Seeing Clearly in Style

I have been a dedicated contacts wearer for years now, but haven’t had a pair of glasses in a very long time. It’s been on my to-do list, but was something that I kept putting off because it seemed like such an expensive, difficult task. But then I heard about Classic Specs and the process that had intimidated me in the past was no longer.

Classic Specs was born out of the Brooklyn Flea Market, so you know it’s cool and their glasses are crafted in Los Angeles with all of the features you could want. Finding the right glasses for your face shape can be challenging and CS understands that, so you can select 6 pairs online for an at home try-on session. That way, you can get a feel for what they look like, ask your friend’s opinion and snap a few selfies to figure out which one is right for you. Then you send them back and go online and order your faves, with all prescription glasses starting at $89.

I chose the Remson glasses in the Havana Tortoise finish and I couldn’t be happier with them. If you are more of a cat eye glasses lover, go for the super cute Sedgwick glasses! Overall, I was so pleased with the entire process and the high quality of the glasses and super nice packaging. Now I’ve been wearing my glasses around and I think they are such a fun, chic look that I’m loving.

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What I’m Wearing:

Top: J.Crew (similar), Cuff: LOFT (similar), Necklaces: H&M (similar)

Disclaimer: These glasses were given to me by Classic Specs but this post was not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

Selling Clothes Online: The Basics

In Northern California, we’ve been spoiled with amazing weather lately in the high 70s and 80s and I am fully in Spring/Summer mode… however, my closet is not. My winter coats are still hanging and I’m constantly pushing past my sweaters in order to get to my tanks. This means that it’s time for a closet clean out. For those of you feeling the Spring cleaning vibes, I thought I’d share how I clean out my closet and make some money to spend on new clothes.

The first thing I do is go through my closet and take out items that I’m ready to part ways with. This usually includes clothing that I never really loved, clothes that I’ve worn a ton and am tired of, or clothes that aren’t in great shape anymore. For the items that aren’t in perfect condition, I put them in bags to take to Goodwill or Salvation Army. I sell the rest of the items online, through Twice or Thred Up. If you are new to selling clothes online, it couldn’t be easier, just follow my 5 easy steps!

Step 1

Request clean out bags from Thred Up and Twice. These bags are free and come with pre-paid postage so the only thing you have to do is drop them by the post office once they are filled!

Step 2

Thred Up vs Twice

Both Twice and Thred Up accept current, on-trend clothing that is in great condition. Using the chart above, make two piles designating clothing and accessories for Twice or Thred Up.

Step 3

Fill the bags and drop them off at the post office!

Step 4

Twice: You will generally hear back from Twice quicker and should receive a payment in about a week. Your payment can be directed to PayPal, Venmo or check. If you prefer store credit, you receive a 25% bonus on your payment. If you are unhappy with your payout, you can pay $4.95 for shipping to have the items returned to you. Any items that are not purchased are recycled.

Thred Up: You hear from Thred Up when they receive your bag and it generally takes a few weeks to process after that. For items that will be listed for under $60, you receive the payout as soon as it is processed. Higher-end items that will be listed for more than $60 will be on consignment and you will receive a payout when your item sells. Your payment can be directed to store credit, donated to charity, or after 14 days, transferred to PayPal or a check. Unaccepted items can be returned by selecting “Return Assurance” for $12.99 when ordering a clean out bag or automatically recycled.

Step 5

Enjoy your newly cleaned out closet and some extra cash!


-Do you ever sell your clothes?

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way, I simply am excited to tell you about ways to clean out your closets!

Spotted: Wardrobe Staples

My love for fashion began as a young girl and one of my favorite tasks was choosing my outfits. However, one thing that I constantly overlooked were polka dots. I’m not really sure what I had against them but they were never my favorite. Yet in recent years my views have changed and I think I’m making up for lost time. I now have multiple polka dot dresses and shirts all in the same black and white color scheme. There is something so classic, preppy and girly about polka dots that I just love and if Marc Jacobs said “there is never a wrong time for a polka dot,” then who am I to argue? What’s fun about this blouse is that it actually has both white and black polka dots on it when you look closely. I paired this closet staple with a few others… my favorite a-line black skirt, black crossbody bag and my black booties. These items are constantly in rotation in my wardrobe and after seeing British YouTuber Vivianna Does Makeup, rock her Ash booties all the time, I knew I needed them too. So tell me, what are some of your favorite wardrobe staples?

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Spotted GGGFWhat I’m wearing:

Blouse: J.Crew Factory (similar), Skirt: J.Crew Factory, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar), Booties: Ash, Bracelet: LOFT, Sunglasses: Cole Haan (similar)

Red Carpet Round Up: Oscars 2015

One thing that I love about the Oscars is that it is the event when all of the celebrities pull out their a-game. They seem to save their fanciest dresses for the night and it’s the perfect way to wrap up award season. I’ll admit that this year’s actual award ceremony didn’t totally grab my attention, but I was, as usual, obsessed with the fashion.

Best Dressed

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I had a difficult time choosing my best dressed this year because so many actresses hit it out of the park fashion-wise! I absolutely loved Anna Kendrick’s soft coral, Thakoon dress with the jeweled collar and cutout. I think this color is absolutely gorgeous on her and I love how the dress elongates her petite frame. I also am glad to see her in a more sophisticated silhouette especially after she played a princess in Into The Woods. On the other end of the spectrum is Jennifer Lopez, wearing an Ellie Saab princess dress. As you may know, Ellie Saab is one of my favorite designers so it’s no surprise that this dress ended up as a top pick. I think the dress was utter perfection and Jennifer still managed to look age appropriate with the plunging neckline and beautiful detailing. (But then again, I’m convinced J.Lo never ages…) As gorgeous as the dress is in the picture, it looked even more so, when she seemingly floated across the stage to present an award. Finally, I’m so excited to include Rosamund Pike on my best dressed list after she was on my worst for the Golden Globes. However, this red Givenchy dress is fabulous and I love the scallop detail which is so on trend and the tasteful slit. This dress also perfectly highlights her amazing figure and I love the band at the waist.

In addition to their gorgeous dresses, another thing these women have in common is their beautiful hair and make-up. Perfectly complimenting their dresses, all three went for updos with Anna and Rosamund opting for some volume and Jennifer going for a slicked back ponytail. Their make-up was flawless as well, with J.Lo’s signature glow, Anna’s pinky-peach cheeks and Rosamund’s contoured cheekbones, while all three wore for a nude lip.

Honorable mention also goes to Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection. While it wasn’t my favorite dress, the 6,000 pearls on it do make it pretty spectacular!

Worst Dressed

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Once again, only two stars made my worst dressed list. Award show veteran, Nicole Kidman, wore this Louis Vuitton sequin dress. Nicole often opts for a column style dress, which she looks great in, but the eyesore here is the red belt. Not only does it look garish next to the yellow sequins, but it completely draws the eye away from her face and directly to the belt. One thing that was working for her though, was her gorgeous long bob and I wish her hairstylist could show me how to inject as much volume into mine! My other pick is Chloe Grace Moretz, a relative newcomer to the red carpet. Unfortunately the fabric on her Miu Miu dress looks more like curtains from the 1970s and the exaggerated hips with the pleated detail is unflattering. At only 18, this dress just looks so dated for her age and I’d love to see her in something fresher at her next awards show. But hey, didn’t we all make a few fashion faux pas in our teens?


-Who was your best and worst dressed from the Oscars?