Tuesday, 4 June 2013

coronation spectacle..

shirt: girlguiding uk // skirt + jacket: primark
Glasses : London Retro Glasses @ MyOptique
heels : Spartoo
For as long as I can recall, I always wanted to wear glasses. I know that's not really something to admit, but when I was at school, I'd want to be one of the kids with glasses so much that I'd go home and tell my mum that I couldn't see the board properly. She'd take me for an eye test and I'd always be too scared to fib about the answers, so they'd give my eyes a clean bill of health and send me on my way, in a sulk.

Fast forward a few years, and I toddle off the optician for a routine check because my eyes have been sore lately. Lo and behold, I probably do need some glasses now, and I'm no longer sure I want any. There are so many more options, colours, shapes, frame types than I'd anticipated and to be honest I don't know where to start to determine what suits me.

So I thought I'd try out a pair from MyOptique, although there are so many pairs of women's glasses on there I didn't really know where to start, so I went through their Style Finder to narrow my search down a little. I settled on this pair of Nancy frames, seeing as I like tortoiseshell and these had other colours in them as well, which I hoped would mean they'd go with lots of outfits.

I tried them out for the first time on Sunday, where I had an invitation to represent County Guiding for the local Coronation service. Despite the fact that I'm not religious at all, I was intrigued to go to the local abbey and have a look at it, as I'd never before been inside and I do find old ecclesiastical buildings pretty and interesting.

I wore my new skirt suit from Primark - a recent, sale-rail aquisition, and I'd pondered over whether or not this was Guiding-appropriate, before deciding it would have to do. (Most people seem to wear black trousers, of which I don't own any, nor do I intend to). I threw on a new pair of shoes and was good to go.

Will I get used to wearing glasses? I don't need them very often at the moment, so that's good. I really want a pair of red frames, after seeing a beautiful photo of Amanda Seyfried in some red glasses. I'm not sure if it's the glasses I liked or the mistaken hope that they would make me look as pretty as she did..But we shall see.


  1. Glasses really suit you, Char!

  2. I had to start wearing glasses when I was 5 and it was in no way 'cool' back then, like it is now. I was the only person in my class with them and therefore labelled a geek, which stuck with me throughout my entire school years! So I've always pretty much hated glasses, until Mel B made wearing black frames really cool in the late 90's and I got a pair which nobody believed were prescription because they looked so awesome! I'm supposed to wear them all the time, but generally only do at home or at the cinema, I can see perfectly well outside without them, so don't feel the need to wear them. I'm glad there's not the stigma attached to wearing them now, like there was when I was young, I know tonnes of kids with glasses and they nor their friends seem to care. I think you suit them x