Treasure Trove

While most of my posts pay tribute to womenswear, I wanted to take this gorgeous Wednesday afternoon to pay my dudes a little fashion respect. I’m ever-searching the virtual corners of the internet for new & exciting brands to share & today I’m soooooo stoked to share these two gems.

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The first being Yellow108; a headwear & accessories goldmine. Holy. Their designs are so classic, they’ll make any guy feel like a he just walked out of a 50s ad. They’re rugged, meets runway, meets just let me pack a bag & go on a freaking journey. & yes, ladies, they have amazing pieces for you, as well, but this is for the guys remember? ;] Oh, & did I mention they’re an entirely sustainable company? Meaning, recycled & salvaged materials go into all of their designs & they donate 2% of all sales to local LA nonprofits. What? Rad fashion for a good cause? These dudes have it all figured out & I’m honored to share their site & brand with you.

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The second is just pure genius. Olde Soul Merchantile is for any guy’s guy; one of a kind, hand crafted, amazing pottery to get you through the frigid Fall days. A little coffee with your whiskey? I think so. I personally think every dude should have one of these babies on their desk or in their cupboard this coming season. #stockingstuffer

Regardless of your gender, there are unbelievably talented designers & artists out there in the smaller fashion sphere & I’m determined to keep finding them & bringing them your way. As much as I love me a great big designer name, I respect the little guys that much more. There’s something still pure & honest about their work. Just me? Meh…

Happy Hunting, megadudes.

Xx.

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summertime & the living should be easy

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The warm air is creeping in & Summer is drawing near, which means BBQ’s, music festivals & way less clothing. This idea is terrifying for some of my readers & liberating for others, so let’s come together & hash this thing out.

First things first: know & trust what your body is telling you. The entire concept behind purchasing clothing & building a wardrobe is to build one that fits your lifestyle & body. If you know that shorts will never be a staple in your wardrobe, then opt for a beautifully breathable maxi dress instead. If you fear showing off your arms, grab a capped-sleeve, loose fitting tee & play around with skirts & denim for an effortless Summer look. For my boho babes, wide legged, printed pants are everywhere this season, so snatch up your favorite pair & team them with a great tank or crop.

The biggest additive to any & every look are accessories. Throwing on a great hat, a scarf to add print or color, or some bright necklaces can change the entirety of an outfit. Here are a few of my favorite pieces for the coming season:

HATS:

NECKLACES:

FULL LOOKS [for inspiration]:

And last but absolutely not least, promise me you will try each new piece of your wardrobe on as an entire outfit. Too often my clients get frustrated trying clothes on because they aren’t putting the whole look together, but rather team tops & bottoms together that aren’t conceptual. Find a complimentary item to try on in the store [whether purchasing it or not] to give a realistic interpretation of the outfit as a whole & prevent frustrations & returns later.

I’m so excited for this warm weathered season & to watch the creativity of my readers build throughout. Just be sure to remind yourself that fashion is about building a wardrobe that fits YOUR lifestyle & body. Happy shopping!

Xx.