Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Sunglass Hunt

MENTAL STATUS: "Tired". I have a break today though, so I think I will tally up the scores of the contest I'm judging and submit them in, then do a little food shopping.

I have bad news. Well, awful news really. (For me, anyway.) You see, well, it's summer and...

my sunglasses broke.

Ugh. Not just sunglasses. MY FAVORITE PAIR OF SUNGLASSES. Sunglasses that looked good even when I wore a baseball hat. Sunglasses that had people asking if they were Christian Dior. Sunglasses that even prompted my hubby to say, "Hey, you look like that woman who's married to David Beckham." Yes, those sunglasses. For a little while, I was Spice girl.

I was very depressed. I had to go back to my old sunglasses, which had my hubby making a face. He literally ordered me to go out and get a new pair. But he also wanted me to spend more than $20. Hmm. That's new to me. I always wear cheap sunglasses. It's not in me to buy a pair of Oakleys. But what the heck? If I have the green light, I go.

So I went to the surf shop in town with my mom (because I NEED a second opinion). Apparently, big and bling is in and I have a small face, so I had troubles. Well, because of that, all the sales people got the biggest kick out of putting glasses on my 75 year-old mom instead. She looked good in every pair and I, well, looked like a bug. The guy at the surf shop wanted my mom to try on these gold and red (over the top) glasses. After some begging, she did. Honestly, she looked really good. The guy told her, "Oh man, if I saw you wearing those on the beach, I would give you the biggest high five." He cracked us up.

Anyway, here's my old pair:

And... Ta-da! THE NEW PAIR. (Still big, but not too big)

Check out the cool VZ side.
My hubby just recently bought a pair of Oakleys. He said it was the first nice pair of sunglasses he ever had in his life. My brother on the other hand buys nice new sunglasses every year. I guess it was time for me to splurge. It could have been worse, though. I could have picked out a pair of Pradas.

Are you particular about your sunglasses?


Diane Craver said...

I buy cheap sunglasses (around $15) because expensive ones would make me nervous. LOL

Like your new shades!

Debora Dennis said...

I love the new glasses - great choice! I'm one of those people that constantly misplace the sunglasses or sit on them - so I stick to the cheap ones too! :)

lainey bancroft said...

Go get yourself some cheap sunglasses!

Nope, never had 'real' sunglasses just the 5-15 buck models. I get DH's at the dollar store because he averages 5-10 pairs a week!

Love the new shades!

Diane Craver said...

Hi Lainey,
Glad someone else buys glasses at dollar store. I get my reading glasses there for $4.99 because I lose them all the time or break them.

Chelle Sandell said...

I do the cheap route because my little one always seems to get ahold of them. Hubby bought Oakleys but he's better about hiding his I guess.;)

Kristen Painter said...

Man, I hate when your best shades go belly up. I feel your pain, I really do. I like the new ones tho!

Ellen said...

I can't afford the expensive sunglasses because mine have to be prescription and that's expensive enough! However they do look somewhat like your new ones without the coo logo on the side.