Thursday, 11 December 2008


Hey guys!
Hope everyone's got some fun and Christmassy plans for the weekend! I'm heading home to my Mum's to decorate the tree and (hopefully) eat a yummy Sunday dinner...after a no-doubt boring and busy day at work on Saturday, that is! Today I'm wearing my new wolf t-shirt I got from New Look whilst finishing my Christmas shopping the other day;

A close up view of my new leggings;
This was my nighttime outfit yesterday (we ate Christmas dinner early then went home to change!), with ym new leggings and my ancient asos shoes which I finally have the heel-wearing skills to wear without crippling myself (also thanks to memory foam insoles, though I will say this; they do flatten and wear down after several wears!);

If these pictures aren't the greatest quality it'd because I was rushing to get back out and to the cocktails! We also happened to invent the greatest drinking game known to man, the Middle Name Game; firstly, everyone must learn each others' middle names (those without middle names are christened Philange or any other humourous pseudonym), this in itself can be amusing! Once the game has started all players must refer to themselves and all others by their middle names and by no other name, the penalty for breaking this is, of course, a chilli flavoured vodka shot. The game ends when the shots run out (we started with six and since you ask, yes I did one - though it wasn't chilli, lucky me!) or when you're all so wasted gets too hard...
My daytime outfit was actually also quite dressy, my Topshop lace dress and vintage cardigan (you can see the deatil on it better here);

This is turning into a really long post!
I also asked if you guys wanted the shortbread recipe and someone said yes so here it goes!
You will need:
2 oz caster sugar
4 oz unsalted butter
6 oz plain flour

You can actually use any measurments for this recipe as long as it follows the 1:2:3 ratio of sugar:butter:flour, if that's easier!

You'll need to pre-heat your oven to 180 c and pre-grease a baking tray. Then, cream the suagr and the butter together until they turn paler (I totally recommend softening, but not melting, the butter in the microwave first!). Then seive in the flour and mix by hand to form a soft dough. Shape into small discs (or anything you like, really) and bake until golden brown, whish usually takes around 10-15 minutes. Place on a rack to cool and sprikle with caster sugar (or coat in melted chocolate!).

Char x


Winnie said...

Are those leggings from topshop? I was admiring them today but resisted buying! Hope you have a lovely weekend at home, I used to love coming back from Uni to put up the tree. Nothing beats tradition huh?

Miss Victory said...

Those shoes with the huge black bows are dreamy. And that first outfit with the layered skirt suits you so much! Very feminine and soft, great colours.

Zita said...

Thanks for the recipe I'll be trying it tomorrow. It seems so simple that even I can't make a mess of it. I'm also attempting to make mince pies too! So Christmassy!
And non-food related - I love the leggings where are they from?
& the wolf t-shirt rocks!

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh, I love, love, love, love your wolf t-shirt!!! And your shoes are amazing, you defiantly know how to wear bows!
Well really, all of your outfits are amazing!
And yes, I'd rather be overdressed then under dressed any day.

Stephanie said...

Also thank you for the Shortbread recipe!
I will defiantly make some on my next day off, hopefully in the shape of stars.

Codename: The Pickola said...

Love that first outfit, truly inspired. You wear that skirt a lot, where did you get it?
Also, sorry it is taking ages to get that magazine, it apparently dropped off the face of the earth. lol.

Nita-Karoliina said...

love love those leggings!!

saray said...

I adore your new leggings! the pattern is so pretty

Strawberry Fields said...

i love love love love!
you must try hats, i am telling the whole world this as i am so obsessed!
thanks for the recipe!

DaisyChain said...

OMG those leggings, amazing.

And thank you for the recipe! I'm hopefully trying it out this week =)