My personal collection - my babies!! (Most are from BEYA, NYC street tables and Target like I said - all far left column are from WISH)
HI GUYS!!! So, in honor of my return, I thought I’d talk about my favorite accessories in the world- SUNGLASSES!
As you may have noticed, today is National Sunglasses Day and in the good, ole Sunshine State, having
sunglasses is a M U S T. Another ‘must’ when buying and wearing sunnies is that you MUST know your head shape and which frames suit your face the best, unless you’re blessed like J-Lo where everything literally looks beautiful on you (a girl
can dream, amiright???)
First things first, let’s get this straight, this is NOT about if your head shape is this, you MUST wear this style. No baby, at the end of the day wear what YOU love and what you feel good in. This is just
a starter on where to begin and to give you ideas if you don’t know what to look for if you’re not completely sure.
There are ~around~ five different head shapes, my guys: Oval, heart, round, square, and triangle.
PSA: you can fall under multiple shapes. ***
Step One: It’s time to grab a mirror and figure out which one you are.
Oval: Oval faces have narrow foreheads and jawlines, while they have wider cheekbones. (celebs
with oval faces: Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Kate Middleton)
Round: There are no harsh feature but everything is softer, having a wide forehead, cheekbones, and jaw. (celebs with round faces: Drew Barrymore, Mila Kunis, Queen Latifah)
have wider foreheads and face continues to arrow through to the jaw. (celebs with heart faces: Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon)
Square: More defined angles and lines, with a wide forehead, cheekbones, and jaw. (celebs with square
faces: Lady Gaga, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie)
Triangle: The exact opposite of heart faces, Triangle-shaped faces are wider in the jaw and gradually narrow through up to the forehead. (celebs with triangle faces: Ellie Kemper, Kelly Osbourne, Raven
**Quick note: I vary from heart to oval shape**
Step Two: Figuring out which frames work best for your shape.
Oval: Unlike the other faces, ovals were blessed with having the ‘perfect’
head shape, any frame really fits their face and flatters them so go crazy!
Round: Since your face is rounder and has less angles, you really want to make the illusion of having those sharp angles, so you want to look for rectangle, square frames. These
will help your face look elongated, thinner, and sharper.
Heart: Because your face is wider at top, you really want to make your face as even as possible. You really want to look for glasses with a wider bottom edge, like aviators.
my friend, were blessed with that chiseled jaw and sharp angles that can cut through the toughest diamond. Just like your round-shaped friends, you really want to find glasses that even you out and create an illusion, in this case that your features are softer
and rounder- aviators, cat-eyes, and round (John Lennon) glasses work the best for you!
Triangle: Because your face is wider at the bottom, you really want to look for glasses that pull your eyes upward – cat-eye frames are really your best bet
(So lucky!). If you’re not into the whole cat eye look, there are some pairs of aviators that are less rounded at the bottom, but the frame on top is longer, making your face look wider, and more even. (these are one of my favorite glasses in my collection)
Step Three: Where to buy cute, AFFORDABLE sunglasses.
My biggest pet-peeve is when people say “affordable” and then the price tags are $35, $80, etc... like sweetie, THAT IS NOT AFFORDABLE!!!
Some good places to look for glasses are:
- Target (!!!) – ranging from $5.95-12.95, you can find some of the cutest glasses that fit your face shape and saves your wallet.
- BEYA - located in most malls around Central
Florida (Fashion Square, The Loop, and Florida to name a few) and Puerto Rico, is an amazing store that always has 2-3 for $10 and it is always super trendy and you’re bound to buy all of them (I speak from experience)
- WISH- yes, the infamous
app. LET ME TELL YOU, THAT THEY CAN HAVE ALL MY COINS!!! Some of the glasses you see on celebrities and in fashion magazine can be found there for WAY cheap, I mean, literally FREE (just pay shipping which is like $2), all the pairs that I have bought from
them look amazing, very high quality, but the only downside is waiting for your packages to get to you. It can range from 2-5 weeks in getting here which hurts my impatient soul but no other downside!
- If you’re ever in NYC, do not, I repeat
DO NOT buy glasses at stores- you will be robbed!!! All over 34th street, in the Times Squares area and street fairs during the summer, you will find street corner tables selling glasses for 5 dollars and if you buy more than two or three, you can
eventually bargain down and save a bit more $$ (use those for the dollar slice of pizza), you can thank me later!
So please, next time you go shopping for sunnies, invest in a good pair that will flatter your face and boost your
confidence all the way up to the roof! So, enjoy your summers at the beach or on the poolside with a delightful book, fresh fruit, cool drinks and cute, affordable glasses to keep your wallet and you, happy!