Tuesday, April 16, 2013

To buy RX shades, or to not buy RX Shades...and some deals from Glasses USA

The other day was gorgeous and sunny and amazing, and there I was grumbling because I had to dig out some contacts from the depths of my makeup drawer, so I wouldn't have to Dwayne Wayne by sunglasses over my regular prescription specs...you know how the cool kids do it.

This is pretty much my standard look in the summertime because I have been too cheap to invest in prescription sunglasses. At some point that needs to change, because my squinty vision sans sunshades likely is making me a hazard to myself or others. I need new sunglasses.

My general attitude towards sunglasses is DO NOT SPEND MORE THAN $10. Example: I am not above ransacking Dollar Tree.  [Tangent: I have never been able to wrap my mind around purchasing a pair of designer glasses (unless they are from Marshalls and then...Hell YES!) when I have a tendency to pop lenses and smash them into pieces.] This way I can have a myriad of sunglasses that fit every occasion and that I do not feel too attached to.


But I am 30, and therefore probably need a pair of big girl shades to keep in my car so I don't have to be blinded by the light Manfred Mann style every time I get behind the wheel. So now on my summer essentials list- I am putting RX sunglasses, but damned if they don't carry those at dollar tree.

Because of my affiliation with GlassesUSA.com after writing this review,  I decided to check out their selection because mama needs to see where she's going in all this sunshine. I have rationalized this purchase because I have been making decent eBay money lately and they have all kinds of deals going on with their site. Ex: Starting today until April 30, use code LOOKSHARP to receive 50% off + Free Shipping on all Eyeglasses and Sunglasses. You can click the banner on the righthand margins to getcha there easy and to let them know Kimmie sent ya. (Also, it's a portal to more deals, if you miss that April cutoff. )

I have narrowed it down to a handful of pairs that will fit my qualifications of making me feel like Jackie Onassis, while probably making me look like a septegenarian in Boca Raton.



What do you think of these choices?



As much as I hate the idea of breaking my $10 budget, I am probably going to be more inclined to take good care of them. [Tangent: Besides...whenever I have the promise of getting half off, my eyes bug out of their sockets.] Whichever pair I choose...and I won't be forced to drive with hand controls and one hand shading my eyes. Therefore the roads of Nashville will be safe this summer. It's my civic duty to buy new sunglasses.

If you wanna join me in window shopping GlassesUSA.com, click here.


*Although I am an affiliate of GlassesUSA, and thus make a commission from referrals, I get no compensation for this blog.

4 comments:

  1. "I have narrowed it down to a handful of pairs that will fit my qualifications of making me feel like Jackie Onassis, while probably making me look like a septegenarian in Boca Raton."---> this is a WIN WIN SITUATION, haha! I love the last pair best.

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    1. of course that's my favorite too...and as my luck would have it- the most expensive. WOMP!

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  2. i like the last ones too. prescription sunglasses are a great investment. i finally got some last year and i'm so glad i did! i got mine at see, since my work insurance is awesome.

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    1. ugh. I miss having eye coverage insurance. Luckily, my old perscription still is good so I have been using that.

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