill mine with raspberry jam and thick double cream. Yummy!
So how did I go about making these delicious scones?
- 200g Self Raising Flour
- 50g Butter
- 25g Sugar
- 140ml Milk
- Raspberry Jam
- Thick Double Cream
Mix together the flour, butter and sugar. Then add the milk to form a soft dough.
Place the dough on a floured work surface and knead for a few minutes.
Pat the dough into a layer around 2cm thick and use a biscuit cutter to cut out shapes about 5cm in diameter.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 200C for about 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Cut each scone in half through the middle and spread jam on one half and very thick double or whipped cream on the other half.
Ta Da! There you have it. Super simple and super yummy. Scones are my favorite comfort food in these cold months. I usually serve them with a decadent mug of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and whipped cream.
What’s your ultimate autumn comfort food?
It’s safe to say that outfit posts don’t come easy to me. The idea of taking photos while complete strangers walk past thinking ‘what the hell?’ fills me with dread but I’m determined to conquer the fear not only for the sake of this blog but also to help me overcome my often crippling shyness. So here is my 2nd outfit post in a row! The weather may be warm outside but I’m still loving Autumn fashion!
Are you as excited about Autumn fashion as me?
I promised my dear friend Madison that I would post more of my looks and I’m sticking to my word. So here is what i wore today. The weather has been glorious lately and its given me a real chance to bust out the dresses. I found this one thrift shopping and I love the shape of the skirt as its very full. I also got the bag while thrift shopping about 2 years ago.
Who else is a keen thrift shopper?
A little outfit post and a DIY for you today. The headband is the talking point of this outfit. It’s native American inspired and as you all know I’m a sucker for headbands and headdresses. The skirt is my favorite item in my wardrobe and I actually wore it twice during LFW.
Cardigan – Thrifted
Top – Monki
Skirt – Vintage
Shoes – Peacocks
Headdress – Homemade
DIY plaited feather headdress instructions
Materials:- 1.5m of sewing elastic, fabric paint, 8 or so feathers
Cut 3 pieces of sewing elastic of equal length – each piece needs to be about the size of the circumference of your head.
Paint each piece with the fabric paint and set aside till dry.
When dry bunch the pieces together and knot at one end.
Plait the 3 pieces and tie at the end.
Grab the feathers and thread each one through the plaited elastic. Make sure they’re spaced evenly apart and stop a few centimetres away from each end. Snip off any feather ends that poke through the bottom of the headdress.
Place on your head and tie at the back.
Voila! There you have it – easy peasy!
*I have a Miu Miu inspired DIY coming up very soon. Stay tuned!
I’m so rubbish at witty post titles as you can tell by the title of this post. But I’m digressing from the point of this post.
As you all know I’m a huge fan of feminine clothing and what’s more girly than a tutu? I picked up this tutu dress at the weekend and have been thinking about how to style it ever since. So in the end I decided to team it with this lovely thrifted pussybow blouse and a pair of ankle boots. I love the resulting ensemble, it suits my style perfectly and the blouse makes the look a little more sophisticated.
What do you think?
I’m seriously in love with dress. It’s floaty, feminine and the embellishment around the neckline is beautiful. It was a steal too from the H&M Summer Sale. I’ve teamed this dress with my Jeffrey Campbell clogs which i adore and they’re surprisingly comfortable. I’m really proud of this outfit post as my photography and editing skills are improving. I can’t really take credit for the editing though as it was all done courtesy of Carrie of fabulous blog WishWishWish. She recently published a download of photoshop actions which was a total lifesaver. So what do you think?
I’ve also been playing around will nail art recently and this was the result of my first attempt:
Can you guess what they’re supposed to be? Tell me in the comments section!
This is the first time that I’ve participated in Pretty Shiny Sparkly’s Bloggers Do It Better.I love the theme for this one as I’ve long been stacking my bracelets. This trend is everywhere at the moment and has been championed by the Man Repeller as well as the fashion press.
Image via the Man Repeller
And this is my own arm candy:
I like to mix chunkier bracelets with more dainty ones. Ethnic bracelets are a particular fave.
If you want to recreate the look, I’ve sourced some beautiful pieces for your perusal.
You can see the rest of the entries here
Yesterday I received a lovely little present from the postman. Well actually it wasn’t from the postman it was actually from online store Very. The dress is from their AW2011 collection and it is divine. It fits me like a glove and hugs my body in all the right places. It’s from Holly Willoughby’s collection from the brand. I love Holly’s style as its ultra feminine with a touch of sophistication. I love the detailing of this dress under the bust and it adds a certain something to the style of the dress. Very also boasts collections from style icon Fearne Cotton (bessie mate of Holly) and singer Diana Vickers. I wore the dress today to attend my son’s music recital at school and I think this dress will also be perfect for dates with the boyfriend. I teamed this dress with pink lippy and pink suede heels.
Today was a chilling-outside-with-the-kids-day! On days like those I love to reveal my playful fun side in both my personality and clothes. Comfort is key. In this ensemble I’m letting my inner child run free in a care bears tee that I recently picked up from Uniqlo whilst in London. As a child I was a massive Care Bears fan so as soon as I spotted this t shirt I snapped it up. So who else was a care bears fan?
T – Shirt – Uniqlo
Skirt – H&M
Boots – Topshop
I teamed it with a floral skirt and peep toe ankle boots. This outfit may not be the height of fashion but it’s fun and shouldn’t style be fun?
Today has been such a gloriously warm day. The UK really is in the midst of summer weather now. So today I decided to rock a playsuit with these amazing shoes I picked up while in London. They’re higher than i’m used to and I feel a little self conscious in them as they take my height over 6foot but I soldiered through and wore them anyway. I really adore high heeled platform shoes and I intend to wear them more often and push all my self doubt to the side. While wearing them I just tried to think about how many women wish they had my height (that helped a little). So what do you think of this look guys? Should I ignore my height fears and wear platforms more often?
Playsuit – Present
Shoes – Chinatown
Socks – From Japan
Watch Necklace – River Island
Bow Earrings – Present
Headband – River Island