Posts Tagged ‘glasses’

change colors to match your costume part II

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The vintage gods have been good to me.  There are some items that I have obsessed over for over a year and with internet-sleuthing skills like Sherlock plus a dose of patience I have recently made them mine.   (Sorry, you guys might drool a bit for the duration of this post. Go get a tissue, I’ll wait.)

Okay, ready?

Case numero uno:


A 1950s vintage wicker parasol purse that I have been coveting ever since I saw Nicole Eymard toting one.  I know it’s a sin to covet your neighbor, but how can you resist with that amazing purse collection she has?  So for the past year or more I’ve been scouring the net for such a purse.  There were times when I lost an auction, or didn’t have the money, but it really shows that patience can be a blessing because I won this beauty via an ebay auction and got it for a super cheapo price.   Plus when I got it in the mail I was pleasantly surprised by how ginormous it was.  My boyfriend is going to help me fix it up a bit.  And I’m planning on painting it (since it was painted white by a previous owner, originally the purse was just plain wicker, plus the paint is chipping off, etc).

Case numero dos:



A 1930s feedsack playsuit.  Playsuits from the 30s to the 50s are just one of those things I search repeatedly.  This one I spotted on etsy for an absolute steal (only $15).  It has a stain on the front, but who cares.  It will serve me well this summer in the Sacramento death heat.

Case numero tres: This is the ultimate field of dreams vintage story.  If you build it they will come.   That’s essentially what I did.  I built this baby.  Starting with the box.


Doesn’t look like much, right?  Well, BAYUM!



Oh my god, guys.  I’m dying over how excited I still am about this.  Part of the excitement is just straight up pride because I didn’t just get this in one fell swoop, I searched and TOILED!  Ha ha.  Well, I don’t know about that, but here’s the scoop:

Ever since I saw this image on tumblr I was haunted.  I needed these in my life.   I first found the box with the clip-on wings, but no frames on ebay.  It was a risk.  Who knows if I’d be able to find the glasses that would go with them?   But after learning more how to search and with patience I found some pairs.  I bought two frames that didn’t quite fit, but the third pair I found fit like an absolute dream.  The next horror story comes with trying to find a place that would insert new lenses into old vintage frames.  I tried and they were rejected.  I went to Costco and they were rejected.  Finally (and I’m not proud of this because I hate this corporation…) I went to Wal-Mart and they filled them with my prescription just fine.  Now my next project is to get one of the pairs of frames that didn’t fit too well to fit well so I can get prescription sunglasses lenses in them and then I WILL BE SET!

Remember when I told you guys that glasses with clip-on brow decoration would be coming back in a big way?  Well, I had these puppies in my possession at the time, so I kind of knew shit was about to get REAL!

Obviously this calls for an animated GIF.


AND a grid collage.


I’m even thinking about making a mold of the clip-on wings to try and make more.  In every color and pattern I dream of, with little 3D rosettes, honeybees and ladybugs, googly eyes… anything my damn heart desires.  This is JOY, guys, absolute fucking joy.  Okay, sorry to boast, and sorry to make y’all drool like crazy.  As a consolation please know that this month is my blogiversary month and I will be doing an awesome giveaway every week.  Get excited.


new specs

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

I don’t care if Gucci put big, thick-rimmed plastic framed glasses on their 2015 Fall ready-to-wear runway show.  I’m OVER IT!  I’m over the ironic bad glasses that must be fashion forward.  I tried them, but they just aren’t flattering!  I’m genuinely surprised the trend has lasted as long as it has.  But for someone like me, a ranting old lady, there is a real lack of glasses that AREN’T of that variety that are available for purchase online or even in store.  When Firmoo offered me a pair of glasses for review, I did scroll a few pages before I found ones that were the closest to what I’ve been pining for – a 1930s frame style.


I’m really pleased with the frames, and it’s refreshing to not have a huge hunk of plastic hanging on my face.


These photos were taken at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon – the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.  My family traipsed the garden the day after my sister’s wedding.


Hawaiian dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Earrings: Tarina Tarantino via Boutique Classique in Vallejo, CA
Watch: c/o Jord



*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*