Fresh Salmon

It has been a while since I have given you guys a daily update…and there is a really good, however unfortunate, reason for the delay.  I broke one of my digital cameras and I had to lay it to rest.  I have had that camera for almost ten years and we have been so many places and shared so many wonderful experiences.  From Italy to San Francisco, we held each other close in the middle of a hurricane in Barbados, and got some of my friends in trouble in Puerto Rico…oh the good times we’ve had. 

Not to worry…I did get a new camera.  So, I am back at it (Yesterday’s look):


Brown wingtip loafers with tassels by Florsheim is a thrifting find.


Socks are by Banana Republic.


Necktie is a thrifting find.  Grape gingham dress shirt is by J.Crew.  Gold tie bar is by Brooks Brothers.


Silk salmon pocket square…orgin unknown.


Salmon trousers are by Brooks Brothers.  Cream blazer with gold buttons, notch lapels, rear center vent, patch pockets, two button closure, and partial interior lining is a thrifting find.


The Tooth

Vintage pieces can be the cornerstone to any stylish look…and sometimes the piece become more visible than the look:


Chocolate tie by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Gold tie bar by Brooks Brothers.  Canary yellow vertical stripe, spread collar, dress shirt is by Ralph Lauren.


Chocolate silk pocket square…origin unknown.

Look3 Vintage chocolate houndstooth blazer with wide notch lapels, high side vents, two button closure, flap pockets and partial lining is from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.


Chocolate flat front trousers by Banana Republic.  Brown chucka boots by Banana Republic.  Canary yellow dress socks are also by Banana Republic.


Final Look!!

Plum Foolery

Today’s look is an example of how to be bold…and remain stylish.  Do not be afraid of color:

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Shoes: Brown wingtip loafers with tassels are a thrifting find; Socks: Tan ribbed dress socks by Banana Republic; Trousers: Plum flat front trousers by Burberry; Shirt: Purple vertical stripe white spread collar dress shirt with barrel cuff by Banana Republic; Tie: Solid Plum tie by Ralph Lauren; Tie bar: Silver skinny tie bar by Banana Republic; Sport coat: Tan sport coat with notch lapels, high side vents, two button closure, patch pockets, and full interior lining is a thrifting find.

Pearl Vision

Underneath today’s layers is a well put together suit:


Brown Double Monk Strap wingtips by Magnanni.


Light blue cable cord dress socks by Banana Republic.


Blue micro-plaid spread collar dress shirt is by Van Heusen.


Orange neck tie is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Banana Republic.


Pearl silk pocket square…origin unknown.


Grey suit with notch lapels, side vents, two-button closure, and flap pockets is by Calvin Klein.


Navy Pea coat is by Christian Dior.  Camel scarf is by Ralph Lauren.


Final Look!!

If I Styled The Smurfs

Remember the cartoon “The Smurfs”?  Well, I was thinking…what if Poppa Smurf asked me to style all six million of them.  If I were asked to style the smurfs, they would look something like this:


Two Tone spectator wingtips by Ralph Lauren.


Argyle dress socks by Banana Republic.  I probably should have went with blue socks, today…maybe a lighter shade.


White french cuff dress shirt with the spread collar was a thrifting find.


Electric blue necktie is by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.


Electric Blue knitted knot cufflinks are by Brooks Brothers.



Electric Blue suit with notch lapels and side vents is by Tommy Hilfiger.


Classic white cotton pocket square (origin unknown).


Final Look!!

Cranberry Floral Print

Today’s look offers more color…and more patterns.

Black chucka boots by Banana Republic.

Black and cranberry argyle print socks by Banana Republic.

Cranberry trousers by Saks Fifth Avenue.

White and Black window pane dress shirt by Club Monaco.

Grey necktie by J. Crew and tie bar by Kenneth Cole.

Black sports coat with narrow peak lapels and side vents by Calvin Klein.

Silk cranberry floral print pocket square was a thrifting find.

Final Look!!

Earthly Layers

Today, I went with earth tone colors and more layering than usual, for me, to complete this look:

Brown wingtip dress boots from Banana Republic…currently on sale.

Ribbed navy blue dress socks are from Banana Republic.

Brown flat front trousers are also Banana Republic.

Navy blue dress shirt with pointed collar is made by Calvin Klein.

Necktie is a vintage Yves Saint Laurent thrifting find for $1.  Brass tie bar from Brooks Brothers.  Brass collar pin is from Ralph Lauren.

Terra Cotta vintage vest is from Design Archives in Greensboro, NC.

Vintage tan blazer with notch lapel, center vent, and original buttons that are almost the same color as the vest was a thrifting find for $5. 

Silk chocolate pocket square…origin unknown.

Final Look!!