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Jonathan Mezibov masters luxury grade dress shirts crafted in small batches in Italy and the US

The corporate world. Something we fight against yet can never stay fully away from. It’s commerce, and along with the monopolization of industries followed by diminished craftsmanship, comes the convenience of attainability and efficiency. But what if we could have the best of both worlds? 

Introducing Jonathan Mezibov. A luxury shirt brand crafting small batch shirts manufactured in Italy and the US.

Held to the highest quality standards, Jonathan has made his collection a craft that is fully attainable, with a direct to consumer online business model. 

After personally experiencing the label for myself, this Jonathan Mezibov shirt review will cover the brand’s’ business ethics and standards, along with a hands-on review of quality, fabrics, fit and styling. Here’s a breakdown of some highlights to note as we cover each in more detail.

Jonathan Mezibov noteworthy qualities:

  • SIMPLE, ELEGANT PACKAGING: Luxury grade, understated, and through fully planned
  • LUXURY GRADE CRAFTSMANSHIP: Very fine stitching, not a single stitch out of place from button holes to inseam
  • CRISP, LIGHTWEIGHT POPLINS: A blend of cotton, polyester and elastane that’s machine washable
  • THOUGHTFUL MODERN DESIGNS: Featuring tab cuffs, shoulder epaulettes, mother-of-pearl buttons and other signature details

Let’s begin with first impressions.

Jonathan Mezibov packaging and presentation

I selected three dress shirts to get a full brand experience. Two women’s dress shirts for myself, and a crisp white dress shirt from the men’s collection. All arrived neatly packed in slate grey, luxury grade boxes with a simple two corner ribbon.

Clean and elegant. As should be expected for a collection of luxury dress shirts.

In the packages, the dress shirts were neatly folded and held in place with smooth metal mini clips. A small detail but much preferred over pinning, which can cause thread breakage, holes and unwanted hard wrinkling in new dress wear. 

Jonathan Mezibov quality of craftsmanship and materials

Most impressive to the collection is Jonathan Mezibov’s attention to detail in the truly luxury grade craftsmanship of his designer shirts.

Neat button holes, cuffs, darting – even the inseams have been sewn without a stitch out of place. A rarity in a world of corporate manufacturing – even for many known luxury brands. 

Driven by Jonathan’s mission to make the best shirts on the market, “luxury shirts at the highest quality and value” it’s clear the brand has exemplified his elevated standards. Perhaps due to the small batch craftsmanship designed to sell direct to consumer online. Perhaps because Jonathan has chosen to only work with the highest labor standards, manufacturing with craftsman in Italy and the US.

Jonathan’s team has personally visited all of their partner factories managing personal relationships to insure the integrity of the product is not only from the craftsmanship, but with the craftspeople directly. 

Whatever magic he sprinkles in, it’s clearly working. You’ll be hard pressed to find a luxury brand that exceeds his quality standards.

Jonathan Mezibov shirt review

Beyond the collection as a whole, each Jonathan Mezibov shirt has been thoughtfully designed with signature details to make each a masterpiece of their own.

I’ll cover some of the finer points of each piece I had the pleasure to experience for my own.

The women’s classic white dress shirt

The first piece I selected was the Annette poplin shirt. Primarily because when reviewing dress shirts, a staple is a great place to start. A simple white shirt is one of the most quintessential pieces in a professional’s wardrobe, and should be selected with great care as it will see you though some of the most critical meet ups and events of your career. 

In addition to the high quality of craftsmanship signature to the brand, this essential silhouette was elevated with modern details and an elongated silhouette. 

Hidden front buttons, a crisp point collar, and designed tab cuffs were just a few of the details that make this piece its own story amongst a backdrop of basic white shirts. 

The mix of cotton, polyester and elastane in a fine weave make this piece extremely lightweight with just a subtle stretch. It is a comfortable, effortless staple I will wear for years to come, from office attire to casual layering.


The men’s elevated white dress shirt

From the men’s collection, I selected the Pearson Poplin French cuff shirt. With a cutaway collar and crisp French cuffs, this piece is a mark of true luxury. It is the perfect slim fit men’s dress shirt.

Perfectly paired with a suit and tie, this piece is designed for elevated evening wear, lasting impressions and demure occasions.

It’s made with 100% poplin cotton for that perfectly crisp appearance, and it practically begs to be stolen by a gentleman’s late night company – with an intoxicating faint smell of his evening cologne. 

The women’s poplin military shirt

For a women who likes to make a bold yet subtle statement, a military dress shirt is a must. It’s a piece that exudes confidence and authority, in a casual, utilitarian way. Jonathan’s Fletcher poplin military shirt was my select.

Possibly my favorite shirt from the collection so far, this piece can easily transition from understated power suiting to casual off duty looks.

A few of the finer details aside from the military-inspired shoulder epaulettes – a crisp spread collar, signature tab cuffs, and neatly pleated chest pockets.

Also made with 100% poplin cotton, this piece is crisp and structured, yet lightweight and breathable. 

Jonathan Mezibov recap of review

All in all, if you’re in search of fine luxury grade dress shirts for men and women, Jonathan Mezibov shirts is a brand that cannot be overlooked. From the exquisite craftsmanship to thoughtful designs, I’m truly impressed with the collection.

Surpassing brands in a competing market in both quality and design, Jonathan Mezibov is coming after the big name brands in the luxury market – and they better take note. Because beyond a label, Jonathan Mezibov is what true luxury is about.

Shop his entire dress shirt collection online, and experience the luxury for yourself.

In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, the items in this post were gifted by Jonathan Mezibov. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!

modern, minimal Amazon essentials to grab for your spring wardrobe refresh

Buying luxury for quality pieces you know you’ll rewear for years to come is a principal I stand by. Buy it nice, or have a closet full of nothing to wear. 

However, on an occasion you may find some steals that make your repeat play list that are always worth the buy. If you’re looking for steals to elevate your spring style, look no farther.

Here are a few of the best Amazon grabs for your modern, minimalist spring wardrobe.

Grey crop trousers

(Styled in the feature image), crop trousers are a minimalist essential. And with the elastic waist and lightweight material, these are a great grab for spring style. And a steal at $20. 

90’s Vibe sunnies

Into the y2k fashion trend for spring? Grab these 90’s sunnies to modernize all of your spring outfits for just $15 for the pair.

The perfect basic tee

My husband bought this tee shirt for himself. After wearing his a few dozen times I finally purchased my own. If you’re looking for the perfect soft, quality cotton tee, this is it.

Retro court Nike sneakers

I had these retro court sneakers on my gift guide. They’re still on my wish list.

Large tortoise hair clips

Just ordered these tortoise hair clips to keep back my locks this spring and summer. Already used a few times and they’ve got a great hold.

Simple architectural bag

Architectural bags are in. Grab them in a pop color or a basic like this simple black handbag.

Dainty 18K gold plated anklet

Not over anklets yet. And this dainty 18K gold plated ankle bracelet is a steal at just $16. Perfect to add a touch of gold to all of your summer outfits.

Basic ribbed crop tank

Nothing is quite as essential in a spring wardrobe as a simple ribbed tank. This cropped version is a great layering piece or wear it on its own with tailored trousers.

Black baseball cap

Bought this in two colors. Wear them on repeat. It’s the perfect basic black cap to wear with all your casual athleisure spring and summer style.

Brown super soft leggings with pockets

Brown is the new black. Which means it’s time to bolster some of your basics in this warm chocolate hue. I purchased this pair a couple months back and have been wearing them on repeat. They’re super. Super. Soft. Though fair to note they are a couple shades darker than what they have pictured above.

Veja athleisure sneakers

Veja is one of the hottest sneaker brands in town. This athleisure style is a nice mix up to their standard court shoe silhouettes.

Black cargo pants

Looking for a pair of cargo pants? Think outside the box. These Dickies pants are a total steal. And as a perk they offer them in regular and tall sizes. Perfect for my talk girls hitting on the y2k fashion trends.

Tortoise phone cover for

Class up your daily vibe with a new phone cover that’s all you. This tortoise is a cl

Simple thin strap sandals

A simple pair of thin strap sandals is a must for your spring wardrobe. Look for something with a modern architect to keep your look modern and fresh.

Statement scrunch leather bag

Pleated leathers are a big statement for spring. Grab a scrunch leather bag to elevate your summer looks in effortless sophistication. This one by JW PEI is both feminine and tailored.

Everyday gold herringbone chains

Had these on my last gift guide. Bought them. Wear them on the regular. They’re a great minimalist staple that never really goes out of style.

Ugly sandal pool slides

Sometimes, ugly is in. As is the case with these chunky pool slides. They’re great for running out to the garden for herbs or poolside when effortless is the only vibe you’re going for.

Brown is the new black handbag

We already mentioned brown is the new black, so an updated handbag is an absolute essential. This brown croc bag adds just the right amount of texture to an understated 90’s style.

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4 tips for finding the perfect sneakers in 2022

Decades ago, when sneaker culture was just emerging, it wasn’t hard to keep track of the most recent releases. There were only a couple of sneaker lines, and you would find out about them either through word-of-mouth or prominent magazine and TV ads. Today, however, things are a lot different.

There are multiple major sneaker lines from new cult brands like ON and Veja to the classics like All Stars and Nike Air Force. On top of that, fans have to keep track of the different brand collaborations with athletes, singers, and designers.

However, there are a couple of hacks to find the perfect sneakers in the saturated 2022 sneaker market.

Focus on what you want

The variety of designs, technology, and models available makes it more important than ever to never settle for anything less than what’s perfect for you. There are so many options –  each one made with specific purpose, taste, and needs in mind.  

Start with a rough idea of what you’re looking for. For example, we posted recently about some of the best color block sneakers available that combine neutral and bright colors. That’s a distinct look, but if you know it’s one you like, you can start your search by identifying shoes that fit that description, no matter where they’re sold or what brand makes them. Then you can start to narrow your selection to find the perfect sneakers. 

Stay up to date on sneaker content and releases

One of the great things about sneaker fans (aka “sneakerheads”) is that they love to talk about their favorite brands and models. As such, a lot of them have created a great deal of online content, from unboxing and reviewing new pairs, to breaking down details about future releases.

Simply put, there’s almost definitely someone out there talking about a pair of shoes that would be perfect for you. 

There are plenty of YouTubers who have dedicated years to reviewing models and discussing sneaker rumors – with Jacques Slade, Mr. Foamer Simpson, and ShadeTV all coming to mind. Or, consider a great sneaker podcast to keep yourself informed. Not familiar with many sneaker podcasts? Check out SoleSavy’s pod, where hosts not only discuss the latest sneakers, but also conduct interviews with people in the industry and break down news of interest to consumers (like the latest Nike acquisitions, or how to quiet down resale bots). This sort of content can not only keep you up to speed on shoe options, but help you navigate an increasingly complicated industry en route to securing your next favorite pair. 

Follow the influencers

No matter how much you know about something, there’s always someone who knows a lot more. Aside from YouTubers and podcasters who have dedicated years of their lives to researching, sampling, and reviewing as many pairs as they can, there are also influencers across social media you can follow for inspo and information.

Some are not only great for discovering new brands and styling trips, a few of the best have visited countless conventions, interviewed their fair share of expert designers and collectors, and tried out countless shoes for themselves.

Matt Welty’s Instagram is one notable example, displaying his impressive collection of limited edition pairs; designer Alexandra Hackett, meanwhile, provides great advice on how to wear Nike sneakers and teaches about customization through her “miniswoosh” Instagram account. 

image cred: @miniswoosh

Check the pairs in person

No matter how impressive the camera used in unboxing videos and social posts, some things just don’t quite pop the way they will in person. More importantly, nothing replaces the experience of touching a new pair of shoes and, of course, trying them on and seeing how they look and feel while you walk around. Check out your local boutique to see what they have to offer, and support small businesses and your community as a perk.

It’s a great time to be into athleisure. There are more sneaker lines and collaborations than ever, and the styling, options and technology being used to manufacture new models is greater than ever.

If you’re feeling bombarded by news of new sneakers, rare design collaborations, and the like – we hope these practical tips help narrow your search. Ready to find your perfect sneakers? Focus on what you really like, follow those influencers across social and don’t forget podcasts, and ultimately never rule out checking for your perfect pairs in person. 

Written by Matthew A. Dean, published by Day in My Dreams

In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this post is in collaboration with Matthew A. Dean. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!

16 best luxe summer accessories wishlist and gift ideas from Neiman Marcus

Looking for luxury accessories to elevate your summer style or gift ideas when flowers just don’t cut it? I’ve scoured the Neiman Marcus site and new arrivals for hours on the hunt for new luxury staples and elevated essentials. And there are a few goodies you won’t want to miss (I’ve nearly talked myself into treating myself to a few things).

Here are the best of the best luxury accessories from exciting new brands in gold jewelry, versatile summer handbags, luxury brand sunglasses, and in Vogue gift ideas for Spring and Summer 2022.

Better than thou Dior luxury brand sunglasses

Did summer really happen if not in a fresh pair of luxury brand sunnies? Christian Dior is the winner in this category this season, with a classic wayfarer silhouette and nostalgic logo details embossed in gold. A little preppy, a little nostalgic, a little “better-than-thou”. And let’s be honest, that’s what this essential is all about. 

Duality Cult Gaia suri pearl anklet

If Cult Gaia isn’t on your brand watch list, it should be. Modernizing luxury with abstract silhouettes reminiscent of modern art, they’re taking over the fashion scene by storm. This natural pearl anklet is just one example of their unique approach to design, perfect to transform your look from ordinary to startling intrigue. 

Everyone wants it Saint Laurent Rive Gauche raffia beach tote

Debatably the most popular beach tote of the season, competing with Prada’s equally fashionable raffia tote. Treat yourself. 

I’m begging you to buy me this Jacquemus le ciuciu chain shoulder bag

If you offered me one item from the Neiman Marcus site right now, this would be it. Hello sleek, modern yet nostalgic, elegant stallion you. This mini handbag is everything, and no surprise from a brand that has been literally slaying all summer style. The elongated geometric silhouette, mixed metallics, and a luxurious simplicity speaks for itself – its an iconic bag for the new season, and a staple for years to come. If I could have two pieces from Neiman… it also comes in white. 

Elevate every look Soko rumba capsule hoop earrings

Circular shapes are a big trend for 2022, and what better way to modernize than with these beautiful capsule hoop earrings. The evolution of the gold hoop, these 24K gold plated earrings are the perfect accessory to elevate all of your summer looks with a more modern aesthetic.

Take me out Cult Gaia knotted rhinestone mini shoulder bag

Luxe evening wear has made a fierce return in 2022 after a long rest. This draped rhinestone cocktail bag reeks of sexy, with a modern elongated silhouette that’s begging for a night out. In one word – obsessed.

New classic IVI toy chain bracelet

Natural ivory, stone and tortoise have made their way into the spotlight for 2022 jewelry trends. This chain bracelet has a rich texture and bold links that make it a modern statement piece now, and a classic staple later.

Keeping it classy Valentino one stud acetate cat-eye sunglasses

If Dior’s better than thou sunnies aren’t quite your vibe, keep it classy in these classic tortoise sunnies by Valentino. With no blaring logos and a subtle wing on a classic silhouette, these are refined luxury at its finest.

Make a statement Givenchy G-chain lock bracelet

For those times when you want one piece to do all the talking, this is where the money’s at. Treat yourself to some eye catching bling, and then be so nonchalant about it.

Might as well get yours Veja bicolor low-top court sneakers

Working in the fashion footwear industry for over 10 years, Veja isn’t exactly exciting anymore… but they’re a damn good looking essential – and still fly with the cool kids. So if you haven’t already gotten yourself a pair, here they are.

They’re cute, ok? Burberry giant check canvas bucket hat

Ok, I’m obviously not over the bucket hat trend for 2022, so I’m just going to throw this one out there. I want it. It’s cute. And the subtle nude checks are just enough patter to mix up my minimalist summer style. 

I would rock these Salvatore Ferragamo leather gancini bit loafers

Ferragamo is typically a bit mature for my taste, but to these leather bit loafers, I would rock you. Way to totally slay this trend Ferry. You have me keeping an eye on you. 

A pretty steal Baublebar duality half-pearl anklet

Duality is a big trend in jewelry, and one I’m embracing full force with double the expression. This cute little half-perl anklet doesn’t quite fall under luxury, but it’s a super cute way to freshen up your summer style for just $38. Consider it a wishlist bonus. 

An essential for minimalists Saint Laurent black baseball hat

Baseball hats are a must have for off-duty summer style. This classic black staple by Saint Laurent is a timeless addition to a minimalist wardrobe with subtle varsity lettering.

Old world luxury Dina Mackney emerald-cut faceted quartz pendant on paperclip chain necklace

There’s so much to say about this statement piece. Paperclip chain jewelry is in, as we all know. And emerald-cut stones have also made a big comeback this season. Get a luxurious mix of both with this piece by Dina Mackney, reminiscent of old-world glory… also a big trend for 2022.

Ancient glory Soko jua capsule hoop earrings

Speaking of old world charm, these capsule hoop earrings capture something ancient with the energy of the sun. They combine art and design in a mini masterpiece plated in 24K gold for just over $100. If you’re looking for something exquisite for a steal, add to bag.

Want more? The Neiman Marcus vacation edit is to die for, check it out. 

In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this post is in collaboration with Shoplooks. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!

finally, a flattering modern aesthetic luxury swimwear brand

In search of high end swimwear without awkward fit and low grade materials? It’s become increasingly difficult to navigate swimwear, especially when shopping online. (The photos just look so far from the actual fit).

image cred @paramidonna_

The sagging bottoms, loose threads, unflattering fit – it’s almost impossible to find swimwear to suit elevated taste. Even when you shop luxury.

As with all core purchases, swimwear is an investment piece that should feel effortless and sexy, while suiting your personal style. 

I’m truly thankful to have discovered a high end brand that completely eliminates the most common woes of modern swimwear. Introducing PARAMIDONNA. The brand name may take you a minute to pronounce, but is appropriately translated, “for my woman.”  

Designed to suit all women, PARAMIDONNA designs super stretchy luxury swimwear in aesthetic, modern designs that contour to the body for the most flattering fit.

I spent a weekend in Naples, FL from poolside to country club and never changed my swimming suit.  

Here’s what I loved most:

  • The fabric has high elasticity – select designs brag a nearly universal fit of XS – XXL
  • The fit is flattering and lifting – even with so much stretch, on my small frame the suit contoured my body and gave just the right amount of lift with zero sagging
  • The designs are modern and aesthetic – the brand features a range of classic and modern silhouettes that cater to the new 90’s and 2000’s throwbacks while somehow remaining completely timeless. I want them all.
  • The quality is visible – the pieces are well made, and there were no signs of fabric scuffing after sitting poolside on the cement
  • They have some super cute covers and equally stretchy resort wear – I got a mesh two piece cover that I love for beachy y2k style. There are also a couple dresses with cutouts and rings that I’m dying to try.
  • They’re a small brand – I love to support little known and start up brands. People living their dreams and making something that they are truly passionate about is where the magic is at

Follow them on Instagram to check out some of their hottest styles and swim suit styling inspo!

image cred @paramidonna_

PARAMIDONNA swimsuit review

My swimsuit of choice was a staple black bikini. I wanted to find a high end staple that I’d be able to wear for seasons to come. For this, I selected the Irina bikini in black, retailing at €156 EUR. Quite affordable for a core collection piece in a minimalist wardrobe. 

Designed for a nearly universal fit of XS – XXL, I was initially concerned it may not be flattering on my small frame. Yet, the elasticity of the beautifully textured fabric left me impressed. It contoured my body and gave just the right amount of lift with zero sagging. It felt like it was made for me. 

PARAMIDONNA beachwear cover-ups review

I also sampled one of PARAMIDONNA’s mesh beachwear cover ups. I loved the Carla set that included a high neck crop and short sarong. A subtle floral print in toffee neutrals gives the set a distinctly 90’s – 2000’s vibe that I can’t get enough of in this season’s summer fashion trends.

It was lightweight, and takes up almost no space – making it the perfect beach bag layers to toss on over your suit when heading to the tiki bar for drink refills. It’s also quite cute enough to wear the top with an assortment of summer outfits.

If you’ve been on the hunt for more elevated swimwear, PARAMIDONNA is definitely worth the try. Here are a few more favorites on my wishlist, or you can browse their new arrivals online

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In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, the items in this post were gifted by PARAMADONNA. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!