Holiday Appropriate Outfits

I get so giddy when I have an excuse to dress up. There is something about LA (maybe it is the fact that the weather often calls for as least clothes as possible) that is isn't often that we get to dress up. But no matter where you live or what plans you have it is always okay to dress up for the holidays.

Many of us are spending our holidays with family and if you're family is like mine we don't really care what you wear, we care what food you are bringing - Just kidding.

I've always managed to avoid getting invited to others Christmas parties but if I ever do fall victim to such I have an outfit ready. Do you?

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Long time no blog

It's  been a long time and I mean a really long time. I was going to give you the classic blogger excuse of "life has been so busy" but I've spent just as much time on Tumblr and Instagram as I did six months ago. I've just been infatuated with video and been having such a good time learning how to produce and edit quality videos. If you are missing my blog entries make sure you are staying tune on YouTube.

I'm just at a creative block at what I want to do with my blog. I loved posting outfits and such but I feel like video allows the readers more detail vs a blog entry with still pictures. My main idea I am brainstorming is just to have my blog to document my life through photos as more a personal outlet vs a mens lifestyle blog and on another hand I'd love to WRITE more. I feel like right now since I'm not in school I've cut back on my writing because I'm not forced to write and that makes me sad. I love writing and want to utilize that talent more.

I'm not sure just yet but this blog will stay live but may not be all that active until I figure out what I'm planning for its future.

But heres 10 things that are going on with me.

  1. I'm sporting the "man bun" these days.
  2. I've been working and learning a lot about the world of "sales."
  3. I've decided I definitely do not want a career in sales.
  4. My room is almost in the "I am completely satisfied and if I put one more thing in here its overdone" stage.
  5. I'm deciding on what I want to do with my future and envisioning lots of spontaneous midnight beach trips and good (no great!) food in it. (I know you thats not the responsible thing to say but idc)
  6. I'm enjoying new (and old) people in my life.
  7. I'm staying up way too late. (What's new?)
  8. I'm shopping more for things I love versus things on sale. Less is sometimes more.
  9. I'm loving the idea of working in Social Media.
  10. I'm not taking enough pictures!
Elliot + Co sweater. Topman jeans. All Saints boots. Diesel watch.

Summer Essentials for Men

I know I've been lagging on blogging. I'm in that state where I'm having a lot of fun with documenting life through video right now though I want to continue to keep the blog up to date. I decided that I embed photos all the time, why can't I embed video and write and be more descriptive on the subject.

I've realized this Summer I've seriously been wearing the same things over and over. That's cause for men Summer is simple, we don't layer up and we don't have all the cuts and styles that women have. I decided to throw together a fun video of the essentials I find myself being necessary in my looks this Summer.

The Basic Tee - Zara

The basic tee really is a basic always but in Summer I constantly throw on these scoop neck tees from Zara. I love the cut, I'm a scoop neck kinda guy, its just a cut I find is flattering on myself versus a v-neck or a crew neck. These tees get worn multiple times a week and can easily be accessorized to look different.
 

The Blue Jean - Nudie Jeans Co.

I'm a black and grey jeans guy but in the Summer you have to try to brighten up and get out of those black jeans or you may be dying (Okay, you don't have too and most of the time I don't.) but blue jeans cool down and chill out the vibe. I worked these Nudie Jeans in since they were raw and so they have quite a lot of sentimental value.

Low Top - Converse 

There really isn't a lot to say about these. They should just be a staple in anyones shoe                                      collection. They are easy to throw and really just look better with age. This particular pair has been used and abused and still has tons of life in them.

Cut Off Shorts - Levis

Cut off Levis in black are my go to shorts when I want something simple and ease to outfit. I just cut these off some 510's last year and they are the perfect sit. I can roll em to put a polished look or I can leave them open and distressed.

Summer Boot - Topman (Similar)

White boots to fill my black boot collection. Found this obvious doc inspired boots at Topman and couldn't pass em up, even though I was informed too several times. I got them and no regrets.

Muscle Tank - Forever21

Okay, I seriously debated getting this shirt. I think the doucheness of wearing heartthrob is just ironic. And is not taken seriously, at all. I cut it up a little and that makes me wear it a ton more. It's probably been my go-to muscle tank when going to the beach this season.

Denim Jacket - Topman

It gets cold at night in the Summer especially if you are near the beach. This light wash to medium wash denim jacket is a perfect thing to throw over your muscle tee once it starts to get cold in the evening. I scored this at Nordstrom on sale when I was debating between this and a very similar wash from All Saints. Cannot beat the price for a perfect denim jacket. Wear it and abuse it, all seasons.

Graphic Tee - Ceasar Arellanes

This is seriously my perfect graphic tee. It has holes. Check. It's ripped up. Check. It's fall colors cause I wear fall colors year round. Check. I have been wearing this shirt to pieces (literally.) It's perfect and an awesome designer tee I found for a steal at Wasteland.

It's a Wrap: 7.28.14

Mouthwatering Monday:

Froyo at Tuti Fruti just hit the spot. NOM. I always lean on getting a bunch of fruit with raspberry or mango frozen yogurt. What do you get at froyo?

Froyo at Tuti Fruti just hit the spot. NOM. I always lean on getting a bunch of fruit with raspberry or mango frozen yogurt. What do you get at froyo?



Toss Over Tuesday:

The simplicity of this space just inspires me in so many ways. I've been decorating my room and getting awesome finds for my space but I must keep in mind that simplicity is beautiful and freeing. Keeping that in mind for every space keeps you from feeling suffocated. I love modern touches in industrial spaces.

The simplicity of this space just inspires me in so many ways. I've been decorating my room and getting awesome finds for my space but I must keep in mind that simplicity is beautiful and freeing. Keeping that in mind for every space keeps you from feeling suffocated.

I love modern touches in industrial spaces.




Wishing for Wednesday:

Starting YouTube has made me appreciate my new baby (Canon 60D) but has also made me realize recording video on a SLR though beautiful is not always practical especially when out and about. I'm looking for a perfect and affordable point and shoot to have to record some upcoming events. and this Canon Powershot 330HS looks just about perfect.

Starting YouTube has made me appreciate my new baby (Canon 60D) but has also made me realize recording video on a SLR though beautiful is not always practical especially when out and about. I'm looking for a perfect and affordable point and shoot to have to record some upcoming events. and this Canon Powershot 330HS looks just about perfect.


Thursday Tunes:


Fashion Friday:

Alexander Wang's Fall '14 Lookbook has me all the inspired. Love the many black and white drappy silhouettes, very "Alexander Wang" and love how the oversized tee's have started trending. Incredible line up.

Alexander Wang's Fall '14 Lookbook has me all the inspired. Love the many black and white drappy silhouettes, very "Alexander Wang" and love how the oversized tee's have started trending. Incredible line up.


Hello YouTube

I've been a bit MIA from the blog but not because of any lame excuses, I've actually been starting a YouTube channel and working on my first few videos. I love blogging and documenting my life here but have just decided to go ahead and extend it a bit more to YouTube. I love videography and learning new things and that is just what YouTube is.

I'm excited to see the blog following continue to support us on YouTube. Below I'm posting my first ever Lookbook (not cookbook damn autocorrect) which was a lot of work because I'm totally new to using Final Cut Pro X (Video editing software.)

Let me know if you enjoy. You can view my whole channel by clicking HERE.

Like this video if you want more!

Outfit #1: Zara, tee. Topman, boots and flannel. diy shorts. Nixon watch. ShopWasteland necklace.

Outfit #2: UNIF, tee. Forever21 shorts. Converse shoes. Buffalo Exchange necklace and sunglasses. 

Refuge

I was such a good boy and went  to the salon and waited for Alex to get her hair done. And when I mean done I mean completely redone, 4 hours, redone. Refuge is a salon in Los Angeles that is as unique as they get. Seriously a space I'd love to just live in. Quirky industrial pretty much rounds up the style.

Next door is Taza and any place that can make a good dirty chai has me over. Watching Alex get her hair "did" was really interesting.  All the steps you take to transition your hair while keeping the integrity of it, is seriously crazy and Kelli did a great job.

Zara sale calls for a trip to The Grove and that calls for food at the farmers market. It really is a sure guarantee for a good meal and it eliminates any "I'm not in the mood for that." conversation because it has it all. She had a chicken sandwich and I had a caterpillar roll, now that is bliss.

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Headed over to Buffalo Exchange to sell a few things and snap a after picture of Alex's hair and an outfit photo. Day complete.

Cesar Arellanes distressed tee. Zara jeans. All Saints boots. Buffalo Exchange necklace. Topman chain bracelet. Brandy Melville spiked (sample sale) bracelet.