I feel like the warranty on my body expired when I turned 40 last month. There is nothing wrong with me, I am just noticing little things happening that remind me that I’m not 20 anymore. Not that I would ever beg to be 20 again. Okay, maybe I’ll take a 20 year old body with 40 year old wisdom.
I’ve been wearing glasses for distance since I was 9 or 10 and my 8th grade graduation gift was contact lenses. I’ve been wearing them ever since. Well, hello 40, I now need reading glasses, too. So I have two options, wear contact lenses and reading glasses or wear progressive eyeglasses. I do both. Because of eye dryness, which is likely to be caused by ocular Rosacea (um, thanks again freaking 40), I can’t wear my lenses as often as I would like. When I have to wear a pair of glasses I grab one of my funky pairs, like these, which, by the way, my husband can’t stand. he says I look like Elton John. I don’t necessarily disagree with him, they are sort of odd, yet, for statement-making days these, or my green wayfarers, do it for me.
So if I have to now wear reading glasses you better believe I am also going to make them go with what I am wearing and have plenty of pairs for my mood and style. If you think I am going head first into this aging thing with an Aqua Net bouffant and my boobs tucked into my elastic waist pants you’re fooling yourself. I went on the hunt for some stylish reading glasses and found Readers.com. I quite like the site.
Here’s what I bought:
Being a color person, especially by way of my accessories, I scooped up just about every color these readers came in. For days where my outfit is all neutral I can pop any of these colors on to give me some brightness.
Next, for a neutral pair, I went with these. They look like wood and turn up slightly at the ends which adds this, “hmm, are these weird or cool?” look to them that I like in my glasses. At first I didn’t think I’d like them but they are quickly becoming my go-to readers.
So, yea, stylish reading glasses for me, please.
As you have embraced 40+ has your style changed? To remain age-appropriately stylish what have some of your secrets been? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Hmm… I like the colour, but I’m afraid I’m with your husband on the green glasses. The colourful readers look cute, though and I like the woodgrain idea.
I’m heading towards 40 myself and just starting to think I should get an eye test. I’ve been unreasonably proud (‘cos there’s no reason to be – it’s not like it’s a skill!) of my good eyesight so far…
Ha! Actually, the glasses photographed aren’t the green pair. These are my wood ones. I admit, they’re quirky and a bit odd. Anyway, love your comment about being proud of not needing glasses as if it is a skill! So funny! I have the same pride about never seeing the movie Titanic, as weird as that sounds!
Your style has to change because everything else does. I never needed glasses until 45, which is about when I became allergic to metal in jewelry (farewell to earrings), and the gray in my hair had not yet become enough to be distinctive. So, my glasses have become my accessory from the neck up. Fortunately, my hair is a great color of gray.
But, the accessory to pay most attention to is your soul. George Orwell observed that by the time you’re 50, you have the face you deserve. I can report from quite a distance on the other side that it’s true.
What great advice! Thanks for the wisdom!!
Those are some great finds. I feel the same way about readers. I have 15, maybe 20 pairs. I wear what goes with my outfit.
Amen, sister! This is going to sound so weird but I bought my green readers because of Yolanda on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She has a green pair and I thought, “What a great idea!” When I saw that Readers.com had a green pair I had to buy them, but then couldn’t stop there and bought a whole bunch more.
I found I had to be careful with blue. I have blue eyes, and blue glasses tend to make my eyes look less blue in comparison. The only blue glasses I have now are a lovely pale icy metallic blue. On the other hand, teal or mint glasses bring out my blue eyes. I’m sure you could explain to us how this works. (smile)
Well….. You are all missing the point!! Forget the ageing thing… Glasses are an accessory!?!!!! Like jewellery!!! Make you look different to everyone else, intelligent, warm, and wise. I lobe my glasses, always have. My eyesight problems are minimal… But I wear them always!!!!!