What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 134: Throwing Shade


The description says ‘coffin dweller,’ but I think they look more ‘parents’ basement dweller.’

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

While I do wear sunglasses year ’round, the approach of summer always inspires me to step up my shades game. And since we’ll be spending more time in Fire Island this year, shopping for summer-related supplies lets me prolong the happy anticipation. Let the hilarity begin…

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.

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Oooh! Want! By Spunglasses

Is it just me, or are the spikes and glitter hearts sending a mixed message?

Ridiculous? Sure, but I know someone who would love them. (That’s right, ASEP, I’m talking to you!)

Just the thing for when you are feeling groovy… By BackThennishVintage

Though these could have been designed by my 4-year-old niece, they would no doubt be right at home at the science march.

Oh, yes. Very Etsy!


I’m sure I couldn’t pull them off, but on the model, they’re perfection! By CrewVibes

These are to sunglasses what this is to bathing suits.

I assume these come with a guidedog and a cane, because you’re definitely not seeing out of them.

Iris Apfel would thoroughly approved! By TrunkGypsies

Looks like someone has been raiding the dumpster behind the crafts store again…

Strong brows are very in this year.

$100 steampunk sunglasses my ass. Those are $10 welding goggles!

Sunglasses made from recycled skateboards. What a cool idea! By 7plis

These fabulous things should come with a receding hairline and a piano! By TheBangCultVintage

Rave sunglasses. Maybe if your rave is happening here

Finally! Something to go with my snow suit!

No time to wax? These glasses have got you covered! Literally.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

35 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 134: Throwing Shade

  1. Funny, but now the question of the day is which pair did you purchase?

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  2. I am not sure I agree with the bathing suit analogy. There is way more material in those sunglasses.

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    • There’s a formula I go by when dressing for an event. You either show legs or cleavage, never both. By that way of thinking, the only thing that could balance out that bathing suit is a pillowcase over your head.

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      • Maybe if it was paired with thigh-high boots.
        Cleavage or legs…..not both. I watch a lot of movies and I think there are quite a few people who do not subscribe (ascribe?) to your point of view.
        I, however, (hopefully) understand the difference between sexual and sensual and can appreciate your point of view.

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      • It’s a red carpet rule a stylist I used to know taught me. It’s nearly impossible to look classy and legit if all your goodies are on display at once. Loved your comments about the thigh-high boots…

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  4. I’ll take a pair of Groovy with a side of Iris Apfel please. I’m still thinking about the small square sunglasses and bathing suit for my two year old godgranddaughter. Thanx for a whimsical tour Donna.

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  6. Lol. Awesome collection… Loved it! ☺️

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  7. Thanks for the visually stimulating post! It’s nice to see different.

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  8. Oh my word. Who would have thought there could be such diversity of fugly in the sunglasses category. I’m taken aback by the crafting so amateurish that the three year olds in my class could handle it as an independent craft project. Wait! Are parents sweatshopping their kids to sell their crafts on Etsy?

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  9. Haha this is a great post! I would love to see some of these glasses out there in the “wild”. I wouldn’t have the confidence, or be “edgy” enough to pull off most of those!

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  11. Ooh what a hilarious post – love your sense of humour and writing style!


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  12. Looks like this country needs a 12-step program for glue gun addiction. “Put it down. You’re hurting yourself and your family . . . and my eyes!”

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  13. I love that you look for beautiful things. I love the boat-the colors and the angle of the photo. As much as I love the photograph and thinks it is quite lovely. I wonder if the owner loves it. I know I would

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    • Thank you! I took that picture on one of our kayak trips around Jamaica Bay in New York. It was one of the casualties of Hurricane Sandy. I’m sure the owner was sad it was gone, but I certainly was happy to find and photograph it!


  14. Oh my Hillarious

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