SATURDAY STROLL

by Angelee Fortuna


As you've seen in our last two posts, we had the pleasure of shooting with Sukilynn last weekend. Even though it's getting really hot out here, we love walking through downtown whether aimlessly or otherwise, so that's exactly what we did. One of the few joys of Texas summers is that it not only allows, but almost requires us to wear two of our favorite items: tassel loafers (HIS) and loose/flowing dresses (HER).

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CRUEL SUMMER

by Eddie Fortuna


We are truly in the thick of this Texas summer, and it's become almost unbearable to dress the way I'd like to while being outside. For that reason, I decided to throw on some of the lightest (in color and in weight) garments I own. For instance, this linen blazer is un-lined and paper thin, so the sacrifice (yes, wearing ANY jacket outside in this heat is some level of sacrifice) isn't nearly as severe as it would be otherwise.

Photos courtesy of the lovely Sukilynn

Jacket: Thomas Dean | Shirt: J.Press | Pants: H&M (similar here) | Shoes: Zara (just like these) | Belt: American Apparel (also love this one) | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar (same one here) | Watch: Omega | Sunglasses: RayBan


B&W

by Angelee Fortuna


Every woman needs a simple, classic piece in her wardrobe. Black and white exudes a crisp, clean, and timeless feeling. I fell in love with this dress not only for its color story, but for its updated silhouette that's different from the typical A-line dress. This dress is so breathable and perfect for the Texas summer heat.

All photos courtesy of the insanely talented Sukilynn

Dress: Madewell | Shoes: Zara (Love these!) | Watch: Fossil (Similar here) | Necklace: J. Crew (old, also love this one) | Bracelets: Stella and Dot (#2) | Earrings: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Tom Ford (also love these)


DENIM DAYS

by Eddie Fortuna


I decided to keep this outfit pretty simple, though pairing this medium-tone denim shirt with a summer-appropriate tie was difficult given my strict rule that one's shirt shouldn't be darker than the tie. This pair cuts it pretty close, but I'm willing to give myself a pass.

Jacket: Billy Reid (just like this one) | Shirt: H&M (similar here) | Tie: The Tie Bar (also love this one) | Pants: J.Crew | Belt: American Apparel | Shoes: Mr.B's (similar here) | Socks: J.Crew | Handkerchief: Madewell (like this one) | Sunglasses: RayBan | Watch: Omega


BECAUSE IT'S WEDNESDAY

by Angelee Fortuna


Here is the skinny on light wash jeans: I have never been one to have them in rotation in my wardrobe, but what the heck-- it's summer, and every girl needs to give them a chance (including myself). The wash on this pair is reminiscent of the 70's with an updated silhouette, giving this look edge with a green leather tank, my favorite sunnies, and wooden sole wedges. The higher the heel the closer to heaven, right?  I also grabbed my tissue cardigan in case it gets chilly in the office.

Top: Milk & Honey | Jeans: Madewell (gotta have these) | Cardigan: J.Crew (similar here) | Shoes: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Tom Ford | Watch: Michael Kors (love this one) | Necklaces: Kate Spade, Urban Outfitters | Earrings: Kate Spade | Nails: Mod About You 


BACK FROM "SURGERY"

by Eddie Fortuna


I'm super excited about getting this vintage Yves Saint Laurent jacket back from my tailor with some new surgical alterations in the sleeves. It almost makes me wish I'd never featured this jacket on the blog before.

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Jacket: Yves Saint Laurent (vintage) | Shirt: Hugo Boss (similar here) | Pants: J.Crew | Tie: The Tie Bar (JUST like this one ON SALE) | Tie Bar: David Donahue | Shoes: Magnanni | Watch: Lucien Piccard (also love this one) | Pocket Square: Brooks Brothers (similar here) | Sunglasses: RayBan


WHITE SUMMER

by Angelee Fortuna


To contrast the little black dress, I decided to wear my little white dress today. It's perfect for summer, and I love how light it is. Not to mention, a white dress is also perfect for complementing your summer tan!

Dress: Alexia Admor (just like this one) | Shoes: Steve Madden (also love these) | Bag: Cuyana | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here)| Jewelry: J.Crew, Stella & Dot | Sunglasses: Tom Ford


ONE BY ONE

by Eddie Fortuna


As some of you may know, Eddie was selected to exhibit some of his photographs in this year's One by One Show curated by InstaDFW. We had such a great time at the opening event, and are so pleased to announce that we were the winning bidders of this photo by Sara Garza. Sara and her husband Rocky are wildly talented Dallas-based photographers and seemingly very cool people (we've not had the pleasure of meeting them yet). Check out some of their work on their website!


BLUE SUEDE SHOES

by Eddie Fortuna


I was really excited to feature a couple new items for this shoot. I've been a total sucker for tassel loafers for a while now, and finally pulled the trigger on a suede pair. It is only mere coincidence, however, that they match (almost exactly) the shade and tone of my recently thrifted double-breasted blazer.

Another kick I've been on lately is a wide lapel which harkens back to old school Italian tailoring that has become ever so prevalent among many menswear enthusiasts today. I don't know how big this look will become in the U.S., but looking at photos from the last several Pitti Uomo events, it's easy to see how popular this look has become overseas. 

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Blazer: Vintage (similar here) | Shirt: Merona (similar here) | Pants: J.Crew | Shoes: Zara (also love these) | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar (just like this one) | Watch: Shinola | Glasses: Warby Parker


AJ + CASIE

by Eddie Fortuna


These two dear friends of ours are tying the knot this October and we can't wait to stand next to them as they take that step together. AJ and Casie are not only amazing individuals, but the bond they have with one another is a joy to be around.

Often referred to (by us) as our "Supermodel friends", they are two of the most beautiful and stylish people we know. These two have a true appreciation for high fashion and it translates every time they step out.

(All photos courtesy of Sukilynn)