Sunday, March 25, 2012

Always on Time - Timex Military Watch

Last school year I lost my favorite Timex watch. While it was enough of a loss being late for everything, it was an added bonus that I had to endure the feeling of having  naked left wrist. The other day while browsing eBay, I came upon a great seller that sells very affordable military issue Timex and decided to splurge. I have been wearing it religiously and have even bought a few new straps for it, as well as protected it from being stolen by Ben. In any case, here's a picture that he took yesterday from our weekend jaunt around Lexington. Enjoy! I have included links and details about the watch in the caption below the picture!


Nautica Shirt in Light Blue Gingham (Borrowed)
Timex Military Watch ($49.95, eBay)
Nylon Watchband in 18mm Orage ($11.95, eBay)
Pandora Double Grey Leather Bracelet (Gift)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

This Just In: Wolverine

Wolverine recently sent these boots to be included in the fashion shoot for issue V of FOLK Magazine. They're part of their 1000 Mile Collection and they are absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention comfortable. This pair is called the Rockford, named after the location of the factory in Michigan, and is priced at around $300. Not only are these boots beautiful and equipped with great shock absorbing Vibram soles, they're also handmade in the U.S.A. These boots look great and give you the peace of mind knowing you're helping to create jobs in this unstable economy. Go check out more styles of the 1000 Mile Collection and read more about the history and heritage that goes into every pair here.

This Just In: Ball and Buck

Also for the Issue V photo shoot of FOLK, I was able to use a couple of great items from our friends at Ball and Buck. Mark Bollman has turned out some interesting items in this upcoming collection including the Hunter's Oxford and the Hoof Pick Belt. The hoof pick belt is a wonderful leather belt that features a hoof pick, used for cleaning out a horses hooves, as the buckle. It's stylish and functional for the equestrian on the go. The Hunter's Oxford I received is the first factory sample so this is a sneak peek at that amazing shirt. It boasts great features like a shoulder patch, that is discreetly covered in the same white linen fabric, for gun firing, and hidden elbow patches. It is durable and elegant. Go check out more of the amazing products from Mark and Ball and Buck here!

Monday, February 13, 2012

This Just In: High Cotton Ties

So, here is a (badly photographed with my iPad) roundup of a few things in High Cotton Ties Spring Collection that I am using in my photoshoot for Issue V of FOLK Magazine. It's the Southern Issue and I have a great fashion section planned! Enjoy!

My Funny Valentine

I love to read. I never have time anymore, but I have a couple of hours this week to just relax after finishing the last issue of FOLK with time to spare, so why not use a little to read. Someone bought me a great collection of books for Valentine's Day, so I thought I would share. I will post more about them as I'm reading them. I started with Ellen's and I'm halfway through it. It's awesome so far. Happy early Valentine's Day!
Journal by Lilly Pulitzer
The Gentleman's Bedside Companion.
Tom Cutler.
Seriously... I'm Kidding. Ellen Degeneres.
The Art of Fielding. Chad Harbach.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What I Wore: To Ashland

The Henry Clay Estate, Ashland, in Lexington, KY.

It's been a while since my last What I Wore post so I decided to do a new one. This picture came from a trip to Ashland, the estate of Kentucky's famous United States Speaker of the House. The house is an amazing NRHP landmark built in early 19th Century Federal style. Being an art history buff-I have a soft spot for architecture-I love to visit as many of the historic homes and estates around Lexington as possible. The home has a lot of significance in the history of my college, Transylvania University, and the formation of the University of Kentucky so it is a pretty interesting piece of Lexington's history. If you ever get a chance to visit it, I recommend it. Especially in the summer, the same time this picture was taken. Enjoy! Click the picture of the estate to find more information about it!

Chambray Shirt (Belk, $20), Leather Belt (J.Crew),
Essential Chino Shorts in 5" inseam British Khaki
(J.Crew, $49.50)

Something New in Store: Adelé

Yesterday, during my endless day off (full of errands), I made a stop in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Lexington, KY. It is one of my favorite neighborhoods, with one of my favorite local restaurants-post on that some other time. While stopping in for lunch at said restaurant yesterday, I noticed a store that I wasn't familiar with. With its modern yet traditional style, I'm not sure how Adelé has escaped my radar for nearly a year. Then again, it's been a pretty busy year. In any case, I plan on going back for a few photos with Gina very soon. In the mean time, check out their website. They carry a long list of interesting items unique to Lexington that also happen to be mostly artisan-made. They sell everything and it is truly a lifestyle store. More on Adelé soon!