Friday Five July 30th

Free waffles, spa-less facials, Netflix for sunglasses AND a great song of the week? *the crowd goes wild*

Keep reading below for the five best things of the week you need to know about.


Video: Sunglasses Collection

Yay for being back on YouTube! I've been HORRIBLE so please forgive me. Better late than never, amirite?? Today I've got the highly requested sunglasses collection to share. Please only nice comments as I do realize I have wayyyy too many. 

Good thing for crazy sunglasses hoarders like myself, we can now rent sunglasses! Yes, Redbox for sunglasses are here. You can rent ones from Ray-Ban to Prada so what's not to love? It's only $19 a month and with this code [COVERINGBASES] you get your first month free!

So if nothing else, you can check it out for a month and see how you like it (you'll love it). So keep reading below for all the links and the fun fun video I just made!


Affordable Wrap Dress Leota

 Leota: Wrap Dress / Steve Madden: Stecy Heels [similar here and here ] / Prada: Black Purse [old; similar here] / Mini Monogram: Necklace / YSL: Lipgloss / David Yurman: Pearl Earrings 

I've always been a really big fan of wrap dresses. Created by the ever-so-fabulous DVF, this dress is perfect for all women. There is something so flattering about a wrap dress that makes me want to live in them.

What's not so great is the price tag for some of those little numbers. While I own a few, it's not a normal thing I like to buy. Because of that, I'm always looking to save money here and there. 

When I was shopping online, I found this amazing dress and I thought it was worth a shot. Sure, it's a little more than some might spend on a dress but compared to the usually higher prices these dresses run for, it was a steal.

The moment I tried it on I knew it was mine forever. Even Andrew walked in on me wearing it and was like, "woah." He told me it was his favorite thing I own so you know I had to keep it! 

What I love about it is how versatile it will be in my wardrobe. It's a dress perfect and classy for work (to wear with heels or flats) but also great for a night out with my girlfriends. It's just the right amount of sexy and sophisticated. It'll also be a great transition piece because of the sleeves and fabric. 

Fall will welcome it with open arms because of the print and style but summer is still holding on strong because of the fabric. It's very breathable and the stretchy material doesn't wrinkle. Really, it's the perfect dress.

It's also comes in maternity sizes (hellooooooo Dittie) that I thought my sister -- who is reading this right now -- might enjoy! 



World Trade Memorial & Observatory

I've been wanting to visit the 9/11 memorial and museum since it opened, but as you may know, it's not an easy thing to do. I knew it was going to be very emotional but I also knew that it was something I wanted to honor and see.

So on Saturday Andrew and I went downtown to visit the memorial, the museum and then made our way to the top of One World Trade. The whole day was emotional but amazing and I wanted to share our time with you all.

Be sure to keep reading via the button below!


ASTR Side Slit Shift Dress

 ASTR: Side Slit Dress [only $64] / Steve Madden: Sandalia Sandals / Le Specs: Runaways Luxe Sunglasses c/o / Cuyana: Taupe Purse (old) / David Yurman: Pearl Earrings / Necklace: Mini Monogram

I ordered this dress on a whim and was pretty unsure about how I felt about it until it arrived. Oh man, oh man did I fall in love. What initially attracted me to the dress was the crisp white trim along the neckline. It looked so well put together.

Other than that, the dress was pretty bland. I knew it had side slits but I didn't really understand them until I tried it on and actually ended up liking them! So the white underneath is actually the liner of the dress. Weird but cool, right?

Because of the slits, the dress actually had really great movement in the breeze and made the dress a lot more "sexy." It's right up my alley of wanting to be fun and flirty without being revealing. 

I'm also pretty pumped that I finallllyyyy got to show these shoes on the blog. I feel like I've been sitting on them for months now and never actually broke them out. When putting together this outfit, I was debating between wearing these heels or these leopard ones. Both looked great but I decided on the lace ups!

It made the outfit a lot more fun and interesting. And while they are a blush/light pink, they actually went pretty well with the dress. Both items are of course very versatile. I also am breaking out my new sunglasses -- wooo! Besides my wayfarers, I really don't own a tortoise pair so I was really excited to get these in. This won't be the last time you see them!