vicious, you hit me with a flower

Motel chunky cardigan, Witchery silk tank, handmade skirt.

In case you haven’t noticed, I really like stripes. When it’s too cold to wear only a thin striped sweater, I bring out this baby. It’s like wearing a doona. Anyway, I’m off to see Eclipse tonight. I’ve given up hating on the whole Twilight series. It’s too much effort. As long as I never read the books again, I’ll be quite content with life.

Also, I’ve been listening to Lou Reed’s Transformer a lot recently. Hence the title of this post. Vicious. Listen to it. And just because I like telling random stories: one time I saw a girl get hit with a flower. True story. It was hilarious*. Basically, she thought some guy was going to give her a flower and then he hit her with it instead and said she shouldn’t accept things from strangers, or something to that effect.

*Disclaimer: I’m not promoting random acts of flower violence. I doubt getting hit with a flower would hurt much anyway. Unless it had heaps of thorns. And it happened to be more of a tap than a hit. Plus this all happened during Schoolies Week (international readers: think Spring Break), so that explains a lot.


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  2. danica July 3, 2010

    i really love your outfit, soph! great use of colour and contrasting texture.

    p.s vicious is my fave song off transformer πŸ™‚

  3. eleanor July 3, 2010

    This post made me laugh out loud… flower violence. Heh.

    I do love Lou Reed. And witchery, too. Gorgeous outfit, snuggly cardigans are the best!


  4. Jess Loves Fred July 3, 2010

    LOL @ that story

    And oh my god, so jealous. I can't ever find chunky doona sweaters.

  5. Lars July 3, 2010

    love this outfit, the subtle colours are yum!

  6. Sundari July 3, 2010

    Haha, what a weird thing to do to a stranger. I hope it wasn't a thorny rose.

  7. Sadie's Wardrobe July 3, 2010

    Ahh its so weird that you have to wear really thick jumpers over there due to the cold, when at the moment in England we're having a heat wave!

    Anyway – what an excellent choice of cardigan. I'm definitely one for blue and white stripes! xxx

  8. Hannah July 3, 2010

    GREAT post!
    Totally chic outfit.
    I used to be 'above' twilight too, but somehow I manage to fall in love with the movies (although I'll never read the books) – the cinematography, the music, all awesome. Can't wait to see Eclipse on monday!

  9. missklicious July 3, 2010

    Nice outfit, looks very warm!

  10. Abi-Anne July 3, 2010

    Hahaha @ your 'flower girl' story.
    Love the chunky knit cardi. Looks very warm and fuzzy.
    I saw Eclipse the other night, and its one of my guilty pleasures. I'd probably look back in a few years and wonder what I was thinking. Ha!
    Hope you liked the film.

  11. Eilish July 3, 2010

    haha,. i like your random story ..and your sweater is quite lovely, I also love Lou reed I've been forced to listen to him since i was young (:

  12. .sabo skirt. July 3, 2010

    We are in LOVE with this cardigan. We're now on the hunt to find it online. Thanks for sharing hahaha

    Ps. thank you for sharing your beauty secret with us! We have only recently discovered the benefits of using a highlighter!! It can really do wonders.

    xx .sabo skirt.

  13. LUU H. July 3, 2010

    oh, i always forget its winter down under ! lol, im glad that i dont wear sweater/cardigan today πŸ˜€

  14. Away with the fairy's July 3, 2010

    Gorgeous outfit! that skirt is amazing! love the colour!

  15. imnotunfaithful July 3, 2010

    just wanted to say i love your blog πŸ™‚

  16. iamabimarvel July 3, 2010

    that cardigan looks insanely comfortable πŸ™‚

  17. Jodi July 3, 2010

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    If you spread the word you get a MOOD RING!

    Pretty sweet eh? πŸ™‚

  18. Vintage Mavens July 3, 2010

    I think I love stripes a little too much – especially when they are black and white. I love your disclaimer at the bottom. It literally made me laugh out loud.

  19. Charlotte. July 3, 2010

    i love that cardigan so much! i think i must start wearing stripes more.

  20. Meggstatus July 3, 2010

    I seriously laughed outloud when I read that little bit about the girl getting hit by the flower. Is it mean to say it sounds like she deserved it… just a little bit?

  21. Geoff_D July 3, 2010

    "I've been listening to Lou Reed's Transformer a lot recently."

    Dad's bad influence?


  22. Lulu July 3, 2010

    that is an AWESOME sweater =] aww and that story! haha

  23. avalonne lou summers July 4, 2010

    I adore adore adore adore this!!! That chunky cardigan is perfect, perfect length! The walrus teeth buttons are cute. Love the blush pink tank and the lilac skirt, great combination of colors πŸ™‚

    I don't hate the Twilight series for no reason. Since I am a film student, I'm very critical when it comes to films. I'm not a fan of the cinematography, but I'm sure some people think it's beautiful… I think the film doesn't portray Edward and Bella's love as passionately as the book did… apparently. Their relationship wasn't well fleshed out as it could have, I didn't feel it, that's why I don't understand their love. Anyways, enjoy the film πŸ™‚ Excuse the long rant!

  24. Becca Jane July 4, 2010

    I love that cozy looking sweater.

  25. Mani July 4, 2010

    Pretty cardigan! It looks so nice and waaarm

  26. ..Lika. July 4, 2010

    β™₯ cute blog β™₯

  27. soph (owl vs. dove) July 4, 2010

    @danica: great minds, eh?

    @JessLovesFred: I've been hanging on to this for a whole year! I bought it at the end of last winter, and snapped it up in preparation haha.

    @hannah: As someone who is very particular about good grammar and writing, the Twilight books make me want to scratch my eyes out. Harsh, but true.

    @imnotunfaithful: thank you πŸ™‚

    @Charlotte: I highly recommended it!

    @Meggstatus: I actually knew the girl it happened to, and half the reason it was so funny was because it happened to her.

    @Dad: Yes. Or good. Whichever.

    @avalonne: I appreciated the rant πŸ™‚ I think the production of this film was a lot better than the first two. Storywise… I think Edward and Bella are quite dull. The actiony bits were probably the best bits of the film.

    @Lika: Thanks!

  28. notjustmedical July 4, 2010

    Haha, I think I'd totally be laughing if I saw a girl hit by a flower – not if it's a vicious attack though of course!! That'll be awful!

    The cardigan is soo nice – it's got cable knit, my favourite! Also it looks so comfy!


  29. Jes July 4, 2010

    Adorable outfit miss. Love the colour palette . Motel have the best chunky knits. I love mine, so comfy for the movies xxx

  30. muchlove July 4, 2010

    that cardi looks super comfy!

    haha, I've never heard of someone being hit by a flower before… So random + funny!

  31. Julia mode July 4, 2010

    so lovely ;D

  32. Claire July 4, 2010

    have been lusting after that cardigan for half my life… it looks so good!


  33. Jess July 4, 2010

    Ahaha what?! How old was this girl? That'd be such a shocking surprise.

    P.S. your fuzzy cardigan looks so warm and perfect.

  34. Danielle July 4, 2010

    Lovvve this combination!!

  35. Tere July 4, 2010

    Hello! This is the first time that I visit your blog and I see is very nice!!
    I love your style, very elegant and modern!
    Good photos!!
    Kisses from

  36. Beautiful…

  37. Mamushka Marie July 4, 2010

    haha! the flower hitting story just made my day πŸ˜‰ oh and how i love me some stripes too
    mamushka marie

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  39. Ella July 4, 2010

    Your outfit is amazing! That sweater ties the whole outfit together! πŸ™‚

  40. Constance July 4, 2010

    That cardigan is really lovely!

  41. Emma Louise July 4, 2010

    cardi is fantastic


  42. that is one funny story!:D
    i love stripes too…polka more than stripes but i think you love both because you just mixed them on your last post…

    following you…:D

    β™₯ vanilla ice cream β™₯

  43. love your cardigan so much. <3

  44. Stace July 5, 2010

    that cardi is rocking! love breton stripes too πŸ™‚

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  46. mandyn July 5, 2010

    nice cardigan!!

    x x

  47. Christina July 12, 2010

    Oh my, that sweater looks so comfy! What a great outfit.
    pale bluebird

  48. fakeperfectionn July 14, 2010

    What a cute cardigan! It looks so soft and comfy. I need to find something like that :)!


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