Happy Friday, Everyone!
Cath is heading home from the beach (I haven’t seen her in 5 days- boohiss), just in time for a glorious weekend! Meanwhile, back in the AsianCajun apartment, I’m trying to convince myself that I’m not too sick to enjoy the weekend. I had to leave work early, and I feel like any sort of movement requires far too much effort- except for blogging!
So, I’ve been thinking about glasses and style a lot lately.
Glasses and I are not friends. I hate having something hanging off my face, digging into my ears, and limiting my peripheral vision. I’ve been a glasses wearer since I was nine, and a contact wearer since I was ten.
One frustrating side to living in Atlanta is the pollen and its miserable cohort, allergies. Apart from feeling groggy and sick, I also can’t wear my contacts for most of the spring and part of summer. If you run into me while I’m wearing my glasses out in public, you will also see a thought bubble above my head that says “ARGHHH.” or “&^%$” because I can’t see as well in these damn things.
Also, on top of it all, my glasses don’t go with a lot of my outfits.
Now I know most of you probably think that’s a fairly ridiculous (superfluous, frivolous) statement, but I swear I’m not talking about trends (in fact, hipster glasses are still enjoying their day in the sun) or even fashion. Glasses, as a practical accessory, change the entire look of what you wear. I even alter my make-up (more dramatic) when I wear glasses, as the reflective lenses tend to wash me out.
I know there is the sexy-librarian look, but how many of us love to prance around in heels and pencil skirts every day of the week? There is also the indie-hipster look, but I’m getting long-in-tooth to pull that off (if I wanted to).
I needed inspiration and found it on Garance Dore (the top photo in this post is her’s too- gorgeous stuff!):
For these four-eyed beauties, accessories are simple or non-existent, and outfits are fairly monotone. So I’m keeping that in mind when I shove my glasses on my face and walk into my closet every morning (grumble, grumble).
Inspiration is always good, even if I still want to run off and get lasik right this minute (Money Fairy, where are you?).
Fellow glasses-wearers, how do things change for you when you put your specs?
Non-glasses-wearers, what is it like to wake up and see crisp lines and shapes?!
BLOG NOTE: Cath and I seem to be having some difficulty with blogger. Our old AsianCajuns site won’t load and we have no access to our emails! Once Cath is back in town, we will confab and see what we can do. We’ll let you know if our email changes. We are planning on new stuff for the site, so stay tuned!