Stepping into Springtime

Stepping into springtime with Tretorn! Visit my Instagram for a chance to win your own pair of the perfect spring shoes, Tretorn's Nylite2 Plus! Check out rules of entry: HERE*

*Contest open for US residents only. Winner will be chosen between April 7th and April 9th. 

Top: Boohoo ($10.00); Backpack: Boohoo (similar, $10.00); 
Denim: H&M; Shoes: C/O Tretorn ($85.00)

All Photography by Irvine Manalang


I love that in today's world, men and women are thoroughly thinking about accessories when building an outfit, tech accessories included. If you aren't considering the way your phone case looks paired with the rest of your #ootd, it's time to start.

One brand that's making that process a bit easier, by giving us tons of tech accessories to add to our wardrobe, is Native Union. They're keeping the modern women and men of the world stylish with their award-winning product design company bringing a unique and sophisticated perspective to the booming mobile accessories market. Native Union combines the finest materials, functional design, and considered details to create products with personality, that enhance the way you live with (and style) your tech.

Earlier this year, Native Union released the gorgeous CLIC Card (for iPhone 7/7 Plus), a protective leather case with card holder. Joining its expanding Luxury Tech line, CLIC Card provides drop-proof protection for your iPhone and keeps your most used card within easy reach.

CLIC Card is made from luxurious, vegetable tanned Argentinian leather that will age beautifully over time and develop a rich patina. It is designed with a handy pocket for your contactless payment, travel or access card and its clever design prevents NFC collision. Tapping down your card, conveniently stored in the case, will not interfere with Apple Pay.

Fabien Nauroy, Head of Design at Native Union explains, “Like a lot of our products, CLIC Card looks simple from the outside but a lot of intelligent design and precision engineering has gone into making it as functional as it is beautiful. Our priority when designing this new case was not only to use luxurious natural materials, but also prevent a common problem with these types of cases – card clash.”

Men's Health Best of Grooming Box

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm a die hard fan of the Men's Health Box. Men's Health's Subscription box has been keeping me stylish, healthy and fit since it's launch. 

Now, for the first time, you can get the products featured in Men’s Health Best of Grooming list delivered right to your door. Featuring the best of the best hand-picked by the experts at Men’s Health, the box is conveniently packed and organized just like their team's quarterly box!

Whether you’re looking for a jaw-dropping gift, or just some spontaneous indulgence, the Men’s Health editors have now curated the best lineup in grooming to get you to your best you. This one-time box will deliver what you need to turn heads for a limited time only while supplies last!

Check out the Best of Grooming box, $49.99, HERE.

Haven't tried the Men's Health Subscription Box yet? Get 4 boxes a year (valued at $150+) for $89.99 each - that’s just $1 a day! Use code MHBOXMVP20 to receive 20% off your first box!

Feeling Extreme

I'm such a huge believer in fragrance being one of the finishing touches to a look - and I obsess over finding the right scent to compliment my wardrobe and my personality. I rotate scents for each season, and for both day and night. So I find myself building a new collection of fragrances at least every three months. Luckily, working in fashion and blogging gives me an endless number of opportunities to discover and test new scents to introduce to my fragrance arsenal.

My newest go-to fragrance is Ralph Lauren's new Polo Red Extreme - a powerful, masculine scent designed for the thrill-seeker who pushes limits to the edge and thrives on extreme sensations. Building on the winning formula of Polo Red, this addictive men’s scent offers a fiery mix of vibrant blood orange, rich black coffee essence and black ebony wood. 

It's perfect for my daily scent, fit for any occasion. It's sweet and energizing, but bold and masculine. It reminds me of exhilarating times spent hiking or rock climbing, or a spontaneous road trip - driving fast down the highway. It's an exciting scent and it has me excited for the fast approaching spring and summer time, and the adventures that await me. 

Hand selected by master perfumer Olivier Gillotin, these new ingredients channel the thrill of pushing limits and sensations to the extreme. To add a jolt of energy, Gillotin uses a high level of natural coffee, as well as a special technique of coffee C02, giving the impression of freshly ground smooth coffee beans. Blood orange adds energizing freshness, while black ebony woods create long-lastingness and warmth. The result, Gillotin says, is an "intoxicatingly bold and rugged scent."

Fragrance: Ralph Lauren Polo Red Extreme*;
Top: Boohoo; Jacket: Zara; 
Denim: H&M; Boots: Zara; Belt: Boohoo
Sunglasses: Etalon;

All Photography by Irvine Manalang

*Thank you to Ralph Lauren for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.