Would you like that sweater in grey or grey?

Here’s my dilemma.  I’ve always wanted to be bold when it comes to fashion and home decorating.  I see someone in a gorgeous fuchsia pink dress with a bold statement necklace and I think “Oooo I LOVE that, it would look great on me!”.  But then I go shopping and slowly but surely my choices get less trendsetter and more grey.  I’m not being figurative here, I seriously come home with bags full of grey clothes.  The internal dialogue starts off with ‘oh my god, I could totally rock some orange’ and ends with ‘what a nice comfy grey cardigan’.  I do the same thing with decorating.  I totally want to do something bold and before I know it I have a house in various shades of tan.  I am stopping this for 2014.  Last year I declared 2013 the Year of Awesome.   i think we can safely say I knocked that son of a bitch out of the park.  This year it’s the Year of Style.  I don’t just mean with my clothing, i mean with the new house, the way I dress, everything.  Yeah whatever, it sounds shallow, but trust me it’s not.  It’s about accepting whole self, loving my whole self and allowing my exterior to match my interior.  I’m not a dull person.  Why the hell do I wear grey all the time?

This get even more interesting because I need new glasses.  NOT just new glasses but fucking progressives.  Ooops didn’t mean to drop the F-bomb there but when the hell did I get old enough for progressives.  Sigh.  The optometrist is hot so at least I got to enjoy the visit while he told me “yep you’re old, your eyes say so”.  Well it came out more like “there is a slight change but it’s really not that major” but I know what he meant.

So I’m trying to order glasses that make a statement.  I KNOW this will take me ages to decide but I really want to find a pair that is a little ‘out there’ and not the normal rectangular brown glasses with a small detail on the side that I ALWAYS order.  These are the cutest green frames, the only problem is they have gold on the arms and I don’t wear any yellow gold.  But I do love the shape of the glasses.  I’ve always wanted cat eye glasses but they just don’t look good on my face at all .  But I AM going to get something kick ass….


I came home and showed Miss Thing these pictures and lets just say she was less than impressed with the direction I’ve decided to go in.  Why oh why doesn’t my teenage daughter see how cool I am???


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    • Lisa on January 14, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Very nice glasses….. oh and grey jacket!! Enjoy 2014 to the fullest. 40’s are all about fun.

      • Allison on January 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      I LOVE being in my forties. Wouldn’t trade it for any other age…it rocks.

  1. Those are fabulous!!! And I LOVe the “year of style” idea. I’m trying to learn interior decorating this year, and I am a completely remedial case.

    Have you ever ordered glasses online? There are lots of places you can get startlingly inexpensive frames, which means you can get all sorts of funky and not-funky things to experiment with, without feeling like you gave a kidney for the experience.

      • Allison on January 22, 2014 at 10:44 am

      So awesome. I am ordering my new glasses online. Found a place where I can get a bunch of different pairs for a ridiculously low price. I ordered a couple last night!

    • Susan on February 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Alison, I’m stalking you from CGG I’m in the business of glasses (LensCrafters) been doing it for 17 years. Love those frames but I see you in something red. I can send you some suggestions if you like?

      • Allison on February 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      Send away! I would love to see some ideas!

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