womenswear

MLB Sports Luxe Look with Fanatics

Hi Guys

I was recently approached by an American website called Fanatics to style a Sports Luxe look using one of the Major League Baseball caps featured on their website. I was happy to accept  for two reasons, one I love trying out new ideas for my blog and two I have always thought Sports Luxe would be a tricky look for me to style but I like a challenge!

Off I went in search of inspiration from magazines and the internet to see if I could find suitable pieces.I wanted to look for pieces that I would wear but would also be ideal for this look. First off I had to pick my Baseball cap to use for the look. I chose this Chicago Cubs Grey and Blue snapback cap. Even though I am more of an NFL fan I chose the Chicago Cubs cap because my sister Danielle spent a summer in Chicago. I also have many relations over there also making it a personal reason why I chose them.

To shop any of the items seen just click on the pic!

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So now that I have the cap picked, lets move on to the rest of the outfit. While getting inspiration I noticed that bomber jackets and fitted joggers were major players in this trend so I found these two perfect pieces.

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I have already mentioned the bomber jacket from boohoo.com in a previous post as my pick of the preview that I attended. So I thought it was fitting to have it in the outfit. Its colour and texture make it a must have.

The Navy skinny joggers accompany this outfit perfectly and I feel the colours really compliment each other. The joggers give the outfit a nice tailored look

. I decided to put this White baseball polo shirt from River Island underneath the bomber jacket. I like the overall look of the polo shirt and the style was just fitting for the task in hand.

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Finally to the footwear I have always been a big fan of Converse so these break point trainers were the perfect pair to add the finishing touches to my Sports Luxe outfit. I just thought the colour worked well with the look and complimented the rest of the pieces.

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Hope you guys enjoyed the post and please provide feedback of the sports luxe look! To shop for a baseball cap like the one featured go to the baseball hat page on fanatics website.

Dave

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Daydream Believer!!

Hi Guys!!

First things first Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Recently I was approached by Warby Parker an American eye-wear brand would I help them spread the word about their new Daydream collection and I was more than happy to help.

Warby Parker was founded on the idea of  bringing designer eye-wear at a more affordable price range. With prices starting at $95 I think that is more than affordable for the styles that they have on offer.

The Daydream collection provides five different styles these are Abel, Jackson, Madison, Piper and Topper. All styles come in different shades and colours providing something to suit everybody’s taste.

Abel

Abel Jet Black

Abel Jet Black

Jackson

Jackson Woodgrain Tortoise

Jackson Woodgrain Tortoise

Madison

Madison English Oak

Madison English Oak

Piper

Piper Striped Brandy

Piper Striped Brandy

Topper

Topper Crystal

Topper Crystal

Here are some images from the launch

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This collection would work well in any S/S15 wardrobe and from a Mens Fashion perspective I feel that they would all look good with a pair of coloured chino shorts and a short sleeved polo shirt or granddad collar shirt. My personal favourites from the collection are the Madison in the English Oak colours and the Jackson Woodgrain as these have the shape and colour that I would usually go for myself.

Warby Parker also offer a home try on service whereby you can pick 5 pairs for 5 days for free to try on at home. You pay for the frames you like and send back the ones you don’t like. Unfortunately Warby Parker only ship to the U.S.A and Canada but like most Irish people we all have cousins over there who would happily ship them over to you 😉 but I’m sure this applies to other countries too.

Just to let you know that for every pair of sunglasses purchased Warby Parker donate a pair to those in need, so you are helping out a good cause by buying yourself something nice.

Hope you enjoyed the post and don’t forget to pick up your sunglasses for the upcoming summer 🙂 shop the collection at https://www.warbyparker.com/daydream

Lá Fhéile Pádraig daoibh (thats happy St Patrick’s Day in Irish)

Dave

Valentines Gift Guide: For that special someone

Hi Guys!

While I usually write about menswear its coming close to that time of year where florists and card companies around the world make a small fortune! So to help you guys out here is my gift guide for that special someone in your life for this upcoming valentines.

All these gifts have different price ranges so this will help cover all budgets depending on how crazy you want to go!!

Under €25

This my seem like a cheap way out but some people don’t like to spend a lot on valentines day due to the it being a “hallmark holiday” but sometimes the best gifts are the thoughtful ones that don’t cost a lot. One example is that I gave my now fiancé a frame with pictures of the two of us and the kids. She absolutely loved it and it didn’t cost the earth. So here are some frames from Heatons that could do the trick.

Other stores that have a good homeware section will have similar frames and your local pharmacy and supermarket should be able to help you print those special photos that help make this present special.

Buying lingerie can be a touchy subject especially when it comes to buying sizes and styles! Make sure you buy something she likes and not something that you like! Even though it sounds creepy, have a quick peek at her underwear collection for sizes. If you buy the items too big or too small then you are in for a bad night before you even start!!

Here is a post from the Primark/ Penneys website to give you an idea of their available styles.

http://www.primark.com/en-ie/whats-new/article/8861,lingerie-for-every-side-of-you

Here is some of the collection available from Dunnes Stores nationwide and online

€25-€100

In my eyes this tends to be the most normal price range for valentines gifts so this tends to vary from jewellery to clothes to handbags etc. Again here are some stylish options available for you to treat your loved ones.

Jewellery

A personal favourite of mine to buy and what tends to go down well with most women (don’t kill me if i’m wrong!) is Newbridge Jewellery. It is reasonably priced and it is absolutely beautiful! Here are some to help you with this decision.

Clothing

Again another touchy subject when buying for women is clothes. You need to familiarise yourself with her sizes so that even if she doesn’t like it you didn’t buy it too big or too small. Here are some classic pieces that should win you brownie points as they will never go out of fashion.

€100 and over

Right guys with this price range we are heading into designer handbag territory! For most men this is where they don’t like going but have to do it every so often depending on their girlfriend/partner/wife’s taste. I’m sure the name MIchael Kors has been mentioned to you a lot in the last 6 months. Here are some of his bags in classic colours that go with pretty much everything.

Well I hope that this has been of help to all of you guys out there and let me know how it goes for you! I’m off to Marrakesh for Valentines so let me know what your plans are!

Dave