Couch Potatoes

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

The TV is tired of watching you.

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

On Brick:
sweatshirt: Adam Arnold
tank: Brady Lange
leggings: Nike
shoes: Alexander McQueen for Puma

On Black:
scarf: vintage
house coat: Free People
shirt: Forever-21
shorts: unknown
socks: uhhh, Target?


Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Brick and Black!

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  happy feet

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On Black:

dress: Free People
tube dress: Free People
sweater: HWR
socks: Free People
“heels: Kenneth Cole Reaction

On Brick:

bow tie: vintage
shirt: Adam Arnold
shorts: Adam Arnold
socks: Happy Feet
shoes: Too Boot New York


Best of Brick and Black

Hey everyone!  So it’s been one year and one hundred posts since Brick & Black first started this adventure.  And in true anniversary fashion we decided to reminisce on this past year and compile some of our favorite pictures.  That’s right folks, we’ve only just broken our first season and we are already doing a clip show.  Enjoy!!!

We’ve done a lot of “walking away” shots but this is the all time best, simply  because we were cracking up as we had to navigate through a minefield of doggy doo.  Don’t worry we made it through free and clear.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/backinblack/

Some of the best shots come out of nowhere.  This kitty infiltrated the shoot and stole the show.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/gardenparty/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/grimetime/

Hands downs (and hats off) one of our most fun shoots. (and proof that we DO smile)

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/hats/

Eye patch + Thore = one fun time

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/a-patchy-situation/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/we-the-free/

Natural lighting doing us a solid.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/until-the-sun-comes-up/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/shades-of-grey/

The best landscape

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/lumbersass/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/mickey/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/portland-to-nashville-with-black-and-co/

Our hands down favorite shoot.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/golden-days/

Thank you to all of those who’ve followed us and enjoyed what we’ve been putting out there.  This has been such a fun year for us and we look forward to continuing bringing our expression of style and fashion to you.

a special thanks to Grayling jewelry and Adam Arnold along with our family and friends.  And a super duper special thanks to Mr. Peter Black of Counterpart Photo, we couldn’t do any of this with out you

xoxo

Brick and Black


lumberglam

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

A very special thank you to Kipp Knode and his ‘designer’ axes. I mean, who doesn’t wish they could carry this around with them through the foggy morning hillside.

On Brick:

Boots: Double H
Jeans: Wrangler
Suspenders and Shirt: Adam Arnold
Scarf: Gucci
Gloves: English Laundry
Pins: vintage
Hat: Crown Cap

On Black:
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Jeans: J Brand
Shirt: Ever
Suspenders: American Apparel
Fur: (made by our own) Brady Lange
Beanie: gas station treasure


Happy Halloween!

Halloween is one of my very favorite holiday’s, everything from the apple cider to the costumes to loads of candy.  Halloween is just plain fun.  And the color of choice for a spooky Halloween?  Black of course.

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Odyn Vovk leather jacket available at Blackbird

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the coolest black sneakers out there, Louis sneaker from Christian Louboutin

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the Magnetism necklace from Grayling Jewelry

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Vintage dead stock Paloma Picasso 3711 shades available from Blackbird

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you can’t go wrong with a classic black nail varnish, especially when it’s from Chanel

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ok so technically this killer Adam Arnold lace shirt is dark navy but it’s still spooky good.

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the appropriately named Hellraiser flat from Unif available from Solestruck

Happy Halloween everyone!

-Brick

images via
blackbirdballard.com
christianlouboutin.com
graylingjewelry.com
blackbirdballard.com
chanel.com
adam-arnold.com (photo by Christy Klep)
solestruck.com


White Out The Rules

Rules are meant to be broken, and the fashion rule surrounding Labor Day is no exception.  It is now officially after Labor Day and I refuse to acknowledge the “rule” that you can’t wear white after Labor Day.  I will continue to wear white all through fall and winter.  Everything from shirts to pants to shoes.  I will, because I like it.  No silly rule is going to tell me otherwise.

everyone should own a at least one well fitting white button up

tan pants bring a little fall color while wearing white


So Labor Day, suck it.  Today I wear white.

Shades: Ray Ban
Shirt: Adam Arnold
Tee: Hanes
Pants: American Apparel
Shoes: Alexander McQueen for Puma
Scarf: Vintage

-Brick


Denim Nation

 I finally have done what I thought I may never do, I washed my favorite pair of raw denim by Simon Miller Jeans.  It has been three years since I first started breaking them in.  They were so tight and stiff I got bruises on my hips.  Several times my feet fell asleep while sitting from lack of circulation.  Range of motion was so limited I once fell over trying to stand up after kneeling down to pick something up.  What can I say, it was a labor of love, and totally worth it.  They are now superbly worn and formed to my body, I love these jeans.  I was really nervous about washing them, but I felt it was time.  It was like sending your child off to their first day of pre-school.

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before and after

they turned out pretty darn good

This monumental event got me looking at all of my denim.  I’m a bit of jeans freak and believe you should have a pair for any occasion.  Here are a few of my favorites currently rounding out my closet.

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L: I don’t wear these but will never get rid of them.  My first pair of “nice jeans” Gap 1969 boot cut.  Wore them pretty much every day my Jr. and Sr. year of high school.  Broken zipper, ripped to shit, thin as paper, I may not wear them but they will always hold a place in my heart.

R: Newest pair, custom bespoke skinny/straight leg raw denim by Adam Arnold.  Made to measure so they fit like a glove.

Denim Trousers, Acne Jeans, Acne Denim Trouser, Vintage Levi's, Levi's Flared jean, Brick and Black

L: Denim Trouser by Acne.  Gotta dress it up sometimes.

R: Vintage high waisted flared Levi’s.  Skin tight 70’s cool.

Gray Denim, Gray Nudie Denim, Nudie Denim, Aqua colored jeans, Adam Arnold Jeans, Brick and BlackColor! (sort of)

L: Gray denim by Nudie.  So comfy and less severe than black.

R: Light aqua denim by Adam Arnold.  The quirky unusual color is so good.

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L: Black skinny jeans by Cheap Monday.  Perfectly simple and basic.

R: White skinny jeans by Adam Arnold.  You can go about white jeans in one of two ways.  One stressing and trying to keep them perfectly white.  Or two, wear the hell out of them and don’t give a damn.  I choose option two.  Mine are dirty, wrecked and perfect.

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L: Slouchy customized denim by Seven for All Mankind.  I got these a couple sizes too big, chopped them off at the lower calf and pegged them.  They are my answer to sweats.

R: Cut off denim shorts by Simon Miller.  These were my first pair of Simon Millers, I needed shorts one day so I chopped them off, never once regretted it.

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 Levi’s 501, the original denim.  Nothin’ like a classic.

shirt: Tr0vata
boots: Justin

-Brick