Thursday, August 11, 2011

no more neckties.

yesterday was my first job interview in a while-- i had fun, but i don't want to jinx it, so i'm not going to say anything more.

with any luck-- or perseverance, i suppose-- i'll be getting out of my little old town to head to a city again very soon. i'm constantly hungry for not only new experiences, but new landscapes. i've been using a great leatherette weekender bag to tote around clothes and knick knacks on my latest excursions, and it's proven itself, holding up from chicago to vancouver.

normally, i'm not into larger bags, but this one is a favorite for me. in fact, i just used it when i went to milwaukee and scoped out the latest in my favorite junk shop, where i found another piece from my ensemble below. enter the bolo tie.

upon finding this, i discovered i actually love bolo ties and their ability to be pretty necklaces instead of generic contributions to country-western get-ups.

i also found that my brown and neutral garments popped against the green-blue of my hair. the coming season's color combinations inspired a jump-start on my love for the contrast between luxurious, deep navy and lush chocolate tones.... there's even a lavish name for the former color-- yves klein blue, which showed up at cushnie et ochs, 3.1 philip lim, and dries van noten menswear, amongst others.
happily enough, this palette mixes into both genders' wardrobes, and both colors are basic and wearable in all seasons. the result is richer than a thanksgiving meal.

... and suddenly, i can't wait for fall.


  1. I totally agree! Your tips definitely go awesome with the color of your pants. I usually don't like larger bags either but if I know I'll be carrying around tons of stuff, I might as well invest in a cuter looking bag.

  2. it's a definite helper. i love the old-fashioned style of traveling. people should dress it up; they're going somewhere!