Today we're talking one of my favourite topics... SUNGLASSES!
Sunglasses have always been something I've completely loved for adding that much needed piece of added interest to my more simple of outfits; But this love has never been more apparent than that of this summer season.
My collection, as I've regularly mentioned, is growing at a rather rapid pace, but yet a pace to be totally proud of indeed. Sunglasses just get me yano; They add something a little bit special to every single look, they're totally versatile, totally adaptable and totally-freaking-awesome (able).
Whether it's funky colours, crazy shapes or timeless classic's there is a pair of sunglasses for every look, for every occasion and for every mood.
However, not all sunglasses (unfortunately) are for everyone and as rebellious to the rules as I usually am, sometimes I'll pop on a pair of killer sunglasses, only to gasp in horror at what I see in the reflection.
Some face shapes just aren't meant for some sunglasses shapes, it's as simple as that. Take the classic Aviator styles for instance; a shape that is oh so popular and a shape that I personally love for it's rather seventies nature, however this is a shape that is not made for someone with a fringe like mine and a narrow long face to go with it, however much I hate to admit it (damn you Aviators)
That being said, you all know by now my love for the Ray Ban Round Metal, I mean c'mon, they're practically surgically attached to my face as of late. I have my beloved faves in black, silver, blue, green and pink and can always count on them to add a little summin summin to my favourite looks. They're a shape that was made for a rather oblong shaped head such as mine, did someone say match made in heaven?
Although, that being said, I'm aware in these shots I'm not actually wearing my trusty Ray Ban Round Metals (shock horror) and have instead opted for the classic Ray Ban Wayfarers.
This is because I find my "oblong" shaped head to be more like a "Squoval" (square and oval mashed together) so my happy medium is definitely a Wayfarer shape, a shape that I personally think suits oh so many different face shapes, sizes and of course personal styles. It's such a classic style of sunglasses and connotes so much history in it's little body that it's really rather hard not to succumb to the power of the Wayfarer.
Wayfarers, along with Round Metal's are my go-to's on a regular basis due to their complete simplicity but also due to their rock and roll connotations. A simple outfit such as a printed blouse, straight leg jeans and hi-tops is totally moulded together thanks to the classic shape of the Wayfarer which adds a somewhat "too cool for school" attitude to such a straightforward get-up.
So, you're probably totally wondering why the heck I'm rambling on about face shapes and sunglasses no?
Well, Sunglasses Shop and Ray Ban have teamed up to offer you guys the most amazing prize around!
Fancy a trip for two to NYC with £5,000 spending money and all expenses paid including a night on the town at either a Broadway Show or a Basketball game!? Well fear not, I have just the ticket!
Simply upload a selfie wearing a pair of Ray Ban's that suit your face shape using the handy face shape guide here and using #SGSFaceShape and tagging @sunglassesshop on Twitter and/or Instagram to be in with the chance of winning the trip of a lifetime.
Haven't got a pair of Ray Ban's? Well fear not, they've created some seriously cute colour-me-in and cut-me-out templates in their face shape guide so get designing and selfie-ing and you could be in with the chance for the all expenses paid trip for two.
But remember, rules are made to be broken so make like me and my "Squoval" shaped head and select a pair that totally make you feel awesome as well as suit your weird shaped bonce 🙂
I can't wait to take a peek at some of your entries so please do let me know if you enter as I'll be totes jell and totes proud should you be the lucky winner.
Post in collaboration with my all time fave sunglasses brand Ray Ban and Sunglasses Shop but all words, styling and weird head shapes my own.