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

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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

What We Wore: Polka Dots & Seersucker

what we wore: seersucker suit – bespoke vintage, shoes – asos, bow tie – handmade by my grandma, shirt – banana republic, dress – vintage christian lacroix via cheap thrills, platforms – jeffrey campbell (also wore them on my wedding day!), earrings – vintage from mae’s, cocktail ring – kate spade, clutch – tj maxx

A couple of weeks ago, Ro and I went to New Orleans for the wedding of a friend. I knew it would be a chic affair so the outfit planning began months ago.
On Ro: My mom found this seersucker suit at a thrift store and bought it for one of my brothers. They were not interested so she gave it to Ro. Coincidentally, it fit him beautifully. I learned how to tie a bow tie for the occasion so that he could wear one of my papa’s (my grandma made a bow tie to match every dress).

On me: I found this dress by accident at cheap thrills. Harriet (the proprietor) was showing me a full length leopard fur in the back room and I spied this adorable polka dot number. I asked about it and she said it wasn’t exactly for sale but she’d lend it to me. I tried it on and we both agreed that I had to have it. So, out of the goodness of her heart, she sold it to me.
We had a fabulous time.

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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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.

 

Are we going to the same place?

Whenever my beau and I go out, I always suggest that we look like “we’re going to the same place”. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we dress alike. It just means that we are in the same neighborhood. We both look like we’re going to the same party, instead of him looking like he’s going to a frat event and me looking like I’m going to a Mad Men-themed bash. I think Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson do an exceptional job of this. They never match, rarely coordinate but always look very much together (not to mention adorable). Case in point…

Diane Kruger Diane Kruger and long-term boyfriend Joshua Jackson are centre of attention as they leave West Hollywood's Katsuya restaurant. German actress Diane was wearing a simple gold band on her left hand ring finger.Diane Kruger (L-R) Actress Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson attend "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Diane Kruger;Joshua Jackson

This outfit objective can be applied to any situation with anyone and it always makes you and your group (your beau, your friends) look very chic.

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