Having left it too late last winter to get the winter coat I lusted after so dearly (still not quite over it!), as soon as the autumn/winter pieces started to drop this year, I pounced as soon as my eyes caught this faux fur beauty from Topshop. The perfect colour to go with everything! Saying that, I am a creature of habit for neutral tones and florals (guilty!!). Since I got my coat, it has sold out but thankfully, they have re-stocked in a peach colour which I think is a much more flattering tone.
I paired it for a recent style shoot with this cute floral midi dress and gorgeous belt from Whitefawn Boutique
If there is one thing you spend money on this winter, a coat is well worth the investment, it will pay for itself in no time! Take your time in choosing the right one for you and make sure it will work with everything else in your wardrobe. You need to ensure all your hard earned pennies are being well spent.
Winter Coat Top Picks:
I have picked some of my current favourite winter coats to make life a lil’ bit easier for you, just click on the images for the links! Keep your eyes peeled for those Black Friday bargains. Happy shopping X
Topshop Curly Faux Fur Coat
Zara Dusty Pink Aviator Jacket
Zara Faux Fur Jacket
Warehouse Oversized Teddy Coat – FYI also on ASOS if sizes run low 😉
Topshop Faux Shearling Biker Jacket
This is such an easy and nutritious dinner to make! Not only that but these fritters are also super tasty and something different to do with all that quinoa and sweet potato for a change! I picked up the recipe from the first Deliciously Ella book. This recipe would serve 6 people but I made up the whole batch, cooked some and froze the rest for later!
You will need:
1 large sweet potato
260g quinoa (1 mug)
4 tablespoons almond butter (I used peanut butter) * You can also substitute the almond/peanut butter for Tahini if you have a nut allergy *
8 tablespoons buckwheat or brown rice flour (I had gluten free white rice flour and used this)
4 tablespoons tomato puree
2 tsp ground turmeric and 2 tsp ground cumin
Salt (I used pink Himalayan) and pepper
Peel and chop the sweet potato into small pieces and steam/boil for about 20 minutes until soft.
As they cook, rinse the quinoa under cold water until the water runs clear and place in a saucepan with the juice from one of the lemons and 600ml (2 mugs) boiling water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until all the water has evaporated and the quinoa is fluffy.
Drain the sweet potatoes once they are soft and blend them in a food processor with the juice of the other lemon and the almond/peanut butter, tomato puree, flour, turmeric, cumin and a dash of the salt and pepper until smooth.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C.
Put the sweet potato mix into a large bowl and mix in the cooked quinoa. Grease a large baking tray with some olive oil and scoop 2 tablespoons of the mix onto the tray to make a large circle, then do the rest with the remaining fritters which should give you twelve circular fritters.
Bake for 20 minutes until they are perfectly stuck together and then if you like you can place them in a frying pan with a little olive oil to fry each side for a few minutes so they are a little crispy.
Bon Appetit! X
“One day like this a year will see me right….” I’m still singing after the Elbow gig at Live at the Marquee on Wednesday night! I absolutely adore music and always feel so uplifted after a good gig! That being said, I don’t go to enough concerts, something I need to start doing more! I picked up this cute smock summer dress from Asos recently. It was quite the bargain at €37 and have it linked below too (just click on the pictures for links). It’s really good quality and has that lovely jersey material for a good fit. Winner all round!
Current Favourite Summer Dresses
I’m obsessed with dresses at the moment! I think it’s because as a nation and our climate, we don’t get the chance to get out of the jeans much but I’m definitely making more of an effort this summer. That being said, I don’t know if it’s a good thing because right now I want all the dresses! Smock and midi styles being my top favourites. Topshop, Zara, River Island and Asos have a great range at the moment and lots of good offers! Whitefawn Boutique also have the most divine range at the moment and they are also having a sale!
The dress above that I wore on holidays is from an Australian label called Auguste and is now sold out, however they do have other gorgeous pieces in stock and some on sale!
I adore the label. They have such a gorgeous range of clothing, however they are that little bit more expensive as the pieces are such good quality and you must be prepared to pay customs charges on delivery! So you would really really want to get the wear out of your piece before purchasing.
Happy shopping 🙂 C, X