Hey--it's my blog, and sometimes even I get a little tired of talking about hats all the time.
As some of you may recall from my Christmas post, I wear glasses. Thanks to some fantastically poor vision (near-sighted, FTSomething,) I've been wearing them since I was six years old and am likely to continue wearing them for many years to come.
Now, I know full well that I don't necessarily have to wear glasses. After all, I could just as easily wear contact lenses, or get that Lasik eye surgery done and never have to worry about being unable to see clearly more than foot away from my face ever again. But to be honest, I like wearing glasses, and I don't really want to ever stop wearing them.
Which, might I add, is a major change from when I was a kid, and you couldn't get me to wear the blasted things. In my defense, though, my glasses when I was a kid? WERE BUTT-UGLY. Thick plastic, dark brown tortoise shell pattern, double bridge across the nose, lenses as thick as an ashtray--there are reasons I have worked so darned hard at destroying every picture of me wearing the ugliest eyewear in existence, folks. Heck, I worked pretty darn hard at trying to destroy the glasses themselves, but they kept getting fixed and I kept having to wear them again.
I mention that last bit purely because the statute of limitations is up. Also, my dad knew how much I hated those things, so it probably didn't surprise him in the least that a lot of those "accidents" were more along the lines of "accidentally-on-purpose."
But now, in my *cough* more mature years, have learned to stop hating and love the glasses; something that is probably greatly helped by the fact that there's tons more selection now, as well as the fact that I've more or less learned what doesn't look right on my face. And while I admit that my current pair of specs are on the tame side, I know full well that if I wanted to get some fabulous frames I totally could.
Like what, you ask? Well, LET ME SHOW YOU.
How's about a pair of wood-grain glasses? Granted, they're still made out of plastic, but the pattern is definitely funkier than that hoary old tortoise shell.
Of course, if you really want wooden frames, you could totally get a pair.
Seeing as the fashion of late is to have something fancy at the temples, I ask you; why not get a pair with bird carving in the right place?
With these babies, I'd be set for masquerade balls for the rest of my life!
If I weren't nearly the klutz that I am, I would seriously get these: hollow frames you can fill with ink. I really like the idea of being able to change the color of my frames whenever I wanted, but I think I'll hold for something with potentially less permanent staining power.
So, have you seen any really cool glasses frames lately?