How to make Baileys and Terry’s Chocolate Orange hot choc

It’s that time of year again… onesies, Christmas movies and your favourite mug of hot cocoa.


Hot chocolate isn’t just for children though. Now you’re legal you can add as many shots of Baileys as you like to the nostalgic winter treat and what’s is more festive than the flavour of chocolate orange. Without fail, every year I find not one, not two, but THREE Terry’s Chocolate Orange’s in my stocking on Christmas morning.

So if you’re like me and can’t wait until the 25th of December for the delicious sensation, why not have a go at this easy and tasty Hot Chocolate recipe. Perfect for a cosy winter night-in while you put your feet up in front of the fire.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Bailey Hot Cocoa recipe

Ingredients

  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange (Why not try the honeycomb or white edition for an even more christmasy feel!)
  • Milk
  • Baileys Irish Cream (Baileys chocolate and Baileys orange truffle would also make great additions to the drink!)
  • Marshmallows – mini, sparkly or giant – whatever your preference
  • Whipped Cream


Steps

  1. Choose your favourite cocoa mugs – I am loving Maison Jars at the moment so thought I’d be all trendy and have a go with these.
  2. Melt 1/4 of the Terry’s Chocolate Orange
  3. Drizzle the chocolate as you wish around the inside of the mug – be as creative as you like!
  4. Heat up two mugs of milk
  5. Melt 6 segments of the chocolate
  6. Pour the milk and melted chocolate into a blender and add 2 shots of Baileys (or as little or as much as you like!)

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7. Pour the mixture back into the mugs and re-heat

8. Now it’s time to decorate!! Add all your favourite hot cocoa toppings to your heart’s content. I added MORE Terry’s chocolate by grating shards and adding pieces with marshmallows but squirty cream would also be a fab addition.

I hope you enjoy these tasty Hot Chocs as much as we did on our cosy Sunday night. They go perfectly with mince pies too, to really get you in the Christmas spirit.

Love Leeanna xo

 

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Lingerie for your next ‘Netflix and Chill’ date

It’s official. Winter is back.

Now that I’ve forced my parents to drive all of my Autumn/Winter wardrobe up to London and trek back my – yes hundreds of – summer clothes, it means there are a lot more cosy nights in on the horizon for me and bae.

I’m most definitely not a big Winter weather fan. As you can probably tell from my blog posts… I’m more of a Summer girl. However, get me on a rainy minus-whatever-degrees day and I will be VERY excited about having a cosy night in my jammies with my favourite mug of hot chocolate!

So with some inspiration from Adore me’s new Fall collection, I’ve put together some date night outfits to impress that special someone for when you’re snuggling under the duvet on those icy evenings.

Lingerie must-haves for Winter 2016

Well, matching undies is obviously a necessity. I can’t be the only the one who thinks this? Wearing a matching bra and knickers instantly puts me in a good mood.

I can guarantee wearing any pair of these Adore me underwear sets above will kick start your day with happiness – not only because they are gorgeous but because a set costs as little as £20.

Pair with…

My favourite way to compliment your undies on a night in is with a kimono gown or a comfy casual jumper plus pretty accessories too!

Plus all of these are a must on my handy ‘Night In’ checklist
Netflix and Chill checklist

  1. You’re favourite matching undies and slippers
  2. A cosy jumper, cardigan or dressing gown
  3. Something to snuggle under – maybe even a snuggie or one of those new mermaid blankets?!
  4. Hot chocolate with ALL the trimmings. I can NEVER say no to whipped cream and marshmallows… and a flake!
  5. Finally – my favourite. Naughty treats – obviously something chocolate-related!

After my upcoming boozy camping weekend I can guarantee next Sunday will consist of me and bae watching Breaking Bad with our favourite chocy bars, peanut butter cup ice cream, chocolate popcorn and probably some Tim Tams too.

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Far too often, hangover Sundays exist in my weekend. Does anyone else have that awkward pause on Monday mornings when your boss asks what you got up to at the weekend? I mean… Should you tell them you got absolutely trollied on Saturday night and almost faked your own death to avoid work the next morning because the hangover was still so bad.
No. You use your Netflix binge to your advantage explaining ‘how relaxing your CHILLED weekend was finishing the House of Cards TV series and learning more interesting facts about Brendan Dassey in Making a Murderer’.

Just follow my steps above for the perfect cosy night in and you won’t even care if you haven’t been out of the house.

Love Lee xo

A guide to this season’s winter coat trends

After celebrating Bonfire Night this week, I’ve definitely started to feel like we’re in the cold temperatures of Winter now. Maximum faux fur has been the essential being dragged out of my wardrobe lately, and of course my fluffiest and warmest coats.

With help from some great tips over at Farfetch, I have put together this Winter Coat Guide to keep you looking bang-on trend and keeping warm this season.

The Trends

  1. Leather Trench

I love the mysterious yet sophisticated look this coat can bring to any Winter outfit. The leather trench is perfect for pairing with your night-time party wardrobe- sheltering you from showers as you make your move to the bar.

My Pick- Black Faux Leather Trench Coat, Missguided £50

2. The Great White

A white coat should be a key staple to any fashionista’s wardrobe. I absolutely love the colour because you can effortlessly wear it with any other item, during this season or in colder evenings of Summer.

My pick- Cream Belted Wool Blend Coat, Topshop £89

3. Military Cape Coat

Keeping you warm and snug, this military number is the best coat to ensure to stay on the frontline of style this Winter season. Pair with stomping lace up boots and work this military look.

My Pick- Black Military Cape Coat, Wallis £52.50

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4. The Ankle Grazer

This bang-on Victorian trend coat is a real flattering style, shaping to your silhouette, and making you stand out in the crowd with its floor-sweeping length. A real showstopper for the colder months.

My Pick- Stone floor-length coat, New Look £40

5. The Hot Fuzz

Wild thing fur is the only thing you’ll want to snuggle into when the icy chill creeps in- a trend that has been particularly high on my fashion agenda for this Autumn/Winter season.

My Pick- Blue turndown collar faux fur coat, pinkqueen.com $85

6. English Lady

This style showcases the proper English heritage coat, featuring Prince of Wales checked prints and tweed textures. Top this classic look with a simple roll-neck jumper and brogues for a comfy and sophisticated off-duty winter look.

My Pick- Lapel striped red tweed coat, Romwe $85

The Definitive Coats of the Season

Which style is your favourite from the fashion-forward coats of the season?

Love Leeanna xo

Beat the January blues with some bargain buys

It’s that time again… you’ve finished off every box of mince pies in the house, stuffed yourself with chocolate and drank enough alcohol to still feel hungover when you woke up for work yesterday morning. This can only mean one thing… the January blues have arrived and it’s back to hearing that early morning alarm and joining the dreaded commute to work.

But the start to 2015 doesn’t have to be as miserable as the weather and neither does your wardrobe!

At this time of year all I want to do is get away to somewhere hot- a tropical island like St. Barts would do great! Unfortunately my purse can’t stretch that far… but it can stretch to some great bargains I’ve found in the January sales. Buying new clothes will always brighten my day no matter how dull and rainy the weather is.

If you haven’t shopped the January sales yet, here some great bargains I have picked out:

jan bargains

Light orange cross strap platform sandals River Island £55- £25

Lace bralet comes in black, green and burgandy Topshop £22- £10

Biker coat in wool blend H&M £34.99- £20 

Metalic textured co-ordinate outfit Missguided Bralet £14.99- £6  Skirt £19.99- £15.99

Floral bodycon midi dress Boohoo £22- £12

Pink wrap skort New Look £18- £13

Leather Chelsea ankle boots ASOS £60- £30

I don’t know about you but whenever I shop in the sale I can tend to get very carried away and sometimes end up buying things I don’t even need just because “it’s only a fiver”. My wardrobe is already stuffed to the brim so I decided this New Year I would keep these tips in the back of my mind to make sure I don’t go crazy on every shopping spree…

Tips for shopping the sale:

  1. Know what gaps need to filled in your wardrobe.
  2. Think ahead and plan outfits for upcoming occasions and events.
  3. Ask yourself, would I buy this if it wasn’t on sale?
  4. Always try the items on in store to save the hassle of exchanging/credit notes.
  5. Invest in items you know you will wear again and again.

Happy sales shopping and Happy New Year!

Love Leeanna xo

Be cosey AND stylish this winter!

My Jasper Conran fur headband from Debenhams

My Jasper Conran fur headband from Debenhams

I absolutely love fur headbands and have wanted one for the past two years, ever since I saw the gorgeous Pixie Lott looking amazing (like she does in everything) wearing one one of her outings. I wanted to buy one last year for fireworks night but its the type of item in your wardrobe that is a big risk.

A fur head band is one of those things that when you put it on you just can’t help but ask yourself… ‘Do I suit this, or do I just look like and idiot? And sometimes you just answer with… ‘It’s probably best to leave this trend to Cara Delevingne’

Well I was brave today! I manned up and bought one and I promise you all it is the best accessory I have ever purchased. As soon as I stepped out into minus degrees tonight, I thought to myself where would I be without this warm raccoon on my head? Of course it’s not really the real fur of a raccoon, I only do faux! But my head instantly felt cosy. I didn’t even care if it didn’t suit me. I was warm!

I definitely recommend you go out and buy yourselves one. I bought mine from Jasper Conran in Debenhams and with the 20% store discount and my extra staff discount, I was in for a winner with it costing under a tenner! What an absolute bargain for something that is bang on-trend this season as well as preventing me from hypothermia!

Hallelujah tartan is back this winter!

Recognise this fashion statement? Don’t be afraid to bring out last year’s style again this winter because we can most definitely get away with it!

Checkered print has not gone anywhere this season. Tartan is once again bang on trend in this year’s Autumn/winter style as featured as a key must have on the catwalk. 

This stylish pattern appears to be a never-ageing key trend, how glad are we to hear that? This exciting fashion news has made my winter a bit warmer and a hell of a lot more stylish. Rummage your wardrobes and bring your tartan back out this season!

My never ageing tartan scarf is making an appearance one again this Autumn/Winter season.

My never ageing tartan scarf is making an appearance once again this Autumn/Winter season.

Who has style on our high streets?

That’s what I found out. I put on my fashion binoculars in the hunt to discover who had style in Bournemouth Town. 

5 girls in particular stood out to me on my walkabouts. Their clothes were unique and bang-on-trend for this Autumn/Winter season, from the glamorous cosy fur gilet to the striking checked print leggings. There wardrobes feature key style essentials that we need to get our hands on! ImageImageImageImage