Guest Post | Men’s Casual Style

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So, as you can see my hobbies include staring at the ground and pulling my sleeve.  Why?  Mostly because it orients my head in such a way that my man bun shows better in pictures… and my sternocleidomastoid is also more visible, according to my wife.  Jokes aside, it doesn’t take much for a guy to dress well – a little layering and anything other than tennis shoes, and you can really up your game.

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Instagram lately | Jessica

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Just a few snapshots from my Instagram lately. I’ve changed my Instagram name to jessicabroyles, and have been more diligent about posting in the last few weeks. If you’re interested in following along, find me! I’d love to have you.

https://www.instagram.com/jessicabroyles/

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great Wednesday!

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Champagne and Sparkles

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Pumps: similar, Pants: Top Shop, Top: similar

In the past, when I’ve considered what to wear for Valentine’s Day, I have always gravitated toward a dress. Most often, it’s a LBD as well. This year, I’ve had a change of heart (pun!) and I’m going for a flashy-er look. This champagne colored, sequined, peplum top just screamed at me late this past year. It’s a top that I have found difficult to come up with an excuse to wear, because it’s just so attention grabbing. However, I very much view Valentine’s Day as the excuse of all excuses for going a little bigger and brighter than I’m used to. We’ll see what hubs thinks in a few weeks!!

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statement pieces

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Boots: similar, Dress: thrifted, Coat: New York and Co. (last year), Sunglasses: Shop Sonix, Belt: similar, Bag: Kate Spade, Watch: Kate Spade

Generally, in real life, I like to keep my outfits to one or two statement pieces at a time. But, then, there are those days where you think, “Nah, I’m doing this thing today”… and get dressed with the intention of looking full-on trendy and fashion-forward. Over-the-knee boots: check; Cut-out dress: check; Large-frame sunglasses: check. Pink statement coat: check. Why not add a bow on your waist for good measure? You know… While we’re at it. I’ve really enjoyed pulling out my boots and coats this winter. We’ve had unusually warm weather, up until this point, so now that it’s cold enough for suede otk boots, and pink coats, I’m in! Come on Winter! Let’s do this.

P.S. In case you missed it in the outfit description; I thrifted this dress! Totally makes my day.

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red hunter boots

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Boots: Hunter, Leggings: similar, Chambray Top: similar, Striped Top: similar, Bag: Steve Madden, Sunglasses: Oscar De La Renta, Watch: Guess, Scarf: Target

Oh man. Hunter Boots. Enough said? Not quite, but just about! Of all my purchases from 2015, these make the top 5. There’s just something so great about such a practical and versatile investment. While I like all the colors they come in, red just screamed at me. I love the pop they give to any outfits they’re styled with!
This look, in particular, is a favorite of mine for this reason. I’m also such a fan of mixing patterns and this gorgeous scarf looks like it was made to be worn with some stripes!

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