I have been looking forward to today for a while now, not just because it’s Friday and the weekend was starting for me… but also because today was my appointment with the eye doctor, meaning I got to pick out new glasses!
I knew that this would be a difficult task. I’m pretty indecisive, and glasses are a) expensive, b) going to be on my face a lot, c) really hard to put on for the first time and think, “Yeah, I look great wearing these glasses.”
While I waited for my appointment, I looked around the store. There was one pair (in two colors) that I liked the best. It had the sort of vintage-y look I wanted and there were RHINESTONES on the top corners. As a child, I would get excited about American Girl catalogues, and I believe I remember some sort of 1950’s “Sock Hop” costume that included a poodle skirt and cat eye glasses. Now, these ones are not super cat eye shaped and the rhinestones are classier, but, oh, nostalgia. At first I kept trying to make the dark red color work, and people working at the store would say that they didn’t look bad, but they were a little big and the smaller pair looked better. Here is the problem, though: the smaller pair did not have rhinestones. Without rhinestones, they were just ordinary glasses and hardly femme at all. Eventually, I tried on the rhinestone glasses in the other color, black (with some dark tortoiseshell on the inside). I thought they’d be too dark, but I actually liked them better than the red, and my sister liked them better than any other pair I’d tried on. (My sister has a history of being picky about things I wear, so I trusted her judgement. We are at a point now where we both want to steal each other’s clothes.) So after a grueling two hours (for my mom and sister), we ordered the black glasses with the rhinestones. I will get them in a week or less. I’m excited to get them! I tried to find a picture of them online, but it’s really tricky, and you have to log on to the part of the designer’s website with pictures of their frames, which is really weird.
I was looking at Fit for a Femme and in one picture she was wearing this beautiful dress, and she said where it was from so I found it and it’s totally cheap too, BUT it is not available in my size!!! So disappointing. Also disappointing: I got the Etsy dress I ordered in the mail and it’s actually too big and much darker (=less colorful) than it looked in the photo. I’m hoping I can have it altered to fit me so this wasn’t a waste.