Where I Found My New Stylish Specs Online

Today's post was created in collaboration with Zenni. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!

I would consider myself to be super health-conscious but there are some things that keep slipping off my radar due to costs. One, in particular, is getting my eyes checked and getting new frames since it's been a while. Ok, maybe like four or five years. 

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One of the reasons I've been putting it off for so long is because it's kind of expensive to get new frames. So I've been dealing with frames that have long, lost their luster and repeatedly slide down my very small nose bridge. But as you might have seen on my Instagram Stories a few new Zenni pairs that fit perfectly on my face and not to mention stay perfectly in place. FINALLY. 

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I tend to buy everything online - furniture, shoes, makeup, even fresh produce. But I haven't bought eyeglasses because it seemed intimidating and what if the fit wasn't great? Well, Zenni put all of my pensive thoughts to ease and made the entire process super easy.

All you need is your current prescription, this includes your PD (pupillary difference) which you can easily find with this tutorial, to get started. Then browse their extensive collection of everyday styles - there is truly something for everyone. As for me, I love thick horn-rimmed and vintage eyeglasses so I went with these two because the price point for both was affordable. Cute, right?

And if you're nervous about how it'll look on, don't fret. You can upload your photo to Frame Fit. It's Zenni's virtual mirror and will help tremendously as you compare all your favorite frames. Trust, it's going to be hard to narrow down your final selection.

After 10 business days, these guys came in the mail and I absolutely love the fit and the quality. One thing that stood out is how the lenses don't smudge or streak - an issue I hated with my older frames.

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Final verdict, 10 out of 10. I'm super happy with my frames, how seamless it was to order online, and how cute my frames look with my outfits. If you have any questions on the process don't hesitate to reach out!

And don't forget to shop for new Zenni frames here.


Favorite Fall Trends + $400 NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY

Happy Friday! I've been spending a lot of time organizing old photos and categorizing old blog posts (it never ends). Each session feels like a trip down memory lane, especially seeing all the hairstyles I was obsessed with at the time.

Besides the hairstyles, I came across a few trends and looks that are still blowing up this fall. Make sure to check them out, add to cart, and enter the $400 Nordstrom Giveaway at the bottom of the post. You could walk away as a lucky winner!


All Things Suede
The burnt hues and rich texture of suede never disappoint. At the moment, I'm loving this burgundy suede jacket but I do have this deep tan skirt in heavy rotation. The offerings extend from jackets, skirts, booties and beyond. Simply put, there's something for everyone.


Booties w. Hardware
Fall footwear is not about being shy or basic black booties. Instead, it's about blingin' it out. If your bank account can't handle the booties that replicate a disco ball take it a notch down with booties that accessorize with chains, zippers, buckles and pearls.


Printed / Patterned Pants
Lower temps and cooler, brisk weather doesn't mean you can't share a bit of flair. Yes, the mini skirts and crop tops do need to get shelved. But, your pants can be just as colorful as you. And when it's really cold, I absolutely love printed and shimmery pants for holiday parties and get-togethers.


Foliage & Floral Dresses
Florals aren't ground-breaking but they are here to stay, year after year. For this trend, in particular, I would recommend investing in a floral dress with an A-line cut. I would wear this trend with OTK boots or black ankle booties as seen in the photo above.


Chunky Necklaces
Sweater weather brings with it an abundance of chunky jewels to accessorize with. I've been seeing chunky necklaces all over my Instagram but bigger, thicker earrings, bracelets, and rings are trailing right behind it. Confused on how to wear it? Try it with a plain turtleneck for a not-so-basic outfit.

Now for the moment, you've all been waiting for! One lucky winner will get themselves a $400 gift card to buy whatever their heart desires from Nordstrom.

All task entry below is optional; do as many as you like. The more entry you complete, the higher your chances are to win.

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Cute Travel Outfits for the Plane, Solved

After my breakup last year, I remember stating loudly and proudly how committed I was to exploring New York City and beyond. With my savings stacked high, I started to plan out my dream destinations per month. 

First up, was a long weekend to Nashville, Tennessee with a close friend. We remained under budget and had the time of our life eating anything and everything fried and 'cued. 

From there, Tulum, Mexico came up randomly and sporadically so away we went. Tacos, tequilas, and day trips filled our weeklong trip. And again, I somehow stayed under budget until...

The ATV accident.

And with that my travel plans for the year came to a screeching halt but picked right back up for this year. (The power of positivity and determination helped turn this into a reality.) So far, I've visited Philly, Cuba, Boston, Upstate New York and have Norway, Germany and Czech Republic, and Salem coming up. Not sure if I should include my Iceland stopovers but went there too!

Finding myself in a car, bus, train, and plane I've reverted to my tried and true outfits that are resistant to wrinkles + creases, look polished and most importantly make me feel comfortable in tight spaces. 

Here are my go-to looks, I reach for over and over again:

See the original posts for these looks here: 
- Striped Red Shirt and Vans, click here
- Tweed Jacket and Pink Tote, click here
- Navy Culottes and Grey Turtleneck, click here
- Floral Pants and Green Jacket, click here
- Slip Dress, Jean Jacket and Reebok Sneakers, click here