Driving in Cars

Reporting from Sin City... Yep, I'm still living in Vegas. In fact this month marks my 10th month living away from Manhattan. It's still taking a bit of getting used to. Not being able to walk wherever I want to go... Having to drive a car just to go shopping, or dinner... or anywhere... by itself is a notion that I'm struggling to adjust to. But slowly I'm getting used to it.

Do I know whether or not Las Vegas is my final stop (probably not)? No. But, it's opened my eyes to new things, new experiences, new people... It's made me stronger and wiser... Even more free. For that, maybe having to drive a bit isn't so awful.

This Las Vegas look is cool and casual - pairing my favorite pair of dark denim with a tee from the cool, new brand Daftstar Apparel, and a brand new pair of Guess boots.

Top: Daftstar Apparel ($64)Denim: Big Star Denim ($98)
Shoes: C/O Guess ($110)

All Photography by Irvine Manalang


Ready for summer? Here are some of the hottest trends in menswear for summer '17 - and some of my personal favorite items from each of them. The perfect way to make sure your wardrobe is as ready for the season as you are. 

Want Les Essentiels Blue Leather Backpack 
Herschel Supply Co. Blue Settlement Backpack
Men's Ted Baker London Stingra Backpack
Herschel Supply Co. Grey Settlement Studio Backpack

L I G H T  W A S H  D E N I M
Paige Denim Mens Croft Pant 

P O L O  S H I R T S
SCOTCH & SODA Polo Shirt

R E T R O  P R I N T S

P O O L  S L I D E S
Giuseppe Zanotti Black Slide Sandal
Adidas By Raf Simons Bunny Adilette Slide Sandal

C L A S S I C  S U N N I E S

W H I T E - O N - W H I T E
Ted Baker London Palpin Extra Slim Fit Shirt

Bigger in Texas

Top: Gap ($39.97)
Denim: Gap ($45); 
Shoes: C/O Trask ($295); Watch C/O Timex ($95)

Luckiest Unlucky Person

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The other day my little sister and I were discussing a few things she was being taught in school. She was telling me she was learning about genetics and inherited traits in science class, which I definitely remember learning about when I was her age. I remember building out the inheritance table, just like she’s doing in class, trying to map out the probability of receiving the hair color or eye color that I have from my mom, dad or other family traits.

It made me start thinking about the traits I’ve inherited from my family – some of them I feel lucky to have, like my dad’s green eyes or my mom's awesome smile. Other traits make me feel… well, not so lucky, like inheriting a susceptibility to stress, hereditary hair loss or all of us being vertically challenged (I'm a microscopic 5'6"... Thanks genetics!).

Thankfully, there are ways to treat some of those unlucky traits - and I'm starting now. There's no reason to wait for the worst to come, when you can get a head start now. So, I begin each day with an hour of exercise to combat stress. And I'm using Rogaine proactively to tackle hair loss.

The formula in Men’s Rogaine Unscented Foam is a great way to start treating hereditary hair loss now, even in its earliest stage. It’s definitely something on most men’s (and women’s) minds when thinking about less than exciting hereditary traits. Fact of the matter, most men have a 50% chance of experiencing hereditary hair loss by the age of 50 and can begin experiencing it as early as their late teens, especially starting with thinning around the crown (which I'm all too familiar with).

There’s no time like the present to start tackling your hair loss - so you can focus on those traits that you feel luckiest to have. I’m excited to start using Men’s Rogaine Foam to get ahead of the hair loss that runs in my family (it’s proven to regrow up to 25% more hair in 3 months!), and will be sharing my progress along the way with you - so stay tuned!

Join in the conversation! Share some of your favorite (or not so favorite) traits you’ve inherited: HERE

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