2.20.2013

Adorkable




Dress (Limited); Scarf (H&M); Tights (Kohls); Shoes (Nine West);
Glasses (gifted by Firmoo); Earrings (Nordstrom); Watch (Fossil);
Belkis-Cruz Photography

I've had to wear glasses or contacts since I was in 6th grade... and based on my past (see below and my hopeless 13 year self) the choices available were anything but cute.  But honestly between my glasses, clear braces, and telltale 90's bangs - the glasses were really the least of my problems.  These glasses from Firmoo are so fabulous that I wear them during the hours  of the day when people actually see me (and for less than $40 I should get a pair in every color). For anyone that wants a stylish pair of glasses where fashion meets function and quality, a virtual visit to Firmoo is a must.

PS, was middle school this rough for everyone else?


103 comments:

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

bless u, u looked so sweet! i looked sooo geeky dont you worry!!!! xxx

Heather said...

LOL at your latest post! Honey, I think the early-mid '90's were hard on a lot of us. :-/

Shopping around for a pair of glasses myself right now. How do you like the quality of those Firmoo frames?

Heather
http://polkadotsleopardspots85.blogspot.com/

Ashleigh said...

Oh, the 90s! Well you look fab now!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

The whole outfit looks great and the glasses look super on you.

bisous
Suzanne

Francesca said...

These images era soooo cute.
Thanks for stopping at my blog.
Kiss,
www.detailsdestyle.com

Annie said...

Oh my goodness - that photo of you is too cute! Love your new frames, and love the gray dress :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Tasia |Ruffles and Sequins| said...

Oh my! I feel your pain Heather! Glasses in the 1990s were terrible! I had the clip on sunglasses but tiny oval shapes which did my face no favors. Whoever was designing glasses in the 90s was not very talented :P

Love your glasses today! Great shape :)

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh that photo is adorkable! haha I don't wear glasses, but I have a fake pair from Firmoo and like to wear them from time to time to pretend I'm someone else (weird, I know!) PS- love that scarf!

whitley hamlin said...

Girl, killing me with that middle school pic!! NO, you are not alone... what an awkward time then and it still is! I will say this much, you were adorable then and are absolutely adorable now! love that pic of you on the porch swing :)
whitley
www.thequeencitystyle.com

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

haha i love this! u do look so adorkable loL!

XO Meghan
citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

Sarah Hartley said...

I'm really into Firmoo- anything that lets me buy more than one pair of glasses a year because they aren't crazy expensive is alright by me! You look fantastic- in both pictures :)

Emily {Isn't That Charming} said...

Haha - aw your former middle school self is so cute!

I don't seen a dork in this post, just a lovely lady with some hip glasses!
Isn’t That Charming.

Helene said...

hahaha you are always cute! love firmoo, they know what's up!!!

Bravoe Runway said...

Uhhhh yeah it was this rough, I looked exactly like ugly Betty in the 6th grade. I had those marooon glasses she had on, and also braces. And mine weren't clear, mine were the traditional metal ones, and my hair looked exactly like Betty's...dark frizz it was bad, so you can imagine my reaction when abc first debuted that show, I was convinced that they found my 6th grade yearbook with my photo in there. I mean come one the name bessie vs. Betty? I should get royalties! Lol

Bravoe Runway said...

Oh btw....I had the brilliant idea of begging my mom for a spiral perm.....she tried to talk me out of it but nope had to have it,

A Fine Balance said...

I was the girl who had braces, glasses, and untamable hair! love the firmoo glasses! PS I have a giveaway happening right now! hope you'll enter SO Fresh and So Clean Giveaway

TheTinyHeart said...

Those glasses look fabulous on you! I have terrible eyesight, but you'll only see me in my contacts. :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Veraanda said...

You are such spectacles, I like it!

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ashley said...

Love this! Super cute and adorkable!!

xo Ashley
http://www.ashnfashn.com

ashley said...

Love this! Super cute and adorkable!!

xo Ashley
http://www.ashnfashn.com

McStylePhilosophy said...

Lovely ;)...

Viktoria Dimitrova said...

thank you dear! you're adorable xx
viktoria

viktoriadimitrova.blogspot.com

vogueandheels said...

You look fabulous! I love the glasses and that outfit is gorgeous.

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.wordpress.com

Vonae Deyshawn said...

I absolutely love that scarf! I'm in the same boat but at the age of gasp 26! I'm getting ready to get braces and I'm excited about fixing my teeth, but not so much about all the metal in my mouth. : /

Vonae Deyshawn
www.myvirtueplace.com

Vonae Deyshawn said...

I absolutely love that scarf! I'm in the same boat but at the age of gasp 26! I'm getting ready to get braces and I'm excited about fixing my teeth, but not so much about all the metal in my mouth. : /

Vonae Deyshawn
www.myvirtueplace.com

Rachel Lynne said...

You are so ADORABLE you mean :) I had no idea you wore contacts lol! And this pair of glasses is SO CUTE. LOVE :) I love my pair of Firmoo glasses and then I won a giftcard there, so now I have three pairs and love them all! Great quality and very stylish!

Bethie The Boo said...

Oh man - you and I could have been twins in middle school! I was rocking the same kind of bangs and glasses back then! Oh the 90's!!!

You look fabulous in glasses now. I had Lasik a couple of years ago which was awesome, but I admit sometimes I miss wearing glasses, especially when I want to be kind of adorkable!

Oh and I love your scarf too.

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Love the glasses! I've been wearing glasses since first grade and got contacts in sixth grade!
I love this dress, too!

Terry S said...

Soooooo "adorkable!" LOVE today's look, Heather!

xo,
Terry

http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

Stephanie @twenty-something said...

Yes, middle school totally was that rough! I found out I needed glasses/contacts when I was in 8th grade, I had contacts for years but now I love my glasses. These photos are gorgeous!

Stephanie

Jezz Dallas said...

You look lovely! I like the shoes btw, always hard to find a simple pair of black pumps.

http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

Agnes Mayer said...

Your picture looks like mine. Yes my middle school pictures look the same, but hey look at the beautiful woman you have become. Love your outfit. I would really appreciate it if you would like my blog on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VodkaInfusedLemonade

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

Alyssa Longobucco said...

HAHA that picture is amazing! You don't look dorky at ALL but I totally feel ya...I've had glasses since the second grade, and looking back at some of this pictures makes me cringe!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I was SO terribly awkward in middle school. Ugh. I had Lasik a few years ago so I was able to throw my contacts away. You look adorable in glasses.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Michael said...

Talk about office chic! This looks great! Oh middle school, years we all wish we could just erase!

Always Maylee said...

You look so classy and pretty! I've been wearing glasses since the 3rd grade, and you better believe I wore some real duds, haha!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Renae at simple sequins said...

Yes those are fried zucchini in that food foto. They were toooo good. But I loved the cake type artichoke thingys more.

You look great in the frames these days. They completely erase the dork-factor.

dreamingincashmere said...

You look beautiful Heather!!! And I'm not sure about everyone, but it was rough for me...I had huge teeth and frizzy hair and I just looked awkward!
xoAmy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

Sheila said...

Great glasses from Firmoo! You look lovely when you were young and till now. :)

xo – Sheila
Enter to win Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream!

Terri said...

I've decided that no one should be judged based on how he/she looked in middle school. It was terrible for everyone. Your glasses are freaking STUNNING!

http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

Aww such a cute picture, and you look fabulous in glasses! xo, Julie

Valerie said...

Those glasses look fab on you! (And I think middle school was an awkward time on everyone...I rocked the glasses, braces and teenage breakouts like a rockstar HAHA!)
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

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life is style said...

so pretty :)
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Little Rus said...

Oh, we wore very similar frames at school! :) Only this version was the best my parents could get for me - the rest or should I say, previous glasses, were UGLY, big time ugly. Not that I really cared, though.
The Firmoo glasses look beautiful on you! Great shape.
x

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

I think all middle school pictures should be banned! Mine was horrible! I think you look sweet in yours - we definitely would have been friends. :) Loving your new glasses, though. They look great on you!

Jill
Classy with a Kick


Dressed with soul said...

Hi dear, thank you for your nice comment on my blog: I checked immediately your blog and now I´m happy to be your newest follower on gfc not only because you´re wearubg glasses like myself - I like your blog really ;)

It´ll be great if you follow me back.

xxx
Rena

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Whats Hanging... said...

I love that dress, its very sophisticated yet looks so comfy!
The glasses look great on you too.

I love your blog and your dog is so cute. I can't believe he is 7 years old, he looks like a puppy.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I am a new follower!

Robyn xo
www.whats-hanging.com

Mandy said...

Love it, looks great on you!

xoxo
My Blog, Blonde but not least

Lexi said...

You look adorable! And I think geeky chic is totally in right now!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

Miriam said...

hehehe, very adorkable =)
and yes, jr. high was the worst time for me!

Kacie said...

Haha! You are so adorkable! Your new glasses look great on you!

www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
www.daisyraeboutique.com

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Those glasses are so cute on you. Adorkable indeed!

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

Diana Marks said...

You look so cute in those glasses!

LA By Diana Live Magazine

Hannah said...

Love your scarf!

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Esther Ong said...

love the scarf! :) Thanks for the lovely comment!

Fashion for Beauty

Courtney Starr said...

Ahhh! You are so adorkable - in such a great way :)

xo, Courtney

girlavantgarde.com

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Oh girl - middle school was rough for everyone. I had rough elementary school years too - for my 4th grade class pics, I got a perm that was left in for too long and ended up with a poodle fro!

LyddieGal said...

Your new frames look fabulous on you.
I think middle school photos are best kept in the bottom of the drawer and forgotten. No way it was an easy time for anyone.
Chic on the Cheap

FASHION TALES said...

Great choice of frames, especially lovely with your scarf! I love Firmoo! They have such a nice selection. /Madison :)

Lindsey PS said...

I am so thankful there aren't too many pictures of me in my glasses in grade school... or middle school. Remember Sally Jessie glasses?? Shudder.

E said...

First, love the title. Second, YES, that was me - giant tortoiseshell frames encompassing my face. I wonder if I have a pic somewhere that I can dig out for tbt...

Kori said...

Loving those glasses and thanks for sharing the photo with us!!! Gorgeous girl! Kori xoxo

Jen {Pearls and Lace} said...

Ok I'm seriously in love with your glasses! I had to get glasses in grade 3 which was a total bummer. And then I got braces and the whole nerdy package just came together lol. I loved your sweet picture; isn't it funny looking back at the person you used to be? I always feel like so much has changed and how strange it is to think that at that age I had no idea what my life would truly be like today.

xo jen

newpetite said...

I didnt have the glasses problem but had this total tomboy look goingon and being flat chested then didnt help ;) I was so worried about myself.. I tell ya. guess it was hard on most of us!

You look super cute in those glasses.

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

You look beautiful! I love your scarf <3<3

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Jessica said...

Oh, those middle school years were rough on everyone! You do look adorable though!

And I love your look in this post. Jersey dresses are one of my work staples.

Heiress said...

What a creative post title. Totally apt. You look very cute in this, specially smiling :)

Much Love
The Heiress Blog

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Juneli said...

Hahaha, the post title made me crack up! Love those glasses on you! I'm a contact lens wearer too and will definitely try out Firmoo!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

love jenny xoxo said...

looking gorgeous girl!
{love jenny xoxo}

Catherine said...

Oh yes, we've ALL been there! (Love the sweater you're wearing, btw!) And those glasses are so cute. I've always wanted to order falsies, but figured that was maybe not the best idea. :)

la petite fashionista said...

i totally wish glasses would have been "cool" back when we were kids! i totally would have rocked them instead of contacts that i've been wearing since a kid!

i mean even j.crew's kids line carries a pair of faux glasses!

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

A simple dress and a great scarf is the perfect style combination! Glasses can be great accessories and can give a lot of personality: you chose a very chic model! You made me smile with your comments about teenage past...I think that's one of the most challenging times from a look/fashion perspective! Caterina

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

Awww I love my Firmoos! These are very cute on you doll!

xx
Holly Foxen Wells
GlamourMash
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awhite said...

Adorkable- what a cute word! I love this look; the slight slouch of the dress is really good; love the way you've accessorized it.

And yes, middle school was a painful time. I was all bad sun-in highlights and Gadzooks outfit, oh myyyy.

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

Richelle Lynn Garn said...

Not dorky at all! Such sweet specs.

Michelle said...

Love the glasses! I too had to wear them growing up (since 4th grade) and would NOT wear them because there weren't any cute ones!

Michelle
http://fiercandfashionable.com

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Heather, you are just too cute doll! Ohhh wait til i break out my pictures one day. HaHaHa Love these glasses on you! Very sophisticated.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

rlutz said...

I had the whole braces, frizzy hair, thick glasses thing too. I find it so amusing that glasses are so in style now too, that I actually don't mind wearing them!

barefoot duchess said...

Chic and sophisticated! Love it!

Kristina said...

Oh I looked amazingly geeky in middle school, I had big round glasses too ;) Love your new glasses!

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

Franziska said...

dang girl, major props for sharing that picture. I've been wearing glasses since 5th grade. I think I finally found a pair I love! I want them in like 3 other colors haha

Megan Magers said...

i'm your newest blog and instagram follower! would love for you to follow my site http://myotherclosetiscouture.blogspot.com it was born earlier this week. i would also love to steal your scarf, and i would love to destroy my middle school yearbook photos haha. xo

Andrea Spanik said...

Trust me, at that age I was pretty awkward. Still am, but I don't look so scary haha
I love the shape of your glasses. I need to find a pair more like that
~Andrea
www.wearitbetter.com

Fashion Pad said...

Love this classy look and you look fab in glasses!!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Don't you wish glasses were as cool back then as they are now?!

Jessica said...

haha yes i had glasses and braces when i was younger so i was a huge dork!

Jessica
www.jumpintopuddles.com

Kateryna said...

Hello!)
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!!! You are so welcome!!!!)

Love your post, especially that photo from your childhood)

So many kisses!!!!
Kateryna

http://fashionbycatia.blogspot.it/

Cee said...

Your middle school photo looks eerily like mine - although I think my hair was actually puffier, and my braces were definitely coloured :S I've had to wear glasses since fifth grade and haven't been able to wear contacts for almost two years, and I still can't get used to it - and least now there are lots of cute glasses out there, unlike when we were younger!
xox,
Cee

Inez said...

You know, those glasses you wore as a kid is actually considered cute now. Love your scarf

Regine Karpel said...

Love it all!
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Aizzing said...

awww!!! you looked so adorable!

Angela said...

Those glasses look great on you!
Method Clothe

Apron Girl said...

I Loved this post and your glasses then and now.

www.homesweetabode.blogspot.com

Lady of Style said...

I love your style!! This is exactly what I would wear.

There is something about you at the age of 13 ;-) You don't want me to dig out my photos...

Annette
Lady of Style

Danielle said...

i wear glasses too, i love yours!

xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

Jenee C. said...

You look adorable! I love what a pair of glasses can do for your look.

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

Sherin said...

That grey dress is so pretty. And you look great in glasses. I've worn them for most of my life too and still struggle to find ones that fit properly.

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I adore your amazing sense of style, very chic and relaxed. I also like your simple approach to fashion.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/
p.s. Mine was so worse. I use to weight 100 kilos...

Cinz said...

Awww..you looked really sweet:D And you looking as gorge as ever now so forget the past,lol

at least you had clear braces so consider yourself stylish back then;)

Cinz
http://cinzee.wordpress.com

Jonathan S said...

Heather, I love this look! Pretty, scarf, nicely accessorized and the glasses look adorable on you! :)

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