Recently I got reading glasses as I now can’t read anything in small print after 6.00pm/without a major light source close by as it is too dark and small to see. These reading glasses are in addition to my recently strengthened contact lenses…so I’m wearing lenses AND reading glasses, which my optician says is quite normal but I think is bonkers. But, whatever.
What is unusual, so my optician told me, is my enthusiasm for them. Apparently people get quite depressed at the thought of reading glasses, I on the other hand saw it as an opportunity to buy another pair of glasses! I almost whooped with excitement when I was told.
One slight drawback to the temporary ones I have bought to tide me over till I find a really nice pair (the ones I’m currnetly wearing to type this cost £5) is that they are never where they are supposed to be, a common problem apparently. Again, a bit of creative thinking and a quick trip last Saturday to our beloved COS and I came across these fabulous little sacks in perforated leather (bang on trend) and neat colours to hang around your neck (£17.99). They are designed for your phone, but are the perfect size for glasses plus maybe a lipstick or house key.
When I started to wear them with my glasses neatly tucked inside, my family, in their usual, supportive -we’re-right-behind-you-mum sort of way laughed until their breakfast cornflakes snorted right back down their noses.
BUT, look what I found on the global fashion trend forecaster WGSN’s lovely Tumblr this week….cool Chinese dudes wearing something very similar, and they have been labelled officially stylish.
I was approximately three days ahead on this trend.