Sunday, 28 September 2014

Monochrome Styling Part II

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you will remember that I did a post on monochromatic outfits at the beginning of August (you can check that out here). In some ways that was the summer version, of how I like to style a monochrome outfit. For today's post I wanted to share with you a more, Autumnal, monochrome look.

Recently I visited Birmingham to see JAWS (the band not the film, although I would love to re-watch Jaws the film!), and on my way to the concert, we decided to spend the day in the Bullring. The Bullring is Birminghams main shopping centre, and it is brilliant. I preferred it so much more than shopping in London. Although I do enjoy the choice you have in London, I just find looking around the shops extremely stressful, as it is always heaving with people. The Bullring is basically, London shopping in a nutshell (a much more enjoyable nutshell). Yes there were still crowds, but nothing compared to London, they still had all the main high-street shops that adorn Oxford Street, so I was very pleased.

The jumper I am wearing is from Topman. I am so happy I've found it, recently I've became a little obsessed with stripes, and as we are heading towards the colder months, I thought this item would be perfect. I can tell that it's going to become a staple in my wardrobe, and I'm sure you are going to be seeing a lot of it on this Blog! The jumper is oversized, but not in a ridiculous way. It's the perfect balance between oversize, and slouch-fit. However be warned, if you plan to order it online, then make sure to get your regular size, as it is designed to be oversized. My bomber jacket is also from Topman, another staple piece in my wardrobe, as you know my love for bomber jackets grow stronger everyday, so does my collection. I really loved this one, mainly because of the pocket on the sleeve. To me this makes any look, feel more vintage and and is if I'm from the 70s. A boy can dream!

My backpack has been featured a lot on my blog, however I've never spoken about it. Its from Herschel, and I absolutely love it. It's so simplistic, yet so stylish. And my favourite thing about it, is that it will never go out of style, as it's simple. A more detailed post on my backpack, will be coming very soon!

I hope you felt a little inspired for Autumn/Winter in this post! Thanks for reading,

Nik

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Snog

You may not know this about me (although if you follow me on Instagram, then you may have caught on), I am a frozen yogurt addict. It is a problem. Recently whilst visiting London, the cravings kicked in. So naturally I asked Siri, 'Where is the nearest Frozen Yogurt place'. And to my surprise he replied, 'Snog'. I didn't know whether to be confused, outraged or maybe attracted? However, with further inspection, I realised Snog is in fact, a frozen yogurt place. Sadly, I prefered that, to the chance of snogging someone.

For me, the reason I really enjoyed Snog was because of the whole experience. It's a really unique thing. As you can tell, it is a double-decker bus (I'm not sure if it can actually drive, that would be awesome), although it reminded me of a nightclub, I'm not entirely sure why. I think it had something to do with the loud music, and the fluorescent pink lights that shone down.

In general, frozen yogurt taste the same. I wouldn't say it blew my mind, nonetheless it was still very good. I just loved the whole atmosphere, it felt very energized and youthful, despite the fact that it was a miserable day. If you are ever along Southbank, and walk by (you cannot miss it) then I would highly suggest picking up a fro-yo, and taking a seat upstairs, as on a sunny day I can imagine that it would be even more entertaining.

I hope you enjoyed, finding out about my Snog experience! Thanks for reading,

Nik
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

EAT.

I'm pretty excited about today's post, as EAT. is one of my favourite lunch pit-stops. This time me friend and I visited the Southbank branch, which is definitely my favourite branch, when the sun is shining there is nothing better than sitting outside of EAT. In London, it can be hard to stay healthy whilst walking around, as you have a whole array of choice, and sometimes you feel overwhelmed at the choice. If you are looking to get a filling lunch, but still want to keep it clean, then I would highly recommend EAT. The hardest part about my experience in EAT., was choosing what to have. The menu is amazing, and it all looks so delicious. They do salads, sandwiches, soups, noodles, hot food and much, much more. 

After uhming and ahing for a good, let's call it 5 minutes (realistically, 20 minutes) I finally decided to go with the Falafel and Hummus salad. I'd never had Falafel before, but I was up for trying it. My report. It did not disappoint. Just looking at the salad makes my mouth water, the flavour combinations were remarkable. It was one of those dishes, where the tastes contrast but work together, creating an unforgettable meal. And it was all so healthy. If you aren't into salads, then my friend got a pulled-pork burger, which smelt divine. 

Believe it or not, this post is not sponsored by EAT. unfortunately, nonetheless I highly recommend visiting an EAT. if you are ever strolling by, you won't regret it.

I hope you liked this post, if your interested in more posts about what I got up to in Southbank, stay tuned as they will be out very soon. Thanks for reading,

Nik


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Sunday, 14 September 2014

London Street Style

Again, in this outfit I wanted to show you guys how great the colder months are. The reason I say this, is because I feel like you can totally create a whole different style, from merely changing the way you layer clothing. If you read my Transitional Outfit post, you will notice that I am wearing my beloved denim jacket. If you compare that outfit with this one, you can see a dramatic difference. This outfit too me looks a lot more seasonal, and autumnal. Patterns are always in during the Autumn/Winter months, so wearing any type of pattern is a good way to stay stylish. To achieve that look, I layered my check shirt from Topman, over my heavy denim jacket, also from Topman. 

I love the way this outfit looks, as to me it's very seasonally appropriate, but doesn't look trendy, and as a result, it wont (hopefully) go out of style. I generally like to keep away from trends, as that way my wardrobe becomes much more versatile.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, let me know your go to autumnal pieces! Thanks for reading,

Nik
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Best Value Juice Stop

Finding a good value juice place is never easy. Unfortunately I am one of those people that, (stupidly) I am willing to pay ridiculous prices, for something that can be bought a lot cheaper. You may have caught onto the fact that my local cities, are Bath and Bristol. Unfortunately I don't know of any juice bars in either of these Cities (if you do, do let me know!), so whenever I come across a juice bar, I jump at the opportunity. 

As I was visiting Greenwich market (post coming soon...), I was becoming rather tired and wanted a pick me up. Instantly I thought coffee but, again unfortunately I can't drink coffee, as the caffeine makes me jittery...therefore I settled on a juice. I haven't explored Greenwich much, but I had heard of a place called Turnips, which is basically a fruit and veg stall, that sell fresh juice. Turnips is amazing.

The reason I am so impressed with Turnips, is because of the whole array of freshly squeezed juices they have on offer. You can see the Baristas making the juices fresh! It's so lovely. As you can tell by the pictures, the juices aesthetically look amazing, a colourful array of natural goodness. I went for the Watermelon juice, and oh my goodness. Wow. I was so impressed, I went back to get the Cucumber and Mint Lemonade, which was so refreshing. If you are ever planning a trip to London, make sure you stop off at Greenwich market, for the juice place alone, you won't regret it.

If you know of any cool juice bars in you area, let me know! Thank you for reading,

Nik 
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Sunday, 7 September 2014

White Horse Street Outfit

On this particular occasion, a friend and I decided we would take a stroll around Hyde Park. We somehow ended up in White Horse Street. Again, for some reason, I found the name of this street very interesting, so as any blogger would do, decided to have my picture taken next to it. It was one of those days where the weather was very unpredictable, and whatever you decided to wear, would have been the wrong choice. Therefore I tried to play safe, and went for the warmth.

Recently I picked up this tartan shirt from Topman, which I have fallen in love with. I feel like I've picked it up at the perfect time as well, as tartan and prints in general, always become a staple throughout Autumn/Winter. Topman, in my opinion, are at their best during Autumn/Winter, as throughout the summer I feel as if they can be, tacky and too 'trendy', whereas in winter they are always full of, really great quality sweaters and shirts.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading,

Nik
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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Breakfast Club

Yes, now the time has come for my point of view, on the extremely hyped about...The Breakfast Club. I love the whole theme behind The Breakfast Club. The fact that it is inspired by the many wonderful John Hughes films, and that it would have easily been called Save Ferris! I'm sure you've read many blogposts about The Breakfast Club, so I wanted to check it out for myself.

I visited the Tower Bridge branch, which is the newest. When my friend and I were trying to find it, we almost walked straight by as it's not very in your face...on the outside. The outside is a very appealing, simple, white, cafe looking place, on the inside? It's a whole new world. The decor is very loud and quirky. It has that art deco, vintage american diner, feel. The ceilings are pink, and there are pineapple lamps. I was sold already. I would like to point out, that if you are looking for a quite place to have brunch, I do not recommend The Breakfast Club, as I said, the decor is loud, and so is the environment. Luckily, I enjoyed this as I like the high energy of The Breakfast Club.

I was very impressed with the service, especially as it was packed full. Every single table was full. The staff were all very helpful and extremely friendly, it almost felt like you were talking to a friend. I genuinely enjoyed everything to do with The Breakfast club, apart from one minor problem. The coffee wasn't very hot at all, which was kind of a bummer, although, luckily for them I enjoy iced coffee! I ordered Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs, on toast. Which I thoroughly enjoyed, it was delicious. The Breakfast club, is definitely one of the best brunches I have ever had.

If you're ever in London, I feel as if going to The Breakfast Club has became apart of the to-do-list, and I totally support it! I hope you enjoyed reading this post,

Nik

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