Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dead In My Tracks Thursday

This is a new thing I'm thinking about doing:  what's stopping me in my tracks.  You know how it is, right?  Every once in awhile there is that certain something that catches your eye and you just can't get it out of your mind.  Like that one time I met...oh forget it.

One would think I'd have learned my lesson by now, but no that would be too easy.  I let these slip by this past fall - only to see a woman wearing them a couple weeks ago.  You probably heard me screaming.  All around the world.

Isabel Marant - Red Poppy Pumps
forever to be known as 'salt in the wound'

To make matters worse they were even better in person AND she stopped to talk to me during which time I confessed I was considering ripping them off her feet - was she a 36 by chance?  She said she wasn't, although looking back now I think she may have fibbed out of fear.  Smart girl.  I was most definitely sporting the eye of the tiger that day.

Two days ago I saw this skirt and for a moment my heart stopped.  I then proceeded to think about it all day yesterday, look it up on the internet 392847529x, imagine the warm summer day I'd wear it on.  Seriously - I do all this romanticizing of a garment, a shoe, you name it on a regular basis.  

Feast your eyeballs.

Despite the fact that she is 3lbs and I am, okay, not 3lbs I'm not letting this mother pass me by.  I've got my wallet out and I'm ready to take action.  Here's hoping it works on someone who is 5'3'' after extreme Pilates stretching.  Warm summer days here I come.

If you happen to be out there possessing information on where I can get my hands on those Isabel Marant pumps in a 36 - well by all means, please do fire away in the comments section!  Save a life, free up a brain cell.

66 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

Dying to see how you'd wear both these things, given that they're outside of the zone that I've identified as the Carrie zone. But girlfriend, you're 3lbs too, and you'll look fly as hell in that skirt. ;)

I haven't forgotten about this one pair of shoes I saw in Paris ALMOST 9 YEARS AGO. They were black leather and one said "he loves me" and the other said "he loves me not." I couldn't afford them then but damned if I haven't regretted not resorting to the "moulin rouge" in order to make it happen!

Katie said...

I'm trying not to think about shopping lately but I like this idea. Lifes too short, right?

lisa said...

you're so cute!! haha seriously reading your blog posts puts a smile on my face!!

those red hot shoes are HOT i can see why you like them

and i totally love the print on that skirt!

and what are you talking about woman you are so tiny!!!!

Dancing Branflake said...

That skirt is utterly gorgeous! You would look amazing in it. I love that you are 5'3. I would have never guessed it- you always look so much taller.

this free bird said...

Claire-y: the shoes are totes my style and the vibe of the skirt outfit very boho me...but the colors no. therefore i am seizing the day! moulin rouge heeeere i come. ahahaha!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

shoes are wonderful- would look fab with your white jeans. And that skirt is the bomb (like tick-tock) and oh you hush about not being 3 lbs!! you will rock the shit outta that!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Isabel Marant? You and I have this uncanny ability to fall for the priciest things.

But the bow, the color - so lovely!

Laetitia´s Comptoir said...

Beautiful shoes! red is the colour!!!

xoxoxoxox

Tea For Two said...

I'm a bit apprehensive about getting a maxi skirt because I'm a similar height to you :) Still, we need to fly the flag for the short girls.

RosaLovesDC said...

The skirt is fabulous!!! Hope you find your shoes. They are gorgeous!

Collette Osuna said...

I LOVE the skirt....go you!!! You and I are the same height...very cool...you will rock it...no doubt about that love:)

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Debby said...

Oh, Carrie.. are you scaring innocent people in the street? Fear for your life... the high heel stalker is on the hunt! So cute... you are not 3 lbs. you are 3.1 lb... good things come in little packages! xo

Stacey said...

Those Isabel Murant pumps are TDF! I understand your "obsession" with it! XX

Krystal said...

i'm surprised the bieb wasn't on this list!

Kristin W said...

That skirt is veryclose to occupying my mind! It's fab. I am loving all the maxi skirts and dresses this year. And it seems many of us can understand the height (or lack thereof issue)...nothing a good seamstress can't fix for you ;)

Diana Mieczan said...

You would look amazing wearing that skirt, sweetie. Its really pretty! Hugs and kisses

Sarah CHIC NEVERLAND said...

well these red shoes are so posh!!!! The skirt is nice...but orange doesn't suits me so much!

http://chicneverland.blogspot.com/

Isabel said...

those isabel marant heels are stunning.

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooooh love that skirt!! I'm sure it will look great on you! And when it looks good on you I may be brave enough to do it since I'm only 5'2" XD
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Taylor said...

In my brain is why do i hate my closet so much? why do i have so many impulse buys - crappy things i never wear? I am stopping it. I am waiting thinking and then purchasing....I am getting myself everyone of my promo gifts (slowly) and screw the price tag on a A.Wang T- i deserve it and have wanted one for ages! That is my goal no more impulse buys - save and get something you really want!

Courtney Erin said...

I'm still fixating on my Fluevog boots...so I know the feeling. I had a party this weekend and someone showed up wearing a similar style and I was contemplating robbing her. Also, totally unrelated, I can't believe that you are 5'3"! I would have pegged you for 5'6" or so. Debby's right, good things do come in small packages.

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

Ms. Givens said...

Love both!
I am currently obsessing over needing a formal for the 26th. I need the time to find one too.
UGH.

Anna Jane said...

you're so teeny and cute ...you have NO idea how much i wanted to be short growing up. you were made for that skirt, carrie!

Rissy said...

you are much more of a fashionista than I so of course I come offering 0 advice. BUT I can offer this up..

you were sick for quite awhile... so you probably weigh 3lbs now... so that means this skirt was meant to be. no?

P.S. every single one of your comments on my blog makes me smile!

Nikki said...

Love them! and I love the new post idea!

xx
nikki

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the skirt, but the shoes! Eeek! They are worth going bankrupt for! Contact Marant and get her to give you a pair so that you can style them on your blog! Or maybe call your bf, J.Bieber and ask him to buy them for you! hehe

fashion clocked said...

haha never fail to make me laugh Carrie- hope you are well. size 36? thats small feet right there! I have so much going on right now I cant wait for over a months time when I hope life will chill out!!! ahhhhhhh!Katie.xxx
fashion clocked

Emily said...

I do the same thing...(oh google image search)! Those shoes are to die for...the color is beautiful and I love the bow! If you do get them, I can't wait to see how you style them!

Valerie said...

Those pumps are to die for! AND THE SKIRT IS CALLING MY NAME. It makes me think of sunshine and warm weather and lounging by the pool at the Viceroy while drinking a bellini. You must get it!!! I will forever kick myself for passing on this amazing low back L.A.M.B. dress about 5 years ago (yes, I'm STILL thinking about it). I'll send you a pic I have on my desktop. Haha.

xo
Val

Valerie said...

Oh, and PS- you are TOTALLY 3 pounds.

la petite coquine said...

Rain. Boots. All day long. All night long. It's raining like crazy, and of course, I can't make up my mind!

Alicia said...

Carrie I had no idea you were 5'3'' yay for us shorties! :) You need that maxi - we can work it!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Oh, several years ago I found a beautiful vintage leather jacket with beatiful pleating and the most unique hand-embroidered silk lining. At Value Village. For $50. I ask myself all the time why in the world I put it back!

Jenn

Kai.Mercado. said...

First of all...you are itty bitty too missy!!! And second of all I do this ALL the time....the main time I can remember is when I became obsessed with Jeffrey Campbell wedged booties....I would search for them daily....hahha

Giulia Sulis said...

i really love your blog!!
i follow you!!

This is my blog: www.thesinuouselegance.com
What do you think about??

corksandcaftans said...

whoa wait, where's that skirt from!? I need it right meow.

"look it up on the internet 392847529x"

you know, I have a confession to make, b/c I did that circa 2003... I cannot believe I'm about to admit this... looking at Jenny from the Blizzock in these sky-high wood and lucite shoes. The heel was just a slab of lucite. The sluttiest shoes on earth! I sprained my ankle twice in them then let the dog have them as a chew toy.

this free bird said...

omg c - you're my bff for reals

Josie said...

I frequently stop people and tell them how much I adore what they're wearing and sometimes casually ask if they're feeling charitable. It's pretty classy of me, I know.

And Carrie, I think you actually are thinner than Miss Vanessa, so I say hunt down that skirt and snap one up!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I can not get enough skirts for spring or summer. I think I only own one pair of shorts as I live in skirts. This one is a beauty and I must say I believe you would rock this one.

Daisy said...

smokinnnn hot - the shoes and well that skirt is something i would adore having in my possession. I've missed you in my absence. I wish i could have packed you in my suitcase for sure ;) ;)

fshnonmymind said...

You are not the only one drooling over those Isabel Marant shoes!! I've been doing an ebay search, stalking NAP all the time and finding a suitable look-a-like to no avail.
I'm not sure I would be able to escape extreme guilt if I did find myself buying them.

Summer {athena in the middle} said...

honey, i need that skirt now. i do. i do.

Venus In Virgo said...

Great post! I love that skirt,so BOHO so chic!
XOXO

My Heart Blogged said...

I have been obsessing over finding the perfect floral flats. I saw these flat boots on Kate Moss, and I loved them. But, winter's almost gone, and I am not buying another pair of boots.
My Heart Blogged

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Those are hot pump! So blod and beautiful!!

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

I obsess by scouring the internet for photos of people wearing the item (lookbook helps). Although my regret is not buying a beautiful black fur collar that I tried on (2 days in a row!) and never bought.... in Shanghai. Yea no chance of ever getting that one.
Good luck with the shoes!!! Hope to one day see them on the blog ;)

Taylor said...

I do the same exact thing with romanticizing garments. Namely, I can think of quite a few rings that I've let slip by me that I wish I hadn't. I would check EBAY for those pumps... they pop up there occasionally. I know this because I have been obsessively stalking the Isabel Marant "Bidou" boots on EBAY for awhile now. Also, that skirt is gorgeous and I think it will look great on you.

this free bird said...

Giula - I tried to check out your blog girl, but no dice. It won't let me in.

And Tayyyylorrr - I've been doin' that girl! Let us join forces!!

I Live For It said...

Hey gorgeous- thanks for stopping by the blog ;) I am so searching for cute maxi skirts! this one is actually pretty sick!!! ps: the Missoni headband u commented on our blog- DOESN'T slide around! it's the best! ;) and if ur hair is super soft and it does slip around- u can always bobby pin it in ;) I do that sometimes! Hope you're well darling!

I Live For It

Xx. Jewls and Liza

Sabby V said...

I thought i was the only one obsessing over stuff I didn't buy. I want to kick myself for not buying a leopard coat at Zara last winter. And all I've been seeing lately is that coat:( Oh well, we need to learn our lesson. Just buy it!
BTW just became your newest follower!

Sabrina

http://missworkingirl.blogspot.com/

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

i love the patterned skirt on her!

LyddieGal said...

Yes, I know those things. I know them a bit too well, I think. Right now I'm crushing on this marc jacobs bag that has cute little birds on it, and i'm thinking "Oh my god! Birds! Adorableness! Need!"

And it's crazy because that bag is about $350 more than I'd ever want to spend on a bag and now I'm having fantasies about finding in tjmaxx.

These obsessions are almost like a disorder.

And I can't wait to see the skirt, cuz it's gorgeous, and you will totally pull it off.

Chic on the Cheap

Jess said...

Did you buy it?!!! You better have because I want to see pictures of you wearing it stat. LOVE IT!

jessica said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!
i'm loving your blog and i'm your newest follower! xo

Lauren said...

I love meeting other Canadian bloggers, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!
I adore Vanessa Hudgens' style, and I too died over that skirt when I saw it. Bring on Summer!!!!
Love, L.

frills-and-lace.blogspot.com

Kavery said...

Those pumps should be yours - you'd look great in them. Here's hoping the weekend will bring you luck in your quest!

Laura J said...

I know these gorgeous shoes! They are nothing short od amazing . Well.. Isabel Marant is amazing in general
xo
LJ
http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

Allison said...

You're so funny. Adorable finds...wish I could help you out.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I completely hear you!!! I have been exercising NOT purchasing things lately... and although it feels good to have money in my account I've missed on some serious steals.

Hope you are having a good week, dear!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh I know what you mean! Whenever I see shoes or some piece of clothing I love, I obsess over it until I get it or until the obsession goes away. Which actually happened yesterday, in which today I bought these shoes I couldn't get out of my head.
Well I hope you find those beautiful shoes you want! That skirt is so pretty! I can't wait for warm weather to wear stuff like that!
xo

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this skirt is so you. and i love the denim on denim look, btw.

Allergic to Vanilla said...

I hate when that happens with wanting something, but not buying it ;(

love that skirt, its so boho. I'm waiting for warm summer days when I can bust out the sandals, maxi skirts and tanned skin...rain rain, go away!

xo Carlina
AllergicToVanilla.com

Kara said...

Oh, those shoes.. I loved them the minute I saw them, but I don't think I could afford them anyway. I totally romanticize about clothes/accessories before I buy too.
xx Sprinkles in Springs

nikkb said...

Wow! Thanks for checking out my blog the other day!! I had to look at yours! Kind of new to the blogging world but really like it! Have to say your writing style is great! Mine's quite different not really fashion related but I wanted to do something a little different! Don't know what it will transform into and really have to be careful when it's anything medical... But you definitely have another subscriber!! Very funny! Love it!!

Chas said...

Cute pumps! I love the little bows and the color is beautiful!

Annie said...

i so see that skirt on you!! :)

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