When I picked the Blush frames as part of my project with Swag & Stare, I was taking a slight leap of faith. They’re SO different from my usual spectacle style – I love dark, heavy frames that make a statement, whereas these make more of a whisper.
However, with an impending wedding and proof that the geek chic look really doesn’t work with a wedding dress, I’ve been searching for a lighter pair of glasses that won’t make me look like a maths teacher who’s fallen into the dressing up box.
Apparently, brides with glasses are a rare breed. When I tell people I’m getting married, a popular response is ‘will you wear your glasses?’ Which just baffles me. I look like a completely different person without them – if it weren’t for the whole white-dress-and-veil get-up, I doubt most people would recognise me if I didn’t wear my glasses on my wedding day.
So, the specs will be in place on 21st September. But I won’t be wearing my usual thick frames, and I think these delicate pink pretties are a great option. I want a pair that won’t overshadow my dress, will work with my vintage-style hair and makeup AND most importantly, will give my weakened eyes the boost I need to actually see my groom.
Sadly the snow thwarted my plans to take any decent outfit shots with these specs – Rob did capture me throwing a huge hissy fit because of the sheet ice and snow drifts in March situation, but those photos really aren’t fit for public consumption. So you’ll have to use your imagination and picture me in a swingy spring dress and my favourite Viv Westwoods (c/o Sarenza), frolicking in lush grass with daffodils in my hair.
Would you wear specs on your wedding day, fellow shortsighted friends?