Friday, February 28, 2020

"Humor Is Almost Always Anger With Its Make-Up On." - Stephen King


Absolutely love that quote, perfect for the last Friday of February, 
wow this month flew by!

What I Wore: glasses- c/o Zyloware, earrings- Julie Vos "Cascade Hoops" (I am wearing the medium size), necklace- Julie Vos, top- vintage, pants- Old Navy, booties- Target



Happy Fry-day!

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there is no "sharing" of the fries...

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

me in a meme

It me. πŸ‘‡πŸΌ


What I Wore: glasses- Faniel Eyewear via 10/10 Optics, lips- Revlon "215 Shameless", earrings- Julie Vos, sweater- vintage, pants- Walmart, flats- market in Thailand



I mean no matter how early I wake up,
 I have to make time to give lots of pets to my fur babies!

Would really love to find that cartoon/meme of the person running back and forth 
trying to leave but turns around and says "gotta kiss the cat" 
because that is my life on the daily, but with three animals to kiss. 
Yet another reason why I am always late... 

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

No Access NO EXCEPTIONS

I had to lol at this sign that I spotted in Midtown NYC after the NYE celebrations, 
I really wish I could take this sign home

Another addition to my morning commute 
is this hippo in a tutu outside the Girl Scout headquarters,
who has apparently been around town...


What I Wore: glasses- c/o Zenni Optical, lips- NARS "Sex Machine", earrings- Julie Vos, top- Ann Taylor {thrifted}, pants- Old Navy, booties- thrifted



Home to these two cuties:

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

How to adult: drink (lots) of coffee


Really feeling like my sign (Virgo) today, 
4 shots of espresso please!


What I Wore: glasses- Faniel Eyewear c/o 10/10 Optics, lips- Vincent Longo "Americana",  earrings- Julie Vos, necklace- Julie Vos "Coin Charm", top- thrifted, pants- Walmart, boots- vintage



After a day of "adulting" in the city, 
so happy to come home to this bubble butt:

😍

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Monday, February 24, 2020

"I work them long nights, long nights to get a payday"


On this long night I attempted to tag some jewelry at home,
Arnold decided to "help"


Assistant Barry reporting for duty:



What I Wore: glasses- "Muse Buyers" from GlassesUSA, lips- Too Faced "Unicorn Tears", earrings- Julie Vos, sweater- second hand, sweater- Adam Lippes x Target, jeans- Abercrombie, booties- thrifted



Charlie makes sure I start my week off right with an everything bagel 
with tuna and some everything bagel Trader Joe's seasoning = my favorite! 

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

"Rose-colored glasses all distorted"


{source: via Pinterest}

This is a post that I have been putting off, mulling over 
and really contemplated writing about. 
It all starts/revolves around this pair of Rose Gold Aviator glasses from Zenni Optical:


To be clear: the purpose of this post is not to rehash this argument/attack 
but rather to discuss some of the claims made & my overall thoughts on this situation. 

I have gone back and forth about whether or not to post 
the comment section "conversation" in its entirety. 
After considerable thought I have decided to edit out the Instagram account 
that initiated this "conversation" and give a brief overview.

This was the initial comment/exchange: 

 This was his next response: 
 He went on & on about budget optics 
and how as an "influencer" I should "disclose the truth".

When my honesty was called into question,
 I could feel myself getting hot under the collar.

Well here is the truth:
I feel I have have always been honest with my readers/followers. I have plenty of glasses from online retailers, some that I have bought with my own money and some that have been sent to me.
I have been upfront with quality issues (if there were any- most of the time they are just fine). 
No one buys glasses for $10 and expects them to be as good as the $500+ glasses from professional opticians. The truth is many people can not afford to get glasses at their current mark up prices from boutiques, especially someone like me who wears a different pair almost everyday. 
I enjoy wearing glasses at different price points and that is a personal choice. I have been open to collaborations from tons of brands and retailers. 

Retailers like Ruth from 10/10 Optics create one of a kind experiences that make my eyeglass loving heart pitter patter. I am fortunate enough to consider Ruth a friend and I truly cherish my glasses from her. No online retailer (and not many brick & mortar stores for that matter) can create an curated collection and superb customer service like Ruth has mastered at 10/10 Optics.

That being said- the quality of online glasses are not all crap, as in the case with a lot the pairs I own including the frames in this selfie. Sure some are cheaper than others, 
but as with everything in life- YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
Just because the price point is higher for some glasses does not necessarily mean 
they are not made by cheap labor in another country. 
Also to note: my prescription is a pretty standard single vision. 

I understand that the shifting in the optical industry is scary for a lot of people, and scary enough to cause this business owner to lash out on a selfie of an “influencer” that he does not even know. 
Instead businesses/companies should focus on the strengths of their business and what you have to offer your customers and “influencers” such as myself. 

Bottom Line: I do not need anyone, especially a random man on the internet,
 to tell me how to spend my money or write my personal blog.

Also:

He has since removed his comments from that photo and messaged me to apologize 
about the things he said about my "otherwise harmless blog". 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Layer it on {with a little help...}

I love the look of layers, 
I am definitely a "more is more" kinda gal 
and that hasn't stopped with my jewels!

But I was tired of having to detangle my layered necklaces 
or feel like I am being choked when they tangle around my neck.
When I saw the Necklet on Instagram, I knew I wanted to try it out.

I ordered myself the Triple Layering Clasp for like $30 (I think I used a coupon code)
I have tried it out a bunch, it does take a little while to get used to setting up,
 and I am not sure I have nailed it yet (they are still a little crossed)
but it is a great idea and I have been enjoying it!




What I Wore: glasses- c/o Firmoo, lips- Bite Beauty "020" lip pencil + Too Faced "Naked Dolly", earrings- Julie Vos, necklaces- Julie Vos "Paris Delicate" + "Chloe Delicate" + "Coin Charm", top- Target, jacket- gift from my hubby, jeans- Target, booties- "Prairie Booties" from Sundance



Been layering up my Julie Vos rings too for some Ring Bling!

More is always better!

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