Sweats + Denim – OOTD

Hi Everyone,

If I was to describe my favourite way of dressing with one word it would definitely be:

C O M F O R T

Until a couple years ago, wearing trackies/sweats was considered unfashionable. Well to be completely honest, it still isn’t fashionable. I know many people who wouldn’t be caught dead in them and others who basically wear them everywhere.  I have seen people style amazing ootd with trackies and it inspired me to do the same.  I could probably dedicate a whole blog post to trackies ❤

Outfit Details:

Jacket: Coles [Mixed Apparel]

T-shirt: Kmart

Sweats/Trakies/Pants: H&M

Shoes: Converse

Bag: Target

So if you are from Australia, I highly recommend you take a look at the Mix Apparel website for amazing basics. You will be surprised at how affordable and the great quality of the items they sell. I was just doing grocery shopping at Coles and saw this denim jacket on sale for $15.

I am so glad that converse is back in style! I remember wearing them every day in my teen years, and having the most random and unique styles. Black and white Chucks go with every look. I especially love the edge it gives to an outfit with a dress or skirt. 

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Maroon + Strips – OOTD/OOTN
Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows
Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt
Floral Blazer Inspiration
FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.
Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Maroon + Strips – OOTD/OOTN

Hi Everyone,

Since my previous post did so well, I thought I would continue with the topic of:

F A S H I O N

I am not a fashionista nor a stylist, just someone who enjoys dressing up for the odd occasion. [Well that’s if I’m not in my pyjamas or work uniform]. Today my lovely beautiful niece/best friend/photographer/stylist was home so I thought I would take advantage of this opportunity before uni starts and I once again neglect my ‘Creative Outlet’.

Outfit Details:

Necklace: Baazar in Turkey

Dress: Kmart

Blazer: Kmart

Shoes: Op Shop

Bag: Orginially from Forever 21 but I bought it from the Op Shop

This bag.

How beautiful is it. You can also use it as a clutch if you place the chain inside. There is nothing I love more than a versatile item.

So I was working around Chapel Street for the last 3 weeks and during my lunch breaks I went around to the numerous Op Shops in the area.  Let me just say it was amazing and I was in heaven. I bought these shoes from a Salvos store and they were:

~BRAND SPANKING NEW

~LEATHER

~COMFORTABLE

~FORMAL

You may also be interested in my other posts:

Spring into Spring – Ombré Jumper, White Shirt & Bows

Summer Lovin’ – Floral Blazer, White Shirt & Emerald Skirt

Floral Blazer Inspiration

FLORAL. STATEMENT. BLAZERS.

Colour Blocking with OVER-SIZED Blazers

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Over-sized Shirt & Boyfriend Jeans – OOTD

Hi everyone!

This was the outfit I wore on the 25th of December (Christmas Day for many). The sun was shinning and the sky’s were clear. The weather was beautiful so I decided to spend this lovely day at my happy place which is the beach. Like I mentioned in my Styling Boyfriend Jeans & Celebrity Out Recreation my love for these jeans are out of this world. They are just so comfortable. I styled them with an over-sized shirt which is most likely a male shirt I found at the Op Shop.

Outfit Details:

Scarf: Kmart

Sunglasses: eBay

Shirt: Op Shop

Watch: Casio

Jeans: Kmart

Shoes: Rubi

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P.s. These are some of the photos I took at the beach!

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By Josephine

This week was so busy yet so slow at the same time. I was not feeling extremely inspired to post anything on my blog at all.  I have so many ideas but the process of actually going ahead with them was quite daunting for some reason. I guess it was due to the amount of things I had to do especially with my course, as it is the last couple of weeks there are still a few outstanding assessments I need to complete. Thank you to my lovely friend Sarah, who gave me the belief and aspiration to blog this week. Her kind words gave me an idea for this weeks blog post. She mentioned that she loves reading reviews and seeing photos of places that people have visited. And I did exactly that!

There is a cute and elegant little cafe by the name of By Josephine, click here to visit the website. By Josephine is located at 365 Sydney Road in downtown Brunswick. The other day I was thinking about the delicious and scrumptious salted caramel macaron I had when I first visited this cafe during 2009. They have a wide variety of French delights and delicacies that are pleasing to the eye as they are delicious to the tongue. The bubbly and kind staff members offer amazing customer service which always leads to a positive experience. Small things like the decorations, arrangement of the cafe and the numerous pot plants are inviting to the eye and definitely draws the attention of the customer. The location of this cafe is in the busy part of Brunswick and has a splendid atmosphere. The employee was kind enough to allow me take photos inside this wonderful cafe and here they are: DSC_3813DSC_3817DSC_3814DSC_3797DSC_3812DSC_3811DSC_3800DSC_3803DSC_3793DSC_3787DSC_3788DSC_3804DSC_3801DSC_3767DSC_3764DSC_3774DSC_3763DSC_3778DSC_3786DSC_3796DSC_3806DSC_3805DSC_3790DSC_3792DSC_3808DSC_3807DSC_3809DSC_3779DSC_3798DSC_3771DSC_3772

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CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

As the end of the semester is approaching and the exams are getting closer, it’s so easy to get distracted or just simply procrastinate. I don’t know if anyone else is also a “Stress Baker” like me but I generally bake when my exams are around the corner . You may be asking, what on Earth is stress baker? Basically it is someone who bakes when they are under pressure or simply just stressed out. I tend to watch cooking videos on Youtube or just looking at websites such as Taste. I found some chocolate chips in the kitchen and started to look for recipes that I can use them in, the options were either chocolate chip muffins or chocolate chip cookies. And I chose to make the MUFFINS! 

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INGREDIENTS: 

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1 3/4 cups (250 grams or 8.8 ounces) all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2/3 cup (135 grams or 4.8 ounces) granulated sugar

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Generally Caster sugar (white) that is used in this recipe but I have used Raw sugar (brown) instead.

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, slightly beaten

1 cup milk

1/3 cup canola oil (or vegetable, safflower)

1 cup chocolate chips/chunks

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I have used Milk Chocolate chips/chunks. You can replace these with dark chocolate, white chocolate or even nuts such as walnuts and hazelnuts.

UTENSILS: 

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Muffin tin

Muffin lining

Large bowl

Medium bowl

Measuring cups

Sifter

Wooden spoon/rubber spatula

METHOD: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425F/220C degrees. Butter 12 muffin cups or line them with liner papers.
  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar.
  3. DSC_3758In a medium bowl, mix the egg with the milk and oil.
  4. DSC_3760Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula just until combined. Do not over mix. The batter should be quite thick and lumpy. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups almost all the way to the top.
  6. DSC_3770Bake for 3 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 375F/190C and continue to bake for an additional 12-17 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

And Voilà!

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P.s. Don’t forget to clean up after yourself. This is the worst part but if you finish cleaning before the muffins are cooked, you will be able to sit down and enjoy them in peace!

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