Fall Fashion

FOUND! The Perfect Sunglasses at 20% OFF!

I honestly cannot express to y'all enough how excited I am for tonight's post!!

If you're anything like me, you've struggled in your search for great sunglasses!  I am always afraid of going into the Sunny Hut, if you catch my drift, mainly because the help is so stand offish and I feel like I'm going to process alone.  As a fashion blogger, I know the importance of a great pair of sunglasses!  Accessories and glass complete a great ensemble, so you can imagine the predicament this puts me in...

I recently was on the market for a new pair of prescription glasses (fun fact about me: I'm blind!). Anyway, while on my hunt for the perfect pair on a trip to Dallas, I had to use Google maps to find a store, since I'm not as familiar with the area as a once was!  A new little store off of Park Lane and US Highway 75 popped up.  The pictures looked amazing, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Carlen's Luxury Optical was everything it was advertised to be!  The building was beautiful and the staff was absolutely amazing... Not only did I find a great pair of frames for my new glasses, I also found the best selection of sunglasses.  Like I mentioned before, I've never been one to shop sunglasses in a store, but the amazing staff made me feel right at home.  I explained that I struggle with shopping and they were so kind!

So let's talk these babies... THEY ARE AMAZING!!!  I'm absolutely obsessed with my new Tory Burch sunglasses.  Carlen's had awesome prices (well below anything you can find online - don't worry, I checked!), so the purchase was painless.  They are so fun and fashionable and like I said before... They make this outfit!  

Now, I think I've rambled enough... Have a look at these beauties and if you decide you need a pair of your own, stop by Carlen's Optical in Dallas (right by Northpark Mall!) and mention The Novice Native sent you -- you'll get 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE!!!!


Pink, Pink, Pink... For Breast Cancer Awareness!

Happy November, everyone!

This past month flew by with record speeds.  It’s been quite a whirlwind over at our house, and after chatting with others, it seems to be a trend across the board.  I apologize for not staying on top of my posts in the past couple of weeks, I am migrating my website and making a few changes to my company – so needless to say, my time has been a bit stretched thin! 

Instead of jumping in today and giving you an update on what we’ve been up to, I decided to focus on one topic that’s near and dear to my heart, then give you a little gallery of our recent whereabouts. 

October is known for several things… Halloween, football, changing leaves (especially here in Colorado), and Breast Cancer Awareness.  Yes, in case you’ve been living under a rock, the entire month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and coming together to realize we need a cure!

Recently, Andrew and I were asked by some friends of ours to join them for a Broncos game at Mile High Stadium!  I was so excited because it was my first Broncos game, and first time cheering on a different team since moving from Dallas.  Additionally, it was an October game, and most NFL teams wear PINK gear during this month to show their support of the cause! 

Knowing these details about the game day colors, I took full advantage of the opportunity to sport my beautiful pink vest from ML Furs.  Pairing the pop of color with an understated white pant and a basic white tee, I pulled the look together with a grey Broncos hat.  The end result was amazing – sporty and casual, with a flare of festive!  Who knew a pink vest could be so versatile??

As I planned for this post, the reason for this look got me thinking…  Why do we only support something when the media tells us to?  Just because we have found ourselves in November, doesn’t mean my support of Susan G. Komen foundation and desire for a cure has passed.  Why can’t I wear pink year round to show my support and raise Breast Cancer Awareness! 

So I’d like to challenge everyone to continue their support of causes well beyond the designated days… I don’t care if you have a heart for ALS, Breast Cancer, or Autism, whatever you feel speaks to you, continue to support them well beyond 1 week, 1 day, or 1 month! 

If you’d like to make a donation in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, please visit one of the two sites below.

If you’re like me and like to show your support by sporting pink, you can purchase this vest by clicking the photo below:


Now here’s a little bit of life that’s happened in my world –