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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Favorites Roundup: Sunglasses


I don't know about you guys, but I'm a sucker for sunglasses. I'm always tempted to try them on when I see sunglasses while I'm shopping and a few times, I fell so in love with a pair and I had to have them. But this often leaves me with a bunch of sunglasses even though I only reach for the same few pairs. In this post, I don't want to bombard you with a ton of sunglasses but really narrow down my absolute favorites as well as some tips and tricks for shopping for sunglasses as well.

Before I begin sharing my favorites, keep in mind that these are the sunglasses that I love based on what has worked for me and my face shape. I got a big head and a round face and no nose bridge so please remember that when checking out my suggestions!

WIRE FRAME GLASSES

My go-to's for wire frames are currently the Ray-Ban sunglasses and because my head is a bit on the bigger side, I prefer my glasses to be 53mm or 54mm. Luckily, Ray-Ban makes their styles in different sizes so if you're on the hunt for some solid everyday sunglasses, definitely check out the ones I've linked above! If your budget allows, my other go-to's are the Ahlem Concorde sunnies.

BIG & BOLD

So I had a phase where I only wanted big sunglasses a few years ago, then I got into this wire-frame aviator vibe and so I just recently started wearing bigger sunglasses again when I saw these Givenchy sunglasses at Solstice. Before this pair, I loved my Céline sunglasses so much. They're still a great option for anyone looking for a chunkier style. But pro-tip, if you find a pair you like in stores, always take down the style number and see if it's online somewhere cheaper. Céline sunnies in particular often trickle down to outlets for a fraction of the price and I learned, after too much money paid on sunglasses that I probably could have saved a lot on, to ALWAYS check online first.

Some places to check for designer eyewear on a budget would be Nordstrom Rack + Neiman Marcus Last Call. You can check online or even check out an outlet location if you luckily live close to one! There's so much inventory on glasses and even if you want to go to Sunglass Hut or Solstice Sunglasses, they'll often go on sale too. I purchased my Givenchy Sunglasses for 25% off and my Dior sunglasses for 50% off due to a Valentine's Day promotion. I'm getting to that point in my life where I'm convinced everything's going to go on sale eventually. (Lol)

OTHER DOPE BRANDS
Other places that are great for shopping for sunglasses are Zero UV and Quay Australia. (You can find Quay in Nordstrom, Topshop, Bloomingdale's, etc. in case you're one of the "must try on first" types of shoppers, which I totally get because it be like that sometimes. Quay also started creating blue light glasses which are so important for people that are constantly staring at a screen all day! I just placed an order with them and can't wait for them to arrive! Linking my favorite pairs from the brand below.

If none of those peaked your interest, check out Shopbop which carries a variety of brands and are well stocked with the latest trends. Another good place to check out is Zara and Mango has really been stepping it up lately so don't sleep on them either.

Alright, so that's pretty much it for my round up of my favorite sunglasses. Be sure to keep an eye on my stories because I'll be sure to post any discounts/deals when I find them!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Second Day Hair with TRESemmé

Anyone else love their second day hair more than the first day? I’m obsessed with these TRESemme products that are perfect for styling between washes. The secret to healthy hair is not washing it every single day and a little dry shampoo and anti-frizz can go a long way! 

The first step is always refreshing my scalp with the Volumizing Dry Shampoo. A little spray and shake and my flattened hair from sleep gets an instant reboot. After that, I love to defrizz my ends with the Anti-Frizz Cream. My ends can get a little crazy the second day so this really helps them get in control. It also helps soften the waves of my hair for a more sleek and smooth finish. 
My last step is the Style Refresh Spray for a finishing touch. I’m saying bye bye to flyaways with a little boost of hydration too. This is so perfect to complete my look and then I’m finally ready to take on my day.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 New York, NY, USA

Trending | Balenciaga Triple S

Well. It happened. After months of fighting off the trend, I finally gave in. But full disclosure, I had a voucher with a personal shopping service and so it made the decision a no brainer for me. I tried on the white ones a few months back when I found my size in stock, and as dope as they were, I didn't have that feeling that I needed them back then. But then this color-way dropped and I was so into it. I went back to the boutique in Soho and was able to try them on and loved them.

Got in touch with the personal shopping service and they were able to send me my pair of Balenciaga Triple S sneakers and I honestly haven't stopped wearing them since I got them. Yes, they're a heavy shoe, but I didn't notice once I had them on. They're not difficult to walk in and actually quite really comfortable. Definitely love these paired with skinny jeans, leggings, or even shorts/a dress/skirt. They're so chunky that they help elongate and slim the leg and I'm into it. Shop these sneakers below!

BALENCIAGA TRIPLE S



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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Resolutions with lululemon

I’m kicking off 2019 with lululemon and making sure this year focuses on being body positive, healthy, and also confident. I’ve been a fan of lululemon for a while now and especially love that I can go from running my errands to running at the gym with ease. 

My favorites are the Wunder Under Leggings, and I’ve got to admit that I already own a few pairs. These hug you in all the right places and love that it’s high waisted. My go to bra is the Free To Be Moved Bra because it keeps everything in place and also love that it’s just the right cropped length. This is also extremely comfortable when I’m doing my dance workouts too!
With the colder months, everyone is looking to bundle up and bit and the Chill Going Strong Jacket is the perfect balance between chic and sporty. You guys know I love a neutral combo so this set is the perfect outfit for me. For some additional accessories, the On The Beat Belt Bag and Purist Cycling Water Bottle great companions when I’m on the go. 

Shop my lululemon look + check out training gear here and here.

Bra | Leggings | Jacket | Belt Bag | Water Bottle

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year: 2019


A few reminders going into a brand new year. 2018 taught me a lot and although it was exhausting and difficult, it prepared me for 2019. And I've got a really good feeling about it.

It's not too late to start whatever you've been putting off.
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Remember to drink your water.
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Do not feel guilty about cutting people out of your life.
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It's okay to have a bad day. "Nothing in nature blooms all year."
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Less Ubers, more walking.
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Try to limit consumption of single-use plastics.
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Quality over quantity.
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Be kind to people.
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Appreciate and cherish time with your loved ones. Especially the elders in your life.
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Remember your worth.
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People don't owe you anything so don't rely too heavily on them.
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Make yourself happy.
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Remember why you started.