Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Welcome Home Isabel

I know you're all probably thinking I scored the Red Poppy Pumps from last week's post.  Alas they still evade me, but I am tracking down a couple leads.  They don't call me Inspector Shoeseau for nothing (remember that one?).  In the meantime, however, I must reveal how it is that I reapproached the search with new vigor.  About a month ago, after once again professing my undying love for Isabel Marant's designs, I received an invite to a private sale where none other than some of you know what was being featured.

Confession:  I almost declined.  What if I got there and even the sale price was just too far out of reach causing me to spiral out of control into a mad depression?  I mean a girl's gotta weigh the odds.

Thankfully common sense took hold and I threw caution to the wind tossing my disheveled mop into a ponytail, donning my favorite fishnet sweater (seen here), a simple tank, some leggings and a pair of military boots to brave the unknown.  Hot damn I was on my way!  However by the time I arrived there was barely anyone left.  My heart sank.  Thoughts raced through my head:  "Why hadn't I come earlier?  There are things I recognize from the runway!  *cue whimpering* Why did I drag my feet?  Thank God I'm wearing a bunch of my faves or I'd really feel like hell. Why did I initially give into fear?  Oh look at that leather vest.  Too bad it's probably too big.  Oh that dress is cute.  Crap there aren't any of the red shoes.  Or the sequin pants.  What is wrong with me?  Wait a hot minute that vest's my size."

Pause.  Retrace steps.

Wait a hot minute.  That vest is my size.

I look to my left and then right.  There's got to be something wrong with it.  It's the best thing in this room and none of these crazy women are even looking at it.  Before someone can shank me and run off with my treasure I gently remove it from the rack, saunter over to the mirror barely breathing with hope and sheer giddiness over holding a piece from a designer that is a dream of mine, slip the vest on and immediately tear up.  I'm not lying.  I could feel the waterworks coming.  You don't understand - or maybe you do - I just love her clothing and it was a moment I really didn't know would ever happen.  But it did.  And they told me a bunch of people had wanted the vest, but NO ONE could fit in it.  Hollar!! Some things are meant to be. 


There it is.  Sometimes I just open the closet to look at it.  Yep it's still there.  Close.
Look at it up close.  Okay go lie down now.  Okay look again.  Rinse and repeat.
Look at her (she's a girl) shoulder pads.
No seriously.  LOOK!  okay sorry I'm still a little worked up...
But can you blame me?  Please say no.  This is the look of elation. 
Dreams really do come true!
I almost had to send the Chef to get depends - for the car ride home.


Outfit details:  Isabel Marant-Leather Vest, James Perse-Cashmere Thermal, Martin+Osa-Skinny Denim, Ash-Boots, Tom Ford-Sunnies

70 comments:

My Heart Blogged said...

That is one hot vest.
My Heart Blogged

Rissy said...

What's it like to be a size 0? that's an exclusive club I'd love to be a part of lol

The shoulder pads got me. Owww Owww!

Katie said...

Ok, the vest is BEYOND fabulous. Beyond. So, so glad you went and got that! Clearly it belonged to you. And it found you! Like.... fashion karma. Or something.

lisa said...

holy hot damn that vest is HOT on you woman!

ps. your post made me giggle out loud!

Laura said...

hahahaha... You crack me up with the commentary :) I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEE that vest... It definitely was meant to be when it fit you and everyone else wanted it but wouldn't fit them :) You go girl!

p.s. Those shoulder pads are FAB!

fashion clocked said...

wow i absolutely loved reading this carrie- opening the closet checking its still there- sounds soooo like me! it is completely beautiful. it was meant to be- i hope we see lots more of you and it!! Katie.x
fashion clocked

RosaLovesDC said...

Carrie, this vest is awesome. you are so lucky girl!

Collette Osuna said...

LOvvvveeeee the vest!!! Indeed it was meant to be...and the shoulder pads? umm, too cool!! You look great.....!! SO lucky!!

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Debby said...

I love coming here because I smile and giggle through the entire post. Love your witty banter! You always look so cute. xo

LyddieGal said...

Awww, I'm so happy for you! Those moments are the best, and yes, she is beautiful!!!

Closet Fashionista said...

YAY!!!!!! Haha...I always love reading your posts, so funny! The vest looks AMAZINGGGGGGG :D I'm glad you found something!
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

You crack me up! Love finds like this one!!

Leah said...

So glad you got to take home that wicked vest! Looking good.

xo L.

Vic said...

shoulder pads! love them! that looks so comfortable! you look amazing as always:) love the grin!

Courtney Erin said...

I love it! You look so tough and biker chic (that's a thing right? If not, I think you just invented it) in it.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

WORD - its meant to be - LOVE the story behind it all!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Cafe Fashionista said...

That vest was made for you, Carrie! You look like a total biker babe - love it!! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hi from Mexico! You lucky lady - that is a HOT vest and I would given you the side eye if I saw you pick it up at the sale!

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous look, darling!
Love your new vest ~ what a score!

xoxox,
CC

Bonnie said...

This vest just about gave me an orgasm.

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fshnonmymind said...

That vest is all kinds of awesome!! I hope you have luck in tracking down those shoes too because I certainly haven't. At least one of us should get them. :)

Ms. Givens said...

Great pics!
I have a leather vest. It fit last year, but not this year. :(

Annie said...

haha awww so happy for your find :)

grayce said...

I think this really was your vestiny!

Kayla said...

That vest makes my heart beat a little faster. I may have a heart attack from jealousy.

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la petite coquine said...

You never stop cracking me up, and I so needed that this morning!

That vest is DIVINE. I mean, shoulder pads? Heaven! Horray for scoring such a treasure!

Valerie said...

Carrie, you look absolutely giddy in these pictures and I'd look the same way if I were wearing that vest. I know EXACTLY what you mean about having a "moment" with an article of clothing. It's really something that dreams are made of. You scored big time with this one. That vest can really brighten up a gloomy day.

xo
Val

Nikki said...

Hot find! It looks great on you. I hate shopping under stress, but it looks like you did just fine ;)

Anna Walker said...

I LOVE that vest! You are soooo dang lucky that you were able to fit into that vest when no one else cold! IT's a good moment! Good job shopping under pressure! :)

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Josie said...

Good LORD, Carrie, you're not only hilarious but stunning as well. I'm obsessed with your adorable vest and your boots are killer. So chic, Carrie!
xo Josie
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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Hot damn is right! You hit the frickin jack pot with that one...I would peek in my closet every so often too if that beauty was hanging in there. Looks like it was made for you...looks like a successful mission! xo N

Anna Jane said...

MAN, you look good in that vest. I only dream of the day when I could rock that vest without look like I'm about to hop on my dad's motorcycle. That vest was a downright SCORE.

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

Gorgeous!! Something similar happened to me when I scored am $800+ Diane Von Furstenberg leather motorcycle jacket for under $200 at an extreme end of season clearance sale. Some fashion pieces are always meant to wait in the store until the right owner finds them!
Bisous,
Rachel
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Marie a la Mode said...

It's perfect Carrie!! Congratulations! ; ) Seriously, it fits and suits you so well!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Ha you are too hysterical! Congrats on the FAB score, sweetie! And really that is truly fabulous. Some things are just meant to be :) xoxo

drollgirl said...

THAT VEST IS AWESOME! which means I WOULD WEAR IT! i love it! SCORE!!!!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Holy crap, that is awesome!!! I got goosebumps just reading this!!! It looks fantastically tough-girl chic and I can't wait to see it in more outfits!

Marissa said...

Haha - this post cracked me up! Getting shanked and depends. This is why I love you. And the vest is gorgeous. Congrats on your find.

Amber Blue Bird said...

awesome score, it looks fab on you

this free bird said...

I almost peed myself. And I forgot to add...80% off!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

the chirpy bird said...

AAHHHHH! Amazing!!!!!!! Gotta love a girl with some shoulder!
xxx tash

this free bird said...

ps-Grayce: vestiny? I love it!! totally just used your term on twitter. you're my best friend!!

Agentsuperstar said...

Great vest, great blog post! :)

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Lindsay With An "A" said...

FIRST OF ALL... you crack me up!! Loved this post! (And not just because of the FAB-U-LOUS purchase you found!) You rock :)

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Haha I just got a bad Depends image! You always look so cute and fashionable :)

Krystal said...

Yayyyy for your and your visit! THAT'S MA GIRL!

Kavery said...

That is a major score. And you're looking all rested and relaxed.

Stacey said...

Hollar indeed!:-) Man, i always can't stop laughing uncontrollably when i visit-you're hilarious! The vest is "da bomb diggity". Congrats on the fab score! XX

Taylor said...

OMG Carrie - It is ten THOUSAND times better than you said, like ten thousand and 5 times better!!! Well sister form another mister, I wish we were closer cuz that is one I would die to borrow - how have you not worn it every day?!?!!

LOVE YOU!

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I love your oh-so-SoCal blog! Your pictures from the flea market/swap meet are giving me warm fuzzies... I'm not in the West right now, and I'm ready for a good long dose. Great blog!

p.s.-Thanks so much for your comment on my guest post for Lilac and Grey. So glad you're a true Cali lover like me!

xx Noe ADELLA AVENUE

Megan said...

OMG what an amazing vest! i want one! ill take a pair of your Tom Fords too ;-)

<3 Megan
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Lady Grey said...

Aw, cute story. And the vest? FABULOUS! You look amazing in it : )
xo

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yes the vest was worth getting choked up over I'd say. Very funny post, clever, made me smile :)

Kara Endres said...

Aw you're so cute in the last pic trying to hold back a huge smile. Score on that one.. that vest really is spectacular. The details are amazing (hot shoulders!). I could only imagine having something of such caliber in my closet..

this free bird said...

me too kara - 80% off!! almost fainted. definitely had a walking black out. is that a white out?

kendall k. said...

You are so awesome. I would've had the exact same thoughts in my head :) xoxo

Kimbirdy said...

yay!! it looks absolutely perfect on you! thank god you're a skinny little thing so you could snag something beautiful no one else could fit. it was definitely meant to be!

Sarah said...

Congrats, girl! That is a bad ass vest. Jealous.

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Daniela said...

lol the last picture... you have "satisfaction" written all over you in it.

Jess said...

Um that vest is HOT! If you ever get sick of it, you know who to pass it on to ;)

Cait said...

just came across your blog! what a fabulous post :) i love it! so love the vest girl! work it!

Danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

You're rocking the vest :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

SUCH GREAT COMMENTARY! And a very awesome score!

ryan said...

A M A Z I N G!!!! I am so glad you went, and it was meant to be because it fits you like a glove. It was there waiting for you to come get it xoxo

Dawn said...

Hehe....ahh you kill me! Hilarious narrative...Love that thing you're wearing;);)

Ashleigh said...

hahahahaha, you totally reeled me back in with 'LOOK' - I was spacing out with jealously! :)
Shoulder pads = rock on!!

Tucker said...

amazing vest. i'd never let her outta my sight (:

She Wore It Well said...

perfection! that's all i'm gonna say!

Le blog mode Miss Zaza said...

nice outfit !

corksandcaftans said...

you have seriously got to be joking. This is fantastic! !!! !!! !!!!

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