The Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses first became popular in 2011. I remember seeing them on other bloggers and thinking that they looked very bold and dramatic. Because the style was so distinctive, I didn’t invest in them myself – I thought it was a “trendy” item that would soon look very dated.
|Blouse: ZARA (similar) / Sunglasses: c/o Smart Buy / Jeans: Express / Flats: Express (similar) / Bag: Vintage Chanel
And yet, here I am, 5 years late to the party – with my first pair of Prada Baroque sunglasses! And I’m absolutely in love. While the curlicue arms are trendy, the over-sized lenses are classic – and remind me of Jackie O’s sunglasses from the 70s.
I received my sunglasses from SmartBuyGlasses – my exact model is the Prada MINIMAL BAROQUE PR27NS-1AB3M1. Ordering sunglasses online can be tricky – Smart Buy has a virtual try-on option, which is fun to test out. But I had also previously tried on the Prada glasses at the opticians – so I knew that I’d love them.
Have you ever fallen in love with a popular item, years after the trend died down? I think for me, that’s a great test – if you love it, even when it’s no longer popular – then it’s definitely worth acquiring! This holds true for my next wishlist bag – the Celine Nano. I’ve loved it forever – so now I’m on the hunt (due to all the price increases, I’ve been looking on the pre-loved market).
And speaking of new accessories – here’s my latest watch – the Michael Kors Pink Dial Lexington in Rose Gold (MK 3285). I don’t even need to explain why I bought it…rose gold + pink dial is reason enough!
Have you ever bought something after it went out of style?