AND IT WAS ALL YELLOW




Jumper season is well and truly upon us, that's why I've picked up my first piece of knitwear. This jumper is a little different for me. Why might you ask, well it's because it's a bright colour! You'll all know by now my wardrobe has a very monotone colour scheme. However, when it comes to the winter months, I like to inject some colour in there, to mix it up a little.





This happy yellow roll neck does just that. I mentioned this across on today's YouTube video too, which coincidentally you can all watch now, (nicely placed segway there). I was talking about how in the winter time, I wear more coloured pieces than any other time of the year. It's the time of year when everything is cold and grey, so it's nice to wear a vibrant colour to brighten up your surroundings, not to mention improving your mood.

The attention to detail in the knit is top notch, especially around the hem and the bottom of the sleeves, this is where the purl knit goes from being horizontal to vertical, nice touch Zara!





This particular style of jumper can only be bought in medium and above, the jumper wasn't made available in smaller sizes. I rooted for a medium, which as you can see is a great fit. This jumper was designed to be worn a little over sized which makes it even more comfortable for the inevitable long winter ahead. You can take this jumper off me in March!



I've styled this outfit with my favourite leather biker. I feel like this is the best way to rock a thick knit jumper. The clash of colours and material between the bright yellow knit and the jet black leather looks bloody awesome. I also love exposing a little of the jumpers sleeves out of either side of the leather to give that finishing touch.

Paired with my staple black skinny jeans, black pointed boots and finishing the outfit with a pair of sunglasses, makes for a killer AW look anyone can pull off.





The jumper costs £49.99 and comes in a range of colours to suit anyones taste, you can check these jumpers out now by clicking below.

Shop the Zara knit here.

You can also head across to my YouTube channel and watch my new video. This week I'm talking about this jumper from Zara and one more knit I'm featuring on my blog this coming Sunday.

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26




What? How did that happen? I'm now twenty-six years old, I've spent my weekend celebrating. After a nice low key meal with the family on Friday night, I spent yesterday (my actual birthday) with the boys, celebrating the only way I know how; beer, cigars & poker. I can tell you now, I'm battling through a very bad hangover!

So since I'm one year wiser, (I use that term very loosely) I thought I'd write a post dedicated to the year ahead. This post will act as a kind of to-do list so that in one years time, I can look back on everything I said I wanted to achieve in my 26th year. To be honest, I've never been someone that makes plans. I'm that person who lives life by the day and takes things as they come. However even I have to admit some things have changed. For instance, I'm now unable to hack a 4am night out, without the feeling of regret (I shouldn't have drunk all those shots) & tiredness the following day. Why can't I do late nights anymore?


I'm the type of guy who likes to live in the moment, to be spontaneous, take trips to places I've never visited before, make new friends and experience more things. That's precisely what I want to do more of this year, I want to take more chances and edge that little further out of my comfort zone.



I'm approaching a time in my life when I've never been as comfortable with who I am, in my own skin, as I am now. I've figured out who I am and what I like. It's definitely the most self-assured I've ever been, and that's partly down to this blog. Sharing my opinions online, for everyone to see, takes a lot of confidence, I can tell you that! Especially on YouTube, where there's nothing to hide behind, apart from my improving editing skills, of course.

I'm hoping (along with my Mam & Dad) that this, is the year I'll finally move out. I'm constantly being reminded by the parents that "at your age, we already had a house!' Which is actually crazy to think, but I guess I've been enjoying life a little too much still living at home.

would love to move to a bigger city. I've visited Manchester and Leeds quite a lot recently, and I have fallen for them both. The change of surroundings, the sense of freedom whilst wandering around and exploring a new city is awesome! I'd love to live and be apart of a bigger city. Making new friends is something very high on my to-do list for this next year, and moving to a new city would surely improve my chances.



I'm a firm believer of everything happening for a reason, I know I'm on a path to something good with this blog, so I'm going to keep on trying my very best until something manifests itself, because I am going to make this work. I've learned over the years that being stuck in a job you hate just for money isn't worth it, and I don't want to live my life that way. Money comes and goes, it's not the be all and end all, so it’s better to get out there and follow your passion!


I enjoy investing so much of my time and effort, creating and sharing blog posts and videos for you lot to read. This post has been a lot more personal than most, but I just thought it was befitting, it's my birthday after all!






ROLLA'S - BON SHIRT




Hey guys, hope you're all good! In today's post, I'm going to be talking about this killer printed shirt. You may recognise this particular brand, as I featured their jeans across on my blog a few months back. (Click here to read Rolla's jean blog).

When researching into the brand I came across a bigger range of their clothing on their website. Sadly this was only available in Oz, where the brand is based, fortunately, Asos now stock Rolla's. Nice move Asos! Which is awesome news, as now you can buy shirts like this one here in the U.K.




This shirt is made from lightweight 100% cotton and is washed black for an authentic look. It's yet another leopard print number I know, but this season it's actually everywhere! The subtle difference with this particular print is it actually features leopards. That's if you look very closely, its such a busy pattern, they're quite easy to miss, especially when wearing it.




I love this shirt and I think it has some serious old school All Saints vibes, which is always a good thing. This shirt looks effortlessly cool styled alone or underneath a black leather biker jacket. The quality of this shirt shines through, it really is one of the nicest shirts I've bought in a while and as you can see, looks killer on! I wore the shirt buttoned up but I think it would look equally cool unbuttoned with a simple black tee underneath, if you wanted to mix it up a little.




This shirt also comes in a vibrant red, this was a hard decision choosing between the two especially as the red print looks very unusual. I, as you can see played it safe and rooted for my classic go-to colour of black. Nothing looks cooler in my book than a black leopard print, this shirt ticks all the boxes. Along with seamlessly fitting into my wardrobe! I paired it with some black skinny jeans and black boots, which gives the outfit an overall rocker look.




To shop the leopard print shirt from Rolla's via Asos click here. I've also made a look video on this shirt so you can see what it looks like being worn, plus I've had a chat about it on YouTube channel. 

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16 HOURS IN AMSTERDAM




Amsterdam is bursting with amazing things to see and do. Packed with museums, art galleries and even a botanical garden, this is a city where you'll never be stuck to find somewhere new to explore. I've put together this post, featuring my favorite places I visited whilst in Amsterdam last weekend. I still don't know how I managed to squeeze all this into just one day!





I did a little research on places to visit before my trip, so I had a rough plan to follow whilst over in the city. The first search had to involve food, hence the google- 'Best Apple Pie in Amsterdam'. This google actually threw up some promising results, this is how I discovered Winkel 43, renowned for their signature pie dish. I was starving after my early wake-up call, so this place was just what I needed to set me up for the day.

I can promise you this is no claim to fame, it's the real thing, not like 'the worlds best cup of coffee' in Elf! Their pie is amazing! Arriving, still warm in the middle, with a huge dollop of thick cream on top. I'd died and gone to apple pie heaven.

📍Winkel 43, Noordermarkt 43, 1015 NA








The weather in Amsterdam wasn't the best when we first arrived. Nobody wants to be wandering around in the rain, so it was a case of getting from A-B, with a beer stop in between to dodge the showers. No complaining there! We stumbled on a few good bars throughout the day, but my favourite has to be this little gem!







Louis bar takes the title for the smallest bar in the city. I found this bar when trying to find the bar from the Amstel advert, which sadly turns out to be fictional! Another reason not to believe everything you see on TV! Louis Bar was way better, firstly this place actually existed. We walked into the bar to find the smallest room imaginable, packed full of Stones fans with 'Satisfaction' blasting from the speakers. My sort of bar!

Louis bar is definitely worth a visit even if you only stay for one. It's a proper old pub, packed to the ceiling with knick-knacks and memorabilia. Climbing the stairs in there is like climbing a ladder, it's the steepest staircase I have ever come by, you wouldn't want to fall down that after a few shandies!

📍Café de Dam/Louis Bar, Damstraat 4, 1012 JM






I'll take this opportunity to explain the outfit. As I was heading to the gig later in the evening, I knew I had to channel some Mr. Richards vibes. I went for my Zara leopard print coat, which I wore over my Keith Richards t-shirt - Who the fuck is Mick Jagger. Paired with my signature staple black jeans, black suede boots (big mistake in the rain) and finally my new sexy hat. I think it made for quite a cool look, and it was great to spot other Stones fans whilst in the city wearing Rolling Stones gear too.

I love walking around exploring a new city, although I've been to Amsterdam before, it was so long ago everything seemed new again. Walking through the tight small streets, over bridges and canals, Amsterdam is undeniably beautiful in the Autumn. I even spotted a few classic cars, which looked at home on the cobbled streets.









After huge slices of apple pies and countless beers, we headed to Amsterdam's botanical gardens. This was another place I really wanted to check out, just to mix it up a little. I'm glad I did as this place was awesome! Wandering around its grounds and exploring the huge greenhouses, the botanical gardens was a sweet way to spend an afternoon.

📍Botanical Gardens Plantage, Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD



The classic tourist spot of Amsterdam is just behind the Stedelijk museum, this is where you'll find the 'I amsterdam' sign for that obligatory tourist photograph. Sadly we were running late, we didn't have time to go into the museum, but I've left the details below if you want to add it to your list.

📍Stedelijk Museum/ I am Amsterdam sign, 1071 DJ










We did, however, have the time to visit a museum called Foam. This museum is a little less known as the other bigger museums in the city, yet I think it's one of the best. It spans over three floors and had some awesome photographs capturing moments in time throughout history.

📍Foam Photography Museum Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS (Entrance fee 11 Euro.)









We finished the daytime in Amsterdam by heading to an amazingly tasty bistro for dinner. It was very special indeed, this was a little out of the way in a small neighbourhood of the city. Another place I found thanks to Instagram. I'd highly recommend this restaurant as the food was so tasty & filling!

📍Hummus Bistro Westerstraat 136, 1015 MP

Check out my vlog about my day in Amsterdam too.