For a variety of reasons, I’ve been ditching a lot of the cutesy dresses and accessories that I own. The reality is, I’m getting closer to 40 and sometimes dressing like a 5-year-old feels a little bit silly and it’s getting a little bit old for me. I’d like to think that I still have my own style, but it’s been evolving and less infantilised. However, sometimes there are dresses that come along that you can’t just say no to.
Mod Dolly’s Margot dress was one such garment, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it, although it’s short and has the obviously cute heart pockets. I’d like to think that I can still carry it well, despite being designed for much younger ladies than myself.
It’s been awhile since I did an outfit post and this is because I find it hard to do photos of myself these days. Last weekend I went around Hackney and Bethnal Green with a couple of friends and managed to convince (force) my good friend Ross into taking my outfit photos. Thank you Ross, for being so patient! Read on for more details and some funny photos!
During my latest visit to Sheffield, where I met the amazing blogger gals, we visited Loulou’s Vintage Market and purchased three dresses. As a few people demanded to see them and I do as I am told, here they are.
Dress – Vintage 60’s, Tights – Kohls (cost me a fortune: 80 cents of a dollar), Feminist brooch – Hannah Zakari, Shoes – Irregular Choice (via Ebay)
Dress: Vintage, Cardigan – Zara, Tights – forget the name, got them from TK Maxx, Shoes – Irregular Choice (via Ebay)
Dress – Vintage, Tights – don’t remember anymore, Jacket – French Navy surplus (from some shop in Camden back in the 90’s, when my love affair with sailor collars and all things nautical started), Shoes – Pink Bitches by Irregular Choice (via Ebay)
And of course, I have to ask: which one is your favourite?
It was Eurovision night and me and my friends were planning a party. Perfect opportunity to have a good laugh baking and decorating the perfect house husband for us. We were definitely up for some good cheeky fun!
So, I dressed up for the occasion – I have to feel fabulous no matter the occasion! – got the ingredients ready and set out to do some baking for the big Eurovision night. To keep things simple and make sure things went well, I used the recipe on the back of the cookie cutter package.
Ingredients you will need for the cookies:
180 gr butter
100 gr sugar
300 gr flour
1 pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Measure all the ingredients and mix them in a bowl. Start with the butter and the sugar, follow up with the flour. When it’s all well mixed, add the salt and the vanilla extract. Wrap the dough in cling film and throw it in the fridge for an hour. Once an hour has passed, rescue it and roll it between 2 sheets of greased paper. Apply the cookie cutter to the dough as you can see in the picture:
Once you have a baking tray full of them, heat up the oven to 180 degrees and put them in there for 7-10 minutes. As they are oddly shaped, it might be difficult to bake them all at once.
Here they are, all nice and golden, ready to be decorated into the perfect men.
We got a bunch of decorating supplies and got to work! Filipa is looking very concentrated.
And here’s the end result: a guy for every taste. Some beach bums, a naked bear, a Portuguese hunk, some S&M gay dudes and the fellow from the Specials.
I received the cookie cutter as a sample, if you want to get your own, you can find it here.
Happy middle of the week AKA Wednesday. In my case, Wednesday must be the new Friday as I am having Thursday and Friday off. As next Monday is a bank holiday, hello super long weekend!
Today I have an outfit to show you. My friend David took these photos the other week when he was visiting and I think they look pretty good. I’m wearing one of my favourite colour combos – red and blue. The boots don’t get enough wear for their awesomeness. They’re like the boots a glam rock super hero would wear, don’t you think?
Details: Headscarf – New Look, Skirt and Tights – H&M, Shirt – Ralph Lauren, Cape Coat and Cardigan – Zara, Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha, Boots – Irregular Choice, Necklace – c/o Name The Necklace
Sara Doucette is a frequent blogger and an occasional illustrator. She spends 50% of time daydreaming of art projects and petting random cats on the street and the other 50% documenting it all on Instagram.