Dallas Adventures and Fashion – Part 2

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I present another look and adventure from my Dallas trip earlier this month. It’s crazy how time flies, it only seems like last weekend I was enjoying my 4-day getaway. Here’s to hoping I get back there soon!

On our last evening in Dallas, we kept exploring the city and came upon the Robert E. Lee Park (I hate the name BTW), which has a nice little waterfall and creek called Turtle Creek. I was expecting to spot a turtle, but that totally didn’t happen. It was another hot day, so I tried staying cool without sacrificing style, which can be a hard thing to do.

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In GuyLovesFashion style, I stuck to black on a hot day, but  short sleeve shirt and torn jeans combination helped alleviate any horrid sweating I would’ve experienced with a long sleeve and pants sans holes. My featured shot sleeve shirt was something I purchased while on our trip from Pac Sun. The print that consisted of lightning bolts, skeleton with cobwebs and an illuminati-esque eyeball are what attracted me to it. Plus, the lightweight material was perfect to combat against the heat.

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I matched my cool new shirt with my favorite pair of black skinny jeans from Zara. I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of shorts. It’s not because I hate my legs or anything, it’s just that shorts are a little too relaxed for my taste. Thank fashion for torn jeans, because they get me through the heat! For accessories, I went with my signature snapback from H&M and my Apple watch.

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Now for shoes, I didn’t have to sacrifice style for comfort, because my shoes met the criteria for both. My pink asos sneakers were comfortable to wear throughout our adventures in Dallas. And lets face it, they look so cool!

Dallas was great to me! The sightseeing, nightlife and food made it a great time! Also, I got an opportunity to show off looks I hadn’t featured before.

Now, here’s to hoping to another trip to Dallas in the middle of fall or winter!

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My March Looks – Throwback Thursday

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As winter ended and spring began, my looks for the month went from layers to tees. Here’s a look back at my March looks.

This pink tropical print bomber from Forever 21 gave me life! I’m still obsessed with it. Here’s to hoping that spring nights stay cool, so that I am able to wear it.

Zara and Forever 21 winter fashion

If my memory serves me well, this picture was taken on the last cold day of March. At least I got to wear my cool “Kanye” sweater.

Black PacSun Camp Shirt

Talk about another piece that gave me life. This muertos printed relaxed short sleeve button up camp shirt from PacSun will be seeing lots of action in the coming months. The material is perfect for a hot day, and the print is just so rad!

PacSun shirt and New Balance Shoes

My final look for the month will be my uniform, torn jeans and cool tees!

As March comes to a close, I look forward to April and can’t wait share the looks I have in store.

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.

Clone NYC

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Forget the mall or the typical stores you go to buy graphic tees, check out Clone NYC! This  website has some of the coolest graphics tees you’ll find. If you don’t believe it look at the picture below:

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The tee I’m wearing is called the “Twiggy Smalls” shirt, what drew me to this shirt was how unique the graphic is. Now if you know pop culture the graphic is a combination of supermodel Twiggy and The Notorious B.I.G’s crown. You can wear this shirt by itself, like I did or you can throw on a flannel over it.

If the “Twiggy Smalls” tee isn’t your cup of tea, Clone NYC has a variety of other T-shirts and hoodies with different graphics. Check them out!

“Twiggy Smalls” T-shirt- Clone NYC, $30

The Short Sleeve!

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In 2011, I discovered the short sleeve button up. When I first bought my own at my local Cotton On store, I immediately fell in love with it. I remember seeing short sleeve button ups at department stores and not liking the way they looked. The shirts either had an ugly plaid look or the fit didn’t look right. Today, some brands have really stepped up and changed the way you look at the short sleeve.

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The reason I have grown to like the short sleeve is because brands like Cotton On, Topman, and Forever 21 provide a more fitted look. The one I’m wearing in the picture is fitted to the body and the arms. I like the cut of the sleeve because it allows you to roll up them up and it stays. It is a versatile shirt, I have worn this look during day time and a night out on the town. You can wear it with the top unbuttoned and untucked like me, or you can add a tie and tuck it in. If you pair it up with rolled up pair of chinos and derby shoes like me, you give it what I call a “Summer dressed up” look.

I recommend popping into one of the stores I listed or looking them up online. These short sleeve button ups come in different patterns and colors, I’m sure you will find one that you like.

Items I’m wearing:

Fedora from DKNY, $55

Sunnies from Ray-Ban, $145

Short sleeve from Cotton On, $24.95

Chinos from Topman, $50

Shoes are Salvatore Ferragamo found at Texas Thrift