My Gap Picks For My Daughter

When its just my daughter and I, we rarely go anywhere spectacular where she needs to be dressed up. I would say 95% of the time we are at the park, running errands, buying groceries, eating out, visiting other family, or just driving around and taking pictures of what we think are cool.

With that said, we both like to be comfy. Now as an adult, I don’t look too great in lounge pants, but toddlers on the other hand can pull it off pretty well. Especially when they come in cool colors like these.

My daughter also doesn’t like to wear jeans unlike me. She likes to throw on tights with skirts on over them or wear some shorts and a t-shirt. So I personally think these work well. She can throw on a T-Shirt with my favorite denim jacket and some slip on shoes and we are out the door.

These lounge / sweats are from The Gap. They are not thick like winter sweats, but pretty thin and super soft. They are 100% polyester and

At the moment they cost $16.95 each, but it seems like they are having some kind of promotion on a weekly basis so you might be able to pick them up for cheaper.

If I Could Have Any House

At the moment I do not own a house.  I rent a nice 2 story apartment in Southern California and enjoy it.  The only thing is that its not what I want for my life.  I don’t want to die before having the kind of place I dream and strive for.

At times my friends and I will talk about where the ideal place to live would be, or what your ideal house would look like.  Almost all of them want the conventional house, track home, townhouse or property by the beach.  I have no problem with any of them, but those styles just don’t interest me.

I have grown up in apartments all my life and have grown used to them.  When I was younger, blasting music, and having parties, I hated having neighbors right next to me, but now I don’t mind.

The ideal perfect situation would be that I live in a loft.  For over 10 years I’ve thought about lofts. I want EMPTY SPACE.  I don’t need dividers for kitchen, dining room, or living room. I just want open space.  I want to walk in and not feel cluttered.  My immediate family consists of my wife, my daughter, and me.  That’s all.  I don’t need all that privacy and walls that dictate what room is what.

Like I mentioned earlier, I grew up in apartment communities all my life.  The idea of a house and driveway is always a pleasant thought but to me it seems to conventional.  My wife also grew up in apartments, and to not have a garden to take care of or driveways to rinse down is totally fine with the both of us.

I know that it might seem a bit selfish since my daughter won’t be able to run and play in a yard, but she’ll be able to run around the house.  It will be open with very very minimal furniture.  All I would want is a couch, small dinner table, work station, and storage units to hold all our junk.

Ideally it would have 2 bedrooms.  One for my wife and I, and then my daughter.  I usually work in the living room anyways and love the thought of being able to always see my family from all angles of the house.

So if I ever make the money or win the lotto, this would be one of my first purchases.

 

Flip And Draw Ballerina Or Princess Books

As my daughter is turning 5, I noticed her creative skills really ramping up in high gear.  I love watching her draw, paint, color, and build things that are more and more complex.  I saw this on a blog earlier in the year and was really interested in it.

Its from Mudpuppy, and they manufactuer a bunch of creative fun games and activites for the ever curious and active mind.

The book is divided into three parts that come pre-cut and allow your child to draw / color and turn parts of the page to interchange the outfits.  I like how this shows children how to to use their imagination and to try different combinations of colors, and styles.

You can check out more from Mudpuppy company at
http://www.galison.com/

Undefeated Jack Purcell

Undefeated X Converse Jack Purcell

I love collaborations.  Bringing two emerging companies together to put out an even better product.  Jack Purcell X Undefeated stays true to the shoe with suttle changes to the Jack Purcell smile on the front of the cap toe with a nice red color.

 

 

I also like the Undefeated strikes logo on the back of the shoe that hangs out over the heel as a detail and change to the already timeless shoe.

 

For $65.00 I think these are definitely a great price for these two brands sharing one piece of canvas.

For more info check out the link below

http://www.undefeated.com/webstore/

Herschel Supply Co. All About Detail

I recently received a Herschel Supply Little America back pack for Father’s Day as a gift from a good friend.  I have always been a fan of their products and went to go check back on their website what else they got going on.

To my surprise, their line up has signifigantly increased from last Spring when I was first introduced to them.  Herschel is a company founded by two brothers who wanted to create a timeless yet detailed oriented product for everyday use.  I agree with their vision and applaude them for excuting it.

The great thing about Herschel is that it goes with everything.  They have a set of colors that are more standard with the grays, blacks, and blues, but also for the spring line they have brought out some very colorful bright selections as well.

Their line up now includes a variety of backpacks, sidebags, wallets, and laptop/ipad cases

What I love about them the most is the subtle look on the outside and the detail inside the bag.  My gray Little America has brown straps on the outside that are actually magnet straps that you can lift without unbuckling.  Easy and quick for   packing or unpacking.  The top compartment is very large with room for a 15″ laptop with soft padded material inside.  Room for a cell phone with some leather detail.


Overall its very roomy and very comfortable to carry due to the padded back and more modern straps.  I like the overall appeal that this bag has to offer since its can be worn both professionally and candidly.

Check them out at http://www.herschelsupply.com or any other department stores.

Give A Gift Of Sight With Toms Sunglasses This Summer

Wow, just checked out Toms.com and saw there new sunglasses for the summer.  Love the new colors they are pushing out and the new styles also.  For mens they offer you four styles.  Two of them are reminiscent of the Ray Ban Wayfarer one being a smaller style frame (show above), and the other two styles are aviator type sunglasses.

The men’s overlap into women’s options with an additional two more styles offered.

My favorite are the Wayfarers for men.  I love the detail on all the ear pieces where it has different color tips.  The colors are vibrant and fun and make these stand out.  The overall construction of these glasses are solid also, and not flimsy or cheap material used.

As with any Toms product, they always find a way to give back to people in need.  With there One for One campaigns they are helping with either medical treatment for eyes, prescription glasses, or eye surgery.

So if you are looking for sunglasses this summer, consider Toms.  The prices are reasonable and its always good to give back.

Mens Accessories At Urban Outfitters

Bracelets for mens is becoming increasingly popular with many summer themes.  In the past months I have seen my wife collecting more and more bracelets, of all sorts.  From old school Friendship Bracelets to modern ones with metal and plastic pieces interwoven into them.

Also on Instagram there would be the hashtag #armcharm #armcandy and so on, ever increasing the fad of a arm full of bracelets of some sort.

Well what do men have?  On Fancy, I have noticed in the mens section that there are many posts about mens bracelets and jewelry.  I am not talking about high end expensive gold, silver, diamond jewelry.  I am talking about wooden, string, leather, and subtle jewelry like women’s arm candy.  These are very attractive in being very manly yet being able to compliment a style you are trying to achieve.  I saw these on Urban Outfitters website while browsing for some accessories.

An Endless Supply Of Guitar Picks That You Can Personalize

Even though I am not a guitar player myself, I still think this is a great idea.  I can imagine people lose picks all the time.  In the studio, on the road, before shows.  Always have a guitar pick handy.

The Pick Punch is like a stapler.  You use old credit cards, school ID’s, gift cards, etc. to make guitar pick. A great idea right?

Pick Punch can also be given as a gift to any friend, family that is a guitar player. And my favorite thought is to fill up bowls before shows, or use it to create marketing material take aways with company or corporate logos on it. The possibilities are endless

People love that stuff.

I saw this at Urban Outfitters for $29.99
www.urbanoutfitters.com 

Keeping Your Headgear In Style With The Brixton Busker

I have been a fan of Brixton hats for quite sometime.  One of my favorite from their line is the Busker. I currently have a blue railroad pinstripe Busker that I have worn out, and I think its time for an upgrade.  Brixton makes really good quality hats.  They are comfortable, the soft lining on the inside keeps your head cool and overall they always give you quality materials.

If you are looking to stray away from traditional baseball caps and snapbacks try Brixton.  They are always fashionable, and have tons of styles and colors to choose from.