Tuesday, July 5, 2011

my outfit: four eyes!

My husband and I recently had a rare morning just the two of us.  We headed to our favorite bakery where I TOTALLY indulged in a big pastry (probably my biggest indulgence since the cleanse). And oh was it so, so good.  I can still taste the sweet and sugary goodness. Mmmmm.... 


We also grabbed a baguette for dinner and then bopped around Heritage Hill (our favorite neighborhood in all of the city) for a bit.  Did you know that my husband proposed to me in Heritage Hill? He did. When I was living in a funky apartment in a medieval style home, this one to be exact, dating back to 1875.


Then we swung by the old Grand Rapids Public Museum for a photo opp.  I would describe it's extrerior as Art-Deco. Maybe!?!? I'm not much of an architectural whiz.... but that's my two cent analysis.  The thing is... it's on a super busy corner.  I was embarrassed to be taking photos... but the guy that circled the block 2x on his bike past our "photo shoot" and then skidded out in a huge puddle before almost crashing into a car took the edge off.  That's what you get for rubber-necking. Freak!


So do you like my 'four-eyes'? I'm giving some glasses from Warby Parker (the Warby Parker Huxley style, to be exact) a test run. I have five to choose from - I think these are my favorite. But stay tuned to the blog for more options. Natch, I'll want your input.



Details:
Glasses, Warby Parker "Huxley" in Sandlewood
Top, Gap (similar)
Jeans, Seven for all Mankind (similar - but I got mine cheaper on GILT!)
Bracelet, courtesy of Towne & Reese
Wedges, Cynthia Vincent for Target (similar)
Purse, Kate Spade (similar - but I got mine cheaper on GILT!)
Nail Polish, Ballet Slippers by Essie

photos were on my iphone since I discovered once we got downtown that the battery was dead on the Canon Rebel - um, oops.

16 comments:

Gray Skies said...

I always hate taking outfit photos in super busy locations - I end up looking noticeably more awkward in those pictures than in the ones where we're on some quiet street.

Gray Skies said...

Not that you look awkward :)

kristen said...

i love this look! i think the glasses totally make that outfit! I so wish I was brave enough to put on specs. I would feel like a total nerd! You look amazing, though!

Mrs. Biscuit said...

You look lovely! The ombre hair is really pretty on you and that top fits you perfectly!

I checked out the link you posted to the bakery- Oh my goodness! Those treats look incredible!!! YUM!


<3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

maria said...

these glasses look great on you and so smart-looking! and that ombre hair is still looking so pretty!

Linda Rose said...

you look so beautiful and those glasses are super cool!

Alysson said...

I totally love this look! Those glasses are adorable. XO

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madison avenue said...

love the glasses! the shape, the print and everything just looks so cute on you!

b.a. said...

they're cute, jill!!! and i love seeing your ombre hair down. i'm definitely copy-catting this fall. or maybe sooner. maybe i'll give mr.a a chance to enjoy the blonde before i go wild. ;)

PJ said...

love the glasses~!

doahleigh said...

It's so much to see you write about my city. I love that you enjoyed some of my favorite places in GR!

Jordan said...

Loving the glasses! I never ever wear mine, but they are cute so maybe I should start.

Hope you had a fabulous fourth!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a nice outfit! Your shoes are so cool. And a baguette sticking out of a bag always makes me happy :)

amber said...

great photos for being on the iphone!! and i just love those wedges - target is the greatest!!

My Personal Blog said...

Those glasses are amazing! I love them!

Jackie said...

Just when I think you can't get any cuter you go all Warby Parker on my ass. You look adorbs, seriously. I LOVE these glasses on you. So are these prescription, because I've been seeing them everywhere in blogland. I think maybe everyone's been sitting in front of the computer too long and gotten bad eyesight! Love the baguette sticking out of your purse too-nice touch ;)