Wednesday, 31 July 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Vivienne Westwood Glasses

I got my first pair of glasses when I was 12 or 13 and then migrated to contacts, purple ones, I was super cool obviously, about two years after that. It those 2o years of glasses wearing (!!) I've had a grand total of 4 frames up until now. I've been wearing the same DKNY frames for at least the last 7 years and they are at least 2 prescriptions old---oops. I pretty much only wear my contacts but being back in an office I wanted to try and give my peepers a break and lets be honest after that long I can justify buying new glasses. Especially when my old glasses have been bent and scratched by a certain small person on numerous occasions.

I've actually been looking for new frames for as far back as March! I tried on and contemplated several frames in Ohio while I was home but I left it pretty last minute and couldn't get it together. Then every time I wanted to try on glasses I had on my glasses and well I can't see shit without a prescription so trying them on would have been pointless. Then one day I was in Costco (don't knock it) and tried on frames I really liked; I took a selfie to show NotBlondeHusband but then later made him come back to see them on me. He liked them and shockingly I still liked them (I'm fickle to put it nicely) so I bought them.

When I got them things seemed strange but the woman said it would take time to adjust to the new prescription and to not wear them until the next morning. So I did but wall edges looked curved and it looked like someone had punched my closet door from the inside. Turns out they turned up my astigmatism correction too much--whoops! Any who take two and my prescription is right and I can now show off my new specs!


Bathroom selfie

Vivienne Westwood glasses

 Blonde Mother and Son

Cynthia Rowley Skater Dress-TK Maxx
Black Cropped Blazer-HM
Leggings-Marks and Spencer
Black Studded Flats- New Look
Black Glasses- Vivienne Westwood

Star Wars Tee-Zulily 

What do you think? I try not to be a label snob but they are Vivienne Westwood! I absolutely freaking adore Vivienne Westwood so I was super excited. I was really shocked by how many designer name frames Costco opticians had at pretty reasonable prices. I'm so glad I looked on my way to buy 50-gazillion rolls of toilet paper!

I'd really wanted larger black frames but most that I tried on didn't look right. I'm not sure if it is because I'm so translucent pale but most just didn't work. The inside of my Vivienne Westwood frames are blonde coloured so I think that makes the black less harsh? Maybe I made it up but I think they work some how!


Vivienne Westwood blonde glasses


I do like my contacts but I think it's good to give my eyes a break now and then. Also my astigmatism isn't corrected in my contacts so I *think* I should get less eye strain with my glasses? Any way I like them and I'm looking forward to seeing what make-up and hair styles (see the poof/bump it above) I can get away with wearing them. Is that just a me thing or do you think you can get away with different hair and make-up when you wear glasses? Do you wear glasses?



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63 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Cute glasses! Vivienne Westwood is a nice Costco score!


I know the feeling about wanting big black frames. They look so cute on so many people, but when I was in the store trying on wayfarer styles I was literally stopped by two strangers and the salesperson and told "oh honey no". So mine are smaller.

Melaina25 said...

Those glasses are fab! And I really like your hair pinned back like that.

Melaina25 said...

Super cute new glasses! Love them :)


Lindsay
LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

Who knew Costco did glasses. I absolutely agree that glasses (earrings, clothing, hats) all look different with different hairstyles. Good on you for trying something new - as always I think you look gorgeous and Vivienne Westwood is cool!

Melaina25 said...

Those glasses are so stylish! They are perfect for your face - what a great find! It can be so hard finding the right pair.



Thanks so much for hosting the link up!




Lauren xx
www.stylelixir.com

Melaina25 said...

Love those glasses, they really compliment your face shape!

Melaina25 said...

The glasses look good on you and frames your face well. :-) I love glasses. I'm always switching up my frames. Costco does have a nice selection for decent prices and I bought one of my frames from there. :-)

Melaina25 said...

Cute glasses! They suit you well!

Melaina25 said...

Hi I'm new here, thanks for having me! Love the glasses, you did good!!! Erin @ joggingpantsmustdie.com

Melaina25 said...

The thinner black frames are great--for the very reason you explained. They work well with your face, skin tone and hair color. And yeah, I love Vivienne Westwood too!

Melaina25 said...

It's funny you posted this because I just posted a pic today on my Instagram of myself trying on my husband's glasses to see what I'd look like. Lol! Anyways, love the new frames! Thanks for the link up!

Melaina25 said...

These glasses look great on you! I got Lasik years ago and it's the best thing I ever did. Though sometimes i am tempted to buy some plastic frames to wear as accessories.


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Melaina25 said...

They look great on you! I am also fair skinned and I can't wear black glasses -- I have some that are dark brown tortoise and another pair that's a blonder tortoise (I wore those more often when my hair was lighter). Perhaps I should try some with a lighter color on the inside, though -- those suit you perfectly.

Melaina25 said...

They are gorgeous! I wore glasses for 12 years before having laser surgery 10 years ago (best thing ever), I found that I couldn't wear contacts when using the computer as it dried my eyes out, I also found that I could get away with no eye make-up when wearing glasses as it hid my tiny eyes. That was the only downside of having my eyes lasered - having to wear eye make-up every day! Enjoy your new glasses and better sight ;-)

Melaina25 said...

They look fab x

Melaina25 said...

Oh I absolutely love them they really suit you! I'm as blind as a bat but mostly wear contacts as I just don't think that I suit glasses at all ;-)

Melaina25 said...

Love love love your glasses. I sat on my glasses just before going away on holiday (got a suitcase full of lenses) and will need to buy new ones when I get back as I actually like wearing glasses (if they are nice like yours). They look fab on you. x

Melaina25 said...

LOVE that dress!!

Melaina25 said...

Great glasses! I just love them on you.

Melaina25 said...

Love your glasses! So cool that you wore purple contacts!!
oXo
Jenn
www.thebrandiedpair.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

The black glasses are fab! Classic style and will last you a long time, I'm sure!

Melaina25 said...

I think they look great!


I have contacts, too, and pretty much live in them. I should really try to wear my glasses more, but they're just such a pain.

Melaina25 said...

Oh I adore those glasses!! I have been trying to wear my glasses more, but the ease of contacts is so much nicer!

Melaina25 said...

I think they look cute on you. I have been wearing glasses for several years now and still hate to wear them!!! How's work going? Have a wonderful Hump Day Wednesday!

Melaina25 said...

I used to wear glasses but now I wear contacts, mainly because I never liked how glasses looked on me. But I'd have to start wearing them again if I could look as good as you in glasses! Yours are really cute and they compliment your face shape really well! Thanks for the linkup!. =)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Melaina25 said...

I love your new glasses. I recently got some new Miu Miu ones from my local Black and Lizars outlet - they were a bargain and I love them! Your blondie boy is getting so grown up. He's gorgeous, just like his mother :) x

Melaina25 said...

Aww thank you :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I tried on a LOT!

Melaina25 said...

Work is going well just trying to fit everything in isn't easy!

Melaina25 said...

I put my contacts in today because it was so sunny and I don't have prescription sunglasses.

Melaina25 said...

I think I will wear them more once I get prescription sunglasses too.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

I totally used to tell guys my eyes were really purple and sadly they believed me! I swear coloured contacts were cool in the mid-90s :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Iva!

Melaina25 said...

I'm slightly obsessed with Cynthia Rowley!

Melaina25 said...

Hit up Costco!

Melaina25 said...

I can't see anything without mine either! I bet you'd look fab as always :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks my four-eyed friend 8-)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! NotBlondeHusband had laser eye surgery just before BB's 1st birthday and I'm jealous!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Definitely give some a try if you can find something similar!

Melaina25 said...

NBH had his eyes lasered too!

Melaina25 said...

Lol love it :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Jean!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Erin! Welcome to the linky :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Rachel!

Melaina25 said...

I'm rubbish--when I realized I've worn glasses over 20 years and only had 4 pairs up until now---yikes!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Lauren!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Kelly!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Lauren! It's totally sock-bun ring type material on a comb under there lol.

Melaina25 said...

Exactly! I had to try on so many frames until I found ones that didn't look awful on me!

Melaina25 said...

Can't believe it! I tried on those exact ones and loved them!! I'm not due eye test until November though... they really suit you lady! x

Melaina25 said...

I wore glasses for the first year after I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes (high blood sugars can damage your eyesight) but eventually once I controlled my blood sugars more effectively I was able to stop wearing them. Because I only wore them for a year I never got to try out the designer frames, I feel like mine were very utilitarian. Seeing yours though makes me wish I had more stylish ones! That being said I'd much rather be healthy and not need them!

Melaina25 said...

Those glasses are super cute. I label whored it up when I got my glasses and invested in Ray Bans.

Melaina25 said...

Nice Glasses. And I love the color of your dress. =)

Melaina25 said...

I think the black frames look adorable on you!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Tiffany :)

Melaina25 said...

LOVE IT!

Melaina25 said...

Designers clearly last longer since I had my DKNY 7+ years!

Melaina25 said...

You could always get dummy frames without prescription lenses? You're right though healthy is most important!

Melaina25 said...

Love them, the shape really suits you!