Shady in here? My sunglass wardrobe

I am not much of a fashion victim.
Of course, I read some magazines, I follow some fashion bloggers and I like to buy pretty things, but being on trend (and probably uncomfortable) never was high on my priority list.

I only own one purse, most of the time the only jewelry I wear is my wedding band and my shoes easily fit in one shoe cabinet.
But as always, there is an exception to the rule.

Everyday necessities

I am obsessed with sunglasses, and I change them frequently to fit my mood and match the occasion.
So without further ado, my collection!

Too bright, too loud, too late yesterday

1. One for the early mornings after long nights
Back in the days I wore this kind of shades when I had been out all night partying and had to go get some food way to early (around 10 am).
These days, they come in handy if I have been up all night (not partying) and still receive my usual waking call around 6 am. Or if I couldn’t been bothered to put on Concealer and don’t want people to think the Zombie Apocalypse has started.
Main feature: Big glasses.
Model: Rip Curl, rounded eye shape, dark frame with animal print.
Where I got mine: In a Rip Curl store in Byron Bay, Australia, Winter 2012

Just your everyday sporty girl-next-door

2. One for days spend with the husband
Like many men, Mr. Loca despises sunglasses like the one mentioned before.
And while I usually couldn’t care less about his opinion fashion wise, I got so many (read: more than one) compliments from him when I first wore these, I decided to compromise and wear them more often.
Main feature: Mr. Loca loves them.
Model: Slight resemblance of the Wayfarers, but by Esprit. Blue glasses, blue temple stem.
Where I got mine: At the optician in Wiesbaden (Germany), Summer 2013

Cannes is calling, can you hear it too?

3. One for when I am in need of a holiday
I don’t know about your favorite vacation, but whenever I am stressed out and holiday ready, I daydream myself to a french café where I sip a Chocolate Chaud while loosing myself in a novel full of tragic romance, wearing a dainty little dress and a gigantic hat.
To be honest, I haven’t done this in years, and probably imagination beats reality here, but if I wanted to, I´d be all set up with my hat and the matching shades.
Needless to say, Mr. Loca hates them.
Main feature: Butterfly shaped. Brown. Exquisite!
Model: Nameless, cheap, too big for my face.
Where I got mine: I guess it was Bijou Brigitte or Accessorize or a similar cheap store. Summer 2014.

Just your average fashion victim – but with crystal clear vision!

4. One classic with a twist
For the longest time I have been eyeing Aviators.
The original ones are way to pricey, I never managed to find a pair I really loved and I felt like it wasn’t meant to be.
But when Sunglasses Shop contacted me and offered to send me a pair, I immediately had my heart set on aviator sunglasses.
Now I don’t know about you, but I find shopping for sunglasses online quite challenging. My head is average to small in size, so many of the shades look way to big on me. To be able to tell if they will suit me, I just have to try them on.
Sunglasses Shop offers a special feature called „Size and further information“ where they tell you the glass size of the pair you have chosen, along with some recommendations what will work with an average or small face.
That and the fact they offered polarized sunglasses, which makes them really comfortable to wear outdoors, won me over and I now am the proud owner of my first pair of Aviators.
Main feature: Polarized glasses. Honestly great if you are sensitive to light or driving your car.
Model: This one exactly.
Where I got mine: Sunglasses Shop.

How about you:
Are you a one sunglass kind of girl?
Or do you own a little collection?

The sunglasses were send to me in exchange for a blogpost featuring links to their shop. All opinions are true and my own.

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  • You look great in sunglasses and I love all 4 pairs on you.I think the Aviators and the "Wayfarers" are my favorite on you (sorry, Mr. Loca).

    I love sunglasses too and I usually look good in them but since I need to have a pair of prescription sunglasses I currently own only one pair! Oversized and girly!

  • Ohhh they look so pretty! I love the butterfly ones and the aviators!

    xx -n
    Naomi in Wonderland

  • 1 and 3 are my favorites! But to be honest, you look great in all these frames.

  • that third one with cat eye is my favorite!! you look stunning in all though 🙂

  • WhatWouldVWear

    This is SO amazing! Love the 3rd pair on YOU!

    Have a great weekend –
    I'm looking forward to Monday for a new post of yours! 🙂

    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Jamie RS

    such a lovely sunnies collection! i especially like the third one! it's so stylish 🙂

    Love Peace and Shimmer

  • Stacey Louise

    They are all so so lovely! love the 3rd! – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  • Love the Rip Curl ones and the Aviators!

    Kristi | Be Loverly

  • Oh, this post is so up my street as lately I've really been appreciating the different designs available of sunglasses! My collection is getting dangerously large though so I should probably stop looking at these styles now haha! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  • Swati Sharma

    wow…you have some great pair of sunglasses…i loved the way the last one looked on you…

  • I love Sunglasses Shop! They have a huge variety of sunnies and great prices too! I was like you, I had 5 sunglasses but gave most of it away when we moved here. I only took one aviator with me. I'm dying to try cat eyes though, it's such a classic look but my husband freaking hates it on me. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Nice collection! I have a few different pairs too, but they all come from the drugstore: I lose and break sunglasses too often to risk investing in a pricier pair…

  • Number 1 are wooow 🙂 New on my French Blog: How to straighten your hair and eat Strawberries sweets 🙂

  • Haha I loved seeing your collection! The post cracked me up several times 🙂 I wish I could make more retro shapes work, but they always look kinda funny on me! Still, wouldn't mind those aviator and cat-eyed ones!

  • idu

    We both share a love of sunglasses. I have so many it's hard to pick one some days, hehe. You have a great collection and they look great on you Linda.

  • Amrit Khaira

    I recently just invested in a pair of raybans after having cheap sunglasses for years and now I am totally in love!
    I am looking to get some more non branded sunglasses as well so this post was very inspiring!

    I nominated you for the versatile blogger award on my blog as well 🙂
    All Things Amrit♥

  • Meg Casson

    Lovely! I am definitely in need of some new sunglasses.

  • That is A LOT of sunglasses! I now own two pairs (my mother bought me a pair for my birthday) – it's an expensive habit to develop! I'll stick to buying lipsticks 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Great decision, they are way easier to store, too.

  • Thank you. How many sunglasses do you own?

  • Cat eyes just are an instant statement piece. They always look like you have a sense of fashion, even if (like me) you don't.

  • What kind will you be going for?

  • Thank you for the nomination, Amrit.
    Please tweet me a picture of you wearing your new sunnies, I would love to see them!

  • Thank you, Idu. I have been admiring your sunglasses, your collection is exquisite!

  • I have learned over the last years that everything will look great if you just can convince yourself they do. "Own it" is how the cool kids call it (don't ask why I should no, I have googled it).

  • Feeling all Beach Babe when I wear them.

  • Me, too. I try to kept more expensive ones in their case instead of just throwing them in my purse. Takes up more space, but so far it has kept them safe and sound.

  • Men! What do they know? Try pairing them with a big hat, that will distract him for sure!

  • I am very happy to finally own them and have been wearing them a lot lately. What style do you wear most?

  • Or do a blogpost on your collection and justify new purchases as research? That´s how I did it.

  • You have great taste.

  • They seem to get a lot of love here on the blog. Proves my husband wrong.

  • do you have a collection, too? Or are you faithful to one pair?

  • Thank you, Vanessa. I hope you had a great weekend, too.

  • Aw, thank you. What kind do you prefer wearing?

  • Thanks Melissa. Anything that covers my face is welcome on most days…

  • Me too. So happy I finally own some.

  • Sunglasses are essential for traveling, don't you think?

  • I wear contacts, so I can get away with non-prescription glasses. The downside is that if for some reason I can't wear my contacts i am stuck without sunglasses. Or I go out completely blind.
    Will you show me your glasses? I really want to see them.

  • Jamie RS

    I only have one pair for now but i'm planning to have a sunnies collection as well 🙂

  • Jaa

    Aviators will always be my favorite shape to wear. I don't know why but I just love them. And you wear them so perfectly, Anne!

  • It is all about having goals!

  • I also love the pair on you that Mr. Loca loves! Haha! Oh my, for a sec I thought I am lookin' at a promo photo Re: butterfly shaped. You have the swag, Anne! Love it!

    Well, I only use one pair of shades! Inspired by Wayfarers.

  • Thank you, Jaa. Mr. Loca keeps asking me if I am sad when I wear them, they seem to change my facial expression.

  • I think I have seen you wear them on your swimsuit post, am I right?

  • Omg Anne, I've been wearing my Aviator dupes with prescription lenses for the last couple of weeks and now feel the urgent need to splurge on one. That last picture is going to be my undoing. But the husband hasn't green lit the buy yet 🙁

  • But in a place as sunny as yours sunglasses are a necessity! Surely he will understand.