Monday, January 24, 2011

Cast A Net

The Santa Ana winds are blowing and the weekend was sunny and warm, but somehow I just couldn't seem to get off the couch.  I guess days of sheer nothing are sometimes in order.  Thankfully Sunday remained bright and cheery, so I threw on a fave wide knit sweater over a simple tank dress to take in some rays (before returning back home to watch the first Sex and the City movie again).  The air is still a little brisk, but with a knee high boot I managed to take on the day successfully.  Now if I could just handle 5 days of work with the same optimistic attitude.

~Ever-Sweater, James Perse-Tank Dress, Free People-Pouchette & Fringe Leggings, 
Minnetonka-Hi Fringe Boots c/o Langston's, Anthropologie-Sunnies~
 ~Free People & Motif56 Bracelets, Melinda Maria-Link Oxidized Ring~
Is it me or does the knit on the sweater remind you of a fishing net?
 There was a point in time when I almost convinced myself 
I could live without it.
Thankfully common sense took over.
Same goes for the Fringe Leggings.  
By the time I snapped out of it I had to call 10 stores to locate them.
Frenzy much?
 Once again an early summer look peeks out of the closet.

I remain dutifully on wallet restriction 2011 and am rather enjoying it.  That being said I will make an exception for the odd item if it can be used for spring and summer, and/or if it is on steep sale.  I had watched this sweater since August or September.  I missed it at Shopbop and Bloomingdale's and tried to put it out of my mind.  Then a couple weeks ago took a chance and called Ever directly...they had one left in the warehouse and weren't even sure where it was.  It showed up two days later.  I guess some things are just meant to be and taking the risk to get them makes them all the more sweet. 

Here's to the week going by quickly and smoothly...Hope you had a great one!

p.s.-if you want a shot at winning a pair of those boots enter here!

71 comments:

agnes said...

j'adore ta tenue, je trouve ton pull magnifique.
Très jolies photos

Claire Kiefer said...

Sometimes, I think we need to talk privately about your fashion buys. Happy Monday, if there is such a thing! xoxo

Katie said...

Those are the Minnetonka boots I've been wanting for, uhh, years I think. Because THATS what I need right now. I havent worked up the nerve to start the shoe portion of Closet Cleanout '11....

this free bird said...

Katie - brace yourself. Because if you win that giveaway Langston's has those in the Minnetonka pile of the ones you can choose from!! They are so comfy and fantastic. I've worn them all the way up the leg, scrunched down, laced up, unlaced - they are totally worth it!!

MarchMusings said...

It does look like an early summer is on the cards. The chunky knit and boots look so good together and on you(of course:))

Josie said...

Carrie, that sweater is DARLING. I love it! And how cute are those bracelets? I want.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

She Wore It Well said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE XOXOXO

lisa said...

omg love your outfit.. it's all neutral tans and browns but it's still so interesting! you style clothes so well! love it!

www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Can I just play in your closet? Great classic sweater and tank dress, I should be on closet purge and yet am on clothing splurge. Bad.

Eda ♥ said...

I just love this look, fabulous colours on you, love the sweater ♥


*following your blog*

Eda ♥

Jenni Austria Germany said...

love the boots. can't wait to see who wins the giveaway!

Collette Osuna said...

Im loving your chunky knit sweater....the boots, ahhh....the boots:)

Stop by and say Hello:)
Editor, The Fashion 411 Magazine♥

annelise said...

Hope you were as busy doing nothing on the couch as planned (Whoa! Holy shit-tastic sentence structure, Annelise!) and that your ankle is on the mend.

Love these boots. Love the whole outfit.

Debby said...

Carrie, love those boots... you are such a cool chick! Stop teasing me w/ your California weather.... we are having Canadian like cold here... I opened the door to let the dogs out and they backed up... it's THAT cold! I am fantasizing about the Pelican Hill in Newport but Tim, (a.k.a. funsucker), shut me down... damn college tuition! xo

Anna Jane said...

Look at you, hot tamale! Some day I will get the boho look down, but in the meantime, I shall live vicariously through you, Carrie! (And still jealous of your weather)

Xx A

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Gorgeous much! I love the boots Carrie! I hope I run into when I am in California. I'll be in the bay area for a month. =)

Style Attic said...

That last picture of you is stunning! That's a keeper, blower upper and framer over your bed type photo!! I didn't think fishing net until you said so, but you are quite the catch :) Thank you for stopping by my blog as always, your comments are truly the best and I just get a big smile when you deposit your thoughts. Have a great day! XOXO Kel

Emy said...

Love the look!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have those boots from a few years ago - i wore them once and that was it - LOVe the outfit - something i would def throw on - we have very similiar style! - 2011 goal to get my 'body' back ((seriously slackin' last few years and bulked on the lbs, hopefully i'll lose the 20 and get back into my 25's ))

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Dancing Branflake said...

Love that sweater! I wish I had the body to pull it off. Awesome photos.

Cara said...

you are so hippie chic! Love that sweater!

Daniela said...

LOVE that bracelet!!

Daisy said...

seenig you in those boots makes me want them even more! fingers crossed.

Kristin W said...

Oooo...I want to curl up by a fire in that sweater! What a casual chic outfit :) Love it!

And such a great story about the sweater...

Closet Fashionista said...

I love that sweater!!! Yayy for getting the last one :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

ruthy ann said...

dang...you are a serious bargain hunter! I would have just given up. You look hot!

Marie a la Mode said...

K I love this whole outfit! The sweater, the boots, you styled it perfectly. I can't believe the weather you're having. I bet you don't miss the Alberta climate one bit! Oh, and I know how to play the castanets ; ) I was a Spanish Dancer for three years. Your title reminded me.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Dying over the fringe leggings. How adorable. At first I thought they were part of the boots. Oh it is love.

Isabel said...

i guess u were meant to have the sweater :)


Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Valerie said...

I agree that wallet restriction can take a backseat when sweaters like this are involved (especially if there's a sale). I love the entire look and I'm dying over the weather. With that being said, I could barely pry myself off the couch this weekend too. What's the deal? I did make it out for a while to enjoy the sunshine, but I should have spent the whole weekend outside! Oh well. Hope you had a great one, Carrie.

xo
Valerie

Courtney Erin said...

Love this - the sweater is really great and that's awesome that you scored the last one! I also really love the purse you've got here, it seems to compliment the rest of the look so well.

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

TheChambrayCountess said...

Sigh. Sunshine and an adorable outfit-- Well done ;)

la petite coquine said...

I was thinking as I scrolled how much that sweater reminded me of a wonderful fishing net-too funny! This look is perfect for the warm California weather, although I hardly got out in it (lots of laying around quietly was also what I needed on Saturday)!

Girl about Oslo said...

Hi girl...
Love the shoes:)

Have a great day from Norway:)

Ashley said...

I love love love those boots and this sweater! Gorgeous look, and makes me want summer to come asap!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Such a perfect outfit for the gorgeous weather that we had yesterday! And that sweater?! IN LOVE! It was def meant to be girl...Wishing you a fab week! xo

My Heart Blogged said...

I think that sweater is definitely worth stalking. The fringe leggings are very unique as well.
My Heart Blogged

Alicia said...

The boots are SO you Carrie - especially when wore with those fringe leggings!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

It looks like me and a lot of other people Love your weekend outfit! (Go Girlie) I especially love those fringe leggings. Please tell me where to find those bad boys!? xo Samantha ps. Were you wearing a fedora at LB Flea on Sunday?? If so, I saw you!! Darn it. I should have said Hi! We will plan next time!

Catita said...

you are looking great and I am so jealous of that nice weather!
xoxo
Catita

Kimbirdy said...

your leggings and sweater match perfectly!! what a fun ensemble.

Daniela said...

yes I have white pants! wanna? set a date and we'll post

Krystal said...

I am loving your bohemian vibe my friend. I hope you had an amazing weekend! Mine was busy busy

Amber Blue Bird said...

I think this could be one of my favorites outfits of yours. I love the dress, boots, yeah basically everything :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

That sweater is divine!

ANd you can do it - you can make it through 5 days of work, I promise. Although it won't be fun. Good luck!

Nikki said...

I LOVE those boots. You should do Kendi's 30 for 30 remix. I think you'd be very successful!

I'm sending that crazy lady down to SoCal and you guys can take care of her for me ;)

Kristin said...

I'm loving those bracelets and wicked awesome boots!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I think that sweater is fabulous and the fringe leggings too. You're too chic for words!

Oh and I couldn't get off the couch either this weekend. And there was absolutely no motivation to go anywhere. It was/is FREEZING here :) xoxo

Taylor said...

Those socks are so fun. And I loove that sweater. I can't even talk about how much my closet lacks knitwear without getting sad.

Sir Thomas said...

the outfit is beautiful and sings songs that drift upon the wind.

Taj Acosta said...

The purse is too glam! I love anything with sequins on it! xo

Jaclyn said...

I love your outfit so much. It's so relaxed and casual. The sweater is great too. I really want to find a relaxed knit one like that, they seem like the perfect everyday throw-on.

Catherine Au Jong said...

awww the boots are soo cute

Love.
catherine

http://etinological.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

The sweater was fate. I had that same thing happen with a DVF dress. It was the "Jessica" wrap a couple of years ago with the ginkgo leaf print. I obsessed. Saved up. Obsessed. And obsessed some more. Once I was finally ready to take the plunge, it was sold out online.

Gasp.

I called a few stores and Nordstrom was able to track it down in Seattle. Phew!

So, aside from the adorableness that the dress and I share the same name, the customer service gal was named Jessica too. Fate.

Jess said...

Sorta kinda mad at you right now for being in a climate where you can wear that outfit right now. Want to know what the temperature was in Indianapolis on Friday? 0 degrees. Yea. I know. Sick.

PursuitOfLLT said...

carrie! i am in outfit and weather ENVY! so amazing. and yes, throw caution to the wind when a sweater like that is on sale. dear god, it's perfect!

i immediately thought of the movie, the holiday, when i read about the santa ana winds. ah, love that movie!

Lisa Griffin said...

soooo cute i love this look! and yup that fish net sweater was completely worth breaking the wallet restriction
www.indramaticfashion.com

Nuha said...

I love this outfit.. You look stylish and comfortable! I caught SATC on Sunday, I can't believe I havent seen the second one yet!

LyddieGal said...

I have issues letting things go. I will stalk sales and websites and ebay and not rest until I have it. That sweater is so easy and chic, i'm glad you were unrelenting!

Chic on the Cheap

Mimi said...

i hope you have a great week too, carrie! and the santa ana winds = crazy! :O

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

Oh my goodness, I am obsessed with the fringed socks! What a great, relaxed outfit. I'm following your blog :)

Lori said...

Oh girl ~ now the weather is not "brisk" in So Cal compared to what it was here today ~ let's just say that any brass monkeys that were outside today are looking for something! Love that sweater ~ it's the wide knit that makes it great for layering ~ looking good ~ as per usual of course. xo

just a girl said...

You look amazing, as always! What I would give to be able to walk around in an outfit like that. I'm definitely getting more than sick of my puffy down jacket. =)

But seriously, that sweater is amazing!

Erika of Style Activist said...

Are those socks DIY? They are amazing. You look like the perfect Cali girl - seriously! AHH, and the Santa Ana's? Don't they say magical things happen when the Santa Ana's are blowing? Or do I watch too many movies?

So gorgeous!

Xo,
Erika
www.styleactivist.com

Nikki said...

LOVE.YOUR.BOOTS


xx
nikki

sharonlei said...

Great look Carrie.. I'm sure a lot of mainlanders are wishing for warmer weather... ;) Oooo and the boots are so much fun! I entered and still crossing my toesies for a pair!! eep.. and look at those fringe leggings.. so much fun!!

xx Love & Aloha

Jamie said...

I swear you look like you stepped out of the pages of the free people catalog!! I love love love this!!

http://www.glamlatte.com

Moosette said...

Fabulous outfit as always! Love those bracelets!

Kara said...

I don't remember ever seeing that bag, but I so love it. Very pretty pics, the sun is perfect for it.

style'n said...

I am kind of obsessed with that knit top you are wearing! You look amazing!

Grave said...

I think that sweater is definitely worth stalking. The fringe leggings are very unique as well.

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