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Why Am I Wearing Maui Jim?

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Today I got the pleasure of visiting the Maui Jim Australia office in the Sydney suburb of Frenchs Forest, where I met up with the awesome Rob Garrett, marketing coordinator. Rob helped me through the fun process of finding the perfect pair of Maui Jim sunnies, and it looked a little like this:

maui jim sunnies

maui jim aviators

trying on Maui Jim shades

Oh the fun… 🙂

maui jim big black frames

choosing lenses

Picking the right color lens makes me confused, as you can tell…

I look cool

I couldn’t decide if the mauve Ginger frames were right for me. Tough decisions.

the Ginger

I ended up going with Ginger frames in sandstone color and HTC bronze lenses – they are so cute!

What do you think? Great pair?

I guess that doesn’t really answer the question asked in the title though, does it?

Why am I wearing Maui Jim?

Well, since you asked so nicely…

Because I’m going to Hawaii in November!

Yay! I’ve never been to Hawaii, and I always thought that it might one day act as a cheap hub or stopover on my way to visit my family back in the States. Thanks to a great sale from Jetstar, I was able to pounce on some cheap airfares to Hawaii THIS NOVEMBER. I’m so excited!

In addition, I’m working with the Hawaii Tourism board to put together a few days of exploration on Oahu, and they also put me in touch with Maui Jim Australia.

Why? Because a girl’s got to protect her eyes from all that sunshine they have over there in Paradise!

And from the harsh sun that beats down on me every day in Australia, too. That’s important.

Now, thanks to Rob and Maui Jim, I have a fantastic, comfortable, fashionable pair of sunnies to sport not only on my upcoming adventures, but every day. I’m thankful for the offer, and I’m sure the patented PolarizedPlus®2 lenses (said to block out 99.9% of glare and 100% of bad UV) will do wonders for my eyes.

Thanks Maui Jim! And, oh my god, I’m going to Hawaii!

*My pair of Maui Jim’s were provided free of charge; all words are my own. Learn more about Maui Jim.

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12 Responses to Why Am I Wearing Maui Jim?

  1. Michelle September 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I’m so jealous that you’re going to Hawaii!

    • Brooke September 19, 2012 at 7:21 am #

      I’m so excited! A little upset that my boyfriend isn’t going with me, but it should be fun 🙂

  2. Amanda September 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    Yaaaay Hawaii!! I got a brief taste last year, and definitely need to go back someday.

    • Brooke September 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

      Which part of Hawaii did you go to? I’m going to Oahu only I think for this trip.

  3. CatAlford September 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    I love maui jims – They are such great quality! I just found your blog, and I absolutely love your story. I’m close to your age and am working in the Caribbean, and I just love it. I have made many similar sacrifices to you, giving up luxuries etc. but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. I can’t wait to read through more of your blog. You have an incredible story!
    xo
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    • Brooke September 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

      I feel so good wearing them. I love how good quality items just feel nicer on 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and checking out my story!

  4. Kyle September 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    This is funny because before I moved to Sydney I never owned a pair of sunglasses but before I left I figured I’d finally need them. Have fun in Hawaii… I’ve always wanted to go.

    • Brooke September 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

      YES you need good sunnies in Australia! The sun is vicious with a capital V!

  5. Tanned Traveler September 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    love them…nothing wrong with getting more than one pair.

  6. Melissa- The Mellyboo Project October 23, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    When are you in Hawaii exactly?

    Also… I’ve been trying to get in contact with the tourism board… do you have a contact with them that you could pass onto me (possibly via email)?

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