Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mens Spring 2013 Trends | Stripes are Cool

Mens spring/summer 2013 trends - stripes are cool
From top left: J.Crew Fleece Sweatshirt (here) // Ralph Lauren Striped Polo (here) // Maison Kitsune Pique Polo (here)
From bottom left: Gap Striped Tee (here) // Gant Jersey Polo Shirt (here)

Spring is probably the best time of the season for guys, and the worst time for others. It's the season where most guys begin to show off what they've been working on all time around - their six pack. Hate them.

No, I don't literally hate these guys, but they do have access to more resources. And you know what I mean about this. Anyways, you probably wonder what does this have to do with this Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear Trends posts? Well, it does have something in common. 

Stripes are by far the best designs out there for men. They have been in the market for years, and in the spring they are stronger than ever. There is one reason why they are so popular in the spring/summer season. The answer is simple. They form an illusion that makes you appear more pumped up. It adds volume to your body in a very masculine form. By this I mean that it actually tones down your torso to make you seem more slimmer and athletic. This is why it doesn't really work on skinny guys. Sorry.

When dealing with stripes, I prefer to use the thick bold stripes like Maison Kitsune's striped polo shirt, because it actually defines your torso equally well. Oh, and it lengthens your torso, which can make your appear slightly taller.

For spring's 2013 trend, choose vibrant stripes that add a youthful masculine touch to all your looks. Don't be afraid to play with colors. As long as you have those vibrant stripes put on, the rest should be kept toned down to achieve your desired effects. If you are a risk taker, then hope your colors won't make you look all gay.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hermes Luxurious Crocodile T-Shirt

hermes crocodile mens summer t-shirt
Hermes Crocodile T-Shirt (Spring/Summer 2013) that retails for $91,500

Hermes has been in the center of attention lately for its upmost ridiculous t-shirt retail price. This crocodile t-shirt above retails for $91,500. No, I did not make a typo. If you were to buy this t-shirt (I wonder who would), you would be paying around $8,000 simply in taxes. Seriously? This could pay for a good college education, a car, or a moderate home. In the South I could purchase a good luxurious home.

Whoever were to buy this item I'd believe it would be only for the sole purpose of showing off how much money they have. You know I'm a freak when it comes to designer clothes, but this t-shirt in particular I don't know. I recently came across a Burberry crocodile trenchcoat that retailed around this particular Hermes price tag. I know Hermes is well known for its luxurious couture craftsmanships, such as its Birkin Bags which begin at a retail price of $10,000 and above, but sometimes luxury can exceed its standard limits. 

In general, if I even had thousands of dollars, I would never agree upon purchasing this t-shirt. There are so many more things one would be able to do with this amount. I love Hermes though. Who wouldn't?

Would you buy this t-shirt if you had all the money in the world?

Monday, March 25, 2013

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Friday, March 22, 2013

A Biker Jacket Is Your Best Friend

Balmain Slim Biker Jacket (here)

Spring may be here, but you have to agree that it still feels like a wintery month even though trees are beginning to bloom again. Their is always one particular outerwear item that will never fail to make the greatest impression of your outfit no matter what season you're in. That would be the famous biker jacket. 

This jacket never disappoints me when it's chilly during the spring or summer time (it can get kind of cold where I'm living). I don't know what it is, but there is always something special about these jackets. I guess it may have to be with their design perspective - young, versatile, and masculine. 

As I always say, you don't have to spend thousands of dollars for one particular jacket. You know what you pay for is what you get for. This may be one particular item it may be worth investing in besides a great pair of shoes. After all, you have to agree a biker jacket will always be one of your best friends no matter what season or formality. 

What brand biker jacket are you fond of?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Raf Simons X Fred Perry

Raf Simons x Fred Perry - One of the best menswear collaborations
From left to right: Short sleeve panel shirt, V-neck houndstooth sweater, and Knitted jacquard shirt.

It has been no secret how big of a fan I’ve been for Raf Simons. His position as new creative director for Christian Dior brought him more prestige than what he already was when at Jil Sander. Menswear has been no difference for this designer. Everything he designs is meant to be a trend setter for the men seeking to look “fashionable.” It is only for him where I can state his collections are truly on the fashion spot for men. They never fall in the side where something can look sort of bizarre for a man. You know what I mean. 

For spring, well renowned menswear brand, Fred Perry took the time to include a collaboration collection with Raf Simons. If you have not seen the collection then you must go see it. I guarantee there will be something for you to get your hands on. This is what I love about Simons. I don’t know how he does it, but he always manages to make a colorful patterned sweater or a cheetah print shirt appear so masculine. The three looks above are just some of the clothes I truly like. I honestly want to get the third look from the right (blue-green knitted jacquard shirt). It’s a must have for spring.

Do you like this collection of Raf Simons x Fred Perry?

Thursday, March 14, 2013



Coral Ombre dressJulia Styles



National Day, Mothers’ Day, Why Not Nerd Day?

Do you own a laptop, or a microscope, or graphing calculator, or even a laser printer? Can you explicitly tell who Albert Einstein is and who James Clerk Maxwell is? Did you build the computer you are currently working on? Does engineer sound very fun to you? Do social rituals seem like disasters to you? Do your faces flush when you talk to girls?
If “YES” to all the above questions, well then, you can define yourself as a “NERD”.
Don’t panic! If you are called a nerd by your roommates, classmates or colleagues, you are recognized as freakily intelligent, passionate about your academic pursuit and a bit awkward in a cute way. Now people start to appreciate the uniqueness of nerds and many of them even dress like nerds, like teaming a semi-witty t-shirt with a hoody and a pair of canvas sneakers and most importantly, a pair of horn-rimmed glasses.
The even greater news is that a glasses online shop in UK, Ozeal Glasses, literally started by a group of nerds, set 14th March (world widely known as π Day) as the NERDA DAY so as to celebrate being nerdy and outstanding by launching a brand new glasses line: Nerd Glasses, handpicked by stylists and specially designed for anyone who wants to highlight the stylish nerdy looking.
Yeah, that’s hilarious. Besides comic book stores, laboratories, virtual online space, nerds have another place to refer to- In order to make this more serious and exciting, Ozeal Glasses even claim that all the students can take a 40% off voucher if you buy glasses from this website on 14th March.(source: Ozeal Blog)

Newcomer of Pi Day: Ozeal’s Big Surprise for All Nerds

Have you eaten pie and discussed how important the π is with your guys today? March, 14 to scientific nerds is almost what Paris Fashion week to fashionistas.
In fact, nerd is no more a negative term. Nerds from all walks of life are bold to show their differences and ideas especially in their day. As for me, I am proud of being a nerd who is a die-hard fan of writing and I write this article to celebrate my day. Ozeal is no exception. As a young and energetic online glasses store full of fashion nerds, Ozeal won’t let us down. Except eating pie and discussing the importance of π number, Ozeal shows us a new way to celebrate it.
What comes to us first when we talk about a nerd? Yes, a dull guy with a pair of nerd glasses. So nerd glasses are Ozeal’s special offer for our Pi day. Promoting nerd fashion by launching a series of posh and fabulous glasses and giving nerds special treatment: a 40% off only if you offered the student ID.
These stylish glasses will definitely go well with your attitude while accent your exclusive fashion taste. And the irresistible discount can save a considerate amount of money to invest in what makes you a nerd. Isn’t it a big surprise for all nerds? So why not celebrate our day with Ozeal?(source: Ozeal Blog)

Are We Geeks or Nerds?

Geeks and nerds now rule! We did it. Our pioneers such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have paved the way for the nerd fashion or geek chic which makes us be proud of being one of nerds or geeks. But am I on earth a geek or a nerd? They are sister words but we also need “pigeon-holing” to know more about ourselves. This one minute test has the answer.
  1. What do you love to use in your dialogue?
A: jargon or unfamiliar terminology such as
B: Obscure references such as
  1. What topic are you interested in?
A: microcosmic details of life like good at iterating exactly the articles or words you love
B: macroscopic topic like what’s the future of mankind and caring more about the universe rather than what’s the fashion or latest news today
  1. Social skill: are you sky to talk to others?
A: Yes, especially when the topic lands on my particular passion
B: No, even when topic comes to what I expert in.
  1. What kind of people you has always been accompanied by?
A: All kinds
B: Nerds only
  1. What’s your job?
A: IT departments, web design, graphic design, game designs, local record store
B: Rocket scientist, software engineer, inventor or recluse
If you got more A than B, then you are a geek who has general social skill and particular passion.
In contrast you are a nerd who is shy and unconfident to communicate with others and find the confidence in your nerds’ world. Check OZEAL BLOG if you still have any doubt.(source:Thinkspec)

Shoes are What Make The Man

Shoes Make The Man - Fashion Blog - Prada Shoes
Prada Wing-Tip and Kiltie Shoe Styles. What else do you want with these shoes?

For men, purchasing a great pair of shoes is equally as important as choosing the perfect suit (more about it soon). I always say, if you're not so much into suits, then you better be into shoes if you want to look stylish. There are people who will practically look at me like I'm a crazy bitch for purchasing such expensive shoes. The truth is, what you pay for it is what you get for it. 

When buying shoes, don't purchase them at first sight. Think about it. What can I style these shoes with? Will they look good with shorts, pants, a t-shirt? Especially when you're about to make a very huge purchase, such as these Prada shoes, which retail around $1,000. 

I know, the price may be superbly high for the majority of us. But wait, don't forget the semi-annual sales that occur every once in a while. This is the time to attack and get your hands on one of these beauties. There are so many sites that offer great styles of shoes to wear - Aldo, Zara, Cole Haan - at reasonable prices. 

When I buy shoes, there is one key thought I always bring to mind - If it looks great with a t-shirt, then it must look perfect with anything else. For example, the two Prada shoes above, all you need is a pair of jeans, white t-shirt, and a biker jacket. That's all it requires to be the most stylish guy in town; simple and no stress. Next time take a look at some of the street style outfits photographers shoot. What makes those guys stand out in a t-shirt? Simple, the shoes.

Oh, and by the way, Wing-Tips and Kilties are major this season in menswear. A little touch of color in the soles can add a little magic to your outfit. Casual or formal, you decide.

Nerds, How TO Celebrate Your Pi Day?

March 14 = 3.14 = Pi Day, named after the mathematical constant which is the ratio of a Euclidean circle’s circumference to its diameter. Now known to nerds everywhere as “π Day”, March 13 is an excuse to flaunt our nerdness, and several must-do things to celebrate our festival.
1. Memorize Pi: Try to memorize as many digits of Pi as you can. Can you break Chao Lu’s pi memory record of 67,890 digits over 24 hours in 2005, or even Akira Haraguchi’s 83,431 decimal places? Check out and challenge pi record-holders at Pi World.

2 Make Pie: Make some irrational pie to commemorate the “irrational” number—Pi. Aloo pie, apple pie, meat pie, banana cream pie, banoffee pie, bean pie and Amish sauerkraut surprise custard pie are all those you can choose. Add πon the surface or even make them into π.

3 Be A Real Nerd: Dress to be a nerd with a pair of Ozeal nerd glasses. These glasses will help you to transform yourself from a regular guy or girl to a hot nerd. And even people who don’t need glasses are buying up the frames. Join the nerdy band and stop being unnoticed.

Turn Your Ordinary Nerd Look Into One To Remember

The black rim nerd glasses have taken the world by storm; teens, fashionistas as well as celebrities in general seem to find extremely fun to adopt this weird style. Turn your ordinary nerd look into one to remember, Ozeal rounded up 3 ways to dress for you.The black rim nerd glasses have taken the world by storm; teens, fashionistas as well as celebrities in general seem to find extremely fun to adopt this weird style. Turn your ordinary nerd look into one to remember, Ozeal rounded up 3 ways to dress for you.
  1. If you are a fun of plaid shirts which always classic and cute with lower cost, try to combo them with casual pants and a pair of white board shoe; you make yourself a typical nerd.
  2. If you want to get a cool and casual look, you can wear a leisure suit coat and pair of dark brown hiking boots. Layer with other pieces like scarf and metal necklace chain, a real smart and stylish nerdy look can be made.
  3. If you want to look mature and gentle with black rim nerd glasses, Tinie Tempah in a Dolce & Gabbana Martini Suit give you the cues to make it perfect. Nerd glasses and suit can be a surprising match.
Guys, stop being boring with your regular looks and start looking nerdy! Fake the nerdy interests even though you're not into computers or math. Use your pieces to make an impression.(source:Vintageoo)


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Ozeal nerd glasses:Make Your BF Nerdy & Trendy

You have a boyfriend. He’s a freakily smart genius. He’s passionate about science, math or physics. His face exudes confidence while talking about weird stuff like complicated physics experiments. You just love these amazing things about him.
However, he always shows up in ill-fitting pants, short-sleeved oxford shirts with batman print in the front, canvas sneakers and pays no attention to how his hair will look. You even find it embarrassing to introduce him to your friends.
Well, the good news is that stylists from Ozeal Glasses have some amazing tips for you to make your BF adorably nerdy and smothering hot.
  • Find him a barber who knows very well what hairstyles are popular currently.
  • Take him to a store selling retro clothing. Vintage style is making a huge comeback and you can find some really cool jeans and jackets for him. These stuff can make him trendy and he will not feel uncomfortable in these low-profiled stuff he never tried on before.
  • Choose a stylish frame. How can your BF look both nerdy and trendy without a pair of perfectly fit glasses? Check out the Nerd Glasses collection from Ozeal Glasses.
If you are with a nerd guy, never let him go. With some little tricks, you can show him to your friends and brag about his remarkable academic accomplishments at the same time.(source:GlassesHunter)

Pi Day-Dressed To Be A Real Nerd

Pi Day! The nerdy holiday celebrated by math and computer nerds worldwide. It is the day we nerds gather around to hold our party. Nerds, have you been correctly dressed for the gathering? Check out your makeup with the following essentials.
1. Wear nerd glasses.

The thick-framed nerd specs have topped the list of must-have accessories for nerdy look. And even the most ill-informed man knows those are the mark of a true nerd. Don’t have? Then a pair of classic black-rimmed Wayfarer, Gazelle glasses or Cat eye glasses from Ozeal Glasses can first satisfy your look.
2 Wear nerdy patterns.

Checkers, plaid, and argyle can be mighty and all-match which no nerd should go without. Try to find a sweater, vest, skirt, or dress in these prints, worn alone or layered with other pieces, and you those can magnify your nerdy look.
3 Wear the right shoes.

A pair of bowling shoes or saddle shoes is a must for nerds. Plus, a pair of sneakers or loafers is also nerdy shoes which can also dress down your outfit. Try to find one in light and bright color, and you can benefit a lot from it.(source:GlassesHunter)

3 interesting activities for 2013 pi day

After 2009, Pi Day is known all over the world. And more and more people take party to celebrate it, such as eating pie and discussing the significance of Pi, on the 14th March. Today, let me show you some interesting activities on the internet to celebrate pi day.

Ozeal Pi Day

Find pi and have your Pi-Day spree with OzealGlasses. How many pi s can you find? Share your opinions by comment. Celebrate Pi-Day as a nerd does.

Pi Day Spree: Nerds are all going nuts

Pi=3.14. 14th March is the Pi Day and Ozeal got so many ways to celebrate it: Find pi, eat pie, calculate pi...While nerds have their own ways to enjoy the day. How nerds go crazy at the day?

Ozeal viedo:

Pi Day Dessert Pie Recipes

Sweets that are easy as Pi


Simple and easy to make pie recipes - a sure winner and a must for your Pi Day party celebration. I personally selected these Pi Day pie recipe lenses by other lensmasters.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to Turn Your Favorite Black Dress Sexy

How to Turn Your Little Black Dress Sexy
1. DVF Lip Clutch (here) \\ 2. Helmut Dress (here) \\  3. Gucci Belt (here) \\ 4. Alexander Wang Sandals (here) \\ 5. Illesteva Sunglasses (here) \\ 6. Michael Kors Watch (here)

Wearing black can sometimes appear boring. I always say add a little pop of color and texture and your set to be the star of the night. It is always necessary to have fun when dealing with a little black dress. After all, this is what actually makes your black number stand out in front of the others. Don't stress about the dress you should choose - all attention should be focused on gathering the perfect accessories.

Shoes could be another key factor you should think about. I don't know about you, but those red python Alexander Wang sandals are sure ultra sexy. There was something that caught my attention when I saw them online. A chic black dress came to my mind immediately. These shoes are the center of attraction with texture happening everywhere - python and lizard injected with the most rich color.  These are the type of shoes you could pair with a jersey dress (above), leather pants, skirts, etc. There are so many options to be creative with them - retro, sexy, sophisticated. The only questions is if you would be willing to pay $625 for these beauties? Would you? 

Sneak Peek for the April Birchbox Collab with Wome's Health! You don't want to miss this one!!

This is Bichboxes April box! They are Collaborating with Women's Health and I got a sneak peek!!  OMG, I hope we get all these products...either way they are all awesome....I will be happy if I can at least score the Cargo Blush ( I am pretty sure that's blush!) (These are the products that will be included in the boxes, I'm just not sure if we get them all or just 5-6) Girls, If you want to get in on this amazing box for only $10 you better sign up now!! There is a waiting list so you have to sign up now to get in by April!! I can't wait for this awesome box!! If your ready to sign up, click here now! You don't pay now or anything. You will sign up and get on the waiting list, once your invite comes to let you know your now activated you will then give your CC info!

What do you guys think about this one? Are you excited? Are you signing up? Come on, time for some girl talk!!

Puccini Tie Review and Giveaway!!

Bows 'N Ties

Hello Fashion Bugs! As promised, this one is for the guys! I am trying to feature more products and giveaways for my male followers as well as to help my girls find new amazing products for the men in their life! What better way to start this out then with a beautiful tie from Puccini's Spring/Summer 2013 collection!!

The fact is, Men's fashion and style does not have to be expensive and that can witnessed by Puccini's latest striped tie collection. A perfect blend of traditional Repp-Stripe design, one that is typically associated with conservative regimental ties, and bold/bright colors, this assortment of ties will infuse some fresh air into any man's wardrobe. Featuring a modern width of 3.25 inches, this collection is perfect for any modern cut suit featuring narrow to medium width lapels.  Best of all is the amazing price on these pieces! Bow's and Tie's offer this collection for just $9.90 a piece! Now, if this is not proof that a stylish business wardrobe is not just for the top 1%, then I don't know what is!!

Bows 'N Ties  is very excited to feature Puccini's New Repp-Stripe Collection, which is available in 9 gorgeous colors, perfect for Spring and Summer. The color's included are:

striped-tie-bright-red-white          striped-tie-aubergine-pink          striped-tie-silver-white          striped-tie-yellow-navy

striped-tie-brigh-red-navy          striped-tie-amber-yellow-white          striped-tie-peacock-white          striped-tie-deep-burgundy-grey

and of course, last but certainly not least,  the one I received:


Each of these ties are made from a unique micro-fiber that looks and feels identical to silk but is more wrinkle and stain resistant. Each tie features two unique colors paired with a contemporary striped design. I was extremely impressed when I received this tie. The quality is amazing! I have bought ties for different men in my life, My dad, son, husband etc... and I have paid as much as $80 for a tie and the quality was not any better, if as good, than this tie by Puccini.

As you can see here from my picture, all the seams and stitching is perfect! The way it feels, looks, the way it perfectly lays when on....It's just perfect and the price is absolutely insane! You can't find a tie with a price tag as cheap as this one at Walmart and you certainly will never find this kind of quality and craftsmanship their! I expected it to be a nice tie and worth the $10 but I honestly didn't expect to see this kind of quality and beauty. Just picture your man with this tie on, a long sleeve button up crisp white shirt and a pair of khaki  or navy blue pants.....oh girl, you know he would be looking good!! I also love the Burgundy and navy blue striped tie, as shown above, that too would look so good with a white shirt and khaki or navy blue pants! Whether your man will admit it or not, they like to dress up and look good too and with these kind of prices....they can afford to!

Bow's 'N Tie's offer a wide assortment of Necktie's, Bow Tie's, Cuff links and Handkerchiefs! They carry over a thousand different neck tie and bow tie styles and colors and I found so many amazing colors, patterns, and styles I am going to buy for my daddy and son are going to be in tie heaven! both of them love dressing up and if they don't have somewhere to go....they will find somewhere to go so they can show off all that They also carry special sized ties for Big and Tall as well as kids! However, Bows 'N Ties is so much more than just a simple Tie shop. Beside a large assortment of ties, you will find instructions on tying neckties, how to tie a Bow Tie, and even how to fold a handkerchief.  Beside's the tie knot instructions, they will also educate you on specific dress codes such as black tie attire, the right and professional job interview attire, or the popular Casual business attire that many offices have adopted for so-called " Casual Friday".

Last but not least you will also find many helpful and up-to-date Fashion tips for men on their blog.

I highly recommend Bow's 'N Ties and I am so glad I found them and honored that they sent me this beautiful tie to review. I definitely found my new shop for all of my necktie purchases for the men in my life! I swear, you have to try this. Just buy 1 and see for yourself the amazing quality of these fashionable, on-trend ties. With their 30 day, no questions asked money back guarantee, you have absolutely nothing to lose and for less than $10 anyone man can afford to look good!

Don't forget to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay up on all their specials, giveaways, promos, etc....

And now Bow's 'N Ties has generously offered one lucky reader a chance to win one of the amazing ties! All you have to do is follow the simple directions on the RC. Very easy entries on this one! Also, this giveaway is open to the US only and you have 24 hours after being named the winner to claim your price or a new winner will be chosen. Thank You and Good Luck!

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