Getting some new glasses, or shall we say spectacles (I like that word), has been on my to-do list for a VERY long time! Growing up I was the odd one out in my family being the only one with 20/20 vision. However it seems that my ‘old age’ caught up with me over the years because about 5 or so years ago I felt my eyesight wasn’t always that sharp anymore so I decided to get an eye-test. Turned out my perfect vision was no more and I need glasses. I am short-sighted, bizarrely only in my right eye, which means I can’t focus on things in a distance. I don’t wear glasses all the time because I don’t need them for work but I always wear them when I am driving, going to the movies or a show or watching TV. If I don’t wear glasses I can function fine but just can’t really see things that far away clearly; like reading signs in streets and stations or for example which bus is coming towards me on the street. Because only one eye is short-sighted, when I don’t wear my glasses I find myself squinting quite a bit to focus which isn’t that great…can give me a headache…and let’s not even think about the wrinkles it’s probably giving me!
I used to have these nice glasses by Polo Ralf Lauren but about a year ago I sat on them and ever since then one of the legs was wonky and broken, which I kept re-attaching with cellotape! I knew I had to get some new glasses but could just never find some that I really liked. Another problem is that I also have quite a small head which means a lot of glasses looked to big or wide on my face! Well anywho…. I finally did it, I got some new spectacles (APPLAUSE!!)
My old glasses were a little more ‘secretary style’ but this time I chose a slightly ‘cooler’ geek chic kind of frame.
They are from Paul Smith (Pirroni 2980 Black Horn Gold)/ I really like how they have the yellow on the inside which means they are softer on your face than just straight black frames!
I think my glasses are also a little bit like the ones Zooey Deschanel wears in her TV show ‘New Girl’. Her glasses are by the uber cool brand ‘Oliver Peoples’ in a tortoiseshell colour. Have you seen ‘New Girl’ before? I am completely hooked on this show. Zooey is super ‘adorkable’ in it and I might have a developed a wee crush on the character Nick! Oh and I think the ‘douche-bag jar’ concept is brilliant!