Does anyone else seize up when making decisions about hair, jewelry, clothes, etc.?
I am a basket case. I mean, about this sort of thing… nothing else. Uh, really.
Phase 1: When it’s time to get my hair cut, I usually think “hey, I’ll try something new.” I look for 2 weeks through hair sites and magazines and on the news trying to find something that is, like, so me. I am usually entirely unsuccessful. I then go to my appointment and say “I need something that works with straight hair, that can be done using only a blow-dryer and straightener, and no round brushing skills.” The stylist usually sighs, nods, and I come home having gotten rid of 1/8″ of hair. I feel certain that I would look better with short hair. Still, the boringness continues.
Phase 2: Every few years, my hair has grown to such an embarrassing length that it’s time to cut it for Locks of Love. I look for 2 weeks through hair sites and magazines and on the news trying to find something that is, like, so me-with-short-hair. I go in thinking I’ll look like Katie Holmes and come out looking like Prince Valiant or Sonny Bono. I decide I hate short hair and feel certain that I would look better with long hair. I decide to grow it out again. The cycle continues.
I don’t wear jewelry because whenever I wear something, I feel like it’s taking over my body. I LOVE jewelry on other people, and have even bought a few things I really, really like. I just find that when I wear them, I feel like Mr. T, no matter how dainty the necklace or earrings. About once a year, I’ll give myself a pep talk after noticing all the cute jewelry my mom, sisters, mother-in-law, and sisters-in-law are wearing. I wear exactly one necklace or one pair of earrings. I spend the next few hours feeling like I’m wearing a neon sign that says “JEWELRY FAILURE” and give up until next year.
I’m not what you’d call trendy. I wear solids with plain lines almost exclusively. Thankfully, this look is currently sort of in (so I’m told). People refer to it as wearing a “uniform.” I like to think I pioneered this look. I didn’t.
The current conundrum:
It’s time to get new glasses. And by “it’s time” I mean, in the next few months. My relationship with glasses is much akin to those of hair, jewelry, and clothes. I am decidedly boring, for the most part.
Still, I’m wearing my glasses more often these days (my eyesight really changed during pregnancy). I’m not ready to make the switch to contacts (I’ll probably adopt contacts when I decide to color my hair, which is to say, in a very long time because I’m non-commital). So, glasses it is.
I’ve really been loving several pairs I’ve seen online at Warby Parker. I love that they give a pair of glasses for every pair they sell. My favorite models are the “Preston” and the “Colton” and the “Miles.” I wonder, though, if I could pull them off, or if I’d just be jumping on the nerdy-chic bandwagon the day before small, rim-less glasses become the new it thing.
What do you think? Any favorite places to look for glasses?