Sunday, February 1, 2015

February {Mood.}

Happy February. 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Don't Stop Me Now

My mom has a pair of ridiculous, old-school white Reebok sneakers that she wears around the house when she's needing motivation to clean up and get things done. She calls them her "magic shoes". I won't lie; she endured years of ridicule from me because of these shoes. But I think I get it now - My Jeffrey Campbell lace ups make me feel powerful, like I can't and won't be stopped! They're my magic shoes, and I can't believe I didn't realize what that term meant until now. With that information, my message today for you all is this; wear your magic shoes. No matter how tall, how obnoxious, how expensive or inexpensive, or how ridiculous. Life is too short to wear anything less than what makes you feel unstoppable. 

Side note: I'm really excited about all my recent blog changes, including a new blog title and layout! I hope you enjoy the changes as well. Thanks for sticking with me. <3



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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WARBY PARKER: Home Try-On Service

Haskell in Crystal

Carnaby in Blue Coral

Cass in Blue Slate

Daisy in Aurelia Tortoise

Brooks in Oak Barrel
Out of the five pairs, Brooks was my favorite. The tortoise coloration and the large frames give the glasses a classic vibe. Though I love the look of glasses, I don't wear the ones I have now very often because I don't like seeing the frames in my peripheral vision. Brooks frames are large enough to where it doesn't feel like I'm looking through a window. Warber Parker's home try-on service is a really convenient way to get all the choices online eyeglass shops offer, with the "safety" of going in to a store. I have a pretty round face and would have been way too worried about it to just order frames right off the bat. The service also allows you to go about your daily business wearing the glasses, which really gives the wearer a good feel for if the glasses are worth the investment. Luckily though, none of the glasses are outrageous in price; after wearing each pair around, I think I'm going to order two pairs!

WP's home try-on service is simple, convenient, and free! I highly recommend utilizing this awesome deal if you're in the market for a new pair of stylish spectacles.


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Friday, January 16, 2015

Good Omen

Omen; a sign of prophetic significance. 

I personally believe in this sort of thing. My mom always told me growing up that there are messages for us everywhere, if we're willing to listen. Because of this little nugget that was imbedded into my little brain, I've always tried to be acutely aware of the universe's messages for me. Lately, I feel like I've been getting a lot of them. There's something extremely gratifying and reassuring about letting yourself believe the universe is on your side; that it is a presence at all. I won't share the larger issues in my life where I've received my omens, or 'little messages' as I call them, but I thought I would share a smaller, sillier one with you all. I bought this sweater for a couple of reasons...
A. I needed a really cozy turtleneck. (Note: "needed" is a relative term, always, when discussing my spending habits.)
And B. When I saw this one, though it was a little pricier than I had hoped, I had to buy it. It's called the Dylan Tweedy Turtle neck. As you know if you've been a follower of my blog for a while, or my Instagram, I am a huge Bob Dylan fan. So is my dad; my parents even named my brother Dylan. Of course this sweater was meant to be in my life. There's no other explanation! I must own it, the universe wills it so!

At least, that's what I'm choosing to believe.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mean

 Sometimes when we take pictures, Eric tells me to "look mean". I don't know why it feels so good to look mean sometimes. Being mean doesn't feel good, at least not to me, but there's something about a look of boredom and disdain that is satisfying when it comes to taking pictures. I've been thinking a lot lately about what it means to give yourself permission to do what you want. It's a really empowering feeling that I feel like a lot of us, especially women (Yeah, I'm generalizing, so what?), deal with on a regular basis. It's been one of my resolutions to do more of what I want, to say more of what I want, and to look how I want, and so far it's been going really well. I feel really good about it. It sounds obvious until you're at a point in your life when you realize it's not how you've been living, but there's a lot of power in allowing yourself to be who you want to be.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Warby Parker's Spring Collection


As a girl with a pretty serious eye stigma, I relish the prospect of buying a new pair of stylish spectacles. Warby Parker has been a go-to website for me for glasses inspiration for some time now, and I couldn't be more excited about their new Spring line which just launched today

I love that Warby Parker has released their Spring collection in January - New Years is the perfect time to update just about anything in your life, and your glasses should be no exception! The Spring glasses line up at WP is such a perfect blend of classic and modern, drawing inspiration from the deep sea. I love the titanium, the blues, corals, and sandy tones, and the tortoise finishes that resemble rippling water oh-so perfectly. I can't wait to try on my favorite pairs using their home try on program, which is also available today for the newest spring styles!

CLICK HERE to shop Warby Parker's eyeglasses selection!

My Favorites:
 Brooks Oak Barrel | $145
 Carnaby Blue Coral | $145
 Cass Blue Slate Fade | $95
 Daisy Aurelia Tortoise | $95
Haskell Crystal | $95



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