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The Exchange Bar and my Clarks

October 15, 2015

Sometimes it’s nice to find a new space to go and work in and this time I had a new pair of shoes to take me there from Clarks Originals. I found a pretty quiet spot in Leicester called The Exchange Bar to get working one afternoon and it also made for quite a cool place to take some photos. It had that Pinterest vibe going for it, something that goes down well with all bloggers, but sorry, there was no marble or copper.

On my feet were the Clarks Desert London shoes that sit just below the ankle. Clarks Originals have always been a trusted brand in my mind that makes quality footwear and these are a great pair to highlight that.

I remember when I got my first pair of school shoes from Clarks and it’s where I’d get my feet measured. So I can honestly say that this brand is the only brand that I’m probably still wearing now that I used to own as a kid. You can wear these with either trousers or jeans, with the suede material offering up both formal and casual options.

Recently, I’ve been enjoying wearing denim jackets and this one I think is going to remain one of my personal favourites. It’s a patchwork denim jacket from my friend’s over at Levi’s. I was lucky enough to be invited over to their showroom a few weeks back to pick a couple bits from the new A/W collection and this jacket was one of them. I find myself going for staples and basics in a wardrobe, but the added patchwork detailing on the jacket made it.

As of yet I’ve not been brave enough to wear double denim of the same wash, so I chose my Topman skinny jeans. A good fit and a reasonable price so I’m happy. Then a trusted basics t-shirt from All Saints meant I was relying on the jacket for the details of my outfit that day.

After a few photos with Natalie it was back to work and it was nice to find a new place in Leicester when I thought I knew everything there was to know about my city. Where do you find yourself going to work?


Let’s say hello to Spring

April 3, 2016

Trilby hat Brixton Jacket ASOS T-Shirt P&Co Jeans ASOS Boots Clarks Shoes

Winter coat away and sunglasses on. I went on a drive out of Bournemouth with my friend Jack Fairey and into the fairly new town of Poundbury. Still in Dorset, it’s a forty-minute drive away from my seaside town and it’s such a cool little place and one I’m going to struggle to describe.

Owned by Prince Charles, the town is of French design and everything is so well thought-out down to the street sign detailing. A special mention to two places in Poundbury: homeware store Cherryade and Butercross Bakery. I think Cherryade is one of the nicest stores I’ve visited for a while and was worth the drive alone. And it’s pretty much what my style of late has been based on, simple and considered. I think near enough each item is something that I can imagine belonging in my future flat, house, castle…

With it being a nice day we just chilled and walked around, and of course drank coffee. Spring means we can start taking away some of the baggage from our outfits and introducing some lighter colours so ignore my attachment to black here. For me I’ll still be wearing a lot of black tones, but taking away an overcoat and replacing it for a light denim jacket is something I’ll be doing when the sun comes to say hello now it’s Spring time. Consider wearing pieces that can be taken away and do not leave your outfit looking incomplete. I’m hoping this nice weather is here to stay! As always, thanks for reading.