Carpe Diem V-day 2 - OOTD

Hi All!

I've decided to this week wrap up (not drag up) with a little post of my lovely valentines weekend (which I've finally got round to writing about) and to move swiftly on and to stop continually nattering on and on about it and prevent further stick from friends. So here goes. 

Me and my boyfriend planned after valentines day for me to hang out together at the weekend that followed and generally 'seize the day' getting round to actually doing something in one of the capital hang outs for tourism, London Town.

We decided to check out London Zoo and take a romantic stroll through regents park to get there and famous for its parks.. regents didn't let us down although the temperature could've been better. We took a casual look around, avoided glaring feisty geese, admired some endearing ducklings and got a little lost along the way.

We finally got to the zoo and spent the next 4 hours checking out all the obvious zoo related mammals but with my attention focusing on the beautiful colours from the sea life and butterfly tent which obviously I have to share with you guys..

For our little day out I decided to wear my normal attire of shift dress (which you can't see but it was related to the occasion of a Dalmatian print), studded boots and leggings all with an old favourite coat of mine which I'd recently pull off the coat rack all topped off with a studded silver headband, red rose scarf and woven straw black pleather handbag.

Although the romance was blooming as much as my scarf and roses from the Thursday before, it was pretty nackering walking around the park for 4 hours non-stop so we decided to stop off at a local restaurant for Italian where I received the biggest calzone you've ever seen!

So that was it! I'd like to say we did something on the Sunday.. But we really didn't, it was mainly filled with work related stuff for the week ahead.

Did you do anything for valentines weekend?

Stay tuned for fashion related posts next week and less of the mushy stuff.


What I'm wearing:
Skater coat with fur collar - H&M
Red rose print scarf - M&S
Spike hairband - Ebay
Studded boots - Office
Woven straw pleather bag - Matalan

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Valentines Day 4-4-2

Seeing as its not really a surprise anymore as my boyfriend and pals have started digging their way through my little creations (I'm not complaining as their sole purpose was to be eaten), if your a baker you would have got my 442 reference and know exactly what I was just about to natter. Sadly for any of you guys reading this.. its not about football formations.

For the good old consumer backed v-day, although I had thought of purchasing my boyfriend a giant millies cookie I decided to bake instead, minus the fact that buying a keep calm branded cake tin and silicone cases for the first time inspired me to do so, lets pretend its down to the fact that I NEVER have time to bake and this week I had a perfect opening to do so!

I decided to use the classic 442 method - for every 2 eggs that are used 4oz of all other ingredients are needed (ignore the total lack of eggs in the photograph..) I then split the amount in half to make one batch vanilla for victoria sponge and one batch cocoa for chocolate sponge.

Although nearly half of my first batch of victoria sponges were ruined due to not reading the case pack and LINE THE CASES before embarking on baking voyages, they still came out pretty well all with taste satisfaction guaranteed, on top of the fact the amount was perfect down to the last scoop!

I added a few chocolate chips to the other batch (all which came out of the cases like a dream) and then butter iced and decorated 5 on the top for presentation. I usually don't like crunchy decoration but the sugar glitter cried 'valentines' so much it had to be used.

After my little bake off I then headed off to visit my boyfriend who cooked me a 3 course meal from scratch and gave me roses and belgium chocolates direct from brussels, how fancy! (and if you want to see those pictures head over to my instagram) So on top of opening my new blog and getting my usual day stuff organised, I had a lovely day!

What did you do on valentines day?

Baking Equipment:
Pink "Keep Calm and eat cake" tin - TKMaxx
12 mini cupcake silicone cases - Marks and Spencers

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If you don't know me and have never heard of my little area on the internet before.. my names Michelle and I am a graphic designer, writer and fashion blogger based in the UK who loves nothing more than to write and layout images for articles on trends I lust over, style outfits to prance around in, find killer high street vs designer comparisions and write articles on popular UK fashion all while wearing something stylish on my head!

To all of you who have read my blog for the last 2 and a half years of its life then welcome to Blogspot! I finally made the big leap over from Wordpress and although its been sad to finally cut ties with Wordpress it feels great to be here and to have a brand new start!

Just incase you were wondering why I decided to move.. although I love all my readers and had such a great time creating content.. I just feel that blogger has such a better platform to experiment with the design of your interface without having to pay mega $ and the overall base for fashion blogging is so much greater so I felt it was time for a change.

I plan to take my blog in some new directions on here that I hadn't on wordpress so stay tuned for some brand new content!

Much Love!

P.s. Happy Valentines day!

What I'm wearing:
Beige tartan print shawl - Vintage
White sheer blouse with dipped hem - Newlook
Gold and faux pearl necklace - H&M
Black mohair bowler hat - Vintage

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