Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunglass Season

More Signs of Spring: I recently took part in the annual Sunglass hunt.

In actuality, this has nothing to do with Spring starting FOR where I come from, it's cornbread & chicken, as well as Sunglasses year-round. I'm not trying to front to those who don't know that Oregon isn't the tropics, we definitely have the Winter, but there's 2 reasons why my Sunglass usage doesn't fluctuate when it's cold.

  1. We typically have Sun on most Winter days.
  2. Cold, Winter air makes my eyes water. . . a lot.

Thus... Beautiful Sunglasses block most of the cold air and minimizes the whole eye-watering fiasco (which of course = messy eye makeup).

My issue as of late is that my Sunglasses have been dropping like flies. My really cheap ones lived up to their short life-expectancy, I've lost 2 of my expensive pairs and well, I'm left with my 70's ones (which don't go great with many outfits, or as many would argue- any outfits at all) or my super, expensive Prada sunglasses which I store more than wear in order to avoid losing them and wanting to throw myself off a bridge.

{Happy Camper}

In the vain hope that I recover 2 of my more expensive ones, I wanted to buy some Sunglasses to get me through this time. Ones that blurred the line between $10 sunglasses and $300 sunglasses.

My find: Nine West Sunglasses from Ulta.

Now Ulta is not really my favorite place to go...I often consider it the Poor-Man's-Sephora but it's close to my house and when I need Shampoo/Conditioner- I'll head there. So when I needed Body Wash yesterday, I found myself lured by their Sunglasses collection.

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at what they had there. Yes, they had some cheap crap but they also have some good brands i.e. Franco Sarto, Nine West, etc.

So these were the ones I got...

{Nine West. "Loveys"- $36.00 at Ulta!}

I asked The Boy if he liked these sunglasses and he replied with:

"Yeah.."

Cool, I thought.

"...well.."

Oh, he wasn't done.

"... I mean they're cool! They totally look like I-WAS-IN-A-SORORITY-AND-READ-CELEB-NEWS-EVERY-DAY-AND-LIKE-MAKEUP-AND-BUG-EYED-SUNGLASSES but I like them."

Sigh, you can just tell me you don't like them y'know? Haha, anyhoo.. I can live with that description- what matters is that I like them.

{Loving my new sunglasses & always my sweatshirt}

Here's some other ones I like out right now...

{Giorgio Armani. $476.00}

{Betsey Johnson. $65.00}

{Alexander Wang. $365.00}

{Forever 21- $5.80 that link shows lots of cheap pairs}

{Banana Republic. $78.00}

By the way... Sunglasses are nothing without my favorite sweatshirt in the history of mankind which I (sadly) devoted an entire post to one day.

Hope you have a good one!!

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41 comments:

Leah said...

I love sunglasses too... even if I don't live in the tropics, I find them a must have accessory. Well, it's an absolute necessity in the tropics. Hahaha! I love the Nine West sunnies you got... so fabulous... you look like a movie star.

Happy weekend! xoxo

sayablack said...

Hearts sunglasses is AWESOME!!

Sir Thomas AKA (Winters Reaper) said...

and portland has perfection living in the city


*winks*

Claire Kiefer said...

OMG, I had a gorgeous pair of Chanel sunglasses once . . . went down to San Diego for 4th of July . . . was basking in the waves after a few afternoon cocktails . . . when a giant wave came crashing over me and washed away my beautiful Chanel sunglasses forever! It was absolutely devastating, and I haven't bought a pair of designer (or expensive, in general) sunglasses since. Hopefully some dolphin somewhere is looking really chic . . .

madeleine said...

Love those Betsey Johnson shades! Adorable! Its beginning to look/feel a lot like sunglass season here too!! Loooove it! :D fab post missy!

Stay classy!

O'Style said...

Hi girrrl!! Thank u for the coment!

I love sunglasses too, my fav is the classic aviator from ray ban.

xx

Slamdunk said...

Cool shades. We always go cheap now since the little ones always find a new way of breaking them. Enjoy your weekend.

Jaime said...

Cute shades! I love the Alexander Wang ones... sigh too $$ for me.

Happy Friday!

Sissy said...

wowwww, cute sunglasses!!! I got the armani's ones. Hav ea super nice weekend ; )

Nahl said...

Oooh i love the betsey johnson ones! Soo cute.
Yours suit your face shape, a lot.

Rasha said...

I love sunglasses, but have the hardest time finding cute ones that look good on me.

bananas. said...

I am obsessed with sunglasses. When i used to work at an optometrists office, i got to see the newest ones before they hit stores and preorder and yes i got a huge discount...oh how i miss those days. Still covet my diors and marc jacobs.

Sher said...

So cute what the boy said! I think it looks great on you though! And it's kind of weird that you're still using shades when it's cold:)

xx

daisychain said...

I'm a bit addicted to sunglasses!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Haha...The Boy's definition may be the best thing I've heard all week - love it! You look gorgeous in those sunnies, my love! I'm coveting a pair of Chloe Sunglasses myself at the moment - I believe they're over $300.00; so yeah, I probably won't be buying. But a girl can dream!! :)

hewnly said...

I wish I could buy them all!

LA said...

hahah I'M A SUNNIES OBSESSED! =)





LA

OceanDreams said...

You look so pretty! I love sunglasses but unfortunately I always lose mine so I try not to get the expensive kind. I really like the Betsey Johnson pairs you mentioned and the Forever21 is a great frugal choice too! :)

Robinsgothealth.com said...

You would obviously rock any of those sunglasses! Wow, I really like the bling on the sides of the Giorgio Armani, the price not so much!

Have a lovely day!
Robin

ellinelle said...

..I love sunglasses , my favorites at the moment is Victoria Beckham new line ..
.. you look very cute with yours and your collection is fab ..

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Scrummys said...

I think you look beautiful, as always. Love the new glasses. They will work well at Sunrise Bagels at 8 am on a Saturday :)

Hope Chella said...

These are all so cute and cheery. It's going to rain in RI all weekend and I need to THINK SUN =)

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Kara said...

Love your new sunnies! I just found a great pair of aviators at Kohl's believe it or not! I just can't bring myself to splurge too much on sunglasses. LOVE me some good cheapies :)

Natalie said...

love all those sunnies, especially the alex wangs ones! forever 21 does have cute ones tho for super super cheap! :)

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Alicia said...

so cute!! i love the new find! and i know what you mean about the expensive ones...only my problem is my kids BREAKING them...i learned my lesson!! and that hoodie is super cute!!

Nathalie said...

oh yes, the sunglasses dilemma. I am so happy having found the perfect pair last year from Ray Ban and now kind of guard them with my life :) I love the cat eye glasses so much and cannot wait to try them on. Wishing you a sunny Saturday
*Nathalie

Nanx said...

They are all so adorable the aviators are my fav

sanjeet said...

It was absolutely devastating, and I haven't bought a pair of designer (or expensive, in general) sunglasses since. Hopefully some dolphin somewhere is looking really chic . . .

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Life Laugh Latte said...

Good news and bad news. Good news is that I adore sunglasses. Accessories in general, cuz if you put on a few pounds it doesn't matter...they always fit. Bad news...I don't have a sunglasses face. I try on 100's and they just look ok...never great. You on the other hand...have a great face for them. Holly:)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

the Alexander Wang pair is pretty cool, and the Katy Petty heart pair too! though in real life, i want a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers.
you are quite the collector!
xoxo alison

Walk The Sand said...

Good choice. Loving those Wang sunnies.... still needing a pair of his Cat Eye glasses.
x

Hope Chella said...

I got you something on my blog :)

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Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I am a big sunglasses fan myself and can never have enough of them. Shopped so many when I was on a spree last month! I love aviators so I loved your Armani choice but the Nine West that you purchased are absolutely stylish! Have fun!:)

lorenabr said...

Love shades and you have a great collection :)

I am Khatu said...

ohh A. Wang is my fav one.

Venus said...

Oh... They look super cool...
I own a few cheap ones & yes, a pair of Vintage Sunglasses which I too store more than expose to the sun!
Giorgio Armani ones look super hot..

Rhiannon Nicole said...

I love the banana republic ones!! so pretty and beautiful! I have a pair from a drug store here by my house and I THINK they are like from the Olsen Twins or something? haha they are gold aviators with cream pattering on the sides. They are amazing basically! :) You look so cute in yours!! xx

coolboy said...

oh great stunning glsees

Zanah said...

Great collection of shades :) Mon Mode Blog

Holly said...

I am a sunglass whore...really I am. Prada, Fendi, Gucci. I also have retro Ray Bans in multiple styles and many, many cheaper pairs (the little girl loves sunglasses and if she breaks them I may sell her to get a new pair!) - Fossil, Nine West. My weakness!