Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Know Your Roots (Spring Magic)

I'm just going to say it:  I think Monday tried to kill me.

Sadly I fear Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday may also be out for blood.

*Update:  Tuesday's looking up.  Collette at Statements in Fashion featured me for her Twitter Tuesday post.  She is so fun, quite possibly one of the best networked bloggers in the shortest period of time and a tweeting machine.  Check out her blog here and her twitter here.*

I have new projects, potential new projects, things to iron out, calls to make, calls to return, people to tell off, stories to get to the bottom of all while trying to prep for my parents' arrival on Thursday.  This is a big deal - my dad's never been here before.  I think I'm getting hives.  I need a maid.  Fast.

My mom asked what she could bring for me.  Um let me think.  Okay:  ketchup chips, the navajo blanket from the Roots spring campaign, eat-more chocolate bars, pictures of me in my 'fro and her in her green 70's silk jumpsuit, the tan bag from the Roots spring campaign, cinnamon spread, and- oh what the hell- how about the entire Roots spring campaign??  Brace yourselves.


Speechless.  
Boots.  Bag. Vest.  Hair.
Bag. Belt. Bracelets. Bag. Bag. Bag. Infinity.
Let's face it - Roots found a magic desert.  
Complete with magic tree chairs adorned in fish net. And girls with perfect hair.
A place of rolled leather boots,
other wonderful boots and magic carpets.  

I couldn't wait until (dead in my tracks) Thursday to share this.  As it is I've been sitting on it since last Thursday when I stared at it in disbelief off and on all day long.  At least 4039583098x just to make sure it was still there.  Then I got up on Friday and made that blanket mine.  Having grown up in Canada I am a long-time Roots fan, and this is by far and away the most striking campaign I have ever seen them pull out.  I want it all.  Check it out here.  And while you're there take a listen to Chase Cohl's song for the campaign.  It's gonna be one crazy spring.  Boots included.

There's so much going on this week I might not be able to visit every day, but I will try to stop by and see what you're up to whenever I can.  Early retirement?  Are you out there?? Hopefully it will fly in on that magic carpet later this week...

*update:  come on over and 'like' this free bird on facebook. if i ever figure out how to get the like box up i'm sure it will be more convenient.  help.*


All pictures courtesy of Roots.com

64 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I want it all, too;-)
I adore the first picture.
Those boots are divine - the colour is so lovely too. Here's wishing you a wonderful time with your Papa;-)

Marcela said...

I love the blanket! The entire campaign is lovely.

I´m in bed now, sick after my London adventure :(. I wish you a week without blood and a great time with your parents :) I know how exciting it can be, you will have lot of fun for sure.

xx
M.

annelise said...

I wish these shops would make their way to Australian shores. So much good stuff.

Enjoy the time with your parents! (And tell Tuesday, Wednesday etc to back the eff off.)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gorgeous campaign! Organic and chic!

My Heart Blogged said...

I hope your week goes well. It sounds like it's going to be really busy. I am also loving the roots campaign. Those boots in the last picture having me drooling uncontrollably. They seem so perfect.
My Heart Blogged

Katie said...

Your Mom NEEDS to bring you that bag. And blanket. My birthday is Friday, the 11th. Party it up for me in CA!

Debby said...

You are a riot. I thought that was you in the first photo at first and I was like, "Wow, great shot, Carrie!" Oh, your place will be perfect.. you parents don't care if everything is in place.. they just want to see you and experience some warm temps! xo

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh those boots!!! (add lots of drooling here)!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooooh I loooove those pieces! GORGEOUS!!!!
and oh dear, don't get hives!! haha :p
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Colleen said...

WOW! Is all I have to say! That Spring campaign...it's like they saw the visions I was seeing in my dreams of spring fashion! Only thing, I cannot find the amazing belt OR the insanely awesome blanket online?? Help!!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

go u!- and HAPPY FAT TUEASDAY love! - enjoy ur new blanket!!!!

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Leah said...

I'm as in love with this campaign as you! I have saved the whole thing in my inspiration folder and put everything on my "want" list! Cheers to a fellow Canadian.

xo L.

Taylor said...

WOW, I want that blanket too, can I borrow?? I'll ride my bike over if you let me?! I love the relaxed vibe and chic yet effortless feel of the campaign...umm why did you have to introduce me to somewhere new?!

corksandcaftans said...

Dude. Yes. The blanket. Sign me up.

Hang in there this week... tell those people off. It will inspire me to get a grip on my own psychosis, as well!

ketchup chip lover - out.
CW

Courtney Erin said...

Wow, that is the nicest Roots campaign! I love so many of those pieces...I have a friend from Edmonton visiting next week and I had told him to bring me Cheezies and Tim Horton's coffee and Coffee Crisps but I may have to put in a new order...

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

Peetzi Jen said...

Megan bag with fringe PLEASE...I must have!!

Enjoy your visit with your parents and I'll keep busy staring at these lovelies and dreaming of that tree chair.

XOXO!!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

well boo to the bad monday.

but three cheers for amazing satchels, cute boots, and colorful blankets!

here's to a better rest of the week. :)

Bonnie said...

I want each of those above items.
kthx.
P.S. All Mondays suck. Except for mine yesterday. But that's because I had no obligations and just got to have fun all day. But today sucks. So there's that.

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Daniela said...

hum..early retirement would be nice! Hope you catch up on everything before you're parents arrive!

Dawn said...

Woot! I want one of everything....and all the perfect hair!
i HOPE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME TIME WITH YOUR PARENTS! hOW FUN! They'll LOVE the HEAT down there:))

Kate said...

Holy! Thanks for sharing! Way to go, Roots! They often have some nice things but this campaign is gorgeous! And yay for all your Canadian treats!! Haha, enjoy! I suppose a big bucket of poutine and some garlic fingers wouldn't withstand the trip, eh? (Oh actually, are garlic fingers with donair sauce only an east coast thing? I never really know) Have fun with the parents!!

Eda ♥ said...

Great photographs, I love this campaign ♥


*following your blog*

Eda ♥

Claire Kiefer said...

That girl is stunning. The picture of her in the chair? She is so beautiful! I can't even focus on the fashion cause I'm too busy gazing at how pretty she is.

Can't wait to hear stories about your parents' visit. Good luck!

Valerie said...

Your parents are coming to visit??? That's so exciting and also stressful. I always get anxiety about cleaning before my parents come too. I've been living under a rock and have never heard of Roots. Can we still be friends? I'm now obsessed. Those rolled boots and the tan bag are wardrobe necessities, right? I think so. I'm off to check out the rest of the site. Hang in there, Carrie! I also don't know what cinnamon spread is, but it sounds amazing.

xo
Valerie

Annie said...

ahhhhh love EVERYTHING! and her hair?! just gorgeous! how exciting/stressful that your parents are coming ;) hope your week goes smoother than expected..lots of green tea & deep breaths :)
p.s. Cinnamon spread?! Please tell more! I am a cinnamon fanatic. xo

jessica said...

I want a magic tree chair!..... and the boots and all the bags,and the belts, and and.. ah crap the lotto numbers so i can by them!

Kristin said...

Ummmmmmm what is cinnamon spread? Because I think I need some!

Alana said...

Oh man, I live in the desert and I wish this ad campaign were a reflection of my life! Oh well...they are great photos, though.

By the way your pumpkin chocolate chip muffins look so amazing I want to cry. If sugar and I ever meet again...

Rissy said...

I'd love to see you rocking all of this!
those boots... I die.

I'll do your projects for you so that you can chill with your rents. I'm sure no one would even notice the difference ; )

Hope the weekend is fantastic!

CarissaExplainsItAll

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

What great photos! That blanket is to die for and looks so cozy!... and I completely agree that the bag is love x infinity.
Bisous,
Rachel
http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

Collette Osuna said...

You make me want ALL of these things...and then roll around in the desert with some young hunk....hahahaha! Love you girlie.....:)

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Kimbirdy said...

that really is a gorgeous collection! but i'm still hung up on "pictures of me in my 'fro and her in her green 70's silk jumpsuit." you must share! :)

Ms. Givens said...

What's cinnamon spread?

hip hip gin gin said...

These photos are just breathtaking!
But more importantly, ketchup chips!!! I am having the hugest craving now. I used to get them at least once a week in my lunchbox when I was little (this was in south africa though, I think they were called something different), I love them so much. It kills me that they don't have them here. The last time my husband went to Canada I made him bring me some back and I swear I was like that little Gollum dude with that bag, "my preeeeciiiouuuuss!".

Anna Jane said...

SO your style. Love it and can see you wearing everything.

Have so much fun with your mom!

PursuitOfLLT said...

i feel like that's you in the campaign? totally you head to toe!

and about monday? that poor excuse of a day. i got a flat tire (in the ghetto of chicago. yay!), pulled a neck muscle, couldn't sleep last night, and couldn't get ahold of a very important potential business contact.

i wanted to shoot myself in the face yesterday. such a miserable day!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

ahhhh...this is SO fab and so Carrie. Your mama need to def bring you the whole catalog! Hope your load lightens up (that sounds gross) a little! xoxo N

Dancing Branflake said...

GREAT post! I love every single one. You need all these pieces and model them all for us.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oh wow. I want to LIVE in that campaign. Is that possible? Jump right in the computer screen now? ;)

Mo Pie, Please said...

Yeah, that blanket needs to be yours. And mine, too. So awesome! Good luck with your parents coming!

la petite coquine said...

Oh my, I want it all! And then I want to move to New Mexico, so wrapping my Navajo blanket around myself as a coat looks slightly less homeless than it would here.

How exciting that your parents are coming-try not to stress! It's going to be a wonderful visit!

Cara said...

LOVE-ING!!!! Going to check this out now!

Fashionista Extraordinaire said...

They have the canvas wedge in red and white at Nordie, FYI!!! Hope your Tuesday is going better!! I loved your Tweet Highlight! Hey, are you following me!!!
Toni :) mymommiescloset@blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Cara!! prepare for greatness!!

Kavery said...

Hope your parents visit goes off really well. The Roots campaign is tugging at the hidden traveller/explorer sprite in me.

Lori said...

I figured that ketchup chips may be on your list but I did not even know they still made Eatmore bars ~ wow I have not had one of those in years!!! Enjoy their visit Carrie. xo

Lori said...

I love Roots too ~ is it a Canuk thing?? lol

Fashionista Extraordinaire said...

Thanks for the add, Carrie!!

Josie said...

Re: that third photo -- shut UP. I need it all. And I'm with you about this week, doll... It's a killer!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

bailey said...

THANK YOU for your sweet comment on my blog. It's been just unreal how caring and helpful friends have been during all this!

And these glorious fashions - ugh. LOVE the bag. You always post beautiful things!!!

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

My parents visited me here for the first time a few months ago and I was so STRESSED the whole time they were here, but they really enjoyed it so it was all worth it. Have fun!!
And I think I need that magic carpet with me on my couch, on the beach, on the plane, and in magic deserts :)

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

OMG, while your mom's at it, can she just bring me this entire campaign too? Kk, thanks so much! I love the clothes, the hair, that blanket. Hell, I'll even take that guy! I love the attitude behind the whole shoot too...not only do I want the clothes, I want the lifestyle. Wanna go stomp around the desert with me???

Ugh, I'm a marketer's dream girl. I totally just fell for it.

this free bird said...

Ashley I'm right there with you girl. The thing is brilliant!

Let's fire up the motorbikes or camper/trailers and head off to the desert. Thanks Roots. Thanks.

xo,
C

Ashley said...

Oh my--I don't know about swearing too harshly in the blogosphere, so Imma play it safe--EFFING God. And they ship to the US!!!!! These Navajo-inspired blankets NEED to be mine. Right now.

this free bird said...

ASHLEY!! #2 - I have that blanket on its way to me. BRACE. BRACE YOURSELF!! I will post upon receipt as I meander down to the beach and let my locks flow in the breeze in a weak attempt to live out this campaign in a beach town vs. desert. Then we can decide if it is that GAME ON IN PERSON...I almost beat down the UPS guy when he didn't have my delivery today. Can you say hot mess??

LyddieGal said...

and this is reason number 45,312 why becoming a blogger has turned me into a full fledged shopaholic. I'm now having fantasies about that leather belt and lace top and rolled boots. good god.

Chic on the Cheap

TheChambrayCountess said...

I am not a big fan of living in the desert, but I would TOTALLY live in that magical Roots desert ;) Well done to them!

MT Days & Nights said...

This roots campaign is so great, i'm in love with the entire thing and I never really thought of roots to be so stylish!

Patchwork-of-dreams said...

This Roots desert might be Amazing :DD
This campaign is so Cool ^^

xoxo

from:
http://patchwork-of-dreams.blogspot.com/

Torrie said...

How exciting that your parents are visiting- and especially since your dad's never been there before!!

Exciting, but nerve-wracking as well. I hope everything goes smooth- or as smooth as possible anyways =).

Leslie Joy Ickowitz said...

My mind is equally blown by this outrageous campaign. LOVE!

GorJess Fashion For Less said...

Love the way you wrote this! And I love everything from Roots! Amazing! I'll have to check it out!

Pilar said...

This is a lovely photoshoot and your narration. I really want one of those colorful blankies :)

she851518 said...

You have really great work on fashion, I have also some collection on the spring fashion I hope you like it

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