Thursday, October 23, 2014

Outfit Post


Today I'm wearing my own version of the outfit I showed you on Tuesday, white oversized shirt, black denim and in my case my trusted Ash booties. I added a bit of a bold lip and the softest ever Liebeskind handbag from Anthropologie (Anthro also has this other Liebeskind bag that is as gorgeous, maybe even a bit prettier!)

Actually, I wanted to share this outfit mainly because of the bag, it is the perfect black leather understated fabulous handbag that pretty much goes with anything and can be worn at all times. The long strap can be added if needed making it a great bag to run errands, to travel around or anything that requires your two hands free. 

The other day I opened a long forgotten box, the one that said "home clothes" aka sweats, old hoodies etc etc. In it I found my very very old oversized white shirt that i actually thought I had given away to charity. Alas, it's not the case, and the shirt that I bought about 4-5 years ago, that I first wore non stop with pretty much anything and then wore non stop at home with leggings is now my once again "new" closet staple! I love when a piece of clothing can be so versatile and remains a classic. 


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Bag: Liebeskind at Anthropologie | Shirt: Zara | Jeans: Leigh Topshop | Booties: Jess Ash | Lipstick: Funny Face Nars


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The bed side bulb


One of the "trends" I want to adopt in my next bedroom is the "one-single-bulb-pendant". I have seen it in a couple of bedrooms hanging in the middle of the room and really like it but what I would like to do is use it as a bed side light. Obviously I'm no trendsetter and it has been done (and dusted?) by many very skilfully and tastefully. Here are a few images to inspire you if you are looking to do the same. I love the idea of the light cord hanging from the ceiling but I also find it cool when it is hanged from a hook or the likes. 
What would be your option of choice? is this a look you like?


There are tons of choices in the market to pick from. 
This one on Etsy is a bit on the different side but just as gorgeous and would make a fabulous statement piece in any bedroom


If you want to ad glamour then you should pick these crystal like bulbs. You can find them on Lee Broom


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The White shirt


I'm all over this look this season, I love the oversized shirt look and the white and crisp feel is elegant but can be casual at the same time depending of how it is worn.

I love wearing mine with jeans and flat ballet pumps or heels, like I did here, but I think paired with black trousers makes for a very powerful look especially paired with bold red lips and nails and gold jewels!


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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Art of Eating Well and Recipe: Baked courgette chips


I think I first heard of the Hemsley sisters on Vogue.co.uk. These gorgeous sisters write about healthy eating and have published a book recently called The Art of Eating Well. I want to try and embrace eating better, not that I eat badly, but I want to try and introduce ingredients I wouldn't have thought about using before, like ground almond, flax seed and many other ingredients that unless you are very much into healthy eating one might not very well know what to do with them. 

The book is just as beautiful as they are, the recipes are well explained and look are not too complicated, I tend to find that healthy recipes are tedious to make and ingredients difficult to find but this is not the case here. The book is divided in categories, starting with breakfast recipes, soups, salads, meat and fish and finishing with scrumptious healthy deserts.

I got my book at Anthropologie, check it out here


On Sunday for lunch I wanted to try something to go with the main course we were eating and decided to make the baked courgette fries, oh my, how delicious were they! I eat courgette because "I have to" not because I love them but this recipe is a game changer, these chips are baked so no frying is involved and are covered in ground almond, grated parmesan and herbs which give them a scrumptious taste. 
Try them, you won't regret it!


Ingredients
(serves 2 as a side dish)

2 large courgettes
50 gr ground almond
30 gr grated parmesan
1/2 tsp dried oregano
pinch of cayenne pepper (I added black pepper instead but I think the cayenne pepper would be a better choice)
1 egg
sea salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 220ยบ. 
Wash and dry your courgettes. Slice the ends and discard. Halve them and slice each half lengthways. Do it again until you have pieces a bit larger than your average french fries. 
Mix the ground almond, parmesan cheese, herbs and pepper and salt. Beat the egg well. 
Dip each courgette into the egg and then into the almond mix evenly.
Place each courgette in a single layer on a baking sheet and bak for 13-18 minutes, just be careful not to burn them. 
Serve hot with an extra pinch of sea salt if needed. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Which mixer?


My quest for a stand alone mixer has been a long one, not a quest per se as there are only a few choices to pick from, it's more a "need" quest. Aka, do I really need it? Can I justify it? It's obviously not a cheap purchase and if you want a good one the price spirals. I know you must all be thinking about the KitchenAid, we all do, but lately I have been considering the Kenwood Kmix stand. I have read a few reviews and blog posts that compare both and usually, technically, the Kenwood is supposed to be better. Now I know the Kitchen Aid has loyal fans out there but the same happens for the the Kenwood. So if you own either I would definitely appreciate your feedback. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Autumn inspiration


It's still not even trench coat time here in Barcelona, it seems the warmer weather has settled well here and I have had yet no need to take out the heavier layers of clothing. My favorite weather is in between seasons, early autumn and mid-late spring, I love being able to wear a top and a cardigan or a light coat. I love layering, trench coats, winter coats that are not designed for the incredible weather in very cold climates, booties and big chunky knits and scarfs. 

A bit of inspiration today for the weather to be!


Scroll to see some of my favourite layers for this season


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