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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Funky Eyewear

In my previous post, "How To AccessorEYES," I discussed using eyewear as a tool to add personality to your looks. I wear prescription lenses, and in my early days I wasn't a fan of wearing glasses.  I have since learned to not only embrace my opticals, but my eyewear is now a carefully considered part of my wardrobe.

I own several pair of prescription glasses and due to my RX, they can be very costly, so I do the following to help alleviate the financial burden.
  1. I incorporate eyewear into my budget and treat it as an expense. 
  2. My insurance allows me one new pair of prescription lenses per year, and a new pair of frames every other year, so I take advantage of those benefits religiously.
  3. I budget enough money in my Flexible Spending Account to cover expenses that exceed what my insurance covers.
  4. I get my eyes examined every year, and if my prescription changes only slightly, I will forego updating all my eyeglasses with the new prescription.
Now onto the good stuff. I've been lusting after these Alain Mikli frames for quite some time now.  I purchased them from my friends over at Omega Optical.

They're funky, fun, and add are a definite conversation piece.
 A colleague asked if my wardrobe choices would be limited due to the design.  Absolutely NOT!
 I can wear them with denim, red, black, white, orange, purple, etc.
 I will show you in the coming weeks and months how I werk these frames into my wardrobe.
So I took something that I viewed as a flaw and re-framed it (pun intended) as a fashion accessory.  I'm learning that in life, it's your attitude and the way you view things that can make all the difference in the world.

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Be Fearless. Stay Fashionable.  Have Fun!