HAT American Apparel / TOP Vintage / SHORTS Romwe / SHOES Valentino
NECKLACE Forever21 / BRACELET Juicy Couture / WATCH Franchesca's

I am currently enjoying a little chill-out time with my family in Santa Barbara, CA, and the weather couldn't be any better. I am dreading having to go back to the 115 degree weather back home in Vegas, and there is nothing more I love than being able to read a book outside without feeling like I'm doing bikram yoga.

I love the easygoing element of this outfit and it is perfect for the climate. I finally busted out this amazing wool floppy hat from American Apparel (which I also have in brown) and I love this vintage fringe number that my dad picked from a rack in a secondhand store. I swear my dad has this secret, amazing fashion sense.

Loving this white watch and I paired it with my under-loved Juicy Couture gold charm bracelet. It was probably the first expensive piece I bought on my own. So it always will have a place in my heart.

Off to the beach to watch the sunset. Where are my flip flops?

Ben Green



I'm not sure about you, but I am definitely guilty of overpacking. It is so easy to take your whole closet and shove it into the biggest suitcase you can find, but do you really need that much? The cop-out, over materialistic answer would be "YES, I need it all!" But in reality, it's just not practical. My best friend Bostyn was over at my house yesterday and she definitely blocked my closet so that I couldn't keep running back in for more stuff. So thank you Bostyn, you have inspired this blog post. I suggest having a friend like that around, whenever you are packing.

I am off for a little vacation to Santa Barbara, CA, for a few days and I think I finally figured out how to pack light without the anxiety of "What if I need this sequin blazer in case we get invited to an event?" So here are my tips to packing light:

1. Check the weather - Most of my overpacking is due to including way too many pieces that don't really even fit the climate. Do yourself a favor and check the weather for the days that you will be on your trip, and ONLY pack clothing that is suitable. Of course, throw in an extra jacket just in case it gets chilly.

2. Plan outfits ahead - I know this may seem very hard, but you need to try to think ahead. Sit down with a pen and paper and write down where you think you will be going on your trip and then try to plan your outfits ahead of time. Then only pack those outfits. It is absurd to bring 14 outfits for a 6 day trip, so think about how you can use different pieces in multiple ways to save space. 

3. Spacial restriction - This is probably my number one tip when trying to pack light. It is as simple as, a smaller bag. Choose a bag that is significantly smaller than you would normally overpack, and make it a goal to have everything you bring fit in this bag. This works for me because it automatically forces me to downsize. 

It was my aim to fit everything I needed into my Ermenegildo Zegna "Weekender Bag". It is such a         wonderful duffle for travel and the name suggests the perfect use for it. It fits just enough for my short escape to the coast and it's unbelievably durable. And it's black of course.

I hope something you have read in this post has helped you and encouraged you to pack lighter for your trips. Less baggage equals less stress. 

Ben Green


I have been obsessed with some of the Fall/Winter 2013 Campaigns, so I figured I would share my highlights with you! These are actually my favorites when it comes to the video campaigns, but for blog purposes I am using the campaign still images to represent them. If you click on the images, they will take you to the video campaigns. These are in no particular order.

1. First up is the Mulberry Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign. Anything with my girl Cara Delevigne will grab my attention off the bat, and she is mesmerizing as always in this campaign. I love Cara and her gorgeous co-stars, owls, placed intricately among tree branches and perched on Mulberry's exquisite leather. Bravo.

2. Dying over the LANVIN Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign. I am usually never let down by LANVIN, and this campaign was no different. Being one of my favorite brands, I would probably like anything they produced, but this campaign was absolute gorgeous. Edie Campbell is absolutely perfect and all   the women she plays in the campaign are beautiful. I also loved the use of voiceovers in the video.

3. I can't get enough of the "Roberto Cavalli woman". Roberto Cavalli's Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign reminded me exactly why I love his clothes so much and what a strong woman he portrays through his work. This campaign video was strong as always; the cinematography and lighting was wonderful. Gosh the models in his campaigns always have the best hair.

4. It's no secret I'm a sucker for Daphne Groeneveld. The Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign is full of my favorite models and I absolutely loved the subtle, nautical element. All the models held up posters with their names and displayed some dance moves, so I was obviously in love. The cinematography of the campaign made it probably one of my top favorites of the bunch. Plus the song was equally as wonderful. Definitely one to take a look at. 

5. Leaving the best for last, the amazing Prada Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign. This was probably my absolute favorite campaign. This was the campaign that inspired this blog post. The "film noir" look about this campaign film was amazing and the play on an acting audition was so wonderful. I loved the "dramatic acting" and the cinematography on this campaign was also superb. Definitely check this one out. 

So impressed with these campaigns. I'm now going to go pretend I'm in a campaign. HAHA!

Ben Green



If you follow me on Instagram, you know that it is probably my favorite social networking sites. I am definitely the most active on it and I love documenting my trips through photos on my profile. Like for example, my trip to L.A. a few weeks ago, that I am just now getting around to posting on here!

1. Arriving in the City of Angels! Oh how I don't miss the traffic.

2. I became oddly obsessed with pears on my trip. If there was ever a farmer's market or venue nearby where I could get my hands on a ripe pear, I took the opportunity.

3. Stopped at the always lovely, Brandy Melville on the 3rd Street Promenade. I can never come out of that store empty handed. It is always a destination of every single L.A. trip I take.

4. Amazing crepes at this breakfast place called Bea Bea's, north of the Hollywood Bowl. Nutella crepe? I'm down. And what a cute breakfast place!

5. Beautiful city of L.A. on my way to a fashion PR firm. 

6. Looking through the racks at Red Light PR's showroom! What a wonderful staff and they were so kind to let me select so many pieces to do a style edit with! Lovely end to my trip.

Ben Green


Tank: Brandy Melville
Cardigan: Brandy Melville
Levi's: Wasteland
Belt: Forever21
Necklace: (my mother's)
Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: NastyGal

I shot this outfit on my third day of my LA trip a few weeks back. I realized I never actually posted the look so here it is! 

I was staying within walking distance of the Hollywood Bowl and I could literally hear Bjork singing from my apartment. So angry that I had no one to accompany me to what I am sure was a other-worldly concert. Outside the complex I was living in for a few days, the walls were covered in gorgeous greenery, that is almost foreign to my native hometown of Las Vegas. I thought it was perfect backdrop to shoot an outfit and especially one that showcased my favorite new cardigan from my dear Brandy Melville. Gosh I love that store.

This outfit is pretty casual but you don't have to be dressed up to look great, so layer with tanks, cardigans, throw on some high waisted shorts, and a simple sterling silver necklace adds the perfect touch.

I really need new combats. These babies from NastyGal are worn thin. Literally, I need the heel replaced. 

Ben Green



The final walkthrough for the Alexandre Herchcovitch F/W 2013 Collection for New York Fashion Week, from my seat. It was an absolutely beautiful collection, and the atmosphere and music were equally as gorgeous.

Definitely my favorite show I saw that season.


We all know that prints are in full force at the moment, and especially for this spring/summer season, but now the prints are translating from women's trousers to a full on suit. I think people forget that bold prints are not womenswear-only textiles, so it is unbelievably refreshing to see these printed suits from Alexander McQueen for Menswear Spring 2014. 

This collection was absolutely beautiful with its use of artfully damaged buttons and brocades, the adaptation of lace into menswear, and the overall Edwardian feel. These bold printed suits were definitely a stand out for me and something I personally loved. As always, Sarah always satisfies me with exquisite collections.

I am all about the matching two-piece suit, and there is nothing that I love more than a full look. Add a print in there and I am sold. In an ideal world, I would wear the first look shown in this post to my senior prom. Who knows, maybe I will! (pray with me?)

And can we talk about the slick middle-part? You can say I am a fan of that as well. I mean, look at my blog banner.

Ben Green

Images courtesy of Style.com