Friday, November 12, 2010

Dan-ger on the Fall Sales Seas!

It all started last week when I got an email from someone named Dan-ger (true story) stating I had just won $1,000,000.  All Dan-ger required was for me to send Dan-ger my full name, address, bank routing and account numbers.  Oh and, of course, my social security number.

Correspondence went something like this:
 Dear Dan-ger:  Nice Try.
Sincerely:  Carrie.  And no you're not getting my real last name.  Suck it.
Why oh why do these people insist on trying to scam the poor and innocent?  What if an elderly person just got a computer for the very first time and happened to need money?  They could fall for Dan-ger's schemes.  Any naive person could.  I'd like to give Dan-ger a piece of my mind.  I hope he's reading this.  Here's a piece!!  And yes I did just use Dan-ger's fake name 7x.  Because any fool trying to scam someone using the handle "Dan-ger" is not working up to his or her full scamming potential.  Really Dan-ger...DANGER!! As in stranger danger (coincidentally enough) - I mean we all learned that one in elementary.  Shakes head profusely so happy for the weekend and the delete button.

It's sad that Dan-ger has no intention on giving me a MIL, because I could really use it right about now given all the sick sales codes that also appeared in my email this week. In order to keep myself focused on not acquiring a bunch of things I'll wear once, but love opening the closet just to see hanging there while I eat rice noodles to pay the bills, I came up with a list of what I am allowed to contemplate. Grouped by texture and not necessarily these items per se.  Who am  I kidding?  These items, too.



 






And, of course, Bling!

Happy Weekend Everyone!! 

I had a great day on the workout and eat healthy wagon - it was a 2 mile brisk walk and another Pilates session.  My abs were screaming and I could barely haul it out of bed.  Feels good! Next week I'll share some of my snack tips and what not so that all of you who are jumping on with me can get some ideas.  It was awesome to see your response and I would love to hear anything that's working well for you, too.  Wave buh-bye to the muffins!!

84 comments:

Signe said...

Love the 1st and 4th item, they would go perfectly in my closet :)
And a happy weekend to you!

Katie said...

It's like a bad joke, the second you want to save money for whatever reason tons of amazing sales pop up. Why?! If only Dan-ger really had that moolah...

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

The feathered clutch is a perfect piece of whimsy!

Ps: I think the giveaway I'm currently running will tickle your fancy! http://checksandspots.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-giveaway-giveaway.html

Young at Heart said...

think my closet definately has the winter blues right now..... will have to ferret out something from the bottom of the jewellry box to bling-it up to scratch!!

Marcela said...

Awww, I just fell in love with those velvet and lace shorts! But ugh! $125?? Nah, I don´t know...

Well, maybe I should play some Lotto, Miss Luck seems to like me this week ;-)I´d go for the cashmere and fur then!

Have a beautiful weekend!!!

xxx
-M-

jemina said...

I admire your tenacity for living healthy. I need to hit the gym too (been postponing for far too long), btw I LOVE all of your picks, you have a sublime taste my dear

Happy Friday Sweetie

XOXO
J

Alleen said...

I'll take the feather clutch and the cashmere and fur, my closet would be happy! :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

Collette Osuna said...

I love everything you chose...EACH and every one, lol...and I know how you feel....I probably got the same exact email...ughhhh


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Debby said...

Hi Carrie... now I need velvet and ruffles and quilted too! I am such a freak when it comes to cute flats. Do you do a pilates tape or a class? If it's a DVD which one do you like? My muffin top has become more of a bundt cake. xo

fashion clocked said...

seriosuly dan-ger unbelieveable. I keep getting mails like this too all the time. Hmm maybe its through blogging they get our email? who knows. Love your picks- the velvet lace kate moss shorts mega swoon right there. As for the bye bye muffin tops.. (which you dont have anyway) GO GIRL. Have a great weekend.Katie.xx

fashion clocked

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

The feather clutch is soooooooooooo cute! I want it!

hip hip gin gin said...

I absolutely neeeeeeed that feather clutch and if I thought I could pull off the sequin pants I would probably wear them for the rest of my life. Nothing like a sequin to bring some cheer to the day! And I totally have items that I've worn once but totally keep just so I can visit them in my closet, I know it's silly but I honestly take pleasure from the mere fact that they are in there.
Hope you have a great weekend!!

Lynzy said...

Where is that feather clutch from and the fur with cashmere?!! i AM IN LOVE!!

xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

Cara said...

I get those e-mails too...I guess that is what happens when you put your name out there..
those velvet and lace shorts...SOLD to me!!!! thanks doll!
Happy weekend!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

nibblethis said...

where are those boots sold?

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I hope you rub off on me this next week. I too need to wave goodbye to the muffin.

Krystal said...

I want that silk shirt, carrieeeeee!!!!!

and it's too bad it takes moneys to get good art. you should do that polaroid project, it would be so cool! then blog about it so i can see! i'm trying to choose my own photos to put up around the house - it is still so expensive to blow them up and then buy frames. arghghg. I'd rather buy silk shirts is the problem!

Isabel said...

i love the clutch! and i might need to jump on this workout/eat healthy band wagon....maybe

Chas said...

Ooh I love all your picks especially the first skirt!

Lisa Griffin said...

i went through a series of getting those emails as well beyond annoying! plus i'm always freaked out by what will happen if i even open them! good job getting back on the wagon girlie!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Emilie said...

Love the clutch and the sequin leggings!

Ashley said...

Wow, I love all of these items! I've gotten a few similar emails...I don't even open them. Quite annoying, and yes, I've heard about older people getting scammed in similar ways. So sad.

Taylor said...

SOO HARD not to be tempted....and your man must be after my heart - carmel and chocolate! YUM!!!

PS - How do you like pilates, I am interested in maybe signing up for a couple classes, here in the city it is quite expensive so I wanted so advice!

Jude said...

I love the leather boots and that bling! I would love to hear more about the pilates! I used to live with a dancer and a few at-home pilates sessions killed me forever. I'm so hesitant to do it now! But I could use motivation (I'm heading to muffin top city :))

Jen said...

Cashmere and Fur? Is there any better combination than those two??

Happy Friday Dear! xo

Marie a la Mode said...

I get TONS of those kinds of emails every single day. I feel like typing back to all of them, "Are you kiddng me??? Are you KIDDING me?" Grrrrr!

I love all your picks, especially that feathered purse! You have great style!

Yay for the Pilates burn! And what a coincidence, I'm eating a muffin right now.

Courtney Erin said...

I love that you emailed them back - brilliant!

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

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE all of that!!
and haha....stupid people, I get those all the time
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

I too love that you emailed him back. Nice touch!
I love the feather clutch AND the bling!
I kind of need you to hurry and share your snacking secrets because I am a SNACK A HOLIC.

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

Ah, I love those emails letting you know you've won a boatload of money "if you just ..." haha. I would be the happiest girl in the world if someone really wanted to hand me over a big fat check for doing nothing! And I'm totally in love with that lace and velvet pair of shorts; oh Topshop you always know my weaknesses!

So, I can proudly say I participated in two days of a *unique* exercise class this week - a pole dancing fitness class! Even though it took me out of my comfort zone (booty shorts on soccer thighs are not my favorite workout gear), it seemed a bit more interesting than the treadmill to say the least. Turns out it's A LOT more work than I'd bargained for! (I have a whole new respect for the "profession." I did not look the least bit graceful or seductive once in my combined three hours of classes!) I have bruises everywhere and my arms are sore beyond belief so sadly I will not be making it to my third and final class after-all. I think those are good enough excuses to wuss out, plus two out of three ain't bad. Starting Monday though I'm going to TRY to put myself on some sort of routine and see what kind of work out dvd's Netflix has on queue.

xo

Daisy said...

i love how you grouped all the items by texture! such fun pieces. can dan-ger hook me up with a real MIL too please?! thanks

Mo Pie, Please said...

Ugh, spam is so annoying and wrong! I love the velvet and lace skirt so much! Good luck with the healthy bandwagon. I've been trying to exercise more. I don't know what happened with me because I was exercising like crazy leading up to the wedding and then after we got back from Italy I just got SO lazy!

Catita said...

woow those shorts and the feather clutch are to die for! I have a similar clutch though, from ASOS. it wasn't really expensive. I still must use it once!
xoxo
Catita

Kimbirdy said...

i love love love those shorts! so cute. and really, dan-ger?! completely lame. when we were looking for a car, we came across a scam - no we will not pay for the car through western union before even seeing it because it's already in a shipping container. please, who do you think we are?!

anyway, i'm totally inspired by your healthy post! i need to get back on the health wagon!

Marissa said...

Oh, I would kill for that cashmere and fur! Everything about it is perfect... except for the price of course. :(

the chirpy bird said...

Oh yes just love those boots! Wowzer!
xox tash

Marissa said...

Oh my goodness, I've been getting those emails too! Except mine are somewhere around 43 million and over in Europe. Ridiculousness, I tell you!

Your idea to meet at the Tower in A&O warmed my heart. Seriously, that is a life dream of mine!

I love the leather boots and feathered clutch in this post. Too bad I couldn't just instantly add those to my closet. Sigh..

XXXO
M

Leia said...

I'm definitely on the healthy kick with you! (By the way, I scrolled past the pretty stuff REALLY quickly so as to avoid temptation, ha!) Anywho... I am so excited to read your healthy snack tips. Nighttime snacking is my downfall but there's this chickpea/potato salad that I keep in the fridge at all times that's more healthy than chips or raw noodles (don't judge!!). Other favorites are salsa with carrots/cucumbers and er... cheese and crackers. Scrap that last one! Clearly I need more ideas!

Leia

Half Dressed said...

Great items! I love the velvet and lace shorts.

L x
Half Dressed

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Loving those items - especially the clutch!

Good for you for getting back into shape - although you already look great :)

Alicia said...

yay you're totally inspiring me and i packed my gym bag today!!

Ms. Givens said...

The silk blouse and the fur vest fo sure!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I get like a million spammer emails a week trying to give me money if only they were true... love the velvet and lace! What a gorgeous combo, and completely worth the one time wear...

Annie said...

Fun wish list.. Can totally picture that silk top on you!
Good job with the workouts! I need to get back on the yoga train SO bad.. you're inspiring me :)
Have a fab weekend!! xxoo

Taj Acosta said...

I think Dan-ger has my e-mail address too and sends me about 400 of those e-mails a day! I must be a billionaire by now. I love the feather purse as well, I've been all about feathers lately! Have a great weekend ;) xo

Josie said...

OH, those quilted flats! Those leather boots! I'm dying. I could go for a million dollars as well... Oh, Dan-ger. Keep it up with the Pilates, Carrie! And can't wait to hear about snack ideas -- honestly, if there's one thing I love in the world, it's snacks.
And shoes.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Ugh, I get those emails all the time on my email for the blog. It's so irritating!! Fortunately everything just goes to my spam folder so I never pay attention. Definitely gotta be careful and watch out for those crazies! Lol.

And oh my gosh... Those quilted flats... I need them!!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

hahaha "dan-ger."

what an idiot.


happy weekend!

la petite coquine said...

Love your picks-who could resist quilted flats?!

Pop Champagne said...

omg those sequin pants are sooo cool! and yeah camel toe is so gross, doesn't matter how hot an outfit is! hehe have a great weekend

lovealamode said...

Absolutely love those sequin pants... I have something really similar from H&M but can't figure out what in the world top to pair them with...
Bisous,
Rachel
lovealamode.wordpress.com

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Good for you! I was trying to drag my ass to the gym last night and food sounded so much better! Ugh...

P.S. The Wang boots are to die!

Enjoy your weekend. xo

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Omg I hate those emails! I usually get several a DAY! I really hope people don't think they are actually real. I have thought about the elderly too. Poor people.
I like that feather clutch btw!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I'm really wishing I could be granted a quick MIL too. Damn sale codes. They're teasing me way too much. I do have some printed out in case I just HAPPEN to stop by the stores this weekend :)

Have a great one, sweetie! And go you! I'm not touchin those muffins. Will power :) xoxo

Style Activist said...

Oh hello collection of wish-list items.
Can I please have each of you? First, we will start with the sequin pants - yes, I think that would be perfect :)

AND I have gotten so many of those creepy emails - someone straight up said they wanted to be my friend and come visit me in the States (since they were from like "Dubai" or "something", whatevs. Yeah, no thank youuuu!

Haha your posts are always funny. You know that you're funny, right?

XOXO,
style activist

Lori said...

I think of someone like my Mom who is naive ~ BIG TIME and she would fall for something like that I am sure! Have a fab week-end. xo

Jess said...

Dan-ger?? Seriously?!!!

Kate said...

I need some of ALL of this in my life. Sequins especially, in the form of a skirt. And I lovvvve the feather clutch. So pretty! Remember when we wished we would both win shopbop cards and we did? Maybe if we both wish that each other would win a mil... ? Maybe?

Jammer said...

Dude wouldn't be awesome if we were just randomly emailed money? Gosh I wish santa were real.

Lainey said...

I need that feather clutch in my life like pronto! It's so beautiful.

Raez said...

OMGGG scams like those are just pathetic. but also really hilarious when you see the crazy shit some people come up with! haha, too bad though, everyone could use a mil ;)

xx raez

LyddieGal said...

Ohhh sales. It's only going to get worse from here on out. I wish someone would give me a million. Or I wish i'd win the powerball.
Or is wish that silk blouse would materialize in my closet.

Chic on the Cheap

S.I.F. said...

I adore that ring!!

Moniek said...

Looove the shorts and the clutch!

OneCraftyFox said...

Ha ha, your should have asked him for his social security number, his bank account info, then asked him if he'd buy all this awesome swag for you and your 100 closest friends!!

Have an awesome weekend ;)

Jamie said...

Sooo, been having technical difficulties, but I am back!! So nice to catch up with everyone's blogs and be back to my own! Can't tell you how much I missed it!!
That peanut butter cup recipe is pretty amazing and I am definitely gonna try it!

http://www.glamlatte.com
PS.
We ended up rescheduling our date b/c one person was sick so I will let you know when we reschedule :)

Zabrinah said...

Oh, Dan-ger. He needs to learn his lesson. I am beyond happy you did not fall for the scam.

Those quilted flats are beyond amazing! Love them!!!!!!!

Wow!

~Zabrinah

Mandy said...

Umm yeah I have had scam attempts lately too. What is that? And the silk blouse... Love.

Tamara Nicole said...

That feather clutch is super cute!!! And I laughed so hard to your response, seriously:-) Lol I hate those emails, and it's so sad that people ACTUALLy fall for them?! Huh?

Have a lovely weekend Carrie!

The Owl's Closet said...

LOL...Dan-ger??! How appropriate:P I've been getting tons of those in my junk mail, as well (ugh!) and usually entitled, "How can I trust you?" LOL!! Tell me about it, Carrie, those fall sale seas are dan-gerous for my wallet, fa sho!! Like you, trying to focus on just holiday shopping. All these picks are gorgeous!! Have a good weekend!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Oh goodness, if only these scams were real. I'd be winning the lottery once a month. And you're making me feel like a slacker who needs to get back to pilated. I miss that ab burn! Do you do reformer or mat?

Style Attic said...

You always motivate me in every way :) I think the bigger and brighter the bling...the less you have to work out b/c everyone will be preoccupied with the jewels :) "Shiny object, shiny object " XOXO

Kerri said...

if i ever get an email from dan ger i will tell him to suck it, too!!!

Jessica Elaine said...

that fur & cashmere is to die for! & I think those sequin pants would make any night memorable.

MarchMusings said...

There are so many Dan-gers out there and I only feel sorry for the innocents who believe these emails. Good thing you told him to this was the end of this road for him.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Yes yes yes to blouses, velvet and lace, of all the impractical things! And no to Dan-ger and all his related scammy friends. I get those too and they drive me nuts.

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

love love love the leather boots! i know exactly how you feel. i had been saving up money for a few weeks, then the other day, my roommate and i decided to go to the mall...and BAM! there were SO many cute fall items i wanted.

XO,
SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

Linley said...

hey there! thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words!!

and i would like one of each of all those fabulous items you have posted!

linley.

Anna Walker said...

I WANT THOSE SHOES! :)

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

Valerie said...

This is exactly what I need to do in order to stay on track with my wallet restriction. Make a list of acceptable items (or textures) in order to get through the sale/promo e-mails of the holidays. Right now feathers and fur are at the top of my list. Oh, and sequins! Cannot get enough of those. It's seriously amazing how many scam e-mails I get a day. I wonder how often that works out for them. And what's the ratio of payout to energy exerted. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't be easier for them to just go out and get a real job instead of spending all their time trying to scam people.

xo
Valerie

Ashleigh said...

Awwww, I always think of elderly people when I get stuff like that. I worry about them :(

and hello, fur clutch. would you like to be mine??

Ashleigh said...

I meant feather, dert.
had just read comment above & fur got stuck in my brain!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Those quilted flats are so perfect!

Johanna said...

I love all these pics especially the clutch and blousey top.

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