I’ve been wearing prescription glasses most of my life, so all of the new online shops cropping up offering stylish, affordable eye wear is awesome (Coastal, Warby Parker, etc.). Before, through the standard channels, forking out $500+ was the norm for prescription glasses. We don’t have to do that anymore! I’ve tried a few companies, but I just gave the folks at firmoo.com a whirl!
They offer tons of unique glasses and sunglasses at low prices — and the first pair is free. Yep, it’s true — with the Firmoo First Pair Free program, new customers can snag snazzy specs for free! Well, all except shipping, but that is a very small price for a great pair of prescription glasses.
Living in sunny California, having a pair of sunglasses is a must, so I tried my free pair on these retro inspired frames. Normally priced at only $40, this model comes in a sturdy plastic black or white frame with a dark lens and silver accents on the temple.
The prescription is absolutely perfect! I’m very happy with my pair, and I’d definitely shop at firmoo.com again for glasses. The shipping and customer service is tops, too! I received my glasses very soon after ordering, and all of my questions were answered personally via email from a company representative in a timely, friendly manner.
Highly recommended, try them out!
This is not actually a real Prada boutique, but a sculpture ‘Prada Marfa’ by artist-collaborators Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. When I first stumbled across these images, I just thought, “wow, this is such a lonely little store,” but realized later that it was an art installation. The artists hope to simply let it degrade over time, back into the natural landscape. Beautiful.
Original images via The Fox is Black
I just stumbled across these adorable cartoon inspired bags — I did a double take! Is it Photoshopped? No? OMG. Jump From Paper makes a whole line of these, including messenger bags, weekend bags, and purses. It looks like they come flat, but can zipper out to expand up to 3.1 inches, which doesn’t seem like too much — enough for a laptop, iPad, wallet and some other stuffs. At least it wouldn’t turn into a black hole bag of infinite stuff.
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I’m a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl. It might sound boring, but with the awesomely colored, textured and patterned jeans that are popping up everywhere, it’s time to think outside the boot cut. I have some hip action going on… ok, and junk in the trunk… so I’m quite self-conscious about the clothes I put on my bottom half.
I strayed away from skinny cuts until I tried different tops, like tunics, and I wasn’t too sure about wide-leg jeans until I discovered they made me look taller. Sold! It’s all about trying new looks. I did a few sketches of some of my favorite ways to style jeans:
THE WIDE LEG – For a dressier occasion, my go-to is a wide-leg jean with a higher waist than usual. It gives off that whole trouser look, but with a twist! You can really pair it with any type of shirt, but a flowy, buttoned shirt tucked into a pair of these babies is classy as eff.
THE PATTERN – I love how patterned jeans have been making an appearance. Ever the statement piece, I’d pair a skinny floral jean with a lightly striped loose-fitting tee to mix things up. Add some structure with a leather jacket and BAM. I’m set for a day out.
THE BELT – Belts make quite the statement, and I wasn’t a fan until I nabbed a few colorful and textured skinny belts. These little guys add a pop of color and tie a look together.
THE COLOR – Colored jeans are everywhere! Jump into spring with a fresh pair of mint colored skinnies or add a few other staple colored jeans, like red and cobalt. Color blocking made easy peasy. I’m on a skinny jean/jegging/legging + tunic kick. I mean, come on, comfy, chic, and easy to accessorize? Yes, please.
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Pleated frocks, silk blouses, and sporty knits — oh my! I’m excited about Jason Wu’s upcoming collection at Tahr-zhaaaay, and I guess I can wait until February 5. I really love both of these dresses, the vintage + classy + adorbz vibe is win! Oh yeah, and it’s affordable — nothing’s over $60. I can’t wait to see the entire collection… those bags are definitely calling my name.
“My goal was not to duplicate anything from my main collection,” Wu says. “Instead I designed completely new clothes and accessories that reflect my taste and have a voice of their own.”
[Images via Lucky]