Saturday, June 13, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Thanks so much to all of you who voted for my next pair of glasses. I counted all mentions, since some of you chose more than one pair. The winner by a landslide vote was A:













F (a very similar pair) came in second with 5 mentions. C (the oval pair) and B (the bronze-y rectangles) trailed behind with 3 and 2 votes respectively.

The interesting thing was that my favorites and yours were not the same. I liked A and F, but wasn't quite comfortable with how dark they were against my light skin. B, which only got 2 votes, was my favorite pair. In fact, I went frame shopping with those exact frames (Bebe's "Drama Queen" if anyone is interested) in mind. My sister-in-law wears them and I tried them on when I was visiting my family recently and loved how they looked on me. At least a couple of you found them appealing.

I actually didn't like C at all, but included them because, as I mentioned, I'm not very good at this. When some of you picked them I was a bit surprised. The good news is, if I remember correctly, your first choice was the cheapest pair of frames in the batch.

Looking at these pictures pretty regularly over the last few days has helped me get used to seeing myself in glasses, and I'm starting to like what I see. I'm also coming to agree with the majority of voters that the darker frames do look good on me. Since the first and second choices were so similar, I'll go back and try them both on and make a final decision then. I'm also considering getting a second pair (B) so that I can change things up when I'm feeling a little less trendy and dramatic. Of course, buying that second pair will depend on price and how much my insurance covers.

As for the winner of a small thank-you gift, Mel at Box of Chocolates will be getting a package in the near future just for voicing her opinion. Her comment (#9) was selected by the random number generator at random.org.

4 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great choice! Isn't it strange how differently we see ourselves than others do?

Ang said...

They look great. I always second guess my choice after I get them home. Great idea letting others vote for you. Like Angie said, we do see ourselves differently than others.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Yes! That's the choice I'd have picked too from looking below at the photos! :)

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Woohoo! I'm always excited to win and the fact you will be delivering it in person even better. As I was looking back in the pix I think I may have voted on the wrong pair. The ones you chose WERE my favorite pair because they look like mine. I think I may have said B though. Ooops. Well at least I'm happy knowing that you picked the ones I really liked. They look awesome!! Can't wait to see you soon.

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