trashy diva getaway dress review

I knew it was only a matter of time before I took the leap and purchased my first Trashy Diva dress. And after years (literal years!) of watching and waiting, it all happened in a blur. I was immediately entranced by the Audubon-inspired Birds of a Feather print, and before I knew it, the Getaway dress was in my cart and winging its way to me. In order to commemorate this important event in my retro fashion existence, I knew I wanted to do something extra special to show it off.

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warby parker glasses try-on

I’m going to let you in on a secret: I love glasses. I started wearing glasses in fourth grade, but it wasn’t until late college that I really started to make them a central part of my style. As anyone who has ever seen a picture of me knows, I love big, chunky, statement frames, the more dramatic the better. Most of the glasses I wear now are from Bonlook, but a lot of my friends have been really happy with their orders from Warby Parker, so I figured I’d give it a go!

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Warby Parker home try-on box

ORdering my Warby Parker Home Try-On

If you’ve heard about Warby Parker, you’ve probably heard about their Home Try-On program. I’m glad to report the process was just as easy as advertised! From the Warby Parker site, you can filter based on glasses that are available for home try-on. Then just add the five pairs you’d like to try to your try-on basket and you’re good to go! You don’t even have to pay for shipping!

I unsurprisingly gravitate toward cateye frames and chunky plastic, so I tried to pick out a good mix for this try-on. Maybe one of the styles would surprise me! Overall, I think that Warby Parker is a little bit more subdued than my usual style? I was hoping to have more and brighter color options in frames. The glasses themselves feel like nice quality, though the plastic is all significantly lighter than my Bonlook frames.

But enough chit-chat, right? Let’s try on some glasses!

Ames in Whiskey Tortoise

These are definitely the biggest and squarest of the glasses I ordered…I feel like they’re a little bit on the masculine side for me? Though I do like the classic tortoise shell color.

Laurel in Peacock Green

I was really hoping to try out some red or electric blue frames or something, but there weren’t anything super brightly colored available for me to try. These are a fun teal, but if I was going for colorful glasses, I think I’d want to go Serious Rainbow.

Olive in Rose Quartz

I do really like the shape of these! But I worry that frames that are this pale just blend in too much with my incredibly pasty face…

Abbott in Heritage Bronze

I really wanted to see what I’d look like in these hardcore 1800s librarian/super hipster wire frames! They’re way more flattering than I’d expected them to be, but I don’t think they’re really “me”…what do you think?

Holcomb in Oak Barrel 

These are hands down my favorites of the batch…which is probably not surprising, since they’re the closest to all the other glasses I own!

After doing my home try-on, I don’t know if any of these frames are right for me. Honestly, my Panda Pearls have become such a major part of my style that I would feel kind of weird switching it up…they’re a hard act to follow! My glasses lust remains unabated…where do you like to shop for glasses? Do you think one of these frames is The One?


aesthetic: retro space babe

Space: the final frontier! I totally nerd out for NASA (even though I’m also sort of terrified of space???), but there are times that I’m a little disappointed that space didn’t end up being the groovy, bubble-helmeted, raygun-filled place that we used to imagine. But just because the reality of space exploration is still on the harder scientific size, that doesn’t mean we can’t live out our sci-fi vixen dreams! So come along with me as we venture into the stars and enjoy the aesthetic of the retro space babe.

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business glam ootd (& society+ tutu review)

It’s been a really long time since I shared a straight-up outfit of the day post! If you follow my Instagram, you’ve been seeing my outfits, but I don’t usually chat too much about the look itself (I’m much more into the sardonic quote + emoji caption…). I’ve been having a lot of fun putting together new looks this spring, but Wednesday was one of my very favorite outfits for a long time. And, based on the reaction from coworkers and event attendees, it was a big hit in general! How does a colorful pinup unicorn princess do “business professional”? FInd out after the jump!

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plus size swimsuits for retro beach babes

When I bring up my longing for swimsuits, I usually dismiss my own feelings with “but, I mean, I live in Wisconsin.” While it’s true that a Wisconsin girl doesn’t have quite the same opportunities a Floridian does for fun in the sun, I do live on the coast of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes. There are beaches right here in the city, and there’s definitely plenty of lakes that Midwesterners spend summer at. The truth is more that I’m, as my mom says, a “hot house flower.” I don’t do well in an environment with uncontrolled temperatures, which some people refer to as “the outdoors.” I own two swimsuits, which is seriously more than enough, and yet I love to shop for them…

Since I know I shouldn’t buy any more swimsuits for me, I figured I could at least live vicariously by picking out cute swimsuits for all of you. It can hard to shop for swimsuits, especially as a plus size gal, so I’ve rounded up a few that would be perfect for any pinup pool party.

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