Monday, May 23, 2011

Bright Bag Small City

Rarely does a weekend go by when the Chef and I aren't racing the clock trying to squeeze an outfit picture in. Truth is, without him there would be no outfit pictures (yes i'm having a moment).  I'm uncomfortable enough as it is and pretty much wither up at the thought of lugging around a tripod (which coincidentally I don't even own - go figure).  When I started blogging last spring time was a luxury because he was still searching out restaurant locations - now he's mere weeks from being open and it's a completely different scenario.  To say we're stretched thin is pretty tame.

Sunday was such a treat. We spent the whole day together, had a leisurely mani-pedi - hey the guy is on his feet non-stop and has custom built so many things for his new place he deserved it - relaxed over lunch and then kicked it into high gear to get the pictures done.  After driving around aimlessly, for what seemed like forever, we haul out both kind of frazzled, and suddenly I got the giggles.  There we were on the bloody sidewalk in a hoity-toity part of the neighborhood where you know people were wondering what we were doing and I just lost it.  I was like 'what the hell was I thinking starting this thing? Look at us. I am standing here in 5 inch purple velvet heels that I never would have dreamed of wearing 18 months ago and you're laying on the sidewalk.  What is happening to us?'  We rolled.  It was the best day yet.

~Gap-Leather Jacket and Denim Trousers (first seen here), La Befana-Silk Blouse, 
J.Crew-Belt, Curly in the City-Clutch, Tom Ford-Sunnies, Melinda Maria Jewelry~
Moments earlier...not so composed.  Okay not composed at all.
How about that sassy clutch?  Taylor from Curly in the City started an Etsy shop and can't
keep them in stock. She makes an animal print version, too.  Brace.
I love the contrasting turquoise zipper.  
My purple shoes are in favor, too :)
Not sure what I was thinking when I didn't get these Jessica Simpson Dany's in tan.  
They were $39 on sale! 

Hope your weekends were bright and cheery.  I don't know about you, but I am so excited for the upcoming long weekend.  Only four days to go!

57 comments:

Katie said...

I NEED my clutch from Taylor's shop to get here! NEED.

Debby said...

Sounds like a great day, manis, pedis, and lots of laughs. You two have so much fun together! xo

RosaLovesDC said...

You're so right about outfit pictures. I feel so weird taking them (therefore, never really do).
You know, we are Curly in the City Clutch twins, I have the same one too!

Julie and Lauren said...

I love the bag and the top too. Lookin' good! Need to order one from Taylor asap.
Xx

marissa said...

whoa killer heels!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha, you guys are crazy <3 it! And this outfit is awesome, especially that clutch! I need to resist buying one :p
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Megan said...

im heading to check out that etsy shop now! i am in love with the clutch! hope u had a nice weekend!

Diana Mieczan said...

WOW...you look fantastic, sweetie. I love the colours and that clutch is AMAZING! Wish you a sunny Monday, darling
Kisses

Ps: I’m hosting a cute scarf GIVEAWAY later today! Just in time for summer!

Taylor said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!First those jeans, why didn't you make me get them?! And second, you pull off that clutch like no other!!!!!!!!! Loving it!

Tanvi said...

LOVEEE the clutch!!!! :)

♡ from © tanvii.com

briannelee said...

Cute! Love the bag!

hip hip gin gin said...

Those shoes are beyond! Love them. Love the clutch. The photo of you laughing is so funny, I totally relate to the awkward feeling when taking photos for the blog. Sometimes I'm taking the cocktail photos and trying to get the right angle and getting frustrated that I can't get the polish color to show properly and I seriously think "WHAT is my life right now, I must be nuts!". Especially when a neighbor walks by my deck doors (which is where I take most photos) and looks in probably wondering what in the world I am doing.

And re: your cocktail comment - I was thinking the same thing this morning! Sometimes I think I should change the cocktail posts to Mondays. It reminds me of that quote: when you win you deserve a drink, when you lose you need one. I think on Fridays we deserve a cocktail, on Mondays we need one!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I gotta get a clutch from Taylor soon! Love those jeans always!

p.s. re: your comment, dressing up and photo shoots are one way to remain young right?

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

17 Perth said...

Love your outfit! I love Sundays like you described--easy, relaxed, anything goes and just fun!

Kristin said...

I think the Shred Crew are the ones that have been buying out her bags! We all have them! You look gorgeous lady!

Emmett Katherine said...

I hear you on finding the time to take outfit pictures. The bf takes mine too and some days (with his job) there really is no time so... no outfit photos!

I love the dani's in the purple velvet, I think you made the right choice in choosing them over the tan!!

fshnonmymind said...

Hey, we both wore our clutches this weekend! I love the brightness of yours. If Taylor keeps churning out the fabulous clutches, I might have a whole rainbow by the end of the summer.

You never cease to amaze me with how well you pull of these 70's elements. You are my idol!! I love those platforms and would totally be all over them if I wasn't afraid of twisting my ankle.

I take pictures in front of my building and I know my neighbors wonder what the hell I'm doing. I try not to get too self-conscious and luckily, the bf totally goes with it.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

whaaaa $39 - for realz girl - u should of got em all!!!!!

Kim said...

Wow, your shoes are absolutely fantastic, as is that clutch from Taylor! I got mine from her last week and it's so awesome.
P.S love your jeans ;)

Courtney Erin said...

I so would have been all over those Danys! And I love, love, love the clutch. So cute!

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

Valerie said...

I know exactly what you mean about trying to find time to take pictures. My schedule isn't the problem, haha. I'm OBSESSING over the clutch, going to check out Taylor's shop now. Hope you had a great weekend! Mine was super busy with lots of birthday celebrations for friends, it was great.

xo
Val

Alicia said...

LOVE the clutch Carrie! Taylor has made some awesome color combos.. she's making me want to pull out my sewing machine!

made-to-travel.com said...

Hahahahaha, oh to be a blogger. Love that story. What you do for your blog...word!

DIES FOR THAT CLUTCH...adding them to faves in etsy.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

LOVE the whole look! And Taylor's clutches are just rocking my world. Just haven't purchased one yet because I can't decide which one to get. Oh and guys are definitely entitiled to manis and pedis. Glad you guys had a fun day :)

LyddieGal said...

I don't know why you should ever feel like starting this was a mistake -- you look gorgeous, you rock those heels and this outfit is totally making me swoon. That clutch is to die for, and is making me rethink my 2011 handbag purchasing ban.

Chic on the Cheap

Torrie said...

I'm still having a moment over your shoes.

Need to take another look... or two...

TheChambrayCountess said...

Love it! The outfit is cute and I am glad you two have time to spend with one another despite being so busy!

Dancing Branflake said...

Those shoes! I could not walk in them (Do I sound like my mother or what? HA!) But you always look so good maybe I should try it.

la petite coquine said...

That clutch?! The SHOES?!?!? You and Chef laughing hysterically while he lays on the sidewalk? BEST POST EVER. Until tomorrow, when you do something even more fabulous or outrageous or divine.

xoxoxox, Lena

saltandpine said...

Whoa, mama! I love the outfit sass! And I think it is awesome that the Chef will get a mani/pedi with you...I'm still trying to talk my husband into it. Vacations would be so much nicer together!! :)
xo-k

Claire Kiefer said...

I looooooove those shoes (and the clutch!). I think I even like yellow best of all the clutch colors. Gonna have to order one soon. Cute shirt, too!

Nikki said...

That clutch makes it. Love it!

the nyanzi report said...

absolutely beautiful and fabulous! I love it!

Lisa said...

ummm how much do i love this outfit?! let me count the ways.

first of all i adore that you totall rock out to 70's jeans like nobodies business!

secondly i love that you can rock out to them and look so badass while doing it!!!

thirdly ADORE that bright clutch the perfect pop of color!! love love love

and fourthly.. ok thats totally not a word is it?! you had me at hello when you said you love pork belly as much as i do!!! HAHAHA i want to eat "THE CHEF'S" pork belly!!!

Ashleigh said...

Gaaaaahd, those shoes!!
Seriously, I'm going to have to get one of Taylor clutches, y'all are killing me with the awesomeness! I feel you on the no tripod thing, just not up for it...behind most outfit posts is a patient boyfriend ;) Glad you guys got some fun time together, wish Chef could let my hubby know that pedi's are cool. (He's actually ok with the idea, more like embarrassed at his current feet situation!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Yay for yellow clutches! Aren't they fab?! And I can totes relate to the hysterics that outfit pictures can ensue...happens to me on the reg. For reals!! xo

this free bird said...

I can't believe not one person has commented on my glittery gold belt. I think everyone's blinded by the clutch and shoes!

My Heart Blogged said...

Those shoes are amazing, and I love the clutch. After seeing your comment I had to go back up to see your belt, it's really cute. But, I think you're right we were blinded by the shoes, and bag. I'm glad you two got to have a relaxing day together. Sounds like his restaurant is really coming together.

Natalie Suarez said...

gorgeous! i love that bag :)

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

thanks me lady :)
i cannot believe you don't own a tripod. that's because you have a boyfriend that doesn't complain ;) i only made it 3 weeks before i was forced to get one. love the jeans and the curly clutch- saw that on frankie <3's fashion's blog. they're so cool!

Kavery said...

Ha - that'll give the hoity-toity folk something to talk about. How stupendous are those heels? Even in tan they'd be fab.

Annie said...

i love the contrast!!

Tamara Nicole said...

Danggggg girl look at those shoes! :-) Love them as well as the jeans. My hubby wouldn't be patient enough to take outfit pics for me, lucky lady!!!

Bonnie said...

Purple shoes.
Amazing clutch.
Amazing pants.
Amazing top.
Amazing hair.
Amazing belt.
I hate you.
And by hate, I mean totally in love with.

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Josie said...

Dear lord, Carrie, you look KILLER. I'm obsessed with your bright yellow clutch (Taylor for the win!) and those fantastic purple heels.

And I totally know what you mean about blogging... I hang out on street corners posing for pictures wearing clothes I never would have worn a year and a half ago and every once in awhile I just realize what I'm DOING!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Isabel said...

i would probably break my kneck if i wore those heels. i manage to trip wearing ballet flats *sigh*

OneCraftyFox said...

Hey gorgeous! Hunny secretly luvs get pedi's :) Those heels rock and you always look all sorts of awesome!

Lexi said...

... but you look great!

How do you walk in those things??

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love your outfit as usual! And that yellow bag!
My long weekend starts tomorrow, since I have to work on the actual weekend. All well, at least I get some kind of weekend!
Have a great evening, Carrie!

annelise said...

Shoes are awesome. Outfit's awesome. You're awesome. That photo of you doubling over is classic.

theappletea said...

awesome look!

Lisa Griffin said...

Of course you didn't get those suckers in tan, the purple is so much bett-er!! you look phenom ;)
www.indramaticfashion.com

Daisy said...

you and chef are so cute/fun! those shoes rock.

Annie said...

such fun and pretty shots! I love the flowers in the background. Those shoes are UNREAL! I want to see a video of you walking in them ;)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Ooo I bet he's busy!!! Outfit pics def are awk, nice having a friend along. I love the sitting pics!!!

style'n said...

Love the clutch you got! I need to do an outfit post with mine.

Welcome to my jungle said...

Hi, thanks for leaving a comment up on my blog. I just checked out yours and must say it´s great. I´m in love with the dany shoes. It was hard to get them here in Europe! Jealous that you can get them on sale!

xoxo
Dani

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