Fall 2015 Favourites: Marsala, Gold and Camel

DESTACADOI was never much a fan of the colour burgundy. It was one of the colours in my high school uniform, that could explain it. But now, I love it! On my nails, on my lips… and in a bag. I need a Marsala bag. Maybe it’s because Marsala is the official 2015 colour of the year, according to Pantone. We truly saw it everywhere this summer; in wedding bouquets and bridesmaid dresses no less. It’s funny how something can grow on you, once you get used to it and see it enough times.
Bouquet-marsalaOn that note, I put together some of my favourite pieces for fall, including makeup, jewellery, accessories, shoes and bags! The colour pallet is mostly camel brown, gold, black and MARSALA! Have fun screen shopping!

Mode XLusive 2015 Fall fashion

Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss, Bloodroses • Kevyn Aucoin • $41.69
Shiseido Automatic Fine Eyeliner • Shiseido • $35
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm • Laura Mercier • $32.36
Deborah Lippmann Bitches Brew Nail Lacquer • Deborah Lippmann • $25.01
Opi Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. Nail Lacquer-MIMOSAS FOR MR & MRS • $15
Butter London The Full Monty • Butter London • $18
Fashion Fair Perfect Finish Cream Foundation • $25
M.A.C Powder Blush • $26
Illamasqua Powder Blusher • Illamasqua • $13

Mode XLusive 2015 Fall fashion accessories
Kenzo ‘Tiger’ ring • Kenzo • $128.95
Bcbgeneration Gold Plated Base Metal Fancy Chain And Tassle Y-Necklace • BCBGeneration • $25
Wanderlust & Co Chevron-Stack Rings • Isabella Oliver • $27
Nine West Women’s Nude Strap Watch 32mm NW/1712PKRG • Nine West • $67.93
Versace Gold Medusa Stud Earrings • Versace • $245
Jules Smith Spike Cuff Bracelet, Golden • Jules Smith Designs • $54.11
Burberry Giant Exploded Check Cashmere Scarf • Burberry • $675
Tassel Black Leather Charm/Key Chain • Mackage • $49
Women’s Felt Floppy Hats • Old Navy • $17

Mode XLusive 2015 Fall fashion shoes and boots
Solid class loafer • Gap • $54.95
Converse Jack Purcell Leather Sneakers, Blue • Converse • $83.38
Burberry House Check Detail Rain Boots • Burberry • $375
TOMS Suede Desert Wedge Bootie, Natural Taupe • Toms • $123.68
Design Lab Lord & Taylor Leopard Print Booties • Lord & Taylor • $169
Louise Et Cie Louise Et Cie Albach- Gold Accent Triple Buckle Bootie • Vince Camuto • $137.35
FOREVER 21 Faux Leather Peep Toe Booties • Forever 21 • $45.90
Circus By Sam Edelman D’Orsay Ankle Strap Pumps • Sam Edelman • $42
Vince Camuto Rowin Pointed Toe Stiletto Heel • Vince Camuto • $160

Mode XLusive 2015 Fall fashion bags and purses

FOREVER 21 Metallic Travel Clutch • Forever 21 • $4.90
Saint Laurent Black Quilted Leather Monogram Large Satchel • Saint Laurent • $2,950
Kensie Fall in Line Pebbled Crossbody Bag • Kensie • $89
Chloé medium ‘Marcie’ tote • Chloé • $2,232
Caley-F5 Large Merlot Mesenger Bag • Mackage • $595
Vince Camuto Riley Small Back Pack • Vince Camuto • $298
Vince Camuto Leila- Classic Leather Tote • Vince Camuto • $159–272
Herschel Supply Co. ‘Little America’ backpack • Herschel • $130.39
Calvin Klein Belfast Nylon Backpack • Calvin Klein • $178

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Why the specs of your specs matter

I see your interested in this post. I bet it helps if you have the right eye glasses to read it.

Sadly, much of my time spent staring at a screen has caused my vision to deteriorate. But every fashionista knows how to turn a terrible crutch into a styling opportunity! I have to admit I’ve always loved glasses and always wanted a pair growing up. So this is essentially a self-fulfilled prophecy!

A few weeks ago, I was approached by SelectSpecs, an online eyewear company based in UK, to test out their product. As an avid online shopper, I was happy to test out their services and experience what it’s like to purchase prescription glasses online. This was a great opportunity! Coincidentally,  I was also looking to get a second pair of glasses, one that I can leave at home. And let’s face it, I wanted to be able to change my look!

The entire process was quite seamless. The only suggestion I have is to get a copy of your prescription from your optometrist ahead of time and get them to tell you the measurement of the distance between your pupils. I actually didn’t have that measurement, so I selected the standard size. You can also measure it using a ruler. I found this cool download that can help. In the end my glasses feel fine. Obviously, the more precise your measurements are, the more accurate the prescription will be. Entering your prescription while you purchase your glasses online is very easy and seamless. They guide you through the entire process.

Because I recently purchased a pair of glasses, I knew that I needed a larger frame, approximately 53 mm. This also helps you find a frame that will fit and suit your face shape. Generally speaking, I have a larger head and a wider more round face. If you do as well, you know that glasses with a wider lens, thinner  frame and a more cat eye shape is more flattering. I also have a prominent nose which is best suited for lighter colours and thinner frames.

Based on previous experience, I selected these Savannah 2439 glasses which in the end, work perfectly!

All in all, I was very happy with my experience. Their customer service was extremely friendly and helpful. Although I was limited to a specific category of glasses, their website offers a wide range of styles and price points. The glasses were shipped about two weeks after I order them, so know this ahead of time if you are in a rush.

I will definitely consider ordering glasses online from now on, especially I’m on the hunt for something trendy at a good price. Prescription glasses can be a great investment, and need to last you a long time. If you have many options to choose from, your rotation will certainly extend the wear. There’s obviously a convenience factor here as well. I can leave a pair in my car, at work, in my purse, and at home!

If you have been contemplating purchasing prescription glasses online, I’m happy to help and answer any questions! Just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you soon!

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My Fitbay profile

Fitbay Chantal Sarkisian Profile Plus Size Fashion BloggerHave you heard of Fitbay? It’s an awesome new website to help you shop online by finding body doubles! How cool is that!

So if you and I have the same measurements, please follow along! I am still looking for my body doubles so I can copy their style! mouhahahah!!!

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