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Pride 2019 Style
Pride Month is here!
Whether you plan on purchasing the apparel and accessories below because you want to support a cause or charity or you just hope to add some statement-making color to your wardrobe, you can wear any of these selects all year round — and you should!
Here are a few pride 2019 style highlights:
Express is donating 25 percent of the net income from its first-ever Love Unites line to GLAAD, with a minimum donation of $100,000
Converse relaunched its series of LGBTQ+ shoes (if you recall, Miley Cyrus collaborated with the popular shoe label in 2018). Needless to say, the kicks are as sparkly and unmissable as ever, with a retro feel.
DIFF Eyewear x JVN. Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has teamed up with DIFF Charitable Eyewear for Pride Month to design an oversized aviator frame, called Tosca, in four colors, including a rainbow gradient. For every one sold, DIFF donates a pair of reading glasses to someone in need.
I want to love denim shorts. I really, really do. But how can I love denim shorts when every pair I try on almost immediately tries to do me dirty? They’re always riding up, cutting me off in the worst spots or are too big in the waist and too small in the thighs – or vice versa. The discomfort is real, but how can I give up when they’re the ultimate summer piece?
Well, this summer I took a leap of faith and ordered the internet famous AGOLDE Parker Shorts. These are bestselling denim shorts and for good reason. With over 500 raving reviews and the ability to look amazing on seriously everyone who puts them on, I have finally found the denim shorts to end all denim shorts!
I read the reviews and was still skeptical. Most of the girls I’ve seen on Instagram wearing these shorts are a size 24 and I am not a size 24! I have a booty and thighs and will do anything and everything to prevent chafing and discomfort. Flashforward to today, I’ve had these shorts for over two weeks and have worn them almost every day. I’ve worn them to the pool, on a date and to run errands. They are my go-to shorts right now because they look good, are so easy to style and they are really very comfortable. I know they are a splurge, but if you think about cost per wear I’m well on my way to getting my money out of them after just two short weeks.
Details:These shorts are made of 100% cotton, have a button fly with just one silvertone button at the top visible and have a light blue wash (Swapmeet). There are whiskering and fading accents at the front, as well as a subtle acid wash. Light distressing throughout the shorts leads down to a raw, frayed hem.
Fit: The Parker shorts are 100% cotton with an 11.5″ high rise, a 2.5″ inseam and a 23.5″ leg opening. I normally wear a size 6/8 but went up to a size 29 in these shorts and love the fit. If you have curves (like me) and don’t enjoy denim shorts riding up your ass I would suggest going one full size up from what you normally wear in designer jeans.
AGOLDE is a modern brand with a noticeable ‘90s influence, that can seen by the carefully placed details on these Parker shorts. The brand seeks to help us find our “individuality and confidence,” all while staying laid back and “California-cool.”
With 13 adjustable settings, the De’longhi Eletta Cappuccino Top Fully Automatic Espresso/Cappuccino Machine prepares the perfect cappuccino, caffe latte, macchiato, hot chocolate, and more from simple dedicated buttons. For coffee and espresso, the 13 grind settings, 5 strength settings, and 4 coffee temperatures really dial things in to match your preference. The actively heated cup warming surface and the ability to have the machine turn on automatically are MAJOR game changers. The machine can be waiting and ready to go for you with pre-heated cups! Wow wow wow! The milk carafe makes milk-based drinks easy – and with adjustable froth, they are customizable so you get the right level of froth for the drink you are making.
Now I’m no barista, but this machine has seriously upped the coffee game in my apartment. Maybe one day my dating life will steam up and I can show someone other than my cousin my fancy barista skills…
Anywho, here are some of my favorite parts of the De’longhi Eletta:
The LatteCrema System that lets you design your cappuccino or latte in just one touch, with dense, rich, long-lasting foam in every cup
Detachable, integrated milk carafe with auto-clean function
Features a unique Milk Menu, providing flat white, hot milk
Two separate heating elements for cappuccino preparation and milk preparation ensures perfect temperature and measurement
The removable reservoir offers flexibility and convenience as it can be brought directly to the water source
Integrated burr grinder with 13 adjustable settings and tubeless technology for maximum freshness, flavor, and aroma
67 oz. water capacity
Digital, one-touch control panel
Energy-saving automatic shut off
Isn’t she beautiful?
My favorite on-demand beauty app company Glamsquadhas launched its own line of makeup last week and I am HERE for it.
The simplicity of the Glamsquad Makeup line was the number one draw for me. There is no need to watch hours of Youtube tutorials to learn how to use the products or spend hours trying to determine your right shade. It’s buildable, blendable and blissfully basic. The carefully curated selection of four hero products includes a setting spray, tinted lip balm, highlighter, and primer. The collection is well priced with everything under $30 ($22-$28) and is cruelty-free and free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and mineral oil.
Additionally, being able to purchase the makeup that your artist used after your glam session is a MAJOR draw for me. I almost always take a photo of the product they use on me and almost always forget to include the color or another important detail, so I never actually buy the product I loved. These products can be purchased on the Glamsquad site and at select CVS stores.
All you need for summer is a BOLD statement, but I 100% stand behind it! My favorite boho sandals got a sporty UPGRADE from Birkenstock, masters of comfort since 1774. Their iconic cushioned sandal was revised in allover rubber-like texture with sleek adjustable straps designed to exercise foot and leg muscles while providing comfort. At the ripe old age of 32, comfort is key and honestly the main selling factor in a summer sandal for me. The contoured footbed absorbs shock and mimics the shape of a healthy foot, while pronounced medial and metatarsal arches support the instep and ball of your foot.
I snagged these $39 Birkenstocks at the beginning of last summer and haven’t looked back. I own them in the white color and just like last summer they are selling out quickly. I know white summer sandals sound scary and NOT very practical, but these sandals are so easy to clean. Just grab a magic eraser, scrub them down and they will look brand new.