"Betty Leopard": My 'accidental' Lulu Guinness sunglasses

Thursday, 2 May 2013

My 'accidental' Lulu Guinness sunglasses

Just over a week ago I decided to go and get my eyes tested for the first time in as long as I can remember (I'm guessing at least 10 years). Having spent the last 8 years studying, and the past 4 staring at a computer almost every day, it seemed like it was about time - plus I found a voucher online for a half-price eye test at Boots Opticians.

Turns out I'm slightly short sighted.

In fairness, the selection of glasses in Boots wasn't overly excited, and the selection of sunglasses was especially limited. I tried on loads of pairs of glasses before I actually found a pair I actually liked and was pleased that they weren't too expensive. Then it was on to the sunglasses.
The lady helping me pointed out the Boots own sunglasses (cheaper) but my eyes had already fallen on these ones but didn't know they were Lulu Guinness. I was pretty smitten from first sight but once I tried them on, I was in love! At that point price was barely an issue for me, I tried on some similar ones in other ranges, but they simply didn't compare. I knew they were fairly pricey, but had kind of expected to spend a fair amount on glasses - I'm just grateful Boots do 2 for 1 on glasses/sunglasses (you don't have to go to Specsavers for that, although their range of glasses is better overall).



It genuinely wasn't until today when I picked them up and saw the (huge) case they came in that I realised they were Lulu Guinness. I was pleasantly surprised actually. I'm not exactly one to go out in search of designer labels and don't have much affection for designer brands in general, but Lulu Guinness is a label I do like - I'd love to own one of her lip clutches, especially the new black studded one. Thankfully the sunglasses cost considerably less than one of those though.

I am very pleased with the sunglasses, even if the label was a complete surprise to me.

Just for good measure, here's me in the glasses I got as well.


I'm hoping it's just the angle of the photo, but I think my face looks a little chubbier than normal here :/

The lipstick in all these pictures is Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet - I completely adore it and am wearing it all the time, even when it's a bit over the top :p

I hope you're all well and are enjoying the glorious weather,
Love


10 comments:

  1. you look beautiful! both pairs of glasses really look amazing on you.

    Lucy x

    thelittleblush.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much. I really like them, but am still getting used to actually wearing them :/
      Betty
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  2. How gorgeous do you look in glasses lovely!? I wish I suited frames the way you do, and I absolutely love the shades - such a fabulous shape and style.

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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    1. Aww thanks hun. I think I pull glasses off pretty well, was quietly quite pleased I was found to be short sighted so I could get some without just being a poser :/
      Betty
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  3. Wow - those glasses look great on you - I like the reading glasses best as you can see your eyes (and great eyeliner!) Deb xx

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    1. Thank you. That eyeliner has taken years to perfect, lol :)

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  4. Both pairs look so amazing on you! I'm quite surprised they're from Boots tbh, they look so properly retro! Btw your face looks gorgeous as always (and the lippie is HOT!) x

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    1. Thanks hun. They were pretty much the best choices in Boots, have been to Specsavers since and they have a much better selection.
      x

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  5. Love your look and I really like your blog ;)

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for reading! I really hope to get back to more regular posts soon :)
      Betty
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