Teenage

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.

2015 Recap

Happy New Year!

This year has been absolutely amazing! I can safely say it has been one of the biggest and best years of my life, so far. I did so much. It was the year I took my GCSE’s, attended Prom, travelled to America for the first time, left school and moved to college, turned 16, had a summer holiday with my girlfriend, released a book I was part of, etc etc. Just so many amazing things, that I could never recap in words. So, here is my “2015 Recap” video…

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

Perfect Winter Coat

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Having a great Winter coat in your wardrobe is essential! And, although it hasn’t been majorly cold this year, I’ve still used my coat loads to keep nice and warm.  My Winter coat is from Quba Sails, an English brand that you’ll mostly find by the sea. It is their X-10 Technical Jacket in the red, white and blue colour way.

For a while, I used to hate wearing a coat in Winter because I never truly liked the ones I had, they served the purpose of keeping me warm, but did not fit in with style or the look I wanted. But now, I look forward to the colder weather and being able to wear this awesome jacket.  I especially love this jacket because Quba make all of their technical jackets using Sailcloth, making them a bit unique, and something you don’t see often.

The jacket is majorly comfortable, it has a fleece inside to keep you nice and warm when you’re wearing it and a fold-in hood, just in case the heavens open. Another great feature is the amount of pockets! It has loads and it’s so useful to keep my keys, phone, wallet etc.  Although this jacket is on the more expensive side it is a definite worthwhile buy. They’re built to last a lifetime, with a lot of people still wearing them 10 years on, which is pretty good going.

Quba Sails offer a range of men’s and women’s technical jackets, as well as a huge range of clothes and lifestyle pieces, all of which are amazing quality. I actually have another jacket from them, the Classic Harrington Jacket, which you can see more of in this post.

Find my Quba Sails jacket, and similar, here – http://www.quba.com

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.