FASHION: New In London Retro Metropolitan glasses.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

 London Retro Metropolitan Frames* (£95) 

Another pair of new glasses courtesy of the brand London Retro available at Glasses Direct. I always find glasses shopping so hard, so when an email came through to my inbox asking if I would like to collaborate with the brand again I jumped at the chance seeing as I am already a fan. 
I now know what suits me which makes it a bit easier for me when it comes to deciding on new frames. This time around I decided to go a little bigger with the Metropolitan frames, which I believe are unisex. To mix it up slightly I chose to for for the black/brown style frames instead of my usual black. I will be honest I am a little dissapointed because I thought all the frame would have a tortoise shell effect not just on the bottom half of the frames. I guess on the plus side it makes a subtle change which I can easily get used to so all it isn't the end of the world!  

As I've mentioned before in previous posts about the website, they do offer a free home trial where you can pick 4 different frames to try out before committing to buy. Something I may consider next time if I want to give a different brand  a try other than London Retro Glasses! Sometimes it is a case of 'if it isnt broke dont fix it' This brand works well for me and they aren't too expensive either really. None of the frames are over £100 which is good for a branded pair of specs. Tom recently bought new glasses in store when he got his eyes tested and ended up spending a small fortune! If you are looking to save a few pennies it is often best to have a look to see what you can get online first! 

Perhaps one day I will be brave enough to try contact lenses - because lets be honest there are some occasions where you want to just show off your makeup and glasses do kinda get in the way of that! I'm just a bit scared! I have quite dry eyes aswell so I don't know whether contacts would make it worse? Calling all Contact Lens wearers, share your wisdom and advice! 

Do you wear glasses? What's your favourite brand for frames?

Much love, 


  1. I used to be petrified of the thought of contacts but they really do give you freedom (even if you do try and subconsciously push up glasses that aren't there). I'd suggest asking your opticians about it because I thought I had dry eyes but apparently not. The trial I had was a breeze and I've never looked back. If you do get them, then I promise taking them out and putting them in becomes second nature eventually!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  2. Thanks for introducing me to Glasses Direct, love these frames and have been looking for some just like them! Definitely agree with Jodie on the contact lenses, you won't look back and it becomes so easy to take them in out, I can pretty much do it without a mirror now!

    Zoe | floral and feather

  3. Glasses direct always have such snazzy frames and such good value too! I bet these ones look lovely on Leanne!

  4. Love these! Having the right frames just make you so much more confident! So lucky they sent you some :) enjoy! x

  5. Like you said, if it's not broke don't fix it. I've been on before which is similar, they're anywhere from £20-£100's for frames I think you've just got to browse n find what you like.
    I don't really go for a brand I just choose what ever suits me (normally something super cheap)

  6. I've never heard of Glasses Direct. I'm a contact lens wearer so don't really wear glasses. I love the freedom of contacts x

  7. I always order my glasses online. It's so much cheaper than buying in-store! Those specs look great x


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