New specs

I loved Angie's post on "four shortcuts to a more current style." Since I wear glasses every day, I wanted to be sure mine were current and reflect my individual style. I decided to swap out one pair that I wasn't wearing. They weren't dated, but I just didn't reach for them, or I'd put them on and then change to a different pair.

Here are the new glasses I chose (1-3): teal on the sides with amethyst over the teal on the front, by Face a Face. I love them! I feel the shape, size, and color suit me so well. They feel integral to my features, rather than something I'm adding on to my face, if that makes sense. Do you agree?

For reference, here are the others I'll keep in rotation:
4: round brown and metal by Kenneth Cole. These are/were my go-to glasses, easy to wear, blend with my features and coloring.
5: brown metal frames with crystal sides (sorry I didn't get a shot of the sides), by Caviar. These are my dress-up glasses or the ones I wear when I want a more minimal look.
6: small cat-eye in eggplant, by Kala. These are my oldest but I still like them. I feel they give me a kind of prissy look, perhaps.

And the ones I am replacing:
7: tortoise and green by Michael Kors. I plan to turn them into sunglasses.

Thanks for looking!

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  • deb replied 6 years ago

    Love the new pair. My least favorite is #5 and making #7 sunnies is a great idea.

  • bj1111 replied 6 years ago

    how fab!  i initially thought these were glasses up for consideration so i was about to vote #1-3...then i saw that you already got them!  love #7 as sunnies.

  • AJ replied 6 years ago

    The new ones look great!  Luv the idea of turning the MK pair into sunnies!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Yes! Love your new specs.

  • kerry replied 6 years ago

    OK ... #1 you have great taste in glasses and your new addition is particularly fab! Love the colour.

    #2 you have gorgeous skin and eyes! I've never seen a close-up of you before.

    #3 your face really suits glasses or you're great at picking the right shape and proportion or both! I don't wear glasses but wish I did when I see how stylish yours are. I have quite a time finding sunnies that suit.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    KILLER new specs. Wow. Xo

  • Parsley replied 6 years ago

    Ooh! I love the new glasses! They're a flattering shape and great color!
    I really like your old cat-eye ones, too.
    And your MK ones will make great sunnies!

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Love the new ones & #4.

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    The new specs are absolutely fabulous! Wow.

  • Eliza replied 6 years ago

    Love your new specs. Great colors and beautiful shape on you. Chuckled when you mentioned the brand. My new specs are also Face a Face and I love them. Very comfortable, too. Mine are a reddish plum color, with a hint of orange in the back of the frame.

    Enjoy them!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Deb, I appreciate your taste in glasses, always admiring your wardrobe of them.
    bj1111, that's a great vote of confidence!
    Thanks, AJ, Joy, and Angie!
    Kerry, how sweet of you! You're right, I don't think I've shown a closeup here before. After years of contact lenses, I'm really enjoying wearing glasses.
    Parsley, Caro, and Astrid, thank you!
    Eliza, yours sound fabulous, too. The brand is so nicely made and well-designed.

  • Classically Casual replied 6 years ago

    Killer new specs!  I agree it's fun to have several in rotation.

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    I LOVE THESE!  Gorgeous and perfect for you!  Love specs that make a statement.  My local store is going to call me when their new crop comes in hopefully this week, because she said there is CITRON. 

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Those are STUNNING on you!!! Wow wow wow. I just adore them. No wonder you are happy. They really are windows on your beautiful eyes, and they do exactly what Angie says a great pair of specs should do -- they "lift" your eyes somehow. Congratulations on a superb purchase! 

    The old ones will make great sunnies, too, so it is win win! 

  • Missey replied 6 years ago

    Your new glasses are perfect on you!  I love the shape on your face, very lifting.  The pop of turquoise on the sides make these very special.  I love them!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I am crazy about the new ones on you! I'll be surprised if you want to wear anything else. :)

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    Love the new specs! They are beyond fab! You have a great selection of eyewear!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for all the appreciation of my new glasses!
    Claire, you are so right--I think I'll want to wear these new ones all the time.

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 6 years ago

    Those are the bomb Sharan and you're spot on with the shape and color.  The teal highlights your eyes so well! I've had several pair of Face a Face and love their styles so much! 

  • Aubergine replied 6 years ago

    Love the new ones! The two-tone blue is so cool and really brings out your beautiful eyes.

    I actually somehow hadn't noticed you had a "wardrobe" of different glasses. I like how they're all different enough to add variety, but all work so well with your features.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Love the new glasses! I think 7 will be just right as sunglasses too.

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thank you, Ann. Great to hear from another stylish lass with an enviable wardrobe of glasses!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, Aubergine! I think my photos are taken at such a distance that the glasses don't show very much.
    Shevia, thank you, too!

  • Gigi replied 6 years ago

    Ooh, good choice! I looked through all your glasses that are in rotation, and I like the new ones the best. :)

  • Jem replied 6 years ago

    I LOVE those!  I'm trying to choose some glasses and it's so hard.  I'd love it if I could try cute ones like you got!  The colors are so fun and perfect on you!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Oh, Una, of course you need to try the citron ones when they arrive!
    Thanks, Gigi!
    Jem, thanks! You should check out Angie's guidelines if you haven't already seen them. It does help to try out several different eyeglass shops, as she suggests.

  • Deb replied 6 years ago

    Fabulous choice...absolutely love them on you. Enjoy your new look!

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    I love the new frames! You did a great job picking out ones that are perfectly suited to your features.

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    Very nice! Strong enough but subtle, too.

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    The new pair is TDF, wow!!!:-)

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous new glasses! Love how it matches your eyes and the shape is lovely too. I am super envious of your skin ... So smooth and clean :)

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    Brilliant choice of new specs! They really complement your beautiful eyes. Amazing what a difference the right pair makes, isn't it? Enjoy!

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