There’s only one way to improve a striped top, and that’s with a little embellishment. While I love a stripes and floral print combo, nothing comes close to stripes and cats! I’m a sucker for animal motifs so when I saw this top in the Mango sale I added it to my online shopping basket quick as a flash. The cute tie front is the icing on the cake. The material is so soft it feels like a second skin. The only gripe I have with Zara and Mango is those huge papery labels, because even when I snip them out they leave scratchy bits that irritate me. Anyway, a bit of careful work with some nail scissors sorted that out!
In keeping with the cat theme I’m wearing some fabulous new cat eye sunglasses from Amevie. I love the oversized style and blue reflective lenses. They are so light and comfortable that I could almost forget I’m wearing them. I took them on my recent trip to Switzerland and wore them for a day sightseeing in Zurich (there’ll be a post on that soon!).
Amevie is a Canadian lifestyle and sun-care brand that aims to empower people to “love their lives in the sun, worry-free”. The name comes from the latin for “love life”. Sustainability is at the heart of Amevie; the sunglasses are made from bamboo, which can be harvested within four to five years, compared to hardwood trees which require 25 to 70 years of growth. For each pair of sunglasses sold, Amevie give a pair of eyeglasses to a child in need via their charitable partner, Seva Canada, who has helped more than 4 million people see again. The company’s founder, Ana Caracaleanu teamed up with the charity after her mother was diagnosed with advanced cataract, and nearly went blind.
There are eight styles of sunglasses to choose from (most are unisex) and range in price from $60-$99 USD. All Amevie sunglasses have CAT 3 polarized 100% UV blocking lenses, high quality hinges and are waterproof. Despite the lightness they feel very durable. I’m wearing the Paris design which I would say are the largest style in the range. For reference, I have quite a wide face and these fit a little on the roomy side. If you have more petite features you may be better suited to one of the other styles. The funky Del Mar model, which features reflective blue lenses and natural bamboo arms, fits narrow. I also love the Vegas design – a classic brown cat eye design which fits all. The sunglasses come with a microfibre pouch, cleaning cloth, foldable case and box.
If you look closely at the photo above you may see the reflection of my photographer; this was my daughter’s first attempt at taking blog photos for me. Not bad for an eight-year old, don’t you think? We spent a long weekend at my mum’s where the weather was glorious. I didn’t have a bag to go with this outfit so I raided her wardrobe and picked out this red one from Dune. After taking some photos wearing my white and gold flat sandals I spotted a pair of red wedges in mum’s closet too so I put them on and we snapped some more. Mum said I could have them because she can only wear flats now. I gave her two dresses and she gave me some shoes…that’s a successful swap!
SHOP THE LOOK
Mango top | Zara culottes | Amevie sunglasses c/o | Dune bag | Azuni necklace, earrings and cuff | Ri-belle white and gold sandals | Lotus red wedge shoes
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