Couple’s Style || The Evolution

TJ and I met 13 years ago. He had graduated, I was still a junior in college. I’d always thought he was cute, and apparently he’d had a thing for me as well…. I just hadn’t known it (probably had something to do with the fact that I had a long distance boyfriend the first couple years of college). Anyhow, we ended up meeting late one night in college, thanks to my girlfriends, at an after party. I remember thinking how cute he looked, and then looked down at his shoe and noticed he had spilled bean burrito on it (I figured he had visited Sara’s…. a local burrito joint that was notorious for late night food….). I remarked on how nice he looked and how the beans sitting on his shoe complimented his outfit (he’ll tell you I’m still just as blunt with him today as I was back then….). He immediately cleaned them off, ever so proud of his appearance. After TJ played the “two day rule” (which almost got him the ax…) we went on our official first date a week later (there may or may not have been several Long Island iced teas involved…).  The rest is history, and here we are today…. and while I’d say that TJ has always had relatively impeccable style, over the years we’ve done a few wardrobe updates.

One of the first items we updated were his jeans…. he was looking for something a little more fitted. So, I took him to Nordstrom to try on a few pairs. He fell for a pair of seven jeans… and a few more items if I recall correctly….

So, when TJ took a new job that required him to work from home, his daily uniform of a suit and tie were no longer fitting (only occasionally necessary). We headed to Nordstrom men’s shop to update his “casual” wardrobe… where we could find exclusive brands at very reasonable price points. We decided that these drawstring trousers easily worked for an off duty weekend look, as well as an at home conference call, and the henley top could easily be worn for a business casual lunch (with these trousers that he also snagged), or to a post spin class brunch on the weekends. A few other items we grabbed for him included this v-neck sweater (also interchangeable with the trousers and drawstring pants), half zip pullover,  trim fit sports shirt, and casual distressed tee (I decided we needed matching ones…). He also has his eye on this puffer vest for a few cooler weather trips we have planned in the coming months. And, if the man in your life needs to wear a suit + tie on the daily, some of TJ’s favorites include the smart care line of dress shirts, which are essentially wrinkle free (!!!), ties, and socks (loves his printed socks….). Either way you go, you’re sure to find good quality for the man in your life.

(Outfit Details || My Dress (comes in navy, runs TTS) | Jacket | Shoes (also love these) | Sunglasses | Bag | TJ’s Pants | Henley | Shoes | Black Necklace )

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