Earthy Colors

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Last weekend was full of adventure, with a trip with friends to Austin for the Trail of Lights and a night out on Sixth Street that almost led to being kicked out of a bar (bartender’s fault) there wasn’t a dull moment. While the short trip to and from Austin was great, a stroll in the park enjoying a cold, sunny Saturday was a needed highlight.

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Even though I’m not the biggest fan of the cold, I do my best to enjoy it. Especially, since I live in south Texas where it’s hot 85 percent of the year. While I tend to stay with darker shades, the sunny day on Saturday called for earthy colors in my wardrobe.

When putting my outfit together, I knew that layers was the way to go. I started with a denim button up and added my mustard colored wool sweater over it, both from DKNY. Since my button up was a lighter denim, I went with a darker denim for my pants.

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For footwear, I decided to wear my dark brown Urban Outfitters Chelsea boots, because nothing screams cold weather like a nice pair of boots. To help top off my look, I layered my dark green bomber jacket from Tarjay (Target) to help keep me warm. And keep me warm, the jacket did!

With winter only a few days away, will you still be rocking earthy tones or darker tones?

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Streetwear for the cool evening

As I’ve transitioned into a new job position with a new employer, I’ve sadly been mia from my blog. However, I am back with some new content!

This past weekend a cold front came into town, and I immediately took that a sign to bring out the fall/winter clothes. I mean, I always stock up clothing for the cooler days, but living in south Texas, those days take some time to get here.

To enjoy the weather, my boyfriend and I headed to the park on Sunday evening. It felt so good to enjoy a stroll without sweating from the get go.

While I traditionally like to stick to the earthy colors of fall, I wanted to rock my cool Forever 21 mint-colored anorak. I was obsessed with it when I bought it in the summer. However, it just wasn’t realistic to wear it in the 100 degree weather.

I paired my anorak with my light wash torn skinny jeans from Zara. It only made sense to keep my look on the brighter side of things with lighter colors. That’s why I ended up pairing my anorak with light jeans and my white leather Converse.

Even though my look didn’t have any earthy tones to it, I loved it! It’s always good to break the fashion rules, plus it’s better when you stand out a little.

Well, until next time!✌🏻

Spring Into The Workplace


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Sports shirt and cardigan-DKNY

Chinos-Topman

Wingtip oxford shoes-Stacy Adams

 

For the working man that’s in the office 9 to 5, there isn’t a big change in the wardrobe for Spring. Sure you lose the long pea coat, gloves, and scarf, but you still have to look presentable. Well here are some tips on how to Spring into the workplace in style.

Spring means warmer days, so switch the nice tailored dress shirt for a sports shirt. A sports shirt comes in a variety of fabrics: linen, chambray, oxford, or denim. The plus side on wearing one of these is that they aren’t perfectly tailored to your body, so you won’t feel uncomfortable in the heat. DKNY offers sports shirts in a variety of fabric and prints for their Spring collection.

Instead of topping off your sports shirt with a blazer, go with a lightweight linen sweater. Banana Republic has a variety of sweaters that can help dress up your sports shirt.

Most of us can’t get away with using shorts in the workplace, so what’s an alternative to dress pants? One word, chinos! Chinos are lightweight and made of twill fabric that are perfect for the warmer days. Topman offers a variety of colors, giving you more options for your wardrobe.

Finally, when it comes to the oxfords, monks, or cap toes you used for Fall and Winter they can usually transition into your Spring wardrobe. Instead of pairing them with long dress socks, lose them, roll up your chinos, and show some ankle.

If you haven’t added any Spring-worthy pieces to your wardrobe, be sure to check out the links I provided. Remember, it’s okay to add prints and patterns to your wardrobe, it is Spring after all.

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Stay classy, mi amigos!

 

DKNY Goes To The Ball Game

From season to season DKNY has done a great job of combining street wear and formalwear. This Spring 2015, we see the DKNY men collection combine baseball button up shirts with suits and slacks. After looking at pictures of the collection’s London premiere last year, I knew that I had to buy one of the baseball shirts.

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DKNY Baseball Shirt-$95

 

I own several pieces from DKNY, but this has to be my favorite piece. The one thing I like about this piece is that you can dress it up or dress it down. Pair it with your favorite denim and Chucks, like I did, or wear a nice pair of chinos and add a blazer over it.

This is a standout piece in the Spring collection, so I suggest visiting DKNY and buying one before they are gone.

Tell me what you think about the DKNY baseball shirt and the rest of the DKNY men SS15 collection in the comments below.

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Stay classy, mi amigos!

 

Graffiti Park

This past week I got some much needed leisure time in the wonderful city of Austin. I went down famous South Congress street, ate at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and for the first time visited Graffiti Park at Castle Hills.

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It was a beautiful sunny day in the high 60s, so the first time in a month I was able to wear just a white Gap V-neck. I paired it with some grey torn jeans from H&M, and my new pair of Chelsea boots from Aldo. Towards the evening I added my faux leather Zara bomber jacket to keep warm.

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For accessories I wore a necklace from Aldo and a Topman felted wool hat I got from Nordstrom. The highlight of my day is when a gentleman in a band offered to buy my hat from me. It’s always a good thing when someone offers to buy an item from your outfit.

Be sure to check out Nordstrom and get yourself a felted wool hat. I’m sure you’ll receive lots of compliments and offers to buy your hat as well.

Stay classy, mi amigos!

 

Flashback Friday

FullSizeRender-6This winter has been pretty crazy, and with the groundhog having seen its shadow, looks like it will be cold a little while longer. I figured I’d do a Flashback Friday to sunnier days!

This was a picture from spring two years ago, I wore a DKNY button up, Zara man cuffed chinos, and made it casual with some Supra shoes. Here is hoping that come Spring Break, we will have sunny days to enjoy at the beach, lake, or a water park.

Until next time, stay class mi amigos!

 

The Tie Bar!

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Aside from shoes, skinny ties are my other guilty pleasure. Skinny ties have become a staple in men’s fashion for quite some time. A skinny tie will usually range 1-2 1/2 inches in width compared to the 3-3 1/2 inch ties.

I find that the skinny tie is far more versatile than the 3 inch ties. Not only can you wear a skinny tie with a slim fit suit, but with a button up and a pair of jeans.

Now to finish up that casual look for Friday at the workplace add on a funky tie bar.

I snagged this polka dot skinny tie and glasses tie bar from The Tie Bar. This is a great website that delivers quality and has grown in popularity thanks to GQ. I recommend checking their website and looking at their wide variety of ties and tie bars.

Until next time my friends, stay classy!

-Tie/Tie Bar-The Tie Bar

-Dress Shirt-Calvin Klein

-Jacket/Slacks-Zara

-Shoes-Converse