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FRANK & OAK X BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday is tomorrow and some of us aren’t too excited to jump into that madness.  Sure, maybe we can find some of the greatest deals of the year but it’s really difficult to find good menswear sales at any time of the year. It’s like chasing for gold or winning the lotto when we do find find great sales with great items that we actually like.  Fortunately a friend of mine introduced me to Frank & Oak menswear and I just got hooked on them.  Great quality for the buck and new items every month.

The pricing are very reasonable.  Button up shirts for $45, Sweater hoodies for $50.00, Chinos from $50.00 and up, Fit-form Blazers for $95 to $125.00, and all these pricing are year-round. Each month they feature a collection that are currently trending and they arrange an assemble based on the items which you purchased from the previous time.  With today’s BLACK FRIDAY SALE, button ups are $30.00, Chinos are $35, Polo’s are $25, Cotton Blazers for $75.00.  All you have to do is to go to FRANK & OAK WEBSITE and to sign up is absolutely free.  You can also follow them on Facebook.  They’re great gift ideas and I just got done doing my Christmas shopping for all the men in my family.

I hope this help the readers clear out some of their Christmas shopping.  I’ll try to find some other deals for you but in the meantime enjoy and have a safe shopping experience.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Spina Designs

Even when wearing the boldest of outfits, I still like to add some sort of accessory to my look. This can be hard when so much is already going on, yet I continue to feel as though something is missing. I have recently become very enamored by the concept of “recycled art.” How can we take something that was used for one purpose, and use it for another? This is the idea behind Spina Designs, who describes their motto as “turning arms into art.”

Spina Designs crafts their jewelry by melting down solid brass bullet casings. The finished product is a hand crafted necklace, paired with a delicate 18 inch 14K gold filled chain with a spring clasp (or leather cord for a few pieces). A unique process, the necklace is unlike many others I own. Holding the piece–it feels heavy, and sturdy, not like many mass produced items. The time and care used to fashion the piece shows. It has a history. Each piece tells a story.

Whether a lotus flower, an antique key, a single barrel gun, or any other of the designs Spina Designs creates, there is one, or many that may cater to your individual taste and style. Each time I wear an item from Spina Designs around my neck, I am met with many compliments and inquiries about it. Check out Spina Designs at their Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/SpinaDesigns?ref=top_trail and find which necklace suits you!

 

Top 3 Fall 2012 Style Trends

Ah, fall. After a long, steamy summer, most of us are looking forward to those cooler temperatures almost as much as we’re looking forward to a much needed wardrobe change. Sleek jackets, cozy sweaters, knee-high boots – if you’re anything like me, you’ve been salivating at fall preview catalogs since before the 4th of July. It’s been several months since our first peek at the 2012 lines at the Mercedes-Benz fashion week back in February, and those extra-hot trends are finally becoming the norm in department stores and boutiques all throughout the Bay area. Here are three extra-adorable styles we can’t wait to see on the street.

  1. Off-the-Shoulder Sweater – Last fall’s slouchy sweater silhouette is back, but with slight modifications. This season, prepare for wide boat neck and just barely grazing-the-shoulder-bone necklines. Often made from thin or sheer materials, these sweaters can be layered atop thin camisoles or worn completely on their own. Cozy and chic, combine this look with a curve-hugging dark wash jeans and a pair of flat-heeled riding boots.
  2. Bright-Colored Cropped Pants – A leftover from this summer’s obsession with brights, colored cropped pants are becoming a fast favorite for this fall. Combine with sexy stilettos, chunky heels or simple flats, these jewel-toned pants look radiant against the golden-orange backdrop of the season. Thanks to show-stopping shades, these pants can be paired with simple, neutral-colored tops without losing a bit of luster.
  3. Op Art Patterns – This Spring and Summer we saw chevrons-a-plenty, but this fall it’s all about the optic print. Lots of brightly colored geometric blocks, psychedelic swirls and funky black-and-white zig-zags take us back to grade school optical illusion tricks – but with a fashionable touch. Wear as a skirt, blouse or jewelry – but never more than one piece at a time. After all, wearing too many of these mesmerizingly busy patterns could send your coworkers into an epileptic seizure.