What I Wore... 15th July 2014

Today I have on one so my holiday dresses, it's from H&M and its patterned, has pockets and a muscle back so I love it! It is also a great length for the office I didn't feel at all self conscious. I wore it with my COS jacket and my Steve Madden sandals for a bit of colour.

For hair and makeup I twisted two front sections of hair and put on mascara and Rio Rio Topshop lipstick.

Would you have worn jewellery with this dress, I am the worst jewellery person so I'm trying to get some tips?

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What I Wore ... 14th July 2014

Today I have on my old Asos dress with a Peter Pan collar, it is so comfy and so good at hiding my sunburnt neck! Camping was a little sunnier than I expected last weekend but I'll tell you all about that another time. I've worn it with my Steve Madden sandals and it kept me comfortable all day even on the tube and sitting out in the sunshine at lunch.

For hair and make-up I brushed and put on mascara.

How was everyone else's weekend?

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Coffee and Walnut Cake

It was my turn for Wednesday bake! I always sort ideas for what to do as what is the most practical for getting into work with. A cake always wins out for me! It’s just so much easier and I want all the presentation work I do at home to still be okay when I get in to work the next morning I tried transporting cupcakes once and it was a massacre. Then I went with coffee and walnut because I’ve found it is a real crowd pleaser, it’s got the right balance of sweetness and it has nuts, everyone loves nuts!

This recipe from the bbc is really easy, another good one for after work baking. I’m not gonna lie after getting back, having dinner and showering this pretty much takes up the rest of your evening but you still get in bed for the normal time so every once in a while its fine to do.

So after I had got my ingredients ready I got started on lining the tins. I drew around the bottom of a tin with a pencil on to some greaseproof paper, mine is just Sainsburys own brand, then cut them out and slotted them into the three tins. Yep I’m going for the three layer again its just that little bit more impressive and it means you get more icing in!

I microwaved the butter for 30 seconds (20 secs then 10 secs) and creamed with the sugar.

Then I added my eggs one at a time and beat till it wouldn’t get any smoother.

I then added what is fast become my favourite and most frustrating thing, my favourite because I love seeing the little specks of vanilla and it smells so good and I get to use my birthday present 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon, my most frustrating because I can never get the damn lid open! It always cements itself shut no matter how much I wipe the top or not dribble the paste so I always have to go crawling to the strongest person in the house who is clearly not me!

Next up the coffee, I find the coffee taste disappears quite a bit once the cake has been cooked so I make mine really strong, as in three tablespoons strong. It smells so nasty I suggest you mix it in really quickly. It curdled pretty badly when you pour it in but don’t worry that flour saves it and after a little beating its back to what you would expect. Have faith! I also add a little bicarbonate of soda into mine to give it a slight rise and lightness.

Nut chopping time, this again is another of my favourite things its meant for chopping up herbs, which it is really good at, but I use it for pretty much anything I want roughly chopped and as you can see it works a treat on walnuts!

After all that I separated into three tins and baked in the oven at the recipe time and temperature.

For the icing never and I repeat NEVER follow the one Simon gives you he is completely leading you up the garden path you shouldn’t ever add that much liquid to your icing unless you would rather pour it on and have a thin lining of it, it will pretty much all slide off. Make up the coffee as strong as you would like it I went for just a normal coffee strength so the icing would still be sweet. Then add three teaspoons of the coffee to your creamed icing sugar and butter. If you want it a bit creamier and lighter add some more coffee or milk to your taste but add it gradually.

All that’s left now is to assemble and decorate as I did below, you of course can decorate it which ever way you wish!

Let me know if you give it a go! Thanks for Reading xx

What I Wore… 4th July 2014

Its going to be another hot day today so I am wearing minimal clothing on dress down Friday with a skirt from boohoo.com, pretty much the only thing I bought and still wear from boohoo, my basic H&M vest and my H&M flats.

For hair and makeup I left it minimal again and just brushed and put on mascara and gel eye liner.

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What I Wore… 3rd July 2014

I have gone super summery today I got a lot of summer related compliments! I have on an Asos dress that used to have some netting under the skirt but would never sit right and soon got ditched, my H&M flats and my Zara jacket.

For hair and makeup I brushed my hair in the morning and put on some Rio Rio Topshop Lipstick, gel eyeliner from Rimmel and mascara.

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What I Wore… 5th July 2014

I went to a house party to see a friend’s new flat last night, it is lovely and right by London Fields! So I am travelling over to my boyfriends today. I haven’t been brave enough to wear this skirt to work yet, I don’t know why, but thought today would be a good time to give it an outing. It is from … and I wore it with a basic Asos vest and my River Island tee along with my Steve Madden sandals.

For hair I just shoved it all up into a bun which was lucky because it was windy!

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What I Wore… 7th July 2014

I very unsubtly got told my skirt was a little too short on Friday but have since been reassured by people my age that it was okay. For today I thought I had better wear trousers and have on my Forever 21 patterned trousers with a Topshop black vest and my Steve Madden blue sandals.

For hair and makeup I brushed my hair and put on mascara.

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What I Wore… 8th July 2014

I have had this dress lying on top of my chair to push me into wearing it for about 2 weeks now and I have finally got around to it. Its from Asos and I wore it with my brown studded belt from Oasis and my New Look boots. I had to make sure to keep my jacket on at work as I didn’t realise quite how low cut it was!

For hair and makeup I braided a fishtail plait with a front section of hair leaving the rest down and put on mascara.

Anyone else have a item of clothing they have been meaning to wear?

Thanks for Reading xx

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