eyewear poll garnered an amazing 1,000+ votes, with the tortoiseshell specs being the clear favorite. That post even generated a parody! (Um, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?) You'll be happy to hear that I've heeded your wishes and sent the black pair back in exchange for the tortoiseshell ones. More to come on those.
However, I did something sneaky in the meantime. Commenter Em linked to these adorable pink "fade-away" glasses, and while this particular pair was too small for me, I located a similar pair on Etsy. In mint condition and reasonably priced! They also shipped in record time, arriving yesterday. I have to tell you, readers: I think this is love. Who cares if men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses? I'm about to start making passes at myself with these babies on!
And also! I finished my fascinator! (The fascinator, you may recall, was what started this whole eyewear crisis.)
Here's a better view of the top:
I hot-glued the square of felt on, but everything else is stitched by hand. I just couldn't bear to take the hot glue gun to those vintage strawberries! I passed the time by pretending I was Elizabeth Bennett in the scene where she's re-trimming an old bonnet. (I do hope Mr. Darcy will like it!)
I think it came out pretty nicely for my first little hat. I'm now reading the millinery book From the Neck Up, recommended by several of you lovely readers. Don't tell me how it ends! I want to be surprised.