Friday, January 22, 2010

New Glasses

Recently, I had been debating whether or not to get a new pair of glasses - after serving me loyally for 8 years, my little Guccis were showing serious signs of wear. And then it happened. They fell, breaking beyond repair. To replace them, I chose this Giorgio Armani pair. They are unapologetically big and have a retro, almost awkward style that I find rather cool.

45 comments:

Diana said...

They look great on you! I've worn big black glasses since I was a kid so the awkward part came before! :)

Have a great weekend!

C.T. said...

Hi Mary-Laure, thx for your visit and above all for your lovely comment. I'll be visiting you more often, look verrry interesting here.

Mary-Laure said...

DIANA - I too have been wearing glasses since age 9... I usually avoid them and use contacts instead.

CT - welcome to Aurea!

Etrapar said...

oh, they are classy darling ^.*
kisses

Greetz from Tiz said...

First of all, I adore your name, Mary-Laure...beautiful!
your glasses look great on you and I like your blog!
Thanx for passing by mine...
see you very soon, greetz

Debra said...

I love them! And they look great on you! Funny how a new pair of glasses, a new bag or ...a new hat can just put a little spring into our step. I wear contacts- but sometimes give my eyes a rest and wear glasses. This makes me long for a new pair! Hope you have something special planned for your weekend.

Kai said...

I love them!! They look great on you too! I so need to get myself another pair of glasses, but finding a frame I like is so difficult.

KIRAFASHION said...

It is so cool and modern!
I also need new glasses ;)

shellbell said...

love your new glasses! i had to get mine replaced recently as well... new glasses are so much fun :)

pennycones said...

Big but absolutely perfect on you!

I too was looking at glasses last week and I still haven't chosen any that I feel suit me! Haha

xxx

sealaura said...

cute glasses, hope you and Benjy enjoy the sun today.

me melodia said...

I love them!
They're fabulous.

(I don't throw that word around loosely)

Blue Muse said...

Very Woody Allen and very, very cool.
I love them and they look great on you!
xo Isa

Giulia said...

Two thumbs & four paws up:)
xo
Susan & GG

Laura in Paris said...

They look great! Good choice!

Annie said...

Love them! xoxo

marika said...

very chic!

donna baker said...

You look mahvalous! Too cute!

marie said...

they look great!

If Jane said...

i think they are great!! ;))

Joyful said...

So cute! I always find it hard to find a pair of glasses I like and so I do tend to wear my contacts almost all the time.

n a t s u m i said...

Woow, I love new glasses and they look great on you!!
Love the b/w photos too!!

jane said...

i love them. you look fab! besos!

jacqueline said...

I LOVE your new glasses! You look soo pretty and adorable! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and love to you!

Sammi said...

i love your new glasses

Spangler Cummings said...

I've always felt that eyeglasses are our "most" important accessory. Those are great, allowing for the most gamin-like or sophisticated you.

vintage simple said...

And of course you wear them so well. Nice choice - they really suit you perfectly.

xo,
-maria

Marci said...

Ocho años son muchos!
el modelo es retro y diferente, me gusta.

Karena said...

Fabulous my dear. I do need a new pair of computer glasses / by the end of the day I am hazy and eyes are very tired!! I cannot do contacts, wish I could!
Karena

Mary-Laure said...

GREETZ - welcome to AUREA! I'm glad you like my name; it's a bit complicated, but I like it too.

DEBRA - oh yes, I wear contacts too but in the evening I give my eyes a break...

SEALAURA - Benjy was very happy to no longer get his precious little paws all wet; he loves lounging in the sun.

BLUE MUSE - LOL, yes, it's true, they are very Woody Allen! I hope I don't look as neurotic as him though.

SPANGLER - your glasses are always so great and stylish.

danica said...

they are awesome! i really want a bigger set of frames, but i only got new glasses last year and feel i may be being a bit frivolous.

drollgirl said...

i like your new glasses!

and getting 8 years out of a pair is VERY good. you are good to your specs. :)

Mary-Laure said...

DROLLGIRL - well, it's mostly because I just never use them. I wear contacts every day and just use my glasses at night to give my eyes a break.

Hanako66 said...

they look awesome on you!!!

Angie Muresan said...

You definitely have the bone structure to pull them off! Love them on you.

Sherin said...

You look great in glasses! I think I may need a new pair soon as well.

Mary-Laure said...

ANGIE - well, mostly, I have the bad, near-sighted eyes that demand glasses, especially glasses with big and wide frames...

SHERIN - stylish you, you must tell us about your new glasses on your blog if you do end up getting a new pair.

CashmereLibrarian said...

Very flattering!

Rebecca said...

I am visitng your blog for the first time. I want to tell you that you look beautiful and that I love the shots of flowers you have on the right side of your blog. I am assuming you took the pictures - you have an artist's soul!

Kwana said...

These are very cool. I like!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Love them!! My glasses are wrapped with black electrical tape - suppose I need a new pair too...

gracia said...

Here's to a new pair of frames. It is such a joy to sport a new pair and these suit you well.

muralimanohar said...

Heh, very cute...I love the retro-awkward look. :p

iñaki said...

Cuuuute!

xx

Display homes said...

Fabulous! You look so cool with your glasses. I think I need a pair of glasses myself.