Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'll Take a Big Gulp and Her Sunglasses

I have really been hating on the white sunglasses revival. When I see them all I can think of is scrunchies, Charlie's Angels and black rubber bracelets a la Madonna. The middle school girls in our area seem to be really embracing this trend. And it makes my eyes bleed.

But, today as I was getting my Big Gulp, I spied a woman rocking a pair. And she looked fab. Because you know 7-Eleven is where all the fashionistas hang out.

This woman wasn't wearing the Risky Business white Wayfarers that Drew and Fergie found at the bottom of their old high school backpacks.


No. She was wearing a large, round, 60's retro pair. Something like these...

And along with these cool vintage sunnies, she had on a French inspired striped tank over a plain white tank...

 with a pair of slim navy capris ...


Her hair was white to match her glasses. Teased and wild. Statement-making.

She left a lasting impression on me.  A 60's Brigitte Bardot impression.
Now that's a look that deserves to be brought back to life. The white Wayfarers? Somebody pleeeease, send them back to the 80's where they belong.

23 comments:

Dani said...

Right on.

The 80's trends really need to stay tucked neatly away in the past.

I would have felt like such a scrub next to the gal you are describing...

Cindy said...

Wow...you've got a pretty trendy
7-11!! :)
I agree...let the 80's R.I.P!!:)
Enjoy the night!

Could use a Big Gulp about now.......

Bridget said...

Totally agree!!

LuLu said...

Heeheee I completely agree with you!! Loving the look the fashionista was sporting!!!
so happy you found my blog it brought me to yours,
xo,
LuLu

Lisa @ lists in my pocket said...

I love navy and white stripes, so beachy...you make me want to go shopping!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I gradusted in 1987!! oh... please can I bring them back , with the body I had then!
Just read your comment on my blog, you know what I think... you already know...
Kristin

knack said...

hee hee! my 11 year old has a pair of white sunglasses but they are like the ones your sassy friend at 7 eleven had on:)

love the way you think!

xo

serialswooper.com said...

How do you feel about grown-ups in Crocs?

Kerri said...

I'm a NOT a fan of the white sunglasses...they look ridiculous even on Nicole Richie!

I wish I could send you a few old windows...people sell them all over in our area!

Seizing My Day said...

I had a pair of those white sunglasses in 1987 I think!! =) I was 15. I loved them! ha ha! I must say I would happily take some of the 80's styles back... esp. if I could have my body back from 1989! senior year!
ha ha! =)

Together We Save said...

Yes I was a teenager in the 80's lets move on please I feel old enough without 80's sunglasses being retro.

Miss Sew & So said...

i am in total agreement with you! what is that 80's throw back stuff- its as bad now as it was then!
absolutely none of it was flattering ever!
but the 60's vintage white glasses, the chinos, the french stripes....heaven!
melissa .....x

Tami said...

LOL! I hate white sunglasses and especially on guys!

psagecreations said...

I completely agree. I was on you tube yesterday digging up old Duran Duran videos. I watched them with my teenage daughter. What were we thinking!?! My daughter said we were weird...but the funny thing is she is starting to copy that same look. The skirt with leggings, large sweaters with belts. Yes that is from the 80s. But she doesn't believe me.

Thanks for the fun post. :)

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

I agree. This girl sounds absolutely FAB!!!

Hazel said...

She sounds like she was spot on with her interpretation of the trend.

My rule... if you are old enough to have worn a trend the first time around, don't attempt it the second! So definitely no acid wash jeans in this household!!

Love your blog! :) Hazel

The Thriftress said...

You have some cool chicks at your 7-11!
Sarah(still not going to rock the white sunglasses though!)

Corey Schwartz said...

Hi Kim

I just came back from the best SCBWI conference ever! Maybe you can go with me next year? Would you ever come to NJ for it? That would be so much fun!

Haven and Home said...

Sunglasses spotted while getting a big gulp, I love it!!!!

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sloan said...

Hi Kim ... geez, 21 comments, you've hit a nerve for sure ;-) I too had white sunglasses in the mid-80's - which is exactly why I don't think I could ever go back to them. I'd feel like I was there again, in fact I'm hearing Janet Jackson's "Nasty Boys" in my head just thinking about white sunglasses!! But kudos to the 7-11 gal you saw who rocked them so well - I would have done a double take too!

btw, thx for the b'day wishes for my 'baby' today ... *sob* - another year ...

Mary Cate said...

I'm dying in suspense, what was on her feet? Love your blog Kim Z!!!

Angie said...

HA!!! Love this one!! You brought me right back to 7th grade!!!! ;)