Raquel Allegra jumpsuit | Size 2 (purchased when I was pregnant – no longer available)
Vans sneakers (gift from my dad)
We’re moving back to Georgia in early May; the countdown has begun. I’ve honestly been packing and donating for a while now, and don’t really “feel” like I will have a problem finishing in time without too much stress, but I’ll probably still have some anxiety at the end, especially when I start packing up the kitchen. Ugh.
Wardrobe wise, I feel pretty good where I am now. I have saved a few things that are too small for my body now, but they are only pieces I really really love. They’re packed away so I don’t have to look at them all the time, but it would be nice if I fit into them again. Otherwise, I’ve added enough items lately that fit my body and that I’m happy in to keep me satisfied for a while. And I can still wear some of my clothes from “before” or that I bought when I was pregnant (that’s one good thing about loving “oversized” styles…), like this Raquel Allegra jumpsuit and my long maxi dress, also by RA.
Oh, I did order a pair of bike shorts from Girlfriend last week. Gasp. I know…shorts…but I want to try them with a big tee, or tank or whatever and see if I can do it. Of course I CAN do it, but I’ve had so much fear of shorts (my knees) for so long that it might take me some time to ease into. Recently though, I do feel like I’ve TRULY hit the IDGAF stage of dressing – even more than before; I just don’t have time to think about anyone else who might be offended by my knees.
I ordered mine from Girlfriend because I had $10 off from rewards points (if you use my referral link you’ll get $10 off your first purchase of $95 or more) but a few colors are included in Shopbop’s coupon code that ends today.
Speaking of that…I mentioned I ordered a pair of Suicoke sandals with that code – if you are also interested in them, maybe try now? The problem for me has always been sizing – it seems so confusing. I went with the size 7 and they should be here tomorrow, so we’ll see. Won’t help you for this sale, but for future purchases maybe? I’m really excited about those!!
I also got these no6 clogs with the code. I couldn’t help myself!! Even given my track record lately with clogs (buying..returning…) the love dies hard; I have to try them.
Ok, so enough of that. I went to the eye doctor yesterday and am trying out contact lenses for the first time in forever. It’s really hard wearing glasses with a 20-month old…he knocks into them and gets fingerprints on them all the time when we play so that I can barely see out of them at all most of the time. They’re progressive, which I love and allow me to see better than ever, but not when they’re falling off my face. Anyway, I don’t love the way I see with contacts, but I might just get them to have to wear while exercising or working in the yard or whatever to keep my glasses “safe.” The issue now is that I need readers.
That’s the long way of asking for suggestions on “cute” or modern-looking readers? I’ve looked at warby parker and caddis – has anyone tried those? Any good ones at Costco?? haha. Thanks for suggestions.
I hope you have an AMAZING weekend 🙂
No clue on “cute” readers (hubs did the 5 pack from Costco when he needed them – a few years ago his prescription changed quite a lot and he went to progressives) but recommend sunglass readers if you like to read outside. We spend most of our spring/summer/fall leisure time on the patio or porch, so they definitely came in handy. I’m considering prescription sunglasses again – haven’t had in forever. I bought some cheap (but oversize “glam”) over-glasses I can use in times of great need, but they’re not super comfy…..(I have a hard time keeping 1 pr glasses on my nose, often sweaty outside, much less 2 pair!)
Rebecca | Seven2Seven8 says
Hello! I am glad you’re embracing your wardrobe needs (even) more than others’ opinions. I totally get it – but the idea that your comfort comes second to a stranger’s opinion about your knees is a good concern to ditch! Your body is great and deserves love.
Readers: I love Foster Grant from Walgreens. They have some cute styles. 🙂
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I’ve spent So. Much. Damned. Money. on glasses….cheap readers, expensive readers, progressive lenses, reading glasses, distance glasses. I’ve tried since November to adjust to my Warby Parker progressives, but to no avail. I really HATE them! Honestly, I don’t fine that there’s much difference between my expensive pairs and my cheap pairs (within reason, of course!). My current faves are a pair of $15 readers I purchased through Amazon that Oprah likes. If they’re good enough for Oprah, they’re good enough for me! 😉
I love eyebobs! The quality is good and the styles are fun. Both my daughter and I have them – she’s 22 and I’m 62 – so we cover the age range. :-). I wear progressives the rest of the time and she has some basic nearsighted glasses she wears when not wearing her eyebobs. Her eyebobs have no reading compensation but does have the blue filter, and I got 1.5’s and the blue filter. (Truth be told, I have a few pairs, and only one has the blue filter.) Like the other online businesses, you can also send in your prescription to turn them into your regular progressive glasses, but I prefer getting those locally. These are good readers.
I wear contacts for sport and had trouble reading labels at the supermarket as I shopped on the way home. The optometrist altered my script for contacts to fix the problem by giving me a different script for each eye…..instead of -3.50 for both eyes, the right eye is -3.50 and the left reduced to -2.25. I don’t understand the mechanics behind it, but it works! Saves on losing readers?
Leah Wise says
I returned Warby Parker glasses several years ago because I was convinced the prescription was wrong. I used the same prescription with another company (BonLook) and had no issues so I don’t trust them.
Hope you find some nice readers! You’re a hero for last so long with glasses with a small child! My kid (33 months) is obsessed with my sunglasses and has broken a number of pairs. (My favorite was when he put them down very carefully and firmly on the pavement – lenses down.) I know my father has 3 pairs of glasses (regular, computer, and… something else?) so I assume that’s in my future, but I’m holding on tight to contacts for now.
I have about 6 pairs of the Caddis readers and i LOVE ‘EM!
I recommend them–I love the colors and frames and they’re pretty durable too.
Good luck to you with your move to Georgia!
I used to buy Warby Parker, but recently have been really happy with Zenni optical. You can measure frames every which way, use their photo try on, and frames are crazy well priced. They can do readers or prescription, and even though I wear progressives, they’ve gotten the scrip right every time. I’ve paid as little as $100 for really cool frames w/lenses that were just as good as Warby P’s and other far more expensive eyeglasses I’ve purchased in the past. Frame quality varies, but there are a ton of good options to choose from and lots of reviews to help. I sound like an ad,I know, but glasses are such a thing. So far I’ve had great luck.