Yup, don’t mind me. I’m just chillin’ here by the discounted designer sunglasses — you know, taking selfies, mugging for the camera, the usual.
It happened purely by accident this afternoon. I was walking around Nordies (it’s their Half-Yearly Sale) and came up with what I think is a pretty handy fashion tip.
You see, I’m my mother’s daughter (the woman hasn’t paid full price for anything, like, EVER), and a bunch of the sunglasses were on sale.
So here’s the tip: it’s kind of hard to see what you actually look like when you’re trying on sunglasses in a store, am I right? Even with the mirrors. First, the glasses are tinted, and then there’s the overhead lighting, which is the opposite of flattering and almost never color accurate.
So. I started snapping selfies and realized — dang! It’s a pretty good way to see if a style of glasses is working.
Of course, you know that I had to share this newfound knowledge with the ladies next to me in the store, and pretty soon all of us were trying on sunglasses and taking selfies with our phones, haha!
I think I may have accidentally triggered a sunglasses selfie shopping movement.
Those Aviators by Ray Ban in the top pic were the first ones that caught my eye (very punny!).
I felt like Carrie Bradshaw at a baseball park circa the SATC early years.
That pair was also very comfortable, but I nixed them because I think you have to be extremely stylish or starring in an old episode of CHiPs (remember that show?) to pull them off successfully.
Next, this pair of tortoiseshell Kate Spade cat eye glasses. I liked the shape, but since they weren’t one of the pairs on sale (They somehow got mixed up with the sale stuff… Don’t you hate that?), they were a no-go.
The last pair I tried on was this pair by Tory Burch, the 56mm Cat Eye Sunglasses.
They were originally $149, marked down to $98, and also come with a case, a pouch and a two-year warranty.
And since my birthday is in a couple weeks…
I haven’t been able to find them online in this same shade, but your local store might have them in stock (here’s the red ones, but they’re full price, if you’re interested).
Yeah, of course the cat lady would end up with cat eye sunglasses…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,