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.