Saturday, 14 June 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Chilli & Soy Chicken with Kale and Broccoli
I couldn't have been more in love with this meal, my boyfriend is a fantastic cook and this is a really healthy meal to try!
The sauce is really simple, 2 parts soy to 1 part water, cornmeal for thickness blended with ginger, chilli , garlic and seasoned to taste. Add this to the cooked chicken to heat through and thicken. I honestly prefer raw vegetables, but these have been boiled for 2 minutes until warm and seasoned with garlic salt and pepper.
Don't you love a good outfit combination, searching the pages of Asos Fashion Finder and you are always bound to find one. Oh la la, is just perfect thank you Karolina for this!
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Sunday, 23 February 2014
The previous week saw the annual New York Fashion Week, and this means that you have more chances than ever before to learn about the latest styles out there such as couture dresses, sparkle skirts, and lace clothing. Amidst a snowstorm that devastated New York City, the fashion world was treated to new clothing from the highest-end models and creators in the world.
What the World Saw
The world outside might have been white due to all the snow, but the fashions shown off during New York Fashion Week came in a wide variety of colours. Greys and blacks were particularly popular, such as black leather skirts and pewter grey evening wear. There were also a variety of warmer colours put on display as well, including red lace dresses, violet silk skirts, and patterned tops. The general colour palette of the event seemed to focus mostly on silvers and greys that would effectively draw the eye amidst a more colourful background. Barring that, there were plenty of warm colours such as reds, oranges, and yellows that would be able to provide the same impact against a white or grey background.
Fashions that Might Stay Around
One of the interesting elements of New York Fashion Week is the fact that some fashions don't catch on but others do – and, as it turns out, many experts are able to conclude almost immediately after the show what direction the different fashions will take. This year, functionality won against many other fashions, thanks in large part to the sudden heavy snowfall and the fact that the 2014 Winter Olympics are getting a lot of media attention. One example of the new limited-edition clothing out there is the fur-trimmed winter parka coat shown off by model David Verde. Functionality seems to be back in, and possesses a high degree of value when it comes to the latest fashions out there.
Spring and Summer Clothing
On the opposite end of the spectrum, spring clothing fashions focused on bright primary colours such as yellows and reds. While past fashions have focused on floral patterns and other printed designs, this year’s show focused less on prints and more on fancy lace designs. This includes a red lace backless skater dress and a yellow crochet lace dress. The lack of a visible print makes the clothing appear more subtle, yet still provides a touch of elegance. A lace print requires those who are interested in seeing the details of the pattern to look closely, which then draws more attention to the wearer. You will likely see these spring and summer fashions beginning to crop up as the weather starts to warm up and dry out.
New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest and most influential fashion shows in the world. The limited edition clothing shown off here should be taking the world by storm very soon. Some of the newest fashions are already available on websites like ROSAveltOnline.comTweet
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Stuck for ideas on what to ask for from your loved one this Valentines Day? Admittedly, it may arrive after the date, but all these pieces are simply beautiful and available from my favourite online Jewellery store - Jewellery World. Rings are always on trend, they can liven up any outfit and I wouldn't go a day without my Onyx Ring with a silver ship embossed on it, which I inherited from my Grandfather. The store has many similar ones, but my favourite has to be 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx Ring priced at £174.99.
When it comes to earrings simplicity is key for me. If you have a few extra pounds I would definitely go with the 1ct Diamond Earrings, but there are many others more within a healthy budget, which are equally as beautifully. I recently bought these 9ct White Gold studs priced at £44.99, such a great price and they are even more pretty in real life! Maybe you have seen my cheeky little selfie wearing them on instagram (@newyorkdollblog).
Check back for a follow up post on my new jewellery pieces and how I'd style them!
1. 9ct Yellow Gold College Ring
2. 9ct Yellow Gold Onyx Ring
3. 1ct Diamond Earrings
Friday, 24 January 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
This #ThrowBackThursday I am reminiscing last years Halloween, it only seems like last week, but it was so much fun! The first night of celebrations resulted in the backless vintage velvet dress coming out to play and the second night a lot less. Thank you Ann Summers for providing and not much left to the imagination outfit for Swankeys at Pacha. Tweet