Canadian Tuxedo

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Regardless of the season, denim is always in style…but is there a line that needs to be drawn on just how much denim we wear? Fashion should be fun, so I don’t think we should worry about how much is too much, but think about how to get away with wearing the most at once! Fashion is an ever-evolving experiment, and we shouldn’t limit ourselves creatively, or worry about past fashion faux-pas (think Justin and Britney).

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For every example of bad denim on denim:

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We find far more examples of how the Canadian Tuxedo can be ultra-cool:

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Do you ever wear denim on denim? Do you ever think wearing a Canadian Tuxedo is silly? Let me know what you think!

Photos of me by Mike Henry

Festival-wear: B&W

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1. Flower Leaf Bead Tee, TopShop, $90

2. The Shadys Shades, UNIF, $65

3. Denim Boyshorts, Madewell, $64.50

4. Pure & Free Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, Neutrogena, $12.49

5. Henry Stacked Heel Sandal, Loeffler Randall, $295

6. Sixteen Hip Pack, Herschel Suppy Co.,$24.99

With Coachella kicking off the music festival season today, I thought I’d start sharing some festival looks on the blog. I’m beginning the series with this fairly minimal outfit since this is something I would likely wear. I added a little pop of color with the Herschel fanny pack and put sunscreen in the mix because it is so important to keep your skin protected while out in the desert!

Are you going to any music festivals this summer? What bands are you excited to see?

Made in the Shade

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Living in California, where it’s sunny almost year-round, I consider sunglasses to be the most important accessory in my wardrobe. I love collecting different types of frames to jazz-up an outfit; and these 5 pairs are major standouts for Summer 2014.

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Warby Parker, Minnie, $95. The eucalyptus color of the ‘Minnie’ frames from Warby Parker’s new Spectrum Sun collection are truly inspired, I hope to incorporate this color more into my summer wardrobe. I love buying glasses from Warby Parker because for every pair sold, another pair of reading glasses is given to someone in need.

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Oliver Peoples, Paris, $420. If you feel like splurging on a beautiful pair of sunnies, look no further than these peachy keen shades. Oliver Peoples’ teamed up with Maison Kitsuné to create these timeless frames.

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Illesteva, Frieda, $230. The unexpected pop of color in the lens makes this pair of Illestevas stand out this season.

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Karen Walker, Praise Maker, $349.  My dream for this summer: Get these shades, hop into a vintage convertible, cruise down PCH,  and blast the Shangri-las‘ music.

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KamaliKulture, Square Cat Eye, $98. This reasonably priced brand under Norma Kamali’s empire have produced some beautiful and classic sunglasses.

Café Casual

My friend, Michael Clifford, took this photo of me a few months ago clutching my favorite drink from the Bourgeois Pig. I figured I would post this because I wore this exact outfit last night when I met up with my mom to see an Abba tribute band. This is one of my favorite casual outfits because the sweater is so cozy, and it has a timeless look to it. I feel that if I time travelled back to the 60s (I wish!), or even the 80s wearing this outfit; no one would bat an eye.

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Sunglasses: Dior

Sweater: Madewell

Jeans: Zara

Jacket: Brandy Melville

Shoes: Converse

I wanna ride bikes with you

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Riding bikes around town with friends is one of the best ways to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Even though I plan on riding my Bianchi Pista Via Brera for the rest of my life, I love window shopping for bicycles. I thought I’d share my favorites with you, in case you’re in the market for a summertime ride!

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1. Bobbin Bicycles, Birdie Humbug, £399: This limited edition British bicycle oozes style and sophistication with it’s black and white design.

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2. Martone Cycling, Women’s Grand, $899: Martone has a bold collection of monochromatic bikes that I would love to ride any day of the week. These bicycles are so cool that they seems to be sold out at the moment but hopefully they’ll be rolling out more soon!

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3. Public, D8i Bedford, $1,349: This San Francisco based cyclery is extremely design oriented (Public’s founder, Rob Forbes, also started Design Within Reach) and take care building their European inspired bikes.photo 3

4. Vanmoof, 3.7.26, $998: I can’t get over how clever the design of the Vanmoof bicycle is- they built lights into the frame of the bike…so simple yet so smart!

 

 

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5. Solé, The Squeeze, $399: The Venice-based company Solé make beautiful bikes for an insanely reasonable price. I love the colors of “The Squeeze”, I can totally imagine riding this down Abbot Kinney on a sunny day.

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8. Electra, Amsterdam Classic 3i, $939.99: As its name suggests, this bicycle is modeled after the popular commuter bikes in Amsterdam. This would be the perfect bike to take down to the farmer’s market on a Sunday morning.

 

Which bike is your favorite? Share with me in the comments!