Secretary Specs

Wear to Work secretary glasses

at my desk at work

my desk at work

desk at work retro54 tortoiseshell glasses

asos fashion finder

Retro Workwear

Stuck for what to wear when getting dressed for the office in the morning? Imagine yourself 50 years ago, what neat little ensemble would you pick out? Recreate that, add some colour and a dash of leather with a Goldie skirt, some secretary specs and you’re good to go! That’s what I did yesterday morning anyway, all inspired by these fun cat eye Retro54 frames which really must be worn with a wink, lippy and your tongue in your cheek!

They were the first frames I picked out out of a big pile of potential face adornments as they were just the sort of style I fancied playing with, Mad men here I come! They’re perfect for a bit of dress up, but I can’t see myself wearing them every day. They require the confidence and nonchalant attitude of a Joan Holloway, plus they’re just not quite as comfy as my daily frames which have moulded around my nose and ears or my face, like an old tree, has grown around them.

I’ll be keeping these tortoiseshell beauties in my pen pot none the less tho, you never know when you might need to unleach your inner sixties typist extraordinaire! (note to self: must watch Populaire…)

wear to work outfit leopard print and leather skirt

at work

leopard print jumper workwear

goldie london leather zip skirt with leopard print top

asos black bowler bag and magazine

colourful leopard print jumper

goldie london zip leather punk skirt from Stylist Pick

print clash outfit polkadot and leopard

Glasses (Retro 11 in Tortoiseshell) – Retro54 at Tesco Opticians / Skirt – Goldie London at Stylist Pick / Jumper, Bag & Heels ASOS / Blouse – Miss Selfridge / Earrings & Necklace – Next / Watch – Swatch

For more ideas for what to wear to the office, take a look at my Wear to Work gallery of looks on ASOS Fashion Finder (that’s what I was working on in these photots!) What do you think – would you ever wear these frames?


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  • Matthew Pike September 29, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Who knew Tesco stocked such fun specs!

  • Dunya September 26, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    This is one of my favourite outfits of yours! You look SO hot. Perfect legs xxxx

  • Katie September 25, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    You have the best work EVER 🙂 😀 I love Asos 🙂

  • the style crusader September 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Whoa whoa whoa. That skirt is super sexy Lucy! Loving your outfit – it’s so bold and bright. Also, those glasses are mega adorable on you. xx

  • Maria September 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    These glasses REALLY suit you!

    Maria xxx

    • Lulu September 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      Thank you Maria!! I wasn’t so sure myself but when the angle is right – they’re not too bad haha! 😎

  • Cristi September 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    I love ‘cat eye’ glasses they always look so retro and chic. Never seems to go out of style. And that outfit looks amazing! x

  • Fashion Follows Her September 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Love the specs- when I got glasses last year I went for the sexy secretary look too!

  • Oli G September 24, 2013 at 11:52 AM


  • Joana September 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Aww, you look so cute. And I always love how colourful your looks are.

    Love, When You Dream Big x