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February 2015

POLETTE EYEWEAR

lauren-vandiver-vandi-fair-polette-eyewearIf you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me post this photo featuring my glasses from Polette (the specific style is currently sold out, but should hopefully be back in stock soon!) I’ve been in glasses and contacts since fourth grade, and as someone who loses glasses quite easily and gets itchy, irritated eyes with contacts, finding Polette, a French eyeglasses brand, was an absolute jackpot for me. They offer glasses + prescription lenses starting at just $6.99 (yes, you read that number right). They have a multitude of trendy and vintage-inspired glasses for both men and women. Not only do they offer all sorts of lens types, from tinted to e-lenses (to protect your eyes from computer screens), but they also offer sunglasses.

With prices from $6.99 to $39.99 and everything in between (and world-wide shipping for just $4.99), you can try out trendy frames and get more than just one style without breaking the bank. I picked out a few of my other favorite styles below. I already ordered my second pair, this time choosing the vintage-inspired Paris Leo frames in tortoise shell. Whether you need a prescription, you just want to try the cool girl glasses look out or you need a new pair of sunnies you don’t have to sweat about loosing, Polette will be your new go-to. So what are you waiting for? Go pick out your favorite frames now!

POLETTE-EYEWEAR-TRENDY-AFFORDABLE-GLASSESSpider Ecaille Frame – $19.99  //  Guapa Caramel – $19.99  //  Korea – $19.99  //  Philadelphia Frames  $19.99  //   Instant Frames – $13.99  //  Sophie Frames – $16.99  //  Rainbow Frames Pink – $9.99  Puebla Frames – $19.99 //  Paris Leo Frames – $16.99  //  Miror Tortoise Shell – $16.99  //  Lola Light Green – $14.99  //  Rodeo B Frames – $19.99  //  Paris Brown Frames – $16.99  //  The Look Blue – $16.99

Fair-well xx,

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FUR REAL

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It hasn’t been a full year since I made the move from Austin to Dallas, and I take every excuse I can to get back to ATX. A few weeks ago, my fiancé was taking a day trip down with his dad for a UT basketball game, and I went along just so I could spend a few hours of the day in Austin with my sister. I also happened to get her to sneak some photos in while we were there. Famous for its colorful, eclectic walls, I was so excited to find this one on Guadalupe Street, and stopped to shoot my outfit of the day. It was a beautiful winter day – a bit chilly but sunny, and we had just finished a brunch at Maudies. I wore these comfortable black leggings with faux leather and these flat leopard booties that were easy to walk in. Since I didn’t need a coat or jacket, I paired this voluminous green faux fur vest over my grey sweater. The green in the fur vest is a bit dark and hard to see, so to bring out the hue, I topped the look off with this gorgeous statement necklace from Eula Ferns. I can’t get enough of this lucite and gold-tone Tory Burch watch I got for Christmas – I love how unique it is and the sleek cream leather strap makes it lightweight and wearable with so many things in my closet.

Fair-well xx,

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COCO MADE ME DO IT

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T-SHIRT: Sheinside (only $11!)  //  FRINGE SKIRT: 1. State  //  BLAZER: similar Vince Vacumuto  //  HEELS: Topshop  //  NECKLACE: Trending Above  //  WATCH: Michele – watch & strap  //  CROSSBODY BAG: Fossil  //  SUNNIES: Amazon

 

 

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and just in time for the big day, I have a fun, feminine look that’s perfect for a casual night out. Since Valentine’s Day lands on a Saturday this year, it’s the perfect excuse to have a fun night out, whether with your best gal pals or with your man.

Besides being the name of one of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, Coco also happens to be the childhood nickname of my Valentine, Cole. So when I found this punny t-shirt, I just had to have it. I paired the t-shirt with a tailored blazer in this fun leopard print to give it a more dressed up look. Fringe is in again for spring, and I love the look of fringed leather. This black fringed leather skirt adds a little sass to the look and the classic pointed toe heels pull it all together seamlessly. I was so excited to get this gorgeous crystal statement necklace from Trending Above. The maker and brain behind the brand is a college student and I just love her entrepreneurial spirit and gorgeous jewelry. This grey Fossil crossbody bag is perfect for day or night and this pink leather Michele watch helped to tie in the light pink lining of the blazer.

Have you picked out your Valentine’s Day look yet?

Fair-well xx,

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DATE NIGHT BLUES

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COAT: c/o Kissue  //  DRESS: ASOS //  HEELS: c/o Haute Heels  //  CROSSBODY BAG: Eula Fern’s  // EARRINGS: Kendra Scott  //  SUNNIES: Amazon

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! While I do agree that this Hallmark holiday is a bit overplayed, it does so happen to land on a Saturday this weekend, so whether you choose to spend it with the love of your life, with your gal pals or with your sister, you have no excuse not to celebrate love in your life this year.

One of the things I do love about Valentine’s Day is that it gives you an occasion to dress up for, which is why I wanted to share this outfit. It’s not your cliche red or pink dress (which I have quite the closet-full of ), but it’s a fun date night look you can wear any winter weekend of the year. Let’s start with the coat – I got this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind piece from Kissue, and I am absolutely obsessed. It’s difficult to find a coat that’s both wearable, unique and affordable, and this coat delivers on all three. Blue is one of my favorite colors to wear, and I snagged this mesh baroque print dress in blue and grey hues from ASOS last year. The coat complemented the rich blue tones in the dress. They literally look like they’re made for each other. These heels from Haute Heels are so fun for a date night or a night out. They add a lot of height but also provide coverage for your feet on colder nights.

After writing this, I have the date night blues. Looks like Cole will have to take me out soon. Happy Saturday!

Fair-well xx,

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BE MY DISNEY PRINCESS – BRIDESMAIDS BRUNCH

princess-bridesmaids-party-tableLast Saturday, I had the pleasure of asking my bridesmaids to be in my wedding. Knowing that Cole and I wanted to have an equal amount of bridesmaids and groomsmen made the decision extremely tough, because I love and value all of my friendships so much. When I came up with the 13 girls I wanted to stand beside me as I become Mrs. Green, it didn’t take me too long to figure out another 13 ladies I have always adored. There also happens to be 13 official Disney princesses (I promise this had nothing to do with choosing my girls). It was the perfect connection to start planning my Disney princess-themed bridal brunch where I would officially ask each of them. Read on to see photos from the magical day and learn more about the Disney little details I added to the brunch.

princess-bridesmaid-partyI hosted the party at my parent’s home. When 12 of the 13 girls RSVP’d, we knew we’d need a space big enough to fit everyone, so we decided on the game room upstairs. Our game room normally has an old hollywood movie theatre theme, so I went straight to work on transforming the room.

DISNEY-PRINCESS-BRIDAL-BRUNCHThe brown walls weren’t ideal for a princess party, but I added turquoise curtains to give a little bit of color. I used gold and turquoise paper fluffy decorations, but fluffed them all on one side so I could hang them on the wall. I used framed Disney lithographs (stills from the movies) from some of my favorite movies to hang on the walls also, and a chalk board sign reading “Fairytale Hall” (an actual place in Disney World where you can meet and have your photos taken with the princesses).

happily-ever-after-bridal-partyWe had to set the mood, so I had one of my favorite Disney movies playing on our flat screen TV, The Little Mermaid, while Disney music from Disney Pandora played from the speakers. My parent’s game room has a built-in shelf, so rather than re-decorate the entire thing to match my Disney theme, I used the sign that Cole used at our engagement to cover part of it, and to add to the fairytale theme of the room.

be-my-bridesmaid-brunchprincess-bridesmaids-partyI used white linens and accented with gold chargers and gold mercury glass votives for the table settings. I was a member of a Disney card collecting club for a year (don’t even ask…), so I’ve compiled quite the collections of cards featuring artwork and stills from the classic animated movies. When framed with gold and white, they were the perfect accents to add to the table!

princess-theme-bridal-partyI found these adorable shot glasses featuring each of the Disney princesses’ silhouettes on Etsy. To match, I made these sparkly monogram champagne glasses for each girl so we could drink mimosas in style.

new-years-princess-bridesmaid-partyI found these darling, personalized notecards on Zazzle and bought one for each of my bridesmaids so I could hand write them a note (my fingers got some serious exercise after I completed all 13 – it probably won’t come at a surprise to know that I tend to be a bit wordy).

maid-of-honorRather than giving each girl a random Disney princess, I carefully selected a princess for each of my bridesmaids, placing a notecard with a personal explanation of their princess and a photo beneath their gold charger. I had each of the girls go around and read their descriptions as an ice breaker to start the party.

colorful-bridesmaid-partymaid-of-honor-cardI also gifted each of my bridesmaids with a luggage tag featuring a princess castle. There’s been talk of doing my bachelorette party at Disney World (which I would obviously love), but it hasn’t officially been decided.

be-my-bridesmaidcolorful-bridesmaids-brunchOther favors included a carriage with a ring pop since I was popping the question, and a fun party horn to add a NYE touch to the party.

disney-lithographsbridesmaidscolorful-will-you-be-my-bridesmaid-partyI absolutely love flowers, but they can get quite expensive. To add height and color to the tables, I picked up a few bouquets of fun colored blooms from Trader Joes (they have unbeatable prices on flowers) and put them into blue glass vases I found at Hobby Lobby.

bridesmaids-table-settingOne of my favorite games we played was Bridesmaids Bingo, where I created cards that had squares that represented each of them. Some were only related to one of my bridesmaids, while others were related to two or more. I had them each fill out the card with a bridesmaids initial by every square and the two who got the most right received a prize.

chip-mugDisney trinkets like this Chip mug and Cinderella mug also helped add to the Disney theme.

tinkerbell-bar-cartMy bar cart from Target came in handy for the princess bridesmaid party.

glitter-monogram-champagne-glassesStay tuned for an upcoming DIY on how I made these sparkly monogram champagne glasses (it was so easy!)

vandi-fair-bridesmaids-brunchselfie-stick-group-shotbridesmaids-group-shotI am thankful beyond words for each and every one of these girls and had such a blast planning this party for them. They were so sweet to allow me to indulge in my Disney games and formally ask them to be my princess. It will truly be an honor to have each of them stand beside us as Cole and I take our vows.

Fair-well xx,

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