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

Sunday, 17 August 2014

God Help The Girl.



Jacket, trousers & necklace | H&M
Top | River Island
Shoes | Primark
Bag | Monki

If you follow me on instagram you'll have seen this outfit already (sorry!) but I thought I may as well pop it on my blog :) I wore this last night to go watch Stuart Murdoch's (of Belle and Sebastian) first movie, God Help The Girl. OH MY GOD. It was sooooo amazing! I've completely fallen in love and it's already made it's way into my top 10 movies for sure.

It's basically a musical movie set in Glasgow featuring lots of Belle and Sebastian and God Help The Girl songs. Every single outfit the main character (played by Emily Browning - serious girl crush!) wore was perfection. She wore collars and cute mini dresses like nobodies business. Olly Alexander (who p.s. is a wonderful singer and has a super cool band, see below) was his usual adorable/handsome self too. I don't think it's out in cinemas properly until next week but I highly recommend you go see it! xo



Saturday, 16 August 2014

Choies lust list.




Hi lovelies! Is it just me who hadn't really heard of the brand Choies before? Okay probably. Don't even get me started on how you pronounce it haha. One quick glance though and I was obsessed with sooo many things! I thought I'd compile a little wish list of some of my favourite pieces (believe me, it took a while to choose) because personally I LOVE looking at these types of posts. Hopefully you'll find something you like too :)

I don't think I need to explain the pink polkadot top, it's everything I love! Think it would look amazing with some high waisted trousers or jeans. The sunglasses have such pretty colours on the lens, I don't actually own any like this. This Breaking Bad tee is amazing, I'll let you have a peek at the website to see how cool the back is...I want! They also have it in black. A lilac backpack would be extremely welcome in my life, I don't think I have a backpack anymore...well definitely not one as lovely as this. They have so many cute ones to choose from though! The black strappy top is quite unique in my eyes, yet so simple. I think for a night out with a cute skirt (maybe even the floral one featured) it would look sexayyy.

Do you like any of the items I've chosen? Or any different Choies recommendations? xo

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

You must be one of the dreamers.



Cardigan | H&M
Top | Missguided
Shorts | Topshop
Boots & ring | Primark

Forgive me, but sometimes I just can't be bothered with "proper camera" photos. So I hope none of you will mind if some of my outfit posts are done via my phone camera from now on, I kind of like how they look :)

I cannot wear these shorts anymore unless I have some sort of long cardigan, I refuse to be one of those girls with their bum cheeks hanging out haha. Guess I've added some more junk to my trunk since I bought them. I bought this little top recently in the Missguided sale, I just love the sweet candy colours and neckline. Can't see it on the site anymore though, but they have lots of pretty tops in the same style. And I'm kind of obsessed with these boots which I have no idea how but are a size 4 when I'm always a 5...Primark where is your logic?