National Sunglasses Day: Stylish Sunnies to Sport for the Summer and Beyond

Today is National Sunglasses Day so now is a good time to get that new pair of sunnies you've been eyeing for the summer! Most of my personal favorites have been featured on my blog over the past year so I decided to round them up in one post today. These sunglasses also make great wardrobe staples!

1.) Illesteva Leonard Sunnies

These Illesteva mirrored sunglasses exude an edgy cool-girl vibe! The pop of green color give the classic round frames a playful, chic update.

2.) Illesteva Milan Sunglasses

Another pair of Illesteva sunnies....can you tell I am a huge fan of the brand? This cool black pair with the metal brow bar accent is so on trend. The lenses are slightly mirrored and the frames are matte, adding a nice contrast to these fashionable sunnies. 

3. Warby Parker's Hammond Sunglasses
4. Warby Parker's Downing Sunglasses

If you can't decide on one style of sunglasses, Warby Parker has you covered! The prices are easy on the wallet and you can even use their Home Try-On program to see if you like them before purchasing.

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5. Warby Parker Topper 16 Sunnies

Transparent frames are perfect for the summer. I love this pair from Warby Parker's newest collection-they look good on every shaped face, and go with any outfit. 

6. Tom Ford's Campbell Sunglasses

These oversized sunglasses by Tom Ford with his signature "T" in the frame's corners are sophisticated and fabulous. They can be worn casually or dressy!

7. SALT Pratt Aviators
Aviator style sunglasses never goes out of fashion and there's a reason for it-they look good on everyone! I love these from SALT because they are perfectly-shaped and have the best quality lenses and frames.

8. Ray Ban Wayfarers
Here, my daughter Rachel is wearing another great classic style-Ray Ban Wayfarers.

Are you looking for a new pair of new sunglasses this season? What are some of your favorites? Please share with me in the comments section! xx Melissa

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is on Sunday, June 19th so it's time to think about what to get your special dad. Celebrate this year and bring him a creative gift...no ties and tools here! Read on for some of my favorite picks.

1. 360Fly Camera

Shooting 360-degree panoramic video with video that can be shared immediately on social media, your father won’t miss a single beat. Fully interactive when the video is shared, viewers can click/swipe in the center of the action and choose a point of view. Perfect for the active dad in your life, this 4K cam is waterproof down to 1 ATM without a case and can be mounted on a variety of outdoor surfaces. Want to check it out for yourself? This is a completely different experience from the GoPro. Watch some sample 360fly videos here.

2. Rule#5

RuleNumberFive.com is a new lifestyle brand that offers cool accessories for men with a passion for active living. The products have sport specific motifs and the edgy details make the collection unique. For travel, work or weekend fun, these signature collections are designed for runners, surfers, cyclists, skiers, triathletes and sailors who identify as athletes in their life outside of training or competing. Take a peek at their website for individually designed lifestyle accessories-they make the perfect gifts for any athletic dad!

3. Spiceologist

Step up your dad’s grilling game with Spiceologist, a premium spice, rub, and kitchen accessory brand that offers over 150 premium spices as well as unique kitchen gadgets. The 4 Pack Rub Set makes a great gift for every chef-dad and includes Spiceologists’s best selling Smoky Honey Habanero, Chile Margarita, Greek Freak and Black Magic spices. Spiceologist products are all-natural, made with premium ingredients and low in sodium and sugar. 

If Dad is more of an all-around cook, another idea is to get him the Spiceologist Block, a European Beech block that holds 22 glass vials of fresh spices and will look stylish on your kitchen counter. You can pick your own spices ($179) or choose from a Chef Inspired, Baking, or Mediterranean starter block. Each block can be personalized to include a message or sentiment.

 

4. Crosley's C100 Vinyl Record Player

A timeless gift, the C100 is accessible with any speaker system. With an adjustable counterweight and aluminum tone arm, it can also play any record with ease. Give your father a blast from the past with this unique gift idea. Super cool!

5. TaylorMade M2 Driver

Manufactured with a seven-layer carbon composite crown, this driver will ensure your father’s driving game is up to par on the golf course. Providing both distance and forgiveness, TaylorMade has created a line of clubs that keep all buyers on the top of their game. 

6. Sperry 2-Eye Wedge Suede Boat Shoe

With or without a boat, these stylish two-toned Sperry shoes make the perfect addition to any casual outfit. Comfortable and lightweight, these suede shoes are built for any on-the-go dad looking for durable and fashionable footwear. On sale now for $69 from $100!

 

 

7. Gentleman’s Box

Here's the first subscription box that partnered with GQ to cater to today's modern gentleman. Discover new men’s fashion brands with 4-6 men’s accessories shipped directly to your special dad each month. Bonus: If members sign up in June, they will have the option to pick a previous box and get it at no charge. This way you have the option of purchasing a subscription for Dad and the added bonus of receiving an additional complimentary box to give to another important gentleman in your life!

8. Raden carry on luggage

Raden is a line of design-focused luggage that when paired with the Raden app, enables the ability to weigh your bag, find the fastest route through security, charge all your devices from the road and more! Whether Dad is traveling for business or leisure, this sleek new luggage line by Raden blends style with function. Give the gift of seamless travel with the newest innovation in luggage. 
 

9. Mophie iPhone case

Does Dad need more juice to charge his smart phone? Mophie is the #1 selling mobile battery case in North America and works on all smart phones and smaller USB devices. Compact and reliable, the power reserve line is available in two easy-to-carry sizes, various colors and with LED battery-level indicators for a combination of style and functionality. The powerful battery operated phone case provides hours of video and music playback, as well as charging for web browsing.

10. Easy Canvas Prints

Give the dads in your life something extra memorable. Easy Canvas Prints will turn favorite photos into works of art. Printed and stretched in-house, the canvases come ready to hang. This sentimental gift is perfect for any home or office. Order now and get 80% off canvas prints plus get a 10% gift code for Father's Day!