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National Sunglasses Day

Thanks to Coastal for sponsoring this post!

While it may seem like every other day is national declaration of celebration for something, when Coastal invited me to celebrate National Sunglasses Day with them, I learned today is not just about how fabulous sunglasses can complete a look, but how important it is to remember to protect my eyes from the sun's UV rays.

Just like remembering to wear sunscreen before heading out the door, sunglasses are equally as important to wear during prolonged periods spent the sun. For me that would probably be shopping with a leisurely lunch al fresco, and since I spend a great deal of time driving, I opted for polarized lenses, which reduce glare. (If you've never tried a pair of polarized lenses, I highly recommend them!)

Because I adore tortoise frames, I was really excited when I saw this dramatic Kam Dhillon pair in a white tortoise. They are unlike any pair I currently have, and I can see them working with so many looks - which is the idea - so I will always be wearing them! Coastal has pretty much endless frame options, and all the lenses can be customized to prescription, so there needn't be any sacrificing of style for function.

Remember to keep your eyes safe this summer, and if you spend a lot of time outdoors with your dog, consider keeping their eyes safe too!

You can see all the other lovely ladies celebrating National Sunglasses Day with Costal here!

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Leopard Crop Top Leith similar
Black Skirt Simply Vera for Kohl's similar
Lace-up Sandals "Mariachi" Report
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar
Circle Drop Earrings Natasha via TJMaxx similar
Cuff "Vista" Gorjana via Rocksbox
Ring Upper Metal Class
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cinque Terre" Kam Dhillon c/o Coastal 
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie





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Sandy a la Mode's On Trend Tuesday

Coastal provided me with sunglasses for the purpose of this post, but as always, my views and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!

Summer Wedding Attire


Over the weekend Sean and I attended a wedding at the Guilford Yacht Club, which was a gorgeous venue and thankfully it didn't end up raining all day, as forecasted! I decided last minute to change my dress from the black and white one I was intending on wearing, to this blue and white chevron dress, as I wanted Sean and I to have coordinating outfits.

In the end it worked out, as I played up the nautical theme more with my anchor accessories, this dress has a much shorter hemline, so I got away with lower heels, and Mr. "I only wear blue and grey" wasn't forced out of his comfort zone.

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Silk Chevron Dress Calypso St. Barth via Coco's on Poshmark
White Slides Ferragamo via Coco's similar
Tilly Scalloped Clutch Matine
Pearl Earrings Gift similar
Pearl Anchor Necklace Made by Me similar

Pearl Anchor Bracelet Made by Me similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade





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A little rusty


I used to have a pair of very similarly colored heels, so these mules struck a chord with me. I decided to call the Madewell store closest to me to see if they had a pair, in an effort to focus my shopping away from the internet and it's vicious cycle, and it just so happened they did. Actually, they were a customer return because there is a little mark on one of them, so I got the extra discount for damage on top of the sale. Score.


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The Rundown
Crop Top Banana Republic similar
Striped Skirt H&M similar
Mules Madewell
Vintage Coach Bag Thrifted similar
Gold Bar Earrings Argento Vivo via TJMaxx
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx





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