April 1, 2011
I will share a little Katy secret. In grade 2 I had a friend named Alysha ,who on top of having the coolest two peice matching cotton sweat pant suits, velcro shoes and school binders filled to the brim with neon stickers....she also wore glasses. Coke bottled glasses, oh yeah, she had it bad. I admired from afar..wondering how on earth I could convince my parents to let me get some. It all started one day when I so wisely (foolishly) asked Alysha if I could wear her glasses for an ENTIRE day. After feeling like the coolest kid on the block, and having headaches that made me want to cry all day long, my eyes started to change. Slowly over the months I noticed little changes and subtle hints that I needed glasses. I was over the glasses phase by then and on to something better like furbys, tamagotchis, or better yet - boys. Grade 3 I noticed I was squinting my eyes to see the black board, and then it happened..the eye exam. I wanted to so badly pass the eye exam so I wouldnt have to wear goofy glasses to school everyday, but on the other hand I so badly wanted to fail it so I could have four eyes. I made up in my mind and ever growing imagination that once you have glasses on you can see things that people without glasses could not. The world became new, and that day I purchased my very first pair of eye glasses. Through the years my eyes have gotten worse. I wear contacts daily with a -4 prescription. Talk about bad ass. Or just blindness. Here I am at 22 years old, still wearing glasses....but I thought "if i have to wear them, they better be cool!" so two years ago I chose these Raybans. I remember taking my mom and Dad to the glasses store right before I left for Australia and showing them these glasses. My Dad said to me "You will look even more like Ugly Betty now!" "Umm no Dad..mine arent as bad as hers" "Yeah I know Katy..they are worse" but whatever Dad, I can totally see out the back of my head. Xray vision, night vision, you name it. These glasses are magical.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! And a big THANK YOU to Amanda for letting me borrow this dream dress of mine. I have admired it ever since I saw it come out in the Rodarte collection last year. You're a doll Amanda! xo
Dress : Swap with Upside of Wonder
Jacket - Suzy Shier
Booties - Forever 21
Lipstick - MAC 'Diva'