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

My Reflection On My First Year At University.

So after finishing my first year at Uni I thought i’d write a post on it.

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Not only is Uni one of the most if not the most nerve-racking life experiences I have gone through it has also been one of the best. I know i’m in first year so my view on uni might be slightly optimistic compared to the next 2 years. However, it hasn’t been easy I have had 4 presentations, 6 essays and 2 exams from very contrasting modules. Despite this I would reassure a lot of people that (first year anyway) has been less stressful than A levels – i’m not sure if thats because I am now more prepared or the work load is easier or even if my environment impacted this. 

 

Even when I was 15 I didn’t plan on doing A levels let alone Uni but I believe it has been one of the best decisions i’ve ever made. I understand the financial side can be daunting but I personally think it is quiet a smart scheme and you only pay if you reep the benefits of uni (which despite what some people say it will aid your career) – well thats how I see it anyway. 

I live away from home and surprisingly the biggest benefit for me this year has not necessarily been educational (so far) but, maturity – how to be independent and responsible, it really has helped me to grow up (and appreciate all my parents do for me). 

Of course it isn’t for everyone but only you will know if it is or not. If it is don’t let anything hold you back and do it, it will be the best decision you make and be some of the best years of your life. Even if you don’t get the grades, don’t get the course or accommodation you want (like me) don’t let it stop you after all, everything happens for a reason.

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The ‘tracksuit’ of dreams

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I got this beauty from Zara. I had been wanting one for ages after I saw a blogger shooting it in Joe&Juice in London one day. Since I have searched everywhere for something similar and the closest I got was one in Dior which was extortionate.

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I am in love with it for so many reasons:

1- It is sooo comfortable so it is a perfect airport outfit or for a long car journey

2- It isn’t like the ‘typical’ tracksuit you would in-vision It gives you comfort and style

3- It fits so well. Mine is a small which does fit well for me now but in the christmas period maybe a little bit on the small side – I blame the cheese board.

4- The CROPPED leg. I know I am about a year or two late to this trend but I don’t care i’m living for it

5- The matching navy and burgundy stripes on both the jacket and the bottoms. Which goes perfectly with my watch strap i’m currently wearing.

This tracksuit is more suitable for spring but I am finding it so hard to not wear it now in the colder months  especially here in England (I do but I freeze).

It is perfect teamed with a plain white t-shirt like I have here, I usually tuck it in. In terms of shoes low top trainers are my favourite. My all time favourite shoes to wear with this are my Gucci ace sneakers when I bought them it was literally for an outfit like this. Although I do love wear my classic vans with this outfit too.

Thanks for reading,

Kane 🙂

The only high street shearling jacket you need.

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(As you can tell it was pretty cold when I was shooting this jacket & I was standing on a frozen lake – So I hope you appreciate it)

This jacket is from River Island. I was really surprised on the quality of the jacket considering. It has really made me look into river island more which i’ve noticed have really upped their game especially adding lines like their limited edition range.

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I have been wanting a Borg lined jacket for a while ever since I saw the dreamy Balenciaga shearling aviator. However this is a lot more affordable at £110 (IF YOU”RE A SIZE SMALL OR XXS IT IS ONLY £55 – I’m wearing a size small here). I love the cuffs on the sleeves wrapped in Borg which are slightly cropped which I like to show what jumper or short you’re wearing underneath. I prefer it unzipped with a scarf rather than zipped up but each to their own. For a high street alternative I think it is a great jacket that not only looks stylish also keeps your super warm.

If you want to see more about my trip to Iceland and some recommendations read my last blog post!

Thanks guys,

Kane 🙂

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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