Moss Green & Floral – OOTN

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is having a lovely week! As I am on holidays now I have a lot of spare time. This calls for one thing and one thing only. To make my own clothes! My mum buys a variety of different fabrics types, lengths and styles. Instead of letting the fabrics just sit there and having the sowing machine collect a layer of dust, I thought I would make the most of the resources I have. The skirt in the following pictures is one of my creations. It is so difficult to find skirts that are the right size, shape, style, colour or ones that do not have slits. This was my second attempt and it is certainly the best out of the two I have made. Hopefully when I gain a little more experience, I will do a tutorial on how to do it.

Outfit Details

Scarf: Cherry Blossom

Cardigan: ZARA

Skirt: I made it myself 🙂

Purse/ Clutch: Op Shop

Shoes: Big W

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Weekend Getaway to Rye – Photo Diary

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the inconsistency in my posts in the past week. I have been very busy with training for a volunteer position and went on a weekend getaway with my friends to the beach side. I am fortunate enough to have this opportunity to go away for a few days to a holiday house that we booked.  Our house was located at Rye in Mornington Peninsula. It was definitely very relaxing and it felt good to get away from reality for a couple of days. Our house was very big with 5 bedrooms, a tennis court and even a swimming pool. Although the house was not clean, we all tried to make do with what we had, but it was very hard. It was possibly the worst house I’ve been to in terms of cleanliness. Since getting back from the holiday house I have discovered numerous mosquito bites everywhere. I am so annoyed because I can’t stop scratching! On a positive note, as it is Summer in Australia the weather was spectacular! The beach was beautiful, the water was crystal clear and shallow.

My outfits over the past couple days were very light and simple. I made sure that when I was packing, I included clothing that did not require ironing and was versatile.  Shirts are a girls best friend during summer. They are so thin and perfect for a Hijabi (someone who wears a hijab). During Summer, I find it difficult to wear socks so I was basically living in my sandals. Likewise, I try not to carry around a big bag when I am going to do quite a bit of walking. I generally carried around my purse that I mentioned in my Khaki & Floral – OOTD post. It is so light weight and I can pack so much inside. Similarly, I was always wearing sunglasses outside. If you are anything like me, you will start crying every time you look up to the sun if you do not have sunglasses on.

During this holiday I have understood a lot about myself and the strengthening of friendships. Living in the same house with friends will either make you or break you. Thankfully I did not have any mental breakdowns during my break but  I certainly improved my friendships. I am extremely thankful for all the supportive and loving friends I have, without them I would not be able to continue with this blog. Thanks to them I have so many amazing ideas for my blog! These girls truly made me feel special with all their supportive words, jokes and kind words.

I love you girls!  ❤

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Photos From A Wedding with my Family – OOTN

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I hope you are all having a terrific week! Last Sunday I reached 100 follows on my blog. This is definitely a milestone for me and I would like to thank you all for your kind words.

Last weekend, my family and I were invited to a wedding. It was a lovely night and I truly enjoyed myself amongst family and friends . Here are some of the photos I took from the night. Looking back at the photos makes me realise that I have a very stylish family. I will try my best to mention some details about their outfits as well as mine.

Outfit Details:

Blazer: H&M

Shirt: Kmart

Skirt: I made it myself 🙂

Necklace: eBay

Purse/Clutch: Present from my sister-in-law

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Top: H&M

Skirt: Bardot Kids

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(My sister-in-law)

Purse/Clutch: Colette (Click here for similar one)

Shoes: Fiorelli

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(My niece)

Dress: Fred Bracks

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(My brother)

Suit: Bossini

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(My sister)

Dress: City Chic (Click here for similar item)

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(My sister-in-law)

Dress: Shieke (The flower details were added to the top of the dress)

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(My brother)

Suit: Hugo Boss

Shoes: Aldo

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Khaki & Floral – OOTD

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I enjoy sharing photos of my outfits and links to similar items  on my blog. I hope that it is some sort of help and possibly inspiration for my viewers. Here are my thoughts and a little bit of extra information about some of the items in my outfit:    This outfit was a bit random.

I firstly established that I wanted to wear these harem pants because they are loose-fitting and perfect for a hot summers day. It is so random that I started planning my outfit around pants but I tend to do that a lot.  They didn’t have an elastic at the bottom, I added it myself because I found that it looked better.

 I bought this purse from Cotton On for ONLY $5! It is definitely my favorite purchase of the week. There are many more designs and I have linked one of them below.

I bought this maxi cardigan a couple of years ago. I LOVE how is so comfortable.

These sandals are in style right now and thankfully sold everywhere so they are extremely easy to find in store and online. I don’t know if it’s the pair that I have but they are uncomfortable to wear for a long period of time.

Also, a MASSIVE thank you to my beautiful niece Aleyna for taking these lovely photos! She is my number one supporter and also my biggest critic. Love you!

Outfit Details:

Top: Op Shop

Cardigan: Dotti

Harem Pants: Op Shop

Purse: Cotton On

Shoes: Kmart

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Quick & Easy Scone Recipe

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I baked some scones using this quick and easy recipe.Scones are one of the easiest and quickest things to make while baking. With only a preparation time on 15 minutes and 20 to 25 minutes for baking, it will be ready before you know it. Likewise, there are minimal ingredients needed. I have been using this recipe for years. With only 3 ingredients, you do not even need to go grocery shopping to prepare, most of the ingredients you will already have at home.

Scones are perfect to make for tea parties and a gift to take to someones house while visiting. There are hundreds of recipes, some that include lemonade, raisins and even cheese. I serve my scones with sweetened whipped cream and whatever jam I have at home. On this occasion, I had apricot jam as a filling but I prefer to eat them with strawberry jam.

These scones do not have any salt or sugar in the recipe so they are neither savory nor sweet. You can try them with Nutella and cream or even a slice of tomato with some cheese.  It is very important when making these scones that you sift the flour, this will ensure that they are light and have no lumps. Similarly, when kneading the dough, you must be as gentle as possible and avoid over kneading it. This will result in scones what will be tough.

A little trick I like to do once you have placed the scones in the tray is to put the tray above or close to the oven. This will help the scones to be fluffy, soft and assist in the rising of the dough.

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INGREDIENTS

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3 cups self-raising flour

80g butter, cubed

1-1 1/4 cups of milk

Plain flour, for dusting

UTENSILS:

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Oven tray

Measuring cups

Sifter

Larger Bowl

Flat- bladed knife

Round cutter

METHOD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour.
  2. Sift self-raising
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  5. DSC_3967 Mix with a flat-bladed knife until mixture forms a soft dough, adding more milk if required.
  6. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth (do not over knead dough or the scones will become tough).
  7. Pat dough into a 2 cm-thick round. Using a round cutter, cut out the scones. Depending on the size of your cutter, amount of scones will vary.
  8. Place scones onto prepared baking tray, 1 cm apart. Sprinkle tops with little plain flour.]

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And Voilà!

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Polka Dot & Maroon – OOTN

Outfit Details:

Scarf: Mum’s scarf

Shirt: Target

Blazer: Kmart

Skirt: Op Shop

Bag: A shop on Sydney Road ‘SIMPLE’

Shoes: Op Shop

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Styling Boyfriend Jeans & Celebrity Outfit Recreation

Boyfriend Jeans! They have been around for a while now but until recently, I didn’t really understand what all the hype was about. I have a new found love for them.  They are so comfortable, suitable for all occasions, loose fitting and amazing for all seasons; summer and winter.  In this post, I will display how to take a simple pair of jeans into an extraordinary component of an outfit. There are many places that sell them, for a variety of prices and I will provide details of some below. I usually like to wear jeans on a day to day basis for causal occasions with a nice jacket, over the shoulder bag and with some sneakers like New Balance or Converse. Likewise, I have started to wear these jeans for semi-formal occasions with a glamorous clutch/purse and some statement heels like wedges. As I was browsing the internet for celebrity outfits to recreate, I came across one of my favorite actresses Rachel Bilson wearing a pair of these jeans. She looks amazing and I love the way she has styled them. I have used these photos as inspiration, based my outfit around them and tried to recreate it to the best of my ability with what I had at home as well as adding my own little twist.

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Outfit Details:

Blazer: Big W

Stripped top: Deborah K

Boyfriend Jeans: Kmart

Bag: Op Shop

Shoes: New Balance Trainers from America

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Outfit Details:

Jacket: Kmart

Stripped top: Deborah K

Boyfriend Jeans: Kmart

Clutch/purse: Olga Berg

Shoes: Op Shop

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