first impressions: Karl Lagerfeld sunglasses from Glasses Direct


Spot the pyjama pants in the reflection!

Let's start with a disclaimer....I'm not really a designer sunglasses kinda girl.  My habit of not putting things away properly paired up with a dog who loves to eat sunglasses (I wish I was joking.  He's eaten three pairs now) means that designer sunnies have always been something that I can't quite justify.  But when offered the chance to choose and review a pair from Glasses Direct, I threw caution to the wind and went with this pair.

I was overwhelmed with the choice available.  They stock lots of different designers and styles, and making a decision wasn't the easiest!  There are loads of ways to filter and narrow down the results though, so if you know what you're after it's fairly fuss free.  In the end I went with this gorgeous Karl Lagerfeld pair in the (no longer available) brown caramel style.  They had a couple of variations, but I really like how the ombre-effect makes these a little different to the norm.  The gold detailing on the arms fits in really well with my wardrobe and they're a great quality.  It obviously pays to raise the budget slightly!

Now you may be wondering why I'm not showcasing these glasses in situ.  I'm gutted, but they don't really suit me.  I obviously have a fairly large mug, and the frames look a little small on me.  It may also be the gradient effect and the fact that they're quite dark against my newly blonde hair.  I'm going to persevere, and once I dye my hair back brown (soon!) I'm hopefully that they won't be quite as stark.  Expect to see a shot cropping up on my instagram soon!

That aside, I really can't fault these sunglasses and the service I received.  I think part of the reason I always lose pairs is that I don't have any real way of storing them, but the sleek yet sturdy box these came in will, I'm sure, help me to keep track of these.  There's also a cleaning wipe, they arrived quickly and there's the option to have a prescription put into any of the designer frames.

If you need a new pair of sunglasses I recommend checking out the range here.  And if you're quick there's a flash sale on today!


  1. Very stylish pair of sunglasses! I love buying new sunnies every summer, they are just like new pair of shoes..just not so often 😊

  2. These look lovely, such a shame you don't think they suit you though! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  3. Love the sunglases!

  4. These sunglasses are stunning, and I adore the case they come in! i recently bought a Chanel pair because I was so sick of losing old cheap pairs that I really don't care about. But there's no denying the quality of designer sunglasses is unparalleled.

  5. It's a shame that they don't suit you because I think the frames look lovely! Love the ombre effect!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x​​x

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