I was a weird child. Like how I hated pizza until I was in high school. Or how I became insanely logical and refused to play make-believe when they asked me what kingdom I was the princess of at Disneyland. Then there was the fact that, with every visit to the eye doctor, I would hope he'd tell me I needed glasses.
I've never was one for fashion, let alone accessories. But for some reason, I wanted to show off my personality in frames. I never feared being called four-eyes or really thought how it would mean I'd have trouble seeing. I was jealous of my fourth grade boyfriend because of his adorable Snoopy and Woodstock glasses - they were playing baseball on the side of his head!
So in late 2009, it was weird to have this childhood dream come true at 18. After all that time, I needed glasses. Since then, they've become an important part of how I express myself and who I want to be in my day to day. Especially since Bailey Nelson opened up across the street from me.
I've now built myself a frame collection, with plans to grow it. I still have my reliable, solid black hipster frames, but I've now added two amazing pairs from Bailey Nelson plus my first ever pair of subscription sunglasses (and I will never go back!).
The first pair I ordered were the Brontes (small) in Cherry Blossom. I wanted something completely out of the ordinary for me and nothing like my traditional black. I desired a frame that gave me the kick-ass creative CEO / HBIC vibe. Hands down, this went to the Brontes. Their classic shape with modern touches rock in the Cherry Blossom print.
A thin frame with a touch of metal on the side, the Homer pleases the coffee shop writer in me. A touch of roundness in the shape and a hint of vintage, the black and white pattern brings in a a sense of edgy boldness I love. Not as boring as the plain black, but clean enough to go with virtually any outfit.
I loved the Cherry Blossom print so much, I brought it back in my first (but not last) pair of prescription sunglasses. I wore them for the first time at the beach this past weekend and I will not go back to regular sunglasses. The Wallace is big, bold and bodacious. And the world looks beautiful in them.