Five Fall Essentials

Five Fall Essentials

Hey guys, I though I would share with you 5 essential items that I can't possibly live without this autumn. These items have been on constant rotation in my wardrobe since the weather turned colder!
 The Faux Fur Gilet
I've had faux fur on the brain for the last few weeks and this soft cream number from Forever 21 is ticking all the boxes for me. As I have dark hair and I wear a lot of black clothing, I felt a cream or off-white shade would be best for me as it really stands out!
The High Waist Jeans
So 90's, so achingly cool, especially with ripped knees a la these Topshop beauties!
The Hat
This kinda goes without saying. Fedoras and wide brim felt hats are everywhere at the moment and have become an absolute essential all year round (especially when you want to hide couple-day-old-hair). Wherever you're going, there's a hat for every occasion, and this H&M one fits the bill nicely!
The Chelsea Boot
I always considered myself more of a biker boot kinda girl but this Autumn I'm loving Chelsea boots, especially glossy, premium looking beauties like these Zara lovelies.
The Cable Knit Jumper
Scandinavian style has taken over and practical knitted jumpers like this H&M one are top of the bill. Who wouldn't want to look like a moody detective in a bleak scandi T.V show? Sign me up.
Hope you enjoyed my picks! What are your fall favourites?
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Barcelona Travel Diary Day 2 Part 1

Day 2 of our holiday in Barcelona was quite a busy one! We set off from our apartment in the university area of the city in the morning and waked to La Rambla, one of the main shopping streets. From there we visited the amazing market which was was a riot of colour, foods and smells, and indulged ourselves in a few too many bargain 1euro fruit juices. Then we walked the short distance to La Catedral, which had some great views across the city from the roof and was also architecturally stunning inside and outside. Another draw was the fourteen geese kept in the pretty courtyard there. Stay tuned for Part 2 - there were too many photos to fit into the one post!


Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri

 This summer I really got into making my own cocktails. A lot of them were experiments - just randomly combining ingredients, but I did some traditional ones as well and made sure to take pictures so I could share them here on le blog! I don't have a cocktail shaker or strainer so generally I just improvised. It may be a bit out of season but I think we can enjoy cocktails no matter what the weather! Here is the recipe for this delicious strawberry daiquiri:

Serves 1

handful of ice
dash of white rum
handful of fresh strawberries
teaspoon of sugar
lime soda water
teaspoon lime juice

1. Combine the ice, strawberries and sugar in a blender. Add the lime juice, soda water and rum and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into glasses with a sugar rim (wet the glass rim then roll it in sugar to stick). Garnish with a strawberry and slice of lime (and a paper umbrella of course).


Barcelona Travel Diary Day 1

 Finally I've put together a post on my travels in Barcelona! In the first day alone we took in La Sagrada Familia, the amazing masterpiece of  Barcelonin architect Antoni Gaudi, followed by a walk up to the beautiful Park Guell and a little bit of shopping along the way. There's such a wealth of things to see and admire in Barcelona, and the warm weather made it perfect for just wandering around. The metro system is also really easy to navigate. Although I went to Barcelona with 2 others, I would be happy to go back on my own one day as it was so easy to get around. Day 2 of the travel diary will be coming up soon!