Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I Can See Clearly Now

First order of business in today's post: I am again, rocking my new favorite outerwear brand, ThomasKelly! Remember I posted about them a few weeks ago... when it was still warm. Now that it is chilly, I have added the bolero over top of the Malaga Mix top and Ladera Legging and it was such a perfect look to run to the grocery store post workout! 

Next order of business is glasses... no, not wine glasses, but glasses to help you see. When I was around age 4, I was "diagnosed" with strabismus...it sounds way worse than it really is. In fact, it really doesn't hinder me... except when I'm exhausted or have had a few cocktails. 

Let me explain... Strabismus is a weakness in your eye muscle. This causes me to have a "lazy eye" which is a tad embarrassing and really not flattering. It is usually not noticeable, but when I haven't had enough sleep or I have an alcoholic beverage, my eye starts to wander. Most children grow out of it, but I never did. I've kind of stopped letting it bother me, and have just kind of "owned" this imperfection... there is a quick and easy surgery to fix this, but I've got serious white coat syndrome and just the thought of eye surgery is enough to make me run and hide. 

The reason I bring this is up is because I haven't worn glasses since age 12. I really hate wearing my contacts, so I almost never do. I want to start wearing glasses again... not exactly the hipster kind, but something flattering and fun. I really do think that glasses make everyone look "smarter" and there are some really awesome glasses options out there. I have narrowed down some of my favorite styles... of course, eye glasses are subjective/differ for everyone, but I can't help but to love certain styles... even if they aren't the best option on me

I think my top pick would be Warby Parker's Filmore.. It reminds me a bit of Oliver People's... which I've tried on and feel that I look incredibly goofy in the classic rounded lenses.. while WP's are similar to OP's, I like that WP's are less circular. I actually really like a lot of Warby Parker's frames and the price is really reasonable  The company is a bit like Tom's Shoes in that they donate a pair of glasses every time someone purchases a pair. Pretty cool, WP, pretty cool. 

The Jasper by WP is another favorite of mine. I actually love them as sunglasses, but think that they may be too big on my face as glasses... or a little to hipster looking... which I have nothing against, I just don't think it suits me personally. 

The Miles by WP is another good pick. Can you tell that I have a thing for tortoiseshell?! I think these look almost perfect. They are not too large, not too rounded and the frame is not too thick. 

Last but most certainly not least, I give you the Oliver Peoples' Riley. The perfect blend of tortoiseshell and a great rounded frame and thin sides. Basically my perfect pair! So we will see which pair I end up with in the coming weeks.... I'll be rocking the "nerd-chic" look! 

Do you have glasses? What is your favorite brand/style? Have a fabulous day!


Anonymous said...

I recently got Chanel glasses and I absolutely love them! They're my first "nice" pair of glasses and they make me want to wear my glasses more. I'd suggest just trying a ton of different shapes/styles on...you never know what you might end up liking! Good luck!

Portuguese Prepster said...

Love your picks! I have horrible vision and have worn glasses/contacts since I was 8! I have a pair of prada glasses that I love but I usually wear my contacts more.

j.mosby said...

Look at Ben Silver's of Charleston SC website at there eyeglasses collection! Impressive! The styles are on the line of Oliver Peoples.

Anonymous said...

Cute! I love picking out new glasses, even though I almost always wear my contacts in public and just wear my glasses at home. I love that there are so many fun frames to choose from.

I'd actually recommend seeing what frames your eye doctor has, though, and going with those if you like them. Last time I was at my eye doctor he told me that online sites that sell glasses actually tend to make a lot of mistakes. I forget what the exact percentage was, but a lot of people end up getting prescriptions that are slightly off, not enough to notice but enough to damage your eyes over time. I don't mean to scare anyone but I would just check with your eye doctor first!

Doloris van der Bergh said...

I'm sure you will look pretty with glasses :) I also have glasses...the hipster version :D I love the shape of wayfarers so I got myself glasses the same shape as my sunglasses :D
xo dVb

Meg {henninglove} said...

first i love that outfit you are wearing that green sweet is so cute. love the glasses you selected

Gracie Beth said...

I only have to wear glasses when I drive so I get prescription sunglasses. I got ray ban wayfarers today :)

Sarah said...

I have glasses (still... after having Lasik TWICE) and I actually love them. They're a really fun accessory (a really expensive accessory, but fun nevertheless!). Tory Burch makes glasses now and they are super cute. I have Ralph Lauren ones right now but have also had Chanel and Kate Spade. I always get some sort of tortoise frame.

Anonymous said...

check out eyebobs great colors and shapes

BAH said...

I have the Warby Parker Preston glasses, but the Miles were my second choice. I have to say I am very happy with my experience with them!

Anonymous said...

I love my Jean Lafont frames. They're made in France and have classic styles with a twist. Look them up! :)


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