choices / rowley eyewear

Dennise_Cynthia_Rowleyphotos by Anni Compton frames: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

In this second edition of which pair of frames should I get, I tried on my favorite Rowley Eyewear frames. After trying on the Steven Alan frames and seeing the pictures, I thought I was sold on which pair to get, but then these Rowley frames arrived in the mail and I am now more indecisive than ever!

So, once again, I need your help, which frames do you like best from this selection?

A huge thanks to my friend Anni for taking these lovely pictures and managing to make me look halfway decent despite my not feeling my absolute best, what can I say, girl’s got some serious talent.

choices / steven alan optical

Dennise_Steven_Alanphotos by Anni Compton frames: 1 | 2 | 3

A few weeks back, I accidentally stepped on my glasses, luckily my husband was able to super glue the broken pieces, however, these frames are about 4 years old so I’m in desperate need of a new pair. Which leads me to this…

Guys, I need your help! I am pretty overwhelmed with all the great frames out there, and though I’ve been able to narrow it down to frames from either Steven Alan Optical or Rowley Eyewear, I still need some feedback on which ones fit my face shape best.

Luckily, my best gal Anni was more than willing to help me out and snap a few pictures of my chosen frames. First up are my Steven Alan optical picks. Which pair do you guys like the most? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated, let’s face it, I’ll probably have these new frames for the next 4 years.

By the way, yes, we are at the Steven Alan store in Wicker Park, they do offer a try on at home option for their frames, but after the brutal winter we had, Anni and I were looking for any excuse to leave the house, plus the employees were sweet enough to accommodate our quick, impromptu photo shoot.

Vote here for your favorite pair:

on neutrals / love aesthetics

love-aesthetics

all images via love aesthetics, quote via this post

The other day I looked at my closet and realized that there is too much color in there, as in reaching for a regular white tee or a simple black top is just not feasible so I’m on a major mission to change that. I know that it’s super ubiquitous in internet land right now to stock up on neutrals, but if you could see my closet (and the random little piles on my bedroom floor), you’d know that my wardrobe needs some serious sprucing up.

In my quest for some inspiration, I stumbled upon this amazing blogger who in my opinion can wear white like no other and her hair, don’t even get me started on that hair, it is absolute perfection.

If you are in need of some serious schooling on wearing neutrals, you need to check out these archives. Oh, and be prepared to head right to Walgreens right after to get some white nail polish just like I did. No joke.

dabble clay play

dabble-clay-play

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to attend a Dabble class so I was really excited that I got to attend a clay play session hosted by Drum Face Chicago. The class is set up so you can make something with clay either by handbuilding (this is what I did) or experimenting with wheel throwing. It was really neat seeing everyone’s vision come to life, one creative gal used her preferred method of holding her coffee mugs to make a pair of really neat mugs. Our creations were then left in the capable hands of our lovely teacher Heather who will fire them up on the kiln and have them ready for us to pick up in a few weeks. I can’t wait to get my hand on my little handmade bowls!

instax / 2

instax-kauai

A few instax pictures of my recent trip to Kauai, nothing screams tourist like a gal with a dslr camera, an instax camera and her camera phone, trying to use them all simultaneously, naturally.

by fryd

byfrydimages by Jeanette Lunde of By Fryd

I’m obsessed with these simple but stunning displays, I am especially taken by the different ways to use wire hangers. I actually detest wire hangers–for my clothes that is, but of course, I have a plethora of wire hangers just hanging around. Also, how random and awesome is that mirror hanging with the posters/pictures?

saria dy

saria-dyphotos by Saria Dy

The only complaint I have about my home is the lack of good light, taking good photographs is nearly impossible. Which is why when I see beautiful images like these by Saria Dy, I am equal parts inspired and extremely envious.

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