I’ve liked the story behind Warby Parker from the first time I heard it. To summarize, they produce well made, modern looking eyewear for around $100, including the prescription lenses. And the coolest part – with every eyewear purchase, they give a pair away to someone in need. (Read more about their interesting story here). After breaking my go-to glasses while camping in Yosemite a few months ago, it was the perfect excuse to find my own pair of Warby Parkers. I love that they allow you to choose your 5 favorite frames to try on at home for free, and once you pick the style you love the most, send them all back at no charge. I ended up choosing the Winston style, but already am thinking I need a backup ‘fun’ colored pair and am loving the cherry colored Sloans.
As part of my Project Fab collaboration with Marshalls, I was given the task of shopping for a fellow blogger and in turn, someone else was shopping for me. While it seemed strange at first to shop someone I didn’t know really well at all, it turned out to be a fun challenge – and one that everyone faces usually at some point during the holiday season, whether you have to find something last minute for a coworker, boss, hostess, etc. I chose to send my assigned recipient – Polished for Pennies – a fun mix of items appropriate for a holiday night out – a sparkly clutch, fur trimmed gloves, and a set of brightly colored nail polish.
As someone who loves surprises, I had fun opening mine to find a Cynthia Rowley cozy blanket, a sparkly necklace, and some goodies perfect for hosting holiday get togethers – hot cocoa + mugs, and cocktail napkins, sent by McKenna Bleu. While shopping for the gifts at Marshalls I was going to send, I ended up stocking up on a few things that are nice to have on hand in ace of last minute gift giving needs – a couple candles, a cute stationary set, and picked up the coziest Nicole Miller plush bath robe as a little treat for myself.
Call it what you want – buffalo check, plaid, tartan – I just can’t get enough of it right now. Between this Baldwin shirt, this This Indian Summer cape, my this Filson jacket and flannel…it’s just almost too much. Except that it’s not, and I want more of it, on everything. The print reminds me of a shirt my dad had when I was younger, so I really extra love that it’s pretty easy to find right now on just about everything. (I mean how cute is this hat and this backpack?)
Photography by Justin Meyer
There’s no shortage of online deals to be found right now. While my plan for holiday gifts is to shop local for as much as I can, you can beat snagging a few killer online deals from the comfort of your own warm home, cup of tea in hand, curled up in your coziest jammies. Happy shopping!
Kate Spade: 25% off site wide with code HOLLYJOLLY + surprise sale until midnight, tonight!