When I was in kindergarten, I remember my optometrist telling me that I needed glasses. I was CRUSHED- absolutely terrified that I would get teased mercilessly by my peers. My mom must have told Ms. Samdal, my teacher, about my apprehension. I arrived to class wearing my powder blue plastic-rimmed specs and the kids were nowhere to be found. All of a sudden, they jumped out of their hiding spots and cheered in support of my new look.
Although I have upgraded from those glasses, I never made an investment in chic eyewear until now. I finally purchased my first pair of "adult" glasses, and I am in love. This is such a great addition to your wardrobe- a functional piece you wear everyday. It is perfect for dry winter weather, when contacts become totally uncomfortable and rolling out of bed and tossing on glasses with a messy topknot is ultimately more appealing than contacts and perfect hair.
The most difficult part was selecting the frames, but IRISTOCRACY, the most fashion-forward eyewear company out there, has an amazing online try-on feature. It is virtual reality at its best- you simply pick your frames, gaze super model-style into your webcam, and the frames magically appear on your face. Want to see them from a different angle? Simply turn your head...the frames follow. You can even try two pairs on side by side! My 3 year old and I had a blast with this- we sat there for almost an hour trying on the most outrageous frames we could find. You can also try on four pairs at your eye doctor's office for free with their Retail Try-On Kit.