Buffy Inspired Style

Hi Lovelies!

I thought I’d do a Buffy inspired style post today… I may or may not have been inspired because I met James Marsters (Spike) yesterday at Supanova!! Spike was hands down my favourite character in the Buffy series…  I even have the collectors doll too. I never thought I would get the chance to meet James though!! He is so lovely and charming it was definitely worth the wait to pick up the photo afterwards (an hour and a half… the ticket machine with the photo numbers broke so they had to give the photos out by identifying people in the photos!) if anyone ever gets the chance to go to Supanova do it, its really awesome 🙂

I was so shy/ starstruck I didn’t know what to say to him! but very very happy 🙂

The Buffy inspired outfit I have put together today is one that she wears in the first episode, (when she goes out at night and first meets Angel and he gives her the crucifix necklace) its a classic denim on denim look. I did change the ring though to a very similar one she wears later in the season of a plastic pink rose.

Flat Lay Practice

This is one of my assignments I’ve done for my styling course. I had to practice a flat lay like in the magazines. It’s actually a lot harder than it looks! Its really really tricky getting the clothes to sit right (i had lots of help from tissue paper XD) What do you guys think for my first attempt I know its far from perfect you can tell the shadows and some wrinkles in the jacket)? I’d love some feedback 🙂

Bananaberry Bread!

yumm.

One of my favourite things to cook is banana bread. The other day I one upped it and made Bananaberry Bread! It tastes sooo good (that good I had to share it with you all!). It’s great as a snack, breakfast or even dessert! I’ve adapted the recipe from ‘The Australian Women’s Weekly – The Retro Cookbook’ which also is pretty awesome.

Ingredients

90 grams of unsalted butter softened

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar (you can use caster or other sugars, I have in the past but it tastes best with brown sugar)

2 eggs

1 cup of plain all-purpose flour

1 cup of self-raising flour

1 mashed banana

½ cup of mashed strawberries

½ cup of chopped blueberries

Method

1 preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease a loaf pan and line base and the long sides with baking paper (this helps to get the banana bread out when it’s done, I’ve also just greased the loaf tin and coated it with plain flour before but whatever way you prefer is up to you)

2 beat butter extract, and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in mashed banana, mashed strawberry and the chopped blueberries. Add sifted flours in two batched and mix.

3 spread mixture into pan and cover with a strip of pleated foil. Bake 40 minutes in the oven, uncover and then bake a further 30 minutes. Take the bread out at let it stand for 5 minutes before transferring it onto a wire rack to cool.

You can eat the Bananaberry bread as it or spread with lashing of butter, or maybe serve like a scone with jam and cream.

 

 

A Halloween Soiree

Halloween may have been and gone but that doesn’t mean there are not any parties going on this weekend! I hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween if you celebrate it, here in Australia it is not as popular. We did however have a couple of trick or treaters last night… and they were treated to bananas! We didn’t have any chocolate or lollies in the house surprisingly (may or may not be because chocolate and lollies don’t last long in our household XD) I also hope everyone affected from Hurricane Sandy were still able to celebrate Halloween, my heart goes out to all those affected by the hurricane ❤ I would love to hear how everyone celebrated Halloween or how they are going after the Hurricane in the US.

Meanwhile here are two very luxe outfits I quickly put together from gorgeous clothes on net-a-porter… I would prefer any goodies from net-a-porter any day over candy!

xox