Friday, 22 August 2014

OUTFIT: Feeling Tropical

c/o The Little Deer Patch Pocket T-Shirt | Asos Cat Eye Sunglasses | H&M Choker (Old) | Monki High Waist Bikini Bottoms

Please take these photos with a pinch of salt, Its what I wish I looked like swooning besides the pool, In reality its a stark contrast. Just picture a giant messy bun, zero makeup and an belly full of ice-cream bloat and you will have me, the freckled faced red head girl. Before I go away I always conjour up images of looking graceful by the pool and looking glamourous in the evenings, does this happen? No. I'm covered up to my eyeballs In factor 50 darting between the shadows and doing half hearted dives into the pool, But lets face it would you want to see that? No, not even mother bear approves.

P.S I've been Shortlisted to Report at LFW on behalf of Yahoo Lifestyle / Motel Rocks *Screammms*. I'd be eternally grateful if you could please Vote for 'Charlotte Goodayle' on the Yahoo LFW Comp Page. I cant even begin to tell you how much this would mean to me, Thank you guys. Lets do this! 

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

LIFE: Report LFW SS15 with Yahoo & Motel Rocks

Hello my lovelies, how are we all? I've got some really exciting news that I've been super eager to share with you, You may or may not have heard (From my excited tweets), I've been picked for a shortlist to get the opportunity to report all the goings on at LFW for Yahoo Lifestyle and Motel Rocks.
When I first heard the news my head nearly exploded! This would honestly be a dream come true for me and I Would be so grateful if you could spare a moment to click vote for me, you guys have all been super supportive so far, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU, if I could come round and give you all big kisses I would. 
The competition closes on Friday, 29th August at 3pm , I really need all your help as I'm up against some serious talented ladies. To vote all you have to do is follow this link and tick 'Charlotte Goodayle' on the poll. Thanks again guys, Lets do this! 

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

EAT: Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia

It's my favorite time of the week again, its time to get my blogging bake off on! As i'm away on holiday in the sunny country of Spain (Hola!) I baked this post a week early as I didn't want to miss it. I baked one of my all time favorite breads Focaccia. Surprisingly its not too difficult to make - Its all in the kneading ladies and gentleman - There's also lots of ways you can flavor this bread, cheese, tomatoes, what ever your heart desires! So if you want to find out how to bake this bread read on...

What You Need - Serves 20

  • 1KG Strong white bread flour (Plus a little extra for dusting)
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 2 Tlbs Sugar
  • A few Sprigs of Rosemary
  • A Garlic Blub
  • Olive Oil
  • 625ml Water (Room Temp)
  • 3 x 7g Sachets of dried yeast

Ready? Lets Bake
  1. First we need to make the dough, begin by tipping your flour on to a clean surface (Brace yourself this gets messy) create a well in the flour mound make this quite big.
  2. Pour in Half of the water into the well and add all the yeast
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons of sugar in and 1 Table spoon of sea salt in
  4. Now gradually start incoperating the sides of the flour mound into the well, you may need to add the rest of the water if the mixture is too stodgy. You want to make the dough smooth.
  5. Now the hard part, to knead your dough..
  6. Create a clean work surface and dust lightly with flour
  7. Plonk your dough down and start kneed it by pushing and pulling it for about 5 minutes
  8. Pop this into a large floured bowl and put a damp tea towel on top of it, then stick it somewhere warm for about an hour, it should have doubled in size by then.
  9. Take it out and knock the air out of it, you do this by using your fist lightly on it (Punch your dough!)
  10. Knead your dough again untill smooth
  11. Now grease a 25cm by 35cm baking try with olive oil and strecth yout dough into it
  12. Break the garlic bulb apart and lightly crush the cloves with the side of a knife
  13. Push the garlic lightly into your dough 
  14. Take the leaves off the rosemary and sprinkle all over the dough
  15. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, make your hands into a claw and lightly push holes into the bread, this will give it a nice texture.
  16. Pop the damp tea towel over this mixture again and place somewhere warm for an hour
  17. Preheat your oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7
  18. Bake for 25 mins or untill golden brown on top
  19. Remove from the oven, give the bottom of the bread a flick to see if it sounds hollow (This means its cooked) 
  20. Cut into pieces and ejoy!

Don't forget to check out the #TheGreatBloggerBakeOff hashtag on twitter or the Facebook page, for everyones yummy bakes!

P.S I've been Shortlisted to Report at LFW on behalf of Yahoo Lifestyle / Motel Rocks *Screammms*. I'd be eternally grateful if you could please Vote for 'Charlotte Goodayle' on the Yahoo LFW Comp Page. I cant even begin to tell you how much this would mean to me, Thank you guys. Lets do this! 

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Monday, 18 August 2014

OUTFIT: Daring Double Denim

Okay so Maybe this isn't technically double denim as the shirt is chambray, I also kinda 'borrowed' It from my Fiancee. We had a spur of the moment trip into central London to go grab some food (We went Meat Liquor YUM!) and go check out the poppies to commemorate the fallen in WW1, This outfit was completely rushed as I had to leave quickly and this shirt was just laying on the bed along with these shorts, I poped them on and hoped for the best and hey presto I think its not too shabby?

What do you think?

P.S I'm In spain at the moment with my family, so sorry if the posts seem confusing as Ill be having a mix of
Autumn clothes with Beachwear, Ill be home in two weeks :)

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

ETC: Beach Essentials

Granted this may seem strange as I just spoke about transitional dressing however I'm going away for two weeks! Off to Spain with the family, unfortunately with out lover boy Joseph as he has to work sigh.. I'm  planning on doing nothing groundbreaking with my break and intend on swanning about by the pool and eating my body weight in ice-cream. Beach body? Ha I laugh at you beach bodies - No cares will be given, I will be gallivanting to my hearts content warts and all. But to try and maintain some sort of 'Image' I'm packing a few of these beach essentials:

The Bikini: This year I've opted for this Stripey little number from Monki,  High waisted being essential to try and hold in some of that ice-cream bloat. I originally went to order this via Asos but as I went to checkout it sold out! I did some serious fist shaking at the screen and continued with my search, luckily whilst I was in Amsterdam I came across a Monki store, I darted inside and there it was, without hesitating I scooped it up and sprinted towards the till. Thank you Monki!

The Suncream: Standard Procedure. This La Roche-Posay Anthelios for face is ultra lightweight and non greasy it quickly soaks in and gives you SPF 50+ essential for keeping them wrinkles away and protecting your skin, ooh and it makes a good base for makeup.

The Nail Varnish: Trying to look more tanned? Then white nails are the way to go, now I'm paler than pale and wont be returning with a tan - but whats wrong with trying to give the allusion of one? My favorite white has to be the Rimmel 60 Seconds Rita Ora Polish and yes it really does dry in 60 seconds.

The Canvas bag: If your like me this is an essential for carrying around all your unnecessary goods, the book you swear your going to read on the beach or the magazine your going to try and look trendy with, I bring these things with the best intentions but we all know we go to the beach and just fall asleep with a towel on our heads trying to battle the UV Rays. I was kindly given this one at a body shop event.

The Hairband: This Wire headband is one of my latest discovers - I'm probably years late to this band wagon but after weeks of trying to recreate the effortlessly chic headbands of the Giambattista Valli A/W show and nearly giving up, I came across this handy little thing and it will be perfect for keeping my hair off my face.

The Sunglasses: Another holiday essential, well I say holiday I seem to have had them surgically attached to my face for the majority of the year now, You may have seen these In an outfit post a few weeks back, I picked them up from River Island.

The Oil: This little bad boy is c/o the Body Shop, its part of their new Organic Argan Oil Range its the Radiant Oil and is a mulit use oil for your hair and body, I haven't fully tested it out yet but so far so good it smells gorgeous and gives my skin a glow.

- Charlotte
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Friday, 15 August 2014

OUTFIT: Time for Transitional Dressing

Cheap Monday Grey Jumper | c/o Sugarhill Boutique Kisses Dress | Asos Cat eye Sunglasses  | Ebay Wire Headband | Zara Cut out Boots | Asos Pop Socks

 The sunshine's fading and the rain clouds are rolling in, that can only mean one thing - Summer is starting to disappear and Autumn is calling but lets not pack away them pretty dresses and short shorts just yet. Fashion wise this has to be one of my favorite times of the year not to hot so I can finally start incorporating some of my beloved jumpers but not yet cold enough so I can't still wear  my dresses, and who said pretty colours and bold prints where reserved for summer? This dress will be seeing me well into winter as its the perfect length for this time of year - Ill be pairing it up with tights when it gets a bit colder and a chunky pair of boots and a parka, is it weird that I'm looking forward to the cold?