Dear readers, you know… I consider myself a woman of style. I am utterly fascinated by fashion; how it makes us feel, how it can transform looks, how we get our hands on it, why we buy what we buy, how we put things together and the list goes on. With that said, although I’d consider myself to be stylish, we all have our moments and I just thought I would open the floor to share those “not-so-glamorous” ones.
Now that the weather is warming up and the sun is making it’s usual starring appearances each day, sunglasses are back in my accessory rotation. I love how sunglasses can instantly shield my lack of makeup if I am running a quick errand on an early weekend morning or how they make me feel like Audrey Hepburn if I’m dressed to the nines. There’s a spirit-lifter in those lenses!
I have to share my personal fashion faux paux that I commit on the reg. I commute over an hour to and from work each day so that means I spend a lot of time behind the wheel, blinded by the sun. Those spirit-lifting sunnies give me a lot more than a happy glow; they protect my eyes while I am cruising the Beltway! As many of you know, I am also a regular, prescription glasses wearer. Remember this post? I wear glasses more often than contacts considering the strain that I put on my eyes with all this time behind a computer screen. It’s starting to come together now, isn’t it?
I was sitting at a stop light on the first warm day this year as I noticed the sound of laughter coming from the car next to me. In the back seat, there were two little girls who were laughing… at me. I turned my head to see what was so funny when I realized that my fashion faux paux was the cause for quite a bit of stir. Yes, I use those oversized sunglasses to wear OVER my regular glasses quite often and this day, I had been spotted! While I thought it was funny, too, I realized how noticeable it was that I was wearing two pairs of glasses. I’ve been doing this for year and occasionally, my passengers (i.e my beau) takes a stab at the un-fashionable fashion habit of the said fashionista. But, hey! Nobody is perfect, right?
I can’t say that the four year old fashion police will stop my double glasses wearing, but it sure did give me a giggle (and a consciousness of my poor fashion choices). Maybe I should invest in some bigger, oversized lenses? Or an actual pair of prescription sunglasses? Probably the latter.
Anyway, I thought this would be a great conversation start to hear some of our deepest, darkest and most-blatantly committed fashion faux pauxs! Do you have any that you know you rock on the reg? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!
Ha! I’ve definitely done that. I just bought a pair of prescription sunglasses from Warby Parker to bring this faux pas to an end in my life.:)
I need to take a look at Warby Parker sunnies! I didn’t think of them!
I do this occasionally with my readers. I’m not sure I’d have noticed with those fabulous ear rings hanging there!
I believe you’ve solved my problem – big earrings = big distraction! Love it!