Monday, 21 November 2016

Styled by Kimberley: Specsavers

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"Your head looks a lot smaller today" is perhaps my favourite reaction to my new glasses.
I was recently approached by Specsavers to give their latest glasses collection a spin, and I thought I'd give it a go. And they've really upped their game in recent years.

I was once a customer of Specsavers, many years ago. It all started in a rush- at that time I wore only contact lenses, having given up wearing glasses after I lost them in the 2004 tsunami (another story for another time). After living a spec-free life for some time, I got a really nasty eye infection that meant I couldn't put in my lenses (you're wishing this was the tsunami story now, aren't you?). As I was home from university for the summer I had to be led to my nearest local opticians to get Any Pair Of Glasses They Could Give Me In A Hurry. It was Specsavers. I let the adviser pick out the frames for me, as I was essentially blind, and that was that. I repaid their ultra swift service by rudely returning to my usual optician in Edinburgh. Well, he was very cute. Unlike my quick pick glasses, which unfortunately I absolutely loathed. But then I hadn't chosen them in the first place.
(Also, it was mid-00s. All glasses were hideous.)
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This time around, I headed to the Edinburgh North Bridge store and I thought I'd have a good look around, in no rush. All my current specs are either black or tortoiseshell, so I've been lusting after some colour, and I was surprised by the choice. I have a big face, so any smaller frames make me look like a librarian. Not in a good way, either. The Love Moschino range has great chic frames, and I was surprised by how much I liked the Cath Kidston ones. Max and Co are nailing it for strong bone structure like mine though. Specsavers take your photo for you so that you can compare up to four frames at a time. It's ideal for people with a high prescription, like me. I have to admit that even four options at a time wasn't enough for someone as greedy me, as I narrowed down a short list of eleven to try on. So many good options! It was finally whittled down to five, before the final round of three. I ummed and ahhhed until 3 different advisers came to vote in. Of course they each prefered a different frame, forcing me to make the decision for myself.
These Max and Co beauts won out in the end, because the blue was much bolder, but I also really liked these Max and Co ones, which are rounder and more mermaid green in real life. Argh, just looking at them makes me want them again. I'm the worst. Luckily, you won't have that problem as it's 2 for 1 on all designer frames!

I picked them up one week later, with surprisingly few adjustments needed for my potato head, and they've been on my face (and popping up on my social media) ever since. What do you think?
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 If you are also terrible at decisions and would like some excellent advice on picking frames, head along to Specsavers, 27 North Bridge, Edinburgh, for your own frame-picking voting panel.

Thanks again to Specsavers for letting me review their glasses and Ian Finlayson for the photos.

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