it's a cruel, cruel summer

Glasses (c/o Firmoo), White Tee (Kohl's, $2.80), Shorts (Kohl's $14)

There is nothing like the first days of summer -- especially after this first year of teaching! For the past month (okay...past few months!) I have been patiently counting down and marking off the days on my calendar, waiting for summer vacation to begin. This summer has required a little more preparation than I'm used to.. A little more activity planning. A little more packing for a much-needed vacation. And a little more shopping. Which has been bitter sweet. This year, I've had to restock my summer wardrobe not only to include all things breezy and fun, but also to include things that actually fit my style and my body. I've finally found that Freshman Fifteen I've heard so much about... I just seemed to find it after I graduated college!!
Among other things this season, I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair of sunglasses. Firmoo.com was kind enough to send me some pretty sweet shades, that fit the bill! The best part: they were totally customizable and shipped super fast. I loved that I could choose the tint color and darkness; not to mention, they had plenty of pairs to pick from: from sleek and glamorous to fun and sporty. Firmoo also has a great collection of readers, goggles, and specialty eye wear. Be sure to check out what they have, here.

I've fallen in love with these babies so much, I'm already eyeing what my next pair will be...

And guess what? Firmoo is giving away a pair of free glasses (shipping excluded) to 5 lucky Designed to Love readers! Enter to win yours, below. Giveaway ends June 24 at 12:00am (EST). Winners will be announced next week!

What are your plans for this summer?


  1. I love your outfit! So cute ;)

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  2. love those glasses, and your outfit, SO cute!

  3. My plans for this summer...moving! I'm in the process of packing up my entire house and relocating to another city. Scary!

  4. Those glasses are so cute! I love the skirt too. My plan for the summer is relaxing!

  5. Pretty cute! I am looking for a new pair of sunglasses! I'll check them out.