Friday, 19 September 2014

OUTFIT: LFW SS15 Day 2



Out of my two looks this one was more my staple style, muted colours legs out (Why I always do this I don't know) and some chunky boots. But I've been trying to push my boundaries when it comes to colours - A year ago I wouldn't of dared to wear pink now just look at yesterdays post, I was head to toe in the estrogen inducing stuff.
These wicked witch of the west boots caught my eye on online at Asos but when I received them they where hell personified, aesthetically they where perfect but trying to squeeze my flippers in to them proved challenging, envisage a modern day foot binding scenario and you'll see me trying to squeeze in to them. Maybe the women at clarks was right all those years ago - Maybe I am a size larger? Clearly I still refuse to accept it.. And not one to back down from a challenge I tried numerous and somewhat questionable stretching techniques but manged to tame them! Then I was finally ready to hit the cobbles.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

OUTFIT: LFW SS15 Day 1

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I'm sorry my little chickadees, I've been neglecting my blog these past few days - But LFW fever over took me and I was sucked in to all things 'fashunnn'. I can't wait to tell you guys more about my weekend presenting for Yahoo and to be able to put my videos on here (Brace yourselves for my presenting skills, I like to use words such as 'Love' and 'Amazing' a little too frequently!) But for now here is what I wore to London Fashion Week on the Saturday, I didn't have time to take outfit shots there so I did a little improv' shoot when I got home :) And how amazing are these shoes!!



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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

EAT: Danish Apple Cake


What You Need
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon 
  •  225g Butter (Room Temp)
  • 4 Large Eggs (Room Temp)
  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 
  • 300g White Sugar
  • 6 Large Apples (I used Golden Delicious)  
Ready? Lets Bake
  1. Start by preheating your oven to Gas Mark 4 (180°,160 Fan)
  2. Line the Bottom and sides of a 9 Inch Springform pan with baking paper
  3. In a large bowl combine 100g of Sugar with 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon, add the baking powder, salt and Flour and mix with a wooden spoon
  4.  Now peel and quarter the apples and cut in to thin slices, put to one side
  5. In a separate bowl beat together the butter and sugar until its smooth, add the eggs in one at a time continually on at a slow speed, add the vanilla extract, sieve the flour and add in slowly to the wet mixture, add in the other mixture.
  6. Now add in half of the apples to the mixture, pour the batter in to the pan
  7. Arrange the other half of the apples on the top of the mixture. 
  8. Sprinkle with sugar and a touch of cinnamon
  9. Put it in the oven on the middle shelf and cook for 1hr 25mins, in the last 25mins cover with foil (So the top crisps up)
  10. Once its cooked (Check the center of it with a knife, it should come out clean) cool on a rack, serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream. Enjoy!  

Okay so Its not the prettiest of cakes, but oh my does it taste good - Perfect for a cold winter evening, served with a nice cup of tea. Yummy!
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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

LIFE: LFW Ready With Beyond Retro


With London Fashion Week just around the corner I teamed up with Beyond Retro's very own  Naomi from TwoShoesOnePair to get some inspiration on the hottest Autumn / Winter trends, I adore Naomi's taste in clothes she always pushes me to go out of my comfort zone and try new things here are some of the looks she created.

URBAN 60'S


FOLK

There was also another particularly amazinnnnnnnnng outfit she put me in, I loved it so much that I'm going to wear it on the cobbles Monday, so keep your eyes peeled for me.. quick warning bring your sunnies its bright!

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Sunday, 7 September 2014

OUTFIT: One Of The Boys


Fred Perry Long Sleeve Gingham Shirt  | Berskha Full Midi Skirt | Primark Heeled Ankle Boots | Ebay Hat | H&M Gold Neck Cuff (Old)

Trying to transition into Autumn but making the stark realization that I've got no clothes! Okay I may be slightly exaggerating when I say no clothes.. but as I peer into my tiny wardrobe that's almost bursting at the seems and shuffle through the bent rails filled with summer dresses and short shorts, Ive noticed I have no winter clothes. Unless we have an Indian summer then hey I'm ready for you, but somehow I cant see that one quite happening.
In my moment of desperation for something a tad bit warmer I ventured into uncharted territory. The fiancees wardrobe - he may not to it yet but I've discovered my winter pot of gold in the form of denim shirts, gingham checks and over-sized woolly jumpers. Mwahahahhaa!

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Friday, 5 September 2014

OUTFIT: The Fail Safe Option


Diy Ripped Topshop Joni Jeans | Primark Basic Grey T-shirt | Rayban Sunglasses | Miscellaneous Market stall rings and Bracelet | New Look Cleated Peep Toe Boots 

I'm back from Spain and post holiday blues have officially set in and I'm having one major sulk about it. I'm refusing to bask in whatever sunshine England has got left to throw at me and finding my self going into full winter mode. To try and counteract my Eskimo tendency's and stop myself from looking like I've just stepped out of a giant freezer I've resorted to my fail safe outfit. You know that one outfit we all have that happily guides us through the days where our brain is on autopilot, the outfit you wear when you know you have lectures at university or the dreaded 'big shop' food day. This is my ultimate comfort look, Yes i know I'm wearing heels how on earth could that be comfy? But I'm really so much happier when I have a heel on, It feels really strange to me when I wear flats, does anyone else get like that? Or is it just me who enjoys being awkwardly tall when doing arduous tasks.
I also need to don as many comfy looks as I can before the madness of London Fashion Week abrupts, which leads me on to tell you remember that competition I was frantically telling you guys about? I'VE ONLY GONE AND WON IT! As soon as I heard I had a mini heart attack and found myself huddled up in a weepy pile on the floor, the worst thing is I was out walking my dog at the time so you can imagine the looks I got...
I wouldn't of been able to do it with out all your help, your votes, your retweets and your support. I'm so overwhelmed by just how much love there is out there, thank you so much everyone.
So look out for me next week wearing some fabulous outfits from Beyond Retro and Motel Rocks, I'm so excited my face is hurting from smiling ahh!


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