Healthy Soft Serve





You CANNOT get more simple or more healthy than this delicious banana soft serve! Great for those mornings when you are in a rush. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas, chopped and frozen
  • Buckinis, banana, nuts and goji berries to top


Method:

  • Place the bananas in a high-speed blender. Blend until creamy.
    At first the bananas will appear crumbly but will eventually form a smooth texture, similar to that of a soft serve.
  • Transfer to a bowl, top with buckinis, banana, nuts and goji berries.  


Serves 1.





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My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney. I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.


                                               FOLLOW SOPHIE: @coconutandbliss

YOU’RE A WIZARD



What do wizards wear on the weekend? Whether you’re sipping Butterbeer with the gals, being active & taking your Hippogriff for a stroll, or banishing some bad wizards to Azkaban, make sure you’ve got your perfect Potter accessory to compliment your look. Those Muggles won’t know what hit ‘em!

What does your perfect day look like? Make those dreams (almost) a reality with the Best Day Ever Tee! Imagine watching the sunrise at Hogwarts, practicing Quidditch in the morning, feeding Buckbeak at lunch, defeating You-Know-Who in the afternoon and chilling with a Butterbeer at night. Ahh… bliss! Team your tee with a denim skirt + ankle boots so you can solemnly swear you’re up to no good in style.

“If you having Quidditch problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a snitch ain’t one”. Did you know Jay Z was a wizard? And we don’t just mean a lyrical wizard… This piece is totally perfect for chillaxing on the weekend with your favourite Gryffindor pals. Rock this bad boy with a chambray shirt round your waist + sneakers for a day look that’ll make the Slytherin team look like a bunch of house elves!

Show your allegiance to the Order with a statement Potter Specs Ring. Simple, stylish and subtle so you won’t get caught out by any Death Eaters! Layer this piece with other silver accessories + your favourite party dress for a evening look that’ll have the wizards asking, “are you a love spell? ‘Cause I think I’ve just fallen head over heels for you”. Ohhh yeahhh.


PS: We’ll be celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday on the 31st of July. Join us and make your own cup of Butterbeer with our recipe below. Cheers!


Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe 

Ingredients:
  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 bottle (24 oz.) vanilla cream soda (very cold)
Directions:
  1. Allow ice cream to soften, about 30 minutes, and bring butter to room temperature, about 2 hours
  2. Blend butter, sugar, and spices in large bowl
  3. Add to ice cream and freeze
  4. Heat cream soda in a pot until warm but still carbonated (at least 3 minutes).  You could also just go with the very cold cream soda (my preference) and have a more frozen/slushy drink.
  5. Fill each glass with a scoop of ice cream mixture and pour warmed or chilled cream soda over ice cream
  6. Serve!

Day Dreamer


Seeing really is believing, and we're pinching ourselves at the sight of the Dreamers Two Piece Set Lilac on the striking Lauren Calaway, blogger at Travelsize Supermodel.

Although we are in the cooler months her in Australia, Lauren is living it up in the Californian summer sun and we are living vicariously through her perfectly styled summer outfits. 

This tie dye two piece set is also giving us some serious outfit inspo for Splendour which is only 3 weeks away! This outfit can easily be made into the perfect winter festival look with your favourite trench or anorak and ankle boots or gumboots - dancing the night away is sure to keep you warm too! 

Beginning Boutique will have a stall at Splendour In The Grass this year with your favourite festival looks and accessories - come and see us! 







xx

NEW BB


Stylist Collective feat. Nicola Cross



Nicola Cross is back this month styling her 3 fav BB exclusive items. We love that her style keeps us guessing and we never know if she is going to go for a free flowing boho dress or a street style crop and cut offs - either way, she nails every style she wears! Here are Nicola's top picks this month a little bit about how she loves to style them:







"I love a detailed back on a dress, and never go past white. This one is so perfect it didn't need any accessories to add, simplicity the key"



"Cool winter months where a turtle neck is a on high demand, teamed with high waisted jeans, and a wide brim hat, and maybe a denim shirt tied around the waist to be the perfect outfit for those morning coffees"





"I am a sucker for anything checkered, from scrunchies to picnic blankets to the beautiful crop, paired with a pair of high waist ripped jeans and a pompom beanie Im in casual heaven'


HOW TO // Wear Floral In Winter

 

You can style a dark floral print the same way you would a LBD, with your favorite coat and boots for daytime or add a bright red lip and heels for a night out.


 
Floral prints are standard when it comes to playsuits for spring and summer but if you can find a long sleeve style it automatically gives it that winter look. Throw on your favorite ankle boots and cardigan for daytime and add strappy heels and accessories for an evening look.



Don’t completely avoid light floral prints when searching for a winter look. A tip is to makes sure the complete print is not light, so if the background is a light colour, then the print should be a dark colour. Wearing a light coloured background with a light print will look to summery, but a monochrome floral will be suitable for the cooler months.


Stylist Collective feat. Ainsley from Sticks and Stones agency



Giant Cookie






My most indulgent, healthy treat yet. Makes the perfect afternoon tea snack paired with a cup of tea.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup almond butter (heaped) 
1 cup almond meal 
1 tsp mesquite (optional)
1 tsp organic vanilla extract 
¼ cup coconut sugar  
1 organic, free range egg 
100g quality dark chocolate, chopped (I use Loving Earth, 2 ingredient dark chocolate) 
pinch salt 

Method:

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius, fan-forced. 
In a bowl, place all ingredients except the chocolate and stir until a dough forms. 
Stir in the chocolate.
Spoon onto a tray lined with baking paper.
Form into a large circular shape and flatten.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes. (Bake for longer for a crispy consistency).
Cut into slices and serve.  







____________________________________________________

My name is Sophie and I'm a 20-year-old media student from Sydney. I have an intense love for healthy food, nutritious cooking and cafe exploring! This has been a long-term passion of mine as I understand the importance of fuelling your body with goodness. Not only do you feel amazing and energetic on the inside, you glow with health on the outside! It may sound cliché, but it is absolutely true! I love leading this healthy, active lifestyle.


                                               FOLLOW SOPHIE: @coconutandbliss

Daisy Dream

Last time Lauren Calaway of Travelsize Supermodel was on our blog she had candy coloured hair and blew us away with her amazing pics rocking a grungy look in an abandoned warehouse. 

This time she is back looking as dreamy as ever with bright blue locks and dressed in our Daisy Dream Crochet Two Piece Set and the cutest matching headband. 

Who hasn't always dreamt of taking pictures in a sunflower field? Lauren tells us about her adventure and how these amazing pictures came to be:

"We actually stumbled upon it by accident, which I will be forever grateful for finding. I styled the outfit this way to kind of give it a retro feel but modernized"


Lauren is all about wearing clothes that make you happy:















Sunshine St Lookbook



Let’s go on a road trip; let’s escape the city life. Let’s go back to a place with little picket fences, old houses, the soft singing of birds and cool winter beaches. A place where the locals know your name. 

Follow the girl-next-door and get lost in the nostalgia of the 60s, put on a record, play the guitar. Dress in dreamy knits and floral prints, dance like nobody is watching. Then ride our bikes to the beach in our favourite denim shorts and watch the sun set.

Let’s go on an adventure to Sunshine Street



Photographer: Grace Markham 
Styling & Creative Direction: Tess Maguire




New BB



Brand New BB drops at 5pm every Wednesday! woo woop



#GIRLBOSS Talk Time EP3

No Sleep till SPLENDOUR!!!



That’s right, this year we will be at Splendour Byron Bay!
Comment below and tell us what you want us to bring to make your festival super RAD!?

Gumboots?
Selfie Sticks?
and Exclusive for Splendour BB designer outfit??

TELL US!


Stylist Collective Feat. Kaitlynn Maxwell


Kaitlynn from Style By Kaitlynn is back this month showing us how she styles her favourite BB exclusive items and still making us jealous of her amazing tan!

Kaitlynn looks looks drop dead gorgeous in our Slashed Maxi Dress! Styled effortlessly with biker boots this outfit creams summer music festival in the desert! #takeusthere




Kaitlynn is all about that cool comfort and style which makes the Luda Dress Turqouise perfect for her! Simply add a strappy pair of heels to take it from daytime beach wear to cocktail hour.



Finally Kaitlynn shows us how stripes don’t always have to be part of your casual wardrobe. She pairs the Skyfall Dress Black Double Stripe with a pair of heels gives it that chic modern day look!

Moroccan spiced sweet potato and carrot soup



The perfect winter warmer. Hot, creamy with the kick of Moroccan spices! Yum! 


Ingredients:
  • 400g sweet potato
  • 500g carrot 
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1 tsp ground coriander 
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  •  ½ tsp sweet paprika 
  • 1 ½ cups organic canned chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp cashews, soaked
  • 5 cups vegetable stock, hot 

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius, fan forced.
  2. Chop the sweet potato and carrot, place on a baking tray, drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil and season with Himalayan sea salt. 
  3. Roast for about 40-55 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. In a Vitamix or good quality blender, place all ingredients and blend on high for a few minutes or until silky smooth. 
  5. Pour the contents into a large saucepan over medium- high heat, adding some salt and pepper to season. 
  6. Serve with coriander and toasted pumpkin seeds.



Makes about 4 small bowls or 3 larger bowls. I love serving mine with toasted Lebanese bread!