On my day off I planned to do nothing. I wanted it to be a properly relaxing day, full of lazy reading and just enjoyable stuff. As it usually happens, I spent most of my day running around, got cold and soaking wet good few times and it was 3 o’clock by the time I finally entered Insomnia on Nassau Str to get my daily fix (way way wayyy too late for me).
I was delighted to see the place half empty after the lunch rush hour and took my time, chatting away and generally not rushing for a table. By the time I had my coffee and was ready to sit down the only available spot was on a stool by the window. Fortunately, it turned out to be warm and cosy spot and oh how lovely it was to watch the rainy day go by behind the window. There was one thing, or rather one person, who kept distracting me though. A girl sitting right across from me. Looking fabulously casual. Surely a student (the worn backpack gave it away) was totally unaware of the staring creature (myself) across from her. But I couldn’t help it.
So, what did she wear? A set of clothes you would never ever see me wearing. Red runners which had no label and I couldn’t quite figure out what they were, grey thick opaque tights, knee length skirt with a crazy print that reminded me of the old fashion Russian prints (mostly grey & purple colours), white short but quite baggy jumper and a grey snood. The only accessory was a big, thick, silver bracelet. I think an image of that look is forever stuck in my head now. So unexpected but just so perfect on her.