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!
Long before Chad and I lived in Texas, I used to joke that visiting Houston in August is freezing cold literally all the time. Everyone goes from their air-conditioned houses to their air-conditioned cars to their air-conditioned offices, so even if the temperature outside is hovering around 100 degrees or more, your experience is never hotter than about seventy-three for more than a minute or two at a time.
The moral of the story? If you’re visiting Houston in August, bring a sweater.
But ever since we bought our house, Chad and I regularly do something that many Texans don’t: we walk places. There are restaurants and shops within a few blocks of our house, and thanks in part to our New York roots, even when it’s a hundred degrees outside… we walk.
So my summer outfits have to be both practical and cute: which is how I fell in love with this dress. It’s polished and pretty, but still functional enough that I can walk around in summer heat wearing it. (It also has an extra bonus: a good bit of stretch in the material that magically hides the few extra post-baby pounds I’m still carrying!)
But a dress alone only gets you half way there, so I added some great accessories to this outfit. This Chanel bag remains my prized possession, and pairing it with great jewelry and some Jimmy Choos?