A birthday splurge

My sunglasses recently broke, and I struggled to find something that, in addition to nicely framing my face and protecting my eyes, would sit nicely atop my head.

Finally I managed to shortlist two pairs that meet my criteria:

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I battled with myself over the price (both were equal cost), and finally justified the $90 purchase with “It’s my birthday!”

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Very pleased with them 🙂

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Warehouse Chic?

I was at Costco yesterday and the completely-brand-unaware husband picked up some sunglasses and asked in jest, “Want Tod’s’ sunglasses?”

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I was shocked to see that Tod’s sunglasses were now available at Costco, and for $90?!
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Then I spotted a familiar leather weave and thought, now…. it can’t be Bottega Veneta, can it?!
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With Costco, all things are possible.

Are Tod’s and Bottega Veneta going to become the next Coach?

Replacing Oscar

Remember I broke my Oscar de la Renta sunglasses recently? I managed to snag this Armani Exchange pair at a very decent price of $24.95 a couple of days ago. Thank you, Nordstrom Rack!

Besides the obvious criterion – a shape that suits my face – I always do the “hair test” on my sunglassses: do they push my hair back nicely and sit comfortably when I prop them up on my head. Anyone else does that too?