Saturday, January 25, 2014

When it's cold

  Catarzi "Exclusive to Asos Classic Fedora" Hat | Asos "with V Neck in Floral Jacquard Skater" Dress  | Vero Moda "Oversized Long Boyfriend" Cardigan | And Mary "Rockinghorse" Necklace | Zara "Oversized Leather Duffle" Bag | Zara "Over the Knee" Boots

This is what I wore last Saturday (and Sunday for the pictures) and these boots and cardigan are on my winter wardrobe staple. I honestly hate it to say that something is on my staple, but it's true. Got the boots on sale and they're actually a size too big, but not like that a pair of tights and some good socks can't fix. I was so happy when I found them. Got them for half off! Just like the bag. I wanted it last summer, but thought it was too pricey and now, same as the boots, half off.
About the cardigan, I already have it for 2 years now, I have lost 4 buttons and it's still high on my list. It just does it so well on these cold and windy winter days. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Winter Baking

Gingerbread cake with Sugared Cranberries through Call me Cupcake
  Brownie cake with merengue frosting through the book Lomelino's Cakes (Trendy Taarten)
Baking really has been a wonderful thing to do for me and I'm seriously considering making it my job. That's why I did a pastry course 2 weeks ago to introduce me to that world and I really liked it. It's hard work, but that never stopped me doing anything (except when it comes to working out).

Anyhow, these are some things I made the past weeks. I made the gingerbreadcake last week, the winterwonderland cake for Christmas, the browniecake for a birthday and the macarons and chocolatechip cookies were one of the things we made at the pastry course. I'm a big macarons fan, especially from Ladurée. But geez, I really need to say these were almost as good!

I'm starting to begin to develop my own recipes, so I can start a baking blog. So perhaps in the near future I can show cakes that really are 'my own'. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

It's a New Year

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I got this dress with the thought: "it's not something I already have, so this must be new for me". Now when I'm looking at the pictures, I can't agree anymore. Though, new for me or not, I like it and these boots are actually new to me. The last time I wore overknees they were flat and less 'sexy'. So these boots were out of my comfort zone. I couldn't find a look I liked them with, until this dress. I think the dress and boots are right together. To spice things up.

Anyhow, I got this hat for Christmas from my boyfriend and I love it. I've been wearing it ever since. I also got it in black, but black just doesn't seem to work so good as the one I'm wearing here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Carven + Charlotte Olympia

Image Hosted by Image Hosted by Hi all, I'm going to start 2014 with a post with some new shoes, since I've been to London in the last week of December. The weekend that all the sales started, so I couldn't help myself to browse around at the shoe department at Harrods. Great shoes and way better prices. I got these shoes for a fraction of the actual price. These shoes were about a quarter of what they normally were. That's what I call a good sale.