HIS+HER HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

by Eddie Fortuna


Hey guys! The season of giving is finally upon us, and you will inevitably be scrambling for gift ideas for your loved ones. So rather than having to haul to a crowded mall, we have put together a HIS and HER list of some items that would be great to give your loved ones (and that we personally have our eyes on too). Enjoy!


VARSITY SQUAD

by Eddie Fortuna


Not since high school have I worn a varsity jacket, but I've been wanting one since last winter, and I finally got one. In the very short time I've had it, I've paired it with jeans, sweats, and even these camo pants. I love the ease and versatility of this jacket and immediately feel cooler with it on. This color combination works with just about any outfit and is a more sartorially conscious  way to support, say... my Dallas Cowboys. So even if you don't see it on the blog too frequently, you will definitely see me running around with this jacket just about everywhere.

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Jacket: JCPenney (similar) | Pants: J.Crew | Sweater: Topman (similar here) | Shirt: Uniqlo (also love this one) | Shoes: Alden (just like these) | Watch: Shinola | Glasses: Tom Ford


STRIPES | WOOL | CONVERSE

by Eddie Fortuna


What can I say...I am a sucker for a pair of Converse! They make me feel cooler than I actually am, especially when I want to take a different approach with my simple striped sweater and wool pencil skirt. They give almost any outfit an added edge that I love. When I know I am going to have a work day where I have to be quick on my feet, my sneakers do the trick. Bottom line... Don't get between me and my Converse.

Skirt: J.Crew (Tweed here!)  | Sweater: J.Crew (old, love this one) | Shoes: Converse | Bag: Cuyana | Sunglasses: Tom Ford | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Madewell, Alex and Ani | Earrings: Kate Spade | Nails: OPI


CONCRETE JUNGLE

by Eddie Fortuna


Now that fall is in full swing, I can break out a few pieces (both old and new) for the season. First, my new hat: I wanted something bold for fall/winter, so I opted for a wool safari hat. Another piece I've been wanting for a while (and have inexplicably neglected to buy) is a fair isle sweater.  Thankfully, Angelee came home from work with this one last week and I absolutely love it. Finally, my semi-new piece is this cotton blazer from Suitsupply. I love how casual and versatile it is, yet it still has the details like functional cuff buttons that make the brand special.

Hat: Brixton | Jacket: Suitsupply (similar here) | Sweater: St. John's Bay (also love this one) | Jeans: H&M (just like these) | Shirt: American Apparel (similar here) | Boots: Red Wing | Socks: J.Crew | Watch: Lucien Piccard (similar here) | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar (just like this one)


10 YEARS

by Eddie Fortuna


Earlier this week, we celebrated our 2-year wedding anniversary. We are blown away with how time has flown since November 10, 2012. However, today we celebrate 10 years together as a couple. We have countless stories since November 2004, and have truly come a long way since our undergraduate days on Texas Tech's campus. We are so thankful to have had each other during such a significant time in our lives, and are also grateful to all our close friends. Many of you have been around since Day 1, and others have become like-family in a very short amount of time.

To commemorate this milestone, we opted for a simple shoot with our favorite photographer. No outfit digging or hair/makeup... Just a Frank/Claire Underwood-inspired cigarette (a VERY rare occurrence) by our moonlit window to cap off the day. Tomorrow, we'll work on 10 more years...


2 YEARS

by Eddie Fortuna


It's hard to believe that it's been 2 years since we said "I do" to one another on that beautiful (and windy) November afternoon. Having our closest friends and family surrounding us with love was the best feeling in the world, and since we couldn't bottle it all up, we're grateful to have amazing photos (from Heather Hawkins) and video (from Ryan Polly) to help us re-live our special day.


THE UP & UP

by Eddie Fortuna


The High Pony Tail, the easiest up-do and easily one of a girl's best friends. The trick is all in the execution. For this shoot, I went au naturale. I decided to showcase the body and wave instead of going the 'slick' route. The Wash and Go kinda of gal sometimes is faster and easier on a tight schedule, specifically when trying to catch some extra zzz's.  

Sweater: J.Crew (similar here) | Tank: Madewell | Jeans: J.Crew | Heels: Jessica Simpson | Handbag: American Apparel (love this one) | Bracelet: Trax NYC | Watch: Fossil | Necklace: J. Crew (A must) | Earrings: Anthropologie (gotta have)


DRINK + CLINK (WEST ELM DALLAS)

by Eddie Fortuna


We had so much fun hosting West Elm's Drink + Clink event at their Mockingbird Station store yesterday. We got to share with everyone tips on: entertaining, how to style one's bar, and some of our favorite cocktail recipes.



FALL TEXTURES

by Eddie Fortuna


It's late October and it's been an irritatingly mild fall so far. So while I'm anxious to break out the wools and tweeds, I have to do so sparingly so not to break out in a sweat. One trick is wearing this tie from Sweden-based company, Ulterior Motive. It's a linen tie, but shows like wool, especially when surrounded by this wool jacket and these wool pants.

Jacket: J.Crew | Shirt: Brooks Brothers (similar here) | Pants: Vintage (also love these) | Tie: Ulterior Motive | Tie Bar: The Tie Bar | Shoes: Magnanni | Watch: Vintage Omega | Belt: American Apparel (similar here) | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar (just like this one)


HER N.Y.C.

by Eddie Fortuna


New York City, the Fashion Capital of the world, how do I impress thee? I don't...I dress as if it were any other day. Just being in this great city where people really put effort everyday in their daily wardrobe brings a smile to my face. I kept it classic for you, NYC. LBD: check...staple black heel: check...signature sunglasses: check...and finally, my bold red lip: check. Until we meet again, New York... I love you.

All photos courtesy of Sukilynn 

Dress: ASOS | Jacket: H&M (also love this one) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Sunglasses: Tom Ford | Clutch: American Apparel (similar here) | Earrings: Anthropologie (love these too) | Lipstick: Stila (Beso)