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Friday, 7 June 2013

Sea Salt Browned-butter Cookies

Other than fashion my hobbies include spending too much time on tumblr, crying over Supernatural and baking. Recently I've been baking loads of cookies and I wanted to share my latest experiment...

Who doesn't love chewy cookies? They have to be the best kind. These cookies are soft and chewy, with a lightly crisp edge and a crunch of sea salt on top. The browned butter and dark brown sugar really work well with the vanilla to give a slightly nutty flavour.

If you don't know how to brown butter, it's just the melting and cooking of butter in a saucepan until it changes to an amber colour. Admittedly, it was a bit tricky, simply because I didn't know what it would look like. After about 5 minutes the butter bubbling like crazy, I decided I'd had enough of a butter-steam facial and took it off the stove. However, when it cooled, at the bottom of the bowl there was a layer of brown butter so it didn't turn out all bad. Of course, you can just omit this step and use plain ol' butter. I'd definitely recommend googling it though!

The trick for extra chewiness is to take them out of the oven earlier. I took mine out when they still had a bit of wobble to the tops. Don't worry if they come out looking tall and cakey - as they cool they fall.

Friday, 17 August 2012

I love the colorful clothes she wears and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair

Turkey was super hot! Been on holiday for almost 3 weeks, had such a great time!
As usual, I took more clothes than I could count, and only wore a few of them. Ah well, better safe than sorry eh.

I picked up this gorgeous dress from the River Island sale about a week before we went away, I think you can see why I just had to have it! 
The screen print is beautiful and the material is light enough for the heat of Turkey, but still wearable here in England.

We all got dressed up one night, so I jumped at the chance to wear this baby!
In past years we'd eat out every night, but this year was nice and relaxed, we had a few barbecues which was nice. 
Since we were eating out this night, I decided to put in the effort since we didn't go out often.

I kept accessories to a minimum as the dress is such a statement, so chose my Yin Yan ring from Topshop and my peace necklace I bought in Spain last year.
I also tied the waist to give the dress a slightly different shape, and I think it worked well!

I hope you have all had a good summer, I really don't want it to end! 
I shall leave you with a cute picture of me and my brother, Matty...

Please take the time to like my outfit on Lookbook and Chictopia :-)

Friday, 22 June 2012


Hi, I'm Steph, welcome to my blog! :)

I've been so excited to finally start a fashion blog of my own, so hopefully you'll enjoy my musings...

Little bit about me? Well, I love music, for starters, and well, fashion, obviously. I guess you could say that both my music and fashion are a little bit out of the ordinary for this generation, but then again, so am I! 

Feel free to follow me on tumblrtwitter and lookbook :)

Steph, xx

p.s. omg they have helvetica on this thing