Thursday, October 28, 2010

Losing It - My Balance That Is

Is it possible to have a mid-wardrobe crisis?  I'm still in the LOST version of closet life (no not that closet, the one that holds my stuff) and have thought more than once that maybe this is like a mid-life crisis only of the apparel kind.  Hmmmm.  The fog did lift temporarily when I heard the magic delivery man scream out early this morning, "UPS FRONT DOOR!".  I, in turn, screamed, "CHEF, UPS FRONT DOOR!!" in a zombie-like state from my bed.  What?!  It was early (read before 10am), and I have no business scaring anyone who is gainfully employed with the way I look prior to noon.  Halloween's on Sunday.

It all started when I saw her wearing them here.  Carey is probably my favorite blogger out there - she and her husband, Rob, have the most witty, entertaining posts with the best outfit and cat pictures evah!  And you know how I am about the cats, people!  When I saw her in these shoes it was a like the light bulb went on and whispered, "must-have" ever so softly.  Since then I have been fighting the ol' Jessica Simpson Dany's tooth and nail with excuses like, "but they're Jessica Simpson!" (so rude yes, I know), "I'll trip and kill myself in those mothers - no can do!", and "what if I crack my head open?? I'm pretty sure my insurance won't cover that."  Last week I found them on sale and must have purchased them in a white out (just like Dr. Drew says Amber on Teen Mom has when she beats Gary's a** and can't really remember it) because suddenly a UPS shipment notification showed up in my email and there was no turning back.  Thank heaven.

Eight Sixty Faux Fur Vest, Loomstate for Target Tunic, 
Gap Wideleg Denim, Jessica Simpson Dany Platforms
{Free People, PANYC, Motif 56 leather bracelets}
I wasn't kidding when I said hippie mania has taken over my thoughts.
Sadly you can barely see these huge platform babies, but I trust you've seen them
on everyone else and you will be seeing them again here.
  *quintessential late bloomer*

The wood veneers on the platform remind me of the wood paneled wall my grandparents (and then my parents) had on the length of their/our living room when I was growing up.  Suddenly I was 10 years old again.  It was Saturday afternoon and my mom was bringing pomegranates to me and my brother as we prepped for an hour of Stampede and WWF Wrestling where Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid flung themselves off ropes and beat everyone to a bloody pulp while Macho Man Randy Savage decided whether Elizabeth could be in his corner or not.  Those were the days.  Shoes - good for the memory and the soul.

67 comments:

Katie said...

You got them! They're amazing! Can't wait to see more outfit posts.

The guy is coming to start building our fence tomorrow at 8:30. AM. 8:30 AM. And I have to be up to let him in and open the garage and I suppose not terrify him. Seeing as it's 3:45.... yeah, you see where this is going.

Krystal said...

OO those are super cute!! I hope it helps your funk :)

Marcela said...

Those are cooool! You lucky one, you!!! :D

Wanna see more outfits, looking forward.

xxx
-M-

Bohemian said...

I love your shoes!

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG those are soooo cool! The shoes rock too:)
Kisses,sweetie
Happy Thursday

Ps: Hope you had a chance to enter my ban.do Giveaway!

Debby said...

They look amazing! I would totally split my head open in those. Oh.... we had the dreaded wood paneling in our basement too!! lol Now I am off to check out the blog you spoke of! xo

janettaylor said...

I love those platforms with hippie jeans. :D

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Jessica said...

Totally worth the splurge! I've been crushing on these shoes and I love the brown ones most. I'm also having a '70s fixation lately, and seems a good handful of bloggers are. Hopefully the fashion industry will heed our wishes!

style'n said...

wow hello shoes! and love your story about them. ah they were on sale and they arrived so you may as well keep them right? great style carrie! (and p.s. you may not have seen my post but I posted your tyle tips from day to night and it was one of my favorite tips! Thanks for commenting)

The Zhush said...

Love your rockin boho style soo much, and the way you put in all together...so great!

Closet Fashionista said...

YAYYY!! Love this outfit, it really compliments the new shoes :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Chas said...

You look great! Love the fur vest!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ok seriously?! - what is going on here?! - i can't take it - i have NO pics again!!! - supposidly ur shoes r a big hit, but again, r they just picking ur shoes b/c the rest of u is a wreck?! - i need to SEE pics! unfair! - and what if i wanna get those shoes - i can't see em'! - blogger u better fix this shizzle!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika

PS - spreading the word - come one come all and
*Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here*

Alina A. said...

very chic! love the platforms and bracelets.xx

http://provocativecouture.blogspot.com/

just a girl said...

Girl, those are a pair of SHOES! Well done. Bravo!

Ashley said...

Ahhhhh! Those shoes are HOT!!! I love them! I am soooooo with you on not getting up before 10am...If I had it my way I would sleep til noon everyday...get up...get ready...and start my day around 2pm! LOL!

Anna Jane said...

those shoes are awesome! i would break my ankle in them, but you look great. carey will be very proud! you both are toooooo cute.
xx

Pink Stilettos said...

I like your jeans....and I LOOOVE the platforms! Just Fabulous! Great blog also :)

www.pink-stilettos.info

Nikki said...

omg they look insane!!! looove them.
I've totally woken up the next morning only remember some over the knee dolce vita boots I ordered the night before in a sleepy haze. oops.


xx
Nikki

Cara said...

I tried them on...the were comfortable until I tried to walk..being EXTREMLY clumsy, a picture flashed in front of my eyes of me falling down the steps somewhere...I put them back...
<3Cara
Fabulous Nan Lawson Giveaway going on @ Lilac and Grey!

PursuitOfLLT said...

So adorable!! I would be over 6 feet though so I might have to pass. And the fact that I would trip and break a tooth (serious fear of mine...so odd)

you're rocking the hippie look. wahoo!

Isabel said...

i love the teen mom reference. i havent been able to see the reunion special thought! stupid itunes doesnt sell it :(

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I want those shoes! But seriously...I think that I really would fall and crack my head open; so I am forcing myself to gaze affectionately at them from afar. For now.

AND...I am going to get all of my boots together and take pictures of them for you. That sounds weird, right? (Not as weird as when a guy I knew asked me to take pictures of my book collection - that was just creepy). ANYWAY...I will borrow my sister's camera in the next week and take pictures. Promise promise!! :P

Pop Champagne said...

love the outfits and totally worth it!!

Couture Carrie said...

Amaaaaazing platforms!

xoxox,
CC

Jude said...

Oh the shoes the shoes! (Sighs to high heaven) I like the teen mom reference too :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Love them! And I sometimes roll out of bed like that at around 10 am. It's a bad habit!

Marie a la Mode said...

I'm glad you got the shoes! They're hot. I myself couldn't walk in them for more than two minutes so kudos to you!!

Josie said...

Oh my goodness, Carrie, please be careful in those. Seductively evil but SO PRETTY. And I completely understand your resistance to JS things; I'm exactly the same until I see something stunning come out of her collection!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very nice blog and beautiful pictures! Travelling

OneCraftyFox said...

Drat, your pics won't display, I am blogging on my lunch at work. I guess you have been censored over here, LOL! I will have to look again from home and re-comment :)

I would like to invite you to join my **Interactive Halloween Party**, come, come, I promise I won't bite, I'm not a vampire... or am I ...? eery music....

DiamondsandTulle said...

I've been lusting for those JS heels! I just don't wear super high heels often enough. I'm gonna live vicariously thru u in all your outfit posts so please wear them plenty!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Taylor said...

Gutsy girl those are TALLL!!!! But of course you pull them off without a hitch!!!

xoxo-T

PS- If your mail carrier likes you your goodies should be there ON SATURDAY! If not hopefully before X-mas!

Valerie said...

They're amazing!!! So are your jeans! I think you made the right choice. My parents still have that wood panelling in their living room! Some things never change...

xo
Valerie

la petite coquine said...

Oh my heavens, they're amazing! And they look like they're already best friends with the bell bottoms!

Courtney Erin said...

Those shoes are gorgeous! I would so break my feet in them but they look amazing on you.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Dude. Those are outta this world gorgeous...SERIOUSLY!

Nikki said...

Oh my, I knew something was up with Amber and Gary. I feel the same way about Jessica Simpson stuff. I'm hoping to get over it someday. Off to check off Carey's shoes because I can't see any of your photos for some reason!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Those are so cool!

Valerie said...

Carrie, I'm dying laughing over the wood paneling. Yup, my parents still have it! And we DO take family photos in front of it. HAHA. All the time. In fact, I have a picture in this post with my niece (taken less than a year ago) with the paneling in the background. (5th picture down).

http://redvinesforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2010/06/style-at-two.html

Catita said...

that cropped vest is so amazing Carrie!
xoxo
Catita

LyddieGal said...

The platform on those are INTENSE! and awesome. I hate to admit it, but I own a pair of jessica simpson shoes as well, and quite like them. a whole lot.

And I occasionally have moments of shopping whiteouts... hahah

Chic on the Cheap

Ebony said...

Tip from me to you: They're worth it. I bought them maybe 2 months ago and walked around for 2 solid hours before my feet hurt. I got an extreme number of compliment while wearing them, but more importantly they're as about as comfortable as you'd expect a heel of this type to be. The platform in the front is super high, which probably aids in the comfort.

http://xoxoebony.blogspot.com

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

my goodness, those are high!

i absolutely adore those bracelets you're sporting. soo cool.

ps - i totally love that you outed yourself on watching 'teen mom.' why is that show so watchable?! (and i'd totally beat that gary guy too, btw. such a slug!)

CoffeeBlooms said...

so finally you got them! awesome purchase! :)

Half Dressed said...

Firstly - absolutely stunning shoes! Are they uncomfortably to walk in? They look like they'd kill me. Gorgeous outfit.

L x
Half Dressed

this free bird said...

Half Dressed - My back was breaking a bit, but then again I did sit around in them for 4 hours straight out the box. Something about them - I don't know - it made me want to go out for a night on the town. I think they're going to be faves and, honestly, I can't believe it!!

xoxo,
C

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I think they look fantastic- I had to get a pair of J-Lo shoes for a friends wedding I was in last year- oy vey- ordering them just the name- not so bad on but truth be told I have not worn them since-

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Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

They're very cute! Are they at all comfortable?

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I adore your shoes!!

I hope you can check out the H&M giveaway I am throwing!
http://alamodeetplus.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaway-fun.html

the chirpy bird said...

You're genius! and sometimes there's just nothing more to say than that. I adore you!
xo tash

Raez said...

loving it, so jealous of your new shoes!

xx raez

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Hahaha entertaining post, as always ;)

Don't you just love that shipment notification email?!

Jess said...

Ohhh Carrie those are gorgeous!! Soooo jealous ;)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Haha, WWF days!

The platforms turned out to be pretty cute! Shoes and memories - good times!

She Wore It Well said...

I'd hate to know how high they are! I'm virtually 6 foot, they would make me, like, 6 foot 6!?!?!?!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So glad you got them!!! They're to die for! Even if you did fall and get hurt, I think they might be worth it. Not wishing you any harm in any way of course :) xoxo

Miss Caitlin S. said...

hahah Carrie, I love these~!!!! But not as much as I love this line: "I have no business scaring anyone who is gainfully employed with the way I look prior to noon. Halloween's on Sunday." hahahah, you're so funny. Well, if you're in a funk then you do funk WELL! I am loving the hippie look on you, hardcore!!! That vest with the big shirt... ai yi yi, you look hot mama, so much so that I don't believe you could look that tragic before noon! :)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Those are fantastic shoes - you can totally rock them.

I on the other hand would truly be one of those Darwin victims on those shoes, but they are awesome.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Those are so sick! LOVE! Listen, I have a pair of gold metallic Jessica Simpson ballet flats, and they are one of my favorite pairs of shoes. There's no shame in the Simpson! XX!

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Omg I TOTALLY make white out bids on ebay all the time. Then I get 5 emails "your bid has been accepted" and I'm like what bid?? What's this? Oh cute!
Glad it's not just me ;)

xx Cristina

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

WOW those shoes are SOOO high!!! I fell for these too. They are beautiful. BUT incredibly, ridiculously high.
How do they fit? Are they as difficult to walk in as I am imagining?

Mara said...

oh I LOVE this outfit! I really need wide leg pants like that! the ones I have are not long enough and kind of unflattering. Those platforms of yours look amazing!!

Bren said...

I love them, but I can totally understand the hesitation when it comes to buying JS. I've worked with her before, and don't really like investing in her wealth. But, I too have caved. I own one pair of JS shoes that I got for so dirt cheap. I've seen the Dany's in real life, and they are pretty amazing, as are your wide leg jeans! I love the departure from skinnies. Looks fresh!


xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Ashley said...

Congrats on your new shoes!! I have them in tan, they are sooooo fun to wear! Not only do they make you 6+ inches taller, but they also invoke lots of stares, lol! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

corksandcaftans said...

ahhh! how did I miss this?!?! you are too sweet, first of all... second, you look amazing! the black rock my socks off. I need to remember to wear mine more... ahh, the height. it's addicting!

thx again :)

xo
Carey

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