My Denim Dilemma

fullsizeoutput_459bI’m sure I am not the only one who has had denim struggles since day dot. I have never had a pair of jeans that i’ve been content with ever. So last month I made it my mission to go on a hunt for a pair of jeans I love. Previously I have bought jeans from most high street stores, online stores and the classics like Levi’s however, none have been what I’ve been looking for.

I was aiming to find a variation of style and colour of jeans from black, grey to dark and light blue – including ripped non ripped, cropped and not cropped. I personally not a fan of ‘spray on’ skinny jeans.

Anyway what I found was my perfect pair of light blue jeans which were fitted well around the waist and good around the bum then a little more relaxed around the leg whilst still maintaining a fitted look and the perfect ankle (I roll up the bottom a bit to give a cropped look) these jeans remind me of the Copenhagen street style which was exactly what I was looking for. I found these jeans in Sandro (which I now love – the jackets, jumpers and denim in their shop was to die for, I wanted everything). They were supposed to be £175 but because I bought them at Bicester village they were only £100. However, they were in the sale so was actually only £49 which was similar to prices in high street shops like Topman so I definitely recommend heading to Bicester for a bargain.

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I’m still on the hunt for some nice black and grey jeans but I will definitely be keeping an eye out on Sandro – their website doesn’t do them justice go visit a store!

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Thanks for reading,

Kane 🙂

 

The only 2 piece you need

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So yes festival season is very much so coming to an end but I want to show you that this outfit is so much more than a festival outfit – it is so so versatile.

For me this is a perfect festival outfit with a twist – it is silky, a  bright metallic blue, loose fitting and cool considering it is a shorts and short sleeve co-ord.

I love this outfit for any summer festival I wore mine to pride and Boundary festival which was only last wee

k (I know I was freezing). The only downside for me was it doesn’t come in extra small and I found the shorts were a little oversized – but I just rolled them up and it was fine.

This ‘summer’ 2 piece set gives you so much versatility for all seasons – You can wear them together, dress up / dress down, open shirt / buttoned up, mix and match the shirt and the shorts with other outfits to make a versatile outfit for all weathers. This is why it was well worth the £55 from Zara!

Here are a few ways I would utilise this luxury 2 piece for smart or casual occasions

(P.S. I love the idea of the yellow jumper tied with the 2 piece set the silky blue and the bright yellow work so well defo recommend).


Two Piece from Zara

Yellow Jumper from Zara

Navy cropped Trousers from Bershka

Trainers from Gucci

Jeans from BohooMan

Looking for a lunch spot in London?

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Ok if you are ever in London and want a quick but chíc lunch you have to go to EatbyChloe in Covent Garden

It is a vegan fast food restaurant, the food was incredible and so were the vibes – especially the swing chairs. Very aesthetically pleasing

I loved everything we ordered, omg the ‘parmesan crust’ – Yum

I love you London and i’m definitely going to be back to ByChloe and try the meatball sub.

 

Thanks Sophie Bala for taking me to these fab places (and for the insta shots) xo

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By the way this jumper was a bargain find in Bershka on sale. I love the way it fits and the whole style of it. A perfect spring hoodie for this time of year. All outfit details will be linked below….


Pink Jumper from Bershka – STILL IN STOCK!

Jeans from Boohoo man 

Accessories:

Daniel Wellington Bangle

Daniel Wellington Watch

Travel Guide: Iceland

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Wow… What a place. It is one of them places that you are maybe not as excited to go to and then you go and it is the best experience of your life. The main highlight for me in Iceland was the landscape everywhere you go. In particular mine was seeing the Glacier waterfall, the Geyser and the Blue Lagoon.

Visiting Iceland I felt so lucky, it was an oddly grounding experience as it really does highlight what is important. This was because of the nature it is so grand and wonderful it almost makes you feel small, it gives you perspective. As well as, the danger of nature makes you think that you shouldn’t take things for granted. (THAT WAS DEEP FOR A TRAVEL BLOG)

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In terms of booking I highly recommend booking with TUI which works out cheaper as your flights, excursions and hotel is included in the price. We stayed at the Centre Hotel Arnarhvoll it had an amazing sky bar looking over the bay and the mountains this was where we ate breakfast and had a cocktail of an evening.

I loved Reykjavik itself it is so Scandinavian with lots of my favourite coffee shops Joe&TheJuice. The city (and the country) is a lot more forward than you would think it is modern and efficiently run.

For dinner we ate at an indian restaurant which was insane it tasted so good and the decor was beautiful. However you may need to remortgage to eat there, i’m talking £30+ for a curry with no rice (welcome to Iceland where they earn 3x more on average than the UK). Also we visited a turkish Meze restaurant and the Hard Rock Cafe. For lunch we got snack things like slices of pizza at the Deli or chips from Reykjavik Chips.

Fashion Side Note: These 2 items saved me in Iceland, I loved them so much. First being the warmest coat ever from Hugo Boss and this fleece oversized jumper from Urban Outfitters.

This was the best place I have ever been and ever will probably go because it is so unique. I really do hope this is on your bucket list, you won’t regret it. Thank you Iceland.

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The generation with an obsession for perfectionism.

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I really would like my blog to be more personal and talk about issues or topics that are important. So I was thinking of adding this to the end of some of my blog posts when i’ve been thinking about something a lot at that time – although I don’t want it to be forced.

Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts on perfectionism and i’ve found a lot of them very relatable and has made me think. I have realised that when social media is criticised it is mostly in relation to body image creating unrealistic expectations for people. However I also think social media allows unrealistic expectations in terms of productivity. It has created a culture of obsession over the ‘perfect life.’ Again just like body image, people will mostly show an almost edited view of their life as only selected content is uploaded. i have found myself looking at peoples Insta stories and seeing them waking up at 5 am and hitting the gym , completing their uni work as well as creating lots of their content for their blog. |t appears as if they are ticking off their entire to do list which is possible every now and then but not everyday. This leaves me feeling deflated and unmotivated as I give myself unrealistic expectations that I can’t complete. I am beginning to understand that it is okay to have two days of not exercising or leaving a task until tomorrow.

Not everyone is on top of it all of the time. It is okay you can get it all done but just not all in one day. Anyway chances are you’re smashing life in your own way!

I hope you can think the same too if you are like me and overwhelm yourself with mountains of uncompleted to do lists.

Thank you for reading something a little more personal,

Kane 🙂