Wednesday, 26 September 2012

♡ Portugal & Miami ♡



This was taken in Miami. I've said it once but I'll say it again, it really is the best place in the world! The hotels are on the beach, DJ's are constantly at the pool side, a man walks around playing the saxophone whilst you're sunbathing, David Guetta does a secret gig at the hotel. I could go on but I'm upsetting myself with those thoughts whilst I can hear rain battering my bedroom window! 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

♡ Banana and chocolate muffins ♡

For my brother's birthday, instead of a birthday cake, I thought I'd bake banana and chocolate muffins. They were delicious (even if I do say so myself) so I thought I'd share the recipe with any of you baking goddesses.


  • 3 banana ripe or over ripe
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100 grams soft light brown sugar
  • 225 grams Plain flour
  • chocolate chips OR milk chocolate broken up OR nutella
  • 1 teaspoon(s) bicarbonate of soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with papers. Don’t worry about getting special papers: regular muffin cases will do the job.
  2. Mash the bananas by hand or with a freestanding mixer.Still beating and mashing, add the oil followed by the eggs and sugar.
  3. Mix the flour, chocolate chips and bicarb together and add this mixture, beating gently, to the banana mixture, then spoon it into the prepared papers. Only fill the cases so that they are half full.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes, by which time the muffins should be dark, rounded and peeking proudly out of their cases. Allow to cool slightly in their tin before removing to a wire rack.
  5. Enjoy....

Ps. My top is from Warehouse and my necklace see here.



Friday, 21 September 2012

Rei Nadal

I'm loving Rei Nadal's amazingly beautiful live sketches of London fashion week. She is a guest curator for SHOWstudio and is ridiculously talented. You can view more on SHOWstudio's tumblr page.



Sunday, 16 September 2012

New York Fashion Week 2012

Some of my favourites.....

Marc by Marc Jacobs. Photographed by Taylor Jewell

Oscar De La Renta

Jason Wu

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott

Jason Wu

Jeremy Scott

Betsey Johnson

Jeremy Scott



Friday, 14 September 2012

Black & Red

Hello everyone, first of all....

Friday is my favourite day of the working week because I am sooo excited about having a sleep in on a Saturday and I don't have to listen to the worst sound in the world (my alarm)! This picture is too cute (I found it on Google). So has anybody got any exciting plans for the weekend? I'm wishing I was at London Fashion Week right now. Lots of successful bloggers keep tweeting about it and posting photos and it's making me a little jel (in a nice way)!

So this morning, as usual, I was in a huge rush getting ready for work but I wanted to snap a couple of photos of "what I wore for work" ... the pictures are rushed and I don't know if anyone else feels the same but I'm really not a fan of the picture quality of my iphone....I think my Blackberry Bold which I dropped in my cup of tea (RIP) was much better but hey ho.  Anyhows...I really like my work clothes as I tend to dress in prettier things than I would usually. During the day I'd usually wear skinny jeans and a top. As much as I like nice work clothes, I don't tend to spend a fortune because I like to save my money to spend on 'going-out' clothes but I think you can dress really nice for work by buying items in the sale and lower price shops and more often than not nobody can tell the difference! I got a couple of dresses and a bag from Primark and was asked so many times where I bought them and people were shocked because they thought the look/quality was so good, but in my opinion if I like something, it doesn't matter where it's from. 

 Mid action shot, but I really like the shape of the dress.

Polka dot dress, with belt included - Primark £13
Bag - also from Primark ( i love the padlock and the chains on the handles) £12

Aww Millie always gives me the look and makes me feel sooo guilty about going to work!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

☮ Sophie