Thursday, 4 June 2015

Blush.

Hello friends! Sorry about no #TravelTuesday this week, I’ve been so busy! My sister’s wedding is coming up on June 13, so I’ve been scrambling around trying to get everything done. I promise to be more consistent next week! Today’s outfit was inspired by the crop top, I’m not one to show off my stomach, but I loved the detail in this top. Paired with high waisted pants, there’s a tiny bit of skin showing but definitely not too much. I love pairing crop tops with high waisted pants, and then you don’t have to worry about tucking your shirt in, or it being uneven in the back and noticeable. I love the sport/runners trend right now. I really hope it never goes out of style. How everybody’s Thursday going? Any plans for the weekend? X 

 
 
 
 Crop top from Forever 21
Jacket Forever 21
High waisted pants LC by Lauren Conrad
Shoes Vans from Office

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Mixing prints

 One thing I learned in fashion school was how to mix print. I mostly took inspiration from one of my good friends. She is definitely the master of mixing print, I’m pretty sure she was always in some kind of print! Here are some tips for mixing prints.

1. Don’t mix two loud prints; make sure one of the prints is smaller than the other. That way they aren’t fighting for attention.
2. Colour is key. Make sure one of the colours is in both your top and bottom, or a similar colour. This brings the look together. My look has both black and white; the pants tend to take more attention than the top because it is a busier print. Also both pieces have the same amount of colour. The top is focusing on white, and the bottom black.
3. Belt it! When you layer a cardigan or layering piece overtop, add a belt around the waist. That way it unites both the prints together.

4. Accessorize accordingly. In my look I paired my outfit with dainty earrings, a simple ring and clutch. I could’ve added a necklace but I wanted the outfit to be focused on the print more.

5. Mix textures! It’s an easier way of mixing print and it adds different visual elements to your outfit. Try a knitted sweater, with a leather skirt, or lace skirt.
So experiment with your prints, be bold and have fun! Let me know if these tips help, and if you try them out! XX

 
 
 
Top from Joe Fresh
Pants Old Navy
Clutch H&M
Shoes Le Chateau

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Traditional Chinese Wedding Cake!

You will need…
1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix, baked in a 9 x 13 pan
3 eggs (or what your cake mix says)
½ cup oil (or what your cake mix says)
1 cups water (or what your cake mix says)
1 (3.5 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix
1.5 cups milk
4 ounces cream cheese
8 -14 ounces crushed pineapple, drained without any juice(use amount desired, more or less to your tastes)
½  container Cool Whip
14 ounces angel flake coconut (or however much you want)

Directions…
After you have baked your cake in a 9x13 pan, allow it to cool completely.
Take a large bowl and combine your milk, pudding mix, and cream cheese.
Cover the pudding mixture and place it in the refrigerator to allow it to chill and thicken.
After the pudding mix has thickened, spread it over the first baked cake to act like a glue to stick the second cake on top.
Take your drained pineapple, and spread it over the pudding mixture.
Next you will take your cool whip and spread it evenly over the pineapple.
To finish, sprinkle a desired amount of coconut over the top, and then place the 12 maraschino cherries in rows of three across the cake.
Cover your cake, and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
Serve and enjoy!

This cake is amazing, and easy to make. I did not put the maraschino cherries on top because I'm going to wait until the day I serve it. It can last up to two weeks in the freezer, but make sure you take it out 24 hours before serving so it can become room temperature.


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Coral reef

 
Summer is fast approaching, and with all this hot weather lately it’s got me pumped for warm season. High waisted shorts are not going anywhere this summer so its time to pull them out. There are so many tutorials on how to make your own high waisted short out of an old pair of jeans, so if you haven’t tried the popular trend, be daring and go for it! In this outfit I layered up with a leather jacket because it was warm but possible showers. How do you wear your shorts?
J

 
 
 
 
Leather jacket Forever 21
Loose tank top Forever New
Shorts Forever 21
Wedged sandles LC by Lauren Conrad
Clutch from Chapters

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Rome, the eternal city. Did no one read the info packets?

It’s #TravelTuesday! I could not be more thrilled to share this post with you; we are going to ROME today! Let me first start off by saying, its beauty and history are very overwhelming. I am a history fanatic, and I couldn’t contain myself. We fully enjoyed everything we could out of Rome. We started out in Rome in mid-afternoon and went on a walking tour around the city. Of course we had to get Gelato, we went to Della Palma Gelato di Roma. They have over 150 flavors, and they have a serious line up. One of the cool things there is that if your female you will automatically get served first, plus for us girls right?! We had a few men in our group and our tour guide had to get each of them ice cream because they would’ve been waiting forever! We walked our way to the Trevi fountain, which actually sneaks up on you. We were walking down this little street and then BOOM there’s a huge fountain, its surreal. The next day we started bright and early to take a guided tour around the Vatican, an absolutely amazing experience to walk through. It’s the headquarters of the Roman Catholic church and also St. Peter’s Basilic, and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. The architecture had me speechless. Some good home d├ęcor inspiration! After this tour we walked around for a bit, and took the subway over to the Roman Colosseum. My personal tour recommendations are that you don’t do both tours in one day, both were three hours long. Either split them up, do don’t take the guided tour. I would recommend the guided tour of the Vatican, but maybe not the Colosseum as the headsets are good, plus the tour takes you to other places as well, which did not really interest us. To finish our day in this cultural city we shared a pizza and spaghetti. It was the absolute best food I ate in Italy and probably one of my tops meals I’ve ever eaten. Make sure you splurge on a good Italian meal; you don’t get the real taste if you go cheap. But then again I’m a HUGE Italian fan so; of course I’m going to tell you something like that! Another tip is that the underground is very confusing if you don’t read Italian, I would recommend a tour guide to get you through most of the city. The streets are also quite complicated. What are your thoughts on Rome? Have you been there, or traveled to it? Let me know below, I love hearing from everyone!