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Gifts For Dad: Converse New Arrivals

June 10, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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As you know by now I love Converse tennis shoes, they’re easy to wear, lightweight, fun and now they come in several great designs and colors. I decided for Father’s Day to take a peek at what the latest shoes look like at the iconic shoe brand and I really like what I saw. Whether it’s hightops or traditional sneakers you can find something at Converse, I love the bright colors and fabrics they’re using. They have shoes with stars, rainbow stripes and some gorgeous leather hightops that are quilted ( I may need those) as well as some great slip on sneakers that will be great house shoes. Join me for a run through the great shoes from Converse and hopefully there’s something you’re dad will love, Enjoy!!!

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Gifts For Dad: Massimo Dutti Clothing

June 8, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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To some, it may be cliché but if Dad enjoys good looking, nice clothes then that’s a natural choice as far as Father’s Day gifts. Massimo Dutti has some beautiful apparel for the warmer months ahead, slacks, Bermuda shorts, shirts, lightweight jackets, and blazers, remember it’s not ALL about neckties. As always the clothes from Massimo Dutti are made with high-quality fabrics in the latest styles. Check out their selections and find something for Dad on his special day, Enjoy!!!

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Gifts For Dad: Rawlings Specialty Leathers

June 6, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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It’s time to start thinking about Sunday, June 19th which is Father’s Day, so I’m going to share some great things I’ve found that’ll make your Dad’s day extra special. Rawlings, of course, is an American based sports equipment company and has been around since 1887 specializing in baseball equipment and if your dad is into baseball or just enjoys anything well made from fine leathers than you need to check out the Rawlings Specialty Leather department on their website. In addition to baseballs and gloves, Rawlings is now producing beautiful leather accessories for men and women, but for the upcoming Father’s Day, we are going to focus on items for Dad. You can pick up most anything for Dad, from a leather chair to iPad covers, wallets of all sizes, organizers and money clips. I love that the items are made from the same leathers as their other products and many of them have great red baseball stitching as an accent, I enjoyed playing little league and high school baseball but maybe not as much as I’m enjoying these pieces, check ’em out for Dad and Enjoy!!!

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Transitional Clothing From BR

April 6, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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It’s that time of year here in Oklahoma that some evenings you have to have the heat running to stay comfortable at night but run the air conditioning during the day or it gets hot and stuffy, it snowed back east over the weekend and a chance of more snow later this week. It’s the same way with clothing, you leave in the morning wearing long sleeves or a jacket and come home later with your sleeves rolled up or the jacket in the back seat, Banana Republic has some great pieces to help us navigate the crazy weather from Winter to Spring and early Summer. Take a look at these “New Arrival”  lightweight jackets, sweaters and tops and see if there’s anything you might need for warm days and cool nights, Enjoy!!!

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

March 11, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Chuck Taylor has gotten a “facelift” at Converse, although you may not notice a lot on the outside, you will definitely notice it on the inside. Converse has teamed up with Nike and the Chuck Taylor II’s are lined with a Nike Lunarlon sockliner, the liner is a soft and lightweight foam core that offers a great deal of cushioning. The Nike technology redistributes the force of impact evenly throughout your foot when you step down, they’ve also added a non-slip tongue and a micro-suede lining that improves the breathability of the shoe, allowing your shoe to breathe more and feet to sweat less. Some of the Converse will also feature Reflective Print so you can be seen more easily at night, Converse wants everyone to be clear that these aren’t a special collection but an update to the old favorites.

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Menswear Inspiration

February 9, 2016

By Tab Byrum

I love looking at fabric for design jobs and a while back I saw a picture of a chair someone had reupholstered using men’s suiting fabric and that made me very curious, as much as I love clothes and the beautiful fabrics that men’s suits, jackets, slacks and shirts are made out of could I really buy that fabric and use it in my home to update furniture? I went to the website for Mood Fabrics (made famous by Project Runway) and began looking at their men’s suiting fabrics and there’s a lot to choose from.

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Mood has a sample program where you can order samples of fabric for a dollar and the prices of fashion fabrics are a lot less than many upholstery grade fabrics and they’re just as durable considering they’re made to last for years as we wear them, wash and dry clean them. I was also happy to find out that that the width of fashion fabrics are many times wider than the standard 54-inch wide upholstery fabrics, the bolt of fabric I bought is 62 inches wide.  I bought some gray and brown wool suiting fabric to use in the bedroom to drape a wall and make window treatments but I’m definitely looking at other fabrics to use in upholstering a couple of chairs and a bench in the house. Today we’re going to take a look at what can be accomplished using fashion fabrics and more specifically menswear fabrics, be inspired and Enjoy!!!

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Holiday Cocktail Attire

December 17, 2015

By Tab Byrum

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Tonight we are attending our first holiday party for the 2015 Christmas season, it’s a cocktail party for Michael’s work and it’s at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. I love cocktail parties, I’ve helped give a few and they’re always fairly casual but with this one being at the Country Club you know it’ll be a dressier occasion. The holiday season is always a great time to play it up in the clothing department, you know things like bringing in color, where you would usually just opt for black and white, and while black is playing a prominent role in our clothing choices I did turn up the volume with color. I thought today we would take a look at some of the choices in clothing and styles when it come to “party clothes”, let me know what you’re wearing to parties this Christmas, is it all black head to toe or are you living dangerously and bringing in color, my motto is that it’s always better to be a little overdressed than underdressed, Enjoy!!!

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Ugg House Shoes, Good For Your Sole

December 3, 2015

By Tab Byrum

I love at the end of the day when it’s finally time to sit down and relax and, of course, relaxing means putting on my comfies, sweat pants and a t-shirt or a sweatshirt and most importantly my Ugg house shoes. Ugg house shoes are awesome, they are made from tanned sheepskin and lined on the inside with the world’s softest fleece, it’s what Ugg products are known for, and they all come with durable rubber outsoles so you can wear them outside as well.

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I thought today we would take a look at house shoes for both the ladies and the gentlemen, there’s a huge array of choices in style and colors for everyone. I think this is definitely on the Christmas list for the two of us at our house, they’ve definitely seen better days. Here’s a look at all the great choices at Ugg, click on the styles name in Orange to visit the Ugg website, Enjoy!!!

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12 Blanket Scarves From ASOS

November 17, 2015

By Tab Byrum

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I love a good scarf, I’ve gathered quite the collection of neck wraps over the years but am always on the hunt for more and the bigger the better. Blanket scarves are just what they sound like, a scarf that’s the size of a small blanket, I’ve recently been looking at scarves being offered by ASOS and really like what I’m seeing for both ladies and the gents, so I thought I would share my findings with you today. Wrap up, keep warm and Enjoy!!! (click on the scarves names in orange under their pics to visit web pages)

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Threads For Thought

November 10, 2015

By Tab Byrum

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A couple of years ago I discovered the clothing brand Threads For Thought and have been a big fan ever since. Threads For Thought was founded in 2006 and was based on the idea that fashion needs to be sustainable, they started out with graphic t-shirts made from eco-friendly fabrics, the graphics on the t-shirts were for causes they believed in. Today TFT is a full lifestyle brand with a goal of cutting back on the pollution caused by the fashion industry, which is the third largest polluter on the planet. I love so many things about the products from TFT, from the fabrics they use which are very comfortable to the look and cut of their clothes and the colors. I have several of their shirts that I’ve taken on vacations to Europe, they pack so easily and come out looking great, I wear their long sleeved tops for men all winter because they look great and are SO comfortable. Join me today for a look at Threads For Thought and support a company truly making a difference. Enjoy!!!

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