First order of business in today's post: I am again, rocking my new favorite outerwear brand, ThomasKelly! Remember I posted about them a few weeks ago... when it was still warm. Now that it is chilly, I have added the bolero over top of the Malaga Mix top and Ladera Legging and it was such a perfect look to run to the grocery store post workout!
Next order of business is glasses... no, not wine glasses, but glasses to help you see. When I was around age 4, I was "diagnosed" with strabismus...it sounds way worse than it really is. In fact, it really doesn't hinder me... except when I'm exhausted or have had a few cocktails.
Let me explain... Strabismus is a weakness in your eye muscle. This causes me to have a "lazy eye" which is a tad embarrassing and really not flattering. It is usually not noticeable, but when I haven't had enough sleep or I have an alcoholic beverage, my eye starts to wander. Most children grow out of it, but I never did. I've kind of stopped letting it bother me, and have just kind of "owned" this imperfection... there is a quick and easy surgery to fix this, but I've got serious white coat syndrome and just the thought of eye surgery is enough to make me run and hide.
The reason I bring this is up is because I haven't worn glasses since age 12. I really hate wearing my contacts, so I almost never do. I want to start wearing glasses again... not exactly the hipster kind, but something flattering and fun. I really do think that glasses make everyone look "smarter" and there are some really awesome glasses options out there. I have narrowed down some of my favorite styles... of course, eye glasses are subjective/differ for everyone, but I can't help but to love certain styles... even if they aren't the best option on me.
I think my top pick would be Warby Parker's Filmore.. It reminds me a bit of Oliver People's... which I've tried on and feel that I look incredibly goofy in the classic rounded lenses.. while WP's are similar to OP's, I like that WP's are less circular. I actually really like a lot of Warby Parker's frames and the price is really reasonable The company is a bit like Tom's Shoes in that they donate a pair of glasses every time someone purchases a pair. Pretty cool, WP, pretty cool.
The Jasper by WP is another favorite of mine. I actually love them as sunglasses, but think that they may be too big on my face as glasses... or a little to hipster looking... which I have nothing against, I just don't think it suits me personally.
The Miles by WP is another good pick. Can you tell that I have a thing for tortoiseshell?! I think these look almost perfect. They are not too large, not too rounded and the frame is not too thick.
Last but most certainly not least, I give you the Oliver Peoples' Riley. The perfect blend of tortoiseshell and a great rounded frame and thin sides. Basically my perfect pair! So we will see which pair I end up with in the coming weeks.... I'll be rocking the "nerd-chic" look!
Do you have glasses? What is your favorite brand/style? Have a fabulous day!