|Dress (Ivanka Trump, Macys); Cardigan (Modcloth.com)|
From the first pair of "designer" prescription glasses that I talked my mom into splurging for my freshman year in high school (Liz Claiborne was the Kate Spade of the 1980s) to the oversized pair of Cole Haans that I dropped in the lake this past 4th of July, I have cracked, smashed, misplaced and flat out lost more pairs of glasses (both prescription and sunglasses) than I can count. Those treasured style sensations with the iconic little triangles on the temples went missing just weeks after I got them. Devastated by the loss, I spent the better part of six weeks' worth of allowance and lunch money to replace them. I didn't want my mom to know, so I called the optometrist and worked out a payment plan "on the downlow." Of course, just one week after I finished paying for the new pair, my tennis partner mentioned she'd seen a pair of glasses just like mine in the office lost and found.... On the bright side, having two pair of glasses meant I could keep one at school and one in my locker.
|Sunglasses (Rayban, Zappos.com)|
|Shoes (Naughty Monkey)|
|Belt (The Limited); Watch (Elgin); Citrine ring (David Yurman)|
My glasses certainly aren't rose-colored, but I'm doing my best to heed the advice of Monty Python and "always look on the bright side of life!"
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!