WEEKLY FAVORITE: Big Sunglasses

You’ve got to love big, glamorous shades.

I never get tired of the style, no matter how life goes. Big sunglasses are glamorous and elegant no matter what the situation. Think Jackie O.

These Versace shades are my oldest pair, and they stopped making them! But there are still tons of pairs like this on the market.

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These are big, but still sized to a narrow face, which I have. When picking out sunglasses, it is very important to keep the proportions of your face in mind…

Some of my other sunglass tips are:

Large black or brown frames are ideal.

Make sure they go with your hair color.

Try and buy light & polarized lenses.

Keep them in their clamshell so they stay nice.

Now I want a hot pair of Chanel sunglasses. I can’t help my love of glamorous shades!

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What’s your favorite sunglass brand? What shape do you tend to go for?

Do share!

-Rose

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DAILY LIFE: What I Wear For a Fun Night Out!

A couple years ago, I had a closet full of jeans and serious work clothes.  Fun clothes were a challenge for me.  Since I am admittedly vain and really don’t like to show up in the wrong thing, and since I have made a personal commitment to having more fun in my life, my serious wardrobe was becoming a serious problem.

Until I discovered the joy of…

fun classic dresses!

It’s not that I wasn’t aware.  I started trying them on while shopping, and ordering them online, and now I have quite a few in my closet. I wear them all the time!  And for a fun night out, you can’t beat ‘em.  Dresses also travel really well. A recent favorite, chosen for a first date kinda night was this striped knit from Anthropologie.  Body conscious without being aggressive, it was a great choice.

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This dress has all the forgiveness attributes – (1) cut on the bias, (2) strong cotton knit, and (3) lined!  The colors allow pairing with almost any pair of sandals already in the closet.  Also this dress could go up — fancier shoes and jewelry, or down – casually paired with a jean jacket.

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By the way, this perfectly cropped jean jacket will be getting its own blog post – it’s an absolute essential and favorite of mine!

What are your tips for a fun night out look?  Share Please!!

-Rose

Daily Life: Where I Shop Online!

I don’t know about you but I really do love shopping — I love walking and strolling and looking and buying.  So I don’t spend a lot of my shopping dollars online.  But when I do, I have a few go to favorites.

For clothes and shoes I am a huge Rue La La Fan (ruelala.com) — great designers and selection.  Prices are really terrific – often between 50 to 75 percent below retail.  Also unless you have to have everything right away, the offerings are pretty timely.  I have purchased dresses, shoes, tops, sweaters and jewelry.

Here’s a recent Tahari wrap dress that I got for under $70.

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PERKS of RUE LA LA:

The site is easy to use; they never fail to deliver timely; returns are a breeze.  So far I’ve only returned 1 item – a shirt that I just didn’t think looked good on me.  Plus they send you emails alerting you to what’s available.  If you’re interested get busy!  Stuff goes fast.

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Occasionally when I’m really shopping bargains, I use eBay.  For high-end perfume or good second hand items you really can’t beat it. I got lucky this summer on this pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.

I had been eying the India sandals, retailing at $575.  They were the perfect shoes for my Italy trip where I was attending a dear friend’s wedding.  But I was about at the end of my available cash!  So…I found a second hand pair in my size for $100.  It was worth the risk.  I didn’t take them off all night!

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Of course like all of us I shop Amazon and often use it to buy beauty products (shampoo, hairspray, dry shampoo, etc.).   Amazon is great to try new products because of the choices in sizes and good price points.

Where do you shop on line?  Share Please!!

-Rose