doreen pierre

How I used my dapper wardrobe to create a Candyman inspired costume! 

In recent years I started to dress up for Halloween as a way of reclaiming my childhood, but life is a costume party so why not play? This year I was inspired by the 1992 version of the Candyman based in Chicago. Legend has it, if you summon the Candyman 5 times in the mirror he would appear and kill you! Check out my rendition of Candyman using items from my dapper wardrobe!

How I used my dapper wardrobe to create a Candyman inspired costume! 

How to Build Your Basic Wardrobe (Video)

You ask and I deliver— Check out “How to Build a Basic Wardrobe” for some general tips on how to build a quick and cohesive capsule of clothing that you can wear throughout the seasons!

How to Build Your Basic Wardrobe (Video)

2 Looks Featuring My Favorite Fall Colors Burgundy & Blue

Today, I’m writing all about my favorite fall colors—burgundy & navy blue! I’ve always found this combination to be versatile, soothing to look at, and they bring about a sophisticated energy to any outfit— making these colors, “oh so dapper”. I pulled together a couple outfits to show you how I get down and where I find my pieces. Click to read more!

2 Looks Featuring My Favorite Fall Colors Burgundy & Blue

3 Looks for this Gorgeous Weather That Are to Die For!

Happy Summer Solstice! Just in time for great weather and even better vibes, I've prepared 3 looks for this gorgeous weather that you've gotta have! I can't believe how long, cold, and at times grey this past winter was :(. So I'm taking advantage and ready to go all out with these outfits that reflect just how good I feel! DapperPenniless is back--- did you miss me?! ;)

3  Looks for this Gorgeous Weather That Are to Die For!

How to Tie A Tie Fast! | Collab w/ Knot Just For Boys + Giveaway

Happy National Tie Month! Many queer folks may not have had the opportunity to learn how to tie a tie from people who look just like them! The Dapper Maverick and I took the opportunity to collaborate on a video for you guys! We talk trivia, have the ultimate tie off, and have 2 giveaways with all the details you need to get your dapper journey started off right!

How to Tie A Tie Fast! | Collab w/ Knot Just For Boys + Giveaway

3 Ways I like to Style My New TopMan Suit!

There are an infinite number of ways to style your favorite suit but today I'll show you my three favorite ways I like to style my new TopMan suit!

3 Ways I like to Style My New TopMan Suit!

DapperPenniless Gets a New Suit-- And It's Under $150.00!

Last year I wrote two blog posts about my search for a Men's cut blazer to add to my wardrobe. I wrote about some of the issues I had in finding Men's cut blazers that fit my body type! While all of the issues of fit still exist with off the rack suiting, I was not deterred and this weekend I made due on my promise to get a suit that makes me look as good as I feel inside--- anddd in true DapperPenniless Fashion, I got it for under $150! Check me out in my new navy blue TopMan suit!

DapperPenniless Gets a New Suit-- And It's Under $150.00!

When in Miami...

Last Week, I was in Miami visiting some family I needed a little retail therapy! I tried out the Aventura Mall which was a bit more upscale than I thought... but I didn't fret! Sometimes you can find a lot of stylish and great quality pieces, at affordable prices, in the sale sections of high end stores. Last season's items can still be timeless, just like this CPO Lobster Print Shirt I Found at Urban Outfitters! 

When in Miami...