Monday, September 15, 2014

Outfit: Leopard and Stripes




Atelier Mercadal leopard courts

Another casual Friday outfit folks. These jeans. What can I say? I love them. The denim is so soft and they have just about the perfect amount of distressing. Put them with heels and they can be glammed up a little. Put them with flats and they’re just comfy. And they were a birthday present back in April so I didn’t even pay for them.



Stripes and leopard print are always good on their own, but mixing them together makes them even better if you ask me. Did you all have a great weekend?


Black and white stripe top – c/o TM Lewin
Jeans – H&M (gifted)
Belt – River Island
Leopard print shoes – Atelier Mercadal (c/o Sarenza)
Whitby Jet cross – gifted
Silver hoops – gifted
Black and white bangles – Scope

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

This Week...

Watching the Great British Bake off has its downside in that it inspires you to bake. Biscuit Week in particular caught my attention when one of the bakers made custard biscuits. These weren’t something I’d come across before, but they sounded good – adding custard to anything makes it better, right?

I searched for a recipe and found this one for custard cookies. The first time I made them I added white chocolate chips (pictured above) because some of the other recipes I saw had them in. They’re fewer WW points without the chocolate though, so subsequent batches have omitted them. I found they were better baked for 15 minutes rather than 20 too. Give them a try, they’re delicious!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Outfit: Mint Whilst I Can



LK Bennett Zella navy wedge

I decided to get another wear out of my mint green jeans this week, whilst the weather is still nice (read: dry) enough for such pale coloured trousers. I put these away for the winter last year, but perhaps they could stay out this year. Would they work with grey boots I wonder? I do have a mint green sweater that goes with them. Are pastels going to be a thing again this A/W?



The basics of this outfit are shamelessly stolen from Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb. She put red shoes with her outfit but red and any shade of green just says Christmas to me and it’s way too early for that.

Navy and cream stripe top – Forever 21
Mint jeans – Primark (eBay)
Navy patent wedges – LK Bennett (c/o Sarenza)
Blue chunky bangle – Diamonds and Pearls
Silver hoops – gifted
Cream beaded necklace – New Look (sale)

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Outfit: Lazy Saturday



Jana Rahbini black ankle boot

It rained all day on Saturday. Consequently I didn’t leave the house and spent the day cooking (soup) and baking (custard cookies). I managed to injure myself on the bungee run at the party on Friday so I was suffering a bit of a stiff neck and a friction burn to my ankle on Saturday. If you’ve never been on a bungee run let me tell you that you fall with a heck of a wallop despite it being the equivalent of a bouncy castle that you fall on, and if you are dragged backwards as you land you’ll get friction burns too. Still, it was fun at the time.



I curled my hair to see a) how the curls/waves held in my shorter length hair and b) what it would look like with second day waves.

Burgundy top – Amazon (bought with voucher)
Grey vest – River Island
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Black boots – c/o Sarenza
Whitby Jet cross – gifted
Silver hoops – gifted

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Bras & Honey Review

If there’s one thing I don’t buy very often, if at all, it’s nice lingerie. Obviously I buy lingerie, but it tends to be of the five-pack-briefs-from-M&S variety more often than of the lacy-silk variety. So when Bras & Honey got in touch and offered to let me pick out something from their website I was excited.

I chose the Elle Macpherson Dentelle set, which, despite sounding slightly like toothpaste, is a very pretty black and pewter lacy affair. I love it!

Bras & Honey was not a site I’d heard of before, but they stock a range of top brand lingerie such as Wonderbra, Freya and Curvy Kate. They also have swimwear, nightwear, shapewear and sports bras. Sizes range from A to K cups and bands 28-48 so there should be something to fit you. They ship worldwide and there is a next day UK shipping option if you just can wait to receive your new undies!

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

This Week...

Who else is hooked on the Great British Bake Off then? Half the country are by the sound of the viewing figures and it’s my pick of the week this week for something I’ve been enjoying.

For those of you not in the UK the Great British Bake Off is a TV show where the contestants have to bake each week and are judged by famous bakers Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. Each week is themed – biscuits, pies, cakes etc and everyone has to bake three items each time as specified be the judges. At the end of each show someone is eliminated so there will be a final winner at the end of the series. It’s not a nail biting competition, it’s just entertaining to watch and I’m learning stuff about baking (and being inspired to bake biscuits).

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Outfit: Party Time!



Georgia Rose silver camo flats

Friday afternoon at work we had bit of a bash in the garden. There’s a big lawn at the back of one of the buildings and a gazebo was pitched on there. It was fun – there was a buffet, a DJ, a bucking bronco and a bungee run. It’s not often we do things like that at work but when we do it’s appreciated and everyone has a good time.



I didn’t dress up – see above re the lawn and the games. But I did add a bit of silver sparkle with my t shirt. It says ‘high maintenance’ on it which is supposed to be a play on the fact that I’m tall (it’s from Tall Girls after all) and I guess I can be kind of high maintenance with my hair and make up. I’m sure the young man would say I am anyway!

Black cardi – New Look Tall
Black t – Tall Girls (sale)
Jeans – H&M (gifted)
Silver camo shoes – Georgia Rose (c/o Sarenza)
Pink beads – Dorothy Perkins (sale)
Silver hoops – gifted
Snakeskin belt – local boutique

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