It’s hard to believe Halloween is less than a week away! I am looking forward to it, but also so sad that soon trips to haunted houses, pumpkin patches, and cider mills will be behind us and we’ll be gearing up for the holidays. Jeremy and I decided to have a get together in a pinch and luckily Basic Invite had our backs.
Sometimes as a blogger, you get unique and totally out of the box experiences and last Friday was just that! I had the opportunity to roadtrip to Charlotte Motor Speedway in this 2018 Jeep Compass Limited for the Charlotte Auto Fair. There, I got to trade in this particular Jeep for it’s off-road counterpart, the Trailhawk, and take it on the mobile mountain course. Talk about exhilarating! It took me back to when we’d go mudding in college. If only we had a Jeep Compass Trailhawk back then – would have saved us many a night spent towing out our old trucks!
But nothing like being at the fair to make me ready to break out this dress. It’s the perfect combination of Stevie Nicks meets the Sanderson Sisters and if that doesn’t scream fall chic, I don’t know what will! (LOL) Not only this wrap dress be worn as you see here, it can be unwrapped to create the most gorgeous duster!
Many of you heard me chat on my Instagram Stories about how excited I was to try out these blue reflect glasses from Coastal. For years now, I would get headaches after a long day hunched over my computer and cell phone. Initially, I thought it was my posture causing the pain. But the more I read about it, the more I realized that the headaches were the product of HEV. This high-energy visible (HEV) artificial blue light emitted by digital device and fluorescent lighting is known today to have a negative impact on the retinal cells and can cause headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision and eyestrain.
This blue light can also impede your body’s natural production of melatonin, making it more difficult to get to sleep at night; hence why iPhones now have the option to change the light to yellow when you’re getting ready for bed.
I loved the styles Coastal offered, so I took the plunge and ordered this pair (in the color Havana) to test out my theory. I wanted to wear them for a couple weeks to make sure I could give you an honest and comprehensive review. Well, the verdict is in! They really do help with headaches and eye strain. So much so that I was able to cut out my habit of popping a couple Advil at 4p.m. every day.