Category - Reviews

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Hands-Free Driving with Zuna Drive
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El Paisano and "Twilight Bohemia"
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Keysocks- Socks Meant to Wear with Heels

Hands-Free Driving with Zuna Drive

Hands-free driving with Zuna phone cases

* I was given a case to review, however ALL opinions are my own *

I live in Houston- where there are currently no laws regarding hands-free driving. Since moving here in 2013, my anxiety regarding driving on the roadways has increased. People just don’t seem to pay attention while driving. Every time I’ve had a close call, or the car is moving too slow, etc., I’d peek at the driver, and they’d always be either texting or on the phone. I am a HUGE advocate against distracted driving, especially when phones are involved.

According to the National Safety CouncilApril is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The NSC points out that just because you are driving hand’s free, doesn’t mean it’s always the safest. You can also be mentally distracted as well, by using the hands-free options on your vehicle’s dashboard. such as dictating a text or email. BUT, in my opinion, I still consider using a hands-free device as a step in the right direction.

When Santa Barbara-based company Zuna Drive started following me on Twitter, I was beyond thrilled and immediately reached out to them, because they believe in hands-free driving as well. They offer phone cases that have a built-in hook that attaches to your air conditioner vent. It’s a great and stylish phone accessory that is durable (with triple co-molded construction) and isn’t bulky.

After getting the case out of its packaging, I snuggled my phone into the case and went to run errands. Before driving off, I attached the hook to my horizontal air conditioner vent and let the phone vertically hang. The weight of the phone makes the hook stay in place. Once I’m at my destination, I just detach the hook and tuck it back into the case and I go about my merry way. One thing I will say, that do to the phone hanging there by only the hook, it will shift slightly when turning (as it did for me, but it’s not too noticeable). When I first attached it and started driving, I felt great knowing that my hands were on the wheel and I was more focused on the road. I mainly use my phone for navigation, so it’s been a blessing to not have to hold it. The screen is also easier to see because my air vents are close to eye level.

If you are looking for an affordable way to be hands-free, check out Zuna Drive.

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Hands-free driving with Zuna phone cases

Hands-free driving with Zuna phone cases

Hands-free driving with Zuna phone cases

Hands-free driving with Zuna phone cases

Hands-free driving with Zuna phone cases

Hands-free driving with Zuna phone cases

El Paisano and "Twilight Bohemia"

** Above Photos by Sofia Emm (@dydesigner) **

(Vintage Ethnic Top- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Shoes- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Gold Sequin Jacket- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Ethnic Necklace- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Leggings- C/O Matty M.)

In celebration of their recent launch at Costco last month, the kind folks at Matty M sent over a pair of leggings that are now available at the wholesale retailer. The durable and affordable leggings are made in the USA. I chose to take them on our adventure to Marfa, where I paired them with a vintage ethnic top and a vintage silver ethnic necklace. I also added a vintage gold sequin jacket and vintage evening heels for a more “twilight bohemia” look. The leggings fit like a second skin, while also creating a slimming waistline. Not all leggings are made this well, nor are you able to comfortably dress them up or down. Affordable, name-brand, good quality basics that are available at Costco?! Sign me up!

Purchase the leggings HERE.

** This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.**

Keysocks- Socks Meant to Wear with Heels

Keysocks was founded in 2009 by Shelby Mckee. The concept was born when Mckee was getting ready for a football game on a cool Fall day. She was wanting to wear flats, but due to the falling temperatures, she soon realized that she needed “no show” socks. She felt that ordinary footies fell off her feet, scrunched up or never provided any warmth; so she took her husband’s knee-high socks, cut a hole in them and voila! Keysocks was born. She enlisted the help of her sisters- Stefanie and Christy to create the first Keysocks. Since then, the socks have brought style and comfort to women all over the world.

I had the chance to connect with Shelby, who sent over a few pairs of Keysocks for me to try out. The socks are available in a variety of colors and are comprised out of Coolmax Polyester, Nylon and Lycra. The socks are comfortable and stay up. As far as “no show,” they do a good job, however some portions of the sock do peep out slightly. I think it depends on the fabric of the pants, I was wearing cotton during the shoot and noticed that they (the pant legs) did ride up marginally to reveal the socks. But I do agree, they are a great alternative if you are wearing heels and pants and would like to not have to worry about sweaty feet or other discomfort.

PHOTOS by Brock Lawson.

Disclosure: I was given some Keysocks to review, all opinions are my own.

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