Monday, May 9, 2011

Denim On White

By the time Friday hits I usually can't even think straight much less concern myself with what to wear throughout the weekend should any special outings occur.  This past weekend I had a bunch of errands to run on Saturday and was hoping to pull out something a little snazzier than sweats or boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt (take note because I live in bf jeans).  It was with much relief that I found Jamie at Work Your Closet in just the nick of time.  She had posted a picture of Drew Barrymore in a daytime look that I immediately connected with, and already possessed the elements of.  Love those outfits best...and so does le wallet.

Cut to scene and Saturday found me having to politely ask the neighbor to turn down his heavy metal music that not only rattled my windows, but certainly deafened the elderly couple who share a wall with him.  Possessing newfound 'eye of the tiger' I skedaddled off into the living room to take on Level 3/Day 1 of the 30 85 Day Shred (woot!) before terror could grip me, later emerging victoriously to clean up and don the Drew Barry inspiration for an afternoon out.  I think it was a hit because even though I had mad bags under my eyes the Chef noted how well the outfit suited me, and even told me it did not remind him of Ma Ingalls when I gave him the Little House on the Prairie interrogation.  Little trivia for you:  I'm a master at Little House on the Prairie and believe I have seen every episode.  I used to dream of being Laura Ingalls running with Mary and little sis Carrie through the grass as Ma and Pa pulled up in the wagon.  

~Martin+Osa-Denim Shirt, Anthropologie-Belt, Odille-Skirt (seen  here), Sorial-Handbag~
~PANYC-Wrap Bracelet, Free People-Studded Bracelet & Silver Ring, Melinda Maria-Link Ring~
I know I carry on about FP a lot, but they really do have some very cool pieces 
of jewelry that are not overly expensive.  You have to weed through, but the treasures
you emerge with make it well worth the look.
Somehow I'm thinking Laura Ingalls may not have been up to speed on my studded sandals, but
I'll give her a pass - she was too busy wheeling Almanzo who had to be 15 years older.
What a vixen.
Scene of the noisy music crime lies just in the background...hours earlier I
had leaned over in a much more disheveled outfit *think purple tank and beige JP sweats*
with tossed salad hairdo to match, bellering out:
'Hey! Would you mind to turn that down a smidge?'
To which I got blank stares in return.  Of course I did.  They couldn't HEAR me over
the heavy metal screams.  Is that music? Ears bled for miles around.
And then I was off to release my patchwork dreams which have recently
threatened to turn my home into a scene out of How to Make an American Quilt.
Painful on so many levels.

So I'm not sure what you think of the ol' denim on white.  I personally love it and so did the girls at Anthro when I stopped by to return that shade and recover a piece of my sanity.  Sometimes I meander out in things I'm kind of wondering if people will raise an eyebrow to just to see what happens.  The litmus test always lies in having someone stop to ask where you got your stuff.  Works like a charm!

Hope you had a grand weekend/Mother's Day!

74 comments:

Katie said...

Add denim + white to the ever growing list of looks you're inspiring me to try. We're celebrating Jared's bday next weekend so that's when Operation Guacamole will commence if he sticks with wanting Mexican. There will be some serious SOS signs coming from AL, don't worry.

Josie said...

Carrie. Dear lord. I love everything about this. Your waist is out-of-this-world tiny and that thick brown belt emphasizes it so nicely. And those shoes. NEED. NOW. Absolutely phenomenal.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

RosaLovesDC said...

You look so incredibly comfortable and your outfit is amazing. THose shoes are so stunning as well, I love anything with studs and this are just perfect.

Jess said...

Comfy chic - I love this look! The white skirt is perfect, and I love how you belted it.

Happy Monday!

fashion clocked said...

carrie you look gorgeous- love the denim and white and dolce/ ralph lauren vibe im getting. You look tiny.. sure you are losing weight and you were small before! amazing- hope you are well beauty.Katie.xx
fashionclocked

Lady Grey said...

I adore this outfit - you look amazing!!!
xo

Debby said...

This outfit does suit you. I love the jewelry and the way you accessorized it too. I used to love watching Little House on the Prairie. That Nellie Olsen was such a b****! xo

Cara said...

I love to pair denim and white!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

Dree said...

Could you style me?! Your outfit is just perfect. I'm loving how your bright toenails and studded sandals peek out from under your skirt - the perfect pop of colour!

Rissy said...

you look fab! but now I am giggling trying to imagine myself wearing this... why do I know for a fact this would not work on me?! oh probably my badonk-a-donk.

CarissaExplainsItAll

Julie and Lauren said...

Looks great- I'm posting a similar outfit this week and it doesn't quite look as good! You look fab and super california chic.
Xx

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love it! You look amazing!!!
and ughhhh....what annoying neighbors....I would want to kill them, haha
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love this. One of my favorite looks for sure. Those neighbors...ugh. No clue what to do??? No fun.

17 Perth said...

I am loving this outfit--your accessories are perfect!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Simply adoring your outfit! You're like a model nothing looks bad on you! What an annoying neighbor. I just had a new one in and they have a baby that all they let it do is cry. It's two guys i`m assuming he has the kid on the weekend and probably plays video games while the baby cries ever so loudly.

xo

LyddieGal said...

I love this look, and you really know how to rock a maxi skirt! even with flats - you are so tall!!

Chic on the Cheap

Courtney Erin said...

I loved the denim on white but more than that I am totally crushing on your sandals - wow, love the stud embellishments!

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

Daisy said...

you look great. you also have lovely skin and not that I am just noticing but I just wanted to tell you!!

Higgenbottom said...

I LOVE this outfit on you. Your legs look so long!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Um, YES. Love it, and you remind me AGAIN of the white maxi tiered skirt and I GOT RID OF a few years ago. Still kicking myself. I love that last pic of you. You purty.

merci!
Shan

Megan said...

i love your blog so much because you consistently put pieces together (like denim and a white skirt) that I would never even think of putting together...and you ROCK it! glad you paid homage to Almanzo here too :-) i was totally a huge LHOTP fan growing up! :-) Hope u had a nice weekend!

Lynzy said...

I just ADORE this outfit on you. The skirt has this perfect fit for your body and loving the denim paired with it!
xo Lynzy

Kai.Mercado. said...

First of all I looooooove this outfit. And second of all you look itty bitty!!

Nikki said...

You look beautiful Carrie. I love the denim top mixed with the white skirt. I want to wear this outfit!

xx
Nikki

Dancing Branflake said...

Ummm.... you get a compliment from the Anthro girls and you never go back. I have NEVER gotten a compliment from them. Ever.

Dancing Branflake said...

By never going back I mean you never change what you wore because then it's obviously amazing.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I truly wish our weather would change so I can wear my sandals and flowing skirts again. I am loving white this season!

PS the pilate Dvd has moves that my body thinks are ridiculous :) AARGH

Claire Kiefer said...

I am amazed at how put together you always are--head to toe. It's both inspiring and intimidating. Most days, I grab whichever dress is at the top of the laundry pile, reach for my nearest earrings, and do my makeup in the car. Seeing pictures of you like this makes me want to be more purposeful about my clothes . . . but then I'm like "no way, you're not that organized!" haha. :)

Laura said...

Oh my goodness I love this look on you!! I definitely will be recreating this, for sure :)

this free bird said...

um claire...my clothes are still primarily in suitcases, boxes and strewn about from the move. cannot believe i just admitted that. this was one of the easiest things ever - tank, denim shirt, skirt, belt. you can do it woman!! thanks so much for making me feel good about appearing as though i'm organized though :) xoxo - c

Taylor Sterling said...

Great outfit!! So beachy and pretty!!

Bonnie said...

I like the outfit. I have always thought that denim on white was an effortlessly chic and casual way to go that is a win no matter what.
P.S. Those obnoxious neighbors with the heavy metal music remind me of myself. But not heavy metal. Think house music instead. And a 5'1" tall dancing girl who treats her deck like a club.
That's me.

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Annie said...

Carrie, I love everything about this outfit.. I am officially a fan of denim on white :) That bag is GORGEOUS! What a great shade of brown. The pic on the stairs is so cute. Hope you had a fab weekend! xo
p.s. I just wrote back to you on my post today.. I had such a feeling you would have a response like that ;) so did the multiple washings fix the prob?!

ruthy ann said...

that look is totally me. love it! thanks for the inspiration!

Anna Walker said...

I miss Martin + Osa!!! Seriously! What a bummer! Your outfit is great, oh and Laura Ingalls Wilder would have loved your skirt! She may have pared it with boots though!

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

BlueVanilla said...

Great look for the summer!
xx


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Leah said...

I did denim on white yesterday! Love the combination and love the skirt you are wearing!

xo L.

drollgirl said...

love the outfit, especially the skirt!

and give me your jewelry!

and is your heavy metal neighbor cute and single? kidding. kind of.

fshnonmymind said...

Drew, you really love that white skirt and denim combo!! Oh wait, it's you, Carrie. I was mistaken, lol. You look fab in your interpretation, but with boho chicness running through your veins, I'm not surprised. And I am also in love with your sandals. The color and studs just look great together.
Because of you, I'm now contemplating a flowy maxi skirt a la Calypso. They have a pretty purple one calling my name.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love that skirt!

xoxox,
CC

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

ahhhhh yeeeah sister...the denim on white is a home frickin run! Love it. The jean jacket and white skinnies I rocked for your challenge were cool but the denim shirt and white skirt?! AMAZING!!! (can you tell I'm excited?). xo N

la petite coquine said...

This look is perfect, and the girls are right-I don't think I've ever seen your waist looking so absurdly teeny tiny! Oh, and those studded sandals? Swoon!

Glad you told that neighbor where to put his metal-jerk.

PhotoPuddle said...

I think that's a great outfit. Just wish I could pull it off!

kimbirdy said...

yes! i love the denim on white. it's a nice soft denim which looks perfect with the flowy skirt. gorgeous as usual. :)

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

1. I love this outfit.
2. True story: when I was in 2nd grade I was so obsessed with little house on the prairie that for summer vacation my mom and I took a road trip through south dakota to see all the places she lived. Yep, clearly I was cool from the womb.
End of confession.
Bisous,
Rachel
http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

Marie a la Mode said...

Denim on white - yes please! But only if you style it right which you did fabulously here. I'm curious - what does your door mat say?? LOL It's the little things...

Marie a la Mode said...

P.S. I would LOVE to go shopping with you! ESPECIALLY in California. OH, and you don't need my legs, you're doing The Shred and have pretty great gams yourself!

Stefany said...

Gorgeous outfit x

Stacey said...

love this look and yes, my eyes drifted to your door mat-love it! Also loving those sandals! XX

a classy teen said...

gorgeous outfit!
a throwback to the "olden summer days" :]
very classy! :]

check out my blog?
http://aclassyteen.blogspot.com/

My Heart Blogged said...

I like the white, and denim shirt together. It's perfect for summer. The studded sandals give it a little edge. I think you look like modern little house on the prairie.
My Heart Blogged

Marissa said...

I love this outfit, Carrie! Definitely more boho chic than Ma Ingalls. :) You accessorized it perfectly, too.

Ashley said...

I love this outfit! Those studded sandals are gorgeous!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

heather said...

you're totally my fashion idol. i need to get a job. and then buy something to wear in spring. ugh. let's not even visit summer yet!

Taj Acosta said...

You look so teeny waisted! Love this color combo! And I loved your Cinco de Mayo story! xo

She Wore It Well said...

gorgeous and comfy and you are looking TINY!! and healthy and tanned. im not spotting any bags under any eyes!!

x

DiamondsandTulle said...

Oh Carrie! Wowza! This look is divine! Love it all head to toe! You're inspiring me to go find a white skirt like that. LOVE your denim shirt and bracelets!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Style Attic said...

You have a waist to die for! That skirt looks so right on you, way to pull it off :) XO, Kelly

Meredith said...

love the shoes, I'm all sandals once it gets warm enough. :)
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

Lisa Griffin said...

i just shed another tear for martin and osa bc i have been looking everywhere for a cute denim button down just-like-that!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Kendall said...

I love love love your outfit! I don't a single long skirt for some reason! I really need to get one...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It totally works! Ooh I couldn't find it above, where are those sandals from?!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

style'n said...

Carrie-I love the white skirt and I just got one recently too. Although seriously the weather isn't nice enough yet to wear it! Love how you paired it up with the denim top too.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

What a gorgeous outfit, lady! Everything about it is so flattering on you! Especially loving the belt and shoes :)

xoxo

Rach said...

I love this look! Would totally wear this outfit!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love it, what a beauty! The skirt looks amazing and I think it's fabulous that you are so obsessed with LHOTP. I was never into it but I can always appreciate being obsessed with a show, basically because that's how I live my life. Love badass embellishments with the boho chic, you look smoking.

Ylenia said...

the combination of colours is amazing, I like it!!!

♥ Ylenia
from longuette

buyaionaccounts said...

Wow, you look gorgeous! Love the wood accent and the tough yet soft colored denim. A must have for this spring!

Andrea said...

WOW! I love this look! You look great! I'm kind a new in your blog and I'm really enjoying it!
LOVE this skirt!
XOXO

Corks + Caftans said...

perfection. now I wanna see the Drew photo. I have too many to count of her on my desktop... and sorta want her hair.

"Ma Ingalls"

countdown to pillows: 1 day.

xx
C

Annie said...

i love this outfit carrie!

Valerie said...

This might be my favorite outfit of yours yet, Carrie. I absolutely love every single item you're wearing. It's so "you"! Now, where's friday when we need it?

xo
Val

Kate said...

Denim & white is such a crisp fun summer look! You look gorgeous here! And the photo of your super pretty sandals reminds me that I really need a pedicure before I break out the sandals - loving your bright polish!

Tanvi said...

This is such a great combo. Loving the sandals! :)

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