Girls Who Wear Glasses: Eyewear As An Accessory
I’d been feeling a little strain in my left eye for some time, so scheduled an eye exam last month. I wasn’t surprised to learn that my prescription had changed, but was surprised when the doctor told me my distance vision had actually improved, so my old prescription was now too strong. Not that I need an excuse to look for some new frames. 😉I consider eyewear an accessory, and since I wear it daily, want to get it right.
Eyewear can be expensive, (though there are more and more lower-cost options like Warby Parker and Costco). But updating your frames periodically is one of the best ways to keep your look current and modern. It’s a worthwhile style investment. Be sure the frames are a good fit for your face (width and overall size), but don’t be afraid to try something a little bold.
Ever since my friend D. introduced me to SEE Eyewear, they’ve been my go-to for fun, reasonably priced glasses. (No, this isn’t a sponsored post; I’m just a fan.) And when I’m in Paris, I always make time to visit Jimmy Fairly.
I tried on several pairs at SEE. I’d intended to take photos to show some comparisons, but I was on my own, the store was busy, and the lighting was…challenging for photos. There were a lot of “maybe’s,” but when I put on this pair, it was an instant YES!
The color is a spot-on match for one of my best colors in the Spring palette, “Cinnamon.” So as an accessory, this eyewear coordinates beautifully with the rest of my wardrobe! The nose bridge fits perfectly and comfortably, and I love the shape, which is a little retro, but not too literally so.
This is model #0530 from the “Core” Collection. I don’t see it online but if there’s a store near you, check to see if they have in stock.
I opted for Transitions lenses, as they’re so convenient for travel. These don’t get super dark, so I’m not completely blind when I go from outdoors to indoors.
More Budget-Friendly Frames
This is the makeup I’ve been wearing most days:
- Makeover Workshop Tinted Primer in “Light”
- Makeover Workshop Cheeky Glow Creme Blush in “Dahlia”
- Chantecaille Waterproof Brow Definer in “Light Taupe”
- Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara
- Chantecaille Lip Chic (“Geranium” for a more natural look, “Mandarin” for more impact) Am wearing Mandarin here.
And Speaking of Color…
Do you have a favorite eyewear designer or shop?