Menswear Mondays: Skinny Jeans Fab or Fail?

Hola my lovely people out there! Hope your enjoying this blessed Monday that is before us.

Now I know skinny jeans are not a new trend, for men or women, but there is much commentary on men wearing skinny jeans and I have noticed that my male friends fall on both sides, arguments for and against them. So I thought I’d bring it to you guys.

For my men out there: How do you feel about wearing skinny jeans or other men who do (if you don’t)?

For my ladies: How do you feel about men who wear skinny jeans?

My personal view is that I don’t mind a man wearing skinny jeans as long as he does so in a way that is still manly. My biggest thing is that they aren’t too tight and that they fit your body type. For instance, some of my more stocky men out there may benefit more from straight leg jeans while my men of slimmer build look better in skinnies. And I would prefer skinny jeans or straight leg jeans ANY DAY over those baggy monstrosities that are 10 sizes too big and puckled up with a belt around the waist…or worse, sagging below your buttcheeks.

Just my opinion though…

…and I want you guys opinions.

Let me know how you feel about skinnies on men

Fab or Fail?

Until Next Time, XOXO JAZ’

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Raving Saturday

Hello my dears!

On Saturday I had my very 1st rave experience thanks to my best friend Philly :). We went to a rave club called Kryptonite and had tons of fun. Everyone was extremely nice and social, I even got painted! The whole evening was tons of fun and something I would definitely do again.

Philly gave me a little guidance on the look I should go for to be ‘rave appropriate’  and I’d like to share the outcome with you guys. Its a little hard to see our outfits in most of these shots ( we were a little too focused on having fun to take better pictures, sorry :/) but hopefully you see enough of our makeup and clothing to get a general idea of the look….ENJOY!

Check out the glow paint, GAHHH i love it!

My Outfit

Black Corset – Philly’s

Black Tights

Black Over-The-Knee Boots – Payless

Spiked Collar – borrowed

My Hair

Stretched Out Fro

(from old shrunken twist out that had been previously ponytailed)

My Makeup

Eyebrows – NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Concealer – NYC in 786 light (used to define brows and as a primer)

Eyeshadow – Coastal Scents 88 Palette (3 different purples and 1 gray, 1 white, 1 black)

Eyeliner- NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Mascara – NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lipliner – NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Lipstick – NK Black Orchid 302

Philly’s green eyeshadow also comes from the Coastal Scents 88 palette, but her makeup is a combination of that and her own eyeshadows, lipstick, lip pencils, etc, etc…you get the picture. (I wish I could tell you everything she used, but I cannot, I apologize). But i can tell you, she got that wonderful deep berry lipshade by using a black eyeliner pencil and her burgundy lipshade on top. Creativity for the WIN!

What do you guys think of our rave looks? Tell me the kind of stuff you’d wear to a rave!

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’.

Menswear Mondays : Costume Ideas for Men

Hola all, Halloween is drawing near!

And I realized that I had given some options to my ladies as far as costumes they could put together from their closest, use a little DIY to make, or cheaply buy, however I offered no recourse for my guys! I apologize my dears, and I am here to fix the situation.

Here are a couple of last minute ideas for costumes you guys can be that won’t break the bank…

The Hobo

This little man did it best! This costume is easy an inventive. Wear a flannel shirt and some ripped jeans, add a little dirt effect for flair, get a styrofoam cup or cardboard sign and put a funny “will work for…” type statement on it and its one and done. Don’t forget your beard! Which can be drawn on or fake hair fuzzies glued on. Your perrogative!

The Zombie

Just like with the girl version, you can wear regular clothes and bloody-fy them. All you need to do is maybe put in some creepy contacts and add a little undead like makeup and you’re good to go.

Clark Kent

Superman! Dun dun dunnnnn!!! Well, not quite…but a much easier way to achieve an even cooler costume. All you need here is a suit and some “nerd glasses” (an easy way to get these is to pop the lenses out of the ones given for 3D movies…perfection). Open up the suit slightly to reveal a shirt with a superman logo on it, just so everyone knows you’re a superhero in disguise. You can easily buy a cheap superman shirt or make your own from a basic tee and an iron on.

The Fireman

Probably one of the easiest to achieve. Especially if you’ve got a nice bod. Boots, pants, suspenders, oiled torso, and a fire hat. One and done.

And there it is! Hopefully I have inspired some good, quick, and easy last minute costume ideas for my men out there. Stay tuned for more men-friendly fashion & advice next week!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’

Costume Ideas for Halloween

Hello my dear blog dolls!

Halloween is drawing near and I know there are at least a couple of you who still don’t have a costume or even an idea of what you should be! I want to help you guys out by giving you a couple ideas of costumes that should be quite easy to put together. Many of these halloween looks can be done either with cheap purchases, a little DIY, or things you already have in your closet! So without any further ado, let the ideas ensue….

THE BLACK CAT

Halloween Costume Idea 1
ROSY THE RIVETER
Rosy the Riveter Costume
THE BARBIE DOLL
Barbie costume
MARILYN MONROE
Marilyn Monroe Costime
THE ZOMBIE
zombie costume
I hope these looks gave you guys some good ideas for Halloween costumes on a time crunch and a budget!
Until Next Time
XOXO Jaz

Fashion Inspirations for Fall

Hello and happy Saturday my dears. I got inspired by the season changes of the incoming fall and decided to translate that into fashion! I took to polyvore and made a few outfit combinations. I even submitted two of them to Polyvore’s Fall Wardrobe Contest, just for the heck of it. Here’s what I put together….

Fall inspired 1
fall inspired 2
Inspirations of Fall
Fall Inspirations
 
Well there it is! Hopefully my look creations inspire you just as much as I was inspired to create them!
Let me know which is your favorite. What’d you’d wear or what you wouldn’t.
and until next time!
XOXO JAZ