Monday, March 7, 2011

Flowers in the Sun

I awoke Saturday morning in a completely relaxed state. One whole day of sheer nothing ahead of me. Sigh.

Instead of hopping out of bed I lazed about reading the March issue of Elle, which has some of the most beautiful vibrant shoes I've ever seen, to ease into the day. Two cups of tea later the Chef and I strolled out to be greeted by the warmest summer-like breeze we've had since before last summer's deep freeze.  It actually caught me off guard in the best way possible.  Instead of zipping by the beach on our way to brunch we stopped to take it all in - volleyball players, sailboats in the distance, kids jumping in the sand. For a moment winter seemed so far away.

I couldn't have cared less that I was overdressed.  My legs, on the other hand, were screaming out for sun exposure.  Soon enough ladies, soon enough.

~Outfit details:  Zara Cropped Floral Blazer, James Perse T-Shirt, Gap Wideleg Denim
Rebecca Minkoff Studded Clutch, Dulce Clogs~
I've never regretted this one.  Caps off an outfit every time.
Same goes for this little blazer.  It looks so good with frayed shorts.
~Accessories:  Melinda Maria Link Oxidized Ring, Dean Davidson Gem, Motif 56 Bracelet, 
Free People Necklace, Tom Ford Sunnies~
White legs cry out for freedom.  Momentary respite granted.
Somehow the Chef caught this one as I was just standing there 
feeling the warm sun on my back.  I can't wait for spring.

Wherever you were I hope you got at least a little warmth this weekend.  Just that one day in the sun made everything seem so much brighter.  Here's to a smooth week ahead!

73 comments:

Sophie said...

omg it looks and sounds like the perfect weekend! i cannot wait until it is warm!!x

Sophie said...

p.s i LOVE your blazer!

Katie said...

A day in the sun sounds glorious. I spent Saturday in bed deep in the grasp of the vicious respiratory infection. It was NOT glorious. I like the sounds of your weekend much better.

Collette Osuna said...

I love the blazer and haute little purse..Id love some sun too....I hope Mi is out of the deep freeze soon enough...you look gorgeous....and I of course love the shoes...:)

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Dree said...

Love love love the blazer! The entire outfit is beautiful.

Debby said...

That blazer is so very cute... love it! :)

RosaLovesDC said...

A day in the sun sounds amazing! I love the pop of color your RM clutch added to the outfit.

Chiara said...

You look great girl!!!
Doesn't this NOT make you miss the never ending canadian winters? haha
Winter is great, if it lasts a couple months, tops.
Have a great week!
xoxo
C.

Cara said...

I agree with you about Elle...love your clutch!
<3 Cara
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Lisa Griffin said...

unfortunately we got a whoooole lot of rain! but i had a full cozy day in yesterday and feel fresh and new!
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Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE the outfit!!! Your blazer is sooo pretty! :D
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ack I want your Rebecca Minkoff clutch. Cuteness squared.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

That blazer screams spring. It's great. I seriously need lessons in how to shop from you!!

Staley Mc said...

I love that blazer! So perfect for spring!

cellulite cream said...

I'm planning to get my own dose of sunshine this coming weekend. I can't wait! and oh... I love your blazer! :)

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Taylor said...

Pack me in your purse and lets hit the beach!!!! I would love to feel the HEAT!!!! That blazer ROCKS!!!

Courtney Erin said...

That Rebecca Minkoff clutch is awesome - it totally adds a little kick to the outfit. And I'm so jealous of your beach photos, it's so rainy and gray here.

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kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

gah, i love that blazer! and the little pink bag. i have a chartruese green clutch that adds the perfect 'something' to any outfit. i love shockingly colored, reliable pieces. :)

ps - could you kick a little sun up this y, plz? kthnx!

Leah said...

What a great blazer. Can't wait to throw on some florals for spring!

xo L.

PursuitOfLLT said...

your saturday am sounds a lot like mine! woke up early but that didn't mean i left my bed haha love days like that when you have nothing on the books.

we got some high 40s last week and for a moment i forgot it was still chicago in the winter. i'm dying for some warmth. nothing too big, just trench weather!

loving that floral blazer---so many ways to pair it!

Daisy said...

that clutch is to die for. I love this whole outfit actually.

thanks for the words of encouragement in this post. i was having a rough monday and this totally made me smile!

Anna Jane said...

that clutch! so pink and bright and makes me YEARN for spring. you look awesomeeee, miss C!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

It was such an amazing day on Saturday, the beach was the perfect place! That clutch is so perf with this outfit...holy jeez!

hip hip gin gin said...

That clutch is amazing!! The studs on pink hit me in that tough/pretty soft spot that gets me every time. Love!

Meghan said...

Sounds like the perfect day!! I hope you have a great week!

Valerie said...

Saturday was the perfect day! I thought it was supposed to be cold this weekend and was so happy to feel the sunshine on Saturday morning. Gabe and I walked to breakfast and rode our bikes at the beach, it felt like spring! Your floral blazer is so pretty and I'd never get tired of that RM clutch. It's the perfect pop of color for any outfit. And your morning of relaxation sounds really nice.

xo
Val

Marcie said...

I am soooo ready for sun too! This weekend was mostly wet in the bay area, but I am not complaining because it cleans the air and makes for green hills! That jacket is so cute, Carrie. I just love it.

Great post, as usual.
Marcie

Tonya said...

so gorgeous! I love your jeans!!

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Claire Kiefer said...

That is one darling little blazer. I really love it, and you're right, it's so summery! I have mixed feelings about summer being upon us: on one hand, I can't wait for lazier days and sunny weather, but on the other hand, I'm a little terrified that it's come so fast. I'm gonna be 60 before I know it if the years keep rushing by like this--yikes.

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love it! Casual + tailored = perfection ;)
And I am starting to hit up the sunless tanner, too!

Kayla said...

Those are not white legs; I won't show you mine but my legs definitely win. I think a stranger talked about how "pasty" I was the other day. Shame.

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Dancing Branflake said...

I adore this outfit! It's one of my favorites!

Laura said...

Love the clogs and that blazer!

Summer {athena in the middle} said...

you are always so well put together. love love love those shoes and of course, the RM bag.

Josie said...

Is that another pair of Gap widelegs? I love them on you, doll! I adore that little clutch and you KNOW I'm all about that ring.
xo Josie
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ruthy ann said...

I'm jonesing for just one day of warmth and sunshine...I know for sure I'm lacking some serious vitamin D.

Kimbirdy said...

i have LOVED how warm it's been!! i'm wearing a sundress today and heading out for coffee on a cafe patio. i love that i can do that again! also, i am completely in LOVE with your blazer! so so pretty!

Kristin said...

That sky blue finger candy has me swooning!

la petite coquine said...

That blazer is DIVINE-how adorable! Glad you guys got a little warm weather in LA-SF was rainy all day Sunday, but perfect for staying in and getting rid of every last box from our move!

Dawn said...

love the last capture of you. i can just imagine how warmth felt...IMAGINE mind you.
my time may come yet.....

Marie a la Mode said...

I am so jealous of your warm(er)weather and the absence of snow! Although it's sunny here it's sure damn cold still with no Spring in sight just yet.

LOVE the blazer and LOVE your shoes of course!

drollgirl said...

saturday was full on bonkers crazy good weather!

and that issue of elle magazine was RADICAL. the march bizaar mag is also super.

and my legs are whiter than yours by about 78 shades.

this free bird said...

girls i'm in the woods at work today and haven't been able to leave a stitch of a comment much less read a blog. will get caught up tonight/tomorrow and see you soon. MONDAY. wah

xo,
c

My Heart Blogged said...

It looks so warm, and sunny there. We had a rainy day, but it was warm at least. Then it snow 3 more inches. I can't wait for summer.
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Taylor said...

I love your jeans. I DESPERATELY need a tan... it's gross.

Higgenbottom said...

i love all the fabulous details of your outfit, from the minkoff handbag, to the clogs, to the cutest blazer ever. also, your jeans fit you perfectly! i need to look into getting myself a pair.

Julie and Lauren said...

I love your shoes! Great look- jealous of that warm weather.
Xox

Isabel said...

i love everything about this look and im totally jealous that u r living in california. we got more snow over the weekend :(

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Henar said...

Aww, this is beautiful !!
I love it !! ♥

xx

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Ms. Givens said...

You look so cute! Love your Dean Davidson gem!

Annie said...

i love this look!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

love that jacket you are wearing. sadly no warmth was had here but I am living vicariously through your pics

Jamie said...

That bag is RIDIC!!!! I am in love! And that blazer so has me in the mood for some spring! The weather was great this weekend, lets hope for more!!

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Taj Acosta said...

Love the clutch!! xo

Ana said...

This looks like a great spring outfit to me! I love the floral blazer! Lucky you, for enjoying some sun this weekend - it was all rain and snow over here.

Priscila Peters said...

Ok, first of all, I need that jacket, the jeans, those sunglasses and those stunning pair of shoes....plus, I need that sun!
Great photos.

briannelee said...

Eeeeee, that purse!!!!!! Love!

LyddieGal said...

happy to see you were greeted by such a gorgeous day! I love that floral blazer, I can't wait to wear mine... some day, when it's warm enough...

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Jess said...

Sooooooo jealous! It just rained the whole weekend here. Ughh.

Style Attic said...

LET IT OUT! And if you don't, that's okay because white is so hot and in right now :) Too funny about the legs. Looking fine to me! This weekend was spent in the car crammed under a blanket blazing a path 3 states over to a sporting event and back. Fast food was on the menu and by the time we got back, I had a muffin top and a crease in my belly from sitting so long. Tans make you appear slimmer right?! Ha :) XO, kelly

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I cannot get over those clogs! They are amazing. Jeans or skirts.. they do it all. Love them!

-xx Noe

Sunshine and Summertime said...

I love that blazer! Adorable :)

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Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love that jacket, Carrie! I was in LA this weekend and couldn't believe I was actually hot for once! It was too good to be true! But, I'm sure I will be complaining about the heat soon enough...

Indie.Tea said...

Such a great outfit. Love the blazer...

FASHION ICE said...

that is such a cute purse i love the color! great blog xxo

Lissy said...

The floral blazer is perfect and I love the pink studded bag. It was a treat to have some warmer weather this weekend. My legs are also crying out for some sun!

Annie said...

aww I love this outfit - the blazer, the jewelry, those jeans.. so glad you had some warm weather to enjoy! I just cannot wait for spring this year!! almost.. :) xo

Erica said...

You look great! That's an outfit that would fit into my closet easily, very much my style!

Johanna said...

Look how cute you look with that pink hotness. Love that little blazer!

Torrie said...

Where is that 10 lbs. you need to lose?? =)

(kidding... *we know when and what we need to lose, even if others don't see it!)

You do look great, in my opinion though.

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