Let’s Not Fall Short

 

Shirt: H&M | Denim Jacket: The Gap | Shoes: Birkenstock | Watch: Lucien Piccard

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Of course it’s still considered summer. But who says you cant get a head start on what I believe to be the best season of the entire year. Fall is just around the corner and I wanted to note some of my new favorite autumn essentials. In hopes that it may help you figure out what your fall style will look like.

As you can see, I kept it simple with the classics. A blue denim jacket, and black jeans. But to be honest I’ve been wearing them both all year round.

Fall brings back so many good memories. I don’t know if these memories come from being back at school or maybe even all the family holidays that await. Either way I am excited and cant wait to dive right into the season.

My fashion advice today, wear what you feel comfortable in. Remember wear the clothes, don’t let them wear you.

-Jonathan McDougle xoxo

Over-all Favorite

 Shirt: H&M | Overalls: The Gap | Shoes: Converse | Watch: Michael Kors

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As you can probably tell, a new fad of mine has become wearing overalls. Besides the fact that they’re are making a huge comeback in the fashion scene, this style makes it easy for me to just throw something on and go. And these overalls were the perfect fit to take on the day I had. With my day jammed pack with shopping, packing and attending a family reunion I had no problem taking on the day knowing I was well put together.

If you didn’t know the origin of overalls, here is a brief history lesson. The very first bib overalls, often referred to as slops, were created in the 1700s. They were reserved for the working man and were considered a symbol of low class these sorts of overalls were in fact what we would consider trousers or pants. Later, they became emblematic of 1960s’ hippies, college students of the ‘70s, and even hip-hop and other recording artists, who wore them with one shoulder unfastened.

Today even people continue to use the fashion piece for its original purpose, to farm. However becoming prevalent again in the fashion industry, you can see celebrities, super models and your friends styling and wearing the statement piece in their very own way.

My fashion advice today, don’t be afraid to try something out of your norm. Especially if it is something you always wanted to try.

-Jonathan McDougle xoxo

All about that Olive

Shirt: Urban Outfitters | Canvas Dungarees: BoohooUSA | Shoes: Converse | Watch: Invicta

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Olive green is and will forever be my go to color. I am known for black, brown and other simple solid colors however I feel as though olive gives me a chance to step outside of the box of those basic colors. This new trending color makes a statement, which complements just about any skin tone. After seeing these overalls/ dungarees they were a must have for my closet. I paired them with some of my daily essentials, you more than likely will never see me without. White classic converses and my favorite gold watch. I’m obsessed with this watch because I got it at steal and I will tell you how. Groupon, yes Groupon. I found this timeless Invicta watch at a bargain price on the popular deal and coupon app. I also decided to wear a shirt I bought from Urban Outfitters, from my favorite collection of theirs “KOTO.” The KOTO line offers a modern bohemian aesthetic designed for a unique spirit, so go check them out!

If you’re looking for some stellar deals go check out Groupon, and save some money!

-Jonathan McDougle xoxo

Sweater Weather

Dear reader,

It’s been while since I updated you on anything Jonathan related, so I figured what better way to reintroduce myself than with a photo book. All of which features me wearing a couple of my new favorite go to items for the winter, including an over-sized cardigan and a pair of double monk strap shoes. Also be on the look out for “What Jonathan fancies” in the next few days, I will begin giving everyone insight on items I like and feel you would like as well on a more reoccurring basis.

However for now I hope you enjoy this small post finding inspiration of your own for the upcoming winter season.

-Jonathan McDougle xoxo

Find similar items here –> Over-sized Cardigan | Monk Strap Shoe

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East Carolina University Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!

ECU Hands Up Dont Shoot

Dear Reader,

Around the world rallying and protest have become the new normal. With the lack of an indictment in the Ferguson case regarding the gunning down of Michael Brown. And the complete disregard of the law in the trial involving Eric Garner being killed on video by a police officer. But it doesn’t just stop there, Missouri, New York, South Carolina and North Carolina are few of many states where individuals all unarmed died by the hands of a police officers.

There are a lot of opinions and emotions involved dealing with this epidemic and I respect all opinions to an extent. However its important to know the history revolving this conundrum, because police brutality and the gunning down of black people has always been an issue. May I remind you of the civil rights movement which occurred in the late ’50s through 1968, the evil exuded by the policemen was beyond horrendous. But in current day it is becoming more prevalent for today’s generation to see first hands the issues are brothers and sisters faced years ago. Parents fearing for the lives of their sons and daughters, wives perpetually awaiting the safe return of there husband and youth wondering why they’re not good enough.

One opinion based question that struck me the most of them all was “why can’t you do anything else other than protest and riot?”

I strongly feel that there’s not much one of color can do to be heard. Some say “infiltrating the system” by holding a position in it is the solution. But lets take into account something that so many people fail to realize still exist because they’re not affected by it. Racism, but in the context of “infiltrating the system” institutional racism. Institutional racism is defined as any system of inequality based on race. It can occur in institutions such as public government bodies, private business corporations (such as media outlets), and universities (public and private). Not only is it hard for people to find employment based on their race, in several instances people who are more than qualified experience institutional racism. Having their resumes thrown away or looked over even when they’re the best candidate for the job.

Do I agree with rioting no, but peaceful protest is a form of speech and symbolism which allows people to share emotion, demonstrating compassion and unity for a specific cause in a non violent matter.

Regardless of what people have to say about the protest throughout the country, and how some media outlets try twisting the positive into a negative as if every demonstration is a riot. I’m proud of the individuals that partook in the peaceful demonstration at East Carolina University focusing on the “injustices done on all levels under the 7 pillars of humanity: Sex, Race, Spirituality, Mind, Politics, Money, and Resources. While protesting these individuals shared compassion and unity during this time of tribulation our country faces.

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To those unarmed who died at the hand of a police officer, you’re never forgotten. Rest in peace

-Jonathan McDougle xoxo

“Just A Guy On The Run”

Parka: The Gap | Shirt: Ralph Lauren | Shoes: Nike | Bag: Coach | Watch: Invicta

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