Sunday, January 5, 2014

I Heart The Optical Shoppe

I recently found a board on Pinterest called "beautiful old women with big glasses". Of course I can relate to it. I did a post called Big Girl Glasses when I got my first pair of over size frames in 2011.

Cindy Waters at The Optical Shoppe in Baton Rouge fitted me with my first pair of big glasses

I wore that first pair to death, I got it from Cindy Waters who owns The Optical Shoppe in Baton Rouge. She fitted me with a pair of Oliver Peoples Ballerina sunglasses. She popped out the sunglasses lenses and I had my prescription put in.

So when I finally decided to get a new pair of glasses, I went back to The Optical Shoppe where Cindy had a pair of Tom Ford glasses waiting for me to try on. They were even bigger and bolder, and of course I loved them at once.

Young girls look good in big glasses too

Though I am not as old as Iris Apfel, the poster child for big glasses, I feel these big glasses that "beautiful old women" favor make you look youthful.

People always bring me pictures of Iris Apfel, who I have long admired

"Just because you're a Woman of a Certain Age who wears glasses, you are not doomed to bifocals, glasses hung from chains around the neck and the pastel frames you bought for $40 back in 1988. Pick the right eyeglasses and frames and you could actually shave years off your look. Pick the wrong ones (or stick with the dated look you've adopted) and you can add years to your look."

Fashion editor Evelina Khromchenko

Here are some tips:
  • Stick to black or tortoise - black frames are youthful
  • Don't wear a lot of other accessories
  • Red lipstick is a must to balance the visual
Valorie Hart wearing Tom Ford Angelina glasses from The Optical Shoppe

I love my new Tom Ford glasses from The Optical Shoppe

Tom Ford Angelina glasses - They are light as a feather

The great thing about The Optical Shoppe is that Cindy loves fashion and gets all the latest frames. The selection is amazing. And she runs some pretty great sales on a regular basis that fashion forward people can take advantage of.

The Optical Shoppe - 7641 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone:(225) 928-5798

Great selection of fashion forward glasses at The Optical Shoppe in Baton Rouge

Her staff are expert fitters (and so nice). My glasses are bifocal, and they got it right on the first try. If you don't live in Baton Rouge, it is definitely worth the trip. And if you can't get to Baton Rouge, Cindy will ship frames to you for your local eye wear shop to fit lenses in. You can keep up with those terrific sales on The Optical Shoppe Facebook page.

Cindy just got in the latest Stella McCartney glasses in at The Optical Shoppe

The Optical Shoppe has Stella McCartney - you can pop out sunglasses lenses and add your own

The Optical Shoppe has these new fabulous bejewelled David Yurman glasses

I spy Radiant Orchid the 2014 color of the year at The Optical Shoppe

Carol Channing - "beautiful old women with big glasses"

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  1. What a fun post! Pinterest is the best, you never know what you'll come across. I enjoy your blog posts because your hip, stylish, and promote your town. You have amazing style....

  2. Great choices. You look great in both.

  3. Sweet post! You forgot Edna Mode from The Incredibles. :)


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