Hey guys, I can't believe we've got just over a week till Christmas! That's pretty mad isn't it, considering we all seem to have gone from March 329th to now, without really anything exciting in-between. My last post was my birthday post, that's not really hit me until now, I really have let my blog slide over the last few months haven't I! That can be my first in my long list of New Years resolutions, get back to being consistent, but like everyone, I've found it pretty hard to talk about any topics, new purchases or in-fact anything remotely exciting or interesting has sadly been few and far between. Cheers Lockdown!

Luckily tonight I do have something to share with you all - here's three looks from Tigha's new SS21 campaign, finally something new hits the blog! So we'll kick it off with my favourite item from the new collection the Nevan Leather Biker. It's made from sheep leather and comes in an awesome dusty black. It has some killer shoulder epaulettes as well as lots of detail on the jacket, for instance those killer leather elbow patches, which I absolutely adore! The styling of this biker is perfect, it looks aged, it looks worn, it looks like it's been around a while, it's all about the details, the pockets, zippers, ties and metal studding, plus the chunky belt. This biker certainly has a personality of its own, I love everything about it!

The second look I want to chat about is this sweet shirt, so good I had to have it in both colour options, the Black and Vintage Grey. The Senyo shirt is effortless, you can throw it over a tee or wear it underneath your biker, its going to look equally cool in any situation. The metal branded studded buttons are heavy and cold to the touch, always a good sign in my book as this always means quality, like all Tigha's clothing, the quality shines through. I teamed this look with the black Pablo Chelsea Boots and a simple long sleeved tee also from Tigha makes for a killer laid back outfit.

Look me in BLUE jeans, well, why the hell not, I mean you've got to mix things up a little especially when stuck in Tier three, cheers Boris, I mean there's not much excitement coming from anywhere else, hence the colour change. I do think the colour of these blue jeans are perfect though, very light, the washed out denim looks super cool, I know they'll look perfect next spring summer, plus it will be a total change to my normal go-to black especially when the weather gets a little warmer. It's a long while off, but we can all dream right?!

My final outfit choice I want to bring your attention to is this super cosy, warm, thick jumper, yeah, you can tell I like it right? This jumper is probably the most substantial piece in my wardrobe, I've been wearing it a lot recently especially with the weather being colder, there's no better feeling than been wrapped in this jumper, kicking back and relaxing. I'm not normally a huge fan of knitwear but this alpaca/wool mix is well worth it. If you guys want to see a little more of the outfits you can check my instagram @theunidentifiedrocker where you can catch my latest video of all the outfits styled up.

You can find all my looks across on Tigha's website, by clicking here to shop. As always stay safe, and if I don't get to check back in with you before Christmas, I hope you all have an amazing time, drink, eat and be merry with the one's you love!

Photographs by Dan Graham 

Catch you all soon x

28th + A Lockdown

My birthday post usually consistents of my personal achievements and goals for the year ahead, however I wanted to get real in this one. I'm not going to sugar coat how this year has been. With a worldwide pandemic, a multitude of wrong decisions and a whole load of bad luck, 2020 really hasn't been my year. I understand it hasn't been easy for anyone, so I thought I'd share my 2020 experience too. Wow, what a year. I say wow not in a positive light. I thought I was having a bad time in 2019 with all the stupid things that concerned my mind. I now look back on a year ago today and my troubles then, completely pale into insignificance, I think we've all had a tough time am I right? Over the past  year I've learned some of the biggest lessons of my entire life, suffered heartbreak, loneliness, and the feeling of being completely lost and depressed. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't all been bad, and I'm so grateful for all of the good. But in today's post, I just wanted to keep it real.

Full of ego and big headedness last year, I prematurely quit my job. Not thinking of anyone else but myself, I thought I was set for greatness in the freelance game, things haven't turned out quite the way I intended just yet but I'm pushing harder than I've ever done before to make it happen. I've always taken chances, I've never lived life in the safe lane. I explained to you all last October, very nonchalantly, that I were to leave my job and risk it all to go freelance. I didn't have a care in the world and I thought everything would work out for me, as they always have done in the past. I said I'd ace the freelance game, I said I'd be able to pay my rent no problem, I said everything will be great... how wrong I was. SO FAR!

After moving back from Manchester in a split decision of rage and stupidity, January came around and I felt like I had nothing left. I'd lost my entire life over night - I'd never the effects of 'blue January' but this year, I was deep in its cold jaws. Every single day was a battle with my own mind. February came with one job opportunity, I spent my last £90 to buy a train ticket to travel down to the meeting I had set up, I knew after I had spent the remaining money I had, I'd literally have nothing left, not only in my life but in my bank account too. I put all my chips on the table and hoped it would pay off. Unfortunately my bet didn't pay off. Rock bottom was hit, oh hey, I'm back here again! I was back in the same position as I was three years ago, in my parents house. 

I can count on one hand the places I've visited this year, not only had I had to deal with the mess I'd made of my life, I was also now up against a world-wide pandemic. Job searching with no money, in a lockdown was something I never thought I'd have to endure. In a time I desperately needed my friends and a social life, it was taken away from me. I'm so grateful for the support my family gave me during this time. I needed my friends so much this year, to help me take my mind off all the negativity, and to distract me from how bad things were. Sadly now thanks to restrictions on travelling, I felt completely shut off and desperately sad.

On a positive note, I'd received a handful of small jobs this year, which I am super grateful for, I have pushed my creativity so far I didn't think it was possible. I persisted with my video and creative work and that sort of saved me and my mind from total depression. I've took to reading a lot of self help books my friend lent me over lockdown. Reading a huge stack of them in lockdown has changed my mindset on a lot of things and my positivity is certainly back. That, as well as meditation and exercise of course! I have stuck with this regime everyday this year. The first thing I do every morning is head out on my run, then shower and then get ready for my working day in a structured environment, with a meditation session in the afternoon. I'm proud to say I have done this every day since January 1st,  I am so pleased with myself for keeping that up, I cannot recommend a routine highly enough - meditation and exercise will help you massively in any place you and your mind is currently at!

You never know how lucky you are, or that you have everything you've always wanted, until it's gone. Every single day has shown and reminded me of that. I'm just starting to heal from what has happened over the last 365 days and I know what has happened will leave it's painful scars, but most importantly I'm here to carry on. I am here to stay positive and no matter what happens, I will keep creating until I get noticed and I finally find myself back in 'the game', this time acknowledging how lucky I am when playing it!

Cheers for reading,
A big thanks to my family and my very close pals for being there this year, lets make next year fucking big and make up for things we've missed out on, shall we? 

Stay safe, Stay positive & know how grateful to be!


Evening guys, tonight I'm showing you my little sale purchase I bought from Asos. I shared a short film featuring this jacket on my Instagram page on Wednesday, you all seemed to like it then, so here's a post dedicated to the details. However, I must tell you all some bad news from the get-go, this particular blazer has sold out, well, unless you're a 40-44 chest! As usual, I went for a small 38, sorry to be the bearer of bad news! 

This jacket has been in my favourites for a while now, I was so happy to find the jacket had gone down to £56, with a further 20% off in a promo, meaning I nabbed it for £44.80 - steal! I mean, the real reason I had to own this jacket was because it looked remarkably similar to a SLP jacket I saw in the mens SS19 collection. I took inspiration from their campaign video when shooting my own, with the exposed brick walls covering parts of the blazer. Check it out on my instagram now. 

Yeah this skinny fit blazer is a complete dupe, but I love it, it has the look of a Saint Laurent piece for the fraction of the price. I dressed this outfit up with a subtle star print shirt from The Kooples and a star print scarf, plus a pair of tailored trousers, (not jeans) who am I? The keen eyed amongst you, will have also noticed I'm not wearing any jewellery either, I just had a day off from all the bejewelling and I thought this outfit was strong enough alone.

The stripes on the blazer are pretty wide, which I love, of course, it's a statement blazer and it makes you stand out from the crowd. Solid metal buttons cover the blazer, four on each cuff and three to each side of the double breasted design, securing the blazer at the front. You can check the sexy striped blazer out here, and you never know your size might come back in stock, it's always worth keeping an eye out.

Cheers for reading,