FOR ALL SHADE SEEKERS

7/23/2014

This weather is so lovely but for me it can get really unbearable without sunglasses. So, everywhere I go I have been wearing some sunglasses. My face is long so I don't really suit the small round frames that have been all the rage. Large sunglasses have been a summer staple in my summer eyewear collection for years. I hope these frames I have purchased inspire your summer eyewear. 






These are frames by the amazing Italian designer Renato Balestra. I worked for his company last year and I fell in love with his gorgeous gowns. When I discovered that Balestra made eyewear I was in no doubt that I had to pick these up. These were a lucky find in TK Maxx! Being a less commercial brand people obviously weren't sure whether this was a good investment or not so left them on the shelf. They were mistaken, I can vouch for Balestra being a great fashion company. I have received so many compliments about this edgy piece of eyewear.








These frames are nicknamed my Elton John's. They really remind me of the orange frames he used to wear, back in the day, what do you think? I have had these for years! I picked them up at Next a few years ago. They are ridiculously oversized but they are perfect for days when I am craving a more dramatic look when wearing a plain outfit. With heels and jeans they make an outfit look really glamorous-in my humble opinion. I feel they make my face look more petite which is best.









I love these sunglasses, mostly due to the shape. Most frames are too wide, these are the perfect shape. These are a great alternative because they are square but still large which is absolutely to my taste. They also fit well behind the ears, not as well as my Balestra sunnies. But they fit well enough considering I only paid a few pounds for them at H&M. Also, they block out a great amount of sun but not too much so everything is awfully dark. I wore these everyday in Italy, they are great!










I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed looking at my summer eyewear collection. What are your favourite frames for summer 2014?

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35 comments

  1. Anonymous7/23/2014

    Love all these shades. Especially the Elton John's :D amazing blog x

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  2. I have a long shaped face too so really struggled to find shades which suit me! These all look lovely on you though! :)

    Style Sunrise

    :)
    x

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    1. Well, I hope these have been some inspiration for you too :) x

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  3. I love all of these, you really suit them!
    x

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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  4. I've been looking for some new shades so this post is perfect! :)

    - Jenny x

    www.jenems.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Let me know what frames you end up getting Jenny :) x

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  5. Great post! I love the shades, I think the second ones look soo good on you!:) I can't bear Summer without sunglasses otherwise I just squint and can't see anything! Abi :) myw0rldmyview.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I have the same problem Abi. Sunglasses are a lifesaver :D x

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  6. Fun post, I always find it hard to find just the right shades idk why but some just come off looking weird on me Serainie

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    1. Thanks Steffy :) aw I am sure they don't! xx

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  7. Love the first and the last one! My fave sunglasses shape has got to be the cat eye shape :)

    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you :) ooh yes I love the cat eye shape too however many of those frames don't suit me, I have to be really careful :D xx

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  8. OMG THE LAST PAIR OFSHADES SUIT YOU SO WELL! I LOVE IT :) YOUR STYLE IS AMAZING KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK EMMA, YOU ROCK!!

    *NEW POST* http://jennoshealth.blogspot.ie/

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  9. These sunglasses are so nice. I like the 2nd ones. Great post.

    LEJA

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  10. Love the three sunnies!!! you look so gorgeous wearing them. My favoites are the ones with the studs on the top area, I want a pair so badly :)
    I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much :) they are such a steal! X

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  11. I wish I could pull off shades like you! I'm usually quite boring and stick with wayfarer style ones, but these are so lovely and unusual :)

    Tea With Jacintha

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    1. Yeah they are the safe option but wayfarers are still lovely! :) thank you xx

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  12. I love sunglasses so much! I think they're my favourite accessory as of now. You can see my favourite ones here: http://everydayingrace.blogspot.com/2014/07/ootd-printed-tank-with-hanna-marie-lei.html

    Thanks for this post, I'm going to check out TJ Maxx (I'm from Canada) for some cute sunglasses now! :)

    Every Day In Grace

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    1. It isn't the usual place to go for sunglasses but if you are planning to keep sunglasses for a while anyway you may as well go there and get them cheaper than the original price :)

      Emma Louise xx

      theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. beautiful sunglasses<3

    http://fashionsecrets-oksana.blogspot.com

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  14. The first shades are my favourite, they're so flattering and I love the diamonds on it!

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you, to be honest, they are my favourites too! x

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  15. First I wanna say thank you Emma Louise for your sweet comment. It was one of the nicest compliments I've ever got. But no I am not a stylist. You are such a doll honey. Thx bunches.
    Love all your sunglasses, the Elton John ones (good nick btw) are super cool and I need to search my stuff, if I remember right I have some similar ones. My faves this summer..... I dunno, all of them.
    Happy Monday girl
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Aw no problem at all! Well, if all else fails you could be a stylist easily!
      Haha thanks! :)

      Emma Louise xx

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  16. Looooove that first pair!

    PS. I nominated you for a Liebster award!

    http://pretty-little-design.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/nominated-for-liebster-award.html

    xxx

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    1. Ooh my second Liebster award, thank you so much! Will let you know when i have posted it!

      Emma Louise xx

      theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. beautiful sunglasses. I really like your blog :) Keep up the good work
    xx

    http://blonde-stuff.blogspot.de

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  18. TKmaxx always have a great selction of sunnies, I've spied some Chloe's in there one year :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Really!? Wow I am yet to be that lucky in TKMaxx haha! x

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