Sunday, February 8, 2009

went shopping for new glasses!

Whew. It's actually exhausting trying on pair after pair and having to remember which ones were duds and which ones were hot. The kiddos and I went to two different optic-locations today, both bursting at the seams with nerdy goodness. And, considering my sudden (yes, childish) interest in bespectacled men (like Mr. Robin Van Loon, over there in my side-bar; I'd totally be lying if I said I don't intend to trek into the sacred jungles of "darkest Peru" to ask him out), it's something I might start doing more frequently.

I actually couldn't make a final decision, therefore we are hitting the trail again tomorrow, back to the same stores we went to today. Out of the 100+ that I tried on, I have about 5 favorites.

I'm taking Helen with me tomorrow, if I can, because I'm nervous about making the wrong choice. The last time I bought glasses, a year and a half ago, I was under pressure to get in and out in a timely manner and I sort of freaked out. I ended up buying a (cute) pair of trendy little glasses with a rectangular sort of look to them, in dark pink/light green.

Don't get me wrong, I love them, but they just don't fit my face :-(

It doesn't help that I DON'T KNOW WHAT SHAPE MY FACE IS (other than "weird" lol). I've ruled out circular and square, so that leaves triangular, oval, and heart-shaped.

Yeah, ok.


Leah said...

I found this online:
To find out the shape of your face, measure it with a tape measure or ruler. You will take the following measurements.
1. Measure your face across the top of your cheekbones. Write down the measurement on a piece of paper.
2. Measure across your jaw line from the widest point to the widest point. Write down the measurement.
3. Measure across your forehead at the widest point. Generally the widest point will be somewhere about halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline. Write down the measurement.
4. Measure from the tip of your hairline to the bottom of your chin.
Oval Face - Length equal to one and a half times width.
Round Face - Your face is as wide as it is long. This may vary a little but generally the measurement is close.
Oblong - Longer than it is wide.
Heart - Narrow at jaw line, wide at cheekbones/and or forehead.
Square - your face is about as wide as it is long.
Diamond - Widest at cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw line of approximately equal widths.

Gladis said...

you are so great!!! thank you! I searched and searched for this stuff.

Michelle said...

I guess that would make my face oblong.

Michelle said...

Or maybe it's heart shaped. These are my measurements, maybe someone can figure it out!

1. 5 1/4"
2. 3 1/2"
3. 6"
4. 8"

Gladis said...

Michelle, are you sure you measured you jaw correctly?

I know you have a cute little face, but 3 1/2 inches??