Rose-Colored Glasses to Buy Now, See Through Forever

Leandra Medine | March 23, 2017

Optimism for your face

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Do you ever feel that if you could just have THAT ONE THING, all your problems would go away? You’d stop having doubts about your relationship, you’d be on better terms with your parents. Your boss would promote you! All you’ve been destined for would materialize and boom! Before you know it, you have proven the philosophy-studying naysayers wrong — happiness is a destination, not simply a journey.

But what if that one magic thing existed? What if it were a pair of rose-colored glasses that actually carried the purported power of their lore — to bring optimism to whoever wears them?

For just one second, imagine that as an alternative truth. Let’s go with the notion that stuff is imbued with some sort of special power. That with a pair of rose-colored glasses, you can genuinely change the world inside of you.

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ASOS, POMS x Pared Eyewear and Gentle Monster sunglasses

Your whole mindset could shift.

Before you put on the glasses, you were enraged. But now, you’re cracking the fuck up. You don’t know why, maybe you just watched a Martin Short movie, maybe you didn’t.

You felt hopeless and shit out of luck. Frustrated and angry, like the world was against you, but now? Now you’re flying light like a feather over the world below you, lifting darkness wherever you see it.

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SUNGLASS.LA, ASOS, POMS x Pared Eyewear and Rejina Pyo sunglasses

And these glasses are powerful. So much so that even when you take them off, even if you resolve to never wear rose-colored glasses again, it will be too late to turn back. They’re part of you now. The pessimism has died and wherever you go, optimism stays with you, as satiating as avocado.

Wouldn’t it be nice?

Of course, the thing about rose-colored glasses — that one magic thing — is that the world inside of you is completely your own to control independent of what you wear over your eyes. It is magic, but glasses or not, you can make it. It’s just more fun with them.

Photos by Louisiana Mei Gelpi.

  • Alex S

    May I add these ones:

    http://www.vintageframescompany.com/products/caviar-midas-series-8863-c21-selena-gomez

    They’re quite expense but they’ve been sitting in my cart forever.

  • Leilani

    sigh, those poms glasses having been haunting me ever since they popped up on suki waterhouse on my instagram explore page. what a dream!

  • Rheanonn Perez

    okay this post literally speaks to my soul …. i’ve been going through a “sunglasses phase” for the past few months where i’ve been sorrrrta kiiiinda splurging on some sunglasses. it’s random AF because before i would only wear sunglasses the one or two times a year i went to the beach.

    it all started with this pair from acne studios. they literally have rose colored lenses lol! anyway once i received them i loved wearing them on my drive to work, even if it wasn’t that sunny. i wear a uniform at my job & my job has nothing to do with fashion/style, so the sunglasses give me a last taste of my personal style on my 20 minute drive before i have to almost strip myself of individuality for 8 hours.

    i think i became sort of addicted to that feeling. so i bought another pair from gentle monster, then another pair from miu miu … then ANOTHER pair from miu miu. i am now cutting myself off from buying sunglasses or any clothes/accessories for a while lol. as leandra said, i can create my own rose-colored world at work anyway 😎!

    frheak.net

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  • Dude. thank you for providing me with my new drug site: sunglass.la
    Gonna need to practice some SERIOUS self restraint to not buy a rainbow of eyewear.

  • I really want some new sunnies for 2017, and now I really want those sunnies to be pink! That last pair are absolutely stunning!

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  • Inaat

    OMG the poems x pared ones. Love them, but I don´t know if I can talk myself into buying pink cat eye sunglasses for 200$. Anyone have a cheaper option tell me!