Getting Shady with FREYRS

Monday, October 05, 2015

The notion of sunglasses being exclusive for summer is a thing of the past! Research has indicated that the sun in the cooler seasons can just be as damaging to the eyes just as much it is in the warmer season. This is one of the reasons why sunglasses are one of the most popular accessories throughout the year. The right pair of sunglasses can add an element of style to any ensemble. There are a variety of styles and colors of sunglasses that can easily adapt to different seasons, moods, and vibes. I have quite of a collection of sunglasses since each pair serves its purpose. I love them much as shoes and handbags! My latest obsession is FREYRS.

FREYRS has one of the largest and most eclectic selections of designer sunglasses without a costly price tag! From vintage inspired, cat eye sunglasses to classic aviators, there’s something for every face shape. In fact, they have over a thousand models in stock, ready for shipping the same day! To ensure your eyes are protected, all FREYRS eyewear comes with 99% - 100% UV protection, as standard. Their strategic location is in the Greater Chicagoland, enabling them to ensure a timely delivery, no matter where you are.

I'm particularly fond of cat eye sunglasses and eyeglasses. Cat eye glasses first made their appearance in the 1950s. It's not surprising that the make a re-appearance periodically. They’re ultra flattering on most face shapes. They're also timelessly chic and sophisticated with a hint of alluring quirkiness. That's why I I love that FREYRS offers a variety of different styles and colors of cat eye sunglasses! I opted for the Audrey (Matte Black), Magnolia (Pink) Evelyn (Round; Gold), and Ruby (Black) Cat Eye Sunglasses from FREYRS' Premium Collection.

Nothing is basic about the Evelyn sunglasses. It's fun to wear them, because they're quirky in every sense of the word! I normally don't wear anything that would be considered as outlandish, but there is something that's undeniably chic about these sunglasses. I liken this style to John Lennon Meets Lady Gaga! They exude a confident style that makes these sunglasses a definite head turner.

The Audrey sunglasses have been my go-to sunglasses lately. They're beautiful, classy, and they harmoniously blend in with any outfit that I'm wearing. One of the most notable things about these sunglasses (or any of the sunglasses that I've worn by this brand) is that they're not flimsy in the least. Instead, they're very durable and meticulously crafted at an argumentatively affordable price - $39.95.

I was going to the opt for the Magnolia in black, but I decided to shy away from the norm by selecting the pink frames instead. I'm glad I did! A gentleman stopped me to compliment me on my sunglasses while hiking one day. He said that they were so chic, and I couldn't agree more!

I had been sorely missing my Wildfox Couture sunglasses since I somehow lost them while traveling a few months ago. However, the Ruby sunglasses have been filling in the void since they're strongly reminiscent of the sunglasses that I had.

You can easily find a pair of sunglasses at FREYRS that will sync with your personal style. The toughest part is selecting one pair out of many!

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Shop, Play, Love at ifchic

Friday, March 20, 2015

ifchic is an online boutique that carries a respectable amount of designer clothing, accessories, and shoes from premier brands. Some of the brands include Alexander Wang, Joomi Lim, CC Skye, nOir, Benedetta Bruzziches, Don Cheng, Blaque Label, and Margarin Fingers. They have a broad selection that is so impeccable that I can easily spend endless hours browsing their online store! The layout is simple, making the shopping experience user friendly for customers, yet what makes them stand among other online boutiques is that they offer a monthly 24 hour shopping event on the 24th of every month.

In order to participate in the shopping event, you can log on everyday to collect up to three coins (the coins randomly pop up on various pages) that are valued at $2 per coin - totaling to $6 per day. If you log on everyday for a month and collect all three coins on each day, you're essentially getting $180 for a free shopping spree! All that is required is registration, which is free, too! The only thing that isn't free during the shopping event is the shipping and handling, and it's just only $4.95. It sounds completely unbelievable, but I promise you that I wouldn't lead you astray!

During last month's shopping event, I bought the nOir Crystal Clear Clutch ($388), Joomi Lim Baroque Punk Crystal and Skull Drop Earrings ($95), and the JOA Clothing Neoprene Mini Skirt ($55). All are shown below! The next shopping event occurs on March 24th at 12:01AM ET, and I'm coveting the Don Cheng Perfume Bottle Clutch ($250), 5PM Couture Knuckle Ring Box Clutch ($87), Loup Charlotte Contrast Collar Dress ($145), and Cameo Exempt Wedge ($205) - choices, choices, choices. Also, I can't help but swoon over the minaudières by Benedetta Bruzziches ($1,050+)!

How ifchic Coins Work

- You can collect up to $6 per day.
- The coins can be spent on the 24th of every month.
- You're enabled to save up to $180 per month on purchases during the #ifchic24 Shopping Event.
- These coins can't be used in conjunction with promotional codes.

Unboxing ifchic

The Big Reveal

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Springing Ahead with metrostyle

Friday, February 27, 2015

metrostyle features the season's key trends, from figure flattering dresses in playful prints (starting at $39.99) to colorful and energetic pumps (starting at $29.99) that will instantly give your spring wardrobe a zest of attitude sans the snobbery! Most styles are available in misses, petite, women's, and tall.

The Faux Leather Textured Keyhole Dress ($49.99) is chic and sophisticated meets sleek and edgy! The flattering fit and flare silhouette flaunts effortless femininity, while the faux leather sweeping across the neckline and back gives it the bold sophistication with a smidgen of siren that it needs to balance it out.

The deeply rich hue (plum) gives this dress even more sophistication and can easily complement anyone's skin tone. The material that it is made out of provides the utmost comfort for the wearer since it's soft and lightweight. This is the perfect dress that's bold enough to wear on a night on town without pushing the envelope. Since the neckline of the dress is an accessory in itself, there's no need over-accessorize. You can keep it perfectly balanced with a bold cuff, dainty studs that glisten in the night, or long, dangling earrings that make a statement.

When you are well dressed and fierce, it's life enhancing for you and all of the people around you. - Simon Doonan

Dress was provided to reviewer.

Traveling in Comfort and in Style

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

If you’re traveling to a different state to spend the holidays with your family, isn’t it nice to feel comfortable and be in style simultaneously? If you’d like to improve your travel style because you’re currently not satisfied with your existing style, why don’t you go ahead and take a page from the celebrity handbook. Hold your travel outfits to the same standard as your work outfits and look incredible. Whether you’re looking for glamorous sweats or going for the comfy and chic route with True Religion jeans, don’t worry because soon you’ll discover your own travel inspiration so that you can look incredible next time you travel.

A Striped Sweater and Boyfriend Jeans

Be calm and collected yet incredibly fashion forward by wearing a trendy striped sweater and boyfriend jeans. This outfit will keep you warm and you’ll still be on-trend. To add to this staple wear a pair of boots or flats, which are ideal if you’d like to easily slip your shoes off at security check point. Roll the bottom part of your jeans up to add even more style to your ensemble. For your hair you can wear it down or in a pony tail to go with this polished look.

Perfectly Monochrome

Sometimes it’s nice to blend in with the crowd at an airport and still look very polished and put together. Put together a monochrome outfit that’s chic and very comfortable. Denim jeans paired with a deep blue shirt will look effortlessly chic and if you’re in a rush to make it to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner you can simply add a black necklace or a pair of heels. A simple look can turn classy in just a matter of minutes if you add the right accessories to the ensemble.

A Simple Black Ensemble with a Pop of Color

If you like the idea of a monochrome outfit but you still crave a little bit of color, why not wear a black ensemble with a floral shirt underneath. That way you still can wear black separates but add just a touch of color. A bright blouse would also look great with a floppy hat, but you don’t want to wear a hat at the airport. Put it in your carry on and put it on after you arrive for a effortlessly chic appearance.

Dior and I

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Film & TV distributor The Orchard has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to director Frédéric Tcheng’s fashion documentary Dior and I, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival to outstanding praise. This marks the third fashion film for Tcheng, who previously co-wrote and co-directed Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and co-produced Valentino: The Last Emperor. The documentary captures the entire process behind Raf Simons debut couture collection in his new position as Creative Director of Christian Dior Couture.

"I am extremely excited to be working with the Orchard on bringing the film to its North American audience," said director Frédéric Tcheng. “They clearly have a passion for and understanding of the film that will translate to a successful roll-out.”

In 2012, legendary French fashion house, Christian Dior Couture, announced designer Raf Simons as its head Creative Director. Dior and I pays homage to the work of the talented Dior atelier and takes a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Simons’ debut haute couture collection and how it returned to the origins of the house of Dior.

The film takes an intimate, vérité-style glimpse at the inner workings of the Dior atelier, capturing the entire eight-week process up until the premiere of Simons’ collection. This includes the little-seen atelier workers – the heart and soul of the fashion industry – some of whom have sewed for Dior for decades and do so with an unbridled passion. Together, they form a support system for Simons and help to create his masterpiece collection, with every line they sketch and bead they sew.

A whirlwind of creativity, stress, determination and triumph, the movie boasts mass and niche appeal.

“Dior and I is a visually and emotionally stunning film about an oft unseen part of the process in the world of high fashion,” said The Orchard’s SVP of Film & TV, Paul Davidson. “Frédéric Tcheng has crafted a documentary that, much like the elegant creations in the world of Dior, deserves to be seen."

The film is slated for a 2015 theatrical release in the US and Canada. The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo of The Orchard and Josh Braun of Submarine.
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