I finally caved and bought them; the Dior, ‘So Real’ sunglasses.
I blame Paris.
I didn’t intend to succumb to these sunglasses but when I tried them on and saw the way they perfectly framed my face (read covered up too many late nights) and felt the sheer weightlessness of them, I had to. I was with my daughter and when she says you must then you have to.
I don’t always take what my daughters say as gospel; that could lead me into trouble. I do believe they have my best interests at heart when it comes to what I can wear and what suits me. I have wanted a new pair of sunglasses but never seemed to try the right pair. The Dior style is retro and vintage in feel which is my kind of style but the lightness gives them a modern twist.
I like the big cover up look we have been wearing for several seasons but sometimes, especially on sunny autumn and winter days when sunglasses are a must; they are too overwhelming and oftentimes heavy. These new beauties will be just right.
Sunglasses are the one fashion piece that can miraculously wipe years off our look.
I notice that French women, whatever their age wear glasses that are au courant. They may be dressed in the classics yet their eyewear will be very much in fashion. New sunglasses lift an outfit and they really do add confidence to the way we feel.
It works for me.
I chose the darker lens shade and my daughter went lighter (yes, we both had to have a pair) mostly because of our different hair colours. Her chestnut hair and olive skin looked gorgeous with the paler shades.
Nordstrom have the full selection of Dior sunglasses and if you prefer a more solid look, the Dior Chromics in the black matt, with a wider frame, would look super cool.
There is nothing like shopping with daughters and especially when you both come away happy. xv
Had To Have: Dior ‘So Real’
p.s we had so much fun trying all the dior styles, you can see us playing around on instagram :)
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