How many times have you been shopping, and asked a complete stranger what she thought of the dress (blouse, shoes, coat, hat, slacks) you were thinking of buying?
Did you really care what she thought, or did you just want affirmation that you looked great and should get it, at once?
As far as I’m concerned, glasses present one of the biggest buying challenges. It’s amazing how this small piece of bent metal or plastic can change your look in the blink of an eye! But do we really see ourselves as others see us, when we’re gazing into our own eyes, trying to decide which frames make us look best?
I bought the thin teal frames about six months ago, but just HAD TO HAVE a pair of black frames ever since I saw Oprah wearing a pair that made her look cool (mind you, I have never looked to Oprah as a style icon, but there’s always a first). I didn’t like the Oprah pair on my face, but I made the plunge on the anything-but-thin black frames you see here, supposedly designed by Stella McCartney.
My fabulous, stylish UK friend, Pattie, said this of the black: “I think the Stella frames are fun and you can get away with it. You need to be dark or blonde for those. But I think they should be part of a frames collection. I wouldn’t personally wear those with a light summer dress, for instance, or with a sparkly evening outfit… too heavy. But great with monochromes and brights and heavier clothes. I like to have different ‘weight’ frames for different occasions.”
Now tell me, my FOFriends, which glasses
do you prefer on me?
COMMENT BELOW, IF YOU WISH, AND SEND ME A PHOTO OF SOMETHING ABOUT WHICH YOU WANT AN OPINION,
AND WE CAN TAKE A VOTE.
Thin skins need not apply. 🙂