Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Friday night party outfit

The party I'm talking about here is of course the virtual pyjama party that Terri is hosting over at the RAGS against the MACHINE blog. The photos are incredibly grainy due to someone else using the camera and not resetting everything (I could have checked...) - anyway, I'm wearing and old silk kimono, reversible, with a patchwork edging made from vintage kimono silks. The edges have started to fray so I'm looking for suitable fabric to repair it with.

The kimono comes from the same place as the silk scarf I'm wearing so often these days. Inside it looks like this:

And I have a close up of the outside as well:

Last night I made these delicious cupcakes:

This is the recipe:

85 grams of dark chocolate 70 %
150 grams butter
160 grams plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
160 grams sugar
a pinch of salt
5 eggs

For decoration:

50 gram white chocolate
50 grams dark chocolate

- First preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius

- Melt the butter and dark chocolate, together in a bowl in the microwave.

- Mix sugar, salt and eggs well in a bowl, and in a separate bowl mix the flour with the baking powder.

- Combine the egg mixture with the flour and then the chocolate.

- distribute in cupcake baking tins and bake for 20 min.

leave them to cool a bit afterwards and then decorate with the two types of chocolate and half a strawberry.

During daytime yesterday I went to the bank looking like this:

A photo of the details:

Underneath the jacket, which is my favorite!, is another of those H&M dresses I've been wearing so much lately:

I couldn't resist buying it as it was on sale at half price.

Now I'm off to the countryside to visit my brother. I'll be staying till tomorrow so my party outfit is coming along too. Have a lovely weekend everyone!


  1. kaffesoester--the kimono is gorgeous! and wonderful colors on you. I'm drooling over the cupcakes.

    The H&M dress...that is one of the next places on my Window Shopping project to visit. You've tempted me.

    Thanks for coming!

    1. Thank you very much Terri! I think this dress is going to be a favorite later on, with sandals and a denim jacket. If we ever get to see some summer weather here!

  2. The kimono is beautiful!! I love the colors and the patching. It would be a fabulous evening coat.

    I also rely on H&M alot when their stuff goes on sale. Since I'm not good at making pants and I'm hard to fit (thrifting is almost always disappointing) I find that their pants fit me well and are affordable.

    Enjoy the slumber party!!

    Love, Jean

    1. Thank you so much Jean! I have actually worn the kimono as an evening jacket once, over a pale green floor length silk dress. H&M pants really don't fit me that well, the white pair in these photos are two sizes larger than what I usually wear, and have to be taken in at the waist, around 4 inches. But since they're cheap I'm putting up with!