Ray Ban Choices

Ray Ban have been my favourite brand of sunglasses for a while now but since they cost a lot of money, it’s not often I can buy a pair just like that. I usually save my money for things like bags, jeans or shoes as I take into consideration that living in England doesn’t always give you the opportunity to wear sunglasses so it’s not a purchase which I could wear all the time.

I wanted to spend my birthday money on a pair of new sunglasses that will be a classic and ones I can wear all the time no matter what outfit I am wearing. I already have a pair of the Cats 5000 in pink glitter, which I wear often, and some brown Aviators with gold frames. I find the metal frames to be really delicate so I do prefer the plastic as I can be incredibly clumsy.

I’ve narrowed my choices down to 5 sunglasses. I was going to include the classic Wayfarers but they really don’t suit my face shape and I find them too masculine since I a very girly girl. I do love them though but I don’t think they are the sunglasses for me. I never used to be a fan of the tortoise colour as I found it awkward, but over time I have grown to love it. It’s funny how your opinions change so much isn’t it? I think tortoise might be more suited to me because I have pale skin and I am blonde, I find black is too harsh on my face so I try to avoid wearing it as much as I can.

So, I love the cats eyes shape sunglasses as I think they are quirky but they look classic at the same time and I love the colours (images 1 and 2) and the Jackie Ohh II have been a pair that I have liked for ages due to the oversized frames (image 3). The wider shaped red gradient sunglasses (image 4) I am unsure on, I love the colour but I think the shape might be too wide for my face and the last ones (image 5) are the Cats 5000 in tortoise. I already have this frame so I know it suits my face and I thought the colour would be more classic. Which ones do you like the most? I’m kind of leaning towards the cats eyes ones I think.

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  1. Adam
    August 11, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    The purple ones! definitely my favourite out of those, such a pretty colour, combined with the shape 🙂

    • August 11, 2011 / 5:36 pm

      I like the purple too but you are not a fan of the tortoise for the classic look? 🙂

  2. Annette
    August 11, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    I like all of your chosen 5 sunglasses.
    But I think you should go for one of the tortoise styles as they are really the neutrals under the sunglasses for not black haired. I agree that they seem to look strange first but they are unexpectedly flattering on most blondes and brunettes and look great when worn.
    BTW I am in love with Ray Bans as well and own a Cats 5000 Shiny Dark Cyclamen (the more decent version of your pink glitter haha 🙂 a dark Wayfarer and old John Lennons (They must be very old because I do not know if there is any sunglas style currently more out!). When I do check the Ray Ban collection I always get very excited as they have really a huge beautiful choice.
    You will make the right choice. The red coloured sunglasses are also very pretty but not really neutral.

    • August 11, 2011 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks for your tips Annette! I feel the same about tortoise, the black is just too harsh for me and makes me look like I am either washed out or trying to look ‘cool’ lol! I guess I will find out which ones I like most and which suit me most when the couple I ordered get here, the tough thing is going to be choosing which I like and which to send back lol! 🙂

  3. Annette
    August 11, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    Oh yes! I can imagine it will be hard to send back some of sunglases 😀
    On the other hand trying on can be so fun and hopefully you will enjoy it. I wonder which of the sunglasses will be your winner and look forward to see the first pictures. 🙂

    • August 11, 2011 / 8:41 pm

      He he!! I actually think the ones I will probably keep will be the first ones, the tortoise cats eyes ones, I have grown really fond of them over the last few days which is weird because I liked the purple ones the most in that shape! My mind changes so much! But then I just had to order the Jackie Ohh II as I have always been intrigued with them, I do think they will be too big on me though, I have a small head LOL!

  4. Sophie
    August 11, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    I think it’s between one, two, and three. I absolutely know what you mean about the tortoise, I used to dislike them but someone bought me a pair once and I really came to like them, it seems to work with everything. I wouldn’t go with five even though it’s pretty because you already have that shape in the sparkly pink ones. Two and three are very pretty colours and would definitely go with lots of you outfits seeing that you love pretty, girly things, however you already have a pair of glittery pink ones, so I would definitely go with No1 because you get a new colour – the tortoise – that might go with a lot more outfits – and you get the cat eye frames which will probably become a classic. It combines two things that you don’t yet have, while if you went with 2,3 or 4 you’ll be getting something that you already have, either a bright colour or cats 5000 frame. Lol no 2 is so very pretty though. 🙂 I still haven’t decided what I’m going to go for. Now I’m thinking I should just go for some sensible gold pilots.

    • August 11, 2011 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks for the advice Sophie! That is the pair I am actually leaning towards getting, they are so striking but classic at the same time, it’s a weird mix but it works doesn’t it? I agree with what you said though, that’s some good advice!

      And thanks Talktomyshoes! I guess it’s gonna be the tortoise I go with 😀

  5. August 11, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    I am an absolute sucker for anything tortoise!!!! So my bias says go with that- they are always so versatile, matching with anything from brown/black to a spectrum of colour. If not, I totally dig the purple pair.

  6. Sarah
    August 12, 2011 / 11:09 am

    I vote tortiseshell cat eye!!!!

    • August 12, 2011 / 11:11 am

      I thought you might lol 😀

  7. Annette
    August 12, 2011 / 12:55 pm

    Yeah, I think it might be the Jackie Ohh’s will overwelm you. Maybe then it looks like Jackie Ohh is carrying Lorna, not Lorna wearing Jackie Ohhs.
    If you do want the guys grin when they see you it is most likely not a bad choice (Sorry, but the Jackie Ohhs look on small faces always a little silly. Cool but also silly.) if you want them to say WOW! I vote for tortoisel cat eye too!
    (The Cats 5000 in tortoise are not very girly)

    • August 12, 2011 / 1:13 pm

      Those are some good words! I think you might be right that it might look like that are carrying me lol! I definitely don’t want that look and I definitely don’t want to look like a fly! Ha ha 🙂

  8. ALI
    August 12, 2011 / 1:15 pm

    I have to say Image number 1, I love the colour of them and the style, I dont own any Ray Ban, but I will definately be saving for a pair now!

    • August 12, 2011 / 1:24 pm

      Oh Ray Ban are wonderful 😀 I think the first pair is going to be the pair then!

    • August 12, 2011 / 7:48 pm

      I’ve ordered a couple so I will have to see how they look and see which ones I love 😀

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