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What to Wear: Nerdy Mom Chic

Have you guys noticed the nerdy chic look that’s so popular right now?  Actually, it’s been going on for a while so, unless you live in a cave, you probably have (says the woman who finally bought her first pair of skinny jeans about two years after they became cool).  This is one trend I think moms the world over should embrace.  Because what’s not to love about cutting contacts out of the daily routine? 


So when the good folks over at Bon Look offered to bring me on as an affiliate and send me a pair of their vintage specs to try out, I said sure.  Their glasses and sunglasses are super stylish but still affordable, love that!  In fact all of their Rx Eyeglasses & Sunglasses are regularly $99 – $119 and with their current sale everything is $70 – $99.  


Once I started perusing the site, though, I began to have flashbacks of how much I HATED my glasses as a kid.  So I fired off an email to our resident fashion expert Andrea asking for her thoughts on how to really carry off the look.  Turns out she had the same haunting memories that I did so she put together a really fun inspiration board to show us all how to avoid any trauma this time around.  The best part, she’s picked some mega affordable finds (ranging from $4.88 to $79) to go with these affordable specs …


I was so excited when Steph asked me to do a post on my early-childhood nemesis turned go-to accessory, the spectacle.  As an early adopter, thanks to my terrible vision, I have deemed myself a pioneer of this fashion accessory.  A self-proclaimed pioneer, yes, but I figure the title is the least I deserve after enduring years of torment on the playground for my “coke bottle” glasses.


So now that glasses have gone from totally geek to oh-so chic, and now that you know where to find a great pair, what should you wear with them?  My advice, keep it simple and smart.  Here are a few of my suggestions to pair with your favorite frames.


  1. Frames – The most important component of this entire look, I went with Smoking Hot in Caramel.
  2. Blazer – Nothing looks sharper than a chic blazer.  The perfect piece to throw on when feeling a little chill.
  3. Envelope clutch – Give your shoulder a break from your heavy bag and keep it simple with a colorful clutch to carry your neccessities.
  4. White T – An all-time favorite and year-round essential for any look.
  5. Sneakers – A totally cute blast from the past that keeps this look clean and comfy.
  6. Striped Shorts – These shorts are perfect for summer and keeping the look casual yet pulled together.

Thank you Andrea!  In case you guys are wondering which frames I ended up with, I chose Simply Fabulous in brown (pictured up top).  Sadly, my prescription was too strong to get glasses straight from the Bon Look.  No worries though, I ordered them as sunglasses.  If I really love them, I plan to take them to my local optometrist (I’m due for an eye exam anyway) and have some prescription lenses popped in.
What do you guys think of this trend?  Will you be investing in some retro eye wear of your own?

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