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National Dog Day

National Dog Day

Today’s the big day! IT’S NATIONAL DOG DAY!

As I mentioned yesterday, in my Prelude to National Dog Day, I am quite excited to celebrate this very special day with my pup, Grace.

She’s a little black lab mix who I’ve had for 4 years now… 4 years? Maybe 5. Let’s just move right along. It’s just been such a joy having her that I’ve lost track of the time. It’s definitely not that my memory is failing me and I don’t recall when I adopted her.

In any event, Grace was a rescue. She was only a few months old when some heartless monster dropped her off at a high kill animal shelter in Los Angeles.

Luckily a friend of mine spotted her and helped me adopt her.

If you’ve ever thought about it, I hiiiiighly encourage you to rescue an animal. You’re saving a life that will ultimately add so much joy to your life.

Give your pup an extra squeeze today!

~j

Polo: Fred Perry
Shorts: Forever 21 (last season)
Shoes: Stan Smith Adidas

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

Prelude: National Dog Day

National Dog Day

Tomorrow is National Dog Day! I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to start celebrating man’s best friend so consider this a little pre-holiday teaser.

To honor my dog, Grace, on the eve of this oh-so-important celebration, I’m donning one of my fave pins – this little setter. Is it a setter? Let’s go with that.

I picked this up recently during my trip to Nashville (which I did a little travel diary for w/ some recommendations in this post.)

Lapel pins are awesome because you can add them to a jacket in a classy way like this; or you can add several to a more casual / edgy one like a motorcycle jacket. Either way, they add a special detail that can be a conversation starter without being too over the top.

I never want to be the guy who you spot from across the room because I’m wearing something insane. But if, as we’re talking in close proximity, you pick up on a cool detail like leather trim on a shirt’s buttonhole or a quirky pin on my lapel, mission accomplished. It’s those little details that I love love love.

Scotch & Soda generally does an amazing job with subtle details like that. They’re having an amazing end of summer sale now (50% off) so check ‘em out.

Sadly I got this pin at a vintage store so I can’t give you a direct link. But check out accessories like this at your fave store!

Happy National Dog Day (tomorrow)!!

~j

National Dog Day

Dem Boots with the Fringe

Asos High Tops

I have a little bit of a problem. When I see shoes… I buy them. It’s like a reflex that I just don’t have any control of. And for better or worse, Asos makes it way too easy to get my fix.

Sometimes I set aside new shoes to wear for the first time on a special occasion. Take these amazing fringed high tops for instance. I bought them A YEAR AGO and completely forgot that I owned them. How sick is that? I don’t even remember what that special occasion was…

So sometimes going into my closet is like shopping. I find brand new stuff that I had no idea I even owned!

I’m obsessed all over again with these beautiful little mo fos.

Just a super casual heads up – Asos is having a crazy sale right now. I’m talking up to 70% off.

Sorry, credit card. Time for you to get to work.

Asos High Tops

Asos High Tops

Pre-Fall Grievance Sandwich

Floral Embroidery Men's Fashion Fall

I am overrun with emotions right now. On one hand I’m so excited that it seems like the worst of summer has passed. I can actually sleep through the night without sweating so hard that I’m desperate for a gatorade at 6am. And it’s been a few weeks since I’ve stood in front of the a/c for several minutes at a time while getting dressed in the morning.

So that’s lovely.

On the flip side, school is back in session; Which means a bajillion more people are on the road in LA. My commute has once again gone from tolerable to infuriating.

But since I like to deliver my grievances in what’s basically a bad news sandwich, here’s the top bread slice to this delectable entry: fall fashion is on its way back! I have lit-er-ally a hundred sweaters that’ve been so lonely and out of work for months.

Well get ready, sweaters! You’re back on the job!

Okay, Jason. Stop talking to your sweaters….

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m quite obsessed with the movement toward detail work and embroidery.

This shirt is a recent fave (which by the way is from the Asos Tall Men’s Collection and is one of like three shirts I own that has sleeves actually long enough to reach my wrists!!!).

But I hear you asking, “When I think of embroidery I think of flowers and fruit and flamingos. How do you get those fun details outside of summer?” Go for those fall olive tones and a darker embroidery. The details on the chest of this shirt definitely feel more fall (or nighttime) than pool party. I dig it.

Bye, summer! It’s been real!

~j

Floral Embroidery Men's Fashion Fall

Floral Embroidery Men's Fashion Fall

Floral Embroidery Men's Fashion Fall

Floral Embroidery Men's Fashion Fall

National Eye Exam Month

Classic Specs, Warby Parker, Luxottica

It’s National Eye Exam Month so I’m taking it upon myself to remind you to schedule that annual optometrist appointment.

My mom always told me when I was younger that getting your eyes checked regularly is not optional. You only have two eyes. So take care of them!

I also happen to love going because it usually inspires me to get some new frames. I’m sure you’ve heard of and have maybe even tried out Warby Parker. I’m fully supportive of alternatives to $600 frames from Luxottica. Do you know about the Luxottica monopoly? Here’s a little light reading if you’re curious – Forbes: Luxottica. But just in case you also want an alternative to Warby, I’ve been a fan of Classic Specs for a few years.

I should add – I’m not being paid or gifted in any way for this post. I’m just a fan of the brand and have a few pairs of their eyeglasses and sunglasses that I love.

They’ll ship you several frames for free to try on at home – which is super helpful.

At $89, I’m also not going to lose my shit when I inevitably sit on a pair in my car or leave them at the movie theater.

Peep ya later,

~j

Classic Specs, Warby Parker, Luxottica

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