Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keep Palm & Stay Fly

My photographer and best brah, Chris coastin' it on the coast in tribal print.

Tank: Pac Sun
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: fuck shoes
Sunglasses: Waves, as in that tourist shit hole.

Friday, April 6, 2012

gettin' studs in studs....

but not really! 

jacket: h&m
dress: reverse (my current brand obsession)
shoes: lucky
sunglasses: versace
accesories: betsey johnson, marc by marc, h&m, target

I love the studding on this dress! But let me tell yah, be aware of cross-body bags because mine caught on the studs and pulled a couple off! nothing a little embroidery can't fix. i replaced the original stud threading with pearled floss for extra security.

photography and editing by Chris Forster.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


This week's feature is Katie, one of my besties and probably the most adorable human I know.  She currently lives in Fairfax, VA and is finishing up her last semester at George Mason University studying Elementary Education.  I love her free spirit which you will see also translates into her style.  We "hiked" around Great Falls in McLean, VA for an afternoon and dressed a little too nice for climbing rocks and puddle jumping...oh well!

jacket: Gap, DIY bleached sleeves
blouse: Urban Outfitters
shorts: thrift find, altered
shoes: DSW, Madden Girl
jewelry: Michael Kors and an Israeli souvenir shop
sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
socks: Betsey Johnson

How would you describe your style? How does it differ than those in your city?
My style is pretty eclectic. I like things that are bohemian, girly, and vintage. I love having an array of choices in my closet because I can pull out things that I want to wear according to how I’m feeling that day.

I don’t think my style differs too much from people in my city, but I’m probably a lot more likely to wear quirky pieces than most others I live around. I find that many people in my area, especially on campus, look like they just rolled out of bed or they’re about to go to the gym, always. I don’t get that! It takes the same amount of effort to put on yoga pants than a cute skirt or some fun bright pants. Fine, maybe like 2 more minutes, but I think it’s worth it!

Where are your favorite places to shop? Do you shop online at all? Where?

Some of my favorite stores are Urban Outfitters, Free People, Forever 21, H&M, and I recently discovered I also love thrift stores! I like going in not knowing what I might find, and the hunt is half the fun. I recently bought a brand new with tags, beautiful Anthropologie cardigan for under 5 bucks! You can’t beat that. 

What kind of DIYs have you done to amp up your style?

I’m such a craft- a- holic. I love challenging myself with DIYs! I recently bought a sewing machine and I’m teaching myself how to use it for sewing and refashioning. If I love a vintage dress but think it’s too long, I can easily hem it up and make it wearable. It’s one of the easiest ways to create a unique piece, like what I did with my shorts above. I try not to buy things that I think I could easily replicate... poor college kid, ya know, and I like to make things custom to how I want them. Bleaching is also great to play with, as seen with my denim jacket above. And Rach, you and I need to do some studding soon! The possibilities with DIYs are endless. There are tons of DIY fashion blogs out there for inspiration. is one of my favorites.

What are your go-to, everyday accessories?

I’m a pretty simple gal when it comes to accessorizing but I do love a good arm party. I throw on my Michael Kors watch every day and I am loving my latest H&M purchase, a hot pink and lime green geometric bracelet. 

Any style advice you’d like to give!?

Dress for yourself! Wear what you like and don’t be afraid to try something new.

photography by me, and editing by Chris Forster.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Check out Chris and his G-town swag! Chris is mah best brah and my photographer for most of my shoots. He's currently studying towards a B.F.A. in Film & TV with a minor in Advertising at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia.

top: macy's
jacket, pants, & tie: H&M
shoes: puma

How do you make your look polished, but still casual enough to wear during the day?
My style derives from taking high end looking fashion pieces and tweaking them in such a way that they look like casual wear. This usually consists of rolling up dress slacks, wearing sport shoes with a dressy outfit, or adding pops of color to an otherwise fancy getup.

You have subtle patterning on your tie, but do you have any other looks with prints or pattern?
I try to mix and match patterns as much as possible while at the same time maintaining a sense of consistency. I also am a great fan of wearing items with bold bright colors on top of a mostly muted look.

You grew up in Northern Virginia, but currently attend school in Savannah, Georgia.  Has living in a subcultural environment affected your style at all?
Living in Savannah has made me come out of my shell. I am constantly inspired by the vast array of different style I see guys wearing every day. I definitely feel like I can wear anything I want where as before, I would always be worried about what other people were thinking about my outfit.

On your average day, what are your go-to pieces to just throw on?
I’m a big fan of the tanktop/cardigan look. I also love to wear design-heavy t-shirts and the occasional slim sweatpant.

photography by me, and editing by chris forster.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Meet Joe, stylish and talented artist who goes by Jaeo.  Check out this most recent music video of his called "Hi". The more you listen to it the more you'll love it! 

if you're diggin' it click HERE to go to his facebook page to get some free downloads. 
and click HERE to follow him on twitter!
now let's check out his style...

where have you lived and what effects has it had on your style? do you feel as though you conform or stand out in ways?
I grew up in Northern Virginia and I think that had a weird effect on my style. A large part of me has always wanted to be recognized as different and clothes were the easiest way to throw that in human’s faces. I moved to LA for two years and my style was kind of all over the place with the intention of being shocking, and I think I made a lot of mistakes. But mostly I was pretty uncomfortable in what I was wearing. I’m grateful though in retrospect because stretching myself was how I found my balance.

what is your most prized fashion possession? do you actually wear it?
Wow! My most prized fashion possession… honestly, I don’t believe in the price of something dictating it’s value, so I’m going to go with my SuperBowl edition Zubaz. I wear them all the time actually, but I like stuff that nobody else can find.  After that it’s a lot of shoes, I went through a phase when I was younger where I bought a lot of Chuck Taylors, I’m still super into chucks, but when back then you had to hunt for them so it was like valuable to me. I still got a couple pair that I’m scared of scuffing up so I don’t wear those a lot. 

so I see TOO many guys wearing jeans that are either too tight or too baggy. maybe thinking that girls wanna see the outline of their ding-a-ling or the tacky pattern on their boxers...?  ew. what’s your favorite brand of jeans and why do you like the fit?
Oh Levi’s for sure. They actually just came out with a new fit called the 521 that is my favorite fit of jeans ever maybe. Skinny jeans weren't my style, but I hate a wide opening at bottom of my jeans, so I always would take my straight leg jeans to my tailor to get them tapered at the bottom. The 521’s are straight in the leg but they’re tapered at the bottom and I’m super hype about them for real. I have some A.P.C.’s too, and they’re supposed to be the best jeans in the world. I’m not gonna argue with them, they’re super dope too. 

Joe vs. Jaeo, are there any style changes between the two?
Oh definitely…  Jaeo is going to play more characters, and the clothes will change to fit the story. You’ll see Jaeo in some situations that Joe wouldn't be in, so he’ll wear some stuff that Joe wouldn’t wear… but you won’t see any male meat dress equivalent from me. 

What are some things you see too much being worn in nova? Any style advice you’d like to give to your fellow bros!?
 Oh my god this could be a paper in itself. I hate flip-flops. Like a lot. If you’re not near a body of water or your bedroom I don’t see a point to not having real shoes on. Shoes were meant to protect your feet from the elements, and you just throw all that out the window to show your toes off? Get outta here with that. In NOVA I see a lot of Jersey’s too, I don’t understand wearing another man’s name on your back either. Like, that man doesn't know you, and doesn’t care about you. But even more than that, if that man see’s you he’s gonna look at you like some kind of a peasant and that’s not cool with me. Toms… I hate toms. They’re the new crocks, but they have a cause so people feel like it’s acceptable, if you wanna send some shoes overseas then just send some shoes overseas, ain’t no need to put some hard socks on your feet to get a kid some shoes. It’s whatever though; I just want people to get dressed like they mean it, if you mean it I’m cool with it. 

photography by me, and editing by chris forster.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

reversin' on the river

dress: reverse
bag: nordstrom bp
shoes: nike and jeffrey campbell
sunglasses: urban outfitters
earrings: betsey johnson
watch & bracelets: marc by marc & nordstrom and target

photography and editing by chris forster.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


shorts and blouse: nasty gal
shoes: jeffrey campbell
bangle: forever 21
sunglasses: thrift find

What are you're absolutely-cannot-live-without pieces?
I love those final-touch pieces that you can just throw on to pull the outfit together, like my American Apparel oversized sweater jacket. I also never feel completely dressed without a pair of attention grabbing heels, like my Lana's by Jeffrey Campbell. They will always be my favorite shoes.

If you could choose one websiteto have a shopping spree on what would it be?
Definitely, that website is my porn.

Who is your style role model?
I get most of my style inspiration from Atlanta De Cadenet. She always rocks it. 

Any style advice you'd care to share?
Never fear being too overdressed. You don't always have to match everything from head to toe. Splurging every now and then to get those high wasted cutoffs or that cute printed dress is always acceptable. Take fun fashion risks. And remember, as long as you feel awesome, you'll look awesome.

photography and editing by me! (taken on a disposable!)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

print on print on print

top: forever 21
jacket: express
skirt: urban outfitters
shoes: jeffrey campbell
purse: banana republic
accessories: marc by marc jacobs, ashbury skies, nordstrom, target

photography and editing by chris forster.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


dress: urban outfitters
jacket: nasty gal
shoes: nike
clutch: target
sunglasses: versace
accessories: ashbury skies, nordstrom, marc by marc jacobs

Saturday, January 28, 2012

fast lane

body suit: asos
skirt: urban outfitters
shoes: jeffrey campbell
bag: vintage coach
sunglasses: versace
accesories: ashbury skies, marc by marc jacobs, nordstrom, target

animals on acid brah

dress: nasty gal
blouse: h&m
backpack: jeffrey campbell compliments of ashbury skies
shoes: jeffrey cambell
sunglasses: lids
socks: urban outfitters
jewelry: ashbury skies, marc by marc jacobs, target, urban outfitters

Sunday, January 15, 2012


blouse: h&m
jacket & leggings: nasty gal
shoes: jeffrey campbell
bag: vintage coach
sunglasses: persol
accesories: forever 21, nordstrom, target, & marc by marc jacobs

out on the georgetown

blouse & scarf: urban outfitters
jacket: nordstrom bp
leggings: asos
shoes: jeffrey campbell
bag: vintage coach