Thursday, 20 October 2016

Blogtober | Toffee Apple Bread Pudding | Recipe

When coming up with a few posts for Blogtober I knew that one of them had to be a recipe I thought up a few ideas and thought about doing a few halloween themed ones. However (you have to thank twitter for most of these posts) people seemed to want more autumnal themed things this month as a  pose to halloween themed things. 
So I thought more along the lines of a really cosy desert that I enjoy having in autumn. It had to be desert obvs.
I've always loved Bread Pudding (my mum makes the best one) but this one has a bit of twist to it, and slightly halloween themed, with the toffee apple. 
It really is delicious, I enjoyed mine whilst watching GBBO.

ingredients eggs milk brown sugar cream apples bread butter

First make the mixture for the toffee, to do this you can either mix it in a bowl or straight into the pan.
Put the brown sugar and butter into the pan and stir it. Keep it on a low heat to ensure it doesn't burn.

brown sugar

brown sugar butter

toffee in pan

Then chop the apples and the bread. Do this near to when the toffee is almost done as the apples begin to brown
apples chopped


Next put the apples in the pan whilst the toffee is heating, make sure the pan is big enough so that it fits all the apples in. Then just stir the apples into the mix making sure they are well coated

bread toffee in pan
apple toffee
As soon as thats done, take the apples out of the pan and place them in the the baking tray or what you decide you want to put the bread pudding inside. Then place the bread on top, make sure to then bring some apples to the top, just because they brown nicely

apples toffee
apple bread

apple bread

Then next to make the mixture to pour over it all, add milk, eggs and cream into a jug that you can pour 


milk cream

cream milk eggs

apple bread cream milk
Toffee apple bread pudding

Toffee apple bread pudding
And there you have it! I topped mine with some cinnamon to really give it that autumnal taste
 Serve with custard, Ice cream or whatever you fancy but most of all enjoy! 
Let me know if you give it a try! 
Toffee apple bread pudding

Toffee apple bread pudding

I'll see you at the weekend for a another blog post! 
Until next time take care

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Inspired by Bloggers | Favourites for Fall- Part 2

I had so many of you telling me how much you loved the last post I did on my part 2 of: Inspired by Bloggers- Fall Favourites. So i'm so pleased to be able to do a part 2 for you all.
I really enjoy planning and putting together these posts so I think i'll make it a regular thing throughout the seasons, I just think (for me) its more of a fun way to put together wishlists.
After the last post I felt like there was more bloggers I could have included, along with other fall favourites I have that I didn't mention so they are in this one, enjoy! 

amy bell the little magpie bomber jackets

Bomber jackets are HUGE this season, bigger than I expected if I'm honest last season they were still big but this season they are a key staple. The bolder the statement the better. The one I've illustrated above is made up obvs. If someone can find this one though I NEED IT, quoted from The Vaccines FYI. I may or may not give chocolate for an award for finding it. 
Amy Bell is the blogger I've chose to show you all how to style it. She is undoubtably one of my favourite bloggers ever. She somehow manages to look so elegant yet SO badass, how is that??

Oh also plus points for having flowers and embroidery on your bomber this season! 

sarah lauren see the stars chloe plumstead the little plum becca rose embroidery

Which brings me onto the embroidery which is e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e at the moment. I honestly can't get enough, keep it coming in my opinion. 
I've spotted various shirts that I need want in my wardrobe from Zara. BUT I think the real peak of my obsession for this trend is when I seen Sarah from See the Stars blog in one looking stunning at the Bloggers Blog Awards!

 I've really got a lot of time for blouses at the moment if I'm honest I find myself going through phases with them but just lately I've been styling them with pretty much everything if not on their own then layered over the top of something. 

Embroidered jeans are also something that I need also. I'm really into jeans just lately for some reason I just can't get into wearing tights so these would be welcomed into my wardrobe with open arms. 
I love the pair Chloe Plumstead has, along with pretty much everything else she owns. 
AND last but not least if you couldn't put embroidery on anything else, boots! Oh my god I could buy all the boots with embroidery on, this pair Becca Rose has are absolute beauts! 

laura byrnes lauraslittlelocket megan ellaby pages by megan fringed jeans

So like I said jeans are a real favourite of mine at the moment and I really have a thing for getting a pair with a fringed hem.
I seen them a few times on insta and initially thought that they had been DIY-ed. However they are a trend right now and being sold on a lot of different places, I think it really just adds that edge and quirk to a simple pair of jeans. It also just looks really effortless, yet also a statement at the same time. 
I'm torn between a pair like Laura's and the more frilly sort of pair Megan Ellaby has both equally gorgeous. 
I know I mentioned Megan in the last post but check out Laura, her outfits are so on point I've been loving her wardrobe just lately!

sophia rosemary hannah allinson star print

I'm sorry I had stars in the last post but honestly I can't get enough of them. I've just brought 2 new pieces in a ditsy print that I can't wait to wear. I just recently spotted Sophia Rosemary; a blogger I continually love to follow. In the dress I nearly brought but instead opted for a blouse and jumpsuit in the print instead. In fact I might go back from the dress still...

I'm also beginning to think that manchester is really where my heart lies for fashion just like fellow mancunian Megan Ellaby, Sophia is also from there and I love love both of their styles. 

I also know I included Hannah Allison in the last post too but I love to follow her style for inspiration, I've pretty much came to the conclusion she does effortless chic to a tee! She has 'those' public desire heels that I just need. I know, I know by the end of the year i'll pretty much be in full star print head to toe 

Iris Dijkers a dash of fash velvet

And last but not least this is quite an unexpected trend that I thought I was over the last time it came around but having seen a different take on it; dusky colours. Pink in particular I'm adoring! I think its such a versatile and transitional piece to have in your wardrobe in autumn. 
Iris has styled it perfectly; look her up for her pictures of her recent trip to Paris, she looks a dream! 

The bloggers mentioned from top to bottom: 

Sarah Lauren-
Chloe Plumstead-
Laura Byrnes-
Megan Ellaby-
Hannah Allinson- @hannahallinson 
Sophia Rosemary-

See you next week, with a recipe post! Until next time take care! 


Monday, 10 October 2016

Nineteen ninety five

Zara dress, fashion blogger, personal style blogger, Primark Shoes

I've been refusing to admit for around 2 weeks now that it is no longer 'tightless weather' I got so used to over the summer just going out with no tights on and feeling good about it. My favourite thing about summer is the styling, its effortless, not much to it. Its perfect for lazy girls like me. 

So when this time of year rolls around I have to get my tights back out and try and pair outfits with them that work. That means ditching my converse style shoes I have practically lived in all summer, I  just can't make them work with tights AGH! 
I felt I just wasn't ready for an autumnal outfit post just yet even thought I've had 3 Pumpkin Spice Lattes already this month and its only the 10th! I have the coat at least but I just needed one more post to say farewell to tightness weather until next summer season. 

This coat carries me through this time usually, its the perfect lightness so that it doesn't get you too hot when the weather is going through this transitional phase and warm enough to layer pop on when it is a little chilly. 

The dress I brought because I do have a thing for khaki, it has 1995 on it which is the year I was born. 
Which whilst we are on that subject I can't decide if we've reached a time where that is a good thing that date is being put on clothes; its personal to me and feels kinda cool. But on the other hand, am I old now? Seeing dates usually on clothes like 1983, 1971 and so on. 1995 is in fact a retro year now??
 The tiger also, I like to feel is my alter ego... 

that was a joke I just needed an excuse for that one being there.

zara dress, primark coat, camel coat, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, khaki dress, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
Primark Sunglasses, khaki dress, zara dress, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, Primark sunglasses, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, primark coat, camel coat, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
Zara Dress, khaki dress, motif dress, cami dress
Primark Coat, Camel Coat, zara dress, primark sunglasses, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, primark coat, camel coat, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, primark coat, camel coat, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
converse style shoes, white shoes, white sneakers, personal style blogger
zara dress, primark coat, camel coat, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, primark coat, camel coat, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, primark coat, camel coat, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
zara dress, personal style blogger, fashion blogger

zara dress, primark coat, camel coat, personal style blogger, fashion blogger
Coat: Primark, Dress: Zara, Shoes: Primark

all photos by: Zara Flynn 

Last but no least these sunglasses are my perfect go to pair at the moment with their colour and style I feel like they are chic enough to go with everything. 

This Saturday I have a Part 2 of my Fall Favourites- Inspired by bloggers for you all. I had so much fun doing that one I might make it a regular thing most seasons. I have so many more pieces to talk about alongside other bloggers. 

Last but not least, big thank you to the beaut Zara over at for taking these photos for me! 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Inspired by Bloggers | Favourites for Fall- Part 1

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This month I'm doing blogtober, not everyday mind. That's too much for me right now, with my internship running at the same time I couldn't promise that to anyone. 
So I've decided to blog every 5 days this month; 5th, 10th, 15th and so on. 

I really wanted to do a blog posts this month that were really themed around Autumn/ Halloween and all that. Fear not it will be! But I was struggling to make the first one work so opted for something I've been wanting to do for a while. 

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Birmingham | Gusto Restaurant and Bar

Birmingham Guide Review Gusto Restaurant bar

Last night me and Jay decided to go for a meal, we haven't been for one in a while. And theres been a few new bars opened up in Birmingham that we've wanted to check out since they opened, we had a look round a few menus before deciding which one we liked the sound of and opted for a new restaurant opened up on Colmore Row called Gusto.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Why taking a gap year was the best option (for me)

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I'd always decided upon starting my course in fashion that I was going to take a year out having read that it's great for employability, gives you knowledge, experience and gives you the edge on other graduates I knew it was what I wanted to do. 
I had no intention of going straight into 3rd year whatsoever in fact the thought scared me a crazy amount. 

So initially and this is way at the beginning. I'd thought about going away abroad but having only been twice (at the time) I didn't feel confident or savvy with being out the country. Without using that as an excuse really going abroad wasn't for me and I knew that from the beginning. Don't get me wrong I love travelling I want to see so much of the world as I can but for this year I didn't want to and that's fine. 
So for a while and throughout my 2nd year London seemed like the perfect idea. I've always wanted to live in London; to lead a London lifestyle. So I applied for many places there and spent all summer getting depressed not hearing back from places, spending hours writing cover letters, working on my portfolio, researching companies; to still hear nothing back. I'd have a chat with friends and Jay who'd tell me 'Don't get down about it, stay hopeful' 'Your works amazing someones definitely going to pick you' so I would get my hopes up then watch them fall again. 

After a while of applying I started thinking about whether London was really do-able at the time. It wasn't an easy way out, or a way to give up but I really had to think about the practicality of it I only wished I'd researched the expenses and everything sooner. When finance becomes involved it can be a tricky situation. 
On your year out if you decide to take one student finance doesn't pay out well so my advice is work if you can throughout your 1st and 2nd year and save hard which seems ridiculous to say being a student but you will have next to nothing on the year when you need it most ironic but true. Universities work differently obviously but mine, for students wishing to stay in the UK and take a placement like I said the money isn't great. If you wanted to go abroad however the loans seemed more lenient and offered more money. 
During my time applying it wasn't all bad I did get offered an amazing opportunity down in London for a brand I was obsessed with. However the brand never got back in contact once I told them where I was located and again with another when I told them I couldn't start immediately. After a few emails sent to them I kind of knew it wasn't meant to be. I know I could have worked harder to get them to give me an interview but I didn't because I just couldn't promise them anything I mean how could I say I lived in London and it was accessible to get there when really it wasn't. 

So ultimately I decided to take a 'safe' option. I call it safe but it was the best decision for me and still one I'm glad I chosen. 
I've chosen to stay close to where I live and work for a brand that I adore just for a few months enough to get me on my feet and then think about doing London next year. However if I'm honest at the moment I'm still not sure what'll happen next year but at the moment I'm loving my placement I'm doing what I love and what I'm good at. Not only that but I'm being able to freelance and do filming for my own brand so it works out perfectly for me. 
Your year out is to not only to get experience but really work out who it is you are and what you want to do. Where your abilities lie and ultimately what you really do not want to do. 
My advice is be ballsy, do what YOU want to do, go where YOU want to go and if you don't enjoy it its okay to hold your hands up and say you don't like what it is your doing but try them first!
Your year out is your year so make the most of it. 

For now I'm working for a brand called Bottle Blonde a brand I'd followed for a while from where they began selling in a shop to where they're out now. Making amazing and completely badass outfits. I'm doing the web design, admin and marketing side, uploading products to the website, photographing products, designing the website, doing blogger outreach and interaction on social media. I even spent yesterday DIYing shoes, but more on that in the next post I'll do for my year out. My placement is everything I love doing and everything I want to go into doing. 
As I mentioned at the moment I am working on my own brand at the same time. I do videography on the side of blogging and YouTubing doing a lot of behind the scenes for fashion brands. I also shoot videos beauty and fashion related. 
Recently I did some work for the Gypsy shrine. Filming 'how to' videos for the launch of their YouTube channel. Which you can find here 
I'm hoping to go more into fashion films and short films. It's something I'm working on this year and something I'm excited about getting into. 

For part of my project I have to keep up with blog posts which I do anyway but these ones I will be focusing on my year out and what I'm getting up to. I could have kept it a separate blog but all of my blog is my journey through uni, work, my experiences and solely my life in fashion. So I want it to be something I talk about and tell everyone about on my blog. This post was really just to fill you in on why I decided to do a year out and what you can expect from me over this year. If any of you reading want to know more about it I'm happy to do a Youtube Video or another post going more in-depth but for now I think i've covered most of the basis. 

This years exciting and I hope to keep it busy. I'm also planning on going to a lot of blog events, and fashion events whilst I have the time. So I hope to be able to share those with you too!

If you want to keep up with my year out obviously I'm on Instagram and Twitter but I have a page for my videography work you can find by searching: Paige Rhianne Videography or by clicking here
Also all my year out posts will be under this page 'My Year Out Entries'

Until next time take care all!
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