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December 11

Glasses: An Update

I bet you were all starting to wonder when I’d be showing off my new glasses that you graciously voted on back in September.

Well…. I have to admit that life seemed to have got in the way of purchasing new frames.  About 3 days after I had posted up the voting for my glasses my husband Felix lost his job.

FElix worked at a company called Emmis Interactive for the past 10 years and it was bought out by a company called Marketron and sadly he wasn’t retained by either the new company nor his parent company Emmis.  Sucks.  Needless to say, we’ve been trying to keep expenses to a minimum and hence no new glasses for either of us.  I was going to say something earlier to you guys, but the time just never felt right to write about this as we were both still dealing with it.

But before you start to feel sorry for me (& Felix) I am happy to say that he’s starting a new job this week.  *hip hip*  He’s been hired for a 6 month contract with Sears as a web developer.  Who knew they had such an extensive web team?!  I know I didn’t.  Anyhow he started on Monday and will be working with them during the next 6 months.  After that I have no idea…. but for now things are looking up.  I want to stay positive, so I just try not to think about what happens after 6 months time.

As a pre-Christmas treat to ourselves Felix and I went glasses shopping once again.  I have to say, I tried on those cute red glasses but I wasn’t as ‘sold’ on them as I was the first time despite the 60% vote.  The tortoise shell ones were okay, but ultimately I made a bold decision and ordered these fun ones:

I remember trying them on when I was in the store last time, but I nixed them for some reason.  Trying new frames on I picked these out and the longer I wore them the more they were growing on me.  (I was keeping a straight face to help me assess better not because I wasn’t happy.)

The top is a tortoise shell and the remainder is clear.  So they kinda have a rimless quality, but not quite.  The lenses will be anti-glare so they won’t always be so shiny as they are at present.  I felt like they were the perfect mix of vintage and modern frames, but fun and different from what I currently wear.

But what do you guys think?  Heh  I do want to know what you honestly think, but I’ve placed the order and can’t go back now. So maybe I don’t want to know….  :)  Either way thank you for your patience about my glasses and hope you love the new ones just as much as I do.

P.S.  I can’t wait to show you Felix’s new frames; I think I love them even more than mine!

  1. Sarah / Dec 11 2012

    Yup, they suit :)
    I’m glad Felix has found something new. Things have a way of knocking you about sometimes but it sounds like you’ve been eminently sensible & are getting through worrying times well.

  2. Lauren / Dec 11 2012

    Aw, bummer about Felix losing his job – but yay for the new one! Hopefully this will turn into something permanent for him (or lead to something that is). I can’t imagine someone not wanting to hire him to work for them, your husband is an awesome dude :)

    I love your new glasses! Even better than the ones you had chosen before in the poll (and I loved those toooo haha). The new ones are SUPER awesome and they look so good on you! Ahhh I want new glasses now haha.

    • Liz / Dec 11 2012

      Heh Thanks Lauren! I’m stoked that you like these ones better. I was worried that they were “too much”.

  3. annette tirette / Dec 11 2012

    Glad to hear things are looking better for you! The glasses are perfect by the way, they have a vintage look but don’t look like a costume piece!

    • Sara / Dec 11 2012

      I think that the tortoiseshell bits look like big, bushy eyebrows! They rind me of the joke glasses with a moustache attached, except these ones have eyebrows.

      • Liz / Dec 11 2012

        Ha! That’s soo funny, I never thought of that. My husband was just joking with me saying he’s going to get me some cigars to go with the glasses for Christmas. heh

  4. Meg the Grand / Dec 11 2012

    I love them! Like you said, I think they are a marvelous mix of modern and vintage – well done!

  5. Salma / Dec 11 2012

    I think they’re the perfect accessory for modelling all your dresses! Go for it!

  6. Karin / Dec 11 2012

    They look cute on you!
    Well done to Felix for finding another job so quickly! Eons ago, I was involved with choosing an outplacement provider for a large global company. They reckoned it takes mid-level people about 9 months to find a new job after being laid off. And that was in a good economy! Sounds like Felix has a lot of qualities that employers value. I hope this is a stepping stone towards bigger and better!

    • Liz / Dec 11 2012

      9 months?! That seems like a long time to be out of work, in general. You can imagine that I’m happy he was able to get a new job of any sort before Christmas though.

  7. Lauren / Dec 11 2012

    Cute glasses! I hope this doesn’t sound like spam lol! I work for an IT staffing company out here in San Francisco, I am not sure if he has heard of us, Signature Consultants, but our Chicago team has some pretty nice peeps! Let me know if you need some contact info :)

    • Liz / Dec 11 2012

      No worries Lauren. :) I’m not certain if he’s heard of you or not. I’ll make sure to have him read your comment and note it for future use. Thanks.

  8. Tasha / Dec 11 2012

    I hope it’s working out well for Felix this week!!

    The glasses are fabulous. I really like them and they’re so fun!

  9. Shannon / Dec 11 2012

    They look great! Can’t wait to see them in action.

  10. VickiKate / Dec 11 2012

    Oh, that’s a difficult period for you and Felixstowe but I’m glad things are looking more positive! I hope the current gig turns into something more permanent. I love the glasses too! Perfect mix of modern and vintage and soooo cute!

    • VickiKate / Dec 11 2012

      Sorry, the spell check changed Felix’s name and I didn’t catch it in time. Sorry again!

      • Liz / Dec 11 2012

        Heh I was wondering what Felixstowe was…. I should just start calling him that as a lengthened name; like Elizabeth is to Liz Felixstowe is to Felix. hehe

  11. Sarah / Dec 11 2012

    Sorry to hear about Felix’s job but delighted that he has a contract :) I super duper adore your fabulous new glasses! They are fantastic! Where or where did you find them?

    • Liz / Dec 11 2012

      I got them at a place in Chicago called D/vision which is on Division street. I’ll check the brand for you when they’re ready from the shop.

      • Sarah / Dec 12 2012

        Oh, that would be great! Thank you so much!

    • Liz / Jan 21 2013

      Here’e the link to my frames! The company is Face a Face, based out of France.

      • Another Lauren / Sep 4 2013

        I searched my way back to this post to find any information about the frames – thanks for posting the link and the brand! They’re so lovely.

  12. Liz / Dec 13 2012

    Loving the glasses, they are well suited to your face shape. I am interested in the store you got them from as I will be over your way in May next year and would love some new glasses too!

  13. Ginger / Dec 15 2012

    Aw man, sorry that it’s been such a stressful time for you and Felix. I can surely relate– hubs and I both work freelance, so it’s always a little nerve-wracking towards the end of the gig when there’s nothing lined up. But I’m so glad that he’s found something so quickly! I’ll be thinking about you guys.

    The glasses are cute– they are very you! They’ll add a little extra punch to your adorable vintage outfits!

  14. Clare S / Dec 16 2012

    Sorry to hear about Felix’s job – you know I know all about how crappy recession is! So glad to hear he’s found something – I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll go well and lead to more work.

    As for the glasses – I think these are the best out of all the ones you’ve shown us! I love the quirkiness of them and I think they suit you most of all – great choice! The shape at the top is gorgeous!

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