I have worn glasses since the second grade and surprisingly, it's not something I ever really minded. There were a few years that I preferred contacts over glasses, but the older I get, the harder it is for me to keep them in for long stretches of time.
It was around the time of high school that I changed my perspective on glasses. I wore them more as a fashion statement and looked at them as yet another way to expression my personal style. This is when I branched out and took more risks with my glasses selection. And, since I didn't wear them everyday, it was much easier to justify a more flashy selection.
However, for the last few years I have been stuck in a rut, wearing the same basic black plastic frames and not veering to far from this look. If I am being honest with myself, it's because I feel most comfortable with this style and that design does flatter my face better than others.
But, it's time for a change. Part of my mission for 2014 is to become a more honest version of myself, inside and out. I have moved away from my vintage aesthetic and it's about time I get back into gear!
One of the ways I want to accomplish this is by getting some new glasses. Much like a purse, glasses are apart of my daily accessories and they help to express my style. While there is nothing wrong with my black square frames, I really do want something more inline with my vintage look. Something that will help convey that look even if I am not wearing a vintage dress.
I really love the pair pictured above. Cateyes are a bit hard for me to find that fit well with the structure of my face, but these are larger than most and I could probably get away with them. Too bad I can't order a pair!
Join me over the next few weeks while I shop for glasses, share what's out there for the vintage loving gal, and 1940s, 1950s, & 1960s tips for how to wear glasses in those decades. Until then, enjoy this late 1950s short on glasses as fashion accessories -- it's a hoot!