Casual Friday: Princetown

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I love style that has that perfect marriage between classy and effortless.

  1. Blazer – Dolce & Gabbana
  2. Tee Shirt – Orlebar Brown
  3. Denim – Alexander McQueen
  4. Princetown Shearling Loafers – Gucci
  5. Bracelet – Tom Ford

 

Dolce & Gabbana|Blazer 

Details: 

  • Black stretch-jersey
  • Notch lapels, functioning buttoned cuffs, embroidered chest patch pocket, two front patch pockets, back vent, two internal pockets, partially lined
  • Two button fastening
  • Dry clean
  • Mother-of-Pearl: Indonesia
  • Made in Italy

 

Style Notes: 

Two key things to note about this blazer: it’s made from a black stretch-jersey fabric #thedream, and it also has a subtle all blacked out embroidered pocket in the front to give the blazer that heritage feel. In short this is an incredibly versatile yet understated classic all black blazer.

 

Orlebar Brown|Classic White V-Neck Shirt

Details: 

  • White cotton-jersey
  • V-neck, designer emblem
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash

 

Style Notes: 

A solid white v-neck shirt is a wardrobe staple. Remember that not all classic white v-neck tees are created equally. Look for shirts that are cut well and flatter your body type as well as made from quality fabrics that won’t pill over time. You can use this type of shirt as a layering piece or under a tailored blazer (like in todays look) to make an outfit feel more casual and not as dressed up.

 

Alexander McQueen|Denim w/ Patch Detail

Details: 

 

  • Dark-blue
  • 98% cotton, 2% elastane.
  • Dry clean
  • Made in Italy
  • Faded-blue stretch-cotton denim
  • Mid rise, skinny leg
  • Classic five pockets, belt loops
  • Silver-tone metal hardware
  • Bronze and silver-tone metal and canvas military-badge appliqué
  • Back taupe-brown embroidered designer logo
  • Centre-front button and concealed zip fastening

 

Style Notes:

I’m all for participating in a trend.. just as long as it’s done tastefully. Patches have been on the rise and are currently one of the more popular trends out there. The reason why I love these Alexander McQueen jeans is that the “skinny fit” and the dark wash of the denim makes them incredibly flattering. I love how they didn’t go overboard with the patches as so many other designers have. You have the two patches in the front and one smaller patch on the back. The patches themselves were strategically/tastefully placed. Also note that the patches look expensive (not chintzy at all).. they aren’t random, they all go together coherently.

 

Gucci|Princetown Loafers

Details: 

 

  • Black
  • Smooth leather
  • Made in Italy
  • Almond Toe, Open Back
  • Antiqued Gold-Tone Metal Horsebit Front
  • Tonal-Brown Lamb-Shearling Insole and Lining
  • Tan-Brown Leather Sole

 

Style Notes:

Initially when I first saw these shoes.. I’m gonna be honest.. I didn’t like them at all.  However.. I started to see more people wearing them.. and then I started to see more male style bloggers on Instagram posting outfits wearing these exact shoes.. I don’t know if it’s because I kept seeing them around that they became more normal.. but long story short I now I awkwardly really love them. I even went to Bergdorf Goodman to pick up a pair for myself.. and let me just say that these shoes are incredibly comfortable.

 

Tom Ford | Bracelet

Details:

  • 18K Gold
  • Made in Italy

 

Style Notes:

Just a nice sleek minimalistic designed bracelet that you could wear with a suit or along with your boardies out on the beach.

 

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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

Yahosh

Leroy Sanchez

Julie St-Pierre

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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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Details: 

    • 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