20.8.14

NEON ORANGE

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SUNGLASSES: PRIMARK // JUMPER: NEW LOOK // TROUSERS: TOPSHOP // BAG: PRIMARK // NEW BALANCE: ASOS

Say hello to my new A/W jumper.
I'm never drawn to anything in New Look but when I saw this bright,ribbed(don't laugh),beauty hanging on the wall I was immediately smitten.
They styled it so well with a denim shirt and a tonne of pearls(I will definitely be trying that when the weather gets cooler).

I usually steer clear of colour as my hair is so bright I end up looking awful but the neon orange,textured knit was too beautiful to pass up.

Much Love

15.8.14

KATECOOKS: POACHED EGG & SPINACH TOASTED BREAKFAST SANDWICH

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: YOU WILL NEED :
.Bread (Of Choice)
.1 Large Egg
.Handful of spinach
.Salt
.Pepper
.Butter

:HOW TO:
1.Fill a frying pan half full with water and add a knob of butter,bring to the boil.

2.Meanwhile cut two slices of bread quite thickly ready to be toasted.
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3.Reduce the water in the pan just so water is lightly simmering,Crack an egg into it and pop your toast down.Cook egg for 2-3 mins depending on how you want it done.
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4.In a different pan add enough water to cover the bottom and drop in your spinach,it will take seconds to cook,let it wilt then remove and strain.
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5.Time to add it all together,Pop up the Toast and add a generous amount of butter,Place Spinach onto toast as your first layer,Then pop the egg on top,sprinkle some salt and pepper on for added crunch and seasoning.
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6.Pop the lid on,cut in half and watch the runny egg ooze out(My favourite part).

7.Tada,probably the most simple recipe ever but one of the tastiest breakfast sarnies you will try ;)

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Much Love


13.8.14

COBALT & GREY

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DRESS: ASOS // NECKLACE: ZARA // WATCH: NIXON // RINGS: VINTAGE,THEJEWELLERYPEOPLE,SHOPDIXI// HEELS C/O MISSGUIDED

Its rarity to see me dressed up,I know. 
My boyfriend and I were invited to a wedding last weekend and I thought as I liked what I had thrown together i'd take a few (rushed) photos,I was running late as per usual.

I received these beautiful heels a while back and wanted to base the outfit around them,whenever I see cobalt blue I instantly want to pair it with grey.The dress was a bargain of £8 on the asos sale and is the perfect length (how bloody hard is it to find a dress these days that isn't riding up around your fanny? or having the danger of your tits falling out?)

Anyway this is what I wore,it was comfy,simple and when it came to getting drunk and dancing,none of my skin was flopping out! BONUS

Much Love


7.8.14

PHOTO DIARY: MY HAPPY PLACE

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Last week I took a trip to the seaside,it has become a bit of a family ritual where each year we all hop in the car and head to the beach for the day to soak up the rays and beautiful scenery.
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We've been coming to this beach ever since my brother and I were little and my parents have been shown the beauty by their parents and so on. I have so many memories from this beach/town and thats why I call it my 'happy place' Never have I had a bad day here and still to this day I get super excited about going,even if its raining!!!
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Luckily this time it was piping hot,and there was hardly anyone on the beach which is always nice,nothing worse than screaming children running around throwing sand and splashing water on you!! Instead we just had a relaxing paddle through the waves and up the sand dunes.
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We then headed back into town and sat on the beachfront in a lovely old fashioned pub and had lunch while overlooking more stunning views.
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Overall it was an awesome day out,wish we could of stayed longer but nonetheless everything was perfect.It goes to show you don't have to fly miles to a beautiful beach or for boiling weather,I'm a huge fan of Britain's coastline and our summer in general,I think if you pick your days correctly and the company you're in,you are guaranteed a lovely day out without the jet lag or the realisation...''whoops,you can't actually afford this holiday''

Much Love

5.8.14

KATECOOKS: SUMMER COUSCOUS

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.Plain Couscous
.Olive Oil
.1 Cucumber
.Handful of Tomatoes 
.Handful of Basil
.Handful of Parsley
.Salt & Pepper

:HOW TO:

1.Fill a pan with water and bring to the boil,add the Couscous (I used a whole packet because I was feeding a party)If you are cooking for one then just add a cupful,bare in mind it swells once cooked like most pulses/pastas.
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2.Boil for 1 minute then turn off your cooker,this will allow the Couscous to soak up the water and it will cook just from the heat of the water alone.Once it has soaked up all of the water,fork some butter through to give it a fluffy texture.
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3. Dice your Tomatoes and Cucumber and finely chop your Basil and Parsley.
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4.Spoon Couscous in to a large bowl and start adding your veg & herbs.I found it easier to do it layers so you get an even amount of everything in each serving,Add oil as you go to keep it moist.Finish with S+P.

5.Hey Presto,a super quick and easy recipe which is great for summer picnics,bbq's or parties.If you make too much whack it in the fridge and you can eat it cold for days.Perfect healthy snack.
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Much Love


31.7.14

SWIM GOOD

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SWIMSUIT C/O MISSGUIDED // COVER UP C/O THECITYRACK

I've been on the hunt for a new swimsuit for a while now and I think i've finally found the perfect one.
The colour is beautiful,the fit is great,the cut outs are all in the right places and it looks awesome on.
Maybe not the right swimsuit to swim lengths in as certain bits of skin might pop out but to laze round the pool in its perfect and ticks all the boxes for me.

The Cobalt blue and Plum Purple of this cover up are a definite head turner.I think its about time I booked a holiday.

Much Love