Happy Friday peeps! Halloween is literally around the corner (next Friday to be exact) and in preparation of Halloween I’ve been watching American Horror Stories religiously. If you hate horror movies and television shows then I would definitely recommend passing this up, although this season hasn’t been that scary. Most of you guys know that I’m not a huge fan of scary things, but there’s something about American Horror Stories that excites me. Maybe its the characters or the plot but damn is it one good show.
This season is focused on the aspect of the Freak Show. So far its been pretty good, but (as I mentioned above) it really hasn’t been that scary. I missed the first 35 minutes of the last episode, due to being let out of class late, and was lost pretty much throughout the entire episode. So if your looking to start watching American Horror Stories, I recommend that you start from the beginning or else you’ll be as lost as I was in the last episode.
The reason why I’m making a post dedicated to American Horror Story (and there might be more to come, who knows) is because of this…
Isn’t she freaking incredible? When I first saw this performance, I thought oh god its terrible. As I kept on listening to it I started to like it more and more. She might not be as good as Lana Del Rey, but I mean Jessica Lange is totally WERQING.
Now the question is, does this really fit into American Horror Story or am is the show just going to turn into another Glee production? Only time will tell.
Remember when I dedicated an entire post to the bucket bag trend? Well if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I finally received my Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag (after being on a waitlist for 2 months). The bag in person is simply stunning. Buttery leather, minimal hardware, long strap, and perfect size is what makes this bucket bag, THE PERFECT BUCKET BAG. No wonder its impossible to find this bag anywhere. Girls and guys are going cray cray over it.
After much debate, I decided to sell my baby to a new home. Why you may ask? Well, I’m an extremely poor college student right now and the bag was kind of an impulse. Also I recently noticed that I haven’t been wearing bags lately. Maybe it’s because the only bag that I’m carrying now is my Lululemon school backpack.
My lost is your gain. If you want to check out my auction for the Mansur Gavriel mini black bucket bag, you can do so right here. Make sure you take a look right away, as the auction ends today at 4:04 PM (central time).
If your unsure on how you would wear the bag, your in luck. Below are few inspiration pictures of peeps working their Mansur Gavriel bucket bags.
PS: Yes guys can wear Mansur Gavriel bucket bags. With the minimal aesthetic, their fine for everyone (well kind of).
I’m all about casual Fridays. Throw on a pair of comfy denim, a baggy t-shirt, sneakers, and a bomber jacket and your all set for the day. I love this particular look because you can easily transition from a day to night look. Sometimes I just don’t have time to change going from work to dinner or school to dinner, so mixing some casual pieces with dressy pieces is essential.
Also (a little off topic) I completely forgot to mention that Gilt City’s Warehouse Sale will be coming back to Chicago tonight (the 17th) and tomorrow (Saturday, October 18th). If you haven’t bought tickets, make sure you do because you sure won’t want to miss it. Last Warehouse Sale I ended up finding some gorgeous black Chloe Susanna boots that were marked down 60% off in mint condition. Too bad I’m not a girl or else they would’ve definitely been in my closet.
The schedule for the Gilt City’s Warehouse sale is:
- Friday, October 17, 9:30PM-11:30PM, $20
- Saturday, October 18, 9AM-11AM, $10
- Saturday, October 18, 11AM-1PM, $10
- Saturday, October 18, 1PM-3PM, $10
- Saturday, October 18, 3PM-5PM, $10
You can still buy tickets right here. I’ll be at the media shopping session tonight. If you decide to stop by, make sure and say hi! I can’t wait. Hope to see you guys tonight.
Usually when I receive emails about sales I put them directly into the trash. It seems like I just get endless amounts of emails from J.Crew about their “biggest sales yet” and a couple days after that email I get another sales reminder. I get it, I get it, and oh I get it.
A few days ago I received an email from one of my favorite retailers, East Dane, mentioning they were having a 25% off family and friends sale start Tuesday the 14th (yesterday). I jumped for joy and went straight to putting stuff into my shopping cart. You know how I’ve been eying those Rick Owens for Adidas runners? Well, they made it inside my cart with a few other goodies.
I ended up having to decide between getting a few pairs of A.P.C jeans, another Canada Goose jacket(since the weather will be changing soon) or the Rick Owens x Adidas sneakers. I took a look at my wardrobe and slowly began to eliminate things from my shopping cart. I was finally left with these babies.
PS: To get the 25% off, simply use the promo code FAMILY25 when checking out. You can use this code either at East Dane or ShopBop (for the ladies).
If your wondering where I have been, I’ve been on my death bed for the past two weeks. It started two Saturdays ago when I slept for 14 hours straight. I felt so sick when I woke up, but thought it due to oversleeping. I ended up having a 102 degree fever for four days. I decided to go to the ER because it was going to be 2 weeks until my actual doctor saw me and I could barely move. I received three antibiotics (which I can’t stand) and I was off to watching endless amount of television. Oh I also have been doing a bunch of online shopping for sweaters and new sneakers.
The ER doctor mentioned that I would have to do another checkup with my primary doctor 1-3 days after my ER visit. Since my primary doctor was once again booked, I decided to see another doctor. She took a few tests and explained to me that I had strep throat. Great. Not only was a feeling like poop, but now my throat was killing me and I could barely eat anything.
Two weeks later, I’m feeling a little bit better. Still not 100% but I’m getting there. Unfortunately due to my lack of training and being sick for two weeks, the Chicago Marathon is not happening this year. As much as I will be hurting to run it, I think its a smart idea not to do it.
Thankfully I’m back in action and I’m sorry about not posting. Yes, I’m still alive.
One of my favorite online store, East Dane, is celebrating their 1 year anniversary opening and want to give back to all of the people who made it all happen. They are giving you a chance to win one of 4 weekly prices and a $2,000 East Dane gift certificate by showcasing your biggest moment on Instagram. All you have to do is include #1BigYearSweeps and @EastDane on your Instagram post and your entered. Easy right? I know I’m definitely going to take advantage of the giveaway. Who doesn’t love free clothes? I know with the weather changing, I’m sure we can all use some nice sport coats.
If you haven’t taken a look at East Dane, make sure to check out their incredible selection of men’s sweaters, men’s jeans(3×1 being some of my favorites), men’s boots, and much more. Below are some of my current favorite items from East Dane.
I took a mini trip to NYC to see a bunch old friends. It was great but the sad thing was I didn’t take much pictures this trip. This trip was focused on trying to relax after a rough work and summer session. The weather was bearable, which was a plus, and I got to do most all of the things that were on my checklist.
Surprisingly I was a good boy and didn’t shop too much, but I did pick up this long Rick Owens shirt at Barney’s NY. On the first day I purchased a bunch of things from Oak NYC, but decided against the items and returned them.
Probably one of my highlights of the entire trip is seeing all of my friends and SoulCycle. Oh man, oh man am I obsessed now. Its completely different from FlyWheel as it really is a fully body workout. I seriously can’t wait till it comes to Chicago, because I will definitely be altering between FlyWheel and SoulCycle.
So the big question is when will I be back? Well I’ll thinking making a small trip in November but still a little unsure with school back in action. I’ll definitely keep you guys up to date and if you want to see more pictures from my mini trip, check out my Instagram @ChicOverload.
I die, I die, I die. GQ UK had the exclusive inside look at the new Alexander Wang for H&M collection and it’s so Alexander Wang. Everyone was worried that Alexander Wang would lose his aesthetic for the collection, but it’s definitely there. Dark, boxy, sporty, is what makes up the collection. The fabrics look aesthetically pleasing. The question is will the collection feel luxuriously like his main collection or like T by Alexander Wang? Only time will tell.
I noticed a lot of WANG over the collection. Not sure if I’m a huge fan of it or not. I know that I definitely need that grey WANG sweater and those white Air Force One-esque sneakers though. Their the perfect pieces for Fall and school.
PS: Try not to drool over these pictures too much.
I finally got around to posting these incredible pictures that Tek, photographer behind DrunkOnShoes, took of Sammy and I. He’s such an incredible photographer and makes me feel like a star when I’m in front of the camera.
This post is basically dedicated to the tank I’m wearing. It’s lightweight, soft, and I want it in every color. It’s from Rick Owens little sister brand DRKShdw, which somehow fits me a bit better than Rick’s regular line. Its the perfect transition and layering piece for all seasons. You guys know that I’m all about investing in basics and this is a piece that every guy can easily pull off.
I know that DRKShdw and Rick Owens can be a little steep for some guys, so here and here are great alternatives from Topman.
Hats, hats, hats. Whether it’s a Supreme camp hat, a baseball camp, or a fedora, who doesn’t love them? I decided to purchase my first “big boy” hat purchase yesterday at Goorin Bros hat store. I have been debating of either investing in a Maison Michel fedora hat(insane) or a fedora hat that was less than $200 (hello All Saints). After much debate, I decided to go with a cheaper option then later invest in a gorgeous Maison Michel hat. The #1 reason being that I’m not sure if I’ll wear the hat that often (cost per use formula).
Let’s just say that I’m loving it. It’s crazy how something as simple as a hat can change an outfit completely. I can say that I will definitely be investing in a Maison Michel hat next month. So how did this hat obsession start? Take a look below and tell me that you don’t want a black wide brim fedora now.