Thursday, 1 September 2016

BKLYN Luxury Knitted Hat

So autumn is fast approaching and BKLYN have been working with quite a few bloggers to produce some content about their luxury knitted hats. After corresponding with one of their PR's I decided to give one a go and he sent me this bright turquoise one.

Keep in mind that I didn't choose the design or colour but I really like the one that was sent out. It's my favourite shade and the fluffy pom pom is a really nice tawny shade which I'm also quite fond of. I looked on their site and the one that I have doesn't appear to be online but they do have many other colours available.

The hat is actually made out of marino wool which my gran used to rave on about as she has a mattress topper made out of the stuff. It's super soft and kind to hair according to their site.

Priced at £55 it is a bit of a splurge but with autumn coming soon it's a fairly sensible one if you know what I mean. It could be a staple item throughout autumn and winter as it can be worn for both seasons. Basically, you can excuse the fact that you've spent over £50 on a hat as it's something that can be used time and time again. If you're looking for quality I would recommend the brand but for those of us who are on a budget, I would consider other options. 

If you're looking for a luxury knitted hat for the coming season, check out BKLYN. They also make scarves if you're interested in buying both. They'll probably have a colour combination to fit your sense of style and if not, the bobble can be removed and switched with another as it includes a metal press stud sort of button.

So what are you guys thinking? Would any of you splurge on a bobble hat? With many celebs rocking the style recently it's obviously quite "in" at the moment. Let me know in the comments, I read every single one of them! Thanks for reading my fashion post, it's not often I post anything like this so as always, tell me if it's something you want to see more of! 

Recipe: Raspberry And Coconut Breakfast Smoothie/Shake

This afternoons post is a little inspiration for breakfast, who needs Pinterest eh? I figured that it would be best to post this for anyone who wants to try it so the ingredients can be bought the night prior to the actual making of it.  I made this smoothie, in all honesty, to use up the raspberries but it turned out quite nice so if you like raspberries it may be worth a taste!

I hope to share a few more ideas over the next few months now that I have to fend for myself in the kitchen. I enjoyed post recipes when I first got my blender months ago so let me know if this is the sort of post you want to see from me from time to time.

Anyway, let's get on with the actual post!

  • Half a cup full of natural low fat coconut yogurt
  • Half a cup full of porridge oats
  • A full container of raspberries
  • Strawberries to garnish (optional)

The recipe is simple enough and you can prepare it before you go to bed and blend before you go go. I think the oats give it a nice thick texture and make the smoothie more filling. 

You could always add any supplements or vitamins that you need to take so the taste can be masked. Just add them to the mix before you blend. I recently saw Jim Chapman's vlog where he added flaxseed oil in the actual oil form to his protein shake so this would be perfect for that reason. I am, however, yet to try flaxseed oil so perhaps I should give some of that a try in the near future.

As you can see, this is actually quite a thick mixture. I don't know whether to call this a smoothie or a shake, is it more a smoothie if you you juice? I don't even know. 

I used strawberries to garnish but, as I said earlier, those are optional. I just wanted to make it look pretty and I had strawberries to use up as well. So that's my recipe post for today, I'd love to know what you think so if you fancy it or try it, let me know your opinion in the comments below! Thanks for reading, I always appreciate every single reader so say hi, I don't bite!