Find the Perfect Sunglasses

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Sunny weather is here in many parts of the country. We’re even getting our share of sun in the “it almost always rains all spring” Northwest!

It’s been over 5 years since I bought a new pair of sunglasses. I’ve loved my Kate Spade glasses I found at the Nordstrom Rack for 49.99.  I know, that’s quite a record if you’re one who buys inexpensive sunglasses and purchases new ones frequently. I believe in spending a little more and taking good care of them. They are always in a case and I try not to wear them on top of my head.

I decided I wanted the royal treatment this time so I could learn all the ins/outs of my purchase to share in this post. I went to the sunglasses section at Nordstrom.

I judge a pair of sunglasses BEFORE I ever look in the mirror. I learned this from that Kate Spade pair I bought years ago. They FELT good the minute I put them on.

I suggest you put them on, then look in the mirror and try pair after pair.

Face shape/Shape of glasses: There are many articles on the web to help you find the right shape. In short you want to balance your face shape with the opposite shape of frame. If you have an oval face, you can wear almost any shape. I think that most of the time you will be drawn to what looks good on you. Ask for honesty with your salesperson or bring a friend.

Most pairs despite the shape, brand or price point have 100% UV protection.

Do you need polarized lenses? Polarized glasses reduce the glare. If you suffer from eyestrain, headaches when driving in the sun, spend time on the water, this may be a good choice for you.

Here is what I tried when I went shopping:

Michael Kors                                                                      Vince Camuto

Ray Ban

Kate Spade


So what do you think? Which ones do you like

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  1. 1
    Jessica Harbin says:

    I love the Kate Spades – there is something about the mixture of the rounded square look that just makes most people look glamorous. And who doesn’t want to look glamorous? As a wearer of some fairly high powered contact lenses, this shape offers the most protection from the sun without wearing wrap around style glasses which are not flattering on my face.

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    Linda Aronsohn says:

    I like the Kate Spade glasses on you – they seem to give you the best coverage and look great with the shape of your face. The Vince Camuto’s were a close second!

    • 2.1
      Karen says:

      Thanks for the comment Linda. another vote for Kate Spade! Can’t wait to share what I bought. Stay tuned.

  3. 3
    Robyn N. says:

    Kate Spade for sure. They compliment your overall face.

  4. 4
    Erin Houy says:

    WOW! The consensus is in! I can’t believe we’ve all picked the same pair for you. I totally agree the Kate Spade are the best. They have such a great shape and seem to fit you so well.

    • 4.1
      Karen says:

      Thanks Erin! This is making me a laugh a little because I did something similar on Facebook and it was Gucci.

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    Deb Henry says:

    The pair by Kate Spade get my vote!

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