Blue Blocking Glasses

With the pandemic still going on, I’m lucky enough to be able to work from home. This means even more time staring at a computer screen. These blue blocking glasses are stylish, fun to wear and prevent eye strain. I have five pairs to show you and I got them off Amazon!

Clear frames are easy to wear and go with any look/outfit.

Black on the top and clear on the bottom, these glasses look professional and stylish especially for those Zoom meetings.

These all black everything frames are classic glasses that are super versatile.

Tortoise shell is always a great pick for these blue blocking glasses. I usually pick this design for sunglasses as well!

Last but not least, choose unique blue frames for a fun pop of color!

These blue blocking glasses are comfortable, lightweight and fit my small face perfectly. I’ve even used them when I had been playing a game a little too long on my phone. They’re good for that too! I have worn all these glasses throughout the work week and will continue to wear them even when we go back in the office. (Whenever that is!)

Week of Marstè Fashion

I’m so excited I had the pleasure of meeting Marlena Stell, also known as Makeup Geek, at her pop-up shop in NYC. Her clothing line is called Marstè, a cute combination of her first and last name. I have been a fan of hers for years and learned how to do makeup watching her YouTube videos.

You would not believe how pleasantly surprised I was while admiring the display of Makeup Geek eyeshadow palettes, to hear her say, “Hi! Thanks for coming!” Shocked that she was there, she told me that she loves to surprise people! We talked and hugged – Needless to say it was a major fan-girl moment for me; she was down to earth and very welcoming.

The palettes were exclusive to the NYC pop-up shop so I wanted to pick one up. I chose Passion, which has MUG classic colors such as Frappe and Cosmopolitan.

The stylists let me know that Marlena designed the palettes to complement the colors in the clothing line. Since I bought plums and blushes, Passion was a no-brainer.

The line currently has sizes from Size 0 to Size 22, which is pretty awesome. It’s rare to see a clothing line catering to all women with a wide range of sizes. The clothes are flattering with great quality material. The color palette consists of black, white, emerald, blush, plum, olive and maroon, making it easy for mixing and matching as well as color-blocking. I’ll show you different ways to style Marstè pieces.

Marstè plum high-waisted skirt paired with an orange crop top and rose gold accessories

Threw loafers, shades and a jacket on with the same outfit for a different vibe

Marstè leggings are comfortable and have a thicker material

Shoutout to my petite ladies that can never find the perfect length of leggings

Marstè Mesh Jersey in blush tied and worn off the shoulder over a body-con dress

This versatile top can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories and how it’s worn. I have even worn this outfit with sneakers for an athleisure look. It is a jersey after all!

Can we all take a moment to admire this beautiful Marstè Milan Snap Skirt?

…And you can unbutton the skirt as high as you want!

I highly encourage wearing this skirt multiple ways: buttons on the side, buttons in the front, buttoned halfway, or buttoned all the way – depending on your mood

The skirt has a great quality material and will keep me warm in the cooler months

The Marstè stylists helped me pick out gorgeous pieces. I highly recommend checking out the Marstè fashion line. What was your favorite piece?

Warby Parker Fall 2018 Collection

My family, boyfriend and I love Warby Parker. We each have a pair and were able to visit their beautiful location in the city. It looked like a library, but instead of shelves lined with books, it was filled with glasses. I remember visiting WP and loving the fact that I could try on any pair of glasses, no matter the shape or design.

Glasses are not only for vision, but they can also be seen as a fashion accessory. As with any accessory, changing them like you do your shoes or necklace, it’s ideal your glasses go well with your outfit — Glasses are a very personal accessory that can make your look.

Although I love the fact that Warby Parker is making a “Narrow” option for some of their designs for smaller faces such as mine, I’m actually very drawn to Ava in Rose Gold. I have grown my obsession with Rose Gold jewelry this year. Luckily, it was my birthday in early September and I have acquired some rose gold accessories that would look perfect with Ava, pictured here:

If you wear glasses everyday and have the opportunity to switch it up, Why not? The unexpected fun pops of color in any pair of glasses makes them interesting and unique, especially in these Teal Tortoise frames.

Sounds too good to be true, but you can wear colorful frames multiple ways. For instance, if your style leans towards wearing classic colors, such as black, white, gray, Teal Tortoise styled frames are the only pop of color your outfit needs. On the contrary, matching the different specks of colors in the frames to your top or your pants can really tie the whole look together. See below for a few outfit ideas depending on your style, classic or colorful:

I have long black hair and trust me, I love my black sunnies, but for an everyday look, I think thick black frames may look a bit harsh. With my black hair and medium skin, I personally would opt for Amelia in Root Beer or Daisy Narrow in Tea Rose Fade for their pretty color and design, as well as complementing my hair and skin tone.

Pictured above, the Townsend in Polished Silver with Brushed Navy draws attention to the face since the design is mainly up towards the sides of the face. The Brushed Navy hue would give my look that subtle yet interesting pop of color I want. Choosing this design would be the perfect balance of classic and fun.

Which is your favorite pair from the Warby Parker Fall 2018 Collection Launch? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

4 Ways to Style Gray Ultraboosts

My boyfriend loves his boosts about as much as he loves me. He was constantly raving about how comfortable his new Adidas felt, that it made me want to get a pair of my own! Now here I am starting off my newfound Adidas addiction with my first pair of Adidas Ultraboosts in Gray.

At first I didn’t know how to wear them, but here’s how I styled them. Also, these are Casual Friday work-friendly outfits:

I tried the gray-on-gray with the stripes and the sneakers.

I liked using the gray sneakers as a neutral color to complement my pop of color in the mint top.

Ever wonder how to make a skirt look casual af? Also, go makeup-free like I did! It completes the look 😂

My favorite way to style my Ultraboosts by a long shot is via Athleisure. I don’t go to the gym, but I sure have cute mesh panel/cutout workout pants!

Let me know your favorite way to style sneakers in the comments below! Thank you for reading!

Just Wanted to Say Hi

Hi! I used to post on this beauty blog everyday, once a day, without fail. It was a favorite hobby of mine while I searched for a full-time job. A little over two years later, I’m still working at my first full-time job, which unfortunately meant not blogging as much — or in my case, at all. What a slacker!

I’m posting mainly OOTDs like the shot above via Instagram @StyledWithJoy if you want to follow me there as well 😄

Thank you to the readers that helped my blog grow over the years!

From Winter to Spring | Work OOTDs

This series all started when I wanted to show my two sisters my work OOTD. We have a group text at all times and I thought if they like seeing my outfits, so will my fellow beauty/fashion bloggers.

Monday: Keep in mind this was my first day of work and this is the only picture I have of my “outfit.” Continue reading

I’m Back with OOTDs, Hair, Makeup & Nails

Miss me?! March to April became very busy with helping my sister plan her destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico. At that point I was only updating my blog for the Project Focus 10. I also started a new job and it’s been great! It keeps me super busy and when I get home I’m so tired that typing on a computer is the last thing I want to do. I hope you understand!

Here is my Airport OOTD: At 5AM might I add! Continue reading