Thursday, November 5, 2009

Men Don't make passes.....

So this is going well I think! A trillon Thank Yous to anyone who has been reading so far. My hope is that people are inspired to take a little bit more time to think about the beauty that is all around you every single day. My son helps me to do that. He's going through a 'WOW!" stage. Yesterday he came running up to me to show me A SHOPPING BAG yelling "Wow, Wow WOW!" The thing is, it WAS a nice shopping bag(shiny black and white Damask-AND it made a fun crinkly sound!) but when you're 14 months old everything is NEW. I recommend going through life like EVERYTHING is new-FOREVER. That sounds rediculous and cliche but I really believe it's true. I've been thinking about what it is that helps one cultivate a sense of style and I've come to the conclusion that it really does have a lot to do with being able to see beauty in the seemingly mundane. It's also has a lot to do with tension and contrast.

"What the hell are you talking about?!?" You may be saying.

Well I'll show you. Take the outfit I'm wearing today for example:





I have always been half blind(not really but you get it)and I have always needed glasses. I have never really liked wearing glasses and so more often than not I opt for contact lenses. I don't have a good reason for hating my glasses other than the fact that I think they make me look less "pretty" which is rediculous I know. Anyhoo....I have 4 different pairs of glasses because I am crazy and obsessed with looking 'just right' at all times. I've had these glasses since I was 19 and I love them. They are sort of an updated cat eye which is such a classic shape and so much fun. I didn't wear them for years and I've just put them back into rotation. I love the contrast of a 'nerdy' pair of glasses with my dreadlocks and tattoos. Or the tension of a 'ladylike' top and bow in the hair with the 'sexy' leather boot and pinstripes. It keeps the eye guessing and makes you look...wait for it.....STYLISH.

Does that make sense? I hope so.

Overall I think this outfit is super cute and sexy in a very subtle way which was my goal. SUCCESS!!!

p.s I have a very high forehead. Eat your heart out Tyra Banks.


glasses-Vogue
Pants-don't remember brand(Winners)
Shirt-H&M(Thrifted from Goodwill)
Beads-Thrifted(Goodwill)
Boots-Gifted(my sister)

6 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! ;)
    You Do have a high forehead (why do you think I was so nuts over Sade, lol) but it looks even higher in the pics. You should let me do your morning photo shoot.

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  2. Gorgeous ensemble! The different blues and patterns work together very nicely, and those boots are hot! And from one glasses-wearer to another, I can definitely appreciate a great pair of eye wear, and these are just that. I only have one pair in rotation (and a backup pair that is on the verge of breaking), but I gotta get more. I mean, I have multiple watches, purses, etc., why not have glasses to match different looks??

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  3. I love those glasses - they look like my last pair (which broke, snapped in half!). I love cat's eyes.

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