Monday, 14 December 2015

A Few Faves

It's been a while, but as always, I've been busy with school finishing, life happened and I forgot.Oops.So here we are again. It's almost the end of 2015, and I'm vowing to try and start this again. And keep at it. But no promises.So, as usual, after a long time away, I'm coming back with a few of my favourite things. Speaking of, the other day, I watched the Sound of Music. Brings me back to my childhood. I used to watch that movie every day after school for about six months. No joke. I loved it. Julie Andrews is incredible.Okay, back to my monthly faves.

Wide Swing Dresses.

I recently bought this dress from The Fifth Label for my high school graduation dinner, and I'm obsessed with it. I bought the white version with black polka dots because I though it looked nice and summery. I wore it to my grad dinner with a belt and nude strappy heels like the ones in the picture, But it could also look great with some low top converse, and a denim jacket for a more casual look, or black booties and a leather jacket to toughen it up. It's super versatile, great for dressy occasions or even beach barbecues.

Purchase here.

Peppermint Truffles

As Christmas comes upon us, holidays parties, family dinners, and friends popping over become the norm. Also, a lot more baking tends to happen, cookies, fruit cake, pavlova (meringue dessert). These truffles are really simple to make, and make a great homemade gift. They'd be great in the evenings with a hot cup of tea, as a decadent treat at Christmas parties, and a really festive sweet to have on hand when friends come over. They're definitely on my baking list this year (although, they are technically no-bake truffles, even better!).

Get the recipe here.

Simple Christmas Wrapping

I love the idea of having such simple gift wrap. It make gifts look polished, but a little rustic at the same time. I mean, who doesn't love "brown paper packages tied up with string"? (here I go with The Sound of Music again!). I love the added sprig of pine, not only does it look really fresh, but the scent is a nice added element. A sprig of rosemary or holly could also look really nice. Just add a simple tag, some string or twine, and you've got a beautifully wrapped gift!

You do you. Do whatever makes you happy. Because that's all that matters. You have the power to choose how you want your life to go, and it may not always be smooth sailing, but you decide whether or not to make the best of any situation, or who you have in your life. Be happy

Until next time,

Elise xo

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