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)


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!

(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.

Field Guide: Summer Style Finds for Guys

Some Cool Shoes

H by Hudson Carlo Perforated Moccasinpicture of Air Grant PennyLeather foot bed with ribbon detailed thong strap. Made in the USA.

Perforated Moccasin, $160/ Driving Loafer, $98/ Air Grant Penny, $138/ Ribbon Flip-Flops, $48/ Topsiders, $53

A Fun Watch

Nixon The Time Teller PBreil Milano - Square Stainless Steel Chronograph WatchCH2614PFlud Big Ben Mesh Band Watch

Time Teller, $60/ Breil Milano Watch, $275/ Decker Watch, $105/ Mesh Watch, $98


Tortoise Plastic SunglassesGold Aviator SunglassesBlackout Wayfarer

Topman Plastic Tortoise Sunglasses, $28/ RayBan RB4126, $144/Gold Aviators, $28/ Black-out Wayfarer, $14

Swim Trunks

Lilly Pulitzer - Flroal Swim TrunksVineyard Vines - Bouys Chappy Swim Trunks

Cotton and nylon with mesh lining and drawstring elastic waist. Hidden key pocket at inside of swimsuit. Velcro back pocket for secure storage. Available in our classic Southampton fit with a 5" inseam. Machine wash. Imported.

Floral Trunks, $90/ Buoys Swim Trunks, $79/ Seersucker Trunks, $85/ Striped Board Shorts, $19

A Lightweight Jacket

A summer essential tailored from pure cotton. 3-button side vents.  Dry clean. Imported.


Twill Blazer, $98/ Seersucker Sports Coat, $298/ Skinny Tux Jacket, $280/ Trooper Jacket, $49

A Dapper Hat

Straw TrilbyWHITE SAILORS CAPBlock Headwear - Crochet Straw Trilby FedoraStraw golf hat with perforated holes in the top part of the crown. 3" brim with green band. Dri Lexpolyester sweatband to wick away moisture from the skin. Imported.

Straw Trilby, $24/ Sailor Cap, $30/ Crochet Straw Fedora, $53/ Golf Hat, $140

A Boyish Bowtie (How to tie one here)

Pure silk woven in England. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Self-tie bow.Pure silk woven in England. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Self-tie bow.Pure silk woven in Italy. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Self-tie bow.

Dot Bowtie, $49/ Music Stripe Bowtie, $49/ Connect Four Bowtie, $49

Efficient Travel Luggage – For Weekend Getaways

Matt & Natt - Weekender BagNetpack Deluxe Wheeled Duffel 40"¢

Weekender Bag, $220/ Sidekick Bag, $63/ Wheeled Duffel, $99


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My Favorite Men’s Online Inspiration and Shops

Perlis New Orleans

Brooks Brothers

Urban Outfitters


Cole Haan

Saks 5th Avenue