"We are what we believe we are."
C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Revenge of the Nerds

Kate Spade Goreski Glasses Bangle
I'm knee deep in paperwork this week and my eyes are killing me, I think the time might be drawing near when I might need to get some reading glasses.
 Looks like I'll be in good company over at Kate Spade, as you can see I'll be able to buy costume baubles to match my glasses.

I think the concept of nerd glasses has officially Jumped The Shark.
Goreski Glasses Ring

Goreski Glasses Studs

Goreski Glasses Necklace
My gosh there's even a necklace.
Now I've seen it all, pun intended.
If you're feeling like a laugh, and I'm sure you are, why not go see my friend B Lovely over at DO YOU MIND.  She has a Sally Story to entertain us with today.  And it's a true story too!

Have a great day Darlings,
xoxDani

23 comments:

  1. TUNNEL VISION I am turning a blind eye to all this copycat foolishness. Partly because I had to briefly wear very ugly (and coke bottle) glasses as a kid. Ditto because they recall the "free" ones given out to USMA recruits, by the NHS in UK etc. etc. Why pay?!

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    1. Oh and that Sally really gets around - lucky doll!

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    2. GF, I'm sorry, MrBP wore coke-bottle lenses as well and was teased mercilessly, it was really terrible actually. Why pay yes well said.
      Isn't Sally the intrepid one.

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    3. Haha, yes GF, these look exactly like the glasses they give out to plebes (freshmen) at the Naval Academy too! The mids call them "BCGs"--birth control glasses. These days I already have plenty of man-repellent built in...don't need anymore.

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    4. LOL Danielle. Haven't been anywhere near in yonks (debate too, and one of my sophmore roomies married an USNA grad in chokers). But I appreciated the "Canoe U" shorthand vocab and props to anyone that can survive plebe summer, rack. Hope you doing well in the "Dark Ages".

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  2. Everything becomes ironic eventually, doesn't it? Jumped the shark- well said. I am holding off as long as I can- no reading glasses yet. But I know my time is near....

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    1. KnitYArns, I've always had super-perfect vision but apparently it comes to all of us, usually by 45 I'm told. I'm going to hold out as well, it would help if I didn't have this paperwork to get through!

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  3. I wear black-rimmed (but not "nerd") glasses on my face, I believe that is sufficient!

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    1. Abby I wanted glasses when I was younger but now that I am almost 43 and really it's getting inevitable, well I've lost interest in wearing them as a fashion statement.

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  4. I wear contacts mainly and specs only when I'm desperate and never in public! I can read best of all when I wear neither - the problem then is that I can read the tiniest print but fail to recognise my own face in a mirror. The joys of myopia.

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    1. Sulky my MrBP can't see 5" in front him without his contacts or glasses. And he has to wear reading glasses with his contacts, I'm not sure how that even works.

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  5. I wear glasses all the time, but nowadays I have to take them off when reading (I will NOT get bifocals!). We all wear glasses in our family - No. One Son, who fancies himself an intellectual, got actual hipster/nerd glasses. I must say they look really good on him.

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    1. Patricia all 3 of my rascals wear glasses! My older daughter doesn't really need hers for school and she did get nerd glasses, they are pretty on her but she's one of those girls, she could make a potato sack look amazing.
      My son and youngest daughter need their glasses all the time, as you might guess we spend lots of time at the optometrist!

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  6. The ring reminds me of the Solange Azagurt-Partridge "Hot Lips" ring - http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/110079 - at 1/20 the cost! I think the ring or pendant would be great for a librarian with a wicked sense of humor.

    Also glad to detect early symptoms of the death of need glasses.

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  7. I remember that Goresky chap-- he looked cute in these, but most would look just plain dorky. I just started needing reding glasses last year-- I have ones called Helium-Paris ( but I think made in Italy), #4150-- rectangular, not too heavy in tortoise with a bit of texture on the earpieces. I actually like them, but not always searching for them.

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  8. I wear contacts and then reading glasses when I need them, which is whenever I want to read or see anything close. At night when I'm home, I wear two pairs of full sized glasses at the same time. Distance high on my nose, and reading low on my nose, so I can knit while I watch TV. Between the two pairs of glasses of my flannel PJs, I'm a true sexpot. I have David begging me to get a pair of bifocals, but I'd rather spend all that money on something else. However I might cave in a do it.
    I started needing reading glasses at 40, and didn't try holding out for longer than a few months because it really gives you eyestrain when you need them and don't wear them.
    Despise the KS accessories though.

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  9. I actually wear my glasses almost full time - am off to see Optometrist in march as they are getting worse! And Kathy - i am wearing bifocals now. sigh... I am actually looking for some geeky ones like this. If you are going to wear glasses, you might as well wear GLASSES!

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  10. The glasses necklace look as if they are made for the world's tiniest librarian. I didn't realize that this was a trend, but now that I'm aware of it, I'm glad it appears to be on its way out!

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  11. They are a bit over-the-top, but I'd rather wear KS glasses baubles than real glasses! What's next, dental crowns as accessories?!

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  12. I have been wearing glasses for a very long time and changed them very often... They have evolved with me and I really think they always reflected my personality. I have always think finding the " right" frame is a hard choice as I not have seen them as an accessory, but rather as a part of me. Two years ago, as I was changing them again, I came across the Tom Ford's collection and I have found them really, really lovely. It is the first time I would like to add another frame to play around but I would not give up on my actual glasses...

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  13. I wear contacts and no reading glasses yet but I can tell my time is coming. At my last eye exam my doctor told me to just get a pair if I feel I need the, so far I refused. I own a pair of Chanel glasses that I sometimes wear, I don't think they look that bad but I also wear sunglasses all the time and I don't have prescription ones, so contacts are just easier, plus I like them much better for peripheral vision.
    But I have to admit that when I went on job interviews I always wore glasses, silly trick but 'nerdy' is considered a positive in my profession.
    However, imo those KS accessories are awful.

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  14. My arms became too short for my body three years ago. I don't know what's worse - getting your first pair of readers or the year later when you need even stronger ones.

    Anthropologie has cute readers and Iris Apfel has a line of them for EyeBobs.

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  15. I was thinking of the Maison Martin Margiela faceless watch. My friend got one and we wondered if the designer was making some kind of existential statement about the nature of time and human existence. I'm not sure what lenseless eyeglasses say!

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