Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Framed

Regular readers know that my glasses make frequent appearances on the blog. While I enjoy the freedom of wearing contacts, I also spend a lot of time every day writing in front of my computer and reading (the glamorous life of an academic) and that means eye strain. I also just genuinely appreciate the look of glasses and don’t at all mind wearing them on a fairly regular basis. I first got my glasses in grade 4 and spent the better part of the next 8 years wishing I had normal eyes and didn’t have to wear corrective lenses. But when I hit high school I started to change my tune and embraced my glasses wearing persona with aplomb.

All of this is to say that I recently decided it was time to get an alternate pair of specs so I could have a little variety in my frames choices. Enter Clearly Contacts and these bold frames. My order came quickly and the customer service was great – the biggest challenge was trying to decide which of the many frames on their site to choose!

dress: Jason Wu for Target / tights: Target / shoes: Target / cardigan: H&M / watch: the helpmeet’s 

And, yeah, I'm aware that's a lot of Target!

26 comments:

Katie said...

Love them! I'm horrible about keeping the same frames for years - I need a new pair myself.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

lovin' the specs :) Hope you're having a great week!

JennaStevie said...

These frames suit you sooo well, I love them! I am planning on getting some just for fun frames soon too.
And this dress is so perfect with the tights and cardigan! I can't wait to come home to tights weather

Rebecca said...

I like the new glasses. I have been wanting a pair of gray frames, but haven't gotten around to buying them since I already have two pairs of glasses.

Laura Go said...

I love the glasses you've picked out! The color and the pattern are really pretty and totally go with your hair!

Marie a la Mode said...

I think you look great with glasses! They're a fun accessory to add to an outfit.

Honeysuckelle said...

I Love the new glasses and those tights are adorables.


<3Honeysuckelle

Closet Fashionista said...

Well target is awesome :)
I love glasses but sadly I do not need them ;) but I don't think I'd be able to handle them all the time
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Fashion Tales said...

I've been wearing my frames a lot lately for work, and just bought a new pair recently. I love the ones that you chose. Great colour!

Cee said...

I'm still on the fence about my own glasses. I've had them since I was ten and can only see about a foot in front of me without them... but I was a diehard contact wearer, in spite of all of the time I spent on the computer, until last November when I suddenly developed a very unpleasant allergy that made wearing them impossible. I'm still trying to find ways to embrace wearing my frames - I'll have to take a lesson from you, because your are fabulous! I love the colour :)
xox,
Cee

Clara Turbay said...

Vision and good taste to know that it is fashionable and looks good.

Rebecca said...

What a lovely dress ....& you styled it so well for Fall! All the colors and patterns worked well with each other!

REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Before Lasik, I used to alternate between contacts and glasses but honestly preferred the contacts because for me, regardless of how lightweight the glasses frame was supposed to be, it always started bothering me after a few hours of wear (and I used to be about blind as a bat without my contacts or glasses)!

HailesHeartsFashion said...

Firstly, I love the glasses look. My sister wears the coolest pair but she hates them. I always say how great they are because they are another accessory to play with!! Yours look great on you and I love that your embrace it!

Secondly, I really like this outfit. It is nothing like my style but it is really refreshing and if I saw you out on the street I would definitely notice this outfit.

Great post :)

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Emily Marie {Isn't That Charming} said...

These frames are great! I agree, I genuinely appreciate the look of glasses. They add character.
(PS - Love the all Target. Can't go wrong!)

20 York Street said...

Oh very pretty blue dress! It's always good to hear great customer service like that!
 
Love your frame choice!

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Northern Style Exposure said...

Loving the color combo of those stripes! Perfect

Alexa said...

They are so stylish and I love your Jason Wu dress!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I think the frames fit you nicely, and I really like the Target tights!

Amber said...

As a fellow four eyed lady, I must say these glasses look perfect on you. (PS I love that most of your outfit came from Target, woop woop!)

Lyosha said...

love your cut and glasses as always!
The mix of your hair and dress is very unusual but very stylish and chic! very well done!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside blog

Girl and Closet said...

Oooh, the frames are great. I'm in desperate need of a new pair, so I'll have to take a peek at their store. Yours are perfect on you!! Plus, loving the dress & cardy, so pretty!! Happy weekend, lovely lady! xo V

chillairandperfume said...

I just got new glasses too. I love new glasses! These look great on you!

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

kate a la mode said...

Those glasses look fantastic on you! I really like the color and subtle design, too.

Also love that dress. It works really well with the cardigan.

Eli said...

These are cute! I only have one pair that I wear regularly because I only need them to see far, so I leave them in my car for when I'm driving. But I think I'm gonna start needing them more often and would like a cuter pair! Too many decisions! :)

Sayaka said...

You look lovely! I love the Jason Wu dress on you with the tan sweater!!