There’s something about summer that makes me so excited for vacation destinations! I think maybe it’s because growing up, my family always planned wonderful summer vacations — we’d drive up to Maine or Cape Cod or Vermont, and I’d head to summer camp or the beach.
And this summer is the same way — I’m itching to explore. Bear and I are about to head to New York for our first summer adventure in just a few days, and hopefully there will be many more to come!
So when I stumbled upon the perfect dress for a summer vacation, obviously I had to show you guys! How easy and elegant is this dressbarn style? I find that when I’m traveling, I often have a little more time to put into getting dressed — and it’s fun to go a little glam with a really beautiful dress! I pretty much wear dresses exclusively while we travel — they’re easy, take up less suitcase space, and you can pack in an hour without worrying about putting together outfits in advance! This dress, especially, is such a perfect piece to travel with — the material doesn’t get wrinkled, so you can pull it out and look great instantly! They have an awesome selection of amazing dresses, for any fun summer moment!
Right now, dressbarn is having a fabulous summer contest — submit a photo of your favorite fashion moment from your summer adventure, and you can win a $250 gift card and their stylish vacation essentials! You can enter here — go check it out!
You know your new baby has seriously warped your priorities when you realize that:
(1) There’s a picture of you in the July issue of Glamour, and:
(2) You somehow forgot to mention that fact on your fashion blog.
Anyways, so that’s embarrassing! But I had to finally get around to finally telling you guys! Pick up a copy if you see one this month — pretty cool! (It’s the one with Keira Knightly on the cover, and I’m on the last page!)
Also, LOL — 2.5 months after giving birth, the last thing I feel is “sexy and I know it” — but thank you, Glamour, for making me feel pretty chic!
And an extra special thanks to reader Liz for noticing my picture and letting me know! I had no idea and probably would have missed this without you!
With my five-year anniversary just recently passed, do you know what sounds pretty amazing? An 85-year anniversary.
So I’m so happy to help Foster Grant celebrate theirs! You know you’re talking about a classic brand when they’ve been around for almost a century — but the story of their origin is even cooler than I realized: they literally introduced sunglasses to America in 1929! (The first pair they sold was a whopping ten cents — if only!)
It’s a mark of how much I love this brand that most days my choice is between a $400 pair of Chanel sunnies and a $20 pair of Foster Grants, and I choose the Foster Grants. They’re perfectly on trend, and amazing to mix up your look without making a huge investment. When I find a style I love, I usually grab two pairs, just in case one goes missing later on!
And Foster Grant is celebrating their anniversary with an awesome charitable project: for every pair of reading glasses they sell on readerglasses.com, they’re donating another pair to Restoring Vision, a non-profit that distributes eyewear in developing countries. They’ve already donated more than 1.5 million pairs (yes, you read that right!) and I’m so impressed that they’re providing this crucial gift to countries in need.
So if you haven’t tried a pair yet, be sure to check them out!