The Lavender One

Even on a gloomy, wet, and rainy summer day, I am willing to let my true colors shine through: 


Black leather penny loafers are by Brooks Brothers.  Black loafer socks (unseen) are by Steve Madden.


Silk lavender necktie by IZOD is a thrifting find.  Tie bar is by Kenneth Cole.  Lavender stripe dress shirt with contrast white-collar and barrel cuff is by Banana Republic.


Lavender silk pocket square…origin is unknown.


White herringbone sport coat that features notch lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, ticket pocket, and full interior lining is by H & M.  Lavender flat front trousers are by J. Crew.


The ButterFLY AFFECTion

This morning, I had no idea what I was going to wear.  I was completely clueless…until my wife dressed my daughter.  I looked at my daughter’s look and decided to do my own rendition of her look for today.  I refer to my daughter as my “ButterFLY”…and this is my ButterFLY AFFECTion:


Brown and white spectator wingtips by Johnston & Murphy are a thrifting find.


Argyle socks are by Brooks Brothers.


Plaid diamond tip bow tie is by IZOD.  Cream dress shirt with spread collar is by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Blue sport coat with notch lapels, side vents, two button closure, flap pockets, and partial interior lining is a thrifting find.


Silk cream pocket square…origin unknown.

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Canary Yellow linen trousers are from Hong Kong Vintage Clothing.

Stripes Galore

Today, I went bold in difference sense.  I took three different classic color combination and combined them to make up one look.  It’s daring:


Wingtip kilti loafers with tassels by Cole Haan are a thrifting find.


Salmon argyle socks are by Brooks Brothers.


Green and white stripe flat front trousers are by Ralph Lauren.  Belt is also by Ralph Lauren.



Silk blue and gold stripe bow tie is by Ralph Lauren.  Light blue dress shirt with the white contrast collar by Nautica is a thrifting find.  Vintage navy cardigan is IZOD Lacoste, a purchase from Ingram Vintage in Atlanta, Ga.

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Weekend Sale Alert: Belk’s!!


I was in Belk’s yesterday and I came across an amazing sale that they are having this weekend! The sale is 50% markdown on the original price and then an additional 50% off of the sale price for a total savings of 75%…now, I do not quite understand that math but that’s what the sign says. Therefore, I will just roll with it. j/k



Yesterday, I did not buy a lot…but I did see a few deals that I could not pass up, like this classic white french cuff spread collar dress shirt by Ralph Lauren for $9.99. 

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This izod gingham check spread collar dress shirt was also $9.99.  Izod made this one with a lot of access material, so I will have to go and get this shirt fitted to avoid the popsicle look (more to come on this topic).


Rose spread collar dress shirt was also $9.99.


This beautiful dotted bow tie by Ralph Lauren was only $14.99.


This red polka dot necktie by Ralph Lauren was also on sale for $14.99

There are many more great deals in the store and if you are on Belk’s email distribution list, then you have access to multiple coupon offers that makes this sale event even sweeter.

Happy Shopping!!

Fine Wine

The cardigan makes another appearance to highlight today’s look.  Many of the pieces I have on today were thrifting finds…observe:

Brown dress chucka boots from Banana Republic.

Argyle dress socks by Banana Republic.

Brown, glen plaid wool trousers by Ralph Lauren.

Blue french cuff dress shirt with white spread collar was a thrifting find.

Wine colored striped necktie is an Oscar De La Renta thrifting find.  Tie bar is from Banana Republic.

Vintage IZOD cardigan is another thrifting find.

Knitted wine color knot cufflinks are from Brooks Brothers.

Final Look!!