Friday, 23 August 2013

Dare To Be Different



Aloha Sprinklerinos,

 Dress || H&M. Cardi || Primark. Slingbacks || Miss Selfridge. Bag || Zara

Since I was a young teen, I've worn glasses.  I like to alternate between contacts and glasses and have about 3 (haha excessive much?) prescription pairs to match to my outfits. When SpecSavers contacted me and asked if I wanted to be involved in their new Osiris campaign, I was really interested to learn more about the range.

Sprinkle of glitter glasses

With over 60 frames to choose from in an array of colours, patterns and sizes, there is definitely going to be something in the Osiris Collection that suits you.

When selecting my pairs (I was sent lenless frames to style and play with), I opted for bold colours and larger frames to balance my face and vibrant hair out. I think the key to choosing frames is to first select a size and shape that suits you and then stick to those guidelines. Much like choosing a dress, if you know what cut flatters your figure, the task is much less daunting and you have more chance of finding the perfect fit.

To go with my slightly cat-eyed shaped frames I opted for a 1950's style dress, a pastel (oh pastels, why are you so brilliant?) cardi and to give the whole ensemble a little bit of an edge and compliment the frames, black slingbacks and city bag. I travelled down to London in this (including the lensless glasses!) and felt very ladylike. I have also worn these frames with jeans and tomboy chic sweater tops so they are seriously versatile. 

I love how all the frames accentuate rather than hide my eyes (a common misconception about glasses) and allow me to still feel confident and attractive. Geek is the new chic after all!

I want women (and men) to never feel like wearing glasses is a set back or something 'bad' about their appearance. My Mum used to insist on taking her glasses off before she had her photo taken! I would love glasses wearers to feel excited about the options they have available to them and the styling possibilities that they create. 

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Search for #Osiris to vote for my look as the best! And don’t forget, you can win the whole look including the glasses on the Specsavers Facebook page.

The 2013 Osiris eyewear collection by Jørgen Simonsen is only available at Specsavers and is included in their 2 for 1 offer where two complete pairs are available for £125.    


What do you think? Are LBF (little black frames) the new LBD's? I love being a speccy!

Toodlepip!

Keep your eyes peeled (see what I did there?!) for a lot more on this blog in the very near future!!

xx

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Specsavers via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Specsavers 


108 comments:

  1. those classes suites you very well, they make you even more beautiful <3

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  2. Omg I have the saying "dare to be different" on my drink bottle :)I like the outfit combo!!

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  3. I love your dress - so pretty!

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  4. I have to wear glasses too, and I always used to hate having to take them out and out them on in lessons, but now I feel much better about it:)xx

    http://lameyy.blogspot.co.uk/ <-- if anyone has a moment, please check out our blog!<3

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  5. I wish I had gotten a pair of black frames when I got my glasses.
    Went for the colourful pink bench frames but the one you have on have made me dislike them a bit. Might need a trip to SpecSavers in the near future.

    Thanks for sharing. x.

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  6. I've always found it hard to find glasses that suit me, but you look lovely in the ones you're wearing! Love your outfit too :)xo

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  7. So glad to see a new post from you, Louise! You look perfect with glasses- so intellectual! I love the look you put together. And FYI, I totally need to get a bag like that for myself- it's gorgeous & I hope it's still available at Zara!

    -Victoria xx | Treelined Avenue

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    1. It's not a post, it's an ad :(

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  8. You look so beautiful! :)

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  9. You look so lovely in glasses (and pastel!) and I'd definitely feel more confident after reading this if I needed them. thegirlinthemoonlight.blogpost.co.uk

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  10. i love your whole outfit here especially your peach cardi! and the glasses suit you so well! x

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  11. I love your outfit and your glasses really suit you.

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  12. Just checked out other colour options, and I love the style of the Osiris line! The black ones with the red inner frame reminds me of a certain high end shoe company :] The dark navy ones too are lovely! I wear glasses but I too switch between them and contacts, and I find that some outfits look better wearing glasses and others look better with contacts. Oooh the options!
    I love how you matched the dark frames with a pastel coloured outfit, it looks really lovely! Might have to try that sometime!

    x
    http://rantingsofaquirkydinosaur.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. You look gorgeous! Your glasses really suit you, you look lovely :) x

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  14. I really like you, but this post annoys me. You write you "want women (and men) to never feel like wearing glasses is a set back or something 'bad' about their appearance". But how funny, i never saw YOU in glasses before. Never in a video or on a photo. I was actually surprised that you need glasses. So if you say something like 'dont be ashamed to wear glasses", you also should act accordingly! And not only for advertising!! This is a hypocrisy. Im dissapointed.

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    1. Hey Anett.

      Thank you for your feedback and I can understand the point you are making. However, I think you should be sure that you are entirely correct before you throw around your opinion.

      I have worn my glasses in many vlogs, photos and to events. I suggest that if you want to be valid in your annoyed feelings that you go and watch every video I have ever made and look at every photo anyone has ever uploaded to the internet of me.

      Yep, that just got sassy. x

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    2. you're wrong she does wear them in some vlogs!

      and to proof:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7xI-zqAZyA

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    3. That would mean no one could ever give an opinion about something, cause its not possible to know everything about a person or a thing...
      But of course its allowed to share an opinion also by not knowing entirely everything. And this was just mine. And i checked again your main channel videos till 2011, there is no spot of glasses. So why? When you would really stand behind your message, then why are you not showing it to many people in public on your main channel? This is what i mean. And (@roy assink) i dont mean wearing glasses at home, right after waking up, with no make up on and not ready for the day. Sorry this is not a proof and doesnt support her message..i do wear glasses and i love it, but i dont like it, when people say they are not ashamed of wearing them and love them, but then they hardly do it..
      Anyway, lets see if you will wear in the future more often glasses, probably only for an tutorial "make up for glasses" and then with the glasses from this company to continue making promo for them. Well yeah, thats okay, but i dont like it and that was what i wanted to say

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    4. anett has a point

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    5. so are people only allowed to post positive opinions on here then ? honestly not the reaction i was expecting from louise !

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    6. I agree with, Anett. Sorry, Louise. I like you a lot and, I respect you, but Anett does have a point. I know you wear glasses, but I think that kind of statement about not feeling embarrassed about glasses would hold more weight if you were one to wear your glasses almost all the time. Yes, I know we don't know what happens all the time in your life, but in my opinion, typically in your vlogs and blogs you do not wear glasses that often.

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    7. She's a beauty/fashion/life-style blogger/v-logger.... she wears different styles all the time, according to how she feels/what she wants to wear, and she's worn glasses plenty often. Way to be judgy... don't get your panties in a bunch. geez -- and nobody was saying you could only post 'positive' posts on here, but if you are going to accuse someone of something, you should at least have your information right....and be able to back-up what you're saying.

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    8. The fact that anyone has the time to search through 2011 videos to check if Louise is wearing her glasses is beyond me. I think she looks beautiful and is obviously not afraid to be seen in specs! Loving the 50's style as well. xxx Jade

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    9. yeh but she doesnt wear them that often so she cant say that i wear them 24/7 and yes sometime i do feel like that but someone who hardly wears them saying to me not feel that isnt helpful

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  15. Those frames suit you so well :) You look lovely! Love the whole outfit as well - pastels are the best!

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  16. Did you give these to Zoe? I'm sure she had these on in her 1D vlog? You look amazing in them, and they really suit you! Your blog, videos, style and personality are all perfect, and you are such a great role model for Darcy, and everyone who reads your blog/watches your videos! Thank you sooooooo much Louise, you really are an inspiration for me :')

    Izzy x

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  17. louise you look amazing :)

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

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  18. Those glasses are beautiful :) And they suite perfectly with the rest of the outfit. I love your style! :) It's so pretty and girly but not too much :D if you get what I mean :D

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  19. Those glasses suit you loads! I love kit hung more than bold glasses :)

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  20. i quite like wearing glassees sometimes to change my looks haha x

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  21. The glasses really suit you and I love the bag so much! x

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  22. Ohhh...So Pretty!
    These would make for some epic sunglasses too!

    oOo Becky oOo

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  23. Love the glasses on you, they really suit you! To be honest I've always been one of those people, like your mum who won't let someone take a picture of me if I have my glasses on and I only wear them around my house and in school, I just really don't think they suit me but I've ordered two new pairs and I'm excited to get them because I quite like them! Anyway that was a lot of ramble just to say that I'd love if you could do a video/ post on makeup to wear with glasses because I always find my usual makeup to look too intense with them! Love your blog and videos X

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  24. You are a pretty, young lady and you are an idol for everyone, especially for me! I like your blog and you are an big inspiration :)

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  25. I've been loving this Osiris collection! I think i'm going to have to take a trip to Specsavers!
    And you look incredible as always Louise!

    -Jade
    Gracious Silhouettes

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  26. I have also glasses for 3 years now and I still don't like to wear them in public.. I really hate to need glasses/contacts pfff..
    But I hope I'll get someday the glasses that fits me perfectly!
    Love you!x

    ~ROy Assink

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  27. You look in good Glasses i have got new ones from the osiris collection,

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  28. You and Tanya should have some make up tutorials for gals with glasses. I have worn exclusively glasses for nearly four years and I would love a few makeup tricks and tips to pair with them.

    Rachel is Elsewhere

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  29. Gorgeous outfit, you look so sophisticated! The glasses look gorge on you!xx

    VINTAGE TEAPOT | FASHION, BEAUTY & LIFE RAMBLES

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  30. Glasses really suit you, Louise! :D xx

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  31. Hi Louise,
    I think you look great in that outfit and I absolutely adore your bag! Your glasses are stunning also!

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  32. Those frames make look so chic and gorgeous on you Louise, is it bad that I so would get a prescription free pair just because they look so nice?! Hehe xx

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  33. You look so beautiful seriously, and those glasses are top notch :) xxx

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  34. You look stunning with glasses on and I think it's a great idea because glasses are fashionable and shouldn't be seen as such a bad thing like they are portrayed!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  35. Hi Lou Lou :)
    I too wear glasses but only for reading and when my eyes get tired from the laptop or tv. I don't like how I look with glasses very much, I'm not sure will that ever change but hopefully one day it will. I think I've always had it in my head that people look better without glasses that on one will notice you while wearing them. I will try to wear mine more and stop trying to hide, dare to be different 'n'all :)It's time for change.
    Luv you lots,
    Michaela x
    http://kaylahigg93.blogspot.ie/

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  36. You look great here :) you remind me of Jess from new girl! I wish you would put the name of the frames your wearing though, and a link to the specsavers/facebook site, it's a pet peeve of mine when bloggers talk about a website but don't link it in their post. Also I can't find the facebook competition anywhere :( x

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  37. Those glasses really suit you, make you look really chic! So tempted to invest in a pair myself.
    Alice x
    (the-wonderlandofalice.blogspot.com)

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  39. Louise you are such a gorgeous woman. Glasses suit you very well :)

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  40. These are like the best photographs of you ever, Louise! You look really stylish and beautiful :)

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  41. love the hair
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  42. these glasses really do suit you! i love your outfit too, the dress is so flattering

    xo Sarah
    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  43. Great glasses - they suit you really well! As somebody who also switches between glasses and contact lenses I'm always on the look-out for a snazzy pair of glasses at a reasonable price as I only wear them "part-time" so this looks like a nice range to look into for that purpose.

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  44. I have wear glasses sometimes to see far away writing and I really hate wearing them because I find it sets me back. But after reading yours and tanya's blog post on this I think I might start wearing mine more often as I now know i'm not alone with it and that some of my idols have to put up with it too! xx

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  45. I think you look lovely in glasses,especially these ones! xx http://emilyallcott.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. You look so nice in glasses! Love your shoes and bag too!

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  48. Those glasses suit you so much, recently I've gone for a bigger framed style of glasses. I find them so much easy to match outfits with. But I'm still not completely confident to wear them all the time x

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  49. oh, really nice look!

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  50. i love wearing my glasses too, Louise, I feel that it actually gives character! :D By the way, you look gorgeous in the picture.

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  51. Love the whole outfit :) you really suit glasses, they are really cute :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  52. I love this glasses post! I need new one's so thanks for the inspiration you look amazing!

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  53. absolutely adore those glasses xx

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  54. Love this post :) I just uploaded a new one, for anyone that likes reviews! <3 http://www.emily861998.blogspot.co.uk/ - Emily xo

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  55. you suit glasses so much, so classy! love the bag too, i have a similar one from H&M xx
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  56. you suit glasses lots,plus you look amazing here,either u lost tons of weight or i need that dress in my life too,look at ur teeny waist,you look really amazing louise xxxxxxxx

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  57. I def. agree about cat eye-shaped glasses! I recently purchased (different brand) and I had never worn anything like that. I love them now! I receive so many compliments! It pays off to venture out a bit!

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  58. Those are so cute one you!! I love your purse!!!

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  59. Dear Louise,
    I have always been one to think that glasses only make you look better, and it is so true in your case!!! When I was younger I used to poke out the lenses in my moms old glasses and wear them out! Now I am the owner of several pairs of false glasses and I couldn't love them more! I think its quite hilarious that you wrote geek is the new chic because that is the name of my blog and I have ALWAYS thought that geeks were super chic!! lol! I love your blog so much and these pictures are gorgeous just like you!

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  60. Love this post Louise! I think what you're doing is great. I'm also a teensy bit in love with your handbag.
    Katie x

    theworldaccordingtokatieblossom.blogspot.com

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  61. Love the glasses Louise! They suit you so well. x

    Xo, Michelle

    mash-elle.blogspot.com

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  62. Definitely loving the glasses look on you!!

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  63. The glasses look lovely!

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  64. I squeed when I saw you have the same Zara bag I do X0

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  65. They look great on you! I don't understand people who don't like wearing glasses (yeah it might get annoying after a while maybe) but I think glasses are such a nice accessory and I'd love to have some haha :) x

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  66. You look great! Cute dress xx

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  67. They look great on you! I had a pair from Osiris a few years back and loved them. :0)

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  68. despite this endorsing the glasses range I really respect the message you got across here to glasses wearers, I am often envious of those who get to wear glasses for a reason, I've always felt daft wearing the fake ones xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  69. Beautiful dress!!

    Great post, thanks for sharing!:)

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  70. The glasses go well with the cute outfit. Loving the pink tips on your hair as well :)

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  71. Everyone's glasses posts today are BEAUTIFUL! I do have to say that I enjoy yours a bit more than the others. ;) I think it's because you actually wear glasses and embrace them as more than an obstacle on your face because your eyes suck. That's how I feel.. I HATE wearing my glasses, but now I think I will take into consideration that they are accessories and they can make things look better! Hopefully... we'll see.. Thank you to you and all of the other people who made posts about this. So cute and so helpful :)

    Jessica x.
    xlivinginlipstick.blogspot.com

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  72. The glasses look great! Also love your hair!x

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  73. Very cute and inspirational, as always <33

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  74. I love those frames! Great style too.

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  75. hay, you look great, I love(!) love love your hair :)!


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  76. I love your hair like this Louise, it looks so pretty.

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    <3

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  77. Thank you for making this post Louise (even if it is for a comp!)! I've worn glasses since I was like 9 or something and have only just started to feel comfortable wearing them a few years ago (I'm 19 now). Whenever I took my glasses of to go swimming or play contact sport, people would comment how pretty I was, but when I wore glasses there was a dramatic decrease of compliments...made me start to think that I couldn't be pretty if I wore glasses. No models wore glasses, no celebrities, no classically "beautiful" people.
    However, I'm totally happy with the way I am now, and only wear my contacts in summer really. I hate to think that a lot of younger girls (and guys!) feel like they are less attractive with their specs. So its great that someone in the public eye can step up and say this!
    Sorry this was a long post. Just wanted to explain what I was thinking :)xx

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  78. I wear reading glasses, and wish I needed them all the time. I know they'd be all the time glasses because I don't see me ever being able to put in contacts. I also find glasses incredibly attractive. My husband tried contacts for a while and aside from it freaking me out when he drove (He can't see the big E on chart) he just looked really odd to me. Now he's back to glasses and the current pair he has are amazing. They're blue Ted Baker glasses.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  79. I love these glasses on you Louise! They are so bold and really draw attention to your fabulous pink hair!

    Charlotte xxx

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  80. OOOh, I love this bag. I've been looking for something smart like this that's affordable for ages!

    Is it a recent Miss Selfridge purchase??

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  81. These glasses suit you perfectly Louise! Love this look and I'm still loving your pink hair, it's amazing!

    laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  82. I love your glasses.. I often wear clear glasses for style and I hope one day to get them perscriptioned.. also your hair is simply the finishing touch. I just absolutely love that tone of pink.~PorchialeanLarkin

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  83. Those glasses look so nice on you! I wear glasses as well and I find that there is a specific type of frame that suits me, after making various mistakes I suppose!
    Eden xxx edenroses.blogspot.com

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  84. They glasses look great on you! You made me want to start blogging and I did so thank-you, Your amazing!xx

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  85. love the glasses and the whole outfit..especially those cute as a button shoes!!

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  86. You speak from my heart, Louise! I've been wearing glasses for almost ten years now and I was so uncomfortable with them in the beginning which increased when I got contacts but I couldn't be bothered to wear them every day, especially when I'm staying at home and learned to love my glasses. They just change the face so much and not the worse, it's just different.
    I love them now as much as I love my contacts. No one should be ashamed to have to wear them. Actually most people do have eye problems but aren't selfconfident enough to admit it.
    The look you chose is so beautiful, as always :)

    xx

    www.kazetime.blogspot.com

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  87. Your glasses suit you so much Louise! Looking gorgeous as always! ♥

    Lucy & Milly
    xxx

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  88. Thank you, Louise! I feel (or felt) that my glasses hide my eyes or just didn't look right with my casual outfits or formal ones, so would never wear them out to gatherings with friends and always in photos I would take them off or think I didn't look right in the picture if I was wearing them. But, you have inspired me to be okay with my glasses and to not care what people think about me wearing them, you also have inspired me to pair my glasses with outfits that go. (I'm even wearing them now just before I go out to lunch.) Thank you!

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  89. I wore glasses since i was 12,now I`m 22. I lost my last pair of glasses about 3 years ago and I didn`t buy a new pair since, as I don`t like wearing them. As stupid as it might sound, but I hate myself in glasses,but than again my eyes are getting worse :(

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  90. super chic outfit! and you look amazing in frames :)

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  91. Those frames looks amazing on you! And I'm absolutely in love with that bag! x

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  92. I have also been wearing glasses since I was young. Although I wouldn't mind eyes that work properly, I love having glasses - they can make a great accessory to an outfit!

    Ellen x | Being Ellen Stacey

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  93. I love telling people I wear glasses! However I don't wear them until I really need too so my eyes don't go worse! However that is no an option anymore as I left them on holiday in Greece! I love the outfit, big fan of your dress! My whole wardrobe is practically from H&M!

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