Pigment Punch

Photography by Glen Wallington (Instagram)


Black Roll Neck – Topman

Lux Grey Melange Wool Rich Coat – Topman Lux

Green Striped Track Joggers – Topshop

Green Striped Track Jacket – Topshop

Industrial Belt – OffWhite

1461 BEX Smooth – Dr. Martens

Premium Black Leather Bag – Topshop

Black Pointy Polly Frame Sunglasses – Topshop (Available in other colours)


Hey boys and girls, finally some new material!! Let’s not waste anytime and just get straight to it. With the whether being dull over the past few weeks here is something to brighten up your day quite literally. So as I’m sure you all know it is officially Spring. When we think of Spring the first thing that comes to mind is the beginning of warmer days and along with that the blossoming plant life bringing vibrant colours back into our lives. We often associate the colour green with growth and good health so there’s no better way to begin Spring than with this outfit.

You can never wear to much green, well in my eyes anyway. I live for anything green! I also love a good co-ord so when I saw this it was an “ignore the price, you’re buying it anyway” kind of situation and boy I have not regretted it one single bit. I don’t usually buy tracksuits and here is where I sound like a total snob, I just find them so chavy but for this one I made an exception. It differs from a typical tracksuit as it has more of a tailored, premium feel with the trousers being a cropped straight leg. Track bottoms are usually baggier and have no shape but these joggers have just the right amount. To top it off the top half of the co-ord comes in jacket form. If it was a hoodie it might have been a different story, one in which I wouldn’t have spent my money. With such a bold colour, having the jacket creates a perfect balance and enables the colours to be seperated making the green a little more subtle. A little. So to keep this outfit crisp I paired the co-ord with a black roll neck creating a lovely contrast against the green and still keeping the overall look premium. With my hair I decided to slick it back with a middle parting into a bun to not only highlight the detail of the roll neck but to also enhance the idea of this clean look. Oh, and can we just look at that jawline! It’s all in the details.

Did you see the ribbon detail? If the green is not enough, throw in a side stripe and call it a party. I’m all about making things more fun. The stripe just adds that finish touch to the set. To make things even more exciting I accessorized with this gorgeous industrial belt by OffWhite. I couldn’t help myself. The yellow sits so well with the green and they just compliment each other so beautifully. With that said I tie in other elements such as my Dr. Marten BEX shoe, the newest addition to my shoe collection, with yellow stitching. I also matched my white socks with the white panel in the co-ord to brighten up the outfit a smidge. As the weather is still a bit chilly I layered up with this Lux wool blend coat adding more freshness with it’s length. This coat and my amazing sunglasses I look like I should I be stepping out of The Matrix. It’s a look. Last of all, to carry all of my many essentials I used my premium leather cross body bag whereas for my problems I just have the ones under my eyes. What do you think?

From Paris With Love

Black Beret – Topshop

Premium Knit – Topshop

Structured Jacket With Navy Ribbon Sleeve Detail – COS

Black Slim Leg Trousers – Topman

Black Leather Alias Shoe – Allsaints

Round Frame Sunglasses – Topman

Brando Black Fringe Clutch – Dr. Martens

Happy New Year guys and gals, it’s been a while. I haven’t blogged in quite some time now, mainly down to the fact that I have been living life without a laptop. My laptop decided to give up on me and stop working but there’s no need to be sad anymore! After what seems to have been forever, I am back – hopefully you didn’t miss me too much. I finally have a new lappy after months of hard graft, blood, sweat and even a few tears to earn those coins as we can’t all just be rich. If only the struggle could be less real. I currently don’t have anything new to show but somehow I already have two holidays booked this year so I guess that’s a plus. With that said I thought we could take a trip back to last year April when I did go Paris and totally forgot to do a post so go make a cuppa and sit down because I have loads of pictures.

Where do I begin? Right so this was my first time in France, yes surprising I know when the UK and France are practically neighbours. With Paris being the “City of Love” and with it coming up to the 4th anniversary with my partner, I decided to treat us both to a 2 day getaway where we’d actually celebrate our anniversary. A hopeless romantic I know. With only having a short stay there I made sure we got a lot done in fact I pre-planned the whole trip. Our hotel was pretty much central of all the main attractions, which was perfect, so we ended up doing both days on foot. A holiday and a workout all in one. We knew we wouldn’t get to see everything so we chose the ones we wanted to see the most so let’s start with the closest landmark to the hotel and work on from that. First up was the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

What a sight! Growing up one of my favourite films was ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and I would hope that one day I would get to see in real life if this magnificent cathedral looked anything as good as its depiction. Well it happened and I must say that I was not disappointed. It was everything I thought it would be and to see it in all its glory and to hear those bells was truly spectacular. It just felt so nostalgic being there, even saw a gypsy or two but no Esmerelda though. Sadly we didn’t go inside mainly down to the fact that there were huge queues and we were on a tight schedule. Plus I just hate people haha. With So much to see with so little time it was time to move on to the next attraction.┬áNext up on our walk was Musee du Louvre.

So this was one queue we did stay in line for. We spent around 2 hrs in the queue but it was all worth it just to see Miss Mona Lisa herself. I haven’t included pictures of the artwork or the interior as I don’t want to ruin the experience for anyone else so all I can do is recommend that you go, seriously. I didn’t realise how big the museum is. We were there for a good few hours and we still didn’t manage to see everything. I could have easily spent the whole day there but we still had more of Paris to see. Also a good thing to know for if and when you do go is that visitors under 18 or 18- 25 year old residents of the EU have free admission so if you fit that criteria it’s more of a reason to go. Okay, moving on to the last attraction on our list. Can you guess what it is?

Yes, it’s the Eiffel Tower. I obviously saved the best for last. The tower of all towers. Another queue worth waiting in line for. The whole trip I was like an excited puppy and you can see why. Just look at this beauty. From the ground looking up it didn’t look that high but I immediately took back that remark when I got to the top. I’m usually fine with heights but being that high just made me a little but uneasy but not for too long. I didn’t get to see all of Paris from the ground but I sure did see all of Paris up there and boy was it spectacular. You can’t beat a 360 degree view of Paris.

Obviously when in Paris one must look Tres Chic so hopefully one did not disappoint. What do you think?

Tourist photos here:

Colour Splash


Photography by Glen Wallington (Instagram)

Black Roll Neck Jumper – Topman

Triple Stripe Jumper by Boutique – Topshop Boutique

Tall Electric Blue Longline Coat – Topshop

Green Tailored Peg Trousers- Topshop

Black Leather Alias Shoes – AllSaints

Black Brando Fringe Clutch Bag – Dr. Martens

Chrome Finish Sunglasses – River Island

For full outfit details of Priyas’ look head over to Priya Renoo Designs.

Hey boys and girls, I hope you haven’t missed me too much. If you didn’t already know, I’ve had a lovely two week holiday in Greece and now I’m already settling back into reality. I have a post coming soon all to do with my little getaway but in the meantime here’s an outfit that was meant to be posted before I left. Hopefully the lack of tanned skin and the multiple layering gave that away!

Okay, so this shoot was done around the beginning of May before we had the hot weather. Once again hopefully the layering in this look gave that away. I collaborated again with my girl Priya, from Priya Renoo Designs, to show you our individual spin with the styling of our tailored peg trousers. As you can see we both have the same trousers but in two different yet amazing and vibrant colours. It just seemed logical to join forces and together bring you a post centered around these staple trousers. We both went for 2 totally different looks and that in itself just shows how versatile these peg trousers are. Where I went for a smart and bold look with layering and colour blocking, Priya opted for a more laid back look contrasting pastel lilacs against harsh greys. I will be giving you a run down of my look but for more details on Priya’s outfit head on over to her blog.

Right so let’s start with the trousers as we’re all ready on them. They came in a small variation of colours i.e. green, blue, lilac and white. As you can see I went for green. Although the colour code of the trousers is green they are more of a tourqise or even a jade green. Either way they just pop and that’s what drew me in. The colour on its own is eye catching enough but when paired with certain colours it either exagerates the vibrancy or softens it. I tried to show both examples by playing with the layering so when adding or removing certain layers it imediately changes the look. So for the base layer I started with a plain black roll neck. These 2 just themselves work well together not just because obviously black goes with everything but because they compliment each other perfectly. The black is bold in itself but also doesnt take away the focus from the trousers. It just enhances the colour and makes them more distinct.

The next layer is the triple stripe jumper adding more depth to the outift. As you can see it is still monochrome to tie in with the roll neck but brings a new dimention to the look. I bet you’re thinking “a roll neck and then a jumper? He must be roasting”. All I can say to that is that you can never be to prepared for british weather. Anyways with the extra layer the focus is now on the top half. The colour is still there but now I have thrown in pattern. I have chosen this geometric pattern to tone down the trousers but to still keep this look crisp, clean and sharp. The clever placement of the vertical lines in white, grey and black almost play with the eyes and create an illusion.

Now when you’re still not hot enough with those layers why not just throw on a coat too. This is where things get even more interesting! I decided to take things one step further by adding in this electric blue coat. I was influenced by the artist Mondrian when I decided to bring in the coat to create a very cubism/mod inspired look with the bold colours and geometric patterns. What’s great is that these two striking colours don’t clash and work hand in hand with each other. Usually with clothes so bold it usually makes them fall in to the category of not for the everyday wear. However here it goes to show that although these three layers create an amazing look together, they can also be worn as seperates giving you multiple wears out of the trousers and different outfits to wear them with. So who said trousers had to be boring? Not me! Some days strut around and make a statement. Don’t be like everyone else hiding in a sea of black, be that flash of colour and stand out!

To complete every outfit of course you need to have shoes on and bag to carry all of your necessities, well duuh. So as usual I’ve worn black leather shoes and a black leather clutch to link with the black in the outfit. For extra drama, how about those glasses? I’m the biggest magpie going and I just love my bling so when I found these chrome glasses and just fell in love. They just finish off the outfit perfectly and match the small details in this outfit i.e. the jewelry and silver button fasteners on the coat and clutch. What do you think?