Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Oddball Eyeballs feat*

I have a strange addiction. I am hooked on glasses, and I'm so not sorry!! The thing is, I see glasses as an accessory just as important to me as plugs for my stretched ears, or my antique necklace, because they're part of my look. And the thing is, I spend a lot of time looking at glasses online. I have no shame, none whatsoever. The wierder the frame, the more I like it. So, when reached out to me, and asked me would I like to review a frame of my choice, my answer was "Heck yeah!!". are an online retailer that specialise in prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses. They're a whole lot cheaper than you'll find on the high street, or in your local optician. They believe that frames are a statement, whether you want to be charming, eye catching, trendy or chic. They ship worldwide, and they're incredibly reasonably priced. When they send your order, you are given a tracking number for your item, and they arrive well packaged. Shipping takes a little while, but for the savings, it's completely okay by me.

Before I get into the review, I just want to walk you through finding the right frames that fit when you're shopping for glasses online. If you happen to have a pair of frames you've bought from a retail opticians, then have a look at the numbers inside the arm of the frame. There is a measurement guide below every pair of frames on the site, and the numbers printed on your frame will correlate to the measurements on the site. it might take a little bit of working out, because I don't know 100% how they work, but this will help you a lot!

Now, I take inspiration from strange places, from movies to historical figures to old photos of my family from way back when; I love being slightly left of center, and I love that I can express my oddball style and people don't really seem to make a big thing of it. For a while, the Anza frame was really piquing my interest, but then I saw the ones I ended up choosing, and I knew they were the oddballs for my eyeballs!

I nearly always narrow my choices down to two or three, and then employ the help of my friends and boyfriend to help me with the final choice, though I am known to veto them completely and go for the one that speaks to my soul. I finally picked the Capricorn Round frame, which made my heart squeeze a little when I saw them - they just look so fabulously retro and a little bit hipster, which I'm all about. I got my opticians to furnish me with my prescription, sent the whole lot off and now I have the glasses so I can tell you about what I think of them.

So, the glasses! What do I think of them? In a nutshell, they're  beautiful, the tortoiseshell colour frame is beautiful and gives them a gorgous 90s feel, which I love. I think they fit me very well, they're wide enough to be snug, but not too tight. The arms were molded almost to perfection, so they sit on my face even when I'm looking down and they don't slide or shift. I like how slim the acetate is in the arm, which for me, is a huge part of my selection process when I get glasses usually, because of my peripheral vision.

My favorite thing about the glasses though is how fun they are. I have a lot of glasses, all in my current scrip, and these are definitely my new favorites. I'll be wearing these with flared jeans, cosy knits and curly hair all winter long, mark my words!

Glasses Shop have kindly given me a 50% off code for my readers, which means not only are your frames going to be half off, but the prescription lenses inside them are free!! The coupon code is: GSHOT50 .

I hope you found this chatty review helpful, and if you use my discount code to get yourself some snazzy frames, do tweet me a picture, because I love seeing peoples style when it comes to specs. 

xo sent me these frames for free to try out to tell you guys about.  
No paid product placement has occurred in this post and as always, my opinion is my own.