April 16, 2017

Unbearably Stylish x Donald J. Pliner

Hello all, I hope everyone has been doing well! I wanted to dedicate this post to bold and exciting contrasting colors. The oxford, a classic Spring dress shoe (a staple piece, in my honest opinion), has largely been overused in recent days. That is why I have decided to go against the grain and demonstrate to you how to stand out in the crowd with a pair of burgundy monk strap shoes. 

In my latest collaboration with Donald J Pliner I decided to select a pair of burgundy dress shoes for the Spring season—quick fact, burgundy is probably one of the most difficult color to style during Spring. Burgundy or oxblood toned shoes are traditionally worn in the Fall season and belong on the warmer side of the color spectrum. You’re probably wondering: why then did he decide to wear them now? Well, truth be told, no one else will be wearing them. Secondly, you will stand out which will immediately garner compliments. And thirdly, to style an outfit  that is worth the challenge (though, you won’t have much of a challenge considering that I’m providing you with quick and easy style tips)

At any rate, one of the simplest ways to style a pair of burgundy Donald J Pliner shoes is to pair it with either a charcoal gray or dove gray suit. Even a navy suits work! My reasoning behind selecting dove gray for this specific outfit was because if we had selected charcoal would we would have revealed obviously darker tones that would not have been fitting for this type of warm and fun, floral setting.

Indeed dove gray is a suit color that is often worn to Spring weddings, and paired with a nice silk or knit tie (such as the one I have on right now) really helps make a stark contrast, something that a lot of men usually are uncomfortable doing. Have fun, be bold, and try something new is what I always like to say!

Let me know how you style burgundy shoes during Spring in the comments below! If you have any helpful tips or perhaps any questions regarding this look let me know and I’ll be happy to get back to you as soon as I can! :)

If you really like the shoes I'm wearing, here is a direct link to purchase them: monk strap

Until next time, ciao! #ArtofFun #PlinerStyle #DJPstyle #Ad

Thank you to Donald J Pliner for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Picture Credit: Ryan Huang Photography

November 24, 2016

Black Friday Deal: The Dark Knot

Hello all, I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday vacation! I just wanted to spread the holiday cheer by bringing to you some amazing deals. In virtue of the American tradition Black Friday, I've paired up with The Dark Knot to bring to you a 40% off site-wide discount code. The Code is: US40

They will have new product on their site including: leather bracelets, beaded bracelets, money clips, and much more! Check it out at www.thedarkknot.com

March 19, 2016


Hey all, I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend!

Today I’d like to share with you part II of my collaboration with Vint and York. This look is inspired by the vintage heritage that Vint and York is known for. Additionally, I would say that the ensemble demonstrates some elements of the urban dapper. The dark amber tortoise glasses and the other reddish hues in my outfit, is what I would contend are the points of attraction simply because it contrast the blue hues so well. My choice of a dark blue j-crew denim jacket and knit tie with a bit of denim on denim action going on constitutes the urban dapper look. It’s not a look that is too formal but still shouts out a bold statement of refined taste in classic and vintage apparel items. 

More about the glasses: 

These “Breezer” glasses are a rare and bold apparel item alone. I’ve worn these throughout my first few months of Spring semester at Cal and have received infinite positive comments about the uniqueness and flair of style that I have—which is quite flattering considering that I never thought glasses could be such a grand statement piece.

Interested in getting your hands on these “Breezer” prescription glasses or something just like it? For only $109 you too can get yourself a pair of prescription glasses with a total package that includes: anti reflective coating, anti scratch coating, and UV coating. 

Direct link to the glasses: http://www.vintandyork.com/breezer-762.html

I hope you enjoyed reading about my Vint and York collaboration! Until next time, ciao!