Friday, April 18, 2008

Just Flew Home from Viva Las Vegas and boy are my arms tired

Actually, we got back on Sunday night but I really wanted to use that old joke as a headline. I’m cheesy. Sad but true.

We had a great weekend. Many newly sewn outfits were worn. Gorgeous vintage clothes from many wonderful vendors were ogled but not purchased. (I tend to ruin vintage clothes, and I’m cheap, and I’d much rather make my own stuff, if I can.) Much dancing was done, drinking too. Being the old-ish farts that we are, we were in bed at a decent hour (no later than 1am) every night. It made the days a lot more pleasant, I can tell you, but we missed out on quite a few of the bands.

I completely spaced on taking pictures. MD took lots at the car show but my plan of taking pictures of a zillion pretty dresses didn’t really pan out. I was way too preoccupied with hanging out with my girls and I plumb forgot the camera was in my bag. Oh well.

Really though, it wasn’t dresses that had my attention this year. It was eyeglasses. I saw so many girls in great glasses! A lot were wearing vintage, but quite a few had modern glasses in a vintage style. It was really nice to see well put together and stylish ladies rockin’ their four-eyes with no shame.

The only thing I bought from the vendors at Viva was a new (50’s dead-stock) pair of eyeglasses from Allyn Scura. I stepped on my favorite glasses a while back (the ones in the sidebar photo) and I’ve been very slow to get a new pair that I can wear every day. I have a few pair of glasses with the same prescription, but I don’t like any of them as well as the ones I broke. Maybe that’s why I’m glasses-obsessed?

This pair is too modern to be worn with any of my vintage-y stuff, but wonderfully lightweight and almost invisible. They are great for work or running errands but not so much for looking cute and stylish.

This pair is super adorable but too heavy for everyday. I love them but they do tend to make giant divots on either side of my nose.

I can see fine with the current prescription but it’s expired so if I want to fill the new frames, I need a new prescription. I’ve been dragging my feet because if my prescription has changed, I’ll want to change the lenses in these frames to the new prescription and the expense has me a bit worried. Even so, these new frames are so cute that they might be just the thing to convince me to get off my butt and get my eyes checked again.

See? It should be a no-brainer. If I don’t need a new prescription, I only need to have the new pair filled. If the prescription has changed, I’ll just have Lenscrafters (or whoever) re-do the lenses in my modern glasses and send the rest off to Allyn Scura. Fingers crossed that my prescription hasn’t changed.

(I’ll post a finished sewing project next Friday. I promise. ...and sorry about all the unsolicited pictures of my mush.)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gaby! Welcome back! I like the new glasses.........