Sunglasses. Owning more than one pair has always seemed impractical to me. I know most people have several pairs, and they can completely change an outfit, but when you have a classic pair that goes with everything why have more than one pair? During my junior year in high school I was given a pair of Donna Karen aviators as a welcoming gift for job shadowing, and ever since then I have never been able to justify buying another pair. I not only loved the look of aviators on me, but the lenses were the perfect darkness shade of darkness. The quality was also amazing, and up until last month they were my sole pair of sunglasses for eight years. EIGHT YEARS. It wasn't until I lost them on a roller coaster (which is very unlike me to bring them on one) that I was forced to find a new pair.
I knew I wanted to get a pair from TOMS ever since the brand launched them years ago. With each pair sold a person is given sight. Whether it's providing glasses, performing surgery, or giving treatments one sunglass purchase helps transforms a person's life. I always had it in my mind that if I needed a new pair of sunglasses I would do my best to find a pair with them.
Aside from practicality and quality, I can be even more particular with my sunglasses. The biggest struggle I have with finding a new pair it making sure the lenses are dark enough. I cannot stand gradient and light colored lenses. What's the point of wearing sunglasses if they don't help curb the brightness of the sun? I knew it would be difficult to find a pair online, but between needed dark lenses and preferring tortoise shell frames I was apparently asking for a lot.
After placing two orders, visiting the Soho store, and days of contemplating I finally landed on a pair! The Aaryn is pretty much everything I was looking for with the exception that the frames didn't come on tortoise shell. Since I wasn't compromising on the darkness of lenses I figured I could live with the black frames.
Have you owned something you loved for years, and then had to find a replacement?
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