they called me 'four eyes'.

Saturday, November 20, 2010




Wandering in the so-called 'business district' part of town. It was all pretty quiet and relaxed this Saturday morning. The occasional service truck tatters by, rostered kitchen staff out for a smoke outside their backdoor. But this next event? Far from the ordinary, it sent a chill down our spine. An old lady with a slightly mussed up grey bob crossed the lane in her mismatched light blue knit, purple print midi skirt, plum leggings and her patent red shopping trolley trailing behind her. Odd? Yes, well we didn't think much of it then, but we took a snap of her anyhow. Her silhouette and her motion stood out and imprinted on our minds. An hour later, way across the Harbour Bridge, 10km away, there she was again, the same purple, blue, plum with red trailing behind her.
I last checked, Auckland did have a sprawl issue. Coincidence? Or is Auckland much smaller than we thought.

On to things less creepy..., after years of searching for some oversized, 'intelligent' metal-framed glasses, we've recently had success - in a vintage bric-a-brac store in Newtown, Sydney. There were a few pairs so we took one in black and the other in tortoise-shell. Deadstock i guess.


Cape: Zara
Top: h+m
Skirt: Audrey Cantwell
Shoes: Converse
Glasses: Vintage (from Sydney)


TIFFANY thegirlwithafeather said...

Love this look of yours! Your glasses such great and I'm kind of in love with your oversize knit/maxi combo!

laura ? said...

four eyes fight the way, just got myself a pair of round glasses. despite the harry potter comments.

Laura Mellor said...

This is ultimate boho-cool, absolutely loveeeee it!! Thank you for your sweet comment, your blog is amazing, really inspiring. Im going to put you on my blogroll & am following me out too if you like my blog...!/MauraLellor

Laura xx

Sally said...

Love the glasses.

Natalie Suarez said...

this is THE CUTEST outfit ever! love it :)

Dee O. said...

LOVELY!! I absolutely love your glasses :) You look great!


commodestyle said...

i had one glasses alike yours longtime ago,so lovely!!!


if four eyes were to be this cool, i'd definitely be one.



Alecto said...

i love that you wore converse with this outfit :-) and i thank you for your comment! that has to be in the top 5 of all comments i have ever received. as you said, the desire for popularity and acceptance drives this desire for conformity as well. especially since it is easier to blend in than stand out and stand up for what you believe in.

classiq said...

such a chic outfit! I love mixing styles!

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