Cat's Eye

A few short days ago, my current pair of every day glasses came to a bit of an unfortunate accident, and although I am hopeful that a fix is likely possible, I've been on the hunt for a new pair of frames for quite some time now.  I have long been a fan of the Cat's Eye style of glasses, round with the pointed tips to the side. I feel like they look classy, but don't take up your whole face like some large frames I've seen on people lately.

Don't get me wrong, the large square frame can work for some, but when you have to wear glasses every day like I do (unless I whip out the contacts), you don't want them to be the only thing that people notice about you, but you simultaneously want to make a good, stylish, statement.

I feel like these classy frames are making their way back onto the style scene, although are hard to find on your average optical shelf yet. A few pairs of an exaggerated version (which I love - particularly the first pair at left - although perhaps not for every day) perched on the noses of some models as they worked the runway at Prada for Fall 2010, as you can see above. I felt like that whole collection screamed librarian chic, so what is not to love?

Apparently Mr. Tom Ford is also getting on the cat's eye bandwagon, as is made clear in the most recent campaign. I for one prefer a smaller version than Abbey Lee is sporting here, as well as a lighter colour. Unfortunately, the extreme pallor of my complexion would be an unpleasant contrast with stark black. I'm more of a tortoiseshell or light coloured girl when it comes to picking glasses.

Fortunately for me, there are a few Etsy sellers who have lots of perfect frames to choose from. The ones I've showcased are just a few of the pairs I've been eyeing on Etsy - a cat-eye frame treasure trove, to be sure!  My only problem now is which pair to choose! 


Unknown said...

I like your first choice pair too. Close second: the'gold' pair with jewel detail pictured above the clear pair with rhinestones.

Good luck on your hunt and purchase :)

~ Mary

Kenziefaith said...

I LOVE these! I hope you get a pair - I'm sure they'd look great!

KF x

Holly said...

I LOVE these...I am so going to get my eyes checked so I can get a pair, lol. Or do you think they sell fake ones?

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

the cat-eye glasses on etsy are gorgeous - i actually have a few pairs in my favorites. i really like the last pair that you've posted.

Idée Géniale said...

Oh my goodness! I love the gold frames with jewels on the sides. these are all just amazing. PLus I like that you're going with the cat eye frames. Such a cool look! My aunt gave me a pair of her glasses when she was just a little girl that they're totally cat eye frames. She said that it was just the look back then!

A Better Roni said...

Becca! Thanks for your sweet comment, I'm glad to have found your blog too! These glasses are INCREDIBLE, I currently searching for a new pair of glasses myself! :)

Love your site, great work!

amy said...

These are pretty and sexy! I love it..if only I needed glasses ^_^

sweetness xx
hope to hear from you*!

loveandpeaceF said...

this post makes me want glasses!They are so cute, I may have to buy some non-prescription ones if I can find some!

Tess Atkinson said...

Adore this style of glasses, they suit all women so well!

The Queen of Hearts said...

I have been hunting for the Tom Ford cateye glasses like you wouldn't believe!

The Queen of Hearts

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wish I had bad eyesight so I could wear adorable glasses like this. Can't wait to see what you decided on!

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