Although I started wearing glasses in the third grade, I’ve been avoiding actually wearing glasses for 20 years. Sure, I’ve had a couple pairs in that time, but would only wear them in emergencies. For years, I felt that glasses didn’t look right on me and definitely didn’t feel right. Furthermore, because of my tight, fresh-out-of-college budget, I never seemed to be able to afford the really nice glasses that made celebrities look like….well, celebrities.
But my increase in travel in the last year – not to mention my increased eye infections – has made getting glasses almost a necessity. Ask anyone who has ever worn contacts for hours in the airport and on a flight – your eyes feel so dry you think they are going to pop right out of their sockets. And so, the search began.
After trying on several pairs of Kate Spade and other brand name glasses, I came across a pair of beautiful frames from Coach. The frames are a deep lavender, almost eggplant-like color, with swarovski crystals on the sides that spell out the brand’s name. A bit flashy for my typical style, but I was intrigued by how fun they were. After what seemed like hours of debating, I decided that they were too “showy” for me and opted for a more plain and way less expensive pair. Little did I know that just one day later I would have reverse buyer’s remorse. I was actually disappointed in myself that I settled for the “safe” glasses instead of breaking out of the fashion mould and going for the bling.
A few phone calls and several weeks later, I became the proud owner of the above Coach glasses. Looking in the mirror over and over, I finally realized how much I really liked the look and feel of the glasses – the color, the delicate frame, and the decorative jewels on the side. To me, these are no ordinary glasses, but rather the perfect, fancy accessory – as lovely as a great bangle or a chunky beaded necklace. Now, when I wear them on business trips, I not only look smart, but tres chic too.
Oh yes, and I can see much better now. Priorities ladies, priorities.