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The Glasses Dilemma

I’m due for the biannual eye exam, which means it’s time to get a new pair of glasses! Troy’s work insurance covers both the optometrist’s fee and the cost of the eyeglasses (well, up to a certain amount). I love getting new glasses so knowing that my eye exam is coming up, two months ago I started browsing the frame catalog of an online store from which I bought my last pair of glasses and bookmarking the ones I like. But the problem with being so ahead is, now that the eye exam is only a couple of days away, most of the frames I like are already sold out or no longer available. Sad llama. :(

Anyway, after doing some more browsing through the catalog these last couple of days, I’ve narrowed down my choice to 8 frames. Most of the frames are sporting the classic look, the look that I know I can pull off. They’re also mostly boring. The few that aren’t boring are rather funky-looking and I don’t know if they would look good on me, but I do like them. I have a big, round face so small eyeglasses frames don’t look that great on me but big ones make me look like I’m wearing a mask of Zorro, especially if they’re black, so I prefer to avoid black frames and tend to pick brown- or tortoise-coloured ones because, well, I’m brown and I wear a lot of brown because it’s also my most favourite colour.

Let me show you some pictures of the frames with the looks that I think I can pull of:

And these are the ones I’m not sure will look good on me:

funky frames

Knowing me, I’d probably end up ordering one of the funky ones (likely #7 or #8, still not convinced with the colour of #6; burgundy seems too bold of a colour), regret it and then exchange it for one of the classic/boring ones. I don’t even have any preferences regarding the classic ones because they seem to be equally boring! With the funky ones, #7 is in brown and pink and I know I can pull of wearing brown and pink. #8 is dark purple. Purple is not really one of my favourite colours but the dark purple seems to be close enough to black without being black.

Now I’m curious. Which one would you choose given the selections?

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