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Photography by Glen Wallington (Instagram)

Lux Pink Textured T-shirt – Topman Lux

Floral Print Tailored Shorts – Topman

Round Frame Sunglasses – Topman

Clutch/Laptop case – Gentlemen’s Hardware

Black/Brown Paisley Bandana – Topman

Jimmy Tan Leather Sandals – Office

Brown Leather Belt with Western Buckle – ASOS

Feather Earring – Vintage

Saying goodbye to Summer.

Hey guys, it’s that time of year we start putting away our summer essentials. The days are getting colder and darker so it means it’s time to put the legs away. As we leave Summer ’16 behind, we shall leave it on a high with one last summery post.

Let’s begin with these shorts. Remind you of your grandma’s curtains? They’re far from boring that’s for sure. This dated print looks great with the proportions of these short shorts. If the shorts were longer it probably would be too much. The perfect balance. The floral pattern and subtle shades of purple and blues create a certain nostalgic feeling. That’s exactly what I was going with for this look. Pairing these statement shorts with pastels helps tone down the bold print and creates an overall earthy western-inspired aesthetic.

This T-shirt from Topman Lux was the perfect match for these vintage looking. although it has a boxy fit, it gives the outfit a modern twist but continuing the idea of that perfect balance.

The final details help create this western inspired look. Adding a bandana A.K.A a neckerchief in this instant, adds an extra flare. I didn’t want to be too literal with the whole western aesthetic by throwing on cliché pieces like a cowboy hat. Instead little touches like my vintage feather earring styled with my parted hair create a relaxed native look. As it was summer when I did this shoot, I wore my tan leather sandals and accessorized with a matching tan leather belt with a nice shiny western buckle and a tan and grey clutch to compliment the pastels. Last of all I have my bling bling as I never leave without it all. Funnily enough even my fabric woven bracelets, that I never take off…..EVER, work well with this look. Oh and my septum piercing felt like doing it’s own thing by the looks of things!

I’d love to hear from you guys – feel free to leave a comment below and let me know what you think. You find me on Instagram and you can also subscribed to my YouTube channel here

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Jardins de Santa Clotilde

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Photography by myself (Instagram) and Glen Wallington (Instagram)

Leaf Print Shirt – River Island

Beige Shorts – Topman

Black Brando Gryphon Sandals – Dr Martens (click here)

Sunglasses – Topman

Beige Canvas/Brown suede Totebag – TK Maxx

Hello beautiful people, hope you’re all enjoying the summer. As we all know kids have broken up from school and it’s now the time for that relaxing holiday whether it be with the whole family, friends or just with that special someone you love. I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I might as well give you two posts in one. A lifestyle post with an inspired holiday look too.  As it’s the peek season for holidays, I’m reliving my holiday in Spain and bringing you some well needed peace and tranquility with this picturesque setting. So let’s begin with the beautiful ‘Jardins de Santa Clotilde’.

With green being my favourite colour, there’s no better place to be. Not every holiday needs to be loud and hectic. We have enough of that in our lives when we are at home with reality so it’s always nice to step back and appreciate some peace and quiet. You get a real sense of history and culture exploring something beautiful as this. Plus you get to avoid masses of people! Also you don’t have to splash the cash to have some quality time with the ones you love. This garden was about a half an hour walk from where me and the other half were staying on the coast Lloret De Mar. This garden situated on the cliff tops just adds to the all that beauty. A landscape with a view!

Now on to the outfit. With all this greenery around, it made sense to channel all that nature into my look by wearing this leaf print shirt. I guess I wanted to be one with the surroundings and blend in rather than distracingt and standing out among this sea of green. To continue with this neutral look I paired up these beige shorts to compliment the green hues in the shirt. Going to the base of the outfit and down to my feet, I’ve stuck with my Gryphon sandals from Dr. Martens. Something durable and comfortable to wear when there’s a lot of walking involved. To hold all my gadgets and gizmos like that tourist I am, I’ve used this brown and beige dual textured tote bag which again ties in with the rest of the look. If you think about it, this outfit in a way emulates a plant. The dark base representing the earth and dirt where the roots are buried, as you go up we have the body of the plant made up of neutrals and at the top we have the foliage. I guess I have discovered my true identity. I’m a tree! Do you see the resemblance?

Expect to see loads of photos and a holiday video (also on YouTube) featuring an appearance or 2 of the other half. Enjoy!

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Photography by Glen Wallington (Instagram)

Black Classic Patch Snapback Hat – Vans Off the Wall (click here)

White Vest – Topman (click here)

Cactus Print Short Sleeve Shirt – Topman (click here)

Black Denim Shorts – Topman

Black Brando Gryphon Sandals – Dr. Martens (click here)

Transparent Casper Bag – Lazy Oaf

Hello everyone. This post is the second installment from my holiday in Spain. I will be showing you how to make that perfect evening outfit without having to buy a whole new holiday wardrobe. It all starts when you find yourself doing that crucial holiday shop. Often you feel like you need a completely new wardrobe for holiday. You feel like you can’t be seen in photos wearing something you wore last year, am I right? My views were the same and I say ‘were’ because this year I decided to dig out some old clothes to make some new outfits. In with the old and maybe some new. Okay, so I did still do a small shop to buy a few new things but majority of my outfits are put together from items I’ve had in my closet for at least 1-2 years.

Let’s start off with the only new addition in this outfit. Just look at this cactus print shirt from Topman, it’s to die for! This was actually an impulse buy when I was intentionally shopping for a pair of white shorts – of which you will see in one of my upcoming posts. Like I said before everything else in this outfit is fairly old. Who’s to say that they are not still wearable? There’s always a way to recycle those old clothes and make a new outfit without digging too deep into your bank account. You always need that bold print shirt whenever you go on holiday and I’m sure I have more than enough. For an evening look, you can’t go wrong with a shirt. If you’re going to go bold with the shirt it’s best to keep the rest of the outfit plain and colour blocked. No pattern clashes here. I’ve kept this look quite casual with black shorts and a vest and snapback. The hat can also be removed and the shirt can be done up too to create a smarter, cleaner look. I’ve paired the outfit with a practical sandal for maximum comfort whether it’s a stroll on the beachfront or raving it up in the club. Trainers are a good substitute too. As the shirt is so vibrant I’ve used my casper bag to add to the quirkiness. I’ve kept the rest of the outfit very monochrome as the shirt brings all the colour making it the main focus of the outfit. By making the shirt the statement piece, it means that you can just swap the shirt for another garment whether it be a top or another shirt to make yet another outfit. Not only are you creating another look, you are also using the same outfit pieces to do so. There are so many other ways to switch up an outfit to make another, whether it’s taking the shirt off completely for a more laid back look or even changing the shorts. Try it for yourself and see what you think!

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