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For a while now I have been working on my blog, photography and Instagram aesthetic, and I have finally found and settled with a vibe that I love & I hope you are loving too. At the end of last year, my site had a full re-vamp and I published ‘Created By Adam Kay’ – my space to share blog posts about travel and fashion but also to showcase my photography and all other creative projects. I am back into the full swing of it now and absolutely love it.

To celebrate I have created a short trailer with a mixture of clips that summarise the overall vibe of ‘Created By Adam Kay’ so… if you’re a new visitor or loyal returner you can see exactly what to expect!! Enjoy…

Converse x CDG

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If you’re anything like me, you probably follow a lot of streetwear accounts on Instagram and Twitter etc. If that’s true then you’ll most likely have seen these shoes before; they’re the 70’s style Chuck Taylor’s created in collaboration with Comme des Garçons.

I love these shoes and have wanted them for a while, so when my old pair of converse had seen better days I decided I would upgrade and get myself a pair. They come in two colour-ways (black and off white) and also in both low top and high top styles. I went with the low top, off white variation because in the past I’ve found low tops more comfortable and I thought the colour would go with absolutely everything… you can’t really go wrong! Although I definitely have my eyes on the black pair now too.

Being based on the original 70’s Chuck Taylor’s, the CDG’s have a higher rubber sole as well as more padding inside the shoe, making them more comfortable and durable than your standard converse. After having them several months they have become a staple and wearing them often I am really pleased with the condition they’ve stayed in – being a pale colour I was worried they would be ruined within weeks but they clean up really well and still look in new condition.

If you’re thinking about getting a pair of Converse x CDG I would 100% recommend them. My favourite part of the shoe is the contrast stipe that goes up the back of the shoe, it makes them different to other Converse and I really like that! They’re definitely my favourite shoe in my collection at the moment and I hope to get the black pair eventually as well.

Hastings Heritage Edition Watch

Not too long ago I reviewed the Hastings ‘Classic Edition’ watch that they were kind enough to send to me. I am still loving my watch and if you follow me on Instagram (@even_the_stars_fall) or Snapchat (adam_kay1999) you’ll have probably noticed that I wear it ALOT!

In this blog post, I wanted to share a brand new Hastings watch… the ‘Heritage Edition’. The Heritage Edition watch is another watch that was made on Hastings fundamental concept, affordable luxury. Since they brought out the Classic Edition they have sold it in over 40 countries, with everyone loving it. But, some customers requested that Hastings produced a mechanical watch, so, this is it.

The Heritage Edition watch is a little more chunky than the Classic Edition, with a polished stainless steel case, measuring 40mm in diameter and 11mm in thickness. The watch has a genuine leather strap, available in 2 colours and 2 leather types and also a stunning butterfly deployment clasp; one of my favourite features of this watch.

As always, Hastings have paid very close attention to detail which has led to a beautifully crafted, luxury yet affordable watch. The watch will have a retail of $299 but is currently available on Kickstarter for $180, in my opinion an amazing price for such a luxury, well made timepiece.

_MG_7537If I hadn’t already sold this watch to you then this might just be your turning point. Hastings have spared no expense or detail in creating this watch, and that goes for the packaging too. The Heritage Edition watch will come in a stunning Piano black wooden presentation box, with a leather interior. It is stunning.

If you’ve fallen in love with this watch as much as I have then you can go check out the Kickstarter page, featuring more specification details and a stunning video of the watch – http://kck.st/1Ru8riU  and if you want to see the other watches Hastings offer check out my previous review and get yourself 15% off with the code ‘adamkay15’.

This was a sponsored post. However ALL opinions mentioned were ENTIRELY my own. Thanks to Hastings & Co  for sending me their watch to review. If you have any PR enquiries please send them via my Contact page.

 

Whytes – Perfect White T-Shirt

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A white t-shirt should be a staple in anyone’s wardrobe, but, often they’re probably overlooked as a ‘fashionable’ piece of clothing. However, I have to disagree. A simple white t-shirt can be worn on its own or worn with other things to create a simple, effortless yet stylish look.

Like anything else in your wardrobe I’m sure you don’t want it to be uncomfortable or bad quality, which is why Whytes Co have created the ‘Perfect White T-Shirt’. They realised that there was no premium quality, slim fitting white t-shirts on the market for men that wouldn’t break the bank and since then have strived to create the perfect white t-shirt. Testing over 20 different fabrics and multiple different shapes until they found the perfect one.

If you’re thinking that this so-called ‘Perfect’ t-shirt can’t be perfect for everyone, then think again. Unlike other stores which offer around 5 basic sizes ( XS, S, M, L, XL) Whytes offer 10! They sell their t-shirts in sizes XS-XL but also in Long and Short versions, so if you’re a little bit taller or a little bit shorter these t-shirts will still give you a perfect fit.  On top of the huge range of sizes they also have V-Neck and Crew Neck styles to fit your needs even more.

I am thoroughly impressed with my Whytes T-shirt, it truly is super comfy, its soft fabric hugs your skin perfectly but not so much that it’s uncomfortable. As well as being impressed with the t-shirt itself, Whytes packaging is outstanding. Your t-shirt comes wrapped in tissue paper in a sturdy Whytes box. You really do get a luxury product when it comes to Whytes, but for a fraction of the price.

In this outfit, I paired my t-shirt with some River Island Black Jeans, Grey Nike Roshe Runs, a Grey Ralph Lauren hoodie and an Asos Leather Bomber jacket. I love this look, it’s super casual and a great everyday look.

If you enjoyed this post and are keen to know more about the perfect white t-shirt then go and check Whytes website: http://www.whytes.co/ and follow them on social media – @WhytesCo

This was a sponsored post. However ALL opinions mentioned were ENTIRELY my own. Thanks to Whytes Co  for sending me their t-shirt to review. If you have any PR enquiries please send them via my Contact page.

Hastings Watches

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I love wrist wear, there’s no doubt about it, and I think a great watch can completely transform a look from good to great. That’s why I’ve teamed up with Hastings & Co to show you their amazing and timeless (excuse the pun) watches and, if you read until the end, there might be a discount code *hint*.

The watch I chose from Hastings was their rose gold classic edition watch, with brown crocodile leather strap; I went with this one because I have been after a nice leather strap watch for a while but have never found one I truly loved, until I saw this one.  It’s a stunning timepiece that can work well with anything, be it smarter and more formal looks or a casual look that you want to mix up a little, this watch is perfect.

The idea behind Hastings is that everyone should be able to afford luxury timepieces and I can safely say that not only is this watch affordable it is definitely luxury. The genuine crocodile leather looks and feels incredible and the small attention to details like the tiny engravings on the watches buckle and battery prove that time and effort has gone into making this watch.

As well as loving wrist wear, I also love good packaging and Hastings have got theirs spot on. The watch comes in a gorgeous leather box that presents the timepiece beautifully and is great for storing the watch in when you’ve not got it on your wrist.

If leather isn’t your thing, or you’re looking for something more casual, then don’t be disheartened, Hastings & Co have a range of watches in different styles for both men and women, so I’m sure you’ll be able to find your ideal timepiece. And if you change your mind in the future, the great thing about Hastings watches is that the straps are flawlessly interchangeable, so if you fancy a change later down the line it’s no problem.

If you love the Hastings watches as much as I do then feel free to grab yourself 15% off by entering the promo code ‘adamkay15’ at checkout!

This was a sponsored post. However ALL opinions mentioned were ENTIRELY my own. Thanks to Hastings & Co  for sending me their watch to review. If you have any PR enquiries please send them via my Contact page.

Christmas Goodies

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If you’re anything like me, you’re nosey, and love seeing what other people get for Christmas, so I have compiled a post of my favourite gifts from this Christmas.

Firstly, clothing. From my family, I got a pale grey Ralph Lauren Hoodie, which I was thrilled with because I’ve been after one for a while. It’s so comfy and I’ve pretty much lived in it since I unwrapped it on Christmas morning.  Another thing I’d been after for a long time is the grey Calvin Klein Jeans sweatshirt, that I got from Eleanor. I love it. It’s a great street style sweatshirt, which is a look I’m really into at the moment and I can’t wait to showcase it more in an outfit post.

Next on my list of favourite presents is my Hermès Goliath bracelet.  I love the Hermès brand, their leather goods are gorgeous and their packaging is to die for, so on Christmas day, when I received a little orange box I was more than excited. Inside was the Goliath bracelet which, as a lover of wrist wear, I had been looking at adding it to my collection. It’s simple and understated and will work with pretty much any look.

Moving on, we have a selection of grooming products. A few things from Bumble and Bumble, all from their ‘Surf’ range. The popular Surf Spray, which I have been using all year and was very happy to receive some new bottles of because mine had recently ran out and the matching shampoo and conditioner, which I’ve never tried before but if they’re anywhere near as good as the surf spray I will love them. Also, they came in a little travel set which will be perfect to take away with me on some 2016 adventures! Then their is the Kiehl’s Oil Eliminatior toner water for men. Recently I’ve been noticing that my skin has become a little more oily than usual and I wanted to tone that down a bit (excuse the pun) which is why I added this toner water to my Christmas wish list.

Finally, a small, stylish tech accessory that is an Apple Watch and iPhone wooden docking station. Both of your exisitng chargers can slide into the dock and then your items simply sit on top. This will not only look great on my bedside table but keep all of my tech organised and charged up all the time!

I hope you all had a great Christmas, I’d love to hear what you got too; so feel free to leave a comment below or tweet me a pic – @adjoka99

First let me hop out the…

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Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to attend the launch event for the new Porsche 911, at the Porsche Centre, Leicester. The event consisted of lots of champagne, gorgeous canapés, which included Lobster Cocktail and Strawberry & Chocolate Meringues. The new 911 is absolutely stunning, both inside and out and it is finished to the highest standard. One of my favourite features is the Apple CarPlay feature, which replicates your iPhone screen on the Porsche’s touch display; I can’t wait to see this feature come into more cars.  The Panamera has always been my favourite Porsche, but after seeing the new 911 I can see myself loving it, a lot.

 Since we’re well and truly into Winter now I went for a pretty Wintery outfit. I picked out a grey turtle neck for the event, as I was keen to try one after loving how they looked on others but not being sure how I’d feel about them on myself. But I loved it, it looks clean and smart without being too excessive. I paired this with black skinny jeans and a black wool overcoat. Finally, I put on some brown Chelsea boots, which I think finished off the look really well, keeping it smart and stylish.  On my wrists, I wore my Apple Watch with the Chronograph face, and silver engraved cuff. On the other wrist, my silver and brown leather bracelet that Eleanor bought me for our Anniversary.  I used Versace’s Eros aftershave on the night, I think it’s much more of a night time scent than a day time one, so it suited the occasion perfectly.