Spring Layering: It's All in the Details

Happy Friday - happy Easter weekend! I know many will be spending the next few days traveling over the river and through the woods, to spend time with their families - and for some, that means to chillier climates than they're in now. That's the problem with Easter in March - sometimes it's just too cold for that Sunday best. (Not that I'm complaining, I'm not fond of wearing multiple pastels myself, anyway.)

But when you're out on the go and chillier weather is in the air, layering is your very best friend. I find myself doing a lot of walking here around the city, and while it may be chilly in the mornings, by midday the sun is a lot stronger than you may think! That's why I turn to classic outfits like this - perfect for travel, and whatever the March weather may throw my way.

My base layer is a classic white T (I don't even need to explain this one, do I?) and top it with a grey crew neck sweatshirt. On a more mild day, this is a great look alone. But for an extra brisk morning, I throw my trusty denim jacket on top of it. Easy to pull on or off, this piece is an absolute classic. Seriously. I've had this one since I was in high school a million years ago.

In keeping with the athleisure vibe inspired by the crew neck, I finish the look with a pair of joggers (they're here to stay) and my beat up white sneakers. This way, I'm able to be mobile, comfortable, and chic for whatever the day brings.

A word about the details: what takes this look from something you'd see on a mannequin to something a little more personal is in the way you accessorize it. For example, I wear this vintage gold bangle that was given to me as a birthday gift years ago. It's something that nobody else has, and gives the look a little special touch. I also like wearing this little bandana around my neck, because it serves dual purposes. Not only is my neck warm, it's a nice subtle nod of pattern in an otherwise solid look.

As always, I'm wearing sunglasses because, well. It's just my thing. And with that, you have an easily adaptable, easily travel-able (is that a word? it is now.) look perfect for any March weekend plans. Speaking of, what are all of you up to this weekend? I hope you'll let me follow along - if you're wondering what I'm up to, don't forget to follow me on Snapchat @mogblog! See you there! x 

My Collab with Maioun Shoes

Happy Hump Day, y'all! Today is a good day. Not only because we've made it halfway through the week, but because I can finally share with you something that's been in the works for quite some time now. 

Maioun SHOES has been generous enough to sponsor this post by providing me with a pair of their rad Loafers. Not only do they look cool AF - they are so comfortable. AND - wait for it - each pair is like two shoes in one! How? because of their trademark interchangeable outsole. That's right, each pair of shoes comes outfitted with a standard sole that can be slid, snapped, and swapped with any other colored sole from their collection. Today I'm rocking classic black, and cerulean blue.


New Week, New Look

So to start this week off, I thought I'd share my #OOTD.

Loosely inspired by our Menswear Test Shoot from this weekend, I went with something a bit sporty today. My take on a baseball uniform. And, honestly, the way I feel wearing this - its on the fast track to becoming my own daily uniform. A polished shirt, easy-to-wear leather leggings, and a great pair of sneakers - what's not to love?

Shout out to my mom for gifting me this shirt. (And adding J.Crew oxford number 432908432 to my closet...) Outfit credits and links to shop: Hat by TopmanShirt by J.CrewLeggings by H&MSneakers by Nike.

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Ides of March Heatwave

I dunno about the rest of the country, but here in LA it has been HOT all weekend. We were above 90 degrees the past couple of days. In march. Like, what? (At the risk of sounding unsympathetic... I realize that it is still quite chilly in many places. I did grew up on the east coast, you know. I get it.)

Here's my #OOTD solution for those in-between days. Easy. Relaxed. Casual. It'll keep you cool. (or warm, if need be.) Check below for links! And don't forget to Subscribe to #MOGBLOG with the link at the bottom of this post! exciting stuff planned this week!