Dress and cardigan: H&M, leggings and scarf: American Apparel, shoes: Aldo, mitts: corner store, headband: night market, bag: Booday (蘑菇), birdcage necklace: AccessorizeAndrea of A Cat of Impossible Colour wrote a great post last week on how being the Girl with the Big Glasses used to define her personality -- and still does in a subconscious way. I enjoyed her entry because a couple weeks ago I had a corneal abrasion and had to wear glasses for a few days. I've written before about how putting on specs makes me feel like I'm slipping on a mask and walking around in disguise. I think my sense of style even changed temporarily. And since I had this big thing of plastic on my face, I decided to throw on some bright red lipstick for good measure. This outfit makes me look like an art student, in my opinion. I look like I'm about to go scream at prices for watercolor paper ("That's four sheets for how much!?!?!"). Or maybe I look like a journalism student, which would make sense, because a) I was a journalism student and b) those mitts sure would have come in handy when I developed a raging case of repetitive stress injury while in grad school.
My portable pet Gerry the Bird
The interesting thing about wearing glasses when you are used to contacts is that everything seems narrower, smaller and more distant. My seven-month-old cat looked like a tiny little kitten again. I was verklempt. I guess my glasses aren't just glasses, nor are they just a disguise of sorts -- they are also time machine googles!