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Summer Shades for less

Happy Monday friends! I'm so excited for this coming week and weekend - we have family coming for the 4th of July & I'm crossing my fingers that the weather will be as perfect as it was this past weekend.  Between BBQs, pool parties & summer in the city - I think each weekend is going to fly by which is slightly scary, but I know that just means we pack so much excitement in for those few days a week! I've been trying to add to my sunglasses collection without breaking the bank and thought I'd share a few styles that I have either already purchased or are currently on their way to my house right now! Also, I'm pretty tough on my shades, throwing them around in my purse and what not, so I tend to only buy one classic pair every few years which makes these "trendier" ones perfect as less expensive options. 


Splurge Dior Split Aviator Sunnies ($589) || Save SooLALA ($16)
Splurge Karen Walker Monumental Pablo ($250)  || Save Quay Marble Rose ($75)

Splurge Prada Rounds ($390) || Save NewBee Fashion Amazon ($16)

Splurge Tom Ford Reveka ($440)  || Save Kate Spade Amara's ($160)
Splurge Ray Ban Classic Aviators || Save Quay Muse Fade ($60)
I wear my Kate Spade Amara's non-stop, it's such a classic frame! These Free People frames were another great trendier pair to get for a fraction of some of the designer prices out there! The pink cat eye frames were a purchase last summer and for $11 they have held up so well and surprisingly don't have any scratches yet! 
Do you have a favorite pair of summer sunglasses?

61 comments

  1. I am loving those Kate Spade and Quay pairs. My hubby is not loving the cat eye ones I recently picked up so I'd like to grab another pair! This is great, ty for sharing! Have a great week!

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  2. I love your sunglasses!!! And really, for such great prices, you cannot beat them!

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  3. Beautiful Babe in shades!! I love the saves just as much and tend to buy the less expensive sunnies as I always scratch or lose them. Great finds and your own collection is fabulous!!

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  4. Love all these fun summer sunglasses! The save option for the Prada round sunglasses is almost identical! Happy Monday, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  5. I'm seriously obsessed with some of these save finds! They are nearly identical to the pricier ones!

    By Lauren M

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  6. Quay has such a fun line. I haven't had the best luck with quality with them but I am kinda rough of my sunglasses lol. I am loving all the big mirror aviator looks! These are some of my faborite posts!

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  7. You've got a great collection of sunnies! I'm all about finding mine at Target - great prices & I never feel guilty if I break them!

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  8. Love this post! I always struggle to pick out the perfect shades for summer! Anxious to give one of these a try!

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  9. I have been buying more and more save sunglasses lately and I love them! I can get into a trends without breaking the bank. And there are so many cute options! Love your picks!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  10. I am the same way, I have a few classic more expensive pairs that I really try and not toss in my bag or let my kids get ahold of. Then I love a good trendy cheap pair for the summer!

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  11. I always grab a couple pairs of cheapie sunglasses (especially in summer) in case I lose them or my kids break them. But I LOVE those Karen Walker splurges; so pretty!

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  12. Oooo I love a good splurge vs save post!!! And I'm loving those Kate Spades!!

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  13. Sunglasses are my shopping weakness! I'm like you, I toss mine around all summer so I like to go for the save versions. I have a few nice pairs for certain occasions, but other wise I can't be held responsible for what I do with them lol. I do love my sojos after you recommended them awhile ago, can't beat the price!!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  14. I'm the same, I have one nice pair and the rest are cheaper versions of what I like. I'm so rough on my glasses, it doesn't make sense to fork out that kind of money!

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  15. i am not sure how anyone could spend $600 on sunglasses but then if i think of all my frames added up - well i don't wanna think about it haha. these are awesome dupes! and here's hoping that the weather holds out for your guests! happy monday girly

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  16. You already know how much I LOVE sunnies so I need all of these! I love finding good dupes for the super expensive ones, especially since sunglasses get scratched and break so easily! Great finds babe! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. My family is coming into town for the 4th too and I am so stinking excited. Such fun shades, love all your picks.

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  18. So many cute picks! I've been on the hunt for a new pair because somehow all of mine (cheap & expensive) got scratched and it drives me crazy!

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  19. Those Quay glasses are A MUST. As in, I must have them immediately, lol! xo

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  20. Sunnies are my weakness, so I love everything about this post! I've been looking for a dupe to the classic Ray Ban aviators, so I definitely need to check out those Quay ones.

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  21. I'm typically pretty hard on sunglasses too, but when I spend money on them, I try to take care of them better. I love those big circle tortoise shell ones that you have! They're perfect for summer!

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  22. So fun! That 2nd picture is simply fab - those look great on you!

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  23. This time of year is always exciting with summer activities, especially as we near the 4th; it sounds like you have such fun plans! As for the sunnies, I absolutely adore your selection! They're a great mixture of classic and trendy and I love that you've also included a mix of splurge and save options as well! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  24. Looking fabulous as always! Summer always flies by because we pack so much fun into it, but I wouldn't change any of it! Love love love your picks, and especially loving those Free People frames - so much fun <3
    Green Fashionista

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  25. So many fun shades! Especially loving that last pair you have on!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  26. Aviators make my face look sad, but I'd love those cat eye glasses!!

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  27. I have been wearing a lot of sunglasses from BP at Nordstrom!! I am so cheap and lose/break my glasses all the time so these save options are perfect.

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  28. YES! I love a good pair of statement sunglasses!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  29. I pretty much always wear aviators from Target. And by pretty much always I mean always lol. I love the way they look on me & I lose/break too many pairs to spend more than a Target price.

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  30. I am the worst with sunglasses - they fall off my head and I scratch the lenses all the time, so I am totally looking just at your "save" column haha. I especially love the cat eye ones!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  31. I love a good splurge/steal line up! The Prada steals are SO good!

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  32. It blows me away what some people pay for sun glasses. I loose my so easily & scratch them up so badly so I dont spend a lot. Though lately, I've been purchasing reader sunglasses with a bifocal in them so I can wear them & be able to read out in the sun ;) #oldladyproblems

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  33. I love all these fabulous shades! I tend to switch my sunglasses with my outfits, so this post was perfect.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  34. THe Prada round saves look identical! I love sunglasses and have quite the little collection of designer ones. To be honest, I get them all from Nordstrom Rack for 1/3 of the price!!! I got two Kate Spade ones last summer for $50 each. Holla!

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  35. I'm sunglasses obsessed right now! So many adorable dupes--I LOVE those Quay aviators! I have them in black and they're SO good! Happy Monday love!

    Rosy Outlook

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  36. Omg the Prada rounds! I've had my eyes on them since forever!
    https://theoraclejournal.net

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  37. I have been loving fun, trendier sunnies lately! But I am just not willing to spend a ton of money on them, since who knows how long they'll be in style.
    Loving all of your options girl and your collection!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  38. I love all of them. I have a thing for sunglasses and need them all. Great choices

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  39. OMG I've been looking for trendier sunnies lately, and these are all just divine!!! Love!

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  40. I always buy the cheapest shades I can find but had so much trouble finding a new pair that I finally "splurged" on a $60 pair. I feel like they can be destroyed so easily!

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  41. Is there any pair of sunglasses that you do not look AMAZING in?! You look so cute, girl!

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  42. So many cute sunnies! I have several pairs that I wear religiously but could use a new pair. Loving the save options!

    Zelle | Southern Style

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  43. Need them all!! I'm all about saving, especially when it comes to sunglasses!

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  44. All of these are calling my name! Quay sunnies are seriously the best and so affordable! Love all your picks!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  45. I actually picked up my latest pair of sunnies at 5 Below. They're a pair of silver aviators with blue/purple lenses.

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  46. Love this! I usually just wear my ray ban aviators but I just got some thick cat eye ones in my box of style and now I want to change up my looks!

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  47. I love the second pair of glasses on you. So fun yet I can't tell which ones they are on the list. I've also been eyeing those cat-eyed mirrored sunglasses on Amazon. So pretty and a steal of price! Nice round up of fun and unique sunnies for the summer.

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  48. I love these, so cute! I've always loved tortoiseshell sunglasses the best, but all of these styles and colors are so pretty!

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  49. So many cute sunnies! I actually like a lot of the steal ones better!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  51. I love those free people frames!!

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  52. You know how I love my sunglasses- and I love finding dupes like these! Great list, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  53. I LOVE sunglasses and you've listed some great ones! I have both Splurge and Save items, and like them both :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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  54. I might have a slight obsession with sunglasses. I've definitely gone more of the affordable route because I change them out so often that it just makes sense for me. I am loving your picks and now you have my thinking about another pair lol. Beautifully Candid

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  55. LOVING this post. Obviously the name brand sunglasses are made better, but with how crazy summer gets, I end up being not to nice to my sunglasses (especially when at the river/vacation-- THAT and I've lost/Broken/Ruined so many of my nice ones!) So having these less expensive items makes me not feel so bad if something happens to them lol!

    Lisa @ Showered With Design

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  56. I always love a good splurge/save post, especially when it is concerning sunnies. Great post Biana!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  57. I just bought a new pair for $90 last week which is a lot for me because I am constantly dropping my sunnies and leaving them places!! Sunglasses are definitely not an item that I will break the bank for!

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  58. It is amazing how you were able to find these dupes! The save and splurge all look the same to me, which is great for anyone shopping on a budget!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  59. Super cute picks girl! The Kate Spade sunnies are super cute. I love my Ray Bans, although sometimes I feel like they don't block out as much sun as I'd like.

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  60. I love a good pair of sunnies. I finally invested in my karen walkers a few years ago. best decision ever : )

    marissa

    onecrafdiygirl.com

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  61. I have the Amazon friendly Dior Aviator knock offs too! People always ask about them when I wear them!

    I have the same pink cat eye mirrored ones as you in the last photo. I also own them in silver and blue lenses! I love how light they are on the face. Seriously who needs the pricey ones? (;

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