Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Part 2: Inspector Shoeseau

I have to tell you that I've had these pictures for about a week and thought it would be relatively simple to just sit down and whip off some crazy funny tale to go with them, but nothing too crazy funny's gone on.  Except Zoila takes NYC on this season of Flipping Out.  Oh how I've missed Jeff and Jenni.

Right now I'm sitting in my home office listening *against my will* to some unidentifiable, blaring, heavy metal music coming from the neighbors across the alley that consist of a couple of gay guys who are in and out of a relationship (and yes I am completely fine airing it because they sit out on their deck and fight with each other and then one leaves and the other screams the details into the telephone at whomever he calls - it's a total gas) and the other drunken neighbor who has to be 50 years old and all of 5ft tall but insists on wearing the longest shorts past his knees with knee high neon socks coming out from underneath whilst he rides his rusty beach cruiser in circles around the back alley.  Ahhhhhhhh beach living.  Imagine these 3 sitting around shootin' the breeze.  eeps!  I don't have to imagine...I see it daily and it baffles the daylights out of me.

Did I mention that the gay guys have a life-sized (guessing since I've never actually seen one) neon alien on their tiki inspired outdoor deck?  They think it will attract a UFO.  I'm not kidding.  They said it in all seriousness.  Oh, and they also have an extensive bobblehead collection.  They told my landlord and invited him over to see it.  He took his wife along just in case.  I peed my pants laughing.

Anyway.  That's all I've got.  It's interesting because I've wondered over the past couple years, as their bizarre behavior has elevated, if I'm going to end up on Dateline or 20/20 (dream come true) being interviewed after they cart these cuckoo birds off to the slammer for some sort of weird tryst of a crime.  Keep your eye out for me.  I'll give you the heads up.

You might see me wearing this outfit because I fully intend on being the one who turns them in.  As I examined the pictures I found myself thinking of Inspector Clouseau.  However I will be known as Inspector Shoeseau (so getting a copyright on that one!)

 And here you thought the sweatshirt dress was just a beach cover-up. 
Oh no.  It can also be the bones of a P.I.'s work attire.
You can wear it into the light.
And back again.
You can do mad stretches in it.  Or bust a gut.  Whichever you prefer.
 
It's just like wearing a long sweatshirt only far more chic.
Especially when layered under a military jacket.
That is cinched in with a wonderfully worn belt...
that can also double as a lasso if need be.
Don't judge - remember safety first.
"Wait!  Is that a shoe I see up there?"
Pardon me while I look to the west for answers on where the next shoe lays...
or where I can escape the bobblehead lovers' UFO landing pad.

~Inspector Shoeseau.  Over and out.~

Outfit details:  Tom Ford Sunnies, J.Crew Military Jacket, James Perse Sweatshirt Dress, Foley+Corinna Mid City Tote, Cynthia Vincent Wedges, J.Crew Belt

79 comments:

Becca said...

perfect! you did the military trend very well! :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

That belt is so gorgeous - the colour tickles me fancy indeed. Every girl needs a nice stretch dress;-)

Ms Sublime said...

I love where you live, sounds like a blast! Inspector Shouseau? v cool, better than doing a Columbo - that dirrtyy trench coat!!

x

DailyDoseOfAloha said...

my GOD i love a military jacket. it's one of those trends i KNOW has staying power. cheers!

--Napua
http://dailydoseofaloha.blogspot.com

Lady San Pedro said...

Love the pink and military green combo :-)

DT ~ RDH said...

You are so clever and funny! and fashionable! love love love it!

Debby said...

Carrie, you are so funny! I love this look, as always, you have great style. On Halloween I'm coming to visit just so we can put on alien costumes and ring your neighbor's doorbell.... Can't you see it? The look of glee on their faces and the two of us trying not to chuckle as we say..."We come in peace, I'm Shoeseau!" xo

MerciBlahBlah said...

Um, Love to the LOVE this look. I will get my address to you so you can mail me the ensemble TOOT SWEET.

Mwah!
Merci,
Shansies

Half Dressed said...

Lol this post was great to read, really amusing. Great look to I love the military jacket :)

L x
Half Dressed

Stacey said...

I love that military jacket on you and the belt makes a great accessory!

Cara said...

cute "PI" outfit! You know we had a similar situation when we lived in the city...we will have to compare notes sometime ;)

Cool Gal said...

Good grief, Carrie, your neighbors! I thought mine were bad! The twenty-four year old who still lives at home runs an amateur auto body shop out of his garage. NO less than 12 cars parked in the driveway and on the street at any given time! Of course, he has no respect for his neighbors and blares his music and runs the compressor at all hours of the night. And don't even get me started on why the bomb squad truck (size of a school bus) was parked outside my house a couple years ago - yep, him! There's one in every crowd!

Bobbleheads...LOL! Bahahaha...I would have brought "back-up," too.

Once again, you look fabulous. You've inspired me to wear something decent today! Thanks! :)

and flowers pick themselves said...

love the jacket!

xo Alison

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I heart your shoes! =)

Staley Mc said...

Love this outfit! It looks so great!

...::Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Love this outfit!! So cute!

OneCraftyFox said...

You look gorgeous as usual! Now, about your neighbors... I am actually speechless. If there is one thing I can't stand it's crazy neighbors. In the past I found myself moving a lot because I could not put up with crazy and/or loud.

Your commentary on the last pic was perfect, I was thinking something similar myself, lol!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Sounds like you have some lovely neighbors, hahaha XD I love these photos! :D So cool
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Effi said...

Beautiful! great blog(:
I'll follow your blog if you'll follow mine:
http://efashionfactor.blogspot.com/

Sher said...

Oh, what a great outfit! Tough yet girlie at the same time, I like the khaki against the pinkness too:)

xx

Sydney at PetiteGorgeous said...

Love the green and pink combo. Thanks for the inspiration :). I'm ready to wear a similar outfit when the weather gets much cooler.

Nikki said...

Lol your neighbors sound insane... but entertaining.
Love your outfit and I always love your oversized sunglasses. They look really good on you.


xx
Nikki

TOPCOAT said...

Your jacket is incredible, I am loving this trend atm!

xx
http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

Lynzy said...

You look beautiful! I love the mix of green and pink. The military look is so great for fall!
xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com
Don't forget to enter to win an OufiLondon Leather handbag!

Emilie said...

Love the mix of pink and khaki green!
Great outfit!

Jessica said...

I love this outfit and you are soo hilarious! I seriously crack up every time I read your posts. I'm totally jealous of your military jacket, I've been scouting one for this fall for weeks!

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

Lisa Griffin said...

hahahah oh neighbors, i currently live across the hall from a hoarder that is keeping issues of cosmo outside her door from 1991! ahh
www.indramaticfashion.com
p.s i so want one of these dresses

fashion clocked said...

love your outfit great look with the belted jacket... and always love the funny stories- seriosuly random with the alien on the balcony!!! its all these fun and games that make the world go round!!!call by sometime! fashion clocked Katie.xx

Daniela said...

love those shoes - am going to exchange the ones I got for some like those. (the ones I got arrived yesterday. It suck to get a box in the mail and then not like what's in it!!)

Valerie said...

Your neighbors sound out of their minds! Haha, I agree-gotta love beach living. There are a bunch of yahoos living by me as well. Again, I love the sweatshirt dress and I really love it paired with your military jacket! You look very stealth in this.

Oh, about those Matt Bernson Gladiators. After I received my confirmation e-mail, I received another e-mail with their apologies because they no longer had my size! I guess it wasn't meant to be after all.

xo
Valerie

Katie said...

Great outfit - and story :)
Definitely copyright Inspector Shoeseau. You don't want another aggravated mayhem incident!

Marie Z. said...

Love the sweatshirt dress with the military jacket. A bobble-head collection? I guess that's better than a creepy doll collection like that guy Stanford picked up in that episode of S*x and the City ; )

Fifth Sparrow said...

Hahaha sorry about the neighbors... at least they're good material (hopefully they don't attract aliens though lol!). LOVE your jacket, I've been trying to find a similar style (your jcrew one has been on my inspiration board for a month now!) but at a lower price... I might just have to bite the bullet and invest! xx

http://fifthsparrow.blogspot.com

Annie said...

love that green jacket & belt!

Signe said...

Amazing outfit! Love the colorcomabination and your belt is perfection :)

Annie said...

p.s. just added you to my "Regular Reads" :) xo

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

hahahahhahahaha...ooh, thank you for this post today. :D much needed laughs. ;)

Alicia said...

ahaha!! :) love the jacket... i have a very similar one from jcrew too!

Leia said...

You always make me laugh so hard when I'm reading your posts!

Leia

style'n said...

ok first off crazy wild neighbors! second-you look amazing. I just love the combinatino of pink(so feminine)paired with the military jacket. the belt and those hot shoes finish off the look. You got style!!
naina

ivy's closet said...

cool P.I. outfit..and love the story about the neighbors too.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

The story about your neighbors: omg. LOL!

I really adore this outfit. Pink and green are my fave combination and you pull it off so effortlessly here. I especially love the shades you chose. Gorgeous!

Taj Acosta said...

Great jacket! I can relate the the neighbor story, I swear mine is Dexter! No kiddd. He freaks me out I don't even like leaving the curtains open cuz I always catch him staring! creepy! Does everyone have a coo-koo neighbor? Am I one? lol! I do talk to my dogs a lot!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love how you styled this outfit.

Micaela said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! love the military and soft color combo! i wish you could have played along in my shoe date! :) thank you for finding me through claire- I LOVE HER! x

Jammer said...

haha all you need is a cowgirl hat for the lasso!!

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

Indie.Tea said...

Adore your outfit, particularly the military-inspired jacket. The neighbors sound like fun :)

Claire Kiefer said...

You look amazing in that outfit--who woulda thought an oversized sweatshirt could be such a cute dress?? Love those wedges too, of course. I wore 5 inch platform wedges today myself. :)

Dying to hear more about these clowns you have for neighbors, cause obviously they make great stories! You did such an amazing job telling their funny little tales. They sound like cartoon characters!

Today = first day back at our school (no kids till Monday). SERIOUSLY??? August 11th??? I need a cocktail.

Ms. Givens said...

Great story. Ah to live on the beach instead of in the hot middle of the US.
Still loving the sweatshirt dress!
My neighbors seem so boring compared to yours.

Jess said...

Your stories always put me in the best of moods. I want to see these gay guys fighting - sounds hilarious!!

p.s. I love the way you belted that jacket. So chic.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Oh Inspector Shoeseau- you crack me up!

Love your outfit and love the crack, there and back.

Your neighbours sound like fun- Really I think you should have cocktails with them- and their alien bait.

Bobble heads- Landlord brings wife AH HA HA HA.

Kristen said...

Ha ha I love this post, along with all your others!

You wedges are so hot hot hot!

LifestyleBohemia said...

Adorable post! I love that military jacket!

Krystal said...

um, adorable outfit. and i was hoping to stumble across a pic of you peering through bushes, i'd pee my pants. and your neighborhood sounds like a riot! for real! i'd just sit at my window all day waiting for things to happen, screw work!
hope you are feeling good lady :)

Couture Carrie said...

Very cute!!

You look gorgeous, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Lori said...

You witty, witty girl you!! Love your new name ~ and the copyright should be a breeze. I read yesterday's post and although I did not comment ~ I think you know where my head was. Sadly I found out Sunday morning how devastating her illness was and I was punched in the gut on Monday night when I heard the news. I am thankful for this little world I call blogland ~ it truly brings people together and life long friendships are made. I got my pan yesterday too and your card ~ thank you for making me smile!!

She Wore It Well said...

Carrie,

You've inspired me break my military coat out this weekend, paired with a DRESS! If I wear it with jeans I'm going to look like a man!!!

I'll do an outfit post too. Outfit posts for me are non existant in winter. Just as many knit layers as possible = BOOOOOOOOOOORING

x

ORIGINAL SEED said...

love what you've done with the belt

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

Carrie, your outfit is awesome! I love what you manage to do with sweatshirt material. And I love this look! And your outta this world neighbors. I can't believe a life size alien tiki lounge. Oh it's a funny life, we hafta laugh!

alli/hooray said...

LOVE the jacket, Carrie! This is on my list of things to get soon...
So sorry to hear in your previous post about your blog friend passing away - my thoughts are with her family.

Kerri said...

nice detective work- now we need pictures of them! :)

Daisy said...

you're stretching in your heels. brilliant!

Ashley said...

Bahahhahaha Carrie, you're so funny! I think you need a really good pair of headphones...

I like the versatility of your sweatshirt dress! I'm currently wearing a tee shirt dress that i just bought and to my dismay it sort of looks like something someone would wear to bed (but I'll prob put on wedges and tramp all over town in it), you've got me thinking that a good jacket might be exactly what I need...

xoxo, Ashley

Indie.Tea said...

Good luck with the pasta. I'm actually trying to come up with a gluten-free dessert recipe right now.

Josie said...

And I thought that my dorm neighbors were bad -- these people sound nuts! And on a happier note, Carrie, my love, this outfit is just nothing short of perfection. I love how you're working the military jacket before the true beginning of fall and of course I'm obsessed with your CV Luellas! So gorgeous.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

valncami said...

I love your outfit! The pairing of the jacket & the dress together is superb! You look so lovely! I love the 5th picture the most though!! Thank you for your comment on our last post! it is much appreciated! Come back & visit us soon & we will be sure to do the same!!

we are now following you!
hope you will do the same :D

xox, camilla & valerie
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Melissa said...

Wow, I love your jacket so much!

this free bird said...

Thanks Melissa! Totally JCrew from last summer and basically worn to the edge of my sanity and back!!

xoxo,
C

Elle said...

This is the first time I've really said Wow, I really want a military jacket... They're not so much my style personally, but you've paired this perfectly with a comfy dress and chic accessories - I love the whole outfit!

the chirpy bird said...

Hilarious perfection! Just adore! Well done my birdy friend!
xo tash

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Your neighbors sound hilarious! Seriously neon alien to attract aliens?!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the well wishes on our anniversary and my husband's birthday! We're def trying to enjoy our time here (err if my weak stomach lets me!)

MarchMusings said...

You must be a writer by profession, right? This post was a hoot. Neighbours come in all sizes and noises!

Martha said...

Just lovely!

Everything looks great on you!!!

<3

jemina said...

ha ha ha ha ha, you crack me up babe :)), you are so funny!!! and that military jacket is chic :)), wishing you a lovely day :)) xoxo

jenae is today. said...

Thank you so much Carrie! :) I love your blog btw. Following! I love what you're wearing here too. I've been drooling over the J. Crew jacket forever.

Marcie said...

Carrie,

Your outfit posts are getting better and better. I LOVE that green jacket! It is so in this fall.

xo Marcie

ari said...

loving the military jacket!
xoxo
ari
http://lacatrinadelamoda.blogspot.com/

Style Attic said...

I would love to be your charity case to pass clothes on to ;) Just a thought...ha! Seriously, looking great and your color combos always stick out to me. Love it :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Seriously your outfits could not possibly get any more fabulous!!!!

xo

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