Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Autumn Mixed Print with Primark and Zara

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FashionFake, autumn fashion looks, how to wear pattern
FashionFake, autumn fashion looks, how to wear pattern
FashionFake, autumn fashion looks, how to wear pattern
what i'm wearing: Primark check pattern shirt // Zara silk paisley print top // Topshop Joni jeans // Topshop boots // Primark chain necklace

Prints have been on trend for as long as I can remember: summer, autumn, winter, spring... Prints and patterns, be it florals or squares, can add life to any outfit which is what I kind of did today. I love pattern dresses with opaque tights, boots and a little jacket but I know so many people who don't really like wearing dresses or skirts so I decided to wear a mix-match autumn pattern and style it with my favourite jeans.
Mixing patterns is great as long as you keep to some sort of theme with it. Here I decided to go with similar colours, but completely different prints: classic checkered shirt worn over a folk inspired paisley pattern.

I was going to post a recipe today but I thought it might be a little bit too much food on the blog so I just included a picture of what's to come soon - lemon chicken with earthy butternut puree! I made this last night and it was a hit with everyone at the table. Do you guys want to see more recipe posts on my blog?


Monday, 29 September 2014

Primark Printed Kimono Top - Autumn 2014

what i’m wearing: Primark printed kimono top // Topshop Joni jeans // River Island bag // Zara heels // Topshop chain necklace

I’ve always loved the look of kimonos and how easy it is to style a kimono to update a daily look. From casual wear with skinny jeans and heels, to wearing a kimono style top over a skater dress with a cinched waist – this item can suit every body shape.

I picked up this kimono style top from Primarks new collection and I have already worn it to work, for drinks and just casual chill time. I love how easy it is to style and the monochrome pattern goes with any colour – I’m loving it with my blue skinny Joni jeans from Topshop.
I have to say I’m really impressed with Primarks current collection. I think I spotted some other kimonos in the same style, but with a different pattern and you better believe I am coming back to get some more.

This is definitely not the last time you see this printed kimono top on my blog – I have already styled it with a leather look dress which I’m excited to share with you! 



Thursday, 25 September 2014

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe

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easy pizza recipe, UK lifestyle blog
easy pizza recipe, UK lifestyle blog
easy pizza recipe, UK lifestyle blog
easy pizza recipe, UK lifestyle blog
easy pizza recipe, UK lifestyle blog

One of my favourite things to cook at home is an easy home made pizza - especially when there are a few of us gathered for dinner. Once you know how to do make pizza at home, it's such a fun and quick process! I like to set up a little DIY pizza station where everyone can pick what toppings they'd like. I have taken the dough recipe from the Jamie Oliver website - it's quick, simple and just delicious!

What you'll need (makes 3 large pizzas):

For the dough:

500g white bread flour

Half a teaspoon fine sea salt

7g dried yeast sachet

Teaspoon of caster sugar

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the the paste:

Half a packet of passata

1 teaspoon tomato puree

1 garlic clove

A handful of fresh basil

For the topping:

Anything you'd like!

My favourites include mushrooms, olives, mozarella, ham and anchovies

To make the dough, mix the salt and flour in a bowl, and mix the olive oil, yeast, sugar and water in a separate bowl. Make a well with the flour mix and slowly tip in the yeast mix, folding the dough as you go along. Knead the dough mixture until it is stingy, roll into a ball which you then need to place back into a bowl dusted with flour. Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise for about an hour

Whilst the dough is rising, mix you passata ingredients in a pan and cook on low heat for around 20 minutes - this gives all the ingredients to infuse and mix together, whilst making the paste slightly thicker.

Once your dough has risen, divide it into three equal balls and roll out into pizza bases. Cover the base with your homemade pizza paste and pile on the topping of your choice. Place in a preheated over at 220c and cook until the cheese has melted and your base looks golden.

I love to add a little bit of rocket, Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil on top of my pizzas and enjoy!


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Autumn fashion: leather look skater skirt

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FashionFake, style blog, UK fashion blog, Autumn fashion tips
FashionFake, style blog, UK fashion blog, Autumn fashion tips
FashionFake, style blog, UK fashion blog, Autumn fashion tips
what i'm wearing: knitwear New Look // skirt New Look // scarf Inherited Grace Vintage * // shoe boots Topshop

I finally dug out my faux leather look skater skirt from out of my wardrobe to style it with some pretty heavy Autumn pieces – by heavy I mean colour-wise and also I have finally chucked on a sweater today. The mornings are getting colder, it’s getting harder to get out of bed and I just want to be cosy. This in turn makes me sleepy. I think I need to reconsider my morning strategy there. Anyway, back to style – I tried to brighten this outfit up a little with a printed vintage scarf which is an easy way of updating any look and giving it more depth and “personality”.

I’m sorry the photos aren’t to the best quality – I’ve been getting home late and not having time to shoot whilst the sun is out so I’ve tried to take some photos in the morning but I just don’t think the light is quite right. That’s something else I need to reconsider. Any tips for taking blog photos in the Autumn light my lovelies? 



Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Primark Coat Autumn / Winter 2014

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FashionFake, style blog, UK fashion blog
FashionFake, style blog, UK fashion blog
FashionFake, style blog, UK fashion blog
what i'm wearing: coat Primark // jeans Topshop (Joni jeans) // wool mix t-shirt Primark // leather sneakers Converse // bag Chanel

This morning when I got out of bed, the weather looked so cold and miserable that I decided to wear my coat for the first time this Autumn. With all the fog and the low temperature my phone predicted, I just wanted to be cosy! This coat is a current season Primark item and it’s so cute and warm and comfortable – and it’s £25. Like whaaaat? I think I’ll be going back there to pick up a couple of other coats for such a bargain price! This time I styled it casually with a pair of Joni jeans and a pair of leather converse, but this coat will look mega cute with a skate style skirt or dress and some ankle boots!

Primark currently have some really cute stuff and their collections have been featured in so many style magazines and websites – for such a bargain price, it’s worth a visit!



Monday, 22 September 2014

WIN! A £50 voucher to spend in a HomeSense store

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I’ve got some very exciting news: last week I was contacted by a PR agency who told me about the opening of a new HomeSense store in the city of Salisbury. For those of you who aren’t familiar with HomeSense, it is a sister company of TK Maxx who deal exclusively with interiors and homeware. I absolutely LOVE the home section of TK Maxx and I don’t think I have ever left without buying something like a pan, or some herbs, or a storage box. Everything is just so beautiful and quirky!

So, as the Salisbury HomeSense store is launching so close to me I have been asked to be the HomeSense ambassador for Hampshire! This is such exciting news for me and I can’t wait to bring you exciting contend on Autumn home trends - keep an eye on FashionFake for the next couple of weeks.

In celebration of the Salisbury HomeSense store launch which is happening on the 25th September, HomeSense is giving away a £50 voucher to one of my lucky readers to be spent in store! All you've got to do is tell me what country or city inspires your home style? You can also get an extra entering point by following me on Twitter ;)

I will be picking a winner at random on the 25th September, so make sure you leave your e-mail address in the comments for me to contact you!

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Heritage Style.

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FashionFake, UK fashion blog, fashion blogger
FashionFake, UK fashion blog, fashion blogger
FashionFake, UK fashion blog, fashion blogger
what i'm wearing: Topshop dress // H&M jacket (from my friend) // Topshop boots // River Island scarf

There's nothing more I love than a good heritage style outfit. I love browns, creams,
navy colours paired with reds, greens and golds. This is very much a polished countryfied look, and the jacket just makes it for me. I got this jacket off my friend and it's been a staple in my wardrobe ever since.

Autumn is my favourite time to get dressed up in browns and layer up all sorts of patterns. I love the look of this printed red scarf with neutral colours, it makes the outfit really stand out and also keeps my neck warm. Because I've got quite a lot going on in the patterns department, I did't want to accessorise this outfit too much so I've just got some studs in my ears and I could probably do with a bracelet for some added sparkle.