Protecting Your Eyes from UV Rays

Written by JCPO | May 8th, 2015

My summertime mantra has become something like: protect my eyes from harmful UV rays, look cute doing it and have dinner outdoors at least twice a week.

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Color Blindness (aka Color Vision Deficiency)

Written by JCPO | May 7th, 2015

The year was 2001 and my ultimate high school crush revealed that he was born color blind. Sitting in the back of that bus headed from Queens to Brooklyn, I vowed that I would find out just enough to understand what color blindness is to make sure he didn’t think that every outfit I wore was some boring shade of brown or grey. Unfortunately, the week following this announcement, my 14 year old self decided another boy was best suited to become my ultimate high school crush…for that week, at least. Consequently, I never really did look into the meaning of color blindness. And as for my husband – well, he made it very clear to me while we were dating that he had a very discerning eye for color. I learned this tidbit one evening when he commented that it was “interesting” that I was wearing brown boots with black leggings. Wasn’t that a fashion faux pas, he inquired? #majoreyeroll

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Welcome to the world Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge!

Written by JCPO | May 4th, 2015

Woohoo the royal baby has arrived! Unfortunately, with regard to her beautiful name, all my bets were totally off, but I can certainly say I will keep these names in my back pocket for future kids I may have. And that got me thinking about how much meaning there is to all our names. Some of us are named after great grandparents, admirable teachers and even close friends and neighbors. Regardless, there’s a fascinating story behind our names that uniquely contributes to who we are.

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Sunglasses Galore! Summer Sunwear Collection 2015

Written by JCPO | May 4th, 2015

Go on, Brighten Your Day with these Sunglasses

Ah Summer! You are all that I wait for every single fall, winter and even spring. You are the season around which I plan my main haircut of the year (shorter, more fun, and a tad bit edgy) and the layout of my closet (regardless of the season, or the lack of practicality, my summer clothing and accessories are the most easily accessible all year round). The clock is ticking and while we may not feel it yet consistently enough in some parts of the country, summer is just around the corner.

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Let Mom Shine this Mothers Day With Gifts!

Written by JCPO | May 4th, 2015

This year will bring my second Mother’s Day since my precious baby boy came into my life. While I am certainly no pro at being a mommy just yet – nor will I ever be – the profound shift in my reality has allowed me to learn quite a bit over the past year.

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How To Get Rid of Under Eye Circles

Written by JCPO | April 27th, 2015

I have been suffering from undereye circles for well over a decade. If you suffer from this issue as well, you can usually blame 1) not clocking in enough ZZZ’s (thank you nocturnal toddler who might just never sleep straight through the night), 2) too much caffeine (to combat #1), and stress (a fun reaction to the combination of #1 and #2).

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Saluting our Nation’s Capital

Written by JCPO | April 16th, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.

cherry blossom festival
This past weekend, the cherry blossoms in DC reached their full bloom and I got to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival with my family. Every year, our nation’s capital commemorates the gift of the cherry blossom tree given to the United States by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City in March 1912, thus celebrating the friendship between the two countries. The first festival was held in 1935 and has been a beautiful event every year since filled with parades, family activities, and of course, the most picturesque view.

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Realizing the Power of the Third Eye

Written by JCPO | April 1st, 2015

My mantra for beautiful eyes has always been: be healthy, be hip, and stay glassy. I devote a ton of time and energy to upholding that mantra – from healthy eating to staying up to date with my frame look (probably a bit more up to date than necessary). But from time to time, I find that it’s kind of nice to search deeper – to look beyond the outer and focus on the inner.

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What Your Glasses Say About You

Written by JCPO | April 1st, 2015

“For the apparel oft proclaims the man…”
– Shakespeare

If clothes maketh the man, then glasses certainly maketh the woman. Judging a book by its cover takes on new meaning when it comes to your specs. Whether your artfully honed aesthetic is ambiguously austere, achingly cool or sartorially rebellious, you can rest assured that your frames are defining to the world just exactly who are you…or whom you’d like to be on that particular day.

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Tips To Have a Productive Work Week

Written by JCPO | March 23rd, 2015

After what is hopefully a fun-filled relaxing weekend, it can be pretty hard getting back into the swing of things. However, research shows that developing – and keeping – a good morning routine can lead to increased productivity all day. Establishing a routine allows it to become so ingrained in your way of life that what once seemed like an impossible time-consuming feat (i.e. going to the gym in the morning) becomes second nature. Here are some tips to help you get charged for a super productive day:

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