Never did I ever think that we’d see juicy couture or velour tracksuits back in fashion so soon. I thought we had at least another 5 years before we’d see them back again. But like I’ve said multiple times before fashion trends of the past are constantly coming back and are forever evolving to fit the brand new market of consumers.
Juicy Couture tracksuits were a favourite among celebrities and were everywhere back in the 2000s, everyone owned one! I’m not even going to lie to you, I loved juicy couture tracksuits back in the day, they were so incredibly comfortable and not to mention fashionable! I lived in my velour tracksuit, I literally could not live without it so much that my mother had to buy me another one, however this one was from primark, not quite the same but what did I know at the age of 5.
It’s always nice to see trends of the past come back because I always love to see how people style them, we get to see a whole new perspective. Before we used to pair them with uggs but now we pair them with booties and white adidas. And last year juicy couture came back with a bang by doing a collaboration with one of the most influential brands of the moment vetements. Anyone who is anyone is wearing vetements right now!
This year I plan on starting my summer in the best way possible and in order to do that I plan on attending one of the biggest festivals ever in the uk, wireless. I honestly could not think of a better way to kick off the summer of 2017.
Lately, I haven’t really been feeling like myself, it has been non stop revision for the last few weeks and I am so incredibly tired. On the bright side, I finish school in three weeks and I cannot wait. Hopefully my summer will not be as boring as the last! I have 10 weeks off, so far 1 holiday booked, another on the horizon, a long list of things that I want to do and a limited amount of money which is probably a problem for many teenagers like myself. All I want to do is have the summer of my life, I cannot stay in my house for an entire 10 weeks, I’ll go insane.
Wireless is London’s biggest music festival and this year we are going to see some of the biggest names in pop, hip hop and dance at Finsbury Park. This years line up is all about British talent and it is honestly one of the best ever, I wouldn’t miss it for the world! It gets bigger and better every year, It’s always an unmissable event! From Zara Larson, chance the rapper, skepta the weekend and homegrown talent including Bugzy Malone, Geko and Kojo Funds. If you love pop, hip- hop and grime then wireless is the place to be.
Wireless is a festival that celebrates new, fresh and young talent from across the globe and brings young people from the uk together to have one of the best weekends of their entire summer.
If you are attending wireless this year and have no clue as to what to wear then keep reading. What many people forget when attending a festival like wireless is that we do not live in America. This is not cochella therefore don’t dress like you’re going to cochella. Wireless is a chance for you to bring out your best street style and basically dress like you’re favourite celeb. Forget about flower crowns, cute play suits and faux metallic tattoos, with wireless it’s all about snapbacks, oversized shirts, ripped denim and of course some ‘peng’ boots or trainers. At least that’s what I think anyway but obviously you are free to wear whatever you want.
Sarah Ashcroft aka That Pommie Girl is the girl of the moment, she is one of the most popular social influencers in the UK and last week she announced that she is releasing her very own collection with In the style. I have been following Sarah for the longest time, in fact she was among the many people that inspired me to start my blog and I am so happy to see how far she has come within the last couple of years!
The collection is set to be released next Friday on the 19th and I have to say I cannot wait! I have always envied Sarahs wardrobe! Sarah Ashcroft is sassy, stylish and certainly knows how to pull an outfit together! The collection is perfect for the upcoming summer, it’s on trend, its feminine and chic yet at the same time extremely cool and street style worthy. Whether you’re looking for a day look or an outfit to wear on a girls night out, Sarah Ashcroft’s collection is perfect! I am in love with the colour palette of this collection, it is everything, from blushes to minks, coppers and nudes, you can’t get any more Sarah than that!
This has to be the most Instagramable collaboration that I have ever seen – silky twist maxi dresses, boss baby crop tees, a nude sequin dress and my favourite the BABE denim jacket. I don’t know about you by I am planning on getting my hands on as much of the collection as possible before it sells out. Without a doubt you will be receiving compliments on your wardrobe all summer long!
If you don’t already know my home city of Leeds offers some of the best fine dining in the whole vicinity of Yorkshire and among the many amazing restaurants the city has to offer there is Chaophraya.
Chaophraya is a Thai restaurant which first opened up in 2004 and like many restaurants there is a meaning behind the name, Chaophraya is named after the largest river in Thailand which flows through Bangkok where the owner Kim grew up and this is where they take their inspiration from.
The minute you walk in you can tell just how much love and work the owner has put in and interestingly enough every single of piece is decor has been imported from Thailand giving you the most authentic Thai experience you could ever hope for in the UK. You truly feel as though you have stepped into an entirely different country and escaped to Thailand!
Last Monday me and my brother when to Chaophraya and before Monday I had never tried Thai before so this was my first time (unless you can count the Thai green vegetable curry I once made in food tech at school). I am extremely fussy when it comes to food but the tasting menu that we had was out of this world and I will most definitely be trying Thai again! If you love Chinese and Japanese food you will certainly love Thai! As I’m getting older I’m trying to widen my taste palette which of course means trying new things and Thai was my first step. Life is way too short to eat the same food all the time right?
Kindly enough Rebecca had set up a private room for the two of us which had traditional floor seating. It was most definitely a different experience but I loved it and the view from the room was so incredible, we got to watch the city of Leeds go from day to night. The room that we sat in can also be booked for private dinners, birthdays and business meetings and sits up to 18 people! The room is great for privacy and you don’t miss out on the live music which is there every Sunday and Monday. And if you want to book the entire restaurant you can do that, there is even a top floor which includes outdoor sitting (great for the summer months) and there is also a bar upstairs #bonus.
Their menu features a combination of both classical and contemporary dishes, each with the idea to capture the essence of different regions of Thailand. First up on our tasting menu was Chicken Satay and Thai Chicken Tacos. This was the perfect starter for me, I love chicken and I mean who love tacos, especially tacos with a twist, the coconut milk added a kick of sweetness. If you ever try the chicken satay you should definitely dip the in the peanut sauce, it truly makes the dish.
Next up on the menu was Spicy Seafood Undon Noodles and Thai Green Chicken Curry with Steamed Jasmine rice.If you’re a seafood lover then the Spicy Seafood Undon Noodle dish is the one for you, it contains mussels, prawns and squid. This was my first time trying squid and mussels and in all honesty they were so much better than I had expected, it may have been because of the way that they were served within the dish but all I know is that they were delicious. The Thai Curry was undeniably so much better than mine, the flavours just came together to create an incredible dish!
Dessert was unquestionably my favourite, I have a sweet tooth like nobody’s business! The white chocolate box was mouth watering, I could not get enough of it. This was White chocolate Mousse with raspberry coulis on butter shortbread served with a mini macaroon and passion fruit syrup, practically all of my favourite things in one! We also had the Thai Dessert sampler and I am not a fan of custard but the pandan leaf custard together with the mango sticky rice was like heaven in my mouth!
Thank you so much to Rebecca and the staff at Chaophraya for the loveliest meal and for giving me such a warm welcome, I am forever grateful for your hospitality and I cannot wait to come back!