April Instagram Round-Up

April Instagram Round-Up

In the past week and a half I’ve post five different outfit on Instagram, while not writing too many posts. I did, however, get a few questions on what some of the clothes I was wearing were and where to buy them. So I thought it might be a good idea to run through those pictures and provide that requested information.

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Weekend Reading

It is pouring today. I mean it’s one of those drenching days where the rain started before I was awake and won’t stop until after I go to bed. I’m always so unproductive on days like these. I get so sluggish and lazy. Even writing this post is tough. I keep looking out the window, checking Twitter, getting a snack (that I don’t need to be eating), etc. I even worked out this morning and everything. That usually gives me a boost of energy. But my focus is just lacking today. Of course being self-employed doesn’t help. I don’t a boss to direct me or the possibility of losing my job to motivate me. So how do I push through? I don’t. I lean into it. Small spurts of work peppered with minor distractions. Eventually, the work sessions lengthen and the breaks dwindle as I find my words.

Another good idea is to share a bunch of links of other people’s work. People who were able to push through their work to create some really great content which I hope you enjoy!

There were two fantastic articles on Sharpologist this month. One about the rise of affordable badger brushes and the most detailed review of Proraso’s products that I have ever seen.

These are another great value-priced option for badger shaving brushes.

Some great tips here on dressing with a modicum of maturity.

I’m obsessed with this sweater. It’s a shame I can’t wear it any more until next fall, but if I were you I would get it now when it’s on sale.

Did you ever wonder why we wear some of the things we wear?

This is one of the best spring/summer fragrances. Time to restock before it gets warm.

I’m terrible at kicking up a conversation with someone I don’t know. I’ll have to use some of Ashley’s ideas the next time I feel awkward.

I’m definitely getting these slip-ons for casual warm days this summer.

Fascinating read from Brian about this (way out of my price range) watch.

Jack Black has been my go-to fash wash of late. I love the clay and glycolic acid combination.

I love movies. I love style. What more is there to say?

What Is the Best Shaving Soap Under $15

What Is the Best Shaving Soap Under $15

One of the highest draws of men to traditional wet shaving is the much-touted cash savings. Pretty much any blogger who has ever written about switching to a safety razor has promised savings over the unnecessary cartridge razors and can-of-goo shaving method, including me! The trouble is that with the overwhelming and virtually endless supply of wet shaving products it’s hard to know where to start and extremely easy to blow right through one’s budget. With this in mind, I’ve decided to put together my list of the best shave soaps under fifteen dollars. Keep in mind that, as always, your mileage may vary, but in my experience these shaving soaps have provided me with both value and performance.

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OOTD: What I Wore for St. Patrick's Day

OOTD: What I Wore for St. Patrick's Day

I had a great St. Patrick’s Day post planned for last week that was completely thrown off by Stella. The kids were home for days on end, and I just wasn’t able to get it pulled together. I probably should have. I’m still struggling with getting out as many posts as I’d like. But I guess this is all part of the writing process. What I can do is take a look at what I wore on St. Patrick’s Day and share that with you.

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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

I’m getting my weekend reading out a little late today. Actually, this is sort of like the third of a four-day weekend for me. Both kids were off on Thursday and Friday for teacher events, so I’ve been on “dad duty” for the last seventy-two hours. Getting a few hours this morning to work on some writing is a much-welcomed break. Yes, I’m writing this on Saturday morning.

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