Wednesday, March 11, 2009

They Aren't Ray Ban

I never buy expensive sunglasses because I'm guaranteed to loose or break them within a month. So I mostly stick to Forever21 and Target for my sunglasses needs; I never spend more than $10 on a pair.

Now, the fancy, colorful pair I'm wearing in the photo below is even better than my Target and F21 versions because they were free. I got them in a gift bag and I think they're meant to be a cheesy party favor, but I love them. To some they might seem dated and down-right ugly, but to me they have potential to look like a Proenza Schouler-inspired accessory.


Sunglass ?, Gap tank, McQueen for Target pants, Dolce Vita shoes from Eviva.

Still questioning the sunglasses? Well, let's just say the price was very recession-friendly.

CL

38 comments:

Brandy said...

Uhh, if you do buy expensive sunglasses and keep your receipt, they will replace them when they break. I bought mine from Sunglass Hut and I had a defect in my glasses and they repaired the arms in the store for me for free.

AsianCajuns said...

What if I sit on them? Or drive over them? Or drop them in the sewer. Too risky. I'll still with my cheapies.

Lainey said...

I love your outfit, especially your shoes! oh man!

Parker Cross said...

I'm with you! The glasses are great!

greenjeans said...

Yeah cheap sunglasses for the win. I wore elvis style ones forever because of that movie true romance.

Those sunglasses are awesome. I like the colors a lot.

ps i think i might buy those shoes...

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thank you! Oh not it was my blog birthday not my real birthday (my blog has been online since Jan 2008) but i forgot to post about it on the actual 1 year lol.... I ADORE YOUR SUNGLASSES btw! =]

xx

June Shin said...

It's Murphy's Law, the more you pay for sunglasses, the higher the probability that you will lose them. Case in point, I got a pair from a gift bag at a store opening about 5 years ago. I still have them because they were free. If I actually paid for them, guaranteed they would be lost.

phamzy said...

same here, i don't think it's a necessity on my part to buy expensive sunnies! i rather buy one from forever21. they look lovely!love your outfit here!


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AsianCajuns said...

Glad you guys like the sunglasses! I was a little hesitant to do this post since they're not necessarily flattering.

Greenjeans, bring back the Elvis style ones! I'd love that!

June, you're totally right. It's Murphy's Law. Best stick to the cheap ones.

I'm with you Phamzy. F21 sunglasses all the way!

Emz said...

Yup. I know what you mean about sunglasses. haha, they just cant withstand the pain from the bottom of my bag so I buy cheap ones too! Charlotte Russe has cute ones as well =)

Shelly's Style Shop said...

I am the same way with sunglasses...free ones are the best!

I really love your outfit! I love blue and black together. Very chic! xoxo, Shelly

J said...

I know this is supposed to be about your sunglasses, but I've said it before on a previous post, and I'll say it again, your black shoes are soooo cute!

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fhen said...

the sunglasses is so unique. love the color dear
and the f21 sunglasses are cheap chic. agree with you

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I love them, especially with what your wearing!! A fab freebie indeed!

xs said...

i'm the same way with sunglasses. i've been wearing my $18 vintage pair for years now. although i have to admit sometimes i am tempted by the likes of balenciaga and chloe . . .

proudly says, said...

it's so cute! i like the colorful vibe!

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Sal said...

Hee. Those are awesome.

Fashion Therapist said...

Whatever brand they are - they're awesome!

labelleetlaitgirl said...

Those sunnies look really fun, although I must compliment your trousers first. I disagree though, you are much less likely to be careless with items you spent your whole shopping budget on. I still have a pair of (slightly tacky) D&G sunnies from 3 years ago, but the H&M sunnies from that time are nowhere to be found. Plus I have assymetric ears, so cheaper sunglasses don't fit me as well and end up loopsided.

ZombieLace said...

I absolutely love the glasses! They kind of remind me of a mad scientist Dr. Strangelove type, only it's a super chic mad scientist on a fabulous summer day. Love the irony!

Terri said...

Guard them with your life!

proudly says, said...

it doesnt look bad at all.
i like buying stuff from f21 too.

tanya said...

you can't beat free, darling! Those are great--especially with that outfit. The shoes just KILL me...gorgeous!

evita nuh said...

I love glasess too! and yours is great! ( and they even free! ) :D

love your blog!

lisa said...

Cool sunglasses!

I've been wearing glasses since I was 8. I figure if I've learned how to take care of a pair of glasses for years without breaking them, I can do the same with sunglasses, so I can justify being a bit more spend-y. :-)

Hanako66 said...

You look so cool!

Maria said...

cute outfit!
The sunglasses make it unique and happy!love it!

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Amie said...

Adore the shoes♥

Last summer I had lots of pairs.. Now I have one pair.. Proves your point when it comes to me too. I can´t own expensive ones! I need to go shopping for sunnies!

Shin said...

I break my sunglasses all the time and I don't see the reason to buy an expensive pair either but I'm going to try and buy one now since the weather is warming up. I love your pants! xxoxoxoxoxo

wrennybird said...

I'm digging those shoes with the pinstripe pants.
I also don't spend much on sunglasses for the same reasons but also wonder if the cheap ones truly have adequate UV protection. Hope we aren't sacrificing our vision!

Hot Bot said...

The last pair of shades I spent more than $12 on; I sat on them the 3rd day of having them. So sad. Granted they were still economical (only $40), but still...a sad waste of dollah billz.

Hurrah for cheap shades!!

Ivy said...

I've got a flat, Asian face, so I buy any glasses that don't leave dents in my cheek, which has been like 2 pairs. Do y'all ever have that problem?

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Dooder City said...

you look adorable.

The Clothes Horse said...

Those are so fun. Also, I still love the shoes.

Franco said...

hahah I love those kind of glasses, so 90's

May Kasahara said...

you rock those glasses.
great find!

LaMimi said...

I say wear whatever you like whether it's expensive or dirt cheap. All that matters is that it makes you feel good.

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