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!