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Shades of Blue

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I live in shades of blue and I’m more than content with that. Navy, chambray, indigo, and cerulean, any shade’ll do. I discovered my love of blue a few years back when a stranger complimented the way the color complemented my skin tone. From the day forward, I was an official convert and my wardrobe soon reflected it. I’ve learned to balance that obsession with other colors from the primary spectrum but when I can wear blue, I will.

What’s your favorite color to wear? Are you a blue addict as well?

Zara Jacket (similar) | Simon Miller Shirt | AG Jeans | Converse Sneakers | Thrifted Beanie (similar)

Prints Charming

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As one whose wardrobe is the Switzerland equivalent of neutral, it may come as a surprise that I’m a sucker for mixing prints. The harmonious cacophony of pairing two loud prints in one look thrills me; I can’t explain this desire. What I can explain is that I’ve always loved tropical locations (I’m actually headed to Thailand in a couple of days!) so tropical-themed prints have always appealed to me. Now, I’m not talking about the gaudy prints your Uncle Carl used to wear to family reunions. A tropical print is a balanced art between the exotic flora and fauna that swirl in aesthetic discord around your garment and the playful ease with which you can pair said garment with other “normal” items in your wardrobe.

I know a good tropical print when I see one – and thankfully I was seeing double in these two pieces from Alfred dunhill. You may remember a few months back when I partnered with the storied British luxury brand for a swanky in-store event. I’ve had my eye closely on the brand ever since. dunhill’s Spring/Summer collection is impeccable – and I think it goes without saying that the tropical printed pieces immediately won over my heart.

What do you think of mixing prints? Would you wear this look? Either way, see more from dunhill’s collection online or head on over to their like-worthy Instagram.

dunhill Shirt | dunhill Swim Short | Frank & Oak Sneakers

Freakin Weekend / 13

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I’m basically living out of suitcase at the moment. I’ve been back in New York for two days (after an 8-day excursion along the West Coast) and I’m already up to my neck in overdue deadlines. Oops! It doesn’t help my productivity knowing that I’m leaving for a 12-day ‘bucket list trip’ across Thailand on Sunday. My procrastination levels are at an all-time high right now but I’m attempting to push through it… unsuccessfully. I hope your week has been exponentially more productive, but if you’re in my same boat then here are a few of my favorite links to stave off that workload a little longer. Enjoy!

Cream cheese, avocado, and a bagel – has there ever been a more delectable combination? Get in my mouth.

Perfect summery outfit: this shirt + these shorts + this floral sneaker. YES!

If you’re looking for a small camera bag, this one is pretty wicked. I have it in the smoke color.

I’m dying over these modernist side tables. Why can’t I be rich with a big, beautiful home?!

Been listening to my current playlist non-stop. And Hilary Duff makes a surprise cameo, because duh.

Want to know how I schedule my blog posts and social media? Here it is.

Love my friend Patrick’s new venture, The Liquor Cabinet.

Hand pies are a thing and I really want it to be a thing I’m into.

Remember when I wore this floral shirt and it went viral? I need to wear it more, apparently.

This green mud mask isn’t just for ladies – and I’m telling you it’s a miracle worker!

Just picked up this kickass weekender bag. It’s my new favorite.

Really loving all the inspiration in this post. Gimme.

Loved this cheeky article from the New York Times on how to scrub in the shower… like a man.

I’m learning how to cook pork chops in the oven perfectly – and you should, too!

These sneakers are pricey but the elevated sole is just perfection.

Here’s a checklist of ways to be more emotionally intelligent. Educating myself right now, to be honest.

photo by Pinterest

Onward Pounce

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Every time I say “spring has sprung in New York,” I’m rudely corrected by Mother Nature. It’s like a constant April Fool’s Day joke. One warm day will be followed by a week of frigid weather. With that said, I’m content with layering up on those cold days because I’m off to sunnier places soon. Yesterday, it was a bit chillier than I hoped but I braved the weather to shoot this look with my lovely favorite Serena Goh (from The Spicy Stiletto). I’ve actually never owned a white jacket before so I’ve had fun styling this PUMA x Ferrari windbreaker with some of my favorite spring-y pieces.

This jacket – along with the tee and sneakers – is from the latest collaborative collection between PUMA and Ferrari. The two iconic brands are celebrating their 10th Anniversary with this PUMA Ferrari Anniversary collection by releasing archived styles, classic silhouettes, and performance-driven lifestyle pieces for Spring/Summer 2015. I’ve always been a fan of sporty pieces that I can seamlessly weave into my casual everyday wardrobe and these pieces are no exception. In addition to the white jacket, I’ve toyed with the idea of black sneakers but have found they typically fall flat. I think PUMA got these right with a perfect balance between super sporty and casual comfort (and boy… are they comfortable!).

You can check out the full collection over on PUMA and Ferrari. What do you think? Would you wear them?

Jacket | T-Shirt | Uniqlo Trousers | PUMA Sneakers

Music Monday / 14

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I’m a little late on this Music Monday but better late than never, right? Let’s just agree that I’m still a good blogger even with my lack of posting lately. I could blame my schedule but we’re all busy as f*ck so I’ll refrain from complaining. That said, this playlist edges a little less refined than normal to compensate for this past week of craziness. So take the next few days, toss on your favorite headphones, and jam out to some of my favorite songs of the week!

Don’t forget to subscribe to my Spotify profile to stay up-to-date on all my playlists. Have a song I should hear? Email me with your suggestion!

TRACK LISTING:

Kucka - “Divinity (Mazde Remix)”

The Weeknd - “Often (Kygo Remix)”

Purity Ring - “repitition”

Sivik – “High”

Tinashe ft Iggy Azalea - “All Hands on Deck”

Hilary Duff - “Sparks”

Mother Mother - “Get Out The Way”

MGK - “A Little More”

Kaskade - “Never Sleep Alone”

Matt Woods - “Impression”

MAX ft. Hoodie Allen - “Gibberish”

MS MR - “Painted”

Elijah Blake - “I Just Wanna…”

Jess Glynne - “Hold My Hand”

GTA ft. Sam Bruno - “Red Lips”

Andy Grammer - “Honey, I’m Good”

Zak Waters - “Pony”

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Piqué Position

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Growing up, it was rare not to see my father sporting a polo shirt. It was the early 90s and the polo shirt was having a major revival – as it would again in the early 00s when you’d wear two at-a-time collars high.  A rainbow of colors peppered his otherwise neutral wardrobe.

Every morning when he’d wake me for school, I’d sit transfixed on the crocodile embroidered on his shirts. I’d create elaborate explanations for why he chose the crocodile as his personal crest – maybe he was secretly a croc hunter or possibly moonlighting as a zookeeper. Little did I know, it was simply that he was a “Lacoste guy” – a champion for one his favorite brands.

Years later, I would use my own hard-earned summer salary to purchase my first Lacoste L.12.12 piqué polo shirt. It was bright red and fit like a glove. I’d collect two or three more over the following months, igniting a bit of an obsession.

Lacoste has been a brand close to my heart and I’ve loved seeing its evolution over the last two decades. This year, Lacoste released the Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Jaune cologne, which brings the spirit of the classic L12.12 polo shirt to life. Inspired by health, rejuvenation, and vitality, the Jaune cologne is an energizing addition to the already-iconic L.12.12 collection and makes the perfect complement to my fast-paced lifestyle.

Over the past few months, I’ve felt so incredibly worn-down and stressed from a chaotic schedule. This month, I started using the L.12.12 Jaune to jumpstart my morning; it’s key ingredients (like tonic water, coriander, and grapefruit) contain restorative health benefits. Keeping my days healthy and optimistic are paramount and adding the L.12.12 Jaune to my daily regimen was one of my smartest moves of 2015.

I’d encourage each of you to try it out. If you think a scent can’t energize your day, you clearly haven’t tried L.12.12 Jaune. Get on it, friends!

Lacoste Mint Polo / Lacoste Yellow Polo / Lacoste Trousers / Lacoste Sneakers / Jaune Cologne

 

 

In A Day

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During New York Fashion Week this past February, I got the opportunity to collaborate on a fun shoppable video for DETAILS Magazine with my friends Isaac from Isaac Likes and Saul from Trendstyled. DETAILS tagged along with us as we maneuvered NYFW and the streets of New York for a fun short called “In A Day.” The coolest part about this video is that you can click-to-shop any piece you see throughout. Major thanks to DETAILS Magazine and the guys from NC-17 for producing one helluva short.

Be sure to watch and see all of my awkward moodiness and failed attempts at being sultry. [high five]

Maroon Jacket | G-Star Denim | G-Star Shirt

 

Music Monday / 13

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For most of the working world, Mondays tend to be a point of contention. You’ve had to trade in late mornings and boozy brunches for an 8AM conference call and stale snacks from the third-floor vending machine. I work from home where I have no one to commiserate with my Monday blues, so I craft these weekly playlists more for their medicinal power than just something to jam to. Otherwise, I’m looking at my calendar and suddenly two steps from the ledge of insanity. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do… now, can Friday come quicker please and thank you.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my Spotify profile to stay up-to-date on all my playlists. Have a song I should hear? Email me with your suggestion!

TRACK LISTING:

Years & Years - “Worship”

Jordin Sparks, 2 Chainz - “Double Tap”

Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper - “Baby Blue”

Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”

LE YOUTH - “R E A L”

Grace, G-Eazy - “You Don’t Own Me”

Phoebe Ryan - “Mine”

Kewella - “Somewhere to Run”

Purity Ring - “begin again”

Madeon, Mark Foster - “Nonsense”

Ciara – “I Bet”

Banks - “Goddess”

Meg Mac - “Roll Up Your Sleeves”

Jungle - “Busy Earnin’”

Black Coast, M Maggie - “Enough”

Max Frost - “White Lies”

Maroon 5 - “Sex And Candy”

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