Optical Revolution

I wear sunglasses like a vampire afraid of the daylight. Every day. Every time I go outside. Even just to get the mail. Not only am I trying to shield my eyes from UV rays and prevent (as much as possible) my mother-inherited worry/squinty line, but I'm a wuss when it comes to bright light. And loud sounds, but that's beside the point. For years, the only kind of sunglasses I would wear have had thick, brown plastic frames.

pic from Microsoft clipart

Don't get me wrong, I love these glasses. Very fashion-friendly. Cute on everyone. Make you feel like Julia Roberts. But, I thought these were the only kind that looked good on me. Time after time, I tried thinner framed glasses without success. I just always felt more comfortable the more sunglasses covered my face, like the thicker the frames the better the shade. I just dealt with the heat and sweat on my face from all that coverage thinking, "Well, that's just how sunglasses are with me." Then, fashion turned to aviators. I've ALWAYS wanted to try these but ALWAYS looked ridiculous in them. For some reason, the lower-dropped lenses look funny on my face. So, after my son broke my thick, brown plastic-framed glasses, I decided to venture out into the aviator world just one more time. Again, they looked ridiculous. Attempt after attempt, I felt not only that the lenses looked weird but that they just wouldn't block much sun because of the thin, wire frames. But then...I found THESE! (enter: hallelujah choir music)

Target, $8

THESE aviators have shorter lenses, so they don't sit as far down on my cheeks and make me look funny.
THESE aviators have dark enough lenses, so they actually block the sun.
THESE aviators are the most comfortable sunglasses I've ever worn! No more hot, sweaty face, cuz (WHAT?!) the thin, wire frames actually allow your face to breathe! And, here's the kicker...
THESE aviators were only 8 bucks!!!!!
(sigh of satisfaction)
Target aviators, I love you.
So, for the first time in my life, a fashion-current item is working for me, not breaking my bank, and keeping me comfortable. Who knew?!!
It's the little things.


  1. I'm so happy that you appreciate the little things. I try to do that too. It makes for a happier life.

  2. I like those aviators on you, too. I like aviator sunglasses a lot because I feel like Eric Estrada. Or Jim Morrison. Either way I feel hilarious. But back to you - very cute on you.

  3. @Sally: Eric Estrada! lol!! Well, you were my inspiration for finally going for it. :-)

    @Janet: Thanks! Yes, my New Year's resolution last year was to find joy in little things. Seems to be working. :-)