Friday, July 8, 2011

Frames


Despite the fact that I'm looking down or closing them in 99% of my photos (I'm nothing if not consistent - see also: messy updo), I actually have eyes. I also had severe headaches on a daily basis and major glasses envy - so much so, I sometimes donned a pair of fakes. I didn't put two and two together until Bobby pointed out how horrible my vision was; I couldn't read something that was three feet away from me and in big, bold letters. I kept saying, "But I have 20/20 vision!" Really though, the last time I had an eye exam, I was probably wearing a New Kids On The Block...everything (I even had a sleeping bag). Of course, as soon as I had an exam and was told that I did need glasses and yes, this is why you have a headache every single day, I pretty much jumped for joy. New glasses and my headaches will calm the heck down? Party time.

I don't plan on ever wearing contact lenses, so I want to be able to change it up between a few different pairs. They're my new favorite accessory. I just picked up a pair of vintage frames that are in need of prescription lenses (Tessa found them for me!) and I've already started looking for the next pair. So, imagine my surprise and delight when LensCrafters asked me to be one of their ambassadors - double party time! Next week, I'll be going to one of their stores for a consultation and I'm going to hunt for a new pair of frames. If you see a pair on the site that you think I should try on, please let me know!





p.s. They're having their back to school semi-annual lens event from now until September 12th.

57 comments:

  1. love your frames and the polka dot blouse! You're sending a "Happy Friday" message ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. love your blouse:)

    http://shu84.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. It would be fun to switch up one's glasses - too bad glasses are so darn expensive. =)

    Need it? Want it? Crave it? Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and Fashion

    ReplyDelete
  4. love the sunglasses ;)


    STREET STYLE: OLIVIA PALERMO @ Palais de Chaillot
    http://t.co/iFn6gD7

    ReplyDelete
  5. They fit you face perfectly! And the red top and lips look fab on you! Red is definitely your color!

    ~Meghan

    Voila-Meghan.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such cute glasses! I recently lost my rayban wayfarers :(

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love those frames. They look so fab on you.

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the frames you picked!

    And what is the lipstick you're wearing? I'm a sucker for red lipstick & am in need of a new color :) (well, not really, I have, like, 10 or so different reds, but hey, what can I say? it's my splurge LOL)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Glasses are like tattoos - it's really hard to stop on just one! ;) Although I still have just one tattoo but have just succumbed to the new pair of frames.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Neat about lenscrafters. I need some specs too. I did the "at home try on" from Warber Parker. I was pretty please with their selection.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Aww, you look great in glasses, Keiko. I'm glad you were able to find the remedy to your headaches. It's always so fun switching up pairs of glasses, it's like an additional accessory!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I would seriously think you would like at least one of the glasses that I own: http://tiffsbloggy.com/2011/05/glad-to-be-near-sighted/

    I also work at an optometry office, so you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love that you represent lovely eyeglass wearers! I knew I needed glasses (since 4th grade!). My eye sight isn't the worst but I was getting head aches in college and finally decided to find a pair I liked and wear them everyday. My husband loves that I wear glasses. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. love those cat eyes! and yay to no more headaches,,srsly they are the ruiners of a good day :/

    ReplyDelete
  15. Check out Warby Parker! They let you choose a few frames to try on at home so you get to see how they look before you buy them! It's so much fun!

    justQUACHit

    ReplyDelete
  16. That's awesome, love the frames Xo

    ReplyDelete
  17. Just be careful about "add ons" at LC. They like to boost up prices somewhere... even if it is a buy one get 50% sale. I also cannot tell you how many patients I get that come from LC, complaining about the opticians and quality of care and how they can't see as well with their glasses.

    Just sayin' :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I Love glasses! I have a pair for close work but I often just wear them the whole time...I wish I could get more pairs but since I dont have to wear them it seems like waste of money :-( Yay for glasses!

    ReplyDelete
  19. pretttttty sure i am in need of an exam as well..... thanks, job where i sit hunched in front of a laptop.....

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love these frames, can't wait to see the vintage ones! I think I have 20/20 too but I know it's gotten worse and I can't even remember the last time I had an exam..grade school?! Oh man, new kids on the block was the right stuff..did you have the barbies?! I wanted them soo bad haha

    ReplyDelete
  21. You should definitely check out Warby Parker! They have a ton of vintage-inspired frames, and they're only $95, including prescription lenses and shipping. They also have free home try-ons, and when you buy a pair they donate a pair to someone in need. :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. You look great in glasses, and as glass wearer since age 14, I'll be looking forward to some frame inspirations!

    http://justfabblogger.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. lovely polka dots!!!!
    http://vintageisthenewblack-mary.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  24. Yay! This post makes me giddy b/c it's the reason why I went back to school, and why I study so hard.

    Lens Crafters doesn't carry the LaCoste line, which has some really colorful and super cool frames. From the LC website, these look really awesome:

    Persol:
    -http://www.lenscrafters.com/eyeglasses/14/persol/6604755
    Tory Burch: -http://www.lenscrafters.com/eyeglasses/14/tory-burch/6548747
    -http://www.lenscrafters.com/eyeglasses/14/tory-burch/6548838
    D&G:
    -http://www.lenscrafters.com/eyeglasses/14/dolce-%26-gabbana/6591523

    Can't wait to see what you pick out!

    Jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  25. Score for Keiko! All my life I've wanted glasses. I wore some awesome slightly tinted sunglasses constantly for over maybe 10 years. I've moved onto a pair of real sunglasses and it's weird not wearing them at night, but that's okay. I actually still have 20/20 vision, if not better. But I'm sure one day I'll finally get some real ones :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I totally love it ;-))


    x
    bloo.
    http://bloo90fashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. your specs are awesome and make you, you!

    ReplyDelete
  28. love the frames! chic chic chic!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Loving the frames! And funny enough I just had my eye exam today, and picked up some new black frames for myself. I was torn between a vintage look like yours and a little more hipster. I opted for hipster but have some old frames of my grams I may have lenses added to. Fab idea!

    ReplyDelete
  30. so jealous! i've been wearing glasses since i was 4, and my vision is so bad at this point that i usually have about 2 or 3 pairs of glasses to choose from that don't look like a pair of fishbowls.

    your glasses are gorgeous, and you look lovely in them.

    teaandtangerines.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. For those of you who recommended Warby Parker - I do love their glasses and wanted to do an at home try on. I actually know which ones I want. But I have to get another eye exam, first! The place where I got mine won't give me my prescription.

    ReplyDelete
  32. And p.s. I'm still going to LensCrafters - they're being extremely kind and generous with an exam and a pair of glasses!

    ReplyDelete
  33. p.p.s. I'm wearing MAC Russian Red lipstick.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Beautiful glasses!

    http://thesignaturebow.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  35. LOVE those glasses! And thank you for reminding that I desperately need to get my eyes checked.:)

    http://www.maydae.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. When I was in middle school, I had 3 life goals; get glasses, get braces, and get a cast. I accomplished all 3 in due time, but glasses really were the only positive 1 of the 3 haha.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I need to wear glasses too since my car accident last year :(

    Ever since I saw how stylish glasses can actually be with your Raybans, its actually made me feel a lot bettter about having to wear them!
    I'd love a pair of cat eye ones - very cute :)

    I found both hard and soft contact lenses extremely irritating!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I think you will love Warby Parker frames! At a mere price of $95 a pair, you give away a pair to those in need when you buy one. They also have a great vintage selection!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love the glasses. I need to go get my eyes tested too pretty soon so i'll soon be in the market for a new pair or two myself! Will check out lenscrafters!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love your blouse
    makeup and outfit are perfectly marched
    greeting from Italy

    ReplyDelete
  41. I don't know about their regular eye glasses, but their Tiffany & Co. prescription sunglasses are AMAZING.

    ReplyDelete
  42. cute frames :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. fab glasses. and im in love with the colour of your lipstick!!

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

    Meena xxx

    ReplyDelete
  44. you are gorgeous!!!!!!
    Sara C.
    http://styleyoustylemestylish.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. They look perfect with your look! The red lipstick it's adorable.
    have you seen the new Dior eyeglasses fall 2011:
    http://bit.ly/pnJLGw

    Your blog is so fresh I love it!
    http://blog.larissalandinez.com/

    ReplyDelete
  46. well they look great on you!

    also, i too had a new kids sleeping bag...and the dolls...and buttons...and well, i saw them about a month ago in concert with bsb in toronto....amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love frames, but never wear my glasses. I like your eyeglasses and the red polka dot top is lovely. :)

    ReplyDelete
  48. Is there a certain reason why you don't want to ever wear contacts? You look great in glasses, and they are fun to switch up, but I would hate not having the option of being able to see well sans glasses being part of my look. Nothing wrong with them, but sometimes it's nice to go "bare" faced in that one regard. I'm curious if there's maybe a non-fashion related reason for your preference.

    ReplyDelete
  49. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Joanna Blaine: My vision isn't bad enough to require glasses 24/7 - so I try not to rely on them all the time. They're for distance, so I rarely wear them at home. I like being able to take my glasses off whenever I want. I haaaaate the feeling of contacts. They freak me out!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Just found you over from Marissa's blog - The well appointed catwalk...So loving your glasses!!!
    I also probably need my eyes re-tested, perhaps an excuse to get new frames?!

    x.o.x.o

    ReplyDelete
  52. i seriously went out and bought of pair of these ray bans when i saw them on your blog. they are SO cute!!!! i can't wait to see what you get next, and to see your vintage frames. i saw so many cute vintage frames on etsy.. le sigh!!!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Try these!!
    http://www.lenscrafters.com/eyeglasses/14/dviations/6569057
    http://www.lenscrafters.com/eyeglasses/14/tory-burch/6548846

    ReplyDelete