Jacket - ASOS / Jeans - ASOS / Boots – New Look (similar) / T-shirt - Superdry / Hat - Miss Selfridge / Earrings - Johnny Loves Rosie / Necklace - New Look
Tribal Print Jacket
I was a little concerned as to how my new tribal print cropped jacket might fit into my wardrobe so it sat there a little sad until my trip to Milan last weekend when I felt suddenly inspired to give it it’s first outing. It’s funny how you can pack to dress in a way that’s inspired by the city you’re about to visit (like I did in Sweden) – am I the only one who does that?
I felt the sophisticated fashion capital might just be the place for this slightly more formal number, particularly when toned down with ripped black jeans and a Fedora. Now I’m looking forward to styling it up with city shorts or a white skater skirt for summer!
As for where I was when we snapped these photos, this was Carrie and my Milanese home for the weekend! Have you heard of AirBnb? I hadn’t until last year when Carrie used the private room renting website to find a cool pad in New York. I was a little unsure about the idea of living in someones house with them instead of a hotel but I couldn’t rave about it more after this trip!
Our delightful hosts, two sisters live in this loft-feel apartment right in the center of Milan whilst we slept in a double room across the courtyard from them. We used their house when we needed to, and partied it up in their house on our first night! Getting a real life taste of living like a local, paying less than for a hotel plus getting all the insider tips is just unbeatable when exploring a new city – I’m looking forward to trying one out on another trip soon!
Lots more on my trip to Milano very soon!
Cook, Bake, Make… With Friends!
Did you have a fun weekend? If yours was a bit ‘meh’ and you didn’t particularly have a rave, then how about making it that bit shinier, happier, more satisfying next time? When flat hunting in London yesterday, I was asked what would make my perfect Sunday and it wasn’t too tricky to answer! I’d get some ‘productive stuff’ done in the morning *yawn*, and then I’d make a roast dinner or have a good gossip over home baked cakes at a friends house. If my dream sounds like your typical weekend, then I’m envious you lucky human you!
After a week commuting 3 hours a day, my weekends are usually taken up tidying the house and blogging, whoop! Not very sociable really, as much as I adore posting up my snaps for you all!
Revisiting these fun weekends has reminded me why I can’t wait to move into central London! I not only love eating my friends food; Oreo truffles with Cait and Lucy and Brioche burgers with Mariell and Jostein (don’t mind if I do), but I love having catch-upy, makey, bakey, shiny weekends with the people I don’t get to see enough of! So here’s to more in 2014!
Take a looky at where my friends and I ate burgers last time
or follow Carries incredible burger recipe to make them with your friends at home!
Aah, there’s nothing like strolling down to treat myself to a tasty portion of Chicken Shop goodness on a Saturday, especially whilst listening to one of my fave bands; Awolnation on some pretty nifty new headphones! And then having a little boogie in the street, of course!
Hello to our first Take10 challenge of 2014! This month, it’s a colourful tech accessory – a pair of fold up Bowers & Wilkins Headphones in a popping red, perfect for a colour lover like me who wants cool looking headphones as well as great quality sound. (Hey, I don’t ask for much right?!) I’m chuffed that they come in their own neat box too because they would almost certain become debris after one commute chucked into my handbag of miscellaneous ‘stuff’.
I’m usually referred to as the ‘colourful Blogger’ and this couldn’t be a better example of why, as I’m the only one out of the 9 other ladies who chose the red colourway! That’s not to say that I don’t like the white too, in fact I did struggle to choose. The pure white would go with everything, particularly my minimal watch (which hasn’t left my wrist over the last few months) but red is fun and it gives me a reason to crack out my bold Nikes!
What I Wore!
Headphones – Bowers & Wilkins / Coat – Warehouse / Jacket – ASOS / T-shirt – New Look / Trainers – Nike (similar) / Skirt – Zara / Watch - BornPretty / White bangle – Anna Lou of London / Earrings – Topshop / Beanie – River Island
What the Take10 Girls Wore!
We Shop Therefore We Are / (NEWBIE!) Dearest Deer / Pretty Much Penniless / What Olivia Did / Love Cloth / Marmalade / Girl in the Lens / The Magpie Girl / Hi Fashion
See the latest Take10 Challenges here!
I do hope you’re having a lovely, colourful weekend! Yesterday I took some snaps with my best friend and today I’m busying myself shooting clothes to sell on ASOS Marketplace and begrudgingly accepting it might have gotten a little too late to keep up the xmas decorations. Yeah, should probably take them down now…
I might be a little out of season (as usual) but I appear to be putting on more mini skirts and vest tops in the mornings. No it’s not summer yet Lucy. I guess I love juxtaposing anything ‘féminin’ with a little touch of tomboy style!
Like this look? See I styled up this coat with trousers and how I wore these boots with a slouchy jumper!
Top – ASOS (sale) / Coat – ChinaDoll Boutique / Skirt – Evil Twin / Boots – New Look (sale) / Scarf – ASOS (sale) / Bracelet – Anna Lou of London (sale ) / Scrunchie – Scrunchie Market / Necklace – Next / Heart Ring – Me & Zena
Its quite hard to believe that this time last year I hadn’t even tasted proper sushi. There’s no way that I’d call myself knowledgeable, but what I can be sure of is that now I bloody LOVE it! It all started with a trip to Morocco (ok not Tokyo but you know!) Where I sampled an incredible array of sushi’s which tasted even better than you’d imagine mainly because they were displayed on a crazy wooden bridge…
Two days later and most definitely hooked, I cheekily invited myself to watch the sushi chef at the Sofitel hotel where we stayed to show me show he made it. It was a revelation! Rolling up rice with cling film covered bamboo mats? Who knew!
Sushi Making Tips
I never got to give it a go myself until Sumosan invited me to a little masterclass with their head sushi chef who flew over from Russia for evening! I learned that the best salmon for Sashimi is sourced super fresh and daily from Russia and that when moulding your sticky rice, you should handle it as little as possible, wetting your fingers to prevent pulling it apart. It was all a little fiddly, particularly when you flip over the seaweed sheets and then have to squash them into a tight roll with intent.
I like to think I was pretty good… Hey, it tasted amazing, particularly when paired with the finest sakes! – Have you ever given making sushi a go?
If you can’t be bothered to try the kit and make your own, check out Sumosans delicious menu here!