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Zenni Optical Collaboration- What’s in My Beach/Pool Tote?



Hello Ladies! ( and gents)

I was very happy for this collaboration to come to fruition, as I needed a new pair of prescription glasses, and Zenni  Optical was interested in working with me. In the future, I plan on doing several posts on glasses, as I have a collection at this point, but today wanted to share with you, a timely topic: What I have in my Beach/Pool Tote It was very hot at the beach in temps in the high 90s, just as it will be back here in the Lake Norman area this week. The weekend will climb to 100, So, what’s a person to do? Either go to the beach or to the pool!

I am a very light packer, when it comes to vacation, as why wear different clothes every day, especially when a large portion of the day is spent at the beach.  When it comes to the pool and the beach there are certain necessities I must have. Zenni Optical gifted me a pair of my choice of sunglasses ( prescription) and I also received a pair of my choice of glasses with progressive lenses. As you may know, I have several pair of Zenni sunglasses I bought before this collaboration. Both are cat-eye. I am in love with this shape, as it fits my face and style. The timing was perfect, so I chose a pair of  brown cateye-vintage style progressive lens glasses, and these very stylish tortoiseshell retro sunglasses. I wanted the sunglasses to be larger than what I normally wear, but not too big that they overtake my face!


Zenni Optical is a very easy way to purchase glasses, which is the reason I did so  before this collaboration. I found going to retailers to be quite expensive for one pair, if one was looking to add progressive lenses to the cost, it would usually mean hundreds of additional dollars. There are a variety to choose from, and with summer here, Zenni is also looking at trends. Mirrored sunglasses are a big trend this year and one can order any frame this way. Clear frames are also hot as an on trend look, here is one example of what they offer. Rounded frames are offered if one favors this look for summer. One just needs his/hers prescription and PD ( pupilary distance) measurement to make the purchase.


I have always loved the ocean, and between the black  hat, and Zenni’s sunglasses, and floral suit, I felt pretty stylish out on that beach! A few years ago I made the mistake of wearing my glasses in the ocean, thinking I wouldn’t be going out far, and they would remain on my face. I do like to see what is in front of me! Sadly enough, a big wave came, knocked them off my face, which let me to think there was some stylish crab in the sand wearing my Zenni sunglasses. So, this year, as much as I wanted to try and see what was in the water, I decided to keep my sunglasses on, at shore and enjoy the beautiful view of the tides coming in.

What I brought in this cute blue striped ZARA tote to the beach and to the pool this summer: 

  • The Zara beach tote has a separate compartment that attaches to the handle. I put my car keys, phone Zenni Eyeglasses n this compartment.
  • My phone. There was cell service a the beach, and the only platform I used on vacation was INSTAGRAM. Follow me now!
  • Some SPF 50 Sunscreen, as if I don’t use it I burn!
  • keys
  • 4 bottled waters
  • Kindle to read “The Girl on the Train”
  • Striped beach towel.





I wore my new Zenni retro sunglasses to the beach. I would carry the same items to our pool, but perhaps take a “Vogue” or “Instyle” magazine to read.

Here are my frames from Zenni for this collaboration:

Tortoiseshell Vintage  Cat eye Sunglasses  C/O Zenni Optical ( made into prescription sunglasses) Women’s Retro Cat-Eyeglasses in Brown ( with progressive lenses)

Zara Beach tote, Anthropologie green top, Loft patterned shorts, Clarks sandals

** 2 pairs of prescription glasses were gifted to me by Zenni Optical. The opinions are that of my own, and represent my style.***

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  • Reply
    August 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Those sunglasses are wonderfully retro chic and suit you perfectly. Let’s talk about that top – wow, I just love it! The chartreuse and easy one shouldered draping are simply gorgeous. Really great look on you. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back this week, Jess.


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks Jennie! Happy to linkup. Thank you about the top, i loved the color and style. I appreciate you stopping by! xx

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    August 10, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    That shade of green looks so good with your coloring and the outfit is perfect for lounging by the pool. Thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


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    Lanae Bond
    August 4, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love your beach look and that tote is cute!

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    Martina Elegant40
    August 4, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Very nice and interesting green top that suits you well. Great photos. Have a lovely day!

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    Ruth Maldonado
    August 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Super cute Sunnies! I love the idea of getting glasses online as I feel there’s just more selection! I’ll have to check out Zenni Optical!


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    August 2, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Those glasses suit you so well!! As always…gorgeous in green!

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    August 2, 2016 at 1:31 am

    What a beautiful tote bag!! Love the colours 🙂

    Looks like your having a great time at the pool. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Pinned and stumbled 🙂

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    August 1, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    What a cute tote!! love the coloring.

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    Anna Parkes
    August 1, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Great to see you back from your vacation Jess. You look really well – relaxed and gently tanned. I love those glasses and think they really suit you. Sweet outfit too, such good colours for you x

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Hi Anna!
      Good to hear from you, yes its nice to be back, but the beach was great! Thank you. I needed some RnR and a bit of a break. Got some sun and not burned for a change! Glad you like my outfit. im such a fan of these colors. Have a wonderful week Anna!xx

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    August 1, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    All I noticed is your gorgeous legs!! WOW!! Oh yeah, now I see the petty tote and your cute green and yellow pool-side outfit.



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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Aw, thanks Carmen, mom’s genes. 🙂 Glad you like the look! I appreciate you stopping by! xx

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    Beauty Follower
    August 1, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Gorgeous top & bracelet!


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you! IThe bracelet I shared on here from Uncommon Goods. It caught my eye. I appreciate you stopping by!

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    Bogi Kenney
    August 1, 2016 at 7:20 am

    That top looks outstanding on you, Jess! I love these colors on your skin tone and those glasses frame your face so well.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you Bogi, I love many shades of green. Glad you like the glasses, they came just in time! xx

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    July 30, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Wonderful pool and beach look, love the tote too! The glasses look terrific too, must check them out. xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you Patti! I know, the tote I bought from Zara and it has a sepreate bag for your small items. keys, phone etc. Glad you like the glasses, most of my glasses collection comes from Zenni. x

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    July 30, 2016 at 12:47 am

    So stylish even at the pool!! Lovely shades and tote! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose. You are welcome to join my FASHION LINK UP !

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 30, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Thanks so much! I stopped by and added to your linkup, i just need a reminder. The shades are Zenni and were gifted,they seem to go well with my face shape. Enjoy the weekend! xx

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    July 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Wow! You look fabulous! I like your Zara beach tote, especially its color.

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 30, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Thank you very much. The tote from zara, is so nice as there is an attached inside bag where i keep all of my keys, phone, bruch etc, and you don’t have to dig for those items! xx

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    July 28, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Love this post and especially that bikini!



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      Jess Jannenga
      July 30, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Thanks so much! It caught my eye on AsOS. x

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    Amy Christensen
    July 28, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Those glasses are so cute on you. I wear glasses all the time and have never really thought about getting different pairs. I may need to look at this in a new way. Thanks for your post. – Amy

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 30, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Hi Amy
      I am going to do a post on my glasses collection and how to chose them for your face shape. I have worn glasses since 4th grade, Blind as a bat! Glad you enjoyed this.xx

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    Nancy Baten
    July 28, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    These are great on you! And it is horrible when you go in the ocean without your sunglassses! I cant see a thing then because of the reflection! But its worse when you lose them along the way!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 30, 2016 at 10:01 am

      So true, wasnt fun losing them. Thank you though, I was pleased when I received them. Happy weekend. xx

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    July 28, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I think the cat eyed sunglasses are a great look for your face!
    I’ve just been realizing how important our glasses are to our look—I’ve always loved having different styles, but I didn’t think much about sunglasses (maybe because I used to always be inside working—whew–glad that’s over!!)
    Thanks for the intro–I’ll have to check them out!

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 28, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Thanks Jodie! I am going to do a post on choosing glasses for ones face shape. I have a collection now I will share soon on the blog, they make a big difference. Yes Zenni is where I shop for glasses even before this collab. Have a great day! xx

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    July 28, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Fab colour combination with the green top and yellow shorts! After buying my first pair of prescription glasses online this year I don’t think I’ll ever buy from a High street optician again – they are so much cheaper online and easy to order. The cat eye glasses really suit you!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 28, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Thanks so stopping Emma! I needed some more color as I have been wearing whites and neutrals which I love, but loved the green. I know what you mean, I have a pair of Coach glasses and they are the ones I wear the least and were the most!
      Have a great day! x

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