Sunday, August 31, 2014

Style Sunday: Make It Stop 2.0

     A while back, I posted some trends that I wish would just go away.  I had so much fun doing that, as I have some strong opinions regarding fashion- that I've decided to do it again!
     Fashion is so great, because it gives anyone and everyone the ability to express themselves without even seeing a word.  A trend that I loathe, may come from a place of hating or just disbelief.  A trend that I hate, may be a trend that you love and that's the best part of fashion- we don't have to agree!

This Off The Shoulder Trend


I love off the shoulder shirts, but this is one I just don't get.  I think it's only flattering on super skinny girls with small chests, so maybe that's why I dislike it?  It's just not a trend I can get behind!

The Midi Length Dress/Skirt


Maybe it's because I'm short, but I just wonder what real life woman this trend works on?  The midi length hits at the most unflattering part of the leg and just makes me look stumpy.  PASS!

Fringed Kimono


Here's one I will get a lot of flack for.  I am a fan of the kimono, actually quite like the kimono.  However, I'm not a fringed kimono fan.  I think it takes this from a trend to a costume.  

Short Overalls


Why?  Why are overalls coming back? I just can't get on board with this whole 90's resurgence.  There's a reason why it stayed in the past for so long, please keep it there!!

The Flatform Sandal


I'm posting about these for the SECOND time, because they just won't go away! The ugly sandal trend I can take with some colorful Birkenstocks, but the flatform?  I just can't!  I've seen these all over the fashion blogosphere, but never once have seen them on a person in real life.  

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I apologize if I offended anyone who may love one of these trends, this is just my personal opinion.  I had to write this post today, because I call this my "Joan Rivers post" and as my girl is fighting for her life I'm keeping her in my thoughts and prayers. <3 p="">

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Quick Tip: Preserve that Blowout

   I like to wash my hair as little as possible.  Before you think that sounds gross, it's not.  My hair could absorb half of the Atlantic Ocean and still be fine.  The best tip I found on preserving a blowout or maintaining any style longer, is to KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF!  The oils from your hands and your fingers transfer to your hair creating a big ol' mess.  This may be difficult for those of you nervous hair twirlers or flirtatious hair flippers (like myself), but the more you keep your hands off your hair, the longer your style will last!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Style Sunday: Warby Parker Review

    I am blind as a bat.  My vision has always been horrible and is continually getting worse.  When I go to buy glasses I usually can't spend less than a couple hundred due to the severity of my prescription.  When I started seeing all of these glasses websites pop up on the web advertising super cheap prices, I had to jump on the bandwagon.
 
      I've already done a review on one of these sites, called Firmoo.com, here.  However, I kept hearing raves about Warby Parker.  What I liked about Warby Parker was that you could pick out five frames to be sent to you to try on at home.  This is a brilliant idea as you can really play around with the different frames and get family and friends opinion.  Oh, did I also mention a complete pair of prescription glasses is $95??!!!

   I was so excited when I got my frames and couldn't wait to photograph them to see how they truly looked.

                                                                  Wilkie Greystone


Nedwin Summer Green


Langston Whiskey


Ramsay Jet Silver



Welty Plum Marblewood



    I was super impressed with the quality of all of these glasses.  Even the rimless glasses had some heft to them and were not flimsy by any means.  I also love the try on at home option.  It was fun to take pictures in them, try them on with different hair and makeup styles and got the input of my family and friends.  I also love that Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses to someone in need- what an amazing thing!

So, which pair did I pick?


The WILKIE GREYSTONE!

    I am absolutely in love with these glasses!  They fit perfectly and give me just enough of the nerdy/chic look.  

   The process of ordering them was quite easy as well.  I didn't have an exact copy of my prescription so I provided Warby Parker with my eye doctor's information and they called him to get my information.  I would say it took about 11 days from the time I ordered until the time I got my glasses.  I think mine took a bit longer than usual due to the fact that they had trouble contacting my eye doctor.  They come packaged beautifully with a hard case and soft pouch as well as a cleaning cloth.  You also have 30 days to return them in case you aren't in love with them.

    I will only be purchasing my glasses from Warby Parker from now on.  My one and only complaint? My prescription is SO bad that they can't do it for sunglasses.  I don't understand the science behind it, but they are unable to do it with the glass that they use.  So I will still have to spend hundreds on my prescription sunnies. :(

   Have you ever ordered glasses online?  Do you agree with my frames decision? 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Fitness Friday: Bulu Box Time

    My first Bulu Box was a bust in my eyes, so I had low expectations for my second box.  However, I was pleasantly surprised with this box!  Here's what I received.




Forgiven Mixed Berry Drink
This is basically a hangover relief drink.  I have heard about these often, but have never tried them.  I don't drink enough to suffer a hangover often, but when I do have a hangover it's BAD!  So this will be handy to keep around.

EBoost Energy Shot
This little guy is basically a healthy jolt of energy.  It contains green tea, coconut water, minerals, green coffee, electrolytes, and antioxidants.  As I prepare to go back to school and will finally have my own classroom, I am sure this will come in handy.

Dream Water 0-Calorie Sleep & Relaxation Shot
This is another drink that I have heard about, but have never tried.  It always takes me a while to get back into a sleep routine after a summer off, so this I will definitely be trying in a few weeks.

Fuel For Life Dietary Supplement
At first I thought this was a protein powder, and even though it has 10 grams of protein it is technically a dietary supplement, like a vitamin.  When mixed with milk or water this product provides bodies with many of the recommended vitamins and minerals our bodies need.  It is recommended to take this morning or early afternoon to help sustain energy.

Zestra Essential Arousal Oils
I had to laugh when I saw this!  Basically you apply this to the outside of your lady bits to increase desire and pleasure.  Considering I'm a single girl, I don't know when I will have the opportunity to try this! 

Simple Being Nutrition Simple Diet Dietary Supplement
This pill is an effective blend of green coffee bean, african mango, acai and reservatrol.  It's recommended to take one to two of these pills daily with a meal to help boost the benefits of exercise and healthy nutrition.


I was very happy with this box and will be using most of the products in it!  

Have you ever tried the Bulu Box or a fitness/weight loss box before? 

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