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What goes with a car?

Posted in My wardrobe by Nneoma Ulu on November 9, 2009

So as you may or may not know, it was my birthday last month. It wasn’t a landmark age in the traditional sense, but it was a number that required a present a little bit more special than the some of the ages I’ve left behind. It’s also likely that this is the last age that I will receive something special until I reach those big round even numbers that follow (yuck – no offence!). The day itself was pretty lacklustre, aside from a lovely dinner with the boy. I didn’t receive any cards or presents. [The boy is off the hook as he doesn’t give cards and his present was held up by Royal Mail.] My Mum however was the cause of much disappointment. No card, no money, no present. She did mumble something in the morning about an IOU, but parents don’t really follow up on those, in the same way that kids don’t when we borrow money.

Anyway, last weekend (12 days after my actual birthday), she invited herself over for dinner and asked the boy to come along too. She arrived and we drove round the block and they both jumped out of the car and shouted SURPRISE! Sitting in front of me was a cute little car… and it was for me! Pretty exciting stuff, I know.

My new set of wheels.. yet to be named

My new set of wheels... yet to be named

The only problem is I haven’t passed my driving test. In fact, I haven’t been learning since I was nineteen. However, I see that as a minor drawback because I do know how to drive, I just haven’t yet passed the test. So this week, after booking my theory test (yes, it is that bad), I started thinking what accessories I needed to enhance my experience behind the wheel. Sunglasses, of course!

I’m a fan of oversized styles, they are fun and make me feel a little celebrity-esque and Kate Beckinsale seems to like them too.

Kate Beckinsale in Oliver Peoples sunglasses via blaglady.tv

Kate Beckinsale in Balenciaga sunglasses via theblaglady.tv

Nicole Richie usually has good sunglasses too. She single-handedly helped Christian Dior relaunch some vintage styles a couple of years back. Luckily, my Mum had a pair, so I’ve been rocking them for a while now and they are loyal to me.

Nicole Richie in Christian Dior sunglasses via ladymarshmallow.com

Nicole Richie in Christian Dior sunglasses via ladymarshmallow.com

Rihanna loves sunglasses – she is rarely spotted without a pair. Conveniently, we have a similar haircut so I had a look at some of the styles she has rocked and found two that will be top of my Christmas list for sure.

Rihanna in Gucci sunglasses

Rihanna in Gucci sunglasses

Loving these simple Gucci frames. They are functional, cool and chic. A slight twist on the traditional Ray Ban but I love it!

Rihanna in Prada PR 181S sunglasses via splendcity.com

Rihanna in Prada PR 181S sunglasses via splendcity.com

These would be my second pair. I love the shape of these sunglasses. They have a bit more character than the run of the mill oversized styles.

I guess the right thing to do would be to treat myself to one pair once I pass my theory test and then treat myself to another pair once I pass the practical driving test that way I’ll be more than prepared for the road when I get behind the wheel. Bring on the road trips!

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  1. Rose said, on November 9, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Hi Nneoma,
    Loving your blog, I read it every time you post it on Facebook. I am taking my driving test for the first(!) time next week, I seem to remember that I am 2 days older or younger than you! It must be a London thing, no need to drive!! Even more scary is the fact that my instructor is the same age as me and you! No car in sight for me yet though 😦 Good luck with your test!
    x Rose

  2. Makeda said, on November 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I know the perfect accessory for your car besides your driver’s license. I suggest that you purchase a pair of leather driving gloves. My pair of gloves doesn’t completely cover the back of my hand; I got it from the House of Patricia Field (the stylist’s store from Sex & the City). I had them before I had a car. =)
    They look similar to this…

    I’ll send you a picture mine later.


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