Spring into style with the SPECTRUM SUN COLLECTION from Warby Parker

Spring into style with the SPECTRUM SUN COLLECTION from Warby Parker.


Top spring 2014 eyewear trends with Warby Parker


Wearing Warby Parker BURKE eyeglasses in Tennessee Whiskey

All year-long I had been debating whether or not to retire my Dolce & Gabbana eyeglasses and I have finally decided that it is time to part with the highly expensive frames in exchange for something more cost-effective and a style that allows me to show off my eyes just a bit more. I stumbled across the Spectrum Sun Collection from Warby Parker and was impressed by the sleek design of the sunglasses and the amazingly affordable prices. In addition, they recently released their Spring 2014 Collection which is equally as diverse in style and fit. Parting with $300 for my D&G frames was moderately painful considering how much of that I could have actually put toward my clothing wardrobe but the world is our oyster, is it not? So, I decided to take a closer look into Warby Parker to check out latest and greatest.

Warby Parker actually allows you to test drive 5 pairs of lenses from their collections and they ship directly to your house. This is so much better than the awkward experience of shopping in Lenscrafters where you are face to face with a salesperson who doesn’t necessarily tell you that those $300 frames look absolutely horrible on your face. What strikes me the most about Warby Parker’s Spring 2014 collections are the trendsetting designs, comfortable fit, and great value. The frames are so diverse that they can be dressed up, dressed down, and they have plenty of options available for both men and women.

I’m going to highlight a few of the pieces that I received through Warby Parker’s “Home Try-On” program. I was so excited about sharing my new find after trying on the BURKE eyeglasses that I enlisted the help of my bestie and sister Marquita Bianca to mash-up some really nice styling examples of some pieces from the Spring 2014 Collection. I mean if you are going to rock some sweet lenses, you definitely have to jazz up a fly ensemble, am I wrong? Take a look at a few of the pieces of eyewear that you can look for this Spring.

Warby Parker Seymour  EyeglassesThe SEYMOUR is a stylish and versatile frame that functions well at the office and also during after work play. The durable lenses are made from polycarbonate material while also offering 100% UV protection. For a professional look with youthful esprit we mashed up the SEYMOUR frame with a classic black and white ensemble, a staple for Spring 2014. The white blazer and the black pencil skirt are an excellent choice by day while the blazer can be removed to show off a sleeveless top by night. We opted for light accessories to finish the look.

I have noticed that the rectangular frames this season are much wider than in the past but less bulky. I think this creates a multi-functional look that is great for work, school, and casual wear. The SEYMOUR is available in Tennessee Whiskey, Sage, and Whiskey Tortoise

Warby Parker Quimby Sunglasses



Contrasting patterns are definitely in this season as well as pastel colors. We decided to mix up the QUIMBY sunglasses with a geometric, retro sundress and sweeping up-do hairstyle. The QUIMBY is a classy frame that is large and round. It has full coverage and is reminiscent of early Hollywood starlet styles.  Available in the colors Absinthe and Aurora, the lens is ideal for those times when you are feeling ultra glam.



Warby Parker Burke Eyeglasses



The Warby Parker BURKE eyeglasses are  a great choice for those that are not only sophisticated but colorful. The browline style eyeglasses have wide lenses that really allow you to show off your eyes. We did something a little different with this frame and paired it up with a Spring cropped top, denim shorts, and a large handbag. Also offering great durability and 100% UV protection, the BURKE is available in two colors: Tennessee Whiskey and Sugar Maple.

Warby Parker Reilly





The REILLY sunglasses are large and elegant in design. A great choice for a summer accessory, the REILLY goes well with a long maxi dress and cascading curls. The fit is comfortable and although the lenses are large, they do not cover a perfectly tidy browline. The REILLY is available in two color options: Whiskey Tortoise and Marzipan.

These are just a few of the frames from Warby Parker’s Spring 2014 Collection. The collection actually consists of eight new shapes and six new colors; style options are available for both men and women.  Check out more eyeglasses and sunglasses from Warby Parker.

Warby Parker sunglasses are produced in a state-of-the -art facility. The lenses are made with twice-polished custom cellulose acetate and teflon-coated screws. Their polarized lenses enable reduced glaring and provide outstanding UV protection. The prescription eyeglasses also include teflon screws and anti-scratch, anti-reflective coating. Most importantly, when compared to most eyewear brands on the market, Warby Parker offers unbeatable pricing.

Some really cool intel is that Warby Parker gives back through their “Buy A Pair, Give A Pair” program.Working with VisionSpring and other non-profits, for every pair of sunglasses sold, an optical piece of eyewear is given to someone in need so not only can you shop for something great but you can be apart of something even greater. If you’d like to see for yourself how diverse the Warby Parker lines are, consider checking out their “Home Try-On” program where you can select any 5 pairs of glasses for 5 days or you can check out their “Virtual Try-On” to see the latest frames on your face by uploading a photo of yourself; either way is convenient and well worth it.

How would you style your Warby Parker?

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Valentine’s Day Inspired Fashions at BellaDulce Clothing Boutique

heart cardigan belladulce clothingFrom now through February, BellaDulce Clothing Boutique is offering exclusive discounts on Valentine’s Day inspired styles. A popular item that is now on sale is the Heart Cardigan which can be paired with a basic tee, tank, pants, or shorts as pictured. BellaDulce will also be running it’s Flash Friday Sale which is an exclusive, invite only shopping event for V.I.P. clients who are able to gain access to discounts of up to 70% off MSRP on select items. Each week the sale features a special theme and is available between 8PM and 12 midnight EST.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to shop BellaDulce, you can earn up to 15% off your first order by joining the fan page on Facebook or following @ShopBellaDulce. BellaDulce Clothing offers adoring fashionistas an interactive shopping experience. Not only can clients shop the virtual boutique and showroom, but they can also enjoy after-hours shopping events, girls-night-in trunk shows, and pop-up shops. V.I.P. clients also have access to their own personal stylist and can book personal styling appointments for events and special occasions. heart bracelet belladulce clothingBased in Hampton Roads, Virginia, BellaDulce offers a selection of dresses, tops, bottoms, accessories, shoes, and a private label collection known as ‘Signature BD’ for women. Styles range from Indie, Couture, Street, Vintage, and trendy, as the boutique caters to a broad base of multi-faceted women from all walks of life.

heart scarf belladulce clothingBellaDulce Clothing not only services the 7 cities, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk but the boutique also delivers nationwide through it’s virtual boutique. Orders placed over $50 include free shipping.

Need a little inspiration for your look of the day? Check out BellaDulce Clothing on Instagram @belladulceclothing to see some of the styling combinations that you too can create!

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Step into Spring: Footwear Forecast

Step into Spring
3 Shoe Trends to Look for this Spring
Considering there are so many shoe trends for Spring 2013, we have selected just a few to discuss this week. When shoe shopping for the latest trends, keep the following items in mind: holographic, mesh, and mixed-media.
Holograms minus the Jem
When it comes to footwear, holographic designs are definitely trending this season. Whether it is just the heel, or the entire shoe, the array of colors that iridescent shades are bold, unique, and seemingly futuristic. Heels, sandals, lace up shoes, and sneakers all can be found with the new hologram look.
Stay fresh with mesh
Keeping in line with see-through trends this season, you will definitely want to snag a pair of mesh heels, flats, or sandals for Spring 2013.
Mixed-Media flavor
Mixed-media is also trending for Spring 2013 footwear styles. Mixed-Media combines, different fabrics, textures, and patterns to create a look. Shop the latest mixed-media footwear which can be found incorporated into the wedge sneaker styles, sandals, and also flats to make a bold, unique statement.
What is your favorite shoe trend for Spring 2013?
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DIY: Dance Style

Dancing Queens

Create this dance inspired look including a cropped tee like the one pictured by Pineapple, paired with leggings by Akira and some Pastry kicks. Stash all of your dance gear in a coordinating backpack like the Victoria Secret buckle backpack shown above.

Finish off this look with a glossy, stained lip and make your eyes pop with bold color and a little shimmer on the lids.

Pineapple heart shirt
$14 – newlook.com

Pineapple black top
$14 – newlook.com

Pastry high top trainers
$120 – welikefashion.com

Spring 2013: Top 5 Fashion Trends

Classics return to the catwalk

Shop your closet for the Spring 2013 Top 5 fashion trends because chances are you might already have these styles handy. This season, designers have ventured to include nostalgic, flavors such as the classic black & white stripe, the androgynous tuxedo, and sheer ruffle to highlight the catwalk.  Although there are numerous trends that have been added to Spring 2013 collections, we have picked our our Top 5 favorites, check them out here!Image

What to look for

Bold black & white Stripes

Women’s pant suits and tuxedo style jackets

Peek-a-boo fabrics for both dresses and blouses including sheer sleeves, and backs

Printed garments and high contrast patterns

Ruffles galore on blouses and dresses

What is your favorite Spring 2013 Fashion Trend

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