The Memorial Day holiday in New York means you’re either escaping to some local destination or retreating to any of the warm-weather hotspots for picnics, poolsides, or parties. I spent my holiday with some of closest friends, eating BBQ, and enjoying the newly-arrived summer weather (thank goodness)!
For this Memorial Day, my friend Serena Goh and I were tapped by Fossil to create a look based around our Memorial Day vibes. I paired some of my favorite Fossil accessories (like this beachy tote bag, slick leather watch, and retro sunglasses) with a few neutral go-to pieces in my closet. The light grey joggers and white collarless shirt give the look a downtown vibe without sacrificing style in the process.
I’ve been toting my Gordon Foldover Tote all weekend – slim enough for everyday use but roomy enough to keep all my holiday essentials in one place! If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Fossil’s latest spring/summer additions, head on over to their online shop!
I love feeling like a rock star. And something about a maroon-colored suit gives me hardcore Mick Jagger vibes. As you know, I rarely wear suits but when I do I like to wear something a bit more out-of-the-box and this maroon suit is hitting all my marks.
I picked up the suit a few weeks back at EXPRESS. It’s insanely comfortable and (best of all) it moves around with me, which makes this one I’ll wear for special nights out on the town… or just to air-guitar in when I’m home alone. Don’t judge… we all do it. [wink]
I paired the suit separates with a pale blue ‘Easy Coast’ tee and my favorite pair of summer sneakers. What do you guys think?
I’ve been obsessed with prints practically since birth, so this palm tree printed shirt from Topman was an instant winner in my book. I paired it with corduroy jacket (also from Topman) that oozes with retro vibes. I loved how the color of the corduroy took a page out of the caramel tones of the palms on the shirt. Add in a black short and – voila! – I’ve crafted myself a cool summer outfit.
When I dress for any occasion, I’m looking for pieces that I can feel comfortable and confident in. I’ll grab a piece I love at the moment and build my outfit around it and this look was no exception.
And while we’re on the subject of Topman, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting a fun evening event at their 5th Avenue store here in New York City on Thursday, May 26th from 6-9PM. Since I’ll be joined by the dapper guys from DETAILS magazine and Ian Bradley (aka @IanCogneato), I have a feeling the evening will be one to remember.
I hope you’ll be able to join me for some good cocktails, slick beats (from DJ Spiky Phil), and a first look at Topman’s newest summer styles. Plus, you’ll get 20% off and some extra swag with purchases over $100 and you’ll get to experience the amazing free personal shopping service available to all Topman shoppers.
I’m a little late on the game, but I wanted to share some more video from my exciting trip to Thailand last month. I had an absolute blast joining the Tourism Authority of Thailand on a whirlwind tour of the country. During this leg of the trip, we took a flight (via Bangkok Airways) to Chiang Mai in the northern part of Thailand. Once we landed in Chiang Mai, we were whisked to our insanely beautiful hotel, the Anantara Resort & Spa. I kid you not… it was one of the most breath-taking properties I’ve ever stayed in; it was a sanctuary of earthy elements and zen-focused spaces.
We took a Muay Thai class, sailed the Ping River on a sunset dinner cruise, and shopped the local night markets (where we got $9 90-minute foot massages). We also enjoyed an incredibly intimate dinner at the vintage-themed The Service 1921, located right on the property of the Anantara. A mixologist whipped up some of the craziest (and most delicious) cocktails we had all trip. On one of our final days, we hiked up the side of a mountain to visit the Wat Chalermprakiat temple, which offered breathtaking views of the Lampang Province. Our time in Chiang Mai ended with an experience that undoubtedly was my personal favorite: visiting Maesa Elephant Camp, where a big family of elephants live side-by-side with their mahout caretakers. See the full video below!
I can’t wait to share my third and final video with you tomorrow showing off my time in Krabi. It was so epic!
It’s that time again. Over the next few months, in partnership with GQ magazine and GAP, I’ll be revealing the new crop of the Best New Menswear Designers of America. You may remember that the BNMDA are four designers chosen by GQ to create collaborative capsule collections for GAP’s solid menswear offering. The full collection will be released in September, but until then, I’ll be sporting standout pieces from each brand.
This month, I’m talking about The Hill-Side, a Brooklyn-based clothier filled with mixed-textile accessories and everyday must-own essentials, started by brother Emil and Sandy Corsillo. I’ve been a fan of the brand for a few years after seeing some of the wares in various menswear boutiques across the City.
For their GAP collaboration, Emil says they’ll be infusing some unique and interesting “high-quality fabrics, which could mean chambray shirts, linen ties, tweed herringbone jackets or sneakers made from blanket-striped wool.” Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing what the brothers have in store for one of my favorite mass retailers!
I’m back on my grind in New York City after a killer long weekend in Puerto Rico with Jockey! I’m so excited to share some of my favorite tunes from this past week. I’ve got some on-the-rise artists like Twenty-One Pilots and Woolf and the Wondershow pitted alongside chart favorites like A$AP Rocky and Tove Lo. Slough off the stresses of the week with this playlist and your favorite noise-canceling headphones… might as well drown out the sound of your coworkers recounting stories of their “fabulous weekend.” [wink]
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One of my absolute favorite ways to spend an afternoon is walking around the West Village and exploring some of the winding streets hidden by overgrown brush or tattooed with layers of ivy. As a die-hard fan of “The Secret Garden” in my childhood, I’ve held on to a fantastical idea that I’ll one day stumble upon my own clandestine oasis, patiently awaiting my arrival. If you’re a new visitor to New York City, taking a tour of the West Village (especially along the riverside) is an absolute must.
I spent the day with my pal – and incredibly talented photographer – Brandon Osorio, who snapped some of these photos for me. We stopped by Hamilton’s Luncheonette for a milkshake or ten. I got the peanut butter and jelly concoction… certainly wasn’t disappointed!
I opted for a super casual look, pairing light denim vest with my favorite summer chinos from Bonobos. Nordstrom carries a huge selection of items from Bonobos, but their pant selections are so on-point. You guys already know I’m a fan of Nordstrom – just about half my wardrobe is from there. I guess you can’t help it when you’re at a one-stop shop!
A few years back I made a pact to myself that I would rediscover my love for live music. As a teenager, I clamored to see my favorites perform at local venues. Once I moved to New York, I jumped on the opportunity to see those same artists at some of the city’s most coveted arenas. Work eventually took over my life and my spark for live music unfortunately fizzled as a result.
I was so excited when NYLON Guys and Original Penguin invited me to see Tanlines perform at Rough Trade as part of their tour across the U.S. I remember dancing around my bedroom lip-singing their hit, “All Of Me.” I was joined by my blogger pal Isaac (of Isaac Likes) for the festivities and outfitted for the evening by my friends over at Original Penguin, who are celebrating their 60th Anniversary! OPG has always been a go-to of mine for their concert/festival vibes… I mean, they have had some major fans in the music industry (going back to Rat Pack greats like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby).
Needless to say, it was a night to remember. Good music, great friends, and a few whiskey sours… New York nights are my favorite!
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