Lastly the Sunglasses*. I was contacted by Discounted Sunglasses to see if I wanted to choose a pair from their Calvin Klein range, I’ve never had designer sunglasses so it was an offer I couldn’t turn down! Their website is full of high-quality designer sunnies at heavily discounted prices. I was a bit skeptical about how they would look on me as I have a bump on my nose which can make certain styles of glasses sit a little strangley on me and can leave a gap between the side of my face and the glasses. Luckily, the placing of the bridge and the slightly curved shape of the frame meant this didn’t cause an issue.
My main reserve with this product was with the original pricing, new from Calvin Klein these frames cost a wopping £101 pounds. As someone who who has never paid more then £5 for sunglasses and usually gets them from Primark, this just seems insane. Sure they’ve got a designer name behind them but can there really be any difference?
Well, I was plesently suprised. If I am honest I wasn’t expecting to see any noticeable difference and I thought the price tag just came from the name but there are some improvements from my usual picks. The obvious one is the quality of the frames, despite them being thin they feel really study. However the biggest thing for me was with the lenses; I first tested these out on a very sunny day in the Lake District and I realised almost instantly that there was no glare whatsoever. With my usual glasses they just darken my vision but these must have something more science-y going on because it was so glare-free, I felt like I could look directly at the sun with them and not wince (don’t actually do that). Also it made everything look really natural in a way I can’t really explain; it blocked out the sun without just making everything darker which made it a really comfortable (these are going to be a god-send in Disney World next year)! Also the slightly curved design meant there was no sun sneaking in from the sides either.
These are all really good features but would I pay over £100? I am not sure I would ever be able to justify that, however with the discount on Discounted Sunglasses they were just £44 and I think this is much more reasonable. I think I have been really spoilt with sunglasses now! I don’t think I’ll ever really splash out on sunnies short of a lottery-win but I think around the £40 mark I could stretch to, maybe more if they were Vivian Westwood *drools*.
What is your bravest outfit?
P.S. Just so you don’t think I take myself too seriously, check out my moves: