Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fashion Friday - Sunglasses!

With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60.
- Jack Nicholson

No trip to the beach is complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses.   Even Jack Nicholson knows that sunglasses are far more than just protection for the eyes.  Sunglasses show your style; they can instantly add the cool factor or make you look glamorous.  
For years I preferred the classic Ray-Ban Aviators because my dad, who was a pilot, wore them.   I can’t fly a plane to save my life, but I loved channeling the “Top Gun” dare-devil look. 
I was never able to pull-off the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, but it remains a popular look; thanks in part to Jake and Elwood a/k/a  “The Blues Brothers”.  

I could never “rock” the Jackie O look either, but I understand the appeal of an oversized pair of shades.  No make-up is necessary; just don a big pair of designer (or knock-off) sunglasses and you’re good to go.

Lately, I’ve been purchasing cheap sunglasses from a kiosk in the Mall; too many of my good sunglasses have been dropped, scratched, bent, and even run over with my car.  My latest favorites are a pair of Tory Burch look-alikes -- great shape; tortoise frames.   As soon as I put them on, I get an extra spring in my step.  With a great pair of “shades” I am ready to hit the beach and feel warm sunshine on my face and in my eyes.   


  1. Haha - I like this post. I always like the line "the future's so bright I have my sunglasses (Wayfarers) on" !!

  2. Yea, I kept humming the song, "the future's so bright" while I was writing this post. (Trivia question - Who was the band that sang it?) answer tomorrow.

  3. Timbuk 3 -

    What a great name for a band. I'm thinking they were a one-hit wonder.