As much as I love my sunglasses, I’m in a constant state of losing them. It’s usually my favorite pair that I “misplace,” given that I’m always carrying them with me, and it usually ends in tears. There’s just way too many places to casually leave them and then forget about them just as casually. They also happen to be ridiculously easy to break and scratch, what with the bending arms and fragile lenses. After losing three pairs of Ray-Bans in the past two years, the days of shelling out for a designer pair are over, and I’ve become a connoisseur on the quest for good-looking, decent quality sunglasses that I won’t have a panic attack over if I leave them somewhere. Here’s my round-up of 10 stylish shades that won’t break the bank, or your heart.
I am a lucky gal. The folks at online glasses retailer Mezzmer have offered me the chance to test out their “try at home” service in exchange for a complimentary pair of specs. Mezzmer allows shoppers to pick as many as five pairs to try at home. You simply add the pairs you’d like to try on to your cart and for a service fee of $1 — which is refunded to you in a couple of days — they send you the frames in a nice box to try on at home. When you decide on which frames you want, you mail the sample frames back (it comes with a return slip to slap on the same box they came in), and then order your final pair with your prescription. (You even have 30 days to return your glasses if for some reason you’re unhappy with them.) Keep reading »
Who are you calling “Four Eyes”? Kate Spade’s tiny glasses pendant on a gold-plated necklace is a quirky way to show friends that you’re a smartypants. Or, at least, one stylish chica. With specs this cute, you’ll be begging for astigmatism!
I always assumed the original nerd boyfriend Woody Allen wore the same glasses in movie after movie. But alas, there are subtle differences. Maybe in 50 years someone can replicate this chart with Lady Gaga’s hair? [World of Wonder] Keep reading »
Well, it’s about time: Lisa Loeb is known for her iconic cat eyeglasses, and now she’s helping other women define their look with her new line of glasses, Lisa Loeb Eyewear Collection by Classique. The “Stay” singer’s frames are a fit for any face shape and are appropriate for work, school or play. There are classic styles, like the Hello Lisa, and embellished options that have etching and rhinestones on the handles, like the Lucky Me. The prices seem to be comparable, or even less in some instances, as other designer frames. Now if only she had a tutorial on how to get the sexy librarian vibe, we’d all be set. [Lisa Loeb Eyewear] Keep reading »
First I got the cutes, then I got the sadz. This dog in glasses, part of a brilliant photo collection aptly titled Dogs In Glasses, looks exactly like my childhood dog Mandy. Well, if she had worn glasses. But she had perfect eyesight. Actually, she was perfect. RIP, Mandy. I miss you. [Crusahble] Keep reading »