For a while I have wanted a "proper" pair of sunglasses. A pair of sunglasses I would delicately place in a protective case rather than throw in my bag, a pair I would take care not to drop. It seems that every time I open a drawer, I discover some long-forgotten pair of cheap frames that have become forgotten for a reason. Erin had told me that once I had splurged on a pair of fancy sunglasses, I would never go back. So, I decided to buy a fancy pair of Chloé sunglasses -- but on eBay, where I got them new for $100 (with a certificate of authenticity).
And it was completely worth it! I can see so much better out of this higher quality lens, and when I'm riding my bike westward in the early evening, I don't have to squint as much. My forehead will thank me later.
I had no idea what they would look like on my face, but I'm pleased. I chose ivory-coloured frames because I kept thinking of all the pictures of similarly dark-haired Françoise Hardy in white sunglasses that I've seen. I have a square-shaped face, so I know that I should choose round frames; I also decided based on the fact that these are the same frames (the "Myrte") that I had selected for my post on Camp Comfort's "How I'd Wear It." I basically had to get them.