People often ask me how many pairs of glasses I own (with alarm in their voice). But can a girl ever have too much eyewear?
If you ask Dave, he’d probably say yes, since he had to photograph my entire collection last night. However, I say you can never have too many glasses. They go on your face, people! Although I used to be a one pair kind of gal, I treasure all the options in my arsenal (and crave more, more, more!). Glasses are your window to the world. And as someone allergic to most costume jewelry metals, they’re often my best and only accessory.
If a hat is the cherry on top, then eyewear is the good first impression. With that logic in mind, perhaps I should have started the blog with this post! Hindsight is 20/20, but clearly my sight is far from it. Without further adieu, let’s start the tour of the spectacular spectacles of StoryGirlSarah…
tortoise classics from moscot keep this zany secretary look safe for work
EYEWEAR: Moscot Vilda | BLOUSE: Tucker from ModCloth | BROOCH: Vintage from Pin Up Queens, Astoria | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
these sassy cat eye frames from SEE were handmade in italy
(just like my great-grandmother)
EYEWEAR: SEE Eyewear #1413 | DRESS: Emily & Fin from ModCloth | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
do not make my fierce warby parker specs angry
you wouldn’t like it when they’re angry
EYEWEAR: Warby Parker Sinclair in Burgundy Fade | DRESS: Candice Gwinn Natasha Dress by Trashy Diva | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
getting my girlish fancy on in this vintage black horn & rhinestone pair
EYEWEAR: Vintage from Bibby’s Rocket on Etsy | BLOUSE: Peachtree City Top from ModCloth | HEADBAND: J.Crew | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
snagged these retro red rounds on our trip to shanghai last year
EYEWEAR: brand unknown | T-SHIRT: That Yarn Cat Tee from ModCloth | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
are these real ray-bans?
(only the lady who sold them to me in shanghai knows for sure)
EYEWEAR: Possibly Ray-Ban | DRESS: Vintage | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
SEE did it again with these modern meets vintage crimson cats made in holland
EYEWEAR: SEE Eyewear | DRESS: Aoyama Itchome via Callalilai | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
matte meets gloss in these onyx frames with cut-out detail handmade in france
(also by SEE)
EYEWEAR: SEE Eyewear #2832 | Trollied Dolly from ModCloth | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
my homage to sigourney weaver in working girl in the same SEE specs
EYEWEAR: SEE Eyewear #2832 | BLOUSE: Pleasant Tense Top from ModCloth | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
i love how the world looks through my rose colored betsey johnson shades (perhaps because they’re not prescription)
EYEWEAR: Betsey Johnson via TJ Maxx | COAT: Vintage from jinglekell on eBay | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
When you put a lot of care into the way you dress, one pair of glasses just won’t do. Despite my abundant assortment, I still sometimes find my color options lacking when I set out to style myself every morning. And don’t even get me started on the historical accuracy and style consistency questions that gnaw at me every time I put together an outfit!
For starters, I really need a pair of ivory frames for the spring and a green pair to match my eyes. And where’s the most universally liked color, blue? Lately, I have particularly big crushes on Mallory in Blue Marblewood and Tenely prescription sunglasses in Violet Magnolia, both from the wonderfully affordable (and philanthropic) Warby Parker. Then there is my long-time obsession with Stephanie by Morganthal Frederics, the Rolls Royce of luxury specs.
Sigh. A girl can dream.
I have some sassy new hair changes in store for next week, but I hope my grand plans don’t greatly alter how all my favorite frames already work for me. Although, there are worse things I can think of than having an excuse to invest in more glasses.
Like I need an excuse!
Bottom line: When it comes to putting on the polish, eyewear is a girl’s best friend.