Archive for July, 2014

Outfit Post: Pineapple Party

Pineapple Maxi Dress

Can you dress up the same item to wear in both Britain and Barbados? Well that’s the question Debenhams asked me for their campaign #BritaintoBarbados and I didn’t make it easy for myself when I chose a full length, dark navy Maxi Dress. Duh. To be honest though, with weather like we’ve been having here in the UK, I’m pretty sure you’d have the same issues in either destination! The heat.

Fruit Accessories, Watermelon

Grapefruit Earrings

What better excuse than when you’re wearing a dress that covers you head to toe in pineapples, is there to dress yourself up like a fruit salad? So I picked out my brightest accessories for this dress – a skinny coral belt and a lime green cardigan. I also picked out corresponding fruit jewellery from my online shop and my absolute favourite necklace from Joy. All that’s missing is that holiday to Barbados ;)

Pineapple Dress

Pineapple Accessories

Fruit Clothing, Fruit Trend

Let’s start with Britain: I wore this outfit to a barbecue at my Dad’s at the weekend, tonnes of family and friends were there and the weather was freaking glorious. My Dad is a glorified Butcher so there was more meat than you’d ever seen, endless wine being poured and hundreds of beers disappearing from the fridge. The cardigan only really came in handy when it rained for 10 minutes, we stayed outside under the veranda and chatted about babies. Don’t get excited.. we’re not quite there yet folks!

Summer Outfit

For Barbados, unfortunately(!), I couldn’t make it out there for a shoot so I had to imagine what it would be like. I ditched the cardigan and braided my hair in a lazy shoulder plait to keep it tamed and away from the pesky sea air. All accessories stand, obviously, except for a couple of extras: A cocktail with fresh fruit & fancy umbrellas and a golden sandy beach. Perf.
The best part is, you probably won’t go on holiday with the same people at your barbecue so no-one will know you wore the same outfit anyway!

Summer Shoes

Maxi Dress | c/o Debenhams   // Espadrilles | c/o Debenhams  //  Necklace | Joy The Store
Green Cardigan | Aerie  //  Grapefruit Earrings &  Watermelon Ring | Onetenzeroseven

Loves x xx

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Recipe: 6 Salad Ideas for a Healthy Lunch

Best Salad Ideas, Healthy Lunch Recipe

Eating healthy can be a real bore and really hard to stick to if you’re just forcing down boring salads every day. I’ve been eating salad for lunch at work for about a year now and I’ve got rather experimental along the way. Here’s five of the best salad ideas:

1 // Spicy Tuna Salad – Half a bag of ready washed rocket, drain a tin of tuna and empty on top, sprinkle on some chilli flakes (from the herbs and spices section of your supermarket) and drizzle some olive oil as a dressing.

2 // Parmesan & Sriracha Salad – Half a bag of ready washed rocket, grate or flake a chunk of parmesan cheese on top and drizzle on a generous amount of Sriracha chilli sauce (from the world foods section).

3 // Tomato & Balsamic Vinegar Salad – Halve six cherry tomatoes (or my favourite are the plum tomatoes from Aldi, sliced), slice up some cucumber and layer with half a bag of ready washed rocket. Drizzle on olive oil and balsamic vinegar. So much tastier than it sounds!

4 // Baked Salmon Salad – Wrap a salmon fillet in foil with a knob of butter, oven bake for 18 minutes and flake over the top of half a bag of ready washed rocket. You can add olive oil, salt, pepper or even piri piri spice (Nando’s version is good!).

5 // Japanese Salad – A salad doesn’t have to contain lettuce leaves, this one is just a pile of shelled Edamame beans, some chunks of cucumber, slices of smoked salmon and a drizzle of soy sauce with wasabi on the side. So good.

6 // Tandoori Salad – Half a bag of ready washed rocket, drizzle on just a splash of olive oil, slice up some tandoori chicken (from most deli counters or cooked meats sections) and dish out some mango chutney as a dressing. You can even get mango chutney in a squeezy tub for your convenience!

Do you find salad boring? What are your tips to jazz them up?

Loves x xx

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