Monday, October 15, 2012

Fads

When Adam sees spectacular pictures like this one (taken of me in 6th grade), he always has the same question for me?


I had some big glasses.  They were kind of the thing back then.  They did look a little silly and oversize, but they were the thing.

And now they are making a comeback.  Fads do that.

When you're old enough to see fads come and go and then come back again, it gives a little perspective.  Fads are a little crazy and manipulative.  Perfectly good things become unacceptable and shunned in favor of new different things that were previously unacceptable and shunned.

I think the best thing to do is embrace the fads you like and work for you. Forget the rest. (A very small segment of the population actually looks good in skinny jeans.) 

No matter what you wear, it will go in and out of style at the whim of designers that need to make things go out of style so they can get you to buy more.

Just wear what you want to wear.

Now if I really were to take my own advice, I wouldn't wait for big hair like they wore on Designing Women to be popular again:



This is the way my hair naturally wants to be and I have to coax it into submission every day.

2 comments:

Olivia Cobian said...

My cheeks needed glasses back then too! Thanks for the nod to Designing Women. I used to love watching that with you!

Enoch said...

Sunglasses especially seem to be headed that way.... maybe it's in the name of sun protection for cheeks.

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