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Monday, March 31, 2014

Tastefully Rugged Whiskey; Put A Little Chest Hair On It.


It's Monday and chances are, you're feeling like it's already been a very long work week. Don't worry, you only have a few more hours until it's 5:00 PM, and for the entrepreneurs and those of you in finance, this won't be the first time you made yourself a drink at your desk and continued working.

I don't drink much whiskey, but I know plenty of men and savage women who love a rugged whiskey cocktail. I've searched around for some amazing whiskey concoctions to put a little chest hair on it...tastefully of course, and found some winners to report.

Drink up...

1. The Craft Cocktail.

blogged by A Golden Afternoon.


2. The Shaken Socialite.

featured on bonappetit.com.

"Combine 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey, 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, and 1 ounce simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Gently pour 1/2 ounce fruity red wine (such as Shiraz or Malbec) over the back of a spoon held just above the drink's surface so wine floats on top."


3. Whiskey in the Raw.

blogged by A Couple Cooks.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

5 Really Cool Things You Totally Don't Need, But Should Get.


You know those days when you are just so tuned out to reality and want nothing to do with practicality and "wise ideas"? Welcome to my life, 24/7.

As my friend was iMessaging me inspiration pictures of West African tribal make up designs for our next themed outing, I stumbled upon a bunch of really cool things that you totally don't need, but should get.

It's funny how my browser magically opens to Barneys during times of creative rehabilitation. It's like an expensive therapist who is available day and night, on click at that.

Back to the really cool things you don't need, yeah yeah, you have no idea what you'd wear with it...my a**. I can tell you 27 different occasions and ways to style it in 2 minutes. No more excuses!

Check it, 5 things:

$795

$795

1. Saint Laurent Bow Ties. 
Pair with: slim cropped high-waisted trouser, a silky button down, and a black tuxedo blazer.


2. A Crown Cap Fedora.
Pair with: your inner jockey, all white, super tailored.

3. Golden Goose High-Tops.
Pair with: distressed Balmain-esque denim shorts, a loosey goosey tank, and a statement pendant.


4. A Funky Crossbody.
Pair with: white distressed skinnies, a basic Vince tee, and really blacked out aviators.


5. Pointed Pumps.
Pair with: minimally cuffed skinny crops, a loose button up halfway tucked in, and an aggressive belt.

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Guy's Guide To The Beanie.


Just as I think everything looks better in black, I am also under the impression that all guys look better in a beanie. It's this weird phenomenon that I started realizing was true, long before Americans started to believe in the Coven...only after American Horror Story. Groupies.

Anyway, back to black. I mean...beanies.

They're super hot and can be pulled off by any guy. I don't care if you're a boring business man, I had plenty of boring business men boyfriends in the past that I put beanies on and they instantly looked so much hotter and less boring.

Ingredients: jeans (the darker the wash the better), a shirt (v-neck, band tee, a hipster tank), a leather jacket (optional, but optimal), cool kicks (no flips), and the right attitude.

Now, here's the tips...


1. Facial hair is the beanie's best accessory. 


2. Unless you're Johnny Depp. In which case, you'll have multiple accessories...the best of them being your blank canvas.


3. If you're a pretty boy and can't manage to grow any scruff or chest hair, don't stress. Just make sure you smell really good.


4. As Regina George says, "your hair looks so sexy pushed back." There's a time and a place and a boy band for hair styled and pushed up. Keep it sexy and simple and push it back.


5. Jared Padalecki is probably the only relevant guy who looks good with all of his hair on top pushed back into his beanie. This "pushed back to the extreme look" only works if the hair is long enough to come out of the bottom.


6. Homework: Justin Bobby. A man so great, he needed two names.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5 Situations; How to Dress for a Wednesday Night Dinner Date.


The Wednesday night dinner date is probably my favorite. It's not too early in the week, and it's not too late. Chances are you're probably very much ready for a cocktail or a glass of vino, and lucky you, no hectic weekend crowding of amateurs...

Dressing for the Wednesday night dinner date requires some thought, but not very much effort. It's pretty much a walk in the chicly lit urban park.

Here's how to dress for a Wednesday night dinner date according to situation:


Situation 1: First date.

Firsts require the 3 F's - fun, flirty, and feminine. You're not being taken out on a first date to dress up like a man...as trendy and modishly chic the menswear look is vibing right now. Hair down, heels on, but not too aggressively high of course. Absolutely love the idea of a bright bold leather jacket. Take note.


Situation 2: Wine night with your best friend.

Loving this look Olivia Palermo's rocking. White silky button up, sparkly blazer, cuffed distressed light wash skinnies, a cross-body, and casual statement pumps. It's your best friend and Wednesday night, totally ok to rock your hair pulled back. She's not judging...and neither is Wednesday.


Situation 3: Catching up on the day with your longtermer.

Miranda Kerr is the perfect example of what to wear to keep him. Just search her name on Pinterest and you'll see sexy, put together looks, that no man can resist. She keeps her pieces simple, and flawlessly polished. Her make up is basic, but still made up. I hope that you don't take it wrong, but you don't really believe that "sweat pants, hair-tied, chilling with no make-up on" is when you're the prettiest, do you? Drake is a liar. 


Situation 4: Girls night.

Now is the night to try out your very best manrepeller looks. That crazy embellished turban you found off of Etsy, totally uncomfortable clunky wedges that are all the rave in Berlin, avant garde lipstick, you name it. Work out the kinks on Wednesday, your girls are your biggest fans and toughest critics. 


Situation 5: Double dating with your boy's best friend's sl*t you hate.

At this point, who even cares if it's Wednesday. The hooker is going down, and you're going to achieve this in a L.B.D. (like you really wore that to the office...) and f*ck me pumps. Don't forget to stop by Drybar on your way to dinner, a killer blow out and a complimentary glass of bubbles is necessary pre-gaming.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

illesteva.


Meet and greet then step and repeat...my latest obsession on the sunglasses front: illesteva. I want to own every single handmade frame like Edie in an Andy Warhol muse shoot.

"illesteva combines classic styles 
with contemporary Downtown New York aesthetics."


Pronounced ill-eh-stee-vah, illeteva is le sh*t.

Check, 1, 2...




illesteva styled: like a boss.



Monday, March 17, 2014

Currently Not Trending, Green Beer; St. Patrick's Day Edition.

St. Patricks Day is like Valentine's Day for people who like Jameson and bad decisions, although I suppose just as many bad decisions (if not more) have been made due to Cupid's dangerous shot rather than the faltering "Luck of the Irish", but back to the point...


Green beer? Gross. Bad decision #1. Say no to the yucky tinted beer, and you'll be happy you did...if not tonight, definitely come tomorrow morning.

Why? Oh, I thought you'd never ask...

1. Bloat central. Beer is highly bloating. You may think that your green get-up is the new black, but I'm here to tell you that it's highly unflattering and not even close to being as slimming, especially when being thrown down your throat.

2. Toxic food coloring. Food coloring can be highly toxic...not only to your body, but also to your look. Do you really want green lips all night? Or worse, green enamel where your crest strips previously whitened? That dye job is not instantly removable. Think about it.

3. "Let me buy you green beer..." said no prince charming ever. Just say no.

4. Binge drinking enabled. There's something about drinking green beer that triggers the inner alcoholic. Clearly, the green stands for a green light for binging, not so attractive.

5. Cheap cover up. Remember, the only difference between a green beer and a bad beer is if the bad flavor disappears after awhile. Don't settle for the sake of being festive, you're only masking poor judgement.


Now that we've addressed the points on why green beer is currently not trending, you didn't think I'd make you be a Sober Sally all evening did you?

Here's some great green alternatives:

Craft Beer
A Good Whiskey
The Irish Mule

Or, do what I do and stick to the "flute of gold" themed twist on St. Patrick's Day I take and sip on some crisp gold champagne. Festive bubbles never go out of style. Clink.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bedhead Bacon Breakfasts for Boyfriends.


There's something about breakfast that make boyfriends so much cuter, especially when they're total sleepyheads. You may not consider yourself a morning person, but I promise you will be after making your bedheaded boyfriend one of these quick and easy breakfasts that I've found below.


Turn off the Vitamix and put away the ground flax, these are hearty and savory and just what he deserves - all 4 ingredients, give or take a couple dashes of seasonings and barely any prep! Just throw it together, turn on the coffee pot, and hop back into bed while you wait for the timer to go off.

Here's the way to his heart:


Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Ingredients: 4 + salt & pepper


Prep Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 h 10 mins
Ingredients: 4 + a bottle of beer


Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Ingredients: 4 + bacon & maple syrup


Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Ingredients: 4 + kosher salt & dijon mustard


Prep Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 2 hs
Ingredients: 4 + chives & applewood-smoked bacon & seasonings

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

All Day Consistency; Baller Edition.


The basketball look is straight up cool. Just ask Kobe. 

We're not just talking high tops and beanies, we're taking it all the way around the world here, home-court advantage...dribble on. No worries if all you're doing is constantly jumping and hustling for rebounds, I'll show you how to look like you're the queen of the Baby Hook.

Whether you're sitting courtside at Knicks game or are simply trying to go for a new look that's fresh and sporty, looking like a baller is straight up fly, and not in the poser bottle service way.


Battle for position and beat the defender, here's how to bring the house down...

1. Oversized jerseys and basketball tees are key. Best to rock with a pair of distressed denim skinnies or black leather leggings. Balance out the top with tight bottoms, but don't get Basketball Wife "hoochie" with a tight skirt or no skirt...this is not swag, it's just sad.

2. High tops are a must. Extra points for thinking outside of the court and finding a really cool pair of vintage Nike Dunks. You can still wear your Isabels, but make sure they aren't too basic. Stay away from celebrity endorsed olympic branding and tropical fish court kicks...way hardcore. 

3. I know, I know, you aren't expecting me to say this, but basketball bling is a little much. The Lakers championship rings are huge, I get it, but are you a Lakers player or the girlfriend of one? If your answer is no, let that be the same answer towards the bling ring.

4. A wide-brimmed baseball hat is cool, but a beanie is even cooler. You're not at a baseball game, so don't pull the brim way down low...batter batter no go. Keep it up or pushed to the side. Beanies are best worn loose, remember you're not a robber, back to beanie 101 rules.

5. Accessorize to a minimum, but efficiently...hoop earrings are cool, but don't do hoops and a gold chain necklace. Simple blacked out Ray-Bans are the perfect way to go incognito, keep it simple and don't wear any shades or wide rim glasses with bling.

Anything Jay Z wears is a Yes.

But, channel Beyoncé's attitude.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Style Genesis; Street Edition.

"Genesis" - Grimes

gen-e-sis (noun), the origin or mode of formation or something.

origin, source, root, beginning, start, formation, development, evolution, emergence, inception, origination, creation, formulation, propagation.

Cara Delevingne

Pretty cool wordage when you think about it. And how more so relevant to fashion can you get? Except the problem is, were seeing genesises when its coming down the runways or covering the pages of Vogue, we hardly ever see it coming down the streets of our city...unless of course we're in London for Fashion Week and a statement needs to me made in an attempt to get paparazzi attention. 

Chiara Ferragni

I'm so over the general public who is afraid to make their own genesis. Are you dead already???

These betches weren't...

Rihanna

Kylie Jenner

Olivia Palermo

Sienna Miller

Mary-Kate Olsen

Miranda Kerr

Victoria Beckham

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