August 29, 2014

Summer Work Wear Take 2

I love the combo of this striped dress I got last year from Ann Taylor with the newer Zara textured blazer. It almost looks like they were made for each other! And the combination of the two is perfect for summer with the lighter colors. 
Jacket: Zara (love this snakeskin one)
Dress: Ann Taylor (similar)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors

August 27, 2014

Polka dot dress & new work pumps

Ah, to be this tan again. I've been neglecting putting on my St. Tropez tanning mousse for the last few weeks - need to get back into that again. So, my Cole Haan Air Violet pumps that I bought last year as my "everyday" work shoe are starting to wear thin in the sole, so I bought the below Pour La Victoire mary-jane style d'orsay shoes as a more-fun replacement. Amazon had them for a great price a few weeks ago - as of this posting they are $81 down from $250 retail. I got mine for even less :) They are much more uncomfortable than the Cole Haan ones, but damn are they stylish. 
Dress: Ann Taylor (similar)
Jacket: Theory
Necklaces: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors
Below is a photo I posed to Instagram - I have it set to private because, you know, privacy is good. But if you request to follow me I'll allow it :) I post pics of my dog mostly but WHO DOESN'T LOVE DOGS? No one, that's who. 

August 25, 2014

Moto sweater + grey sheath

Someday I will make a post about my favorite purchases ever and I'm pretty sure this moto sweater will be on the list - unless by then it's disintegrated from over-use. I usually wear this sweater for non-court days at the office and casually, but I've seen some other attorneys wear the exact sweater to court so I did follow suit last week. Plus it was Friday and you know how I feel about court on Fridays (IMO it's more casual! Kinda...). Anyway, here's another look at my "greige" dress and how it looks more grey when you wear it with grey. 
Jacket: Ann Taylor (similar, similar)
Dress: Theory
Shoes: Forever 21 (similar)
Necklace: Bohypsy (similar)

August 22, 2014

Big Kid Couch

I bought my first "real" piece of furniture that's NOT from Ikea.. a couch! It took me a while to get it delivered but I'd recommend it in terms of style and price so far. I can't attest to durability yet as I've had it for a few hours, haha. Macy's is currently having a sale so if you're interested - here it is!
Thinking about changing up the throw pillows for some color - my whole apartment is grey and black and more grey. I'm thinking a deep purple or deep teal but I don't want it to look too girly. Maybe even an orange or green? Suggestions are welcome! (And I'm referring to getting rid of the black and white checked ones for reference). 

August 21, 2014

Firmoo Review, Casual Summer, & a Duckface

So, Firmoo sent me a free pair of glasses to review. I don't wear prescription glasses so I chose a pair of sunglasses. Any pair of glasses on their site is able to be customized to add tints to become sunglasses, which I think is great - they have a lot of styles to choose from. Originally, I was going to choose a pair of wayfarers and add the tint, but the ordering process for the free pair was confusing. If I were paying out of my own pocket it's easy to customize because there's just a check box to add tints/polarization, etc. To make it easier on myself and on the company I ended up choosing a style that's only available as sunglasses so there was no confusion. I decided to "go big or go home" with these, haha. They have a "Virtual Look Viewer" where you can upload a selfie and try on the different glasses to see how they'll look. Each pair also comes with a recommended PD range. The visualizer plus the PD range help you to pick a pair of glasses that best suits your face shape and size. I didn't know what a PD was until I browsed the website, but apparently you can measure the distance between your pupils in millimeters. These glasses below were clearly on the larger end of my range but I think girls can get away with giant bug glasses - they are chic! 
Glasses: Firmoo (currently appear to be out of stock)
Top: Express (similar)
Jorts: Forever 21 (mine got like this from years of wear) (similar)
Sandals: Ipanema (special edition color from Swim Week)
Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Rings: Forever 21 (this is the set of rings, I split them up)
Firmoo also offers a "first pair free" program for new customers. Check it out - it's definitely something I would try if I wore prescription glasses! They have a few styles to choose from as part of the free promotion.

As far as my particular glasses go - they arrived in a sturdy and cute map-print case, along with a fabric cleaning wipe, an eyeglass fixer kit, and a cloth carrying case. My frames are plastic with a tortoiseshell pattern. The tints of the glasses were customizable to all sorts of colors and from light to dark tint. Mine are dark brown. I think they are good quality and I'd definitely order from them again (with my own money!). 
Oh and here's a duck-face pic of me below because I think it's kind of awkward to take closeup pics of my face. Also an opportunity to see my accessories better :)
Have any of you ordered from Firmoo? Anyone going to try the "first pair free" program? Let me know!
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