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(Hat: ASOS, Blouse: C/O Dahlia, Bag: Dahlia, Dungarees: AC for AG C/O Trilogy, Shoes: Zara (similar here)

If there's one thing I've learnt this week (as well as learning to drive around corners and that #NutellaDay is a thing, and not a beautiful fragment of my imagination), it's A) that cropped dungarees are hard to style in winter and B) When you love an item of clothing so much you must wear it, just put tights underneath (ssh)! These AC for AG dungarees arrived to me last week, and I honestly don't think I've tried anything on as quickly (I'm pretty sure if the postman had knocked twice he'd have had to double take). Although my legs are, ahem, slightly different to those of Ms Chungs (*sob*)- the fact I can still wear these bad boys with flats is something in itself, and although I know they'll look far more fun with sandals, Converse and heels come Summer (ain't nobody got time for cold ankles)- popping on some nude tights and attempting to channel my inner Pandora Sykes, didn't pay off too badly on this occasion.

On top of that- let's just take a minute to appreciate all things Dahlia at the moment. It's no secret that novelty clutches are my jam (I FINALLY managed to use that phrase- POW), and if you count the gingerbread, donut and jukebox I have sitting in my room, you'll know this giant cassette had me at hello (but without the tangled tape drama) and fits most of my worldly goods inside- huzzah! That's not forgetting the pleat blouse of dreams, which although I'm sure you all agree is a bit 19th Century poet, is something pretty special, and one that'll be seeing me through 2015...

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The Chung-darees...

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(Coat: Free People, Jumper: Topshop, Skirt: Antipodium (similar here), Boots: Zara, Bag: Mulberry)

One of my favourite things about winter, are the days when it begins to welcome in peeps of Spring (so, you mean the end of it, Liv?) When the white, violet and yellow buds start popping out from the frosty grass, the sun begins to warm your back through your endless winter layers and the birds start chirping again at unholy hours (which will never be a problem if the sky is blue outside). A couple of weeks ago, we woke up to what felt like one of the first proper days of sunshine in forever, the sun beaming through my window- and not a cloud in the sky. With a trip to the seaside planned, we felt like we couldn't have timed it better- and set off before you could say 'overcast'. Pulling into Brighton felt like summer had come early, with people in shops even saying 'its the first time it's not been grey in weeks!' Making us feel incredibly lucky indeed.

Wearing a couple of old favourites, I pulled out this leopard skirt from my wardrobe, pairing it with an investment Topshop sale purchase and the boots I stil have on my feet- with the need for a coat necessary, but not essential for these snaps (yup, it was THAT) mild. We spent the rest of the afternoon mulling about the Lanes, catching up with friends for dinner, visiting the cinema (we saw Kingsmen and I pretty much stayed awake for the whole film which is saying something) before curling up in front of the BAFTAs (with me trying to contain myself every time Eddie Redmayne came on) and then catching some Z's- hoping to see the sunshine again soon!

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At The Seafront

Hen Brighton Hen Brighton The new opening!

Okay, so it's not that new (in the world of food I'm sure that having been opening nearly two months warrants it as a fully fledged restaurant toddler) but boy was I excited to try Hen in Brighton last weekend. After being introduced by the lovely Laura, we made sure to book a table for our dinner date with Suzie and Josh- and could have easily eaten our way through everything on the menu. With brunch options including gluten free waffles and homemade broth (perfect for this weather), homemade cakes- and the dinner menu offering both chicken and veggie burgers as well as quarter, half or wing options- you're seriously spoilt for choice. With all food locally sourced, it's as healthy as a naughty meal can get- with a range of nutritious salads to accompany your meal too- I'll take it all!

Visit Hen: 87-88 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN14ER

Marley Spoon Marley Spoon Home cooking- to your door?

If there was ever a way to try new dishes, play with new ingredients and get a tasty meal at the end as reward for your (not so) hard work- it's with Marley Spoon. The service provides a weekly menu of fresh, tasty ingredients (including herbs, meat and veg) that you can chose from- to have delivered to your door on your chosen date ready to cook for dinner. Each box costs about £9+, but the satisfaction of learning how to use new ingredients, create a new dish and please (and impress) a guest is all but worth it!

Shop Marley Spoon: http://www.marleyspoon.com

Food at 52
Try a cooking class!

After receiving for my birthday the chance to attend a Food at 52 Italian cooking class, I was pretty. damn. excited. Having waited since June to try the class, it finally rolled around this January and I couldn't have loved it more. Cooking 5 courses from scratch (and eating them all) is one of the most satisfying ways to spend an afternoon, and I learnt everything from how to make pasta, pesto, ice cream, biscuits, risotto and a perfect chicken dinner- which left me feeling incredibly inspired, full and desperate to try another class! A must visit for any budding cooks in London looking to expand their kitchen skills!

Visit Food at 52: 96 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ

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3 Recent Foodie Loves!

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So, as you may have heard on social media- a couple of weeks ago some of my best pals Carrie, Lucy, Dunya, Kristabel and I put on a little somethin' somethin' called The Bloggers Market- which you can read all about here. As with anything, the first event we held was always going to be a little unpredictable ('Will ANYONE show up?!' 'We still have to think about tags!'), and it's safe to say we were all a little nervous despite the solid planning and emails we'd spent in the lead up working everything out...
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Despite the morning bringing a few 'Apprentice style' tasks to work out before opening, we honestly could not have asked for a more special day. With Joe and I meeting everyone at The Foundry at 9 am (cases, cakes and nervous tummy all present) the next few hours went by in a complete haze of smiling, chatting, lots of eating and a few silly photos too (with some of the more beautiful snaps in the post taken by the lovely Amber. With the amazing help of the venue, parents, friends, boyfriends, the amazing girls at the Lena Rose Bakery supplying cuptails (these are a thing and they are amazing), amazing beauty samples from Lord & Berry and a certain Joel creating the most beautiful halo braids in all of North London- everywhere filled up quicker than we could have ever expected, and I can't believe how humbling and special it was to meet so many amazing readers and finally put some faces to online names!

The Bloggers Market Papa P The Bloggers Market Although we know not everyone could make the day, we're definitely already putting our heads together to think of more Bloggers Market (TM anyone?) events to put on through the rest of the year including some more bakes, craftiness and maybe something North in the UK (no promises yet though)- due to so much interest (we can't believe it either)! Thank you so much to everyone who did come down though, we really appreciate everyone who made the day what it was- and can't wait to hopefully see you all again soon! The lovely Kbel has also put together a little mailing list to keep up with anything, so you can sign up here too!


Also, the amazing Si and Thomas also put together a short video of the day, which is incredible- so if you want a little sneak peak in to how the day went, then I seriously recommend giving it a watch too!

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The Bloggers Market - The Event!

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(Hat: ASOS, Scarf: Topshop, Dress: Miss Selfridge, Coat: Free People, Bag: Zara, Boots: Zara)

I don't think it's even necessary for me to start a conversation about that AC for AG collection that came out a couple of weeks ago now. I mentally exhausted myself dreaming about that denim shirt dress, and was very close to pushing my debit card to it's limits with the thought of eventually owning it- until I walked into Selfridges during the launch, to realise it had sold out. Everywhere. A mix of relief (I can now eat for the next few months) and obsession swept over me- I now apparently craved button down denim, and I hadn't even realised pre-ACxAG. Long story short, Kristabel highlighted that this dress has just landed at Miss Selfridge, and the rest is history- it's already been taken out a few times, and it's filled that Alexa sized hole my wardrobe was void of...

...Less dramatic dress stories aside (exaggerating? Me?) I took it for a spin one afternoon last week when Joe and I decided to visit the British Musuem. Having not visited this haven of history since our primary school days, when clipboards, luminous vests and name stickers were rife; we trawled across the ground floor in the hour we had to kill, absorbing everything as if we were sponges, trying to take in every last word (and wishing we had the Inuit Eskimo fur and skin jackets to beat the cold ourselves). Now to head back and see the rest- we really need to make the most of London more!

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