New Glasses Arrived

Hi Fabbers,

After a multitude of posts on frames some of you will know that I decided to order my glasses / frames on line and I am very happy with the end result.

Thanks so much to Karie, in partcular, who faces similar challenges and gave me some very useful information/advice. 

I knew I wanted this shape as it really does seem to be the most flattering for me.  I managed to find these Derek Cardigan Frames on line in the smallest size available.  Placed my order with my prescription and they are perfect.  I am wearing them now as I type.  I must confess to being a little nervous about ordering glasses on line (what if they muck up the prescription etc etc.) but I will definitely being going back to this company for my next pair - quality and customer service is fab.

I do realise they look a little oversized but having compared them to all the others I tried (took pics of them all) I think this is a good fit for this style of frame.  A feature of the cats eye does seem to be that slight oversized/dramatic element.

Anyway, despite the fact that I am happy with them.  I am still keen to know if I got it right?  I have only been wearing glasses for about 5 years and this is my fifth pair (in the past I have bought two sets at a time) and I know none of those frames have been really right for me.   I feel like I might now be developing a better understanding of size and shape for me??

What say you wise women?  I am bracing myself for my sister's "Dame Edna" comments lol

xxx Deborah

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  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I love them on you!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    They look lovely on you, Debs! And that is terrific that the prescription worked so well. I am a complete sucker for cat's eye influenced frames and I do think the shape is rather a nice juxtaposition to your avant garde pieces. A bit of vintage ladylike and a lot of charm. 

  • replied 6 years ago

    Fabulous! I *love* them on you! Not at all Dame Edna. A great choice!

  • Debbie replied 6 years ago

    I LOVE them!
    I was in Target this afternoon and complimented a young woman on her glasses and they looked identical to these. So fun!

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Love them!  This is the shape of frame I want to try next too - they look amazing on you!

  • AM replied 6 years ago

    Great shape with lots of interest. Large enough to give extra drama but not too large to feel too big. Well done! So glad the search paid off. Love 'em.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for the encouragement ladies:)
    Joy thank you, you have such good taste I appreciate your feedback:)

    Suz, thank you.  I rather liked the softness the frames bring to my harder edge wardrobe, I am thrilled I am not the only one who thought that.

    Aliona, thank you!  Mind you Dame Edna is another fab Aussie lol.  Just not sure I want to channel her style lol

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Debbie, thank you!

    Amy, if you are interested I can send you the link for these frames.  They come in other colours too.

    AM, thank you.  My greatest worry was they would look Too big!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Thumbs up! 

  • Deb replied 6 years ago

    They were made for you Deborah! Thumbs up from me too!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful! The fit and style are terrific, and they are so flattering on you. The result looks worth the effort it took!

  • Inge replied 6 years ago

    They suit your style and features beautifully, Deborah.Thumbs up from me as well:-)

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    I have almost an exact copy of these and they are oversized on me too - but with the right clothes they give off the "nerdy cool" look that they convey.  :)  So thumbs up from me.
    And see my birthday sunnies post for more oversized cat-eyes.

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 6 years ago

    110% you! Well done!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    They look good :)

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Wow thank you!  Unanimous approval:)  Please don't hesitate to say if you are not loving them. You will probably think I am mad, but these feel great on and for the first time I think I will actually enjoy wearing my glasses!!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Love, love love them! (and absolutely no hint of DE, at all).

  • Sal replied 6 years ago

    I really like them too :)

  • Summer replied 6 years ago

    Deborah, your perseverance has really paid off. These frames are perfect for you, and you look stunning in them.

  • dakotacheryl replied 6 years ago

    SCORE!!  Love them...

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    Yes, well done! They look great on you. Dramatic enough, but not too oversized. I'm glad ordering online worked out well for you.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 6 years ago

    I am a believer too.  I mentioned in the other post that I have similar fit issues (small narrow face) and have two pairs of Derek Cardigan glasses so I was already a believer.  :)  I think they work well for you and fit with your style.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Cheryle my experience with frames is limited but these are a much nicer quality and weight than my previous ones. I will be looking at Derek Cardigan when I want a second set.  They do this frame in other tones and colours :)  I really appreciated your endorsement of the product :)

  • gryffin replied 6 years ago

    Wow Deborah, I think these are perfect.  I happen to like oversized frames.  Gosh look at Jenna Lyons!  I've come around to Angie's position that you might as well make a statement.  It's just harder not to tip that point when you have a small face and choices are slim.  Much as I liked the other pairs, I do think you achieved perfect balance and umph!  Just gorgeous.  Enjoy them!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    I'm sorry Deb - I don't care for them. I think you need to take them off immediately, pack them up, and send them to me... :)

    In all seriousness, these are GORGEOUS! They fit and suit your beautiful face so perfectly. And the style is both classic and edgy all at the same time.

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  • crutcher replied 6 years ago

    You look in these new glasses...I love the color with your hair and skin...Chic to the highest...
    (Tell ds that you can only be Dame Edna if you have wisteria hue hair...which at last inspection, you don'

  • Thirkellgirl replied 6 years ago

    I think they look super. I switched to black glasses this last time around and I love them. They give some much-needed facial definition, lol. When I have them on in the morning before I've done any makeup they're pretty in-your-face, but some lipstick fixes that.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Killer Perfect. 

  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    Fantastic. I'm biased bc I wear a very similar style ;)

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    Fantastic - I think they look perfect on you!

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Yessss! Killer perfect! Now, I wish for a simillar pair:-)

  • Susie replied 6 years ago

    WOW. I think they are very flattering. You did good!

  • citygirldc replied 6 years ago

    Ohhh the perfect cat eye on you.  Love. Want. Hmmm, I wonder if it's time for me for a new pair of glasses???!!

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    I saw the picture and just had to come in to comment even if I have to leave to the airport in less than an hour :-)
    SUPER! Yrs, they are oversized but they suit you perfectly. And black! :-)
    No wonder you are our Queen of Black - this hard to pull color doews look spectacular on you Deb!

  • merwoman replied 6 years ago

    A thousand times YES! I find the curve brings a lovely softness to your face. Definitely worth the search.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Wow! They look great! You look great in them! Good job!

  • Keturah replied 6 years ago

    za-za-perfect! You look chic, as always!! Great choice! Those are a perfect cat eye on you <3 <3 <3

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for the shout out! These are gorgeous on you. I can't type much now as I'm on my phone, but I love them!

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    They look great Deborah!
    My DD just got her newbies in a similar style, and they have made a huge difference to her look :)

  • tulle replied 6 years ago

    Love these, love the color.  You look so wide-eyed!

  • Olivegreen replied 6 years ago

    Look great, make you look very alert!

  • Style Fan replied 6 years ago

    They are amazing on you!  They enhance your beautiful face and features so well.  I think they will work with your avant guarde style fabulously.  Good choice.

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    A perfect combination of edge, class and sass!

  • Niki Lea replied 6 years ago

    Fantastic! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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