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Celebrating World Nature Conservation Day with a New Pair Of Sustainable Sunglasses.

This July 28 celebrate World Nature Conservation Day in Style with a new pair of sustainable sunglasses. The newest fashion trend is not a seasonal color or a must-have style: It is the idea of an ecological style and ethical accessories. Many fashion brands are now working to send out amazing sustainable collections this summer.  

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If you are looking for sustainable eyewear you should check the SmartBuyGlasses website. This sunglasses retailer is a partner of the Eden Reforestation Projects. This NGO is working to reverse environmental devastation. When you shop a new pair of sunglasses from the Oh My Woodness! collection you will help plant life-saving trees in Haiti, Madagascar, or Nepal. For this year’s World Nature Conservation Day gift, yourself with an amazing pair of wooden glasses. 

Curated just for you, the Oh My Woodness! Kootenay Polarized is the perfect addition to your sunglass collection. With these vintage wood glasses, you can be elegant and secure with our 2-year warranty. You can also add blue light blocking lenses to this model to be always protected against the negative effect of blue lights. The zFORT® innovative theology will keep you protected from the harmful light rays coming from all your digital screens.

At SmartBuyGlasses you can also find sustainable sunglasses in acetate, metal, and plastic, thanks to their exclusive Arise Collective Collection. This collection has more than 350 high-quality, modern yet affordable eyeglasses crafted in Italy. Shop one of these frames to help promote environmental awareness. SmartBuyGlasses work with 1% for the planet to build a more sustainable world. One Percent for the Planet is an international organization whose partners donate at least one percent of their annual revenues to environmentally friendly projects.

If you love metal light frames this Arise Collective Island C4 model is perfect for you. This full-rim gold model comes with anti-glare and scratch-resistant coating lenses included. The Rhode Island C4 Polarizer’s contemporary look is carefully designed to ensure that you always look, and feel, your best. Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays whilst looking stylish in the charming Brown Acetate frame, paired with the Plastic lens in Brown Polarized

If you are looking for a colorful new pair of glasses the Arise Collective Catania 03 is the perfect choice for you. This full-rim acetate frame is light and comfortable as well as trendy. Add premium lenses to this sustainable eyeglass now to enjoy a perfect vision.

Sunday Dress Edit

My son moved into his first real on his own post-college apartment this weekend. It is so bittersweet because for the past 16 months he has been living here and it has been so much fun. But, I am excited for him and he is in my old neighborhood, which I adore, and I know he will have the time of his life…..On the blogging side of things, we had to go to Target to get a bunch of stuff for the apartment. So while I sent him off looking for command hooks (which I do not think even work, but that’s another blog), I decided to check out the dresses. Target is always a home run for inexpensive, cute dresses at a great price point. I feel like they copy a lot of the high-end designer styles and the quality is so much better than some of the other stores in the same category.

Here is the best of the best of their assortment right now and everything is available online. The only thing I would say is Target generally runs big so you are going to have to size down. I would read the reviews just to make sure but I did with the ones that I tried.

I cannot say enough good things about this dress. The material has a nice sheen to it and it’s adorable on. But it does run big so I would size down 1 or 2 sizes. It also comes in a cute pink and polka dot print, which I also highly recommend checking out…

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I ended up buying this dress for myself. I loved the print and really do not have a yellow dress. I did not try it on until the next day and was surprised at how adorable it is. I was not sure of the buttons but it works and the print is so cheery..This was a win for sure!

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I love the ruffle sleeve on this and the light pink color. This is such a cute dress for daytime or dressed up with cute sandals and fancy earrings for nighttime.

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I really think this is a staple piece. It is so feminine and a long white dress is perfect for those really warm summer days.

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This dress is giving me Net A Porter vibes. It looks so much more expensive than it is. To me, this is another wardrobe staple. I love the neck, sleeves and flounce of the bottom. This will also take you into fall for sure.

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Another really cute pastel dress. It is more of a seersucker material so it’s so easy to wash and wear. This can also be dressed up for day or night and you can never go wrong with puffed sleeves.

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This dress just screams summer to me…its such a pretty color and perfect for a heatwave!!! Also, it is so lightweight and easy to pack that I think you will also be grabbing this for all your warm-weather vacations!!

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Technically this is not a dress but how fabulous is this jumpsuit?

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I saw someone wearing this dress and it stopped me in my tracks. I am in love with this color!

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The “nap dress” is really popular this summer. Here is an adorable one for much less.

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I saved another of my favorites for last. I love everything about this dress, the shape, sleeves and especially the color!

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Some tips from the Pros about buying Swimsuits!!

One principle applies when you are buying swimwear – it is absolutely crucial that you buy a style and cut that suits your build and matches the reason why you need the clothing item. If this sounds vague, think about what you want to use it for – chances are that a skimpy bikini that is designed for getting a tan is unlikely to perform under the pressure of high-intensity fitness swimming! 

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Making sense of all the choices

Summer is the season for bikinis and other poolside fashion. If you start shopping around towards the end of winter, you are likely to find some excellent deals, but with the huge selection of styles that are available out there, how do you know which is the right one for you? Some of the most common styles include bikini, tankini, and full-length swimsuit. The first question you need to ask is how much coverage you need to feel comfortable. Many people don’t care about showing skin, where others need a lot more coverage to feel at ease. Whatever your preference is on this front, should guide the rest of your decision-making. 

The multi-purpose one piece

The one-piece suit is the suit of choice for athletes and exercise fans, as they run the lowest risk of accidentally coming undone under high-intensity activity. Logically, it also provides the most coverage of all the designs. These suits are also often lined to give the illusion of a flatter stomach – a point of contention for many women.

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The multi-purpose one piece

The one-piece suit is the suit of choice for athletes and exercise fans, as they run the lowest risk of accidentally coming undone under high-intensity activity. Logically, it also provides the most coverage of all the designs. These suits are also often lined to give the illusion of a flatter stomach – a point of contention for many women.

Particularly for athletes, but actually universally applicable, is to pick a suit that is durable, and likely to have a decent lifespan without stretching, fraying, fading or generally not meeting expectations. A great tip is to look for swimwear for women made of material that has been treated to prevent chlorine and other chemicals from affecting the structural integrity of the swimsuit. 

I want to swim, but I want to hide my belly.

Look no further – control swimsuits or slimming swimsuits are here to save the day. Look for one-piece suits, in designs that incorporate ruching, twisted embellishments, dark side panels and tummy tucking control panels, to give you an extra boost in your quest for a slimmed-down appearance.

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What is the big deal with body shapes?

Swimsuits for women come with a lot to think about – what you like, what you look good in, what is flattering or unflattering, and the list goes on. Your body shape plays a big role in the overall reason for choosing certain cuts. We’ve all heard the terms: pear-shaped, athletic, hourglass, and apple. The good news is that stores salespeople are well-trained in helping you analyze your body shape, and what to wear to make it appear at its best. Putting a little bit of extra time aside to get the right swimsuit will pay off in the long run.

The beauty of swimsuits for women is that it need not be expensive to do a good job!

$10 Statement Earring Event at BaubleBar!

BaubleBar’s $10 Statement Earring Event will start now! This event will include best-selling cult favorite statement earring styles, in top colors, starting at $10! This offer is valid 7/12-7/18.

Grab your favorite, these styles are perfect for all summer events!

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Add To Cart Favorites…

When I first started this blog, I used a software company that made the most amazing shopping collages. They were perfect and so much fun to make and so much more fun and easy to shop. The company eventually was sold and our collage posts had to stop for a while. I worked all last year trying to come up with something similar and though I am not exactly there yet, I have made progress. Here are some of our best sellers and items that were added to the most carts for the past couple of weeks. I think we are onto something. There are some really great choices at really great price points. The links to shop or get more info are below. I

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Bathing Suit// Bamboo Flatware// Raffia Sandals//Antelope Blouse//Blue Sleeveless Dress//Marble Print Blouse//Printed Peasant Blouse//Wooden Circle Earrings//Wooden Drop Earrings//Wine Glasses// Hair Styler//Cuisinart Knives

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Gold Lace Up Sandals//White Nap Dress//Blue and White Square Neck Top//Floral Shift Dress//Ruffle Front White Dress//Metallic T Strap Sandals//Tankini Swimsuit//Rattan Glasses//Red & White Dress//

5 Tips For Purchasing A Quality Bag

Nylon vs leather, which is better? The finished products of both bags look elegant but depend on your needs since they vary in some ways. Leather bags are made from animal hides which are processed, cleaned to remove hair and debris. Then, mix with chemicals to either soften it for fashion or harden it for travel purposes.

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Leather bags are fashionable, durable, and quite strong. On the other hand, nylon bags are basically flexible. Nylon makes good travel bags and wallets. They are relatively cost-effective compared to leather bags. Moreover, they come in different forms and colors. However, when you want to purchase a quality bag, it is vital to consider the following factors. 

Comfort 

When purchasing a bag, the most important factor to consider is its comfort. You don’t want to get a bag that will hurt your back. You will use it often, and the worst could be injuring yourself. Look for a bag easy to carry, with a comfortable backside, shoulder straps, and padding. Some bags are designed with comfortable back panels, optional hip belts, and padded shoulder straps, which help distribute the body’s weight. The padded shoulder straps should be adjustable to allow the bag to comfortably sit on your back and reduce straining and back pains. 

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Durability

Everyone wants a quality bag. No one can withstand the humiliation of carrying a bag that is susceptible to tears. You can get a heavy-duty bag made from strong nylon material. Leather bags might drive up the bag’s price if you wish to purchase, especially when you don’t have enough cash. Both materials are worth considering, but it depends on your pocket. Moreover, check the sewing and thread materials. Ensure the bag has double stitching, and check out what you should carry with the bag not to overload it. 

Protection

Weather can sometimes be harsh when you least expected it. You need a bag that is somehow waterproof and with padding to protect delicate equipment like electronics from getting damaged. For example, bags made from nylon are sometimes semi-waterproof. Such a bag can protect the contents you’re carrying in emergency cases. 

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Size

To get a perfect size bag is necessary. You need to select a bag that is proportional to your body. It should fit the items you intend to carry. The right-sized bag needs to have the right torso length. Also, it needs to have a comfortably snug grip on your waist or hips. You need to realize that the majority of your bag’s weight is supported by your hips. Therefore, make sure you have a bag adjustable hipbelts that you can adjust to fit your required size. 

Your activity needs

When you are selecting the bags, look for the right design that meets your needs and purpose. Ask yourself; is the bag comfortable to fit all necessary utilities you need? Can you carry around with ease all day long? Will weather changes affect it or destroy your utilities inside? These questions will help you in determining the best bag to buy that caters to your specific needs.