Shopping for the PERFECT frames—glasses as an accessory

Shopping for the PERFECT frames—glasses as an accessory

Brb. I’m re-experiencing NYC for the first time…

because I CAN (FINALLY) SEE!

I don’t know about you, but being a 20 something (getting closer to 30 something, WHAT?) with adult responsibilities, schedule, and budget can occasionally lead to the neglect of priorities…

Case in point- when is the last time you scheduled yourself an eye exam?

For me, it had been literal YEARS since my last eye exam and even longer since an update of my prescription. And because I made it a 2019 goal to be the healthiest version of me and treat my body with more respect, I decided it was time to do something about it!

But being busy and on a budget weren’t my only hang ups in getting myself new glasses. To be honest, my frame game was in need of a complete overhaul, too…I mean my glasses were cute-7 YEARS AGO!!! Timeless style, versatility, and uniqueness are important to me and after WEEKS of research I discovered the diamond in the rough, the one-stop-shop, my answer to finding fabulous frames to seamlessly integrate into my wardrobe.

Cohen’s Fashion Optical

Though 100+ locations are sprinkled throughout 7 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, Cohen’s Fashion Optical fittingly calls New York City home to its fashionable frames and eye exams. Every location is uniquely operated yet each is harmoniously led with style, affordability, and the BEST customer care.

For me, visiting Cohen’s Fashion Optical in Midtown Manhattan (132 W 57th Street) was truly an experience unlike I’ve ever had before. From a warm welcome (even though we had never met), to a personal conversation with my optometrist (making me feel like more than just another patient), to having a one-on-one frame styling experience with my very own ALL KNOWING glasses expert, Andrea, I felt as special as the Dior frames staring back at me! After an hour of picking my brain to uncover my true sense of style, Andrea sent me home with 2 pair of designer frames perfectly matching my personality. Not only that, but she thoughtfully answered EVERY question I asked! I left not only with two new pair of designer glasses, but feeling like a part of the Cohen’s family, too.

Highlights of my Cohen’s experience include

1. My doctor (Dr. Neil Cooper) taking the time to recommend additional eye care specialists specific to MY New York neighborhood. Talk about going above and beyond!

2. Feeling SO welcome in the Cohen’s Fashion Optical space the entire time it took me to decide which frames suit me best. In a city that is ALWAYS rushed, there was no rush around my experience; the staff was there to support ME.

3. I left my appointment feeling like a part of the Cohen’s family, with new friends, and a whole new view of the city!

YOU can experience Cohen’s Fashion Optical TOO! Redeem the below promotion at ANY Cohen’s location!

And for an EXCLUSIVE offer, stop by the 132 West 57th location for $100 off eye glasses or $100 off sun glasses / $250 off both PLUS an additional $20 Off OR Plus a Complimentary Eye Exam* when mentioning this post

Thank you Cohen’s Fashion Optical for an incredible experience, unlike any other!

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Photos courtesy of Victoria Saperstein Photography.

Make the Most of #SelfLoveFebruary

Make the Most of #SelfLoveFebruary

Despite the crazy cold here in NYC (curse you polar vortex!) February is one of my favorite months of the year! Though it may be the shortest (and coldest) month, there is no shortage of excitement…HELLO New York Fashion Week AND Valentines Day!

But with so many great happenings, life comes at us fast! I mean, we’re already in the second month of 2019!

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Sunday Scaries & Selfcare Sunday

Sunday Scaries & Selfcare Sunday

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed our millennial “living for the weekend” mentality? Recenlty I’ve been thinking about how we work 5 days a week with our sole motivation being to reach the weekend–when we do, we spend the weekend dreading the work week ahead. It’s a vicious cycle causing us to live in a constant state of longing and anxiety.

Why is this? We don’t (all) hate our jobs. Some of us even love them, yet we destroy a beautiful Sunday dreading what is to come. We live in a constant state of “Sunday Scaries”.

And I’m over it.

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4 Ways to Make a Bad Day Better

4 Ways to Make a Bad Day Better

Okay, let me start by saying this is not the post I had planned to share with you today (or at all really).  Because if I’m being honest, this is a space of confidence and all happy things.

But recently, I’ve realized something…

It’s okay to have a bad day.

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Motivation @ its Core

Motivation @ its Core

As I’ve shared prior, last year was truly my year!  Completely altering my routine to focus on living an all-around healthier lifestyle seems to have peaked with results in 2017 and has left me plateauing in the fitness department thus far in 2018.

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