Monday, 10 March 2014
Friday, 7 March 2014
Not extra-specially spring like but it's got all that mono-chrome feel going for it, plus a pastel under top....total spring appropriate..? I'll have worked out how to wear spring fashion by next time, I will have done.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Traditionally the days before lent were associated with foods that you couldn't eat over lent & that would expire & be wasted otherwise. Collop Monday - eggs & thick cuts of meat, Shrove Tuesday, Fritter Wednesday & Bloody Thursday when black pudding was eaten. Obviously that's not such a problem these days as people don't do lent in the ways that it used to but I why not take the excuse of tradition to eat extra tasty fried food.
Now these fritters may not be super cute to look at but amaretto soaked nectarine 8ths, fried in thick, crunchy batter & dusted liberally with icing sugar....they are absolutely amazing tasting! Recipe after the link...
Monday, 3 March 2014
|* Pink Leather Jacket * Cropped Gingham Shirt * Cream Lace Skirt * Lilac Shirt Dress * Lace Back Henley Top *|
* Cream Crochet Jumper * Rose Gold Watch * Nude Handbag * Coral Midi Skirt *
Not my usual Monday post I know but all I can think about is Spring fashion (I went shopping on Sunday, looked everywhere & came away with 2 pairs of basic leggings...that's seriously it!).
Today I am going to finish my mini series attempting to understand spring style for wheelchair users. I may post a fashion wish list later in the week with bits from both trends....or I might not. We'll see :)
Pastels is a classic Spring fashion trend. I can't think of a year when it hasn't been THE big thing...
Seen as how it is 'THE big thing' it kind of covers all the other trends. Obviously everyone has their own opinions on what the trends are, but I think that they are graphic prints (like I said in the last post), sheer fabrics, lace, boxy crop tops & very full midi skirts.
It's not really to my taste but it can be worked round...mostly by careful usage of high waists & soft fabrics in skirts - I can't imagine many things worse than full midi skirt, in a stiff fabric, getting caught in the component parts of a wheelchair lol.
My favourite pastel item is this nude handbag from Zara that I actually already have (it was in my trench coat ootd) but I have to recommend it. It is the best way give a subtle nod towards pastel I have found, it is the best handbag I have ever owned & it is super cute, practical & really great for hanging off the arm rests of my wheelchair.
After that is probably the lace-y Henley top. I LOVE Henley tops, I think they are so effortlessly casual & are so great for layering or wearing casually on their own.... This Henley top is so cute & comes in so many lovely pastel shades, dually on trend.
I've been trying to avoid dresses (you just can't make as many outfits with a dress so they're not cost effective) so when I say that I may have to buy this shirt dress from ModCloth, know that I think it is something really special. Shirt dresses are such a staple because they can be smart or casual with minimal effort, plus this one is such a cute, vintage-y shape, adorable lilac pinstripe pattern & it's a great length for this season.
Friday, 28 February 2014
I have dropped 2 dress sizes since last Spring & my clothes from last year DO NOT FIT but I am really, really struggling with Spring fashion...
I think I always do....it's just not a season that works with my style. Spring is always about two main trends - monochrome & pastels - neither of which really work with my style. I usually work out how to rock Spring trends just as Summer starts lol
Anyway, I have decided to make spring style really work for me this year so I am going to go through the two big spring trends & come up with ways to make them work in my wheelchair...
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
|How do people take good photos of ice-cream?!?|
Technically this isn't an ice-cream, it's a Semifreddo which is a kind of frozen mousse thing from Italy. It's also the best way I have found of making great quality ice-cream without an ice-cream maker (I actually have an ice-cream maker but when I wake up on a morning with an overwhelming need to make ice-cream, the ice-cream maker is seldom ready).
Usually 'No-Churn' ice-creams need you to use condensed milk which, to my way of thinking, gives the ice-cream a marginally cloying texture &...I hate the taste of condensed milk okay? I just find it over powdering & gross. This has no condensed milk & just tastes like ice-cream (crazy vanilla bourbon, maple syrup ripple, gingerbread cookie dough ice-cream)
Monday, 24 February 2014
So it's pretty obvious that I've never had a handbag makeup bag before. In fact the last time I had a makeup bag was about three months after I discovered YouTube makeup tutorials, then my makeup collection out grew my makeup bag & started to cover my desk.
However I have decided that since I look really ill without makeup (mostly because I am really ill) I should probably start packing some makeup so I don't freak anyone out when my makeup wears off. This collection is probably going to grow, a LOT, but this is what I'm starting off with...
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Christmas Sales Haul. I got them from French Connection during the sale (down from £120 to £36) & haven't worn them out much. Mostly because they freak my brothers out - they don't know how to deal with them...guys are so easy to unnerve lol. Anyway, I went on a 'day out' with my family on Friday (stupidly but I'll get to that later) & this is what I wore...
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Hi guys, so ModCloth contacted me last week to ask if I wanted to be involved in a campaign/contest where they send you the link to an item of clothing they would like you to feature in a Polyvore outfit collage.
I LOVE ModCloth, the clothes they sell are fun, vintage-y, unique & stunning! Mostly coming from independent designers, these are clothes you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. ModCloth is one of the companies on my list of the 5 companies I would most like to work with so you can imagine that I was super excited....I'm mid flare & I thought I had dreamt the email for days!
The concept behind this outfit is spring wedding or school dance...prom or something like...
The only piece I was asked to feature is the dress, the rest are all pieces (from ModCloth) that I think are stunning & would recommend anyway.
Although the dress is not to my usual taste it's actually growing on me...the flared skirt would work really well in a wheelchair & it comes in such a broad range of sizes that we could probably all get one! My problem with it is the high neck (which could totally be worked round). However at the end of post I'll include links to a few other ModCloth dresses that would work, if not with this outfit, for a prom or spring wedding...