Outfits For All Seasons

Outfits For All Seasons

Good morning my lovelies! How’s March been treating you so far? The weather here is doing all sorts at the moment so no one knows what to wear! Which led me to todays post, my style must-haves. We all have our favourite pieces in our wardrobes that stay in our rotations all year round, so I thought I’d show you some outfits that work with some of my staples, for all seasons!

Let’s get into it!

Comfy Mom Jeans

1 . Black Jumper and Mom Jeans combo. This is my favourite outfit of the bunch. I got myself some mom jeans in the past few months and they’ve been a staple for me ever since, especially paired with a baggy jumper. It’s a chic and comfy outfit that is great for the office if you’re allowed to wear ripped jeans!
Tailored Shorts Outfit

2 . Tailored Shorts with a Simple Tee. It’s great for all seasons when paired with tights and a jacket for Winter or by itself for Summer! These can also be dressed up or down, al you have to do is add some heels or cute flats and you’re ready to go out in the evening.

Little Black Dress
3 . We all know this one, the staple Little Black Dress. This is another one which can be dressed up or down, and can be put with any accessories and look great. Put this dress with simple accessories and a glowy dewy makeup look and you’re good to go for a night out! Or do the opposite and add bright makeup and you’re also ready to hit the town!

Mom Jeans outfit

4 . The Graphic Tee with a Blazer. You can’t really go wrong with this one to be honest, whether it’s jeans, trousers, a skirt or shorts, this always looks great for any occasion and can be great in every season. I love this look as it’s fun and comfy whilst still being chic and elegant!

Little Red Dress

5 . The Little Red Dress. It’s a great version of the LBD but with that extra umph. Dress this with boots and tights in Winter or by itself with sandals and you’re good for Spring! I love how classy and just generally very pretty this one is!!

Spring Skirt Outfit

6 . The Denim Skirt. I think everyone has owned a denim skirt at some point in their life, and I think they’re a staple for any season, like some of the other outfits, the right pair of tights and jacket can transform this from a Spring/Summer look to Autumn/Winter look in a matter of seconds. I personally love this look, especially with a bright belt and bag!

So those are just a few outfits that you can make out of some style staples you may have in your wardrobe; don’t you just love how one classic item can be transformed with a few accessories?!

What do you like to wear with some of your favourite items?? Let me know in the comments! I always love hearing how you like to style pieces, and I love trying them out for myself! Comfy clothes are the best in my opinion, so anytime I can wear them and look chic is a bonus.

Have a great weekend lovelies!

Love,

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Easy Halloween Pumpkins And Snacks

Easy Halloween Pumpkins And Snacks

Hello lovelies! Halloween is fast approaching; which means we’re all thinking of cool decorations and snacks that we don’t see everyday! And this often means searching the depths of Pinterest for hours on end finding some pins which don’t look impossible to do at home.

So I’ve decided that I’ll put together some pumpkin decorating ideas along with two quick and easy things you can do for Halloween snacks!

Let’s get into it!

Snack first; and because it’s Halloween, that means sweet treats! So I decided to make some cute mini shortbread skeletons and mini meringue eyeballs! They’re pretty quick and easy to make and only took me about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Shortbread skeletons

How cute are these am I right?!

On to making them! You can buy a simple shortbread mix from most supermarket nowadays so that’s what I did as I was short on time.

Here’s the steps:

1 . Make the biscuit dough (you can use any biscuits you like).

2 . Roll out the dough out on a lightly floured surface, making the dough roughly 5mm thick.

3 .  Using a cookie cutter the shape of a person (pick whatever size you want!) cut out as many people as you can. You can always use any small pieces of dough left to make an extra biscuit for when you have a cuppa later!

4 . Bake the biscuits for however long your biscuit recipe requires and leave to cool.

5 . Once the biscuits are cool, using whatever colour icing you want, pipe on a smile, or funny face (it is Halloween aft0er all!) and the rest of the skeleton bodies!

6 . Once the icing is dry. Eat!

Shortbread skeletonsFor the meringue eye balls:

1 . Buy some meringue kisses and some googly eye cake decorations.

2 . Make up a slightly on the thicker side icing with just water and icing sugar.

3 . Dip the googly eyes into the icing and stick on top of the meringue peaks! Done! Nice and simple.

Now, when it comes to Halloween, one of the first things we think about is sweets, costumes and of course, pumpkins. And I don’t know about you, but I love picking and carving pumpkins.. however, I’m not a massive fan of the mess that comes with it.

So this year I decided I would look into some other ways I can decorate some pumpkins, without all of the mess from carving huge ones.

Here’s my pumpkin display:

Pumpkins

These didn’t take very long to do which I was quite surprised about! The pumpkins that took the longest were the ones that required paint, but even then they didn’t take very long.

For the painted pumpkins I used cheap Tesco water based paint as a bottle of these are £1 each which is a bargain! I also used a sharpie for the calligraphy on the large pumpkin, that one is my favourite.

Pumpkins

Decorating the painted pumpkins were my favourite to do overall, because I love to paint anyway. The multi coloured pumpkin was decorated by squeezing paint over the top of it, a bit like how you would chocolate drips on a cake, and I simply layered up the different colours until the top of the pumpkin was covered and the paint were dripping down the sides. I suggest doing this over newspaper or some kind of wipeable surface as it gets pretty messy! I left mine to dry over a few days and the paint ran down to the bottom leaving a cool pattern.

Pumpkins

For the biggest pumpkin, I mixed a mint green colour because I wanted the calligraphy to really stand out against the paint. Because pumpkins are pretty shiny, I ended up applying three layers of paint, but it didn’t take very long as I used my hairdryer to speed up the drying process a bit! Once I was happy with the colour of the pumpkin, I lightly drew out the ‘trick or treat’ and then filled it in with a sharpie!

The last pumpkin I painted was a tiny one, and I realised that I like the simple look of the painted pumpkins so I painted this one black and then splattered white paint on it which I think looks pretty elegant.. especially considering it’s a pumpkin!

Pumpkins

I bought a bag of cobwebs and spiders which I used for the only pumpkin I fully carved, and I think it worked quite nicely. I actually carved this pumpkin from the bottom, because I think it looks nicer than the open top, and you can hide your carving marks. I also found a cool tip for making your carved pumpkins last longer, which is by brushing the carved areas with vegetable oil! I also stuck some spiders on the top for eyes, because I hadn’t seen anything like that done before and just thought why not.

Mini Pumpkin with fangs

I will admit, I think I like these two pumpkins nearly as much as the painted ones; not because they’re elegant, because they certainly aren’t that! But they are cute and pretty funny. I recommend that you have a sharp knife for cutting a mouth for these because these small pumpkin/squashes are very hard to cut! I bought some cheap vampire fangs and used peppercorns for eyes on these, all I had to do was cut a section large enough for the fangs and made some indents for the eyes and tadaa! Mini silly pumpkins!

What are your favourite ways to carve and decorate pumpkins? And what are your favourite sweet treats to make at Halloween? Let me know in the comments!

And lastly, Happy Halloween lovelies!

Love,

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Pumpkins