Mumbler of the Year

0 comments

Glasses Galore

cover

Today we are going to talk about the most important accessory of all – EYEGLASSES! Not only do they help us see the world better, they are also a fashion statement! Check out the specs and shades below!

for-gelati-divider

// Affordable & Stylish // Derek Cardigan 7005 Black (US$89)

Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 11.14.30 PM
Let’s start off with a pair of affordable, yet good-quality glasses! I’ve been a long-time customer at ClearlyContacts.ca (aka Coastal.com for people in the US), and have ordered many pairs of glasses on their website before. I wasn’t sure about the quality of their house brand Derek Cardigan at first, but lately I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about their products. This pair of oversized cateye glasses by Derek Cardigan is definitely on the top of my list! I’ve always wanted a pair of cateye glasses but since I have a rather big and round face, I don’t want a pair that’s too small. A tiny tip – the website has sales frequently, so I wouldn’t buy anything that’s of regular price on there *wink*

 

// For Hipsters // Warby Parker Kimball Marzipan Tortoise (US$95)

Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 11.28.39 PM

This pair is for all y’all hipsters out there who appreciate brands that focus on their products instead of their brand name. I would classify Warby Parker as the MUJI of eyeglasses because they are not selling stuff based on marketing (like what many other luxury brands are doing in the eye-wear industry) but rather on the design and quality. I also like their no-frill price scheme – US$95/pair including perscription lenses; no hard-selling on unnecessary add-ons. Anyway, I like the details in this pair of glasses. I am getting a bit bored of the typical wayfarer glasses so I really appreciate the thicker frame and catchy pattern!

 

// Smart & Classy // Miu Miu Embellished Optical Glasses (US$395)

Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 11.49.35 PM

For a smart and classy look, this pair of Miu Miu is perfect for you! I don’t know why but I can’t keep my eyes off cateye glasses lately. I think they are very chic and they make you look smart at the same time! (yes, there are some glasses that can make you look dumb, I swear) While doing research for this post, I just realized Miu Miu makes a lot of really nice cateye glasses! This pair especially caught my attention because of the amber-toned jewels and deep gold-toned detailing.

 

// Get Personalized // Personalized Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer (US$195)

Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 12.13.45 AM

For those who like to get things personalized, check out the Ray-Ban Remix Shop! I know I’m only supposed to talk about optical glasses but this e-shop is way-too-cool! Basically, you can personalize your own pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses through choosing the model, color on the front, color on the side, the size of the lenses, and you can also add personalized text on the sunglasses and/or on the sunglasses case! I’ve been wanting to get a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer Folding for a while now because they are really compact (you can fold them in half), so it’s really convenient to carry around in your bag (’cause you know, a lot of sunglasses come with chunky and impractical case).

 

for-chisa-divider
I wear sunglasses all season so I’m always looking for the perfect pair regardless of the cold weather here!

// Karen Walker: Super Duper Strength Crazy Tort (NZD$349) // Peek-A-Boo White & Gold (NZD$349)

karenwalker

Karen Walker is a New Zealand based brand and is famous for their playful designs. Super Duper Strength sunglasses is from a past season and I always wanted to purchase it! A while ago, I had a chance to try them on… and sadly, the fit was kind of awkward on my face. I don’t think it’s the sunglasses fault but I was pretty sad :( . On the right, is from the latest collection and I love the shape, especially the use of the gold signature arrow around the lens!

// Ksubi: Skeleton Black/Tortoise (AUD$249) // Caelum Clear Grey

ksubi
You might recognize these sunglasses since many Asian celebrities has worn them for the past few years. I found a store in Vancouver (el cartel) that carries Ksubi sunglasses so I can’t wait to try them on to see if it looks good on me!

// Oliver Peoples: Tokyo (CAD$550)

tokyo
Oliver Peoples makes one of the most comfortable sunglasses in the world. In my opinion, at least. One time I was at an outlet to buy sunglasses and ended up buying a non-plastic frame sunglasses (my first time), and it was Oliver Peoples. It sat perfectly on my nose and it was sooo light! Not to mention the design was super classy and fun. I bought that pair for USD$250 so this Tokyo sunglasses does seem a bit expensive, but they really know how to make glasses, so it’s definitely worth the price (although I think I would buy at the outlet). Now that I’m getting older the metal frames are starting to appear more and more appealing, as it has a vintage-modern (is that a word?) look.

Now all I need is some sunshine to push me harder to buy a new pair asap!

Leave A Comment

  • Protected by WP Anti Spam