A little self-love at Christmas

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Considering it is coming up to the end of 2017 and I have been wanting these babies the entire year, I finally took the plunge.

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I tried to get these at Bicester Village in the summer which of course weren’t there. So I had a little look on Selfridges and Harrods this week and they wasn’t there (the stress). Then I found them on Mr Porter (which I love by the way; their website, service and delivery). So of course in a panic I bought them. Many say impulse purchases are not a good idea but I say surely you must love the item a lot if nothing stops you from buying it.

 

These are the classic Gucci ace sneakers with the bee embroidery. I’m so bloody excited to wear them and I know they will be surgically attached to me in spring. So I hope you won’t get too bored of them because I won’t !

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Treat yo self this christmas it has been a long year. Merry Christmas everyone,

Kane πŸ™‚


Ace Embroidered Watersnake And Leather SneakersΒ – Mr Porter

 

How to spruce up your winter wardrobe?

 

DSC03389I don’t know about you but I find in winter I struggle to feel the same level of content with my outfits than in the summer months. I believe this is because when its cold you have to wrap up meaning, you can only see a big coat. Hence why i’m a big fan of winter accessories, especially scarfs! Which you probably already knew if you follow me on Instagram:Β kanehuxley1

Here are a few of my favourite winter accessories & as you can tell i’m loving the tanned theme this winter. (All items linked below)

By the way these gloves are the best i’ve had. They are so soon warm as well as stylish with the suede leather.

Thank you again for all of your continued support here and I hope to be more consistent with my posts over the rest of winter.

Kane πŸ™‚


 

GlovesΒ Β (similar)

Polo Ralph Lauren Charcoal reversible scarfΒ 

Gant beige scarf (extra long version)

Hugo Boss Blocked stripe navy and black scarfΒ (similar)

M&S Pebble Grain leather tanned messenger bagΒ 

 

Keeping warm in Notting Hill

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The crisp autumnal trees, tall white picture perfect houses and not to mention the amazing food. This is why Notting Hill makes a perfect day out. The scenery here was too good to not have a shoot withΒ Bala.

At this time of the year on a sunny day a thick coat is not always so practical but neither is a thin jacket and a tee. Which is why in these months I pair a warm jumper under a light jacket you might wear in spring.

I love this new jumper from Zara (shock), it is a deep warm colour perfect for the autumnal months.

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One of my favourite restaurants is Farmacy which is a health / Vegan restaurant with the best aesthetics! Not to mention the food (I Highly recommend the nacho bowl).

P.S. If you are in the area there is a recycle clothes shop called Traid aiming to change the way of shopping and waste. You can pick up amazing bargains from brands including Acne studios to Reiss.

Thank you for you continued support everyone, it means a lot!

Kane πŸ™‚

 

And breathe… A Family Sunday

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Sometimes it can get all a bit too much & we can put too much pressure on ourselves to get everything done whilst being a perfectionist. When you don’t achieve this you can feel deflated and disappointed with yourself. I have learn’t that to do everything and to a high standard is impossible. You just need to do enough.

(Outfit details linked below)

I missed a blog post last Sunday for the first ever time. Even though I haven’t got a large following (yet) I take my blog very seriously as it is something i’m passionate about. It was literally impossible for me to get content that week. I would rather not post than to post something that I didn’t feel that I liked. I realised I needed to accept that and get other stuff done.

So, this Sunday I went home and what a lovely Sunday it was. After not being home in 5 weeks it made me realise that you can take it all for granted.

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Sometimes you just need to breathe, take a moment for yourself in order to get back into things.

Thanks for reading,

Kane πŸ™‚


Grey All Saints Knitwear

Gant ScarfΒ 

Tommy Hilfiger coat

Kenzo navy jumper (similar)

 

Monochrome look book (kind of)

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So this was supposed to be a monochrome look book but everything is basically navy. I am obsessed with navy this autumn it adds such a stylish and elegant look to your outfit in the colder months.

So instead this is a more of a showcase of some of my autumnal pieces and how I style myself in this awkward weather, that is cold in the mornings and warmer in the afternoon. The key is LAYERS!

This navy Zara jacket is perfect for this time of year. It is structured (and navy of course) with a green quilted texture on the inside. My favourite aspect to this jacket is the chrome hardware. I picked this up in New York the other year so I doubt I will be able to find this one for you, but i’m sure there are plenty of similar items at the moment.

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I teamed all of these outfits with a white ribbed jumper from Zara which has the perfect structure. I think that in winter items structure is essential. This look was a more of a smart casual attire using a black blazer from Topman and a Hugo Boss navy and black scarf. One thing I have to say is I use scarves a lot at this time of year it adds a little bit of sophistication to any outfit.

I have been looking for the perfect cropped (navy) trousers forever!!! I found that to get the right fit for cropped trousers has been really hard to come by. I came across them when I least expected it in BershkaΒ !(find them here they were such a bargain)Β I’m in love with them and makes a change to the usual jeans but still can keep your legs warm in autumn.

 

You cannot go wrong with a bomber jacket in this season. I bought this from Topman, not only do I love the fit of it but also love the embroidery on this jacket. Not to mention it is so warm. This can add more of an edge to your outfit whilst still keeping in classy with the simple monochrome colours.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this one, I really enjoyed making this blog post especially as it is my first shoot in my new town of Brighton. If you have any feedback please let me know. Oh, and don’t forget to read about my BALMAINXH&M wallet giveaway on my last blog post and on my instagram to see how to enter.

Thanks again,

Kane πŸ™‚

 

The importance of shoes…

Shoes have this ability to either make or break an outfit. The quote β€˜you can tell a lot about a man from his shoes’ is something to stick by (but I am the worlds worst for scuffing my shoes). Considering that the weather here in the UK is definitely turning autumnal I thought I would leave out my beloved espadrilles and talk about more autumnal shoes. (I apologise for the creativity of the images it looks like i’m selling them on Depop – i’m moving to Brighton today so I do have a good excuse).

A staple shoe for the colder months has to be the timberland boots! I would love a black pair of these too. They are so versatile and most importantly comfy & warm. When I bought these I was actually surprised that they were nearly Β£200 for what some people wear to work. However, since getting them it is clear that the price reflects the quality of the boots. I would team these with some grey chinos.

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As you can tell by now I have a problem with tanned / camel coloured items. These trainers are no exception. I find trainers can be fairly bland a lot of the time, this is why I got these limited edition Stan Smiths from Addidas. Obviously I would get shoes that you have to brush!

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I love loafers especially when worn with chinos and they are even better considering they were a bargain from Zara.

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Again more camel coloured shoes… these suede, converse inspire high tops from Prada are one of my favourite casual shoes, the metal shoe lace holes add that little bit of elegance.

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And of course the classic black converse high tops are perfect for the colder months.

I will also be showing another pair of my favourite shoes next week in a more exciting blog post. Thank you everyone!

Kane πŸ™‚

Vacay Lookbook

Hey guys,

Since my holiday is coming to an end I thought i’d shoot a holiday look book to end the summerΒ  theme on this blog. When on holiday it is essential your clothes are cool enough to be comfortable in the heat. I thought I would include my favourite holiday pieces from casual daytime t-shirts to my favourite shorts and shoes for a holiday. I am hoping to keep this one short and just show you the looks instead of me waffling on (also I have 20 minutes until I board my flight home).

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This is an all time favourite for chucking something on and going to the beach. The light colours and textured suede pocket make it not only cool but fashionable. I picked up this in the sale at All Saints.

Of course there had to be some Zara in a look book of mine, this woven t-shirt can also easily be paired with chinos and loafers for more of an evening look.

I cannot stop wearing this polo from Reiss so, you have probably seen it before on my Instagram. The fit of this top is impeccable which is common with menswear at Reiss. This top was teamed with my Zara embroided shorts which you have seen on my previous post ‘my summer favourites’Β and a brown belt with my tanned suede espadrilles from Office (picture below).

Lastly theses perfect holiday shorts from Tommy Hilfiger can give a bland outfit a much needed holiday vibe with the navy palm tree print.

Thank you for reading everyone and sorry for the late post,

Kane πŸ™‚