Hey Sunshine

Monday, August 24, 2015

I may have a slight obsession with sunglasses. OK, maybe a bit more than slight. So simple yet so perfect, this small accessory is one you'll never find me without. A simple item meant to protect your delicate eyes from the sun is far more than just that in my world. An  instant pick-me-up on a Plain Jane day or a chic topper to any ensemble, sunglasses are the perfect accessory to tote along on any day.

Whether driving or walking around the city, sunglasses are a must. Sadly, my eyes have become more sensitive over the years and require more coverage. They tear up on beautiful sunny days, windy partly cloudy afternoons and refuse to behave on bright winter mornings (low temps make it so much worse!). I suppose my love for sunglasses stems from necessity.

A love that began years ago with no stop in sight, my little collection of three sunglasses has blossomed into boxes upon boxes full of beautifully made eyewear. Like shoes or jewelry, I do tend to play favorites with a few classic pairs and break out the "good" ones on rare occasions. I think I may be the only strange one that'll purchase an "investment" (over priced!) piece and never wear it. I won't wear these treasured sunnies but they'll remain boxed and neatly tucked away free from damage. How crazy, right? You buy something to wear and, gasp, it may get damaged. Well that's kind of the point. Much like red lipstick, these investment pairs rarely get worn outside the house. It's completely bizarre, I know, but I'm working on it. 

Along with the special ones and the moderately priced favorites (Kate Spade, Tory Burch, DVF, etc), there are a handful of cheap thrills. Surprisingly, those cheap finds (found in random vintage shops, street vendors, Anthro, F21, etc) have held up well. 

Regardless of price, if you take care of your sunglasses and keep up with little things like adjustments of arms and such, you'll have them for quiet a long while. And please, learn from my mistakes, keep your sunglasses in a protective case or pouch. After years of tossing my favorite pair (wearing in photos below) in my purse sans case kind of ruined them. While it's not super visible, the lens are now home to some pretty deep set, irreversible  scratches. Before you say it, I have tried all the home remedies to get scratches out. The worst involved Vaseline, but that's a story for another time. 

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