A Case of the Fundays

Waking up without pressing “snooze” Monday mornings proves to be quite the difficult task. When you finally lift yourself from your bed’s comfortable caress, find solace in today’s ensemble. Whether you’re spending the day in the office or running errands around town, opt for a simple look focused on highlighting your silhouette in all the right parts. You’ll be grinning all day!

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Frame denim’s “Le Skinny de Jeanne” provides just enough stretch for optimum performance on the subway or bicycle – without stretching out. Minor distressing provides some texture and much-needed edge. A loose cream sweater elevates your denim, without sacrificing your freedom. Throw on a pair of Isabel Marant’s suede Dicker boots to gain some height and effortless style. Don’t forget a fringed Proenza Schouler handbag (I’m obsessed with the gray leather – check out the suede versions, too) to bring each piece together.

All that’s left? A venti iced coffee from Starbucks, of course. Now that sounds like a good case of the Mondays.

Style you soon,

Jonathan

A Vibrant Miami Kiss

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Spring has officially sprung – so add a little spring in your step with colorful hues reminiscent of seasons past. Tangerine tango (remember that popular Pantone shade from a few years ago?) adds a stellar pop to your lips and accessories. Céline and snakeskin, anyone? Phoebe Philo’s colorblocked clutch takes you from brunch beauty to snappy cocktail hour connoisseur.

Throw on your trusty gold watch (such as Versace’s piece with a sweet, lavender face) and slip on a vibrant heel and you’re good to go. Soon flowers will begin to bloom, and you don’t want them stealing your thunder. So go tropical, go bright. Live a little, like you own Miami beach. It’ll be winter again before you know it!

Style you soon,
Jonathan

Washington, DC’s Snow-Covered Sidewalks

Moving to Washington, DC, unlocked countless doors for me – in terms of my career, friendships and more. So far, this personal revolution constantly delivers new opportunities to experience life in different lights.

The cold and snow, however, need to go.

On that sunny Sunday last weekend that seems so long ago, I managed to escape the confines of my room to explore my neighborhood. Why? The thermometer (just kidding, my iPhone) read 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and nothing could stop me from catching some splendorous sun in the unexpectedly “warm” weather. Breathing in fresh yet frigid air invigorated my lungs, which strangely enough warmed me up enough to enjoy life beyond my front door.

Throughout my journey to Union Station, I learned that the NoMa district (short for “north of Massachusetts Avenue”) offers plenty of visual stimulation – from colorful characters to the less jolly, but ever-inspiring, symbols of urban decay. Take a look at some of my photos capturing the moment when snow holds on to its last few minutes of glory before melting into simple, plain water.

Until next time,

Jonathan Ochart