New Glasses!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

School is starting to pick up and I figured I needed some new glasses to help me look smart! Um, just kidding. I actually had my old Dolce & Gabanna pair for about... 4 years... and it was time for an update. The prescription was outdated and the scratches were so bad that I could see them when the glasses were on my face!

I've had glasses for about 13 years and I remember when I first got glasses in grade 5, I was so excited. I thought glasses were so cool. Then as time went on I realized how much (or little) glasses were valued. This became incredibly clear to me at the age of 13 when I got contacts and suddenly the kids who had spent the last 3 years torturing me thought I was someone to become friends with and the boys also started lining up to date me (ok, I'm sure some other physical changes also had something to do with this as well). So by that point I thought that glasses were terrible! In high school I got some really awesome contacts that I could keep in for a extended periods of time, which I loved. After high school, though, my eyes decided that they weren't going to put up with contacts everyday any more. And there were no longer thirteen year old children basing my value as a human being on things like if I did or didn't where glasses, so I learned to love them. While I have dreamed about having perfect eye sight and not needing glasses, I have come to respect them as a fun accessory.

I really wanted to get some funky, colourful plastic frames this time, but apparently my nose is too skinny where the bridge would sit and none of them fit my face! Oh well. I ended up getting one pair really similar to my last pair, with a bit more of an interesting shape (not so square):


And then I got a pair that is a bit more fun! These are actually from a "Marilyn Monroe" line and they are pretty awesome. I love the cat-eye look, but dark-coloured, full-framed ones are just too much for me. These are the perfect compromise, cute and retro, but light-coloured and half-framed to keep them toned down:


Yay!

PS - New glasses totally counts as one of my 23 awesome things! These were long overdue...

6 wonderful comments:

Tara said...

Both pairs look great! Oh, and I love your hair in these pictures, too :)

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Sexy momma!! :)

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Thank you! :)

Mom said...

You look sooo pretty with or without glasses. And I love your hair too. You are beautiful!

Coco Draws said...

You have such pretty eyes. :)

elise said...

Suuuuuuper cute.