For those who follow me on facebook, you might have seen my new glasses. I finally made time to take a few proper pics of them this afternoon

In middle school, I wore glasses for reading but over the years, my vision has gotten worse and now it's time for everyday glasses. I've been looking at frames here and there for a while. Some companies have released vintage inspired lines but I still wasn't thrilled about them. I had planned to bite the bullet and go with a vintage-inspired frame in the next few weeks until I saw Lina's post on her blog, Spiffing Sporadics of a Vintage Girl  about her new pair of lovely specks from Dead Mens Spex. She picked her original vintage frame and they inserted her prescription lense.

I got my exam 2 weeks ago and picked these fabulous blue cat eye glasses from Dead Mens Spex. I always thought that vintage glasses with my prescription lense would be outrageously expensive but these were about $135, including shipping. They arrived on Tuesday and I absolutely love them!

 I had no idea that my vision was so bad but now I can read street signs, see the tiny branches on far-away trees and everything! Getting used to glasses is strange. I almost fell out my front door when I went to the grocery store yesterday. Looking at my feet feels much taller than I really am.

 Thanks so much to Lina for her post, otherwise I would have been stuck with boring glasses. Do see her fab post on "Glorious Glasses" from the 1920's-1950's

okay, off to Sally's for some hair color for those dreadful roots- eeek!

glasses-Dead Mens Spex
1940's silver spoon brooch-From Great Grandma Alma
1950's dress-warehouse in STL
blue chiffon scarf-thrifted

Va-Voom Vintage is not an affiliate of Dead Men's Spex. I genuinely love their glasses and wear them daily!


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    Oh my goodness Brittany, your new glasses are really gorgeous! I love the color of the frames, and the pretty silver details. They look so totally fabulous on you too - what a darling pair of spec! Almost make me want to see if I can find some sort of special glasses frames too. Not sure I need a new pair of glasses though!

    bonita of Depict This!
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  2. Those glasses are delightful! I love the color!

  3. Yummy! I've been pondering getting vintage glasses for a while but haven't made the commitment though.

  4. They're gorgeous, one of the nicest pairs I've seen from Dead Men's Spex. The colour looks beautiful next to your eyes.

    I like how you got yours from a UK company whereas I am pillaging US etsy for my frames! :)

  5. I love the new glasses! Plus they look great with your lovely blond locks.


  6. I LOVE those glasses!!! The color, the shape, and detailing are divine! The glasses frame your face so well!

    I wear glasses everyday too (I am near-sighted and I also have astigmatism). I recently had a new cat eye (well new to me) pair from the 50s fitted with my prescription. I have 4 pairs of vintage frames so far and I also have a pair of 50s cat eye sunglasses fit with my prescription as well. I have found most of my frames (usually deadstock) on Etsy and eBay.

    I have to check out that Dead Men's Spex site for sure now!

  7. You look gorgeous!

    How timely! I am just looking for vintage frames as I need to wear reading glasses now, although I'm looking for bargain ones as I don't have to wear them all the time. Dead Mens Spex are fab, another great UK vintage company YAY!

  8. I love your glasses, they're amazing and they really suit you!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  9. Those frames are perfect for your face!

  10. Those are fabulous frames! I've been wearing vintage glasses for years, long before I actually wore vintage clothing everyday. I do always have a 'normal' pair as a backup to wear during activities like dyeing my hair or painting a room where I'm worried about paint drips on my glasses, but I rarely wear them.

    Often buying vintage glasses ends up less expensive than new ones, because even if you find a relatively expensive pair of vintage frames, they're usually way cheaper than modern ones. And what could be a better look for a gorgeous vintage gal such as yourself? Welcome to the four-eyed vintage glasses club! :)

  11. Some of the prettiest goggles I EVER did see!

  12. Every time I try on a pair of cat-eye frame I feel ridiculous. They really look terrible on me, unfortunately. I'm jealous you can pull them off! I'm thinking I might look into horn rimmed glasses next.

  13. They are just fabulous!!! You look so very pretty. Just lovely.
    Happiness to you v

  14. I had some just like them when I was a girl...Love them!!! You look great in them:-)

  15. I've not had time to read any blogs for a while and just saw this! Thanks for the mention :) And your new specs are fabulous!! What a great colour. They look totally gorgeous on you. I'm glad I inspired you to go for a vintage pair! xxx

  16. Hi Brittany – just wanted to say your new vintage frames are awesome and the color looks great on you! I used to have a pair of black designer Shuron Ronsir frames about 5 years ago and paid way too much for them. Thank you for posting a link to Dead Men’s Spex, I now have an alternative source for vintage frames, rather then spending a lot of money on lookalike’s.


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