Gorgeous fashion accessory for sun sensitivity

May 4, 2017

sun-sensitivityParasols are back–as a lovely, graceful fashion accessory for those of us who suffer from sun sensitivity. In my youth I enjoyed the hot rays of the sun all the time and had a gorgeous tan to prove it. But once I had to take a daily medication that makes me sun-sensitive, those days were gone. Poof!

Of course, dermatologists tell us that the sun’s rays can be harmful and we choose to believe them. Walk around any country known for its scorching sun and see women using all kinds of sun shades, including parasols. But many of us don’t choose at all. Especially those on some antibiotics and certain chemotherapy drugs. The kind that make us sun-sensitive.

So when I saw these beautiful sun protectors from Lily-Lark Parasols, I had to have one.  This design is called Taco (strangely); I loved it instantly. But it was hard to choose between all the different designs. I might have chosen ink-wash flowers or denim vine. Look at the variety for yourself, here.

I find mine to be made well, lightweight and a elegant fashion accessory.  Mine is the larger size, and it provides great sun protection whether I’m shopping at a farmers market, celebrating at a wine festival or taking Riley for a short walk.

Friends of mine who have lost hair and some of their sense of their own beauty would’ve loved having something this beautiful and fashionable to deal with the sun. Lily-Lark Parasols claims they have the most beautiful skin protection under the sun, and I agree.

They’re about the price of a good handbag, to put the price in perspective. Actually, on the lower end of the “good handbag” scale. So they’re worth considering. They’re designed beautifully, sturdy and are a treat to sport. Oh, and if you sign up on the Lily-Lark home page you might find some deals.

Chemo is hard. I’m all for things that help chemo patients and anyone, for that matter, feel as beautiful as they are.  This is one of those things. So here’s an idea: Maybe you have a friend going through chemo. Maybe there are a few of you in that group of friends or family. And maybe you might want to all pitch in and gift your friend this charming accessory. Just a thought.

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54 comments on “Gorgeous fashion accessory for sun sensitivity
  1. Robin rue says:

    I am a sun lover, so I am always in the sun, but this is awesome for people who want to cut down their exposure. It’s so pretty.

  2. That is so cute! I really adore the bold design! My mother has sensitive skin, and burns any time we go out. This would be perfect for her!

  3. These are amazing!!! I think yours is my favorite, but it definitely would be difficult to choose. I love colorful and vibrant designs, there is nothing better to lift your mood than to surround yourself with positive vibes.

  4. Jenn JG says:

    This is great. would even work for covering the kids while the play outside. And it is very pretty. Thanks for sharing

  5. POOJA MITRA says:

    I tan easily. So this is great for me. Will share with my sister too.

  6. I bet a parasol would be just awesome to have at the Kentucky Derby! It would go great for women who don’t want to wear a hat.

  7. tara pittman says:

    This would be perfect for the park. I hate wearing sunscreen so this is so much better

  8. Amber Myers says:

    This is so gorgeous. I want one now! I love all the colors.

  9. I love it and you can be stylish whilst protecting your skin. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer so this would be perfect for where I live.

  10. Ali Rost says:

    How pretty are these? I have a dear friend and neighbor who is in the trows of chemo .. I think I’ll buy one for her and surprise her with it. I know it will make her smile!

  11. I’ve always loved the idea of a cute little umbrella or a vintage Sun hat to keep you put out of the sun while you’re in the sun. Mostly the vintage hat. I definitely think I was born in ton wrong era lol.

  12. Heather says:

    The sun can be so harsh. I burn in a matter of minutes since the elevation here is over a mile from sea level. Protection from the sun is a must.

  13. Elizabeth O. says:

    That is one gorgeous parasol. I think the design is really lovely, you have such good taste. It would be nice to give this to a friend who could use it.

  14. Such a great idea! Being in Australia we always get a ton of sun, so it’s hard to keep up the sun safety. But this is something I’ll defs keep in mind for the future.

  15. I love this! My sister was recently diagnosed with melanoma and is a bit of a sun baby. She’s bummed but this might be a nice boost for her 🙂

  16. those parasols are incredible! i am VERY careful in the sun, but I’ve never tried a parasol. i’m always nervous that they are going to make me look silly! but these are really gorg…

  17. Jennifer L says:

    It’s definitely important to protect the skin from those rays. And what a great way to do so than with those gorgeous parasols. I just can’t get over how beautiful they are.

  18. Parisols can certainly be beautiful. But that is absolutely the wildest parisol that I have ever seen. Go you for rocking your own style! Thanks for sharing.

  19. I would love to have one myself. My skin is super sensitive to the sun that I literally have to put so much sunscreen whenever I go out. This is really pretty.

  20. Neha Saini says:

    These are amazing!!! I just can’t get my eyes off from this beautiful piece or art.

  21. This is such a great idea! It is so lovely, and it is nice that it is lightweight. My mom has a friend gong through chemo, and this would be a great gift for her.

  22. I get tan easily so an umbrella is something I need in summer. I like the design print and it does look like it’s shaped of taco. I’ll be checking on this.

  23. Foteini K says:

    I love parasols, they remind me of China ladies! As far as I remember I’ve never seen anyone in Greece carring a parasol though! I should make a start xx
    ♥ xoxo My Life as Foteini/ Foteini Karagianni ♥

  24. Lisa says:

    Cool design!

  25. Such an adorable way to be able to bask in the sun and avoid the harmful rays!

  26. I love being in the sun but burn so easily! I love that parasols are coming back into style! This one you have pictured is absolutely gorgeous and I love it!

  27. eazynazy says:

    wow this is so cute and yet stylish. i wish i had one

  28. This is the prettiest and coolest umbrella for protection from sun rays. Love the design and colours. 🙂

  29. Lindsey says:

    I am loving your parosol and its design is super chic too.

  30. This is the most stylish way to protect your skin that I’ve ever seen. It’s so lovely! I want one now. Thanks for sharing.

  31. How fun! But, I must say that looks more like an exquisite piece of art than a parasol! I love artistic things that have a function 🙂

  32. I have a friend who uses something similar. It really does come in handy since her skin is sensitive to the sun’s rays.

  33. Rosey says:

    My uncle is going through chemo. My grandparents have been through it too. It’s never fun.

  34. Chloe says:

    Parasols are so elegant! I think it would be perfect for a spring day, or even weddings/formals!

  35. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I have never seen someone with a parasol in years. Yours look pretty and I am sure it will do its work well – shielding us from the sun. I think my mom will have so many good memories coming back if I give her a beautiful parasol.

  36. Czjai says:

    What a lovely parasol! I see these quite often in Japan, especially during the Hanami Festival. 🙂

  37. Elena says:

    Probably many of you will find this weird, but I hate the sun!!! I always have a headache and my facce burns. This umbrella will come in handy!

  38. Joanna says:

    I have never had problems with the sun, I love it, but I can imagine how hard it must be for patients who are going under chemo treatment to deal with all the side effects. It’s nice to think about them and develop such a beautiful and useful parasol!

  39. Erin says:

    What a cute idea for sun protection! It sure does beat a rain umbrella!

  40. Echo says:

    What a perfect little parasol. I am super sun sensitive, so I always where a hat. This would be so much more fashionable.

  41. Our Family World says:

    I am going to look at other Lily Lark Parasol designs! These parasols would help protect us from the sun’s rays this summer and are very fashionable as well!

  42. I tend to avoid the sun and wear factor 50 most days to protect my skin. These look like they might come in handy. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Crizzy Kiss says:

    I love uniquely designed umbrellas. Those are really cute. We use them all the time in the Phil. but now that I live in Norway, I stopped using it because we only get to enjoy the sun for a month of 2. 😉

  44. I’ve seen them in movies and such, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a parasol in person before. I checked out the different designs on their website, and I like Bellflower and Denim Beads the best.

  45. They’re very pretty! Thankfully London is not too sunny – I still user SPF but a parasol would be an overkill. Very cool design though!

  46. Nay says:

    Why a beautiful design. Doubt I’d have much need for it in the U.K. though!

  47. This sis beautiful!!! We don’t really get enough sun here in Manchester for this though ha! Love it x

  48. Tiara Wilson says:

    Oh wow. What a neat thing to shade you from the sun. It looks so beautiful too!

  49. misty nelson dawn says:

    Wow, this is so beautiful and I love the beautiful design! My kids would alway want to play with the sun.

  50. Katriza says:

    This is beautiful! I love it, I definitely need to go get me one of these for the summer!

  51. Crystal says:

    This such a super cute little product. I always burn so easily.

  52. Wildish Jess says:

    Super cute umbrella. It’s so hot and sunny here I’m sure a ton of people would use it.

  53. Dusica says:

    I’m a sun lover 🙂 But this accessory is very cool and stylish for long hot summer!

  54. Linda Hobden says:

    The sun parasols are lovely – I like the sunshine but if I’m sitting out I look for shade! I love the colours of the Taco design.

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