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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Glasses & why I can't win

This is a complaint. Quick, with pictures and a request for YOUR opinion. You tell me if I should be annoyed or not. Because, I gotta be honest, I'm feeling a little annoyed. 

Today I went to the eye doctor. I picked out new glasses and I sent a pic of them to, uh, let's just say "someone close to me who has opinions. Lots of them."

These are the new glasses I picked out:


Awesome, right? I wanted a heavier frame and something a little funky on the sides. My last heavier frame was a little boring. I wanted something dramatic. I'm excited for them. 

BUT - I'm getting ahead of myself. First, some history. 

I had some heavier frames a couple years ago. I liked the heavier (by that I mean thicker, more pronounced. Not heavier in actual lbs) look but I didn't love the glasses. However, that someone close to me loved them. Thought they looked great. Here they are:

That cutie pie is my grand-niece.

When it was time to get new glasses I opted for a lighter pair. Only a half frame so that the glasses "disappeared a little" in my face and weren't so pronounced. Someone close to me thought I should stick with the heavier frame but I opted not to. 

These are the glasses I went with:

New glasses. Gigantic forehead.
I regretted it pretty quickly. I wished I had kept a heavier frame. These weren't funky enough. 

So that brings us back to today. I picked out that pair at the top, sent a picture off to someone close to me, and then proceeded to order the frames. I was just getting ready to pay for them when I received this text message:
I don't think your glasses should steal attention from your face. Everyday glasses should be somewhat neutral.
Um, for reals? I'm buying these right now and I get an objection? Via text?

So I went ahead and bought them. Tell me. What do you think? Would you have gone with the heavier glasses? And should I be annoyed at the last minute veto?

I think glasses are fun and funky and you can change them every stinkin' year so what's wrong with something outside the norm? Plus the new ones I picked out go well with my new, shorter 'do.

3 comments:

  1. I like the heavier frame. I like the old heavier frame too. I think you look adorable. That's my vote. I think glasses are fun and funky (but then I just started wearing them like 5 minutes ago so I might not be an expert). If you haven't you should look at zenni optical. They have lots of inexpensive funky glasses so you can afford to real go outside your comfort zone. But yeah. Heavy. That's my vote mamma.

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  2. Thanks! I'll check out the place you recommended because I still need to get new prescription sunglasses too.

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