This holiday one of the worst things & I guess the best things ( one of those blessings in disguise kinda thing….) happened to me. I Lost my Fave Prada glasses….*insertstears* ….The crazy thing is I don't even remember when or where I might have misplaced them…Might be in the crevices of my couches somewhere in my house in Nigeria or somewhere at the George Hotel in Ikoyi….All I do know is after Christmas Day I just never saw them again…..The weirdest thing…I was bummed about it but I didn't get upset at all, funny enough I had lost something else I really loved as well …..but I think I've come to a point in my life, that I have started to recognize that things are just that -things….and they are always replaceable…..yes, you may not be able to find the exact item or it maybe sold out and one of a kind…..But there is always something else you can get to replace it ….and sometimes ( most times) it turns out better than the former…….I guess one of the things I am embracing getting older….I remember when I used to be so attached to my stuff….Like didn't like to throw things away, or let go of stuff ( Somewhat of hoarder behavior ) or always wanted to acquire, acquire, acquire,….I mean the need to acquire is still there ( I'm a shopaholic * yes I admitted it*- comes with the job :-P... but I am currently in self induced therapy and doing very well might I add hehe) but I have no problem letting go of stuff these days,….and what I have realized is the more I am okay with not placing so much value on things, is the more I am being blessed with stuff!!!!!….
Anyways back to my glasses story, so yeah I misplaced them,….what sucked the most about this, was not only were these my fave glasses of the moment ( I remember how I plotted to get them and the universe smiled on me one day and I found them at a steal) ….they were also my prescription glasses ( I had taken out the lenses and had my prescription put in the glasses and had them slightly tinted…*yeah i know I do the most*)…..Anyways when I got back I started to look for frames that could replace these bad boys, that looked cool and would make me want to wear my glasses religiously. I was tempted to buy the exact glasses again, but in a different colour but then decided against it. I ordered 2 pairs one fendi ( a different older style) & one miu miu pair ( might still hold on to these….they make me look like a slightly naughty fashionable librarian *devilishgrin* hehe)…..but still wasn't completely sold on them when I received them ,…then I went a-searching to my secret glasses store ….and*cueahamomentmusic* I laid my eyes on these FENDI'S and I knew I had found my replacement frames. I was soo excited. They were cool, perfect size, artsy and loved the shape. Next step…. tint and prescription *whooop*….I already liked the yellow tint it came in, but i just needed it to be slightly lighter and be gradient ( going into a clear colour) since I was using them as my prescription glasses and not sunglasses……anyways turned out amazing and I love love love them!!!!….the thing with me is if I like something, I like it …don't really care what people think ….and I thought these were so cool and chic, a bit quirky but thats exactly what I loved about them….what I didn't expect was the amount of attention and people that would actually love & be drawn to the glasses/frames. Literally seemed like everywhere I went people complimented my glasses and thats when I was like oh wow,…..these turned out to be cooler and better than the pradas, …..I got a lot of compliments on the pradas but not as much as these FENDI's and it just made me realize …yes I am going to insert a life/bible lesson here …about God's promise to us…..How not to worry about the little things and how the latter will always be better than the former…..all you had to do was trust entirely in HIM and not "fret my pet";-)
Oh oh and imagine my excitement when I later discovered some of my fave style stars have the same glasses as well…of course they wear theirs as sunglasses….but I was like guess I'm in GREAT COMPANY,…hehe,….Anyways had a couple of people ask me where i got my glasses from or who makes them so here I am sharing…….
They come in a bunch of different shades, RED with a red tint, BLUE, with a blue tint and WHITE with a yellow tint ( I own the white with the yellow tint ( now mine customized with my prescription and gradient) BROWN with a light red tint as well.
They used to retail for about $410 but now are on sale on different sites from EBAY TO different sunglasses dealers from $210-$330 depending on colour of frames…..the Models of the frames are the FENDI 0074/S ….HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!
HERE ARE A FEW LINKS TO FIND THEM ON :
RIP PRADAS ….TO MEET AGAIN SOON ( Might actually reorder them but just leave them as sunglasses)…and maybe a different fun colour.