Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Silver Shoes Set the Night on Fire

While closet diving (apparently several of us really love this term leading me to believe we could form a little closet hoarders anonymous group - except we might not be entirely anonymous, but who's counting?) this past weekend I became reacquainted with more than a few old friends.  It all started when Olivia Palermo showed up in those Sergio Rossi silver brogues 2 summers ago.  I swear it's all her fault (remember my new excuse? olivia palermo made me do it).  Of course I never could find her exact same shoes stateside leading me on a frenzied cat and mouse chase for a similar shoe that consumed my time for months.  Never give up.  

Anyway, while up to my elbows in wardrobe overhaul 2010 I stumbled upon the shoes in their little shoe bag hanging right on the door I open and stare at daily.  Look around much, Carrie?  Thereby proving my point:  if you have too much you don't even know what you've got.  Immediate outfits began springing to mind:  leather leggings, chunky sweaters and the shoes; khaki bubble skirt (seen here), striped t-shirt and the shoes; rolled skinny denim a la my Isabel Marant obsession (seen here and here), striped t-shirt and the shoes.  A glimpse inside the mind:  {Pause.  I said striped t-shirt twice - I need to go buy one.  goes to computer and can't find one for less than $76.  Why didn't I buy that sale one for $19.99 at J.Crew??!? lamentations ensue.  I'm never going to find a striped t-shirt!! wah wah wah as full-on whining breaks out from inside the closet.}
 
Chef:  didn't you buy a striped shirt at J.Crew that time?  
Me:  No *sniff*  
Chef:  remember that time?  they were almost closing
Me:  NO!  Don't you think I'd remember buying a striped shirt since I'm looking for one now?!? *insert exasperated tone in here*

Suddenly I take a denim jacket off a hanger revealing said striped shirt.  Pride's a biznatch and sometimes you've gotta chew on it.  

Me:  Um, you mean this one? *said in sheepish voice*
Met with silence and shaking head.
I'm still trying to live it down without a leg to stand on.

Saint James Sweater, J.Crew Skinny Denim, Steve Madden brogues.
3 items create simple chic.
 Parisian Nautical
Meets Disco Saturday Night 
  Relationship ensues I guess it really is the simple things.

Please let me know in the comments if you can't see the pictures...some people are saying they can't and I just don't understand what the problem could be...technology = enemy!!

85 comments:

Krystal said...

the shoes!!!!! i love this outfit!!!

FarmGirl said...

Love the shoes!

Katie said...

It's definitely the simple things :)

fashion clocked said...

ha this is so funny....you always crack me up! Love the look and the nod to the lovely Isabel Marant! I always find myself saying to my bf 'oh this...i've had ages....cant you rember me telling you?....no?...(of course he doesnt remember I never told him!)ha. Gorgeous look carrie.xxxKatie.xx

fashion clocked

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c.w.f.h.l. said...

those shoes!! so fun.

Debby said...

The shoes are awesome! I would sooop wear these ( with the jeans rolled up)! I think it's so cute that Chef remembered... he pays attention! xo

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Hahah that's what they're for, to remind us that we have that EXACT same pair of black ankle boots already. Or maybe I'm projecting. But I love the jeans, shirt, and Olivia had me hooked on silver brogues with those pictures too!


xx Cristina

briannelee said...

Such a wonderful outfit! Love the shoes and top!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love 'finding' things in my closet...but I do wish I could just have a large enough closer to not lose things! Maybe I need an inventory list!

Chas said...

Those shoes are amazing - and I love the term 'closet diving'!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Ohh my word I want those shoes for a christmas party! I need to find them. You look so cute.

xo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

this whole picture thing is REALLY getting to me - ANYWHO - love love love the shoes - i almost goes the same looking one's in gold - i went back to get them, and GONE - i cried a lil over that one :o( .. i had Joe searching high and low for em, no luck .. boooooo

PS - spreading the word - LAST DAY to *Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here* PLEASE come over and join!

*kiss kiss*
Erika

Kerri said...

i love the silver jazz shoes- they DO look so much like black jazz shoes i use to have--

oh, and i just read your comment about sarah mclachlan-- that is so cool! to have seen someone at such an early stage of their career that went on to become so huge. did you think even back then she was especially talented?

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this outfit!! And yea...haha I forget I have things too...not good XD
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Anna Jane said...

haha - i love that he knows your closet better than you do. love the whole outfit, especially since i'm addicted to stripes.

xx

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG I love the shoes:)...I am all about stripes so I adore this outfit
Hugs and kisses,sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today! Please, join in!

Daniela said...

Great shoes but what I'm really loving are those rings!! Give us a close up, will you?

LouBoo said...

Loved those shoes on Olivia P and love them on you :-) Lou x

Simone said...

You are funny :)

Great pics - and those shoes were great on Olivia :)

Your pics aren't showing up on my computer, hope I'm not the 100th person to have told you that :)

Nikki said...

haha so funny! I do that all the time though! I'll be lusting for something that is already in my closet (or in storage under my bed)!
I love love love your outfit and your shoes are so cute, I want them.

xx
Nikki

Jude said...

Oh those shoes! Just total sweetness :) Heehee, I get closet blindness too - but what a great feeling when you "discover" a forgotten treasure! (Btw, I'm a new follower! My computer doctor fixed my computer hiccups! :))

Chiara said...

Oh this post made me laugh!!!! I can definitely relate to pride being a B...!!!
Great outfits
xoxo
www.joiedevivre-chiara.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

These shoes are amazing! And I know exactly what you mean about closet diving. I found a balenciaga clutch in my closet the other day that I had bought at a second-hand store and have clearly forgotten about for the past year or so. I was literally shocked when I realized I own this. What is wrong with me?

Courtney Erin said...

I love those shoes!!!! I've been looking for a pair of brogues and never quite found what I wanted but those are them.

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

Taylor said...

HA!!! I do that too!!! Love the oxford/bourgues! I am A HUGE fan!!!

Marcie said...

Hilarious conversation with you and Chef. He sounds so funny and cool! That shirt with skinny jeans is awesome, Carrie. I am loving it. I also have to point out that taking photos at dusk is so smart. You look great in all of them.

xo m

Valerie said...

Hilarious! I cannot believe you had these in your closet and didn't even remember them! They're fabulous. Love that the chef remembers your wardrobe better than you do. Gabe does that to me sometimes and I that's when the guilt sets in that I buy/own too much stuff. You look adorable in this outfit, Carrie. So simple and chic.

xo
Valerie

Aimee said...

Amazing shoes!

Rissy said...

in love with this outfit!

Ms. Givens said...

Carrie, I want those shoes! I seriously need those shoes in silver.
You look simply amazing as usual! ;)

Josie said...

Carrie, you do simple chic better than anyone I've ever seen, honestly. Isn't closet diving the best? You find things that are just so perfect again. I love this pretty striped top and those adorable, adorable shoes!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Dancing Branflake said...

I adore this outfit! So very French!

hip hip gin gin said...

You look fabulous! And I am going to commence banging my head on the desk because now I neeeeeeeed a pair of brogues. The covet list is getting mighty long this season!

Nikki said...

Thank God for men ;) I wish I had that problem. My closet is scarce. Accepting donations!

this free bird said...

Okay. So how many people can't see the pictures? I've had 5 reports over the past few days...ugh! Technology = enemy

and ps-i got those madden's on sale for, i think, $40!! try ebay b/c i bought them about 6 months ago (i think).

Thanks everyone!!
C

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! You are the queen of fabulous closet finds; and, of course, sassy shoes! Love, love, love this look - quintessential Parisian woman!! :)

Leia said...

Those shoes are fabulous! Must have!!

Leia

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Hahaha I SO do that ALL the time too! Don't feel so bad. And I'm loving the shoes and outfit. Glad OP made u get them :) xoxo

Alleen said...

Thanks for sharing...it's good to know we are all not alone when it comes to our closet(s). But it's funny how the other people in our lives seem to remember the things we have and/or purchase!!

Great outfit...

Alicia said...

Unfortunately I can't view your pics - but luckily I check out your blog on my iphone and then comment later ;) ... LOVE the striped Saint James sweater - such a classic. And those silver brogues are amazing!

Marie a la Mode said...

Yes I can see all your pictures! Such a classic and fantastic outfit, you look great! I love stripes like I love my cat, I can't get enough of them ; ) And yes, I got my hat at Superstore!

PursuitOfLLT said...

i love these shoes! and a striped shirt, you know you had me at stripes!! :)

Annie said...

ha so funny! Don't you just love discovering clothes you forgot you even had?! Those silver shoes - loving them.
p.s. excited for you to try my post tonight. Enjoy! :) XO

heather yalin said...

striped t-shirt... with the shoes! it's lovely! and awesome that you did indeed buy striped t-shirt that one time almost closing time :)

Jessica said...

Okay so I found a pair of shoes nearly identical to these from Forever 21 for EIGHT dollars and did not buy them. I must be losing my mind. You look adorable, though and I love this entire outfit. Poor Chef, he was just trying to help, haha!

Pamela said...

You tell the funniest stories between you and Chef. I giggle every time! Great shoes! Reminds me of a pair I had when I was 8, except mine had rhinestones on it.

Call Me Ishmael

Amber Blue Bird said...

well i am glad you found the top cause its lovely

la petite coquine said...

This looks exactly like what I wear most days of the week! I don't quite have the courage yet to pull off silver brogues, but they look so divine-you've inspired me!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Seriously love your metallic oxfords! What a fun way to update a masculine style with feminine appeal. What I would give to raid your closet, girlfriend!

the chirpy bird said...

Aww I love you!!! When you're right, you're right!!!! Sending loads of metallic stripy love your way :)
xoxo tash

Claire Kiefer said...

I always think you look adorable in every single outfit post. It's kind of amazing. These shoes are FUN, and totally feed my blingy metallic obsession. I was just whining about how Christmas shopping for other people inevitably means finding stuff you want yourself . . . yikes, I'm in for it.

Isabel said...

im not really into brogues but i really like these ones..the leather looks thinner...

lovealamode said...

I like this outfit a lot! So easy. I was eyeing a silver pair of flats at Old Navy the other day... but I sort of also want them in leopard print. I guess for under $20 I might as well get both. I also love closet diving and as soon as I come across some free time I'm going to do a major closet re-do. So many things to give away, and also pieces I can't wait to re-discover.
Bisous,
Rachel
lovealamode.wordpress.com

christine, just bella said...

I loooove those shoes. They remind me of my old jazz dance shoes... but better!!

Venus In Virgo said...

Those flats are awesome and go great with that sweater. It has a little bit of that nautical feel to it which is always classic and stylish. XOXO

amanda archambault said...

Parisian Nautical.... I love it. I got a nautical striped dress while I was in St. Malo, France this past summer and I wear it all the time.

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Amanda

Catita said...

you are right its the simple things but with a touch of glamour! just like you did it with those AMAZING shoes!
xoxo
Catita

Taylor said...

Oh, gorgeous shoes! The color is fantastic - and the shape of them, too! I love the way you put them together with cropped skinny jeans, you totally rocked it :)

PhotoPuddle said...

I love that outfit. For some reason when shopping I always sort of default to stripes! I should take a photo of all my stripy tops!

LyddieGal said...

Oh gosh... I thought I was bad...
Your closet diving has proven to be quite successful, and now you've got me lusting for silver oxfords. And another striped shirt. Even though my current count of striped shirts is heading into double digits, and I know it.

She Wore It Well said...

can't view pics :((( im sad now!

xoxo

this free bird said...

try clicking on what you do see and individual pictures should pop up.

i sent a note to blogger and they are looking into it. apparently a few other people are experiencing the same.

hopefully i get an answer before 2012

kirstyb said...

ah love the shoes x

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Styles 'n Cream said...

I love those shoes and the stripes are a passion of mine ... such a gorgeous outfit - effortless and chic all at the same time.

I just found your blog today and I wanted to say that I love all your posts!

xo,
Rali
http://stylesncream.blogspot.com

Styles 'n Cream said...

Oh, I forgot to say Thankyou for stopping by my blog today!

Rali

Cara said...

I have a VERY similar story that just happened about a week ago..heheh
PS. LOVE the shoes!!
"Keep Calm" a Giveaway is going on!

Natalie Suarez said...

beautiful photos! i really love ur sweater and shoes :)

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Meghan said...

Haha! Too funny :) I LOVE that shirt. I am glad you did actually buy it!

Lisa Griffin said...

ummmmm sorry say what??? how did i miss a post on these shoes? i love them stylish, sparkley, flats? didn't know these words went together but i love them! oh and yeah i pulled on a pair of pants the other day and found a sock in the leg-don't even ask, and we wonder where lost socks go?? guess i can't blame the dryer anymore sigh...
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Jess said...

Oh my God - THE SHOES - I WANT!!

SMASH said...

um, yes to everything I am seeing!! The silver shoes are such a quirky, unexpected twist and who can say no to stripes and skinnies?! love it.

xx
MILK TEETHS

Jammer said...

I can't see the pictures :( But i love reading what you say!!!

Stacey said...

I haven't had a problem viewing your pics...Anyway, while i love your ensemble, it's your pose in pic 1 that really caught my eye. It's like a ballet stance or something...?:-), brought on by the shoes mayhaps:-)-Love it!

MarchMusings said...

Parisian chic done so right, Carrie. I can't see the pics unless I click on each one so it opens in a separate window. Never had a problem before so perhaps some setting got altered recently :)

style-haus said...

those shoes are amazing! i love them. this post is so funny b/c i also forget things i've bought. unfortunately when it's out of sight, it's out of mind.

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Jude said...

P.S. Just popped in to say I can see your pix if I click on each on individually (well, that's better than before when I couldnt see them at all!)

Sonja said...

Hahaha, That's so funny!
I'm always forget about stuff when I layer my hangers, but it's hilarious that you forgot that you even bought it. hehe
Well it was a good purchase! :o)

Pink Stilettos said...

Great outfit! I really love your shoes :) xoxo

www.pink-stilettos.info

style'n said...

Ah I can see the pics and all I see are those silver shoes. LOVE THEM

Alexandra said...

this outfit is my favorite type, simple and elegant
love it

Diana said...

I love this outfit! You done good!

(Also, I can see the pictures fine)

Adrienne said...

Lovely outfit! Perfect effortless chic. :)
Is that the Meridien II tee? If you don't mind me asking, what size did you get? I'm looking at purchasing one online and am not sure whether to size down one or two sizes.

this free bird said...

Hi Adrienne--it is the Meridien Tee and I got it in small, but should have purchased extra small. I hope this helps. I would have emailed you but there wasn't a link back to your blogger profile. Sorry about that!

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