My New Babies: Statement Prada Sunglasses

If you hadn't guessed by the copious amount of cake photos I've plastered over Twitter and Instagram, I turned 21 last Monday. While I insisted to my family that 21 'wasn't a biggie', unlike 18, they still surrounded me with love, surprises, and lavish gifts. Me? Spoilt? One of my favourite presents of all was this gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous, pair of Prada sunglasses. Being one of the only designer items I own, they have swiftly become like a baby in that I am extremely proud and overprotective of them.

There's a funny back story to the sunglasses that made me giggle when I opened them. My mum and I visited Bicester Village last month as a shopping treat, and I actually tried these on in Prada (instantly falling deeply in love and then crying because I knew I couldn't afford them). Whilst I continued browsing the rails, my mum "nipped off to the toilet", aka running off and commencing a secret mission to buy these sunglasses without raising my suspicions. Well, it worked! I had no idea and cried little tears of designer joy when I opened them.

To be honest, I don't really need to write anything about them- the photos speak enough volume alone, no? I absolutely adore the cat-eye shape (I'm a huge fan, as seen through previous sunglasses purchases). The retro, fifties vibe just makes me melt, and the lifted cat style suits my round, chubby face shape to a tee. They really are an absolute classic shape and colour, can be worn with anything, and are definitely a timeless investment that isn't going to go out of fashion.

My favourite thing about these sunnies is the print which adorns the inside of the frame. The grey tortoise shell pattern is an incredibly beautiful contrast to the simple, black outer frame, and adds a modern yet classy twist on the classic style. I JUST LOVE THEM OK. While I am overprotective of them, I did manage to let my dog, Finlay, wear them for a while. Apparently, they "made him feel like a King" (his words, not mine).

Lets hope the sun stays out long enough for me to parade about in them! What designer item would you invest in?



  1. What a great present! And your dog looks adorable, haha!


  2. These are beautiful, I love the tortoise shell pattern! Your dog made me laugh so much, what a giant cutie!! :D

    Rebecca Coco

    1. It's gorgeous isn't it?! He loves posing for photos!

  3. Oh these are delicious (if sunglasses can be described as that), what a lovely surprise. Happy 21st Birthday btw!... And who knew a dog could suit designer shades so well, I'd watch out if I were you, he'll be nicking those for himself. =D

    Samio x

    1. Thank you! I know, he always ends up nicking accessories (he loves handbags) x

  4. Happy belated birthday! Your dog is adorable, I've tried to do that to my dog but he just shakes them off as soon as i put them on haha.
    50 shades of liz


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