Week Thirty-Nine

365 in 2009!

Sunday: Mini Melting Moments on a Sunny Afternoon
Sunday
Mini Melting Moments on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Monday: Poor Shoes. Cheap but beloved.
Monday
My talltall shoes broke. I am still upset and I will take them to a cobbler next week. They were very cheap but super comfortable and most importantly? beloved.

Tuesday: Newspapers feat Kusama
Tuesday
The work of Yayoi Kusama on the front page of the Dominion Post.

Wednesday: More beautiful clothes that I didn't purchase.
Wednesday
More clothes I loved but did not buy.

Thursday: Rocket man spotted while rushing about.
Thursday
I was dashing about the city when I spotted this little Rocket Man sticker. Well played, Wellington graffiti.

Friday: Work Drinks. Oy.
Friday
A busybusy day plus after-work-drinks with colleagues, minus dinner, equals one terrible photo of the railway station bathroom, taken at 11.18pm. Oy.
But still, it was worth it.

Saturday: House Sitting
Saturday
A surprisingly home-y day. We drove around the city purchasing a cabinet and drawers then moved into my cousins house for a week of house sitting. They have a wood-fire so after a dinner of Mexican food we came home specifically so we could curl up in front of the fire. It was lovely.

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Still wearing glasses

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Week Nineteen

365 in 2009!

Sunday: Freshly baked bread
Sunday
I baked beer bread* and it was delicious!

Monday: Horse belt buckle
Monday
I wore my horse belt to work. It amused me all day.

Tuesday: Nylon & Starbucks. Consumerism ahoy!
Tuesday
Consumerism ahoy! Nylon & Starbucks.

Wednesday: Vampire teeth Necklace!
Wednesday
I’m so predictable. Another vampire fang necklace.

Thursday: Reflected Sky
Thursday
A disarmingly cold day, blue sky & reflected clouds.

Friday: Cute Bicycle in the Rain
Friday
Cute bicycle in the bucketing rain. Equestrian helmet strapped to the back.

Saturday: Mid-Studding
Saturday
DIY Studding!

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Pair 4
I went against all advice and ordered the least popular frames (poor lame puppy) though my Mummy-dearest thinks that it’s my ridiculous photography not the ridiculous glasses that caused the dearth of votes.

*Beer Bread, so so easy.
3 cups self raising flour, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 can of beer
1. Preheat oven to 200*C.
2. Combine all ingredients, mixing well.
3. Pour into a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.
4. DONE!

M’Aidez! New Spectacles Required!

These are the glasses I usually wear
Everyday Armani

These are the spectacles I usually wear, but in the 5 or so years since my last optometrist appointment (oops!) my eyes have wriggled and wiggled and tiggled about and while the power is now the same in both eyes, my astygmatic cornea have changed.
Hence the new spectacles.

Speaking of which! I find it frustrating as anything that my Optometrist, in both their City and Suburb branches, stock only incredibly boring, only marginally differentiated frames.
They all seemed to be along the lines of more or less rectangular, with varying thickness of frame, some in titanium, others in plastic, individuality only marked by oo perhaps a bright colour? or a dull colour that still isn’t black or tortoiseshell? or, in an even more radical step, quirky detailing on the arms. And they are all pretty much universally small.
It makes me sigh melodramatically.
I guess Jo & her specs have spoiled me.

My eyetest and subsequent nouveau lunettes are kindly subsidised by my employer and so I must purchase sensible, everyday frames from an actual optometrist and save my quirky glasses dream for another day. Oscar & Fitch, I’m looking at you!
(I love Jo’s lace print white frames and the bold circular ones)

Help Me Decide!

These frames are presented in a specific order as chosen by my darling sister, mother, and husband.

Pair 1
Pair 1
Are titanium, a sort of dark cobalt blue (brighter than navy) and have cage detail on the sides which reminds me of the YSL Shoes.
Pair 1
But I’m not sure if I want to wear the shoes on my feet let alone my face.

Pair 2
Pair 2
Are a dark plummy purple colour, plastic with
Pair 2
Titanium arms. And I like the contrast between the heavy and the light but I’m not certain if I like the
Pair 2
Diamantes in the detailing on the arms. And yes, they’re by Guess.

Pair 3
Pair 3
break my no brown glasses rule, but they aren’t very very brown and I don’t find the tortoiseshell obnoxious for once.
Pair 3
It’s also hard to tell, I think because of my hair, but the top of the frame flares out a little which is reminiscent of Ray Bans and is kind of more the geek-chic look that I love at the moment.

Pair 4
Pair 4
Don’t make me feel as grumpy as I look in this picture.
Pair 4
They are a smoky purple grey colour. It’s strange to explain but they mainly look dark so I don’t think that’s a problem.
Pair 4
I tried them on in the Optometrist’s showroom and the lady-receptionist said “Oo. Those are large” in a way that expressed an immediate dislike. But I think I like that about them. And, to me at least, they don’t look too big on my face or shrink my eyes! so I’m fine with the size. I think.
Also? how detached does my head look in that photo? Very.

Please! Help!
Cast your votes in the comments or on twitter (@ohdarling !) and then see if I take your advice at all.

MWAH

p.s. I’m now sick of the sight of myself!

Sun is out, sky is blue, and all I do is think of you …

On the right hand side of this Darling little site is a little section where I list some of my fav-fav-favourite sites by people-other-than-myself. People I find inspiring or who make my day a little brighter by being brilliant and amusing.
Some of them I even know! Some I am related to.

My newest addition is little miss Jo, my fairy-glasses-mother, of Eye ♥ Glasses (dot com) who ferrets through the internet and finds beautiful, interesting, inspiring eye jewellery for those of us who are blessed to have an actual need to wear glasses. Like me!!

In her very very very first ever post she linked to these glasses and I (like Jo) fell hard for their perfect cotton candy pepto-bismol pink colour.
The oh-so-darling retro style was a little too too outré for my style but whilst doing my own ferreting came upon a pair that were not quite as … but still a sartorial risk for little old monochromatic (plus fuchsia!) me. I hated their name (Coco Loco. What the?) but oh, the pink! the pink!

I sent a pleading email to my Darling London based sœur and she agreed to post them on to me upon their arrival at her doorstep (glasses direct are only direct to the United Kingdom. Sob.) and just the other day they arrived on my doorstep (along with yet another creepy eye ball sweet) and today was the perfect relaxed and super sunny day to break them out in public for the first time.