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Taking Fashion Cues From My Berlin Surroundings 

You guysss! It’s my first post from Berlin! I arrived here on the Thursday night right before the 4th of July and have officially survived my first weekend. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the crazy party scene in Berlin, so let me just tell you that it does live it up to all the hype. More on that in another post perhaps. Anyway, one of the first things I noticed about the city just by wandering around is all the graffiti everywhere. Whether it’s spray-painted courtyards, giant wall murals, or even art on the Berlin wall there is graffiti and art all over the city. Seeing all the color inspired this outfit with the patterned shorts. Wearing the bright colors and prints felt natural in my new surroundings. I can’t wait to share more with you as I continue to explore Berlin and attend their fashion week here. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with me and my travels!

P.S. To shop these shorts and more items by Descendant of Thieves head over to Zappos who recently added their new collection to the site.


Alpha Industries Jacket  //  Descendant Of Thieves Shirt  //  Descendant Of Thieves Shorts  //  PF Flyers Sneakers  //  MBS MFG CO Hat


You Guys Got Red, White, And Blue Here?

Yeah, This Is America… 

If you don’t recognize the obvious Clueless reference then we obviously can’t be friends. This holiday I’m serving some patriotic vibes along with a heavy dose of booze, burgers, and hotdogs. I mean today’s the one time of year you can get away with wearing all red, white, and blue in one outfit so why not have fun with it? This year I went the trad/I’m-richer-than-you route with boat shoes and a preppy plaid but there’s many ways to incorporate our nation’s colors into a festive holiday look. For example, wear your red by getting drunk enough til your cheeks turns rosy. See! Easy. Hope you guys are all having fun no matter how you’re celebrating. Happy 4th everyone!


LL Bean Signature Shirt  //  Zara (Similar) Jeans  //  Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes  //  Warby Parker Sunglasses


GQ x Nantucket Film Festival

A Travel Diary

Last weekend myself and best friend Justin had the pleasure of flying out to Nantucket with GQ Insider and Isopure sports drink to attend the Nantucket Film Festival. The festival celebrates the art of screenwriting in the world of cinema and brings together a broad spectrum of film-lovers from all over the world. As someone who loves a good indie flick, I was super excited to see some advanced screenings of some really great movies. In between showings we had time to explore the beautiful island of Nantucket and recharge with some Isopure protein drink (try the coconut flavor - it’s really good!) Check out some pictures from my weekend stay in Nantucket. From the festival to the food, the beach to the bar, the whole experience was a blast! Have any of you ever been to Nantucket or a film festival before? Share your experiences in the comments section - I’d love to hear them!


This post was written as part of my collaboration with GQ Insider & Isopure.

Neon Summer

Yep, We’re Still Talking Brights This Summer

Fluorescents are back and looking oh-so-stylish this season. I love the bold neon colors in this Hawaiian shirt and the mirrored blue lenses in these classic wayfarers for a look that’s distinctively 80s. And what goes better with neon than some acid wash jeans right? It’s a totally 80s look that will totally turn heads. Why not try it out yourself for a festive occasion like a summer party or even the 4th of July? For more summer trend inspiration be sure to check out Zappos for all your sartorial shopping needs.


Scotch & Soda Hawaiian Shirt  //  ASOS (Similar) Jeans  //  Birkenstock Arizona Sandals  //  Le Specs Sunglasses


This post was written as part of my collaboration with Zappos.

Looking Fall, Feeling Summer

Do You Really Have To Match Your Colors To The Season?

The thing about the fashion industry is that you’re always a season ahead. With previews for next season and even next year going on it’s hard to stay focused on what’s actually happening right now. Maybe that’s why I’ve been missing fall colors lately. I chose to wear this gray and burgundy colored outfit on a recent beach trip and couldn’t help but wonder, is it it really important to match your colors to the season? It makes sense that warmer hues like pumpkin, burgundy, gray and navy should be worn during the fall/winter but that doesn’t mean we can’t incorporate them into our outfits throughout the year. Details like a floral print or a contrast pocket in a light color are a great way to make a “fall” color feel more appropriate for the summer months. So go ahead and where whatever shade you want, whenever you want, but if you live in New York City you already know that because all black is basically the year-round uniform.


dotBK Shirt  //  ASOS (Similar) Pants  //  Tretorn Sneakers