Thursday, June 30, 2011

Girl on the Go: Part Deux

*If blogger calves out on me this time prepare for mass exodus from the blog world:  party of Carrie.*

Despite having only one tiny project left on my desk, I still seem to have more things to do in a day than time allows for.  How is this possible? (ahem, naps) Yesterday morning the Chef and I were going over some odds and ends when suddenly we looked at the clock and realized we had somewhere to be in under an hour.  Two words:  not pretty.  As much as I like to comb my hair and think over an outfit, apparently those days are over. Thankfully during closet purge 2011--which may in fact take all of 2011 at the rate I'm going--I came across a couple of my favorite summer staples:  J.Crew sunwashed skirts from what? 5 years ago?  I stocked up on those mothers and basically live in them during the warmer months.  It's not always cute outfit time here at the bird, people.  This is life in motion.

Here's a peek into an average day these days:
Woman has 10 minutes to get ready.  
Slaps on go-to skirt, tank & scans 14 denim jackets while hanging off 
side of bed to look in full length mirror.
 Boyfriend tries not to lose it.
Making a final selection while bf waits outside woman emerges with keys in hand
muttering in annoyed tone, "damn deck, yes you have your keys, needs a cocktail, windy again".
*note to self: stop furrowing brow*
Seizing the day, woman notes bf on side of deck that has been destroyed by derelict no-show
painters (thanks again landlord) and begs him to take a look "at that bloody mess...can you imagine??"
aka can you pleeeeeeeease help me someday *hint hint*?
Exhibit A + a side of exasperated look on woman's face.
No time to dilly dally boyfriend uses his skills to rush woman off the deck.  
This is the look of :  are you trying to avoid helping me?  
You know I know what you're trying to do now don't you??
O-kay fine we can figure it out later. * huge sigh*
Racing down stairs woman says in smug tone, 'If you're in such a hurry why am I in front of you?'
Boyfriend laughs maniacally spotting tear in girlfriend's denim jacket.
What-ever I already knew that. 
Somewhere in Canada girl's mother screams at daughter stepping on backs of sneakers.
Total no-no back in the day.  So liberating to be an adult.  Love you Mom!
Looking up woman sees neighbors are still parking parallel to the garage.  
Wait a second they got married...and the wife wrote this on the side of his vehicle?
Newsflash:  no one wants an ill-mannered guy that can't park.  He's all yours.
*shakes head*

My arm's going numb.  I'm not sure if it's from the carpal tunnel or seeing this nonsense.  Either way I returned late in the afternoon and proceeded to lie on the couch watching Casey Anthony trial coverage for hours before drifting off to nap land.  I could get used to doing nothing...if only it wasn't for the bills. Maybe Nancy Grace needs an assistant.  Dream!!

42 comments:

Katie said...

I need an armful of bracelets like yours yesterday. Maybe tomorrow will entail my mission to find some. I can wish, right?

this free bird said...

American Eagle!! Buy one get one free. It's mayhem up in there!!

Katie said...

Yeah, I can definitely make that happen! Crossing my fingers there's some left at my local store.

RosaLovesDC said...

LOL! I cannot believe the bride wrote that on the car, I mean, is he a hottie? Too funny.
How many colors of the JCrew skirt do you have?

Polly said...

That skirt, I need one in every colour.....freaking fabulous.

Judy C said...

Even dressed down you look super. But the neighbor. How redneck is that? I didn't know there were rednecks in Cal. Learning something new every day.

She Wore It Well said...

i want that bag carrie! i always love your bags!

i think im going to paris - on my own - in november! come with???

x

LyddieGal said...

At least your closet purge is helping you rediscover some old faves, and im such a fan of the red skirt!

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha I love this :)
And I totally used to step on the back of my sneakers too! And then they made those sneakers without the heel...PERFECTION! ;)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Debby said...

You look stylish even when you just throw anything on.
Who parks like that? I'm coming to visit and we are going to sit in lawn chairs and let your neighbors amuse us! ha ha. Then we will go eat everything the Chef makes and get the special treatment at his restaurant. When our bellies are full then I will snap lots of photos of you for your blog! xo

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I need about ten of those skirts.

Must stop furrowing brow....um....me too. I'm getting perm lines there :(

And that car is klassy!!! With a 'k'!

Courtney Erin said...

Okay, I love the photos...and the commentary is priceless. And I actually think this is a pretty damn cute casual look...love the red skirt!

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

Daisy said...

digging the arm full of bracelets and the narrative on this one. great skirt color, too!

Meggy said...

Love the chucks with the skirt. And the day in the life of, on the go, pics. :)

Meggy from Chasing Davies

Higgenbottom said...

I love this play-by-play of your outfits in action!

Dancing Branflake said...

Hahahahaha! Talk about a day in the life! Hilarious!

About your carpel tunnel.... how is your posture? They say slouching causes carpel tunnel.

Bonnie said...

I love this because it almost exactly mirrors my life.
Except for the crazy-ass neighbors. Mine are pretty cool.

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kimbirdy said...

oh i like the average day outfit. and life certainly is never boring, even when you're not working huh? what with your crazy neighbors and crazy landlord and all. sheesh!

Torrie said...

thanks for keeping it real for us ;).

Ms. Givens said...

I think I am having sympathy wrist pain for you.

Elle Sees said...

I totally giggled reading this. I love your effortless style (but for me it would take hours to come up with something so cute!)

Josie said...

Totally hysterical, per usual, Carrie. I love that bright skirt, and please take care of your arm!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Kristin W said...

I'm loving this quick, simple outfit. I live in comfy skirts like this during the summer. Love the throw on of sneakers too. I need some good sneakers or a pair of Toms to throw on this summer :)

Taj Acosta said...

yes, walking on the back of shoes is so a splendor of adulthood!! xo

Bad Joan said...

Loving jean jackets right now! This would be a perfect 4thof July outfit too!

http://blog.badjoan.com/

Mo Pie, Please said...

Oh geeze, your neghbors park like that AND write dumb high school shoe polish things? Yikes.

In other news, you look cute even when you claim you don't try. THAT my friend is a sign of some good taste. That's all I gotta say :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Simple, classic, and oh so CHIC! Love it...xo

Claire Kiefer said...

Even though you still look beautiful in your "casual" gear, it's good to know you aren't always dressed to the nines . . . cause often, I grab whatever's nearest and rely on blingy earrings to carry me through. Yikes.

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Carrie,

Love love that skirt. Wow!!
You're a busy woman who looks great, all the time.

Kavery said...

Carrie how do you manage to look so good in these action shots? Do you truly have 14 denim jackets? I need more than one if you do!

saltandpine said...

You look so cute! And it's nice (Is that the word I want to use?...Probably not.) to see the infamous garage blocking vehicle of your tweets!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

haha about the car, so funny. And ps - your average is my good!! I love these shots, they're like Paparazzi pictures!!

Jessica @ Beautify My Life said...

You totally photoshopped that car, right? Right? That can't be real.

Which F+C bag is that? It looks great on you -- I always wonder how well they'll hang with the whole fold-over thing when they're not full of tissue paper at the store.

alli/hooray said...

I live in converse tennis shoes in the summer and always walk out the door with them like that! too much work to untie them till I work up the energy :)

ps. your impromptu outfit looks better than my daily planned ones! adorable.

Tracy D said...

Me & the boy always figure it out later too...never happens. Love the picture commentary..I feel almost like I was there :)

Krystal said...

i feel like i need an email from you catching me up on your life from the past few weeks, i haven't been on the internet really, can you IMAGINE! it was hayness. you look so swiss here, i like it

emily said...

love the denim jacket and red skirt together...and your narration was so funny :)

Kristin said...

Maybe you could be the trial's official blogger? I bet Nancy would pay you if you agreed with her. Ha! p.s. Where is your arm candy from??

Marie a la Mode said...

Your outfit looks like the most comfortable outfit ever. I wish I could where that to work every day!

Marcie said...

hilarious writing on the truck! I am sure that ego boost is just what that guys needs. :)

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

I wish I looked as chic as you do in my casual duds!

Hilarious post!

corey Thompson said...

That picture of you pointing is CLASSIC, now THAT is the Girl I know!!

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