06 April 2012

If It Ain't Baroque-- Fix It!


It must have been a couple of years ago when I first spotted Prada's 'Baroque' sunglasses on the back of Vogue. Of course, I completely flipped out over them. The form! The lines! The shape! I'd never seen anything like them before. Unfortunately, I deemed them too beautiful, out of my reach, flat out impractical. Never even tried them on. Since then, I've admired them on so many different faces, in a variety of settings. My favorites-- Ashley OlsenChiara FerragniEmily Schuman. But naturally, as anyone with a good head on their shoulders would assure you, life isn't about Prada, or even sunglasses... so naturally, I moved on.

I'd been doing just fine until a couple of weeks ago, when I was casually browsing one of my favorite fashion blogs, Wendy's Lookbook, and spotted the 'Baroque' Cat's Eye sunglasses. At this point, I was done. I can't get them out of my head! And I'm not even the kind of person who spends money on sunglasses, certainly not one who splurges on them. But here I am, making a list of excuses why these need to belong to me. So far I've got:

  1. They're not really sunglasses, they're art.
  2. I still haven't spent my birthday money, and they would make a great late birthday gift.
  3. My eyes need to be protected from the sun, and Prada sunglasses should be more efficient than Target ones, right??

Two questions for you, my faithful blog readers. Can you please help justify this purchase for me by adding more excuses to my list? And which style do you prefer, the original round frames or the Cat's Eyes?

Thanks for always being there! ;) 

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  1. Buying a designer item is an investment for your wardrobe.
    You are back in California for the first time since you got married. Everyone knows the sun is brighter in California, and therefore, you need sunglasses.
    If you travel to LA or New York, you'll fit right in with the celebrities.

    I love the detail on the sides of the round, but I think I like the cat eyes more!

    1. Lauren: Haha, such great excuses! Thank you! :) I think I'm leaning toward the cat eyes too...

  2. Sheesh, these are too beautiful! you are right on... they are pieces of art!

  3. 1) Cat Eyes are the new human eyes.
    2) Gina Stumwasser wouldn't hesitate to throw down the cash. Neither should you.
    3) You're too classy to NOT have these.
    4) They will make you lose 10 pounds. Obviously...since you may not have any $$ to buy groceries for a few weeks, but that's only a plus...not a minus.
    5) Hello...they are "Baroque". Enough said.

    Get the dang glasses. :)

    1. Haha, Cassie, this whole comment made me laugh! You're right, Gina definitely wouldn't hesitate to throw down the cash. When I grow up, I hope I can afford to be just like her. ;)