Hello December! I can’t believe how fast time is passing by and that we are already in December. Good thing is I absolutely love December and all the holidays it brings along. I also love to hunt for the perfect gifts for my loved ones and of course making the ultimate list for myself. Which is shown above.
The Chloé boots don’t need any explanation. If I wouldn’t get anything at all, but these boots; I would be (beyond) the happiest girl in the universe. Anyway, not expecting to get these, but a girl can dream right? All the other things on my list are more cosy winter essentials, like the plaid or the cute christmassy socks from Oysho. I can already see myself sitting on the couch, listening to Christmas carols, eating cookies from the adorable bunny cookie jar, drinking hot chocolate milk from the gold-dripping mug. This all while wearing the socks, under a blanket with around my neck the silver necklace.
Mmm… the only thing missing in this picture are my beloved Chloé boots. But those are the perfect excuse to go outside and enjoy the cold! (And some more hot chocolate milk) :)
Did you already make up your list?
A couple years ago a certain girl named Blair Waldorf set the record straight about capes. You have to have one! Just google ‘Blair Waldorf cape’ if you never watched Gossip Girl (which you should start NOW then) or if you never payed attention during the show ;).
Anyway, capes are the way to go this Fall. Easy to throw on over any outfit and gives a sophisticated look to whatever you are wearing. I selected a couple of my favorites and now it’s down to making a decision. Which color or material? Oh boy, decisions decisions…
Model image | Netaporter
I recently re-discovered lentils and yet again; I’m addicted. Don’t even ask me why I had to re-discover them because I haven’t got a clue. Lentils are healthy, easy to combine and super delicious. I also love the flavour of chorizo combined with any type of seafood really. This time I had some left over surimi in the fridge so I wanted to give them a try in this recipe.
What you need for 2
– Lentils (I used green lentils)
– Chorizo sausage
– Surimi sticks
– 1 red union
– Olive oil
– Pepper and salt
What to do
1. Start with the lentils. Put them in a pan with cold water and put them on the fire for a good 12 minutes. After that lower the heat and with a lid on the pan, let them boil for another 8 minutes.
2. For the chorizo surimi mix start with slicing the union. Heat up some olive oil in a skillet and add the union. Let it fry for a little while and then add the sliced chorizo, salt and pepper (as much as you like). Stir a bit and keep this on medium-low heat for 8 minutes or so.
3. Slice the surimi sticks in even 1 cm parts and add to the chorizo. Carefully toss around the surimi sticks to cover them in the chorizo-oil and give them a deliciously chorizo-taste. Keep this on low heat for 2 minutes and then set aside until the lentils are done.
4. Drain the lentils. You can rinse them with cold water, but I actually like the combination of the cold lettuce against the warm lentils and chorizo.So that’s up to yourself :)
5. Time to plate up! Place some lettuce on your plate, then the lentils and top it off with the chorizo/surimi mix.
6. Bon appétit!
This is not the cleanest DIY, but definitely one of the easiest and coolest as I may say so myself. Printed sweaters are right on trend this season, but why pay way too much for something you can easily make yourself with a €10 H&M sweater?
Anyway, these are the instructions
What you need
- A sweater (I used this one)
- Clothing dye. (I used the super easy and SEI Tumble dye spray)
- A Garbage bag
- Smaller transparent sandwich bags
Choose a font of your liking for the text (I chose a random American Highschool font) and choose a word or text you want to use. Print the text and cut out the letters to make a paper mold.
Place your sweater on a flat surface, with a garbage bag underneath to protect the surface, which in my case was my floor. You will spill (unless you are a superhuman) and therefore this step is pretty crucial. Choose where you want to have your stripes and how many (I did 3 stripes) and start taping the sleeve. I put the transparent bags between the stripes to make sure no dye would leak trough.
Remember: The places without tape are the ones that are getting dyed. Just saying. ;)
Spray the paint on the sleeve. I recommend doing one side first and let it dry. When the front is dry, you can easily dye the back without getting strains on your sweater (or floor).
Place the paper mold you made on the sweater and check if it’s placed correctly. Make sure the rest of the sweater is covered up, because you don’t want to end up with paint splatters on your sweater. I taped the paper mold to my sweater, as well as the loose paper insides of the ‘O’ and the ‘B’. If you don’t do that, the ‘wind’ of the spray paint will blow them away.
Carefully spray paint the text straight from above so you won’t spray underneath the mold. Let it dry for a minute or (carefully!) blow it dry with your blowdryer. Remove the mold.
Let the sweater dry completely and wash it inside out. Let it dry et voila; you’re DIY sweater is ready to shine!