As you may or may not know, blogging is just a hobby for me, and I work full time as a fashion designer. It sounds glamorous, but the type of designing I do is definitely on the practical side, as I design children's wear clothing for both department stores and boutiques. When people hear "fashion designer" they often think I spend my days sketching by hand or working behind the scenes of a runway show. However, in reality, Excel and Illustrator are my best friends, and unfortunately I spend the majority of my day sedentary, staring at a computer screen. All of this screen use definitely takes a toll on my eyes, which is why I was so excited when I heard about Felix Gray.
Felix Gray is an eyewear company that makes non-prescription lenses to specifically protect your eyes from the harmful "blue light" that is emitted from phone and computer screens. This type of light causes headaches, blurry vision and difficulty sleeping, which affects 1/3rd of Americans, who like me, spend at least 8 hours a day in front of a screen. Their frames are super affordable ($95) plus free shipping and returns.
In addition to wearing these Felix Gray glasses, I've also made more of an effort to limit my screen time all together. While I don't have control over this at the office, I try to keep my phone use to a minimum outside of work. One of my New Years resolutions was to spend an hour reading before bed every night, to help me fall asleep easier. I'm always on the lookout for new interesting books, so I thought I would list a few of my favorites in case anyone else is looking for a new read.
The Girls (by Emma Cline)
Set in the late 1960's, it is a fictional story based on the The Manson family.
Once Upon A Secret (by Mimi Alford)
A biography written by a woman who interned in the White House during the Kennedy administration and had an affair with the president.
Valley of the Dolls (by Jacqueline Susann)
An iconic novel, that follows 3 girls in the Broadway and Hollywood scene in the 1950s and 60s.
What are some of your favorite books? I'm going to Hong Kong in 2 weeks and I will need plenty of entertainment for the 16 hour flight, so I am in need of book suggestions!
Glasses: c/o Felix Gray (https://shopfelixgray.com)
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