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The Roaring Twenties, Gatsby Inspired Fashion for Sunglasses

Aeryn Lynne

You know, I have to admit, as much as I’m looking forward to watching The Great Gatsby in theatre, I am even more interested in the 1920s-inspired fashion that will come from it.  I’ve seen a bit of celebrity fashion that has well and truly brought the 1920’s back; the most recent being Chris Pine on CONAN. You’d think I’d be able to find a pic, right?  Maybe I’ll find it again on Rogers on Demand, ’cause he had a serious suit on.

I love Chris Pine.

ANYWAY, so there are some fabulously inspired dresses and head gear, and shoes, OH THE SHOES!  If Gatsby fashion really kick-offs, prepping my closet is going to be extra fun this season.  Have you seen any roaring twenties vintage shoes lately?  TheHubs is in so much trouble in that area alone. I might need a new closet if I pick up all the vintage-y shoes that I’ve found and love recently!

Fashion inspired by The Great Gatsby 2013 movie

(image by thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com)

One thing you don’t get to see too much of though is sunglasses.  In fact, my best source of inspiration was actually from Leonard Di Caprio’s two pairs of sunglasses in the movie.  Yeah, that’s about it (without actually seeing the movie yet.)  But with sunny days ahead, I am going to need some fabulous shades to go with shiny vintage looks that I now want to pull together.

It seems like the one key ingredient to 1920’s vintage looking sunglasses is the roundness factor.  So I went to the Smart Buy Glasses website and went searching for Round. One thing I love about this site: you can be really specific for what you’re looking for (shape, colour, tint, material, price) among their 150+ designer labels, like Prada, Bvlgari, Gucci, etc.

So here’s my list for some great eye-wear to complement your flapper dress (or something more modern if you wish):

  1. Quite possibly the pair that I covet most, Tom Ford’s Carrie sunglasses in Grey Brown Horn, and Brown tinted shades. *so much love* It has a beautifully rounded frame, with quite a bit of dramatic flare for any occasion.SmartBuyGlasses.ca: Tom Ford CARRIE
  2. Roberto Cavalli’s Zinnia has a nice modern twist for a round-ish frame.  What I like most is that while its almost over-the-top as what you’d find in 20’s era fashion, it has a sophistication about it too.Roberto Cavalli ZINNIA
  3. Lacoste L112S 714’s again have that sophisticated pre-Hepburn vintage look about them.Lacoste L112S 714
  4. Jimmy Choo Mindy sunglasses are a fabulous pair that can go with any outfit, day or night. Jimmy Choo Mindy sunglasses
  5. Miu Miu MU13NS are very close to a pair that DiCaprio wears if I remember correctly.Miu Miu MU13NS

Do you have a favourite pair that totally speaks to the roaring twenties fashionista in you??  I would love to see your choices!

And guess what?!

Thanks to SmartBuyGlasses.ca, you have a chance to win a $150 gift card that is good towards any purchase you want on their site!!  There are a TON of fabulous, designer sunglasses to choose from at up to 40% off, and all of which include free shipping and a $25 lens kit! WOOT!

I mentioned above one reason why I love this site, well here’s another:  Their Buy One, Give One program.  When you purchase a pair of glasses from their site, someone in need gets a pair too!  SmartBuyGlasses.ca works with carefully selected charities to ensure the people who need glasses the most will get them.  From their site: “In the villages, the local ophthalmic nurses and optometrists examine, diagnose, and provide quality treatment to patients. After the diagnosis, each patient is given a donated pair of personalized prescription frames. The final fitting is performed and we are one step closer to eliminating impaired vision.”  So far SmartBuyGlasses.ca have donated $1,000,000 worth of glasses and I for one would love to help them give more!

Good luck! 😀

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Aeryn Lynne

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Living in Superman's Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, fights for fashion-equality, squees over comic art, and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.
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125 Comments on “The Roaring Twenties, Gatsby Inspired Fashion for Sunglasses

Karine
May 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

I’d look more for the Aviator look , or something retro

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Victoria Ess
May 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I love the Michael Kors sunglasses they have at SmartBuyGlasses.ca:

http://www.smartbuyglasses.ca/designer-sunglasses/Michael-Kors/Michael-Kors-MKS-678-MARRAKECH-001%20F-119519.html

I’m not so fashionable as to pull off the Great Gatsby fad, but in the styles you picked were great!

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Erin
May 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I love the Classic Rayban Wayfarers

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Debbie Bashford
May 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Not sure if they are 1920’s style, but they look like a vinatge style to me, I just love the Alexander McQueen AMQ 4190/S 0CC/K8

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ashleystone
May 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I love the Burberry BE3043, but there are dozens of really beautiful styles. Now if only my face suited them all…

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Annalise
May 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Love those classic frames! Round shapes can be hard to pull off, but look amazing when done right.

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neilsviv
May 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Great Gatsby fad

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Margaux Wosk
May 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Cats eye frames!!1

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Jennifer
May 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Bolle Fang 10350

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Rebby Roberts
May 14, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I like the
Prada PR57LS Sunglasses!

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autumn quinn
May 15, 2013 at 12:48 am

I really like the Carrera CARRERA 36 sunglasses

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Carla
May 15, 2013 at 6:23 am

i love the Great Gatsby style!

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Doglas
May 15, 2013 at 7:44 am

Tom Ford’s Carrie sunglasses is my style

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Alexandrina Marie
May 15, 2013 at 8:46 am

I like these classic Gucci frames: Gucci GG 3140/S 791/YY

Thanks.
~Dreena~

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Karine
May 15, 2013 at 9:21 am

I like Great Gatsby style glasses

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Debbie Bashford
May 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I also love the Michael Kors sunglasses

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Angela Marriott
May 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I love the Michael Kors MKS 6716S SEVILLE 210 sunglasses
thanks

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DannyHel
May 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Jimmy Choo Mindy Sunglasses

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Kelly Lauren
May 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Roberto Cavalli’s Zinnia Sunglasses

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caryn s
May 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

i love the Roberto Cavalli’s Zinnia sunglasses

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Alison Braidwood
May 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

I really like the Tom Ford Whitney glasses. They’re cool and unusual looking

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Debbie Bashford
May 16, 2013 at 6:05 am

really like the Carrera CARRERA 36 sunglasses

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ChickyMara
May 16, 2013 at 9:02 am

I love those glasses. I think I had a pair like some of them, but my favorite are the Roberto Cavalli.

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Karine
May 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

Michael Korrs 🙂

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Nancy Polanco
May 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

These are fabulous!! I could totally see you rockin’ looks from the roarin’ 20’s!

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Trish Hope
May 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I like the Tom Ford Whitney glasses,so chic!

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Christina Dennis
May 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I can’t wait to see this movie for the fashion, too!! Unfortunately, my face can’t do round glasses but I love the look of them on other people!

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Lynn Froehlich Mathieu
May 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm

my favorite are the Roberto Cavalli.

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K.s. Barrett
May 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Ray Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer speaks very loudly to me although I love the Gatsby looks, too.

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Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
May 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I like Roberto Cavalli.

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Alison Braidwood
May 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I’ve always loved 20s style fashion, so I hope the Gatsby trend spills over in to the highstreet

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Susan Wilson
May 16, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I like the D&G DD6090 05/8G or maybe a pair of guess ones or the
Gucci GG 3584/S 3GN/42 So many to choose from LOL

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Karine
May 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

I like the Jimmy Choo Mindy sunglasses

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Debbie Bashford
May 17, 2013 at 11:51 am

I like the Tom Ford Whitney glasses

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Cathy Canton
May 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I love the classic Rayban wayfarer. I owned a pair 30 years ago that I have since lost and would love to replace them!

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Erin
May 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I love anything round, and tortoiseshell!

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Jeannie
May 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

So many great choices at smartbuyglasses! I’m still a fan of the classic Rayban Original wayfarer sunglasses.

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valerie godin
May 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I like the Tom Ford Whitney glasses

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Ariel C
May 18, 2013 at 7:40 am

i love the michael kors sunnies! and i love the great gatsby theme!

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Carla
May 18, 2013 at 7:56 am

the Lacoste ones are great

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Chandra Christine O'Connor
May 18, 2013 at 9:23 am

Jimmy Choo Mindy sunglasses

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Debbie Bashford
May 18, 2013 at 10:10 am

The Roberto Cavalli’s Zinnia are starting to grow on me

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Jeannie
May 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Today I am loving the

Chloe CL 2189 C04. I am definitely looking for something for this summer.

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Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens
May 19, 2013 at 12:19 am

Love the Mui Mui & always have loved vintage fashion styles!!!!!

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Debbie Bashford
May 19, 2013 at 9:42 am

I like the shape of the Lacoste L112S 714′s

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Jeannie
May 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm

The Fendi FS 5003 1 is totally speaking to me! Love the classic look.

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MCTSAVVY
May 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm

The Miu Miu MU13NS are the coolest by far – very retro

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Mad Moose Mama
May 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Kiss&Kill KK2611 303

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Bellz
May 20, 2013 at 12:11 am

Fendi FS 1000 218 FEMALE – I adore these

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maria b
May 20, 2013 at 1:48 am

I like the Prada PR57LS

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Kevin L
May 20, 2013 at 2:29 am

I like the Dolce & Gabbana DG2106K Folding Polarized 1028/57 A. I lost my D&Gs in a windsurfing accident a few years ago and have been sunglass-less ever since. Finally, this pair is the perfect replacement!

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Jeannie
May 20, 2013 at 4:05 am

I like theGucci GG 3537/S 5E9/DX. Looking for something that will last for a few years since some of these glasses are so expensive!

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Heather Holmberg
May 20, 2013 at 4:48 am

I LOVE the
Fendi FS 5117 001 they are fabulous !!!

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Carla
May 20, 2013 at 9:35 am

the Jimmy Choo glasses are great!

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Debbie Bashford
May 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

These Versace VE2129B 100068 are really funky!

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Mad Moose Mama
May 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

Persol PO2996V Eyeglasses

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Twitchyq
May 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I’m looking for a pair of solid aviators!!

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Holly
May 21, 2013 at 4:43 am

Love the Christian Dior MY MISS DIOR F V08/HA!

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pinksuzanne
May 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love the Jimmy Choo Mindy Sunglasses and yes I love the Great Gatsby style

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Jeannie
May 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

Today I am loving the

Marc Jacobs MJ 119 COV/ZW.

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LifeInPleasantville
May 21, 2013 at 11:33 am

I love all of these glasses so much. I didn’t even realize that Gatsby inspired sunglasses were a thing. Glad I stopped by!

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Cathy Canton
May 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I love all the retro rayban designs “grampa jones” and the wayfares!

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Karine
May 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Jimmy Choo Mindy sunglasses – awesome!

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Donna F Doyle
May 22, 2013 at 12:11 am

sunglasses are so cool

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Maegan Morin
May 22, 2013 at 12:36 am
Karine
May 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

I want a pair 🙂

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Debbie Bashford
May 22, 2013 at 10:44 am

Like the placement of the arms on the Balenciaga BAL 0141/S DBU/FM sunglasses

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Cathy Canton
May 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

still loving the retro Raybans aviators, wayfares and the grampa jones all big hits for me

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angela mitchell
May 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I am in love with the Roberto Cavalli’s Zinnia glasses from your article.

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Jeannie
May 22, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I love the Fendi FS 5003 1. something simple and goes everything I own.

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Karine
May 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

I love the Marc Jacob glasses too

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Debbie Bashford
May 23, 2013 at 11:04 am

Those Tag Heuer TH9202 601′ s are super sleek

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mike gismondi
May 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Miu Miu MU13NS

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Jeannie
May 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I’m going with the

Tory Burch TY9013 Polarized 104937 today

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Aeryn Lynne
May 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Oooh, those ones are sweet! Would definitely go with any outfit. 🙂

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Jeannie
May 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm

This giveaway is making me want to buy a new pair of sunglasses NOW!!

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Cathy Canton
May 23, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Al though I love some of the fashions in Gatsby I love the Rayban retro styles of the wayfarers more Love a pair

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Karine
May 24, 2013 at 9:50 am

Yes it’s true I also feel like that

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Debbie Bashford
May 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I like the unisex Maui Jim Lagoon sunglasses

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Jeannie
May 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Today I’m in a valentino kinda mood…I’m liking this one.

Valentino VAL 620/SR 001 B

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Cathy Canton
May 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

When will we see some picture of your sporting these great Gatsby styles or maybe some of the Rayban Wayfarers I love so much?

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Debbie Bashford
May 25, 2013 at 6:52 am

These Zebra print ones are fun Guess GU 7013 BLK3

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Karine
May 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

Today I am looking at Christian Dior MY MISS DIOR F V08/HA 🙂

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Carla
May 25, 2013 at 11:12 am

i love the Tom Ford FT0187 RHONDA 52P style

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Jeannie
May 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I really like this pair of Fendi glasses. Classic!

Fendi FS 5235/S 001

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Debbie Bashford
May 26, 2013 at 10:11 am

Ray Ban RB4098 Jackie Ohh II Sunglasses have a Jackie O type vibe

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Karine
May 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

I really like them

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Jeannie
May 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I like the Dolce & Gabbana DG2083 02/13

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Cathy Canton
May 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I am a Rayban fan Have been since I was in high school MANY years ago. Now my kids love them too Can never go wrong with the Wayfarers

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Belinda McNabb
May 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I like the
Burberry BE1156 1001

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Karine
May 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

Kiss&Kill KK2611 303 are very cool

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Cathy Canton
May 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

Loving the Black Classic Rayban Wayfarers That Retro look is always in style

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Debbie Bashford
May 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Oh I really like these ones too Juicy Couture Quaint/S V08/YY

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Jeannie
May 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I like these ones: Alexander McQueen AMQ 4156/S TER/SH. A little different than what I would usually pick, but still classic.

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Karine
May 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

I still like the Jimmy Choo sunglasses

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Cathy Canton
May 28, 2013 at 9:42 am

Hope to score some of those great Rayban Wayfarers to finish off my summer fashion statement

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Debbie Bashford
May 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

with a bit of sparkle is nice too Cerruti CE 506 Swarovski 5

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Jeannie
May 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I might actually need to pick up this pair of glasses

Coach Victoria HC8002 505311 since it’s 40% off now.

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Karine
May 29, 2013 at 9:35 am

Oh thanks for that tip.

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Nicole B
May 29, 2013 at 9:24 am

I love the Lacoste L112S 714 that you featured!

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Debbie Bashford
May 29, 2013 at 10:09 am

Love the shape and the art deco design on these Bvlgari BV8037B 501/3C sunglasses

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Jeannie
May 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I think this pair of Marc is pretty neat

Marc By Marc Jacobs MMJ 313/S D28/HA
Kinda Gatsby-esque.

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ky2here
May 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Here’s mine:

Carrera PANAMERIKA 1 VRW/IC

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RustysR
May 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm

I like the Prada PR03MS ZYZ5I1.

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Karine
May 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

If I win, I’m gonna get the Jimmy Choo Mindy sunglasses 🙂

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Cathy Canton
May 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

you know I love the Rayban Wayfarers in the classic black and some stylin’ red lipstick and I am ready to go!

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Debbie Bashford
May 30, 2013 at 11:24 am

I really am digging these Ed Hardy EHS 030 White Tiger TOR glasses

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Jeannie
May 30, 2013 at 11:24 am

I like the pair by Ralph Lauren RL8074 500187

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rob5t
May 31, 2013 at 12:15 am

i really like the Carrera GRAND PRIX 2 T4M/9O it speaks to me

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Heidi C.
May 31, 2013 at 5:06 am

I actually really like a lot of these 20s inspired looks – they go with my face structure!

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Karine
May 31, 2013 at 8:51 am

I really hope to get a pair of Gatsby style! Like the ones you posted

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Kristi Renout
May 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

I like the

Anne Klein AK5120 Sunglasses

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Ariel C
May 31, 2013 at 11:25 am

gatsby style ones!

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Jeannie
May 31, 2013 at 11:46 am

I’m loving the

Michael Kors MKS 137L TAHITI O15

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Debbie Bashford
May 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm

ooooooooo LOVE these Emilio Pucci EP 646SR 609 sunglasses!!

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Cathy Canton
May 31, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I love the cool look of the classic Raybans Wayfarers but the aviators look very cool too

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Francis
May 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Awesome glasses

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skeetersden
June 3, 2013 at 10:26 am

good luck everyone!

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