My SS17 Colourway

So it's starting to stay bright until around 6pm these days, that means we're almost into barbecue weather and shorts.

However I'm not quite ready to give up all my layers just yet, with the chilly wind that Doris has kindly left behind I can still go all the way with a shirt and jacket.

I have changed my colours though... Like everyone knows I'm a fan of the old black. But a friend of mine told me to be a little more adventurous, so I threw on everything I had in that creamy beige section. 

So, what am I wearing? The big question.

Starting from the feet up. My shoes are obviously Converse, the off white 1970s style is currently the best thing ever for me right now and I can't stop looking at my feet...

Next up, the trousers: Dickies. You'll normally see me in Carhartt, top to bottom. But I own a couple of pairs of Dickies, 873s. And frankly, at the moment, I'm in love with how they look with the crease line and the loose fit of them. I really need to invest in a few more pairs and colours.

Okay, so now the top half. The tee, Carhartt (of course) can't go a day without it being on my body... This is the SS16 collection, when they brought out their pastel colour tees, and it's the nicest shade of pink I've seen in a long time! I searched long and hard for this gem when it came into the winter sales. I just bought the college script tee, because less is more these days right?

The next two items are by Norse Projects, again, old season stuff, but nonetheless relevant. I picked up the Villads Shirt from Goodhood, it was actually a present from the girl, but I picked it y'know. It's a kind of heavy twill shirt with double breast pockets, (can't have too many pockets) and it's in this really nice shade of off white that compliments almost anything. Norse Projects have it down when it comes to simple designs and great colours. The next piece is the Ecru Nunk Jacket, I've rolled the sleeves up one because I think it's actually a little too big on me but something about it means it fits like a dream. It's lightweight, airy and just generally very practical for the in between months where everyone gets confused about the temperature. I picked it up from END in the sale, and I'm pretty sure you still can! Bargain in my eyes.

Again, big thank you to those who read, means a lot. I've provided links to all the pieces above, just look in the text. Not all will be colour exact because of seasons and whatever but y'know, it'll do.

The Open Shirt

It's such a safe bet isn't it? Just that classic look of the open shirt and tee.

With spring on the horizons I'm looking toward wearing a little less. Although, I still want to be able to keep at least a few layers constant. Shirts like this Levi's one are perfect for summer, and to pair it up with something like this Goodhood tee, they're a quality match. It's simple, light and airy, and with the mismatch patch kinda style going on with the bold text from the tee, it's subtly eye catching.

All these pieces are last season or the one before, so unfortunately I can't provide you with any links! Sucks I know, but what can I say, I'm behind the times!

Anyway, yet again, a big thank you for visiting and reading. Check out all the other sections on this blog, I'm planning to fill it with content soon!

Staying Loyal

Everyone's got a go-to brand or just general kind of style right? Especially as you get older, being adventurous with your style seems to become a little more risky in day to day life.

Well mine is Carhartt WIP. If you happen to know me then you'll probably know theres always something Carhartt related on my body, right down to my keys... And there's nothing wrong with that, they're a good solid brand, and compared to some of my other tastes, a little more within my price range.

So I often actually end up wearing all Carhartt. Here I'm styling the classic Detroit Jacket, Ruck Single Knee Pants and the Hooded Chase Sweat in ash grey, for those looking for a solid grey hoodie, I'd highly recommend this fit and colour, it's just perfection.

As for the feet, you'll probably only ever find me wearing Converse or Vans, and Redwings on the occasion. It's a pretty solid triple in my eyes, and with so many styles and colours to choose from in each brand, well you're spoilt for choice whilst keeping your classic look intact.

Here I'm wearing the Converse 1970's in an off white, similar to the Comme Des Garcons ones you might have seen, everywhere... Personally I really love the look and feel of the 70's, there's a little extra padding compared to the classic chucks and that higher gum sole just brings a little extra to the whole look of the shoe. I got mine from Size because I couldn't find this colour way on the actual converse website, and also, Size actually stock half sizes, which is perfect for me and my weird feet.

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Embracing all the Senses

I was never truly into my fragrances before I started working at Le Labo. To be honest, I never even considered it to be part of my wardrobe, yeah it felt nice to smell nice sometimes but it wasn't essential y'know? I didn't consider it to be part of my wardrobe.

Then I got this job... And let's say this, I've never smelt better.

There's something about Le Labo that will capture a lot of people, their scent's aren't season based and a lot of the perfumers they work with are responsible for some of the most famous scents in the world. They have a unique kind of style attached to their fragrances, alongside this minimal, industrial kind of design. Brown cardboard boxes and old worn interiors, you get the idea, but yeah, let's just say, getting a perfume there is more of an experience.

They have my utmost respect, they've managed to capture a small niche in the market by making all their perfumes fresh to order (the downside is that you need to leave the perfume for a few days before you can actually use it, but that just gives you an idea of how fresh it actually is).

So to the fun stuff. What am I showing you exactly? You're going to hate this.

I only have 2 of their fragrances in my possession currently, I have my eye on a few more but with the current price points it's expensive stuff. Anyone with a collection above 3 is seriously lucky in my eyes. Although they're dead expensive, they last and last...

So, my fragrances...

I mainly use one called 'Another 13' it's supposedly a secret, but with something this good, I feel I've got to share it.

The catch. You can ONLY purchase this in Colette in Paris, they pretty much own the scent. It was the lovechild between Le Labo and Another magazine, I'd recommend it to you but do I really want you to smell like me? I mean, if you aren't going to Paris, I'd say go for Santal 33 or Thé Noir 29, both exceptional fragrances and very easy to obtain. Kind of like my guilty pleasure when I'm not being a snob.

My second and most recent purchase is Baie Rose 26, Chicago's city exclusive. Another point to buying Le Labo, you feel like you own something no one else can. They have an exclusive range only available in certain cities.

With scent's like these, obviously, the prices are a little higher, kind of like paying for a secret membership or something, but if you get a chance to travel to another city that holds Le Labo, take the chance to check out their city exclusive. These bad boys are really something else.

If not, the classic collection is seriously diverse, I can almost guarantee there's something that you'll like. There's a total of 15 to choose from, going from really fresh citrus all the way to dark and smoky. If you feel like you're lacking a signature fragrance, that truly defines you, go to Le Labo.

Again, thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my ramblings. I'm still all very new to this so please forgive any mistakes! Feel free to like and comment!