Streetwear for the cool evening

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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!✌🏻

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Florals for Fall

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We are a couple days away from fall and you can slowly start to feel the weather getting cooler in south Texas. As the weather starts to change, so does the fashion. My typical fall fashion usually consist of neutral colors, plaid shirts and torn denim. However, there is one trend I’m jumping on and that is florals.

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Florals have become the norm when is comes to spring fashion, but are starting to find themselves in fall fashion, and I am here for it! Last week, I made my monthly stop at Zara for some shopping. I didn’t have anything specific that I was looking for, but then I came upon these torn skinny jeans with roses embroidered on them. At first sight, I fell in love and knew I had to try them on.

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They ended up fitting perfectly, so I bought them! I just loved how the embroidered roses and leaves were as detailed as can be, and how it really complimented the torn denim.

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I ended up finding myself wearing my new jeans throughout the entire weekend. These jeans really complimented my style. I enjoy wearing a basic tee, and the embroidered jeans allow my outfit to pop!

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For this look, I paired my jeans with a PacSun heathered gray boxed t-shirt and wrapped a Forever 21 plaid shirt around my waist, which gave my look a 90s vibe. For accessories, I added a necklace to help accent my basic tee, and my Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer sunnies to help keep the sun out of my eyes. I finished off the look with my hi-top white leather Converse.

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If you’re a guy who isn’t big on florals or embroidery, I suggest that you take a risk. Especially if you are into basic, the floral embroidery will make your outfit a pop, plus you’ll be on trend!

 

 

Cooler Days, Cooler Fashion

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It’s been a month into fall and we are barely feeling lower temperatures. I don’t want to be that person, but you best believe I’m going to take out my Chelsea boots and a denim jacket! Living in South Texas, once the temperatures get into the 70s it’s acceptable to start wearing your cooler weather clothes.

With fall weather in session, I normally opt for darker tones like olive green, black, grey and navy blue. For this look, I wore a longer length olive green T-shirt from Forever 21, because I’ve recently became obsessed with longer length tees (thank you, Kanye!). I paired it with my favorite black jeans and my awesome brown suede boots from Hawkings McGill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My American Eagle denim jacket was the icing on the cake! A denim jacket is perfect, because it’s not over the top for 70 degree weather like a wool topcoat. So if you’re looking to dress up for cooler days with cooler fashion try a look similar to mine! Switch out the boots for converse or wear a sports blazer instead of a denim jacket, it’s your call!

ASOS Shoes are Pretty Cool!

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It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to splurge money on shoes, but I was gifted a new pair this past week by my boyfriend. Since I’ve started my first grown up job as a PR Guy, I’ve had to up my business attire, so I figured I would ask for dress shoes.

I wanted a good pair of shoes but didn’t want to spend more than $80, so I decided to check out asos. I had browsed their website before, and I liked just about everything but didn’t want to commit to buying from a brand that shipped overseas. I figured I would give it a shot after catching these derby shoes in tan suede for only $55.

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My boyfriend ordered them, and I got them in a week with no hassle! I worried that they would disappoint, but they didn’t. The shoes are a 100 percent suede, comfortable, stylish and are the same quality that you would find at competitors like Steve Madden or Aldo for less!

Next time you need a pair of shoes, consider purchasing them from asos! They carry dress shoes, sneakers and boots ranging from $25 to $500, so there’s a pair for every occasion. If you get a pair of shoes from asos let me know what you think!

New York Fashion Week: Men’s

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Last fall, men’s fashion designers came together for the first New York Fashion Week: Men’s, which turned out to be a success. This past Monday, men’s fashion designers returned to NYFW: Men’s to show off their spring/summer collection.

If you’re like me, you don’t have access to attending the shows, so how does one get to experience NYFW: Men’s? Articles? Photos? Yes, but how about Snapchat?

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Snapchat is providing users a voyeuristic way of experiencing some of the runway shows, backstage shenanigans and a look at the celebrities attending.

My suggestion is to watch the Snapchat story before it’s gone! Watch it and tell me what you think.

Enjoy a Cold, Sunny Day in Style

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The best days in winter are the days where you get the cold breeze and the sun is out. This weather lets you enjoy the opportunity to step outside and enjoy winter, and not having to worry about wearing layers of coats and/or sweaters.

This Sunday I got to enjoy some time out at the local Japanese Tea Garden here in San Antonio, TX. For the day I wore a sweater and button up shirt combination. My mustard color wool sweater from DKNY kept me warm and let me stand out. On a cold sunny day I find it acceptable to wear some bright colors to go with the mood. I’m an advocate for dark colors for fall and winter, but on a sunny day mix it up.

To compliment my sweater, I wore some funky orange socks from J. Crew and a pair of tan dress shoes from Aldo. For winter I suggest investing in some funky patterned or print socks, you can find them at almost every store nowadays. I’m sure that you can find one to fit your personality or the occasion.

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As for the shoes, winter is the perfect time to not only wear leather boots, but to wear some nice dress shoes for a casual time out. Now I’m not saying to bust out your best work shoes, but invest in a nice affordable pair that you can wear during the day or even for a night out. Aldo is a brand that has nice shoes with prices that won’t break the bank.

On the next cold, sunny day, try adding a bright color sweater to your work or casual attire.

My look: Sweater-DKNY, Button up shirt-American Eagle, Grey skinny chinos-Gap, dress shoes-Aldo.

Fall into Green

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Shades of green can be found in many designer collections and fast fashion stores, and let me say it has become one of my favorite colors. This olive bomber jacket from Target is affordable and allows you to get in on the trend. It is an olive shade that adds color to an all black wardrobe without being too loud.

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The best way to let your new green bomber jacket grab all the attention is to keep everything else at a minimum. Pair it with a black tee from Zara and some black torn jeans from H&M. Try adding a beanie for those cool nights out on the town.

What gets me excited about fall is that you can wear boots and not apologize for it. Spring and summer are hot, but fall is the perfect weather for boots. Pair the look with some Chelsea boots or rugged boots, just like I did.

If you’re looking for a new color and item to add to your wardrobe this fall, make it a bomber jacket in a shade of green!