It's SUMMER! Yes you did read that correctly.. we've actually had sunshine and warmth for a few days in the UK which is some sort of miracle. And what does sunshine mean? You need sunglasses! Now some people have too many shoes, some have too many hats, I however, probably have too many pairs of sunglasses when you consider I can only wear one pair at a time... but for me they are a key part of a summer outfit so it's good to have lots of choice.
Sunglasses have come a long way in the last few years and now there's a great range of glasses online with my new favourite shop being GlassesShop.com! They aren't based in the UK but they ship over here and it was still a really easy process, so don't let that put you off.. my glasses arrived in a couple of weeks!
Even if you're not after more sunglasses they still have something for you, if you need normal glasses (for reading etc) then they still have plenty for you to choose from, as well as a great range of prescription sunglasses to combine the two!
Due to my love of sunglasses it was really hard for me to actually choose a pair, but I eventually settled on these gorgeous red ones you can see in the photos above. They're the Pasadena Round glasses with an orange mirror lens
(you can find them here for $35.95)
These actually have the best fit of any sunglasses I've ever worn, they're not tight on your head and are incredibly comfortable to wear for long periods of time... but they're also not too loose so you don't need to worry about them falling off your nose!
The round lenses give good coverage of your eyes without too many gaps for the sun to get in around the edges. It took me a while to get used to the blue tint on the inside as I normally wear much darker glasses, but it's actually quite nice once you get used to it, while the orange mirror effect on the outside means no-one can see your eyes, giving you some privacy and allowing you to hide your puffy eyelids if you suffer from hayfever!
They come in a handy case that just clips shut and also come with a cloth to keep fingerprints at bay, which is always a bonus. The case isn't of the highest quality and I'm not sure it will last very long at the bottom of my handbag but you're not paying for the case are you...
The glasses really are great at doing their job... they protect your eyes from the sun, keep the brightness at bay and also manage to keep your eyes nice and cool behind the lens.
I really love these sunglasses and I've been wearing them more than my other pairs recently, they just have the perfect mix of retro and modern with the round frame and the mirrored lens. I would definitely buy another pair from GlassesShop.com and I'm more than happy to recommend them to you!
Reader Discount Code
Thanks to the lovely people at GlassesShop.com I can even offer you a special reader's discount code! So if you want 50% OFF (yes you read that correctly.. half price people!) glasses or sunglasses head over to GlassesShop.com, choose your favourite pair and then use this code at checkout: GSHOT50 (please note this offer excludes sale frames).
If you do decide to take part in this great offer please check back and let me know which glasses you bought or send me a photo on twitter!
Do you love sunglasses as much as me? Drop me a comment below!
Stay safe, x
*This is a collaborative post & does contain press samples. All thoughts, opinions & photos are my own.*