So check out my latest accessory – new glasses! I’ve been wanting new specs for months now and since my beloved Armani frames were in the suitcase that got stolen last month, I knew had to get a new pair, sooner rather than later.
I have pretty bad eye sight and would not be able to venture outside of the house without either my specs or contact lenses. I first got glasses when I was eight years old and I hated having to wear them. Once I was in my late teens I began wearing contact lenses and loved the freedom they brought. I had basically given up on glasses until a few years ago when I got a nasty eye infection and had to wear glasses until it cleared up. I picked out a really retro pair of Lulu Guinness frames and since then I’ve loved wearing glasses.
I picked up my new frames in Specsavers, Belfast after my good friend Caroline recommended I go. She had recently got a gorgeous pair of Tommy Hilfiger specs and was able to get a second free pair! So I quickly made my way to my local store and was bowled over by all the fab modern frames on offer. I have been with a small family run opticians since I was a child but, whilst I felt very loyal to them, this time round I didn’t see any frames that I really loved.
After deliberating over a few different pairs I finally settled on the Specsavers ISABELLA glasses. Whilst they are definitely a statement pair, I think they will go with a lot of things in my wardrobe (for this post I paired them with my new checked shirt from New Look). Rather than opt for a free pair of glasses (as part of the Specsavers two for one offer), I decided to get my lenses thinned for free. Unfortunately the other costly drawback of having bad eyesight is milk bottle thick lenses which you want to get thinned!