Monday, April 18, 2011

Girl On The Go

Well here I am a week post move and all I can say is:  hot mess.  I am a firm believer in putting things in their rightful home to start with so as to not double up on having to correct later.  As a result I just got the bathroom three quarters assembled as of yesterday.   Only the bathroom.  I'm a working person with a job that takes up more than 10 hours a day...when on earth am I supposed to organize?  Send reinforcements.

Conclusion:  there simply just are not enough hours in the day.  I swear I did things on Saturday:  shred (woot! - Level 2, Day 5), put things away, use the dishwasher for the first time in 10 years aka feel like a real live grown up, and run 700 errands.  The Chef arrived late afternoon to assist in the errand running.  Mid-stream I screamed out:  'BLOG!' as in 'I need a post for Monday' - to which he replied ever so nonchalantly, 'you're a girl on the go so we're gonna have to get this thing done on the fly.' Examine the evidence.

Girl on fly takes time to whisper to transplanted Plumerias after negligent 
landlord's ill-fitted lattice falls on pre-existing tree slicing off 3 branches.  
Do.not.ask.  
What was that?  I need to hurry up? I'm the one at the bottom of the stairs mmmkay?
Pardon me while I just pull the ol' rip cord to get the garage door open seeing as 
the landlord STILL has not turned on the electricity to my old apartment that 
covers the opener to my garage.  Special isn't it?  Not so much.
Especially when you have to use your foot to kick the door open hoping that 
the bobble head collecting cuckoo birds across the back alley aren't taking it
all in and planning an attack.  
Moments later girl on the go screeches over into a private parking lot and jets out
into the street clearly marked 'no pedestrian crossing' all while taking a 
business call and prepping for an outfit picture in the median.  
After getting honked and screamed at 20x girl's bf finally captures several
likable photos for Monday's post...ta-da. 
~Anthropologie-Ikat Dress, Martin+Osa (RIP)-Denim Jacket, Brandy & Melville-Fringe Bag,
Brooklyn Thread-Beaded Bracelet, PANYC & Motif56-Leather Bracelets, 
Necklace-Handmade in Africa, Dean Davidson-Turquoise Ring, H&M-Sunnies,
Arnold Churgin-Flats~
Aaaand - CUT.  Quite literally...as I was hopping out of the median cut
my finger on a prickly rose bush.  No time to stop and cry about it. 
The Container Store was calling.


Other devastating, annoying and interesting events this weekend:  some guy shanked my dragon out from under me by bugging the Chef repeatedly during renovations until he just caved and sold it to him.   Think spontaneous combustion.  

Saturday morning found the landlord outside my garage having a...wait for it...garage sale.  Um, I have no words, but managed to keep it together due to elation over 91 degree weather.  Hel-looo!

Sunday:  after unpacking the bathroom found some goodies at the flea.  To be continued!

Gimme the dirt.  What stuff went down in your respective locales...and how many days 'til Friday again?

81 comments:

Reflect and Fancy - Fashion Blog said...

amazing skirt!!
xx

JessRaquel said...

Look at you girl on the go! Love your outfit, I would have just been in sweats having to run all those errands!

Kavery said...

I needed to laugh so much to get my Monday off to a good start.And your post gave me that. I know you're going through so much right now, but thankfully your sense of humour is intact. And you look so smart and pulled together despite it all.

Katie said...

Next to last picture? Gorgeous. I organized as I unpack. It's painstaking during the process but worth it in the end.

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! I love this play by play. I love that you documented it so accurately and with such detail. I felt I was there, getting honked at and almost attacked by birds.

Gawgus things... said...

Ha, ha! Great post! You still manage to look stunningly amazing though so not bad going! XXX

annelise said...

I was just going to say the same as Katie: second last photo is perfect; Carrie, your hair is so shiny!

Sounds like a rough past few days. Margaritas should help with that. I prescribe no less than three.

Maria said...

Sunglasses: just the right pop of colour to finish off your outfit. I would have done a sandal instead of a closed-toe, but that's just me. Comfy, non-Birkenstock-like sandals to run around in are definitely hard to find.

Carrie said...

ohmygosh! i really really like your outfit! <3

Carrie
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annelise said...

Ooh, I forgot! Finally got around to 'liking' This Free Bird on Facebook. Because following on the blogs and the Twitters is not enough.

Jess said...

I can't believe you used the dish washer for the first time in 10 years - I feel spoiled! I seriously don't know if I could make it in life without a dishwasher... haha

I had a relatively boring weekend, but I planted some flowers for the first time yesterday. I think I might be developing a green thumb! Who knew.

Lisa Griffin said...

Way to go lady! i think this is a new version of power dressing! and i'm obsessed with these flats! this girl also multi-tasked this weekend by delivering trunk show invites while simultaneously grocery shopping and subletting my apt...phew
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RosaLovesDC said...

Girl, what a weekend you had. Mine was uneventful and stormy (on Saturday) though Sunday was much better and spent time outdoors and in the company of great friends.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Hello gorgeous! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Your skirt is absolutely gorgeous! If I had to pull a cord to open a garage door i`d be screwed and standing on a ladder.... its the downside to be short lol.

xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Loving the last two shots - it was worth it! If I was reasonably close I'd help you move!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jessica said...

Sounds like a busy weekend, lady! But isn't using a dishwasher again all kinds of rewarding?! Totally worth it.

I spent the weekend barely moving in a post-vacation coma. Don't want to go to work today.

Marcela said...

Ugh, sorry about the dragon! :D It just wasnt meant to be, you and him :S

Im loving this dress! Its just so you :)

xx
M.

Judy C said...

I want every single item you are wearing. The shoes. Really love the shoes.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

You crack me up. Seriously, such a bright spot in my reader. Xo

Style Attic said...

This was great. I the line about when is it Friday again I laughed as I say that every Monday!! Ummm, I know you were featuring your clothes, but just wanted to say your hair is what caught my eye, it looks REALLY good! XO, Kelly

Bestie said...

for a girl on the fly, this was a really fun post!! ta-da is right! xo

Veronica said...

Cute outfit! I really like it! Your blog is really nice!

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hip hip gin gin said...

HIlarious! I am quite jealous by the way that you always look so fantastic even when everything around you is a hot mess! I usually end up resembling my circumstances, when we moved I lived in jeans and an old t-shirt for weeks. Although not the same one, so I had that going for me.

Josie said...

I love, LOVE that dress -- the print is absolutely perfect! Almost as perfect as the Chef's hysterical quote. And re: the move, you can do it! If you can shred, you can totally make it through your move. Huge bummer about the dragon, though... Although I know you'll find something just as fabulous.
xo Josie
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Courtney Erin said...

Keep on truckin' Carrie -- this is why I hate moving! But you look awesome out on the go...those sunglasses are too cute!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE that dress, such an amazing print! (I have a similar print on today)
AND NOOOO!!! That is so sad about the dragon, he was awesome :( The chef better have made a nice profit off it ;)
and ugh on the landlord, haha...
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Taylor said...

Girl you look adorable, as always...Umm it snowed. Do I need to say more?

LyddieGal said...

This outfit is EXACTLY what I've been loving/lusting lately. Cute printed dress, denim jacket, fab sunnies -- so perfect.

I'm sure you'll get settled in sometime soon, definitely before the end of the year i'm sure!

Chic on the Cheap

Megan said...

so im definitely loving your dress here!!!

hope u had a nice weekend!

Annie said...

NOOO! NOT THE DRAGON!!

Valerie said...

That dress is amazing on you, Carrie! You look so chic for a girl on the go! And I love your bright sunglasses. Saturday was incredible. I seriously feel like we haven't had a weekend day like that in 2 years. And then came Sunday. Wasn't quite as nice or as warm and was super foggy. And today?? What's up with the return to winter? I'm trying not to let it get me down. So you found some good stuff at the flea market?? I can't wait to hear more about it! Hope you had a great weekend!

xo
Val

Liv said...

Your ever-so-chic girl on the go look is considerably different from my it-must-be-field-trip-day-at-the-sanitarium girl on the go look (and in the midst of a move my fashion icon is usually that big pile of garbage from Fraggle Rock).

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Kai.Mercado. said...

girlfriend you are all over the place....so you are moving? I am confused...also your hair looks FIERCE...I love it straight!!!

Kathryn {Sweet Tea and Champagne} said...

Sounds like you've had quite the weekend! But I love the feeling of accomplishment after days such as those! xo

Kathryn

http://sweetteaandchampagne.com

My Heart Blogged said...

I like your girl on the go photos. You're busy that blogging needs to find time for you. Sorry about your tree. Also, your landlord should probably ask you before blocking your garage. He sounds like a gem. Way too many days until Friday. It's Monday, and it's my only day off I'm trying to savor every second.
My Heart Blogged

Lisa said...

you are the most chic girl on the go i know!!! haha i love this post.. that tribal skirt is AH-MAZHING!

Daisy said...

that dress is fantastic! i love this on the go montage.

this free bird said...

Everyone who loves the dress...it's lingerie/loungewear. I told the girls in Anthro I was wearing it outside ...saves a step when a lot is on your agenda. Roll out of bed and go!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

The second to last picture is gorgeous! Loving the bohemian look and that ikat dress! And um...he seriously had a garage sale?! What is wrong with that man! Cheers to the amazing weather this weekend...now if only it would come back! xo

Mo Pie, Please said...

Oi! Why are landlords the pits? I mean seriously, WHY ARE ALL LANDLORDS LIKE THAT?! I am in love with that dress, can't believe it's lingerie! Good find, and I love that you paired it w/a jean jacket and those orange sunnies!

kimbirdy said...

whew! what a weekend. your poor little tree, and trapped car! this move has been rough. i hope the cosmos begin to find ways to make it up to you soon!

Collette Osuna said...

SOoooo loved all the pics!!! You are goping crazy hunnie....me too, but in a different way that may be better explained in an email...love the outfit...and no, I havent forgotten about the purse. Just spoke to the guy at work that makes POffice runs and he said hed mail it out for me tomorrow morning....ahhh.....when can we actually breathe?

Ashleigh said...

If you gotta be a girl on the go at least look good doing it! The Container Store is usually a good spirit lifter ;) Keep on keepin' on... RIP M&O and Dragon we never got to name!

Marcie said...

Your writing is so charming, Carrie! It is absolutely hilarious, and brings a smile to my face all the time! Sorry to hear about the dragon, but maybe Chef is buying you diamond earrings with the proceeds? maybe?? :)

Marcie

Claire Kiefer said...

The dress is beautiful and you look so pretty in these pictures. I'm terribly jealous of how dark your hair is.

Bohemian Life said...

you have really perfect photos here, I like them sooo much :)

Catita said...

looking great Carrie! love all the native indian inspiration, like the minnetonka's and that fringed purse!
xoxo
Catita

Jen said...

You look so cute in those glasses and dress! A+++! And you're so right, there's bare lyenough hours in the day, where in the world can I find more??

Happy Monday Love! xo

Torrie said...

For a girl on the go, you sure look pretttttty. :)

And what a supportive guy- to assist in an impromptu blog post/photo shoot!

Heather said...

Thanks for the comment! You are so cute - love the outfit, very Cali. :)

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Capturing the perfect outfit pic = success!!! {and I don't know if it is because of your title but I read your post like I was rushing to get somewhere too! haha} Happy you found some flea market goodies, although I am sorry we did not run into each other . . . someday, right!? xo Samantha

Amber Blue Bird said...

you are the best looking girl on the go I know :)

Kristin said...

I hear ya sister! I am beyond time crunched. Oh and I WANT your bag!

Marie a la Mode said...

I love the median pictures! You are brave! I don't think I could stand there while my boyfriend takes photos of me while people are staring, let alone honking! Love your boho-style outfit. Tres Carrie.

Kara said...

Woman on the go indeed! I like how you're getting the blog post done throughout your day.. and the median pics? Genius and so you- free bird. Love the outfit!

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Priscila Peters said...

I really adore this outfit. Easy, for girls on the go. And, I love the sunglasses. So chic...

Val said...

Your rock. Your dress is amazing and your posts are brilliant!

Googlover/keishua said...

love the sun glasses. I love the concept of being a girl on the go. Too, many times I am the girl on the couch...hehe. I feel you on wanting to make order. Hopefully, you got some.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Starting to hear fans in my head even when I am Not at home, My service master rep is now my best friend, The floor in my upstairs bathroom is coming completely out (not sure what i'll have left after today) and I am completely sore from helping my dad clean and paint his new home on Sunday for 6+ hours. I need ice cream stat!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Oh and thanks for sending dvds and the love. After all my stress eating I am sure to need them.

Mary @ stylefyles said...

I had four soccer games in two days this weekend! Two 90 minute games on Saturday and two 60 minute small sided games on Sunday. I wish it was Friday again....

Styles 'n Cream said...

Love the entire outfit. I don't know how you do it - you are very successful & productive girl on the go.

Isabel said...

it sounds like you had a really awesome weekend ;)

heather yalin said...

oh, but you're so cute on the go! :) i totally understand about how your roll in your unpacking. i am the the same, precisamente! BUT I did not do that this time around... and hoo boy, every time a spurt of energy and hands-free time comes my way i make a little dent of either scrubbing grossness that never got cleaned to my standards or organizing stuff that i stowed away just to get it out of view. sigh. good luck getting your new digs the way you like em!

Christie said...

Love your cute shoes!!

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Olivia.Dee said...

my "girl on the go" outfits usually consist of leggings, running shoes, and an oversized top. I need to step my game up to your level. :]

Anna Jane said...

love those shades...you look hot for moving one week ago! i'd be in tatters..

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

This post should be fashionable girl on the go ;)

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Haha I like the pre and post pics ... and so impressed that you look this cute on errands days! I'm pretty sure I would have been wearing a slightly more presentable version of my pajamas. You go girl on the go!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I loooove this outfit! ANd then I saw your bag and died. Utter fabulousness. Sigh. :)

buyaionaccounts said...

Got the idea how manic you monday was. Nevertheless, the dress and the bad compliments a lot. Nice juggling, your really pretty irreplaceable, go girl!

Nikki said...

I'm just gonna throw this out there. Your landlord is crazy. But you look adorable in all your organizing madness. Love the dress!

la petite coquine said...

For a girl on the go, that is one Drop DEAD ensemble-you look terrific, and I love the photos of you running around!

BOO for the loss of a magical dragon. But there's still plenty of good stuff leftover, right?

Bonnie said...

Your life is awesome.
Pulling the rip cord to open the garage door? We have all had to do this. It sucks ass.
Making the boy take pictures of you in public while weirdos look at you like you are a total freak loser? Been there.
Sigh.
The life of a blogger.

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Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh Im sorry about the dragon but you look so adorable, darling! Btw: There is something really wrong with your landlord! Hugs and kisses, darling
Happy Tuesday

Annie said...

For a girl seriously on the go, you look SO cute and put together Carrie! I loved the meridian for the photo shoot.. those sunglasses are awesome. I'll have to check out H&M this week! p.s. It's amazing you are still keeping up with your posts lately - nice work! :) xo

Corks + Caftans said...

how hot are you in those orange shades? I smell a post to C+C's FB.

Dale said...

Great post, I love your fringe purse with that dress too. Your pics are amazing and it sounds like you had an eventful weekend.

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Taj Acosta said...

Wow you are a busy little bee! I can't believe your landlord had a garage sale and didn't even tell you first! cray cray

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

i spy fringe and rad sunglasses! :) sounds like we are both errand freaks right now. i have a check list every day. and it doesn't look like i'll be caught up on life till fall 2011.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Wow what a week!! You must be exhausted!!!!

But on the upside.. I love that dress :)


I hope you get organized soon. I'm like you, everything has its place. Its place maybe in a pile on my desk, but I know it is there...

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