Month: December 2015

Spotlight on Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an accessory you can never have enough of, which isn’t always ideal for my wallet (I’m mildly addicted to them). After all, you need different styles of eyewear for different occasions!  Diff is a very cool company. With sunglasses that retail for $40, Diff produces high-quality frames that are current with whats trending in the fashion industry. Many Diff sunglasses are made with acetate frames, one of the highest quality plastic materials used by top designers. Love that this brand uses these frames at such a compelling price point!  Between polarized and reflective mirror lenses, tortoise shells frames, and color therapy lenses designed to help relax your mind, you can find whatever you are looking for at Diff. I also like to support a company that gives back and has a philanthropic core. For every pair of glasses that Diff sells, they will donate one pair of reading glasses to “Eyes on Africa” and another pair of sunglasses to “Toys for Tots.” I look forward to seeing how this company will continue to …

5 Tips for a Healthier You

You know the saying: “New Year, New You!” To be completely honest, I never make New Year Resolutions. I’ve always believed you should keep both long and short-term goals throughout the year and constantly work towards achieving them, rather than starting over every year. I like to look at the New Year as a way to continue working on what it is that I want to accomplish. I always tell people that living a truly healthy life is a combination of both physical activity and what you are putting in your body. Many people ask me about my diet, so I wanted to share 5 easy tips for a healthier life: 1. AVOID PROCESSED FOODS                   They spike your cholesterol, contain toxic ingredients, have little nutritional value and are high in both sugar and high fructose corn syrup. In fact, many processed foods have been proven to lead to overeating, filling your body with empty calories and in effect making you even hungrier. 2. EAT VEGGIES EVERY …

Time Check

I am about to introduce you to a company that you are going to fall in love with.  I’m warning you now, please do not hold me personally responsible when you find yourself returning to their website on a weekly basis. Please do not hold me personally responsible when one minute you find the “cart” full of several different models of watches that you like and in the next minute are receiving a “Thank You For Your Order” confirmation e-mail.  Please, just prepare yourself for what’s about to come. MVMT Watches is a company I have discovered that I could not be more excited to share with you. Not being one to wear watches often (as I am extremely picky when it comes to wristwear), the minimalism and timeless look of this watch instantly drew me in. Certain fashion items I will splurge on, like a great pair of shoes for example, but others I have a harder time doing so with. For me, I believe there are many beautiful high-quality watches out there so …

Tommy Vs. Short Shorts

Short shorts. A somewhat new concept to me when referring to bathing suits. I have always thought that the most comfortable length of a bathing suit is when the short hits mid-thigh. However, it was time to try something new for my trip to Hawaii. After all, fashion is meant to be experimental and if you always stay in your comfort zone, then you aren’t fully experiencing all the different trends.  I knew I wanted a shorter fit, but not quite as short as a brief. This bright blue trunk from Baleaf seemed like the perfect fit. The bright color was suiting for the tropical Hawaiian weather and the length allowed the sun (with SPF of course!) to hit more skin, creating a much more even tan. I have to say this bathing suit won me over. I stared at it in my suitcase, wondering if I should or shouldn’t put it on. Self consciousness set in…would people think I look ridiculous in my tiny shorts? Well, it was worth the risk! The material is …

Montblanc Legend

Fragrance. Unlike clothing, you can’t see it on someone. You can’t feel it on someone. But the scent someone gives off is something that makes an even stronger impression on you. I don’t know about you, but when I think about certain people in my life, I can’t necessarily recall the exact pieces of clothing they were wearing when we were together. While I may think someone is always dressed to perfection or looks runway-ready, I more so remember the lasting impression of their scent. Have you tried Montblanc’s Legend? This masculine, bold fragrance offers a rich scent that instantly draws people in. What I love about this fragrance is that unlike many other colognes I have tested over the years, this isn’t excessively strong, burning your nostrils, but rather gives off the right amount of potency to give off a little mystery, making people want to smell it even more. I would best describe the smell of Montblanc Legend as cozy, rustic and oaky with a touch of spice. This cologne is one of …