*Image above via Le Specs, featuring their Air Heart sunglasses in caramel. I own this shape in both black and tortoise but need the caramel for this summer. These are such a steal at under $70 but deliver major high-end-designer vibes. I like that they are somewhat classic and somewhat trendy — perfect mix.
We’ve covered swim for us and swim for our littles, so I had to mention a few new sunglasses discoveries for the entire family. The hunt started with one of mini’s birthday requests: she asked for blue sunglasses. I had immediately added these Weefarers in blue to my basket, but then noticed they’re suited to children under 3, and so found myself on a wild goose chase for cute blue shades* for my little fashionista. I ended up going down a rabbit hole (per usual) and falling in love with Canadian brand Sons + Daughters’ Cat Cat style. They are so good! In a past season, they offered the shape in a great blue color which I managed to track down from the ends of the earth in a small boutique in London after searching through about 45 pages of Google hits. Ha! Once I’m on a mission…! If mini weren’t so particular about blue, I would have snagged the matte pink in a heartbeat.
At any rate, a few other cute sunglasses styles for little beach babes:
THESE FLOWER SHAPED ONES ARE TRENDY — MINI HAD IN WHITE WITH BLUE LENSES LAST SUMMER
BABIATORS — PREFER THIS SHAPE TO THEIR STANDARD ONE
I’m pretty sure micro will just rip any shades I offer him right off his face, but these are my top contenders for little boys.
For tiny fingers, this pair from Cocosand is clever, as it comes with a strap and they are virtually unbreakable. They comes in good colors, too!
New shades for us ladies:
THIS PAIR FROM KREWE COMES IN SUCH EXCELLENT COLORS — AND SUCH A COOL SHAPE
THESE WHITE TORTOISE ONES ARE FROM AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE BUT SO GOOD WITH BLACK, DENIM, NEUTRALS, ETC
I’M INTIMIDATED BY THESE EXTREME CATEYES BUT HAVE SEEN MANY CHIC WOMEN PULL THEM OFF WITH APLOMB — AND THEY ARE A FRACTION OF THE PRICE OF THE CELINES TO WHICH THEY PAY HOMAGE
STILL CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MY AFOREMENTIONED AIRHEARTS — AND NEITHER CAN OLIVIA PALERMO OR MEGAN MARKLE
For your men (BTW – these make a great birthday gift), Mr. Magpie has a great collection, but my two favorites he owns are:
GARRETT LEIGHT CALABAR IN CHAMPAGNE (BRAD PITT OWNS TOO!)
PERSOL (POPULARIZED IN THE 60S BY STEVE MCQUEEN)
We also just watched Bull Durham for the first time and I will be ordering Mr. Magpie a pair of Kevin Costner’s Ray Ban Clubmaster Classics in tortoise this summer.
P.S. If you are refreshing your medicine cabinet, consider some of the great buys in this roundup of European pharmacy favorites.
P.P.S. Chic glassware.