Tighty Tight

Top: T-Bar

Cardigan: Friends of Couture via Cardigan Store

Skirt: City Chic

Tights: We Love Colors

Shoes: Wittner

Hope you’re all having/have had great weekends! I’ve accomplished quite a bit (especially considering the fact that I’m a little laid-low with The Dreaded Lurgie).

* I did a DIY project that I’ll post up later in the week.

* I bought the first item for The Sophisticate and my wedding (eeee!)

* I made malt biscuits with salted caramel filling – now dubbed ‘Malty Salty Elroy Biscuits’ after Remote Viewing Podcaster Elroy. A few of you asked for the recipe, so here it is:

Ingredients:

(biscuits)

200g self-raising flour / 75g malt powder / pinch of salt / 150g softened butter / 50g caster sugar / 1 egg

(caramel)

75g dark brown sugar / 50g butter / 1/2 tsp salt flakes / 200g condensed milk

method:

Sift the flour, malt powder and salt into a bowl and add softened butter. Mix until it resembles breadcrumbs then add caster sugar and egg. mix the dough together then wrap in clingfilm & refrigerate for at least 30 mins.

Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius.

Roll the dough out to a thickness of 8-9 mm then cut into rounds (I use a champagne glass). Bake for 10 mins until golden, then allow to cool.

Meanwhile make the caramel by gently heating the brown sugar, salt and butter in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Add the condensed milk then cook over low heat for 5 or 6 minutes while stirring constantly. Increase the heat until the mixture boils then as soon as it starts to bubble remove from heat and cool until just warm.

Spoon a swirl of caramel onto the bottom of one of the malt biscuits, then smoosh another malt biscuit into the caramel.

Allow to cool.

Voila! Salty Malty Elroy Biscuits!

Meanwhile – I promised you all a We Love Colors free shipping code, and in honor of my fabulous pink and black stripy tights – here it is:

From now until the 31st of August 2011 We Love Colors is offering free shipping to Australia and New Zealand on all orders over $30 with the code WELOVENZAUS so if you’re hankering over a pair of brightly coloured tights, stripy tights, fishnets, socks, leggings; now’s the time to snap them up!

 

 

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Tighty Tight

  1. I’m a fan of the stripey tights! I think they’re so much fun! I especially like the fit of this skirt. It looks chic yet comfy. What can I say? I just love this outfit! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’ll keep it in mind for when I can afford the calories! 🙂

  2. cuuute squirrel top!
    i want salted caramel bikkies, too!
    i keep meaning to make some.. i even bought a sugar thermometer so i can.
    hopefully i will remember soon, when i have time..

  3. 31 August! Fantastic – just blew this months fun money but am definitely in the market for some crazy tights 🙂 How good is salted caramel….mmmm…..

  4. for some reason, these tights reminded me of Deee Lite’s ‘Groove is in the Heart’ film clip.

    You look awesome Lilli. You have great proportioned legs (thighs taper into nice knees, high, well shaped calves, slim ankles) I have rather slim ankles but huge calves from cycling. I’ve seen stripey socks/tights on quite a bit more stocky type legs and they aren’t as flattering as they are on you.

    I bought some (more – I have like 12 pairs) knee-high socks today, one pair of purple and black stripes and another of magenta and black. Victoria Market – 2 pairs for 10 dollars. Yeah, I know, they’re not tights, but tights always roll down and the crotch starts to sag around the knees. – Also: OMG HOLES IN TIGHTS annoy me sooo bad. The solution I’ve found is to wear knee-length leggings with knee-length socks. Not so much grab and hoist. I’ve also found school socks that are grey ribbed – a really cute look for that “preppy” sort of outfit.

  5. Hello! My friend just linked me to your blog, saying she thought I’d like your stule – well she was spot on! I have just been raiding your archives (EEK the puppy face shoes!!). Glad to have discovered another lovely blog 🙂

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