Friday, 19 September 2014

A trip to Glasgow | Dancing to The Little Mermaid & cups of tea.



Last Thursday I went through to Glasgow for the night (and following afternoon) for a friend's birthday. I feel like it's the only exciting thing I've done lately (busy planning things for my dog walking business) so may as well do a blog post about it!



My outfit of the night was a little black top from H&M and my high-waisted tartan pencil skirt from Topshop - paired with some heeled boots of course. Oh, there were two other girls with us but they didn't want any photos that night :P



We danced for hours in a gay club called Polo, it was so much fun because the music was classic 90s pop - we requested Dr Jones by Aqua and they played it, plus they played Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid haha! Once it closed we headed to the casino for too many bowls of onion rings and chips - classy.
 

The next day we took a walk to a vegan restaurant called Stereo. It was really nice inside, kind of reminded me of places I visited in London with it's rustic appearance. Unfortunately I didn't like my soup very much, it was too spicy for me >.< Probably would have been fine for most people just not me haha! I will say their bread was delicious though.



Afterwards we took the tube to a different part of Glasgow and visited the cutest little tea house, Tchai-Ovna. It was like being in someone's living room and they had the biggest selection of teas I've ever seen - you'd probably be there for a year trying them all.
 

I went for caramel tea which was really delicious with some brown sugar added. Though the teapot was the size of my head, I didn't manage to finish it! But then maybe it's cause the actual cups to drink from were like cute little doll ones.
 

Hope you enjoyed this post and are are having a lovely Friday :) xo
 

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Tu es beau.



Jacket | H&M
Top, skirt, bag, shoes, ring | Primark
Glasses | Forever 21

Afternoon sweeties, this is the second last outfit post I have which features my dark hair...if you follow me on instagram you'll know I'm now a redhead! It feels so weird because whenever I catch my reflection I forget it's me for a split second haha.

This is probably one of my favourite quick throw-on outfits lately, though the skirt is a darker shade in real life just incase you go looking for it in Primark. Still, I love the autumnal feel this outfit gives. I seriously can't stop wearing these leopard print flats though, think they're one of my favourite cheap buys this year. And sometimes I'm brave enough to wear my Forever 21 glasses outside, I do love them.

Last night I went to see the movie Let's Be Cops, and found it hilarious if you're after some classic laughs. Though it might be due to my love for Happy Endings and New Girl, as both the main actors are from those shows, I can't get enough!

What have you done so far/what are your plans this weekend? xo

Monday, 1 September 2014

August Haul | Fashion (Try-On), Beauty & Homeware.





All details are/will be up underneath the video!
Hope you enjoy xo

Friday, 29 August 2014

Nutella swirl cake.



Hi lovelies, I've finally got another baking post for you all (just realised I never did put up the recipe for the red velvet brownies I made, woops...). I really love baking and cooking in general, but the oven we have isn't the greatest so I tend to avoid making cakes too often. Hopefully getting a new one soon though, yay more cakes!

I found this recipe whilst I was browsing for something simple to make, and whilst it may not look perfectly "swirly", I can tell you that it tasted delicious :)



What you will need:

4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (200g) sugar
3/4 cup nutella, warmed

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to gas mark 3 & spray a loaf tin with non-stick spray (or use butter if you don't have that).
2. Whisk together the eggs and vanilla extract in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
4. In another bowl, beat/mix (I always do this by hand with a spoon, phew) the butter and sugar together until it's light and fluffy. Then add the egg/vanilla mixture and continue to mix until smooth. Then pop in the dry ingredients and mix, but be careful not to over mix (you should have quite a thick, sticky batter).
5. Spread 1/3 of the batter into the loaf tin, then spread 1/2 the nutella on top. Then another 1/3 of the batter, remaining nutella, and finally top with the last 1/3 of the batter. (You also have an option here to let your cat/dog/hamster/whatever lick the bowl a little...just a little).
6. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Half way through cooking, cover it with aluminium foil. Check it's done with a toothpick, it'll have nutella stuck to it probably but that's okay as long as the cake is cooked!
7. Let it cool, slice, and then nom nom nom.

Recipe taken from Sally's Baking Addiction

Hope you enjoyed, let me know if you've tried any amazing recipes lately! xo

Monday, 18 August 2014

Shiny candy floss.



Blouse | Urban Outfitters
Skirt | Missguided
Boots & ring | Primark

The first thing that was said about this blouse was by my sister "It looks like a pyjama top"...haha great. To be fair, it's a size medium but it was the only one they had in the sale and for about £7 I just had to have it. It looks cute tucked into things anyway so I don't mind! Plus you can never have enough collared things in your wardrobe.

I'd been looking at this whole pvc trend online for a while, but wasn't sure if I'd find it wearable enough for day time outfits. So I opted for pink instead of black, and I kind of love it! It does crease like a bitch and it's a tiny bit too big around my waist *life* but it makes me feel like I'm wearing shiny candy floss...whatever that is. And yup, it's those boots again, sorry xo