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Month: October 2016

Two ways to wear a cropped printed jumpsuit

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So I’m aware that this outfit isn’t entirely  season appropriate. And yeah my toes were pretty chilly taking these photos. I was planning on cosying (I can’t believe that’s not a word!) it up by adding some sparkly socks under the heels but decided against it. That is a major regret. I’m going to do a different idea on how to wear this jumpsuit next week which may or may not be more Autumn appropriate – no spoilers.

This look is pretty much exactly what I wore to celebrate my birthday this week. I snapped the jumpsuit up in the Topshop sale for a mere £20! Although its more of a summer piece, I think most pieces can be adapted for the colder months. I’ve tried to go a bit seventies with the platform sandals. I’ve actually had these for years and they have to be the most comfortable heels I own.  Last year these scarves were majorly popular and I do still like that look so have decided to resurrect it. Plus the colour is just one of my all time faves. They have a rather pretty velvet version in Zara this year, which I’ve linked above.

Thoughts ?

Love Eleanor x

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Black Velvet Dress

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Hello Lovelies! I’m feeling very 60s inspired in this little get up. Although I also have a bit of a Victoriana look going on- all black velvet and high necklines. So who knows where were at! The only issue I have with this outfit is footwear. I just couldn’t make a decision on what looks best… I tried it with brogues, I tried it with ankle boots. Now I’m thinking that perhaps over the knee boots may have been the way forward?

Velvet seems to be everywhere this season- in all sorts of unexpected colours. I’ve played it safe by going for a classic black number but I have got to admit I kind of have a soft spot for some ugly green and yellow pieces I’ve seen. I’m also still seriously repping the layering trend AGAIN in this weeks post. This blouse has been a favourite of mine all summer. I only really bought it in the first place as it went down to about £5 at work.

Recently I’ve been having such a nightmare with my hair, I just keep scraping it back as I’m so unhappy with it. I completely regret cutting my long locks and it just makes me want to sob! I’m considering getting a fringe to make it a bit more edgy but am trying to avoid the hairdresser so that I can grow it out. It’s such a catch 22…

Thoughts ect?

Love Eleanor x

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Oversize Camel Coat

camel-coat camel-coat2 camel-coat3 camel-coat4 camel-coat5 camel-coat6 camel-coat7 camel-coat8 camel-coat9 camel-coat10Camel coat (similar)- ASOS | Crop top- Topshop | T Shirt (similar) – Topshop | Pinstripe trousers– Topshop | Boots (similar) – Topshop | Necklace- H&M

Hello Lovelies! And welcome to a very autumnal themed blog post. To be completely honest I’m so sick of hearing the word autumnal and I’m pretty sure you must be too. But I’m just gonna throw it out there one last time…

So as you can see I have got my hands on a perfect oversize camel coat recently. I’ve been keeping my eye out for one for a good few winters now but nothing has seemed like the ‘one’ – if that makes sense? Well it is true that good things come to those who wait and I snapped this one up from ASOS outlet for a stupidly good price. I guess it must be last years stock. I can be one of those people who goes for the most current, trend led pieces sometimes. So I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself for stepping away from my usual habits. Next stop, a little vintage shopping perhaps.

Anyway I’ve decided to keep it current with a bit of awkward layering which is so popular right now. Along with these awesome patchwork snakeskin booties. They’re actually really uncomfortable to walk in but look great at this time of year. I think it’s something about the orange leaves that make these tones pop in photos. Unfortunately WordPress has a habit of destroying the quality of my images and making them look all pixelated when I upload them. Which is driving me crazy. I’m no good when it comes to coding so it’s gonna take me a while to fix this issue I reckon! Enough of the tech talk though…

Love Eleanor x

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The Silver Slip Dress

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Oh how I do love a slip dress these days! Lately I have been guilty of wearing them layered over anything I can get my mits on. T-shirts, roll necks, blouses, shirts- it’s all acceptable with this look. It doesn’t even have to be a dress, my collection of cami tops seems to be rapidly expanding by the day (almost).

I can’t help feeling that its all very cliche of me. I’m sure you have seen this look a million times over from Blogger to Pinterest to Instagram. I think the thing that I love about it is that it’s sort of taking two garments that really shouldn’t work together and just going with it. Which is why I went for this wonderful little oversize silver number from Motel, who have a great collection of slip dresses right now FYI.  It gives me flash back to visions of the stylish women of the 90s. And I’ve got to say I’m a big fan of anything 90s inspired…

What do you think of the 90s trends?

Love Eleanor x

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Super Easy Apple and Blackberry Pastry

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With Autumn suddenly very obviously upon us, I’ve come over all inspired to cook warm comforting food. Although there are of course a lot  of foods that make me feel all warm and cosy and generally just happy that the days are getting more chilly- hot chocolate anyone? I do think that two of my favourite seasonal flavours are apples and blackberries.

Were lucky to have our own apple tree in the garden so we get apples in abundance every Autumn. I mean boxes and boxes full!  I always feel that I need to put them to good use. Blackberries are in all sorts of hedgerows at this time of year too so you can pick them in the wild if you feel like a little adventure. I however took the lazy option and went to Sainsbury’s for my blackberries.  This recipe was inspired by a more summery pastry I saw on The Londoner- one of my absolute favourite food blogs so the results were really good!
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Ingredients

3 big cooking apples (or any old apples will probably do)

2 boxes of blackberries

2/3 Tbsps granulated sugar plus extra for sprinkling

2/3 Tbsps Flour (plain or self raising)

Ready to roll puff pastry

Milk or 1 egg for brushing

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 200 C.
  2. Peel and slice apples. Place into a bowl of water while they wait to avoid them going discoloured.  Wash blackberries.
  3. Once fruit is drained, coat with the sugar and flour in a bowl.
  4. Cover a baking tray in grease proof paper if necessary (my pastry came with paper already attached)
  5. Carefully roll pastry onto tray and evenly top with the fruit mixture.
  6. Fold over the edges of the pastry around the outside of the fruit to make a little crust.
  7. Brush the pastry with milk or egg.
  8. Sprinkle a little more sugar all over your creation.
  9. Bake for around 30 mins or until golden brown.

apple-pie-7I recommend serving this warm with a little cream or ice cream of your choice!

Thoughts?

Love Eleanor x

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