Specs appeal

 Today we’re talking one of my favourite topics… GLASSES!

I’m sure you’re all aware by now that I am a daily wearer of spectacles and that I bloody well love em!

They’ve always been my way of adding interest to a simple outfit. I mean no they are not purely an accessory of choice, I do indeed actually need them to see but my love of glasses has always been there since I began wearing them age 10. My collection – which I recently shared over on my new youtube channel is quite extensive and is growing at a rather rapid pace. I have them from a variety of brands in a variety of shapes, styles and colours but my absolute number one glasses brand of choice has always been my beloved Ray-Ban.

Oh Ray-Ban, I mean even just hearing the name makes me think of those uber cool rock and roll vibes. Ray-Ban has just always been the cool kid on the block when it comes to eye wear right? I have a number of sunglasses from the brand and one pair on the Ray-Ban Icon Glasses that can be seen in this post. But new on the scene are these babies, my new go to guys and the pair that are fastly taking over the top spot in the glasses steaks, the gorgeous Ray-Ban 7098’s in colour – Havana. They’re a kind of a mix between a classic wayfarer and aviator shape and I adore them! What’s even better? They were an absolute steal at £98 from the babes at Glasses Direct.

Glasses Direct is Europe’s leading online prescription glasses retailer and they offer an insane collection of glasses for both men and women. I have a few pairs from the site and have always been so impressed by the easy ordering process, delivery speed and the quality. They also have a great home trial set up, where you can choose several pairs to be sent to your home, try them on – get your friends and flatmates opinions and then return the unwanted pairs back….for free!
I am so in love with my new addition to the specs family. They just complete that geek-chic look so perfectly! Whenever buying glasses I think it is SO important to find a pair that you actually want to wear and that suit you and your style to a T and these are definitely them. 

I feel great whenever I wear them and so far each time they’ve come out to play I’ve been complemented on them, bonus!

They are statement for sure but I’m totally ok with that. I think they set off even the simplest of outfits and leave me feeling bloomin’ fabulous!

Do you wear glasses or are you a Ray-Ban lover yourself? I’d love to hear your opinions on what you think of my new specs. Leave a comment below and if you have any suggestions of other glasses brands I should try out I’d love to know!

K x

*This post was kindly sponsered by Glasses Direct but all opinions, short sightedness and love of all things Ray-Ban are my own*

Photography by – Zoe Griffin



  1. Betsy Munro
    March 30, 2017 / 11:00 am

    I love these glasses on you!!!! I've been looking for a similar pair for ages! Need to check this site out. I swear you suit ever pair of glasses, I find it so hard to pick ones that work with my fave shape. Love it x

    • Kate Winney
      May 5, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      Ah thank you so much Betsy! I really appreciate your comment, it's nice to know people are actually reading my posts haha 😀 It's a great website so do check it out, I've also recently posted a Youtube video with tips on picking the perfect pair of specs. xx

  2. Jim Boice
    April 3, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I replied to you on You Tube. Since you were so nice I was going to subscribe but i'm not sure exactly how to do do that. Anyway I managed to come across this blog. It's always nice when someone like you that has been wearing glasses since they were 10 years old still loves wearing their glasses. You have created a look for yourself which includes glasses and that is how you want to be seen by others. Would I be right in thinking that without your glasses being on you feel half dressed. You have incorporated your glasses into a part of whatever outfit you're wearing that day. So by having several to choose from is like matching your shoes with your outfit. You should be if you haven't already reached that point where your eyes aren't changing anymore. That generally happens around early to mid twenties. If you haven't had an increase in the past 18 months that pretty much means your eyes have reached that stable point. And being -2.50 is a nice prescription to end up. Your eyesight isn't all that bad but you certainly need your glasses.

    • Kate Winney
      May 5, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Hi Jim! Thank you so much for your support, do keep visiting 🙂 I adore my specs and I'm sure you'll see me wearing lots of different pairs on both here and my youtube 😀 xxx

  3. Elicia Beaman
    May 5, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Love these glasses, they suit you SO much! I need to but a new pair desoerately, I just watched your youtube video on how to pick so i'll be keeping your tips in mind. Another great blog!