Friday, January 21, 2011

dressed like that, you must be living in a different world


shirt: thrift -- cardigan: thrift -- shorts: thrift -- shoes: thrift -- sunnies: small town county fair -- earrings: random vendor outside my school's bookstore (her business model is everything is $2. Geeeeenius.)


I spent the afternoon with Alex today, which was lovely! We went for a drive around San Jose, and he pulled over at this great sixties-built church for some photo-taking. It reminded me a lot of the pictures I've seen of Palm Springs architecture, and it seemed like the perfect SoCal-esque backdrop for our SoCal-esque weather.



Everything I'm wearing in this outfit was all purchased from different 50% off thrift store sales. I think that makes the grand total $9, $15 with the sunglasses and earrings. Take that, Urban Outfitters! (Or, as Alex calls it, "the store for people who haven't discovered thrift stores." That said, he buys his Levi's there and I sometimes buy stuff on sale. Ok, and I bought some Levi's there recently, too. Hypocrisy!)


My legs are SO pale. It's like I have on white tights.


Alex descends into the picnic gazebo thing in one of our favorite city parks.


We don't kid around. Wait, all we do is kid around...



One of the best things about this park is that it's adjacent to this teeny random thrift store that's part of a Catholic school/church. It's open for about four hours a day, so actually making it inside is always an event. They were having an "everything's a dollar" sale, so I picked up a really cool sixties beach cover up/dress thing and a really cool sixties blouse/tunic/thing.


My haircut is in exactly a week, and I can't wait. It's way, way too long/fluffy right now. Gonna get a Jean Seberg pixie!


It will be the baldest I have ever been since I was a baby!

A couple of you asked about photo-taking in my last post. Well, the answer to that is somewhat complex. Since starting this blog in late August, I've posted outfit photos from at least six different cameras. I have a little point-and-shoot, which is what I usually use. If I have a DSLR checked out from my school, I like to use that. If I mention that Alex took the photos, he took them on his DSLR, usually.  Alex can't take my photos most of the time since we live about 30 minutes away from each other and really only hang out on weekends. Most of the time, I just use self-timer and a tripod, no remote.

Today's title comes from The Undertones -- Get Over You, a super fun punk/new wave gem.

30 comments:

elanor, said...

oh so cute! today was definitely weather that could allow shorts over here, too!

and i can't wait to see your hair! goshh i'm so in love with the pixie cut right now. :)

xx

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

wish i could pull off a cut that short. you'll look so lovely with it - i already love your short cut.

and such fun red glasses!!

Gertrude said...

Great outfit! Really like the top! That haircut is gorgeous.. can't wait to see it on you! Once I had my hair that short.. but now it's super long :) x

Chelsea Lane said...

haha I love alex's quote about urban outfitters!! priceless. I'm going to quote him. I love your outfit and these photos, those sunnies are so cute on you! canNOT wait to see your hair!

xoxo

Virginie Lavallée Bélanger said...

That haircut is going to look amazing on you!

I'm so glad I can imaginary travel through California thanks to your blog! Love it :)

Jennifer Dawn said...

Great pictures! I love your top.

http://andohsofancy.blogspot.com

Annebeth said...

can't wait to see your new hair, Jean is such a babe and I'm sure you'll look gorgeous! I only buy stuff at urban outfitters when I've searched all other stores (including thrifstores) for a particular item. I HATE them for being so ridiculously overpriced.

you look gorgeous, you know I love those lolita sunnies!

oh and btw, about your newfound love for music by females: Robyn is an awesome scandinavian chick who does electropop, but with balls. Who's that girl and Be mine are some of my faves, lyricswise, her stuff isn't complicated but still intelligent and honest.

Death By Shoe said...

OMG how cute is your outfit! I love your sunnies!!

-Danielle

Olivia said...

Love this! Don't worry, my legs are about five shades paler than yours :)
I can't wait to see your hair!

Also, I nominated you as a Stylish Blogger

http://cheapcheapfrillsfrills.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylishblogger.html

Mama Wolf said...

Such a wonderful outfit. I'm glad other people other then myself are getting some good weather =]

xoxo mama wolf.

Chuck said...

Excited to see your haircut!

Roma said...

Love love this outfit! The styling of the photo is especially interesting it really brings out the outfits retro beach girl style!

Michal said...

That first shot is perfect- so retro. I must admit i'm a bit jealous of your balmy weather because it's -15 over here. Ick. I love everything though- that blouse, the shorts, shades, shoes & your hair is the best color. I can't wait to see the new haircut! It's gonna be hot! xo

PS Alex is lookin' good as usual also. Loove that jean jacket.

Meream said...

Oh you look so good in that 'do! I just know you will. :)

thechyrelgomez said...

I think I've said it in chictopia that I love your sunnies cause I really do. :)

I think point and shoots are okay but sometimes for great outfit details DSLR is better. I can't wait to get my hands on my own DSLR. Your hair reminds me of my little sister.

Followed your blog. :)

thechyrelgomez.blogspot.com

alexandra grecco said...

sweet blog! love your haircut.

x
Alexandra

www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Love these! Your hair's amazinbg. x hivennn. p.s enter my jeffrey campbell giveaway?

Becky said...

cute photos. love the first look.

www.playgroundlovevintage.blogspot.com

neongolden said...

Wait, wait, wait, I was just thinking of a jean seberg pixie today (because I love that movie and her hair in that movie and because I do at least one pixie cut per year.)

Also - we are pale legs twins.

Also also - Palm Springs has architecture?!?! News to me.

Hit me up when you come to the city! Also, I have a new number - msg me on FB for it.

Lauren said...

Oh I love this outfit! I wish it was warm in the midwest! I'm jealous of the weather the coast has been getting! That blouse is very adorable, and man I'm totally the same, I've been asked before if I was wearing white tights... nope just my pastey gams. haha!

Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

The blouse, and the whole vibe of this outfit are perfectly laid back. Love it... and good to see Jean Seberg quoted as inspiration...

Paulien said...

Your pointy shoes are so cute! Love the glasses too, they're fun.

neongolden said...

Wait, wait, wait, I was just thinking of a jean seberg pixie today (because I love that movie and her hair in that movie and because I do at least one pixie cut per year.)

Also - we are pale legs twins.

Also also - Palm Springs has architecture?!?! News to me.

Hit me up when you come to the city! Also, I have a new number - msg me on FB for it.

thechyrelgomez said...

I think I've said it in chictopia that I love your sunnies cause I really do. :)

I think point and shoots are okay but sometimes for great outfit details DSLR is better. I can't wait to get my hands on my own DSLR. Your hair reminds me of my little sister.

Followed your blog. :)

thechyrelgomez.blogspot.com

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Love these! Your hair's amazinbg. x hivennn. p.s enter my jeffrey campbell giveaway?

Mama Wolf said...

Such a wonderful outfit. I'm glad other people other then myself are getting some good weather =]

xoxo mama wolf.

Death By Shoe said...

OMG how cute is your outfit! I love your sunnies!!

-Danielle

Jennifer Dawn said...

Great pictures! I love your top.

http://andohsofancy.blogspot.com

Chelsea Lane said...

haha I love alex's quote about urban outfitters!! priceless. I'm going to quote him. I love your outfit and these photos, those sunnies are so cute on you! canNOT wait to see your hair!

xoxo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

wish i could pull off a cut that short. you'll look so lovely with it - i already love your short cut.

and such fun red glasses!!