the stars are out tonight, only they can hear you breathing

I got new glasses! They're as big as a planet! And I'm very excited about them. For those of us that are cursedblessed with poor vision, getting a new pair of eyeglasses is almost equivalent to getting a new car. They may not come with New Car Smell, but they come with Oh, I Finally Updated My Prescription And Can See Properly Again!

I knew that I wanted another pair of blue glasses, and this cornflower blue delighted me almost immediately. It strangely works with my warm skin tone which is kind of antithetical, but I think that's just the product of excellent design. The brand of these specs are RVSbyV.

MAC matte lipstick in So Chaud. Orange lipstick and blue glasses are hardly a more perfect pair. I'm generally not one to participate in trends, but orange lipstick is one I can get behind.

When choosing a pair of glasses, I pay close attention to the way it looks from a profile. Clean lines and minimal convex curvature is a must. Jamie sent me a few of these barrettes which looks really solid with my rose-print AA blouse. I'd first seen this print on the other Meagan and had mini-seizures over the not-so-vague Jil Sander spring '11-inspired print. I prefer this print, actually, because the roses are pastel and magical and they feel like a Cocteau Twins song. Like if these flowers were real, they'd be covered in pearly dewdrops' drops and love's easy tears.

(Stepping away from wearing black a little. It's a work in progress, but I don't like to pigeonhole myself into just one style.)

Rosy collar action in 2011.

Jamie also included her zine with the barrettes. It's full of beautiful things that as women, we unfortunately don't tell each other and ourselves enough.


Cara said...

That blouse is magical, I think I need one in my life..your new glasses are amaze balls <3 They really suit you

Kat said...

i love the american apparel blouse. i have the corresponding wire headband of the same fabric... pastels, florals, and gray. it encompasses many of my most favorite things.

the glasses look so wonderful on you.. you remind me of another one of my favourite bloggers, claudia paola of molto fashion. you look similar -- which is a great thing. she's gorgeous... well, you both are.

jodache said...

Love the shape and color of these glasses. And they look fantastic on you. Cheers!

brodie said...

Those glasses are so perfectly almost-Karen Walker, but are different enough to be like "oh, they're like the KW ones but not". AKA cool.

HF said...

I'm actually in love with those glasses a ridiculous amount. And I know how exciting it is to get new glasses! I'm still not over mine, as that was, a month ago?

The orange lip-stick and blouse rock too.

Awesomness, pretty much!

Isabel said...

Oh man, I know exactly how you feel about getting a new pair of glasses! I've had my current pair since 2008 and I finally feel like I've found the 'right' frame for my face.

Brandon said...

I am thoroughly enjoying this new direction! Have you noticed that bloggers are the new actors who get type-styled (you can quote me) into certain niches. I want to see this blouse with your Zana Bayne now too. After that I'll be complete :).

Meagan said...

I've actually thought about buying glasses to mess up my vision so I can wear glasses. I am superbly jealous of them... they're like an accessory for your face. Damn my 20-20 vision.

wobblinbetty said...

the color composition in these pics is just perfect and that blu looks really amazing with your skin and hair...and orange lips!

The Animal Orchestra said...

Hot damn! These photos are so beautiful - the colours are perfect!

Although I am an ardent lover of black, I must admit, I adore this foray into colour and print. Perfectly executed.

Ellinor Forje said...

I love the last pair and the ones with the red socks. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too, soon.