I SEE You!

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A SEE Eyewear store just opened in my favorite mall (that I live dangerously close to), and they offered to let me come in and get a free pair of glasses…you know, because of my epic presence in the fashion world. The best part was they didn’t even ask me to do a blog post or any other promotion for them. But I’m doing one anyway because I had such a good experience. Plus – let’s be honest – there’s really nothing else going on in my life right now that I can talk about.

Jenny, the manager, helped me pick these shades. It was kind of like shopping with a good best friend who will actually tell you the truth about whether something looks good on you. And let me tell you – I really did need help because I could only narrow it down to like 10 pairs of sunglasses because they were all awesome. Even if you don’t need any glasses, I would recommend going to see Jenny and taking her with you to buy whatever it is you do need. Since I’m already kind of a sunglasses junkie, I wanted to find a pair that didn’t look like what I already have. I told Jenny how I really like the idea of retro oversized shades, but they always look too big on my narrow face. She assured me that these were great for me because they have that retro flair, but they’re tapered so they don’t overwhelm me. Success!

If you’d like to know a little more about SEE Eyewear, here’s the gist: They do regular glasses as well as sunglasses (you can get Rx shades too). Everything is customizable, so you can get different colored lenses in your sunglasses, or get that fancy anti-glare business. All their styles are their own line, and they’re made in limited quantities because new styles come out every few months. (P.S. They’re all amazing.) They do take most vision insurance, and the prices are less than you’d expect: sunglasses are all $99, and I believe prescription frames are $150. The only downside is that you can’t shop online – only in stores. Check out their website to see if there’s one near you. If you live in Indianapolis, there is now: at the Fashion Mall! Maybe I’ll SEE you there sometime! (Get it?)

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*Sunglasses provided courtesy of SEE Eyewear.

Quiet: Exams in Progress

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Yesterday I showed you one of my study outfits, and today I’ve got an actual exam-taking outfit on the menu. I’m not the pajama-wearing type even during finals because I just feel more “with it” when I take the time to get dressed. Sometimes I even brush my hair.

Still, I definitely go for comfort, and more importantly, I don’t wear anything distracting. A statement necklace any other day is great, but for some reason on test day they seem to weigh a hundred pounds. So I pretty much go for zero jewelry – the only exception is my wedding band. Otherwise I might get confused and think I’m single, and everyone knows that a room full of stress-ridden law students is a great place to hook up.

Oh, and in case you think I’m full of BS for acting like I carry a cute clutch to an exam: shoooot, girl, you know I wouldn’t lie to you! This oversized pouch actually fits all the stuff I usually carry in a purse, and then it slips easily inside the tote bag I carry to school. That way I still technically only carry one bag at a time, and if I do anything afterwards, I can pull out the clutch and leave the bulky tote in my car. It’s pretty genius of me, actually. That’s why I’m gonna be a lawyer.

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*Scarf purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Big Hair, Big Shoes

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I don’t know if you’ve already guessed this about me, but I’m one of those annoying overachievers. A bachelor’s degree wasn’t enough; I had to go to law school. And just doing the required classes in law school wasn’t enough; I had to join a law review too.

But this obnoxious habit doesn’t just apply to school. Apparently I’m an overachieving dresser too. Even when I try to underachieve, I can’t. Like the other day I was getting ready for work and I was feeling really lazy. I put on these yellow jeans and a t-shirt, and I put my un-brushed wet hair in a top knot. I was about to step into a pair of comfy flats, and then I stopped myself.

I don’t want to go to work with wet hair. I’ll dry it. In fact, maybe I’ll even curl it. Just for fun. And maybe this t-shirt is a little too casual for the office. I’ll wear something with a little embellishment. And maybe instead of flats, I’ll wear…the biggest freaking shoes I have. To match the big hair. Wait…What just happened?

And that is the story of how I failed at underachieving.

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Stripes & Sandals

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I don’t know about you guys, but I had a pretty fun weekend. It ended with a trip to the suburbs to see my other half perform in a community theater cabaret. It’s quite convenient being married to a talented person. I’m always entertained.

Besides the overall casual theater-going chicness of this outfit, I’d like to draw your attention to the cute little blue bands in my hair and on my wrist. They came to me via 6 Degrees Hair Ties! Ever since I threw away my last scrunchie, I’ve been looking for something cute to put around my ponytails. OK, to be honest I haven’t thought much about it, but now that I have these babies I love them!

I was a little worried that the elastic wouldn’t be strong enough to hold my hair, but I was pleasantly surprised. My hair is very thick, so if I do a high ponytail I might have to use a regular ponytail elastic underneath to be totally secure, but for this low side pony I didn’t need anything extra.

And if you’re the type to keep a hair tie on your wrist, these are way cuter than plain old hair-colored bands. Check out the 6 Degrees website to see all the colors and patterns. Besides the pack I got, I’m a big fan of the chevron print! You can get 10% off your order with the code SARAH10.

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*6 Degrees gifted me these hair ties for my review. Opinions are my own.

My Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

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I tried on these sunglasses one day last week, and I thought they were fabulous. I just thought maybe they were too fabulous, like I would look ridiculous. So I didn’t get them.

The very next day, I was studying at Starbucks, and this old lady walked in. She had to be at least 75, probably older. She weighed about negative 50 pounds; her handbag was bigger than she was. It was 80 degrees, and she was wearing long black pants, a yellow sweater, a floral silk scarf, and…these sunglasses.

Well, that was it. Obviously I had to go back and get the sunglasses. Yes, a 75-year-old woman is definitely my role model. Why wouldn’t she be…especially considering my idea of a fun Saturday night is watching Downton Abbey with my cat and a big glass of wine.

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P.S. I submitted this post to IFB’s Project #96, which just happened to use the same song reference I did 🙂