Recently, my boyfriend Matt has been looking for new glasses. He's realized his prescription has worsened a bit & needs a pair for wearing on an everyday basis. This is a pretty huge step for most people-- to be totally plain-faced & then trying to get used to something totally foreign on your face all the time.
His first pair of glasses were super plain, brassy coloured frames that were just... there. I called them "first glasses" because for everyone I know who has glasses, they had a dreaded first pair. They aren't necessarily bad, they are just some default glasses that you let the lady at the glasses-shop talk you into. They don't know your personality so they convince you that the plainest boring-est thing is the best.
Now, Matt's looking for a pair with more personality but nothing too dominating with his blond hair & blue eyes (all the thick frames can tend to look waaay too heavy). We're having a hell of a time though trying to find something suitable.
Anyhow, it got me thinking about all the glasses I've had since my first pair, so I decided to document all of them for you! Hopefully we'll do Sam's glasses soon as well... I'm quite sure that her collection might even outnumber mine.
in backwards chronological order
right to left/top to bottom:
Joseph Marc 4034 in Transparent, Polo Ralph Lauren 2027 in Black/Clear,
Zenni Frames in Purple Plaid (discontinued?), Zenni 228123 in White and Clear,
Zenni 228121 in Black and Clear, Ray Ban RB5121 Classic Wayfarer in Black,
Jai Kudo - Unknown, My First Glasses (oh god).
I couldn't even keep a straight face when taking the pics for my "first glasses". What a horrible choice. I guess it's true that round glasses make a round face look rounder. lol
Not pictured: a pair I had in first year university that got knocked off my face & stomped to death in a moshpit. sad times, for realsies. ahahaha.
Glasses are a huge part of my everyday life. I used to have contacts & had a bit of an incident with them where my corneas were scratched and I had perma-blurry vision. So that steered me away from contacts for a while :( I find that because of my glasses, I need to put on my eye makeup heavier & also avoid over-accessorizing my head and neck!
So are you a glasses wearer? Are you a fellow plastic glasses lover? Do you think there are rules that need to be followed for picking the right frames for your face?