Why Did You Wear That: Coach at LensCrafters

By |July 19th, 2012|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

kirsten smith lenscrafters coachYou know one thing that I love to do is read.  As a little girl the library and the book store were two of my favorite places to get lost in.  Yes, I was that kid who was excited for library class.  Dewey decimal system, what?  Well, as I got older, I found that I had an astigmatism and was going to need to wear glasses.  I tried wearing contacts, but the thought of touching my eyeballs freaked me out, so fantastic frames it was!

reading at the library

kirsten smith glassesOver the past couple of years, the stigma of eyeglasses has gone right out the window.  As a matter of fact, glasses have become downright trendy.  Non vision impaired ladies have started sporting eyewear and even celebrities have been seen walking the red carpet in their glasses.  Perhaps it’s due to designers creating styles that are not only comfortable, but totally chic.  Enter Coach at LensCrafters.  Talk about a perfect pairing!  Now you can get the best in eye care along with the best in fashion.  I love the look of the Cecilia frames in tortoise.  The slight cat eye shape gives just the right amount of retro feel for my reading and the pop of green inside makes them anything but boring.

glasses at the libraryskirt: H&M, shirt: The Limited (circa 8th grade), boots: Minnetonka, glasses: Coach the Cecilia gifted by LensCrafters, bag: Coach (my first Coach bag ever!), nail polish: Essie Peach Daiquri

Who says men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses?




Disclosure: Compensation was provided by LensCrafters via AOL Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of LensCrafters

Why Did You Wear That: Trail Blazers

By |November 13th, 2011|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

You may only associate the blazer as a piece of clothing worn by uptight businessmen and those ladies who wear white sneakers on their commute to work, but I’d like to let you in on a little style secret.  The blazer is far less boring and uptight than you think it is.  As a matter of fact, a blazer can go great for a laid back weekend running errands or a night out on the town with your girlfriends.  Check out how Heidi, Miranda, and Blake all incorporated this style staple into their wardrobes this week:

1. Forever 21 Open Front Blazer, $28.90, 2. Genetic Denim The Shane Skinny Jeans, $69.74, 3. Charlotte Russe Raised Knit Beret, $9.50, 4. bebe 2b Multicolor Zebra Scarf, $15.95, 5. Nike Air Jordan Alpha 1 iD

1. BCBG Black Woven Stretch Kana Boyfriend Blazer, $125, 2. American Apparel Unisex Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-shirt, $18, 3. Free People Rocker Vegan Leather Shorts, $98, 4. Forever 21 Sunglasses, $5.80, 5. The Limited Sheer Tights, $16.90, 6. BCBG Falla Buckle Ankle Boots, $142.49

1. Forever 21 Cropped Front Drape Blazer, $29.80, 2. Charlotte Russe Mesh Cutout Bodycon Dress, $29.99, 3. Kate Spade Mint Julep Ring, $78, 4. Topshop Black 120 Denier Opaque Tights, $16, 5. Vince Camuto Jordy Bootie, $139

Time to take the blazer from the cubicle to the cluuuuuurb.





Why Did You Eat That: Like a Ninja

By |November 15th, 2010|New York, Why Did You Eat That?|

We had company who’d never been to Los Angeles in town this weekend and wanted to take him somewhere “sceney” without delving into the depths of hell that is Katsuya Hollywood.  To get some great sushi while still catching a little bit of the LA glitz, we headed to West Hollywood’s Katana.

After taking the elevator upstairs to the restaurant, we were greeted by a beautiful hostess and taken through the crowded restaurant full of pretty people. It was a Friday night, so there were lots of single girls and guys as well as cozy couples out for date night. After being seated our waiter came by and suggested a great cold sake for the table. We perused the menu and cheers’ed to our friend’s first west coast visit.

We ordered an array of different things for the table and some of the stand outs were crab dynamite roll, aspara niu maki (filet mignon wrapped asparagus with soy mirlin sauce), tori gyuza (chicken pot stickers with cilantro ponzu, and, of course, the Katana roll.

We felt we did a job well done seeing as our visitor was happily stuffed, tipsy, and impressed with the Los Angeles scenery. So, the only thing left to do was roll out in our Bentley to Soho House.


8439 W Sunset Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90069


When heading out to the “scene” on Sunset, what should a dashing diva like yourself wear? Deflect from all the sparkles and sequins in something sexy yet understated:

Ella Moss Bardot Dress, $144

Forever 21 Chunky Knit Beret, $6.80

Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon Wedge Lace Up Bootie, $995

The Limited Cashmere Infinity Scarf, $78

Alexander McQueen Faithful Satchel, $1,175



Real People, Real Style: Excuse Me, Sheriff, There’s a New Marshall in Town.

By |April 27th, 2009|Real People Real Style|

This sexy on screen siren is so en fuego, I had to choose two photos of her.  Originally an East Coaster, she has now transplanted herself to the West Coast.


Wearing: blouse- Club Monaco, shorts- The Limited, cardigan- vintage, gold lurex belt- vintage (courtesy of her mother, Becky Marshall- thanks, mom!)


Wearing:dashiki- Emanuel Ungaro (courtesy of one of her bff’s), wooden bangle- vintage (see, mixing designer with vintage is so chic).

Name: Krystal Marshall

Occupation: Actor

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and your bag was only big enough for 3 items, what would they be:

  1. A machete, which I would use to cut down trees to make a shelter, and then cut apart the bag (that the machete came in) to make a fierce leather swimsuit.
  2. A value size container of Aleve… because cramps will follow you anywhere- even a deserted island.
  3. A Venus razor.  I’d take apart the four razor blades and attach one to the end of a stick so I could spear fish, one to a smaller stick so I could chop fruit, one I’d use for beauty (i.e., shaving my legs/bikini area, arching my brows, and cutting split ends), and the last one is for emergencies. Like, in case I have to kill myself.

Favorite beauty product: Origins “Never a Dull Moment” exfoliating scrub, Rembrandt whitening trays

Style icon: MK Olsen

This summer, I can’t wait to wear: Rompers, jumpsuits, halters, and linen

Style tip for all the fashion degenerates: “Less is more.”  Oh, and if you think you look fat in something, chances are you probably do.

Best splurge (it was worth every penny): Marc Jacobs double breasted military coat

Trend you’d like to see die: Peep toe booties

Currently coveting:Erin Wasson’s wardrobe, body, and life.

Fun Fact:I plan to single handedly bring back full bottom underwear. I’m sick and tired of bikini briefs being shoved to the back of the drawer and only worn you-know-when. Enough!

Biggest personal fashion flop:At times, my cameltoe can be offensive.

Well, Miss Marshall, with those looks and all that spunk, I get the feeling we will be seeing a lot more of your face.  (And we’re pretty happy about that).