Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This whole outer makeover isn't just about the fitness. Remember, it's also about the hair, the dental work, a few cosmetic touch-ups, and yes, what to do about the glasses. I need them for reading. They are helpful when on the computer but not always necessary. I seldom wear them while driving although they are "progressive" so they are intended to help with all three (near, mid, far).
I don't mind looking like the geekette that I am. I mean, I do work with computers! But I had never considered glasses as a fashion accessory. I have reconsidered that, especially since when you go to fashion accessory stores these days they have all kinds of styles of glasses that aren't even prescription. People are wearing them just for fashion! I guess when you wear the right glasses you could look like you just came from Yale and not LensCrafters. And some men find intelligence sexy. I know intelligence is high on the list of what attracts me!
Last time I went to get glasses, last summer, I asked for help to find glasses that looked good on me. The early twenties gal helping me was really of no help. She grabbed a few frames, and oooooo'd and ahhhhhhh'd over each one equally while I thought they all looked like old lady glasses. (No offense, Mom. ♥)
I think Tina Fey is adorable in glasses. (Love the hair, too, but that's another subject.) I wonder if there are "glasses consultants" who can take your coloring, face shape, etc. and match you with the right frame style and color. So far I've had no luck picking them myself.
So tell me. Glasses or Contacts? Dark and bold glasses or those clear ones you can barely see?
When I started on this journey in December, I thought I'd wait until I reached some major fitness goals before tackling the other cosmetic-type things. But now I'm thinking, why wait for some unknown time in the future to start? Why "reward" myself with looking prettier only when I've paid the price on the treadmill? Why not start trying to look better NOW? Maybe I deserve to make these positive changes now just because I want to look and feel better about myself. Maybe I've already earned the right to feel good. What a concept.
Posted by CarlyWeb