I've been saving up this post for when I felt it was a little more relevant and we had a little bit of sun to actually talk about. I got my hands on the most beautiful sunglasses I've ever owned over the Christmas period but as you all knew I was super busy with dissertation this or that and with that in mind and the obvious weather I felt it was better to hold out for this one.
I've noticed a little bit of sun, and although still VERY cold I've found myself wishing I packed these into my bag. Imagine the best quality sunglasses you've ever laid eyes on and I'm sure you'll find yourself imagining these babies. The London Retro Malcom sunglasses* from Glasses Direct are my new favourites and I honestly can't express how lovely they are. I'm usually one for picking my sunglasses up in the usual suspects: Topshop, Primark or maybe a vintage shop or two but they break so god damn easily. I always find that I'm so much more lax in looking after them as well and often chuck them in my bag without a case or with one of those thin material cases that they are forever slipping out of and so they always get scratched and so I ended up having to buy a new pair all the time. I'm so clumsy when it comes to them and so I never thought I'd bother picking up a high end pair as I just couldn't justify the spend when I knew I'd probably lose them or break them within a month anyway.
One thing I will note is that that all changed when these London Retro sunnies came along. I think it's because of the higher price bracket that I treat them a whole lot differently. None of that chucking them into my bag unprotected, I make note of where I put them etc. etc. Touch wood, nothing bad has happened to them yet but honestly, I can't imagine it happening any time soon. So definitely don't worry about the idea of breaking them because obviously although that could happen, it's less likely to as you'll find that because you spent a little more on it you'll look after it that much more.
I'm forever picking up this style of sunglasses just because I know they suit me and I'd recommend picking up a pair that you know you'll definitely suit and of course definitely wear if you are going to spend a little more on them (how many times can I say that in this post?).
Great quality sunglasses and if you can keep them in tact then I can imagine already that they will last that bit longer as they are that much better quality than the others I've had in the past.
Have you ever splurged on a pair of sunnies?