Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bow Blouse

Shirt- F&F Tesco (hand-me-down)
Shorts- Urban Outfitters
Brogues- New Look (old)
Bag- gift
Scarf- vintage
Bracelet- gift
Watch- gift

I love making a bag different by adding a scarf to the straps, does anyone else do that? 
My flatmate and myself did a brutal clear out of our wardrobes and i stole this off of her before she threw it out. Florence and Fred at Tesco have some really nice items, supermarkets are defiantly increasing from the plain £2.50 tee's to Gok Wan! 

This scarf reminds me of the British colours, so thought i should maybe incorporate the colours into some outfits as the Jubilee weekend starts tomorrow.. excited!

I hit the West End when i was home a few days back, and i love the vintage stores and charity shops there, Vintage Guru on Byers Road is defiantly one of the best. I got this scarf there as well as a few other items i'll show later :) 

Ruth xxxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

scones and pj's...

Blazer- New Look
Shirt- Primark (charity shop)
Skirt- Urban Outfitters (old)
Bag- Urban Outfitters
Shoes- River Island
Watch- gift

Isn't exam season just awful? I've been swamped with coursework and exams recently and I never really thought a baby pink and hot pink leopard print onesie was socially acceptable, especially on a blog.. (i've not left it in the last few days.) So my apologies for a severe lack of blogging!

This outfit is a throw on, run out, grab food and coffee, run back outfit so very basic with a blazer just thrown over to smarten it up. Its amazing how much a blazer can smarten something up, I left my black blazer in the library the other week and have been lost without it!

This week my flatmate and myself made white chocolate and blueberry scones.. they tasted as good as they sound, trust me!

  • 225g self raising flour

    55g butter

    25g caster sugar

    150ml milk

    200g white chocolate (broken into pieces)

    3 handfuls of blueberries

    1 egg, beaten

    Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

    Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter

    Stir in the sugar and then add in chocolate pieces and blueberries.

    Add in the milk and kneed into a soft dough.

    Turn on to a floured work surface and peel apart the dough into just 

    short of palm shape sizes (should make about 7) and place on baking sheet. (probably best to use cutter to get a good shape, but we never so could work either way.)

    Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15

     minutes until well risen and golden.

    Enjoy :)

    Hope for those who have exam season that its going ok!

    Ruth xxxxx

    ps. just got our uni magazine...

    its filled with articles, product pages and photoshoots from our year, so happy it turned out like this :)