Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rockin' the Sexy Look


At a party a few days ago, I had my trusty bedazzled reading glasses perched on my head so that I could easily slide them down onto my nose and read small print – actually, it’s all small print these days.  Throughout the evening I spoke with many folks who were also finding it necessary to resort to reading glasses.  It was a fun, age-deprecating topic that many of us understood.  In fact, when I first went looking for this particular pair of reading glasses in the bowl where I keep my glasses, a guest chimed up, “Oh, sorry, I have a pair of your glasses right here.  I needed to borrow them to read the quiz.”  No worries – I have lots of reading glasses.

While many of the adults among us commented on and laughed about my bedazzled reading glasses, my youngest kids seemed embarrassed that I so blatantly flaunted my visual infirmities.  Not only was I wearing a pair of reading glasses atop my head, but they were bedazzled.  They stood out.  I was trying to joke with the teens about my “sexy” glasses, but all I was getting were eye rolls – that is until one young lady, a friend of my son, gave my glasses a good look, smiled at me and said, “Oh, yeah, Debbie – you’re rockin’ the sexy look.”  Now, some of you might think she was being sarcastic or perhaps even sucking up to her friend’s mom, but I decided to believe she was being sincere and revel in my sexy look.  After all, it didn’t hurt anything to believe her and several of my friends and I felt a moment of joy at the thought that our need for reading glasses could actually be interpreted as sexy.  Several years ago I wrote about men wearing reading glasses and looking sexy, now, I’m happily rockin’ my own sexy look.

2 comments:

Kim Anderson Hanson said...

You always look great whatever you are wearing! I have 'yet' to reach the milestone of needing reading glasses...Skip is there already, but he tends to forget to take his glasses everywhere...

Janine @ Alternative Housewife said...

I have worn glasses for near-sightedness since I was 12 and I can tell you, they are sexy! Especially to men! You would be surprised the number of boyfriends who have insisted that I look hotter with glasses than wearing contact lenses and requested spectacles specifically. Just one of those things. Love that your reading glasses are bedazzled!