January 17, 2017

January 18, 2017

Well, if you didn’t notice, my site was down for about 3 weeks. After my Kevin McAllister post hit Reddit some kind soul decided to plant a bunch of malware on my server. Needless to say it was a great Christmas and New Year. Not. Ya, I just did another 90s reference. Okay, whatever. I’m back. Hopefully. And really, during that time I decided I think I am only ever going to wear a denim jacket, jeans, and boots. With a variety of shirts. It’s the best. And I love my vintage Lee Storm Rider jacket because I feel like Paul Newman. I am actually selling a similar one on my store.

Why is my head so itchy? Posing for pictures is the worst.

Jacket: Lee Storm Rider – eBay – $12
Shirt: Slim Plaid Oxford – J. Crew Factory – $24
Jeans: Built-In Flex Skinny Jeans in Rinse – Old Navy – $28
Watch: NATO Watch Strap & Minimalist Leather Watch 36mm Face – Shop Stay Classic
Boots: Wolverine 1000 Miles – c/o (similar)
Sunglasses: Remmy 52 in Brindle Tortoise – RAEN (c/o)
Beanie: Forever 21 – $3

Denim, Leather, and Scotch

January 2, 2017

Remember the days when I used to just post a photo to my Tumblr and didn’t really write anything other than what I was wearing? I kinda miss those days 🙂

Jacket: American Eagle – $40 (similar)
Vest: Ludlow Herringbone Wool – J. Crew – $73.50 (similar)
Jeans: Built-In Flex Skinny Jeans in Rinse – Old Navy – $28
Tie: The Shoreditch – Shop Stay Classic – $25
Bag: No. 497 Messenger Bag – Billykirk x Dewars – c/o
Watch: NATO Watch Strap & Minimalist Leather Watch 36mm Face – Shop Stay Classic
Boots: Wolverine 1000 Miles – c/o (similar)

A Couple Days in Joshua Tree

December 28, 2016

A couple weeks ago we headed to one of our favorite places: Joshua Tree. This time around we met up with some friends that we actually became friends with because of Instagram. What a crazy world it is now. They run the uber stylish Instagram @newdarlings and New Darlings blog. They had never been to Joshua Tree before so, being regulars in the area, it was a lot of fun to show them around and hit up our favorite spots. We stayed at The Joshua Tree Casita which was amazing! It was off a one mile (or so) dirt road and right up against the big boulders of the high desert. To the east was federal land so it is literally the last house before acres and acres of wide open land. The sunsets were amazing and the hot tub under the stars was perfect. If you have never been to the high desert I highly recommend it. Check out the end of the post for a guide to my favorite spots in Joshua Tree and nearby Yucca Valley and Pioneer Town!

Sunglasses | Watch | Denim Jacket | Jeans

Inspired by Kevin McCallister

December 23, 2016

We all know that Home Alone is the best Christmas movie of all time. Yes. Take your A Christmas Story and shove it! And Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is just as good! I have been wanting to do a post inspired by the timeless style of one Kevin McCallister for a while and I finally got around to doing it! I wish I had an entire pizza to eat right now, though. Please enjoy the inspiration and the result.

Beanie | Sweater | Shirt | Backpack | Pants | Jacket | Boots

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.

Holiday Party

December 19, 2016

I had another holiday party to go to and the prompt was black tie again. Not tiki this time, though. I had seen this plaid blazer on JackThreads last year and I wanted to buy it for a Christmas party but once the baby came and we moved back to CA I knew a party wasn’t in the cards. But now that we have things a bit more under control, when the invite came for this party I knew the jacket would work perfectly for it. So I searched online and found it. This time on Kohl’s of all places. See, people… you can find stuff at all kinds of different stores.

When I started to piece the outfit together I had the idea to wear white socks with it. I thought it would be a bit of a throw back to the 50s and Elvis, and also a bit of Michael Jackson. I went back and forth on the idea and I finally just said SCREW IT and I did it. I think was fun and it was appropriate for the type of holiday party it was; which was a bunch of creatives getting together to drink cocktails and dance in a warehouse. It is funny how other people interpreted “black tie”, though. I guess jeans and a button up are fancy to some.

I also forgot to bring a pocket square, which I often do, so I got all MacGyver and just cut a piece of cardboard to fit. I’ve done this many times before, usually when we travel, and I’ve used napkins, business cars, menus, whatever is around. It gets the job done.

 

Blazer: Plaid Tuxedo Blazer – WD.NY – Kohl’s – $98
Shirt: Premium Cotton Shirt – H&M – $39
Pants: MOGU Suit Pants – Amazon – $27
Bow Tie – Topman  – $15 (similar)
Watch: The Vegan Minimalist Watch in Black – Shop Stay Classic – $20
Shoes: Bruno Wingtips in Prince 5 Black- Amazon – $35