Sun & Shade

0617161This week I had my annual eye exam. As I prepared for the appointment (glasses: check; contacts: check; solution: check; case: check…) it got me thinking about the importance of protecting our eyes from the sun. Wearing a pair of sunnies to the beach in June is about more than making a fashion statement.

In fact, according to the folks at

  • 90 percent of visible premature aging around the eyes is caused by UV damage
  • 5 to 10 percent of skin cancer occurs on the eyelids
  • Our eyes are the only internal tissue exposed directly to UV light

… yikes. So to protect your vision from harsh sunlight, this week’s posts includes shades of several styles. I’ve got my shades for the sun. Do you?

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1. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Acetate Sunglasses • Ray-Ban • $150
2. Givenchy Square Sunglasses, 58mm • Givenchy • $295
3. Ray-Ban The Wayfarer Acetate Sunglasses • Ray-Ban • $155
4. Quay Australia ‘Eclipse’ 49mm Cat Eye Sunglasses • Quay • $55
5. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses with Blue Mirror Lens, Havana • Ray-Ban • $175
6. Quay Australia ‘About Last Night’ 59mm Retro Sunglasses • Quay • $50
7. Ray-Ban Aviator Mirrored Sunglasses, Brown/Pink • Ray-Ban • $175
8. See Concept, Paris Shape #D Round Sunglasses, Blue Tortoise • $59
9. Ray-Ban Mirrored Matte Classic Aviator Sunglasses • Ray-Ban • $175
10. Sun Buddies Brown Type 05 Sunglasses • Sun Buddies • $82
11. Women’s SWG N9498 – Brown Leopard Sunglasses • Cat Eye • $25.95
12. Kate Spade New York Square Oversize Sunglasses, Pink/Brown • Kate Spade • $67.50

Not exactly sure what shape is the right fit for your face? Click here to use Sunglass Hut’s Shop by Face Shape tool.

Here comes the sun! ☀️



Swim Season Styles

With Victoria’s Secret no longer offering its swimsuit line *sadface* and ~ s t e a m i n g ~ hot temps today – surprisingly in Wisco! – it’s time to explore some new styles for beach attire this summer.

A couple weeks ago I did  a little shopping for myself after cleaning out my wardrobe for the third time since January. I purged and donated nearly every piece of swim and beach clothing I owned. (Sounds crazy, I know.) Downsizing felt good then and still feels good now. Also, adding a few fresh pieces for the warm months ahead is never a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon. (Am I right?!) Cue the online shopping …

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→ Beach Bum ←

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1. Rip Curl ‘Hari’ Short Brim Sun Hat • Rip Curl • $29.50
2. Polo Ralph Lauren Floral Scoop-Back One-Piece • Polo Ralph Lauren • $127
3. Scoopneck Tee – “Island Air Salty Hair” Graphic • $12
4. Sam Edelman ‘Oliver’ Flip Flop (Women) • Sam Edelman • $27.90
5. Lack of Color ‘The Straw Big’ Wide Brim Straw Hat • Sold Out
6. Blush by Profile ‘Peacock’ Underwire Bustier Bikini Top • $84
7. Amuse Society Beach Vida T-Shirt • Amuse Society • $20
8. TKEES Foundations Flip Flops • TKEES • $50

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Memorial Day Style

Not quite sure what to wear over the three-day weekend? Fashion Speech has your Memorial Day style inspo covered…

– Shop Memorial Day Looks –

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1. Converse Chuck Taylor ® Low Top Sneaker (Women) • Converse • $49.95
2. AG ‘The Legging’ Super Skinny Jeans (8-Year Wash) • AG Jeans • $220
3. Glamorous Easy Baby Ringer Tee • Glamorous • $38

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Beauty on a Budget: Bath Essentials

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Bathtimes aren’t just for rubber ducks and babies anymore. This week, you can shop for budget-friendly bath essentials – perfect pairings to enjoy a relaxing bubble bath on a Friday night in.😉 (Even if your bathroom’s tub doesn’t look as ahhmazing as this marbled, spa-like space from our trip to Seattle… #GOALS.)  Continue reading

Let’s Eat: Summer Smoothies


With summer right around the corner, I feel a breakfast smoothie craze coming on.:)

To get in the summer smoothie spirit, check out these awesome – not to mention delicious – recipes from Real Simple, here: Continue reading

Fashion Forward: Denim

56161If you’ve been following my Insta lately, you know I’m obsessed with denim right now. (Jackets, jackets, jackets.) Needless to say, for May’s edition of Fashion Forward, I thought it’d be an opportune time to let y’all in on the fun. Introducing, my top picks for denim must-haves perfect for transitioning from spring to summer.

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 → Jackets ←

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1. Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Relaxed Trucker Jacket • Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren • $145
2. Mavi Jeans ‘Samantha’ Denim Jacket • Mavi Jeans • $118
3. Levi’s® Boyfriend Trucker Jacket, Sunshine Indigo Wash • Levi’s • $69.50
4. Topshop Moto ‘Tilda’ Denim Jacket • Topshop • $75
5. Madewell Cotton Jean Jacket (Pinter Wash) • Madewell • $118
6. Tommy Hilfiger Denim Medium Wash Jacket • Tommy Hilfiger • $49.99

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Signs of Spring

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Stevens Point, Wis. – April 2016

In Central Wisconsin it is finally spring – you can feel it, hear it, see it, taste it and smell it – and this is why: Continue reading

DIY of the Month: Floral Bun Crown

I’ve been feeling floral vibes lately, now that festival season is in full swing and the weather is finally warming up. So, in honor of Coachella style, this month’s DIY brings you an easy floral bun crown. Let’s break it down: Continue reading