The big 2 0. My life has been quite the journey thus far from major setbacks, to a change of dreams, and most importantly to break throughs. The one thing that has stuck by me over the last few years is the ability to adapt. No matter how much preparation, no matter how hopeful, and no matter how careful, you never truly know how life may come striking at you at the most unexpected times. Adapting for me has been the ability to absorb the “hit” that life serves from time to time, while breaking through stronger, faster, smarter, and wiser than ever during that process.
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to celebrate my birthday over at Pick6ix! A striped shirt, cropped jeans, and a pair of Vans were all that was needed for this memorable day. I accessorized the outfit with a pair of specs, a watch, and a couple gold chains.
A special thank you to all my family who attended and made the night possible!
Summer is officially here and with that being said, I wanted to share my first look for the season from this past weekend.
You can never go wrong with a short sleeve button-up shirt in the summer time. I paired the shirt with black denim shorts and black slip-on vans to compliment the navy while being comfortable which is always a bonus when dressing to head out. I accessorized the outfit with a pair of blue tinted sun glasses and a watch to add to the street vibe.
As you can see I went for more of a casual summer look on this particular day, but plain coloured short sleeve shirts can also be dressed up depending on occasion as I’ve shown at the end of the first SS18 post.
I have never come across a more relatable tweet over the years. This is simply because I view myself as someone who is willing to take a step out of the “norm” and stand for what I truly do believe in rather than picking up on negative things to “fit in” and setting myself back as an individual. The truth is, we can all search and find some sort of negative component from anybody out there no matter who it may be and use that as an excuse for our own negative actions or beliefs. Instead, you can simply flip that approach and challenge yourself to search for the good in any individual and apply it your own life to further advance. As simple as it sounds, it’s quite rare due to many people imprisoning their own minds and thinking they are entitled to certain lifestyles. Set free and keep pushing.
As a continuation of my previous post (SS18 II), this is the “HYPE BEAST FLOW”. Hard to miss at just about any time of the day, the rose gold Supreme x The North Face metallic parka was one of the most sought after Supreme collaborations that have dropped in 2018 thus far.
The “base” of this entire outfit was showcased in the previous post (from the sneakers, joggers, socks, and t-shirt). It was a no-brainer to throw on a flashy parka with the outfit due to the basics allowing for versatility with colour choice and according to any possible weather changes during the spring/summer. Aside from the hype, the Supreme x TNF parka makes for a great transitional jacket that can be utilized as we make it further down the year as well during the fall/winter.
I’m going to step away from the fashion/hype talk for just a moment and share an interesting perspective on a common theme which exists on a daily basis. Over the years, I’ve noticed that many individuals feel a certain level of competition amongst each other which leads to nothing more than mental barriers being created. I say “mental barriers” due to the fact that many people are so focused on gaining that competitive edge on another person that it only caps their own happiness and success. There are many who will see others as a threat to themselves and flood their own minds with nothing but negativity.
The point here is, every individual looks to utilize their abilities in some shape or form whether its through work, academically, or interests they may have, and there will always be someone or something to measure up to. We live in quite a closed world of our own and when you view things on a more broad-scale, the amount of real-world competition is countless no matter which field you’re aiming to make your mark in. Often misunderstood, but the only way forward is to genuinely support and love one another and fuel off of each other’s successes no matter what people are hoping to accomplish. Once people are ready to release themselves from these self-created barriers, they will begin to see things with a clear eye view and realize the only competition in life is yourself.
Personally, I’m more than aware of the negativity that comes along with putting myself out as a “blogger”, but whether reactions are positive or negative, I view it all as love at the end of the day and consistently look for ways to improve in every aspect possible. I’m a product of inspiration that I openly take from anywhere or anyone and will only continue to examine how I measure up to who I was yesterday.
BRANDS WORN: SUPREME, THE NORTH FACE, CHAMPION, ADIDAS, YEEZY
Welcome back to BD’s Flow. After an extremely busy and cold winter stretch, we are nearing the final stages of this season very soon. Recently, I was able to check out the long-anticipated “Pick6ix” restaurant/sports bar during a night out in the city.
Without any doubt, Pick6ix is one of Toronto’s finest. With luxurious design, exceptional dishes, and some of today’s hottest music, gives this restaurant a very unique ambience.
Stepped away from the parka for just a moment. Classic camel, a knit sweater, along with slim black denim, and laced up black Timberlands was the way to go for some fine dining on this occasion.
A combination of versatile streetwear and basics summarizes the 2017 fall season.
Express yourself through your style choices. Here I am in a bright orange Stone Island basic hoodie paired with washed black distressed denim. Vibrant colours are not something I gravitate towards often, but it was a great way for me to shake things up in my wardrobe this season as I constantly keep an eye out for ways to grow.
Next, we have one of my favourite looks for a night out this season.
This second look features a leather biker jacket paired with dark blue denim. To complete the outfit I went with a taupe coloured hoodie and classic Timberland boots. The perfect look for a night out as it still has the flair you are looking for, but is complimented well with my some of my go-to basics.