I once had a fashion accessory that was to die for! Yes, I'm talking about the famous "Boy Watcher" sunglasses. A fashion staple that was popular for oh, I don't know, maybe 6 months or so in 1965.
Of course, I was only 9 at the time, but I wanted so badly to dress like a teenager. I saw the boy watcher sunglasses on a display rack at Nelson's Drug Store. Nelson's was right across the street from my school. Every once in awhile, when I had allowance money burning a hole in my pocket, I would peruse the aisles there looking to see if there was anything cool I could buy. I had recently bought my Date Line clutch purse there, so I felt like the boy watcher sunglasses would go well with the purse.
Mine were basic white that would go with anything. There was just a little line of sunglass area so that you could check people out but they couldn't see your eyes. Besides looking at boys with them, I felt like they could be used as a tool for my career as a spy.
Such a crazy fad ... I mean, think about it. What good were sunglasses like that? You wouldn't be able to do the one thing that every teenage girl wanted to do - drive a car!
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 4.) Something you once wore. If you'd like to read other responses, visit Kathy's blog, Mama's Losin' It.