Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Come Gaze Upon: Tucker Resort 2011

Even though the sun's been shining I'm in some sort of winter funk.  I had to ask myself, "Is it Monday?", but no it goes beyond that.  January is a dirty word.  It's the post-holiday month, a long month, a cold month.  On the wardrobe front it's a time of confusion.  One minute we've got 70+ degrees, the next it's 52.  I know I can't complain given all the snow so many of you are getting, but I'm feeling all kinds of apparel schizophrenia these days.  Argh.

In effort to inject some lightheartedness into my day yesterday (oh who am I kidding?  and on Sunday, too) I spent a good deal of time ooooohing and aaaaahing over Gaby Basora's new Resort line.  You may think that I'm not swooning and crying over Tucker every.single.day like before?  But no dear readers the love affair continues.  I just try to distract myself and watch my pennies because I know Gaby will blow it out of the park come spring.  Her clothing says 60's, 60's, 60's! And I am all about a rebirth.

Based on the following I do believe spring will be coming early this year...

Can we discuss?  Okay it's settled.  Need.  
All of it.  Shoes+Hat, too.
But wait, it keeps going.
+ Waist Drop SHORTS (shown here in Katya & Khadija)
+ impeccable pony tail
= I think I'm going to cry.  
My heart sings out, "Perfection!" 
I know, I know.  Hold yourself.  I'm holding myself.  
Look at the styling...note to self:  get.glasses.
Wait.  I've got glasses that I need and seldom wear.
BTW, this woman is channeling my mother circa her high school days.
No jokes.
Can I just mention how happy I am that I didn't cut
all my hair off last month? Messy pull backs coming right up.
Also - desperately.seeking.these.very.sunnies!
While we're on the subject of sun, let us imagine slipping on this 
blouse after a day in the rays having acquired a glow.
Happy place.
p.s. those are shorts she's wearing it with!!
I just couldn't resist showing you this one, too.
Examine the hat, the print, the shoes...
Gah!  Wallet commences bleeding!!

So many times during the week I find myself going into the closet and pulling out one of my many Tucker pieces to wear.  Whether it's a bright velvet tank layered under a blouse, or a dress worn over denim and capped off with some sort of coat - Gaby's clothes are just the most carefree things I own.  Here's to spring, dear friends. Is it here yet?  And to everyone currently undergoing snowpocalypse 2011 - my sincere condolences.  May a resort be in your immediate future.

Btw - Kara from Sprinkles and Springs featured me as her February Blogger of the month.  Check out her post here - she drew the most insanely talented pictures of me!!

ps-I will be emailing you tout de suite re:  the white denim seeing as yesterday took me out. 

61 comments:

Katie said...

Crossfront dress? Yeah, I'm curled up in the fetal position sobbing because I'm on a shopping ban for 30 days. Ohhhhhh cruel world. But at least Jan is over because it has upheld its reputation as a HORRENDOUS MONTH AND I HATE IT. On to better things. Except shopping. Cause I cant.

this free bird said...

Hells bells Katie. Hells.bells.

Marcela said...

Hahaha, january is a dirty word!? Indeed!!! Thank godness it´s over! We are having icey temperatures here again, this morning on my way to work it was -4°C eeeeeeks!!! I should fly to Mexico. Or just visit Carrie in California! :D

I don´t see the pics, once again. Gotta come back tonight when at home. <3

xx
M.

this free bird said...

I am so thinking of moving this thing over to wordpress. I don't know if the problem is on my side, but it really ticks me off!! UGH!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I absolutely love that crossfront dress. Amazing!!
The weather is crazy here too. One minute it is great weather, the next it is freezing!! I am ready for some consistency.

xo

Josie said...

Okay, first of all, girl -- don't complain about that 52 degree weather. That's like sundress weather here, considering we're currently in the early stages of a serious blizzard. And second -- I NEED THAT FIRST DRESS. NOW. I don't know if I've ever loved anything more. How can you do this to me, Carrie?
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Yes, spring can come on its way! Ready to pull out some dresses.

Collette Osuna said...

Its freezing in Michigan...it suxx azz...enough said:(
LOVE these pieces..I have one dress from Tucker...Id love to add more....after 30 day sof course, lol

Stop by and say Hello:)
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She Wore It Well said...

wellll january is my favourite month! in my neck of the woods summer only really starts in (late) january. we get many days off, the tennis is on and i spent lots of time frolicking in the ocean, what's not the loveeeeeeee


xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh love the vibes from the resort collection. You have singlehandedly convinced me to invest in Tucker (my wallet blames you)

Debby said...

Love! I want those glasses! So cute. xo

Jessica said...

Such great pieces! All I've managed to wear on the weekends are sweatpants and tee shirts. Winter is bad for me! I need to start perking up and choosing beautiful patterned items like this!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Love that first tunic! Several inches of snow so far and blizzard conditions al day. Temps near 10. Send help!

Cara said...

lovely pieces! I am really liking that grey and white top :)

Courtney Erin said...

It's raining/snowing ice pellets this morning. Seriously, ice pellets!!!! I don't think I've ever hated winter/January more and I've seen my fair shares of horrific winters. I'm going to keep coming back to this page all day and imaging myself in the sun wearing that bottom tunic dress.

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

Closet Fashionista said...

Umm...LOVE those clothes!!!!
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Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! The Lamu Tunic Pocket Dress...swoon! But what I'm really coveting are the shoes in the very last look - ohmigosh Need. Right. Now. The color. The straps. The chunky heel. The platform. Love to the tenth power! :)

Daisy said...

These clothes are so much fun. I can see you rockin every piece, while I'll still be in a winter coat and scarf and boots. no worries, I enjoy it.

My Heart Blogged said...

I love the cross front dress, and the yellow ruffle blouse. There is so much snow outside I can't wait for spring.
My Heart Blogged

Taylor said...

You better have the guest bedroom clean the Hubs and I may make a break for it....im thinking we, i mean ME clearly...need it!!!

JMB said...

WHY did you do this to me when I put myself on SHOPPING lockdown!!?? whhhhhhhhyyy! Actually being broke wouldn't help me get that outfit anyhoo haha but a girl can lust and that first and second, ok all of it are very lust-worthy. PLease purchase the first. Like yesterday. Love it all.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Um...I think I held myself while viewing that entire collection. I mean, it couldn't be more perfect. Please hold while I go to my money tree and cut some benji's down....sweet Jesus!!!!!!

Anna Jane said...

hmm...i see the pics just fine. wordpress?! that sounds fun but it scares me, too.

and, i will take everything from this line, please. wedding gift? :)

Isabel said...

i LOVE the square neck top and those shirts! i cant wait to start buying spring clothes!

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Rissy said...

haha I love that you said you want that hat because I definitely do too!

doesn't the guy in mary poppins wear something similar? hehe

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I think I need me some prints STAT!

Having a PR giveaway (finally-as promised months ago) come by and check it out.

Nikki said...

I need it all too! See if you can get a two for one deal ;)

Jessica said...

The second entire outfit is calling my name. That's all.

Kara said...

Ok, I'm totally with you on the first tunic dress.. I think I need that to survive! Don't forget to come by and see your interview & illustrations.. they're up. :) xx

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

So many fun prints, I love it! Everytime I walk around with my overly colorful wardrobe in France I think I stick out more!

alexandra grecco said...

purdy. I love those last shoes!

xo
Alexandra

www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Peetzi Jen said...

I feel FAINT!!!!

First of all it's -10 degrees outside. Second.....it's -10 DEGREES OUTSIDE!!!!

And here comes Carrie, with an entire page of spring-a-licous heaven. I can't take it. I NEED every single piece!

Valerie said...

The cross front dress and the tunic are on my NEED list for Spring. January was the longest month ever, I'm so happy it's now over. I really hope Spring comes early this year because I'm starting to think I'm vitamin D deficient from the last year in socal. So I tried on the white pants and they fit! WOOHOOO!!! I'm in!

xo
Valerie

Christina said...

i'm loving all the pattern mixing for spring. thanks for sharing this tucker collection.

Bonnie said...

I'm not a kiss ass, but I love your captions and agree with all of them?
Perfect ponytails.
Messy pull-backs? SCORE. So glad I am growing my hair out.
Sunglasses = Love.
Also glad that I have glasses.

http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

la petite coquine said...

Stop it-it's all too good! Those charming prints, the perfectly hats, the darling shoes, not to mention divine styling? I'm in heaven!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

That first dress is PERFECT!!! Seriously, it is so lovely. I want to wear on with tights and boots for winter then with a floppy hat and bare feet for summer.

Jess said...

Oh.My.Gosh. I WANT IT ALL!!! That square-neck top needs to be in my closet STAT though. Like now.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

PS I am such a terrible blogger!!!! I just realized that I never responded to your question. I don't actually have white denim, but I've been eyeing a pair from from Express..... What are the details of the challenge?

Moosette said...

LOVE the first tunic! I totally feel ya on the wishy washy weather - either be cold or warm... just pick one already!

Meg said...

The colors, the prints! Gorgeous! Want want want!

www.meg-land.blogspot.com
xx

Marie a la Mode said...

That's so cool! Cartoon Carrie! Congrats on the feature.

That first dress is the bee's knees. True dat.

Ashleigh said...

I was immediately drawn to those sunnies!
It's all fabulous - so carefree & fun, makes me really want a new wardrobe (and a new climate :)

Annie said...

These are such fun picks Carrie.. I especially love #3. I too cannot wait for Spring, especially this year for some reason..

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I love all of the pieces you picked, you have such wonderful taste. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

RosaLovesDC said...

OMG, I love all of it! I think my favorite though is the Gone to Ghana Ruffle Wrap Blouse.

Kimbirdy said...

so fun! i know what you mean about fashion + january weather in ca. can i wear a sundress? wait, do i need my boots now? wait, what?!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i love these prints!

TheChambrayCountess said...

My mouth fell open when I witnessed the awesomeness of the first two dresses and I need to close it soon or birds will make nests in there. WOW. Love the pieces and the styling, too!
"Apparel schizophrenia" is the perfect description of what is happening in my closet, too! It rained yesterday but it's sunny today, but the wind = randomly freezing. It changes daily!

Daniela said...

I love all these prints!! Must haves for sure. Too bad I'm broke. oh what a word.

Sniff said...

Love those waist drop shorts. Seriously cool!

Venus In Virgo said...

I'm waiting for Tucker to go back to Targets! I loaded up on dresses last time :) Very nice XOXO

Jamie said...

I hear ya sistah! Bring on the spring!! :))
Great article too, loved it!

http://www.glamlatte.com

Lisa Griffin said...

hold the phone this line is insane! i neeeeed those shorts, and a tan on my legs stat!
www.indramaticfashion.com

The Baggery said...

love the leopard print and geometric type shorts. Great blog also.
Visit me
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www.thebaggery.net

LyddieGal said...

oh, of course I needed to add more things to my 'lust list'
that pink dress is amazing.

Chic on the Cheap

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love these looks! Wish I could pull off a hat like that.

its simple love said...

Oh my! I love that hat in the first one! Amazing :)

Rachael

p.s. be sure to join in my current giveaway when you get the chance :)

20 York Street said...

Can I die beautifully in that saffron dress? I want me that so bad! Prices? argh... the dollar sign is always a darn dream breaaker!

Stay Happy and Positive!

besos,

ML


20 YORK STREET

Kristin W said...

Just die. Love! That Saffron & Peach dress gets me. Want!! Good picks!

And I agree about January :/ How crazy that even in North Carolina, we're having crazy 70 to 40 weather days too!

kirsten @ studs and pearls said...

Loving that tunic. Great picks! xo

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