Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Borg Jacket

The cold weather has definitely settled in, here in England, and I'm not complaining. December is definitely my favourite month, which by default means, Winter is my favourite season! And personally, I feel fashion is at it's best in the Winter. Coats, jackets, knits, sweaters, there is so much more versatility in Winter. And I freaking love it.

Staying true to the Winter ways, I stuck to the God-sent of layering. I'm wearing a black, white, and grey knit jumper, which I purchased from Primark. For the amazing price of £12! This has honestly become one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe. It was so cheap, but looks so much more expensive. It's also got a really interesting ribbed neck, which I love. The scarf is also from Primark, which I purchased last year. I always say that Primark, is at its best during the Winter. 

I feel the main focus of this outfit is definitely the jacket. I was lucky enough to get this Borg lined denim jacket for my birthday. I love the wash of this denim jacket, as it's a faded black, but only just. It's the perfect balance between a worn-in, weathered look, and a smart coat. I also adore the Borg lining. I feel it makes the jacket look very chic, and in the cold weather that we are experiencing, is a must! I've been seeing Borg lined items popping up everywhere, so I'm glad I managed to get my hands on one. This one wasn't too expensive either - £60 - which was from Topman. Again I'm wearing my stretch skinny jeans, and black Chelsea boots, also from Topman.

I hope you guys liked this outfit, let me know of any pieces that have become a staple in your wardrobe, this Winter! Thanks for reading,

Nik

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Birthday Haul

 A very exciting post today, as it's my Birthday haul! This year was my 16th Birthday, and unfortunately I wasn't contacted by MTV, to star in their Super Sweet Sixteenth TV series.  Before we get started I just wanted to make a little disclaimer; I haven't included all the presents that I received as I wanted this post to also be, a form of a Christmas gift guide, therefore I couldn't figure out ways to fit everything in. So if you're reading this and wondering where the present you gave me is, it's most definitely being put to use! 

This year my main present was clearly my iPhone 6. Previously, I have owned the iPhone 4, and 5, so I am not a newbie to iPhones. When I was given my iPhone, I gave my old one to my mother. And it made me realise what great gifts, apple products make to loved ones. Christmas, is also the perfect time to give the gift of warmth, in the form of a coat, or a jacket. I was very chuffed when I opened my Borg lined jacket, as it's not only a lovely gift to receive, but it's also extremely practical. If you want to find out more, check back this Sunday for a more detailed post on this jacket!
Honestly one of my favourite gifts that I have received is the Modern Family box set. I haven't left the house since. Box sets are brilliant gifts, but a bit of advice; if the person you are considering buying for, has already watched the entire show, then I wouldn't recommend buying the box set for them. As TV shows are different to films, and are much harder to rewatch. I would recommend buying them a box set of a TV show that they haven't watched yet!The gift of music. Arguably the best. I always listen to music through Spotify, although whenever I'm in the car, where possibly I try to avoid KISS, or the dreaded Jack FM. And CDs are definitely the best way to do so. Alt-j, and BANKS, are two of my favourite artists, so when I got these, I was over the moon!One of the most versatile and genius present ideas. The humble mug. Everyone needs them, and I think a lot of people love them. This mug is from Anthropologie, and only cost £6! I really love this mug, it's so simple. I have definitely purchased a few for some of my friends, as it's just such an easy gift. This mug may be the answer to; 'What do I get the person who has everything?'.Another great present is a book. Calling Men In This Town, a book to read, may be stretching the imagination a bit too far, however a book like this is a great way to kick start someone’s love for books in general. If you feel you are lacking inspiration, these types of books are brilliant ways to get some. It's such an easy way to look for something new to buy!

I hope you guys have successfully managed to get some appropriate gifts this year, and haven't (like me) left Christmas shopping to Christmas Eve! Thanks for reading,

Nik
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Sunday, 14 December 2014

The Details | Moissue

Today I have something very exciting to share with you. Not too long ago I was contacted by a company called Moissue, so that I could review one of their products for you guys. Before starting my blog, I had made a pledge to myself, to only ever review a product if I would buy it myself. And so far I have stuck to this. I have been offered other PR samples, but have always declined if I thought, that I wouldn't ever use the product typically. 

More recently I have been wanting to expand my wardrobe. I've noticed that I tend to stick to the same brands (cough, cough, Topman)! And in doing so, I have found that jewellery is a great way to change up an outfit, and add some extra detail. I'm in love with the Moissue collection. I adore the simplicity of the rings, and I think incorporating wooden pieces into jewellery, is such a brilliant idea. My favourite line, is the Mono Slim series.

Here I am wearing the Glint series, in the shade mahogany. I love how the Glint series also uses metals, it makes for a very eye-catching, yet subtle piece. I've also been getting a lot of compliments on the ring, when in public!

Make sure to head over to the Moissue website, and have a browse. Especially if you're finding, you are lacking inspiration in the outfit department. It's a brilliant way to spice up your wardrobe, and also a really unique gift idea!

I hope you enjoyed finding out about Moissue. Thanks for reading,

Nik

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post. The product was sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Of Course | The Playlist

I'VE RETURNED! And yes, my exams are now over, therefore I am now able to give my full attention to my blog. Don't you worry the posts will be coming thick and fast, I need to make up for lost time.

It is now December, which is by far my favourite month of the whole year. As a matter of fact, whilst you are reading this, it is my birthday! So for me December couldn't get much better. To give a little something back, a present for you guys if you will, I've created a Christmas playlist, that we can all add to. It's collaborative! So if there are any songs you feel the playlist is missing, feel free to add them.

I hope you enjoy the playlist! Thanks for reading and for sticking by me,

Nik
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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Style Focus | Topman

Hello again...it's been a while. I'm sorry for the lack of posts as off recently, but my exams are coming in thick and fast, which means - unfortunately - revision is taking top priority. Not too fear, after next week my exams are over, and I can finally return fully to the blogosphere! Which I'm very excited for. Anyways, on with the post.

The weather in England has definitely gotten a lot colder, and of course, because it's England, has gotten rainier. Therefore it's been so much easier to style outfits, as once again, layering has become key. I find simple knit jumpers, like this burgundy one I'm wearing, have turned into a staple throughout the colder months. They are so easy to style, and really keep you warm.

I've also been wearing my denim jacket an awful lot more, as I really enjoy playing with different textures during Autumn/Winter, and denim is one of the easiest, as you can work it into your wardrobe so easily! I've been eyeing up a borg-lined corduroy jacket, which you will be seeing very soon. Borg-lined jackets have been popping up everywhere, and I'm excited to show how I like to style them.

Again, as it's England, the Chelsea boots have been out nearly everyday, as they are extremely comfortable, and are waterproof. Stylish, and practical. These are the two of my favourite things. Of course, my black stretch-skinny jeans have came out to play. They are so damn comfortable!

If you've been reading my blog for a while now, then I'm sure you won't be surprised to know, that every single item I am wearing is from, you guessed it. Topman. I find that Topman really excel with their Autumn/Winter range.

Let me know any pieces that are a staple in your wardrobe, as we head into the colder months! Thanks for reading,

Nik

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Shake Shack


 Just like with my post on The Breakfast Club. It's now my turn to review, the heavily talked, hyped, and blogged about. Shake Shack. For me Shake Shack was also an experience. First of all Shake Shack is set in one of my childhood favourite places, Covent Garden. I love Covent Garden around this time of year, I can always rely on it to boost my Christmas morale (It's rare that I ever need a boost, as Christmas is my favourite time of year). We visited very recently, and of course the Christmas decorations were already up. I wasn't complaining. At first my friends and I, found it hard to locate Shake Shack. We almost walked right by it. It's in some ways hidden away, as it's not very in your face. This is where it either gets exciting, or tedious.

To order your cheesy goodness, you have to queue around the back of the place. You will be given a menu, and queue, just like at school, waiting for you school meal. Depending on who you are, exciting or tedious. Once you've ordered you get given one of those, bleepy-buzzer-robot-demons (I'm joking, they aren't robot demons...). I found this rather strange, however I guess it made for a more organised approach, to receiving your food. So we sat down, and luckily my bleepy-buzzer-robot-demon was the first to go off! I got my food, and the pure sight of it was enough to make me scream 'PINCH ME!'. Somehow, I managed to restrain myself.

The thing that sold me, was the cheesy-chips. They weren't noticeably or incredibly tasty, I think it was more the indulgent factor. Because you could tell that after a meal at Shake Shack, you're booking a gym session. I was thoroughly impressed with the chips, as it felt so much like a guilty pleasure (although, perhaps that was because it was my third burger, that week). And then the burger. Now I have to say, when I started eating the burger, which was after inhaling the chips, it was in fact cold. I find that when food is cold, it generally looses a lot of it's flavour. Therefore the burger just felt like a load of textures in my mouth. There wasn't much flavour going on. I was willing to look past this, as the price of the whole meal, is what sealed the deal. Around £8.00 for the whole meal! Which may sound a lot, but if you're familiar with London, then I'm sure you are able to appreciate this pricing.

All in all, I would suggest that if you are ever near a shake shack, you should try it out, as I've heard extremely mixed reviews, and feel it's all down to personal experience. Let me know if you have ever been to Shake Shack, and what you thought about it! Thanks for reading,

Nik
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Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Camel Coat

Today I wanted to share with you, one of my new favourite pieces in my wardrobe. The Camel Coat. I've loved Camel Coats for a very long time, but have never really seen a way that I personally, could work it into my wardrobe. Recently Yanin, from IDressMyselff, created a post all about Camel and Beige pieces, and how she likes to style them. With Yanin in mind, I went on a hunt and managed to find this beauty from Topman. I actually found styling this Camel Coat quite easy, as it becomes the focal point of an outfit. 

For my trip to Covent Garden I decided to wear a new pair of black jeans that I picked up from, again Topman. I actually prefer the fit of these jeans, to the ones I usually get from H&M. These are the Stretch-Skinny fit. They are perfect if, like me you don't like the look of skin-tight jeans, but still want a cut close to the body. I also managed to get my hands on a pair of these Chelsea Boots, which I've been wearing non-stop since I got them. They were only £25 in the sale (of course, at Topman). I was really pleased, as these Chelsea Boots in particular, have a beige-toned sole. A beige-toned sole is much better if you are going for a more casual look. Whereas a black-toned sole, can dress up an outfit and make it even smarter. A little tip for you there! And finally my jumper is from, believe it or not, Primark. I found this there last year, so I'm not too sure if they still have them in-stock.

Sorry for being M.I.A, for the past week. My exams are starting very soon, so revision is unfortunately becoming my main priority. But do not fear, I'm still taking the time to create posts, that I think you will enjoy reading! 

Let me know some of your favourite shops, as I seem to be sticking to Topman a bit too much. Thanks for reading,

Nik
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