Glasses and Confidence

June 4, 2015

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When I was in fifth grade I remember getting glasses, as my far sight was really weak and I had a hard time seeing in school. I was so embarrassed when I received my first pair of glasses that I didn’t really wear them in school, I would instead hide them in their grey pouch case until a teacher fussed at me to put them on. While I don’t think any of the other students really payed a lot of attention to me wearing them I already had a lot of self confidence issues and I thought glasses only added to it.

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Enter into middle school and my issues seemed to be worse. I refused to wear glasses and blamed it on “my glasses are old and they don’t help me see anyway” excuse to my teachers, which was true as my eyes were just getting weaker and I needed a new glasses prescription. Enter into eighth grade and I finally got contacts. GOODBYE glasses! or so I thought.
As I entered my college days I began being more self sufficient, working for my way to saving for my first car, paying insurances, gas and college text books and then I needed more glasses and contacts. But as a college student I couldn’t justify getting glasses as I still felt insecure in them so I didn’t get any new ones with a new prescription til I actually met my husband and would you believe it he wore glasses as well as contacts and almost forced me to get new glasses and wear them, even if only at night a few hours before bed. I succumbed and did just that and I have never looked back. I love wearing glasses now!
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In fact as a mom now there are days where I just want to wear glasses out and about, to the store, church, for a coffee run or just all day in general, plus they are a great back up when contacts are on order. I honestly don’t know how I survived without glasses ages ago.

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I was recently contacted by Firmoo again (see last collaboration here) to style another pair of glasses of my choosing. This time around I had a hard time figuring out what glasses to get as I wanted to go bold and try some cat eye looks. I wondered if the cat eye frames would even look good on me so I uploaded a picture of myself in the “Try On” button at the top toolbar of the selected glasses screen and after I uploaded my own face from my computer I found that the “cat eye” frames were not me at all. I tried this “try on” feature with several glasses and did not have a fit with any of them until this pair you see on me today. Putting in my prescription for these glasses and checking out was easy breezy and next thing I know days later they are in my mailbox.
To be honest, these glasses are lovely in colors and shape, but I feel they are a bit bulky on me.  My husband assured me that with some closet play around I am sure to find a few outfits these glasses would compliment well, so I will take his word for it and see what outfits these babies will work better with. No worries on the self-confidence issues though, I know I can make these work as I just love them but just not with this outfit I guess.

Overall,  I was very satisfied with the prescription and fit of the glasses as well as my past glasses from Firmoo. Firmoo would like to offer first time customers a 15% off discount here, If you do order from Firmoo please let me know and send me a photo of you in your firmoo glasses as I would love to see how you style your glasses or where you wear yours out and about to as we can confidently wear and share our glasses together.

Outfit details: Glasses:c/o Firmoo, Pink Tee: Merona via Target (same here in different color)//Chambray: via TJ Maxx (similiar here)//Pants: via Marshalls (similiar here)//Sandals: Mossimo via Target (similar here)//Purse: Micheael Kors (same here, different color)//Necklace: Pumps and Pushups store (sold out).

*Firmoo sent me a pair of prescription glasses of my choosing in exchange for a review. However, all opinions expressed are my own and not that of Firmoo.

Linking up to: Fashion Fun Friday, Thursday Fashion Files, A Labor of Life, Top of the World Style, Pumps and pushups, Mahogancys Closet

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  • Rhea June 4, 2015 at 12:18 am

    i’m all about rocking glasses! glasses are an awesome accessory to complete the look…you look great in them! <3

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

  • Irene Papadopoulou June 4, 2015 at 4:56 am

    love this style! so sophisticated!
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Susan June 4, 2015 at 6:14 am

    These look great on you! I really enjoy wearing glasses now. I have had them since grade school too. Now I see them as an accessory and have a couple of fun pairs. Firmoo has a great selection too! Susan

  • Jennie June 4, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Great choice! I love to wear glasses and finally have a need to. Love your gorgeous bag!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom June 4, 2015 at 9:36 am

    How neat to do another collaboration with Firmoo! I really am pleased with my pair from them and my mom wants me to help her order a pair from them as well. You just can’t beat their prices over the eyeglass store prices! Your pair looks really good one you! I am not sure how the cat eyeglasses would look on me either, but I love that you can do a preview with a photo of yourself on their site!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Ashley June 4, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Super cute frames, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Whitney 'Nic' James June 4, 2015 at 11:15 am

    So cute! I love this pair. Very easy to style and you do indeed look very confident!

    ~Whitney
    http://www.whitneynicjames.com

  • Melissa June 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    It’s funny cause I had the opposite issue growing up. My best friend wore glasses and I thought they were so cute, I always wanted to wear glasses. I would even were her glasses sometimes hoping that it would weaken my eyes and then I would need glasses too. To this day I still love the wear all kinds of clear lenses glasses, even though I don’t have a prescription … Love your glasses and love that you know now rock them with confidence!!! P.S.

    -Melissa
    http://www.Mahogany-Closet.com

  • Kathleen June 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    White jeans are my favorite for summer and I love how you tied chambray around your waist!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Becky @ bybmg June 4, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I have the same history with glasses as you, but I started wearing them in first grade. I’ve recently begun to wear them more than just at night, but it still takes a bit of getting used to. Love the glasses you chose!

  • Erica June 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    You look great in glasses and Firmoo is such a great place to get frames from! 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.pumpsandpushups.com

  • Shannon June 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Aw you look too cute!! I am loving this casual look and those glasses look amazing on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Nicole June 4, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    hanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The pants look lovely with the top

  • Tina Bradley June 4, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Looking lovely in those Firmoo frames and in that lovely blush top–what a great color on you, Rachel! Given my age, I wear readers (daily and often throughout each day). 🙂 Hugs on your Friday!!! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  • Dressed2dNines June 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Super cute glasses lady!

    http://www.dressed2dnines.com

  • Happiness at Mid Life June 4, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    These glasses look great on you! I glad LASIK years ago and one of the best things I’ve done . I love being able to read the alarm clock when I wake up 🙂

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

  • kelsey bang June 4, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I love your hair curly! so dang cute! great look!
    kelseybang.com

  • Shea June 4, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    I like the glasses–I’m kind of digging the larger sized frames right now, I think they’re really cute! I wear reading glasses and have been wearing the same pair for years…it’s about time I try out a fun pair!

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget June 4, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Love these glasses on you! You know, i kind of had the same journey. I started wearing glasses when I was in first grade, and contacts when I was in 3rd grade (my eyes are TERRIBLE). I always felt self-conscious and unattractive in glasses until I found a pair I loved when I was in undergrad. Once I looked at them as a fashion accessory, and found the pair I loved, I started wearing glasses more and more. Now I wear them all the time:)

  • Johanna June 5, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I have Firmoo glasses, too! They are super cute! Love the curly hair, too!

  • Ada June 5, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Those glasses look so cute on you. Love how you styled your white denim this time.

    Have a great weekend Rachel!

  • Ashley June 5, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Stopping by from H54F. Love the glasses and the outfit! Annnnd love the two together. 🙂 I’ve tried Coastal before but have heard about Firmoo as well Might have to give them a try next time I’m on the hunt for new glasses.

  • Dawn Lucy June 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Looking pretty! Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday! Have a fab weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Sarah June 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I remember the first time I got glasses, I felt so self conscious in them and would only wear them when I absolutely had to! Now I think I’d look weird without them and love shopping for new frames!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Lena B, Actually June 7, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    These glasses look great on you! Thanks for limaking up for Passion4Fashion 🙂

  • Khánh Hoàng June 10, 2015 at 5:48 am

    To be honest, you girl looks more cute and beautiful than usual when you use these glasses. I love the way you smile. It’s beautiful and natural. Love your new blog and i will keep reading it.

    Kisses from Khanh,
    http://aochongnanguniqlo.tin.vn