Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Four Eyed Girl

I do not have a happy history with glasses. I did not want them; I cried the first time I had to get them; I rarely wore them; I often misplaced them. My first visit to the optometrist in grade school prompted the kind of shoulder-shaking, lip-trembling, over dramatic sobs that insecure tween girls are given to. Oh, the wretched horror of having to wear glasses. 
Boots (Tommy Hilfiger); Glasses (OGI from Revolution Eyes)
I cried again in law school when I found out my eyesight had deteriorated to the point that I could no longer meet the minimum uncorrected vision requirements to qualify for the FBI, which was actually the reason I went to law school in the first place. The poor optometrist who delivered the news about just how nearsighted I was didn't know quite what to do with the sobbing mess before him. An awkward hug ensued. It did not make me feel better.
Hat (Jessica Simpson from Nordstrom Rack); Scarf (Amazon); Cardigan (ModCloth)
A few days ago, I nearly shed a few more tears when I realized I'm now having trouble seeing things close up, too, resulting in the need to add reading glasses to the mix. Does that make me a "six-eyed" girl? Can bifocals be far away? Oh, the wretched horror. Thankfully, in the past several years I've come to appreciate glasses, embracing them as accessory rather than merely a utilitarian necessity when giving my eyes a break from my daily contact lenses. Case in point, these unique ivory and tortoise OGI frames are the perfect complement to this whimsical eyeglass print dress.  
I saw this eyeglass print cotton fabric online and immediately envisioned it as a dress.
The dress was custom made for me by...wait for it...a Memphis based seamstress whose business moniker is "Four Eyed Girl." How apropos! Four Eyed Girl owner Ashley Whitten Kopera specializes in whimsy, and her dresses always fit just right (she's made four of them for me in the past few years). I find a fabric I love; send her a link; and she goes to work creating a one-of-a-kind piece just for me. Check out her shop here!
Statement jewelry in smoky quartz and opals from Ross-Simons adds a touch of sparkle to the simple cotton dress and cardigan combo.
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
The silver and rose-gold Fossil watch is from Nordstrom Rack
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  1. Oh my, that fabric is so fun! I also feel eyeglass frames have become such a great fashion accessory; so many options. Your hat is one of my favorites and tops the ensemble perfectly. Thank you for sharing your style and Four Eyed Girl with Hat Attack!

    1. Thanks so much! Sharing small businesses and creative talents like Four Eyed Girl with a wider audiences is one of my favorite things about blogging, and I so appreciate that Hat Attack provides a forum for like-minded but unique individuals to learn about wonderful makers!

  2. Your "Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it" is so YOU, Jody. You live up to it over and over! Sorry to hear about your eyes but isn't it wonderful that glasses now are so much an accessory - and they allow us to see!! I just wish I could have a different pair for each day of the year!! You look amazing in this outfit and the glasses accentuate your lovely eyes. (I looked up Four Eyed Girl and have bookmarked it, hope to make an order one day). Thanks again for a fabulous post. xx

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