Tuesday, 31 May 2011

just can't get enough of.....

head ties

pearls and gold 



this ysl ring 

sparkly oxfords

leopard print



classic chanel

Monday, 30 May 2011

the secrets hidden within a handbag

my bag 
everyone woman has a ton of things in her handbag. makeup, money, pocketbooks etc....i am always curious to know what people are packing so to start here are a few things in my day to day bag. what's in your bag????

1. coach wristlet filling in for the perfect wallet i am still looking for
2. cream, inhaler and benadryl as i have tons of allergies (epi pen is on me at all times as well)
3. reading glasses so i don't strain my poor eyes
4. brush, hairclips and makeup (only a light physicians formula powder and clinique mascara plus sunblock)
5. keys, blackberry and ray-bans are a daily essential
6. ipod for tunes on the go and a pocket book to keep note of all things i am sure to forget
7. the bag is my longchamp! the lightest most lovely bag and best 18th birthday present from boyfriend <3

enjoy <3

Friday, 27 May 2011


my tangy hummus

topped with parsley

i made this hummus awhile ago and i just wanted to share with you all before the crazy weekend ahead. it was a spontaneous hummus (sometimes those recipes are the best) so here it is hope you enjoy and have a fab weekend <3

  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 cup of fat free yogurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 3 chives finely chopped 
  • a handful of sun dried tomatoes 
  • a handful of parsley 
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a dash of cinnamon...or maybe 2 dashes
  • a touch of milk
place chickpeas into food processor and lightly pulse until lightly chopped. then add all other ingredients and pulse until ingredients form a smooth consistency. when all is whipped up add a touch of milk for some creaminess and voila. if you don't want a lot of dairy in your hummus you can use a couple tbsp of olive oil instead of yogurt and milk. 

Thursday, 26 May 2011

some things never change

so shimmery and quite inexpensive

classic cherry chapstick sticks with me through cold winters

this cream is silky, not goopy and smells incredible

this scrub works amazingly

my signature scent flowerbomb by viktor and rolf

this hypoallergenic cream will always be my best friend

love the smell of this shampoo and conditioner and my hair is always shiny

i am constantly switching up my makeup routine, shopping around for different products that appeal to me and that suit my mood of the moment. but some things never change and these few products have been by my side for years now. you can find them all right here! what are your favourite products? <3

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

sleep sweet

too cute to pass up

a chandelier over the bed? i am undecided

rustic glam

sleek metallics

love that painting

yummy headboard 

a mirrored vanity is timeless and so glam

mini posts so sweet

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


goat cheese crostini with an olive tapenade 

yummy scrummy

this sunday was boyfriend's mummy's birthday. we had a lovely pool party with lots of yummy munchies and i did two starters including this crostini that i sort of invented for a christmas party that i had a few months ago. the recipe goes something like this!

  • 3 white submarine bread loaves
  • 8 oz of herbed goat cheese
  • 3 tbsp of cream cheese
  • lots of olive oil (add some pepper to it for some kick)
  • one can black pitted olives
  • 3 sprigs of parsley 
  • two cloves of garlic
  • two tbsp chopped chives
  • tbsp of dijon mustard
  • lots of black pepper and salt to taste

slice all of the sub bread into bite size pieces, lay on baking sheet and coat with olive oil and pepper mixture. pop those in the oven until toasted a light brown (20 mins at 400 on average). while those are baking, mix goat cheese and cream cheese to make a spread. once that is finished add the remainder of ingredients into a food processor and pulse until olives and all other ingredients are finely chopped. when crostini is toasted, spread cheese and put tiny spoonful of tapenade on top of spread. enjoy <3

Monday, 23 May 2011

make me over

the ruffled lace underwent a little make-over today! it was the plan in the beginning to use my own imagery for my heading and now my layout is complete. unfortunately the new design was initiated because i became aware of some copywriting of my blog. i love to encourage blogging. it is an amazing outlet for expression and identity, but i also pride myself on the originality of the ruffled lace and though i am flattered to be inspiration for other blogs and always take inspiration from blogs that i admire, i am not a fan of plagiarism. stay tuned for more to come from the ruffled lace <3

swinging sixties

what i wore

zara sandals

mendocino boutique swing dress

aztek cotton fabric

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Saturday, 21 May 2011

hallelujah i found you hallelu

boho chic

while we're on the subject 

free bird

walking on sunshine

ivory and lace

essied season

drift on

hallelu is an online shopping site that i just found and i am loving them. reasonably priced trendy boho pieces that i am seriously in love with at the moment. check out the rest of the site here, i just picked a few of my fave looks to show you (most white obviously). <3

we found a willy

so i have to make a correction to my last post. just today we discovered that molly is no longer a molly she is a male. i know it sounds like something we should have known but the breeder seemed confident he was giving us a girl and we really didn't question anything nor did we check. we were a little startled at first but now all we can do is laugh so our new puppy is named kd (kevin dog) named after my father. we will love him unconditionally, even if he does have a willy <3

Friday, 20 May 2011


dream car: red mini cooper s

dream city to live in: london

dream style icon to have lunch with: twiggy

dream vacation destination: santorini

dream job: interior designer

this post is all about dreaming. it's a friday afternoon and i am lazing about fantasizing about all of the fantastical things the future holds...what are you dreaming about today??? <3 happy weekend