Lately I’ve been inspired by all the DIY posts I’ve been seeing, so I decided to do one of my own. Nothing too fancy, just keeping it simple, and with Easter coming up this weekend what’s better than DIY chocolates? And it will only take you 10 minutes or less to prepare.

You will need a chocolate mold. I got this one from my local Reject Shop for $4 (it’s pretty cute). And you will of course need chocolate! You can choose any kind you like (dark, white, or dairy milk).

First you need to half fill a sauce pan with water. Put it on the stove on medium heat. You will also need a bowl which is big enough to sit on top of the sauce pan and heat resistant.

Once the water has begun to heat you can place the chocolate into the bowl. The steam from the  water will heat the bowl enough for the chocolate to melt without burning it. Make sure you stir every now and then to circulate the heat.

Once the chocolate is melted and runny with no lumps you can turn the burner down to low. You can now start spooning the chocolate into the mold. Be careful not to over fill the mold otherwise it won’t have a flat bottom and will have untidy edges once it has set.

When you have finished filling the mold place it in the fridge for about an hour. Depending on what kind of mold you have and its size, the fridge time may vary.

Once the chocolate has set you can remove them from the mold. How cute are they!?

You can present them any way you like. If they are a gift you can put them in a small clear cellophane bag tied at the top with a coloured ribbon, or you could wrap them individually in coloured foil. – Enjoy!!

I used 300g of chocolate which made 20 chocolates (2 molds).

I hope you liked my first DIY – if you have an Easter related DIY I’d love to see it, link me!

 

 

Last week I graduated from university! Yay! It was a lovely sunny morning in Adelaide and excitement was in the air. We put our gowns and hats on and proceeded to the theatre where we all sat awaiting our family and friends to fill the empty seats behind us.

The theatre was soon full and the ceremony began. In single file we walked back stage. Nerves were building. Then it was my turn. I remember walking out on stage toward the chancellor who would give me my certificate. That’s all I remember until I reached the other side of the stage. The rest was a blur.

The best part of the day was finding my parents in the foyer after the ceremony. We took photos and they gave me a cute graduation bear. By this time it was about 12.30pm. We made our way to Leigh Street where we had a reservation at Rigoni’s for lunch.

Leigh Street is only small but has real character; cobbled stone instead of bitumen and black street lamps, along with cute shops, a mens barber and nice places to eat.

The following are the photos I took during our lunch.

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Established 1979 – specialising in Italian food

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Love the tiled entrance

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The view from our table – there’s the cute street lamps

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Amazing salad!

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The bar

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My graduation bear

Just after the ceremony

And what I wore underneath. Mum took this as I was walking to the car – and that’s my cat haha. This is one of my favourite dresses; I can dress it up or down and the colour is different and goes with a lot.

Free Fusion Peter Pan dress.

Sass fur jacket, Supre` top, Sass skirt, Colette necklace, Forever New boots.

I love this outfit. My parents got me the fur jacket as a graduation present last week so I worked the outfit around it. I’ve had the boots since last winter which I wore non-stop; they’re an essential for any winter wardrobe. The top and necklace were cheap finds which match really well. I also decided to curl my hair which gives the outfit a bit of a 70’s look.

I hope everyone has had a good weekend :)

It’s not very often I wear my glasses but since I’ve started blogging I’ve been spending a lot of (maybe too much) time on my laptop, so I’ve dusted them off and begun wearing them again! Plus they make me look extra smart ;)

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Before I begun this blog I really enjoyed reading and getting lost in a good story. So I’ve also decided to start off my love for books again. These are some of the books in my shelf that I’ve already read (except for Gone with the Wind, and Summer in the City – I’ll get there though!).

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And of course some fashion reads! Dressing Marilyn has some amazing images and illustrations.

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Yesterday I was walking past a second hand book store and decided to go in (I’d never been in one before). Luckily enough I found a book from one of my favourite authors – Jill Mansell. It was only $7 so I got it. It got me thinking; even though the book is old and second hand, the story it self hasn’t changed – it’s still as good as when it was first published. I’m definitely going to be shopping in second hand book shops from now on. It’s so much cheaper you can find some real gems!

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I’ve already started reading it!
What’s your favourite book/author?

Giuliana (pictured), 21, who lives in Porto Alegre, has recently started her blog: Suede Dreams Inc (www.suededreamsinc.com). Her blog includes outfit posts, online shopping ideas, inspiration and the latest fashions.

What made you want to start a blog? I have always wanted to have a fashion blog but didn’t feel ready for it when I was younger, so it was a matter of timing really. I started my blog two months ago and I’m so glad I finally got around to it as it’s been great.

How did you come up with the blog name Suede Dreams Inc? That’s actually another reason why I was putting it off, I wanted to have a cool name for it, one that sounded right. Every time I thought of a name I’d write it down and this, I think, is the best one I came up with. I think it’s fun and that’s the point I want to get across with my blogging.

How would you describe your blog? I spend a lot of my free time browsing the internet so I thought it would be nice to share the things I find interesting. Suede Dreams Inc. is like a style and inspiration board.

What is your style? Where to start.. Umm, I pay close attention to detail so I’m quite picky when it comes to textiles and fabrics and making sure clothes and accessories are well-made. I also get bored easily so I’m always mixing and matching different colors and patterns to keep things interesting. I don’t usually buy anything too trendy as I like to get as much wear out of my clothes possible so it’s key that they are versatile (at least in my own eyes).

What inspires you? Mainly street style and great magazine editorials.

When you’re not blogging what are you doing? I study. I major in Business Administration and minor in Marketing in grad school. I also work although I’m currently jobless. Among other things, I enjoy cooking, traveling and learning languages and I’m an avid movie goer.

Visit Suede Dreams Inc: www.suededreamsinc.com

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I’m sure I’m not the only girl out there who loves florals, right? They’re fun, they’re flirty, they’re colourful and they’re girly. I know most of you are entering into spring at the moment, while Australia is getting closer to winter, so this one’s for you :) The first three pieces are my favourite.

Playsuit – princesspolly.com.au, Jacket – asos.com, Pants – zara.com, Top – forever21.com, Headband – asos.com

Friday evening, my sister and I were lucky enough to help my Aunty and her boutique by modeling some stunning dresses at the local School Formal Expo. We also go to do a catwalk which was scary, but fun. The following photos are the dresses I modeled.

Faviana

Love Lita

Buin de Nuit

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7th Vision

Faviana

Faviana

Hair by Me