Tuesday, May 4, 2010

what I wore

I never remember to take pics of what I wear each day but I just love these girly outfits so I thought I'd share :)

Dress and shoes from Myer

Shirt from Temt, Skirt from Forever New and Booties from Zu

 Jeans from Forever New and top from Sportsgirl

I love my expensive designer clothing and now and then I used treat myself although now I'm saving for a house its time to get my priorities right and that doesn't include buying luxury clothing :(

Last weekend the boy took me on a shopping spree for winter (sweet) and I found so many inexpensive pieces to mix and match the rest of my wardrobe with....I love my new Forever New jeans, they fit amazingly, I think they definitely beat my Bettina Lianos...


can we go away this winter just so I can wear this?

I love love love Kate Sylvester's new S/S 2010/11 collection. It's perfect transition wear that I could definitely imagine myself in! It's so girly and country, I love the play on textures and colours too.

pics from Vogue.com.au


Monday, May 3, 2010

naughty little pleasures

The change of season is a bit of a nightmare for me, I crave comfort food and nothing is better than something sweet.

Below is Masterchef's recipe for Chocolate Fondat with Egg Nog.....yummmmm!


50g unsalted butter, extra for greasing moulds
2 tbs cocoa
50g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 egg
1 egg yolk
60g castor sugar
50g plain flour
Icing sugar for dusting
1 nutmeg, grated to serve
Boozy egg nog
1 vanilla bean, split
½ cup milk
1 ½ cups cream
6 egg yolks
70g castor sugar
30ml bourbon
30ml cognac


1. Preheat oven to 160ÂșC. Lightly grease 2 dariole moulds and dust with cocoa powder.

2. Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat, set aside to cool slightly.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until pale. Add melted chocolate and sifted flour to mixture, carefully fold to combine. Divide between prepared moulds, bake for 12-15 minutes.

4. For boozy egg nog, place the vanilla bean and scraped seeds in a saucepan with the milk and cream and heat until almost boiling. Remove from heat and set aside.

5. Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, bourbon and cognac in a large bowl, then slowly whisk in the hot milk mixture. Pour the egg nog into a clean saucepan, and remove and discard the vanilla bean. Stir with a wooden spoon over very low heat until egg nog thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.

6. Strain into a clean bowl, whisk over a bowl of ice until cool.

7. To serve, un-mould fondant into centre of plate, pour egg nog around, top with a small amount of grated nutmeg and sifted icing sugar.


statement skirts

Were moving into Winter and I've had to re-arrange the wardrobe to make space for...let's say larger items of clothing.

After being used to a 3.5m long wardrobe all to myself it's been a bit of a struggle sharing a standard 2 door wardrobe with the boy!

I've been collecting gorgeous statement skirts over summer to tee up with sexy stockings for the colder months. I'm loving lace, chiffon, velvet and simple but sexy patterns.

Here are some of my fav on the web: