Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Little Love In Your Shades

A Vintage Nerd

I confess that I have always gravitated toward funky shaped sunglasses. If I can ever find some pictures of myself from my teen years I will most definitely share. Not everyone is a fan of odd shaped eye wear but I always found them to be fun and its such a great way to add a little whimsy to your outfit. Not to mention that they are a fantastic statement piece.

Heart shaped eye wear has been around for quite some time. There's an old description of those who wear odd shaped glasses that I included in this post. I think its true. People who dare to wear uniquely shaped glasses or sunglasses express personality when they do so. They aren't just being cookie cutter or mainstream but stepping out of the usual and becoming unusual. I used to get teased by friends in high school for my eclectic taste in shades but fear not, it never stopped me from wearing them. Til this day I still gravitate towards them.

Modcloth
1960s Fashion

History of eyewear
Heart Shaped Sunglasses
Sue Lyons
1960s Heart
Lolita

Heart shaped sunglasses were made even more popular in the 1960's because of the scandalous book turned to film called Lolita (1962). Sue Lyon wore them in the film and they became a part of the iconic poster for the film as well.

I scored mine at Modcloth but thankfully you can find a pair of heart shaped sunglasses in all sorts of shops.

Have you ever worn heart shaped sunglasses? Do you find odd shaped eye wear to be a little too much fashion-wise?

4 comments:

  1. Aside from wearing the little plastic ones you get as a party favor when you're little, I've never worn hearts one. I do, however, wear my grandma's large 60's/70's ones (exactly like the ones Audrey Hepburn wears in How to Steal a Million!) and have been known to choose my regular glasses based on whether my sunglasses will fit over them.

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  2. Fabulously cute!!! I love quirky, fun shaped shades, too. Yours are especially darling, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. You look so cute in the heart-shaped sunnies! I tend to reach for more angular shapes, but you're making me want to try on some heart shaped shades.

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