June started off on a busy note, but I was able to squeeze in some vacation time this past weekend. I hadn’t been to Dallas in over 8 years, so that was the destination for our 4-day getaway.
The first thing that came to mind was “What do I pack?” After looking at the hot forecast, I knew that short-sleeve shirts were probably the best option. Especially, when my boyfriend and I planned to walk around and see Dallas.
One of our first Dallas adventures was a stop at the Klyde Warren Park. It was such an amazing experience. The park is surrounded by the large buildings that help create the Dallas skyline. It was great seeing all types of people enjoying their Sunday afternoon with family and friends.
To help enjoy the sunny day comfortably, I wore one of my newest Pac Sun short sleeve camp shirts. The funky print and pink color made it a must-have for my wardrobe. And what better time, then to wear it on hot Dallas day.
I paired my shirt with some Zara light blue torn skinny jeans and my new white hi-tops Converse. The two pairs fit perfectly with my shirt, giving my outfit a summer ready look. To top of my look, I added my signature snapback.
Overall, I enjoyed my time at Klyde Warren Park. The people, cityscape and food trucks made it a wonderful experience.
I will be sharing another Dallas look next week. Stay tuned!
Two summers ago, a last minute internship opportunity led me to San Antonio, a place I still call home. I remember summer 2015 was all about my internship, summer classes, housewives marathons and wondering what the future would bring. That summer I also got to reconnect with friends I hadn’t seen in awhile.
My friend Tehua, who I met my freshman year of college at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi took these photos that summer. I hadn’t seen her for over 4 years, and we made plans to meet and catch up. Our get-together also turned into a photo session. Her passion for photography and my passion for fashion came together for this throwback look!
I live for the weekends! Even more so for the weekend wear. Having a regular 9 to 6 that requires business attire can do that to you. It can be easy to ditch the workwear for sweats, but when heading out with your friends, try adding a couple of these pieces I can’t live without for your fall weekend wear.
Flannels have been a stable for me since freshman year of high school (10 years ago). You can’t go wrong with a flannel, but instead of buttoning it up, use it as a layer. As temperature slowly drop, layering your clothes can be a better option than going HAM with sweaters in 70 degree weather.
With my recent obsession of longer length tees, I recommend trying them out. Honestly, I’ve never been a big fan of wearing a plain crew neck T-shirt, but longer length tees have changed my mind. They are more fashionable than typical plain shirts, and they look pretty good layered with a flannel. Find 2 for $30 at Pac Sun. They have a variety of colors and patterns that you can mix and match.
Pair your flannel and tee with a good pair of torn jeans. Now I know a good pair of jeans can cost a fortune nowadays, but getting the right pair can be a fashion investment. Zara has a great variety of fashion denim that are similar to what you see on the runway, but don’t have that crazy price tag. Their denim is actually more affordable than brands like True Religion or 7 for all Mankind. Purchase a pair of Zara jeans and take your weekend wear to the next level.
Finish off your weekend look with a good pair of shoes and accessories. For my look I went with some white leather converse, also known as my old faithfuls. Go this route or try a pair of boots. Complete the look with your favorite hat and watch, and your read for the weekend!
When it comes to stepping out, I always prefer to wear a button down shirt. The summer days have been scorching hot in San Antonio, so I’ve traded in my long sleeves for short sleeves.
I tend to gravitate towards printed button downs, because they add personality to any outfit. Trust me when I say, you’ll get more compliments when you opt for a shirt that begs to be noticed.
For this look, I paired my Topman cloud printed shirt with my barely worn Topman puritan hat. On a sunny day, a hat will keep the sun out of your face. Plus, it adds even more of a wow factor to your outfit. I mentioned in a previous post that a man offered to buy my hat from me. That didn’t happen to me this time, but remember that hats will attract compliments or money. It’s always a good thing when someone offers to buy an item from your outfit.
I finished off the look with some gray torn jeans from H&M, a necklace from Aldo, and my favorite pair of Converse.
I’ll be rocking big hats and short sleeves for the remainder of the summer. Will you be doing the same?
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to look nice. Casual can always look good, it’s all about putting the right pieces together.
A graphic tee never goes out of style, and recently when I look for graphics I try to purchase them from smaller merchants. The reason being is that more than likely I won’t bump into someone with the same shirt. The “Twiggy Smalls” (a combination of supermodel Twiggy and Biggie Smalls) shirt I’m wearing is from Clone NYC, an online retailer based out of New York City.
I paired it with my current favorite denim from H&M. Since high school I’ve loved ripped jeans. I think a couple of times I got in trouble for my jeans being torn from behind. What I like about this pair of jeans is that they bring torn and skinny together. They don’t feel tight and they have stretch to them.
After that I put on my favorite pair of converse, which have been an important part of my wardrobe since middle school. What I love about converse is that they can be torn or dirty, but they still look good.
To top off my casual look I added an American Eagle denim jacket and a necklace from Aldo. Accessories and outerwear will always take your casual look to the next level.
Hopefully my tips and look help you put together something similar. Be sure to check out the links I provided! Be sure to leave a comment below, and tell me what you think about my look.
A plain T-shirt is an essential that will never go out of style. However, sometimes we need something that will make us stand out of the crowd. Now usually the alternative has been a graphic tee, but printed tees have recently been growing in popularity.
With spring just around the corner, I challenge all the men that have stayed away from printed tees to buy at least one. Just like any plain tee, the printed shirt can be styled in a variety of ways. Pair them with torn jeans, chinos, or shorts and add on a bomber, leather, or jean jacket, respectively.
The one rule I have about wearing a printed tee is that you don’t want to mix patterns. Let your printed tee do all the talking and go with solid colors when picking shorts, pants, or outerwear.
If you like my houndstooth printed tee you can find similar ones on Topman. They have a variety of printed tees year round ranging from $25 to $40.
Check them out and let me know what you think by commenting below.
I wanted to take time to not only post a throwback Thursday, but to highlight one of the brands I am wearing in the photo, Topman.
Black Skinny Jeans- Topman
Topman is a brand that hails from the United Kingdom, created in the 1970s as the male counterpart to Topshop. In my opinion, it’s one of the greatest brands out there for men, they carry both formalwear and street wear.
What I like is that you can combine both the formal wear with the street wear and be ready for any occasion. The prices are reasonable as well, for a shirt like the one in my photo, you would pay around $32. Now if that is pricey for you, both Topman and Nordstrom have items on sale, the shirts are usually half the price. If my picture or kind words don’t convince you, take a look at their collection on either website. I’m sure you’ll find a piece or two that you’ll be dying to buy!
Topman is currently expanding in the United States, currently they have locations in NYC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Chicago. New Locations in Houston, Atlanta, San Diego, and another one in NYC should be opening soon.