school outfits + backpack

22 Feb 2015

grey cardigan by Topshop (similar)
pink crop tee by Glassons (sold out)
watch by Stark (similar)

Oh boy I love this outfit. I have been looking for a grey mohair cardigan for so so long, from when I first saw one in Witchery on sale for almost $200 NZ (!!) and then summer came, and the only other place that had them was Acne at $390 USD (!!!!!!!!). Then I remembered Topshop - wonderful Topshop. I had a browse and they had two - one a charcoal grey and one a lighter grey. The charcoal one came on sale for £35 so I snapped it up because I knew I would pretty much be wearing it all winter.

I also recently bought these amazing pants from Assembly after seeing Jasmine in them in an amazing outfit post. I ended up buying the tee she wore too, I love it so much. They are perfect for the transition from summer to winter to layer with tees and cardigans.

And my backpack! I actually found a nice one! It's from a place called Shooting Sparrow, and it is really nice thick canvas. And now for what's inside...

This is my favourite pencil case ever. I think it is meant to be a wash bag, but that also makes it a perfect home for pencils etc.! It is from Country Road. Don't you absolutely love the pattern? And I bought matching pens from Kikki.K's new collection 'Why Not' because... why not?! I think the colours are so gorgeous.

This is my absolutely adorable Student Planner from Kikki.K. I wanted something very practical to organise my homework, due dates, exam dates and everything like that, especially for year 12, and this one popped up on Kikki.K. Ahh its perfect! It is actually so practical and I have been using it tons so far. It has a timetable section at the front, monthly/weekly/daily planners, subject info, exam date and book reading sections and a note section. I also really love the fact that it has a clear plastic cover on it so that the paper doesn't get dirty or tear in my bag.

A few other practical things I keep in my backpack are:
+ math book covered in grey plus paper (my free printable)
+ 3 visual diaries for Art, Design and Graphics
+ a clearfile for handouts and stray papers
+ a typo A4 spinout notebook for Correspondence
+ my laptop for all of my other school work
+ a lip balm
+ my phone
+ headphones for the bus
+ water & lunch

School has been very overwhelming so far, but I am absolutely LOVING taking three art subjects. I get a lot more freedom this year so I can express my real style haha! I may be posting some progress and things like that if you are interested?

I hoped you liked this little peek into school stuff, I have lots more posts planned at the moment too so it shouldn't be another two weeks before I post again (!!!!).

What do you keep in your school bag?
- Chloe

peanut butter + chocolate slice

6 Feb 2015

Gooey... sweet... crunchy... would you believe me if I told you it was vegan, gluten free, dairy free, raw and delicious? Well its true! Ever since I found out there was a world where you could make healthy treats, I was hooked. I have been experimenting loads with raw food - it is just so easy to make, and you can pretty much make recipes up yourself as long as you know what each ingredient does. Trust me, even if you are not always healthy, or if you are, you need to try this.

So, without further ado, here is how I make Peanut Butter + Chocolate Slice...


+ rolled oats
+ ground almonds
+ pumpkin seeds
+ sunflower seeds
+ peanuts
+ coconut oil
+ cocoa powder
+ desiccated coconut
+ tahini
+ sea salt
+ peanut butter
+ golden or maple syrup

Source whichever ingredients suit you most - I try to make sure all of my ingredients are organic, gluten free (easier to digest) and not processed (raw).

DO remember that like I said before, raw food can easily be changed, so use whatever nuts, seeds etc. you have handy, and combine with either just coconut oil or butter if you don't mind about being healthy!

You will also need dried dates. You can use fresh Medjool dates if they are available to you, but if not, use dried dates and soak them in boiling water for 1-2 hours to soften them up for the filling.

1. First, combine 1/3 cup of your seeds - I crushed mine a little in a mortar and pestle so that the base wasn't as 'lumpy' - 1/2 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of desiccated coconut and 1/4 cup of ground almonds.

2. Then add 3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil, 2 teaspoons of Tahini and 1 teaspoon of golden syrup.

3. Press the dry mixture into the bottom of a pan, with baking paper, and put into the freezer.

4. Next you need to make the filling. Combine 1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil, 1 tablespoon of Peanut Butter, a pinch of salt, 1 cup of the soaked dates and about 1 tablespoon of water into a blender/food processor and blend until a smooth paste.

5. Take the base out of the freezer, and spread the filling on top. Cover with peanuts and freeze.

6. Next you will need to make the chocolate drizzle - combine 1/4 cup of liquid coconut oil, 1/4 cup of cocoa and 1/4 cup of golden syrup. Mix with a whisk then drizzle over the slice. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

And that's it! This is so so yummy, my favourite part is the filling because it tastes like a peanut butter caramel. YUM!

I hope you give this a go, or your own take on it anyway.

Also, do you have any post requests? I would love to know and possibly create a few!
- Chloe

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