Monday, March 28, 2011

i dance to forget my fall from grace

dress: Urban Outfitters -- cardigan: thrift -- shoes: Seychelles, thrift -- belt: thrift -- scarf: thrift

Wow, guys, I managed to make exactly the same weird face here as I did the other day! It's a bit of a struggle to get decent photos. I just can't deal with how the camera I used to use always made my feet and legs out of focus, I don't have the DSLR I was borrowing over last quarter, and I can't use my dad's camera since I'm not home. Even though that old camera I've been using works okay, I have to tape the battery door shut and it eats up 4 AA batteries :\ I'm thinking about just buying some $100 point and shoot or something.

Today is the first day of the quarter! I am really excited about my new classes, especially one about women's history that I'm taking with a phenomenal professor. My mom actually took a class with her when she went to Stanford, and when I told the professor, she invited my mom to come to class with me! And, since my mom is on spring break from the school where she teaches, she's actually going to come on Wednesday. Yay :)

Lots of fun little details today! All of the buttons were coming off/missing when I got this sweater, but I couldn't find five of the same ones. I ended up finding a few different wood-looking ones that coordinate and two of those pearlescent ones. I like how they all work together.

This dress is one of the two things I've ever bought at Urban Outfitters that wasn't on sale. I just love it so, so much. It gets wrinkly since it's linen, but I don't mind. It's simultaneously interesting and timeless. You can't really go wrong with that!

Haha, my feet are so red. I've walked a couple miles in these shoes today, so it makes sense! They're Seychelles, but I found them apparently never-worn at Savers this fall for $10.

This bracelet belonged to my great-great grandmother, who passed it down to my great grandmother, who passed it down to my grandma, who randomly gave it to me when I visited her this summer. Way for me to be in the right place at the right time! She was just trying to clean out her jewelry box a bit. It's got a stamp on the clasp that says "FEB. 14 82." 1882. Crazy. I adore it, but I don't usually wear it since it's such an heirloom, and I'm scared of something happening to it.

Yummy orange juice! It inspired me to name today's post after a song by one of my favorite groups, Orange Juice. You know that song "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins? He actually got his start in Orange Juice in the late 70s. Their album You Can't Hide Your Love Forever is a classic. Also, I like to pretend that "A Girl Like You" is my theme song.


Stacie said...

Great ensemble for your new haircolor! And which of your grandmas gave you this interesting bracelet? It's pretty cool. 8^)

Sophi said...

It's from Nana Ruthie. It used to be Maizie's I guess!

Mitzi said...

Wow, everything about ths outfit is awesome! I love the buttons on the cardigan, and the dress is gorgeous (I would have paid full price for it too), the shoes are fantastic (bargain!!), and your bracelet is such an amazing heirloom! You're so lucky to have such a special piece :D
Your hair looks great too!
M xo

elanor, said...

very cool new hair, sophi! i'm tempted to dye my pixie some interesting new color.

i love your dress! great buy, despite it being full price UO!

cute cute cute!

featherfactor said...

Great photos and love that bracelet (and your ivory sweater!) Fantastic post and your blond hair looks fabulous :)

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

OMG SOPHI I LOVE YOUR HAIR. it looks so so so good on you! you look like mia farrow. i know that's the typical "short blonde hair" comparison, so sorry. but seriously, you look beautiful.

i love this dress, it's going to be perfect for spring and summer. it's so cute. and your grandmother's bracelet is gorgeous, it's so cool to have an heirloom like that.

i hope you have a lovely week my dear! <3

SMASH said...

Oh man, I'm just seeing your new hair right now!! It turned out so nice--you wear the shade super well :)

islabell said...

those heals are to die for!
and i love what you did with that cardigan.
great idea

JennaStevie said...

I lovelovelove this outfit, and your new blonde do! This dress looks really pretty with the sweater and shoes! I love your heirloom bracelet, thats sooo cool. :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

you look so pretty, friend! this is different style than you normally rock - and i like it! its so fresh and perfect for spring :)

Mama Wolf said...

Oh! I'm likin' the new 'do.
and it is pretty radical that your mom gets to go to class with you!

xoox mama wolf

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

haha! I try to pretend 'a girl like you' is MY theme song too! but I was too shy to tell anyone about it! ;)
I must check out that album you've mentioned.
As for the outfit, I'll start with what I obsess the most- BRACELET! I love the fact it's from your great-great grandmother. And it's beautiful.
Great summer dress also and what an amazing idea to add those buttons! It makes the cardigan look classy and quirky!
P.S. I'm amazed at how clever your family is!!

Michal said...

That bracelet is awesome. Hearing about heirlooms like that gives me the shivers.. it's just so romantic that a piece of jewelry has that much history. Anyways, you look gorgeous. Totally rocking the new hair. I love how light and airy and just pure SPRINGY this outfit is. Gosh I wish I was in California right now! Oh & those Seychelles. Don't even get me started. What a deal!

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Michal said...

Oh yeah and those buttons are AWESOME. I love doing that to sweaters. Mismatch buttons FTW.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Your hair is AMAZINNNNNG. You look like a little sprite! I've never heard of Orange Juice, I'm going to listen to it tomorrow at work :) I can't believe how old that bracelet is, what a cool heirloom!

Nnenna said...

I love the dress- it is so classic like you said! Also, that is sooo cool that you have that heirloom from your family- how awesome is it that you get to wear that little piece of history?! :D

Miss Fashionably Late said...

Saw ur comment on my blog from a while back, and decided to visit yours! Love this outfit, will be visiting back soon ;)