After a rather lengthy debacle involving one pair going missing in transit, my glasses finally arrived! I'm so happy to see them in person - they fit and they're in amazing condition.
Although I can't afford to get them reglazed just yet (it is unbelievable how expensive that it here in Australia, I think we have some of the most overpriced opticals in the world) I'm wearing them around the house just to familiarize myself with the look, however, they are taking some getting used to. My issue is less about the cat-eye shape than the thickness of the frame. As you can see, my regular glasses have a very thin wire frame - I could almost tune them out when looking in the mirror. These new ones are consequently a bit of a shock to the system, and are much more 'in your face', I suppose.
What do you think? I'm definitely not going to retire my old glasses - they suit me far too well! As for these new ones, I'm not sure if I'll shop around for a thinner, lighter frame and turn them into sunglasses or just go with the change... hurm.
P.S. Out of curiosity, does anyone know what style of frames were popular in the 30s/40s? I only ever really hear about the cat-eye shape, but I don't want to wear them with my 40s outfits.
P.P.S If I had the money, I'd be getting these as well - they would be incredibly handy when trying to get my eyeliner straight in the mornings! Aren't they fabulous?