Speccy Four Eyes

Sunday, 20 November 2011

aka Alex Gets New Glasses


Do you like them?

I have been after a pair of green specs for ages but they are surprisingly difficult to find. Even though these look a bit blue, they are in fact green. Thanks to the wonders of Twitter, a very good Glasses Direct deal and the lovely Tamsin, these were mine for a shade over £25. Bargain, yes?

They are quite bold.


I am a very long way out of my comfort zone with this size and style of frame (slight shades of Su Pollard/Timmy Mallett?) but for that price and for a backup pair, I thought I might as well take a risk. After all, if you're going to wear bright green specs, there's no point being subtle about the size of them, is there?

Surprisingly hard to take a nice photo of me wearing them though. It's either silly face (as above), hidey face (as below) or minging face (not appearing on the blog thank you very much).


28 comments:

  1. Look great :) I have some subtle purple GD glasses, and love them, but suspect that I should be going to the optician for another test right about now. Btw, I know it isn't really what your blog's about, but I've been intrigued by your sidelong references to your work, and wondered how you got into it?

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  2. Ooh I love them, they are the best colour! I've been forced to stop wearing my lenses so much therefore I've gotten a bit bored of my glasses... I shall be checking out this site! What do you do if you get them and they dont suit you tho? The optician always chooses my glasses, I'm positive I dont suit any pair! :)

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  3. These are fab, when I next go to the opticians I'm going to get a copy of my perscription so I can buy some different glasses(probably quite a few pairs) and then I can match them to my outfits :-) I don't mind getting glasses that your not going to wear everyday when they aren't the high street price, £25 is a bargain xxx

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  4. Oh I love them Alex! If I wore glasses I would probably have lots of different colours & styles to change on whims. It must be great to be able to change your look so easily!

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  5. they are so striking Alex, and they really suit you x

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  6. Ohh they are fab! Always worth taking a risk! :) xo

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  7. These are awesome. I have serious admiration for those who can pull of colourful glasses, I feel I'm not one of these people!xx

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  8. What a coincidence because I'm looking for new glasses at the moment. I've just discovered that you can upload a photo of yourself on the Specsavers website and try glasses on. It's great because now I can actually see what I look like without having my nose touching the mirror in the shop!
    I don't fancy buying glasses online though because mine always have to be adjusted because they're wonky (or rather my ears are).

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  9. Ooo,you look gorgeous in them!They are rather out there,in a fabulous way! Gah,I desperately need to update my prescription and get some new frames....being tight arsed and lazy about it!
    Love!XXX

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  10. I sent off for these but they looked awful on me. You rock them. x

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  11. They look fab on you! As you say, no point being subtle, they're a great colour and suit you :)

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  12. I LOVE them!! Gorgeous colour and the shape is great on you.
    I got some specs from GD a little while back. My sister hates them and calls them geek googles but I probably wear glasses more than contacts now so they are doing something right.
    xx

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  13. I think these are great! I wear contacts mostly but like a nice pair of frames for back up, need new ones but need them CHEAP! Might check out Glasses Direct. After Christmas...
    Anyway - great colour! xxx

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  14. They are not Sue Pollard, more Jenny Elair who I thing always looks fab! They are great on you. I need new specs for work and £25 sounds like my kind of budget...
    Kandi x

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  15. No, I'm sorry I don't like them...because I LOVE THEM!

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  16. £25? At that price it really is possible to match your specs with your outfit. I love the colour, beats drab and dull any day xxx

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  17. My glasses are green - nothing like as amazing as those ones though!! Absolutely love the shape of the frame. You look so lovely in the hidey face pic :)

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  18. Oooh, I like them! I'm going to get glasses soon and I quite fancied turquoise ones too!

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  19. My lesser worn pair (as I bent the nose-pad) are turquoise on one hald and broze on the other. I forget which way round. One up one down.
    Adore your new pair, they are bold but you can def make them look right. I however would look like a plonker.
    And bargain!

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  20. From what I can see they look really good, they suit you.

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  21. These are just lovely and i can't believe the price of them! x

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  22. can I just say....... WOW! I Love em! Green glasses, what more can you want, a favourite colour and an accessory too.

    Fab price.

    X x

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  23. i really love them, the colour is ace and they look fab on you - you must never take them off, ok!

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  24. They're very cool. It is hard to get used to new glasses isn't it? I get the whole 'oh god I've made completely the wrong choice' then I wear them anyway just to see then I end up loving them!

    x

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  25. Those glasses are brilliant. I love the colour. I have a pair of heavy-framed, grey Gok for specsavers glasses that I love but are quite statement.

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