Be Shady Boo Boo

So with fall around the corner…ok who am I kidding it’s here in NYC. It’s time to transition from summer gear to fall/winter gear and that means heats, beanies, and sunglasses. Sunglasses you ask. Aren’t those a summer item? No silly they aren’t. According to eye doctors everrrywhere you should wear sunnies year round to protect your eyes from sunburn (yea that’s right) and damage from the suns rays. And sunglasses are great with all the fall hat trends, I mean what better way to create some mystery than sliding on some shades. So I took to the internet in search of some great styles and came across Salt City Optics. They offer such a wide range of style on prescription sunglass it was hard to choose just ONE! Plus hello! Iris Apfel is on the landing page rocking some Kate Spade sunnies looking all fly, and I idolize that woman and her sense of style!

This fall I’m feeling some wide brim hats like this awesome one from Forever 21 (yea its men’s and so?) and cause I like the Indiana Jones look. And nothing goes better with the hat than a pair of Electric Av1 aviators from Salt City Optics. I feel like it gives me the right combo of rugged urban chic ya dig? Of course I’d love to mix it up with some bold sunglasses like these Tom Dodoma ones, in sea glass champagne (cause I like to be bold duh!) if I’m going for the wild west meets breakfast at Tiffany’s look that day. And to round it out with that boho look id probably layer it up with the malachite convertible necklace and the pave long bar necklace from Chloe+Isabel.

Then of course as it gets colder, because why stop at 30 Mother Nature, beanies and sunnies are another great combo. Beanies are fashionable and functional; they help keep that noggin of yours warm, so I’d go with something like this one from Nasty Gal. And to kick it up a notch I’d pick these Derek Lam Felix sunglasses in blue cause they’re haute and different. I’m loving the blue gradient into the stripes and that they are semi opaque, so its s subtle statement (course the nudes are pretty kickass too). And these Kate Spade Della’s would also be good for that classic cat eye beanie look. I like picking eyewear that’s bold and different, kinda like this Coastline Necklace from Chloe+Isabel. Plus Beanies are great casual items so really you could mix up and wear the aviators as well for a simpler look. And a basic beanie provides the canvas on which I decorate. (waaaaaaaaaaaay to much art school).

But these are some of my ideas, and we all know I go to the beat of a different drummer. Overall your sunglasses are the gate keepers to your eyes, which they say are the windows to your soul. So what does your gate say?

So check out Salt City Optics and their full collection here

Peep that chloe+Isabel here




Oh Snap! My Nails

I’m sure at one point we’ve all gotten a  mani, heard about jam berry or tried to do DIY nail art.  But the problem is either time, ideas, or stuck with whatever is in stock. So the other week I was on a plane flying home to Arizona and was reading the AA magazine when I came across this article about nail art and this app call Nail Snaps.  Nail snaps allows you to take an image and have it printed onto adhesives for your nails.  Way frickn cool! So all you do is download the app, pick a design, size and adjust it and viola new nail art.  The cool thing is that you can be unique and do what YOU like versus having to pick from pre selected designs (BORING!).

So check out the page, download the app and get on your way to creating custom nail art.  I’m going to order and let you guys know how it all turns out! And if you join check me out!