My Confidence Glasses

by Ali on November 11, 2010

in Style & Beauty

Restaurants, grocery stores, furniture stores, malls, parks, Old Navy, electronic stores, Target, Starbucks. Pretty much everywhere I go, I get stopped.

“I LOVE your glasses.”

“I just had to stop and ask you about your glasses. WHERE did you get them?”

“Are they real? Like, are they vintage, or just retro replicas?”

“I wish I could pull off glasses like that!”

“I had those exact glasses when I was young.”

“You need to be wearing pearls and a shirt dress, you look so Mad Men.”

“Those are amazing.”

I always enjoy giving the answers; it never gets old. Yes. They ARE amazing. Yes. They are actually from the 50s, no replicas here. Yes. I did pay a lot of money for them. Yes. They have real lenses in them. Yes. I DO need some pearls and a shirt dress.

Honestly, I am kind of enjoying the attention. I have never been the kind of girl who stops traffic or gets noticed in a crowd. I’m kind of a blender, I’d say. So, it’s nice to stand out a little. I smile now when people stare and me, as opposed to before, when I’d get all fidgety and worry if people were staring at a giant booger hanging from my nostril. Or something.

My glasses are making me a more confidant person. It’s interesting, that. Because when I got my glasses at age 12, they kind of did the exact opposite.

Ali Martell, is the managing editor of Canada’s Premier Parenting Site, The Yummy Mummy Club. She is also a writer, an ellipticizer, a mother, a wife, a lion-tamer, a diet coke quitter, a juggler, a getter-of-drinks. She is Canada’s Emma Pillsbury and her three children tell her that she is a DOF (destroyer of fun). She is learning to use her camera better and love her thighs more. You can read more from Ali on her blog, Cheaper Than Therapy.

Kassia November 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

They are great!
I hide behind my glasses. Maybe I need a pair like that to make me braver…

Meg November 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Love your glasses! Mine — when I actually wear them — have a distinctly retro, black-and-white feel to them, too. I’ve been wearing some sort of corrective lenses since I was in third grade, then finally upgraded to contacts at 15.

Grace {formerly gracie} November 23, 2010 at 12:41 am

I just a got a new pair of specks over the weekend. They’re retro-ish, but certainly not original vintage, but I adore them just the same.

Melyssa July 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I have several pairs of cat’s-eyes, and my favorite style, drop-temples, all in my rather strong prescription. I would LOVE to have frames like Ali’s in blue.

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