Bake Off Style!

It’s all that seems to be on anyone’s lips right now – the return of the  Great British Bake Off to our TV screens. Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, and Mel and Sue are back tonight on BBC1 at 8pm, with more tempting treats for us to try to emulate.

Or not. We’ve decided to forgo the actual cake, and go for some bake off style instead! Every bit as satisfying, (well, okay, sort of), but a lot less calorific.

So, that’s our weekly wishlist this week – a bit of bake off style for you, inspired by everyone’s favourite TV show!  Cupcakes are yummy, right? And so are these cute cupcake false nails (£5, Claire’s Accessories). Just make sure they don’t come off in your cake mix!

Cupcakes look cute on your ears too – cute bake off style. Try diamante studded studs at Claire’s (£6) or little loveheart topped cupcake studs at JOY (£6). Cherries are baking essentials, so pay homage to them with Claire’s Accessories’ cute cherry necklace (£5).

Love a bit of lemon drizzle cake? Or a lemon meringue pie? Mmmm, us too. That’s why lovely lemon features in our bake off style in the shape, literally, of New Look’s lemon slice clutch (£6.50, was £12.99).

Bake off style weekly wishlistApples are essential bake off ingredients – and for true bake off style grab JOY’s apple print top (£14, was £28) or H&M’s cute apple logo T-shirt (£7.99). Maybe pineapple upside down cake is more your bake off style? Create one wearing this fab sequinned pineapple T from H&M (£12.99).

BHS’s cute cupcake shorts (£8) are perfect lounging gear for when watching the bake off. H&M’s ‘Fresh’ logo t-shirt (£7.99) tells us exactly how we like our bake off style – and our baked goods! Nothing worse than stale cake or bread!

Finally if you want to join in the baking fun, then you’ll need an apron, or a pinny, as my granny liked to call it. JOY’s Victoria sponge recipe style (£12) is perfect. Eat your heart out, Mary Berry!


Slice of lemon with that?!

If there’s one bag you must buy this summer it’s New Look’s lemon slice shaped clutch bag. It’s become a firm celebrity favourite recently, and it hits stores at the end of this month.

Kate Spade’s New York Via Limoni Lina bag ($348, Kate Spade) sparked this juicy trend, when Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles was seen carrying the fruity bag at an event in New York.

But that’s a bit steep for most of us, so we much prefer New Look’s bargain fruity beauty, which is under a tenner!

New look lemon clutch bag

Part of the fun, fruity fashion trend we had a little look at earlier this year on the blog,  this bag is a total fashion bargain at just £9.99!

It adds a brightness and quirkiness to any outfit, this little slice of lemon! TOWIE’s Lauren Pope and Jessica Wright have both been seen clutching the lemon clutch at events of late. Both used their clutch to accessorise very different outfits, showing this little piece of fruit’s versatility!

MTV presenter and model Lilah Parsons also carried the lemon clutch, matching it to her yellow shoes, with her casual dressed-up/dressed-down style.

Look out for this lovely lemon clutch bag in New Look soon – and if lemon’s not your fruit, there’s an orange version too!