Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Black and White and Red All Over

Okay so here's the deal with Nail Madness 2010:  I had to get that mess off my fingers.  I'm sure you're shocked.  Saturday is the usual day I treat myself to a mani/pedi (budget willing) and even though I really felt like sticking to the routine, all the events of last week prohibited me from being able to emotionally withstand another potentially angry exchange between the nail ladies.  Not to mention I'm to the brim with unwanted bad nail color and aggravated mayhem.

On a side note have any of you seen Allstate's new ad campaign?  I think they've been lurking on my blog because I have clearly sparked a trend with my new catch phrase.



I rest my case.  You're welcome Allstate.  Please have your people get in touch with my people (aka me) so we can arrange for an exchange of the moolah.  Mother Mayhem needs shoes. 

Meanwhile back in nailville the chipping, whacked out color and screaming match boiled down to me waking up on Saturday, whipping out the polish remover and cleaning up the fingertips mah-self.  It was amazing how I suddenly felt like a whole new girl!  Invigorated!  So after the post-beach sandstorm we got fancied up and decided to grab a bite. A couple of weeks ago I ordered the most cool knit Trovata shorts on Gilt...examine the evidence.

 Something about them is very 60's to me.  They sit just a little higher than on the waist.  Hel-loo fall transition.
And with the tucked in tank almost create the illusion of a romper. 
The wooden buttons and the belt make my heart so happy!  Little details change the entire feel of an outfit.
The Chef even commented that it was so "Jackie O" (one of my style icons).  
I think it's the ruffled jacket.  It makes the outfit very "East coast way back when we were at that party on the boat in summer".
Note that they were easy to sit in without fear of riding up...doing an odd maneuver? - maybe another story.
I wore them with my most favorite Manolo's.  Thanks Chef :)
And a Kate Spade I got several years ago.  It was my first "fancy" bag.
I don't know.  I just really like this outfit.  Wearing it makes me very feel grown-up and feminine.
p.s. these pictures were taken right by the nail place!!...what's up with the knot in my stomach?

Did any of you manage to grab a Trovata treasure or two?  They have an appointment only location in Newport by the Chef's parents.  I always peer into the window longingly at their great stuff, and totally regret not buying a long navy and white floral shirt dress that was on serious sale.  Sigh - you can't have everything Carrie.

Outfit details:  Tom Ford Bianca Sunnies, J.Crew Ruffled Jacket (last summer), Gap Favorite Cami, Trovata Knit Short, Manolo Blahnik Shoes, Kate Spade Handbag, Seventh Door Bracelet, Dyrberg/Kern Rings

85 comments:

Krystal said...

you know what YOU make my heart happy! and i do love the wooden buttons...like a lot!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh Hello Jackie O! You look like you stepped out of a magazine. I love the outfit and the 'do. You look so chic! What a fashionista!

P.S. Did I tell you how crazy neighbor grabbed our maid by the arm and told her that her dog needed a girlfriend. Hahaha. Seriously your neighbor and my neighbor should get together. They'd make a perfect pair.

this free bird said...

OMG Mel - you're killing me over here. I'm totally adding you to my blog roll. You too Krystal - because you make my heart happy! xoxo - Carrie

Katie said...

They totally ripped you off for that commercial. They'd better be calling soon or they're gonna find out what aggravated mayhem is! Clearly the throbbing pain in my toe is causing me some mayhem. Anyway.
Love the shorts, love the shoes, just love. Love love love! You look amazing :)

ilovemyhouse said...

Knitted shorts, right... they look fantastic but how do they look after you've worn them for a few hours (bigger, loose, with my butt they would).But wow, you look stunning in it.
I never heard of Trovata, meaning "found" in Italian, great brand name. Thanks for inspiring me to dress slightly more classy today ( sitting in my jeans and white t shirt behind the computer:)
XX

Style Attic said...

Ha! 1st fancy is always worth a second glancy!! Lookin fab :)

jemina said...

LOVE your SHORTS!!! xoxo

Café Bellini said...

You look fabulous! Love the outfit. And those sunglasses! I want them!

Beauty H2T said...

oh my word you look AMAZING!, what an outift, it looks incredible to wear, you have legs up to the sky- JEALOUS :)

Bx

OneCraftyFox said...

You look fabulous and are sure to cause some Mayhem. Hope you're insured. ;)

True Story: When my boyfriend and I were in Paris last summer I was wearing a long sexy slinky dress one early evening. Some dude driving by checked me out, hit the curb and crashed his car slightly...!!! lol! I thought that stuff only happened in cheesy movies, my boyfriend was laughing SO hard!!

Lady Grey said...

Hello my lovely fellow Canadian : )

You look AMAZING! Seriously! I love that whole outfit... the ruffled jacket, the shorts, the shoes... just gorgeous, hun!

have a great day darling!
oxo

style'n said...

Looking sooo fabulous! My absolute favorite color combination is black/white and the stripes are great too :) Oh and love the shoes.

sophiasa said...

LOL omg you are too funny!!! And you look so awesome!! It really does look like a romper, and the glasses are the perfect retro touch. Black is a great color on you, too!!=)

sharonlei said...

Lovin' the shorts and the shoes! :)

xx Love & Aloha
*Swing by to enter my Wendy Mink Jewelry Giveaway!

ivy's closet said...

sweet shorts. very cool shoes too.

nick and heath said...

If only a blazer could be worn here. It is way muggy and hot here. Really love the elegant look. Hope things go well with the nails.

Cara said...

Your too cute! Great shoes sweetie!
<3

Debby said...

You are so cute......I like the outfit and the train.

PursuitOfLLT said...

It really is very Jackie O...think it's even more so with your hair the way you did it. I'm a fan of the whole get-up!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Wow, how did I miss your nail mayhem post last week?! Talk about being in the middle of a war zone, I can'y believe you managed to stay in your chair through it!

Enough talk of old sh*t, you look great in your outfit - I love the glam but comfy combo.

Fashion Meets Food said...

absolutely love your outfit!!!! I so wish that I had your body! You look insanely fabulous, and I absolutely adore your bracelets. You always have such fun pictures. Have a fabulous day gorgeous!

xo

Lynzy said...

I adore your shorts and the wooden button detail! :)


xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

You look so cute! Adorable! Manolo's? Jealous.

Half Dressed said...

I can see why you love this outfit, it looks great on you! I love how the short and tank give the illusion of a playsuit, they work so well together :) I also love the bracelets you have on :)

L x

Half Dressed

WALK THE SAND said...

Those shorts are wicked... LOVE them. And really like the bracelet... so gorgeous.
x

PS. Stop by and enter my Marc Jacobs giveaway !

Cool Gal said...

That is the greatest outfit! Love the shoes - damn are they sexy!

Annie said...

You look AWESOME! xo

Closet Fashionista said...

Love those shoes!!! The photos are so fun with the pop of red in the back :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Sher said...

Darling, so adorable! Definitely very Jackie O-ish, I absolutely adore your monochrome outfit:)

Pretty Pleased said...

Stripes, buttons and ruffles oh my! I love this look! Hope we get to see these sweater shorts again come cooler weather! Love your topknot too:)
MC
www.prettypleasedblog.com

Stacey said...

Love the outfit, hair, shoes, everything! You looked hotttt!

Nikki said...

I agree, that outfit is just awesome. I can see why it makes you happy.
I love your jacket, shorts and booties! and I love that you took your nails into your hands!

xx
Nikki

Abby said...

This outfit is so cute!

PhotoPuddle said...

Those shorts are great. And you look just so cute in that outfit.

mel said...

wow i am in love with your outfit! you look so fab:)
xx
mel

peterbellandtinkerpan.blogspot.com

DT ~ RDH said...

Your style is FABUUUUU! Love it!

tash said...

Oh yes LOVE the outfit! Love the wooden buttons and Love the white jacket. It's very Jackie O meets Camp David hahahha

xo tash

http://www.thechirpyladybird.blogspot.com

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

So I get the gilt emails in my inbox... and then ignore them so I don't spend money. I am totally KICKING myself right now!! Your shorts are adorable and perfect! I love how you styled them.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Such a fab outfit! Love those shoes.

Daniela said...

love your outfit! B&W is so chic, always

xx, D

Josie said...

You are TOO cute. I love the jacket and those sweet striped shorts.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm in love with this look - I agree...the ruffled jacket is tres Jackie O. Either that or Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast At Tiffany's." I believe you channel a bit of both style icons!

I have banned myself from Gilt given the fact that I should not be buying anything else at the moment. Sadly, they keep sending me daily e-mails about their sales and I'm THIS close to caving!! :(

Caroline said...

That outfit is too CUTE!!! You look great!

Flash! said...

just found your blog!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
we are followers now! keep in tpuch?
lots of love
: )

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MT Days & Nights said...

Ahh I know, I've been doing my own nails lately since I hate going to the nail salon on weekends! It's like a free for all.

thingsIlove said...

Your outfit is fabulous! Great red background. :)

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll! I'm back! And I've miss you! Looking gorgeous as ever! Love the black and white it's my fav! xoxo

Valerie said...

I love this outfit, Carrie! It does look very Jackie O. And those Manolo's are amazing! Love the zippers. Where did you find this chef of yours??? He's a gem.

Did you say you just bought that green sanctuary jacket too?? How exciting! I can't wait to see it on you. I love it and have been wearing it already, even though it's July because of this gloomy cold weather. :( I won't get started though. Also, I've been wearing my rose J Crew bf studded shorts like crazy. LOVE THEM!!! Thanks for the tip. :)

xo
Valerie

this free bird said...

Valerie!!--mmmmkay? How crazy, huh? I already have, oh, another one or two (yikes), but this one looked longer so I'm hoping it fits!! And how about those studded shorts?? I meant to ask you the other day if they worked out. So happy to hear it!! Did you see Britney in them the other day....uh, with an orange tank top. mmmmbiting tongue starts now. xoxo-c

Brianna said...

Those shorts are absolutely adorable on you. I love the stripes and the buttons :)

Kiki said...

This outfit is gorgeous!!! OMG!!! Love the stripe with the blazer, great combo!!!

XOXO
kiki

Jessica said...

Very cute outfit!

Not a Paper Cup said...

wow...those shorts are amazing! I need a pair! :)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Chipped nailpolish is a huge {and expensive} pet peeve of mine!

Absolutely adore the shorts!!

Marie Z. said...

Thanks for following my blog! Yes, I'm in Alberta. That's so cool you lived there!

On to your outfit: Cuuuute! I adore your booties!

Mimi said...

you have a really awesome blog! i'm glad i came across it today. :D

p.s. i am a new follower. hope you can visit and maybe follow my blog too. thanks! :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Emz said...

okay the shorts
are
awesome!!

love it!

Diana Mieczan said...

That outfit is soooo cute and the shoes are wow...I am following...I was sure I did already:)

Kisses,sweetie and see you soon:)

Ms. Givens said...

That is a great outfit. Wish I had your beautiful legs!

{r} said...

cute, cute, cute! adore the little shorts and have the j.crew ruffled jacket in navy -- a completely fun and summer-perfect outfit xo

MarchMusings said...

Hope you have a 'happy nail' story this week. Your ensemble is looking very, very good. Love the touches like wearing your hair up and the bag and shoes. Oh yeah, and where can I order legs like yours? I'll take a pair , thanks :-)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Ah I love your shorts! So cute! And I love the ruffles on your jacket. I agree...great outfit! Love it. I hope your week is going well!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Great outfit- I never relax getting a Mani Pedi- I am always stressed about if they are going to do a good job, massage my legs or cut me!

Lori said...

You are very Jackie in these shots ~ love the outfit Carrie and those shoes are gorg!

The Zhush said...

The shades and the ruffle jacket..can see where the Chef was coming from, very Jackie O chic for sure!

vickileestyle said...

your jacket is the lovliest thing! <3

Sarah J said...

I REALLY love your shorts! Magnificent!

Jessica said...

You look incredible, Carrie! You know I love your style, but this one is topping my list! (It must be the stripes...or the buttons...or the white blazer...or the aggravated mayhem reference...)

She Wore It Well said...

Love the whole get-up!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEE!! And I love those Manolos more and more each them you post a picture of them! Jealous rage/mayham!!

She Wore It Well said...

And your tan looks so perfect and golden! xx

Fifth Sparrow said...

Such a gorgeous outfit, I agree.. very Jackie O! Those shorts are amazing!!

Jen said...

Oh crap, an angry exchange between the nail ladies?? Can you ever go back there again? If you can, will they still do a good job? Once you find a good nail person, you have to treat them like a princess!!

xo

Manus Lemone said...

love the outfit and the train background!


http://wishmeluxe.blogspot.com/

LyddieGal said...

It's the little details that make everything so much better - so much more - worthwhile.

The shorts are just adorable.

Glad your keeping sane and avoiding the nail salon.

Chic on the Cheap

Jammer said...

LOVING this outfit!! I think "Carrie-O" just became the new "Jackie-O" haha...and super high five to the chef on the Manolo's :D

PS - When are we going to get the Ali/Adam relationship drama back on the city!?!?!

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

Cristina @FujiFiles said...

Ugh I'm a Gilt addict too.. soooo dangerous with the daily emails! I don't remember seeing these adorably cute knit shorts though!? And I agree, Carrie-O all the way.

X Cristina

Jesa said...

I love everything about this! you look so good :)

cheers, Jesa!

Indie.Tea said...

LOL...your post made me smile.
And seriously, you should copyright the 'aggravated mayham' phrase. And use it for a nail polish and get royalties every time someone else uses it.

Bren said...

Carrie, you look like a Kate Spade ad! This outfit is too cute for words! And, what's this business about J.Crew studded shorts? They sound amazing! Do tell!

On a side note, I bought another bag. I have a sickness. :D

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

LoliTa said...

LOVE the knit shorts! really do

kirstyb said...

lvoe this look xxxxxx

Leia said...

Wowww, you look amazing from head to toe! I especially love the shooooes!

Leia

Rachel said...

I love those striped shorts! And I totally agree with you... The ruffled jacket is very Jackie O. It's so chic!

And I love those Allstate commercials. They crack me up! :P

Susan said...

Adore the ruffled jacket, et all. Nice look.

and OMG those shoes, I'm freaking dying.

cheers
Susan

G. said...

I love your shorts!


http://chezg.blogspot.com/

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