Riding the Palewave

Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a style guide. I wanted to focus today’s post on a trend called Palewave, which as the name implies, has something to do with light colors.

According to this Palewave guide from OnPointFresh:

“Palewave is a very popular aesthetic that typically starts to gain more and more traction as summer starts to hit. Palewave centers around muted and pale colors with a very relaxed and comfy vibe. One of the main draws of Palewave is that it is an aesthetic that can be had for quite cheap. So, if you’re looking for a new look this summer but money is tight, maybe give Palewave a try.”

Since they already give a guide for looks and inspiration, I wanted to center this post around where to find good Palewave pieces at a reasonable price point.

 

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Both my hoodie and my jeans are from Zara, which has a bunch of really nice pieces at very reasonable prices. I linked to some shirts on the website in nice pale blues, peaches, and pinks that work well for Palewave.

Additionally, Target recently started carrying a trendy private label brand called Goodfellow. I have a few pieces from there, including henleys and long sleeve shirts, but I really enjoy the fit and color of their t-shirts (and for under $10!). Just so you know that I’m not pushing them onto you, here’s one man’s honest review of their clothes. As I say all the time, you just have to find brands whose cut and color fit your body shape.

And as always, you already know about my love for Uniqlo <3, so here’s a video of someone’s Palewave haul.

If you’re already a pro Palewave surfer, I want to see your outfits! Be sure to stop by my Instagram and tag me in a post of your best look!

Photography: Yang’s Wear Abouts

– TS℞

Olive green bomber jacket from Uniqlo with Timex Waterbury Watch

Spring Transitions with Timex

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Timex to showcase their Waterbury timepiece, a classic and understated watch that is perfect for the spring.

Timex Waterbury watch with leather band
“Meet the next generation of classic. Our roots date back to 1854 in Waterbury, CT and this ageless style, with a meticulously stitched tan leather band, silver-tone steel case and cream dial, honors our heritage of pure craftsmanship and authentic watchmaking.”

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Spiced hot chocolate with cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper

#becauseitsnotstudying: Spiced hot chocolate with cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper

For many, a cup of hot chocolate conjures childhood memories of warming up during a snow day. Even now, when I was trapped in my apartment last week because of the snow and forced to *gasp* study for an upcoming exam, hot chocolate brought the same sort of comfort. However, as much as I loved Swiss Miss and mini-marshmallows, my palate has matured a bit – I wanted something a little more grown up.

Spiced hot chocolate

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#becauseitsnotstudying: Tamago Kake Gohan (Japanese-style rice and eggs)

The food addict that I am, most of my time is spent thinking about what I am going to eat or cook next (if my parents are reading this, don’t worry, I study for school also). Every Sunday, I make it a goal of mine to be a grandpa by finishing my work and getting for bed before 9:00 PM s I can listen to The Splendid Table. It’s described as a podcast that is “public radio’s culinary culture and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone.” I don’t care if I sound lame, but this is actually a highlight of my weekend.

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New Year, New Routine

Happy New Year, folks!

I hope you had a wonderful and restful break filled and lots of quality time with your friends and family. I hope you also had some equally as important “me time,” a large component of which involves actually taking care of yourself. For medical students especially, self-care often falls to the bottom of our priority lists. However, it’s imperative that you make sure you’re carving out at least a few minutes a day for yourself.

One thing that I am trying to get serious about is a better morning routine. My friends know that I am pretty lazy and have a hard time getting out of bed. The inevitable rush leads to quick shower, some hair product to tame the mane, and maybe some lotion if I’m lucky. With January in full-blown winter mode + a v timely Christmas gift from Anthony, I consider myself a lucky guy!

Ever since joining Equinox and becoming that guy, Ant’s been obsessed with Kiehl’s. I saw it all over IG but wasn’t sure what the hype was about. I am now a fan. This post is NOT sponsored, I just want to show you some cool stuff!

The “Jeremyville – Healthy Skin for Him” Collection, which is pretty affordable for $26 at Nordstrom, comes in a cool box designed by Brooklyn-based artist, Jeremyville.

Kiehl's Healthy Skin for Him

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Salmon burgers on avocado flatbread toast with a kale salad

#becauseitsnotstudying: Salmon Burgers

Salmon burgers on avocado toast with a kale salad
Salmon burgers on avocado flatbread toast with a kale salad

A dilemma that I’m sure has plagued many a college student: It’s the last week of break and you barely have anything in the fridge. You also don’t want to buy any groceries because you’ll be home soon and it won’t be worth it. What is a poor soul like you going to do? What you’re going to do is put down the menu of that pizza place and keep driving past Chipotle because today you’re going to learn how to adult.

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Thrift, Fleas, and Vintage please!

The reason that I wanted to start a style blog in the first place was my love for thrifting. It became a hobby of mine when I started college and has been close to my heart ever since. This post has been a long time coming! Most of my friends know that I have a tendency to find ridiculously awesome pieces while thrifting, some of which I’ve already shared on my Instagram, while others have yet to make an appearance. Although I hand out ideas here and there, I have yet to compile my secrets for finding a great deal. Thanks to all of your pestering, I’m about to spill some piping hot tea, the first in a series of guides if you’re lucky.

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