Fashion, Promotional

REKS Optics: #BeUnbreakable

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REKS Optics round ‘Lumolux’ soft touch sunglasses in white with polarized lens in smoke, worn with Triangl ‘Isabel’ bikini in fuchsia. Photo by Bella Caballero.

Sunglasses are by far my favorite accessory, but they often come with a big price tag, and since most are pretty easy to break, that means they also come with a certain level of responsibility. Who hasn’t had their heart broken by a broken pair of shades? (I’m still sulking over a pair that lost their life during the excitement of Bonnaroo 2014. R.I.P.)

Much to my amazement and delight, I was recently introduced to REKS Optics, a new line of affordable, cute, customizable sunglasses that bend…but don’t break. Yes, you read that correctly. Go ahead—bend and twist your REKS, toss them into your purse, or cram them into a suitcase, and they’ll still remain as good as new. REKS Optics’ unique soft touch material renders their sunnies perfect for travel, sport, or for downright clumsy people, like myself. But REKS doesn’t want you to sacrifice style for practicality. You can choose from six frames, eight frame colors, and eleven different polarized lens colors—some mirrored, some not. For somewhere between just $30-$60, you can customize the perfect shades for your poolside look without having to worry if it might be precarious to wear them in the water. Plus, the soft touch material prevents REKS from wobbling or sliding on your face while you’re on the move. Scroll down to see more color combinations in the round-style frames, which are my personal favorite:

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REKS Optics round ‘Lumolux’ soft touch sunglasses in raspberry with polarized lens in amber-rose, worn with Maje ‘Bacary’ silk bomber jacket and dress from LF Stores. Photo by Miranda Mu.

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Photo by Annie Goldman

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REKS Optics round ‘Lumulox’ soft touch sunglasses in metallic blue with polarized lens in blue mirror, worn with Madewell plaid off-the-shoulder dress and Alexander Wang ‘Marion’ cross body bag. Photo by Miranda Mu.

REKS can add such flair to such a variety of looks, it’s really hard to believe they can’t break—and won’t break the bank! The great news for you, my beloved Fashion Saucers? You can get an exclusive offer when you customize your own REKS by using the code TheFashionSauce at checkout. So what are you waiting for? The latest way to #StaySaucy is to #BeUnbreakable. (Don’t forget to show off how you rock your REKS by sharing photos and using the hashtag #BeUnbreakable on social media! Follow REKS Optics on Instagram here.)

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Beauty, Fashion

Pastel Purple Haze

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DSC_0056Madewell chambray button-down, Carmar denim shorts, vintage belt, Silence + Noise ‘Vamp Paneled’ oxfords, Spitfire sunglasses.

The journey from brunette, to bright blue, to this pastel combination of purple, grayish-mint and hints of baby blue has been the most exciting beauty transformation of my entire life. Of all the unconventional hair colors I’ve tried, this look has absolutely stolen my heart. Hair stylist Ashley Seal of Stilisti Salon on Newbury Street has truly outdone herself over the last few months, and I’ve officially accepted her as my hair lord and savior.

It’s no secret that denim on denim is an easy, chic style that anyone can achieve, but now that it’s become somewhat commonplace, the question is how to make your Canadian Tuxedo stand out from the rest. My pastel locks inspired me to pair two shades of faded denim, creating a light and dreamy summer look. This fabulous Western-style belt, which I stole from my mother (she’s apparently not thrilled that I’ve been referring to her hand-me-downs as “vintage”—Sorry, Mom!), has quickly become my favorite accessory, adding a little something extra to even the simplest of outfits, and these oxfords with faux pony hair panels are a fresh take on the menswear-inspired staple.

Photos by Miranda Mu

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Transition Season

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IMG_0534Madewell chambray button-down, Carmar coated jeans, Jeffrey Campbell ‘Stoppard’ shoes, Loeffler Randall ‘Mini Agenda’ bag.

Denim-on-denim is the perfect look for transition season, when the weather just can’t quite make up its mind. Mix up you denim-on-denim with different kinds of jeans—skinny, boyfriend, black, blue, coated—and alternate accessories to make the look work for almost any occasion. My outfit above has a polished, daytime finish, but a pair of pumps would dress it up for date night in a snap. Distressed jeans, combat boots, and a bag with a bit more hardware would take me right to a rock show (which, if you’re like me, is date night).

Photos by Rebecca Browne

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Denim on Denim: Simplicity with an Edge

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Madewell chambray button-down, Carmar distressed boyfriend jeans from LF, AllSaints leather jacket, Alexander Wang ‘Diego’ bucket bag, Tod’s boots.

The only thing better than denim and leather is denim on denim and leather. Virtually every girl has the pieces for this outfit in her closet, and they create a reliable formula for a look that’s effortless, casual, rough around the edges, yet still polished. If you’re in the market for a chambray shirt, Madewell is the ultimate destination for all your redneck tuxedo needs.

Photos by Amanda Rosen

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Seeing Spots

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I’m seriously considering selling some of my organs and investing in this amazing Maje rabbit-fur, leopard-printed coat. My body literally convulsed with pure ecstasy when I slipped into this bad boy, and in my oversized Le Specs “New Wave” shades and YSL lipstick in “Le Orange,” I practically hallucinated and heard Iris Apfel whisper in my ear, “Just do it…”

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Until I inevitably cave and find a way to make that coat mine, I’ll have to enjoy smaller doses of leopard and cheetah prints, like this faux fur beret I got a few years ago via Nasty Gal, or these flats from Madewell.

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Mixing Prints

Mixing prints has become a major trend over the last couple of years, and I’ve personally found it very intimidating, especially because the failed attempts are really tragic.1Q1A6764Since leopard/cheetah print is arguably the most classic print (apart from florals), and black and white is the most basic color combination, these Madewell “Teddy” calf hair loafers and my American Apparel illustrated chiffon blouse in “Cat Fancy” are an easy pair for print-mixing beginners like myself. These waxed J-Brand jeans in a deep turquoise and my REISS London felt “Ava” hat in burgundy add the intrigue of complimentary colors.1Q1A6768Unless you’re totally opposed to animal prints for whatever reason (weirdos…), you need shoes like these. Why? Because the shape is classic and comfortable, and the print/textile can brighten up any outfit. On those days when you just don’t have the energy to compose anything more exciting than a T-shirt and jeans or an all black ensemble, these shoes will be the remedy for feeling drab.1Q1A6770

1Q1A6773Yes, this shirt has cat faces all over it, and I know you’re probably starting to think I’m obsessed with cats and have twenty of them in my apartment. The truth is, I don’t like them at all. Well, they don’t like me. A Thai manicurist once told me this is because I was born in the year of the horse. Whatever. Cat fights aside, I do have a strange affinity for cat-faced clothing, and although I have far too many of these oversized blouses from American Apparel (as you’ve also probably noticed), this one is my lucky shirt. I’ve scored some boys, some free beers, and even a job in this shirt.1Q1A6774

Photos by Amanda Rosen

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