Casual Friday: Aloha

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This weeks look is functional, fun, and easy to put-together.

  1. Bomber Jacket – Golden Bear
  2. Tee Shirt – Hartford
  3. Denim – Fear of God
  4. Sandals – Birkenstock
  5. Sunnies – Gucci


Golden Bear | Bomber Jacket 


  • Navy poplin
  • White leather panels, front welt pockets, striped ribbed trims, fully lined
  • Snap fastenings
  • 65% polyester, 35% cotton; trim1: 100% leather; trim2: 50% cotton, 50% polyester; lining: 100% acetate
  • Dry clean

Style Notes:

This bomber jacket from Golden Bear takes its inspiration from the classic all-American varsity letterman jacket. It’s athletic without being too sporty. Not to mention the blue color is perfect for the spring/summer seasons.


Hartford | Tee


  • White, blue and navy cotton-jersey
  • Ribbed crew neck
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash

Style Notes:

Oddly enough.. this shirt perfectly matches the color scheme of the jacket. It’s a fun tee that is great for a tropical holiday or a summer roadtrip.


Fear of God | Denim


  • Slim Fit
  • Japanese 15.0oz sanforized denim
  • Zippers at the inside of each ankle


Style Notes:

These are the perfect dark wash skinny fit jeans that you can consistently reach for. You can dress them up with a blazer and oxford or dress them down with a hoodie and flip-flops. No matter how you chose to rock this classic pair of denim trousers they will keep you looking fit and youthful.


Birkenstock | Sandals 


  • Made in Germany
  • Oiled leather – unique characteristics of the leather are highlighted by a rich oil treatment, develops natural patina over time
  • Soft Footbed – Contoured cork footbed conforms to the shape of your foot and features pronounced arch support with an extra layer of super soft foam cushioning, a deep heel cup and roomy toe box; lined with suede
  • Lightweight EVA sole for cushioning and shock absorption


Style Notes:

These sandals are timeless and comfortable (especially now with the newer softer footbeds). They are a nice alternative to flip-flops and definitely step up your look.


Gucci | Sunglasses


  • Tortoiseshell and tonal-cream acetate
  • Brown and transparent lenses
  • Comes with hard case
  • 100% UV protection
  • Can be fitted with prescription lenses
  • Made in Italy

Style Notes:

These sunglasses are just the definition of “dope.” The front part actually flips up and reveals clear plano lenses. It’s a fun throwback to the 80’s.


Casual Friday: Coachella Vibes

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  1. Tee Shirt – Sol Angeles
  2. Printed Shorts – Scotch & Soda
  3. Bracelet – Mikia
  4. Espadrilles – Louis Vuitton
  5. Sunglasses – Louis Vuitton


Sol Angeles | Tee


  • Triblend Jersey // 50% Poly / 38% Cotton / 12% / Rayon
  • Classic Crewneck Tee
  • “Buenos Dias” Print
  • Chest Pocket
  • Made in USA


Style Notes: 

Sol Angeles has some of the best off duty casual wear clothing on the market. From extremely comfortable fabrics to witty prints on their tee shirts Sol Angeles is the quintessential go-to west coast brand.

This shirt makes a fun statement and is made out of a super soft material so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort. “Buenos Dias” (Spanish for Good Morning) is printed on the front of the shirt as a well wishing statement to those passing by. What a great way to make new friends especially at an event like Coachella.


Scotch & Soda | Shorts


  • Zip Fly
  • Two Side Pockets
  • Two Back Pockets
  • All Over Print Shorts
  • 100% Cotton


Style Notes: 

I can always count on Scotch & Soda to deliver fun, youthful, well cut pieces. These shorts have a bohemian flair with their retro color palette and abstract all-over print. The colors in the print tie all the other elements in the look together perfectly.


Mikia | Bracelet


  • Butter Jasper, Turquoise, Lapis, Howlite, Sponge Coral, Glass
  • Brass Rings, Silk Cord, Designer Tag
  • Puka Shell Button Fastening
  • Comes in Pouch
  • Coral: China
  • Shell: Philippines
  • Made in Japan


Style Notes: 

This bracelet is composed of some really cool materials. It brings this outfit to the next level by adding an extra element of visual interest without being extra.


Louis Vuitton | Espadrilles


  • Navy Blue Suede
  • “Louis Vuitton” Embroidered on the Sides of Both Shoes
  • Rubber Sole


Style Notes: 

Espadrilles are a great way of stepping up your look for a summer event or festival. It’s a nice alternative to a slider or flip flop.


Louis Vuitton | Sunglasses


  • Composed of Metal and Acetate
  • Engraved LV Initials on Lenses
  • V Signature on Bridge
  • Made in Italy


Style Notes: 

The aviator style in general is my personal favorite go-to shape when it comes to UV protecting eyewear. These Louis Vuitton shades are literally everything I could ask for in a solid pair of aviators. This specific style is called “Tonca” and does come in 3 color options (Silver with a gradient lens, gold with a gold flash lens, and black with a black lens). I chose the gold flash lens for this look simply because I thought it was best suited for the festival atmosphere. The tear drop lenses on these glasses are so committed and oversized giving you that perfect mysterious allure. If you love those classic oversized aviators by Porsche you are going to absolutely love these.



Music Monday: Top 5 Beauty & The Beast Covers

I know a lot of people were super stoked for the new Beauty and the Beast remake that just came out this past week. In celebration of the new film I’ve scoured various youtube covers to find the absolute best (in my humble opinion) top 5 covers of the iconic Beauty & the Beast song. Enjoy!

Landry Cantrell & Brianne Brieno


Leroy Sanchez

Julie St-Pierre


Donald Duck for Gucci

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For those of you who are Disney aficionados you are going to absolutely love this spring/summer 2017 collection from Gucci. This collection features the one and only Donald Duck in choice clothing pieces and accessories.

I’ve chosen some of my favorite pieces from the collection to feature on the blog but if you want to check out the entire collection.. click on the link below.

Donald Duck For Gucci

Gucci’s Design Notes: 

“Donald Duck makes an appearance on several of the Spring Summer 2017 looks. Select pieces display an appliqué featuring the cartoon character’s face along with embroidered Gucci and “Σέραπις” appliqués-a reference to the Greco-Egyptian deity Serapis.”

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Hoodie Details:

  • Black felted cotton jersey treated for a vintage effect with small holes in the fabric
  • Embroidered Donald Duck, Gucci and Serapis appliqués
  • Fixed hood
  • Rib trims
  • 100% cotton
  • Made in Italy

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T-Shirt Details: 

  • White Cotton Jersey
  • Embroidered Donald Duck Appliqué
  • Gucci and Serapis Prints
  • Crew Neck
  • Straight Fit
  • Distressed Detailing Throughout Shirt
  • 100% cotton
  • Made in Italy
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Bag Details:

      • Gucci Notes

“The idea of travel and its romanticism is a key inspiration for Spring Summer 2017. Alessandro Michele designs a collection of vintage inspired bags that speaks to the contemporary voyager. The tote is made in soft GG Supreme, featuring embroidered Donald Duck and Gucci appliqués on the front and embroidered “Σέραπις” appliqué at the back-a reference to the Greco-Egyptian deity Serapis.”

  • Beige/ebony soft GG Supreme, crafted from a coated microfiber fabric, with brown leather trims
  • Brass hardware
  • Embroidered Donald Duck appliqué with terry cloth effect
  • Bead embroidered Gucci appliqué
  • Embroidered Serapis appliqué
  • Interior zipper pocket
  • Adjustable leather shoulder strap
  • 14″W x 15″H x 5″D
  • Cotton linen lining
  • Made in Italy

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    • Gucci Notes

“A textured leather high-top sneaker with embroidered appliqués representing two important themes of the Spring Summer 2017 collection. On the right shoe is Donald Duck, who appears throughout the looks, and on the left is a lobster, which speaks to the collection’s maritime inspiration.”

  • Black leather
  • Embroidered Donald Duck appliqué on right shoe
  • Embroidered lobster appliqué on left shoe
  • Metal feline detail
  • Green and red Web grosgrain detail along the back
  • Rubber sole
  • Made in Italy