NEW GLASSES AND FLORAL PANTS.

I’ve always wanted an excuse to wear cat-eye glasses – or at least flirt with the idea of wearing such feminine specs on my dear face – and I was recently given the opportunity to do so from GlassesShop.com – they gifted me two amazing pairs of cat-eye glasses and I’m super peachy keen to share them with you (and also, my live of floral pants…and triangular jewellery). With my dear husband in tow, we recently headed out the the New Farm Park Jan Power’s Markets  in search of a) delicious food and, b) somewhere photogenic to take a few photos with my new prized pairs of spectacles.

After a good stalk through the markets (picking up fresh and organic eats and fresh flowers along the way), we found a leafy nook under the shade of a massive fig tree to take a few shots – now I’m no model, but i have to say, these glasses and my floral pants look dayum fine.

The Sailsbury – cat-eye tortoise. Love these specs becuse of their eye-catching berry-coloured tortoise shell pattern – and an exaggerated and deep cat-eye shape – but they appear a little to deep on my face – would probably work better on someone with bigger eyes, perhaps! The frames were light – so would work great for those with heavier prescriptions.

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Katherine – black/clear pattern. This pair of half-and half glasses make my heart sing. The frame is not quite as large as the Sailsbury glasses so they suit my eyes a little more – but the thing I absolutely adore about them is the modern pattern on the clear acetate – now that’s some seriously hipster-looking business right there!

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Also, don’t my floral pants look fine?

NEW GLASSES AND FLORAL PANTS.

AND SO, SUNGLASSES.

Ever since I’ve begun my jaunt in the glasses-less world, I’ve come to the stark realization that I do not own anywhere near enough pairs of sunglasses. Once stunted by my short-sightedness, I can now bold trudge on forth into the world of the facially-clad and sun-protected. As a result of this newly minted freedom, I’ve spent my spare hours scouring the internet for a pair of sunglasses that reflected my inante ability to impulse buy and then, I can finally live out my life-long dream of becoming an Olsen twin. Yeah, complete with bedraggled locks, massive bags, rings to the finger-tips and a general air of granny-revival. MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE. So, the oversized sunglasses options just keep rolling in.

MIMCO: TAI-PAN – Our Tai Pan sunglasses are right on the money with their slight cat eye shape. Fashioned from acetate with cut out detailing on the nose and dark lenses with UV protection. Featuring metal arms with embossed pleat pattern and acetate tips as well our signature Mimco faceted dome.

MIMCO: ORBIT – Orbit the sun in our stylish and aptly named Orbit sunglasses. These chic round shaped frames are fashioned from acetate and feature dark lenses with UV protection with our signature Mimco faceted dome on the arms.

 

KAREN WALKER: KAREN’S LITTLE ALIENS, CABBIE. This entire range is pretty wack. Some (okay most) of the looks are a little extreme for my liking, except for Cabbie. Which I want to badly, it’s like I’m trying to paw them out of the computer monitor. Not really, but kind of. Okay, I tried it. It doesn’t work. And, have you seen Karen Walker’s other collections? The woman is a mastermind. Or, is it a mistressmind?

CHEAP MONDAY: PSYCHOMETRY WAYFARER SUNGLASSES. 100% Plastic, Lens: 100% Plastic. Total UV Protection. UV 400. Not for direct viewing of the sun or for use in a solarium Non-prescription. I have bought these. I don’t plan on looking directly at the sun, nor do I ever want to go to a solarium. They are awesome. See shots of said awesomeness below. Yes, that’s my crazy face right there.

SUNSHINE: IN THE FACE.

This jaunt in the land of the “visually adept” will not be long-standing though – I do love my glasses – in fact, one could say I adore them. I won’t be giving them up any time soon. But, it’s just a relief to be able to buy sunglasses without the crazy price tage. My glasses make my face seem more “me” and I won’t be abandoning them to the seas of aesthetic attraction. Also, my face looks a little like a jolly potato without them on. So yeah, I rather be the Hipster-Asian Chick, than the Jolly Potato Face Chick. Just sayin’.

I also, freshly bought this Nerd Kiss 8 x 10 print by Nan Lawson from Etsy. Awesomely enough, the girl looks like me and the boy does look like my fiance – so, it was pretty much an insta-buy and will take pride place near the telly in my new place. Nerding/hipsering/glasses and stuff. I’m currently frame stalking. Because that’s what I do. NERD KISS! 

AND SO, SUNGLASSES.

DEREK CARDIGAN: AN UNHEALTHY ADDICTION TO A HIP FACE.

My sister and I have been maintaining an unhealthy addiction to collecting different styles of specs – everything from the humble wayfarer to the ever ubiquitous cat-eye shape – we’ve got a little of everything – and mostly hailing from the extensively chic Derek Cardigan range. My sister also has an unhealthy link to Prada glasses – but for simple (and cheap) little me, I’ve had much success with buying pairs upon pairs from Mister D.

I’ve been drawn to these specs ever since seeing them upon the joyous face of Emily (memily) in a random Instagram update. Entranced by the dorky-cute presence of a multiplication sign on one temple and a divide on the other, with added equal signs embracing the arms – I went on a Seek and Purchase mission – finding them on ClearlyContacts.com.au – and also finding out that Clearly Contacts were the purveyors of persistently FREE GLASSES.

I nearly spat up my coffee when searching this up – immediately, I signed up for their Book With a Face page and subsequently scored a pair of free specs. Clearly Contacts frequently spits out deals and free-frame coupons – and if you’re an Aussie, it’s well-worth hanging out for the deals – the most you’ll pay for a normal pair of specs would be about $17 for postage and handling. And, BING: You can also claim these back on your private health cover, if you have an extra clot of dollars to pay. I have attained the below pairs from this method of Facebook Stalking.

Well, played, Young Jayne. Well played, indeed.

The “Normal” Pair: Derek Cardigan 7009 Black.
Suggested Retail Price: $200.00
Your Low Price: $98.00

The “Buddy Holly Half” Pair: Derek Cardigan 7014 Black Ice.
Suggested Retail Price: $200.00
Your Low Price: $78.00

The “I Wish I Were Club Masters” Pair: Derek Cardigan 7011 Brown Tortoiseshell.
Suggested Retail Price: $200.00
Your Low Price: $78.00


This pair cost a little extra to procure due to the fact that there are polarised prescription lenses wedged into the frames – oh my, but they are worth it – I have received compliment upon compliment whilst wearing them. CONFIDENCE, BOOST!


The “Big Dork, Tortoise Shell” Pair: Derek Cardigan 7004 Green Tortoiseshell.
Suggested Retail Price: $200.00
Your Low Price: $78.00

I unfortunately don’t have a vanity shot of these as my sister decided to actually wear them to work today. OH WELL.

The “Minx Librarian” Pair: Derek Cardigan 7006 Black.
Suggested Retail Price: $200.00
Your Low Price: $98.00

My sister is a great fan of the cats-eye frames – they always look so very chic, especially with the modern takes on the shape coming out from Betsey Johnson and Ellery – forcefully pushing the style back into the spotlight. Personally, they’re not my cup of tea, but my sister rocks like like a retro (Asian) Barbie.

Derek Cardigan’s vintage inspired line of eyewear reflects Derek’s joie de vivre philosophy on fashion and life. Bold yet subtle, Derek Cardigan eyewear evokes the spirit of a swinging by-gone-age brought right up-to-date full of color, whimsy, joy and style.

Make a bold statement with these Derek Cardigan eyeglasses. To help show off your geek pride, the division and multiplication symbols are featured on the sides with the equal sign on the arms. For added comfort, the arms are attached with spring hinges.

YEAH YEAH, GO GET A PAIR.

PS. Clearly Contacts is is a Canadian distributor of contact lenses & eye care products – there is a Canadian, UK, USA, NZ as well as an AUD site. AKA Costal Contacts.

DEREK CARDIGAN: AN UNHEALTHY ADDICTION TO A HIP FACE.