Monday, October 11, 2010


Just to let all of you know... I will be shutting down this blog. You can catch me on my new blog, Rakish Dishevelment.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

You Should Want These.

Men, you should want these... The rich color basically makes any outfit and they stand out nicely from beneath your slim dark jeans. Who needs statement socks when your shoes can do all the talking for you?

And then you should want to buy these for her...

I mean, what doesn't say I love you like a pair of new sexy 150mm heels? Plus, the tortoise shell look is dark enough for winter, but could easily be paired with a breezy dress for a hot summer night out... of course then you might want to get her some tortoise shell sunglasses to match.

Final Verdict: Try something different this fall in your shoe department... you might be surprised at all the compliments you get.


Plaids. Unless you are living under a rock you have most likely noticed that plaids are everywhere. Everyone from Jason Wu to Forever 21 is sporting the checks of the season. I can just imagine the offices of Ralph Lauren, Burberry, and Brooks Brothers whispering "I told you so" while cranking out variations that they have been doing for years.

One of the most noticeable types this season is actually the buffalo check. This could be due to the resurgence in the old war horse manufactures like Pendleton, Woolrich, and the like. While this red and black fabric (yes it does not always have to be red and black... it just happens to be the most recognizable form of it) is enjoying the limelight, I caution you from picking up every piece that catches your eye. I can easily see this distinct print becoming a "is" that is relegated to a "was" by the season end. However, plaids in general, I think, are a good investment... they remind me of the spring ginghams but for fall. No matter how crazy fashion gets, it often comes back to the classic pieces and "plaid" is totally in the folds of that staple love blanket. When shopping around I encourage you to find pieces that fit your body... and then that flatter your skin tone. Newsflash... bright, bold checks may not look as amazing on you as they do on the 21 year old model you see wearing it.

Final verdict: keep your eyes out for pieces that may be made out of the plaid fabric but remember that you aren't limited to just a button-down shirt.

Back Like Bedbugs in NYC!

After a break from all writing, I am back and boy-OH-boy do I have a lot of things on my mind. We will be discussing all of the current trends... and a few that I was conversationally absent for their infant steps, but are still alive and kicking today. I will also be giving you my thinking on some upcoming themes, and more than likely tear some to pieces with my razor sharp wit and vicious rhetoric. Final Verdict: You'll like it.

On a side note: If you notice that a lot of my former post pics aren't working, it is because my old revamp blog was shut down along with the pics were linked to that site. Fear not for I will have all kinds of new sexiness for you to see.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Wrap it, Stuff it, Wear it

As most of you have probably started to notice (except maybe you southerners), the air is getting colder and colder. The t-shirt evolved into the sweater which then, in turn, brought along his friend, the coat. I'm sure everyone wishes that they could purchase a new coat each season (or several coats for that matter) but, if you are like me, you can't afford to indulge that urge. "How can I spice up my fall/winter outerwear get-up without going broke?" you may ask. Well, my loyal reader, let me tell you: with a well-picked scarf.

As noted by comedic writer, Christian Lander, the scarf is an important part of any wardrobe. There are many options and fabrics and styles for this neck accoutrement. Generally, the scarf is an easy way to add a splash of color to your wardrobe, and you shouldn't be afraid to go with bright reds or bold rugby stripes. Even if you are a seasoned adult, you can return to your prime by picking one up with embroidered collegiate styling. This trend is a favorite of mine and makes a perfect gift for that natty dresser on your Christmas list.
In order to get a fantastic scarf, you don't need to spend a lot of money. I have several fashionable styles that were purchased for under $20. Recently, my wife purchased me a collegiate cable-knit angora and wool scarf from Forever 21 that is just fabulous. Angora, as you may know, is a soft hair that comes from the Angora rabbit or goat. One thing to keep in mind when purchasing angora is that it has a tendency to shed. Because of this, I would recommend staying away from 100% angora unless it is from a well-respected brand (higher quality does reduce shedding). Another fabric that you want to watch (as far as quality goes) is wool. Since scarves are worn around the neck and against soft skin, you don't want this wrap to consist of coarse or itchy fibers. Giving your loved one a wool scarf is like giving them a carnation to say “I love you”. If you really want to mean it, you should splurge for the red rose of the scarf world: cashmere. Cashmere is just like the perfect girlfriend: beautiful, elegant, makes all your friends envious, looks great dressed up or down, and not too clingy.

Final verdict: try some new styles this season and look for new ways to tie it around your neck.