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These are a few of my favorite things(brands).

Typically I am not a brand-centric person. I consider myself to be more of an “equal opportunity shopper”. If a product catches my eye and seems to be of relatively good quality, then I might just get it. However, like most things in life, there are a few exceptions to the rule. There are some brand-name products that I just have to get based on their quality. I find that splurging a little every now and then really pays off when the product has a long life and I can get a ton of use out of it.

True Religion Jeans

I truly “worship” this brand of jeans. I haven’t met a pair of their jeans that I haven’t liked. Whether it’s True Religion’s classic horseshoe stitching on the back, the excellent stretch-memory of the high quality denim, or plethora of cuts and washes, True Religion jeans are always worth it.

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Essie Nail Polish

I was recently introduced to Essie nail polish through a friend of mine and the results are in…I love it! Never again will I buy a different brand of nail polish. What make Essie so wonderful is their array of cute colors that are sassily named. Essie nail polishes are salon quality, but can easily be found in drug stores and super centers. An added bonus: I’m on day five of “Mint Candy Apple” and there are no chips in sight.

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Smith’s Rosebud Salve

Light. Non-greasy. Moisturizing. Fragrant. When you are living in a climate that’s seasons are pre-winter, winter, post-winter, and more winter (such as I am), a good balm is the key to having lips that don’t look like they’ve been attacked by sandpaper. Sephora’s product description of Smith’s Rosebud Salve purveys the benefits, citing “This cult-favorite, multi-purpose lip balm soothes dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Try dabbing on dry elbows or knees to condition, and relieve dryness. Also an excellent remedy for the treatment of diaper rash.” So whether you have severely chapped lips, a curling iron burn, or an itchy baby’s bottom, Smith’s will cure it all.

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(via Sephora)

Nike Running Shorts

Whether I am at the gym, running errands, or having a lazy Saturday–Nike running shorts do it all. The material is breathable and moisture wicking (say goodbye to sticky sweat!). I also love that their are a million different colors to choose from.

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Remember, quality over quantity!


Style. Study. Savvy.

Pure Jean-ius- Men’s Denim Special

Let me get straight to the point: there is more than one style of denim for men. In fact there is a plethora of options to choose from. Straight cut, boot cut, slim fit, vintage wash, etc. It can be confusing and quite frankly, a bit intimidating. Here’s what you need to know about your next potential pair of jeans.

The Cuts (the fit of the denim):

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The Straight Leg: Men’s denim does not get much classic than this item. It’s simple, easy to wear, and suitable for everyday occasions. Note that it’s called a “straight fit” because there is no difference in the shape of the leg from hip to hem.

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The Slim Fit:. It’s the straight fit’s edgier cousin, yet more reserved that the skinny fit. The slim fit  is suitable for all those hipsters out there writing their epic novels in a coffee shop. It gives off an effortless air of coolness. Note how the leg tapers slightly from hip to hem and fits closer to the body.

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The Skinny Fit: More extreme than the slim fit, the skinny fits very close to the body and tapers into a narrow leg opening at the hem. If you just started a band, wearing the skinny fit will cement an edgy rock and roll/punk image. Look at how the fit of the leg tapers more visibly from hip to hem.

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The Boot Cut: It’s the straight-leg’s blue-collar brother. Aptly named the boot cut so that it fits over boots. The leg flares ever so slightly beneath the knee so that the hem can accomodate a bulky shoe. It’s suitable for everyday workwear. Not much risk here, but the classics are always appreciated.

The Washes (the color of the denim):

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Light: This faded version is most appropriate for the younger crowd.

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Medium: No age limit here. Classic and easy to find. Perfect for just about every occasion.

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Dark: Great option if you are going out and hitting the town hard. It’s dressier without being dressed up. Sleek and cool.

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Vintage: Work hard, play harder. It’s a bit roughed up and more distress will make the wash look better.



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