- Fashion and Beauty
Never lose your glasses again - the stylish way
It's some years since I reluctantly admitted to myself that actually, it wasn't the print that was getting smaller in my favourite books, it was that my eyes were simply aging. Plus, I live in Florida so if I'm not wearing glasses to read, I'm wearing sunglasses.
I still haven't got to the stage of getting proper prescription reading glasses - those at the store for $10 work just fine - but I recently discovered a problem.
MY READING GLASSES WERE MAKING ME FAT
This sounds bizarre but it's true. You see, I always need to have my reading glasses with me and my solution for years has been to simply scoop them onto my head - almost like a hair band. They keep my fringe out of my eyes too and they are always there ready for when I actually need to see something properly instead of through a hazy fog. So far so good.
But over time, the arms, wings, whatever you call the bits that go over your ears, expand. I noticed that my glasses would fall off my head. Getting new ones would be one answer but otherwise they are fine and it seemed like a waste of money. Talking about 'waste'...
THE WAISTBANDS OF MY JEANS WERE GETTING TIGHTER
I couldn't figure out why. I wasn't eating more or exercising less. And then I figured it out. Every time my glasses were on my head (which was all the time unless I was sleeping or they were perched on my nose) I was moving around slowly, like a little old woman, so that my glasses didn't fall off and break.
WAS ONE OF THOSE NECKLACES THE ANSWER?
You know the ones I mean. Sometimes they are poshly called 'eyewear retainers'. I supposed they would be the solution to my problem but well, my mum and her old lady friends used those. I didn't want a 'granny' solution (despite being a grandmother).
THE SOLUTION IS IN THE FABULOUS PRODUCTS YOU SEE HERE
Any excuse to buy new jewelry is fine by me. And although these products are created to keep your reading glasses to hand, they are jewelry. Some are leather, like the example shown, others are metal but above all, they are lovely jewelry pieces that look perfectly stylish and are ready to hold your glasses at anytime.
I BOUGHT THREE - SO FAR
It's almost like a new lease of life - owning functional and fashionable jewelry that has an extremely practical purpose. They aren't 'granny' looking' and I have a wonderful excuse to buy more in the future; this isn't indulgence, this is practicality.
OH, AND MY JEANS ARE NO LONGER TIGHT!
The versions I bought cost under $15 each but there are many more versions at various prices. The best benefit to me is that the weight I'd gained, thanks to moving around like a ninety year old, has now completely gone. Under $15 - and yet in many ways, a life-changer.
This is the one I bought that made me decide that these products are by far the most practical - and stylish - way to make sure that your glasses are ready for use exactly when you need them.
Because these are available in a variety of materials and colors, I'm building up a 'wardrobe' of them. The ones I have look perfect with casual outfits but are also smart enough for business meetings.
USE FOR SUNGLASSES TOO
I am buying these as gifts at the moment, particularly for my Floridian friends who won't venture outdoors without sunglasses so these pieces aren't purely for people like me who need glasses to read.
There are also sports versions which are made from rubber and therefore completely waterproof - great for the beach or for messing about in boats or in the pool.
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Simplicity is often they key to great design. And in this image you can see how this simple yet functional piece looks when its holding your sunglasses.
Doesn't it look fabulous? There's no need to sacrifice style for functionality.
These are wonderful items for any type of glasses. What is truly wonderful is that they are so fashionable and stylish. You can see below that celebrities agree with me.
This is how these necklaces look when they're not being used.You can see that they are still beautifully fashionable.
It's hardly surprising that these are so popular these days. Truly gorgeous.
CELEBRITIES AND FASHIONISTAS
Just in case you're not convinced that these are a cool and desirable item, take a look at this screenshot from Google images.
© 2013 Jackie Jackson