Why You Need To Protect Your Eyes With Blue Light Glasses Now!

Little do most of us know, but we are seriously hurting our eyes with our technology. Recently, I was told about the effects that artificial Blue Light has on our eyes. I knew I needed to do something about it and needed to help all of you as well! Combat this Blue Light with special glasses- they are cute, trendy and will save your eyes!

I did a little research so I could learn more…

What is Blue Light?

According to Bluelightexposed.com, Blue Light is everywhere we turn, but it is the artificial blue light that is hurting us. This is coming from our devices, specifically the devices that use an LED back-light.

Think about how many devices that is that we use! That’s our tablets, laptop screens, computer and iPhones.

So what is the Blue Light doing to you?

If you experience eyestrain, headaches, physical or mental fatigue, it could be from these Blue Light.

How can I combat this? 

Blue light glasses! Do not worry, they are cute! Let me show you the two pairs that I bought.

I bought one pair from Felix Gray and the other from Eye Buy Direct! I wanted to test two brands that are from two different price points to see which I liked better.

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I bought the Jemison style, which was best for larger faces. I bought them in the Whiskey Tortoise! They were $95 because I did not need any magnification added to my lenses.

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I like this pair a lot, but I think I would have liked this brand more if I purchased a more square pair. I think the roundness of the glasses do not do anything for my extremely round face, but for around the house, this pair is amazing, especially for the price!

The pair I bought are called Thrill, and they are created for larger faces too, but they were a little tight on my face. After adding the special protection for the Blue Light, these came to about $45, which is basically half the cost of my Felix Gray pair!

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I love both pairs, but I would definitely say the quality of the pair from Felix Gray is higher. They were more expensive, but I can see why in the material they used. The pair from Eye Buy Direct is still great and gets the job done, but I could see myself breaking these accidentally because I am a klutz.

I think both pairs fit my face shape nicely and they are both really comfortable! I do not even really feel like I am wearing glasses. I wear these when I am doing any kind of work on the computer, writing blog posts and I know I will definitely bring these with me when I start a full-time job because I will be on a computer a ton!

I suggest buying from either brand! If you have any questions, please reach out to me on social! I am happy to answer anything!

 

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Why clothing from Agnes and Dora can fit into ANY woman’s lifestyle!

Recently, I was sent two great shirts to try from Agnes and Dora, a company that is based on comfortability and confidence. With an array of sizes, prints and styles, this clothing company is made to fit into anyone’s lifestyle.  This brand intends to make women feel good about themselves!

Today, I am reviewing the Frill Sleeve Top Black Whispers top and the Essential Tank Navy Preppy Floral top:

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I decided to try the shirts with a few different pants options to show they can be dressed up and dressed down. These shirts are perfect for anyone, because they are so comfortable and versatile. I could definitely see these being great for class, brunch or even work!

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I think pairing this shirt with jeans and little block heels makes this the perfect outfit for dinner with friends or a casual date night!

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By switching into this skirt and putting on this grey floppy hat, this outfit was totally transformed! I definitely suggest this shirt because of the pop of color that it can add to any outfit- it also looks GREAT in these pictures, so get ready for some Insta-ready pics. I felt great in this shirt because it was so soft and breathable. I also loved that the sleeves have frills on the sides, so it adds a little extra!

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This is the Essential Tank in Navy Preppy Floral. This paired perfectly with white jeans and my block heels. I also felt so comfortable in this shirt as well. The colors in this shirt are also so beautiful. When taking these pictures, I got a ton of compliments and women were asking me where I got it, and I was excited to tell them about this new fun company !

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I really enjoyed working with Nikki and Emilia who are two local representatives of Agnes and Dora. If you want to shop with them to see what fun clothing you can find, you can find their page here! I like that Agnes and Dora allows you to shop online unlike a lot of clothing brands that go through representatives. If you are wondering what items to try first, Nikki’s go-to piece is the Capri and Love Tunic and Emilia’s is the Ball Skirt!

Thank you to my friend Amanda who is a wonderful photographer for these fun photos! Here are a few of my other favorites from this shoot:

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This post is sponsored by Agnes and Dora Representatives, Nikki and Emilia. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Defining Danie possible!

 

 

 

Warby Parker lets you try glasses at HOME for free before purchasing!

If you don’t have Warby Parker on your list of businesses you purchase from, you are not living life right!  Warby Parker is a one-for-one prescription eyewear and designer sunglasses company that gives you stylish glasses and gives back to the community, what more could we want? #AmIrightladies?

I heard about their new free Home Try-On and wanted to see if there were any sunglasses that I liked so I could try this out to share with all of you! They have a quiz on their website to help you find which glasses you like, but if you go under their sunglasses category, you can find the Home Try-On buttons underneath each pair!

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With Warby Parker’s Home Try-On, you can choose five pairs of glasses you like and then you receive them at home to see which pair you like the best! So, I chose pairs that were good for wide faces and had tortoise shell and I found this pair below! I am obsessed with this pair. I really love the blonde tortoise, and I have never seen other brands with this blonde tortoise, so I became really obsessed with these!

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After looking through the pictures I took, I realized I did not take any pictures of the glasses actually on myself, but I can tell you the pair that actually suited me well were the pair that I loved, the Reilly! (What’s funny is my middle name is Rylee, so it must be a coincidence? 😉 )

You can see the other pairs I tried on here:

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Griffin / Sheridan / Banks / Reilly / The Ellison are no longer available, but here is a similar pair!

 

After having a few days to try them on, you ship them back, Warby Parker sends you an email with each pair that you tried and then you can purchase the ones you loved the most! They really make it super simple for you.

In addition to already having amazing products, the company just came out with its new collection called the Sculpted Series where all of the glasses are handmade in Italy! Each pair of glasses are all various rich and stone-inspired hued colors, which are beautiful! My favorite pair from this collection is the Stella, because they are huge and rose-colored! Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 11.43.17 AM.png

 

Hope everyone loves these glasses as much as I do!

If you already have your favorite pair of Warby Parker sunglasses, share them with me on social @Danieminor13!

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I am obsessed with Spicy Mustard- the color, not the condiment!

I want to talk about the color trend for fall 2016 that I have been loving and hope to see carried over some into winter.

First off, I want to start by saying: Who told so many people they couldn’t wear yellow? Whoever it was cannot be my friend (just kidding). As so many people know, my favorite color is yellow! One of the top color trends for fall 2016 is Spicy Mustard by Pantone.

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Pictured above, you can see my friend Alyse and I wearing the color. We are different hair colors, different skin colors and are wearing it differently, but we are both still rocking the color!

There are many ways to also wear the color. I decided to wear my new red ballet flats with my spicy mustard cardigan, which I purchased at the Goodwill in Kent, Ohio and Alyse is rocking her spicy mustard skirt with more earthy toned jacket and scarf.

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I matched my outfit with my favorite Rebecca Minkoff Sofia Clutch purse.  As you can see, Minkoff added a touch of spicy mustard into the design by including a tassel that is spicy mustard! There are so many ways that you can this goldish color into your wardrobe without making it the main focus of your outfit.

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My favorite way to wear this color is definitely with a berry lip and gold accents, such as my watch in the picture above.

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Curious to see if you can also rock this color, head into your favorite stores right now because this color can be found almost anywhere this season. Also, don’t Alyse and I look like an American Eagle ad? (LOL)

I’m excited to hear what your thoughts are on the color, Spicy Mustard! Share them with me in the comments below or on social media @Danieminor13

 

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My Indie Fashion Media Finds

For a long time I wasn’t exactly sure if I knew the correct meaning of “Indie Fashion.” I was not sure if just meant trendy or hipster, so I looked it up and I have come to the conclusion that it really just short for the word individual.

After researching  some really awesome indie fashion magazines, I found The GentleWoman. They are a UK-based magazine that is in both print and digital. Their spring/summer 2016 issue is their thirteenth edition, which has Kirsten Dunst on it, which I was surprised by because she is an American actress on the UK magazine!

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Their almost 31,000 followers on Instagram could probably tell you that the magazine is known as a “fabulous biannual magazine for modern women of style and purpose.”

They feature ambitious journalism and celebrates inspirational, international women through its distinctive combination of glamour, personality and warmth. “The Gentlewoman offers a fresh and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress” 

I started flipping through the magazine (they have an online preview of their magazine), I appreciated the magazine’s approach they took to appeal to the modern woman. I felt that I was not the reader they were trying to reach, but I still really enjoyed their magazine so I took a look at their online media kit.

The latest version they have is their media kit for 2015:

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If you take a look at it, I am a part of their target audience , I am 21 and I am confident, independent and most of the time stylish (haha), but they are really targeting women between the ages of 28-46.

The Gentlewoman is written more for the UK woman rather than the American woman, and I can tell that based off the adds they have on their website, along with their online preview of their print magazine.

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Their distribution is 62 percent within the UK and only 12 percent within the US, so I would hope they used ads that were more relevant for the UK woman.

Their magazine is unique, even starting with the name. I LOVE the name of their magazine. I think when people walk past a newsstand they would stop and have to think about the name for a second because at first glance they would probably think it says Gentleman, but nope it’s Gentlewoman!

I hope they continue doing what they’re doing because they seem to be pretty successful.

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NYC Street Style

NYC is the style capital of the world, so their street style is the place to see all of the hottest trends. This week I walked around NYC with my eyes wide open to find a few people who I thought were capturing current trends, in their own way!

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I also took a look at what people were wearing at a few events in NYC this week:

First event I decided to take a look at was the Pride Festival! I searched under the hashtag #Pridenyc2016 to see if I could see any trends that were being followed and sure enough, look at the girl below, she is a part of the ’90s choker trend!

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Second event I found was a blogger event, Carbs and Cocktails (I wish I could have gone, it looked adorable!) I loved that each blogger is rocking their own style. I ❤ the girl’s outfit in the middle.

Check out these bloggers blogs up next:

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American Magazines or Global Magazines?

So, I picked up two magazines last week, one American and one Italian, and I noticed some stark differences between the two. I do not normally read global magazines, but I was intrigued to pick up Vogue Italia last Friday. The American magazine I picked up was StyleWatch.

I immediate saw a difference in the magazines, as I know they are for different readers, but I was still surprised to see how vastly different the two were.

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Something I found really cool that Vogue Italia did was use an actual model for the cover, rather than intriguing people to buy the magazine using celebrities. American culture really heavily focuses on celebrities, so a lot of times if we do not recognize who is on the cover of the magazine, chances are we will not buy it!

Taking another look at the covers, we can also see how much more marketing the American magazine uses… screaming at the buyers to “FIND YOUR SUMMER STYLE!” ” 186 STEALS UNDER $100!” while the Italian Vogue simply says “New Vision.”

By me stating the obvious differences of the covers does not mean that I like the Vogue Italia cover more, because I actually enjoy the StyleWatch cover much more, but I do not know if that is just me being the American buyer that I am because I am used to covers like these, or if I actually genuinely enjoy the cover more.

After taking a further look into the magazine, I can also see that Vogue Italia continues their more simplistic style. Vogue is known for being mostly ads and editorials, so this is nothing new to see this. But their ads are completely different from ads that you would see in an American magazine, even American Vogue.

This ad is seen in Vogue Italia:

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This ad seen in American StyleWatch:

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Look how different these two ads are! While they are both fashion magazines, one is showing fashion and the other is showing an ad for birth control. I think StyleWatch is marketing to their readers by having ads such as the one above, while Vogue Italia is attempting to market the clothing using a creative approach.

Maybe if I had picked up American Vogue, I would not being seeing the birth control ad, but I would still see ads for shampoos, and I am not seeing that at all in the Vogue Italia.

A lot of StyleWatch’s articles are about “How to get this celeb’s look for less.” I LOVE these articles because being in college, I cannot afford the drastic prices they pay for clothing, but I still want to rock the same look as them. StyleWatch is actually one of my favorite magazines, and that is because they are attempting to market to young women, just like myself.

After taking a look at Vogue Italia’s media kit, I saw that they are targeting an older target market than myself. They are attempting to target women 25-44, who are “upper levels of the population” meaning they want upper class women who can afford the clothing they are advertising! (AKA…not me!) But this doesn’t mean I don’t love looking at the beautiful clothes across their pages.

Something both magazines doing a better job at than they did before is their use of who is shown in their magazines. Vogue Italia does a good job with incorporating women of older ages and StyleWatch does a good job of incorporating a ton of diversity, yay for doing things they should be doing!

I haven’t written anything like this article before, but if you would like me to continue to talk about different magazines from around the world, let me know @Danieminor13 on social media!

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