As for my outfit, the dress was my mom's, which she made herself. I shortened the hemline a bit, since it didn't fit as well when it was longer. I actually found the pattern for it in the crawlspace the other day and have been thinking about making the same dress in a different colour. People's favourite part of the outfit by far seemed to be the hat, though! The straw hat is an easy accessory that lightens up the outfit, and balances out the boldness if the dress. If I were downtown, I'd probably go without the hat, but for a day in the suburbs, it's perfect! (Not to mention you can tell my pale face could use some protection from the sun!)
Monday, July 18, 2011
My outfit was slightly grecian inspired, with all my accesories being gold to compliment the royal blue of the dress. I love my heels more than most, but for walking the seawall, some sandals were more practical; I didn't feel like I had to sacrifice too much, since these gold flats fit the bill. My belt used to be my mom's, and I got a compliment on it from a random passerby at the beach. It has a lovely leaf detail on the front..sometimes you find the interesting treasures in your own home! The dress was exceptionally comfortable all day, even in the hot sun. It was probably also a good thing it covered up my lower half, so I didn't burn as much as I could have. Remember that sunscreen, people!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I was inspired by all the cupcakes I’ve tasted at Traceycakes and the Little White House, and I decided to try making one of them myself! I did a quick google search for London Fog cupcakes and picked one that didn’t look too complicated. My first batch failed due to what I later realized was a typo in the recipe. The second time I cheated a little and used a boxed cake mix to save on time. You can easily use a boxed mix instead of making your own batter from scratch, because the only adjustment to a regular cupcake is that you are infusing the batter with earl grey. The icing I did from scratch based on the online recipe, and it’s my favourite part! To make your own, check out the site I used: http://happylamp.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/london-fog-cupcakes-a-food-experiment/
Just make sure to use 1 ¼ cup of milk for the batter, not just ¼ cup!! These have become my new favourite cupcakes!
Happy baking <3
Thursday, July 7, 2011
My dress was an impulse buy by the label Ark & Co., which I've started to notice more and more while searching the racks of Winners. All their pieces I've found there were beautifully light pastel colours, with dainty details. I felt like a little kid with my straw hat and my balloons, and it made the outfit so much more fun!
To finish off the day, my friend/photographer Chantale made me a rocky road birthday cake! I couldn't have been happier!