a well earned rest

Hello and welcome to a wet and windy Sunday! What happened to Spring? I am so glad that I’ve no intention of leaving the house today, it actually makes the weather more bearable…a sense of smugness that I can remain warm and dry in slobby clothes!

My busy week has finally ended! It was rounded off perfectly yesterday with an afternoon in Bristol spending Birthday money…I got a pretty good haul of clothes *and* have money left, which is you know..always good when your broke and in need of retail pick me ups from time to time!

Today is my Dad’s Birthday (Happy Birthday Dad, I love you!) and of course Birthdays call for cake,
so I made him one as part of his present from me. He’s a real chocoholic so I did a chocolate tray cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate decorations. It’s a hit.




And here’s my outfit from Friday. I’m not feeling very inspired clothes wise at the moment so outfit posts will probably take a back seat for a little while, depending on my day to day mood!



Well, off to start my day of rest. I have a few little fun jobs to get done which includes catching up with everyone’s blogs (perhaps not such a little job!)

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend, have you done anything exciting? Any fabulous shopping bargains?


120 comments for “a well earned rest

  1. Chocolate cake…. that’s a good start to the day, *Happy Birthday* to your Daddy.

    Girlie, I found a gorgeous white silk tunic for Β£1.75 in a Charity Shop, I’m going to sew some beady stones on!

    Perfect outfit you have, I adore your shoes!

    Have a fabulous day xoxo

  2. The tray bake looks awesome. I’m looking forward to seeing your purchases.
    The dress is really cute, I love seeing your outfits.
    Vicki xxx

  3. Happy Birthday to your Dad!
    That cake looks delicious. I bet it tastes better πŸ™‚
    Nice outfit.

    -The Trendy Fashionista

  4. A restful day in sounds like just what you need doll πŸ™‚

    no shopping bargains as yet but there’s time yet !! xx

  5. that chocolate cake looks awesome πŸ™‚ and I love the dress too!

    Sadly haven’t been shopping in a fair while, but after exams i’m planning to splurge!

    Hope you’re well
    Danni xxx

  6. ih MAN that cake. I am a fellow chocoholic. And Happy birthday dad! πŸ™‚

  7. ih MAN that cake. I am a fellow chocoholic. And Happy birthday dad! πŸ™‚

  8. ih MAN that cake. I am a fellow chocoholic. And Happy birthday dad! πŸ™‚

  9. ih MAN that cake. I am a fellow chocoholic. And Happy birthday dad! πŸ™‚

  10. ih MAN that cake. I am a fellow chocoholic. And Happy birthday dad! πŸ™‚

  11. lovely dress and nice chocolate cake ^^ i want some now :3

  12. happy birthday to your dad! the cake looks so delicious! I too am a chocolate lover! πŸ™‚

  13. I like chocolate cake !!! And your dress too.

  14. Happy birthday to your dad! I cannot think of a better present than chocolate cake. Yum!

  15. That cake looks amazingly delicious my mouth is watering just looking at it!
    Happy birthday to your dad πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful day snuggled up out of the rain =)

  16. you’ve inspired me to make a chocolate cake this afternoon lovely! πŸ™‚ also, i’ve added your blog to my favourite reads. i’m still finding my feet in the blogging world though! X

  17. Happy Birthday to Daddy Daisy Chain! That cake looks yummy! x

  18. Mat

    more cake! you love making them don’t you. not much exciting going on this weekend, i did buy a new roller for decorating(see not very exciting) and a possible bbq tomorrow.

  19. i love the cute stars on the cake!

  20. You really are the baking queen! Bet your Dad’s thrilled with that beauty.

  21. I am drooling at that cake..yum yum you’re a great daughter.
    I know the feeling with the not feeling inspired clothes wise. It’s winter here soon in Aus and I’m NOT looking forward to it.

  22. Hey gorgeous,

    that cake looks delicious. Big Happy B-day to your father from me.
    Love your outfit aswell-love the colour of your tights.

    I’m at work, it’s raining so much down here πŸ™ I’m off to Sweden tomorrow for 12 whole days:) I am so happy to see my family, relax, get spoiled, see friends and ofcourse shop πŸ˜‰

    have relaxing Sunday
    love you
    Dena x


  23. Happy Birthday to your dad! Looks like a really yummy cake =P

    Don’t forget to check back at my blog tomorrow for a super amazing giveaway for ALL my readers =)Mystique-Glamour

  24. such a yummy-looking cake!! I want some now πŸ˜€
    looking forward to seeing your new purchases ^^

    xxx Iris

  25. Kel

    Happy birthday to your dad! That cake looks soooo good! πŸ™‚
    Cute outfit, love the shoes and tights.
    X x

  26. Happy birthday to your dad! I’ll be attending a birthday party later, hopefully to catch up some chocolatey :))))

  27. aw, i love the cake you made your dad, it rocks! you’re like a baking superstar πŸ™‚

  28. Ooh yum! Your dad is lucky πŸ™‚ I love baking too, unfortunately I haven’t really had the time to do a lot of baking lately, it’s been super busy! I think I’ll bake some cupcakes this week, yes!

  29. Happy bday to your Dad!
    That cake looks divine!

    Loving your look, too!


  30. cake looks yummy. that little dress is very cute!

  31. aww i love the little white chocolate stars on the cake! yum. i went to this antiques place yesterday and found a lovely brexton picnic set that my mum treated me to, it’s so cute! i’ll have to share it on my blog soon.

  32. I’m so jealous: a day off and a cake! πŸ˜€

  33. Kim

    That cake looks so yummy! Happy Birthday to your Dad πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you got in Bristol. Love your tights too, very vibrant! xx

  34. Laura that looks DELISH! Happy birthday to your dad πŸ™‚

  35. thanks sweetie!!! I wanna that cake for my Birthday!! haha πŸ™‚

  36. Aww too bad the bad weather is back ! booo. But wow, that cake looks impressive ! πŸ˜€

  37. That cake looks really yummy, but is probably bad for me due to the copious amounts of chocolate! Do you think you’ll start selling your culinary creations at all? xxx

  38. nom nom nom! you and me can make baking stylish again, in really cute pushing daises/mad men-esque frocks, no? no bargains, but i bought some brigitte bardot makeup x

  39. oh yummy! i want that cake x

    High street + Couture =

  40. The cake looks yummy πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing your buys!

  41. hey lovely…happy bday to your daddy πŸ˜‰

    Your dress is so cute ;))


  42. happy birtday…great chocolate cake

  43. Gem

    That cake looks flipping amazing. x

  44. Forever envious of your baking skillz! Love the tights too! xx

  45. Cake looks so yummy! I love the plaid =D

  46. Ohhh that cake looks divine xxx

  47. Omg now i really want cake, mm:)

  48. Happy Bday to Ur daddy! That cake looks so wonderful!

  49. Love the purple tights!
    And happy b-day for you dad, the cake looks delicious!
    Thanks for visiting!

  50. oooh this chocolate cake looks so pretty and very very delicious. pls share. it’s making me drool.

  51. Happy belated birthday!!

    The cake looks gorgeous πŸ™‚ I bet your Dad was chuffed with it x

  52. Happy belated birthday to your dad!

  53. love the purple tights!

  54. beautiful dress and cute shoes! that cake looks so delicious! Happy Birthday to your dad


  55. That cake is wonderfully made and your outfit is awesome!

  56. Love your taste in topshop dresses πŸ™‚ I wanted this one SO badly but had to give my one on hold to a customer in the end :/
    Sad times! Good thing it wasnt you πŸ˜€ Lovely post as usual!!

  57. Wow. Your dad is a lucky man! That cake is beautiful and looks absolutely delicious! πŸ™‚

    Tell him happy b-day for us!

  58. Susan

    It has become painfully apparent that you are ill. The rich food posts juxtaposed against your barely-there frame are screaming disorder. I used to suffer from an ED. And i got help.
    Are you OK?

  59. Happy, Happy Birthday to your Dad! That cake looks amazing! πŸ™‚

  60. shopping bargains? not enough money to even bargain πŸ˜›
    but that cake…. eeeeeeghhgghgh think ill go make on too. πŸ˜›

  61. That cake looks good!

  62. Oh WOW! thats an absolute YuM! πŸ™‚ is that easy to make?

  63. the cake looks yummy!
    LOVE, beauty splashes

  64. mmm that looks delicious! i love the sprnkles!!

  65. u are beautiful! look at u!:D i am just average:) xxx luv u!

  66. happy bday to your dad!! you have major cake decorating skills πŸ™‚

  67. sounds like you had a great birthday! and catching up with everyone’s blogs is definitely not an easy job sweet thing.

    love the dress with the purple tights.


  68. yumm,yumm!
    awesome outfit dear!
    aww and happy birthday to your dad:)

  69. The cake looks amazing!

  70. nice outfit and that cake…hmmm delicious!

  71. MJ

    Nomnomnom cake! I really want some now – you’re ruining my diet!

  72. Your cake looks so tasty and also very pretty. I love the decorations. Thats so sweet of you to make a cake.

  73. i want to eat it nowwwwwwww!!!!


    cool post!
    thanks for comm!!!!!!!



  74. That cake looks scrumptious!! Love the outfit too, purple really suits you

  75. That cake is amazing! Its so beautiful!! I’m jealous you got to stay in all day. Have a wonderful week <3

  76. Yummy!!! Great post darling…and I adore your shoes!

  77. Mmm, the cake looks yummy!! Happy birthday to your dad! πŸ™‚

  78. Wow deliciuos cake!
    I follow you!

  79. My dad always asks for a chocolate sheet cake too! How sweet πŸ™‚

  80. Mmmm that cake looks SO good. Share the wealth, hehe. Happy birthday to your dad hon!

  81. Happy B’Day to your dad!! The cake you made for him looks so pretty!

  82. yum that looks really great! and isnt the weather horrid xxxxx

  83. Your dads cake looks delicious, I had no idea you were so domesticated… cake, biscuits, lol!

    Too bad about the weather, we actually had the first warm day in ages. I got to wear shorts… very exciting πŸ™‚

  84. Oh and Happy Belated Birthday to you too!!!

  85. That cake looks fab! Happy Birthday to your dad and happy belated birthday to you too bb! πŸ™‚

  86. i know the weather’s so awful! the hail freaked me out earlier. i miss spring i want to show off my tattoo ): that cake looks amazing by the way

  87. that cake looks delish!! cute outfit!


  88. Great pictures, and post!
    Sorry for the late late reply,
    I apologize πŸ˜›
    Panda xx

  89. Happy B’day to your papa!
    The cake is so festive…loving the starsss…

  90. Jen

    Happy Birthday, Daddy Daisy! πŸ˜‰

    The cake looks delish. Yum!

  91. Wow – that cake looks AMAZING! In Madrid we had something that was labelled ‘the best chocolate cake in the world’ but actually yours looks yummier! Love your outfit posts, but understand if you need a little time out. xx

  92. Happy birthday to your dad! And i love your dress πŸ™‚


  93. The cake looks so yummy!! And I love the decoration!
    Hope you’re having a lovely Monday!

  94. Oooh! Are those chocolate stars?!Yum!

    Beautiful outfit. I love how you have so many pairs of colored tights. πŸ™‚


  95. Amy

    Every time you post one of your wonderful creations, my mouth instantly begins to water. That cake looks so yummy (and happy birthday to your Dad)!!


    P.S. Super cute dress!!

  96. omg lovly cake!
    aand ommgg ur so skinny!! Eat more cake! haha:P

  97. That cake is sooo pretty, I love the stars! Loving that dress too, especially with the purple tights πŸ™‚

  98. omg that cake looks soooooo good! hehe. lucky dad πŸ˜‰

    love your dress too, just my style. ! hope you are having a good Monday


  99. Nice colors here!


  100. happy birthday to your dad!!!

  101. 1) Love the white chocolate buttons and stars.
    2) LOVEEEEE that dress with the purple tights. So precious! If you lived next door, my closet gremlins would steal it.

    I’d never admit it, though. πŸ™‚

  102. ak

    o my gosh i want to eat that cake..looks so yummy!


  103. aw, how cute! that cake is super lovely! those chocolate stars are so pretty β™₯ Your dad’s lucky to have such a sweet daughter πŸ™‚ (and amazing cook!) Happy b-day to him.

  104. Mmmmm – cake is fabulous! I sooooo want a large slice πŸ™‚

  105. Wow that cake looks amazing!! I love the stars, they are adorable!
    and for not being inspired, you still look great!

  106. Omigoodness. I missed your birthday!! My apologies, hunny..

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your dad!! πŸ˜‰


    that cake is giving me serious cravings right now. CHOCOLATE is life.


  107. Oh yum…that cake looks delicious! And I’m so happy to see that you’re blog is still going strong. πŸ™‚

  108. that cake looks SO delicious and its beautiful!

  109. wow beautiful cake looks yummy wanna taste it

    boh nice dress

  110. hey, lovely, I hope you had a fantastic birthday! you look lovely as always… have a fabulous week ahead, xoxo

  111. The cake looks so delicious!
    Loving your girlie outfit:)


  112. That cake is to die for.. How do you stay so skinny while baking such wonderful cakes, I would eat the entire thing! πŸ˜‰


  113. you made craving for chocolate cake, yum.

  114. it looks so delicious!

  115. That cake looks amazing. You should work in a cake shop, your baking is always so yummy looking!
    I love your dress, it’s so cute!

  116. What a darling dress!!! I love the tights with it and you’re so cute to bake a cake for your dad.

  117. Ooooh that cake looks absolutely divine! I’m drooling all over my keyboard.

  118. Great.And The Cake Looking Fabulous.And It’s Tongue Chewable.And Your Dress The color was Nice.Great Post.And It is divine like your cake

  119. Happy Birthday to your Daddy and Chocolate cake is looking awesome.