Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunglasses Shopping For The Frugal Female


Style Challenge: Sunglasses Style
Now I know for many of my blogging buddies, they like to spend beaucoup de bucks on sunglasses, fancy brands, and labels. That's just not my scene. Especially since there have been a series of news stories about the ridiculous amount of mark up on eye wear. Really, it's plastic with two screws, even the most experienced manufacturers agree that a pair of glasses, especially non-prescription, should not cost more than a few dollars.  Now that's more up my alley. So this past weekend, I grabbed Umbreen and Sana, two trusty advisers and equally frugal females and we headed out to Toronto's Kensington Market for my annual pilgrimage to buy a pair of new sunnies.


 It's not easy to bargain hunt, but you gotta put your heart into it.





The key to a successful sunglasses shopping expedition is to take friends who are both brutally honest, and definitive about what they like on you. You have to trust their judgement...and your own of course.
 



Important to have those trusty friends, so you don't make mistakes like these. 




I do love those coral ones...but are they a practical choice for everyday? Hmmm...better keep looking. 
Wait what have we here... 


I think we have a winner!


Umbreen (left), Sana (right) and me with our purchases! And all three for less $20!


~ Thanks for stopping by you shady people you! ~

36 comments:

  1. good choice, they look great on you!
    but for such a price I'd take the coral ones, too ;)

    Laila
    Ladylike Notes

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  2. Looks fun, a girl can never have too many pairs of sunglasses!

    xo, Megan

    http://indieflower-meg.blogspot.com/

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  3. You look beautiful in every pair, and of course, I love the heart ones!! You made a great choice!!

    :)
    Allison
    http://afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful shades! We love all of them! Fantastic!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
    SHOP: www.saboskirt.com
    BLOG: www.saboskirt.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your final choice...they look so brilliant with your glowing smile! I totally agree about sunglasses, too; paying such an huge price for something that so easy snaps or breaks is ridiculous. Great post!

    <3 Samantha
    http://www.nerdysam.com

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  6. I adore the blue pair...so sassy and adorable:) Happy Monday morning, sweetie.

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  7. Owww I love these glasses!! so fashion and nice!!

    Tks

    www.modebrasilis.blogspot.com.br

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  8. What a fun post! Love the the last shot of the three of you beautiful ladies:)
    Great glasses!
    C

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  9. That blue pair is one that does work for everything while still being fun. Love it. I love my wanna-be-movie-star, oversized pair. I mean, they are ridiculous enough without being too crazy.

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  10. Great post! so many funny glasses :D
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thanks for a fun day! (Too bad it's "winter weather" today - but I'm hoping to take my pair our for a legitimate test drive later this week!)

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  12. Aw great pictures my dear!!!! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  13. Beautiful smile Natasha!! and great choice. I love the blue!

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  14. Looks like you ladies had a blast sunglass shopping! I do love your pick and the color! I'd never thought blue would be a nice color for sunglasses, but now I know it looks great!

    www.dishesanddiamonds.com

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  15. So cute! And I agree - my shades are from Forever 21 - no need for expensive shades. Love these photos.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  16. Nice post! Very funny :)

    WITH LOVE,
    LINSEY / POSE-BLOG.COM

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  17. while not practical for everyday wear, the coral ones looked super cute on you.

    PinkPopMash

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  18. i'm in love with those coral round shades! i think it's a good buy :)

    -xoxo-
    stephanie chu from confessions of a glitterati
    (www.stephaniesuarezchu.blogspot.com)

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  19. Oh, this looks like it was just so much fun! I see you guys are also wearing winter coats in April. We sure didn't have much spring in Vancouver either...

    Style Lounge

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  20. Haha. Oh man this post made my day! Love the hearts!

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  21. Oh my! I think I've never seen so many gorgeous glasses at one place! You are one lucky lady! The round black glasses are something I am looking for for quite some time now, wish I was there, too! And the coral ones - ohhhh! So lovely! :)
    xxx,
    Lilah
    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.com/

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  22. What great finds!

    xo Jessica
    www.newlyloved.com

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  23. Funny sunglasses !
    Xxo

    http://freedame-fashion.blogspot.com

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  24. what a fun post! i love the orange ones the best~~ so cool~ xO~
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  25. this is just funny!:) great post!:)

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  26. ha ha j'adore, funny look but you stay beautiful girls ;D
    Kiss
    Nores
    http://hennesalittlebirdtoldme.blogspot.com/

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  27. So fun! I got to say, I would've went with the face framers. J/K!!

    Great steal, girl!

    Check out my "sunnies" post that was featured on IFB's top 15 too!
    http://infoodiefashion.com/spring-fashion-trend-floral-prints-pastel/

    cheers,
    Anastasia
    T: @infoodiefashion

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  28. Looks like you guys had fun. Love your sunglasses choice! I definitely agree with taking friends to get a second or third opinion on a pair before choosing.

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  29. Hey Natasha.. Found your blog through InFB.
    I will spend some time to read your other posts but in latest I find this one very interesting. What a fun post and pic ..I couldn't resist smiling at your trials for sunglassess. If I am not wrong you are living in Toronto ? I am too enjoying the beauty of this city. Fun to get connected to you. All the very best wishes for your blog.

    Shilpi
    www.pinkjasminestyling.com

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  30. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post

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  31. I love that blue wayfarer sunglasses, It remind me of my New Ray-Ban Ice-Pop Wayfarer Edition sunglasses.

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  32. You look absolutely mesmerizing in that dress, it's gorgeous! It's such an honor to get invited to the film festival.
    Thanks,
    Film ReMoved by Sabrina Culver

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