I want to give y’all a heads up; this is a product review (I promise there is an outfit at the end), but it’s about an accessory that I have already waxed lyrical about BEFORE I started style blogging. Lemme quote myself (how obnoxious, right?):
So I have reading glasses EVERYWHERE: in my purse, in the car, on my night stand, in my laptop case, in the loo, on the kitchen table, in the kitchen drawers, on the coffee table and often, on top of my head.
And, yes, before my kids rat me out, I’ve been known to wear reading glasses on top of my regular glasses – but only in the privacy of my home.
~ “Got Reading Glasses?” (May 2009)
The Blythe frame (black/purple); (scarf gift from Megan at Megan Mae Daily
So when Readers.com
offered me an opportunity to review their products, I said, “I’m your girl!” And by girl, I mean 50 years old, kinda abashed owner of a trifocals prescription, and so vain that I rarely wear said way-too-thick-lens-because-I’m-pretty-much-blind glasses in favor of the ol’ contact lenses and reading glasses combo. (I can’t afford Botox, so this is as close as I get to not accepting my age.)
The Blythe frame again, with my antique beaded collar (worn backwards)
But I love glasses as a fashion accessory, and I always think they look so cool on other peeps. The inexpensive reading glasses I usually pick up on the fly at Wally World or my local pharmacy don’t even pretend to look like real glasses. (And why should they when they’re part of a three-pack for $7.88?)
The Bates frame (black/green) (animal print purple scarf, thrifted)
However, when I started perusing the cool collection of readers at Readers.com, I nearly hyperventilated. I was going to get reading glasses that were actually trendy, pretty, and cute. (If you’re younger than 40, and you’re completely puzzled by this post, bookmark it and come back when the print on your fave e-reader becomes blurry and you’re too embarrassed to increase the font again.)
Even though I have a huge head when it comes to hats, I have a small face when it comes to glasses. So I picked size small in readers, and then selected three styles I thought would make me look extremely intelligent and hip, you know, that whole uber-geeky old school glasses thing that’s going round right now. (I hope it stays ’cause I like the view through the super large lenses.)
When I opened the box, and tried my selections on, I knew I had reached a new and awesome level in my love of readers. These peepers are true fashion accessories, and extremely affordable ones at that. Prepare to see them in many future outfit posts. I love them all, but the purple ones are my fave to date. Yes, I will be ordering at least another pair or two in different styles so that I can rock my chic readers (no matter where I am), and finally be the cute girl in glasses.
Even my mom loved the readers from Readers.com, especially the purple ones.
Readers.com is kindly offering The Goodwill Fangirl
readers 30% off its regular prices, but you have to click here
to get the discount.
This is the whole base outfit (minus fabo reading glasses), if anyone is still here:
Petite Sophisticate sweater (Goodwill); Antique beaded collar made in Japan in the 1950s ($5, eBay); Monet’s Water Lilies
print tee from The Met (I know, a shame to cover up the lilies, oops); old stretch jeans; boots from Kohl’s clearance last year; Corgi print by Joni James from CalligramORama
Pink bangle (Goodwill); Purple hinge bangle (Chinatown NYC); Antique beaded collar eBay
Whew, long post for me. Don’t get me excited y’all, I will likely never shut up 😛