Friday, June 16, 2017

Let’s get into this jacket ladies and gentleman. Let’s talk about this crazy deal I stumbled upon while riding around Atlanta and my friend randomly wanting to stop at Urban Outifitters. Now I have a rule about shopping at Urban Outiftters, if it isn’t on sale, PUT IT BACK! Literally, the majority of that stuff you can find at a thrift store, or on some hipster’s Etsy account. Where’s the lie? However, I don’t have time to search thrift stores and online shopping is a hassle so I just wait until Urban is having a sale. I could always wait on clothes. But that’s the problem, I always tell myself I could wait on clothes and end up with shoes for days with nothing to wear. So, I’ve been shopping. Reinventing my look (again). Trying to incorporate a little more color to my wardrobe. The sad part is someway, somehow I always result to buying something black or olive green or grey, those are like my go to colors. However, I saw this jacket and I had to have it. The site says $29.99 but I definitely paid $20. (Urban is weird like that) 

I’ve been neglecting my denim. These are my favorite Joe’s jeans that I bought three years ago. I have ripped these jeans more times than I can count but I love them so I just get them patched up. I have a jeans about designer jeans and that’s just buy one pair a year. They’re supposed to last like forever so you don’t need to spend all your money on a pair everytime you go shopping. I have bought some cheap little H&M jeans and some BDG as well but their exactly that, cheap little jeans that if I wash and dry probably won’t fit the same. 

I enjoyed this look. Felt great to wear. Got a lot of compliments and that jacket will be a staple in my wardrobe that will transition well into any season. 

Suits, sneakers and the thugs in my head.

Everyday while I’m getting ready for work I feel like one of those Kermit the Frog memes where Kermit is talking to his inner evil twin. I call my inner evil twin, the thugs in my head. They control what I wear. I try to be professional and clean cut but they tell me to do otherwise.

I was getting dressed the other day and I wanted to wear a suit. I got this suit on sale at Topman. I was putting everything together and the thugs started to take over. I was like ok, I’ll wear my wingtips that way I’ll be comfortable and won’t be asked all day “do you work here?”. The thugs had other plans. The thugs insisted I wore my Nike Prestos. I haven’t even had time to get my pants altered but the thugs were like “show out, cuff the pants !”

I tend to wear a lot of dark colors so when I buy shoes I tend to lean towards more fun shoes. I saw these Nike Prestos on sale and there was no question about them, I had to have them so I bought them.

The sneaker and suit look is one that can go anyway. I usually would’ve done my Comme des Garçons or my Stan Smiths but the thugs had other plans that day. A button up would’ve went perfectly fine as well but apparently an oversized sweater and t shirt was more appropriate. And honestly, I couldn’t agree anymore. I really enjoyed this look. I was comfortable and I was still able to look presentable and still be myself.

Suits are very traditional and some traditions need to be broken every now and then. Pairing a sneaker with a suit gives a more laid back appeal and keeps you comfortable. I also believe it adds an edge to the suit that many don’t expect.

How do you guys feel about my handlebar mustache ? Something new I’m trying. Tell me in the comments.

Beanz Out

The black boot

Little kids have this fascination with boots. I bought my niece a pair of pink Dr. Martens sometime ago and my sister told me she wanted to wear those boots everywhere. Clearly I’m still a kid because I love boots as well and I try to where them everywhere just like my niece.

I don’t buy boots every year. Actually I just bought a pair of boots on Black Friday( original price $348 got them for $119, steal) . I’m real particular about my boots. I need a boot that I could dress up and dress down and if needed to kick someone’s ass in, you just never know what life may throw your way.

I tend to wear a lot of black and shades of grey. This year I was stuck on getting a black boot. Since I wear majority dark colors I usually would get something other than black for my shoes but the black boot was a need this year because all my black boots are reaching their near end.

A black boot is a staple that would always be in my closet and should be one everyone’s. I tell my clients all the time, get you a good boot that you literally can wear with anything because I personally feel like boots aren’t subject for just the cold weather. I wear my Docs in the middle of summer with shorts and a oversized t. That’s my look 75% of the summer actually. Boots are easy to pair with any look and again, you just never know when you might need to kick someone’s ass. 

The trick to buying boots is wait until they’re on sale. I haven’t paid full price for any of my boots and I’m talking even before my Nordstrom days. Great tip, start a wishlist on any website and just wait until there is a sale and see if the boots or anything goes on sale. Also, don’t be cheap with your boots. They should last for multiple seasons. They should be able to take a good beating and also get cleaned and shined up after the ass kicking. 

All in all, love your boots. Take boot season by the laces and have fun. 

Beanz Out.

My love of jackets & layers

Ever since I was little I was obsessed with jackets. Jackets were an essential part of my childhood wardrobe and as I’ve matured and evolved, they still are. 

In this look I am wearin my Zara Trench and my favorite thrifted denim jacket with a friendly reminder on the back of it. 

No matter the time of year I find a way to layer. Layering to me allows one to add to their simple outfits. I’m all about exaggerating the simple. 

Beanz Out. 

Comfort and ease 

Most days I really don’t feel like getting up and getting dressed but the way my school/work life is set up I must pull myself together. 

For a very long time I was on a hunt for a decent pair of coveralls that had a nice fit to them and didn’t make me look like I worked on cars on something. I found this Topman jumper at Nordstrom on sale . It came in black and an olive green color, of course I got the black. 

The thing I love about coveralls and overalls is the easy going comfort factor. Literally, you could wear them with your loafers, a pair of Asics like I did or anything. Very versatile piece and doesn’t take much thought to put on. 

Watch-Nixon 

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