Saturday, 16 June 2018

BROOKLYN

Saturday, June 16, 2018 0 Comments
   More colour, equals more fun. And for me it's more colour the better with this outfit, the only thing missing is my H&M Yellow Shoulder Bag, which I've done a feature on HERE before. I'd say that this look is a little more urban and sporty, with the oversized sweatshirt and sock-trainer combo. But with a pair of leopard, block heels and statement earring, it could also be carried on into the evening quite easily. The oversized sweatshirt in particular was something of a spontaneous buy, as I randomly spotted the bright pink at the back of a clothing rail, and noticed it was the last one in the store. Of course I couldn't leave it, and I'm glad that I didn't, as it's become one of my favourite pieces. The detailing of the piping is super quirky, and the clash of green and pink is right up my street. All-in-all, I think we could agree that this is a very 'Megan' outfit. This outfit combination has also been seen among my social media quite a bit, and so I thought it was about to time to give it it's own moment on my blog.


'Brooklyn' Pink Sweatshirt - H&M (Similar)

Striped T-Shirt - New Look Fashion (Similar)

Denim MOM Jeans - Zara

Yellow Socks - Topshop (Similar)

Red Lace-up Trainers - Converse

Friday, 1 June 2018

   With my time off from drama school, baking is usually my go-to pass time. Me and my younger brother will always have baking days, and since we were little uns, has always been something we enjoy doing together. That's why over Easter, we decided to try these sandwich biscuits, taken from the traditional Italian Baci Di Dama (Also known as Lady's Kisses). This recipe was super easy to use, and they were super simple to make vegan - Only having to substitute the butter for margarine, and changing the filling to ol' faithful Biscoff Biscuit Spread, but of course you could use other spreads like Nutella or jam. The biscuits themselves are also just as delicious by themselves, with their crispy outside and sweet, almond taste. This recipe will surely stay with me because of it's simplicity, and creates great tasting treats, perfect for bakers of all ages to try for themselves.



I N G R E D I E N T S

120 g Margarine / Vegan Butter

120 g Caster Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

120 g Ground Almonds

120 g Plain Flour

Lotus Biscoff Biscuit Spread



M E T H O D

1. Preheat oven to 180° and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. In a bowl, beat the margarine and sugar together until light and creamy, add the vanilla extract and beat again.

3. Add the ground almonds and flour and mix gently, being careful not to let the flour fly everywhere, until it forms a dough.

4. When dividing the dough, split into equal sized quarters, and then divide those quarters into five individual biscuits.

5. With floured hands, roll each biscuit into a small ball and place onto your prepped baking tray. Then press down slightly with the palm of your hand, making sure to leave a 3 cm gap between each biscuit.

6. Bake for 15 mins until golden and then leave to cool before sandwiching.

7. Feel free to dust with icing sugar and then fill with the biscuit spread.

Enjoy!

Friday, 25 May 2018

   I'm always one for a good bargain, and so when I came across this pink mesh top for only £3 (Yes!) I took my chance and got it for myself, not considering how I was ever going to style it. I guess it was a spontaneous shop. All I knew is that I loved the colour, and wanted to give pastel a try, as it's something that I'm not totally drawn to myself. Personally, when shopping for colour, I'll go for the brighter, more vibrant shades, but pastel can just be as flattering too, especially during spring. For this look I grabbed another pastel item from my wardrobe and layered it underneath, as I'm all about that layering effect. Because of this I also got my pretty, little bralet and layered that too, just to give some detail to the top and exaggerate the amazing ruffle hem from the mesh! Keeping it simple, I then went with some MOM style jeans, as the high-waist meets perfectly with the hemline from the peplum. Of course, it wouldn't be a 'me' outfit without some glitter socks and metallic details. These heels aren't used very much by me, but certainly give this look a 90s, space girl vibe, and complement the cool-toned lilac shade.



Lilac T-Shirt - H&M (Similar)

Gingham Bralet - New Look Fashion (Similar)

Pink Mesh Peplum Hem Top - George @ ASDA (Similar)

Denim MOM Jeans - H&M (Similar)

Lilac Glitter Socks - Topshop

Silver Heels - SimplyBe

Saturday, 19 May 2018

   I feel as though Nasty Gal don't get as much recognition as they should for their clothing, and before I even watched GirlBoss on Netflix, I associated the brand with a style of clothing that wasn't really for me; which is probably why I never thought to click on for myself. But over the past year my attitude has certainly changed, and now they're one of, if not my favourite online clothing brand. They have some great, quirky pieces, but also some classic staples, as well as winning me over with their range of vegan leather. As well as the products, they're pricing is definitely something to write home about, or in my case write a blog post about. It's cheaper than most high street stores, the only thing you'd have to pay is postage - Although most of the time they have discounts and student deals too. My recent bargain from them were these flare jeans for £10! YES. I'd been after a pair of jeans that weren't my classic MOM style, and this indigo denim won me over even more. The denim itself is super stretchy, so there is room for movement, and their sizing is pretty good too - Considering I have hips that don't lie. As for the rest of this outfit, I fell in love this this pink shirt, as the collar seemed quite 50s to me, but the sleeves gave it a modern twist. I will say that the sleeves still need to win me over, as it's not the most practical style. But I'll do it for the fashion and try to make it work, as I've always loved this shade of pink with my blonde hair.


Pink Shirt - Nasty Gal

'Power' Slogan T-Shirt - Nasty Gal

Denim Flare Jeans - Nasty Gal

Black Heeled Boots - Primark (Similar)