Meatpacking District - NYC















Shirt - Burberry, trench - Ted Baker, blazer - Club Monaco, shoes - All Saints, sunnies - Ray Ban
Featuring: Denims - Boga

This past week we had one of the best weather conditions in NYC, considering how everyone had described the month of December to me where it becomes dark and gloomy with rain and snow hailing over it. Even though the sun was beaming over the city, the winds were strong where I double layered the outfit with my burgundy trench and houndstooth jacket over the mandarin collared shirt.

However, one of my favorite pieces from the outfit are the Beige Kolva Denim from BOGA which are one of the most well fitted and comfortable denim pair I've owned. 
The brand understands the customer so well, that they offer 3 different kinds of fits with their denims ranging from skinny to muscular. Check out their fit guide HERE

Photos by Yinka Soda

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Wall St. - NYC







Yoo people. Hope you all had a great thanksgiving break. I personally had a smacker in San Diego and Vegas. It was much needed getaway from work and getting to travel a bit around America. Also NYC has been getting chilly as the days pass by, so being on the west coast and getting a bit of sun wasn't really a bad idea.
Now as I am back in NYC, I wanted to share one of my recent outfits from my visit to Wall Street. Sporting one of my classic tweed jackets from Jack Wills along with pants from Zara and one of my favorite items of the outfit being my shoes from Paul Evans. They are quite a versatile pair in regards to their styling and can be worn with denims to give a casual, yet classy look.


Photos: Petronella Aslund

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#GetHealthy - Let's Get DRUNK Healthy!


This liquid is an essential part to most of our lives (no, it’s not water), though we know it doesn’t do us any good in regards to health. It’s usually beside us during our joys and sorrows, yes, you know what I am talking about. ALCOHOL !!!

Most of us need that occasional drink, although “Healthy” and “Alcohol” don’t mix well. Warning for you healthy alcoholics, the healthiest ways to drink alcohol aren’t really healthy, although too much of a healthy drink can also have you lying in the hospital due to alcohol poisoning.

NEAT LIQUOR 


Consuming neat liquor (i.e. vodka, gin, whiskey and scotch) is healthiest if served neat or on the rocks, though not the best of the tastes but it does the job. These liquids go easy on the body and calories if consumed in moderation. The calorie count may vary from 90-110 with zero carbs. I personally am a vodka person and usually mix my drink with tonic water.

Liquor served neat or on the rocks usually come as a double shot, due to the whole idea of it being consumed in moderation. So that it isn’t finished right away. However, when consumed with low cal mixers, such as ginger ale or pineapple juice the calorie count shoots up to anywhere b/w 120-135 cals with carbs varying around 30-35 grams along with high volumes of alcohol consumption.

WINE


Wine is a pretty healthy alternative to hard liquor, although a 5-ounce serving may contain 100-150 calories with about 5 grams of carbs, also comes packed with tons of nutritional value. Though with a few extra calories and carbs wine has led to reduce blood clots, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and boost good cholesterol, along with reducing risk of depression, cancer and diabetes.


BEER AND CIDER



Everyone’s favorite, beer which I personally never developed a taste; I still consider myself to be more of a cider person. Unfortunately, both come loaded with carbs and calories, which fill you up quickly and develop a beer belly. Most beers contain approximately 130 calories per unit and cider about 170 calories. However, do keep in mind with low calories they also contain low alcohol contents – which a balance beer or cider drinker might want to think about.

If you're going to avoid beer and cider, stouts are a good option. They're made of whole grains, which give them their caramel, darker colour. They contain vitamin B12, soluble fibre and antioxidants, which have same benefits as wine, by reducing risk of blood clots and other heart problems.

EAT AND DRINK WATER



Though these might be healthy ways to drink, the real key is to drink in moderation. One way to measure the alcohol consumption, analyse the drunk and tipsy level is by drinking water between alcoholic drinks, which could also prevent a hangover. Consuming food before drinking, specially dairy or starch – can coat the stomach in preparation from the alcoholic attack, by soaking up the alcohol and mediating the process.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to ask. I'd be happy to help.

Hope y'all enjoyed.

Lav ;)

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Whats MCLAVIN?





A blogs name is one of the most important attributes to the blog. It is one of the first things visitors notice about it.

A very common question asked by many individuals when the topic for my blog comes up is "What's MCLAVIN?" or "How did I come up with the name MCLAVIN?"

Rewinding back to the time when I was thinking of a name for my blog, I was almost clueless as to where to start and what to name it after, or how could I make it personalised. Probably, it was one of the most difficult and time-consuming things to come up with as I was following the rule; First impression is the last impression. 

To start with, I would like to thank my friends at University for the blog name inspiration.

As it was my first time at university, I introduced myself to my flatmates as Eklavya, assuming my name might take some time for them to correctly pronounce, but in the hope that they'll eventually learn (which never happened).

To my surprise they actually came up with an alternative name and started calling me MCL'O'VIN, reason being, it sounded very similar to my real name and obviously, easy to pronounce. Six months down the line, it comes to my understanding that "Mclovin" has a meaning to it and he's a character in a movie called Superbad. Though I never fancied the name much I still didn't mind them calling me Mclovin, as we all later became very close friends. However, for future social introductory instances I came up with my version of an alternative name being LAV. So as my journey progressed at uni, there was one group calling me Mclovin and the other Lav.

The above incident struck me while I was brainstorming a name for the blog. So after a bit of word play I concluded with: MCLOVIN + LAV = MCLAVIN

I have been diverting from personal style and moving towards topics like healthy food and general queries I come across day-to-day. I would love to know if y'all have any questions or would like me to post on a particular topic. I look forward to hearing from you

Thanks for reading.

Lav ;)

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