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Gift Guide: It’s Here! My Ultimate Guys Pi...

The gift guide that you all have been waiting for is finally here! Check out my round-up of the best gifts for the guys below. This took me forever…I really wanted to make sure each and every piece was either something that I already own or would buy for myself. Like always, I’ve rounded up gifts across all price points & categories. Have FUN and Happy Holidays! x – Preston

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Gift Guide: For The Kiddos

My gift guide for the kiddos is here! – x Preston

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Fuzzy Fall Layers & Chelsea Boots

Sherpa Hoodies: Fall Off-Duty Favorite

Fall is all about great textures and awesome layering hacks. For as much as I love to layer, it’s nice to opt for one killer piece to keep warm while looking cool. This sherpa hoodie is perfect to throw over a t-shirt and pair to your favorite ripped jeans for a perfect weekend look. (style note, it’s a bit chunky so I wouldn’t wear under a slim jacket or else you may find yourself looking a bit ‘puffy’…stick to a great puffer when layering with outerwear) Stick to your favorite gum-sole chelsea boots and you instantly have a look thats approved for pumpkin-spice, whiskey infused anything.

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3 Fall Trends You Can Wear Right Now

How To Shop For New Clothes in August (and what you should be buying)

For many of us, August means long Summer vacations, cool nights at the beach, and last minute vacation shares with your besties. In the fashion world, August means Fall is here and in full swing. While many retailers have adapted their product delivery schedules to make up for the fact that it’s still too damn hot for puffer coats, many continue to push the Autumn fashion deliveries to stores. What does this mean for us? I like to consider August as my Fall wish-list time frame…giving me a full month to digest what the big trends are, what the brands are pushing, and to start making note of the pieces I am going to invest in once the weather changes.


However with all of this yummy new product packing store shelves, I’m always dying to make a few purchases ahead immediately. If you are going to start shopping in stores during August, I’ve made a list below of a few things to be aware of:

  • Watch the Prices on Big Pieces: As excited as you are to get your hands on something new, keep in mind that the more expensive pieces you are seeing (leather jackets, puffer coats, chunky knits etc) will go on sale sooner rather than later as the Holiday deliveries usually deliver in mid October (which will typically bump down prices on Fall items).

 

  • Be Seasonally Smart: Make sure the pieces you are buying can actually be worn right away (aka stay away from heavy wools, down layers, chunky leathers, etc) Some of the biggest Fall trends are versatile enough to be worn right now, we’ll recap those in a minutes.

 

  • Don’t Jump Right Into Crazy Trends: When shopping for early Fall pieces, don’t go too trendy too quickly. I always find that my style develops and changes once true Fall weather rolls around aka there may be a trend that I thought I would’t get into that I instantly become obsessed with, etc. Ease yourself into trends by playing with trendy accessories at first.

Now that we’ve gone over  a few best practices, let’s get to the fun part. Below are some of the biggest trends for Fall and some pieces that you can wear right now to boost your August wardrobe and take you right into Autumn like a pro.

SHOP DOUBLE BREASTED PIECES TO WEAR NOW BELOW:

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Light Spring Jackets – Under $75

Spring Jackets for the win!

The fashion set is rejoicing. The retailers are happy (as happy as they can be) and the bloggers are loving it. Spring is here and mother nature is actually giving us Spring weather! Typically we jump from 30 degree temps to 80 degree days within a matter of weeks here in New York. This year, we’re finally getting the chance to wear the killer, lightweight, Spring jackets we’ve been collecting. The perfect icing to your outfit cake… a great, thin piece of outwear can complete your outfit while keeping you on-trend and weather ready. We’ve rounded up our top picks for lightweight layers UNDER $75 below, enjoy! x – Preston

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Happy New Year!

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I know most of you are getting ready to (finally) ring in 2017 and celebrate the end of 2016 with friends and loved ones, but I wanted to take a quick minute to personally thank ALL of you for your support this past year. 2016 had its ups and downs for all of us, but for me it was an incredible year of growth. 2016 was my first official year working for myself, running my own styling & creative consulting business outside of the corporate fashion world. To say it was easy would be a lie. The struggle was real and the hustle was strong, however the rewards were plentiful. I have so many exciting things in store for 2017 and can not wait to share it all with you! I honestly owe each and every one of you a big THANK YOU for your kind words, encouragement, social engagement and loyalty. I love hearing your style questions, receiving your messages and having you join me while working on-air.  Thank you. Now… go have one too many glasses of champagne!

Heres to a fantastic and stylish 2017 together. xo – Preston

(Just incase any of you have questions about my NYE look, I’ve linked it below!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for this year. While we’ve had quite a crazy 2016 (ghmmm… election anyone?), I’m happy to be able to spend a day filled with love and family and spend my days doing what I love. I specifically want to say how thankful I am to all of you who have been following me along my fashion / lifestyle journey. Each year you continue to inspire me and for that, I am even more gracious. Now go spend the day with your family eating everything your heart desires! xo – Preston

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Linen Textured Blazers

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shirt and tie combinations for summer

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We’re back with blazers. But before we jump into the look, it’s worth nothing that we recently stumbled on one of the most comfortable and flattering dress trousers out there. Disclaimer – no one is paying us to say this (not AT ALL) but we have to be honest and say that these Club Monaco Stretch Trousers are literally the only pants we’ve been wearing. They breathe, stretch, and fit perfectly. The texture is super modern and fresh and we love them paired back to old school, classic textured blazers (think linen, herringbone, double breasted, etc). The contrast between the modern trouser and the throwback blazer is the perfect (and most comfortable) combination for Summer dressing. Continue the textural play by opting for a patterned linen blend tie & playful pocket square. Grab a sick loafer and go sockless…oh, and you’re welcome.

SHOP THE LOOK, HERE:

BROOKS BROTHERS IRISH LINEN BLAZER / SUIT SUPPLY CUTAWAY COLLAR SHIRT / CLUB MONACO MODERN STRETCH TROUSER / RALPH LAUREN CROCODILE BELT / GINGAM TIE BY ‘THETIEBAR’ / VINTAGE POCKET SQUARE / MARK MCNAIRY LOAFER

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Gift Guide: Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is less than 2 weeks away so we figured we would put together a curated & tasteful little gift guide for you guys to get ahead of your shopping! While we know you love spoiling mom, we also know that she doesn’t want you to break the bank so we’ve scoured the sites to round up the best gifts for under $150 (all of them super special and most of them much less than that…woot woot!). Whether she is a coffee gal, fitness fanatic, a home-body or a stylista…we’ve got you covered. Enjoy!