Glasses.

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You probably won't know, but I'm a glasses-wearer and my vision without them is pretty poor. I don't wear them in photos as I don't view myself as photogenic at the best of times, and I struggle to find a picture I like when I'm wearing them.

About 4 years ago I was told I needed glasses for driving and distance. Until that point I had always had perfect vision so I was a little bit disappointed that I needed a bit of extra help. To console myself I got a pair of lovely Chanel frames which have survived being sat on and thrown into my handbag over the years. They have really stood the test of time.


A few weeks ago I had a long overdue eyetest and, no surprise, my eyesight has changed. A lot. And it was time to upgrade my lenses. I toyed with the idea of putting lenses into my current frames but not only was this the same price as getting a brand new pair, my Chanel pair have quite thick arms which can be tricky when driving. So I picked up a brand spanking new pair.

I wanted some slightly bigger, 'geekier' frames in tortoiseshell so when I spotted these Converse frames I instantly loved them, and snapped them up (to go slightly off on a tangent here, Vision Express told me I could have standard frames but it would take 2 - 3 weeks or I could upgrade to fancy lenses and have them the same day. I ummed and ahhed but decided to get the standard frames and wait a couple of weeks. The next day my glasses were ready. Damn sales tactics!)

Anyway I absolutely adore my new glasses and I must say, being able to see properly again is a bit of a novelty!

31 comments:

  1. Ooh those really suit you! Sales tactics are very sneaky! x

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  2. aww they look lovely on you. Very pretty indeed.
    I really want some more geekier frames, but I still love mine so I guess I can wait a little longer. x

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  3. Your glasses are lovely! They really suit you :) I love tortoiseshell frames, have some similar ones myself. Don't think you have anything to worry about, you always look gorge in photos! xxx

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  4. Your new glasses look great on you, love those frames. I really need to get my eyes tested again but keep putting it off even though I know my eyes have got worse since I first got glasses 2 years ago. I'm inspired to book an eye test now as might mean I get some new nice frames. x

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  5. They are lovely and really suit you. I am long overdue an eyetest - I must remember to book one! I also love that picture of you and Jonathan, so adorable. xxx

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  6. The shape suits you perfectly! I hate picking out frames though - so darn hard!

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  7. you look very pretty with glasses.. :)

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  8. You both look incredibly cute together!!

    My eyesight is shocking without my glasses or contacts but i am so vain that i live in my contacts. I don't think my glasses suit me & for me personally they make me incredibly self conscious!!

    I recently got a gorgeous pair of glasses which shock horror i think suit me fine & look okay but the lens are so small they are taking some getting used to & i don't feel comfy wearing them.

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  9. Oh I think you look absolutely gorgeous in these new glasses - love them! XX

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  10. You look gorgeous! Glasses definitely suit you. I struggle a bit with my geeky frames because of my short hair - sometimes they look a tad manly! I need long, flowing locks like you.

    Love them. x

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  11. Oh I love getting new glasses! Yours are absolutely lovely and you definitely shouldn't be worried about being photogenic, they suit you brilliantly!x

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  12. Glasses really really suit you - you look HOT!x

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  13. So cute! I have some Missoni frames I love x

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  14. gorgeous! i need to pick up some glasses after realising my eyesight is not what it used to be :( but thss post has given me confidence that there is some nice glasses out there! xx

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  15. really suits you!
    geeezz i envy your hair!!

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  16. They look great, I love them. Definitely do more pics with them on, we all love geek chic!!

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  17. :O You look stunning with your glasses on.

    I'm exactly the same. I went for an eye test and they told me it would actually be illegal for me to drive without glasses! :( I hate wearing them though. x

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  18. They are brilliant - they really suit you! xx

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  19. You look so cute and it's a total nerdy look! ;) I'm wearing glasses myself, but some of my friends don't even know that - simply because I'm always wearing contact lenses. ;) X


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  20. They look great on you, and you and your boyfriend look adorable in that photo! x

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  21. The glasses look fab on you and it's so nice to see a pic of the boyfriend!!

    xo

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  22. you look amazing! with or without them! xx

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  23. Adore those frames & you look lovely with glasses on!

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  24. Ahhh dude they look awesome on you! :) Look at you and your fella all geeked up - Loves it! I got new glasses recently too, first time ever buying a semi expensive pair. But tbh I look after them much better than the last pair and they fit my big noggin/flat note like an absolute dream! :) xx

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  25. They really suit you!

    Iv'e been told i need glasses but have put off getting them because i am convinced they don't suit me and cant find a pair i like! Yours are fab, might pluck up the courage and try and sort my eyes out! haha

    Kim
    xxx

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  26. They really suit you!

    Iv'e been told i need glasses but have put off getting them because i am convinced they don't suit me and cant find a pair i like! Yours are fab, might pluck up the courage and try and sort my eyes out! haha

    Kim
    xxx

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  27. I really like those glasses, they frame your face really nicely.
    I have to wear some for reading, but I have such a nightmare trying to find a style that suits me - apparently I have a very narrow face!
    L x

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  28. Really like your new glasses! ever considered going for a full fringe, think it would look really nice on you!

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  29. I really love those Chanel glasses, they suit you! It's amazing how many people forget to book an eye each year. I found the Vision Express website useful for their guide one eye health, eye care and a detailed explanation of the eye test: http://www.visionexpress.com/eye-health/

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  30. Those glasses are so cool, very chic yet add a very youthful touch x

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