Thursday, April 14, 2011

you shine all the buttons on your green shirt


shorts: thrift -- top: thrift -- shoes: Seychelles via thrift -- blazer: thrift

Like my pouty face? Sometimes I get sick of smiling for my photos, so I thought I'd push it in the other direction and look irritated :P



It's a terse day for me. I was working on a creative nonfiction piece late into the night yesterday, and it kind of sapped all of my writing energy.



I took a little mid-week leisure break last night to take advantage of 50% off day at Salvation Army. I had the good luck of finding both these awesome shorts and this lace top, and I thought it would be fun to try out the whole monochrome thing with my new finds.

I don't usually buy awesomely-bad things from the thrift store because if I did I'd have no money or space. Last night, however, I had to give in to the temptation. I found these pillows, you see. These latch-hook portrait pillows of a raccoon and a stag. It doesn't get much more wonderfully awful than this.



Today's title comes from Elvis Costello -- "Green Shirt." I've always wanted to use it for a post title, but I've never had a green shirt with buttons before now!

26 comments:

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

this might be my favorite outfit yet. loooove the shorts - and the shoes!!! the lace is so perfect for spring too. you look stunning!! :)

Glenn said...

I agree, definitely my favorite of all your outfits so far. So cute! Everything about it is so great and balanced.

Lea said...

So nice :) Everything fits together so seamlessly. Probably because of the simple awesome color palette? I love that lacy blouse.

Hehe. You were smiling in your second to last picture! I caught you ;)

Stacie said...

"Green Shirt" is one of my favorite EC songs! Love your outfit, love your pout, and those awfully-good pillows are a hoot. The raccoon has a real tail!

JennaStevie said...

This is a great look, the lace top knotted like that wioth those shorts is so perfect!! I hate when you do something really creative and it saps all the energy out of you
xJennaD

Chelsea Lane said...

those pillows are AWESOME! love your monochromatic look! your new hair is too fun.

xoxo

elanor, said...

you are so gorgeous. i love these photos! :) your outfit is darling too.

oh, and i'd love to hear more about your college experience! i had no idea you went to stanford! i'm kinda in awe....heh.

X

Mademoiselle Antonova said...
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Mademoiselle Antonova said...

Sophi, dear, you look beautiful! Something different about your make-up here? Eye-liner? I like it!
The colours of the outfit really suit you, and your 'new' hair, and the shorts with those 'sandals' make your legs look great!
I hope your college paper-writing is going well... I need to go and do some work too...

Penny Dreadful said...

Those cushions are amazing, I LOVE them :)

Annebeth said...

your eye make up is fierce with your new hair, and I LOVE how the pale colors look with the platinum blonde pixie cut! hair really changes everything :D

Michal said...

SOPHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
You are so GORGEOUS, I can't stand it!!
Honestly, your eyes look incredible.
Your hair.
Your outfit.
I am at a loss for words.
Can I have those shorts & that jacket & that shirt & you might as well throw in your Seychelles too.
I really need to go to California so I can go to the SA with you. You find the most amazing stuff (those pillows included!).
This look is definitely going in my tumblr.

Kendy Lou said...

this is the cutest outfit!! miss you babe[:

Alysa Kimiko said...

umm..AMAZING!!! those pillows are the shit! you're right, i should have gone with you! score on the lace top and shorts too - i love the whole j-crewish way you styled it. cute!

thechyrelgomez said...

Sophie! You look such a darling and adore the outfit so much! :)

Have a great weekend!

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

Everything about this is good, the color palette, how your shirt is tied..those shoes! And half off days at the salvation army are my favorite too :)

cleartheway said...

I LOVE this outfit. You're so super pretty. =]

SomeoneLikeYou said...

SUCH, a beautiful outfit, Sophi! The color combination is just wonderful, and not to mention I'm just crazy over your new lace top and green heels! I've been wanting to tie my tops in a knot like that for a while now, but somehow it always ends up looking so very odd on me. I look like a gal from the Dukes of Hazard. Not adorable like you!

P.S. I never got to tell you either, but I just LOVE the new blonde hair. You pull it off magnifcently.

Sarah said...

Ohmygoodness! That is just darling!
I love teh lace look now. It's so posh!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Holy smokes girl!! You look incredible in these photos. Can I have hair JUST like that. Wowza!! Plus your eyeliner is killer. The muted colors of your outfit is great for spring and really makes your eyes pop. I'm totally in awe of the gorgeousness of your photos here.
XOXO

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Oh my gosh, so blown away by your beauty I forgot to mention how much I adore those pillows!!!! Epic find my dear, I'm totally jealous.
XOXO

Nnenna said...

You look especially gorgeous in pictures Sophi! It's so awesome that you scored these pieces for 50% off and they look so cute together. Also, those pillows are. so. cool! If I had a cabin in the woods, I would definitely want these pillows there!

P.S. Thanks again for your comments the other day. Like I said over there and I'll say here, it is lovely, amazing people like you who keep me going =)

star-crossed smile

Plaamkaa. said...

great photos :))i like it!
have a nice day! :)
come to me and follow if you want.
xoxo
Plaamkaa

Hannah said...

The color palette of this outfit is so adorable! You found some great things at Salvation Army. I never have luck when it comes to thrift sales, but any other day of the year I score!

That raccoon is awesome, but what makes it even better? The tail popping off of the pillow! haha

G Dub said...

You look AMAZING in this, my dear. I hate using the word "fierce," because it conjures up images of MTV and everyone and their mother likes using the word "fierce" to sound like Tyra Banks, but I can't come up with another word at the moment. Love the lace and high-waisted shorts =D

amanda said...

i love this outfit! the blazer and lace are brilliant together. and those pillows?????????? oh i am one jealous girl for those.
and i want to thank you for your comment on my camping post. it meant a lot to me, because those are my feelings exactly :)