Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Backpack Madness

Neutral tones seem to be the trend these days when it comes to backpacks. Aldo is sporting a Herschel on his way to class, while I am rocking a Pac Sun collection. Don't ever count a backpack out as a versatile accessory on a brisk spring day.

Friday, January 11, 2013

"Revenge"-Inspired Wedding Attire

Leaf Bangle: Forever XXI | Gold Bangle: Cartier | Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs | 
Pearl Bracelet: Forever XXI | Heels: Candis | Dress: Sweet Rain

Sometimes a look is not inspired by designers, celebrities or current trends -- but something much more "day to day." Grace's look is inspired by the Golden Globe- and People's Choice-nominated TV sensation "Revenge." In the first season of this ABC drama, main character Emily Thorne (played by Emily Vancamp) holds an engagement party themed "Fire and Ice." As Grace was choosing her look for the wedding she was soon attending, she took inspiration from this pivotal scene in this riveting show. The perk of rocking a red dress is that the dress alone serves as the focal point of your ensemble -- no need for a pastel clutch or a patterned head band, for example. Check out some looks from "Revenge's" fiery engagement party below or check out the show on Netflix! Let me know what you think.

Photo courtesy of Huffington Post TV
Photo courtesy of tvline.com
Photo courtesy of tvline.com

Blue skies,
Brett Westmoreland

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I would just like to wish everyone a wonderful year to come! I just started blogging a few months ago and so far my readers' feedback has been wonderful, so I truly appreciate you guys. I'm just starting to get a hang of the design aspects of blogging as well as deciding where exactly I want to go with this blog and what I want to gain from it. As this winter break is coming to a close, it means it is soon time for me to return back to school in Gainesville. But along with the clean slate of a new year (and the wondrous marvel that is college) comes the opportunity to live a more cultured lifestyle -- and with that I hope to share my experiences, ideas, and opinions with all of you. Thank you so much for getting me onto my feet with Kill Them With Culture in 2012. I can not wait for the beauty that will come of 2013!

Blue skies!
Brett Westmoreland

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Loving Him Was Red

Shades: Ray Ban | Watch: Adidas | Peacoat: J. Crew | Button Down: J. Crew
 | Belt: Express Men | Jeans: American Eagle | Socks: J. Crew | Loafers: Aldo

Like I said before, you can never go wrong with a pair of bold, colored pants. I incorporated this scarf -- which was hand-knitted by my dear friend's lovely mother -- to supplement my use of red as an accent. I decided to be a little more liberal with my use of color with this look, as I mixed several different neutrals within this single ensemble -- a navy, pin-striped button-down; a black peacoat; tan dress-socks and dark brown loafers. Sometimes too many colors can hinder the cohesion of a look. However, I feel like this final product portrays a look with an well-compiled, business-casual feel. Mixing several neutrals in one look is a trend that I'm definitely going to be periodically rocking in the foreseeable future. Tell me what you think!

And a big thanks to some of my best friends and fellow bloggers, Peyton and Madison Dalton, for taking these pictures and helping me with some blog formatting.
Check out their incredible blog right here: Identical Ideals

Blue skies!
Brett Westmoreland

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Black & Gold

Not only does my friend Julianne rock a middle part, but she also exemplifies utter perfection in this monochromatic ensemble. She makes use of an array of patterns and textures in a way that conceals the fact that her look is entirely composed of black articles. The use of floral leggings and a patterned scarf as well as the incorporation of colored accessories bring a sense of creativity and liveliness to this chic day-to-day look. The use of gold as an accent is consistent throughout her various jewels and is even embodied through the monogram on her shoulder bag. To me, this outfit exemplifies both a look of class and the ever-sought indie, hipster look. Tell me what you think!

Leggings: Cotton On | Flats: Steven Madden | Necklace: Tory Burch | Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft | 
Shades: Target | Shoulder Bag: Marley Lilly | Scarf: Henri Bendel

I'm soon going to get with some blogging friends to improve the look of my page by adding some spiffy links and such. Until then, find me on Instagram at @killthemwithculture. I absolutely love to follow new blogs -- make friends and become inspired.

Blue skies!
Brett Westmoreland