Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Lace Love

G'day everyone, today is a very wet and miserable day so I have decided to make a new post! It's just a quick lust over everything lace and a chance to show you may white lace dress I got for Christmas:

Dress: River Island Tights: Primark Boots: House of Fraser

I just love the fit and the style - its so pretty :) Plus its quite comfy too. It came with a black waist belt but I decided not to show it in this pics as I like to keep it simple.

These are my favourite boots, I've worn them soo much over winter. They were a bargain too at half price only £30 at House of Fraser. The make is Red Herring.

This, as you may be able to tell haha, is a faux leather jacket from Matalan that I bought several years ago but it's lasted and still does the job. I love teaming leather with a feminine dress.

I am in love, River Island has brought out more colours including this gorgeous coral colour:


I need one in every colour!!!
Anyway that's all for now, I need to get paid before I can buy more clothes :(

Jess x

Monday, 23 January 2012

Yey first blog award!

The wonderful Lottie from Lottie Loves Beauty gave me this award for my blog! Check out her blog -> http://lottie-loves-beauty.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for all your kind words so far, I'll try and keep up my good work haha!

 So I need to link back to the blogger who gave me the award, share 7 facts with you and then pass on the award to 10 of my favourite bloggers, so here goes:

7 Facts Abut Me

  1. Have have a little dog called Frankie - he is my world
  2. I currently study Animal Management at college but will be studying Marine Biology from September 2012
  3. I have way too much nail varnish
  4. I love sharks
  5. My favourite holiday was a trip to South Africa in 2011
  6. I like to think I'll stay 21 forever
  7. Workmen have just started ripping up my bathroom and I'm panicking about where I'll go to the toilet :|

My Top 10 Favourite Bloggers

  1. http://allthatstyle.blogspot.com/
  2. http://www.lookwhatigot.co.uk/
  3. http://megamegalolz.blogspot.com/
  4. http://www.hummingbirdandtherose.com/
  5. http://www.theglamguide.com/
  6. http://blackisthenewyellow.blogspot.com
  7. http://www.buynowbloglater.com/
  8. http://www.glitzngrime.com/
  9. http://designerbagsanddirtydiapers.blogspot.com/
  10. http://livnessspace.blogspot.com/
See you later

Friday, 13 January 2012

High street spring preview

Evening bloggers!

So I've been having a nosy online at the new spring looks for 2012 and I'm loving some of the stuff out there! Here's a look that I intend to buy when wage permits.


Top, Skirt and Shoes all from River Island Necklace: Topshop

The coral print sandals make me drool, I need a pair! Here's another pair I would appreciate, also from River Island:
So just a quick post today after browsing the web for deals. 

Till next time,

Jess X

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Caramel and Choc-Chip Cupcakes!

So I baked for the first time this year! Today's menu consisted of caramel cupcakes and chocolate chip cupcakes - yum. They took me a couple of hours all together which kept me busy over lunchtime. I got the recipes from my beloved 'The Cupcake' book from Love Food. If you're new to baking and want to make some gorgeous cupcakes, this book will amaze you - deffo go and buy it!

Caramel Cupcakes

(Apologies for the horrific photo quality)

These were really easy to make and contain nutmeg and golden syrup for an extra tasty flavour. The topping to me is very unusual, it has a texture similar to that of melted marshmallows and consists of light brown sugar, an egg white and a pinch of cream of tartar. The topping was more difficult but I think they turned out great!

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Again, another really easy one to make, in the book this didn't have a topping but that's my favourite part so I did a simple plain chocolate and double cream frosting to go on top. A simple cupcake recipe with chocolate chips folded into the mixture, great for beginners. 

Okay, that's me for the day!


Jess X

Monday, 9 January 2012

First Post and Bargain Buys!

Hello and welcome to my blog, Strawberry Lace, where I will mostly be chatting about fashion and baking (a new favourite hobby of mine!). My first post is mainly about what I've grabbed in the January sales, so here goes!

Today, me and the other half hit the town to go sales shopping and I found a gorgeous kimono-style top in Primark: 

Shorts & Boots: River Island   Headband & Necklace: Primark  Watch: Amazon

I can't wait to wear this out, hopefully I'll be able to wear it this week if we go out for a meal. I bought a similar navy blue kimono top as I couldn't decide between them, but at a fiver each you can't go wrong really! Also picked up these cute pumps in Office:

Again, another absolute bargain at only £4 and they'll be great for when the weather gets a little less wet.

Well that's what I bought today, what have you guys been buying in the sales?

Much love,