Wednesday 30 March 2022

Bridgerton Inspired Outfit Ideas

Bridgerton Inspired Outfits

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If you're anything like me, you've probably just binge watched the entire second season of Bridgerton and you're already eagerly awaiting the next one. Inspired by the Spring scenery and beautiful outfits, I thought I would compile a list of my favourite Bridgerton inspired outfits, but you must make haste as I can imagine they'll sell out quickly. 

Stradivarius have recently come out with a full Bridgerton collection, full of empire waistlines and corsets. This Floral Short Dress is perfect for the upcoming warmer months, but I think it's their Embroidered Midi Dress that I'm loving even more as the tie shoulders are a great detail. If dresses aren't your forte, but you're into the Bridgerton aesthetic then I would check out their Embroidered Corset Top as I love the little floral details and how cute it would look all dressed up. 

This New Look Shirred Frill Dress is perfect if you're looking for a new Spring frock inspired by the TV show, but still want something that is super wearable day to day. They come in a variety of colours, but I think the pink is the most perfect for the upcoming season. If you're looking for a similar dress, but in a midi style then I would recommend checking out this Hollister Floral Midi option as it's delicate in design... perfect for promenading! 


Thursday 24 March 2022

The Best (and easiest!) Scone Recipe

Easy Classic Scone Recipe
Easy Classic Scone Recipe

A classic scone is a staple in the Spring for me, especially served with jam and clotted cream on a sunny afternoon. They're super easy to make, so if you haven't made them before, I would highly recommend giving them a try this season. 

I adapted my recipe from BBC Good Food, but I felt like I could do better and I think I've got them just right in terms of how fluffy and light they taste, whilst rising the perfect amount and being incredibly moorish. Once baked, all you'll be tasked with is to decide whether you're team jam before cream or cream before jam! 

Ingredients (Makes 6)

340g Self Raising Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3 tbsp Caster Sugar
90g Cold Butter
170ml Milk
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Salt
Egg or milk to glaze


Preheat your oven to 220c and line a baking tray with parchment paper. 

Start off by mixing together the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar in a bowl. With cold hands, add in the butter and rub together until you start to see a breadcrumb texture. Cold hands stops the butter from melting. 

Heat your milk until warm. You want to make sure you can still put your finger in it. Then add the lemon juice and stir. 

Pour the milk into the flour and butter mixture and stir until a dough forms. 

Sprinkle your countertop with flour and tip out your dough. Gently knead for a minute and pat down until your dough is around 5cm in thickness. 

With a 5cm - 7cm cutter (depends how big you want them!). Press your cutter into the dough and place your scone on your baking tray. 

Repeat until you've used up all of the dough. Give your scone an egg or milk wash before baking.

Place in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Eat warm with jam and clotted cream. Enjoy! 


Monday 14 March 2022

3 Easy Home Updates To Make This Spring

Cottagecore Spring Bedroom
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As soon as March rolls around, I officially get in the mood for Spring. I crave brighter days, fresh flowers and pastel tones, so it's no wonder that whilst my wardrobe gets a bit of an overhaul, so does my home. I never change that much, but I bring out my cushion covers from the previous Spring and swap around my chunkier blankets for my lighter throws. Here are three ways to spruce up your living space for Spring. 

Fresh Bedding 

One of the first things I change when a new season rolls around, is my bedding. I'm not sure why, but when I go into the bedroom and I see that it's looking bright and fresh, it automatically makes me feel better. I currently have the La Redoute Spotted Duvet Cover on my bed which has been a favourite for several years now and despite a lot of wear, it's still in amazing condition. That being said, I am looking to treat myself to another fresh set as I would like something similar to swap these out with more regularly. I really like the look of the H&M Frill-trimmed Set, but it's their Linen Cover Set that I always come back to. 

Floral Details

As you probably know, I go through the motion of different aesthetics as the year goes by. As much as I love the cosy, warm tones of Autumn and Winter, by March I am very ready to swap these out for some brighter accents. Floral details are the perfect way to bring the outside in, so I often make sure to give my houseplants some extra TLC and treat myself to some flowers every now and again. 

There's also some pretty floral pieces to have around the home. I thought this Anthropologie Honey Pot looked unnecessary, but still a cute accessory to have in the kitchen. Although I don't need anymore mugs, this Floral Monogram Mug is great if you're looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one this Spring. 


Soft Furnishings 

I'm somebody who likes to switch out their soft furnishings between seasons. I keep my dark, rust shades for Autumn and Winter, then pull out my pastel pinks for Spring and Summer. This makes my area feel like it completely changes and as I tend to opt for the same cushion inserts, the covers can be easily folded and tucked away. After a few mishaps with washing, I'm now looking for a couple of cushion replacements. The H&M Floral Cushion Cover is high up on my list as well as getting a pink version of my white Frill-Trimmed Cushion for my living room. 



Thursday 3 March 2022

Three First Signs of Spring

Snowdrops English countryside spring flowers

Snowdrops English countryside spring flowers

Snowdrops English countryside spring flowers

Snowdrops English countryside spring flowers
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Snowdrops are the first flowers to bloom in the New Year and they're the first sign of Spring to many. I'm actually a little late sharing my snowdrop photos as they often come out mid-February, but as they had the storm to contend with this year, I was just grateful that there were any snowdrops left be seen at all. 

This year I have tasked myself to learn a little bit more about the flowers I photograph as although I love admiring them, I'm not the best at disguising between the different types. Snowdrops are often a symbol of hope, but upon researching them I actually learnt that Victorian's once thought that it was unlucky to bring a snowdrop into the home. I mean, as pretty as they would be in the home, they're actually considered endangered in the UK, so I think they're best left in the ground anyway!

After the dark Winter, March tends to feel like a bit of a slog, but turning to snowdrops and Spring flowers alike, means I can often find a little lightness at this time of the year. Here are three signs of Spring that you may enjoy remembering too. 

- In the UK, the clocks go forward on the 27th March meaning the evenings officially start getting lighter. The sun on that day will set 7:26pm. 

- The first signs of daffodil shoots and blossom on the trees have already started, but they're get even more colourful as the month goes on.

- You'll start to see bees again soon as they start to get to work.  

Although a little overdressed for the time of the year, the blue skies gave me the perfect excuse to wear my new Hearts and Found Isadora Dress and dig out my favourite Mushroom Basket Bag from last year. Sitting on the grass, snowdrops by my feet and sun beaming down, it truly felt like Spring was well on it's way.  

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