My new sunnies

Some people have difficulty finding eyewear that suits them. I am definitely one of those people. Yes, I have spent up to four hours at a time in the opticians trying to choose some suitable frames yet after putting every pair in the shop, I come away empty handed. I don’t know if I have an unusual shaped face, but I find sunglasses equally tricky and have to try on multiple pairs before I find something that makes me shrug and say ‘that’ll do’. So you can imagine how pleased I am that I’ve finally found a sunglasses shape that really suits me; the wayfarer. I know I’ve blogged about a selection of wayfarers that I’ve bought in the past, including white frames, black frames and a rather adventurous and on-trend wood-grain frame, but I’ve gone back to my fail-safe shop to buy some more pairs of my favourite sunnies.

As someone who finds shopping for sunglasses particularly difficult, you’d be forgiven for thinking that online would be the last place that I’d shop for sunnies because that I can’t try them on in advance to see if the style suits me. But actually, this is a time-saving blessing, because it also means that I’m not spending hours in front of a mirror trying on pair after pair of sunglasses. Now that I’ve ordered once, I know that the Sunglass Junkie wayfarer designs will all suit me, the frames will fit and I can add pairs to my basket safe in the knowledge that I can return them if I really don’t like the shape or colour.

So this time I’ve decided to follow the neon trend with a pair of black wayfarers with hot pink on the arms. I actually LOVE these sunglasses and luckily they arrived before Blogstock so I wore them non-stop last Saturday at the pop-up village fair. As you can probably tell from my blog,  love a hit of neon pink, so the sneaky flash of colour at the edges of my eyewear is ideal for me! This week my little sister came over for the day and brought with her a massive box of loom bands. I know that loads of people are really into loom bands, but she is really into it and showing off her excellent weaving skills by making me a bracelet. She was inspired by my sunglasses and came up with this black, white and neon pink design that I actually think is really cool – so much so that I even wore it to the pub with my shirt and new sunnies!

neon trend in sunglasses and loom bands-3

When I was shopping with Sunglass Junkie I also picked up a couple of tortoiseshell frames. I think I’ve gone a little bit barmy over tortoiseshell because I’d added four pairs to my basket while I was browsing online and it was quite a challenge to whittle this down to just two pairs to get the 3-for-£35 offer along with my neon sunnies. I went for a chunky pair of wayfarers – as you probably already know, this is my favourite ever glasses shape – and I really liked how over-sized and thick the frames are. I was certainly rocking the VIP look at Blogstock last weekend while wearing these little beauties! I also couldn’t resist this pair of retro cats eye sunglasses. The fade from dark to light tortoiseshell with matching brown gradient lenses is gorgeous and I feel super-vintage in them; perfect for my trips to nostalgia festivals and vintage Americana days!

sunglass junkie VIP specs at blogstock

Here’s your chance to win a pair of Sunglass Junkies sunglasses – I’m giving away two pairs of my favourite wayfarer frames in an on-trend rubberised neon green colour to two lucky winners. These sunglasses have solid smoke lenses and a silver stud detail and – check this out! – a bottle opener at the end of the arm! That’s right, you can open your bottles of pop (ahem…) without leaving your sunlounger! So for the chance to win one pair of these sunglasses simply like Sunglass Junkie on Facebook, follow me @Cassiefairy and @SunglassJunkies on twitter and copy-and-tweet this message below:

#FreebieFriday follow @Cassiefairy & @SunglassJunkies & LIKE to #WIN fab neon sunglasses #sunglassjunkiesselfie

sunglass junkie freebie friday

Two lucky winners will be chosen from all the tweets at 11:59pm tomorrow (Friday 15th August 2014) and will be direct messaged the good news on Twitter! Good luck!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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