Wednesday, January 13, 2010

god help the girl

blarg. wednesday mornings i have to be at work at 5 am, which, when combined with my hour-long commute, means i have to wake up at 3:30 am. awful on its own, but worse when i'm wide awake watching news radio until 1 am. so please, forgive any typos or incomplete thoughts in this post. it's been a long day.

a plus side to getting in to work so early, though, is that i snag early control of the speakers and get to listen to what i want all day. lately that's been a lot of god help the girl, a belle and sebastian side project that i gave a brief listen to early last year before falling desperately in love with the album a couple of months ago. perhaps one of the catchiest, if not my favorite, songs is 'come monday night' - the girls in it have such fabulous voices, not to mention style to spare.

Come Monday Night from God Help The Girl on Vimeo.



the band name seemed particularly fitting to my desperate attempts at staying awake this afternoon, too. check them out at the link above - adorably twee, catchy stuff.

but on to today's post-work outfit! i couldn't believe this sweater when i stumbled upon it in a thrift store in december. the smiling sun. the llama. the cactus being rained on on the back. unfortunately it's a leeeetle too small for me, so i will probably end up selling it once i get my etsy page up and running.



skirt: forever 21
shirt: american apparel
sweater: thrifted
tights: mom's old ones
shoes: some sketchy place in union square
necklace: erica weiner




the necklace is hard to see, which is a pity, because it is an airplane with a bird chasing it and i thought it fit in nicely between the sun and clouds of the sweater. i never do detail shots but this sweater is too good to be tiny.

bipimbap was a smash success! it was so easy and so delicious, i'm definitely adding it to my regular dinner list.





all right, enough from me tonight. i'm off to search for a ripe avocado as my culinary cross cultural coup continues. alliteration. good night.

xo audrey

28 comments:

  1. eeeeee! that is the cutest sweater i've ever seen! i love it--what a great find!!!

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  2. That cardigan is the most gorgeous thing ever :)

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  3. the cardigan is amazing!
    and the whole look -- just so pretty! :D

    gizellefaye.blogspot.com

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  4. that sweater is the most adorable thing ever, thats a great great find!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogpsot.com

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  5. that sweater is fantastical and that food looks amazing.

    gah.

    food and fashion always win me over.

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  6. What a unique cardigan! The whole look is great, and Erica Weiner jewelry is amazing.

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  7. Ah! Such a wonderful sweater, and I love it with those shoes!

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  8. you simply CANNOT get ri of that sweater. It looks like it would change your life by putting it on and making everything wonderful!

    http://www.soooali.com/

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  9. That little sweater is awesome! Love the bright shoes with it!

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  10. Yes, I love that sweater and I love how you completely transformed it to look like the most stylish thing on the planet. Wonderful job!

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  11. That sweater is such a gem! And you made bibimbop! That looks DELISH.

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  12. I feel like I've been transported back to my 5 year old life, although I don't think I was quite this stylish, aged 5!

    I can't imagine getting up at 3.30am. Yikes!!

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  13. You have an amazing eye, I totally would have passed that sweater right by! The food look amazing too!

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  14. i really LOVE the detail on this cardigan
    super cute, adorable with the blue skirt
    gorgeous darling!
    thanks for sharing as always
    i really love your blog, keep it up!

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the skirt/shoes color combo. Good bright colored shoes are hard to come by, but those are great!

    closet365.wordpress.com

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  16. you have a great eye. that sweater is awesome

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  17. mmh yummy !!
    & really cute skirt!

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  18. my goodness that sweater is perfect!

    you look darling and keep the food stuff coming!

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  19. ohmygosh, that sweater is so brilliant, i can't even process it. i would probably have exploded if i had found such vintage gold. wow.

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  20. I love Belle and Sebastian and have devoured their Fold Your Hands Child and Catastrophe Waitress albums. The others I've yet to listen to so thanks for sharing the song! :)

    The sweater is you.

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  21. bipimbap looks ridiculously good. And I love that adoreable cardigan.

    www.SeekingDirtyHairHalo.blogspot.com

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  22. picture of food & an amazingly cute sweater?! love!

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  23. My goodness. That sweater is perfect. Absolutely perfect. I need one just like it. I am friends with Ashlee, btw. I am also a PCV in Mongolia, so *hopefully* i will get to meet you if/when you come here....if not, i hope to meet you in new york? if you are still there and eat some of your baked deliciousness. I am constantly drooling over your food and clothes.....

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  24. this is lovely!! the cardi is super cute, and I love the yellow with the blue!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  25. if you are going to sell that sweater - please sell it to me :) my friend sent me this post b/c this sweater reminded her of me - I would adore it!

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  26. 1. everyone - so so many thanks. you guys make my day, every day.

    2. lindsay - meet me you will! i hope. i am jonesing for some ashlee, so you should definitely come with her to new york, for a visit at least. i'm gonna try my damndest to make it out there but a baker's salary is pretty damn pathetic, as it turns out.

    3. elizabeth - i will! i'm going to list it on etsy but i'd be happy to put it on reserve for you. shoot me an email (audrey.dettmar@gmail.com) if you're serious.

    again, thanks to everyone for all the love. xo audrey

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