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It’s so darn close I can taste it! Tulips and cuffed jeans and sunnies and open-toed shoes close!

Boston Spring Uniform

Pullover Top, Old Navy [similar 1; 2] | Boyfriend Jeans, Gap [similar] | Piper Sunglasses c/o Warby Parker | Necklace, Savas Studios [similar] | Rope Bracelet, Oh Buoy Boston | Idiom Bangle, Kate Spade | Bow Ring, Kate Spade | Tassel Tote, Old Navy | Wedges, Ralph Lauren [similar 1; 2]

Ok, the sandals may have been a bit premature. The sunglasses, though, were NOT! Thank goodness our Vitamin D is finally about to be replenished around here… this past weekend was full of reasons to try out my new Warby Parker sunglasses– from the recenly launched [and limited-edition!] Spectrum Sun collection.

Warby Parker Sunglasses Review

Tortoise Sunglasses

Tassel Tote Bag

Warby Parket Piper Tortoise

Trader Joe's Pink Tulips

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Have you pulled out the sunglasses and open-toed shoes for the season yet?

psst! Lots of sales in this post too– Take 30% off online at GAP today with code BRIGHT. At Old Navy, card holders get 30% off their purchase today with code STUFFSAVE. No card? Still take 20% off with code SAVE20!

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Scallops + Sunnies

I love the fact that my office has a very lax dress code, but even there I feel like I’m pushing the limits by wearing shorts to work. That is the only thing keeping me from indulging in my mile-long wish list of them, including scalloped ones like the below, but also fun printed ones like these and these.

Shorts and Sunnies

[ Stripe Button-Down Shirt, J.Crew, $49.50 (sale!) ]
[ Scallop Hem Shorts, ASOS, $31 ]
[ Mini Legacy Bag, Anthropologie, $228 ]
[ Sundaze Oversized Square Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters, $12 ]
[ Carmelita Wedge, Kate Spade, $258 ]

When and where do you get the most use out of shorts?


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Warby Boston


Are you all as big of Warby Parker fans as I am? I’ve always always loved their style of glasses, but hadn’t gotten the chance to play with any in person until I used their Home Try-On program last month. Now I am beyond excited to have a Warby Parker retail store in Boston– right downtown on Newbury Street!

warby parker glasses

I joined fellow Boston bloggers a few weeks ago for a breakfast at their new Beantown location and was beyond impressed. The second-floor location overlooking Newbury was bright, spacious, and welcoming– what more do you need to try on glasses?

warby optical

It still shocks me that all of the optical frames are only $95, prescription included.

warby parker ballard

I’m especially in love with all of the tortoise options! Pretty Ballard frames.

warby parker sunglasses

Don’t wear eyeglasses? Well lucky you! Tons of sunglasses options as well though [Downing frames pictured above].

warby parker boston

You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see which pair I picked out… :) In the meantime, head on over there yourself!

[ Warby Parker ]
[ 83 Newbury Street ]
[ Boston, MA ]


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Try Before You Buy: Warby Parker Edition

warby parker home try-on program

 [ Warning ] There is a lot of my face in this post.

I have a love/hate relationship with picking out glasses. On one hand, it’s always fun to select a dozen frames, try them all on, and narrow it down. But I constantly feel like my optician would reaaally rather I just made a decision already. Warby Parker is revolutionizing this process though, with their new Home Try-On Program.

warby parket tortoise glasses

Here’s the lowdown: Pick out five frames from their website you think you might be interested in, they arrive in your mailbox promptly after, and then you have five days to make a decision! Try them on as many times as you want, snap some Instagrams and share with your friends to get their opinions. When you’re done, send ‘em on back. No joke, this program is completely free (to everyone in the US– not just blogger folk I promise!). There isn’t even a shipping cost. It’s pretty darn great.

tortoise frames

What’d I try on? I was personally on the hunt for some tortoise frames and fun sunglasses!

Chandler Whiskey Tortoise // Bensen Whiskey Tortoise // Ainsworth Walnut Tortoise
Thatcher Striped Sassasfras // Appleton Brushed Gold

Clearly, I can’t pull any of these off. But no penalty! Warby Parker takes them all back– you’re not required to purchase any.

And you guys know how I feel about fashion for good: Warby Parker, like TOMS, does Buy a Pair, Give a Pair. For every pair of glasses purchased, a pair will be given to someone in need. So I do hope you order at least one out of your box :-)

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Beachy Keen

One of my favorite things about Boston is that you are never more than an hour away from a beach. We put up with some pretty gross + unbearable winters here, but it’s worth it when summer hits and you can hop on [literally] a subway to sand. This is my favorite sort of New England beach look: a nautical two-piece, lightweight maxi dress, and a wide-brimmed sun hat. And of course sunscreen– I signed the sun savvy pledge long ago and hope you will too!

(1) Navy Stripe Bikini Bandeau + Bottoms, Topshop, $52
(2) Pulau Shades, Anthropologie, $38
(3) Maxi Dress, Free People, $100
(4) Patent Bow Sun Hat, Juicy Couture, $90
(5) Shelly Jelly Sandals, Lilly Pulitzer, $38
(6) Audrey Tote, Tory Burch, $265

Bonus points? This look also works for the 4th of July!


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Sunglasses, Claire’s Accessories [similar; similar]
Bike tee, J Crew
Shorts, H&M
Crochet slip-ons, TOMS 

Because the sun is finally back out for a little bit and therefore it’s time to whip out those sunglasses. Oh and no shame in the fact that mine are from Claire’s…

[1] Jack Wills, $98.50
[2] Urban Outfitters, $14
[3] Urban Outfitters, $14
[4] Le Specs, $66
[5] Lilly Pulitzer, $60
[6] Forever 21, $6


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