via this recording.
i wear glasses. specifically, reading glasses because i am blind as a bat when it comes to reading delicious and well-designed tiny-type menus and writing blog posts. it’s all a blur without them. so, i try to find the cutest reading glasses i can. thankfully, there’s a lot to choose from these days. there’s a quote from writer dorothy parker that always sticks in my mind when i think about glasses…let’s challenge this, shall we?
“Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”
i call poppycock. i actually feel sexy in my glasses, and maybe it’s just me, but i’d much rather capture the attention of a guy’s eyes with my brain, over my bustline. here’s to feeling sexy and smart in eyeglasses!
the fabulous carrie donovan; and warby parker’s monroe glasses. do y’all know about warby parker’s Home Try-On Program? you can select any five pairs of glasses and they’ll ship them to you for free. You’ll have five days to try out the frames, ask your favorite fashionistas for second opinions, and pick your favorite pair (or pairs if you’re like me and can’t resist). Ship them back (on warby’s parker’s dime) and place your order online. sweet, huh?
then, there’s the girls with glasses show. a whole show devoted to, yep, girls with glasses. they show you how to do it with style. and anthropologie has a great line of readers, in all sorts of stylish shapes and sizes. etsy’s i found gallery has an amazing array of vintage eye glass frames (469 pair last time i checked!). cat eyes, too…meow!
i quite like these ‘elvis costello specials’ with their matte wood grain texture finish, from indie nation; marilyn provides more proof that men do make passes at girls who wear glasses; a sweet handmade silver eyeglass necklace from morikaty; and i’m loving this small eyeglass pendant from our workshop.
this is most amusing – the nose eyeglasses holder from art akimbo. apparently, you can hang your keys on the stache, too. and, a secret stash from kitson for your best eyeglasses….you don’t wanna lose ‘em, do ya?