When I have the opportunity to work with a client in the shop on an outfit for a particular occasion, I find that most men often gravitate to the conservative and safe accessory colors. I understand if a business suit needs to have accessories for high level meetings, but if that’s not necessarily the case, don’t be afraid to add some color for the season.
A white, blue, or blue/white stripe shirt always look great with a small neat pattern of pumpkin orange, cedar red, olive green, and aubergine (burgundy). A rich olive with purple necktie is beautiful for the season. Combine this with a small pocket square to mix the colors in the pattern ( never match the pattern- it’s not a “garanimal” set) and you’ll find you’ve got something really special.
You’ve put time and money into buying the suit or jacket, why not show that you took some time and thought on the accessories into how you look.
Oh, and I can make you notes on keeping the ties and shirts with the jackets so you don’t get confused at home. Come see me, together we’ll get you a fall wardrobe you’ll be proud of, and most importantly, comfortable wearing.
“Everyone is surprised”, says @don_keene_art, “when they know me as an artist or art teacher, and then find out I spent nine years in the military before attending art school. That the two vocations appear to be polar opposites is something I am very aware of, but for me it was the best journey to becoming a serious artist.”
There is still time to catch this artist’s solo show at the Keyes Gallery at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek (Branford), CT. Titled “Expressive Landscapes”, the show runs through October 23rd. Visit www.wwml.org for gallery hours. To view Keene’s work in this exhibit, go to www.donkeene.com and click on the “genre” section. #artist#artistsoninstagram#artshow#oilpainting#landscape#connecticutartists#stonycreek#connecticutshoreline#branfordct#navalofficer#unitedstatesnavy#annapolis#husband
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fortunate that my weight has never fluctuated a great deal. A 28 waist (running track in high school) to a 32 max. In college with the snack food, oh, and beer, I graduated to a 34 and with the exception of a 35 waist (January- March) I haven’t varied much.
I don’t know if you’re aware, but J. Alden does take in men’s clothing for alterations. Although I always offer free alterations on new clothing, you are welcome to bring in your own clothing for adjustment for a nominal fee. If your weight has changed do to a great summer... we can make your fall clothing fit great again.
Oh, and that pie... don’t test me ‘cause I could eat that whole thing at one sitting! Need some clothing altered? Message, e-mail , or call me for an appointment. I can help.
Anyone that knows me well, knows that I like color. Whether it be a great shirt and tie against a cotton, linen, cashmere or tweed, sport coat or suit, I’m not afraid of color.
As we speak, it’s a damp raw, rainy day in Essex, but that doesn’t mean the colors need be drab. Simply pull the color or colors out of your pattern jacket or suit, and work those colors with the shirt and/ or tie. If you’re going to purchase a great new sport coat or suit, unless you’re attending a funeral, don’t be afraid to be creative with color.
Oh, and by the way, I want a dollar back for every compliment you get... I do hope to retire someday soon!
NEXT WEEK! Our SHiFT Girls Conference will take place on Saturday 10/20 from 12-4pm. We want to teach these young women how special they are and how to share their light with others 💕 Learn more by clicking the LINK IN OUR BIO!
80/20 rule 👌🏻💪🏻
Yes, the real facts here !😮
if we’re being honest, the 80/20 rule is just a glamorous way of saying ‘everything in moderation bbz'. But under the guise of being more tailored because NuMBeRs 🌝⠀
So what is it? Well it depends on the context (and the fitness guru) but it's essentially the idea of eating nutrient-dense foods 80% of the time, and less-nutrient dense foods 20% of the time.⠀
Do it how you want but the two common ways of hitting it are:⠀
1. ❤️(For humans who like numbers):⠀
Eating 80% of your calories from filling, nutrient-dense sources. And 20% of your calories from less-filling, less nutrient-dense sources. Like Sainbury’s 35p basic milk chocolate. Don’t @ me. This is a more specific approach.⠀
2. ❤️(For humans who don’t like numbers):⠀
Making 80% of your food choices filling and nutrient-dense. And 20% of your food choices less-filling, less nutrient-dense. Like some good dark chocolate. Don’t @ me still. This is a less tailored approach.⠀
You can split it daily, weekly, monthly, whatever. But the goal is to allow you to fuel your body, getting all your important vitamins and minerals in but also eat some food we like just cus they’re tasty af. 🍫Which many other approaches without a FanCy name can do.⠀
Hope this helps my friends.⠀
Not going to lie, this huge rose bush on our property was one of the reasons I wanted to buy our house. Walked out the front door this morning to be surprised by this rosebud 💕#octoberrose#rosebud#branfordct