Now that the sun has finally decided to peek out from the clouds for a couple of days (Hello 77 degree weather!), I can finally post about one of my favorite all time accessories.
With the whole color-eyed thing comes sensitivity to light issue so you can definitely always find me sporting a good pair of shades.
The two I currently own and are in love with are my Aviators Gold and my Black Gloss Wayfarers. Both of which I obtained through this really cool site called Subsidy Shades. They have really great sunglasses for really cheap! Plus the story behind the couple that makes them is so inspiring.
The couple that makes them, Melissa and Robert, welcomed their first child, Jacqueline, into their family by adoption. Jacqueline's birth-mother already had four other children and during little Jacqueline's pregnancy, suffered from major health complications. Being responsible for all her costs as the adoptive parents, Melissa and Robert complied but when more problems rose for Jacqueline's biological family, Melissa and Robert went above and beyond and took the FULL family into their home until they were able to get back onto their feet. Eventually, Melissa and Robert raised enough funds to afford an entire house and paid for it, IN FULL!
What started out as just a little business to help their daughter become a full blown business, and now it doesn't just help their family but also other families in similar situations. With the money they raise from their sunglasses, it goes to help families with adoption costs, medical funds, etc... They are such an inspiration to everyone out there, including myself. I believe there should be more people like them out in the world. Maybe then we wouldn't be such a messed up universe.
After finding out about their story, how could I not buy a couple pairs?! Even though I probably don't need anymore, I have my eyes on the many different colors of Wayfarers that is offered!
So now whether I'm outside, snapping photos or taking a spontaneous road trip, I'll look stylin' from my head to my feet.
Sunglasses: Subsidy Shades (Aviators and Wayfarer) ||Top: MNK (similar here!)|| Jeans: Cello Jeans Los Angeles (You can't actually purchase from the online store, you have to find a store near you that sold this particular brand) || Shoes: Rock And Candy Combat Boots || Dress: City Triangles (Similar here) || Heeled booties: Fioni Lace-Up Boots||
Camera Bag: Mooshi Leather Design
Photos taken with a Canon Rebel T3 by Felicia DeMartino
Good day my fantablous readers! (okay... Note to self: Don't ever use the word fantablous again)
Today's post is going to be winter themed! Even though here in South Texas, we get like a week of winter... But this year, we've been blessed (cursed) to have a long(ish) one. So I've got to dress in cute layers for longer periods of time (Plus Hoodies!)
Although I do long for the days I can wear cute summer dresses and shorts, I will take what I can get.
This outfit is by far one of my favorites. I get the stylish look I try to achieve for winter, but I also get my comfy black peacoat that I absolutely adore! If it's cold outside then I will definitely be wearing it. Plus if the weather decided to change at last minute (as it frequently does in Corpus), I can shed the coat and show off the top I have underneath.
Now for me, standing at 5 feet 7 inches, I usually tower over some of my friends, but I love to show off my legs. But in the winter, that's kind of hard to do, so I just have to suck it up and slide myself into some skinnies.
The ones I'm wearing, I have mixed feelings about. They're dark-wash so it slims my figure a tad and their super comfy. But the thing is they only have back pockets, no front ones, and I have never been one to really like the jegging look. It's kind of a toss up for me on this pair.
As you can see, my shirt is a vibrant red that I absolutely fell in love with when I first saw it on the rack. I was kind of iffy about it though because knowing Texas, as soon as I bought it and wore it, the weather would be back to 95 degrees, but I took the plunge and I am so glad that I did! It is insanely comfy and like wrapping yourself in a silk blanket.
Of course, no outfit is complete without shoes! And what girl doesn't have at least a couple pairs. The ones I am sporting are some Rock and Candy hiking boots that I came across one day while splurging on myself. They can be worn two different ways, flaps up or flaps down. And just because I am not out in the wilderness hiking doesn't mean I can't rock them.
Whether the winter lasts 3 months or 2 weeks, safe to say I'll be trendy and warm.
Jacket: Phistic Cashmere ||Top: MNK (similar here!)|| Jeans: Cello Jeans Los Angeles (You can't actually purchase from the online store, you have to find a store near you that sold this particular brand) || Shoes: Rock And Candy Combat Boots || Bag: Christian Siriano Iris Shopper || Glasses: Subsidy Shades ||
Photos taken with a Canon Rebel T3 by Felicia DeMartino
I still can't believe that it is officially a new year! I feel like it was just yesterday that we were ringing in 2014! Man how quickly time flies by...
This year was spent with the same people as last year, but it was much better because it was just a small group. We dressed up, popped open the bubbly (grape juice), slaved (not really) away in the kitchen, and played games. Then when it was time, that moment when the countdown began.
We did it the only way we Texans knew how. Loud. And Proud. So if you live in Corpus behind Walmart and you heard screaming... I am sorry ... But at least we weren't doing fireworks!
Once we had officially brought in 2015, we stood in a circle and went around to say what we were thankful for...
What I said was simple: I am thankful for my family, biological and unbiological, my friends, and the path that God has put me on.
2014 was good, but 2015 is going to be great!
So until next time my lovelies, I hope you had a safe, fun and AMAZING start to your new year, whether you live in the U.S., Australia, the U.K or some other part of the world.
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."