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Spec-tacular

Thursday, March 1, 2012

 
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!

Outfit
glasses-Dead Mens Spex
1940's silver spoon brooch-From Great Grandma Alma
1950's dress-warehouse in STL
cardigan-thrifted
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!

21 Responses to “Spec-tacular”

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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!

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

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

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  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! :)

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

    xo,
    Em

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  9. Those frames are perfect for your face!

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  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! :)

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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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