Thursday, 31 July 2014

It's goodbye for now...

So much has changed since I started blogging back in 2007. The world of blogging has changed, I've changed and what people want to read has changed too. When I started out, blogging was a fun way to fill my time between university lectures, but lately, trying to fit even a simple few blog posts in has become a challenge. So, even though it's been a blast, I'm taking a break.

My blog has taken me from Paris to Berlin, and beyond. I've met amazing people, made lifelong friends and had so many great adventures. Now though, I'm shifting my priorities. Spending more time with family and friends, being more active, and getting away from my computer whenever I can are high on my new agenda. After all, London is one of the most awesome cities in the world and there's still so much of it I've yet to explore.

I'll still be pinning, tweeting and Instagramming. I'll probably even keep The Style PA Facebook page going for now, starting with a few updates from the blog archives, but it's time to put the blog to bed.

Thanks to you, my readers, for your time, comments and general awesomeness.


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Father's Day gift ideas from Etsy

I don't know about you but I find Dad the hardest person to buy a gift for. When it comes to Father's Day finding something a little special that he'll like isn't always easy. I often go down the 'take him out for lunch' route, but if you need a gift why not give Etsy a try. You're bound to find something with bags of originality. I've picked out a few of my favourite gift ideas below to inspire your Father's Day shopping...

Handmade beer carrier for father's day

This handmade beer carrier, 23.88, is just the thing for summer. You can even choose the finish you want. Fill it with a few of his favourite beers for a special treat.

whisky glasses gift for father's day

Whisky-lovers will enjoy these Glencairn glasses, £22, complete with a wooden stand made from the staves of Scotch whisky barrels.

tie rack and shelf

This tie holder with shelf, £19.59, is a clever idea for a dad who likes to be organised (or for one who could do with a helping hand).

My dad loves peanuts from the shell which is why these cool peanut cuff links, £20.75, caught my eye.

art deco style tie gift

If you've got a dapper dad, this Art Deco style tie, £25, will make a great gift for Father's Day.

travel razor bag father's day gift

I love this travel razor bag, £23.27, which can be customised with your dad's initials. Great if your dad's the jet-setting type.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Shoesday top pick: Maison Martin Margiela high tops

Image created by Set Designer Andrew Stellitano and Photographer Sam Hofman

Going casual doesn't have to mean scrimping on luxury. These Maison Martin Margiela high top sneakers, £522, have an air of Marty McFly about them which I just love. The retro styling and futuristic iridescent panels give them a high-fashion edge that you can't ignore. Shock absorbing, gum rubber soles and a premium Italian construction mean they'll go the distance, and you'll look awesome in the process.

Check out more luxury sneakers from this Oki-Ni shoot

Thursday, 22 May 2014 wears Black Eyewear frames has been spotted wearing some cool new glasses from Black Eyewear. The brand's stylish designs have a vintage twist; they're inspired by Jazz greats and based on original designs from the '40s, '50s and '60s. is pictured wearing the heavy 'Courtney' frames, £177, which are dedicated to the jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Courtney Pine. If you fancy getting your hands on a pair, the frames also come in 20 different colours – you'll definitely find the perfect ones to suit your style. Which ones get your vote?

Friday, 9 May 2014

Just add sneakers

Andrew Davis shoot for Oki-Ni

Wonderland's Fashion Director Andrew Davis styled this shoot for Oki-Ni, creating playful looks that put sneakers front and centre. Featuring a combination of prints and designer brands, the bold sneakers are the icing on the cake, giving the outfits a youthful, adventurous spin. Although there's been a trend towards a more tailored, dapper approach to dressing for men, I reckon there's always a place for a great pair of sneakers in the gent's wardrobe – especially in summer. It's time to break out your favourite pair, or bag some new ones if yours have seen better days.

Andrew Davis shoot for Oki-Ni

Andrew Davis shoot for Oki-Ni

Monday, 31 March 2014

Monday must-have: leather wallet by Property Of

Has your wallet seen better days? If you are in the market for a new one here's a little suggestion for you.

The Louis Coin Wallet, 119€ / 139US$

This traditionally styled wallet caught my eye because it reminds me of a coin wallet my dad once had. The open-out pocket for coins is a clever little feature that makes them easier to grasp in a hurry. There's also plenty of room for bank notes and cards. Although the interior is made of leather, the outside is made of waxed canvas and is finished with an elastic and leather strap to keep everything inside nice and safe. This is one style investment that you really can use every single day, and you'll definitely get your money's worth from it (excuse the pun).