Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fly Away

I'm sitting here listening to the neighbor's dog bark its head off while she repeatedly hollers, "NO!" at it.  After 3 days of this I'm about to go over there and give her a rip.  Or at least holler, "NO!" to her.  I wonder if it would work?  If the dog's behavior is any indication, the answer would be no.  Or is that "NO!"?

Anyway.  It's been super warm and is early in the evening on Tuesday - just a couple seconds ago the sweetest cool breeze blew through the front door and straight out the open bedroom window in the back of the house leaving the whole place smelling like the ocean.  I have to say I love summer at the beach and am so happy it's here, even if only for just a short time.  Today was my last day of work for the week and I am officially in birthday mode (read:  cleaning before my bff from Seattle gets here and calls Hoarders for an intervention - no jokes)  I wish I was outside.  sigh

A couple of days ago the Chef and I were driving through a small beach town by my house and on a street we'd never taken.  As I glanced to the right I saw the beach no more than 50 yards away, causing me to holler, "Beach!  Stop!".  Luckily no one was behind us when he hit the brakes!!  hehe  We got out and took it in for a bit because who knows how long it will last...hopefully a month or so more, but you can never tell.  I was wearing a silk butterfly tank top by my most fave Gaby Basora - the mastermind behind Tucker.  Did you catch the preview sale for her Target Collection on Gilt last week?  It was a gong show, but I managed to hobble off with a couple of dresses and a tank...one of the dresses is in a similar butterfly print.  It won't be silk, but if I love it even half as much as the one I'm wearing here it'll be totally worth it.  I hope you are able to treat yourself to some of her collection.  It is quintessentially feminine with a touch of Parisian flair.  I never tire of any of the pieces I own, or feel bad for a little wallet slip on her stuff here and there.

I can smell the breeze when I look at this picture.  Love that!
 There's the bracelet my new friend Laeticia gave me.  
Remember that story?
Her husband made the belt too...seems I forgot to run it through
the other side of the buckle?  Woops!  Still looks and is awesome.
 Soon enough it got a little chilly.
So we just mucked around in the sand for awhile.  
Cashmere in August anyone?  oy
 I was probably tearing up because of all the cleaning that lies ahead...hehe
Perfect sunset.  Can't ask for more.  The kid with the frisbee felt the same.

Outfit details:  Tucker by Gaby Basora Tank, Gap Layer Cami, Martin+Osa Skinny Denim (RIP), Martin+Osa Cashmere Cardigan, Swedish Hasbeen Super High Peep Toe Shoes, PANYC Belt and Bracelet, Tom Ford Sunnies. 

71 comments:

Katie said...

Love that top, so gorgeous.

I already Tweeted you, but yes, please do share your Mike Price story - eager to hear it!

bravegrrl said...

i lovelovelove your shoes!

Tanya said...

Thanks for following me! Im following you on bloglovin now lol, I used to have a blog on wordpress, so Im just starting a new one on blogspot, hense why no followers yet and i have nooo clue how to use blogspot lol Im a computer-dummy :) learning process! so Where in Canada u from?

carglez. said...

lovely outfit!

Victoria said...

Gorgeous Pictures and I love your outfit, you are so lucky to live so close to the sea and the beach and with summer on the way, I'm so jealous! xxx

Collette Osuna said...

Those are fantastic photos, and you look fabulous!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww to the sunset:)
I adore your top...Ohh I would love to feel that sand right now:)
Beautiful photos,sweetie

Kisses

Ps: I will be hosting a really great GIVEAWAY this afternoon… so please join in !!!!

Lady Grey said...

I love this outfit... it really suits your frame. Oh I wish I was at the beach right now!
oxo

Georgia's simplyprettythings said...

this is so beautiful :), btw I looooooooooooooovvveeeee!!!! your name :) xx

this is random I know

LifestyleBohemia said...

Gorgeous photos and beautiful outfit! You look to pretty to be on the beach!

xx

Melissa said...

Yay, butterflies!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I cannot stand dogs that just bark constantly! Gorgeous photos as well as outfit! You always look so fabulous and I love your hair!

xo

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Your neighbor should meet up with my neighbor - a big hulking football player-looking guy who has to walk around chasing after his (haha, his wife's) three little chihuahua's every day. I know every time he's out because all I hear is "Toby, no! No, Toby! Toby! TOBY!"

Daisy said...

I love spontaneous stops at the beach. Actually, spontaneous stops anywhere. Such a lovely sunset and yes I DO rememeber that awesome bracelett!!

Lynzy said...

Gorgeous photos of you and the beach!

xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Kerri said...

i would love to be close to the beach.

it was 108*F here day before yesterday- ew gross. but now it's raining-- YAY!!!

so sorry about the barking dog and the "no"s coming from the neighbor. hope they get quiet soon...

Debby said...

Stylish as always, Carrie! When I come for Halloween we can visit the neighbor w/ the barking dog too... we can switch from our alien costumes into dog patrol costumes. ha! xo

thingsIlove said...

Lovely look. Beautiful sunset!

Staley Mc said...

Love the top! This is a great outfit!

Liz said...

Total envy when you said that you could smell the breeze. Sometimes I wish I lived near the beach.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hello fashionista! I love the outfit. I love going to the beach. It is always so refreshing. I love sitting on the sand and watching the sun go down. It's a very pretty sight. =)

Fifth Sparrow said...

Love these photos, and the outfit! The print on the top is so pretty! That sunset is gorgeous, very jealous that you live so near the beach. Hmmm I think I might have to move down there! xx

Sher said...

Gosh, I seriously covet your shades! And Carrie, you always rock the best ponytail in town! I'll love to learn how to do that:)

xx

Vic said...

I'd go right over and tell that neighbor off...enough is enough!

smelling fresh breeze from the ocean is heaven....i love that outfit and who cares about missing the other side of the buckle haha...fashion is fashion

Coté Provence said...

Ohhh.. you can't imagine how much I miss living by a beach!
Love your pictures and your top looks wonderful! and you look beautiful

xo

ching said...

i hope the neighbor doesn't annoy you anymore.
and the photos on the beach are nice... so refreshing to be out in the open ocean air. :D

thyaudaciousness.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

gorgeous picture of the beach! you look so cute even if you do have to wear cashmere in august! haha and at the beach on top of it all!

Leia said...

Oh the pictures are so beautiful! I can almost smell the seawater & salt in the air!

Leia

Josie said...

Oh, Carrie, I love your top and your hair looks absolutely fabulous! I hope that birthday mode means something happy for you this year!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

style'n said...

ok seriously how do you have so many adorable outfits? I love the casual feel of this and I am so into grey. I have to add a nice pair of grey skinny jeans to my wardrobe this fall. Awesome top and awesome shoes too. Love the entire look Carrie!
naina

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit! And yayy for finding a beach! Haha
you are SO lucky you got something in the GIlt sale, after 1 minute what I wanted was gone :(
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

great beach time! lovely shots too- I do really like the cuff.

Nikki said...

Aww I love nights like that too. You look adorable, love your outfit.
These pics remind me of the beach we go to in fort lauderdale in the evenings.. so quiet and pretty :)


xx
Nikki

Calia Yang said...

awww GORGEOUS pictures!! you're beautiful! and these pictures also make me wish I was near a beach! GA isn't that fun LOL ^_^

thanks for stoppin' by my blog...makes me happy to see new readers. ^_^ Hopefully I can portray my life and desires in a fun fashion - I'm a home body and pretty boring person LOL

Ms. Givens said...

You look amazing in everything you wear!

sophiasa said...

ooo I can almost smell it too! cant wait to live near the beach again. Fun outfit!! I loveeeee those shoes :D <3

Bren said...

I'm going to be hitting the beach for the first time this week, and it won't be work related! Not that I can complain about working on the beach, but it's such a tease to go and not be able to just relax. I can't wait!

Love that Tucker butterfly blouse! I'll have to check out the Target stuff when it comes out. Gilt is ridiculous! Do they get like one of each item? They sell out by 9:01 am!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Daniela said...

i love that top!!! LOVE anything with a butterfly print.. especially in silk ;)
I know what u mean about the beach. It's been raining all week here, but this weekend is supposed to be beautiful.

Half Dressed said...

This beach looks so pretty. Gorgeous outfit too, love the pattern on your top :)

L x
Half Dressed

ryan said...

What a great outfit!!! I love it! And you look so peaceful and beautiful on the beach!

PhotoPuddle said...

I love that top! And the beach looks gorgeous. Sigh.....

The Frat Pack + Me said...

"gong show"...okay, that made me giggle!

Valerie said...

SUMMER IS HERE!!! Finally! I couldn't be happier. I've loving that tank of yours, Carrie. I can see why it's one of your favorites. I'm off to Colorado this weekend, but I'm hoping this weather sticks around long enough for me to have a beach day over Labor Day weekend. I feel like I haven't seen the sand in years! haha. I know, we're spoiled living by the beach, but we've totally been taken for a ride with this "summer" of ours.

So your birthday is tomorrow! YAY! Happy early birthday! Hope you have lots of fun activities planned with your BFF!

xo
Valerie

Lady Gabby said...

Fabulous outfits and pictures :)
Might I suggest calling animal control on your neighbor? Took care of the problems near us. ;D
We seem to be into some of the same things. I just started my own blog, and I would really appreciate some suggestions or comments! I thank you in advance if you decide to check out my blog and give me some feedback.
http://lady-gabby.blogspot.com/

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love your outfit. You are so lucky to live so close to the beach! Even though I've been so close to one several times this summer, my toes did not even touch the sand! Maybe I'll get a chance before it gets too cold!

OneCraftyFox said...

Great pics! You look gorgeous as ever :) Wish I could just walk to a nearby beach. I live in a concrete jungle, which is nice at times and not so nice at times.

There is a townhouse behind us and when the two ladies who live there go out drinking at night they lock their dog on the rooftop balcony. One night the poor thing yapped for over 5 hours! I walked over to give them sh**... crap when they came home and found someone else had taped a STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to their garage already. LOL!! So I just left :)

Marcie said...

I always look forward to your posts, Carrie. I love this one! A summer breeze blowing in the midst of this heat wave sounds absolutely divine! Love the photos. You are my "dusk girl." You always pick this perfect time of day to shoot your photos.

xo M

Jen said...

You're right, you sure can't ask for any more, can you? Beautiful sunset, a great guy, the water and the beach... why didn't you take me??? ;-)

Style, She Wrote said...

Great cashmere cardi. RIP Martin + Osa. Love the beehive ponytail too. There was a post on the beehive trend in the NYTimes today... did you see it? :)

Emily said...

Carrie, please go yell "No!" at your neighbor so I won't feel so bad when I finally snap and do the same thing to mine- her dog howls as if its in gawdawful pain for hours on end when owner is gone and it drives me batty! Neighbor works two jobs so the dog is pretty much constantly howling.

Gorgeous shirt; LOVE the bracelet; I think I can smell the ocean through your pictures, too:) Enjoy it while you can and continue to post pics so us midwestern girls can live vicariously!

this free bird said...

Marcie - You're such a sweetheart. My pictures are usually at dusk because it's the only time I can get out of the house! hahaha

Style She Wrote - yes RIP M+O. What a tragedy - I don't know if I'll ever recover. And I didn't see the NYT article on the beehive trend!! I just love a hive...I feel so fancy now!

Jen (and everyone!) - come on over and let's have a beach bonfire! that would be SO FUN!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Abby said...

Oh, I miss the beach so much! And that top looks really really good.

Ms Sublime said...

Ahh I wish there was a beach in London! It rained cats and dogs today! Love that top and the shoes baby! I 'respect the shoes'!;-) xx

Jammer said...

hahaha I was dying over your tweets last night.

LOVE this outfit!

ash said...

lovely pictures with lovely outfit :)
ah~ i want to go to beach before it's too cold..

PursuitOfLLT said...

cute tank!

and tell that lady if she keeps up the yelling of NO you'll invest in a shock collar....FOR HER.

;)

La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society said...

You're right about having that parisian flair!
The top is beautiful.
I love all of your photos,but the last one in particular reallystruck me. The moment was captured so perfectly!

annelise said...

Carrie, that top is just gorgeous. The beach looks just beautiful, and there is nothing better than a warm summer evening.

Stacey said...

I received the email from Gilt about the Target preview but i didn't check it out:-(. Love the pics of you at the beach and the sunset is really gorgeous.

PursuitOfLLT said...

when you get a moment...there's another award headed your way!

http://pursuitofllt.blogspot.com/2010/08/sharing-blog-love.html

MT Days & Nights said...

UGH, I hate when people's dogs bark and they don't do anything about it!! anyways, these pics are so carefree, I'm loving this weather too!

LouBoo said...

Hello Carrie!! Good to read you...am catching up...been away...missed you. I am loving your look in these shots and I wonder - who takes them? Is that the chef? Lou x

Dawn said...

That beach looked like a wonderful way to spend time!
Love the outfit- you're beautiful!
Happy BIrtHdaY to ya!
:)

Style Attic said...

You are looking just peachy on the beachy! I love your pant legs folded up!! I don't know if that's a touch you did, or they came like that...it doesn't matter b/c it's adorable anyway! Glad to you know I'm not the only one that bring a sweater to the beach on a summer's day. I'm always chilly!

thisgirlbeck said...

dude... that looks soooo nice. how i miss the beach :( you have no idea. I would love to just take a little road trip and stop at places like that... ahhhh someday

-becky
http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

Café Bellini said...

You look fantastic! One of my favourites looks on you. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you are having a fun weekend!

Mallory and Kathryn said...

love love love your blog! so adorable!!

fabulous post!

[bless bless]
http://bravotalk.blogspot.com/

Krystal said...

you are soo pretty :)

3ate4 said...

Really wanting to go to the beach now!

Kate said...

Such a pretty top! And gorgeous photos!

corksandcaftans said...

more clog porn!

hey--how do you get that volume on your crown with your ponytail? I've tried to do that shizzle for years. It looks awesome.

-C

p.s. sorry for all the comments. catching up.

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