Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day Gift Ideas

As Father’s Day approaches us (less than one week away) I figured some of my Aunties and Uncles may need some help when it comes shopping for our Dads. I think traditionally, men are so much harder to shop for than women because they don’t really require much. Most of my gift ideas are quite simple, because let’s face it the normal dad is simple!

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1// Whether your dad is a business man or a mechanic, a pair of suede tassel loafers is a staple in a man’s wardrobe. Dad can always wear them to events such as weddings, graduations, etc.

2// This camouflage brief case is for the more trendy dad. It’s on sale at Cole Haan!

3//  Sharpen his look with these stellar cuff links. It’s a sure way to differentiate an ordinary man from a man of power.

4// Upgrade his electronic collection with this HD Smart TV. They’re great for Netflix, music playing, and internet browsing.

5//  A man should ALWAYS wear a time piece. This leather Skagen one is perfect for the dad about his business!

6// If he has style, he should own a straw hat. If not, get him this one!

7// Encourage him to get his 6-pack back by running more!

8// Compliment his HD tv with a new couch or lazy boy. (Great for my retired dads)

9// Is he a little hip? He might love these wireless headphones! Beats are soon to be bought by Apple, too!

10// A gift that keeps on giving; getting dad a grill is like getting yourself a grill!

11/ Keep him smelling divine with SpiceBomb. You wont get enough of him after he sprays this on.

12//  You may want to go traditional with a tie. Trend it up with gingham print!

In the end, Father’s Day is really about making our dads feel special! While I do commend women who raise children alone, this day is not about them. If you did not grow up with your father, extend the love to a father-figure or a dad that you have respect for! We need our men to know how much we appreciate them!

-Be blessed.

How To Style: PVC Skirt

How To Style: PVC Skirt

 

So I finally received my Missguided PVC skirt and while its not quite the season to rock this style, I am itching to wear it! I’ve come up with a few outfit ideas on how I’ll style the skirt, as I plan to wear it for a few different occasions:

1// I paired the skirt with a baby pink cropped knit sweater. Although this is more of a cold weather look, I think I can get away with it in the night time. To complete this monochromatic look, I added the Valentino Rockstud heels and bag.

2// I love all pastel colors at this point. Two of my favorites, soft pink and mint green, actually compliment each other. I decided to pair the skirt with a cream chiffon blouse and these killer Charlotte Olympia heels. The jeweled clutch from Miss Selfridges (London) brings it all together!

3// The skirt can be very feminine and soft. To add some edge, I’m thinking a black leather jacket, tweed and black Chanel clutch, and killer Giuseppe Zanotti heeled sandals.

4// For a cool casual look, I think a Chambray/denim shirt, these new striped heels from Zara, and a straw hat! I love the  spice this Charlotte Olympia handcuff clutch adds to this effortless look.

Let me know which is your favorite and I’ll recreate the look on the blog! Like and comment if you want me to do a haul/giveaway video. I have soooo many new goodies to show you!

-Be blessed

Joseph Altuzarra for Target

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And just when you thought the H&M x Alexander Wang collab would send you to cardiac arrest, this happened! Okay Okay… for the non- fashion enthusiasts, Altuzarra may not ring enough of your bells but here’s why it should. Joseph Altuzarra is a luxury women’s clothing designer who launched his brand in 2008 in New York. Born in Paris to a Chinese- American mother and French father, Altuzarra attended Swathmore College (Big-up PA!!) and then went on to fulfill his passion for fashion by interning for the high end luxe brands, Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. Below are pics from his collection for the Fall ’14 and PF ’14, respectively.

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I’ll be honest, I knew nothing of Altuzarra until I saw Rihanna grace the Roc nation pre- grammy event below:

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I don’t agree with all of Rih Rih’s looks but this one is hands down my top 5. She served effortless class, and style, intertwined in one look. The Altuzarra/Target collab will hit stores September 2014 so mark your calendars. You’ll be able to snag pieces between $18-$90. Don’t fret, I’ll be sure to remind you one week in advance.

-Be blessed!

Aunty Styles Aaron

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Meet Aaron- This past weekend, I helped this fella transform his style to something more appropriate for his choice of work. Aaron is a business owner and realized he should probably put a little more effort in the way he dresses. His style wasn’t the worse I’ve seen but it needed much help. With limited time on our hands, and traveling cross-state, we visited a few shops and picked up 3 pair of shoes and two outfits that fell way under his budget. In the picture above, Aaron is wearing an unidentified shirt, darker than acceptable blue denim and worn-out boat shoes. After the Auntie Christie touch, we have the below looks:IMG_2894

During my time with Aaron, I got a chance to understand the kind of look he was going for and curated some outfit ideas through Polyvore. As a taller gentlemen, I thought it was a good idea to put together a very relaxed look for a Summer BBQ. Aaron is wearing a straw hat from T.J. Maxx with blue and grey detailing on the brim. We opted for a navy blue short sleeved polon that has a Thom Browne inspired red, white, and blue stripe on the inner panel. While the H&M white pants were a little out of Aaron’s comfort zone, he trusted my advice to give it a try. The Argyle socks are Aaron’s; his shoes were one of my picks from DSW.
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What do you think of Aaron’s new, cool and casual look? I think arm candy will complete Aaron’s look….Aunties?!? lol

Hat: T.J. Maxx (Similar here) // Top: H&M // Pants: H&M // Shoes: DSW

Have an event to attend but don’t know what to wear? Want a new wardrobe? Want an image consultation? Email me at AuntieChristieBlogs@Gmail.com and let Aunty Style You!!

-Be blessed.

Memorial Day

 

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Almost 90 degrees on Memorial Day?! Perfect weather to go out and enjoy the sun. What are your plans today?

IMG_2909 I decided to wear this H&M straw hat with a Zara lace slip dress. Although I got a few stares of disapproval from elders, (probably wondering why I didn’t finish dressing up before stepping out) I didn’t care because I felt comfortable! IMG_2934

I decided to top the dress with a Forever 21 floral kimono and Arturo Chiang heeled sandals.
IMG_2935 IMG_2938 IMG_2939 I love this Aldo clutch because of the faux fur flap and gold detailing.IMG_2943

Hat: H&M // Kimono: Forever 21 (old; Similar Here) // Dress: Zara (Old; Similar Here) // Shoes: Arturo Chiang (Love this color on sale!) // Bag: Aldo (Old)

-Be Blessed!