Guys! It’s a miracle. Somewhere in between yesterday’s blog publication and 7 PM , I developed a real need, not just for glasses but for full-on bifocals! Fortunately, I was able to get a rapid prescription and glasses posthaste!

… So here’s what really happened. On my walk to drop of my rent check to our landlord, I passed an Urban Outfitters. Acting on a tip from my fashion savvy friend Allison, I decided to go inside… just to check.

Hooray!  A store so Hipster that they shamelessly put clear glass (no magnification) in their solely vain glasses! Thank you Urban Outfitters for your shamelessness! I was so happy that I put them on hold and waited semi-patiently for Jeremy to come home so I could tell him about my find.

Being the patient husband that he is, he decided that I must have teacher glasses, even if he thinks they look ridiculous (which, they do).

They don’t have black rims as I had originally specified, but I wasn’t picky because they do not magnify. Also, they are comically large. When I wear them, I feel like I might look like a praying mantis/Professor Trelawny hybrid. Also, they do make seeing a little harder, so I took them off to watch the Olympics and then promptly put them back on until Jeremy had to pry them from my face at bedtime. They are vain and silly, and I might actually be too embarrassed to wear them very often.

But the main thing is that I love them. I love my silly little glasses so so much. I maintain that I needed them even if I don’t have vision problems.

I take comfort in the fact that my 20/20 children will laugh at them in pictures, and then twenty years later, when they are back in style, ask to borrow them. 

*On a more serious note, most of my glasses hyperbole and curse-labeling has been hyperbole, and I am most thankful for my vision. I’m not vain enough to genuinely take my vision for granted. Because obviously the curse of my life is my ugly toenails (hyperbole again… or is it litotes?)

  1. Aug 01, 2012
    Katie Ann Robinson

    Sierra you are too funny! I went through the same thing a few years ago… I must have been the main target for the Pink Eye endemic in college and I hated the fact that I didn't have a sleek pair of glasses to hide it, solely because you simply cannon wear makeup when your eye is swollen and pink. So I bought a fake pair of glasses. They were way too large for my face and the hipster glasses were not "in" at the time so I was too embarrassed to wear them. I convinced my parents and optometrist I had astigmatism (which I MIGHT have now). So I picked out a cute black and pink Kate Spade pair and it has the lowest prescription possible haha

    I, too, share the same desire to have hipster glasses. Target has cute ones, FYI!

  2. Aug 01, 2012
    Sadie Crookston

    Sierra. I am seriously self-conscious about my toenails.

  3. Aug 01, 2012

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYYA. this is great. so happy that urban answered the call.

  4. Aug 01, 2012

    cute sierra

  5. Aug 01, 2012

    Hi sweetie,
    You hipsters are an odd and ugly bunch.

    Like Shar Peis.

  6. Aug 01, 2012

    Oh my gosh, I know exactly how you feel! I've always wanted some cute, chic glasses. But alas, I have 20/20 vision. You look adorable!

  7. Aug 01, 2012

    need is defined as:
    a: a lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful b: a physiological or psychological requirement for the well-being of an organism or c: a condition requiring supply or relief. You totally NEEDED your glasses! They are wonderful…and so are you.