Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Ideal vs. steal: Sunglasses
It's good to have friends who live in New York City. While you do miss them like crazy, the benefits aren't too shabby. They always have great stories, you have a free place to crash when you go visit and they can send you awesome shopping purchases from on-the-street for pretty cheap.
When my friend Peach comes home to visit from NYC we all ooh and ahh over her wardrobe (but let's be honest, we did this when she lived here in Bham, too). There's always at least two items she has on that I take note of to find something similar.
This past summer, we all made a big scene over her big sunnies that she wore while in town for a friend's wedding. At the time, I had no idea these were "inspired by" by the Prada Baroque 55mm round sunglasses. I just knew they were hot hot hot and I wanted a similar pair.
So when it came time for my birthday present in September, guess what I got in the mail! Of course I was stoked, but for me, as the budget-lovin girl that I am, the best part of her present was that this version only cost $5.00 on the street.
And while I can't personally say that ideally I'd spend the $290 on the real thing (because I'd probably lose them or scratch them within a day), I think there are some people out there who would. But if you want the "steal" of a version, see if you can't round up a friend in NYC to send you a pair!