BCBG Courage sunglasses

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Photos: Sunglasses c/o BCBG via Clearvision Optical/ Earrings: Swarovski / Lipstick: c/o Laura MercierMyth/ Necklace: old similar  here and here / Top: Gap / Sweater: Banana Republic / Skirt: Banana Republic / Handbag: YSl (old) similar here and here / Bracelet: Proenza Schouler for Target / Nail Polish: Chanel Rose Moire / Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff / Toe Nail Polish: Chanel Mysterious

One of my favorite things about October is that designers and brands release fabulous pink products which benefit breast cancer research. These beautiful sunglasses from BCBG encourage “Courage” and sales from the glasses directly benefit the search for a cure. Love that!

What are some of your favorite products, which you have found this month, that benefit breast cancer awareness and/or research?

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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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