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Fashion • Lifestyle • Travel


Marbled Mood

Salman Dean

Hi guys I hope your well! Last weekend me and my friends were walking around Liverpool Street and found this really cool looking road. So I thought I would shoot an outfit post for you guys. 

I'm obsessed with co-ordinates! I have been for a really long time although recently they have become quite mainstream. I found this set on ASOS and it's by Itchbien. One of the main reasons I love it is because the material on the t-shirt is super soft and the shorts are made of neoprene. I also really did like the marble print and oversized fit of the t-shirt. Now I'll be honest. I'm not really a shorts person but I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to fashion.

When having a browse through ASOS I also managed to find these really cool snakeskin effect lace up plimsolls. I have been looking for something like this for so long, mainly because of the contrasting thick white platform. Plus they are black (obviously everything is better in black) however they are slightly more shiny than I expected - nonetheless I'll be keeping them. The shoes paired with my favourite socks definitely added an edgy vibe to an already bold look.

What do you guys think? Would you rock something like this? 
ASOS Shorts
Ichiban Marble
Ichiban Shorts


Summer Tag

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I thought I would do this post so you guys can get to know me a little better and with us well into summer what better way to do it than a summer tag. The temperatures in London have been surprisingly high this year but in typical British style there has been a little rainfall also. So here are some of the things I love and hate about summer:

1. What is your favorite thing about summer? 

This may sound silly but the warm weather. You must be thinking duh?! But seriously the warm weather and extra light really perks me up. Not going to lie I think I suffer from the winter blues in the colder months. Although when it's summer it just puts me in a good mood. The warmth on your skin, the long days. Anyone else the same?

2. Do you have a favorite summer drink? 

If it's from Costa then it has to be the mango and passion fruit cooler. If it's from Starbucks then it's definitely an iced caramel macchiato.

3. Favourite summer fashion items? 

I love an oversized t-shirt for summer. But I also recently have started to like chino shorts. I'm not really a shorts person but I now own like 5 pairs. Guess you'll eventually see them on the blog.

4. Favourite summer activity?

I love having BBQ's in the summer. Ever since I was a kid all I can remember is when summer came it meant doing a BBQ nearly every other weekend. Other than that I love a good theme park on a nice sunny day. Definitely a thrill seeker although scared of heights pahaha.

5. Favourite summer product?

My favourite product to use in the summer is the Burt's Bees Mango Lip Balm. The mango butter used makes it really nourishing but lightweight. Nothing worse than having a thick layer of lip balm in the heat. I've been using this every summer for over 4 years. Plus it smells amazing - who doesn't love mango!

6. Favourite summer memory?

I would have to say the summer of 2012 when I went to Morocco. Walking around sunny Agadir. Especially my trip to Paradise Valley - it was one the highlights of the trip.

7. Summer dislikes?

The main thing I dislike about summer is using public transport when it's warm. Especially the London Underground because temperatures can get crazy. Other than that I love the summer!

8. What is your signature summer scent? 

So a few years ago I bought a 200ml bottle of Paco Rabanne One Million from duty free. Looking back I shouldn't have bought such a big bottle but it was really cheap at the time. I'm pretty much sick of it however it has been my summer scent for years and I associate it with warm weather and holidays. Don't worry the bottle is soon coming to an end (thank god!)

9. What is your go to summer look?

I would have to say it'd be a thin summer shirt paired with lightly colour chinos. Maybe with a pair of espadrilles?

10. Windows down or AC all the way?

AC all the way! I hate being blown in the face by wind especially now that i'm trying to grow my hair. It's always flying around. No thank you, AC will do fine.

Well there you have it guys. I hope you feel like you got to know me a little better with some of my summer likes and dislikes. If you've done this tag then leave a link to it in the comments section below. I'd love to hear what your summer favourites are.


Insiders Launch at Beaver Lodge

Salman Dean

I recently attended a PR event for a new online platform and app called Insiders which was hosted at a funky bar in Kensington called Beaver Lodge. Insiders is currently in its private beta phase and set to fully launch later on this year. The concept of Insiders is to share tips and recommendations telling your friends and contacts all about your favourite destinations and events. It’s also a really easy way of finding cool new places to go, especially if you’re traveling.

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