The weather is finally warming up here at the beach after a brutal winter and much to my relief I am able to finally pack away my heavy sweaters and coats for lighter apparel and accessories. I have been on the prowl for some really stylish and affordable eyeglasses and sunglasses to jump-start the season and to be honest my D&G’s have seen their best days and I’m not sure I am willing to part with another $300 for frames this year. I recently came across Warby Parker and their SPECTRUM SUN COLLECTION and I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with both the style and the price points of the line. The designs include some of the hottest trends for 2014 and they are definitely worth a peek.
I have compiled a mash-up of some of my favorite picks from the SPECTRUM SUN COLLECTION to give you just a few styling ideas for Spring 2014.
The ‘cat-eye’ is a nostalgic style that has re-emerged for 2014 and Warby Parker has nailed it with their PIPER model. The PIPER’S shape is more rounded than earlier cat-eye frames and it is available in two awesome color options: Revolver Black and Woodland Tortoise. It is shaped in such a way that you can still show off a perfectly shaped brow line.
I opted to pair the Woodland Tortoise pattern with a sunny yellow dress and gold hinted accessories to complement the frame’s accents. Finish the look with a great transitional pair of faux leather boots, a popular trend this season.
2). Think Pink, Go Green
Pink is going to be a hot color this season and Warby Parker’s MINNIE in Eucalyptus is the perfect accessory. Nothing screams “spring” more than pink and green so for this dose of fashion flavor, I paired this pink sleeveless top and embroidered shorts available at BellaDulce Clothing Boutique along with the MINNIE for a simple, fresh look. The lenses are large and round offering the ultimate glam look. The MINNIE is also available in the color Striped Sassafras.
3). Mix it Up
Spring 2014 will bring plenty of mixing, matching, and contrast. I paired Warby Parker’s DEAN in Striped Olive with a contrasting black and white top, retro style palazzo pants, and in the spirit of pastels, a pair of mint green pumps. When it comes to accessories this season, the more the merrier, layer bracelets, rings, and necklaces for added bling. The DEAN is also available in the color English Oak.
4). Live, love, layer
I absolutely love the look of layered tees but actually layering garments can get pretty uncomfortable as temperatures rise but the great thing about them is that you can peel them off one by one for maximum style. I am a little on the lazy side so I like my layers all-in-one. I dressed up this one-piece, contrasting tank top with Warby Parker’s DOWNING lens from the SPECTRUM SUN COLLECTION. I brought out the color accents in the shirt and shorts with a few accessories and in preparation for hot weather, added in a mesh flat.
5). Black & White and Cherry Blossom too
While pink is a popular choice for 2014, black and white is holding strong withstanding the fashion test of time so why not join the two in fashionable matrimony? I love adding colorful accents to black and white styles and figured that the HALL frames in Cherry Blossom from the SPECTRUM SUN COLLECTION would make for a savvy collaboration. For this fashion fix, consider a basic black short set with a white blazer and silver accessories or a simple white romper, nix the blazer, add a pair of accented pumps and finish the look with off with the popular HALL frames for a look that is candy sweet and divalicious.
I am so looking forward to updating my specs this season with some pieces from the SPECTRUM SUN COLLECTION.
What is your favorite mash-up on Warby Parker?
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We came across another great find this past weekend and it is called Origami Owl. Independent Designer Lindsay LoMele, who also hosted the shopping event gave us the inside scoop on this customized, social shopping experience. Origami Owl lets you create your own unique lockets with personalized charms, chains, and dangles. I have attended many a jewelry making party and they are great opportunities to chat it up with friends while creating fun and memorable pieces.
With Origami Owl, there are literally hundreds of charms to choose from as well as rhinestones, initials, and a vast selection of themes for all walks of life. The jewelry is very sturdy and has plenty of bling. The lockets can be filled with as many or as few charms as you perfer. The wide selection of chains, and plates, is perfect for mixing and matching bracelets and necklaces for an eye-catching look.
I loved Origami Owl so much, I just had to snag a piece for my mini. I opted for a simple bracelet with a handbag and floral charm. What I love most about the bracelet is the rhinestone accent around the edge of the locket. The bracelet shines really well , and is very dainty looking. The locket is delivered in a cute decorated pouch which is placed inside of a tiny gift box that is shaped like a takeout container. It was absolutely adorable and made for the perfect surprise gift for my mini.
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DJ Danny, a progressive house musician has rung in the New Year with his latest project called “Faith, Hope, Love”, an electronic dance lover’s delight. The internationally renowned DJ recently released the record on YouTube and it is steadily gaining plays with each passing moment.
Danny, who is an accomplished musical professional got an early start in the art as a youth. An avid pianist and keyboardist, he is known for producing some of the greatest house music in the world. One thing is for certain his latest track “Faith, Hope, Love” is a certified win. Fans will be drawn into the contagious sound of thumping drums and energetic piano vibes.
The track is bursting with high energy and is an all-around club classic, one that will certainly get a crowd amped up and moving on the dancefloor. The interwoven vocals “Faith, Hope, Love” are soothing and placed perfectly within the track to give it an added pop. Danny composed this track in such a genius manner that all of the instrumental elements work together to create a lasting musical impression. While built upon the framework of the classic house genre; the track stands out as being extremely progressive; serving a contemporary listener who truly understands the origins of such high energy productions. We cannot wait to liven up our upcoming event’s with Danny’s “Faith, Hope, Love” and wonder what he will dream up next. In the meantime, check out his latest video on YouTube.
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Check out upcoming merchandise from Hampton Roads Fashion Boutique BellaDulce Clothing (www.belladulceclothing.com). The stylenistas at BD are launching CamoKraze, a collection of handmade camo printed clutch bags. The line is an add-on to the current CamoCraze tees which were released last season. The company release a limited supply of handmade camo hobo bags which sold for around $15 in the boutique’s retail shop. With the success of the current lines, BD decided it was time to expand and develop a more compact version. Shoppers can gain access to a private launch by registering online at http://www.belladulceclothing.com
Technology on the go with a twist of style
Animal prints are making a comeback for Fall 2013 fashion. Stella & Dot, a company offering boutique jewelry and accessories has released a collection of animal printed laptop cases, ipad cases, and wallets for fall. These versatile items not only make a bold statement, compliment seasonal garments, but also enable us girls to be technically fashionable while on the go. There are several different pattern variations available for each product.
Stella & Dot is a social shopping experience for style lovers all over. Merchandise is available exclusively through independent stylists. Book your trunk show this month to shop these and other fabulous styles from Stella & Dot.
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