Tuesday, April 12, 2011

watched them fall like magic in the streets

skirt: thrift -- top: Urban Outfitters clearance -- cardigan: thrift -- shoes: Target

My mom has diagnosed my persistent irritation with having to be in class all day as a classic case of spring fever, and I'm inclined to degree. The sun is out (sort of), and all I want to do is go on adventures and listen to music.

This is a very Annebeth-inspired look. She rocks these tea-length skirts like a pro, and I've been meaning to try it out for ages. I impulse bought these shoes at Target yesterday, and they seemed like the perfect complement to the longer-length skirt. I bought the skirt while out thrifting with Shannon a few weeks ago. I actually have this thing for red skirts. I must have four or five.

So, as you can see, I managed to get my hair platinum again! I just used the ManicPanic "Virgin Snow" toner once more, and it worked like a charm. Go figure.

I made that little rocking horse necklace way back in 8th grade out of a pair of earrings from this crazy mess of a thrift store that's sadly closed up shop in the intervening years. I don't often wear the necklace, but I always get a little thrill out of how freakin' adorable it is whenever I wear it.

Today's title comes from Aztec Camera -- "Release," which is one of my favorite songs off their amazing album High Land, Hard Rain. It was released when their core member and singer-songwriter Roddy Frame was only 19. It's SUCH an amazing record, and I strongly recommend it! Another gem from Postcard Records, the little Scottish indie label that also released Orange Juice and Josef K.

"Release" isn't on YouTube, but here's another great Aztec Camera song from High Land, Hard Rain!

PS--look at what a well-dressed cutie R. Frame was back in the day!


ilene @ muchloveilly said...

such an adorable outfit, friend!

and i remember being a student and itching to be outside. now i'm an "grown-up" and stiiiiill go through it ;)

Lea said...

Ah, that necklace is too cute. I remember finding some crazy necklace with animal beads on it back in high school. I meant to make things out of it, but now I have no idea where it went. Your skirt is so darling. It looks like something almost out of a gothic-lolita's closet :)

Gertrude said...

That skirt is so cute! And you hair came out gorgeous as always :) xo

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

Look at you! That red midi skirt suits you very much Sophi! I've jumped to your blogpost just after reading The Styling Dutchman, so I can confirm it is Annebeth inspired- but looks really good on you!

That's a great song, btw ;) and unsurprisingly, even though the sun has finally left us, all I want to do is go on adventure and listen to music... Revision is so mind-numbingly boring.

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

This outfit is so cute and will become my style inspiration for the day. I need to get my thrift on soon in search of a few more longish skirts. Thanks for being adorable.

JennaStevie said...

I looove this skirt, the print and length is so amazing.
You look really cute, I can imagine that you have spring fever. I do too, being stuck inside work all day long, I wish I could just go outside!!

Alysa Kimiko said...

cute, cute, CUTE!! loove your skirt pretty lady :) i'm right there with ya on the adventures and music...nothin like free fun!

thechyrelgomez said...

your hair is so cool! my sister liezyl would be very jealous if she sees this.

love the red skirt so much and yeah, it's very annebeth. how nice to dress up as your fave fashion blogger. :)

Annebeth said...

I would TOTALLY wear this, perfect mix of casual and retro girly, and that skirt is zomglove with the bow and the print and the REDNESS
you know I love redness everywhere except in my face.

I'm TUMBLRING this girl, you look too fierce.

also, from an ethical perspective, this outfit is good because it makes me happy :D

Michal said...

You are GORGEOUS! I love the bright red & blue on you, especially now that your hair contrasts so well! That skirt is really freaking amazing. I really wish I was in Cali so I could go on adventures & listen to music with you!

Nnenna said...

I love this look on you- you are totally rocking it! :D I tried on those shoes in Target too the other day, but put them back because I had already spent too much money- now I'm totally regretting my decision! Also, your rocking-horse necklace is too adorable for words :D