FE New York

Fantas Eyes Round Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

FE New York Round Mirrored Sunglasses

I wanted to spotlight a fun, insanely affordable sunglass brand on the blog today: FE a.k.a Fantas-Eyes. Sunglasses are my obsession because they can immediately change an outfit’s tone.

Avoid buyer’s regret by investing in that designer pair every once in a while—like the Stella McCartney’s I keep stealing from my sister that I wish I bought first myself—but isn’t it fun to have a chic, cheap pair you don’t have to keep tabs on as much in the endless oblivion that is your purse?

Check out FE’s designs sold at Nordstrom here (the most expensive pair will run you a mere $22, and the quality is fantastic for such a low price point). Besides the mirrored, Lennon-esque sunnies featured above that I shot for the blog yesterday, I love these, these and these.

Also found this retro pair on sale for only $12.

Bite Beauty: Honey Berry

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Lip Pencil Honey Berry

Applying Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Honey Berry.

I was shooting a video for Pantene last month, and I’m like a kid on a cross-country car ride when it comes to asking makeup artists annoying questions on set.

The best professional tip I picked up that day? Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils, a line of lip color that’s rich (made with a double-dose of premium pigment), smooth (loaded with organic shea butter) and long-lasting. Most importantly, the pencils are matte—a word rarely associated with deep, moisturizing color.

Bite pencils are the bomb for three reasons: The color packs lasting punch, they’re matte but moisturizing, and they’re dewey without being sticky. It’s a killer combination. No more lip stains that dry out your pout. No more just-styled hair getting stuck to your mouth.

As a bonus, Bite pencils are food grade. Meaning it doesn’t matter if you swallow the product because every ingredient is healthy enough to eat. They also contain the antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals and has antiaging benefits.

For those wondering, yes, I like this brand even better than the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils I’ve been devoted to for the past few years. Bite’s smoky tan Honey Berry is to-die-for (the makeup artist on Pantene’s set said he uses this universal shade on most faces he works on). I loved it so much that I ran out and bought it right after shooting wrapped.

Bite pencils are sold exclusively at Sephora, and they’re worth testing next time you’re there. They just released a limited-edition line of bright crayon pencils, and I have my sights set on Blood Orange for spring and summer.

Studded Satchel

You know when you’re browsing a store and have an Oprah Ah Ha! moment? That’s what happened when I came across this Nila Anthony Studded Satchel in Nordstrom last week. The geometric design was stunning—very downtown art deco if that makes sense—and the sleek vegan leather drew me in with the kind of determination typically reserved for Alex Wang shoe displays.

Nila Anthony Studded Satchel

This bag is a gem for two reasons: it’s affordable—only $72but it looks like it set you back a million bucks. The the kind of obscure, logo-less accessory that will make people wonder, Where did she get that and how much did it cost?! because they won’t instantly identify the designer.

Accessories make an outfit, and this studded satchel will work harder than the Kardashian family for you—fitting in just as easily during the day as it would at night and converting from a crossbody to a clutch on site. Having that kind of versatility in one item is amazing, which is why I had to spotlight it on the blog today.

Click here to check out more Nila Anthony designs.