Step Out And Make Moves

DSC03774Aside from all of the walking I did on vacation in Japan, I feel like it’s been a month since I last worked out. I got sick and work was crazy, so my energy level was pretty low until today. I was finally able to get out and get active. I recently picked up the new lululemon Commission Pant & Twill Chill Long Sleeve, so wanted to put them to the test. Activewear has really found it’s lane and is slowly beginning to creep into the everyday uniform. Pieces like these help when you want to do a light work out and head straight to your next destination without the need to shower or change. This is definitely helpful during the week on a bike to work, or on a weekend when you want to go straight from a hike to hanging with friends. I’m all about the post workout without looking like I just worked out look. So I guess you could say these pieces passed the test.

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MR PORTER | Made in California

Mr_Porter_California-8If I were to say, “California is the _______ capital of the US”… How would you fill in the blank? Maybe sunshine, movie-making, Insta model, probably even avocado. Most would put all of this and maybe more before fashion and I’d probably agree. But the tide is turning quickly folks! A handful of California designers have set the tone for what we are seeing in men’s fashion these days & there are more on the rise. Needless to say, I was pumped when MR PORTER reached out to see if I’d be interested in styling a few pieces from their latest Made in California collection. The launch took place last week on MR PORTER and it features twelve contemporary brands that are “modern-day interpretations of surf, skate, street and casual wear”. The collection features some of my favorite brands – John Elliott, Simon Miller, Stussy, Golden Bear, James Perse. Check out the looks and then head over to see the rest, you won’t be disappointed.

Jacket by Golden Bear
Tee by Stussy
Denim by Simon Miller
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Sweatshirt by Stussy
Shorts by Stussy

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Style For Any Weather

DSC01730-EditNot long ago, there was a brand that I would wear from time to time. The time was high school and the brand was Abercrombie & Fitch. As you grow older, you start to wear different things and slowly pull away from certain brands or retailers. It’s never really on purpose, but that’s just how things work. I was still trying to find my “style” during college and stopped paying attention to certain brands. But something big happened in 2015… Aaron Levine was hired as A&F’s lead mens designer and has since been promoted to the SVP of Design. He has a great resume and I own items from other brands that he’s designed for. This made me interested to see what he would do at A&F. When I saw his first collection, my jaw dropped. Is this real life!? Yes it was… I thought the line was perfect.

Since I started this blog, I have always preached that you should wear what looks good to you and fits the way you want it to, regardless of who makes it. I hopped on the Abercrombie site a bit ago and found some great pieces. I’m a sucker for indigo, so this sweater was the first thing to jump out at me. The weather in Los Angeles has been so wacky lately. It’s been doing this weird thing called raining, it’s cold one day and then hot the next. When you have a flexible wardrobe, you can be prepared and stylish no matter what mother nature throws your way. For me, a sweatshirt or a sweater works most days. It’s always good to have an extra layer in the trunk just in case. Wardrobe essentials can come from any and everywhere, and if look a little harder you may find some unexpected surprises.

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