Thursday, February 19, 2015

Be Better Than The Gap

My husband doesn't like to spend money on things. He just plain doesn't. And I mean 'things' as in its truest definition: Inanimate, material objects. He does, however, like to spend his money on experiences. Jay is down to splurge on a dope food truck concoction or to throw some extra money at the airline in order to start a trip in first class and he is the first one to sit us down so we can plan a vacation, even though that always means we're spending money. To him, doing something or going somewhere are reasons to make a dent in what you work for and I love that quality in him.

Except for the fact that I'm ready for an update in his wardrobe. He dresses well enough and he truly does have some great pieces and always looks splendid at formal events. But, on the casual days, he subscribes to the policy of 'wear whatever you see first'. And since he looks so d*mn good dressed-up, I'd love to see it happen a little more regularly. Just would love a little less loose, baby-blue button-ups and a little more slim-fit, rich colored shirts.
^Can we just do this scene this weekend? | VIA
And herein is the issue, Jay loves this idea but would much rather spend his money elsewhere as well as likens shopping to his eyes being gouged out like he's in a "Game of Thrones" episode. But every now and again you gotta treat yo'self to some attire and I'd say being in your thirties with a new wife is a grand, ol' excuse to do so.

Here's a few type of looks I'm gonna try to pitch to him over the next couple months and I'm hoping he will see the light ...
^I LOVE this entire look. | VIA
^All four above VIA
Though I do think there's such a fine line in men's fashion between suave sophistication & 'Whoooa, Nelly... you tried way too hard'. So we'll have to be on the lookout for those styles as we go.

Wish me luck and send any tips my way!


Pat Hatt said...

haha good luck indeed, I agree with him, save money for trips. But then my wardrobe hasn't be updated in years either lol

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Good luck!

MFD's wardrobe is worth at least double what mine is, so I'm sure we have the opposite problem over here!

Kara said...

My husband is a SUPER fly dresser and always spends WAY too much money on work clothes, haha. But I guess attorneys are supposed to look good? We spent an ABSURD amount of money on a pair of leather shoes after he passed the bar, to celebrate. I seriously don't even think my whole wardrobe is worth what we spent on them. #oops

Your guy is going to look amazing! (Although I'm sure he already does :)

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@Steph @Kara haha, well maybe he needs to hang out with your men!