Some of my favorite photos of all times are those iconic, sentimental skinny strips of photo paper that are printed out of photo booths, capturing funny faces, model-expressions and, in most cases, unique fashions from the neck up. Photo booths are a commodity that have gone through the eras almost completely unscathed, with the end motive always being fun, candidly awkward memories to file away in our boxes of nostalgia.
Looking back at photo booth strips from the 1940s and 50s can be quite inspirational in the case of fashion. Much of the time, ladies would always have such perfectly trés chic accessories and hairstyles that put the beach waves and messy up-dos of today to shame. These little gems of fragile photo paper can act as amazing inspiration for ladies today to be more thoughtful and put-together, from literally head to toe. Today, we girls are excited to introduce our latest blog series: Photo Booth Fashion! This new column in our fashion category is designed to inspire you, our readers, to pay attention to what’s going on from the shoulders up, and make the best style choices of how we choose to accentuate the first area that people we meet from day to day see.
We are excited to be partnering up with Firmoo to present this first edition of this series! Although we girls aren’t the glasses-wearing type, we were quite intrigued to find out that this once prescription-based necessity is making its way in the world of clothing as a accessory & fashion statement. We girls selected #F036, a gorgeous pair of tortoise-shell looking frames, which just exuded retro/secretary flair. Along with the glasses came the most adorable map printed hard case, a soft case, a little screw driver to tighten the bolts, and a microfiber cloth for cleaning. See how we styled them below!
How We Styled Them
Sweater: Thrifted // Glasses c/o Firmoo // Earrings: Clothes Mentor
Jessica is all spring & simplicity in her classic outfit. With a clean, fresh face of makeup, neatly done braids, and some sparkling earrings to complement the glasses, and add a bit of seasonal glamour; Jessica is perfectly polished and ready to go for a day around the house, or out on the town.
Sweater: Thrifted (F21) // Glasses c/o Firmoo // Earrings: Antique Store
I had in mind the academic teen fashions of the 40’s when figuring out my ensemble. A sweater with classic color-working, a swipe of pink lipstick, messy bouffant, and daisy earrings make my look practical and fun. The classic glasses finish off my outfit with a bit of geeky retro flair.
Top: Target // Sweater: Thrifted // Glasses c/o Firmoo // Accessories c/o A Pocket of Whimsy
Brigid is all a-go for adventure in her outfit. The color story of her outfit reminds me much of an old book cover or map design, with the pale blue of her cardigan, rust red of her shirt, and her glasses, necklace and bobby pin adding interest and texture.
We girls were very interested in trying out a new accessory type for our outfits, and are happy to review for you all our experience with Firmoo eyewear. We were very impressed with the great variety of frames they offered on their site, ranging from contemporary & fashion-forward to retro & classic. Here’s the breakdown of our experience:
- The awesome cases and utility accessories
- The one pair of frames flattering all our faces perfectly
- Practical design
- Fast shipping
- Amazing prices!
- The only con that we girls have is a pretty big let-down for us: the frames that we got are too big. Any time that we would wear the glasses, they would always be slipping down to the bridge of our nose, making them a constant hassle to keep on. This could be attributed to two things: 1) they are unisex glasses, which means their build could be of a more generous nature. 2) we just have super small heads 😛 We girls have tried bending the legs of the glasses after warming them in hot water, but that didn’t help much (in fact, it seemed to make it worse). We may just try adding in little pads to the legs to help them stay on.
Overall, we were very impressed with the service that Firmoo has to offer. They are definitely the most inexpensive glasses company we girls have ever come across, and that’s a big factor in our decision to purchase or review. If you are at all concerned about the problem that we girls had with the sizing, perhaps going with a women’s frame might help. Anyhow, now’s your time to try because Firmoo is offering all new customers 50% off their first purchase! An awesome incentive, if you ask me! So, if you are in the market for a new pair of frames, or want to experiment with a new accessory, then we girls whole-heartedly recommend Firmoo eyewear!
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-Charlotte, for the B. Sisters