14.9.14

Cat Eye & Fedora


Hat | Sunglasses

The title sounds like some kind of Disney villain combination, don't you think?

So I've been taking my favourite ASOS sunnies out for a spin lately and I just can't get enough of them. They make me feel like a bit of a #GIRLBOSS and when teamed up with this fedora, I feel like I can conqour the world. The sunnies are actually now in the sale for just a mere £5.50, I'll have you know!

I'm never usually one to over-accessorise, but Autumn and Winter accessories are my absolute favourites. These are some that I'll definitely be wearing a lot this season so watch this space...

On a side note, although I tweeted this last week, I'm not sure many of you will have caught it. Basically, Channel 4 produced a documentary based on Rob and I and our life on the boat. It's part of their 'Short Shorts' series called 'Home Truths'. If you fancy having a bit of an insight into what life afloat is like, then you can watch it here! It's only six minutes long so it won't take up too much of your day ;-)

11.9.14

RECIPE: Moroccan Lamb Pittas

I can probably argue that lamb is my favourite meat. I definitely don't cook it often enough, but when I do, I go all out.

These Moroccan lamb pittas will be an absolute favourite if you're cooking for guests, or as a delicious dinner for two.

 

You will need:
- Lamb mince
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- Fresh coriander
- Ground pepper to season
- 3 sprigs of spring onion
- Spinach, rocket or any other green leaf you want in your burger
- Pittas, warmed up
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 egg white
- Tzatziki
- Rice (I used Jasmine) and peas for your side dish


1. Chop red onion, garlic and coriander and add it into a bowl with the lamb mince. Add 2 tbsp sunflower oil, the egg white and some ground pepper and mush it all together - there's no finer tool than your hands, so don't be afraid to get a little messy!

2. Make some patties, whatever size you want them to be, and then pop them into the oven for 30 mins, gas mark 7.

3. Whilst your lamb is in the oven, start to prepare your rice and peas, or whatever else you're using as a side dish.

4. Once the lamb is done, I usually pop them under the grill for another 10 minutes just to get that nice browned off look.

5. Now add your green leaves and spring onions to your warmed pittas, a spoonful of tzatziki, and you're ready to go! Yum yum.

If you make any of my recipes, don't forget to take a snap and tag me on Instagram! @oliviakateslack

10.9.14

What I Wore


Tunic | Trousers | Boots

Let me just start off by addressing the big yellow elephant in the room.

THE SOFA! Just look at it in all of its bright mustardy goodness! What's more? It was just seventy five Great British Pounds from the furniture Gods that are Ikea.

I'd spotted it in the catalogue, and was trying to find the right time (there isn't one) to ask Rob to come to Ikea with me, but he actually beat me to it! Can you believe he would suggest a trip to Ikea on a Sunday afternoon of all times?! We were originally going for a new duvet cover, but as always happens in Ikea, you end up leaving with a million other things that you don't even need.

But I digress. Let's talk about the outfit.

This cold-shoulder tunic is from Urban Outfitters, and I just love the print. It makes me feel a little bit sixties, and I love it.

Teamed up with beige capri trousers and my trusty ASOS ankle boots, it's a great transitional outfit into the colder seasons. Plus, it feels kinda nice to be wearing my boots again.