What I Wore: Worn Out Levis

what I wore: top – shop ultra, levi’s – vintage via cheap thrills, heels – jessica simpson
I decided I wanted some old men’s levi’s and I found the perfect ones at cheap thrills, complete with an imprint of the pack of cigarettes that were most certainly a fixture in the back pocket.

What I Wore: Menswear, Leopard & Nautical – Oh my!

what I wore: trench – marvin richards, trousers – ralph lauren (seen here, here), blouse – old navy, bowtie – little boy’s at target, necklace – kate spade, platforms – steve madden, jewels – gifts, vintage, charm & chain, bcbg

This outfit is the result of having entirely too much time to get ready. Yesterday morning I woke up at 4am and could not go back to sleep (rare occurrence). So I got up, showered and spent two hours leisurely getting ready, as there was nothing else to do. I like this outfit even though it’s a lot going on. I find that I like looks that either say a lot or say next to nothing. Sometimes you need 2 necklaces, 3 bangles and 6 rings to feel dressed, sometimes it feels like the fewer the better. I’ve been wearing a lot of blue lately. I think it’s nice to do a really feminine hair style with such a tailored look. I’m really excited about an upcoming collaboration. More details soon!

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

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.

 

Accessorize like the Guys

From W Magazine

Top row, from left: Dieppa Restrepo’s leather shoes; Gucci’s leather briefcase; Tom Ford’s men’s leather loafers. Second row, from left: MaxMara’s leather bag; Bottega Veneta’s suede clutch; Tod’s leather briefcase. Third row, from left: Céline’s leather shoes; Prada’s men’s leather shoes; Céline’s leather bag; Christian Louboutin’s cotton shoes. Bottom row, from left: Cole Haan’s men’s suede shoes; Hermès’s canvas and leather briefcase; Tod’s suede shoes; Chloé’s lambskin bag.

Read More http://www.wmagazine.com/accessories/2011/04/his_and_her_accessories#ixzz1HQhJLXOb

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.

Images via Google

ASOS Stateside!

I have long slobbered over the gorgeous/affordable offerings from mega-online-British-retailer ASOS. However, I had forgotten they were creating a site for US customers until today. AND they are offering free shipping and free returns. I also must note for any interested parties, ASOS has just as much to offer for men’s fashion – that might require a separate post.

Umm for Christmas, may I have everything?

Warning: Slobber likely ahead.

Image 1 of ASOS BLACK Exaggerated Hip Textured DressImage 2 of ASOS BLACK Exaggerated Hip Textured Dress

Dress $163

Are you excited yet? There is seriously so much available on this site and a wide range of price points. One could buy an outfit (dress, tights, headband and shoes) for under $100 or spend a fortune on one special dress.

Image 1 of ASOS Mixed Embellished Tunic DressImage 2 of ASOS Mixed Embellished Tunic Dress

Embellished Dress $258

Image 1 of Vero Moda Low V Wrap DressImage 2 of Vero Moda Low V Wrap Dress

Wrap Dress $75

Image 1 of ASOS Peterpan Collar Jersey Dress

Peterpan dress, $41

Image 1 of ASOS Button Through Drop Waist Shirt Dress

White dress, $55

Image 1 of ASOS Shoulderpad Batwing Jersey Maxi Dress

Maxi dress, $55

Image 1 of ASOS Tailored Ruffle Front Pencil Dress

Pencil dress, $79

Image 1 of Mango Waisted Skater Dress

Skater Dress, $120

Image 1 of ASOS Pussybow Frill Back Dress

Frill Dress, $62

Image 1 of Warehouse Animal Swing Dress

Animal print dress, $77

Image 1 of ASOS Taffeta Box Pleat Dress

Taffeta Dress, $65

Image 1 of ASOS Chiffon Sleeve Embellished TunicImage 2 of ASOS Chiffon Sleeve Embellished Tunic

Sparkle Tunic, $163

Image 1 of ASOS Leopard Bandeau Dress

Leopard Bandeau, $65

Image 1 of ASOS Belted Kimono Dress

Kimono dress, $65

Image 1 of Whistles Celeste Dress With Back DetailImage 2 of Whistles Celeste Dress With Back Detail

Dress, $301

Image 1 of ASOS Animal Print Shoulder Pad Shift Dress

Sheath, $51

Image 1 of Lisa Jayne Dann Velvet Hooded DressImage 2 of Lisa Jayne Dann Velvet Hooded Dress

Velvet hooded dress, $198

Image 1 of Paprika Gathered Side Drape Midi Length DressImage 2 of Paprika Gathered Side Drape Midi Length Dress

Gathered dress, $43

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