Aviator Glasses and Friday Links

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Photo of Elaine Welteroth in her aviator glasses, edited from original photo by Marcy Swingle aka @gastrochic, for New York Times Fashion, at Michael Kors, New York Fashion Week early this year

Happy Friday! I wanted to share a few things from around the internet I liked this week, if you’d like some things to peruse. I also wanted to chat about aviator glasses. So here’s a short pre-weekend post on prescription aviator glasses and Friday links, if you’re interested…

Would you ever wear aviator glasses? Not aviator glasses that are sunglasses, but actual aviator glasses, with prescription? I think they look old school, in a good way — like Napoleon Dynamite.

Case in point: my new style inspiration, Elaine Welteroth (featured in the photo). And according to the New York Times style section, aviator-style prescription glasses are coming back in a big way. In the NYT article, Jordan Silver, owner of Silver Lining Opticians in New York says:

“I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel or make some style that’s never been seen before… I want people to feel great and confident. And gold aviator eyeglasses are one of the sexiest shapes you could possibly wear.”

Sexiest shapes! Are you convinced yet? If you wear prescription glasses and you’re interested in getting a pair of aviators, Warby Parker’s Lionel frames look great, and they’re available in silver. If you don’t wear prescription glasses, and if you have zero impulse control and want to buy a pair of aviator glasses right this second, here’s a pair with good reviews on Amazon. Also, if you wear reading glasses, here’s a pair that’s slightly more squared off on the bottom.

Shifting gears aggressively, are you interested in making a contribution to help victims of the flooding in Texas? NPR shared an aggregated list of ways in which you can help with the disaster relief, including a list of organizations to which you can donate money, blood, food, and supplies. The FEMA website asks people not donate unsolicited goods or supplies however, and recommend giving cash donations to volunteer agencies.

Are you following @TinyCareBot on twitter? If not, follow it immediately. The account is a bot that reminds you to take care of yourself, and it’s a project by Jomny Sun (@jonnysun), writer of “Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book,” which my brother bought me earlier this year, and I loved reading. (It reminded me of “The Little Prince.”)

A page from "Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too"

A page from “Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too”

Tomorrow, we’ll talk about finding balance between being a teacher and a mom, and next week, we’ll chat about pursuing a career as a journalist, and life before kids.

What’s the best thing you found on the internet this week? And would you wear aviator glasses?

(Photo of Elaine Welteroth edited from original photo by Marcy Swingle aka @gastrochic, for New York Times Fashion, at Michael Kors, New York Fashion Week early this year)

P.S. – The best sunglasses. Also, do you scroll through social media before you sleep?, and, do you have a favorite song?