This stuff is simply magic. Whilst researching alternative gluten-free/wheat-free desserts online, I came across this heavenly recipe on goodness guru and let me tell you, once you have tasted this, there is no going back. This billionaire shortbread/snickers bar recipe is free from refined sugar and flour, has all sorts of yummy, good-for-you ingredients inside (dates, nuts and coconut oil) and best of all it is RAW - no baking here. I found these keep best in the freezer as they tend to go a bit too gooey at room-temperature. The texture is divine, from the crunchy chocolate top, to the gooey moreish of the middle... Just thinking about it makes me want to go and make another batch right now, and I might well do that....


For the healthy shortbread:
• 1 cup oats
• 1 cup flaked almonds
• 1/4 cup sprouted buckwheat (I substituted corn flour for ease of ingredients)
• 2 tbsp maple syrup
• 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
• pinch salt
For the peanut caramel:
• 220g soft medjool dates (I used lower-quality dates with no problem!)
• 1/4 cup warm water
• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• 2 tbsp peanut butter (here I used my own homemade peanut butter to avoid additional sugars etc)
• Pinch salt
For the raw chocolate:
• 1 cup melted coconut oil
• 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
• 1/2 cup maple syrup
• pinch salt


Line a baking tin with parchment paper.
To make the base, blitz the oats, flaked almonds, salt and sprouted buckwheat in a food processor until you get a flour like consistency. Add the maple syrup and the coconut oil and blitz again. Press into the bottom of the baking tray and place in the freezer.
To make the peanut caramel add all the ingredients to the food processor and blitz until you get a smooth consistency. Spread over the healthy shortbread and put back in the freezer.
To make the raw chocolate whisk the melted coconut oil and cacao powder in a mixing bowl until glossy. Add the maple syrup and salt and continue mixing until evenly combined.
Pour the raw chocolate over the caramel layer and leave to set in the freezer overnight. 



Happy belated halloween ghouls, ghosts and amigos! As you can probably see from the pictures I went to a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ball, so dressed up accordingly in my finest Mexican-ish clothes, handmade flower crown, and spent a good hour and a half doing my makeup! I tried out an ombre effect in the eye sockets this year and put a bit of colour in there to make it pop. Arriba!



Dress & Boots // Gilet  - Dorothy Perkins // Necklace  - Accessorize

 I'm finding the key to Autumn dressing this year is just to chuck a furry gilet over everything! Seriously, how cosy are these things? This cream one I bought at Dorothy Perkins last year, but I'd love to add a black shaggy fur gilet to my wardrobe, and whilst we're at it, one in grey too. I'm still really feeling the 70's vibes and love the rust shade of this cheesecloth dress, so thought I'd team it with this chunky statement necklace to enhance the whole bohemian feel. Are you into 70's styling this autumn?



Playsuit, Mules & Hat - Primark // Bag - Urban Outfitters

I scored this really cute paisley playsuit in Primark a couple of months back, thinking that I'd get loads of use out of it in the summer months, but then typical British weather took hold and that plan went out of the window. So I've only managed to wear it a couple of times, but I still love the silhouette, the slightly bell-shaped loose sleeves, cut-out shoulders and gathered waist. Teamed with my favourite heels of the moment: the mules, and a wide brim hat for a strong seventies look. My love affair with paisley is as strong as ever!



 Crop top - American Apparel // Skirt - Missguided // Boots - F&F
// Headband and Sunglasses - Primark

It feels crazy to be posting outfits from a few weeks ago, especially as the weather has now turned from that late 'Indian Summer' we were having - to proper cold, snuggly pyjama weather. But here we are, something I wore earlier, for my last outdoor gig of the year I suspect. I wanted to make the most of the sun and the mini-festival vibes, so went for the tropical print crop top and mock-croc pelmet skirt with trusty black boots, headband and sunnies. Wristband obligatory ;)



Autumn Wishlist

My wishlist for Autumn is looking pretty basic and monochrome so far. At the forefront of my mind is this niggling doubt that I might not be around for all of the Winter season (because I'm hoping to go travelling - not because I'm worried about mortality, I must clarify!). This means that I don't want to get too into the Winter mindset and spend a small fortune on cosy clothes that I won't get a chance to wear. I do however need to pick up some essentials: just a couple of simple, soft roll neck jumpers, preferably in cream and camel, at a good price point (so if you see any, hook me up pronto!) that will see me through to Christmas.

A new purse is near the top of the list...I'm looking for the perfect size wallet in a soft, slouchy style that I can pop into my smaller handbags, rather than a rigid frame, grandma purse - if you see what I mean! And of course it has to stick to the colour aesthetic of black, white or tan with little or no garish, decorative features, but to have an interesting embossed front or textured detailing. Not asking much really!
I'm not sure if I'll be investing in a coat this year (see above) or just making do with last winters offering, but at the moment a sleeveless wool, double breasted coat in white, grey or navy would tide me over nicely.

I've been eyeing up the Calvin Klein Ivy tote bag on Asos for a couple of weeks now, as I'd really like a good sized, well made quality tote that I can just chuck all my bits and pieces in when I head up to London for weekends or day trips and the like. I feel £125 isn't too much to pay for something that's classic and timeless and will get a lot of wear out of it.

Classic black ripped knee skinny jeans in a slightly faded black, worn-in tan boots and Calvin Klein undies goes without saying really.

What's on your A/W wishlists girlies?



Top & Trainers - Primark // Jeans - New Look // Bag  Urban Outfitters //
Jacket - Forever 21

Just found this outfit shoot knocking around from earlier in the summer! Just an easy breezy casual weekend kinda look. Still feeling the white ripped knee jeans  - I think they'll see me through right into Autumn/Winter style teamed with chunky knit jumpers and boots.