Shopping for Glasses!

This past weekend we visited Chicago for the first time. We had always driven by but never actually had the time to visit. As our trip was a planned one, I already knew there was a store I simply HAD to visit while there, SEE EYEWEAR! I discovered this eye glass shop while living in Columbus, Ohio a couple of years ago. They have the trendiest eyeglasses EVER, and prices are comparable to other shops. (Plus if your insurance covers glasses, they do accept it, check first)

I am all for bold glasses and mostly a pair that will make a statement and make everyone stare. I have several pairs from SEE and I am frequently asked, where I purchased them from. So if you want something bold, different, and trendy, this is the place to go!!!

As some of you may know, my idol is Iris Apfel and I’ve been looking for her signature glasses EVERYWHERE without having to pay a fortune for them…and guess what…. I found them!!!

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When we arrived, the technicians were all very helpful, friendly and eager to help me choose the perfect pair. Did I mention I just love this store? After being there for over two hours, we finally narrowed it down to four for me and two for the husband. We sat down with our technician and tried on each pair at least 30 times until we were sure which fit with our face shape and of course which we liked best!



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I was going to purchase two pair and somehow ended up with three. You see my favorite of course were the round ones, and the big cat eye glasses, but of course my husband LOVED the smaller red cat eye and kept insisting those were the ones….and that is exactly how I ended up with three. My husband chose some very trendy, turquoise blue and tortoise frames. Sorry I was so excited I simply forgot to take pictures of his frames. To find a SEE EYEWEAR in your city, just follow the link up above and it will take you to their site.

When we were done we found this cupcake shop and just had to go in. The cupcakes were very good and the shop was so cozy and had the coolest seating by the counter. The carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting was to die for. We will definitely have to stop by here again and sit by the counter on our next visit to Chicago. If you are ever in the Chicago area a visit to Lincoln Park should be on your list, the area has the coolest shops, beautiful neighborhood and best of all you can get your next cool pair of glasses at SEE EYEWEAR!


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The day was absolutely beautiful and of course I took the opportunity to strike a pose….

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Coat – Vintage eBay | Sunglasses – Forever 21 | Jeans – Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans | Shoes – Vince Camuto | Purse – Louis Vuitton

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  1. Maylana says:

    Love, love the big cat eyes!!! They all look perfect on you. I’ll be checking out the See boutiques. Beautiful photos darling, love what you’re doing here. Keep up the fabulous work.

    • Fashionistaover40 says:

      I received them two days ago and absolutely love them all. However my prescriptions seems a bit off, so back to the eye doctor I go. Luckily SEE eyewear will change the lens once. I’m sure you will find a pair you’ll love!!!

  2. Toya says:

    I am in search of a pair of cool personality glasses and ran across your blog. I must say I was quite impressed by your style and how fabulous you look in all of the frames. I personally like the large cat eye frames, I was in SEE just last week and I did not see this style. By chance, if you don’t mind sharing your fabulousness with me, is it possible that I may get the style number of the large cat-eye glasses in the top left photo. This will make it easier in my search of such a fabulous pair of specks. Any information that you may offer me will be helpful.

    Thank you!

    • Fashionistaover40 says:

      Thank you so much!! I must say, I’m addicted to SEE Eyewear. I have so many favorites.

      I would suggest you take a picture of the frames you’re interested in, and ask them if they’re available at one of their other stores. They might be able to transfer them to your store, for you.

      They are currently having their trunk show and have some beautiful new styles.

      Hope this helps!!! Good luck!!


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