Meet Tyanna and Her Two Little ‘Piggies’

I recently asked which glasses you liked better
on me, the heavy looking black frames
or the lighter blue frames.

Although the overwhelming majority of women chose the blue, which I also love, I’ve been wearing the black frames for now since I wanted a change.

An interesting email relating to my glasses popped up this morning, from Tyanna Moon (gotta love her name) of Tacoma WA, where she is a leasing consultant.

The mother of a 21-year-old son in college, Tyanna remarried seven months ago, after being single for 17 years. Here is her email:

“I first thought the black, then I gave them a closer, thoughtful look and decided on the blue. But it’s really about you. Do you like the look? Does it fit who you are? Own the look, then truly you can wear it. I know this isn’t always true, but in this case, I believe it is.

“Someone who is a size 16 can’t wear a size 10 and pull it off. That’s a fact, not a look.

“I don’t know you, but both glasses look like they are you. And paired well with the rest of your look (like your friend suggested), either will look great.

“Here’s another situation involving a look. Can or should a 47-year-old woman wear pigtails? Who has the right to decide what someone else ‘should’ or ‘should not’ do in this case?

“Yes, I own the pigtails and often get compliments on them. They fit my personality. The first time I sported them, about five years ago, my friend—who is 16 years younger—said, ‘Are you really wearing pigtails?’

“‘Yes, I am,’ I answered, ‘and it’s because I can. They work for me.’ Next time I was wearing them, my friend laughed and said, ‘You’re right. They are cute. They’re so you!’

“So, I don’t need a vote on whether I can or should. There will always be those who don’t agree, but they don’t know me, so it just doesn’t matter. I will wear the pigtails till I don’t feel right wearing them. (My husband loves my ‘piggies,’ as he calls them, and his opinion does matter.)

“Wear both pair of glasses. If it feels right, it will look right! Have fun and enjoy them. No one else will look as good in them as you do!”

“Thank you for your article.”

No, Tyanna, thank YOU for your wonderful comments. Pretty astute for a woman who hasn’t yet hit 50!