Monday, 10 February 2014

Next Hype: Skate Shoes

These are the new must for the ultimate casual, yet super stylish shoe. The Celine skate shoe was huge amongst bloggers and fellow fashionistas in A/W and hurrah they are here to stay for Spring.
The great thing is that the high street dupes are just fab and from a mere £20 instead of £1000 they're too good to say no to.

The Celine skate shoe

High street:

Kurt Geiger : £130

Leopard print pony-skin slip on also from Kurt Geiger: £95
Kurt Geiger have a huge variety of these skate slip ons, which I think are a good match to the Celine ones, however if you're living on a student budget like me then they are still a bit on the pricy side. That's when you turn to everyone's high street hero: Topshop!
Tarten slip on from Topshop and only £20, Topshop have done good this time 

Croc print also Topshop: £20
I think these are definitely my fav and the ones I'll be purchasing later this week

If you're still looking for something cheaper New Look have some plain black plimsoll material ones for £11.99, which is just too good to turn down
New Look: £11.99

Whatever the colour, fabric or texture I think these are a great staple for everyone's wardrobe and are particularly great at this time when the transition is being made from A/W to S/S and you don't really know what to put on. Plus the weather is really weird at this time too.

Hope everyone is having a great start to their week
Ksww, xo

Friday, 31 January 2014

Fat Friday: Oreo Brownies

Hello, oh my goodness I can't believe the last time I blogged was in September (bad blogger!). Since going to uni it has been crazy. I've literally had no time to sort out posts and have nothing/no-one to take outfit posts, perhaps I should befriend some arty people to help a girl out.
Anyway, I know it's a little late, but I hope everyone had a fab NYE and are having a great start to 2014. I'm not going to wang on about Christmas/New Year, as that was forever ago and there's probably some blogging superstition about Christmas posts being unlucky in what is basically February!

So, just going to get straight down to my first (and not last) post of 2014.

I whipped up a batch of delicious Oreo brownies, which are heavenly. They don't exactly fit with my new "healthy" eating/ mission Victoria Secret body regime, but it's the weekend and therefore it's compulsory to veg out (desserts included) and these brownies perfect start to the weekend.

Recipe: Oreo Brownies
Prep Time- 20mins
Baking Time- 25-35mins

375g Unsalted Butter
375g Dark Chocolate
6 Medium/Large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Essence
500g Caster Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Packet of Oreos (or more depending on how you like the Oreo to brownie ratio)

I should also mention that this recipe is courtesy the lady that is Nigella Lawson, and it's the best brownie recipe I've ever used. The brownies are always chunky and gooey, which I think constitutes the perfect brownie, they also make a healthy portion so there's plenty if you're feeling generous enough to share. 


  • Pre-heat oven 180
  • Line brownie tin with foil
  • Melt butter and chocolate together in a large saucepan
  • In a bowl mix the eggs and sugar and add the vanilla essence
  • In another bowl measure the flour and add the salt
  • When the chocolate mixture has melted and cooled a little, beat in the eggs and sugar and then add the flour
  • Beat the mixture together and pour in the tray, ready for baking
  • Baking time is 25mins, but I find with this recipe and the amount of mixture that 25mins is never long enough, so I probably keep them in anywhere between 10-15mins longer. Again it depends how gooey you like them.

Tah-Dah Oreo brownie batch complete. Now you can enjoy devouring them with some B&J. 

I think I'm going to start littering more food, especially baking posts in my blog this year, as I'm a massive foodie and who doesn't want to see pictures of delicious cakes and sweet treats.

Also I'm going to Copenhagen at the end of February for a cute weekend away with my friends, which I'm so excited about. So if anyone has been before I would love to know what places and things I must see and do!
Hope you like the first post of 2k14
Ksww, xo