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?
Obviously I had to break out an old pic of my flag shorts. They are thisclose to fitting me again post-baby! Hope everyone has safe travels or a low-key, relaxed staycation these next few days!
In other news, I need some advice. Baby Bear either sleeps well at night or takes naps — not both. What do I do? For weeks, he’d sleep 8pm to 8am only waking up once or twice (amazing!) but refused to nap during the day. Lately, he takes a long nap in the morning most days (like, up to 3 hours) but won’t sleep at night anymore! We put him down at 8pm and he’s up again at 11pm, then 1am, then 3:30am, then 6:30am for good (BRUTAL). I feel like he slept better as a newborn than he has lately!
Anybody have any ideas for me? Will this just pass with time? Daytime naps are great because they give me a chance to work/straighten up/answer emails, but nighttime sleep is crucial too!