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My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)

My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)

I own 8 pairs of eye glasses—I know it’s ridiculous, but I never claimed not to be—5 of which are from Clearly (AKA Coastal if you’re in the states).

I like to switch it up depending on my mood:. I have a favorite pair for movie-watching, a pair perfect for driving (which live in my glovebox and I’ve coined my “car glasses”), and I have certain pairs I like to wear depending on my outfit or how I’m feeling. So sue me!

So in celebration of four-eyes and spectacle-lovers everywhere, I thought I’d take you through my most recent few pairs and do a giveaway of a free pair of exclusive designer specs to one lucky lady or lad (open to Canadian entrants only)! To enter, simply comment on this post sharing the name(s) of your favorite pair(s). Or just write “2+2=4 eyes.” Seriously, I’ll officially count that as an entry. (EDIT: CONTEST NOW CLOSED)

My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)

I have a square face (where my jaw is the same width as my forehead), so I’ve always opted for rectangular-shaped glasses thinking the suited me best, but I took a risk on these super-round Joseph Marc 4137 frames and they’ve become my new go-to, everyday pair.

In the write-up online, they specifically mention being a great size and shape for people with wide jaws (AKA me), and they truly are. In real life, the tortoiseshell pattern is much more subdued than what is presented online–they border on being solid deep brown, which I’m actually happier with than if they had a stronger contrasting pattern.

The keyhole cutout at the nose is also cute and gives some vintage vibes, and I like that the lenses dip down low from the arms, rather than sitting up high and covering your brow.

My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)

Next up, the Ray-Ban RX7098-48 in Havana Gold. Unfortunately, I nabbed the last pair, but they may come back in stock so keep checking Clearly. They’re a tad Terri Richardson, bordering on aviator, but a little more wearable and approachable. I love the mix of gold and tortoiseshell. They won’t be an everyday pair, but for certain days I’m feelin’ like going a little rogue, I love ’em. So does Piper, apparently.My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!) My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)

And last but not least, some sunnies in time for spring! These are the Hardy 905S‘s with grey polarized lenses. I love how they swoop low on the sides and arc up at the bridge of the nose so your brow arches can be on fleek. They’re also really comfortable. I’ve worn them for a three-hour hike, and they didn’t bug my nose or temples like some glasses do for me after a while. Functional for a fuzzy-eyed astigmatism gal like me, and they look cool.

My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)

And just for good measure, I took a few shots of my entire Clearly specs eyeglasses collection. From top left to bottom right: Derek Cardigan 7014, Joseph Marc 4137, Ray-Ban RX7098-48 in Havana Gold, Love L746 in Tokyo Tortoise and Kam Dhillon’s Cathi in Crystal. (The cute spotted plate is from Pursuits of Happiness.)

My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)  My Glasses Collection (+ a Spectacular Spectacle Giveaway!)

And for anyone curious about my clothing and accessories. The dress is from Hackwith Design House, the camouflage bomber is from Topshop, my bracelet is from Cradle Jewelry, necklace from Aldo, and sandals are from Topshop.

So remember, to win a free pair of exclusive designer specs, comment sharing the name(s) of your favorite pair(s) or just write “2+2=4 eyes.”

Open to Canadians only, with shipping within Canada. (EDIT: CONTEST NOW CLOSED)

Fave Street Style Looks from London and New York Fashion Week 2017

Fave Street Style Looks from London and New York Fashion Week 2017

When I was in NYC recently, I just missed NYFW.

So when I got home, I instead had to live vicariously through the photos I snooped from it online—my specific Google search always including the words “street style.”

Regardless of whether you’re into fashion, it’s hard not to find beauty and inspiration in the candid shots taken as swarms of people arrive from far and wide.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to choose only 15 of my most coveted looks from New York and London Fashion Week, it would be the following. In a nutshell, I’d call it: layered and loose fitting with surprising pops of colour, bold graphics, and patterns. Oh, and center parts and athleisure are still alive and well. Enjoy (and shop some similar finds in stores peppered in)!

x, S

Fave Street Style Looks from London and New York Fashion Week 2017

Fave Street Style Looks from London and New York Fashion Week 2017
Fave Street Style Looks from London and New York Fashion Week 2017
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Three Looks, One Pair of *Cool Mom* Jeans

Winter or summer, dressed-up or super low-key.

They may drive our grandmas nuts, but I just can’t get enough of these studded ripped “mom jeans”. They’re both the main event and the accessory, and make for both easy and edgy looks.

See how I styled them three different ways: polished, laid-back/athleisure, and business casual on my YouTube.

For anyone interested in buying them, you can nab them in classic blue (as seen in the video), or treat yourself to a black pair. The black chiffon sweater and pink button-down are both from TopShop (but sold out), the cage heel loafers are from Jeffrey Campbell, the sneaks are Adidas, and the nude block heels are Aldo. Plenty of shoppable options below:

You as into them as I am?!

New New Coming to My YouTube

I’m baaaa-aaaack!

To YouTube that is. While I was filming my HGTV show, I had no time to also create new videos, but after a short hiatus, I’m back to creating fresh, fun content for my channel and my blog. Shawn just helped me finish creating the introduction video below that will live on my home page for new subscribers to get a feel for me.

Please let me know what you think! And if you have YouTube yourself, please like, subscribe, and comment so I can find you as well. 🙂