Sunday, 31 March 2013

Hello Lover

Balenciaga Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

This week was slightly crazy - always is leading up to, and after, an extra-long weekend where you jam five days work into four. Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying the Easter break. As per usual I have eaten my weight in chocolate - when you work with Cadbury that's a given and I just can't resist the individual wrapped mini eggs. I wore this to dinner last night. I'm not ordinarily a jeans girl - they're always way too long and pull in all the wrong places - but I read good reviews on these so nabbed a pair online. Best part is they're ankle length so short girls rejoice, you don't need to have them altered and they're mid-rise so no muffin top!

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Style Crush: Miroslava Duma

In my opinion, Miroslava Duma cannot put a foot wrong when it comes to style. It’s always chic, she isn't afraid to mix prints and I love how she uses colour. She also has a collection of statement necklaces I would trade my first born for! Take a look at my style crush.

*Images via Pinterest

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Leopard Pants

Zara Tee | Urban Outfitters Blazer | Zara Trousers | New Look Flats | Balenciaga Bag 
Ray-Ban Sunglasses

So my first ever outfit post with my head. As I've said before, I haven't usually done my hair by the time my partner leaves for work but this particular morning I was up early, so here I am in all my glory. These Zara trousers have been such a good buy - they were cheap and I literally haven't had them off. They're no longer available in stores (they're very old) but I still see them on eBay from time to time.

This week was mainly work but I did have the pleasure of seeing a couple of shows at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival which is always fabulous. I also had a really embarrassing moment that I wasn't going to share but I guess it gives you an insight into my life and the things I get up to. Anyway, so as to not crease my skirt on the way into work one morning I decided to place it on the passenger seat and cover my bare legs with my trench so that four-wheel drivers and vans couldn't see down at me in my knickers. This might sound crazy to some of you already, but I drive for over an hour to work, so often, by the time I get there, my trousers/silk skirts can look in good need of an iron. Anyway, I digress. So about 15 minutes from work, someone hits into the back of my car! You can imagine the mad scramble to get my skirt on, but I wasn't fast enough, a couple of moments later the driver is at my window. I had to wind it down to explain I wasn't wearing a skirt and that they needed to wait a second whilst I put it on. At this point I'm not sure who was more shocked/embarrassed/mortified but she didn't ask and I didn't start to explain! Finally I got out of the car (sans shoes - I never drive in those either as it wrecks the backs) to inspect the damage and thankfully there wasn't even a scratch. Lesson learnt: always wear pants/a shirt while driving and invest in some driving shoes! Bizarrely when I told this story to my friends and work colleagues, they weren't that surprised. You see these types of things always seem to happen to me. Does anyone else have the same misfortune?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

February in Instagram

Yes we're more than half way though March but I didn't want to miss a month of Instagram images. I am totally obsessed with Instagram and love looking at everyone's insta-highlights. So, if you're into it too, let me know your profile name and I'll follow you.

Styling my new JCrew bling | My new brows | Banana bread | Baby lips
French pharmacy skin care | The Strand Sydney | Couscous and grilled vegetable salad | Pillow OD
Socks and heels | Movie night snacks | Coach and polka dots | Cherry Ripe for Valentine's Day
Gingham and bling | ace&jig dress | Ribs at Hurricane's | Changeroom snap


Saturday, 16 March 2013

What I Wore

C A S U A L  F R I D A Y
Vintage Dress | Wittner Sandals | Mulberry Bag | Michael Kors Watch

R U N N I N G  E R R A N D S
JCrew Chambray Shirt | Zara Jeans | Sambag Ballet Flats | Mulberry Bag | Michael Kors Watch

Maje Dress | Witchery belt | Seychelles Heels | Witchery Clutch 

Soda Bread

Well hello there! Sorry for the lack of posts - I haven't intentionally stopped blogging, I've just been busy visiting friends  interstate and as such I've had no access to my computer and there's been little time for cooking and pottering about with DIY projects. 

Anyway, tomorrow is St Patrick's Day and coming from a big Irish family we'll be celebrating with a traditional Irish stew, soda bread and a pint of Guinness or two! I usually make the bread and this year I decided to add some potato and rosemary to the top to spice things up a little. We've been so pleased with the result that we've already eaten one loaf so I'll be whipping another one up in the morning. This is another easy recipe and tastes so good spread with butter or dipped into soup, a casserole or stew. If you wish, leave out the potato and rosemary to make a more traditional bread that can be spread with butter, jam or honey.

4 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
600ml buttermilk
1 potato, halved and thinly sliced
Rosemary springs

Pre-heat oven to 190°C. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl. Add the buttermilk and stir to bring the dough together. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes or until smooth. Shape into a log and place on a lined baking tray. Slash the top of the dough with a sharp knife at 3cm intervals and insert the sliced potato and rosemary springs. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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