Weekend Flea Market

September 5, 2016

This post is sponsored by Zappos.

My wife and I are pretty addicted to thrift stores, vintage stores, Craigslist, and flea markets. Since moving to San Diego from LA it hasn’t been as convenient for us to visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market or the Long Beach Antique Market. Luckily there is a smaller, more swap-meet type, flea market in San Diego called Kobey’s Swap Meet. It’s a mix of new crap and a small amount of vintage crap. We are interested in the vintage crap lol. We love bringing our son with us so he starts out early in his picking life.

This weekend we headed out and my son and I went with a bit of a rocker vibe in our new Superga shoes from Zappos. I love Zappos because of their super fast shipping and unbeatable 365 day return policy. Buying shoes online is tough, so being able to return them if they don’t fit right is great. Plus they have more than just shoes. I’ve bought jeans and shirts, and my wife has bought dresses and bathing suits as well. I grabbed the Superga 2795 COTJ style for my son because I love the zipper and rocker vibe they give off. I grabbed the Superga 2750 COTU Classic in black which may have worked out better for me because I could go sockless in the heat. And they have a great classic look.


#50Styles50States With Old Navy

September 2, 2016

Old Navy & People.com are brining together bloggers from all 50 states to show how style is interpreted and represented in each state. I’m excited to be able to represent the great state of California. The Golden State. I was born in LA and lived there until I moved to New York in my 20s and now I live in San Diego so I think I have a decent understanding of California style. While New York has a more tailored and semi-preppy style to it, Southern California leans more heavily towards a laid back vibe. Because the weather is great all year long, with most days seeing nothing but sun, it isn’t uncommon to have a lot of short sleeve shirts and go sockless in any month of the year. Since I have moved to San Diego from Los Angeles I have found it to be even more casual, and definitely influenced by vintage surf, skate, and music culture. But that’s still no excuse to look sloppy!

Old Navy has great options for Southern Californians (and all states, really), and I particularly love their new skinny fit pants because they fit just right and have been much improved over previous years. They also have something for everyone in my family. The baby boy stuff is ridiculously awesome and so on point for what I want my boy to wear. And I can’t complain about the chambray dress my beautiful wife is wearing. If you haven’t checked out Old Navy lately, I really encourage you to. What you find may surprise you! And head over to the #50Styles50States site and upload your state inspired looks. Or post on social and use the tag #50Styles50States and let’s see how you represent your state!

Henley: Henley Tee in Cream
Jeans: Built-In Flex Skinny Jeans in Stretch Rinse Tint
Plaid Button Up: Slim Fit Poplin in Heather Blue
Pants: Ultimate Skinny Built-In Flex Khakis for Men in Wined Down
Shoes: Linen Sneakers in Natural White & Sueded Mid Top Sneakers in Tan
Dress: Chambray Overlay Dress
Bodysuit: Graphic Print Bodysuit in Zig Zag Multi
Baby Hat: Straw Fedora

This post is in collaboration with Old Navy. All thoughts an opinions are my own.

Full Circle with the Spectre

September 1, 2016

It’s been a few weeks now since I went on my amazing trip to Sedona. The trip was part of an effort to reignite my drive for my fine art photography. And it did! After all, I have an MFA so I should be putting that to use somehow. I’ve already taken one trip to the desert since then and I have 2 out of state trips planned. I am really looking forward to exploring new places and bring the HP Spectre along with me to edit on site and research things to do and see in these new cities. It really is a great travel companion because of its ultra thin and light body. It makes packing a lot easier because it’s a lot less bulk in the bag and strain on my back in my backpack. And let’s be honest, a computer is for much more than just work. And when you’re in a hotel room or on an airplane you want to watch movies. The Spectre’s HD screen is bright and clear and makes binge watching Stranger Things or even old 4:3 episodes of Seinfeld a joy.

Below are some photos that highlight some of my favorite features of the laptop, a typical setup with me using it, and a couple photos from a recent trip to the desert. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: if you are a PC user looking to upgrade your laptop, look no further than the HP Spectre.

After you check out my favorite parts of the HP Spectre, I’d love to know if you checked out the Spectre and which features you liked the most! Leave me a comment.


This post is in collaboration with HP. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Up Early Enough to Skip the Lines

August 29, 2016

One benefit of having a baby and waking up around 6 every day is being able to go to popular brunch places and avoid the lines. We were able to hit up www.breakfastrepublic.com this morning and walk right in and sit down. I opted for the cinnamon toast pancakes and my wife got the veggie tostadas and we split them evenly. So that was sweet. Then we headed to one of my favorite coffee places called Communal Coffee to grab a quality coffee and check out their newly expanded space.

Denim Jacket: Vintage Levi’s Trucker – Buffalo Exchange – $40
Shirt: Take a Trip to Topanga Canyon – Shop Stay Classic – $35
Jeans: Skinny Active Flex – American Eagle – $20
Boots: High Fidelity in tan – Eastland – 6pm – $79
Watch: NATO Watch Strap & Minimalist Leather Watch 36mm Face – Shop Stay Classic
Sunglasses: Topman – Nordstrom – $25
Pins: 3 Pin Pack – Dazey LA – $25

Sneak Attack

August 24, 2016

So lately I have become more and more intrigued with sneakers, as you may have noticed in my last post. I’ve worn Chuck’s and Levi’s White Tab Low and high forever, but I’ve been looking at the running style lately. I have a pair of Brooks that you have seen me wear a few times and lately when I’ve worn them I’ve really liked them. So I thought I would check out some new styles and put together a list of favorites for you all. Obviously I lean more toward the retro styles. I also threw together some inspiration photos.