A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to overpriced and boring eyewear. Everyone has a right to see, after all. Why not do so in style?

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Inspired by the pop culture icon, Mr. Jack Kerouac, the name of the company was created from two of Kerouac's earliest characters: Zagg Parker and Warby Pepper. On a mission to address the lack of access to glasses worldwide, Warby Parker provides affordably fashionable specs while giving back. In fact, every pair of glasses sold, another gets distributed to someone in need. And you must meet the founders. Their headshots are too cute!

Just in time for spring, Warby Parker has refreshed some of their best loved frames — Winston, Duckworth, Preston and Wheeler — in their Palm Canyon Collection. Each frame features a hand-mixed acetate inset at the end piece, with patterns inspired by Color Field painters and midcentury minimalists. No two pairs are alike. Within the spring collection, there are eight new shapes and six new colors to cover every one of your looks! 

Stand out with modern classics, adventurous hues and attention-grabbing silhouettes. The Warby Parker prescription for cutting loose this season: change your clothes, swap your frames, switch your mood.

Metallic goodness. 

I may lean more gold, but arm me up with full metal and I am happy. I love how the collar necklace, cuff and belt play in harmony. The metallic tee is a bonus. The best part, these big statement pieces are easy for most to pull off. This look requires no layering.

I must add, the pulled back hair and eyebrows are so girl-next-door. Crush worthy!

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chanluuscarvesEvery time I say I am not buying another scarf, I buy another scarf.

I can't help it. I am so drawn to them. I wear them almost daily this time of year, all the way into spring. That's justification, right?

Enter: Chan Luu.

Loving her soft, cashmere and silk scarves. And seriously into the tie-dye prints. The size, approximately 62'' x 58'', makes it super versatile, though it folds compact to fit inside your purse.

This is one scarf you won't want to take off. Ever. 

Available at Our Place in Charlotte and Chan Luu

I have been a huge Oliver Peoples fan for well over a decade. It's my go to brand. The sunglasses are high quality and the frames fit so well.

What's best, though, is the story behind Oliver Peoples (you must watch the video and learn how Oliver Peoples came to be). Founder and Creative Director Larry Leight knew he was onto something special. And in 1986, he opened up a boutique on Sunset Blvd, selling vintage frames. These frames did not have brand names on them. So when Larry began designing sunglasses, he kept to the 'no brand name on the product' philosophy to allow the product to speak for itself.

Just one year after opening in Los Angeles, you couldn't open up a fashion magazine without seeing a spectacular editorial spread featuring Oliver Peoples sunglasses.
oliverpeoplesinvioletI love collaborations. And this one, with mytheresa.com, is awesome. I am diggin' the M-4 with violet mirrored lenses. The filigree-etched frames and dainty silhouette are inspired by classic archived designs, making this retro pair stand out. Super fly!

Sometimes, I wonder how some products make it to market. Enter: the mask square acetate sunglasses by Kuboraum Berlin. Perhaps a focus group would have been helpful. Does anyone really own these, or willing to admit that they do?
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Now, I am willing to try a new spin on the aviator. Finest Seven definitely has my attention, in a good way, with the Zero 01 rose gold plated aviator sunglasses. Fun, fresh, groovy. Yes, I would wear these.