Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May Showers of Tropical Beauty c/o Free People

The rain is coming down softly tonight in Southern California.  It's after midnight and the first time I've had to sit down and truly breathe.  What is it with some Mondays?  From start to finish mine was go, go, go with a side of grueling interactions with slightly unhinged people.  The kicker was when the crazy old lady next door called to have a chit chat while I was in the middle of a conference call.  I tried to tell her I was working (yes you saw me outside this morning but I'm working now), is it an emergency? (no), okay I have to go and will call you later...to which she then replied 'well actually it is kind of an emergency.' Okay boy who cried wolf it is not an emergency.  She does this stuff all the time out of boredom.  Two minutes later I could hear her screaming at her other neighbor.  sigh

Cut to afternoon and I'm on the phone with a client who has called me from his car.  It's 7:30pm in the east and he is just heading home.  His words:  "You don't sound so good"  Me:  "Monday"  Him:  "Is it a full moon today?  I swear Carrie if you have a job offer for me I'm taking it right now."  Me:  "You know Friday is the 13th.  Maybe we're getting a dose of it all week." Him:  (dead air)......then (hooooooooooooooooonk) Me:  "Are you okay?!?"  Him:  "Let's get the hell off here!! Some crazy woman just tried to hit me with her car!!"

I kid you not.  Luckily the May Free People catalogue arrived in the mail today.  Sadly it appears as though I'll need a second job if I want to acquire all of the insanely beautiful pieces.  How is it that one moment you can feel totally deflated and the next be transported to a place of serenity and peace?  Three words:  Free People Catalogue.

Beautifully and perfectly accessorized Tropical Storm Dress
Pardon me while I book a vacation.
Gulp
They had me at fringe.
I have no words.  Okay I do:  it comes in four colors.
I've been staring at this combo for about an hour.  

Onward and upward to Tuesday, dear friends.  It's a new day...day 2 of the Level 3 of the 30 85 day shred.  I am feeling a bit more like a lean machine and will be using the legs in the above picture for inspiration.  Pip pip cheerio!  (still not over the royal wedding)

56 comments:

Lisa said...

Omgosh the molokini maxi is amazing and so is that gorgeous crochet dress!!!

Katie said...

You get 2 of the maxi dresses and ill get the other 2 colors? Just an idea.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Eeek such gorgeous maxis! Drool...

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

marissa from the boot said...

so many amazing pieces! haha, that's hilarious about your neighbor and your client! crazyness!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I just love maxi dresses. Oh and wow about your crazy neighbor. Mine did something crazy the other day too. Can someone please take away our crazy neighbors, please?! =)

Lisa Griffin said...

PONNNCHO- i want a poncho! wow your mondays sounds like a doozey, onward and upward for a better week!
www.indramaticfashion.com

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh wow, what a Monday morning!
But I am so glad that the new Free People catalog arrived and made you feel all better. Lady, I can see you wearing every single one of these pieces. The whole catalog scream Carrie!!!

Francesca said...

I need like, 10 jobs to afford the things I like >_< hahah. I can see why you like the catalogue so much! Also, if you have a spare moment, I would love if you would enter my Dior giveaway because it actually helps me win a really big blogging competition that I'm in atm. I would be super, super appreciative :) Even if you don't want to enter, I would really appreciate your vote :)

LyddieGal said...

That last look has really stolen my heart! Looks like FP is doing it again, how can you not want everything in that catalog??

Hope your week gets better!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Today is day 7, level 1....I'm catching up ;)

Priscila Peters said...

WOW! Beautiful and I want that first dress!

17 Perth said...

WOW. I haven't looked through the FP catalog yet---um. Can we say divine? Gorgeous.

Ms. Givens said...

My Monday sucked as well. My Boxer, Paxton, ripped his dewclaw half off and it was just an anxious day for me.
I do love that Molokini Maxi.
Have a better Tuesday Carrie!

Staley Mc said...

Can we say dreamy? Love this catalog! Hope you have a better week after a bummer Monday!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

do you check out Planet Blue? - right up ur ally! - i LOVE daughters of revolution!!!!

Torrie said...

That catalog sure has a way of arriving at *just the right time.

... Hope your Tuesday is a little less (or a lot) crazy than your Monday!

Megan said...

goodness such beautiful pieces...it really takes me to another world almost...then i wake up and realize im STILL at work! love it!

Cara said...

southwest duffle bag=LOVE!

Courtney Erin said...

I feel your pain - trust me, being a grad student pays peanuts...and those peanuts have to support two people because, as a foreigner, my helpmeet can't work here...sigh.

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

Pop Champagne said...

The editorial is so nice, I love that knit dress!! the maxis are also so pretty too

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

ooh, such beautiful looks. I'm ready for the sun to start shining and I want to live in these gorgeous maxi dresses. Hope you're having a fab Tuesday. xx veronika

little t said...

All gorgeous looks, but the last one is my fave! It makes me want to be somewhere HOT right now!!

Krystal said...

i miss my free people book :(:(

Bonnie said...

I love me some Free People. They have some of the most amazing, inspirational items. I wish I owned more of their stuff.
BTW, I hate being on the phone when people are driving, and then they start talking to other drivers and ignoring me ... Stupid.

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Kai.Mercado. said...

Ummm I want my hair to look like those models...and my body..but that is another story. LOOOOVE Free People

Dancing Branflake said...

Random note, did you know my favorite number is 85?
And let's all just go to a tropical location and pretend we already finished the shredding business. We deserve a break.

Forever Boho said...

OMG i love FP! They always have the nicest stuff ever.. that Kona maxi dress is stunning!

I have another giveaway coming soon.. stay tuned!

Peace & Love
www.foreverboho.com

Josie said...

Free People just puts out the PRETTIEST catalogs. Obsessed. Two finals and two papers to go, Carrie. This is rough.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Marjorie Rose said...

So free! I love all the looks.. I can't pick a fave!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh dear....such a crazy day you had...but at least you got the perdy Free People catalog to enjoy!! Such gorgeous pieces!
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Julie and Lauren said...

Their tribal theme is so inspiring!
Xx

The Suburb Experiment said...

That molokini maxi makes me wish I didn't have such a big chest. I love it but I would look a little uh, obscene in it. Ah, for the good ol' days when I was flat-chested and could wear whatever I wanted. :)

Jenn

this free bird said...

I, on the other hand? It would slide right off of...there HAS to be a way Jenn

Marie a la Mode said...

I'm a huge fan of Free People but their clothes are hard to find in Canada. Maybe they have a store in Phoenix, I will have to check! Tell your client not to talk on his cell phone while he's driving! I sound like my Mom or Oprah, I know.

this free bird said...

oh he was on the hands free thing that came in through the car speakers so it was totally not his fault. believe me i ask whenever they call...been privy to far to many accidents while people are talking to me on the phone. scary!

made-to-travel.com said...

OH GAWSH!!! I love/hate getting my free people in the mail. Seriously it could not be more my style. UHG!

Claire Kiefer said...

Whoa, her boobs are about to make an appearance in that molokini maxi! haha. Pretty stuff, though.

I finished level 2/day 2 today without pausing the dvd which I considered a victory. However, I am still considering Shred Level 2 as my mortal enemy.

My Heart Blogged said...

Free people kills me every time. I use it as inspiration when I thrift. I really want the hippie trip dress for the beach. Here is the link http://www.freepeople.com/may-11-catalog-items/hippie-trip-maxi-dress/

Carly said...

ah, I got my catalog Monday as well and it was a little slice of heaven to page through:)

Such beautiful clothes, styling, scenery....
C

la petite coquine said...

Dear sweet God, thank goodness someone else had a Monday as impossible as mine. International travel crises, hotel bookings, QuickBooks, emails, recruiting-Saturday could not come faster.

Daisy said...

Free People rocks!

Annie said...

I'm so in love with the Kona Maxi Dress!!!

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

What a crazy day! Love Free People, but would also have to take a second (or third) job to buy all their fabulous clothing! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Marissa said...

My Tuesday is turning out to be a bit like your crazy Monday (nothing bad, just hectic), and this is exactly what I needed to transport me. That bag really is unbeleivable!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

holy shizz...the striped maxi, the poncho, the tropical storm dress. Ga-ga-ga=gorgeous! xo

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

Not sure if you follow the Free People blog or not, but they always do behind the scenes posts of their catalogues, I saw some of these images on there a few weeks ago and fell in love. Le sigh.
Bisous,
Rachel
http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

Collette Osuna said...

Ahh....Ive been swooning as well, when Ive had a minute to breathe. lol..I started my new job, freaking busy as he double hockey sticks. My daughter is off work tomorrow..shes finally mailing your bag!! Thanks for hanging in there with me love:)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Love how you wrote this!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

OneCraftyFox said...

Talk about a manic Monday!! It is just me, or maybe it's the way you write... but... it just seems like Cali is full of people who are nucking futz!! lolz

Actually, planning (or perhaps just longing) for a trip to San Diego at the end of May :)

I can totally see you in all of these awesome pieces. You are some free love, Carrie. I don't know if that makes any sense, but in my head it does.

Allison said...

Good work on your exercise. I don't like level 3 that much, but it's ok.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I knoooowwww. Free People is amazing!!!! Seriously amazing, I just went and got a shirt from there last week, goodness obsessed. Your conversation with your client sounds funny, hah, tell him it's too much of a liability for him to nearly crash while talking to you!!

Kavery said...

Aww.. these are so gorgeous. Wish summer would come around again soon!

HeatherClark said...

yeah i had a case of the mondays myself yesterday..i think i must have that striped number!

http://www.heatherinacandyshop.com

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, those delicious dresses make me want to bite into a ripened mangoe on a beach in Jamaica lol.
Now that's the perfect way to beat Monday stress;-)

Kara said...

Oh, I'm so with you on the free people catalogs. Just got mine in the mail today and I have to stop myself from buying everything (and then flying to that location and frolicking around in all my new clothes). Totally forgot its friday the 13th tomorrow.. thanks for reminding me. Gotta watch the movie. :)

xx Kara

Catherine Robinson said...

Love the tropical storm dress and the poncho is fabulous!
Just found your blog it's great...I'm a new follower!
http://wwwcatherinerobinsoncashmere.blogspot.com/

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