I love wearing bold colors and patterns but it’s always fun to play with different styles. Here are some shots of my black + white outfit from the weekend.

Birds of a feather, stick together. Love this group’s style — and their common thread of felt hats.

Birds of a feather, stick together. Love this group’s style — and their common thread of felt hats.

Ever find the perfect shirt only to realize that either the sleeves are too long, shoulders too small or it parachutes at the waist? For me, it’s always the proportion of shoulder room to sleeve length. I always get one area to fit only to have the other be too small or too big.

Just last week I found the perfect shirt for an upcoming wedding. It fit perfectly on my shoulders but the sleeves were way too puffy and it was way too large around my waist. I decided to take my friend’s advice and go to her tailor — who turned out to be WAY too pricey. That being said, he worked a miracle and tailored the shirt to fit like it was custom made.

Here are some shots of the shirt both dressed up and dressed down.

I’ll definitely be visiting the tailor again — but only for pieces that I’ll keep for years to come. 

green + yellow — great mix of colors + casual style

green + yellow — great mix of colors + casual style

(Source: death-by-elocution)

on a big scale 

on a big scale 

(Source: iloveyoursoul, via holocenekid)

smart street style, denim jacket + khaki 

smart street style, denim jacket + khaki 

(Source: meninthistown)

hi-lo suit style // 

hi-lo suit style // 

(Source: punkmonsieur, via justmenswear)

So much fun at the Banana Republic x GQ menswear fall preview party. Love all the looks in this season’s collection — so many layering opportunities!

Denim, leather, cotton & wool — so many ‘hi-lo’ styling opportunities. Looking forward to the cooler weather and getting to wear all the different pieces — especially my new quilted cotton sweater.

Now this is how you do menswear fall style. Loving all the Banana Republic mens fall collection.

Now this is how you do menswear fall style. Loving all the Banana Republic mens fall collection.

stripes + anchor + hook — last set of photos of my preppy & nautical outfit from the weekend.