Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Prada Havana Sunglasses

These Prada Havana sunnies were definitely love at first sight! I wasn't even looking for sunnies nor did I have the intention of buying them. I was casually browsing and these caught my eyes. I tried them on and said to my bf, "I LOVE THESE". I love love the gold accent on the upper corners of the frames and the shape and color of the frames. I wore them for a few minutes to make sure they were comfortable and bought them.

Here's a few tips to finding sunnies that fit:
-My friend (who's an optometrist) told me that sunglasses should never rest on your cheeks because that can cause wrinkles (who wants that?!?).
-They should fit perfectly from temple to temple and should never slip down your nose. If it does, the sunnies are probably too big. I have a pair that does that and they are super annoying because you have to keep pushing the frame back to place.
-If the sunnies are too small, they will press against your temples and also your nose or behind your ears causing discomfort. I had a pair of sunglasses that would leave marks behind my ears and they were just uncomfortable to wear for a long period of time.
-This is my personal pet peeve, but I like my eyebrows to show. I think eyebrows really frame the face so it's important for me that my sunnies don't cover them.
I did have a chance to wear these for a few hours and they were really comfortable which I'm really happy about. 
A few words of advice, I'd recommend purchasing from a retailer that has a good return policy who allows you to return them without question. I know in the past, I'd get so excited about how cute the sunnies were and would totally forget about the comfort level. It's good to able to take the sunnies home for a test spin to make sure they are comfortable after a few hours of wear.

Outfit details:
J.Crew Girls' Cardigan. Size 12. Recent purchase. (similar here & here)
F21 Black Circle Skirt. Old. (similar here & here)
Carlos Santana Slingbacks. (similar here & here)
Prada Havana Sunglasses. Color Opal Yellow.


  1. Hey Ping!

    Great find! These look gorgeous paired with animal print! :) Interesting perspective about the eyebrows...I never thought of that before!

  2. Love those on you, Ping! You offered some great tips about sunglasses. : ) The eyebrow thing never bothers me... I like it when it shows part of your eyebrows, actually. To me, it was always the person's eyebrows are too high or the design of the sunglasses that allows the brows to show.

  3. Gorgeous sunnies and loving you in the animal print with the full black skirt! Reading your tips made me realize that NONE of my sunglasses fit properly - eek

  4. Those sunglasses are amazing!!! They're the perfect fit and shape for you. I wish I could wear pretty Prada sunnies but I'm so careless with my sunglasses that I always end up scratching or breaking them. After wrecking expensive Raybans, replacing them, and then wrecking them again, I vowed never to spend more than $30 on a pair of sunglasses again. :(

  5. Perfectness! You're so right about shwing eyebrow, and yours look stunning as well! I actually love evrything about this post!

  6. Love love love those Pradas on you!! Cute leopard cardi too! Your eyebrows look great btw. =P

  7. The Prada sunnies are amazing on you. Thank you for the tips. I will keep them in mind when I go shopping for sunglasses.

  8. You look so cute!! Love those sunnies!!
    following you now!


  9. I love finding the perfect item when I'm not even looking for it ;) Those glasses look beautiful, great find! I'm loving your outfit too, it's so "mad-men" inspired!

  10. Love your outfit.

    What lipstick are you wearing?


  11. Thanks for the tips! I need new sunnies too but I need to buy them prescriptioned so it's a little tricker to find.

    I love your cardigan!

  12. I feel the same way about sunglasses covering the eyebrows!

  13. Oooh I love the sunglasses. Such a cute outfit =)

    Suzie Q


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