Monday, December 27, 2010

swinging down the street so fancy free

Just a reminder that today (Tuesday) is the last day to enter the cardigan and purse giveaway!

Alex took these shots of me in downtown Los Altos, a little suburban town that borders my own little (less-charming) suburban town. It was a beautiful sunny winter day. We had fun wandering around and stopping into a few shops as we went. Everything there is quite old-timey feeling. Very Main Street, USA.


skirt: thrift -- bodysuit: thrift -- shoes: thrift -- bag: thrift -- coat: vintage, present from my sister like six years ago -- earrings: Target, present from Alex

This skirt is actually my sister Molly's, technically. We were once at Goodwill together like five years ago, and I walked in, saw this on the rack, and then got distracted by something else before I picked it up. In the intervening minute, Molly also saw it and picked it up. So I just stole it out of her closet last year...which she will now realize when she reads this! Sorry! You can have it back if you want :)







I don't often wear this skirt because I find that it's quite hard to style. Is it black? is it white? floral? graphic? I know not! I gave up on trying to do something that followed my usual matching instincts and just threw in some plaid checks and hoped that would work out okay. I like it! I think it's kinda funky but also classic.






Can't get enough of these shoes!

And now a photo from today showcasing the super rad shirt I bought Alex for Christmas!


I wish it were some cool vintage thing, but it's actually just from Out of Print, a company that makes shirts with cool early-edition book covers on them. The shirt is of great quality and is perfectly weathered. I'd recommend it to anyone! They also donate one book for each shirt sold to Books for Africa so you can feel good about your consumerism ;)

As it happens, that's the same cover my edition of Slaughterhouse-Five has!


Made all cool and vintage-looking to compensate for the horrible flash photo on my point and shoot.

Tomorrow, the de Young museum with my grandmother! We're going to see the Impressionists exhibit featuring paintings from the d'Orsay, which should be great.

Today's title comes from The Seekers -- Georgy Girl. Fun fact! The lyrics to that song were written by Jim Dale, the guy who does the seriously amazing audiobooks for Harry Potter. Random, eh?

19 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

Georgy Girl used to be one of my favourite songs - Judith Durham has such a beautiful voice. Love your red shoes :)

Mikhaila said...

haha My sisters and I steal clothes from each other all the time. It's the best part of having sisters...sharing not stealing from each other haha. I love that skirt, I think you did a perfect job finding something to pair it with!

Annebeth said...

I think it's a very easy piece to combine, it would look beautiful mixed into a colorful outfit too because it's sort of basic but statement at the same time? But what do I know, I'd throw anything together :D

Zarna said...

i love the "main street, usa" feel of these photos and your skirt is seriously gorgeous!

JennaStevie said...

I absolutly love this skirt!! I really love it simple like this with that black top. The print is so pretty.
I love that shirt you got him! So awesome
xJennaD

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

I love the outfit! That top is fabulous and I absolutely adore your shoes!

xx

melina bee said...

I really want a body suit like that. I remember in 98 wondering if body suits would ever come back in fashion.... I've seen 2 really cute bloggers in them just this week. (maybe my mom kept one of hers...)
your shoes are what pull the whole outfit together for me, though, from prim to casual.

Grit and Glamour said...

Stunning shots! You have me wanting to hit American Apparel for a bodysuit!

♥ V
http://www.gritandglamour.com
twitter: @gritandglamour

Chelsea Lane said...

love your outfit sophi! that photo of alex with the book + shirt is pretty epic. the shirt you're wearing is ssooo lovely!

xoxo

TrophyBoutique said...

I love that bodysuit! The cut of the top is super flattering on you. I would have the same problem with the skirt, but my solution: red! A red top would look cute with this too (even though the bodysuit is perfect). Unless you're one of those redheads who refuses to wear red but I bet you aren't...The shot of the t-shirt with the book is priceless!
xo
Laurel

SomeoneLikeYou said...

You are such a cutie patouttie! I'm so serious when I say you're one of the most adorable girls... I'm pretty much in love with your outfit. It's so lady like and classy! I can't believe you pretty much thrifted everything, too. You are pretty much amazing.

Oh, and I'm unsure if you got my comment about the blogger feature or not, so I'll just post it again! I think it is an absolutely terrific idea to do a feature of eachother! Just tell me all of the details you have in mind, and we can get something in the works soon :)

P.S. I'm so gald you are a fellow sims addict, too!

sbot said...

lovely.

Following your blog now, hope youll want to follow mine too : )

www.baublesandbangles.blogspot.com

-Stephanie

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

You look adorable! I can't get enough of those shoes either. They are SO cute! Thanks for reminding me to wear a body suit ;) you look so elegant in yours.

Michal said...

OH MY GOODNESS PLEASE CAN I HAVE THAT SKIRT. It is just PERFECT! Good idea stealing it from your sister. hehehe

I love the shirt you got Alex! That's my favorite one @ Out of Print! That is such a good book. I've never actually seen the edition w/that cover though. It's so cool that you have it.

Fashion Forestry said...

Aww thoes are some cute backdrops!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

how did i miss this post?! looooove the entire ensemble!

Hummingbird Girls said...

I love this outfit! The skirt and shirt go perfectly. <3

Nnenna said...

awww, you look so sweet and ladylike :)

Michal said...

OH MY GOODNESS PLEASE CAN I HAVE THAT SKIRT. It is just PERFECT! Good idea stealing it from your sister. hehehe

I love the shirt you got Alex! That's my favorite one @ Out of Print! That is such a good book. I've never actually seen the edition w/that cover though. It's so cool that you have it.