Clothing essentials for summer

Hello all, sorry I haven’t written in so long ;( I’m back now & I want to share with you my Fashion must haves and must nots for travelling !

MUST HAVES:

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This is an essential summer must have if you are wanting to achieve that effortless European style whilst remaining cool in the sun. Also a perk of having a white dress or Playsuit is that it goes with anything, any shoes or bag which maximises out your outfit choices when traveling.

 

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 2. A pair of relaxed denim shorts 

When I say relaxed I mean loose and comfy, because on holiday its hot and there is nothing worse than having a pair of shorts that kind of fit in at home but are way to tight when your hot and well a little sun-creamy. Denim shorts are essential for summer when pulling off the relaxed chick beach bum look (its my fav)

 

Natalie-Joos-by-STYLEDUMONDE-Street-Style-Fashion-Photography_MG_6155 3. Platform sandals

 

These are defiantly my must haves and first in the bag each year! They are a total lifesaver when heels are a no no. Perfect for evenings or the day they are even sand proof – (well you can walk on the sand in them with as much difficulty as flip-flops 🙂 Plus they make your legs look gorgeous when in shorts or a dress !

 

Okay so those are my 3 essentials when it comes to packing, but there are also 3 key Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to traveling stylishly.

DO’S & DON’TS: 

1. DO — Smooth out your clothes on the bed and carefully roll them when packing, don’t fold. This should prevent any major creases and when travelling it helps creates more space for that extra pair of shoes or bag!.

2.DONT — Take loads and loads of Bikini’s, two or three pairs is more than enough if you love them, and make sure one of them is black as your guaranteed it will survive the sun cream stains that white bikinis are prone to + they make your tan look better.

3.DO — Take moisturiseer on the plane with you, and try to avoid wearing makeup, as planes are prone to drying out and dehydrating your skin which can lead to spots! which is not wanted for our summer look. So make sure to take care of your skin when in the air.

Love Wiz X.

 

 

LAVENDER CUPCAKES …

This is a great lavender cupcake recipe for the summer, and will always look gorgeous x

lavender-cupcakesYOU WILL NEED
-120ml whole milk,lavender-cupcakes

-3 tbs dried lavender flowers,

-120g plain flour,

-140g  caster sugar,

-1  1/2 teaspoons baking powder,

-40g butter at room temp,

-1 egg,

-12 small sprigs of lavender (decoration).

ICING:

-25ml whole milk,

-1 tbs dried lavender flowers,

-250g icing sugar,

-80g butter at room temp,

-purple food colouring.

RECIPE

lavicinglavender bunchPut the dried lavender flowers and milk into a jug and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Do  the same for the milk and lavender flowers for the frosting.

First you will need to preheat the oven to 170 c/325 f/gas 3.

Place the flour,sugar, baking powder and butter into a large bowl and mix (handheld electric whisk would be best) until it looks like sand.

Next strain the lavender milk (for the cupcakes) and slowly pour into the mixture, constantly mixing gently together. Then add the egg and beat well, scraping around the bowl and under the mixture with a spatula.

Gently spoon your mixture into paper cases until two thirds full, bake for 20-25 minuets. To test if the mixture is cooked spear a fork into the centre of each cupcake if ready it should come out clean, if a little mixture is on the fork place cupcakes back in for another 5 minuets then repeat this stage.

Whilst the cupcakes are cooling, beat together the icing sugar, butter and couple of drops of food colouring into a large bowl, and mix (handheld electric whisk is best) until the mixture comes together and is smooth. Turn the mixer down to a low speed and strain the lavender milk, then slowly pour it into the mixture. Turn the mixer up high and continue mixing until its light and fluffy. (the longer its beaten the lighter the icing).

When the cupcakes are cooled, spoon the icing on and decorate with sprigs of lavender, silver balls or edible glitter. Then enjoy your new summer cupcakes xxx