A few weeks ago one of my besties Emery drank too much and lost her sunglasses.
That’s actually a lie.
Emery is as cheap as they come — do you think my best friends would be any other way? — and does not spend money unless it is for a good reason. She has had a pair of sunglasses that her dear fiance gave her a few years ago and has grown increasingly sick of them, but could not bring herself to purchase another pair while she had a perfectly good pair already. Smart woman.
With this in mind, she “mistakenly” forgot said pair of sunglasses at a bar a few weekends ago. Re: When someone announced, “Whose sunglasses are these?” at the bar she was at, she pretended not to hear them. Poof! Sunglasses problem solved. Now she can buy new ones! I love it, this just cracks me up.
Because she is now sunglass-less, Emery asked me for some recommendations for options under $200, so I compiled the below selection for her to peruse. And if you are in the market for a new pair of sunnies as well, check ’em out.
This is a great pair of aviators — I think Emery has an aviator face — available on Shopbop for $171.
A classic. Can’t go wrong with this pair and they will always be in style. Also available on Shopbop for $145.
Definitely not Emery’s usual taste, but I really am digging this pair of matte black aviators. Less trendy than mirrored sunglasses, this pair is haute enough without being ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong, I still like mirrored sunglasses though.
A great cat-eye option if you are into that. $138 on Shopbop.
I love this pair from Toms! $119 and you also support Toms’ amazing social responsibility efforts. Buy sunglasses and help people. Makes you feel good.
I really like these frames from Warby Parker. $145. Gimme da gold.
Again totally not Emery’s style but I couldn’t resist adding this pair. I love the light tortoiseshell framing. $145, Warby Parker too. Would love terrific with your hair.
Emery I hope this carefully curated collection of sunglasses is helpful in finding your next pair of stunna shades. And really — next time you don’t have to pretend to lose your sunglasses, you can just give them to me.