I Lost 30 lbs In 6 Weeks [The Check In #1]

Welcome to our newest series, The Check In!  We wanted to try something new for our viewers and readers so in this series we’re checking in with each other on a few personal things, talking about some stuff we’re excited about right now, and giving you guys a few updates on what’s going on in our lives (like Dorian’s weight loss).

We hope you enjoy this new series, let us know what you think and if you have any questions or topics you want to see us discuss!

 

Things Ashley Is Into Right Now

Chain Necklaces – Ashley loves a little bit of silver or gold peeking out as a nice bit of bling. Look for what’s known as a club chain in a small size like 2 or 3 millimeters.

Braided Belts – A cool twist on belts and they just add something special to your outfit.  Look for them in leather or cotton and you can wear them in a variety of basic colors like brown, tan, black, navy, or gray.

Belt Picks:

Belt 1

Belt 2

Belt 3

Belt 4

 

Things Dorian Is Into Right Now

Dorian is loving the documentary Apollo 11, a fascinating take on the space mission.

Watch the trailer here

Buy/Rent the documentary here

 

Dorian’s Book Recommendations

The Passage of Power by Rober Caro is a 4 volume history series about one of our country’s most interesting Presidents and his rise to power.

Buy It Here

Frank Miller’s Batman is a hugely influential series of editions featuring one of DC’s most legendary characters.

Check Them Out Here

 

Why Is Dorian Taking Over The Channel?

As you know by now, outside of being my husband, Dorian is my business partner, and now a fixture on our site and channel. We get a lot of questions about Dorian’s involvement in all of our content, so, while we swear he’s not “taking over the channel”, in this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday, we wanted to answer this question and give you some more insight!

 

He’s Around All The Time

Dorian’s a fixture in our business life and helps with a lot of aspects, so it seemed natural to include him as our business grew and evolved. Obviously we’re partners in life, so having him around is all the more wonderful as we get busier and busier in our professional lives.

He’s Knowledgeable On All Things

Because we collaborate so often and have been working together for awhile, Dorian has a ton of knowledge and smart opinions on all things style and accessories that I really value. He also is very passionate and knowledgeable about all things EDC, tech, and lifestyle, so we thought it would be a shame not to share with our readers and viewers of all the insight he brings to the table. Plus, as a regular guy just like you, he brings thoughtful opinions to the table, even when he disagrees, and we feel it’s important to bring this point of view to you as well.

It Helps Us Be More Efficient

It’s more of a technical production thing, but having him participate and assist in the filming of videos really is a huge help and time saver.  With our wallet update video, for example, having him involved made the process much more efficient and productive.

New House Update & Tour

Since we’re finally done remodeling and have moved in, we thought we’d give you guys an update and a tour of our new home!

Extra special thanks to our friends at Bevel for helping make this video happen. Dorian’s been testing the Bevel shave kit and absolutely loves it. Follow the link below to learn more and for your chance to win a free kit from Bevel!

Check out Bevel!

Our Story: How We Met

Many of you have asked more about “our story” so we’re happy to start sharing.  Here’s more about how we met!

BTS of Styling Kian Lawley for “Before I Fall” Premiere

This video is extra special because I never really get the chance to actually show the work involved with styling someone for an event. But I’m thankful that Kian Lawley (from KianandJC) was cool enough to let me film the whole celebrity menswear styling process for a red carpet appearance.

 

My Refinery29 “30 Under 30 List” Shoot: The Menswear Stylist

I’m honored to be included in Refinery 29’s 30 Under 30 List as “The Menswear Stylist” to watch. The list includes some of the most influential and inspiring individuals who are killing it in their respective industries…and as you might have guessed, we’re all under the age of 30.

You can see the full interview at the link below but thought it would be fun to share a couple of the interview questions that didn’t make the cut:

Q: Which celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life? Why?

A: Sandra Bullock – 1. She’s hilarious. 2. Have you seen what she looks like? She’d make me way hotter and funnier than I really am!

Q: When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be doing at this age? Explain.

A: I seriously thought I’d be an astronaut at this point in my life. But clearly that didn’t pan out…Nor did being a weather woman, rocket scientist, zoologist, and Olympic gymnast.

 

 

See the full interview and pictures here:

Refinery 29 30 Under 30 List