Oh Mother

Updated on May 09, 2010
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La Fille Atomique

While everyone else is posting sweet sentiments to their mothers today, I had a calm day of watching bike races and window shopping. I swear I’m not an ungrateful child! I’ve just got a super liberal mom who believes that Mothers Day is a bunch of greeting card industry BS. (I can certainly appreciate thoughtful ways my favorite bloggers have chosen to commemorate their moms though.) My own boys (also known as Wumpus and Henry) chose to show their gratitude by leaving a puddle of vomit for me to step in-barefoot, of course-as I was sleep walking to the bathroom last night. Cats, right?

Instead of brunch or whatever normal people do, Ray and I made brunch, watched the Giro d’Italia (tour of Italy cycling race), and headed to South Street for some thrifting. When I was a young teenager, South Street was the cool place to be. It was weird and eclectic and all the freaks of Philadelphia hung out there. Think of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco. It was the best place to buy turquoise hair dye and skintight Dogpile stretch jeans, short of driving an hour to Amish-filled Lancaster to go to the Angry, Young, and Poor headquarters. As the years went on, rent increased drastically, forcing out the longtime shops like Zipperhead (made famous by the Dead Milkmen’s "Punk Rock Girl) and making way for corporate vendors like Starbucks and the Gap, as they were the only ones who could afford such steep rates.

Luckily, a few stores prevailed, though most of the good shops are now located on smaller, less prestigious side streets. Ray and I walked around to my old favorite Phillly AIDS Thrift, where I scored a pair of tweed shorts for $3 and suede moccasin pumps for $7. I also checked out Retrospect, a vintage shop which has a much better selection but also tends to run a bit overpriced. I managed to snag a pair of moccasin wedges (can you detect a pattern?) for a reasonable $14.

Given how casual a day it was, I opted for a very laid back look. Jeans and a t-shirt is about as basic as you can get, and it certainly didn’t hurt to have to a scarf given how cold and windy it’s been this weekend. I probably would have been better off wearing my hair down, but I wanted to show off the dye job my friend Lisa did on me last night! It’s pretty subtle, but I like the unexpected streaks of red that just barely pop out. I’m going in next week to get a few more layers of red added, but I think it looks fantastic already.

La Fille Atomique
La Fille Atomique
La Fille Atomique

Comments (26)

tanyafashion
tanyafashion on May 25
nice and cool rock style !
Kana
Kana on May 27
love the top!
vevevea
vevevea on May 15
love those boots!
jesslynstephanie
jesslynstephanie on May 14
love itt
SophiaCharles
SophiaCharles on May 14
amazing
fashion_nerd
fashion_nerd on May 14
love this outfit! locatingmyself.wordpress.com
LeighLeigh
LeighLeigh on May 13
beautiful photo, lovely outfit
missmarigold
missmarigold on May 12
Very cute!
Anneeversary
Anneeversary on May 12
first i thought it´s stars and stripes LOL ;) LOVE it!
17HandsHigh
17HandsHigh on May 11
love the whole look and background!
PSYCHO4FUNK
PSYCHO4FUNK on May 11
too kool
fifthofjuly
fifthofjuly on May 11
I love this colour/pattern combination!
juniee111
juniee111 on May 11
love the colors on this..
youngbones
youngbones on May 10
love this ! great outfit and setting.
shoegal66
shoegal66 on May 10
Love the pattern mixture! And those boots as well!
Murice
Murice on May 10
great boots
babylux22
babylux22 on May 10
I would never think about this combination.. But it look great on you
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on May 10
ahhh love this! very patriotic
_nonchalant
_nonchalant on May 10
nice outfit, love the background too
rainbowsandfairydust
love love love
arnyfull
arnyfull on May 10
i love how you incorporate d' colors!
Kate_Drinks_Ink
Kate_Drinks_Ink on May 10
great use of colours; edgy americana
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on May 10
love the mix of patterns!
Tea_Loving_Noemie
Tea_Loving_Noemie on May 09
love the red in your hair and this wall behind you is such a nice setting for photography (although i do really like your photos on the roof ;)
paxie_aiza
paxie_aiza on May 09
cute outfit dear:)
Catherinee
Catherinee on May 09
I remember six or so years ago I'd visit my aunt, who lives literally blocks away from South Street, and I'd browse in all the shops but never buy anything. Most of the stores had/have sorta deteriorated, but I like to think that I would've sincerely enjoyed it now if it were how it used to be. And I really wish Retrospect wasn't so damn expensive!
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