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Thursday, 7 November 2013

London Retro Highgate Glasses.

London Retro Highgate Glasses* £79
It's true, I have a very extensive glasses collection (some may even say excessive!) and even though I absolutely, definitely, positively do not need any more pairs, I'm always finding new frames I like the look of. I figure it's okay though since I do have to wear them on my face every day because my eyesight really is awful! (10 points if you spotted the quote!) I have a few pairs of London Retro glasses and although they're not my favourite brand, I do think they have a great selection of styles in their collection.

The Highgate Frames are part of their new Metropolitan Collection, which is aiming to capture the sartorial flair of London - I'm not completely sure what that means but I think the collection as a whole is quite nice. The rounded Reggie Frames are super cool, the bold square shape of the Caine Frames is a classic and the extreme cat-eye shape of the Babs Frames is incredibly unique & a lot of fun.

When I was invited to pick out a pair from the collection I chose one of the largest frames, the Highgate, because I have an enormous moon face and most glasses are far too small and make my cheeks look even chubbier, which isn't really a good look for me. I must admit, I do wish these were a little bigger. I think that's my only complaint with London Retro's range, they don't really have any over-sized frames for us moon-faced people. I like the combination of clear and black acetate, it adds a little more dimension and interest to the frames & the slightly square shape is nice. They're incredibly lightweight too, which is perfect because I almost forget I'm wearing them sometimes and they don't feel too flimsy either despite being so light.

They don't beat my Ralph Lauren pair to my number 1 favourite spot, but they are a comfortable alternative for those lazy days when I want to be a little more low-key and not so statement with my glasses. 

Are you a glasses wearer?
Do you have a favourite pair?

Love, Jennie
xoxo

68 comments:

  1. I just bought my first pair of glasses in ten years (you can imagine how horrible my other ones were) and now I want to collect them like shoes! It's nice to have options. I've had a look at the london retro range, quite good I think.

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    1. It really is great to have options! xo

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  2. Ah you chose well Jennie! Love these frames on you!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Oh gosh I am the complete opposite of you, I have one pair of glasses! I just bought my new pair yesterday for the first time in 2 years and I have such a tiny pea head that NONE suited me & I've left with a pair I'm not too keen on :(
    These look lovely though! they have a really nice shape & suit you a lot! :) Im so jealous of lots of bloggers getting free glasses, can I have my turn now?? hehe ;);)
    xoxo

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    1. Oh no, that's such a shame! I really wish companies would make both smaller and larger frames as well as the middle of the road ones! xo

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  4. These are a great choice as they look lovely on you. I'm putting off my next eye test as I was told I was going to need glasses by the time it came around - and I'm scared as I'm not convinced I suit them.

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    1. I think you would, it's all about finding the right pair! xo

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  5. i share the same preference when it comes to glasses - i have quite a wide face to i always prefer large frames! in fact the ones i currently wear (when i'm not wearing contacts) looks really similar to the pair you're sporting here :) i think they look great on you! and for some reason, they do feel quite london-y!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. Thank you! The more I think about it, I suppose they do - they've done a good job at capturing the London sartorial flair, even though I'm still not sure exactly what that means haha! xo

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  6. I love these, they suit you x

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  7. I do have glasses but I wear contacts most of the time. I am happy with my lacoste glasses but I would like a new design by Spijkers & Spijkers (Dutch designers). I love the design you chose, simple but classy :)

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    1. Thank you! Ooh they look like they have a fab collection! xo

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  8. London Retro twins! Although I got the Westminster frames!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  9. These are lovely, I really like the look of them! I've got a round face and chubby cheeks too so looking for a pair of glasses to break my face up a bit. I really like these

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. I think you'd find a pair you love from the LR collection, there's a lot of variety! xo

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  10. I really love these frames on you Jennie! Hehe, yes I spotted the quote! xxx

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  11. Those glasses are adorable on you! -Hanna Lei

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  12. So many bloggers making posts about glasses... well the marketing seems to have worked as I'm definitely looking for some new frames now!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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    1. Ahh I know, I didn't really want to add another post into the mix but I do like them so I had to share! xo

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  13. I'm 100% with you: small frames are NEVER good! These look fantastic on you, they're such a great shape for your face!
    xx

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  14. Love them ! They look great on you

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  15. They are really lovely and suit your face, def agree about the small frame, they look terrible on me too!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. These are great! I have to wear glasses for driving, long distance etc and I hate having to buy new frames as I never know if they really do suit me or not. These look really good on you :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. Thank you! It can be so difficult to choose the right pair! xo

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  17. those glasses are simply darling on you!

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  18. These look lovely. My current glasses are Ray Bans and I love them to pieces!

    Katie | and-katie.com

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    1. Ahh they have such cool frames! xo

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  19. They look fab on you Jennie!
    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  20. You look so lovely, I'm in desperate need of updating my glasses I'll have to take a look at these! xxx

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    1. They have a really good selection! xo

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  21. Those glasses look really good on you!
    x Shaniqua | Fashioniqua

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  22. they look so lovely on you. your so pretty you should put more pics of yourself up! :-)

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  23. I love them on you, they look adorable :( unfortunately, I have like the smallest head on earth and I can never wear glasses made for adults but have to chose from child sections :( which is why i mainly wear contacts ... but I envy you a lot because these are prettyyyy!

    Lots of love from Germany

    Maria

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  24. ahaha i'm a glasses person too! mine are a pair of Raybans, tad pricey but worth it totally <3 these are so pretty too!

    http://wishuponasmile.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I think these look fab on you! I could never pull off such a statement pair, I have brown geeky ones from Gok Wan's range for Specsavers xxx

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  26. Cute! They look so good on you!

    xo,
    Jamie

    http://inspirationlush.com/

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  27. See I have the opposite problem, I have a little pea sized head and most glasses tend to be too big on my little face! Your lucky because it appears whatever glasses you wear you look gorgeous in. I love the style of these frames, I think they really suit you!

    Helen

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Aww thank you, definitely not the case - I find is so difficult to find glasses that suit me, I wish I could pull off different styles! xo

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  28. Oh I love these, they really suit you :) x

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  29. Oooh these are nice! I really like the Reggie's too. Have looked at London Retro before and considered splashing out but I'm really rough on my glasses. I've found some great pairs in the Specsaver's men's section for £25 over the last few years. Tends to be my first port of call now :)
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    Chambray & Curls

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  30. Yep I'm a glasses wearer (short sighted) and I love getting new specs, trouble is as soon as I choose a pair I'm in love with them for all of five minutes before I find myself lusting after something else! x

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