My eye fell upon this pair of gorgeous, over-the-top, beaded rhinestone cat-eye sunglasses in a recent issue of Marie Claire. Of course they were by A-Morir: a sunglasses company that’s been making waves on the music and fashion fronts with their opulent designer specs. With a pair of cat-eye sunnies that Sunglass Warehouse so graciously sent me, I was able to craft up an embellished dupe of the Mitchel Neon Yellow Sunglasses ($350) for a fraction of the original’s cost. Here’s how: (more…)Leave Comment
Pictured above: Oversized Round Style #1985 Sunglasses c/o Sunglass Warehouse, random vase, Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in #245 Audacious, Giles & Brother Railroad Spike Cuff in Brass, Heather Hawkins Tiny Gemstone Necklace
At LuckyFABB I ran into a representative from Sunglass Warehouse, who later sent me a lovely pair of Oversized Round Style #1985 sunglasses to review. Since then I have been wearing them nonstop! I noticed that their prices were extremely affordable (under $12 for the above pair!), which made me think that the sunglasses themselves would be pretty cheap-feeling.
When I received them in the box I was a little disappointed to find that there was no case or pouch for them and that they were just wrapped in bubble wrap for shipping. However, when I peeled off the wrap I was pleasantly surprised to feel how thick and sturdy the frames were. I’m pretty used to the sunglasses put out by Forever 21 and their ilk, so the thickness and the quality came as a nice change from the flimsy and cheap sunglasses I’m used to.
I’ve been wearing them constantly for driving and being outside- and one of the nice things about them is that they’re slightly curved so hug my face, and don’t cause any weird reflections on the insides like flat sunglasses do. Plus, after 3 weeks of daily use, they show not ONE scratch despite how much abuse I’ve heaped upon them. (And an extra pouch I had from another pair of sunglasses that broke long ago work for housing these, making up for the lack of a case.) If you’re looking for quality sunglasses, at an affordable price, I’d really recommend Sunglass Warehouse for them (and don’t forget to use their Face Shape Widget to help choose which ones would be perfect for you!)
I’ll be doing a fabulous sunglasses DIY with a pair from Sunglass Warehouse soon, so stay tuned!
FTC Disclosure: I was sent one pair of sunglasses for review purposes from SunglassWarehouse. The above opinions are my own. I have received no other compensation. For my full Disclosure Policy, click here.Leave Comment
But I love affordable, on-trend sunnies, and this year I’m breaking away from my usual black, oversized frames towards something colorful and fun. Quayeyewear caught my eye as a great, affordable alternative to the high-priced stuff, that’s made well enough to last through seasons – and mistaken sittings;-). Though the company is based in Australia, the line is available in over 30 countries worldwide, and they offer FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING for any order off their website. Oh, and most of the prices? Around $39.95 per pair.
A portion of sales from Quayeyewear also benefit a number of charities, including Make a Wish Foundation and Teen with A Dream, so these sunnies are also a great feel-good purchase.
What are your go-to sunglasses this Summer?
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Though technically seen backstage at the Fall 2012 runway show in Milan…I couldn’t resist DIY’ing these Dolce & Gabbana sunnies for Spring. After all, this year it’s all about flowers and pastels…and what could be better than pastel flowers adorning your sunglasses??!
If you want to go about making these, you have a couple options.
Honestly, WTF DIY’d a similar headband from this collection a little while ago using pre-made resin flowers. Totally easy to get – just search on Etsy for resin flowers and there will be a bunch that are pastel and pretty.
But I wanted control over the flowers – I wanted sprays of buds and super-large roses and leaves – so the solution was of course to DIY. Here’s how: (more…)Leave Comment
I have a DIY post coming up…just a little too knackered right now to get it done. Sleep wins out and it will be posting tomorrow!