Four Eyes: Warby Parker

I’m on the hunt for a new pair of prescription glasses, which is why I ordered a free Warby Parker home try-on kit. Warby Parker allows visionary impaired folks like myself to test out five pairs of glasses and then send them back as soon as you’re finished. All of the frames (including lenses) by Warby Parker are only $99, which makes this thrifty girl very happy. Plus, whenever you buy a pair of glasses, they provide a pair to someone in need.

I wanted to get a feeling for what types of frames and coloring might look best on my face, but I figured you guys will be able to give me better insight. I so badly want oversized specs to look good on me, but I was doomed with a super angular face and they always end up looking ridiculous. I am also a big fan of BonLook’s eyewear, where I kind of fell in love with their “Happy Tuesday” pair of glasses in grey (all the way at the bottom).

PS. Pardon my unfortunate hair, I’m trying to grow it out and it is nearing the awkward mullet-esque phase.

Which of the Warby Parker glasses above would you recommend? Or, are they all duds? Don’t worry, I know Owen and Tenley aren’t winners. Although they do look quite stylish on Betty White and Charsi in my unbiased opinion.

Do you think these grey glasses by BonLook would be flattering for me (see ridiculous screenshot below)?

All I know is I can’t wait to not have to wear these Candie’s glasses anymore (this is what happens when the optician pressures you into purchasing something on the spot). If I see another fifteen-year-old wearing my current pair of specs, I’m going to lose. it. Thanks in advance for your honest feedback, and don’t worry, you won’t hurt my feelings if you vote for none of the above.

Vintage Tea Length Wedding Dress Needs a New Home!

I don’t write much about being divorced on here (there’s a whole blog for that), but lo and behold, I am selling my vintage tea length wedding dress. All of the measurements and details are on OnceWed, where you can find out more about this 1940s piece. I purchased it for $500 and spent over $100 on alterations and cleaning, but I’m only asking $350 for dress. To those engaged gals out there who are local, we can definitely schedule a meetup to see if it fits properly before purchasing.

I think it’s a sweet wedding dress for an offbeat bride or for a vintage-loving bride who wants to change into a shorter dress for the reception. Please don’t hesitate to comment below with any questions, I’m looking forward to finding this dress a happy, new home.

Unveiled: Alexandra Grecco

When I look back at my college days, I think of frat guys screaming “woohooo” drunkenly in the streets (or street, if you went to school in Kutztown like I did), girls who wore velour jumpsuits to any and every class and overpriced cafeteria food that tasted like wet paper (this excludes the ice cream bar, of course). During my college orientation, when I was supposed to be building relationships and making connections with my fellow freshman, I was just trying to find one person who looked even remotely relatable. I’ll spare you the blackmail-worthy photos, but I was often found sporting a near-mullet, orange corduroys and David Bowie shirt in 90 degree weather.

{Photo of Alexandra courtesy Alexandra Grecco}

Luckily for me, I met a gal named Alex, who made those first few days of college orientation tolerable by hanging out with my spastic self. Needless to say, lately I have been seeing her name pop up in stores like Bloomingdale’s and on some of my favorite blogs. Her fashion designs are always on my Tumblr dashboard, which makes me do a happy giddy dance for her because she absolutely deserves it. As a frequent follower of her blog, I can say with certainty that she is just as lovely now as she was back when I became friends with her during freshman year. Alexandra often collaborates with the always-breathtaking and hilarious Hannah Metz, who I became friendly with back in my LiveJournal days during college, so to see them working together made me realize that this is indeed a small world. Alexandra even did an interview recently with one of friends, Kelly at Blush!nk, which was also exciting to see.

{Shimmer Slip Dress and The Cinema Gown}

{Embellished Birdcage Veil Belt}

{Spring 2011 Collection: Photo by Landon Metz}

{Spring 2010 Collection: Photo by Lucia Holm With Model Hannah Metz}

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fashion spotlight on Alexandra Grecco. It’s always inspiring to see a fellow classmate moving up in the world, I can’t wait to see future collections from her. Be sure to check out her Etsy shop, where you can buy my personal favorite, the “If I Only Had a Heart” dress.

{If I Only Had A Heart Dress}