Pop That Color

February 10, 2017

We’ve had a nice break in the cold weather in Southern California. Ya ya ya, I know, it’s freakin snowing and icy and cold everywhere else, so California’s high of 55 isn’t something to complain about. I’m not. But out in the desert when we are working on our house it is SO NICE to have nice weather while we work inside and out.

The mornings are still chilly, though, so I still need layers when I head out to get my early morning coffee. I popped on some of the new Spring transitional items from Old Navy, including this trench that I love. Don’t be afraid of color, guys.

Coat: Mac Jacket for Men in Shore Enough – Old Navy
Sweatshirt: Classic Fleece Sweatshirt in Oatmeal Heather – Old Navy
Shirt: Slim-Fit Linen-Blend Shirt in Just So Cerulean – Old Navy
Jeans: Built-In Flex Distressed Skinny Jeans in Light Wash – Old Navy

January 30, 2017

February 1, 2017

I wore this exact outfit two days in a row. Sue me.

Shirt: Soft Washed Denim – Frank & Oak – $75 (similar)
Tee: 76 Vintage Tee – Shop Stay Classic – $35
Jeans:Jeans: A&F Skinny Zip Fly in Grey Wash – Abercrombie – $33 (similar)
Watch: The Minimalist Watch 36mm & Leather NATO Strap – Shop Stay Classic
Boots: Wolverine 1000 Miles – c/o
Sunglasses: Remmy 52 in Brindle Tortoise – RAEN (c/o)

Valentine’s Day with Tissot

January 30, 2017

My wife and I recently purchased a vacation rental property in the high desert so we have been going out there every week to work on it. We have to do a fair amount of cosmetic upgrades, which are actually turning in to a lot more work than I initially thought. Between taking care of our son and now this new house renovation we don’t really have a lot of time to just be with each other. So when we get those moments, we really try to enjoy them.

One of our favorite places in the desert is Pappy & Harriets. We took a break from the renovations this week to have lunch and drinks there because we were actually there on a day it wasn’t closed. When I worked with Tissot last month my wife really took a liking to the watch I got. She liked the classic styling and its timeless quality. Timeless for a watch is kind of a funny phrase, right? I mean, it tells time, but it can also be timeless. lol. I digress. I thought she would love her own so I went through their site and picked out a similar style to mine but with gold and dark brown accents because that is more her style.

If you’re a procrastinator like me and still need a Valentine’s Day gift for someone, a watch can be a really good choice. I find it to be a little easier to purchase than jewelry and it’s not as obvious of a gift. Tissot has a wide variety to choose from and are worth checking out.

This post is in collaboration with Tissot.

January 28, 2017

January 29, 2017

We had a shoot and client meeting in LA on Saturday but we stopped by Urban Americana in Long Beach on the way up so we could check out some prospective items for our new rental property. Found nothing but got a lot of inspiration. Then I had an old fashioned and key lime pie donut at the client meeting followed by a pizza. Decent day.

Jacket: Vintage Sears Styled for Students – $35 (similar)
Shirt: Plaid Rugged Elbow Patch Shirt in Red Brown Tartan – J. Crew Factory – $30
Jeans: Driggs in Dark Rinse Wash – J. Crew Factory – $30
Watch: The Minimalist Watch 36mm & Leather NATO Strap – Shop Stay Classic
Boots: Wolverine 1000 Miles – c/o (similar)
Sunglasses: Remmy 52 in Brindle Tortoise – RAEN (c/o)

January 25, 2017

January 27, 2017

My wife and I have been going to the high desert once a week to work on our new vacation rental that we recently purchased. This time we took a different route from San Diego and ended up going through some snowy mountains. Naturally a quick photo shoot was necessary.

Jacket: Burnes – Brixton
Shirt: Chambray One Pocket – J. Crew Factory – $35
Jeans: Driggs in Dark Rinse Wash – J. Crew Factory – $30
Watch: The Minimalist Watch 36mm & Leather NATO Strap – Shop Stay Classic
Boots: Wolverine 1000 Miles – c/o (similar)
Hat: Luke Fedora in EJ Gray – Yellow 108 – $70
Sunglasses: Remmy 52 in Brindle Tortoise – RAEN (c/o)