Sunglasses for fall 2012

Although the cool weather has arrived, the sun is still shining bright this fall 2012 season. With bright sunshine, comes the need for a fabulous pair of sunglasses! Eyewear for the fall 2012 season has taken on a slightly retro flair with thick cat eye frames, round metal frames, round plastic frames and squared off metal frames; all reminiscent of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

The sizes of the new sunglass frames for the fall/winter 2012 season are medium; a nod towards the inevitable end of the oversized plastic frames we have enjoyed hiding behind over the past several years. So while our movie-star, large plastic frame sunglasses must now be stored in the back of the drawer, and our aviators from last year collect a layer of dust, we move towards opening up our face and no longer hiding behind our shades! Fabulous!

Round and cat-eye sunglasses are being shown in both solid colored plastic as well as tortoise shell and print such as camouflage. The metal frames on the market for the fall 2012 season are being shown mainly in yellow gold-tones; but this is not to say silver and other metallics are wrong, just less visible on store shelves.

Metal frames are fresh and new for the fall 2012 season; an eyewear style we have not seen in several years. The majority of metal frames this season are being shown in round, oval and square styles. The size is larger than what one may see John Lennon wearing in old photographs. Look for medium frames which reach for the brow line, stretch across the eyes and end at the top of the cheek bones.

We found a few fabulous pairs of sunglasses for the fall/winter 2012 season and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. Hope you love them! Happy shopping and stay fabulous 

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Bright shades for the bright sun

Since spring 2012 is all about color, it is no wonder that spring shades are bright; and anything but shady. Sunglasses for the spring 2012 season are being shown in vibrant hued plastic frames and are taking eyewear to a new level of playfulness. Bright cat-eye frames, wayfarer shapes and 1960’s chic silhouettes are being shown in every color imaginable from pastels through to neon hues.

Playful sunglasses are being shown in solid colors such as turquoise, tangerine, yellow, green, cobalt, red and sunny yellow. In addition to solid colors, eyewear designers are showing colorful patterns such as rainbows and tortoise shell patterns in unexpected colors such as blue and green.

Brightly colored sunglasses are a fun and lighthearted way to rock the color trend this spring 2012 season. The one thing to remember when shopping for a pair of colorful shades is to pick a color which works with the majority of the colors in your wardrobe and also blends well with your skintone.

We found a few fabulous shades on the web and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. We hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

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Ray-Ban Wayfarers make a comeback in bold colors and designs

Ray-Ban Wayfarers were one of the hottest styles of sunglasses in the 1980’s here in the Bay Area. Anywhere you turned, Fashionistas and non-Fashionistas were either wearing Vuarnet’s or Wayfarers. While Vuarnet fans opted for classic colors such as black and brown, Ray-Ban fans wore their Wayfarers in white, red or any color that suited their outfit of the day.

Ray-Ban Wayfarers, originally introduced to the market in 1952, have cycled in and out of fashion over the last sixty plus years. Over the past five years, Ray-Ban Wayfarers have been creeping back onto city streets with celebrities such as Drew Barymoore launching them back into the spotlight. For the upcoming resort and spring season, Ray-Ban has released several new colors and prints for the Wayfarer style, many of which are sold exclusively at Nordstrom.

Bold colors, mixed textures and unlikely color combinations were dominant on the spring 2011 runways in New York, Paris and Milan. The Ray-Ban Wayfarer colors and design palette mirrors the visual vibe designers put forth for the upcoming spring season.

Ray-Ban Wayfarers are being shown in classic Wayfarer colors such as white, black and red for the spring season. The bright and bold colors, that Ray-Ban is showing for spring on their Wayfarer style sunglasses, is capturing the attention of Fashionistas everywhere. With a move towards mixing bold together, the thought of pairing a fabulous pair of turquoise Ray-Ban Wayfarers with a candy pink top, orange pencil skirt and pale beige handbag on a yellow Christian Louboutin foundation, has fashion savvy shoppers flocking to Nordstrom for a pair.

Ray-Ban Wayfarers are being shown in turquoisecandy pinksunny yellowhot pink/black, mellow orange/tortoise, medium blue/white, leopard print as well as many other prints and color combinations. Ray-Ban Wayfarers can also have the lenses changed by an optometrist for Fashionistas who need prescription sunglasses.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer’s come in two styles, classic and “new small” which is a slightly slimmer version of the original, now dubbed classic. The new collection of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses can be found at Nordstrom Stores and online atNordstrom.com . Happy Shopping and stay fabulous