BAKERLOO by London Retro
I was 10 when I got my first glasses, which coincidentally coincided with the same age I got braces. I didn't get courted much that year, and I was certainly never asked to dance to Steps at the school discos. As an "adult" even more vain than my 10 year old self I wanted to give contacts a go. However, after the stress of ruining numerous pairs while a rather aggressive optician successfully managed to stuff pair number 4 in my eyes, only to find myself even more blind than I was before, I gave up on the idea and re-embraced the glasses. I actually need my glasses for basically everything just short of wearing them all the time; work, reading, driving- living. One pair isn't really enough. If I leave my pair at work, the fear of being told I am on the threshold of being able to legally drive without glasses becomes a bit stressful, especially if you are already driving in 5 inch heels. Which is bad enough. Then the lovely Jess from MyOptique emailed me asking if I'd like to review a pair of their new range, which, wait for it, was inspired by the London subway. Cute. To avoid another harrowing experience including unnecessary blindness and eye poking or driving in constant fear of killing someone I jumped at the chance! Now, I must admit, buying prescription glasses online is something I had never considered, I am that girl in the opticians that goes to every shop in the city to try on every pair and leaves deflated, wishing she had a different face. My fussiness seemed incompatible with not being able to physically try on glasses. However, all the shapes in this collection are very modern and I actually found it really difficult to pick just one pair. Obviously the pricings are very competitive too, unless you opt for the grandma lilac wire frames you are unlikely to get the frames alone for much less than £100. Each pair in the collection comes in at a post-student-I-am-still-grippy friendly price of £79. Voilà, opinion on shopping for glasses online has now completely changed.
So, MyOptique gift to you? Sight, enter below for your chance to win a pair of your choice.To enter you have to buy me a puggle pug. Only joking, just "like" MyOptique on Facebook and post on their wall "Enter Tea Toast Fashion's Give Away". Easy! The lovely guys over at MyOptique will also happily convert your glasses into Sunglasses or put in a prescription. See the full collection here, I have my fingers crossed for you.
With love from,