Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Autumn Layering

Cardigan - Vintage
Shirt - & Other Stories
Dress - Minkpink
Shoes - Dr Martens



With this unpredictable weather at the moment I have had to resort to some Autumn layers, not that I'm not loving the idea of a winter wardrobe. I had just hoped that I may get a little more sun before the gloom of the winter weather, fingers crossed we'll get some warmer weather at the beginning of September, it's my birthday then too so that would be amazing.

I am on a spending ban at the moment mainly due to lack of funds but I spotted this heart ring in the sale at New Look for £1.25 which was hardly going to break the bank. I've probably lost more than that to the hole in the seam of my bag. I bet I have a fiver in there somewhere. The ring is a big ol' thing, a solid heart chunk of silver(ish) so the heart is on both side, cute!



Chelsea Jade

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p.s) I will be back tomorrow from a trip I made to Scotland to see my family. So I will have some lovely photos to share with you hopefully :) 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Zara AW14 Lookbook


These are some of my favourite looks from the Zara AW14 Lookbook released. I do love browsing Zara's Lookbooks and Campaign shoots for inspiration and of course window shopping. The AW14 collection is as beautiful as ever, I love the slouchy silhouettes and the sporty influence. And who'd have thought the color combination in the final image would work so well. Maybe I'll try out something similar, but then that does mean I need something hot pink - what a problem, more shopping.

Chelsea Jade
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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Crochet Dress and A Statement Coat


Coat - Topshop (Old)
Dress - Ebay
Bag* - It's Not Me It's You
Shoes - ASOS


These are some of my all time favourite pieces in my wardrobe right now. The crochet dress was an ebay bargain at around £8, my shoes are super comfy and great for adding a little glam to most outfits and my coat is just perfection, although a little too bright in some people opinions! It's Not Me It's You have some adorable bags with lots of quirky slogans that are totally worth checking out, see their website or you can pop into Topshop Oxford Street. 

Chelsea Jade
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ps)I'm selling some things on ebay if you want to take a little look.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Vegetarian Noodle Soup Recipe

So recently Currys got in contact with me asking if I’d like to share a recipe as they are creating a student cookbook, you can read a little more about it here. So keeping in mind the need for a budget and something quick and easy to make I decided to use one of the recipes which my boyfriend taught me a couple of years ago. So here goes, here’s a recipe for a vegetarian noodle soup. 



Ingredients:

2 eggs (beaten)
2 spring onions (chopped)
2 tomatoes (chopped)
1 litre water
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oil
2 Portions of dried egg noodles

Pinch of salt and a tsp of Sesame oil for seasoning



Method:

1) Beat the eggs together in a bowl and add half of the chopped spring onions to mix together
2) Heat a pan at the highest temperature and add the oil, wait for the oil to warm up as it needs to be hot for the next step
3) Pour the beaten eggs into the pan, let it cook through and mix periodically. (Aiming for the type of eggs in egg fried rice, so feel free to wok them at this stage but a pan is fine)
4)Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes, reduce the heat a little here to stop the egg burning
5) After 2 minutes add the soy sauce and mix well.
6) Add the water followed by the salt for seasoning and noodles.
7) Leave this to simmer for 7-10 minutes (or however long it takes for your noodle of choice to cook through) the water will reduce at the stage leaving you with enough for your two bowls of soup.
8) Separate your pan into two serving bowls, add a splash of sesame oil and the remaining spring onion to each bowl and serve.


This recipe is pretty basic and when you get used to making it you may find that you fancy more than a pinch of salt or more tomatoes but it’s a great recipe for altering. At step 6 before you add the noodles you could even add some chinese leaf, mushrooms or tofu. For you meat lovers, simply wok your meat of choice as you would for a stir fry or noodles and then add to the pan at step 4 with the tomatoes.

I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe!
Let me know if you try it out : )

Chelsea Jade
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Monday, 18 August 2014

Khaki jeans and a floral bomber.

Bomber - H&M
Sheer Tee - Clothesminded
Bralet - Missguided
Jeans - Marks and Spencer (via eBay)
Flatforms - H&M

I do love to put pieces that wouldn't naturally suit one another very well, especially dressy meets casual. This bralet was from Missguided and I wore in in the sun and on nights out but in the cooler weather I wanted to style it for the daytime. The sheer top is from Clothesminded, its great however for the sake of this outfit I do wish it had no pocket! 

My jeans are an old Marks and Spencers pair from ebay, I do love high waisted 90's jeans but with the exception of American Apparel I am yet to find anywhere on the high street that does the real 90's jean cut justice and with god quality thick denim. So I have took to ebay over the past two years and have found so far the Pepe and Marks and Spencers are the best for the old school high waist cut. So it's totally worth checking on there as lots of older ladies clearing out their wardrobes selling on their original 90's jeans (minus the 'Vintage' £30 price tag). So go get thrifty ladies :)

Chelsea Jade
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Snow White Cat Tee

Cardigan - Vintage
Tee Dress - China (Same here)
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Boots - New Look 


How amazing is this tee dress!? Cats + Snow white = Perfection. 
Two of my favourite things in one item of clothing, of course I had to have it. If anyone else is in love I found the same one on ebay here.

My boots are old ones from New Look but I'm always impressed with their shoe range. I popped in-store recently and when you wade through the sea of sale items their new in collection is looking great. With this horrible rain at the moment I am really looking forward to an Autumn/Winter wardrobe! 

Chelsea Jade
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