Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend with Sunglass Warehouse

If there's one thing I am usually willing to drop a little extra money on, it's accessories. I love my shoes and bags and jewelry. However, when it comes to sunglasses, I don't know what it is, I usually find myself browsing the $14.99 section at Target. Don't get me wrong, I have a nice pair of sunglasses that I have had for years and keep nice, and I have splurged on a pair or two of Ray-Bans, but I just can't bring myself to buy super expensive sunglasses. I have lost way too many pairs in the ocean on spring break, at a concert after I put them on top of my head and forget they are there, or simply just leaving them sitting on the table at a restaurant. That's why I was so excited when I came across Sunglass Warehouse. They have so many great, trendy pairs of glasses and I don't think I came across a pair over $20. Perfect for the girl who is always misplacing or breaking sunnies. 

I was super excited to partner with Sunglass Warehouse to style a few looks for my favorite summer weekend in Indianapolis, Indy 500 weekend. If you're from Indiana and haven't yet made it down to the Speedway to check out the race and the festivities leading up to it during the month of May, you're seriously missing out. I have attended the race for the past 5 or so years, and members of my family have gone for the past 20-some consecutive years. I styled a few looks to help get you through the last weekend in May!

Carb Day

For all of you non-Hoosiers, Carb Day is the Friday before the race. People all over Indianapolis take off work (or call in sick) to spend the day walking around the infield, hanging in the "concert pit." If there's one day to don cutoff shorts and a graphic tank, Carb Day is it. And I'm totally obsessed with these glasses. I have been looking for a big, round pair and was so excited to find these on the Sunglass Warehouse website.

While the site has tons of great pairs, I have to mention, keep in mind the price you are paying for them. I don't doubt that these will hold up, but they don't feel quite as substantial as more expensive pairs.

wearing // sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse // black tank: Eleven Paris (similar here) // plaid shirt: Gap (old, similar here) // shorts: Gap (old, similar here) // boots: Frye // bag: Nordstrom // rings: David Yurman

Race Day

While spring weather in Indiana is unpredictable, the past few years have been hot and sunny. For actual race day, it's best to wear a breezy shirt, shorts, and sneakers. I always opt for close-toed shoes for race weekend events, as the infield can get muddy and walking around the track all day can lead to sore (and very dirty) feet.

 p.s. these are my new FAVORITE shorts. I have had my eye on this Rag & Bone style all season, but could not bring my self to drop over $200 on shorts. I found this similar pair at Nordstrom for less than half the price! Order up for a more slouchy look, but beware that they are made to look a little slouchy! A size up for me was a little too loose and I was worried they wouldn't stay up, eek!

wearing // sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse // shorts: Nordstrom (obsessed.) // shirt: Helmut Lang (similar here) // shoes: Converse (monogrammed by a local shop) // bag: Forever 21 // jewelry: Michele, David Yurman

Monday BBQ

For Monday BBQs and picnics, I love sticking with a casual, spring dress. This Gap number is probably 5 or 6 years old, but still one of my favorites. Throw on a light jacket for cooler afternoons. 

wearing // sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse // dress: Gap (old, similar here) // jacket: Gap (similar here) // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // shoes: Stuart Weitzman

All photography: Caroline Grace Photography


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