What We Wore: Seeing Red

what I wore: top – copper key (thrifted), blazer – j ashford (similar on etsy), jeans – vintage levi via grey dog, boots – dolce vita from lola boutique, necklace/earrings – vintage from mae’s, sunnies – asos (similar here)

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Usually I don’t have pictures of what I wore on the weekend but I’m trying to get better. I typically feel awkward asking someone to take a photo because it always ends up an ordeal. Last weekend, I forced the issue. I even got a snap of Ro, looking handsome if I do say so myself.

What Ro wore: polo – curly tail, pants/shoes – asos, watch – tissou, sunnies – rayban

What I Wore: Gameday

what I wore: hat/cut off shorts – vintage from cheap thrills, earrings/bag – vintage, swimsuit (as top) – jcrew, boots – dolce vita via shop lola, sunglasses – asos, bangle – mae’s, bow – forever21 what Ro wore: shorts – asos, shirt – curly tail via walker brothers, sunglasses – rayban

what I wore: skirt (as dress) – maude shoppe (old), boots – dolce vita via shop lola, bib necklace – vintage from mae’s, sunglasses – asos

When guys take it up a notch…

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Girls notice. Promise you. Case in point: Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. Yes he looked amazing, but more than that, I wanted his entire wardrobe for Ro. And he was on board! Attention to detail is something I think some guys have a hard time with. They don’t automatically think things like “should this jacket have a pocket square?” or “should I layer a sweater over this thermal?”. But oh what a difference it makes.

Boys, next time you dress to impress, ask yourself this question: What would Ryan wear?

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images via pinterest – the best invention ever!

On Holiday

I love this editorial. It looks like a honeymoon, which sounds lovely right about now. The soft palette and gorgeous swimwear has me ready to jet to Acapulco (where this was shot) right now.

Shot in Acapulco. Photographer: Pasquale Abbattista, Stylist: Kathrin Seidel, Models; Sophie Holmes & Lucien Thomkins for Elle Germany May 2011 via DJA

Bridal Inspiration {Ties}

For our wedding, the guys are going to wear tuxes. Robert and I both love a classic tux. He wants to look as much like James Bond as possible…and I’m somehow totally ok with that. But, I can’t help perusing the ties and bowties that are out there and wondering if we shouldn’t customize it somehow. Maybe he could wear a solid black bowtie while the groomsmen wore a black bowtie with white polka dots? What do you guys think?

A sweet little piece of trivia about me: my grandma Susi was a fantastic seamstress. She would make a bowtie for my papa to go with every dress she had. Isn’t that lovely?

Click the ties for the source. I found an incredible website: The Tie Bar and they have a wealth of any sort of tie one might need. They are super affordable.

11 Items every man should own for Summer

all Michael Bastian

The Essentials from Mr. Porter got me thinking about what every guy has to have to survive Summer and look fly doing it. Here are my recommendations. Bonus – the best men’s style sites: Valet Mag, Kempt, Gilt Manual, A Continuous Lean, Mr. Porter Journal, oooo

Casual Jeans

Marc by Marc Jacobs Medium-wash Straight-leg Jeans

A Summer Blazer

Richard James Cotton Blazer

A Bowtie

A Straw Hat

Swim Trunks

Limoland Multi-coloured Swimming Trunks

Boat Shoes

Shorts

Linen-Blend Chino Shorts by Incotex

Sunglasses

Bernardo

Chinos

Maison Martin Margiela Biker-style Chinos

A White Tee

Yves Saint Laurent Cotton T-shirt

Flip Flops

PS by Paul Smith Leather Strap Flip Flops

Now, if Summer would just get here.

Sources: pictures are linked to source.

 

(Style Stalker) Steve

Steve is a man with a keen eye for style but most importantly, he knows what looks good on him and that always comes through in his attire. More well-dressed men here.

Steve’s Trimmings: Button-down – Zara, Vest – Zara, Scarf – NYC Street Vendor, Jeans – Ruehl, Belt – Ruehl, Boots – H&M, Watch – Tourneau

(Style Stalker) Karl Douglas

Another one of my favorite stylish people, Karl, always looks his best and always takes pride in his appearance.

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Karl’s Trimmings: Suit – Banana Republic (tailored), Chocolate Tie-Up Wing Tips – BOSS,

Pay,  First you know I am one of your favs. Your family oreinted, in touch with life and have impeccable style.  I saw the pic of Becca - WOW! Now, I am no longer in NWA but I still consider it home.  Some of my most recent favorite looks! I want in!

Shirt – DC Footwear, Sunglasses – Gucci

Suit – Jos A Banks (thrifted), Tie (thrifted), White Cotton Londoner Collar – Brooks Brothers

AMAZING. As previously stated, I love a well-dressed man.

The Glory of a Well Dressed Man

Mine eyes have seen the glory of a well-dressed man. This spin on the battle hymn of the republic keeps playing in my head. It’s so true. I think a lot of women might protest that they “don’t want a prissy guy”, or they are turned off by the idea of a beau that spends more than them on pants or accessories, they may even be fearful that a man’s pride in the way he looks could signify something effeminate.

Ladies, I dare to disagree. Think Justin Timberlake or Jude Law, think Robert Pattinson and Joshua Jackson, even call Dwayne Wade to mind. My bf calls Mr. Wade the best dressed man in sports. While there is a fine line between Chuck Bass’ ascots and a well-tailored three-piece suit…a guy who knows what fits, knows where to shop and (heaven-forbid) knows when he looks good is truly valuable. See these best dressed men galleries from Vogue, Esquire, GQ UK , GQ Men of Style and GQ’s most stylish.

Best Dressed Men 2010Dwayne Wade NBA's Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat attends the 7th Annual Grand Gala following the 134th Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky.

I’m not just talking about formal-wear. I’m addressing the whole wardrobe. I always tell my boyfriend we need to “look like we’re going to the same place” and that doesn’t mean we need to match. This whole tirade actually started because I found some AMAZING online shops for men. I’ll go ahead and share those now…

Fine & Dandy has accessories and shoes of all kinds at phenomenal prices. (under $50 for all bowties and ties)

Bonobos has clothing and shoes,  all available to be tailored and very affordable.