Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Polka Dots and Orange

Sometimes I have a brutal time coming up with post titles.  What's up with that?  It probably doesn't help that I've been burning the candle at both ends at work meaning by end of day I can barely speak much less form a cohesive thought.  It does feel great to be productive though - being idle is not my thing.  In any event I stared at the pictures and blurted out the title so here we are.


I was so happy to score these orange pumps at Zara a couple weeks ago.  How cute are they??  I'll admit I'm not usually one for overly bright colors, but these just called out to me - it also helped that they were the last size 36 in Southern California.  How could I leave them behind?  They have a ton of potential and probably only need an insert in the left foot which appears to have gotten a bit smaller than the right. Erm freak of nature much? No worries Inspector Shoeseau's on the case so it will handled in a timely manner.  Much like the time we were in Palm Springs with the parents when the Go International Target line was released and I stampeded on over there (inspector shoeseau style) to claim this polka dot dress.  It was the only thing that really caught my eye and, though I wavered at the time, am really happy to have picked it up.  Can be worn baby doll or belted and totally worth the less than $40 it cost at the time.

~Dress: Jovovich-Hawk for Target, Vest: J.Crew, Belt: Anthro, Shoes: Zara, 
Bag: Alexander Wang Coco~
I love the swirly fabric and mix of large and small polka dots.  So feminine and 
really a different look than I usually go for, but the vest made it mine.
Coco - still very sentimental to me, despite her backbreaking studs.
She always takes an outfit up a notch.
View from the back.  Have to say I'm not usually one for the shorter dress, but
this one got to me.  I was done at "polka dots".
The week's kinda been going like this...a blur.
As of yesterday I am officially out of Cadbury Mini Eggs
so prepare for a breakdown in the west.  Work's been grueling and I've lost my crutch!

67 comments:

Katie said...

I WISH that dress had looked that fab on me! Love.

Allison said...

I tried on that dress. I like how you paired it. You're so skinny girl!

this free bird said...

It's the belt and the shred...I've STILL got a bit of the muffin top, but laying off the mexican food a wee bit is helping. I've replaced the majority of it with sushi however it appears chocolate chip cookies are beckoning. Blame it on stress!! oy

But thank you :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

holy crap, LOVE this outfit so much!! And the orange heels bring it from cute and put together to bangin' fashionista! Amazingness in every day! And hey, if your week is like that I say you're good, you look hot blurry :)

this free bird said...

agreed!! i like the blurry one best of all!!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, those orange heels are so divine - orange is such a bright and happy colour, wouldn't you agree;-)

this free bird said...

why yes I absolutely would and they are even better in person :) xo

Caroline said...

I love your heels!!!! They are perfect! xo.

Lisa said...

Umm love your polka dot dress! Love that yournpolka dot dress has flutter sleeves! Love your military vest! Love your bright orange pumps! Love you coco. Ummm what's not to love about thisnoutfit?!?!

I've been thinking about that A. Wang bag for over a year but haven't been able to bite the bullet because every time I try it on its so heavy!!!!

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh the shoes!!! I also obsessing over you Alexander Wang bag.

Kate said...

Carrie! This might be one of my favorites of yours ever! Seriously, a polka dot dress, army vest and bright orange pumps? So, so fantastic!! (Note to self: get a military vest asap) Those pumps were meant to be - last ones in your size! I am swooning over orange lately, and these are so gorgeous!!

Jessica said...

Oh baby, can those shoes be any better?!

I'm sorry to hear about the Cadbury shortage. I have two left that I'm saving for an emergency.

Debby said...

Carrie, love the shoes!! You are such a stylish babe! xo

Cara said...

your shoes are the best!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

agnes said...

très jolie tenue, j'adore ta robe, et je trouve tes chaussures magnifiques, j'aime beaucoup

Lissy said...

Thinking of a title is always a mind cramp for me too! I have that dress as well and I love the way you styled it!!

Lissy

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

the mini-eggs where NO WHERE to be found in jersey or Ny - i LOVE them and only the big one's :o( JEALOUS!

Abby said...

This dress is really cute! I love that you paired with the red pumps.

Julie and Lauren said...

That last shot is so beautiful and I adore your red pumps! Tres chic, missy!
Xx

Dancing Branflake said...

Get more eggs! Just kidding. Your posts are perfect and you always have wonderful blog titles. And that dress with those shoes is amazing. Amazing!

Courtney Erin said...

I tried that dress on and was totally incapable of pulling it off - you look amazing! And the shoes...the shoes! I loooove them.

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

Ashleigh said...

Fresh & fabulous!!
The orange pumps really kick it up and I'm kicking myself for debating about buying that dress. Darn!
Cadbury's might be gone but have you tried Coconut M&M's? Can't....stop....

Megan said...

1st of all...im LOVING your entire outfit, all finished off with those shoes!

2nd of all...im terrible at coming up with creative titles. so i just dont LOL. :-)

LyddieGal said...

Hello orange pumps!!
What is it about being the last in stock that makes things so much more appealing?
And even though its a bright color, i'm learning just how versatile i can really be - have fun styling them!

Jess said...

You look stunning, my dear! Those orange pumps are the perfect way to spice up an outfit, and that you did well...

Daisy said...

those pumps are so fun! I just came from a blog with orange flats so bight colored shoes in general have me all excited!!

modanista junkie said...

Lol, I think we all sometimes have a problem coming up with post titles! :)

I am really loving the outfit doll!! So pretty and chic.

xoxo,
Mel

Santina said...

I see the words here, but all I can focus on are those amazing shoes and that bag. Oh, that bag!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Oh my goodness, how cute are you?! I am obsessed with polka dots lately and orange (I just tried a red lip today, but think orangey-red would have been a better choice and your shoes confirm it!)

hip hip gin gin said...

Love the dress, LOVE the shoes, and will you look at those legs! That Shred business has obviously been working for you!
And I can never come up with post titles either. Some days I'm tempted to just name them "look at this thing I like".

Torrie said...

Polka dots & orange... I like it. =)

Good luck with no Cadbury... you gotta stash of Delizza tucked away??

Josie said...

Carrie... Your shoe collection is enough to make me want to move to SoCal. We could officially share. I love the bright color! And that dress looks a million times cuter on you than I could ever imagine!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Kai.Mercado. said...

I have coraly red shoes too! I am obsessed with them (even though they kill my feet) and I can NEVER find such cute things at Target, or if I do they fit really weird.

Allergic to Vanilla said...

killing it...so fierce. Love the combo: polka dots, milary, Jovovich-Hawk RIP, killer bright pumps...sweet!

I'd def break my back over Coco too!
xo Carlina
AllergicToVanilla.com

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

I love that dress! And the bright shoes. Each of your posts makes me so excited to go back to LA in June...
Bisous,
Rachel
http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

heather said...

love the polka dots! and those orange heels go PERFECT!

Bonnie said...

If I knew you in person, I would totally steal your shoes.

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

Cassie Lee said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog--I really appreciate it. Your polka dot dress is so pretty.

Jason Laucht said...

the bag of course!! :P

www.jasonitos.com

Marie a la Mode said...

Your polka dot dress is sooo cute! And the pumps totally work. I love the bright orange color. Okay, Target expert: what should I expect when I go shopping there in a couple of weeks? You do NOT know how excited I am to enter a Target!

Annie said...

*addition to this OUTFIT (I'm tired :))

Annie said...

I love this polka dot dress! It has so many pretty details and it looks so great on you, Carrie! and those heels! They are the perfect addition to this addition (and equally awesome on their own)

I have been having a pretty relaxed week.. rare and much needed! I hope things slow down for you..

p.s. I got some suggestions to add a cup of vinegar to the wash to "set the color" in the jeans.. I'm a little nervous and think I might try the excessive multiple washings like you said. And I think you would definitely like the ko lotion. I don't usually love Burt's Bees, but I have to say that they did a good job with that lotion I featured! xo

Summer Athena said...

my titles are dumb. sweetness, those heels need to be on my feet now. i think i just drooled onto my keyboard.

Linn said...

very nice with the colourful shoes to the rest of your outfit!

x

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I seriously CANNOT get over this outfit! It's spectacular! I need those shoes. {And wow you have tiny feet :)} The dress is perfection. And the bag needs to be mine. Love is not a strong enough word!

Krystal said...

the title reminded me of this hideous outfit i had in middle school...like orange sleeveless turtle neck with huge white polka dots and matching orange shorts and i had frizzy poofy hair. i'm sad there is a picture to remember that by.ugh.

Claire Kiefer said...

1. Um how did the Cadbury eggs last you this long? I need your secret (thank God mine have been gone for weeks)
2. You SHOULD be one for the shorter dress cause your legs look amazing!
3. I love the dress . . . almost as much as I love the shoes. Which makes sense given that I looooove heels and I looooove bright colors.

xoxo

la petite coquine said...

Orange, army green, polka dots, studs-only you could pull this off, and make it look so divine!

Closet Fashionista said...

Looove this outfit! The new shoes and dress are awesome! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

OneCraftyFox said...

Those shoes!! Those gawd-dang shoes!! I want, I want, I want!!

On a side note: if some crazy woman in California runs up behind you and renders you unconscious with a hearty *thwack* from her purse, and you wake up and are shoe-less... well, let's just say it wasn't me. I don't even live in Cali, dude!!

Tanvi said...

You look FAB!!! Love the shoes and bag! :)

♡ from © tanvii.com

Niki B. said...

I'm so obsessed with that vest of yours (I know I've mentioned it at least once before). And I lurrrrve the bright pumps too!

x Niki from A Haute Mess

ps. I have a giveaway you might be interested in! You can enter to win a beautiful silver statement necklace from Stella & Dot. More details here :)

Kristin said...

I have that dress too! LOVE how you styled it. Those pumps are killer. I have trouble coming up with titles too!

Isabel said...

everytime i see this wang bag i feel jealous. lol

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Whoa you look awesome lady (seriously didn't think that dress was great but looks lovely on you!)

Sigh I've been slow on commenting too. How do people work and blog every day?!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mirror of Fashion said...

Those red shoes! Yummy!

Ms. Givens said...

Fabulous photos!
Some of your best ever!

Brittany H. said...

Oh man, you are rockin' those pumps!! Isn't Zara the best? Love your blog.

HUGS
You Are My Favorite

Priscila Peters said...

I've seen a lot of polka dots lately. And this dress is to die for.
Oh Zara, how I love you.

The doll on fashion said...

Love the fab pop of orange!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I hope you stop by again soon :)

Im now following you.

The doll on fashion

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Um...hello perfect combo. Polka dots, Army vest, and bright pumps? YES PLEASE.

Kara said...

Ooh, those shoes are cuuute! I like that they're pointy, but not too much. Very creative styling with the vest!

xx Kara
http://sprinklesinsprings.com

Fashion en Rose said...

Nice outfit!I like the shoes.Very nice colour!

Have a great weekend!
Check my blog if you want:

http://www.fashionenrose.blogspot.com/

RAW Fashion Magazine said...

Love the dress fabulous and flirty
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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You are too cute!!!! I need to catch up on your blog. The last month has been grueling and I am far, far behind.
I hope you are keeping up with work and giving yourself some relaxation time this weekend!

Heather said...

Such a cute outfit and I love the color of the shoes with it! Ugh, I've actually had the problem where I buy a pair of heels and one fits perfect and the other is tight. Turns out one was just tried on by so many people it stretched out. But, got a full refund! :)

Wander.Lust said...

Carrie, this outfit is amazing and those red shoes are to-die-for!

xoxo

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