Hey Ladies,

Christmas is a little over a week away and there is still plenty of time to shop for your dad, uncle, brother, or any other special guy in your life. So here is a gift guide for some great ideas for the men in your lives.

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Cologne

Professional Attire

Technology Accessories

Outerwear

Sweaters and Sweatshirts

Accessories

Casual Sneakers

Tech Accessories

Other Ideas:

  • Books!! Give them something to read!
  • Magazines
  • Giftcards (Barnes and Noble, Modells, Best Buy)
  • Tickets to a sports game
  • Spa Day (men like to be pampered as well)
  • Belt and wallet
  • Scarf, hat, and glove set
  • Travel accessories/luggage
  • Business portfolio

    What are you going to get the guys in your life?

Do you know where I will be on September 15, 2013 at 8am? If you guessed Target you are absolutely correct. The highly anticipated collection with Phillip Lim will be available in stores and online. I usually don’t shop these collections the day of, but this is a different situation. This will be my 3rd time (I’ve purchased from the Jason Wu Collection and Prabal Gurung Collection) and I have been pleased with everything.

Check out some of my favorite looks from the up coming collection

The collection, separated into three sections (morning, noon and night) is meant to be an assortment of lasting, wearable wardrobe staples for someone on the go. It melds Target’s mission–to fulfill the everyday needs of the masses–with Lim’s signature aesthetic, to some pretty perfect results. -Fashionista.com

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I’m a sucker for prints so the boom sweatshirt will be mine as well as the blouse and skirt combo. These colors are perfect for fall. I love how the sweat pants were styled. The flats and oversized bag takes it from lazy to luxe

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I would wear all of these looks to work. I love floral print but mainly wear it during the spring and summer. These looks show how you can wear florals all year round. The green/blue dress is so my style. I love the pop of color on the sleeves.

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I’m not big on wearing suits, but the bottom left pic is so chic. I also love the leather moto jacket with the loose fitting blouse. Leather (faux or real) toughens up the most feminine and sophisticated looks so it is a staple in your wardrobe.

Guys I didn’t forget about you!

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I love the sporty feel of the men’s wear, but I also love how it can be more tailored too. A well dressed man can go from the streets to the board room and this collection will help you guys do that.

This collection is modern, feminine, and sophisticated for women and super cool, tailored, and stylish for the men.

I can’t wait!

Check out Phillip Lim’s full interview with Fashionista.com for more on his inspiration Click Here

For the full lookbook click here

Will you be shopping this collection? I plan on spending quite a few dollars here lol

This past Sunday Jay-Z was spotted with Beyonce at Hot 97′s Summer Jam Concert held at The MetLife Stadium. Jay-Z’s style is pretty simple and laid back. One thing that you will probably find tons of in his closet are statement t-shirts like this “Blame Society” T-shirt by Frank & Jan that retails for $24. Yes you read that correctly, $24. I suggest you pick up this shirt fast because at this price I am sure they will sell out immediately!

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Leather was a huge trend this season. Whether you were rocking military style jackets with leather sleeves, leather skater skirts, or leather skinny pants, some of our favorite fashionistas love the laid back casual leather look.

This past weekend Alicia Keys performed in a Hervé Léger leather ensemble. Although her vocals were questionable for the night, she looked great in this look.

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Lala Anthony also rocked a pair of leather sweats during All-Star Weekend

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I love how casual the pants are, but the leather makes them more glamorous. This is a great alternative if you are not a huge fan of sweats.

The guys also rocked leather pants this weekend. Lebron James and Drake both rocked En Noir leather sweatpants

Drake rocked a red pair and because Lebron is so huge his pants were kind of snug

Drake rocked a red pair and because Lebron is so huge his pants were kind of snug

Celebs like Rihanna, Beyonce, and Usher have been seen rocking this trend

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Rick Ross’ girlfriend Shateria designed a collection called Front Row and leather sweats are her signature

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You will see a lot more of this trend for the Fall/Winter of 2013 because of designers like Hervé Léger, J Brand, and Charlotte Ronson. Get more details on this trend here

Would you rock this trend?

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Another year on the horizon and I don’t know about you but I’m excited for it and so thankful to what 2012 has brought me. New friends & new opportunities such as writing for this site. I learned a lot about style over this year and I hope I relayed that across my few posts. Only one way to end the year right is to bring in the next looking as proper as possible, so gentlemen below are a few ideas on how to do it right.

Depending on the type of event here are 3 options that should give you a basic idea of where my mind is going. Not every one is for the full get up but that doesn’t mean style should be lax as well…

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Now some like to go all out but try to keep a little fun involved. Patterned accessories or not so normal fabrics should help you accomplish this…

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Somewhere in between your look can lie as well but again fabrics and accents must be key. A full on hard bottom might turn you off so something like a dress boot can keep a little funk.

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Quicktips:

  • Try to avoid too much matching – patterns, fabrics, colors.
  • Avoid too many loud colors – subtlety speaks louder.
  • Make sure of your size & fit – #1 mistake made by most.
  • Avoid logos with suits – Gucci, Hermes & such belts & patterns should never be paired with suiting. Keep it for when you’re on the ave.

Keep it fly & safe this new years night & see you in 2013!