Smashing patterns...

Here is a laverly bright top I purchased for $2 whilst in Tennant Creek at a second hand sale. Cannot get enough of these old women shirts at the moment, my weekends are spent trawling through my local op-shops rails for the most outlandish patterns.  

The pictures were taken by Jamie McVeigh at Ballina in Australia.

If you would like to visit my lookbook the link is : http://lookbook.nu/look/3241537-smashing-patterns

Emily x


Tassle schmassle

A purchase from topshop…love the hassle numbers. Had to get off topshop online a few months ago, but now I've moved to Melbourne I actually can visit the real thing - yes Melbourne is the proud owner of Australia's first and only topshop. Many a pay check has been spent in there already. Would be rude not too though…us Brits have got to support our own and all!

If anyone would like to check out my lookbook page here :


this look is also posted. Thank you!

Emily x


A breakfast to blog about...

So Saturday my amazing friend Robyn cooked breakfast for us. Instead of the expected egg on toast combo she came up with this absolutely droolicious sweetcorn cake stack. Mmmmmm. Undeniably it goes in my all-time top 5 breakfasts.

In case anyone is wanting to make this (DO DO DO!) here is the basics:

Base - sweetcorn fritters - egg, sweetcorn and flour - mixed together, shaped and then fried in a pan for a few minutes

Layer on top of that

- mushed avocado
- steamed spinach
- cooked tomato
- smoked salmon
- a perfectly poached egg

- place cooked mushroom all around the plate  (cook in butter and garlic)
- taste with basil and cashew pesto.

Too good, and a definite showstopper in case your wanting too impress! Definitely puts my chocolate porridge to shame.

Emily x


Blue cardigan, Ballina skies, fixed lens.

Myself and Jamie spent 3 days in Ballina between Christmas and New Year, and spent the time sleeping, eating and recuperating after a week of partying in Byron Bay. Ballina is a sleepy seaside town which is mainly inhabited my OAP's. Perfect for a battery recharge before a week of mayhem in Sydney for New Year.
These pictures were taken when messing around with Jamie's new 50mm fixed lens, on a Nikon D7000. I love the way the lens is so sharp, yet reduces focus on the wall in the below picture.

  The pictures are completely untouched and unedited...shows just how lovely the camera brings out colors!

Emily x



Everybody needs good neiiiighbours!!!

So in the past week not only have I got a house, but I have also got a job. ON NEIGHBOURS NONE THE LESS! Im a production assistant/runner, which means I'm the bitch. Perks of the job : the free buffet food each day and the Nissan x trail I get. Cons of the job : getting fat off all the free food and the stress of driving around Carl Kennedy and trying not to crash. But all in all Neighbours + Emily = a very happy Emily!

Love Emily x

Absence makes the heart grow fonder...

Why hello there, and big apologies for my long absence! I spent a debaucharus few weeks in Byron Bay and Sydney unapologetically celebrating Christmas and New Year again and again. My liver and bank balance have suffered but hell your only 24 once!

I'm now residing in Melbourne where I am shamelessly loving nights in Chinatowns dumpling hotspots, busking on streets, rooftop bars and all the coolness that Brunswick has to offer. I. LOVE. IT. Its like a manageable London where people aren't so rude to you and its hot enough to get a tan.

My long absence has been due to the fact that I've spent the last few weeks without a home…having only just got one within the last week. Its myself and 6 other friends (including my sister yay!) living in the Camden of Melbourne, Brunswick. Cafes, jazz bars and thrift shops line the street, highlighted by graffiti art. In the last week our house has accumulated two shopping trolleys, a fake parrot, and an open sign. We've furnished our house with the help of friends, charity shops and people off free-cycle! Many a toast has ben made to these generous souls. SO THANK YOU ALL OF YOU!

Love Emily x


When in doubt, bake!

Yeh, So instead of spending my night packing to leave Darwin, my German housemate talked me into (not that it took much persuasion) baking Christmas cakes. Well biscuits to be exact. A great idea, and bluddy great biscuits…but slightly badly planned as it meant me cramming my cases at 2am the next day for my flight at 5am. But hey its possible when you've got a plate of these to keep the sugar levels up!

I attempted the 'melted snowman' as seen on http://www.crazydomestic.com/ blog. Unfortunately mine lived up to their name and literally were melting (as you can see in the pictures) in Darwin's 35 degree heat. They may look slightly disgusting, but don't let looks deceive you, these (and I don't mean to blow my own trumpet here) are some of the best biscuits I have ever, EVER eaten. I think thats due to the fact that I added in extra sugar to the mixture.

And so so simple to make - 1 egg yolk, 250grams butter, 250g plain flour, 150g sugar (I used 190) and vanilla essence. Simple! Go and make your own. GO! and hopefully they won't melt quite so much on you. The icing is just icing sugar and water, and the marshmallow has to be slightly warmed in the microwave and squashed on. as you can see from the pictures, mine didn't need a microwave…

The other biscuits are made by my housemate with a similar (less sweeter) mixture.

Emily x