Style - A Little Bit of Khaki

Hello!

Right now all I want is a wardrobe full of white, black and khaki, maybe throw in a bit of camel and nude for good measure. But I seriously can't get enough of these colours! I know they're not exactly Spring/Summer colours, I'm just not too sure if the classic bright summer colours are for me. Newlook are completely winning me over at the moment and I think they've seriously nailed the khaki trend. I actually bought a beautiful khaki playsuit from them not so long ago but unfortunately it didn't fit so ended up returning it. When I say return, I mean exchange, as I couldn't bare to leave the shop without a shirt I'd been eying up (as it's completely justifiable cos I wasn't actually spending any extra money, haha)!

Styling the khaki military look for spring summer 2015
 
Styling the khaki military look for spring summer 2015

Styling the khaki military look for spring summer 2015

Styling the khaki military look for spring summer 2015

The shirt itself is pretty basic, but it's one of those essential basic items that you can be pair with so many different things and get an endless supply of different outfits from. I've already worn it tucked in to a skirt and I reckon it'll be great when it's warmer, chucked over the top of a plain cami. It's slightly over sized, but nips in at the waist, so it doesn't leave you too shapeless. I always worry about this as, with being petite, over sized clothes can sort of drown me out! Today I went pretty simple and wore it slightly tucked it to my favourite pair of Miss Selfridge jeans with my faux leather worn over the top. It gave a slightly military/grungy look but I think you could easily style it up with a pair of jeans if you were going out for drinks or a meal. Shoe wise I went for the newest addition to my shoe collection, a beautiful pair of peep toe shoe boots with a double sling back, that I found whilst browsing the Boohoo wesbite.  I've been looking for peep toe boots for such a long time and when I saw these I knew I had to have them, they're the perfect Spring shoe, aren't they!? They have a little bit of a heel, which gives me a bit of height, but the platform-esque sole means they're really comfy. I walked around York all day with these on and it was just like wearing a pair of flats.

Shirt - Newlook, Jeans - Miss Selfridge, Jacket - Miss Selfridge, Shoes - Boohoo

What are your thoughts on the khaki trend?

Kelsey xx

El Piano, York - A Vegan Restaurant

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So, last Monday me and my boyfriend (He's called Jake) took an over night trip to York. We've visited the city a couple of times previously for days out and it's truly beautiful, it's one of the places in the UK that really steels my heart. Jake planned an over night trip for us as it always feels a bit rushed when we just go for the day, so it was nice to get to spend a bit more time there. Plus, I had two days off in a row (which is normally unheard of!) and his cousins band, Amber Run, were also playing there as part of there tour, so it seemed like the perfect excuse! We left mid afternoon on the Monday, stayed overnight in an amazing boutique hotel (which I'm blogging about soon) and then spent the Tuesday exploring the city. I had planned to get a few outfit photos done whilst I was there but it was so windy they all turned out awfully!

Whenever we go to York we try to eat somewhere different each time and avoid any chain restaurants that we can easily go to back here. York is so full of beautiful, quaint little eateries that picking where to go can be a little over whelming. The first time we visiting we ended up eating at a truly awful place out of pure hunger. So, if you go, do a little research of tripadvisor first so you don't end up picking somewhere bad cause you're just so damn hangry!
 
El Piano, York - A Vegan Restaurant
 
El Piano is a beautiful, quirky little restaurant down one of the quieter streets in York. It's not far from The Shambles and next door to the Mulberry shop (I had a perfect view of their window display from where they seated us)! El Piano is a completely vegan restaurant and they also cater for intolerance's such as gluten and soya, so it's perfect for me and Jake. It was so nice to eat somewhere where I could literally pick anything from the menu. I didn't have to ask about diary, I didn't have to ask what is vegetarian or why a seemingly meatfree meal didn't have the green 'V' next to it.
 
El Piano, York - A Vegan Restaurant

El Piano, York - A Vegan Restaurant
 
El Piano, York - A Vegan Restaurant
L-R / Jake's Main, My Main
They have a small, select menu with the perfect amount of variety and I definitely had more to choose from than normal! The mains on the lunch menu are set out in a sort of tapas style, where you kind of create your own meal. You choose a main hot dish, a side and then a little salad. It was really nice to be able to mix and max, try different flavours and have an endless combination of meals to choose from! The mains were absolutely incredible and really filling (but not it that horrible way were you feel like to need to nap for 12 hours), I actually didn't finish mine and passed on some of my side to Jake. I went for the Mexican trio, Pestolitos and the Japan cup, Jake had the Fiery kababs, Tinas and Big E salsa. It was all truly delicious and there actually wasn't anything on the menu I didn't want to try. I had to tell the waitress I needed a few more minutes to pick...more than once! The staff were all really lovely too, very friendly and very contentive. I can't fault this beautiful little restaurant at all!
 
El Piano, York - A Vegan Restaurant
L-R / Jake's Drink, Root Vegetable Chips, My Drink
Oh, and I mustn't forget to talk about their rather impressive drinks menu that had something for all! Vegan beer, wine, shakes and then your usual soft drinks. Jake went for a chocolate style milkshake, made with coconut milk (they let you choose which vegan milk you want), and I was a little boring a got a cola. Honestly, it's a lovely little place and I'll definitely be visiting again next time I'm in the city. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. It was so yummy I reckon even the meat eaters will love it!

Kelsey xx
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