A Night at the Museum

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This has been a month of changes. As I begin to learn and grow as an adult in my personal and professional life, I’ve realized that my happiness is important. This blog is one of the many things that make me happy. My love for fashion is the reason I created Guy Love Fashion. Thank you to everyone who take the time to read my blog.

To help get me out of my rut, my boyfriend and I took a trip to the San Antonio Museum of Art on Tuesday for their free admission night. The museum is one of my favorite places to go, because it allows me an opportunity to escape reality for a while, and get lost in the art that is displayed.

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A casual, relaxing night at the museum called for a casual, relaxing outfit. I wore a scallop short-sleeve tee from PacSun perfect for the summer heat and layered it with my favorite Urban Outfitters plaid shirt. Yes, I know this plaid shirt was featured in my throwback post from two weeks ago, but it truly is a staple in my wardrobe. The light shades are perfect for summer!

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I paired the light shades with my favorite dark torn jeans from Zara and my New Balance shoes to match my shirts. My torn jeans gave my legs the opportunity to breathe in the humid evenings, while my shoes allowed me comfort for walking in the museum and outside in the courtyard.

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I enjoyed my time at the museum. It allowed me to unwind and ease my mind from some of the things on my mind. If you live in San Antonio and haven’t visited SAMA, I suggest you make a visit.

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Graffiti Park Photo Session – Flashback Friday

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It’s been awhile since I visited Austin. I am always excited when I make my way there. Yeah, I know the traffic can be a pain, but I just love the atmosphere, friendly people and all the dogs.

One of my favorite places to visit is Graffiti Park. It’s great seeing the graffiti art, and you can always find something new every time you go. I also love trying to make my way all the way to the top. You get a great view of the city skyline.

It’s also a great place for a photo session. I’ve done several there and this one from last April has to be one of my favorites. I just think that my plaid and torn jeans look were a prefect combination, and photographed well with the graffiti all around me.

If you’re ever in the Austin area, visiting Graffiti Park is a must! Be sure to take a few photos and make your way to the top for a great view of the city. Oh, and be sure to wear shoes perfect for a small climb!

My July Look Book

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This hot month was all about going against the norm. I was dressed in black and wore an anorak. Yeah, I’ve never been one for practical fashion. However, toward the end of the month the hot weather got the best of me, and I had to go for a look that wouldn’t have me dying from the heat.

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My first featured look was all about my DKNY white anorak. This buy from one of my favorite brands was perfect for summer! The perforated sleeves were an obvious stand out for me, giving it a much more fashion forward look compared to others I had seen.

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My second look featured my favorite color and a cool thrift find from Buffalo Exchange. Black isn’t a practical color to wear during the hot days, but it’s just perfect to wear. And pairing my look with a new suede button up made for an outfit that’s probably best left for summer nights.

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My final look for the month highlighted after work attire perfect for the summer heat. I paired my Topman tee and Urban Outfitters sunflower printed short sleeve button up with some joggers for a perfect outfit that’s ready for hanging out with friends after work. Oh, let’s not forget my cool but comfy New Balance shoes!

With July coming to a close, I’m hoping that August isn’t painfully hot. I can’t wait to start sharing my August looks with you!

 

 

After Work Attire!

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After a long day at work, nothing feels better than taking of the work wear and slipping into something more comfortable. Of course, if you have plans to meet some friends for after work plans you might need to forget the sweats and wear something that won’t have people questioning your fashion sense.

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With the days getting hotter, you might consider summer apparel that borders on leisure wear without making you seem like your ready for bed. For the hotter days, I’ll out switch my signature torn jeans look for jogger or shorts. In this case, I wore some acid wash jogger from Forever 21 for some subway and walking at the park with my boyfriend.

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It became acceptable to integrate joggers into your casual wear a few years ago, and it’s a fashion choice I pick to stay cool. Add a (Topman) tee and layer it with a (Urban Outfitters) short sleeve button up shirt and you have the perfect summer look!

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Think my outfit is too casual for after work plans? Switch out denim looking joggers for some khaki or navy joggers. Pair them with darker tone tees and button up shirts for after work attire that’s ready for dinner and/or drinks with friends.

 

A Thrift Shop Find

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After a hectic time last week, I was looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Of course, relaxing to me involves being out and about in San Antonio. With my promise to become a penny pincher, my boyfriend and I settled on a date at the movies to watch Spider-Man Homecoming. If you haven’t watched it, I suggest you put it on your watch list for the weekend. The story and cast were perfect. As a fan of Andrew Garfield, I must admit this version was superior to the two previous incarnations (my opinion. Lol).

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Along with finding penny pinching things to do, like going to the park. I am also trying to be smarter with my clothing purchases. I’ve recently started enjoying the wonders of thrifting. Yes, I’ve made thrift purchases, but majority of the times I’d find myself going to a thrift store and always feeling like I could never find anything.

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Now, I’ve been heading to thrift stores with an open mind, and have found some great items similar to what I would find at the mall. The money saving part makes me so happy! I find myself liking three or four items and my purchase coming out to less than $20.

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One of my recent purchases from Buffalo Exchange was a camel colored long sleeve suede shirt. The awesome thing about this purchase was that I’ve been looking for the exact kind of shirt from retailers online. However, they would always end up being $55 to $150, which was crazy to me. I ended up buying it for only $4.50.

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I had seen several look books with suede shirts and thought it was perfect for putting over tees or tying around my waist (like in the photo). It’s great piece for my streetwear looks, like the outfit I wore this past Saturday. I paired my suede shirt with an all black look with jeans from Zara, a PacSun tee, my black and white Converse and DKNY cap.

This shirt was definitely a thrift store treasure, and I will continue to look at thrift stores for items I want before heading to a mall.

 

Outwear for Summer? Groundbreaking.

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The hots days of summer just keep on coming, and staying cool is the top priority for everyone. When it comes to wardrobe, most of us will go with a light t-shirt and shorts to keep from sweating too much. The last thing on anyone’s mind is layers, but some fashionistas and fashionistos would disagree. And I think I see myself becoming one.

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On several of my shopping adventures, I began to notice that many retailers are beginning to create outerwear pieces throughout the year. Of course, the summer jackets are made of lighter material. Even with lighter options, I didn’t see myself wearing a jacket in this summer heat. Until I stepped into DKNY.

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I spotted this nice white hooded anorak jacket, and I immediately tried it on. What really caught my attention was that it looked very different to the anorak and windbreakers that I had seen at other stores. The perforated sleeves were an obvious stand out, I could tell that it was made for the summer months. I’m pretty sure the designer who created was really thinking “How can I convince someone to wear this jacket for summer?”

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For someone like me who was effy about using jackets for summer, this DKNY jacket changed my mind. It’s perfect for the cooler summer nights when you want to stand out from the crowd. It goes great with my usual tee and torn jeans summer combination.

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If you’re looking to integrating outerwear to your wardrobe, try a lightweight jacket or anorak like the one I bought.

My June Look book

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It’s the end of another month, and the beginning of another look book. This past month, I only got to feature two looks compared to my usual three to four looks. I would like to blame that on the craziness that was the beginning of the month. Here’s to getting back on track in July.

Both looks for this month are from my trip to Dallas. To survive the summer heat, I dressed for comfort without losing style. Both my pink and black camp shirts are from PacSun and both my jeans are from Zara. For my first look, I decided to go with my OG Converse hi-tops. For my second look, I featured my new pink asos sneakers.

I enjoyed my time in Dallas, and I’m glad I packed my outfits accordingly! Now that June is over; it’s time to start planning my July looks. Stay tuned!