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I remember a point in my life when I really wanted laser eye surgery. Why you ask? Well, because glasses are really not the best in certain occasions.

Like when it’s raining and those little droplets mess up your vision. Immediately after a shower when your body heat won’t stop fogging up the lens. Did I mention the rain? Guys! The struggle has been so real!  My main reason for not loving the frame life however was because of the very few stylish options available at most opticians. No, that librarian with tinted glasses look really does not work for everyone. I created a life hack and got into the habit of transforming shades with really cool frames into spectacles certain occasions.

I have been wearing glasses since I was little and although they can be a bother sometimes I really don’t mind them so much these days.

The main reason why is because of the wide variety of really cool frame styles available in the market today. Thanks to online shopping that range has grown far beyond what I could have ever imagined.

I found the perfect pair on a model on a random Instagram account, tracked down where she purchased them from (aka dm sliding with a purpose) and got myself two pairs of these gorgeous frames from Urban Outfitters. I swear the power of social media. I however made the mistake of not confirming whether I could fit in my lens prescription before purchase. To cut the long story short, I am now stuck with a pair of glasses that do nothing for my vision but I couldn’t care less!


The slay is within me now and forever more.

Top: Mr.Price

Frames : Urban Outfitters

Posted byLyra Aoko

8 thoughts on “Framed”

  1. Can I just rant about my issues with wearing glasses:-
    When you are drinking something hot and it ends up fogging your lenses sigh
    When you casually sleep on the couch next thing you know you’ve broken your frames/lenses
    When my make-up is just popping bit my glasses won’t let me proper
    All the cute frames I want from Optica or Baus are just over-priced
    When you forget your glasses in the houses so you are basically semi-blind the rest of the day.
    I could go on and on…

    Anyway I want to try out contacts when I finally gather up the courage

    1. Hahaha I relate to everything!!! Every single thing omg! This has made me laugh! Contacts are amazing. I always wear them when I want my makeup to pop. All the best with that!

  2. Asumpta, I can identify with all the issues you raised about glasses. However , you forgot one very important one. Babies always want to touch your glasses. When they get their cute little hands on them, your glasses end up flying!

    Lyra, those glasses suit you really well. I’ve also worn glasses since a time when the frames were bigger than my face. I hope that you can get similar frames with lenses that fit your prescription(I suspect that you’re as blind as a bat). Make sure that you don’t wear contact lenses all the time. I did that and now have to go back to wearing glasses.

    Great work on the blog!

    1. Haha! Im so happy we are many people in this struggle! The babies though! The babies! I always feel like a superhero whenever I step into a room full of babies with my glasses!

      Thank you so much for reading. I hope I will get another pair soon! Omg! I avoid contacts like a plague. I only wear them for events and special occasions! 🙂

  3. Am I the only one who finds your writing hilarious sometimes…
    Everyone in my family -both my parents and my siblings wear lensed specs, and I don’t. I used to wonder why. I tried many times to get my folks to get me a pair so we could be 1 happy framed family{Not sure why I thought that would be cool}, but GOD … GOD said NO!! all the non lenced specs I got myself didn’t fit and I never got to find one that fit my long face.
    I stopped bothering and trying to change my sight like a month ago. The struggle is damn real!!


  4. Yeah! I am so happy you find me funny! Dude. I try my best yo!
    Hahaha Girl please be okay with your clear vision! You are blessed for real! 🙂
    I understand why you would want glasses though. I had the same ambitions before I was proclaimed blind! lol!

    Thank you so much for reading. xx

  5. High five to this “because glasses are really not the best in certain occasions.”
    #team Geek
    You are rocking the look, if you continue at this rate , the team may be forced to do the un-doable.I am messing that’s my way of saying this is why we are the A-team.

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