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.
[ 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?
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!
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?
It still shocks me that all of the optical frames are only $95, prescription included.
I’m especially in love with all of the tortoise options! Pretty Ballard frames.
Don’t wear eyeglasses? Well lucky you! Tons of sunglasses options as well though [Downing frames pictured above].
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 ]
[ 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.
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.
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 :-)
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!
Sunglasses, Claire’s Accessories [similar; similar]
Bike tee, J Crew
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…
 Jack Wills, $98.50
 Urban Outfitters, $14
 Urban Outfitters, $14
 Le Specs, $66
 Lilly Pulitzer, $60
 Forever 21, $6