Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Foretaste Of Fall For These Shoes

That title is so 'Before and After' on Wheel of Fortune.  I just have to take a moment to give myself a WOF shoutout.  I love that show.

Moving right along.  I got out of bed at 2pm today.  That's a bloody shame (only kinda seeing as I needed rest badly).  There's been just too much going on lately - some I've mentioned here and some, well, it goes without saying this is not the place to be my own personal Dear Abby so let's just leave it at that.  Okay let's not.  My birthday's coming up and I'm having a breakdown.  There.  I said it.

Now we can move on.  So anyway, last night I was totally exhausted.  I told myself I could sleep in until 9am.  Of course the telephone then proceeded to begin ringing at 4am.  Seriously?  Seriously??  Seriously.  Not amused.  And it did not quit until well after 10am so I just started answering in a complete and total daze.  I had conversations this morning the content of which I have little to absolutely no recollection of.  That's effective.  This hazy daze of mine was quadrupled by my loving cats who have recently decided to rekindle an old habit of theirs...galloping up and down the hall in the middle of the night, crashing into my room at top speed, running up to the closet door, opening it by pulling the underside with their little paws and then wrestling in the closet all night long.  This morning I woke up to a stray t-shirt in the hallway, a couple pairs of socks hanging out from under the closet door, a random watch I haven't seen in 2 years lying by the bed and a mumble jumble of shoes, belts and scarves strewn about the closet floor.  Presh, isn't it?

Can't say as I blame them though...I know what they were after.

  They're heee-eeere.

Truth be told, when I blogged about these last week I had no idea they would live up to and exceed any expectations.  You can never tell what you're going to get when you order online. When I opened the box I was elated.

 It's ironic that I'm standing on a 'Yield' sign because bikers, rollerbladers 
and walkers alike stopped and commented on them. 

They are absolutely perfect for now and for well into fall...meaning they are a completely justified purchase (not that I've really given much thought to that when it comes to shoes...).  Hel-lo transition!

 You can even scale walls in them.  Okay low walls, but still.

I wore them with a pair of my go-to Current/Elliott Boyfriend Shorts, an Alexander Wang Pocket-T and (don't judge) an Abercrombie & Fitch fabulous sweater I picked up last winter for next to nothing.  It was the perfect outfit for late evening just before the sun went down.


From the length of the drape on the sweater you can get an idea of how perfect the shoes will be with any dress.  I'm already dreaming of wearing them with leggings, harem pants and a pair of long lost military shorts I found during Closet Excursion 2010 this past Saturday.  


I kept it simple with a rope necklace and primarily silver jewelry, but mixed it up with the chainlink ring and the turquoise stone on one of the others.  I'm finding it's getting much easier to mix silver and gold - or at least a tarnished version of gold - which is growing on me every time I wear it all together.  


Before I zip off, here's another picture of the shoes.


And now there's some money fairies I need to catch up with...I've got my net out so there's no escaping me!

Outfit details:  Abercrombie & Fitch Sweater, T by Alexander Wang Pocket T, Current/Elliott Boyfriend Shorts, Dulce Amsterdam Clog, Club Monaco Necklace, Melinda Maria Rings, Dean Davidson Turquoise Ring, Nicole Miller Sunnies

104 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I love the element of surprise when I open the box and see that the item looks even better then I remembered:) Wow...those are amazing and I love the heel...Good for you sweetheart:)

Btw: Your necklace is stunning:)

Kisses and see you soon:)

Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY later on today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

Katie said...

The shoes are fab. Love them!

Simone said...

Those shoes are A-MAZ-ING.....LOVE them!!

:)

Ms Sublime said...

Can I live in your shoe closet? I love them! I have spotted a pair by Chloe similar to the beige wedges in one of your recent posts (worn with poncho and white short) but these ones I like are the price of a small house! I have come to the conclusion I would be prepared to work solely for shoes, handbags and cosmetics for the rest of my life!
xxx

jemina said...

THOSE SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

Lynzy said...

OK, let me just tell you how in love I am..

I need those shoes. NEED.

XO
Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

style'n said...

Your shoes are ABSOLUTELY lovely on you! And I love all the pictures. Actually I love the entire ensemble and I am starting to really get excited about Fall shopping!!!
naina

Vicky Klbr said...

cool cardigan...
thanks for your comment, (and sorry for my late reply)

Krystal said...

cute shoes!
and don't worry about sleeping in, it's needed every once in awhile!?
and my breakdowns get worse and worse every year at my bday :)

Melissa said...

Wow, seriously awesome shoes!

Fashion Meets Food said...

can I be you for a day please? Just let me go through your closet for one day and live your fab life! lol. Those shoes are t-d-f! I absolutely LOVE your necklace and ring.

xo

claire said...

You are the picture of sexy, casual chic!

nick and heath said...

love the sweater..and shoes. such cool details too. best of luck with the money fairies.

Daisy said...

i love the shot with the yield sign. and fantastic jewels. so pretty!

Monique said...

YAY for prairie girls! God, we just have impeccable taste don't we? hahaha xo love your blog, been following on bloglovin' for sometime now :) xo

MerciBlahBlah said...

Hey Hot Legs! Uh, yes to the YES degree, times infinity. Love the shoesies, love the sweater, love the casual chic.
Merci!
Shan

Leia said...

Oooh great shoes! Love them! Also, I've always wanted to know: what's so special about the Alex Wang tee? I've seen it on LOTS of bloggers, but from what I can *see* it's not much different to a normal tee ... is it really comfortable/well-made/something? I'd love to know! It seems like a great, versatile piece, though!

Leia

Jess said...

LOVING those shoes!! I am sure you cannot wait to wear them with some dresses! Also loving those boyfriend shorts!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Hope you manage to catch up on your sleep, sweetie. Unto those shoes - they are very striking indeed. I adore the jewellery and boyfriend shorts. So casually chic;-)

Anna Jane said...

those are awesome! i love when i end up liking things more than i thought i would. they will also look awesome with tights and/or socks.

xx
anna jane

Daniela said...

love the shoes - they look comfy too (and I mean walk in them ALL DAY LONG comfy).

ps your hair looks great in these pics

APieceOfCrap said...

Awee thank you thank you thank you for your comment :D!
Oh, do you live in southern California! that's so cool! I would love to go to California.


www.apieceofcrapdepartment.blogspot.com

best regards from Sweden

Marie Z. said...

Those shoes? Amaaaaazing!! Seriously I want them! And it sounds like your cats are exactly like my cat except mine bangs herself against my door to let her in in the middle of the night. What a ruckus.

Lisa Griffin said...

I want need have to have those clogs!!! they are incredible, and an ankle strap to hold a clog on is geniusssss! i just found your blog and i kind of love :)
www.indramaticfashion.com

Nicole said...

What smart cats you have! :]

I love that grey sweater, by the way! It looks so comfortable!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

LOVE the shoes - great buy! As usual, another chic outfit.

As for your cats - they sound like a bunch of rowdy "America's Funniest Home Videos"-worthy critters!

Annie said...

Love your rings! that last pic is fun :)

Glad you enjoyed that article yesterday and yes, of course you can add me to your blogroll - I would be honored.
Do you have a button I can add to my blog? or else I can create one from your header.. Talk to you soon! Annie xo

the chirpy bird said...

ok well firstly, you're fabulous - duh. secondly without sounding like i'm responding to your 'dear abbey' letter - birthday's can make you feel depressed because they're a benchmark that can sometimes remind us that we're not where we thought we'd be at 'this' point. Well screw that sister, you're exactly where you should be, we all are! Pat yourself on the back for being the brilliant woman that you are and blow out a darn candle and eat a yummy piece of cake! You bloody well deserve it!
xo tash

Sam from Hundy and Undy said...

Oh wow I love those! And I've never seen anything like them. Amazing shoes!

Found your blog through Pretty Pleased. :)

hundy&undy

Travels in Heels said...

I love those shoes and the sweater!

Ebony said...

This is a great look. I've been resisting purchasing denim shorts this summer because I felt as I hit the later part of the mid-twenties that I'm too old for them, but this really is a grown-up way to wear them.

Come on down and check me out at:
http://xoxoebony.blogspot.com

Café Bellini said...

You always look fab! even in 'shorts and a t-shirt'! I've never ordered shoes online...

Wynne Prasetyo said...

very amazing shoes. love them!

Mary said...

GREAT shoes!!!!!!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

OneCraftyFox said...

That last pic is great!!

What is it with cats these days?? My cat has been going bananas the past two nights too!! I don't understand 'cat', but now I'll bet she's trying to tell me she wants to party with your cats. Naughty kitties...!

PursuitOfLLT said...

those are to die for!! I'd love them but I don't know how much use I'd be able to get out of them in Chicago. One day it's perfect fall weather the next you're three inches under slush!

Nikki said...

Carrie, they are amazing! I love the balance of them, they look easy to walk in. And let me tell you, I would kill for your sweater! You look fabulous and effortlessly chic! Love it.


xx
Nikki

Kristin said...

They look gorgeous on you. And I'm diggin' your finger candy too!

Jessica said...

This outfit is definitely going in my outfit inspiration folder. Soo casual chic! And those shoes are to die for!

http://www.ciaobellablog13.blogspot.com/

Corey said...

Funny I was wearing that same sweater as I read this post ;-) they are adorable but I love love love the necklace... and you on the beach, I am so excited to be so close to your closet at the end of the month, Sorry in advance for whatever you find a little stretched out.

FASHION DOOHICKEy said...

Lovely lovely shoes you have there... :)

ryan said...

funny post! And LOVE the shoes!

Jasmin said...

wow they look great on you!

Stacey said...

Those shoes were made for you! You have nicely toned legs too:-). Happy Wednesday!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Hello complete adorableness - I NEED those shoes!

Loving the last picture especially - you look like the caped crusader. The fashionable caped crusader, that is. Fabulous!! :)

Brianna said...

Very cute pictures. I like the shoes, too. They will transition perfectly.

http://the-not-so-secret-loves-of-bri.blogspot.com/

Abby said...

Waking up at 2 PM is not a bad thing. I couldn't really get motivated today so I got out of bed at like 9:30 as opposed to 7. And then I sat in front of the computer for quite a few hours...

Barbara said...

those shoes rock!!!

fashion clocked said...

aw no sounds pretty crazy and an exhausting time for you- i hope you are okay and seriously sounds like you needed the long lie in til 2!!! Love your outfit- all of it and what can i say for the new clogs- heaven on your feet!!!call by sometime.xx fashion clocked

Emy said...

I like the whole look! The shoes are gorgeous. :-)

Valerie said...

What a pleasant surprise to open an online shopping package and find that it's better than you expected! That rarely happens for me and so often the item disappoints. These are FABULOUS. I'd scale walls in these too, and bike ride, and go jogging, and do yoga, etc. They're THAT amazing.

xo
Valerie

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Please tell me why you are so freakin' adorable?? I love this outfit on you! And the shoes are great!

Kiki said...

Love the shoes, love the outfit, love the flair, - love it all....but most of all, love the site - freepeople and I found a pair that I just ordered, yikess.....Tell, them that you are an advertising magnet, so you should be on payroll!!

XOXO
Kiki

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Love them- You look HOT Lady!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great shoes! You are sooo ready for fall!

Wild and Precious said...

LOVE the shoes! I haven't seen those, but will be looking! so perfect for so many things...

Closet Fashionista said...

Those shoes are awesome!! and yayy for Wheel of Fortune, I love it too :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

I love those shoes!! And there's no way I'd judge you about the Abercrombie sweater - you can find the most amazing deals in the back of an Abercrombie, on the sales tables/shelves. I always check out their clearance section when I'm at the mall! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Ashley!! I couldn't agree more!!! They have some fabulous steal of a deals in there!!

xo lady - been thinking about you!

Debby said...

Love the color of those shoes! They are so cute! xo

Tany Lë *charmediem* said...

lovely look i like shoes!

thank you for your comment

xx charmediem*

Simone said...

Carrie, I really hope you don't mind but I just listed these fabulous shoes in my Retail Therapy post for today....along with a pic of you wearing them? Is that okay - I will remove it immediately if it isn't, no probs? I did of course give you credit.

Thank you :)

Jamie said...

The shoes are F-A-B! Love them!! Great outfit as well!

http://www.glamlatte.com

Cool Gal said...

My god, woman, do you look that good every day? Seriously? You're inspiring me to lose the bun and shave my legs more often. LOL! How cute are you???

Love the shoes! Want them now!

Wheel of Fortune? Is it Pat or the puzzles you're obsessed with?

Oh, and you're birthday...no need to start sweating until you reach my age. I was the biggest, crabbiest mess this past birthday. Nothing cheered me up. I ended up getting a pedicure at 8:00 in the evening at the local Asian nail salon. And, no, they didn't greet me with party horns! Hehehe...

Have a good one, my friend!

Cool Gal said...

And YOUR birthday...I really need to proof my posts!

She Wore It Well said...

That sweater is peeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrfection! I love it, it would make so many outfits, and looks warm, which is always a bonus!!

xx

Nickie Frye said...

Those shoes are gorgeous!

Cats! Can't live with em, can't live without em! My old cat used to creep up on me in the middle of the night, pounce on me, & bite my nose! Little stinker!

Sunshine and Summertime said...

Love the shoes and the outfit! Don't have a breakdown over your birthday....it's a day where you get anything and everything you want! Happy early birthday :)

MarchMusings said...

Love the whole look. That sweater looks seriously comfortable.

fashion junkie said...

Lovely photos.

MelRod

Jammer said...

ahhhh Club Monaco why must you be so far away from me?!?! They need to get with the time and start up an online store!!

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

Martha said...

Those shoes are fabulous! To my eye, so unique... haven't seen a pair like that. I love them and ohh the color, my fave!

If you got olive skintone then neutrals, browns, orange colors would look amazing on you.

Xo

Marcie said...

Go Carrie! You are blowing up in the blogging world!! I can't believe I am the seventy somethingth comment!! You rock.

I love those shoes and WOF! Some days Jimmy and I compete on WOF and I always win (unless you ask him).

xo M

Jess said...

Looove how you paired them with jean shorts! You're too cute.

Josie said...

Carrie. You are officially the most charming and adorable person alive. You look absolutely stunning in these photos! I love, LOVE the shoes and can I just say that your denim cutoffs, in my opinion one of the trickiest summer items to wear, are absolute perfection? Can I just BE you, Carrie?

That wasn't... A joke.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Marcie - you're so fantastic. WOF for life girlfriend!! hehe on Jimmy!!

Jess...it's the shorts...and the SHOOOOOOES!!

Josie - you are amazing. Girl you have the best finds around. I love your commentaries and pictures each day. LOVE

xoxo,
-carrie


oh emm gee comments - gotta trying to catch up with everyone. love your blogs!!

shealennon said...

Those are awesome shoes! I love your whole look actually--it's so laid back but chic at the same time!

LyddieGal said...

The shoes are gorgeous! Nothing better than a fresh new pair of shoes, especially ones that will carry you through the fall.

Your cats sound adorable/really annoying, but it's not like you could ever be mad at them.

Chic on the Cheap

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Fabulous shoes, I can see why you almost peed your pants with glee when you received them! (Don't break down, you have lots of support...) I finally got Cuppie today. I'm already dreaming of the adventures we'll have together!
xoxo

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Oh my god, and Wheel of Fortune! Hahaha, you are my hero!!! That is my favorite, along with maybe the price is right!

Reina said...

hooooly crows! 78 comments already! i dont know how you get back to everyone! so thanks :D

okay. now its 79 comments.

Whooohooo! now its a party of two !!!
ohhhh cats can be so charming cant they ? *sssarcasm!* . like we used to have this old, part siamese cat who was literally like 4 lb when she died at 19, and was going deaf, and must not have known the loud obnixious sounds she was making and would herd my mother to be screaming all the way down the hall. And if my mom wasnt going to bed when Ariel (the scarily skinny kitty) wanted her to, she would scream until she did. And i know all about the running up and down the hall. my little girl kitty gets the "nightime crazies". its hilarious.
oh the joys of cats. they're worth it though.
hahah, i've heard this quote before "cats dont have owners, they have staff". very true, very true.

Thats so funny about the yield thing! hahah, who wouldnt love adorable shoes that are good for scaling walls?

Reina said...

ugh. i hate when i make a mistake and have to go back and edit

it should be "herd my mother to bed" not "to be"

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i love your whole outfit and those shoes set it off! your blog is so cute!

MT Days & Nights said...

I like how you kept the looks simple and those current elliot shorts are soooo cute! I just made my own cut-off shorts the other day w/ an old pair of jeans.

Kristin W said...

The shoes!!!! They are awesome! I would/could never pull them off with jean shorts but you look fab in this outfit! What perfect summer to fall shoes (and more bang for your buck)!

Carrie said...

shoes! it's so pretty and unique. i've never seen anything like it before:D and i love love love your outfit! too cute:D

i am now your newest follower. come and check out my blog, and maybe follow me too? thank you:D

http://www.readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Carrie said...

and omg, my name's carrie too!!! :)

http://www.readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Nicole Marie said...

i'm in love with you whole outfit!!! love love love!

Alicia said...

Love this outfit... and the heels look so comfortable!! Are they?! ;)

Beckerman Girls said...

Those shoes are GORRRRGEOUS! Love the stitching and studs and ankle strap!!! Look like they are handmade! AMMMAZZZING! Great look!!!!!!!!!! kisses
xoThe Beckerman Girls

http://BeckermanBitePlate.com

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

So glad you're enjoying your new purchase!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

K... before I forget- this was my favorite: Seriously? Seriously?? Seriously. . hahahahah, what was the phone call though?!?! 4 am geez louse and you got to sleep in until 2? You are lucky. Also, how are you so cute!!!! I love how you look my goodness, you so rock this vibe. And I don't judge you for A&F, I don't like them but I would have never guessed that sweater came from there. Such a pretty lady!

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Ooooh shoes...they are the perfect color and they suit you. You look stunning in them!

Krista said...

Pretty pretty girl, I SO want to come to your birthday celebration! You are exquisite and beautiful and you live with a chef that makes you ebelskivers!! Lucky lucky you to be 32!!

Ans said...

Thanks for your funny comments on my latest post, I think that everybody wants to book a package now!! You look amazing!!!!
xxx

this free bird said...

mmmmmmkay??

Laetitia´s Comptoir said...

Love last pic! and those shoes are great! super!

xoxoxox

Jasmin said...

haha thanks for your comment, so cute :)

Bridget said...

they are really cool. nicely done.

Kara said...

That last picture is fantastic! Walking away into the sunset like a rockstar!!

http://sprinklesinsprings.blogspot.com/

Bren said...

Ok seriously...100 comments?! You are a rockstar! :D
I felt like I was scrolling forever to get to this comment form! hahaha!

You were crackin' me up with your cat story! Oh how I can relate! My cat has become so bossey! She's notorious for pawing my arm or my face while I'm sleeping, because she wants to go under the covers! Um...hel-lo...I'm sleeping! She'll keep at it until I do what she wants. And if I shut the door to keep her out, she'll scratch at the door until I let her in, also waking me up! I can't win.

That outfit is perfect for the weather we've been having, and those shoes!!!!! I don't even think I can talk about them! SO AMAZING! I can totally picture them with dresses, tights, trousers, etc! What a great purchase! I just ordered an A. Wang tee on Gilt. Can't wait til it comes!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Jessica said...

Okay, I just have to admit that I'm also a sucker for WOF. And I may have had a few beers and watched it while I was home with my parents. Rockstar right here, baby.

Now let's get to the shoes ... absolute perfection!

agnes said...

elles sont magnifiques ces chaussures, j'adore

Hello*Pretty said...

FABULOUS shoes!! xo- karrie
www.hellopretty.net

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