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The pleated culotte Autumn edit...

7 Oct 2018


Hello everyone,

Today i'm sharing with you one of my new favourite outfits that I have been wearing recently. As we all know because I mention this in probably every blog post I write, I love pink, so often the autumn clothing the shops have to offer don't often tickle my pickle. 

After a lot of gathering inspo on Instagram and watching many a autumn clothing hauls, I decided to take a look at some online clothing websites and placed an order on Isawitfirst.com. I brought around four items but I did actually end up returning some things as the sizing was a little off. However, one piece I did decide to keep were these gorgeous pleated camel culottes. These were only £10 full price on the site, and at the time they were having 40% off for students. On the website these were actually more of a pinky colour, so when I opened these up I was a little disappointed they were so beige.

However, after styling these with some pieces from my wardrobe I have grown to love the colour. I love how they just make any outfit look chic and like i'm ready for autumn. I also think the pleated style means these can be worn not only in the day time, but for evening events too. I have paired these with a jumper from FemmeLuxe.com. I loved wearing these two pieces together as they compliment each other so well. As for the jumper, the lovely team at Femme luxe kindly sent me over some pieces that I had picked out. When I first tried on the jumper I was a little sceptical because the head hole was very small and unfortunately it has teared a little, but you cant really tell to much. I love the style and how the neck doesn't come up too high and I love how the sleeves balloon out. Over all I love the style of the jumper and think it can be styled with so many outfits, however, I wouldn't say the quality is the best I have ever tried.

I paired the jumper and culottes with some Valentino inspired studded sandals from Primark, a black French Connection box bag, some chunky black sunglasses and a dainty rose gold necklace...

Outfit
Sunglasses- Primark
Jumper- Femme luxe
Bag- French Connection
Sandals- Primark 



Thankyou so much for reading, see you next time

Cristy x x 






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Salted Caramel & Chocolate cupcake Recipe For Autumn...

25 Sep 2018


Hello everyone,

Today I baked some Salted caramel chocolate cupcakes for Sam's, brothers girlfriend for a charity bake sale and they turned out to be really quite yummy, so I thought why not share the recipe with you. These cupcakes are perfect for a lunchtime treat or to eat whilst watching the Great British Bake off. These were so simple and easy to make. This recipe also makes 18 cupcakes...

Ingredients 

240g Butter
240g golden caster sugar
4 eggs
210g self raising flour
40g coco powder
Salted Caramel
Icing sugar

Method
  1. Begin by adding the butter and golden caster sugar to a bowl and cream together.
  2. Once the butter is lighter in colour and lighter in texture, add the four  eggs one by one and whisk again.
  3. Now add the flour to the mixture and fold in. 
  4. Add the coco powder to the mixture.
  5. Pop a a small amount of the chocolate mixture into the cupcake cases and then add a layer of salted caramel and then another teaspoon of chocolate cake mixture on top.
  6.  Bake for around 15 minutes at gas mark 6/ 200 degrees c.
  7. Once the cakes are bouncy to the touch, leave to rest until they are cool.
For the Decoration
  1. Whilst the cakes are cooling, add the icing sugar and butter into the bowl and whisk until light and fluffy..
  2.  Now add the remainder of the salted caramel into the buttercream mixture and mix a little more.
  3. Pop the buttercream into a piping bag with a star nozzle. I often pop the piping bag over a cup to make a little less messy.
  4. I then take the cool cupcakes and pipe a generous layer of salted caramel buttercream on top of the cake.
  5. Finally pop a little gold powder into a small sieve and sprinkle a little over the top of the cakes.




I really hope you enjoyed this recipe, they were so fun to make and tasted so so good!! Be sure to tag me in any photos if you decide to make these cupcakes...

Cristy x x 





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