I do not have a happy history with glasses. I did not want them; I cried the first time I had to get them; I rarely wore them; I often misplaced them. My first visit to the optometrist in grade school prompted the kind of shoulder-shaking, lip-trembling, over dramatic sobs that insecure tween girls are given to. Oh the wretched horror of having to wear glasses. My life was ruined. How I loathed those pale peach plastic Garfield frames. I resolved to wear them only when absolutely necessary. If I sat toward the front of the classroom, I reasoned, I hardly needed them at all.
|I thought black frames would be too heavy and dark for my fair skin, but the red accents on this William Morris pair lighten them up and make a style statement at the same time.
|These modified cat-eye frames look like traditional tortoise at first glance, but they actually have a subtle leopard pattern and the coloring is a good complement to my hair.
It hadn't been too difficult to keep the lost Liz Claibornes a secret, because my eyesight was still good enough that I didn't need them all the time. Just two years later, though, I was saddled with the dreaded "A" restriction on my driver's license (despite my desperate, squinting attempts to read the eyechart unaided). That meant I was going to have to wear those dumb glasses a lot more, and while they weren't awful, I still didn't want to be a "four eyes." It was time for contact lenses, and once I had them, I figured I'd never need to wear my glasses again (and who'd want to?)
|I wear a lot of turquoise, so the bright aqua accents on these tortoise frames will get lots of wear.
With assistance from office manager Debbie Lowry (a woman after my own MUST.MATCH.EVERYTHING heart) and her colleague Brandon Green, I finally found frames that actually made me feel good about wearing them, and were unique enough to make a personal style statement (Revolution Eyes carries several exclusive lines that can't be found elsewhere in central Indiana). In fact, I found so many pair that I liked, it was hard to choose!
|Look at all these stylish women excited to sport functional, statement-making eyewear at the Revolution Eyes Winter open house and trunk show!
FASHION IS WHAT YOU BUY; STYLE IS WHAT YOU DO WITH IT!