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You guys, I’m OBSESSED with wearable tech- specifically fitness trackers. I’m investing in a tracker and settled on the fitbit flex (not force, the one that was recalled because of the battery) because Tory Burch will have bracelets and pendants for it come Spring. Why the heck aren’t more designers collaborating with fitness brands to create chic wearables for the fitness obsessed? I know I would buy it as well as other people I know who like to track their progress. I know there are plenty of watches like the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and there are rumors of an iWatch floating around (which I have to admit looks great) but I wouldn’t necessarily call them fashion forward. They look cool but they wouldn’t be something I would wear to work with a blazer or a pencil skirt.
I recently discovered Misfit Wearables, they have a sleek disk called SHINE that can be worn multiple ways. You can purchase accessories for it to wear it as a watch, a pendant or a clasp. However, I would like to see trackers that look more like every day jewelry pieces- like that company Cuff that has gps trackers that send alerts if you need help. They are currently taking preorders and this is what the collection looks like:
I hope to start seeing more high end brands jump on the bandwagon. What are your thoughts on wearable technology?
1. High Fire (Color: Classic Tortoise), 2. Spit Fire (Color: Black Crystal), 3. Pillow Talk (Color: Tabby Cat), 4. Layer Cake (Color: Black Licorice), 5. Layer Cake (Color: Pink Frosting)
I’m in the market for new prescription eyeglasses so I requested a home try-on box from Rivet & Sway. They have a nice selection of quirky and stylish frames and I thought it would be fun to try them on before I decided to purchase a pair. They have options to search by your face shape, color and/or size to help guide you through their frames online. Their prices are great ($169 for the first pair and $99 for every pair after) and overall it was a pretty quick process to get my home try-on box.
The box arrived pretty quickly and I was excited to see what the frames looked like in person. I tried them all on (a few times) and I was pleasantly surprised at how flattering they were. Ideally, I would like to have a few extra pair on hand to match my outfit/mood/makeup of the day. I have been a little obsessed with eyewear lately- I have a growing collection of sunglasses- and next on my list are prescription eyeglasses.
My top 3 favorite frames include:
I had a case of wanderlust this morning after listening to Bill Nye’s debate with Ken Ham about Creationism vs. Evolution. The Grand Canyon came up and I must admit, before today I was not all that excited about visiting Arizona, let alone driving for hours to see what I used to refer to as “a giant pile of rocks” (I know, I know- I am admitting to my own ignorance). However, I find myself having a new appreciation for it and almost immediately texted my hubby asking him when we were going- I get a little too excited about things sometimes. I started Googling “how to make the most out of a trip to the grand canyon” and then one thing led to another and I found myself thinking about all the places I wanted to visit. I tend to get ahead of myself when it comes to travel plans… to the point of obsession. I’ve kept a list in my head for years but I decided to type up a list to start bringing these dream trips into fruition. I will even take it a step further and make it tangible— but first I have to find a good place to hang it.
I had a bit of an epiphany last year while I was going through a minor “blue” period. I really put some thought into figuring out the things that made me happy, things that motivated me. After much thinking (and wallowing in my sadness) I realized that I am happiest when I travel. That gut-wrenching excitement I get when learning about a certain place’s history, discovering things around me, taking in all the sights/sounds/smells- THAT is my definition of happiness. When I travel, I see the world with a new pair of eyes and it’s the best feeling in the world- especially when sharing that with the people I love.
I made a list of all the places I still need/want to visit- not including my hometown (Chicago) and other places I went to when I was younger (Mexico, El Salvador). I listed them in order of preference. I know there are many more destinations to add but I was trying not to be too ambitious ;) These are the places that interest me the most now and would love to see before any place else. I also included US states I want to go to- there are still quite a few.
I think plans for a trip are in order, although I might wait to travel out of the country after I get a new balance of vacation days, lol. Not to mention start saving up those funds. But like they say: traveling is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.
What place(s) do you still want to visit?
Making new friends is a little hard for some of us, not everyone was blessed with the ability to strike up a conversation with a stranger and instantly become friends- although that has happened to me before. As you get a little older you don’t necessarily have the same opportunities to befriend people with similar interests on an regular basis. I’m the type of person that has acquaintances but very few close friends - although I am always open to making new ones!
I thought up a few ideas to start meeting new people and possibly spark up a friendship. Join my conversation on #POPSUGARForums and share your thoughts with me:
I miss elementary school days when February came around and everyone in class would bring store bought or handmade Valentine’s Day cards to hand out. In fact, I miss receiving handwritten notes and cards from friends and family altogether. Technology has changed communication for the best and for the worst. I don’t know about you but I love opening up a greeting card from a friend or loved one because it shows how much thought was put into selecting the right card or writing a heartfelt message. Valentine’s Day cards are a tradition I want to bring back and I’m starting this year. I have made a tradition of giving my husband a card for as long as I can remember but it has been years since I sent one to a friend. After much searching, I found these cute cards that are perfect for passing out to friends, you know- just like the old days.
Personalized Card from Treat
This February, vow to love yourself a little more by trying out new things and seeking out new experiences. We spend way too much time being critical of ourselves and over-analyzing the smallest details of our lives. By experiencing something new or improving one small thing each day we can all work towards becoming the best version of ourselves. Show yourself a little love and appreciation, check out these 28 mini challenges for February:
I am almost halfway through watching the top nominated films for the Oscars this year. I don’t usually care for awards ceremonies but there were sooo many great films towards the end of last year that I suddenly became interested in who/what would win an award. I refused to watch any more sequels (with the exception of Anchorman 2 which I hate to say, sucked!) and stayed the hell away from remakes- although I admit, I did watch Evil Dead.
So far I have seen and loved:
But still need to see….
Also, I have heard good things about Saving Mr. Banks and am curious about August: Osage County because, duh, Meryll Streep is in it. Also, I need to know why Amy Adams won a Golden Globe for Best Actress when she was up against Meryl- even typing this sounds preposterous. I mean, I know Meryl can’t win EVERY time but how did Amy’s performance really compare?
I have until March 2nd to watch 6+ more movies. Anyone else watch any of these films? Which ones did you like best?
1. Vow to start loving yourself more this year- starting…..NOW. Here are 11 Ways to Love Yourself More. (savvysugar.com)
2. Stop saying you’re going to do it and JUST DO IT. How to REALLY make that New Year’s resolution happen. (lifehacker.com)
3. Why go out and buy a new calendar when you can choose from these very cute and very FREE Printable Calendars? (savvysugar.com)
4. It’s a new year and what better time than to declutter your life than the present? Check out 4 Ways to Unclutter for the New Year.
1. We can all save a little more money, here’s a link that explains How to Enjoy the Holiday Season without Going Broke My tip: Buy decorations and other holiday items right after Christmas to save some serious cash. Many items are marked of at ridiculously low prices. It helps to plan ahead. (theeverygirl.com)
2. If the holidays have you feeling gross and bloated, check out The Lazy Girl’s Detox: 7 Ways To Stay Healthy to stay feeling healthy in the midst of all those cookies, potlucks and drinks. (refinery29.com)
3. I’m all for finding new ways to wrap gifts, presentation is everything. check out some Super Cute Gift Wrapping Ideas (chalkboardmag.com)
4. There are only a few more days left until Christmas but you still have time to whip up an awesome handmade present if you are so inclined. Check out these awesome 50 DIY Gift Ideas. (abeautifulmess.com)
Click on the pic below to check out my latest post featuring 3 Festive Holiday Ensembles for a Family Get-Together, Fancy Gathering and the Office Holiday Party.