Friday, 22 November 2013

Gorgeous glasses 8) ...

 When I went to the opticians last year, I was terrified slightly apprehensive. I knew that I needed to wear glasses, having worn them throughout my teen years (hilarious MySpace photo proof here!)  but I had never managed to find a pair that I liked enough to wear consistently so when I was told that I needed to wear them all the time, I panicked. Luckily there is a lot more choice available now (especially for the right price!) and over the past year I have had some rather lovely pairs making full use of the various deals at Specsavers to give myself a bit of choice. Mark is always horrified that I am willing to pay so much for some frames but I figure that I am wearing them everyday and a good fashion blogger needs choice, amirite?! ;)




This pair were from the Gok Wan at Specsavers range and were my go to pair for everyday wear. The colour and shape are pretty inoffensive and easy to wear without becoming the focus of an outfit. I liked them but they never set the world on fire...


These glasses on the other hand were a statement pair, worn when I was feeling either particularly confident or particularly timid. It is difficult to be shy and retiring when you have such a humongous pair of frames on your face! I actually preferred the colour of these to the other Gok Wan pair but they can seem a bit harsh and definitely need to be paired with strong lipstick to work!   


These burgundy beauties are a new addition to my glasses collection and are actually from Karen Millen- not a brand I was particularly familiar with, until I saw these beauties. I love the burgundy frame and they are an easy way to introduce a splash of colour to an outfit without looking too gimmicky. The tone of the  purple seems to change depending on what colours I wear them with which I also like, you can't beat versatility! 



 As you can see, I tend to go for an oversized cat-eye shape and this pair are absolutely gorgeous. I think the  shape of the frame suits my face better than my last oversized pair and the gold detail across the top adds some subtle glamour. (The fact that they reminded me of a more wearable version of these also helped with my choice!) It was really difficult to photograph them properly but this photo gives more of an idea of the blinginess...


Despite my unsure looking face, this last pair have probably been my favourite ones to wear recently. When MyOptique asked if I wanted to try one of the pairs of glasses from their 'London Retro' range, I leapt at the chance. These glasses are like the lovechild of my first two pairs and those of a 1950s secretary- cat eye perfection! I was worried that they might seem a little costume-y at first but actually the shape is less cartoony in real life and more subtle than these photos make them seem. I had never heard of London Retro before they got in touch but any brand that names a range of glasses after Tube stations is A-OK with me...


 A snazzy orange leather lined case doesn't hurt either! 8)

Do you wear glasses? How do you choose your frames?

P.S. This post was done in collaboration with MyOptique
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14 comments

Katrina Sophia said...

gorgeous selection of glasses, liking cat eye one! I love all of your dresses, glad I found this blog

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Chloe Martin-Brown said...

LOVE the collection, and the latest addition. I think we have similar taste in glasses, and you're making me think twice about how hard finding a new pair of specs is going to be. The cost always makes me eyes water a little though...

daisychain said...

I love cat eye frames! I tend to get drawn in my colour for my glasses! x

The Style Rawr said...

You have so many lovely glasses but the lasts ones are actually my favourites! The perfect shape.

Tara xo

Harriet said...

I love all of these, but especially the cat eye ones - they suit you so well!

Vicki said...

Love the london retro ones! fab shape :) x

zenobie said...

Love your cat eye frames, they really suit you. I usually go for a round shapes although when I was younger I loved anything heavy, black and square - I was a massive Jarvis Cocker fan!

Sophie in the Sticks said...

you have a fabulous eyewear collection Maria <3

Jo said...

I love the third set and your newest ones! I've had the same oscar and fitch glasses for years (black but with red insides) but fancy getting a new pair.

Rosie said...

You look stunning! Also I love all your outfits in these photos, crazy gorgeous colours and prints!

HighlandFling said...

The turn of the war secretary ones are my favourite. I could never full anything like that off and you look amazing. I am jealous of your glasses collection and your face!

Emma x

Winnie said...

That first pair are my absolute favourite on you! I wear glasses every day too - even though I don't seem to wear them often on the blog. Even though I hate handing the money over for new frames, it's definitely worth it when you potentially are going to wear them every day for 2 yrs! Love your selection!

Temporary:Secretary said...

i love the cat eye ones! Thumbs up for the specs, dont know what i would do without mine! I am blind as a bat! Really gets me down sometimes, i wonder how bad it will be when i'm old :-(((

Melyssa said...

"Do you wear glasses? How do you choose your frames?"

Yes, and I have 48 pairs of big, bold, and beautiful plastic frames in my prescription, 16 drop-temples, 14 cat's-eyes, and others. I have chosen frames based on what style or color I wanted at a particular time.

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