Welcome ! I'm Isaiah Johnson this is my personal style/lifestyle blog. My aim is to show you that having a creative and collected style is possible without breaking the bank. Enjoy.

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A Collected Style:


Black Ivy 

I teamed up with Bluer Denim to style a pair of their jeans. After a week of wear, I’m super impressed with the quality and feel. The great thing about purchasing jeans from Bluer is that you get to give back. They have plan where you buy a pair,  and give a pair. You have the opportunity to donate a pair of your old jeans to Bluer and they will give them new life, then send them to someone in need. Their plan is to giveaway 1,000 pair of jeans by the end of 2014.

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Outfit Details: The M1 Slim Taper, c/o Bluer Denim || Denim Button Down by Tommy Hilfiger, Goodwill - $4.29 || Bushacre Chukka Boot by Clarks - $80 || Stripe Tie, Salvation Army - $1 || 

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This post was written as part of my collaboration with Bluer Denim 

Good Morning

Beautiful People 

patience, patience, patience. Think good thoughts, your time is coming 

A Collected Style:

Pre-Fall

Even though we’re in the middle of summer, I’m constantly dreaming of fall.

I took a few weeks off from posting to really rethink and rebuild. I changed my blog around as well as designed a new logo and updated the about, faqs and collaborate  page. Since I’ve lost a lot of weight, I’ve started all over with my wardrobe, I kept a few key pieces, but donated everything else to the goodwill and salvation army. So now I’m prepping for the fall, which is what inspired the look you see above. I’m not a big fan of Adidas, but after seeing how people were styling the Stan Smiths, they really grew on me. I love the classic look as well as the hint of green on the tongue and the back of the shoe. I thought that hint of green would go great with the plaid button down I got from L.L. Bean. I also thought the gray tee and light denim denim jeans would balance out the rest of the outfit.  What do you think of today’s look?

Outfit Details: Factory Driggs Jeans  by J.Crew -$36  ||  Patch Pocket nep T-Shirt  by Gap - $15 || Originals Stan Smith OG by Adidas - $75 || Washed Oxford Cloth Shirt, Plaid  c/o  L.L. Bean Signature 

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What's the difference between a thrift store and a consignment store?

Great question my friend :)

Consignment Store: They have better quality merchandise compared to thrift stores plus when you take clothes into a consignment shop you can make a 4 year 60% profit if the item sells.  That is typically why the prices are higher when you go to these particular stores to shop.  

Thrift Store: Are non-profit organization that accepts clothes as donations.  These donated clothes can be used for charity, women’s shelters, etc.  If you take clothes to a thrift store, you will not get a profit from these clothes if sold.  

Tell your story. Own your dreams. Inspire the world 

Good Morning

Beautiful People

I’ve questioned myself so many times. I’ve wanted to quit so many times. Sometimes you want to just listen to that voice in your head telling you you’ll never reach your dreams or be successful, but you gotta remember that you’re stronger than your thoughts and the negativity you face.  Never lose your passion for what you love to do. Always do things with all your heart and soul. Stay Hunger and Humble. Also,  never let anyone kill your spirit or shine. Hate and negativity is the best fuel you’ll ever have. Believe in yourself and don’t second guess anything,. Once you have your heart set on your dreams, don’t ever look back, continue to move forward. 

Tomorrow’s a new day, a new start, and a new beginning. Be sure to make the best of it :)

Talk about a clean and minimal collection of shoes, Feit did their thing for the fall and winter of 2014. You never really understand simplicity until you’ve seen it done right, and the hi and low-top bicolor sneakers up top are calling my name. Be sure to visit FEIT and check out what else they  have to offer for both Men and Women from their previous catalogs 

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A Collected Style:


Monochrome

I love wearing black and white during the summertime.  I really love how women effortlessly pull off wearing black and white as well, which is what inspired this outfit. I kept this look simple by styling the shoes around a classic t-shirt and pair of jeans, followed by a grey sweatshirt tied around my waist, which I thought was a cool finishing touch to the outfit. What do you think of today’s look ?

Outfit Details:  Factory Driggs Jeans by J.Crew -$36 ||  Men’s Crew Neck T-Shirt  by Merona - $13 || Grey Sweatshirt by Eddie Bauer, Goodwill -$4.29 || Saddle Shoes by Florshem -$40 

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From Today’s Shoot - Summer Bliss 
7 | 19 |14
Photographer/Stylist  - Isaiah Johnson
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Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.
 William S. Burroughs

A Collected Style:


Off-White 

I found this dope off-white jacket last week for super cheap at the Gap. I honestly can’t wait to wear it more when fall finally hits. This jacket was a little tricky for me to style at first, I went through a few looks till I landed on this one. The look showcases a mix of neutral earth tones with a pop of color from the sneakers. Let me know what you think of today’s look?

Outfit Details: Patch Pocket nep T-Shirt by Gap - $15 || Air Max 1 Premium by Nike - $80 || 1969 Heritage Cord Jacket by Gap - $25 (Sale) ||  Alpha Khakis by Dockers - $40

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Good Morning

Beautiful People

Let your job fund your passion, until your passion becomes your job - Joshua Kissi

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priceyhot asked:
Do you shoot with the 85mm 1.2?

Nikon 85mm 1.8G & 50mm 1.8G

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