WIW: new sunglasses

I splurged on some new sunglasses. In the past, I've taken old eyeglass frames and had sunglass lenses put into them. This time I specifically bought sunglass frames and lenses. They are expensive, since they are prescription, and I wear progressive lenses. I'm hoping I won't tire of them too quickly.

I wore them to work yesterday. Photo 1 shows my whole outfit, and photo 2 is a selfie taken at the bus stop. Note: The lines across the glasses in selfie closeup are some kind of reflection, not bifocal lines!

The outfit: Long-sleeved, short swing dress in dark teal (OSKA, Varali), navy sneakers (Paul Green); layered necklaces (Madewell); gray leather backpack (Rebecca Minkoff); new sunglasses (Fendi).

Thanks for looking! I welcome any thoughts you wish to share.

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  • FashIntern replied 2 years ago

    You look awesome. You rock that dress, the shoes are perfect, and the sunglasses prove the point made about them over in the “what is glamour” post.

  • Jenn replied 2 years ago

    And we were just talking about glamour!

    I have new prescription sunglasses on my shopping list. I hope I'm as successful as you've been.

  • Sal replied 2 years ago

    You look great - I love the glasses.  Modern but not likely to date!!

  • JAileen replied 2 years ago

    You sure are the cool girl - they look great! I love prescription sunglasses. And I don’t care if they have a line.

  • Katerina replied 2 years ago

    WOW! Super fabulous sunnies! I love large glamorous sunglasses and looking at yours is such a treat. The style is modern classic and it will work with literally everything. They fit you beautifully! Perfect choice.
    The outfit is great and the sunnies ad the perfect final touch.

  • merwoman replied 2 years ago

    Glamorous, I thought before reading any of the comments. Glamorous and mysterious, great choice.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, all!

    FashIntern and Jenn, thanks! I did read the glamour post, and while I didn't comment, my thought was that sunglasses and red lipstick can pretty much create glamour instantly.
    I had glamour in mind when I was looking at sunglasses, too. I considered a different pair that was a big cateye shape, super cool looking--and very glamorous--but not something I would want to wear every day. These seemed a good look for providing some everday glamour.

    Sal, thanks! That's what I'm hoping for --a bit of longevity.

    Oh, JAileen, you made my day. I'm the cool girl--yay!

    Katerina, thanks for your kind comments!

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    ooh, thanks, Merwoman!

  • Windchime replied 2 years ago

    Great outfit and great sunglasses! Simple, classic colors and styles, and everything looks easy and comfy for summer. Enjoy the new sunnies!

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, Windchime!

    In searching for a stock photo of the sunglasses online, I discovered they are listed as men's. Well, not anymore--LOL!

  • Gigi replied 2 years ago

    I really like these on you! They work well with your face shape.

    I like your formula for glamour...I'll have to try it. It's easy, which is right up my alley. :)

  • replied 2 years ago

    Nice and BIG! Sunglasses definitely can be bigger than regular eye glasses. Nice!

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, Gigi and Smittie! I think they look especially big in the closeup, but I think that is partly a function of the camera angle. To me, they seem to look more proportionally accurate in the full-length photo. Still big, but not so overwhelming.

  • lisa p replied 2 years ago

    They look great on you - you have the face for it . And as usual , I love your whole ensemble !

  • Becky replied 2 years ago

    Fabulous! You chose well.

  • Like the Season replied 2 years ago

    You have such a fab style, Firecracker! Love the shades.

  • replied 2 years ago

    Ah ok. Looks good in the first pic too Firecracker!

  • unfrumped replied 2 years ago

    Wow! I like everything about this outfit.

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    Gorgeous - great look!

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! Smittie, no offense taken! :)

  • replied 2 years ago

    Agreeing with all the glamour comments! And prescription sunnies are definitely a worthwhile investment, i wear mine more than my regular glasses.

  • Kathie replied 2 years ago

    Fabulous sunglasses! Love the dress, too, and your hair looks great. Is this a slightly different cut?

  • karen13 replied 2 years ago

    sharp looking from head to toe. I just got prescription sunglasses and am sold. I didn’t splurge on frames as I need3d to be thrifty after buying a number of new pairs, and you are making me wish I had. I love the color and. Shape of those.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thanks, all!
    Kathie, thanks for the hair compliment. Yes, I've been wearing it in a shag cut for the last several months and am really enjoying it. I still have the length to put it up, which is nice.
    Karen13, glasses are so expensive, I know what you mean.
    Suntiger, I also have a pair of prescription glasses to wear while bicycling. I probably wear those almost as much as my regular glasses!

  • cindysmith replied 2 years ago

    Love them, they look great on you!

  • bj1111 replied 2 years ago

    You are glamorous every day Sharan.

    Sunnies are FAB!

  • Aliona replied 2 years ago

    The sun specs look gorgeous on you! I predict they’ll get lots of wear :)

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    Gorgeous as always, Sharan.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    Thank you, Cindy;how sweet of you bj1111; thanks, Aliona and Angie!

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