One girl, another 30 days and a LOT of sunglasses.
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You might not know but Thirty Days has come quite a way since I did Thirty Days of Sun. We’re on edition four and we’ve even got a shiny new website:
Ladies and gents, I’d like to take a moment to announce that the next thirty days is finally up and running! Set your bookmarks to:
So, I promised you that a new 30 Days would be starting today.
Unfortunately, owing to technical difficulties (read: getting thrown off the internet constantly by our really rubbish Virgin Media modem) I’m going to have to postpone until tomorrow morning when I can actually use a steady connection that doesn’t resemble a bucking bronco.
But hopefully the wait will be worth it!
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DAY THIRTY: Brown oversized sunglasses, Vintage
It’s been a lovely, sunny day here in Rye, the perfect weather for sunglasses and a fitting send off for this round of 30 Days. I picked these up last summer in a charity shop down on the south coast and have only just rediscovered them after digging them out from the middle of the pile of sunnies that is forever threatening to spill off one of the shelves in my bedroom. I love big frames and the angular edges of these got my attention straight away. That and the 50p price tag!
Worn with: Grey elbow patch jumper, Kookai; Striped vest, New Look; Denim shorts, Zara; Yellow satchel, Asos; Gold sandals, Topshop
So, 30 Days will be taking a break for a few days to enjoy the rest of the sunshine but we’ll be back next Monday with another round of sartorial challenges. I’ll be posting more details later this week, so make sure you check back soon!
DAY TWENTY NINE: Black Clubmasters, Ray-Ban
Since this is the day before last, I figured it was time to get out the Clubmasters, a truly iconic pair of sunnies. I often think that I don’t look good in smaller frames but I love these, especially in classic black; I feel a bit like a female James Dean wearing them and the retro vibe works well in Rye.
Worn with: Leopard print jacket, Topshop; Black striped tee, BDG; Denim shorts, Zara; Studded bag, Max C; Gold sandals, Topshop.
DAY TWENTY EIGHT: Dark green sunglasses, Topshop
Apologies for the lateness of yesterday’s post (again), it was another busy day of packing for our trip to Rye. In fact, this post is actually coming live from the car. These forest green graduated beauties are great for hiding a hangover, which they most definitely did on Sunday. Their squareish shape is also uber flattering if you have a big ole face like mine!
Worn with: Grey sweatpants, Topshop; White ribbed vest, Topshop; Blue metallic espadrilles, Penelope Chilvers; Grey UFO scarf, Unique.
DAY TWENTY SEVEN: Purple oversized sunglasses, Topshop
It’s been another crazy day of shopping in town with Trina and in my exhausted state, I felt that another pair of HUGE sunnies was in order today. I’ve had these dark purple sunglasses from Topshop for a couple of years now and they’re a pair that I come back to over and over because they’re so flattering as a) they’re massive, b) they’re not black. I find that black sunglasses can look really heavy and overwhelming on a lot of people, particularly if you’re fair like me so I tend to go for darker shades of colours instead.
Worn with: Woven leopard print blazer, Topshop; White tee, Asos; Glasses necklace, Me & Zena; Black leather panel leggings, H&M; Black Chuck Taylors, Converse; Black 2.55 bag, Chanel.
DAY TWENTY SIX: Cream and tan striped sunglasses, Warehouse
Sorry sorry sorry for the delay in posting but I have a good reason. As you may have noticed, I am not alone in the photo above. Pictured with me is my very dear friend Trina who I only see once or twice a year since she decided to up sticks and move to Vancouver. We spent the whole day on a whirlwind of shopping and by the time we got home, we were so exhausted that all we could do (apart from watch the England game) was eat pizza and lie down.
These sunnies are from Warehouse, last summer. As you may have realised, I also really like stripes so it kind of makes sense that my love of two tones extended to my sunglasses collection, dont you think? Trina is rocking a lovely pair of black Coach sunnies. Inspired by 30 Days of Sun (coughcough), she ended up buying three new pairs in New Look. For another look at this pair from Warehouse, click through the jump at the bottom of this post.
Worn with: Green military jacket, Da Nang; White tee, Asos; Leather panel leggings, H&M; Pewter woven ballet pumps, Topshop; UFO scarf, Unique; Yellow satchel, Asos; Ant necklace, Links of London.
DAY TWENTY FIVE: Green retro sunglasses, Topshop
The sun’s shining which has definitely lifted my mood, although you wouldn’t know it from my grumpy face in the photo above (I was just about to go back into the office after lunch). I decided to move away from my usual monochrome uniform and try to embrace a little more colour, with these mint green sunnies from Topshop.
Although I wear a lot of black (even my floral playsuit today is black), I like to add a little pop of colour in the form of sunglasses, hence my extensive collection of colourful frames. I can’t help noticing that my head looks really, really square in that photo, I might need to reshoot for my own vanity. Meh.
Worn with: Black floral playsuit, H! by Henry Holland; Denim jacket, Abercrombie & Fitch; Cream and navy quilted pumps, Office; Yellow satchel, Asos; Ant necklace, Links of London.
DAY TWENTY FOUR: Clear frame sunglasses, Red or Dead
Remember Red or Dead? When I was in my early teens, it was the coolest label around and then it just seemed to disappear. Then, two years ago, it came back. At first, I kind of ummed and aahed about whether or not I liked it but the last few seasons have really seen their accessories collection step it up.
Their PR sent me these sunnies at the beginning of this year and I liked them but kind of forgot about them until I started doing this set of 30 Days. Their 90s clear frame style seemed like the perfect finishing touch to my monochrome outfit today. By the way, totally off-subject, if you’re still looking for this season’s clog, I fully suggest checking out RoD’s selection, they’re a total Chanel lookalike but with a much more reasonable price tag.
Worn with: Black maxi dress, New Look; Studded belt, Gap; Silk waistcoat, Baby Ceylon; Grey leather biker, Topshop; Black Chuck Taylors, Converse; Yellow satchel, Asos;
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