Treye’s Picks March 2015: Camel Fedoras And A Reality Show

March-2015-Picks

[1. Jazmine Sullivan’s Reality Show, $9.99 at iTunes App Store, 2. Brixton Hat, $115 at Nordstrom. 3. ZeroGrand Oxford, $268 at Cole Hahn. 4. Threes!, $1.99 at iTunes App Store. 5. Orchill AV1 Wallet, $50 at Nordstrom.]

Spring has lowkey sprung here in New York City, so I felt it only appropriate to attempt to breathe a little life back in my blog. And what better way to welcome Treyematic’s New Year — be it a few months overdue — with a fresh batch of Treye’s Picks.

While I braved the bitter cold and sporadic snow showers that marked March in NYC, I had Jazmine Sullivan‘s new album, Reality Show, to keep my mind off what lurked in the murky depths of the sidewalk slush puddles. But Jazmine’s return to music wasn’t the only my only obsession I had during the month. From the prototype Tracee Ellis Ross to the life-altering game Threes!, here are all the things that sparked my inspiration during the past month.

I’m listening to Jazmine Sullivan’s exceptional comeback album Reality Show. I’m covering my head with the Brixton Messer fedora. I’m wanting the sporty Cole Haan ZeroGrand oxfords. I’m needing Orchill’s AV1 wallet Time Teller Watch. I’m passing my time with the super addictive game Threes!. And my favorite March cover girls are the iconic Tracee Ellis Ross for Essence and the always gorgeous Rihanna for Harper’s Bazzar.

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Treye’s Picks July 2014: Summer Crowns and Dragons’ Tails

[1. Herschel Supply Co. Settlement Book Bag, $55 at Nordstrom. 2. Brixton Tiller Hat, $115 at Brixton. 3. Nixon Time Teller Watch, $95 at Urban Outfitters. 4. John Hardy Double-Wrap Dragon Bracelet, $350 at Neiman Marcus. 5. Sebastian Mikael's Speechless, $10 at iTunes.]

[1. Herschel Supply Co. Settlement Book Bag, $55 at Nordstrom. 2. Brixton Tiller Hat, $115 at ASOS. 3. Nixon Time Teller Watch, $95 at Urban Outfitters. 4. John Hardy Double-Wrap Dragon Bracelet, $350 at Neiman Marcus. 5. Sebastian Mikael’s Speechless, $10 at iTunes.]

It feels like it was just the Fourth of July, but this month is quickly coming to a close. It’s been packed with cookouts, outdoor concerts and a some amazing thrift store finds. My pick’s for July are both pragmatic and excessive, perfect to shield you from the scorching rays of summer while allowing you to do a little summer-style flexing at your next house party.

I’m wanting the ruggedly mint Herschel Settlement book bag. I’m needing Nixon’s Time Teller Watch. I’m covering my head with the Brixton Tiller hat. I’m splurging on John Hardy Dragon Double-Wrap bracelet.  I’m listening to Sebastian Mikael’s “Speechless.” And my favorite July cover girls are the extraordinary Lupita Nyong’o for U.S. Vogue and the flawless  Kelly Moreira for Marie Claire France.

Treye’s Picks May 2014: Days, Nights And Bomber Jackets

May2014-Picks

[1. Giles & Brother’s Cuff, $55 at East Dane, 2. Bernard L. Schwartz’s Just Say Yes, $22 at Amazon. 3. Burberry Brit Hatcham Reversible Bomber Jacket, $365 at Nordstrom. 4. Daley’s Days & Nights, $10 at iTunes. 5. Vans LXVI Black and Yellow Segments, $90 at Vans]

It seemed like it would never come, but summer is officially upon us. That means farewell to frigid temps and a welcome greeting to warmer days and a new crop of summer anthems on the radio. As we savor the final weeks of spring, below I’ve gathered all the great things that have caught my eye this month. 

I’m wanting the Vans LXVI Segment kicks. I’m needing Giles & Brother’s Skinny Railroad Spike Cuff.  I’m reading “Just Say Yes” by Bernard L. Schwartz. I’m splurging on the Burberry Brit Hatcham Reversible Bomber Jacket. I’m listening to Daley’s “Days & Nights.” And my favorite May cover girls are the beautiful Solange Knowles for Essence and the timeless Naomi Campbell for a special edition release of Vogue Australia.

Treye’s Picks February 2014: A Little Red And The Golden Girl

Treye's-Picks

[1. Fred Perry Classic Canvas Backpack, $122 at ASOS. 2. Jack Spade Townsman Watch, $298 at Nordstrom, 3. Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $225 at J.Crew, 4. Nike Air Max 1 Premium, $110 at Nike, 5. Rhodia Webnotebook, $17 at JetPens]

February is the month of love — or utter annoyance for those less concerned with the commercial trap that is Valentine’s Day. Nonetheless, I decided to theme my picks for the month in the color of the season – Red. I am aware this post is pushing close to two months behind. But I just had to share my picks from the past month. And whether you were a Valentine’s Day hater or lover this year, I’m sure there’s at least one item below that will warm you heart.

I’m wanting Fred Perry’s Canvas Backpack. I’m needing Jack Spade’s Townsman watch.  I’m splurging on the Nike Air Max 1 Light Crimson kicks . I’m writing in Rhodia’s red Webnotebook. And my favorite February cover girls are the stunning Kate Upton for V Magazine and the gorgeous, Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o for W Magazine.

Treye’s Picks January 2014: Navy Wrists And Supermodels

[1. Lived-In Slim Khaki, $24 at Gap, 2. Fossil Townsman Watch, $225 at Fossil, 3. Kenneth Wahlum's "Away," $0.99 at iTunes, 4. Double Breasted Jacket, $99 at H&M, 5. Nike Air Max Light Essential, $187.23 at Titolo]

[1. Lived-In Slim Khaki, $24 at Gap, 2. Fossil Townsman Watch, $225 at Fossil, 3. Kenneth Whalum III’s “Away,” $0.99 at iTunes, 4. Double Breasted Jacket, $99 at H&M, 5. Nike Air Max Light Essential, $187.23 at Titolo]

We’ve finally welcomed the New Year, ushering in the crisp temperatures of January with fresh resolutions, lots of layers and our favorite pea coats and fur-hooded parkas. But this month also marks my first batch of Treye’s Picks — a list of all my current obsessions each month. Below are just a few things you should check out this January: 

I’m listening to Kenneth Whalum III’s smooth track “Away,” the first single off his upcoming album “Through Hell & High Water.”  I’m wanting emerald green chinos like the Gap Lived-In Slim Khaki and the timeless Black Pine Nike Air Max Light Essential I’m needing H&M’s leather and wool Double Breasted Jacket. I’m splurging on the Fossil Townsman Watch. And my favorite January cover girls are the gorgeous Cara Delevingne for Vogue UK and the stunning Joan Smalls covering Elle.