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Perhaps this is one of the most exciting posts I will ever write.

Why? Because, my friends, one of my dreams has come true.

I have vision glasses now- that I actually need.
I’ve been obsessed with fake glasses since something like 2006, because my friends and I genuinely believed it was a cool accessory in grade school. Plus, you already know I’m in love with sunglasses and how they can make an outfit complete, because they are in essence an accessory to the face. When I travelled to South Korea last year, I bought a couple fake glasses, and ever since, have been bombarded with questions from you guys about where I got them.

Well fast forward to 2016, I’ve actually been having issues with my eyesight recently. Everything, especially from a distance, is uncomfortably blurry. Mind you, it’s not the point that it interferes with my everyday life, but it is a discomfort (that until I got my vision checked, I didn’t realize it’s significance).

I decided to get the new Clarifye eye exam at LensCrafters in Beverly Hills a couple of weeks ago. I experienced a incredibly cool, non-invasive technologically advanced exam. Dr. Meredith Barber told me I was actually far sighted, which would explain all my migraines and constant straining to see clearer.

Now, I never take these glasses off (they’re the Ray-Ban aviators with -0.5 optical lenses they custom made for me in store, within a matter of hours). It blows my mind how absolutely crisp everything is! You don’t really understand what you’re not seeing- until you put on glasses and suddenly you realize how horrible your vision can be without them.

So if you were one of those who asked me where I got my glasses, I highly recommend you check out LensCrafters and get a Clarifeye exam. Go to www.LensCrafters.com/Clarifye to find the nearest Clarifye.

Lucky double denim.

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What’s a day in Venice Beach without Abbot Kinney strolling, the mystic bookshop, accidentally bumping into dozens of friends, and ending it all in the sand watching the sunset?

In true 90’s fashion, I pulled a denim-on- denim stunt yesterday for a day with my friend Kristina before heading to my nightly music classes. I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been appointed as a Lucky Insider with Lucky Brand, which still excites every nerve in my body, reminiscing on how I used to spend hours in their stores while I still lived in a very frozen Canada; dreaming of a bohemian paradise. Truth be told, I haven’t worn true skinny jeans in a year, but these jeans felt like a second skin, and they were actually high-rise enough for me. Am I the only one who won’t wear jeans unless they nearly touch my belly button? Leg lengthening brought to you in form of denim- yes, please!

I paired their Bridgette Skinny jean with this stunning Lucky Brand denim jacket in an oversized fit and floral detailing. The slight difference in denim shades makes the risky fashion choice work seamlessly- so if you want to try denim-on- denim, make sure you’re working with two different colors of denim.

Thank you to Lucky Brand for partnering with me on this post.

Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand | Top: Brandy | Bridgette skinny Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: ASOS | Sunglasses: Ray- Ban
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTINA RADIY

Bioré with shay mitchell.

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LAST WEEK, BIORÉ SKINCARE INVITED ME TO BREAKFAST WITH THEIR BRAND AMBASSADOR, SHAY MITCHELL AT THE MOST SURREAL LOCATION IN SOCAL, NAMELY THE WILDLIFE WAYSTATION FACILITY.

The Wildlife Waystation is located on 160 acres in the Angeles National Forest in Southern California. The mission of the Wildlife Waystation is to rescue and provide sanctuary for native and exotic wildlife. So no, it’s not a zoo. To celebrate the launch of the Bioré Limited Edition Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (in the photos above) in fun animal prints – Bioré has given a donation to the Wildlife Waystation to support their mission to help the wildlife, which will go towards the care of their eight leopards, bobcats, mountain lions for a full year.

I literally have memories of using Bioré pore strips when I was ten years old- because as you guys probably know by now, my main struggle with skin is an oily t-zone, closed comedones, whiteheads & blackheads. The pore strips are perfect because they act like a magnet and draw out dirt oil and blackheads. Plus, the new animal print pore strips are super fun to use cute and and are so fun to take pictures in. I know first hand that skin issues are not enjoyable, but manageable with die-hard commitment to a weekly regimen! Now that I understand how important skincare is, I wouldn’t dare go a week without using one of these. Better safe than sorry, as they say.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BIORÉ.