Coffee & L’appel Eyewear + $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


Hey Guys! I hope you all had a great weekend. The weather can’t make up it’s mind here. One minute it’s raining and the next it’s so sunny that you can barely open your eyes. Luckily, L’appel Eyewear sent me sunglasses to try out and to share my thoughts with you guys!  Not only do they want me to try out their new sunglasses, they’re providing a $500 gift card giveaway for my readers! This was the perfect weekend for sipping coffee ☕️, snapping photos ?, and exploring in my new shades ?. I was really happy about these sunglasses because they are SO ME. I’m really excited about L’appel and cannot wait to see what they design in the future.


Saturdays are my favorite and I do not like wasting them. After my morning of Netflix-ing and breakfast, I met up with Becca to do a little antique shopping. Before we headed into our favorite antique stores, we stopped and grabbed coffee at Crossroads. I had an iced latte with almond milk. Sometimes it’s too hot for hot coffee!


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The shades I’m wearing in this photo are so stinkin’ cute. They bring back vintage fashion and remind me of sunglasses from the 1960’s. I love to wear a lot of brown accessories and they fit in perfectly with my purse and belt.

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I always have a hard time finding sunglasses, but every single L’appel pair I tried on fit perfectly. I would love to have all of their shades to match everyday outfits. They are very durable and made with high-quality materials. I love that each frame is hand-crafted.

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L’appel’s website offers information on what materials are used and how they craft each pair of sunglasses.

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The Varia x Clip-On shades were the biggest surprise of all. I wasn’t too sure how I’d like the blue but as soon as I put them on, I loved them. They are so unique and fun! I had a lot of compliments on them.

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My best friend Becca was also pretty obsessed with L’appel’s shades, and they have a variety of shades for everyone. She looks SUPER cute in the Pantera shades.


The Pantera shades ended up being a favorite between the both of us.


We headed uptown Charlotte later that day to grab a salad and of course more coffee.


I love how edgy, yet classy the shades are.

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See why the word “coffee” was included in this blog title?


I woke up at 6am on Sunday morning to have coffee with Becca. We never skip a Sunday if we are both in town.


I walked to Amelies Uptown to have our usual.

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The Roman shades are a safe style for any outfit or occasion. They are classic and simple.


L’appel will be launching on Kickstarter in 13 days! Their eyewear is so comfortable and I’m so impressed with the styles. They want to get away from the overpriced name brand sunglasses and bring you great quality without having to spend a fortune. I truly LOVE and want to support L’appel because I am impressed with their products, and that is why I’m excited to tell you about their Founder’s Program. The Founder’s program includes: lifetime 50% off ALL products from L’appel’s e-commerce website, lifetime warranty and a lifetime of free returns and free shipping. Anyone who backs Kickstarter on June 21st (June 21st ONLY) will be part of the Founder’s Program. You can head over to L’appel’s website to learn all about the Kickstarter! L’appel has also included a $500 Gift Card Giveaway to Amazon for my amazing readers!


$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Questions for you guys!

  1. Which is your favorite style of sunglasses from the four above?
  2. Where do you wear your sunglasses most of the time?
  3. How many pairs of sunglasses do you currently own?
This is a sponsored post provided by L’appel and ALL OPINIONS are my won.


  • Vickie P

    I like the gold and blue

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  • Kobi Hensley

    My favorite is the Pantera shades. I wear sunglasses everyday during my long commute to/from work. I have two pairs of glasses currently.

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  • Cassie

    I wear sunnies for optimal eye protection, and sometimes they can be really stylish depending on what you piece with them! I have to admit that I’ve been in a rut with sunglasses as I haven’t been finding suitable styles for me!

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  • Joni Lackey

    LOVE all of them and how you styled them for us. The ROMAN is prob my fave but I agree would love to have all of them! Also love how each are handcrafted and the retro vibe they give off.Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize and educating me on a new (to me) great brand of sunnies.

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  • Robyn Brooks

    I like the Roman ones. I wear prescription sunglasses when outside.

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  • Teresa Archer

    I Love the “Roman” . I have been lazy and not wearing sunglasses, and am in need of some new “shades” My last pair ended up in a lake ..Thanks to a friend.

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  • Mirna M.

    Varia x Clip-On and Lucid are my favorites! I love shades, as my number one accessorize. I own them a lot, so any shade or color is great. classic or some funky, crazy shape is fine with me 😀

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  • Brooklyn

    I am in desperate need of a new pair of sunnies, as mine just got scratched up in my purse badly (note, always use a sunglasses case!)
    These are so cute!

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  • Emily Morelli

    My favorite style is the Roman since if I wear any of the style with the separate nose pads, they get tangled in my hair and drive me mad. I have about 5 pairs of sunglasses and wear them all day every day. I can’t stand to be outside without them most days.

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  • Adella Gonzalez

    My favorite shades are the Romans. Simple and stylish.
    I wear my shades when I go out shopping. I only have 2 pairs of shades, so I make sure to take good care of them. Plus, they are good for those days I run quick errands and I have no makeup on. Lol…

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  • Nicole Carter

    Don’t count my entry as being a founder. I didn’t realize you had to buy those glasses to become one and I already submitted my entry. Thanks!

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  • Hazel

    The clip-ins I love the Blue! I wear them anytime I step out my door. In the garden, riding in the car, walking with the dogs. I have one pair at the moment.

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  • heather

    My favorite pair of sunglasses from the four above are the Roman ones.
    I wear my sunglasses while driving and while I am outside.
    I own able twenty pairs of sunglasses.

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  • Nicole Carter

    I love the Roman shades!
    I wear my sunglasses most of the time while driving.
    I own one whole pair of sunglasses!

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  • Michelle Corriveau

    Absolutely love the Lucid design..
    I Love wearing them when I’m out and about..
    Currently down to one pair 🙁

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  • Claudy Lam

    Favorite style of sunglasses are Roman! <3
    I wear them everywhere since i have an eye condition that needs surgery. 7-8 sunglasses or more!

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  • elizabeth p

    Which is your favorite style of sunglasses from the four above?
    I love the pantera. I think they would look so good on me!
    Where do you wear your sunglasses most of the time?
    I wear them in the yard when I garden, or when we have the top down on the
    How many pairs of sunglasses do you currently own?
    I own 2 pair but my teen daughters keep losing theirs and “borrowing” mine.

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  • Erin Will

    I am loving the Roman sunglasses!! I wear sunglasses all the time, even usually on cloudy days. I wear contacts and my eyes are sensitive. I only own a couple pair of sunglasses! <3

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  • Michelle Simons

    I have a old pair of sunglasses. and i mean they are worn out.

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  • Ann Lee

    The Pantera ones are cute. I mainly wear them when I’m driving. I currently have one that are prescriptioned sunglasses.

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  • Pamela gard

    I like the Roman style and I wear sunglasses everywhere. Love clip on so I can mic it up

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  • Natalie

    I love the pantera style! I wear sunglasses whenever it is sunny outside and I own 4 pairs.

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  • Darlene Maroni

    I would have to say the Roman style. I love sunglasses and I bet I own about 60 pair. My husband just doesnt get it lol.I spend alot of time at the beach in the summer …and glasses are a must..I also have to wear them when I am driving..This is an awesome giveaway!

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  • michele soyer

    I love the Pantera.. I wear mu sunglasses all the time.. I have 2 pair that I interchange depending on where I am going and what I am wearing…

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  • Pamela Gurganus

    My favorite style of sunglasses from the four above is the Roman. I wear my sunglasses every time I go outside, just like sunscreen, no matter the weather, sunny or cloudy, rain or shine! I currently own 3 pairs of sunglasses.

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  • Nichole Smith

    I love the Pantera! I only have one pair of sunglasses but I wear them everyday while driving, walking, hiking.

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  • Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    I like the pantera shades best I think, but love the blue ones as well.

    I wear them pretty much anytime I’m outside but especially while driving.

    I have 1 pair of sunglasses and I think its time for an upgrade!

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  • Stephanie Phelps

    I love them all but my favorite is the Romans and I wear mine everywhere. I currently have 2 pair!

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  • lauren

    Love the Roman. I like that they are classic and look so functional. I’m not sure about the vira x clip on for myself but they look amazing on you! I tend to wear sunglasses nearly every day…walking the pup,driving, dining outside, workouts out side. I had once bought a pretty expensive pair that I adored but I’m kind of rough on things and they broke so now I own like 5 pairs of cheap-o’s!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Classic sunglass are so convenient. & thank you! I wasn’t sure about them until I put them on. There is nothing wrong with owning cheap sunglasses!

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  • Irene

    I’m really loving all your outfits here and the sunglasses are so perfect on you! Also you are looking super fit and incredible 🙂 I would love to know where is your denim dress from??

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  • Amanda Bruenger

    I like the Pantera shades
    I wear my sunglasses anytime I go outside
    I currently own just 2 pairs of sunglasses

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  • Carly VAnzino

    I love love LOVE the Pantera. They are so cute on you!

    I feel like I’m always wearing my sunglasses when I’m driving. I can’t stand not being able to see when I’m driving!

    I currently own 1 pair of sunglasses because I’m always losing them

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  • Brittany

    Which is your favorite style of sunglasses from the four above?
    Where do you wear your sunglasses most of the time?
    How many pairs of sunglasses do you currently own

    I think I like the lucid the best, although I tend to go for brighter colors:) I have to have sunglasses, basically at all times. I am known to make multiple trips back inside the house because I am missing sunglasses. I probably own about 8-10 pairs of sunglasses because chances are a pair are missing or broken when I need them so then I buy a few more!

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  • Lisa

    The Roman are my favorite! I absolutely love your dress. Where is it from?

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  • Sheila Vives

    My favorite glasses would be the “Lucid”. I wear my sunglasses just anywhere when I am going to be outdoors. I own just 1 pair.

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  • Angela Meek

    I love the Pantera! They are perfect for any outfit, any time, any day! So stylish! I only have 2 pair at the moment so winning this would totally help me to rock the summer!I wear sunglasses EVERYWHERE! I’m never without them no matter the season! Thank you! Love your blog!

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  • Katie

    1. I think I’d have to go with the Roman sunglasses! Classic and gorgeous.
    2. Where DON’T I wear sunglasses? (The answer is inside….)
    3. I only own one pair! It’s sad, I know.

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  • Bethany

    I love sunglasses, I only have one pair right now, but I usually have 2 or 3 on my at all times.
    I’m hoping to win the giveaway- those sunglasses are adorable!

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  • Lucy

    They’re all great but I think I prefer the Pantera.

    I’m trying to wear them more often to protect my eyes but usually only wear them at the beach.

    I own two pairs of sunglasses

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  • Richelle

    I love love love the Pantera style. They are so me. I wear my sunglasses mostly when I’m driving or on the lake. Currently I own 3 pairs but at least one pair if not more is with me wherever I go.

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  • Kelly

    Tough choice. I think I liked the Roman ones best. 🙂 I have a few pairs in my car console, but rarely wear sunglasses. I can never find a pair I absolutely love, and plus I tend to scratch/break them easily (but they are cheap so I don’t take good care of them). I buy sunglasses at Target.

    Fun post! All were so cute!

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  • Jessie @ The Acquired Sass

    1. I love the Roman as well.

    2. Pretty much everywhere that isn’t inside. But seriously. My baby blues are super sensitive. If I even think about sunshine too hard I get a headache, so sunglasses to the rescue!

    3. I have about a million cheap-o promotional pairs lying around in case I ever get into a sunglass emergency & can’t find my real ones. But I’ve got one go-to pair. I just retired my former pair, they were 8 years old & starting to show some wear. They’re definitely a sporty, utilitarian look though, nothing cute. But, they get used a lot for biking, hiking & running, so, it’s what I need. 🙂

    6AM on a Sunday!? That’s some serious breakfast // coffee dedication.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hey Jessie!!

      You must have tons of pairs with all the outdoor activities you’re always up to! How in the world did you manage to keep a pair of sunglasses for 8 years?! I’m lucky to have mine last over two months!

      & yes 6am on a Sunday is a serious coffee ADDICTION.

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  • Katie

    1. I love the Pantera sunglasses! So stylish and sophisticated looking.
    2.I wear my sunglasses while driving, fishing, hiking, and exploring downtown lafayette with my friends.
    3. I own 2 pairs of sunglasses-one for the car and one for my purse.

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  • Jen H.

    1. The Roman sunglasses were my favorite! I love the look of them and I could totally see wearing them with a fancy outfit, or dressed down in my workout gear.

    2. I love sunglasses…..on other people! LOL I have this weird thing where I feel like other people look GREAT in sunglasses and then I look horrible. I have yet to find a pair that I truly love. Maybe L’appel will change that 🙂

    3. I’m a Target and Old Navy groupie so I do own sunglasses (like 4 pairs) from there. They are cheap so if I break or scratch them I won’t cry about it!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Yes that is what I like about the Roman shades.

      I have that same thing but with HATS! I cannot stand my face in hats.

      Oh I love those stores too:D

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  • Paige

    I adore the Lucid and the Varia!! I seriously always have a pair on me, in my purse or car or wherever is close haha. I have about 10 pairs, but three I wear constantly, depending in how close I am to a certain pair (they always get dragged into the house or car).

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  • Lauren

    I love the one with the blue glasses. I’ve been wanting one like this for a while. I mostly wear my sunglasses in the car, but lately I’ve been wearing them a lot more. I feel like my eyes are more sensitive to wind and sun than they used to be, so I wear them even when it’s not so sunny. I own one good pair of sunglasses and some cheap ones. I love your pictures and the giveaway!

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  • Shar

    1. I love the Lucid and Pantera. Lucid looks like they would go with everything, and Pantera just look so cool and effortless.

    2. I wear my sunglasses while driving and when i take my pup out for walks. It’s so sunny here in Dallas.

    3. I only have 1 pair left… i always end up sitting on my sunnies!

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  • belen

    1. I love Pantera sunglasses.
    2. I wear my sunglasses … always when I am outdoors and it is not raining, I even wear them when I am on the beach in the sea. I wear contact lenses and I cannot stand the sun in my eyes.
    3. Two pairs, one in my bag and the other one at the office, because sometimes I forget to take them with me. Thank you!.

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  • Amanda

    The Pantera shades are super super cute and my fav out of the bunch!
    I don’t leave the house without my shades! An eye injury a few years ago left my one eye more sensitive to light so to avoid squint eyes I have then with me at all times- even if it’s a bit cloudy!
    Unfortunately, I really need to expand my collection of one! Good ones are hard to find, especially on a budget with a little one on the way!

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  • Amanda

    I love the Roman and the Lucid….so cute!

    I always wear shades. Sun’s out, shades out 🙂

    I have one pair of aviators that I love, but I only buy cheap sunglasses. I tend to misplace them when I really need them and find them when I don’t. When I buy cheap I don’t feel guilty about having multiple pairs!

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  • Allison

    Loving The Romans sunglasses! I wear glasses most of the time, so I only wear sunglasses when I’m wearing contacts which is usually on vacation or special occasions! I have one pair of sunglasses right now.

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  • Devanee

    I really love the Lucid and Pantera sunglasses. I may need both. Ha.

    I wear my sunglasses just about everywhere. Driving, riding horses, walking…

    I probably have about 10 pairs of sunglasses in my car alone. Can never have too many. ♥

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  • kelly

    I really loved the last two sunglasses you have pictured!

    I love wearing sunglasses all summer long. Going to the beach, running errands, going for a walk, etc.. If it’s sunny, I’ve got my sunglasses!
    So, I’m a glasses wearer and I have been for the last 6 years and I ONLY had contacts. When I wanted to wear sunglasses, I’d have to deal with basically being blind…or if I couldn’t take my glasses off(driving), I’d have to deal with the sun in my eyes. It was awful. I now finally have contacts and I’m loving being able to see AND not have the sun in my eyes. It’s great! Haha 🙂

    I only have one pair of sunglasses that I got at Aldo about 2 or 3 years ago. I love them and I’ll probably cry if I ever lose them because it’s hard for me to find sunglasses that look good on me. Lol

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  • Kyla Woelfle

    I adore the L’appel eyewear!!

    All the styles of sunglasses are awesome! My favorite style is the “Lucid” pair, they would go perfect with any outfit! They are neutral with a cool vintage flare!

    I wear my sunglasses a lot, especially while hiking! I need a good, dependable pair to wear while being outside.

    I only have a couple pairs of sunglasses, I keep them in each car so I always have a pair wherever I go.

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  • Aimee

    1. Those Pantera shades are gorgeous! I love them!
    2. I usually wear my shades while running errands or to the dog park! Driving in the summer without sunnies is dangerous!

    3. Right now I am down to one pair! Definitely time to invest!

    Love your blog Tara!

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  • whitney

    I really liked the Varia x Clip on. Those were pretty rad. And the Pantera are are the same style of glasses i have on now.
    I don’t wear sunglasses haha because I wear actual glasses and I’m too big of a wimp to get contacts.. so I must suffer XD

    P.s. I love the striped dress you’re wearing in the first couple of pictures.

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  • Nicole

    I LOVE the Lucid pair! They subtle cat-eye design is such a modern twist on the vintage! I currently own Ray-Bans and wear them any time I’m on the boat or beach or driving or basically outside (I live in Florida, it’s always sunny!) but I am always a little worried and feel guilty wearing them when I’m being adventurous because they’re so expensive, I worry if I lose them I’ll be bummed having to replace them. But, I just hate “cheap” sunglasses, they always look so clunky on my face! I feel like these would be an awesome pair to have (or have a few of) that are super stylish and look expensive but actually aren’t breaking my bank!

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  • Selin

    I love the Romans! Classic is my style. I’m super picky about sunglasses since I have high cheek bones and I can’t stand it when my sunglasses just dig into my face.
    I wear mine all around campus since my eyes are sensitive to the light and I’m walking around so much. But I’m taking my sunglasses to the Mediterranean in a few weeks. 😉
    I have 2 pairs right now, but they’re very similar in style (not to mention so expensive) so I would love to branch out!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I have that same problem!! I also have a big cheeks and i can’t stand when they are too small! I hope you enjoy the Mediterranean and you better pack tons of sunglasses! xo

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  • Amanda T.

    Good Morning! Great post (as usual) loving the cute stripe-y dress!
    I am SUPER picky about my sunglasses! I have only one pair due to that very reason!
    I think if I HAD to choose from the above I would choose the “Roman” its classic and I feel would go with most of my outfits.
    I mainly wear sunglasses for outdoor adventures such as beaching and hiking!
    Definitely would love to try a pair of these!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Good Morning Amanda!

      I used to be so picky about my sunglasses but now I feel like everything is a go! I do like the classic ones though.

      I think you’d love these, especially for the beach!

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  • Katelyn S

    I tend to go for simple and classic sunglasses, like the Roman. But I really think the Pantera style is amazing and super fun. So I would go with the Pantera. ?

    I wear sunglasses anytime I’m outside in the sun-whether I’m hiking, driving, hanging out on a patio with a beer, etc. My grandma has macular degeneration and it’s very important to wear sunglasses to try to prevent it. Plus they are cute and fun to wear, so no big deal.

    I have two pairs of sunglasses right now. I need a fun pair to jazz up my classic shade style. 😉

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I usually go for the simple and classic too! I’ve been trying to branch out.

      It’s definitely a must for you to wear sunglasses! Keep those eyes protected.

      You can never have too many! xo

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  • Sarah S.

    The Romans are my definite fave! I currently just have my one good pair that I wear everywhere but I would love to have more variety in my sunglasses wardrobe!

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  • Holly Danielson

    Which is your favorite style of sunglasses from the four above?
    I would love to rock the Pantera! They look so cute on both you and Becca!

    Where do you wear your sunglasses most of the time?
    Work! Home! Everywhere! I work outdoors at a garden center so wearing sunglasses daily is a requirement!

    How many pairs of sunglasses do you currently own?
    I only own 1! Would love to have several to throw into the mix!

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  • Alyssa H

    1. Love them all but my fav would be Roman!
    2. I would wear them everywhere in particular when I run and bike. Training for a full marathon and Duathlon now so these would be great! Plus I don’t leave the house without sunglasses.
    3. I just have two cheap pairs of glasses from Target right now as I am a mom of 3 kids. They come before mama :).

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  • Sabrina Mackey

    I think I love the Pantera ones. 🙂 I usually wear my sunglasses when I go running, or I am outside for long periods of time. Or driving a long distance. Sadly I only own 1 pair (prescription). I hope to get contacts soon and then expand my collection. 🙂

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  • Kelly Roberts

    1. I’d have to go with the Pantera – they look like cat ears! I’d so rock those!

    2. Mostly while driving. Nothing worse than the endless squint.

    3. Too many to count, mostly because I’m constantly misplacing them or forgetting them so I leave them around everywhere to make sure I always have some available! Also why I buy mine from the dollar store haha.

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  • Kelly Vaughn

    I really like the Roman shades! I like classy and simple.

    Living in Georgia, I’m never apart from my sunglasses. I ALWAYS need them. And yet, somehow I tend to lose them quite often… I lost them in Chicago and had to replace them (only a few months after buying them!), and only three months later, I left them in an old church in Germany. Thankfully my husband ran a half mile back to the church to fetch them for me.

    I only have two pairs of sunglasses! One for everyday use, one for cycling. I should expand my collection.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I love classy and simple too! Perfect for any occasion 🙂

      I lose them all the time and that is why I can’t buy expensive ones! Your husband is a keeper!

      I think we all have room to expand our sunglasses collection!

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