An end of summer wedding can be hard to dress for. It’s outside. It’s hot. It’s humid. And even though it’s fall in the fashion world, there is no way you are going to put on a heavy wool suit. Dressing for the heat for me is always about how to get the most of a look that involves the least amount of layers. These cotton dress pants paired with a classic white, spread-collar shirt are a great lightweight base. Adding the warm-toned paisley tie was about as fall as I could get given the 90 degree heat. Summer, I love you, but here’s hoping it starts to cool down in the near future so that I can unpack my sweaters and wool pants from storage.
Southern California is experiencing a heat wave so while some of you in cooler states might be venturing outside, here we are staying where the air conditioning is blowing. Enjoy some of my favorite links from the past week (or two).
This house is absolutely amazing and I wouldn’t mind throwing a party or two on those balconies. When I showed it to my nephew he thought it was creepy. Creepy or cool? You be the judge:
Ever wondered if you aren’t getting enough vitamins? Are you sure you aren’t getting enough vitamins but don’t know how to fix it. Here are the answers.
Summer is coming to a close and it’s always this time of year that I decide to try and get in shape. I don’t know why… And even though sweater season is on the horizon here is an ab workout that I’m trying to make a daily routine.
I don’t know about you, but I am personally over New York Fashion Week… I’m ready for my Instagram feed to return to the usual posts featuring personal style and #foodie pics. But I did love seeing what good old J.Crew has in store for us next Spring. And it’s a great time of year to get some style inspiration.
This week marked the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the U.S. on September 11th. The pictures from that day are no less shocking than the first time I saw them. #neverforget
By now you’ve probably seen the hilarious way IKEA decided to announce their 2015 catalog. If not, here you are:
I read somewhere that it’s starting to cool down in some areas of the country… well it’s definitely not cooling off in Southern California, and therefore short sleeves are a must. This was the perfect outfit for a day out running around town. Now I hardly ever wear sandals so it feels weird to have a post with me in flip-flops but I’m telling you, the heat has been so unbearable that I will do anything to stay cool. Another cool tip, rolling your pants not only keeps you on trend and looking great but it also helps keep your ankles cool and get some nice airflow to your legs. The more you know.
It is Labor Day weekend so while many will be busy out trying to make the most of this last weekend of summer, some of you will be taking advantage of it by lounging around browsing the web. Those are who these are for. Enjoy some of my favorite stories of the week!
Apparently for some fashion isn’t enough, so some fashion labels have opened their own restaurants. Not gonna lie, I would definitely eat at almost all of these.
Who says you need an entire gym full of equipment to get great arms? Now if only I had a dumbbell…
My wife and I are currently knee deep in a kitchen renovation on our new house. It’s nice to see the updates we are making are right on trend (and will be for quite some time).
This week we all got one step closer to a full-fledged Friends reunion (sort of) and it was everything we wanted it to be.
I like my coffee like I like my wine… in liquid form and in a receptacle that can carry it to my mouth. So you won’t see me using any fancy tools or machines with my morning boost but here are 12 products that might help me step up my coffee game.
Have a great (safe) weekend everyone!
The timing of this outfit is pretty perfect considering Details posted an article the other day about the overwhelming prevalence of the navy gingham shirt, and more specifically, the J.Crew navy gingham shirt. So prevalent that it warranted its own Instagram account. It was an interesting article only made more interesting by the fact that yours truly was the lead picture to illustrate the opinion (see below).
It’s a pretty amusing article nonetheless but makes today’s post a little bit ironic since I am wearing a J.Crew navy gingham shirt once again. The thing about the navy gingham shirt is that it goes so well with everything. This time I wore it with black to an outdoor wedding but it can be worn a thousand other ways. Maybe that’s why everyone owns it and maybe that’s why it has its own Instagram account. How many other articles of clothing can you say that about?
I realized that the summer season was nearing a close and I hadn’t gotten much wear out of my white denim so I hurried up and wore this outfit out to dinner for my wife’s birthday a few weeks ago. While white denim (or wheat denim as these are labeled) can definitely transition into fall they provide the perfect light color palette that summer style is more accustomed to. A bonus to this outfit are these awesome double monk strap shoes. Funny story about the shoes… they are about 3 to 4 years old and I’ve never worn them. I bought them on a killer discount but they were always a bit too large for my feet. I have tried every way I can think of to make these guys work. I’ve added insoles, and heel grips, and I’ve even worn thick camp socks with them to fill them out. Nothing has ever worked. I gave up on them years ago. But for this night I decided for the heck of it to slip in a new insole and try them out and what do you know? They worked! It was truly a Cinderella moment when I was able to walk out the door comfortably in what has always been one of my favorite pairs of shoes. It was indeed a happy day!
Summer may soon be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get in some stripes and sneakers. Nothing can beat a lightweight henley and a colorful short in the summer, especially when the shorts have a subtle pleat that makes them almost as comfortable as PJs. And while you may not want to don a sailor stripe come fall, there’s still time to sneak them in now. Summer’s not over folks so go get the most out of your summer wardrobe before you have to pack it away… who am I kidding? I’m so ready for fall.
What are you all up to this weekend? I’m heading to Vegas with my wife and some friends to see Britney Spears in concert. Should be epic!
Here’s a gathering of some of my favorite links and articles if you’re I to late night (or sometimes early morning) web browsing. Enjoy
This week we lost the great Robin Williams. Here are some little known facts about the legend who will be greatly missed.
Addicted to coffee like me? Then you’ll love these tips for ways to repurpose your used coffee grounds (number is my favorite).
I’m always looking for ways to keep my productivity up while I’m at work and this new technique might be the best thing I’ve stumbled upon. Putting it in action starting Monday.
Looking to eat healthier? Here is a collection of foods that a group of physicians and fitness experts eat daily. I can’t wait to try the hummus curry dressing!
It’s day five! Going off of yesterday’s look and the idea of layering another great way to get the most wear out of your t-shirt, especially as we begin to move into fall is to layer it under a jacket. Whether it’s a denim jacket like I’ve got on here, which has a casual, cool effect, or layered under a blazer, which gives off a more dapper, but equally cool vibe. I added the mint green chinos to keep it light and summery but added the Cat boots because I love boots and it gives the look a little edge.
And, that’s it. One t-shirt and five way to wear it. I thought it would be difficult but I can still think of tons of ways to get use out of this awesome t-shirt so keep an eye out for it in the future!
When looking for ways to get the most use out of something as simple as a t-shirt never forget the power of layering. And since the weather is still warm (quite warm where I’m at actually), lightweight t-shirts make it possible to layer without overheating which can lead to spontaneous combustion. Adding this District Clothing microburn v-neck under this sweater provides a little interest as well as a barrier between my skin and the wool sweater which is a big deal for those of us that are sensitive to the itch of wool as well as the added heat wool can bring. The patent penny loafers give the look a much-needed dose of dapper which is good because I can’t bring myself to walk around in a blazer or layered up very often during the summer.