Monday, March 21, 2011

Take Me To A Desert Place

This weekend was filled with wind, rain, wind and more rain mixed with the occasional pounding of hail.  It's hard to believe that only one week ago I was in Palm Springs (yes I'm still harping on that) enjoying 86 degrees well into the evening.  In order to avoid slipping into a major depression due to gloomy weather, broken heater, and derelict landlord I basked in the glow of photos from last weekend when I wore a maxi skirt I recently picked up at Anthropologie.

I've never really seen myself as a maxi skirt person and would like to take this moment to thank Carey from Corks & Caftans for what I think may become an addiction.  At first I felt as though I'd conjured up Laura, Mary and Ma Ingalls all in one, but once I hit the desert it was straight up Dances with Wolves (or as my friend Andy would say - Dances with Wool- when blanket is present.) only I opted to pull on a long ribbed tank over top to mix it up.  Suffice it to say a fave new outfit has been born.  

  Blanket and I wanted to build a fire.  We're considering relo to a tee pee.
~Winter Kate-Gypsy Rose Vest, James Perse-Ribbed Tank Dress, Odille-Maxi Skirt~
Can we take a moment to discuss this vest?  I've been stalking it since last year and 
picked it up on sale just after Christmas.  Remember I first mentioned it here?  
When I opened the package and swung it over my t-shirt and sweats it was game over.
I may or may not have even worn it to bed once.  Okay maybe twice.
True Love 
~Brandy and Melville-Fringe Bag (seen here and here), Motif56 and PANYC-Bracelets,
Melinda Maria-Link Oxidized Ring, Nordstrom-Green Ring, Anthropologie-Belt~
Details on skirt = magic.  I can't stop wearing it around the house.
Head over to Facebook to catch more pictures of blanket from this post -
all taken in Hipstamatic and totally ridic.

Anyway here's to brighter and warmer days ahead.  My heat's back on just in time for the work week, and Blanket is on standby.  Friday are you out there?

73 comments:

My Heart Blogged said...

I really love the skirt, and the little details on it. I don't own a maxi skirt but they look so comfy.
My Heart Blogged

Lynzy said...

I love this bohemian look. The fringed vest is amazing- I want to steal it ;)

xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

She Wore It Well said...

Get onto instagram also! Love my fringe bag too! So glad I bought it.

X

Dawn said...

Beautiful skirt!
How come every where you go...you fit in?
I need a comfort blanket....

Collette Osuna said...

Hahaha...I've worn a few things to bed before too..that's how you know you are really obsessed!! This would be a new fav outfit of mine too.....love the vest, and the fringe bag...you look gorgeous Carrie:)
I'm craving some warm air myself...last night was buckets of rain and I couldn't even sleep, thankfully I'm home today and my boss is on vacay til Sunday!! Woot!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh loving the boho chic look! It is all about the details. Haha, I do so love blanket pictures.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

RosaLovesDC said...

I saw your pictures of blanket on Facebook, I love them all!
The boho chic look is so great on you.

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Cute outfit! I used to love maxi skirts, I have no idea why I stopped wearing them.

x Jasmine

Cool Gal said...

I wish I could pull off that look. So, so cute! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this!! I hope you become addicted to maxi skirts, you look amazing :D
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Bog-Bog said...

Love the skirt so much!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love maxi skirts and I cant wait to wear them this season. I adore the one you have and the vest is totally amazing too. Happy Monday sunshine

Kristin said...

It's funny how a rainy dark day in the dead of Summer serves as a wonderful little treat, allowing you to stay in and veg out, but in the Spring time it is an absolutely let down!

We had sun over here on my side of the world, and I'm hoping it is making its way towards you, love!

You looked gorgeous in this outfit, despite the rain!

Kristin
http://dollparade.blogspot.com

Laura said...

You look terrific! That vest is so you, and I love how well your belt and purse match. Lovely outfit!

Julie and Lauren said...

Obsessed with your vest! Perfect for Palm Springs. Happy Monday! xx

Daisy said...

blanket is on standby - love it! such a fantastic outfit, i love everything about it, the vest, the skirt, your rings!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Gorgeous outfit. You always look so flawless. Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

xo

Anna Jane said...

i mean, if that's ma ingalls...sign me up. i LOVED little house growing up..always wanted to be mary :) (and i'm pretty blind, so i felt a cosmic connection)

Taylor said...

LOVE!!!!! You rock it girl!!!! Yes is it Friday yet, I agree....this weekend sucked but i am ready for another try!

Marie a la Mode said...

I love the vest paired with the maxi, very '60's which was my favorite fashion era : )

It snowed yesterday and we're expecting more snow. I need your support! Winter is taking too long to leave!

Laura said...

love love love your outfit. :)and u look so beautifuL! ... crappy that you had such miserable weather .. hopefully it will be on the uprise :) xoxo

MerciBlahBlah said...

L-O-V-E!!! This outfit reminds me that I used to have a skirt very similar to that one. The key words being USED to. Because apparently somewhere along the way I felt the need to get rid of it. Fekkin eejit, I am. Your vest? Your belt? Gimme.

Mwah!
Shan

Ms. Givens said...

I have 3 maxi's and love them!
You look great and so skinny!

Higgenbottom said...

you are such a modern flower child, i love it! all the fringe and leather is perfect with the flowing maxi skirt. i agree, the teepee would be the cherry on top...or feathers!

Bonnie said...

Your outfit makes me a die a little.
In a good way.
It's that fucking awesome.

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Katie said...

Ok Im loving the vest. Amazing.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

The maxi skirt needs to make a regular appearance in your repertoire....looks HOT on you sister!

Briana + Stephanie. said...

love love love that skirt!
xx
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LyddieGal said...

I love how layered this look is; long tank over long skirt, fringe vest over fringe bag, lots of rings....
and oye - this weather sucks! Why can't it just be summer already?

Chic on the Cheap

Tea For Two said...

Absolutely lovely outfit choice and atmospheric photos. I never saw myself as some who could rock a maxi because of my height but then I look at people like Mary-Kate Olsen and they inspire me think, 'sod it, I can wear whatever I like.' This summer will definitely be a maxi summer for moi :)

Sorry to hear you're in the holiday come down phase. It does feel blue to be home after a good adventure.

Dancing Branflake said...

Such a lovely outfit! You always have the best locations to shoot at. Hope your week goes well.

Valerie said...

The rain is out of control. It just won't stop. And isn't it supposed to be Spring now?? I'm now dreaming of Palm springs and 80 degree weather after reading this. Carrie, this outfit is perfect. The skirt is so pretty, all the fringe is amazing and I love that we get a glimpse of the blanket in the background. Thank goodness your heater is working again! I hope you had a great weekend!

xo
Val

Kai.Mercado. said...

ahh!!! I just bought a crochet vest (which I have been searching for about 28476284 years) and I am pretty sure I will be wearing it every single day of summer. Also, I haven't convinced myself if I am a maxi skirt person yet. I might need you help.

Annie said...

you look gorgeous carrie!!

Courtney Erin said...

This is such a great look -- very you! I just adore the 60s vibe and the fringe details.

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

Josie said...

Not only am I loving how you're working the maxi skirt, I adore that you pulled your JP tank dress over it. Brilliant, Carrie -- absolutely brilliant.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard said...

pretty pretty pictures! I like the setting a lot!

xx

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Kimbirdy said...

i am so in love with your outfit and this whole photo shoot!! you are just gorgeous!!!

la petite coquine said...

Love this look, and your Dances with Wool-John and I have been watching a lot of Walker, Texas Ranger lately (please, don't ask me why. I suppose it's my punishment for falling for a Texan) and it reminds me of some seriously divine Native American-episodes.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, that outfit is absolutely perfect!! Girl, what don't you look gorgeous in?? ;-)

Happy Monday Dear! xo

Rissy said...

hahahaha I really hope you did actually wear that vest to bed.

this is a fab outfit!

CarissaExplainsItAll

this free bird said...

Kai - I will convert you. I'm only 5'3" and have gone off the deep end!

this free bird said...

ps-carissa...i totally did take a nap in it. i put it on and couldn't bear to take it off. it is my fave new thing!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

this maxi skirt looks like it was made for you and that vest rocks my socks off. Great outfit. Hope the weather has cleared up some.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love this look... it feel so free and comfortable!

la petite coquine said...

Totally and completely guilty of warming myself by the stove. Even more embarrassing-turning the stove on BROIL and opening it to heat the entire house. Lucky our last apartment was teeny!

Jamie said...

I know!! This weather is MADNESS!!! Palm Springs is sounding pretty good right about now. Pool. Bathing suit. Mohitos....(sigh) You look so festive in this outfit...hippie chic! Love it!

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Jammer said...

Carrie the VEST. Oh the vest. You look like an ad for free people! But cooler because it's you.

Kara said...

I LOVE that skirt. My fiance isn't a fan of the maxi skirt but I'm gonna go out and buy like 75 just like yours because I love it that much.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love it all! The maxi, the vest, the bag...it's all fab, sweetie! Oh and yes I even saw the blanket pix on FB. Absolutely divine! xoxo

Styles 'n Cream said...

I love that skirt and the whole look - very free- spirited and boho-chic!

Jess said...

Yea, I'm still not sure what I think about the maxi skirt trend, mostly because I'm not sure that they will look good on me! But I love this one on you. I need to take risks and try some Bohemian looks this summer. ;)

Kristin W said...

You look so refreshed and fab in these pics! I'm digging the maxi skirt! At 5'2", I have no shame! I'm eyeing that sequined maxi from the J Crew spring line :)

Good luck getting re-accustomed to normal life after your vacay...I know it sucks...

Lisa Griffin said...

hahaha you are channeling hippie chic like no one else! and that vest oooooohmy i love!
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Kavery said...

I'm 5'8" and have shied away from maxis all this time. I feel I look like Long Tall Sally in a maxi. But you look so good in this I may have to rethink that!

Kristin said...

A maxi skirt most definitely works on you! And you reminded me that I totally have a white one I forgot about!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I am not a maxi skirt type of girl either, however this post, and your outfit, may have me on the look out for one on my next shopping trip... love it!

Wander.Lust said...

love the fringe, in both purse and vest! I hope you catch a break from all the rain :)

Blithely Unaware said...

I love the fringing
Fringe always makes me feel like I'm Pocohontas. One of my favourite items is a silver fringed cross body bag.

Beautiful blog lady.

Style Attic said...

I can't remember if you are petite or taller?? I ask because being petite, I always think I can't pull this off. I feel as though I look like a chess piece shuffling around ;) You wear it well! XO, Kelly

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Your outfit totally matches the location :)

Claire Kiefer said...

You look so beautiful! I love this whole outfit, maxi skirt and ribboned vest and gypsy jewels and all. I also love the personification of Blanket.

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the detail on that skirt! And the last photo is epic ;)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

ooo you're just too pretty, seriously- I don't even know what to say about these pictures besides that.

Cara said...

I ADORE that vest!!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

I think this may just be my FAVORITE outfit you have so amazingly pulled together!! Love it!! Love you! (I read your post today while eating a chocolate chip cookie. Slap me now. Maybe I should join in!?) xo Samantha
ps. So bummed about Sunday's rain - lets try again next month, shall we!?

Lisa said...

aww carrie i miss you!! how are you chica?? don't you just love it when you find that ONE MAGICAL PIECE that you feel you can't live without?! i HEART your fringe vest omg.. i've never seen anything like it.. it's spectacular!!!

Katz NYC said...

I absolutely love that skirt! There's nothing more comfortable in the hot NYC summer than a long airy skirt. Wish it was summer. I hear we're getting snow/sleet tomorrow. Awesome. Not.

Happy Tuesday!

Kelly said...

That blanket is SO cool! A total necessity for a tee pee adventure.

Kara said...

Love your blanket! I want to get something like that- once saw a hoodie type thing, but it was too stiff. I love the colors and the print.

elena said...

My favorite skirt at work too! I have pondered why I haven't purchased it yet, but I think now I'm prepared to the pull the trigger. ;)

p.s. Isn't Carey from C&C the best?! <3

Karoline Kalvø said...

Gorgeous. Love the bohemian and casual look. You have an amazing style.


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Corks + Caftans said...

ah shit. so blanket and I went outside to do a photo shoot in the snow, and I totally blanked and wore a long white maxi skirt. as if I couldn't copy you enough with this little phenom.

Ha!

I'll give plenty of credit where credit is due!

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