18/02/2015

LONDON RETRO ELWOOD

These retrospective London Retro Elwood glasses have become my favourite pair of reading glasses at the moment with the large retro frames and design. Sleek and durable, these are so easy to wear and look stylish at the same time! Finished off with a polished look and shiny black coating. 
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They come with scratch-resistant and anti-reflective lenses, making them perfect for wearing when on the laptop or watching TV, with the anti-glare properties. These make such a timeless design and prevent my eyes from straining when reading, or on the laptop for long periods of time. I also notice how these reduce headaches, and when I do forget to wear them, my eyes get really sore and strained, alongside light headaches throughout the day. I am short sighted and need to use glasses often when at home, but the beauty of these glasses is the fact you can wear them outdoors as well as indoors for fashion/style purposes. 
 
The glasses come in a high-quality leather case, which is based on the London Underground station for the ‘Metropolitan Collection’. You can get these with or without a prescription, but mines come with as I find it useful for everyday use, especially when blogging and editing photos. These ones have a clear lens and come with pin detailing, alongside hidden metallic plates on the interior with the London Retro branding and steel barrel hinges, for added durability. 
 
The Glasses Direct service was excellent, and I also like how you can shop lots of brands in the boutique section, from designer glasses to everyday classic designs at a fraction of the price. In all honesty, I find Glasses Direct much cheaper than other companies, especially when you go to get your eyes tested and recommended prescription glasses, sometimes there can be hidden fees! Glasses Direct have a pretty nifty system where you can try a free 7 day home trial of 4 frames you like, to then try at home before committing to buy. The great thing about the home trial is it gives you the freedom to try each pair on and see how they feel and look, without the commitment of paying upfront 🙂 If there’s one thing I hate, is the fact you get rushed with picking glasses in Spec Savers! I get my eyes tested every two years and always feel rushed when it comes to picking glasses, and they don’t really talk you through what’s best for you or prices! I think buying online is the way to go now, and much cheaper.
 
Do you wear glasses for everyday purposes or more for fashion? 
 
xo, Jenny

38 responses to “LONDON RETRO ELWOOD”

  1. Isa Machado says:

    Lovely frames dear! 🙂

    Isa M., Tic Tac Living

  2. Jenny says:

    Thanks lovely and same, it’s hard to find classic black glasses these days! Normally most have some kind of print or pattern 🙁 x

  3. Jenny says:

    Thanks Georgia <3

  4. Jenny says:

    Thank you 🙂

  5. Jenny says:

    Aww thanks lovely and lucky you! 😉 x

  6. Jenny says:

    That’s the same as me, sometimes its hard to remember to use them all the time as I always forget 🙂 x

  7. Jenny says:

    Thanks 🙂 x

  8. Gemma Magpie says:

    The really big frames suit you, I wish I could pull them off! I love the shape on you xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

  9. Marta S says:

    You look lovely with them! I love their retro vibe. I use glasses everyday because I have to, otherwise I won’t see anything! I have to change mine now but still don’t know what type of model should I go for. xx

    theglowlab.blogspot.com

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks lovely and its always difficult to find a shape to suit your face shape! I take forever trying to pick mine! :’) x

  10. Denise Kokinis says:

    Love these frames. They are so simple, yet so stylish! They look great on you as well.

    Denise
    http://www.fashionloveletters.com

  11. El Willmer says:

    These glasses are lovely! They look amazing on you!!!

    elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

  12. meandmr.com says:

    I love! Those glasses are so cute!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  13. Imogen Knight says:

    The look so nice, I love over sized glasses!

    http://www.imogensarah.blogspot.co.uk

  14. Aishetta says:

    Love your hair <3 and also I really like the glasses.

    http://www.aishettina.blogspot.it

  15. CescasRetailRetreat says:

    Lovely glasses, they suit your face and hair colour beautifully! I am short sighted as well and need my glasses for reading, driving, and screen work. The glasses I have at the moment make me look more like a ‘strict teacher’ than fashionable, but unfortunately my face shape doesn’t lend to the larger frames. So they rarely go outside with me (apart from the cinema).

    http://www.cescasretailretreat.com

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks lovely and not sure if I need my glasses for driving yet! I’m learning at the moment and seem fine without them but maybe in time I will see how it goes 🙂 and I always find it hard to get frames that suit my face, but larger ones to look better compared to really small frames on me 🙂 x

  16. Kelsey & Kenecha says:

    Those are so nice!! & they look amazing on you xx

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  17. MeMe Books says:

    They really suit you! I love glasses like this, I need new one’s so I will be looking out for something similar to this when I next have my eyes tested.

    Meme xx

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  18. sonia de macedo says:

    These are so pretty on you. I need to have my own checked, I can’t see things that are far away (long sighted? or something lol). I was hoping my eyes would improve over time but the last year they’ve gotten dramatically worse. I wonder if headaches are stemming from my eyesight? Not that I get them frequently though.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks lovely and that would be long sighted 🙂 and I think your eyes would get worse the longer you leave it! I noticed I would get head pains and sore eyes more frequently before getting them checked and since wearing glasses I’ve not had this problem 🙂 x

  19. Leticia says:

    I love these! The frame is so awesome!

  20. that glasses looks pretty on you

    AMOURPIXIE

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Scottish Fashion, Style and Luxury Beauty by Jenny

With a love for minimal, sustainable pieces. Finalist in the UK Blog Awards & Company Magazine Award.