Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stopped In My Tracks

For some reason I'm having a tough time saying 'dead in my tracks' lately.  It's the d word I just can't stomach.  So instead I'm switching it up to what's above.  Same thing, no d and I'm rambling again.  Blame it on Jillian Michaels and her 30 Day Shred.  I've successfully completed Day 2 having acquired a slight hobble due to burning thighs.  No pain no gain suckers.  That's what I tell them when they threaten collapse on the living room floor.

Onto a brighter topic.  Earlier this week Shopbop sent me yet another dirty email, this time taunting me with Opening Ceremony.  Confession:  I don't usually get overly amped up over Opening Ceremony so I opened it with ease chuckling under my breath, "Ha ha Shopbop you can't get me this time" when of course I was greeted by these:

Opening Ceremony - Chantal Lace Platform Bootie
How's that for a b*tch slap?  

Not moments before I had been scanning the closet thinking about how I needed some 60's type shoes for my Tucker dresses.  I tried to calm myself down saying, "Oh Gene Simmons from KISS would have worn a black version of those", but truthfully that only kind of made me want them more.  KISS addict here dear readers.  No shame in the admittance.  But that was only a temporary diversion because as I continued to scroll it got even better:


Hel-looo!  I'm now thinking of both pairs of these shoes pret-ty much all day long.  Can you imagine them with Tucker prints galore?  Why of course you can, and so can I, hence my daydreams.  This pair especially has me.  Cork + just feminine enough without going overboard to girlie world.  As I'm typing I'm trying to think of things I can sell to get these into my closet.  Thanks for that idea, Carey.  Anyone?  Anyone??

Opening Ceremony-Fringe Long Skirt

And never mind just the shoes.  While I was perusing I decided to go for it and hit up all of the Opening Ceremony category only to find this fringe piece of heaven.  Try not to stare at the shoes and just stay focused on the skirt.  I know, I know it's not easy but you can do it.  The skirt is gorgeous.  It is a fringe lovers dream.  I imagine wearing it with a simple t-shirt on a hot night.  You know, at the Chef's new restaurant that he finally got possession of.  HOLLAR!!  I'll hopefully have some more details to share in the upcoming days, but for now let's just have a moment of silence with the skirt.

Moment.

Onward and upward.  We're almost at Friday.  I can barely still walk even though I did the Shred and Pilates (silly overachiever), and a few more people jumped onboard the workout wagon.  Can someone pay me for working out?  Is there a government stipend for keeping fit?  I'm losing it...

Shred Heads:

59 comments:

Josie said...

Ahhhh, yes, please. These are so pretty and unique. And keep it up with the Shred -- you can do it!
xo Josie
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Laura said...

Ohh I love that second pair of shoes, but I am OBSESSED with the pair paired with the fringe skirt. I know, I know I am supossed to focus on the skirt (which is darling) but I can't help it. I want, need, must have those shoes!!!

Keep pushing it on the workout girl! That is awesome.

Katie said...

"let's just have a moment of silence with the skirt.

Moment."

Annnnd I just woke Jared up from laughing. He's been asleep for, like, 4 hours because he's "tired" or some such nonsense. (I'm gonna feel so bad tomorrow when he's sick or something...) Out of reflex I nearly yelled "There's no modification! Don't phone it in, buddy!" Then I realized that doesn't even make sense in the real world. And I need help.


Send help.

Torrie said...

Need that second pair. Want the third, but *Need the 2nd. (yep. perfect for my Tucker dress!)

(must brainstorm a way... maybe a prize for completing #30??)

Kayla said...

I'll make you a deal, if one of us wins the lottery we can split it and buy shoes. And maybe pay someone to beat up Jillian for inventing this ridiculous Shred. Day 3 here we come.

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this free bird said...

Katie I am literally crying I'm laughing so hard. I don't know if I can recover. My abs are screaming. *snorting* *gasp* don't *gasp* phone BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

and yes torrie. it's a good thing i'm hanging onto my religion and not becoming a "lady of the night". that ain't right.

this free bird said...

Kayla...ahahahahahaha roaring

Katie said...

Count it as part of the ab workout tomorrow.

No really.

Dancing Branflake said...

Right now- "Hmmm. should I work out? Wait, I'm reading this post. I definitely should."

Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie said...

i never liked that word either! love that lace heels. :D

Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Umm that Opening Ceremony fringe skirt??? I NEED it. Now. It is SEXY. And I want to wear it on the beach.... you know after I order the 30 day shred on amazon and then start it and then complete it. Yes after that.

Indie.Tea said...

I know what you mean...Shopbop is a dangerous place (Rag & Bone is my personal weakness)...
And ALL of those Opening Ceremony shoes are gorgeous!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love both shoes! The lace is beautiful, but I have a weakness for t-strap shoes. It would be too hard to decide!

Lisa Griffin said...

my favorite is still the lace booties first, front, and center. i am not going to be obsessed about wearing them with cuffeed denim and a cropped jacket just to show off those jazzy suckers! so close to friday we can taste it!
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Krystal said...

those first lacey shoes are killin me! i'm a shred head too!!! i don't do it every day but every other day and then run on the off days. i'm on level two and it HURRRRRRTS.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Those lacey shoes are crazy awesome! All this shredding is making me feel guilty and I'll be cooking a (relatively) healthy meal of Indian spiced cauliflower and sweet potato now.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Collette Osuna said...

This is shoe torture in the WORST way......keep on shredding sister....Im so proud of you....make sure you try that lentil soup..you will truly love it:)

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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

It's Kristin....good to know! I realized last night I had no idea if it was Kris or Megan (bonbon rose) in our painful crew....yet kept forgetting to actually find out. Btw, I can't sit normally. I have to lower myself slowly with shaking thighs. I'm sure it'll eventually pass right? Not a great sight to see.

Ms. Givens said...

Oh my they totally had you in mind with these pieces!

Peetzi Jen said...

You have "talked me into it"! Since I have a vacay coming up in a little over a month, it's now or never!! Shred is on the way! I hope my thighs don't fall right off....

Taylor said...

OK< I have to catch up, but i got my stuff last night, tonight I shred...and why did I also buy 6weeks to 6pack abs...oh yeah i must hate myself! I now dye for the skirt, thanks!

Julie and Lauren said...

I agree, Opening Ceremony is spot on this season. That first pair is the perfect amount of pretty and funky. Love it.
Xox

corksandcaftans said...

gotta have that skirt. scratch the witchy Pencey dress, that thing is HEAVEN.

Courtney Erin said...

That skirt is amaze balls!!! Wow. But I am slightly delirious because I'm on the last three days of the Shred and haven't really not felt pain in my thighs for weeks...

Onwards and upwards!

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

Valerie said...

The cork t-strap sandals definitely stopped me in my tracks! Those would be PERFECT with Tucker dresses! Now I'm obsessed as well. And the fringe skirt is so you! You NEED that in your wardrobe. Good for you for sticking with the shred! I love hearing about it. :)

xo
Val

Marianna said...

I adore the first one!!!!!!



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fshnonmymind said...

It's Angela, darling. :)

Why are you throwing out ideas for Tucker dresses when I just acquired my first "real" Tucker dress this week (the one from Target is lovely and all, but not quite on the same level)?
I saw those t-strap shoes a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love, but white shoes give me instant nurse vibe and I have to fight hard against that image. And let's not talk about those Chloe Sevigny platforms in the third picture. I died upon viewing and then cringed at the price.

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who instantly thinks what can I sell when seeing beautiful, over-priced stuff. I still haven't come up with enough to rock those platforms unfortunately.

Santina said...

Those t-strap platforms are making me drool all over my keyboard. I'm quite certain that skirt was made for you, and I believe the shoes paired with it our the Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony platform Mary Janes that I featured on my blog. LOVE THEM!

this free bird said...

Santina I hear ya girl. It's like Opening Ceremony pulled into my head and read my shoe dreams. Ugh. And the SKIRT!! wah

Marie a la Mode said...

I am in LOVE with that skirt! It's so YOU! So are the shoes but if you had to choose between the shoes or the skirt I say PICK THE SKIRT!!!

Lisa said...

OMGGG those lace shoes are GORGEOUS!! i'm not typically a 60's or bohemian inspired type of girl but even i think those shoes are beyond delicious!! something about the front platform.. and that lace *sigh* so dreamy.

Kara said...

I think you should get a break on health insurance if you keep in shape. :)

I'm obsessed with those last shoes in the pic of the skirt. I have to scroll quickly past them or else sell my camera to get them (and that just won't do)!!

Huge congrats to Chef!

this free bird said...

Kara you're a woman after my own shoe heart. And health insurance. What's that? ugh

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Fringe skirt = yes
Shred = not so much. BUUUUTTTT I do want to know the results so please keep up posted and then I'll decide if I can muster up the energy. Yes I am calling it in.

Page said...

so pretty!

drollgirl said...

i am pleased to report that i have a pair of kiss boots. well, they are semi-reminiscent of kiss boots. i rarely wear them, but then again i don't get rid of them.

oh you and all of your shred followers are showing some of us up. then again, i busted a gut (sadly not LITERALLY) doing a kathy smith work out last night. ugh. i wish we got paid for these work outs! and for blogging. :)

Catita said...

how pretty! I would have feel bad walking on them since I'd be afraid to dirty them... But lovely!
xoox
Catita

My Heart Blogged said...

I love the shoes. Gah. I don't even wear heels, and I lurve them.
My Heart Blogged

Lexi said...

This post is absolutely hilarious! And as far as the Shopbop addiction goes, do what I do and add the shoes to your shopbop HEARTS than follow them each time your HEARTS go on sale. I say 3rd time's a charm - but if they are near sell out time, snatch them up as cheap and as quick as possible!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

la petite coquine said...

It's like ShopBop reads your blog and your mind-how could you resist those amazing shoes?! Especially with all that exercise addling your brain-you didn't stand a chance.

Kimbirdy said...

oh i love those second shoes! i've been thinking about platform shoes lately. at an even 5 feet tall, i'm totally intrigued by the thought of standing much much taller out in the world. hmm...

Micah said...

I'm on my 4th consecutive day of the 30 Day Shred. It's been a good way to burn off excess stress and tension this week. Plus, it's been too cold to run outside (which sucks since I really need to get back to my 5K training). Anyhow, the Shred is getting easier, but I still talk back to Jillian. Tell me you do that too :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I need that skirt in my life now please :) Happy almost weekend, sweets! xoxo

Bonnie said...

Fuck you, Shop Bop.
Those first shoes are awesome.
I must buy them.
Oh, piss.

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meghan said...

I randomly started the shred on Monday too. Would love to join your group! Been talking with Kayla and Danielle on twitter about it and am SO glad that I've found this group of girls!!

this free bird said...

Micah and Meghan - I added your links above. WERK IT!! And welcome!! Encouragement needed. hehe

xoxo,
Carrie

Cara said...

Love the t-strap ones! And the cork is perfect...ah Opening Ceremony...if only they were more affordable! Great finds, though ;)
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

Fifth Sparrow said...

K I need to look into this shred thing... I gained 5 pounds during this move and settling and it's really starting to bug me (I would also love to be able to walk a flight of stairs and not be winded lol!)
LOVE the shoes, I see why you were trying to sell your wardrobe! The second pair is amazing xx

LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

how cool that you rescue cats!.. i'm the biggest animal lover, my kit's almost 14!..now following, hope you can also! i just started and i'd really appreciate the support :-)

Wander.Lust said...

that skirt = i must have!

LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

Yep! DVF just launched her home line during this past fashion week last month...sorry to get you in trouble, lol, but I do thank you for stopping by!

LyddieGal said...

I always think to myself that I need to stop those emails and stop that temptation, but I never really want to, I love to see what new wonderful things I didn't even know I needed.

Chic on the Cheap

Claire said...

love the shoes! very cute. i have a tucker dress too... now you got me thinking what kind of shoes to wear with it...

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

woooooooohooooooooooooooooooo to the chef for getting it, you do need fabulous fits to wear to that new faboosh eatery, i can't WAIT to see you in these

Something Old, Something New said...

Love those first shoes. They're so pretty!

Just stumbled on your blog and love it!

Priscila Peters said...

The lace plataform is so unique and pretty!

Annie said...

beautiful skirt!

Kristin said...

Kinda in love with my skirt! And big hugs to my Shredhead pals!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the brain storms. It has been fun to let it all hang out. This was a no-holds-barred mental jamboree that will be missed.
Wedding Dresses
Very nice , I shall try.. Well deserved! I really enjoy your blog and am impressed by your finds. Keep it up!
Sweet memories.

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