Choose Warby Parker

I would like to deny the fact that I need eyeglasses. Don’t get me wrong. I am the queen of accessorizing, some would say over-accessorizing. But eye glasses are just not “my thing”. I have often considered getting contacts but lets be honest…I can hardly manage undressing myself when its time for bed.

Contacts=Commitment

But as my boss so nicely, and truthfully pointed out the other day…it was time.

A few of my four-eyed friends have been raving about Warby Parker. So amongst my googling ramblings last week, I decided to peek at the website. WARNING: DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO HAVE THIS SAME INCREDIBLY EASY TO USE EXPERIENCE THAT I HAD!!! In less then 10 minutes I had a box of 5 sample glasses coming to my doorstep FOR FREE. 

That’s right. You get to pick a few styles, in the color of your choice and have them mailed to you to try out for a few days. And to be honest, I ordered them on a Wednesday late afternoon and they were waiting for me by Friday early afternoon. All packed cute and neat. It was like opening an Apple product. You know where its all exciting to open each fold, so well thought out with a cute note hear and there, encouraging you on your new best decision of your life.

Warby Parker

Warby Parker

And inside of this magical box, beholds the spectacles that actually made me want to submit to my visual disabilities.

Warby Parker

Top pair: Huxley Tennessee Whiskey

Bottom pair: Roosevelt Revolver Black Matte

Warby Parker

Top pair: Winston Revolver Black

Middle pair: Fillmore Sandalwood Matte

Bottom pair: Sinclair Greystone

And now is the toughest decision. I honestly could easily take 3 of the 5 pairs. But alas, I did not foresee (pun intended) that I would be spending my funds on said accessory. That being said, Warby Parker so nicely prices their glasses at a ridiculously awesome price point of $95 PER PAIR!!!!

And listen to me when I say the most awesome part of this whole process (THIS IS MY SCREAMING VOICE:)

FOR EVERY PAIR THEY SELL, THEY GIVE AWAY A PAIR!! 

Kinda like Toms, except way better looking and less smelly.

I leave you with my two favorites. Excuse me while I take on and off these for another 50 times trying to decided between the two.

-Black

Warby Parker

Warby Parker


As if we ever moved past this…

And here is some proof that this industry is just one big broken record.

Stuck on repeat.

And I am so okay with this song.

Remember when…

You are so welcome. This was way too much fun. So many laughs. And at one point I think I was crying, and rolling on the ground at the thought of Tomogatchi’s and Nano Pet’s…

-Black


Double Trouble

There’s a new kid in town and he means business.

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion, Portland Men's Fashion, Portland Style Blog, Portland Fashion Blog, Brady Lange, Sky King

Meet Portland’s newest Man-About-Town and my fashion twin, Mr. Sky King.

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion, Portland Men's Fashion, Portland Style Blog, Portland Fashion Blog, Brady Lange, Sky King

twice the fun and double the trouble.

On Sky:
jacket: American Apparel
scarf: American Apparel
tank: Obey
tank: Pleasure Principle
necklace: Brady Lange
jeans: A.P.C.
boots: John Fluevog
wallet: Jerome Dreyfus

On Brick:
jacket: Levis
scarf: Brady Lange
necklace: Brady Lange
tank: Obey
tank: American Apparel
jeans: Simon Miller
boots: Cole Haan
wallet: Comme des Garcon


Couch Potatoes

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

The TV is tired of watching you.

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

On Brick:
sweatshirt: Adam Arnold
tank: Brady Lange
leggings: Nike
shoes: Alexander McQueen for Puma

On Black:
scarf: vintage
house coat: Free People
shirt: Forever-21
shorts: unknown
socks: uhhh, Target?


Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Brick and Black!

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion blog, Portland Style Blog, style blog, fashion blog, Easter Clothes, Lauren Black, Brady Lange

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion blog, Portland Style Blog, style blog, fashion blog, Easter Clothes, Lauren Black, Brady Lange

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion blog, Portland Style Blog, style blog, fashion blog, Easter Clothes, Lauren Black, Brady Lange

  happy feet

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion blog, Portland Style Blog, style blog, fashion blog, Easter Clothes, Lauren Black, Brady Lange

On Black:

dress: Free People
tube dress: Free People
sweater: HWR
socks: Free People
“heels: Kenneth Cole Reaction

On Brick:

bow tie: vintage
shirt: Adam Arnold
shorts: Adam Arnold
socks: Happy Feet
shoes: Too Boot New York


Best of Brick and Black

Hey everyone!  So it’s been one year and one hundred posts since Brick & Black first started this adventure.  And in true anniversary fashion we decided to reminisce on this past year and compile some of our favorite pictures.  That’s right folks, we’ve only just broken our first season and we are already doing a clip show.  Enjoy!!!

We’ve done a lot of “walking away” shots but this is the all time best, simply  because we were cracking up as we had to navigate through a minefield of doggy doo.  Don’t worry we made it through free and clear.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/backinblack/

Some of the best shots come out of nowhere.  This kitty infiltrated the shoot and stole the show.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/gardenparty/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/grimetime/

Hands downs (and hats off) one of our most fun shoots. (and proof that we DO smile)

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/hats/

Eye patch + Thore = one fun time

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/a-patchy-situation/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/we-the-free/

Natural lighting doing us a solid.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/until-the-sun-comes-up/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/shades-of-grey/

The best landscape

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/lumbersass/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/mickey/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/portland-to-nashville-with-black-and-co/

Our hands down favorite shoot.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/golden-days/

Thank you to all of those who’ve followed us and enjoyed what we’ve been putting out there.  This has been such a fun year for us and we look forward to continuing bringing our expression of style and fashion to you.

a special thanks to Grayling jewelry and Adam Arnold along with our family and friends.  And a super duper special thanks to Mr. Peter Black of Counterpart Photo, we couldn’t do any of this with out you

xoxo

Brick and Black


gold, camels, and silk

And just in case you haven’t seen it yet. which I know is clearly impossible being as this video is on BLAST, here is a little jam to get your weekend going.

-Black

Bad Girls

Image 1 King Tut art

Image 2 Hand Jewelry made by yours truly

Image 3 Christian Louboutin bag

Image 4 desert shot

Image 5 MIA

Image 6 Senso Etami flats from Solestruck

Image 7 Afghanistan