How to Shade this Spring (feat. Warby Parker)

I woke up this morning to a view of nearby buildings generously covered in a layer of snow. Needless to say, the snow was not that much of a surprise, because hello it’s Chicago. But, I am so ready to pack my winter coat, scarf, hat and gloves and switch them for shorts, comfy tees and trustee sunglasses. I am so ready for Spring! And it’s just around the corner. A new season means it’s time for a new wardrobe! Out with the old and in with the new. Let’s start with some new sunnies!

Warby Parker launched their Spring 2017 collection today and am so excited to share it with you guys! The line of frames look very on trend and super fashionable. I should note, I was asked by Warby Parker to post about the launch but all opinions are my own and I was not sponsored in any way.

I personally do not wear prescription glasses or contacts, but I figured maybe some of you guys do and I think Warby Parker is a great company to research if you struggle to find fashionable prescription frames for eyeglasses or sunglasses Their frames are super cute and have an array of styles that everyone could enjoy and slay in. I put together some mini-looks using three of my favorite frames from the line and hope you guys find some inspiration to incorporate your own unique style with them.

One of the things I love about Warby Parker is that they let you try some of their frames for FREE and have them shipped to your home. Their “Home Try-On” program allows you to select 5 frames to test out for 5 days, so you can make sure you have frames that you know you will love and fit well.

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Madison:

Marigold is such an on trend color this month and think it pairs perfectly with all sorts of shades of blue. The Madison sunglasses have a traditional bridge and is a medium width, so it would look great on almost all face shapes. This frame also comes in two other colors, but the Sky Blue Crystal is my favorite. Blue is such a nice complement to warmer tones, especially yellow. You’re going to see yellow almost everywhere so a blue set of shades is a must! 3

Pearl:

Ok, now this is my favorite pair out of the entire collection! I am obsessed with anything that has a tortoise color/print. The Pearl sunglasses have a modified cat-eye with a winged cutaway. Super chic, super trendy. I’m obsessed.  Honestly, any color would look great with a tortoise color but for some reason, I keep envisioning a light shade of blue. I’m also seeing lots of baby blue’s in stores and magazines.

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Moore:

These are different, but a good different. The flat brow bridge gives the Moore sunglasses a boxier look, which has easily become a trend within the past season or two (Kim K has been sporting the boxy shade look for quite some time now).  I definitely get 70’s vibes from these shades. When I think of the 70’s I think of floral prints and flowy tops. This outfit combo from LOFT puts a modern twist on past 70’s trends. The relaxed fit of the utility blouse tucked into a simple floral print short gives me major 70’s feels. 1970’s in 2017’s? You better believe it. And the delicate shades of pink and yellow complement the Moore sunglasses nicely. Win-win! (Side note: Bell sleeves are also back in!)

There are a ton more frames to choose from within the Spring 2017, so be sure to check them out here! I hope you guys find some form of inspiration from this post to rock your best style this Spring. Let me know in the comments what you guys think about Warby Parker’s new line and which ones you would love to try (don’t forget about the “Home Try-On” perk).

Spring Beauty Wishlist

I’m doing “Spring Cleaning” a little early this year and decluterring some old makeup in my stash. Now I have an excuse to go buy some new goodies! The products below are ones that I have been wanting for quite some time now and think they will be perfect for the Spring time.

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Dear Jessie (feat. Earnest)

It’s so surreal knowing that this Spring semester will be my last semester of college. So many emotions run through my mind just thinking about it: excitement, anxiety, relief, anticipation, accomplishment. Looking back, there are so many things I wish I could change, from deciding on a major to deciding where to do my grocery shopping to save a couple of bucks (because $5 can really make a difference in a college student’s life, trust me). But don’t get me wrong I’ve had so many wonderful memories, ones I would not change for the world.

I teamed up with Earnest, a company that provides current students and graduates with financial information and resources to refinance their loans, to write a letter to my younger self. By younger, I mean the Jessie who was a Freshman that did not know what to expect the next four years of her undergraduate career. As a senior in college, I can definitely say that I know a lot more now than I did back in Freshman year. I’ve learned more about my self, who I want to be and where I want to go.

Here it goes:

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Favorite Looks from the 2017 Golden Globes

The Red Carpet was filled with so many beautiful looks and glamorous celebrities last night. Everyone looked so elegant and breathtaking but there were five looks that impressed me more than others. Lily Collins, Kristen Bell, Olivia Culpo, Emma Stone and Mandy Moore all owned chic, bold and sophisticated glamorous looks that embody the Golden Globes. These women looked absolutely beautiful last night and are just awesome women in general!

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Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad
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Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham
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Olivia Culpo in Zuhair Murad
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Emma Stone in Valentino Haute
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Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan (This was is my absolute favorite!)

What were your favorite Red Carpet looks? Let me know!

-jess.

Winter Playlist

Happy 2017, everyone! I hope the first week of the year was a great one and that you are dominating those resolutions (if you haven’t, it’s all good you still have 358 days). It’s been a great new season for some great new tunes. I’ve been ringing in the new year with these songs. Some are older and newer than others, but are all nonetheless still jamm-able. I’m making that a new word. So, I’ve listed the playlist to this post and hope you guys find at least one new tune to love. I should mention, Tame Impala has easily become one of my new favorite band and Currents, their 2015 album, has been speaking to my soul and giving me life. I thought you all should know, tee-hee. Hope you guys enjoy!  – jess.

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Fall Makeup Trends That Are Not Too Late to Wear (feat. Adore Me)

Fall may be soon over but it’s not too late to sport some of your favorite Fall makeup trends this season. I partnered up with Adore Me to create some Fall favorite makeup looks to pair with some of their bra sets.

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored nor was I paid. All opinions on the company and its products are my own.

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The Eyeshadow Palette Everyone Should Own

Whether you’re a beginner or pro in makeup, having the LORAC PRO palette in your collection is an absolute must.

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What sets this eye palette apart from the others is the equal amounts of mattes and shimmers. You can create any look.

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Ulta and Sephora Haul

Well, I took a well needed trip to Ulta and Sephora the past couple of weeks and collected new goodies! I’m slowly but surely trying to restock my makeup collection and making sure that I get great use out of all these products. So, without further adieu let’s jump into it!

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