Sunday, 5 July 2009

saturday evening

This is what I've worn this evening, after a horrible day in work. The skirt was a complete bargain from h&m, £7 in the sale! I had seen it before but reasoned that I already had enough polka dot skirts, but at £7 I couldn't resist and it's quickly becoming one of my favourite skirts. The cut is just perfect for me I think. I love dresing up after a bad day to make myself feel better. A bit of lipstick always helps too. And then I decided to bake some scones and make some ice cream sandwiches, which also always makes me feel better. Baking is so relaxing and therapeutic for me, except when things go wrong!


glitter cupcake

This happened the other day! I was making 2 dozen cupcakes for my sister to take into work for her birthday. I was making them the evening before and we had been having a heatwave. It was 9pm but was still about 26c. Frosting does not like the heat at all! I started to pipe the vanilla frosting onto the cupcakes but it was too warm and it started to clog up the piping nozzle. I got a bit angry and had a bit of a tantrum, before I calmed down and decide to solve the problem. Everything worked out okay in the end. The chocolate ones looked especially good, as the icing was a bit sturdier. I also used my edible glitter for the first time and I love it. I need more in other colours!

I hope everyone is having a better weekend than I am, stuck in work. Also, happy 4th July to all you yankees!

56 comments:

  1. I love edible glitter! Your cupcakes look so yummy, as usual.

    Gorgeous outfit. The skirt is lovely - I have a million polkadot skirts. The mustard colour of the top is really great on you x

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  2. That skirt is my favourite, it looks awesome on you!

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  3. That's a great skirt and I really need to get some edible glitter. It just seems too good to be true! Haha ^_^.

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  4. Love the skirt I love all of you food pictures

    xoxo

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  5. Mm the cupcake looks delish (:

    bisous,
    La C.

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  6. this outfit is really awsome, i don't like yellow but the combination with the polka skirt actually like it and a lot. So sorry for your weekend, but better days are comming :)
    The cupcake look yummi

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  7. That outfit is DARLING. :)

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  8. What a gorgeous outfit! I absolutely love that skirt - high waist + full skirt + polka dots = perfection! You look so lovely. I am a huge fan of baking, too... those cupcakes look scrumptious! Have you tried the edible glitter on brownies? It works really well! :)

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  9. sorry for the horrible day, but the skirt's really lovely :)

    I like the cupcakes, too :P

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  10. I love love LOVE your skirt! It is so adorable!!!

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  11. I love polka dots, u can't have too many polka dot skirts:)

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  12. Aww, hope your day got better. Dressing usually makes me feel better as well. I love that skirt: complete bargain!

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  13. Oh, I love your outfit and the cupcakes look so delicious!

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  14. I'm finding the h&m sale difficult to resist too! love that skirt and your beautiful cupcakes of course!

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  15. That skirt looks perfect on you. You can never have too many polkadots.

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  16. I've nearly bought this skirt so many times before! It looks lovely with the yellow top.

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  17. your outfit is so lovely and i love the cakes edible glitter is just amazing!

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  18. The cupcake is SO cute!!! Very nice outfit. Yellow & polka dots <333

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  19. Lovely outfit! Nice clothes plus baking is defs the best way to get rid of bad day vibes!!!

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  20. You can never have to many skirt, dresses or shoes I say =)
    Hope you had a nice time
    xxx Milzy
    http://runing-in-heels.blogspot.com/

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  21. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but those cupcakes look divine! And H&M do have some bargains that can't be passed up - loving the skirt! x

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  22. I love high waisted skirts of any variety, they are always slimming, which makes everyone feel better :)

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  23. That is such a gorgeous skirt! It looks like it fits you so well as well.

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  24. beautiful outfit! bright colours suits you so well :)

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  25. That's a Cath Kidston plate, isn't it?! LOVE her florals and colors.

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  26. I have that skirt! I find that it rides up when I walk though which is a shame. I still love it though. When I pull it out at the sides, it stays stuck out. I love that!

    Damn, I want some edible glitter.

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  27. Love your skirt and the cupcake looks delicious! x

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  28. edible glitter is very yummy. and so is your skirt! especially for £7.

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  29. This is such a lovely blog, i luv the colors that you use :)

    lacysmess.blogspot.com

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  30. That skirt is really the best thing ever! I love polka dots and it looks lovely with the yellow.

    I'm sorry you had a bad weekend, but at least baking usually relaxes you a bit. It always stresses me out.

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  31. i'm sorry about your bad week but you look totally adorable !!!

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  32. that polka dot skirt is super cute!

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  33. I loveeee the skirt, it's a darling shape.

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  34. ah i love polka dots. and that cupcake looks very very tasty
    -indigo

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  35. There's no better therapy for a crap day than a pretty polkadot skirt and delicious cupcakes. You look marvelous!

    I know your degree is in literature, but have you ever thought about becoming a caterer or pastry chef?

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  36. Did you get the skirt recently? Because I have been seeing it one other bloggers and I WANT it!
    It looks really nice with the yellow.

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  37. H&M rocks. You look adorable in the polka dot skirt. I don't think I could get away with that look.

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  38. What a beautiful outfit! The mustard with the black and white polka dots is perfect. I can't believe you only paid £7 for it!
    The cupcakes look delish as well! The chocolate one looks so pretty on the little flowered plate. :)

    I'm so glad I found your lovely blog!

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  39. edible glitter!? i'll have to get my hands on that...loving your photos lately, thanks for sharing :)!

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  40. You look fantastic in the skirt! I didn't know about edible glitter ~ very cool!

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  41. you look so cute, that outfit is amazing! It's very rare for me to find nice clothing in the H&M sales because most is big sized, I didn't mind if I found that beautiful and bargain skirt too :)

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  42. I love the combination of yellow and the black & white polka dots. Sweet!

    delightfully-tacky.blogspot.com

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  43. I just discovered your blog and it's filled with lovely pictures and outfit! I love this outfit, so simple and chique :)

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  44. beautiful outfit and beautiful cupcake!

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  45. yum, this looks delicious!

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  46. EDIBLE GLITTER?!? I need it!!!

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  47. What a magnificent skirt!

    High waisted and poker dot.
    You can't go wrong!

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  48. The ensemble is fabulous as always.

    You have the piping skills of a pro. I'm impressed.

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  49. Your skirt is amazing! And you're right, for that price it was a steal.

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  50. Your skirt is amazing! And you're right, for that price it was a steal.

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  51. that glitter is amazing! i have never seen edible glitter before, where ever did you find it?

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  52. I like all of your pictures.. very lovely!

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