Burgundy Chiffon Blouse c/o ShopSosie, Forever 21 Tee, Forever 21 Cuffs, Lock & Key Belt c/o Romwe, Dark Blue Velvet Skirt c/o Oasap, 'Cynthia Vincent for Target' Heels
For this look, I decided to go with a primary color palette, but one with deeper, jewel tones! I wanted to do an empress inspired look to compliment the opulence that we associate jewels with, so I chose pieces with richer and more luxurious fabrics like my new velvet skirt from Oasap, and my cape-like chiffon blouse that I've worn as a cardigan here!
It's rainy/cloudy the rest of the week so I'm upset I might not be able to post more looks until next Monday, and I also lost my favorite cat eye sunglasses too! Those were the only sunglasses I actually wore consistently too ;-; They're a real lifesaver for people who don't photograph well in overcast lighting. But did you guys also know that 80% of skin aging is actually caused by UV ray exposure?! I didn't know that was how badly the UV rays affected our skin so I imagine that some of you might not have known that either. Sunglasses with UV protection can block up to 100% of UV rays, and just using as SPF 30 sunscreen blocks 97% of UV rays. If you can do something as cheap and easy as using sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your skin when you are young, why wouldn't you? It sure beats being a victim or premature aging and paying lots of money down the line to get rid of your wrinkles!
I made this collage of some sunglasses and eyeglasses I am currently obsessing over (I'm actually nearsighted but I wear contacts in my photos and use glasses at home) to help provide some inspiration for some new eyewear! All the glasses below are from SmartBuyGlasses by the way! They also have this cool "3D Try On" feature where you can upload a photo of yourself and see what the sunglasses/eyeglasses would look like on you! :)
From top left, clockwise:
2. Brown Ombre Eyeglasses - These are actually the frames I have myself! I love the shape and the disappearing effect of the ombre gradient.