5 Must Have Sunglasses for Summer

5 Must Have Sunglasses for Summer

Expert recommendations on what shades you should be styling this summer.


The temperature is rising, days are getting longer and school is (finally) over. Our thoughts are "shore" turning toward summer vacation. I reached out to Anna Smirnova, founder of Eyezz.com, an online retailer of authentic designer eyewear from all the hottest name brands, for her expert recommendations on what shades you should be styling this summer and some helpful tips to protect your eyes from the sun.

1. Gucci GG0053S

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"You may be tempted to break out your polyester and bell-bottoms when you sport these shades, recalling a vintage 70's look, with an iconic shape that is at the same time voluminous and enchanting."

2. Prada 0PR 52US

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"Exceptional craftsmanship and style are the hallmarks of Prada frames and I love that these sunglasses are available with a mirror coating option for enhanced sun protection and gradient tinted lenses that start off at a darker color at the top of a lens and then gradually lighten towards the bottom. Great for fashion and enjoying sunny summer days."

3. Ray-Ban 0RB3026

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"Timeless. The Ray-Ban Aviator Classic sunglasses were originally designed for U.S. aviators in 1937 and with a classic gold frame and a range of lens colors, they have easily become the most iconic sunglass models in the world. Whether you are shooting for a spot in the 'Top Gun' sequel or simply want to look like you belong with the jetset, these frames are definitely the way to go."

4. Gucci GG0113S

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"I love this trendy iconic round shape, inspired by the Gucci runways and the ethos that 'L'Aveugle Par Amour' (Love Blinds). The acetate rim with engraved varnished sentence and iconic bee on the hing, is sure to generate some 'buzz' this summer."

5. Dior Offset 1

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"Watching the sunset and sipping a Cosmo just got sexier with this line from the House of Dior. Crafted of black acetate and polished rose-goldtone metal, heads will turn when your friends see the multicolored acetate topline detailing that would make Carrie Bradshaw swoon."

Sunlight reflecting off the sea and sand greatly increases your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and your risk of developing eye problems, but sunglasses can actually help protect your eyes. When looking for new sunglasses choose lenses with a UVA/UVB rating of 100% to get the most protection from ultraviolet light.

Just because you choose dark-tinted sunglasses, doesn't mean you will have more UV protection. You can actually get the same level of UV protection with light-colored tints, such as green, amber, red, and gray as you can with very dark lenses.

Finally, you may want to consider large, wraparound-style frames, not only are they very much in style right now, they may provide more efficient UV protection because they cover the entire eye area. This is particularly important when hanging around or on the water because much of the UV comes from light reflected off the water's surface.

There you have it! Our rundown of five celebrity-envy sunglasses for summer and some bright ideas for protecting your eyes from the sun!

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52 Instagram Captions Perfect For Your Next Beach Vacation

Perfect for those beach daze.

Summer is officially in full swing. We are all looking forward to the adventures that await us. A lot of us have been dreaming about the day when we finally get to kick our feet up and relax by the ocean. If you find yourself getting ready for a trip to the beach then read these quotes to help get your in the mood for your vacation. Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or are just trying to settle a bad case of wanderlust, here are 52 quotes on summer:

1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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19 Date Party Dresses From Amazon You'll Actually Want To Wear

A woman can never have enough dresses.


Dresses are (usually) a girl's best friend. It gives us the chance to get dolled up, without needing an excuse to get dolled up. Dresses you can wear for almost any occasion. Whether it's brunch, on a date, to a party, it doesn't even matter what time of year it is. If a woman can find a dress that will match the event needed for, she will. Amazon has the BEST selection of dresses I've ever seen. These are 19 dresses, that you'll totally need for your next outing.

1. The perfect long sleeve dress - with pockets!

This dress is perfect for any fall/winter events. Date or party out on the town, this is the ultimate dress to have. Plus it has pockets!!

Find on Amazon for $16.88

2. The, absolutely needed, little black dress

Everyone needs AT LEAST one little black dress in their closet. It's girl code!

Find on Amazon for $8.99

3. The sleeveless/or sleeves dress

Another great dress for any occasion, and another with pockets! (Because let's be real if a dress has pockets, it's a keeper).

Find on Amazon at $7.99

4. The off-the-shoulder dress

This beauty is perfect for that date you've been waiting for, going out dancing, or even your work's Christmas party. An over the shoulder dress is both sexy and sophisticated.

Find on Amazon for $24.99

5. The plunge v-neck

This v-neck dress is perfect for that party on campus or for going to the club with the girls.

Find on Amazon for $27.99

6. The floral spaghetti strap

This floral spaghetti strap is to die for. I've had this dress in my cart forever and still can't wait to buy it. It's perfect for the beach, brunch, a date, practically any occasion!

FInd on Amazon for $9.99

7. The classy cocktail dress

This classy bod-con dress is the perfect dress for that staff party you have to attend. It's mature and sophisticated, while still looking fashionable.

FInd on Amazon for $13.97

8. The skater dress

Every girl should own at least one skater dress. It's perfect for a first date, or going out on the town. It can be used for casual or for an event.

Find on Amazon for $27.99

9. The casual long sleeve t-shirt dress

This t-shirt dress is the best casual wear you can find. It's perfect for any regular day activities. Especially if you're looking for a cute dress for those fall pictures you want to take while apple or pumpkin picking.

Find on Amazon for $16.99

10. The body-con t-shirt dress

This body-con t-shirt dress is another perfect for any casual event. But this one can also be used for going on a date with that cute boy from Tinder.

FInd on Amazon for $16.99

11. The long floral

This long floral v-neck is the cutest, sophisticated dress there is. Matching great with a pair of wedges or flats, this dress is perfect for date night, brunch or going out on the town.

Find on Amazon for $17.99

12. The elegant deep-v

This elegant deep-v dress is the perfect fit for that club you've been wanting to go to. It's a show stopper.

Find on Amazon for $18.99

13. A cocktail cami dress

The cocktail cami dress is another casual/date night/party dress. It's perfect for any occasion and can be paired with any accessories.

Find on Amazon for $16.99

14. The round neck mini dress

This round neck printed mini dress is one you'll want to add to your cart right away. The patterns are super cute and it's less than $20!

Find on Amazon for $12.99

15. The long sleeve floral skater dress

We've had floral dresses and we've had skater dresses, but this long sleeve floral skater dress takes the cake.

16. The plus size, queen dress

This plus size floral dress is not a want but a need. This dress accents every beautiful curve and you'll have everyone turning heads as you walk by!

Find on Amazon for $12.99

17. The plus size, ruched black dress

Another beautiful black dress! There isn't anywhere you can't wear this dress!

Find on Amazon for $78.40

18. The strappy cold shoulder

This cold shoulder dress is another perfect for the fall/winter season. The long sleeves will keep you warm, while the open shoulders still show just the right amount of skin.

Find on Amazon $9.99

19. The slit long floral

The slit, long, floral dress is ultimate for your closet. Perfect for any occasion where you just want to look extra cute.

Find on Amazon for $19.99

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