So I bought myself a birthday present. I'm really good at doing that. In fact, I do it year-round. Aha. Anyways, I got myself some Ray-Ban sunglasses, and they finally came, so of course I had to take pictures of myself wearing them and making silly faces and blog about it.
#1: see, we're doing pretty well, I'm making a normal face (which I totally struggle with that close to a mirror). #2: I can't resist the urge to make silly fish faces. Ever. Cute. I know.
These are the Modern Wayfarers from Ray-Ban in brown. Now, I've had bad luck with Ray-Bans. My aviators fell apart, and my Wayfarers were always way too big, and also fell apart. But Shopbop has a great return policy and free shipping, so I took the plunge. They're a sturdy plastic frame with gradient lenses. What I loved right off the bat is that these fit very firmly on my face. They aren't slipping off. I could probably go running in them. They're a nice, warm dark brown, which I find a lot more flattering than black.
My favorite part, though, is the shape. They're an updated Wayfarer, meaning that they're a slightly larger lens with a more rectangular shape instead of the usual circular. Plus they go out more at the temples for a slight cat-eye effect, which I love (so sassy!). I think the more rectangular frames are much more flattering on my rounder face. They still have the iconic Wayfarer look, but with a bit of a Jackie O twist. Overall I'm super pleased with this purchase. I've been wearing them every day, and have gotten a ton of compliments.
I got these from Shopbop because they have fast free shipping and free return shipping. They come with a Ray-Ban case and a cleaning cloth.