Friday, October 24, 2014

Let's Layer

We love dressing for fall. Who doesn't really? It's a season grounded in everyone's favorite essentials (sweaters, scarves, boots, denim) and generally doesn't require much more than a few lighter layers. While it still feels like summer during the day here in San Diego, the evenings are starting to get pretty chilly. Nights out are our only chance to wear some of our favorite fall gear at the moment. I'm certainly not complaining! We're loving the Southern California sun more than the need for cold weather clothes. Plus, we're looking forward to spending the entire winter in fall-like layers. No heavy coats required here. Sorry, Chicago. 

1.) H&M Sweater w/ Shawl Collar, $39.95 (available here)
2.) Gitman Vintage Chambray Oxford Shirt, $156 (available here)
3.) NN.07 Marco Cotton-Blend Twill Chinos, $145 (available here)
4.) Brooks Brothers Red Wing 8111 Amber Harness Boots, $310 (available here)

1.) Target-Merona Plaid Scarf, $16.99 (available here)
2.) Kule Fraser Sweater, $135 - on sale! (available here)
3.) J. Crew Wool Melton Peacoat, $288 (available here)
4.) Gap Supper Skinny Khakis, $59.95 (available here)
5.) J. Crew Downing Tote in Colorblock Strip, $178 (available here)
6.) Joie Temple Flats, $230 (available here)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Torrey Pines State Reserve

The past two months have been a complete blur. Packing, moving, and then settling into a new state/new home/new job dominated much of our time. While we're still working on that "settling in" part, life has started to settle down enough to free up some time to explore. We've been adding to a growing list of things to do and places to see since we arrived in California, so we were excited when we got to check one of those items off last weekend - a hike through Torrey Pines State Reserve. It's a beautiful stretch of untouched land right along the San Diego coastline. You can't beat the ocean views. Plus the picture perfect weather... it hasn't registered yet that I'm not on a vacation. This is home. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Inspiration - Timeless Style

My favorite posts have always been based on visual inspiration. Sometimes these posts consisted simply of beautiful imagery that caught my eye and sometimes they hinted at an underlying goal. Today's post is a bit of both in terms of personal style. Before moving to Southern California, I worked in Chicago as a men's hair and wardrobe stylist. I loved working in men's fashion, mainly because it's founded in classics. After spending a good portion of my twenties and early thirties experimenting with too many trends and hair colors, men's styling helped me rekindle my love for timeless looks. It's all about the basics. Simplistic foundations that never steer you wrong. 

( all images via Pinterest )

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

And just like that...

...we're back!

I'm sure you probably thought we were gone for good at this point. It's been six months to the day since my last post and a long time since I regularly posted over here. Truth be told, His & Hers fell farther and farther down my priority list as life and work (and then a cross-country move) became my main points of focus. 

I've missed it though. His & Hers has always been a place for me to creatively play and share, and I've missed that outlet. So I'm excited to say I'm relaunching His & Hers with a fresh set of eyes and a fresh voice. 

You'll notice some subtle layout changes and new categories in the right-hand navigation, as this site evolves into our current lifestyle. His & Hers will still be a place for me to share visual inspiration and all things style-related, but I'll also be sharing more bits of personal adventures. 

As I mentioned above, my guy and I recently made a big move from Chicago to Southern California (now the picture should make more sense). So His & Hers will also be a vehicle for me to share pictures and stories with family and friends back in the Midwest (you know who are you!). 

I hope you enjoy following along with our new journey. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{Dudes} Let me dress you...

As I mentioned in my last post, life has been in a bit of transition over the past few weeks... but for exciting {work-related} reasons. A little over a week ago I started working for Trunk Club, a men's clothing service headquartered in Chicago. If you're not familiar with the company, check out the video below. Trunk Club is literally changing the way guys shop, and I'm thrilled to be a part of such an exciting start-up. You can learn more about Trunk Club {here}... and, Dudes, let me dress you!! You can sign-up with me at