Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Cheeky 'selfies'

slowly getting the hang of this 'posing' thing!


'Cheeky selfie'


CARDIGAN NEW LOOK | T-SHIRT MISS SELFRIDGE | SKIRT TOPSHOP | NECKLACE ETSY | SHOES PRIMARK

I took today's photographs because my boyfriend didn't really have much time to do so, hence the title 'cheeky selfies' - mainly because I don't have a tripod and I had to somehow balance the camera on structures out in my garden. I had been wanting to use this outfit for my blog for a while but I just haven't had the chance - I seem to work ALL the time, but I need the money. 

I picked up this skirt from Topshop when my parents came to visit me a few weeks ago. It was £10 in the sale! The only thing I ever buy in there is underwear because I can never seem to find something that fits me just right - it's either too big or too small, but this skirt was just right. Teamed together with a belt that I've had for what seems like yonks and is slowly breaking; it looks great! I recently picked up this white rollcuff tee from Miss Selfridge too which goes with pretty much anything in my wardrobe! 

I've had my lightning bolt necklace for a while now, it also seems to go with everything as well. I'd been after it for quite some time and decided to buy it for my first year university summer ball and it's so nice that I just wear it all the time, even to work. 

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

My First Fashion blog post!

As much as I love having a blog and trying out and buying different outfits, I'm very camera-shy. So getting my boyfriend (I've made him the photographer) to take a few photos of me just to show my outfit, was more than hard work. I've done photo shoots before for a couple of close friends like the ones featured below, but the photographer always tells me what to do so I don't look silly...

Photos C/O Sarah Porteus
Once I saw this dress on Megan's blog, I couldn't resist buying it myself! It's a little bit puffy for my liking but it fits really well. It cinches in at the waist and makes me feel like a princess every time I wear it. Out of all the colours that were on the website as well, this one caught my eye the most as I don't really have that much blue/turquoise things, I have too much pink and the yellow was a bit too bright for my liking. 



This is the 'I don't like having my photo taken' face!





DRESS AX PARIS / NECLACE ETSY / HEADBAND PAIGE JOANNA

I LOVE the headband that I also bought from Paige Joanna! It's so cute and colourful and can pretty much go with any outfit. I spotted it after looking through her blog for quite some time and decided it was time to purchase it. I want to get the pink one that she has on her site too, but me being a student, I don't have that much money - so, maybe with next months payslip. 


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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Baking Day!

Hello again!

Today, I decided to do a spot of baking. I'd loved baking since I was little, but never really did that much of it until I started university in September (mainly because of boredom). Seeing as my boyfriend was at work and my house mate had gone out, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try out a Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe.

Ingredients:
150g of butter
175g of caster sugar
2 eggs
Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
175g of self-raising flour
125ml of milk
Icing sugar for dusting (and making the 'syrup'/drizzle bit if you haven't run out like I have).

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4/180 degrees and grease a baking tray.  Place the butter, sugar and eggs into a mixing bowl and beat together until it's nice and fluffy. Stir in the lemon zest and fold the flour into the mixture, then add the milk.


Spoon the cake mixture into your baking tray and place in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden. 
To make the syrup/'drizzle', place the icing sugar and lemon juice into a hot pan, letting it simmer away and stirr until the sugar dissolves.

If you're going to add lemon sauce.'drizzle' to your cake, then once after the cake is cooked, prick the cake with a fork to create a few holes. Pour the syrup all over the cake so that it seeps into the holes. Take the cake out of the tin, cut into pieces, dust with a bit of icing sugar and serve up to your friends!

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Monday, 22 July 2013

The Start of Something New!

So, hi guys!

This is the blog I have created to show you little snippets about my life and what I get up to. I'm not quite sure how to start this off as I've never really done anything like this before (apart from Tumblr, but that doesn't really count!) I guess I could start with my new house? Yeah, let's go with that.

I've just finished my first year at university and so I've had to move out of halls into a new house. I've moved in with four other lovely girls who I get on with really well. There are only two of us living in the house at the moment, so it doesn't really feel very much at home at the moment, but I'm sure it will by the time September comes around when everyone will be here. If not by then, then in the meantime I'm sure it will be covered in flowers and bunting and all things girly...

This is the bit where I mention about the bunting and girly stuff...


Just a small preview of my little room - which happens to be the smallest in the house and also why there's not really that much more to show of it.

One of the good things about this house is the view! It may be quite far away from everything but the view completely makes up for it. In the day I can see the Royal Crescent from the kitchen and one of the bedrooms and then at night, the Abbey is lit up, standing out in the distance.

Let's hope I try and keep this thing up!

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