Wednesday, February 29, 2012

{accessory to the crime} big black cat...


  1.  House of Harlow 1960 'Chelsea'
  2. Persol Cat's Eye
  3. The Row Exagerated Cat Eye
  4. Gucci 'Youngster' Oversized Cat Eye
  5. Tom Ford 'Malin' Cat Eye
  6. Juicy Couture Retro 
  7. Dita 'Vesoul'
  8. Elizabeth & James 'Lafayette'

I'm not really sure why I decided to introduce this post as 'accessory to the crime' but it felt right at the time. Maybe cat eye shades make me feel a little dangerous and mysterious enough to commit a crime? Whatever. The point is this: I want. I am in some ways a sunglasses fiend (I have quite a few pairs, many of them rather expensive) but in other ways sort of a loyalist. When I find a pair that works for me, I wear them to death. Ray-Ban aviators, anyone?

Lately, I've had a hankering for a new pair. It's been quite a sunny winter in NYC if I do say so myself, and I'm just a teeny, tiny bit bored of my Ray-Bans. They're my forever shades, don't get me wrong - but a girl has to change things up! (Especially when she's wearing sunglasses on le blog all the time...)

I'm quite positive I need a pair of absolutely gigantic black cat eye sunglasses. They're retro, glamorous and timeless when done right. I thought about tortoise, but black really brings the drama - which I like. It's so hard to know what will look right without trying them on - but initially I am totally stuck on the Gucci 'Youngster' and Tom Ford 'Malin.' Both are wildly expensive, go figure. I like investing in sunglasses every now-and-then though, especially in a classic shape. To me they're like bags and jewels: they can become your signature and define your style with just one glance.

What about you? New shades for spring and summer? What shape are you feeling?

8 comments:

  1. I am obsessed with Cat Eye glasses! I love the Persols. They I like that the shape is a little different, but still cat. Also, the House of Harlows and Elizabeth & James shades are amazing!
    xo,
    Lindsey
    www.caviartaste.com

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  2. Cateye frames were my newbies last year and i absolutely love them! i found mine for a steal at Urban Outfitters, since i'm quite hard on them, and have worn them to death!
    in dramatic fashion

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  3. I just got some black wayfarers, and cateyes are next on my list! I LOVE those Eliz + James ones - exactly what I'm looking for!!

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  4. i LOVE those elizabeth & james ones! on my wishlist!

    style-extraordinaire.com

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  5. The Gucci "Youngster" are my favorite as well...but also way out of my price range! :( I'm thinking some colored frames for spring/summer...mint maybe? I've actually had my eye on these two-tone brown and mint shades by Electric.

    http://www.industrialrideshop.com/p-13246-electric-tonette-brown-mintbrown-gradient-sunglasses.aspx

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  6. I have the house of harlow sunglasses and I absolutely love them. Btw LOVE your banner.

    Collections

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  7. i got some super cute cat eye cheapies from target that totally do the trick. love, love, love.

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  8. You forgot to add the Linda Farrow Luxe Snake skin cat eye sunnies!

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