Monday, January 23, 2012

dad's glasses from 1970-something.

i can think of quite a few things i have inherited from my dad [i.e. facial features, personality traits, certain characteristics, etc.], but my most recent acquisition is a pair of glasses he wore during the 60's/70's that he has kept all these years! [holding on to things is apparently another item i could add to that list of inheritances...]

he showed them to my sisters and me while i was home in ohio visiting for Christmas, and i was beyond excited when he offered to give them to me. i could go on and on about the amazingness that IS my dad, but suffice it to say that i feel absolutely honored to wear these glasses of his!

the lenses were prescription and had also been damaged from when he worked as a welder's helper (!!?), so i took them to a place to get the lenses replaced with non-prescription lenses. i was warned that the 30+ year old plastic would be very fragile, and that there was a chance the frames could break during the process....so when i brought them home safe and sound on thursday afternoon i honestly felt like the luckiest girl in the world.

my eyesight is good enough that i don't actually need glasses, but if there was ever an unnecessary accessory or piece of clothing that would be worth wearing, these glasses are it. they mean so much to me. thank you, dad!!

44 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!
    What. A. Treat. Seriously.
    Your Dad has style, and that is another thing you've inherited!

    Not only are those frames rockin', but they have an amazing story behind them.

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  2. i am loving them! and they look great on you.
    and might i add, that outfit is adorable. love the color combos and the nails!

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  3. they suit you perfectly!! absolutely adorable. :)
    -jocee <3

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  4. I freakin' love those. You are so freakin' cool. Wanna hang out in our glasses and eat grapefruit together?

    Kacie

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  5. they look great, just love that they we're hand-me-downs from your dad :)
    also, your nail color is too cute.. what shade did you use?

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  7. Great outfit! Love that skirt!

    And how fun that your dad held on to those! I always wonder what my kids will think is cool from these days.

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  8. @jillian leigh - i got them done with an essie color but i don't remember what it was called. sorry!

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  9. They look gorgeous on you! Love their history.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  10. I think my dad had the same pair in the 60's and 70's! Those are amazing!

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  11. Wow, Whitney, this is so beyond cool (and they look really cute on you)!

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  12. I love this, and you look adorable in them.

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  13. My husband has glasses that look very similar to this!
    And I love your outfit! Totally cute!

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  14. those are your dad's glasses?! i love them! seriously, so cute!

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  15. You are too cute! :D Love this outfit, especially with the addition of your Dad's glasses!

    ps. Your blog is just lovely! Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving me a note!

    xo,
    Cassie

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  16. Ahh! Oh my goodness these glasses are the cutest! ♥

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  17. Ha, awesome! They look fab on you :)

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  18. your dad's glasses are so on trend! that's awesome!

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  19. What a fun gift from your dad! You look fab, as always :)

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  20. What beauties and they suit you just so!

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  21. totally love this outfit!! and the glasses are awesome!!

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  22. best gift ever!! and you look so great in them!

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  23. I love these and they really suit--way to go your dad!

    Makes me think that I should prob get some new glasses at some point--but I'll prob put it off a while longer.

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  24. These are some great glasses!

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  25. Those glasses look adorable on you! I love that you get to carry a little piece of your dad with you wherever you go. As a daddy's girl myself, I can definitely appreciate that!

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  26. Those are cute. I read this right after posting about buying new thick frame glasses myself. Jinx:)

    Love your blog, btw.

    http://washthedog.wordpress.com/

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  27. I LOVE those glasses!!! What a nice gift and piece of your dad to have with you always!! You are adorable, as usual.

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  28. Whitney, dear. You look like a rockstar with your dad's glasses.

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  29. These are so special and you look adorable in them!

    xo,

    Sarah

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  30. Those are the real deal! Look great on you too.

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  31. You look so cute! I wish I could pull off glasses and look cute like that!

    So glad they're still intact! I love objects that have history like that!

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  32. um, why am i just now stumbling across your blog. so very cute! you are darling girl. i love that yellow / mustardy color on you, and those glasses? fabulous!!!
    xo TJ

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  33. you look downright adorable in those glasses (and love the whole outfit). so fun that they're also sentimental.

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  34. I just found your cute blog and am now your most recent follower! I absolutely love those glasses esp. the sentiment behind them. You look so gosh darn cute too! :) -Lo

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  35. How awesome are those glasses?! Love it! And love your style - just came over from Jessica Chronicled and I'm so glad I did - you have a lovely blog :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  36. Those glasses are amazing! I can't believe your dad kept them! I just inherited an old polaroid from my great grand-mother and I was sooo excited. It is so neat to use things that have a history.

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  37. Wow! Those glasses look so good on you! You're so lucky your dad kept them all these years. :)

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  38. You look so cute in your dad's glasses!

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  39. So sweet! I love that you inherited these from your dad and cherish them. :)

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