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A Year In Review

This year has been pretty much amazing for me.  In no small part because of this blog.  Let me explain before I sound totally full of myself.  You see, keeping this blog has provided me with opportunities to connect with people that I might not have had the chance to otherwise.  It’s at times forced me to get off the couch and go explore my city.  It’s made me think more creatively about my schedule.  It’s caused me to slow down at literally smell the roses.  It’s also provided an outlet to process some important and at times difficult things I’ve encountered over the year.  It’s also helped me make new friends!

I mean really, how awesome is that?

I thought today it would be fun to share a few of my favorite posts and series from the past year.

In thinking about favorites, I’d have to start off with the #StyleLove series.  I mean how incredible are these women? Not only have they allowed me to invade their space and highlight their amazing style but they’ve taken the time to share their heart and the lessons on life they’ve learned along the way. I love this bit of advice that Beth shared in her #StyleLove interview, “Be yourself! You have been beautifully, wonderfully, and uniquely made….so be proud of it! Just think, if everyone were the same, what fun would the world be?!”  Isn’t that just what it’s all about?

This blog has also given me the opportunity to journal my travels and I’ve been to some pretty cool places over the past year including; Denmark, Puerto Rico, London and Bosnia just to name a few.  Looking back over these posts gets me excited to pack my bags again!

Probably one of the only reasons I’ve been able to keep my promise of posting 5x a week is because of the amazing people who have guest posted on the blog over the past year.  Here’s just a few of my favorites: “When Your Clothes Become Your Armor“, “Second Chances” and basically every “Girl Talk” post.  I guess, if I’m forced to admit it, I also enjoyed when the guy’s took over the blog.  Although there was a shocking lack of sparkle that week.

Speaking of sparkle, I love that blogging has provided me the opportunity to work with other creatives on what we’ve termed #YouSparkle projects.  Women like Lauren Modny, Mary-Jane of LeRoy French Flowers, Tanya of Birch+Honey and Ella of Start Close In Styling are just a few of the incredibly inspiration people I’ve had the opportunity to work on these projects with.

In fact, Ella has pretty much revolutionized my style over the past year.  She helped me survive my “No Shopping Challenge” by helping me “Shop My Closet” and find new favorites in the midst of old castoffs.  On top of that she’s helped me tackle the ginormous task of cleaning out my closet and FINALLY defining what my personal style is.

Lastly and I think in my mind, most importantly, this space has allowed me to share my heart with you.  It’s allowed me to share the battles I’m fighting, the lessons I’m learning and the hard won truths I’m holding onto in my own life.  Here are just a few posts that I feel like I’ve poured my heart into over the past year… “Masterpiece“, “Valleys“, “The Comparison Trap“, “Your Story“, “The Unknown” , “Hope is Dangerous“, “Anchor“, “Letting Go“, “The Power of One“… ok, maybe that’s more than a few… I pour my heart into a lot of what I write around here.

I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it… Thank you!

Thank you for coming along on this adventure with me.  I’d love to hear from you.  Do you have a favorite moment or post from this past year on Love Always Hannah?

 

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Girl Talk : Music, Songwriting & Wholeheartedly Pursuing Your Dreams

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Having girlfriends is the best.thing.ever.  Someone with whom you can swap stories, giggle and share life’s wonderful moments. There’s so much wisdom that I have gained from the amazing women in my life; whether about the best product to get rid of dreaded frizz or advice on how to live my life with passion.  My life is better because of the girlfriends in it.  That’s why I started “Girl Talk“.

This is my friend Lynette.

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She is amazing! Incredibly thoughtful and inspiring, it’s impossible to leave her presence and not feel encouraged.  She exudes grace and it’s obvious that there are incredible things in store for her life.  I’ve only just had the opportunity to get to know her, but my life has already been enriched because of it.  Her music is absolutely beautiful and I love hearing her heart for worship and seeing others step into their purpose.  She just released a new worship single, In Your House and it’s great! You should totally go check it out here.

She has graciously agreed to share a bit of her heart and story with us all today.  I had tears in my eyes the first time I read her responses below. Her bravery, tenacity and wholeheartedness are not only inspiring, but contagious.  I’m so excited to highlight her awesomeness on the blog!

LAH – Can you tell us a little bit about your story and what has brought you here?

Lynette – Music and songwriting feel as if they have always been a part of my story.  For nearly as long as I can remember I’ve had a song in my heart and a melody on my lips.  As a very young girl, I was kind of shy and a bit quiet.  Yet even then I always felt like my truest, most confident self when I was singing.  I think that’s what really helped me start to realize that music, songwriting and singing were more than a hobby and really things that were connected to my purpose for being.  Growing up I really tried to seize every opportunity to learn and grow musically, I sang in everything from school and church choirs to semi-professional musical theater and private recitals.  Getting around other musicians really helped stretch me and encouraged me to explore.  While I’ve had a lot of really amazing experiences and worked with a lot of really talented people, I think singing in church and leading worship has been the most shaping.  Being on team has helped me get better as a musician and songwriter, but mostly I think it’s made me a better person, because the objective is always bigger than me, than us, than the music…and I love that!

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LAH – How long have you been involved in music?  Have you always dreamed of doing what you are doing now?

Lynette – Music has always sort of been in my world.  It has always been something I’ve loved and felt a passion for.  However, it took me a long time to admit that it is something I wanted to devote my life to.  For a long time, it felt silly to say, “I feel like I’m called to music full-time.”  It felt scary to admit that my best chance at making my best contribution to this generation was through song.  I think part of it was that I was always really successful academically, and felt pressure to “do something” with that… You know, because it was “serious” Whatever that means haha.  What I realized along the way was that those “serious” things were things (for me) that I could mostly accomplish on my own.  When that dawned on me, suddenly it became a lot easier to say, “Music is what I’m called to,” because I knew that this required God to move on my behalf…this was something I couldn’t do all on my own.  And frankly, that’s the kind of life I want to live.  I always want to live a life where I leave room for the miraculous.  If God’s not in it…I’m not interested in it.

LAH – When did you write your first song?

Lynette – I think I was about 6 or 7.  I did a rewrite to a silly Christmas song…and made it about Jesus.  It’s embarrassing but kind of cute in retrospect.  I continued writing on and off over the years.  But I really started to hone it in late high school and college.

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 LAH – Tell us a little bit about your writing process.  Where do you find your inspiration to write?

Lynette – I think we can find inspiration in anything.  In Paris, I found the city itself to have a very creative and inspiring spirit.  So I would just go for walks in neighborhoods.  DC is a little bit different, so I’ve found reading great books helps and I’ve also really taken to finding green spaces…to just observe people and nature. 

I’m a huge believer in journaling.  I don’t think journaling has to take any particular format.  It just has to be something that will work for you…but it has to be something that is done consistently.  So many of my best ideas have been developed out of old journal entries. 

I am also a big believer in setting up some sort of discipline around songwriting (and practicing).  I’m highly motivated by goals and prizes, so I structure my writing process toward that (because I know then I’ll actually do it ).  I also really like to set up writing sessions with other songwriters, because I find that helps to motivate me (because I never want to show up to a session empty-handed).

Another essential element in my process is the edit. In fact, I think a lot of the art is in the edit.  I believe we have to be willing to define and refine our ideas.  This is often the hardest step.  It is so easy to get attached to certain elements of a song. However, if we are willing to edit, we’ll end up with better songs.  That being said there is a fine line between being neurotic (i.e. trapped by perfectionism and over editing) and being a good steward (i.e. refining your art but also being willing to “publish”…Seth Godin has some great thoughts on this that can be found in his book “Linchpin”).  If I’m not sure…I try to show my song to another person (I have a few trusted friends and fellow songwriters that I go to regularly. I know these people will tell me the truth in love.)

LAH – What are some of the biggest obstacles you have faced in going after your dreams? How have you overcome them?

Lynette – Gosh, this is such a hard question.  Frankly, I still feel like this is a work in progress.  But if I had to answer, I would say “doubt and confusion.”  I’m pretty type A, so I like to assess situations, develop a “course of action” (with wise counsel) and then just get after it, step by step.  So when things don’t fit within the “course of action” I can get feel confused or discouraged or distracted. 

What’s funny is that this is an area I feel like I’ve grown a lot in the last year.  In September of 2012, I released my first full length project.  It was a really big deal.  I’d done a massive kickstarter campaign (raising over $26,000), so I could “do it right,” hiring industry professionals and amazing session players to make the project really top-notch.

I had a project. I had a band, I had a plan, etc. In November, we did a huge showcase, inviting media and industry pros, which went super well…we were ready to launch this thing into the stratosphere.  It was awesome.  I was excited.  Plus, on top of all of that, I felt like I was really hitting my stride in terms of worship ministry.  Our team was in a great place, growing in number and maturity.  We were writing new songs, leading our congregation to deeper and deeper places of worship, and growing together in unity and devotion to the Lord…It was beautiful.

And then I found out that within a few short months I would be living in a different country. 

Needless to say, I was beside myself.  I was so sad and confused. I felt like I just couldn’t understand what was going on. 

I had felt like I was right where I was supposed to be in my life.  God’s favor had been with me in thing after thing, door after door was being opened to me…and then this.

 I was like, “umm, what?!”  Moving didn’t fit.  It was hard to see how to move forward with what God had entrusted me with in that context.   Yet, over the course of this year, I have seen God working in my life and on my behalf time and time again.  The path before me still feels unclear at times, but I know that God is in control.  Now more than ever, I know what it feels like to really just trust God step by step.  And now more than ever, I realize that being a steward of my gift is dependent on my heart and not my circumstance.  To “live wholehearted” means to live and breathe and sing and write and cry and rejoice and worship before the Lord with ALL that I am regardless of my circumstance…and I love that this year has given me a tangible expression of that.  Has it been hard?  Yes, absolutely. But I am so grateful that my life and my testimony speak the same message.  I think that sounds a little insane, but I am so grateful that all the stuff that I loved  to talk (wholeheartedness and stewardship) about with my worship teams and friends and family (and basically anyone who would listen), I can now TRULY say I’ve lived and walked and talked in the valleys, on the mountaintops, in the desert places and at the river’s edge.  I love that I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is for me, He loves me and that He goes with me…wherever I may be.

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LAH – I am loving your blog, Wholehearted Chronicles! Can you tell us a bit about your heart in starting it? 

Lynette – First, I’d like to say that I don’t particularly fancy myself an author or a blogger.  I’m a songwriter, a singer, a musician and a worship leader…not an author. But, here I am blogging. Needless to say, The Wholehearted Chronicles was really born out of obedience.

Wholeheartedness is a theme that is and has been indispensable to me my life, my music and in worship ministry.  If you were to walk into my house you would see four words scrawled on my wall:  Wholeheartedness, Stewardship, Gratitude and Generosity.  These are words that I try to live by…they are words that shape my world and worldview.  I truly believe that we must “live wholehearted” always and in everything if we are to live fully. This is a message that I feel so passionately about that I decided to set aside my own misgivings about my “credentials” and just write about a message that has changed my life and the lives of many others.  I really desire to see worshippers across the Earth connect with their God-given gifts and talents in a way that honors the heart of God and blesses others.

Read more here: http://lynettemusic.com/the-wholehearted-chronicles/

And here: http://lynettemusic.com/genesis-breakthrough-belongs-wholehearted/

LAH – Where’s your favorite place that you’ve ever lived? You mentioned living in Paris and I for one would LOVE to hear more about that.  It sounds magical. 

Lynette – Well, I always say that every place I’ve lived has had its own charms and highlights.  But Paris really captured my heart.  Sure, it has this mystically beautiful cityscape, but there is truly that “je ne sais quoi” about Paris.  There is something just stunning and magical and wonderful about that city. (Can you tell I love it…and miss it every day!? Haha) 

I will say that part of what I loved about Paris was that I always felt it had a really creative spirit about it (I’m clearly not the first to think this, so many great creative and artists have lived and worked there).  It has this way of turning even the most cynical among us into poets and lovers.  And I’ll never really be sure how or why but I just immediately fell in love with the people there.

Plus, no one does bread like the French!!

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LAH – What is one thing you would say to someone who may be feeling like the dreams in their heart are impossible?

Lynette – Impossible is a fallacy. Your dream might feel impossible.   But if it’s a true heart dream…something that you feel God’s fingerprint on…it’s not actually impossible.  Sure, lots of things are difficult… Most (worthwhile) things take hard work… Many things require discipline… But you have to trust that God has uniquely fashioned you to bring to the Earth the gift He has entrusted you with!  Plus, He never asks us to do it alone…so there’s that! 

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 Don’t you just love her!?!?  I, for one, am incredibly inspired and grateful that she took the time share the wisdom she had gained through the journey.  If you want to follow along on her adventure you can find her on Twitter, Facebook , YouTube or her blog.

 

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Girl Talk : Putting Your Best Face Forward

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Having girlfriends is the best.thing.ever.  Someone with whom you can swap stories, giggle and share life’s wonderful moments. There’s so much wisdom that I have gained from the amazing women in my life; whether about the best product to get rid of dreaded frizz or advice on how to live my life with passion.  My life is better because of the girlfriends in it.  That’s why I started “Girl Talk“.

This is my friend Jessica (aka Sess). She has an an awesome blog called Doehle Bread (pronounced daily) and you might also remember her from here.  She’s amazing for a lot of reasons, but one in particular that I totally appreciate is that she is a researcher.  I am not.  My idea of research is asking everyone I know what they think about something.  I can always count on her to have thoughtfully looked through the the millions of options out there and have settled on the right one.  That’s why when I realized that I was actually a grown up and needed to start taking better care of my skin I turned to her.  After all, she has INCREDIBLE skin.  Thankfully she was more than willing to share her wealth of insight with us! YAY!

Wow! What a babe! 

LAH – What do you think the key to healthy skin is?

Sess – Use good products, that are good for *your* skin, and use them consistently.

LAH – When do you think is an important time for women to start taking care of their skin?

Sess – Uh, yesterday. But seriously, as soon as puberty hits a (young) woman should start taking care of her skin. I didn’t wash my face in high school and blamed my ferocious breakouts on teenage hormones. But as soon as I started cleansing and moisturizing in the morning and before bed, LO and BEHOLD! Everything cleared up. Who knew??

Even if you’re not dealing with breakouts (you lucky vixen), taking care of your skin shouldn’t be something that’s put off until crow’s feet show up. I mean, it’s your face, do what you want! This certainly isn’t a moral conundrum. But if you want to see your complexion at its best (now and in the future), tending to your skin should be as routine as brushing your teeth.

LAH – What are some of the things that you do to ensure your skin looks healthy & glowing? (because it does…always! It’s kind of upsetting)

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Sess – I follow my own advice! Once I found a routine of products that made my skin sing (more about that in a minute), I stuck to it.

LAH – How did you find products that worked for you?

Sess – I had an easy-as-pie skin care regimen when I lived in California (Cetaphil cleanser, moisturizer, done), but when I moved to New York,  I started noticing my old faithful routine wasn’t cutting it. I was breaking out more, dry winter air was wreaking havoc on my face, and my skin just seemed… rougher. I experimented with new skincare products, and they all worked for a few weeks, but then would peter out into… blah. Nothing really helped. After a few months of using an unimpressive (expensive!) organic routine, I was talking with an amazing esthetician friend who turned me on to Beautypedia.com.  Beautypedia is an online encyclopedia of reviews of nearly every skincare and makeup product on the market, and each review is based on the chemical makeup of the product and its effect on your skin’s health. Unlike magazine beauty articles that just copy and paste a product’s marketing BS, here was a resource that told me the science behind each product and whether it would work for my skin. Plus there were articles and tutorials about everything from the science behind acne, to why you should *never* use a product that comes in a jar (tip: it’s not because of germs!), to how to correctly pop a pimple. I was HOOKED.

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I started poring over the site, cross examining their reviews with my experiences, learning that drugstore products are often formulated just as effectively as expensive department store ones, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have amazing skin. I also discovered that the company behind Beautypedia (Paula’s Choice) had their own skincare line, but wrote it off as a manipulative ploy. (“Of COURSE you have your own skincare line…”)

With my dry, acne-prone skin I have always had a hard time finding products that take care of both my breakouts and need for moisture, and even with Beautypedia’s recommendations I was still finding it difficult. I called their customer service line for tips, but after talking with a rep and explaining my skin she recommended Paula’s Choice products and offered to send me two weeks worth of samples. Fine.

Within days of using the samples I started noticing a difference in my skin’s texture, and after a week my breakouts subsided. My skin wasn’t as good as it had been on the West Coast, it was better. I couldn’t believe it. I ordered another test kit to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, and after a month of using Paula’s Choice I was hooked.

LAH – When did you start using Paula’s Choice?  Have you seen a marked difference?

Sess – I’ve been using Paula’s Choice since October of 2012, and can probably count on my two hands the number of pimples I’ve had since then. My old acne scars have faded and are almost gone, my skin is moisturized, and you know that soft, otherworldly glow you get after a really good facial? That’s what my skin looks like all the time. I can’t imagine using anything else.

LAH – What are the key steps to establishing a healthy skin care regime?

Sess – The first step is identifying what type of skin you have. Does it feel tight after you cleanse? Can you go all day without a moisturizer and still be mopping shine from your chin? Is the skin around your eyes and mouth dry and flaky, while your nose and forehead feel like an oil slick? Your skin type matters. You can be using the most effectively formulated skincare in the world, but if it’s for another face, it won’t do you any good.

Next, build your routine. The bookends of skincare are your cleanser and moisturizers (one with sunscreen for day, without for night), and in between should be an exfoliant and anything else your skin might need. In addition to my cleanser, exfoliant, and moisturizers, I use a moisturizing toner and an acne treatment cream. I know it sounds like a lot, but I can tell you exactly what each product does and the role it plays in keeping my skin on point.

(If you’re interested in Paula’s Choice, call up Customer Service and talk with someone so you can get advice for your skin AND some samples to try!)

LAH – Any tips on how to make it a habit?

Sess – I’m not much for routine or being told what to do, and sticking to an unwavering structure often makes me feel like my soul is curdling and dying inside my body. BUT, I maintain a five step skin care regimen every morning and night… and I love it! How did this happen? When I first received my free samples from Paula’s Choice, I was anxious to see if they would work (and it was fun to try and figure out all these new products!) so the novelty kept me in a routine. Once I had been using them for a few weeks, I was so gobsmacked by my amazing skin that I never wanted it to go back. Now I know that if I skip even just a night, I’ll likely have to deal with a pimple for the next week and I haaaate that. I’ve gotten spoiled by good skin, and that keeps me on the wagon.

LAH – What’s one product you absolutely can’t live without?

Sess – My liquid exfoliant. You know that “glow” you talked about earlier? This is the primary cause. It makes my skin smooth, soft, and keeps pimples at bay.

LAH – Any parting advice?

Sess – Remember: skincare is not a moral barometer. You are beautiful because of your tender smile, your roaring laugh, and that glint in your eye, not because of what your skin looks like. It can feel defeating when your complexion doesn’t behave the way you want it to, but remember: you are more than the sum of your zits. And if all else fails, just find a killer foundation. I can send you a few tips. 😉

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*Note: This post is not in any way sponsored or endorsed by Paula’s Choice… Just a girl sharin’ the wealth.

LAH – YAY! Thanks Sess! I actually took your advice and reached out to Paula’s Choice last week and you’re right! They are incredible. I’m not much of a phone person so I tried their online chat function.  They were so helpful and in no time at all had made recommendations of products to meet my specific skin care needs.  On top of that they sent me free samples of each product so I could try them. I’m two days in and I love it! I can already feel a difference!

Here’s a fun bit.  Sess worked her magic and got the following link for $10 off Paula’s Choice.  Just click through the following link (http://goo.gl/j76Vmm) and the $10 will be taken off when you place your first order.   Thanks Sess!

 

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Girl Talk : And the winner is…

It’s come to my attention that I never gave you an update from our last “Girl Talk” post with Ashlynn.  You can read it here.

In short, Ashlynn was on the lookout for a new pair of glasses that were fun, stylish and just a bit hipster.  She tried out Warby Parker and they sent her five super cute options to try out. We polled you all (and on social media) and it was clear that there were no losers in the bunch.  They all looked great on her!

So here’s her final choice….

 

 

 

drum roll please….

 

 

 

 

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Here are her reasons:

– She loved the shape & color

– They’ll transition well from a work environment to outside of work

Warby Parker responded to us on Twitter & voted for the Ballard (They’re the experts!)

– They were her dad’s favorites and you just can’t beat that.  (We’re both daddy’s girls at heart)

So far she is loving her pick!  I’ve heard that she also has her eyes on “Ainsworth” so you never know when that one might be popping up.  With the steal that Warby Parker prices are, she might just end up with two!

Thanks for all your help with the selection process! Keep us posted if you have your own Warby Parker adventure!

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Girl Talk : Glasses & Embracing Your Inner Geek

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Having girlfriends is the best.thing.ever.  Someone with whom you can swap stories, giggle and share life’s wonderful moments. There’s so much wisdom that I have gained from the amazing women in my life; whether about the best product to get rid of dreaded frizz or advice on how to live my life with passion.  My life is better because of the girlfriends in it.

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Undoubtedly, we are better together!

I’m starting “Girl Talk” because I want to share the amazingness that I am blessed with.  Today,  Ashlynn will be talking about how to rock glasses and embracing your inner geek.

Ashlynn:  Hi, I’m Ashlynn! I have wore glasses from the age of 3 to the age of thirteen – really terrible coke bottle glasses. I, thankfully, was able to get contacts in 8th grade. I swore I would never wear glasses again. However, I have recently become intrigued with the tortoise-rimmed hipster glasses trend. That and my eye doctor has been nagging me to get a pair of specs to use to rest my eyes from contact wear. I’ve been researching different types of glasses and I’ve found myself particularly drawn to the hipster eyewear trend.  I want my girlfriends’ opinion on whether or not I can pull off this look.

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(Ok…can we just take a moment to appreciate the TOTAL CUTENESS of a little Ashlynn? OMG! So cute)

LAH:  I’m pretty sure you could rock just about any look, but I totally understand wanting to get a girlfriend’s opinion on such a big look change.  Other than the giving your eyes a rest, what is it about trying a new look with glasses that appeals to you?

Ashlynn:  Well, I’ve always really liked glasses on men. It seems to add a level of sophistication and intelligence that I find very, very attractive. Glasses are accessories – you can never have too many accessories.  It’s like jewelry for your face!

I think I’m looking for a marriage between hipster and preppy with a dash of sexy librarian. But I don’t want to look like I’m trying to hard or like I’m trying to force a trend.

LAH:  Ohh I love that look!  I remember when I first started wearing glasses.  I was excited about the idea of having a new accessories but completely overwhelmed at what felt like a new responsibility. Have you always loved wearing glasses?

Ashlynn:  NO. I started wearing glasses in pre-school, long before most kids had to wear glasses. I wore them all through elementary and middle school, which of course made me super popular (no it didn’t.) I was soooooo relieved when I was allowed to get contacts in 8th grade.

LAH:  Do you think that has made you more reticent to try out glasses as an adult?

Ashlynn:  I’d really never considered wearing glasses ever, EVER again. Why would I go back? But  I really like glasses on other people and so it got me thinking that maybe I should give them a second chance.

LAH:  I love glasses! They are totally another fun way to accessorize and bring our your personality.  I’m also a firm believer in never saying never when it comes to fashion.  My motto is you never know until you try.  Don’t assume something will look bad until you try it.  That’s why I love this company called Warby Parker.  They have the cutest glasses and you can try on up to 5 pairs at a time for free.  You tried them for the first time this week, right?   How was your Warby Parker experience and what are the options you’re considering?

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Ashlynn:  I first heard about Warby Parker from a friend and then read an impressive article about their founders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa in the Innovation of Design issue of Fast Company – as a lover of great design and all things beautiful reading about the company’s behind the scenes creative process pushed me over the edge into trying their specs. Their website is gorgeous and incredibly simple to use (which is a plus for me because I am not super tech-savvy.) It did take a little while to decide which 5 frames I wanted because there were so many to choose from. But like Rachel Zoe, I like options. The process was simple and easy and in a few days my 5 frames were delivered to my door in a sleek black case and sweet (well designed) note. There was a small delivery snafu (UPS’ fault, not theirs) but their customer service is exceptional (hi Nicole!) They followed up with me the next day to make sure I received my frames and even offered to help me make my final decision. So sweet! Seriously, the BEST experience.

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Here’s what I tried :

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Name : Preston

What I loved: The tortoise-shell rims, the square fit.

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What I loved: Similar to the Preston but a bit bigger. I think I can handle bigger frames since my face is pretty round.

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Name : Bensen

What I loved: These frames are a little darker and smaller – a bit more hipster and a little less preppy.

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Name : Ainsworth

What I loved: Also similar to the Preston, but the frames are slimmer and sit a bit wider on my face.

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Name : Ballard

What I loved: Really love the color: Chestnut. These might be a bit wide for my face.

LAH – I love all of these fun options!  This is not an easy decision… which is why we wanted to put it out to YOU the reader.  Take a second and let us know which one is your favorite!  We’ll give you an update next week on her final decision!

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p.s. I also LOVE that Warby Parker is all about giving back.  For every pair of glasses that they sell, Warby Parker provides a pair to someone in need. You can read more about what they do here.  So cool!