New to my wardrobe

It feels like way to long since I’ve done a fashion post! They’re a little tricker to plan because you have to take photos so I like to do it when I have enough time to do it properly! I thought I would show you some of the things I’ve bought over the last couple of weeks – links to each item will be at the bottom – enjoy!

Bardot top

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This is my first Bardot top! I expected it to be really uncomfortable but it’s actually not too bad. I love styling this with black jeans, a denim jacket and some little black boots. It’s great for a casual evening or daytime look.

Checkered skater dress

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I absolutely love skater dresses – they look great and can be dress up or down – so when I say this one I was hooked. It kind of reminds me of an outfit out of a fairy tale. I can’t wait to wear this when it gets a bit warmer with some white converses. H&M also have loads of other dresses in the same style so I’m definitely going to go grab some more!

Black denim dress

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This was a bit of a push from my usual style but I tried it on and was pleasantly surprised by how it looked! It is bodycon so it very flattering around the waist. I have to say, the picture does not do it justice! I wore this with a checked shirt for a friends birthday dinner a few weeks ago and felt comfortable in it all evening.

Bag

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This was a little treat to myself after the first week back at college after the holidays. I’ve been needing a small evening bag for ages and was so pleased when I came across this one in Accessorize. It’s the perfect size for evenings (or even day trips!) and just fits my phone and purse in.

Shoes

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These are a little daring and I have no idea when I’m going to end up wearing them! But I thought they were so pretty and I love the embroidery on the heels. The price for these was also amazing at (I think!) £16. They were from Primark so I cant give a link for them!

Top – https://m.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/spot-drawstring-sleeve-bardot-top-6433160?geoip=noredirect&cmpid=ppc_pla_UK_ip&utm_medium=cpc&tsrc=vdna&istCompanyId=38aa0d7f-6514-4cb3-bbdc-df0d32d48b7f&istItemId=xpmtplapat&istBid=tztx&gclid=CKjw3sTG49MCFU-6Gwod0j4B_g&gclsrc=aw.ds

Checked skater dress – http://m2.hm.com/m/en_gb/productpage.0467302034.html#Blue/Checked

Black denim dress – http://m2.hm.com/m/en_gb/productpage.0457336004.html#Black

Bag (I can’t find the exact bag for some reason but this ones very similar!) – http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_1,acc_1.7/2896914100

Megssaskia x

Monthly Memories – April

So you’ve heard on monthly favourites….I thought I would do a twist on this called ‘Monthly Memories’ I haven’t heard of anyone doing this before so decided to do something new. Also, if this is already a thing and I just haven’t heard of it please let me know in the comments! So here’s how this is gonna work; I’m gonna give an overview of my month, every month, so I can look back in a few years. One or two of these are from the last few days of March but I thought I’d include them anyway 🙂 Enjoy!

This month started with a trip to the cinema to see the new Emma Watson film Beauty and the Beast. I went with one of my friends and it was one of those spontaneous outings where we were both bored on a Friday night so decided to go out. Regarding the film, it was so much better than I thought it was going to be! I’m not a big Disney film fanatic or anything so I wasn’t too bothered about it but seeing a classic film remade was pretty awesome. Also, who knew Emma Watson could sing so well?!

My grandma came to visit this month (as she does most months!) and we made a point of having a girly outing into Oxford. We went shopping and had some lunch in one of my favourite cafes. A few evenings after that my dad, grandma and I went out for dinner at a Tapas bar in Oxford. We’d never been before but it was so good!

One exciting thing that happened this month was one of my friends turned 18. We celebrated by going out for dinner and then drinks and beerpong back at his house. The place we went for dinner was SO nice! It’s one of those places you drive past so many times but have never actually been so we thought we’d try it out. It was such a good evening filled with laughter and fun!

My grandparents from Switzerland and my cousin and her boyfriend visited for a few days. It was awesome to see them all – especially my cousin as I hadn’t seen her for about 5 years! We had a lot of family fun; looking at old photos and laughing at memories.

Easter was this month as well so we celebrated that with a string of events. On Easter day we cycled to a nearby village and had lunch at the pub there – they do the best stuffed mushrooms! We also tried cycling with Jazz (our dog) on the lead next to us. This did not go as planned and I’m amazed my dad stayed on his bike throughout this!

And last but not least, last weekend a group of friends and I went to the pub. This has recently become a bit of a hang out place and I love it there. I don’t drink but love the atmosphere. My friends ended up having a few too many, which was very entertaining. We went to a local fair on the same night and I don’t know how they managed to go on so many rides given their tipsy state! Two of my friends and I then had a sleepover the same night and stayed up ages chatting – I hadn’t seen either of them in ages so it was the best night. The next morning we went to a trampoline park called Rush for my friends little sisters birthday party. I’d never been before but it was so much fun! I think I managed to hurt my back someone but it was well worth it!

That’s it for this month – I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to so feel free to leave a comment letting me know!

Megssaskia x

Spring photoshoot

It’s finally spring, which means light evenings and warmer (ish) days! The clocks went forwards a few weeks ago which means British Summer Time is here! Yes! This is one of my favourite times of the year because I love how light it is in the evenings; it’s 7:40 pm here in England and still light! The other day my brother and I were playing frisbee in the park and thought we would do a little photoshoot while it was still light and warm enough! So, to kick off a series of very spring-themed posts, I thought I would put some of the photo’s on here. Enjoy! (I couldn’t put many photo’s up because I don’t want to show my brothers face on here so sorry about that!) Megssaskia x

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Cupcakes

Hey 🙂 I thought I would do another baking post because my last one was pretty popular and everyone seemed to enjoy it! I had a day off today from revision and I decided it would be the perfect time to do some baking. This time I did something a bit simpler and went with cupcakes. I used a typical cupcake recipe (below) and then had fun with the icing. It made 24 large cupcakes but I ran out of space in the trays so I decided to do some mini ones too – these are so cute by the way and would make perfect petitfours for parties. For making the cakes I more-or-less put everything together in a bowl and mixed it. Also, don’t forget to heat the oven to 180 degrees C and leave them in for 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

300g Self-raising Flour

300g Caster Suger

300g Unsalted butter (I used Stork which is great for making cakes)

6 medium eggs (whisked)

1/2 tbsp Vanilla Extract

For the icing I used Betty Crocker chocolate icing, which is my absolute favourite icing to use because it’s effortless. I used piping bags with a nozzle to put the icing on the cupcakes. I then decorated them with mini marshmallows, edible glitter and skulls (this seems weird but I only had Halloween decorations!) However, putting icing on like this uses it up very quickly and therefore I was unable to do many in this way.

Have a good evening! 🙂

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Summer evening with friends

Hello 🙂 Whoever and wherever you are, I hope you’re having a nice day! It’s finally starting to feel like summer! 🙂 This makes me so happy because it means long days, warm weather, and light evenings. I won’t rant about how much I love summer, because I’ve already done that on another blog post – Seasons, Holidays and Happiness.

Last night I was out with some friends and it was a really good evening (plus we got some good photos) so I thought I’d share those with you. We didn’t do much, just wondered round the village and then went to the park, but the weather was good and it was still light outside at 9pm, which was great. The field in the park was full of daisies so I thought it was the perfect photo opportunity. After nagging my friends to take photos (and get them at the right angle!) we had a really relaxed evening.

I can’t wait until my exams are over so that I can enjoy all that summer has to offer! 🙂

Weekend away – Devon

Hello 🙂 It’s so nice to be back at my computer writing. I haven’t had chance to write or upload a blog post in the last few weeks because exams are coming up so I’ve been busy revising. However, over the weekend my dad and I stayed in Devon – we have an apartment there and he needed to sort some stuff out, so I went with him. It was so refreshing to be by the sea and have a few days of peace and quiet.

We drove there on Friday night and the journey was pretty fun; I did some work and then dried my voice out singing “Climb Every Mountain” from the Sound of Music – not forgetting to stop at McDonalds on the way! We arrived late so it was straight to bed for me.

On Saturday morning I helped my dad clean the sofa’s with this amazing leather cleaning spray and it really worked – or the sofa’s were just that dirty haha. Coincidentally, my brother was on a cricket tour and the match was only an hour and a half away so my dad watched that in the afternoon. I spent a few hours revising but the best part of the day by far was taking my camera down to the beach and snapping a few photos. It was great to be just stolling along the beach with my shoes in one hand and my camera in the other. The sand was shaped into minature deserts, carved out by the rush of waves over them and the sea shimmered in the sunlight. Unfortunately I had picked a very bad choice of footwear for the beach (I have a bad habit of doing this a lot!) and ended up carrying them the entire time so as not to ruin them! I almost tripped over about a thousand rocks but the sea wasn’t too cold and I managed to get some pictures.

When my dad got back from watching the cricket match we went to Country Cousins which is a resturant near to the beach. This was so exciting because we’ve been going there since I was about 5 years old but we hadn’t eaten there for a few years, so the deja vu was unreal! I loved going to this resurant when I was younger – they do a carvery buffet and have the most delicious puddings.

On Sunday I did a bit of revision whilst my dad painted walls and finished cleaning the sofa’s. I went out to get ice creams and walked around for a while. I’m not a big fan of vanilla ice cream but the ones from the ice cream van are SO yummy! We then packed up, loaded the car and drove home!

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Easter Mini Meringues

Happy Easter! I hope your day is filled with chocolate and fun! I thought it would be nice to make some mini Easter meringues because it’s something I’ve never attempted before and I thought it would be fun to do. I also saw them in a video on YouTube and another blog. These would be perfect for a party or just as some nibbles and I promise you they are very easy to make. I’m going to include the recipe below and some photos of the ones I made. Mine didn’t come out perfectly because I think there’s a certain knack to the piping part, which I haven’t quite mastered yet! I don’t bake very often but I really enjoyed doing this and found it quite relaxing.

Ingredients:

3 egg whites

150g caster sugar

1tsp vanilla extract

Gel food colour

White/milk/dark Chocolate

Sprinkles (preferably very colourful!)

Piping bags

Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 110°C (or 90°C for a fan oven).
  2. Seperate the egg whites from the yolk – to do this I pass the yolk from one shell to the other and this generally helps get just the whites. Then whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until they become stiff. I reccomend using an electric whisk for this if you have one, as my hands got very tired trying to use a fork!
  3. Whisk half the caster sugar in with the egg whites. Add the rest of the caster sugar and fold it in. Do make sure you fold instead of stir, because you don’t want the air coming out of your meringues.
  4. Seperate the mixture into 3 different bowls and add some gel food colouring. Again, fold the food colouring in rather than stirring – this is where it went a bit wrong for me because I wasn’t careful enough and they ended up being a bit more liquidy and this made them harder to pipe into meringue shapes.
  5. Line 2 trays with baking paper and grease them.
  6. Put the mixture into piping bags (one for each colour) and gently create little blobs and then pull up to create the point on the meringue. This bit didn’t work very well for me, which is why mine look a bit flat!
  7. Pop them in the oven for 40 minutes. When they come out, leave them to cool for a while.
  8. Melt the chocolate (I used white chocolate, but you can use whatever kind you prefer) in a small bowl and put some sprinkles in another bowl. Dip the flat (bottom) part of your meringue into the chocolate and then into the sprinkles. Make sure they’re completely covered in sprinkles, otherwise they’ll be harder to move once you put them down.
  9. Enjoy your meringues!