25 November 2014

Crochet in Cream

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Crochet Detail Top: Forever 21
Leather Look Trousers: Boohoo
Boots: Shoezone
Watch: Olivia Burton

First of all, no comments on exactly how skin tight these trousers look please - I'm carrying a little extra holiday weight right now...Insane tightness aside, I am totally in love with these Boohoo trousers - they're perfect for teaming with just about everything in the current chilly weather and they're a bit of a bargain as well.

I got this top during a bit of a Forever 21 sale spree a month or so ago - I managed to get three jumpers, two tops, a dress and a necklace for the amazing price of £35 including postage - don't ask me how, because I'm not sure i could recreate it. I have to say though, it was very satisfying to see Sean's expression when a huge parcel arrived for me and my response to "and how much did that all cost?!" was "£35 actually, so shut yer face." I really love the crochet detailing on the neckline - it feels a bit Victorian to me and we all know they were the height of fashion...(quick put your ankles away.)

The watch is an Olivia Burton (but of course) and is actually limited edition - it's only available on the website and once it's gone it's gone for good so snap it up whilst you still can!

24 November 2014

Recipe | Jam Doughnut French Toast

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I genuinely had the idea for this brunch recipe when I was walking home in the dark after work, rushing under a bridge near the train station that smelt a little bit like a men's bathroom. I'm not sure how that connection came about in my mind - maybe I was desperately trying to think of something more pleasant smelling.

Four days later I got the chance to try it out and I can confirm that this will definitely be getting added to my repertoire - it tastes exactly like warm jam doughnuts. Not one for the calorie counters, but Saturday brunches are for treating yourself as far as I'm concerned. Bonus points if there are only two of you because you'll be left with enough brioche to have with another thick spread of jam on Sunday morning.

The recipe is pretty simple and it's not one to stick to religiously - if you have a tried and tested method for making french toast you can just add in the extra steps! If you haven't, here's what I used to make two pieces of french toast each for two people:

1) Slice eight fairly thick slices of brioche from a loaf - mine were about 2cm I reckon give or take a few millimetres.
2) Spread good quality raspberry or strawberry jam over the brioche - get right up to the edges!
3) Sandwich together the slices of brioche and press down the sides so that they'll stay together when you're cooking them.
4) Mix three eggs, a splash of milk and a couple of drops of vanilla extract in a shallow dish and start soaking your first piece of french toast on both sides.
5) Heat up a frying pan and melt a teaspoon of butter in it - this works much better than oil I find!
6) Once the pan is sizzling drop your soaked french toast slice into it and fry until golden brown on both sides - this should only take a minute or two if the pan is nice and hot.
7) Remove the french toast from the pan with a spatula and drop onto a small plate that you have covered in sugar - coat the french toast with sugar on both sides and keep covered on a warm plate until your other slices are ready.

Repeat four times and serve!

19 November 2014

Christmas Wishlist

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Sequin Cat Jumper
Scented Candle
Fluffy Shoes
Noel Slipper Shoes

I feel like mid-November is the perfect time to start planning what is going to go on the list to Santa this year, so i've started putting some serious thought into just what I'd like to find under the tree this year. You might have noticed a bit of an Oliver Bonas theme running through this one - I'm completely obsessed with that store right now!

I discovered this sequin cat jumper on my last visit and I very nearly had to walk out with it right then (after paying for it obviously, not just smuggled under my t-shirt.) You can never have enough knitwear as far as I'm concerned, and you certainly can never have enough sequin cats! A candle is a no-brainer obviously, and i've just finished one so I definitely need a replacement. 

I've been eyeing this mug up for the last month or so - I don't really need a new mug, but I would certainly be happy with finding this one in my stocking on Christmas Day. I'm not one hundred percent sure how to sum up the reasons for the last three quickly, but I will try. FLUFFY SHOES. CUTE PURSE. SHOES THAT ARE COMPLETELY USELESS FOR 90% OF THE YEAR BUT ARE REALLY COOL.

No other explanation needed, am I right?
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