Thursday, December 31, 2015

Days Off in Paisley Pants

[Blazer] Sisley [Shirt] Circolo 1901 [Pants] Club Monaco [Scarf] Donna Karan 
[Shoes] Massimo Dutti [Pocket Square] Tiger Of Sweden

Days off, we all need them. For me a day off doesn’t mean doing nothing but rather doing all those little things that I always put off. For example picking up dry cleaning and going to the market. Unfortunately my day off happened to be the coldest day of the year but it’s still better than writing emails and drafting editorials. On days like this I dress as casual as possible and could care a less about what others think. Sometimes we all need a few days off and even though it may not be the most glamorous time it shouldn’t be something to hide. After a few more relaxing days and a long holiday weekend i’ll be back feeling rejuvenated and ready to start 2016 on a good note. Hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for reading!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Years Eve Outfit Ideas [Featuring Windsor]

Windsor NYE

The Formal Gala

New Years Eve is fast approaching and that means stress about what to wear is starting to kick in.

If you're attending some kind of a black tie event or gala then it’s best to stick the basics. A well tailored

Windsor black tuxedo will always get the job done. Pair that with a simple black silk bow tie and black

 slippers and you’re ready to go. Make sure not to forget about outerwear. A black double breasted

overcoat is the perfect choice. 


NYE Windsor 2

Bars And Fireworks

Most of us probably won’t be attending something formal this year but still want to dress up a bit. If

 you're bar hopping or out watching fireworks then this is the look for you. Dress down your grey

 business trousers and blue blazer with a nice printed wool tie and pocket square. Leather tassel loafers

 will add the perfect touch of class. Once again you’ll need some outerwear while walking from bar to

bar. A long down coat will be thick enough to protect you from the elements and can be easily taken off

 when its time to get your dance on.


NYE Windsor 3

A House Party

So this year you decided not to do anything crazy. That's fine. You can still have tons of fun at home or

at a friends house. Obviously dressing formally is not necessary but you still want to look good. Wear

your favorite sweater under a white or blue shirt and some light colored chinos to make you stand out in 

a room full of jeans. A coat is not really needed but if you think you might be drinking champagne out on

the patio then a casual duffle coat will keep you warm and looking stylish.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Black Watch Plaid Blazer

[Blazer] Tommy Hilfiger [Trousers] Tailor4Less [Sweater] Marni [Shirt] Burberry 
[Shoes] Zara [Sunglasses] Trussardi

With tonight being Christmas Eve and tomorrow being the big day you’ll find festive dressing inspiration everywhere. The most popular choice is of course the ‘Ugly’ Christmas sweater and all those reindeer antler headbands. I took a more classic approach but still showed a bit of holiday spirit. Tartan or more specifically black watch plaid is about as Christmas of a fabric as there is. The texture screams casual holiday party and the colors shine perfectly under evening lighting making it the perfect choice. I paired mine with equally festive wine red trousers. It’s perfect because if you spill a little on yourself it will blend right in but let’s try not to do that this year. I went tieless because sometimes a tie is just too much. I know many of us have a love for formalwear but there is a time and a place and being the only one in a tie just makes you and everyone around you uncomfortable. Wear a simple shirt and sweater instead and let the blazer be the star. Hope you enjoy and have a very merry Christmas Eve. Thanks for reading!

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Office Party Attire


Monday! Normally it’s a depressing day but this week is different. Christmas is almost here making it a time filled with

gift giving, feasting and of course your holiday office and work parties. This is an event where normal office dress

codes are thrown out the window and you’re free to show the true you. I can assure you ugly Christmas sweaters will be

seen but let’s stay away from that this year. Instead try to dress up your favorite pair of jeans. It’s really not a difficult

task if you stick to fairly neutral colors and a maximum of two patterns. Pick a nice textured blazer and some knitwear

to show your casual side. To add that attention grabbing element wear a bold tie and some christmas themed socks.

Now you’re ready to enjoy that laid back office atmosphere. Have fun!

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Justin Targia

Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with EastDane and Nakturnal. 
All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Why You Need A Watch [Featuring Daniel Wellington]


Think of a simpler time, a time without iPhones, a time where watches were the most important piece you had. Ok, I 

thought about it for a minute and got deeply depressed. I wouldn’t be able to function without my phone and I’m sure all

 of you are the same. Without it I would never get anywhere on time. But wait, what about watches? Well a watches sole

 purpose ‘was’ to tell time. So why do we need them and why are they now more popular than ever before? 


A FASHIONABLE ACCESSORY 

Probably the biggest reason that men are wearing watches today is to add a little something to their outfit. We don’t

 have many chances to wear jewelry but a good watch is always something we can confidently rock. Sure a naked wrist

 is fine but a wrist with a timepiece is something to look twice at. Wear yours with a casual outfit to add that pop of

 coolness or wear it with a suit and tie create an extra level of class. A well designed sleek watch can easily be dressed

 up or down so if you’re not into suits then a watch will also look great with your sneakers and jeans.


CONVENIENCE 

I know I said we have our phones to tell time but lets face it, sometimes it’s just not appropriate to pull it out and

 check the time. Let’s say your in a meeting bored out of your mind. Looking at your phone would be completely

 disrespectful to whoever’s talking but a quick glance at your watch wouldn’t even be noticed. Or lets make it even more

 relatable and say you’re on a first date and it's not going so well. Just move the hour hand forward a few hours and act

 shocked about how the time flew by so fast and how you've gotta head home. Actually that’s a terrible idea.

 Please don’t do that! Just have another drink.


NEVER OUT OF STYLE

The great thing about a watch is that you can have it and wear it forever. The same can’t be said about many other

 pieces in your wardrobe. I’m pretty sure this blazer I’m wearing will be out of rotation in about a year but the watch will

 most definitely still be center stage on my jewelry table. Invest in a quality watch and it could proudly be passed down 

to your children or just kept for yourself because there's nothing wrong with being selfish.


THE ONE WATCH YOU NEED

If you haven’t already got a go to watch or if you’re looking to build your collection then check out Daniel Wellington. I'm

 sure you know them. It's what all the cool kids are wearing. They make some of the sleekest watches on the market

and have a great variety of styles and straps to choose from. I'm wearing the Dapper York watch made exclusively for

 those dapper gentleman but there are plenty of other options out there. Have a look at their Instagram page

 @danielwellington for tons of inspiration on how to wear your soon to be new watch.

Use the code ‘mimosasandme’ for a 15% discount at checkout

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Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Daniel Wellington. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in anyway. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Stocking Stuffers For The Rich And Poor

$20 And Under



$20 AND UNDER WILL MAKE YOU WONDER

1. Wallpaper City Guides - $12 How could the most popular pocket sized travel guides be a bad choice? 
2. Guy Stuff Pouch - $18 A really cool pouch to put all those little things that we obsess over.
3. Luggage Tag - $18 Show your luggage some love and pimp it out with some sexy leather tags.
4. Bottle Opener - $15 After winter comes spring which means grill season. Enough said!
5. Printed Socks - $19 Keeping those paws warm and stylish will never again be a problem.
6. Prize Pins - $15 You never thought you needed a pin until you have one. Now one isn't enough.
7. Marvis Toothpaste - $10 To make your pearly whites even more pearly white
8. Playing Cards - $14 A man cave must have. Texas Hold'em is in our blood.
9. Baxter Hair Pomade - $20 Easy morning styling means more time for coffee and we all need that.
10. Delfonics Pen - $10 - Nothing says class more than pulling out your own pen for signatures and autographs. 




$25 AND OVER
$25 AND MORE WON'T MAKE YOU POOR 

1. Block Alarm Clock - $90 A stylish bed side accessory to help you wake up on those tough days. 
3. Marc Jacobs Sunglasses - $120 Because crows feet will never be a trend.
4. Shoe Care Kit - $90 The first thing woman look at are your shoes. Don't make the wrong impression.
5. Fire Scented Candle - $115 No real reason but doesn't a fire scented candle sound awesome?
6. Leather Gloves - $125 A firm handshake makes the deal but no one trusts a man with cold hands.
7. Wooden Llama Box - $49 Who wouldn't want a wooden llama on their desk? 
8. Leather Dog Collar - $38 Don't forget about man's best friend.
9. Wooden Shoe Horn - $60 A small shoe horn to take on trips. Paired perfectly with number 4. 
10. Pocket Square - $42 Make sure he never leaves home without a pocket square again.

This post was done in collaboration with EastDane and Nakturnal
All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Adding New Life To Old Sweaters

 [Sweater] Tommy Hilfiger [Coat] H&M x David Beckham [Shoes] Calvin Klein [Sunglasses] Trussardi

Remember last week when we talked about a simple white t-shirt being a staple in most mens wardrobes? Well another piece worn countlessly by men has to be the sweater. This can be a solid v-neck, a graphic or printed sweater, or a cable knit such as what I’m wearing. They’re simple to wear so we often gravitate towards them. However styling them in new ways can be a challenge. When getting up in the morning it’s so easy to grab a sweater and pair of jeans and head out. But why not switch out your dark denim for a clean white pair. If you’re wearing a darker sweater then this would create the perfect fresh look. It’s a very small change but can make a big difference. If you’re not yet sold on white denim then I don’t know what to tell you. You’re really missing out. Also if for some reason you don’t already have a camel coat then please go out and get one. There really is no better coat to complete all your winter looks. Check out some of my favorites below if your still on the hunt for the perfect coat. Thanks for reading!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Heavily Accessorizing The Blue Blazer

[Shirt] Burberry [Blazer] Circolo 1901 [Jeans] Nudie Jeans [Tie] Drakes [Shoes] G.H. Bass

I’ve got tons of questions about how to style a blue blazer casually. It can be done in many many ways but I thought I’d show something a bit different today. I know I’m wearing a tie but ties can be casual. Can’t they? This is probably the most casual a tie can get. Anyways, I’m wearing my blue blazer with black jeans and a white shirt. Denim is a great way to dress anything down. I also went a bit overboard on the accessories and added tons of color. Bright colors are not often worn in formal outfits so wear them with that blazer of yours to dress it down. It’s pretty simple actually. You can use the blue blazer and white shirt as a blank palette and just have fun adding different accessories and playing with colors. I also wore a beat up pair or loafers to really emphasize the casualness. How do you dress down a blazer? Thanks for reading as always!

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