Monday, June 13, 2011

In a Pinch

It's official I did miss my calling:  throwing outfits together in a minute or less has been confirmed as one of my gifts. Who knew? Suffice it to say, as I'm pretty sure I say every weekend, the weekend went by far too quickly.  It's as though the clock speeds up as soon as Friday afternoon hits.  Apparently peoples' brains fall out of their heads at record speed on Sunday nights as well.  The ding-a-ling neighbors took it upon themselves to get in a screaming match with another neighbor who kindly asked them to move their hanging-in-the-alley-inconsiderately-and-horribly-parallel-parked-vehicles so that the other person could get out of their garage.

Response:  We pay for this space so it's not our problem.  

Are you for real?  

Honestly my heart (and ears) just bled.  How on earth can you be so nasty to someone you have clearly wronged and are completely inconveniencing?  Truth be told I'm still baffled sitting here thinking about it.  I don't know how it all played out in the end, but I don't think it was pleasant.  This is not Beverly Hills so they had seriously better wise up.  People don't play down here.  You might get away with a little childish writing on someone's car in West LA, but not in my neighborhood. Word

Anyway.  There's a little neighbor update for ya. It's been quiet on that front because a. I'm trying to avoid them and b. My activities have ranged from exhausted and hanging off the couch to exhausted and racing out the door.  Carrie needs a break (preferably not a breakdown thank you very much).

Back to the outfit.  I guess we're going to start calling the outfit portion of this blog "Beat the Clock" or "How Many Different Ways Can You Try Not to Kill Yourself While Trying to Pull Yourself Together In Under 5 Minutes In Order to Get a Quick Picture".  Queen of the run on sentences in the house! On Saturday afternoon I had 752 errands to run when the Chef dropped the bomb that he had a limited window to take the picture.  Welp, here's to killing 752 birds with one big a** stone -- Carrie live and comin' at you from outside the water brewery.  Exciting times here at the bird. yawwwwn
So many of my favorite things all in one--the makings of the best outfits, right?
Zara-Blazer, James Perse-Tanks, Belt-Flea Market Find, Shorts-Current/Elliott, 
Foley+Corinna-Mid-City Tote (four years old and still an all time fave), 
Motif 56, PANYC & Bhati Beads-Bracelets, Melinda Maria and MarcxMarc-Rings
Uh-oh stray hair at one o'clock (I'm really loving this o'clock thing of late--as I'm sure you've noticed).
Unbeknownst to me I walked around with that hair sticking out for 12 hours.
No worries though--the shoes stole the show. Show stoppers is more like it.
These Sophie Theallet for Nine West's continue to get mad play.   
I think I sent a stampede over there on Saturday.
Woman ponders deep hidden mystery:  
"Where did all my wonderful neighbors go and how can I find a way to lure them back?"

And now I bid you a good Monday.  Tomorrow I will dish on how the downstairs neighbors came home at 3am on Sunday and were so thoughtful to give me an early wake up call by running up and down the wood floors so hard I could hear them upstairs. Ahhhhhh.  The good life.  Is it too early to ask for a cocktail?

75 comments:

Tanvi said...

Some people are just pure evil! Love how you are wearing so many bracelets and that jacket is awesome!

♥ from © tanvii.com

Signe said...

Cutest shoes evah :)

Judy C said...

Yep, you did good on the outfit. Not so much on the neighbors. You make me so glad I don't live in an apartment. Every time I think of selling this too big house and moving I'll think of you. By the way, the shoes are super too.

Debby said...

I am going to have to scope out Zara's for that jacket. I have a huge thing for jackets. I can't stop buying them. Love your ring too, it reminds me of a slinky! xo

RosaLovesDC said...

Wow, those neighbors sound like a nightmare. I think that's awful to be so inconsiderate and not think that there are other people living in the building too and that everyone needs to be nice to one another.
Love your jacket. I have a big addiction to jackets and the one you are wearing is fabulous.

Daisy said...

never to early to ask for a cocktail, esp with neighbs like yours.

You look great, even with that strand of hair at 1 o clock.

LyddieGal said...

That jacket and those shoes could probably make any outfit gold - in fact your ability to pull together a look in a moments notice is probably more a reflection of a feng shui closet full of pieces that work.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Ok, it's official, I need some JP tanks. Those people are killing me....seriously, they will one day get paid back for their actions...I hope.

marissa at the boot said...

haha the neighbors, again!
you look awesome in this! and not to be weird or anything, but you have killer legs! ow ow!

Anna Jane said...

the shoes are show stoppers indeed! i have the stiletto ones and they make me about 6'7".

lookin' good carrie! :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i. love. those shoes!

Megan said...

loving all of your bracelets :-) hope you had a nice weekend!

Alexa said...

love the jacket and the shoes!
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

fshnonmymind said...

Carrie, what the heck is up with your neighbors?? I've had inconsiderate behavior, but none as constant as you get. I swear you should start writing a book. Best seller for sure!!!

You are not the only one who loves their F+C bag even after several years. It is by far one of my faves. I don't know why I don't get it in other colors.

I love how you paired the shorts with those cute shoes and a blazer always jazzes up any outfit.

Courtney Erin said...

Wow, those guys sound like douches...yikes. But you look hot lady, those shoes are awesome!

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

Closet Fashionista said...

Ugh stupid neighbors...but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!! You look amazing :D 5 second outfits are definitely your calling ;)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Julie and Lauren said...

Your wedges are too much- I love them!! Great buy.
Xx

kimbirdy said...

people's sense of entitlement constantly astounds me. god i hope i'm not like that with anything in my life. what happened to common decency? i live in echo park and if that sort of thing happened here, there would certainly be shots fired. why can't we all just get along?

anyway, i love that look. casual and classy!

wishful nals said...

love your bracelets! and it's never too early to ask for a cocktail. :)

Peetzi Jen said...

I must admit that after I saw these shoes on your blog the first time, I had to snatch up a pair of my own. Seriously, the pics don't do them justice. The are so beautiful and beautifully made...sigh! Thanks for always leading me down the BEST shoe paths!!

XOXO!

this free bird said...

Awwww Jen--I'm so happy you got a pair. They ARE spectacular. I got the pink stiletto version too, but returned it. Too many other great things out there right now. This is what we here at the bird call fiscal responsibility. Or torture.

xo,
C

Britt Moffatt Boerigter said...

Can I just say, you are gorgeous....total model. I love looking at all your pics!!!

this free bird said...

BRITT!!! I wanna see your babay! (When she is ready to come out). Thanks so much mama!! You knew me when half my hair had fallen out so you REALLY know how much better it is. hehe

So good to hear from you :)

xo,
C

Summer Athena said...

okay. those shoes need to be mine. now. now. now. and your legs are enviable.

Katie said...

Ok, your neighbors - ugh. That sums it up. I need more bracelets, specifically leather ones so I can have a stack like yours.

la petite coquine said...

It's never too early for a cocktail. Or a run around the apartment, apparently. How on Earth did you get so lucky?

Or perhaps all your bad neighbor bull is just to illustrate to you your great gift in speedy dressing, because that look is absolutely magnificent. Those shoes? The cuffed shorts and the blazer and all those leather bracelets? It's heaven.

Tori Batey said...

the cuffed shorts are great. good color, great length, awesome fit! <3
http://runningfunnier.blogspot.com

Torrie said...

Ditto to Katie (that girl always says it perfectly... plain & simple).

Aside from that however, Madewell was a huge success! Sooooo, I didn't share (due to the 'only 140' characters thing) that I had a *hook-up... a friend that works at J.Crew. She gets a great discount, and 50% off of clearance! She offered, so how could I refuse??

p.s. You do have a gift for 5-minute outfits. I know, firsthand :).

Dancing Branflake said...

Your neighbors are soooo crazy! Eek! BE careful!

Kayla said...

This outfit is amazing! I can't believe you put it together in just a few minutes. It may be that jacket, or those shoes, or your armful of bracelets but you have me sold. You my dear are chic and I'm loving it.

Marissa said...

I seriously wish I could throw outfits together THAT quick! Usually I change about 3-4 times before I actually am satisfied for the day. Sometimes getting dresses takes longer than anything else! haha.

This look is perfect- would never know you put it together in a jiffy.

xx
Marissa

saltandpine said...

Horrible neighbors SUCK. I have some horror stories from my past that I never want to experience again. Sorry you have to deal with that! On a more positive note, I am in love with your jacket, bracelets, sandals...well, actually everything you are wearing...

Mo Pie, Please said...

Such a great, comfy weekend outfit Carrie! You really do have a gift!

Jessica @ Beautify My Life said...

Just stumbled on to your blog, and I love your style!

hip hip gin gin said...

I need that blazer in my life, badly!!! And no, it is never too early to ask for a cocktail. Especially on Mondays.

mary shouvlin said...

loving those shoes!! xo

Taj Acosta said...

girl I feel for you and those neighbors of yours!!! xo -Taj

Amber Blue Bird said...

its never to early to ask for a cocktail, word!

Heather said...

I love this outfit! Very casual, yet structured - I want those shoes!

Marie a la Mode said...

There is a whole lot of love in your outfit because I LOVE it all. That was so dorky. But true!

I'm sorry they didn't have the dress in your size at Target : ( Is there another one closeby? It's so comfy Carrie!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

those shoes are showstoppers indeed! Love em...xo

OneCraftyFox said...

Totally one of my fav outfits. I love reading about your neighbors, brings a bit of normalcy into my own life ;)

Amanda* said...

Seriously...some people are so rude. Love your shoes!!

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

never too early for a cocktail. i asked myself the same question this weekend when i got mcdonald's mcnuggets at the airport at 10am. screw it, i deserved them. you have a talent for fast dressing for sure!

Stacey said...

You look amazing! Love those shoes and i have to get a pair(like this o clock:-)). Oh, Highpoint in NC is the land of great furniture and is where all beautifully crafted pieces come from. That will be my next trip. Is it bad that i'm enjoying your neighbour stories:-)?

Taylor said...

Carrie, this outfit is fantastic! I love your shorts, and your rings are so amazing. I feel for you on the insane neighbors. I have them too. Their poodle almost attacked me last night and I screamed... it was terrifying. Hopefully you won't hear them stomping too loudly?

Rach said...

Love the outfit!

bananas. said...

i love this outfit!!! from your shorts to your shoes to your jacket and tanks...you make style look so effortless.

Josie said...

You're SO good at pulling things together, Carrie -- jealous. I love those shorts, and that blazer is phenomenal! You look absolutely beautiful.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Tracy D said...

Love how effortless this looks, I could never whip that together. Oh how I love the neighbour stories. We have ridiculous, inconsiderate, inbreds living all around us so it's nice to hear we're not alone :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Awesome casual outfit! Love your amazing sandals. xo style, she wrote

Bad Joan said...

Great outfit! Looks so good on you! Really love the shoes and the stacked bracelets.

http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Are our neighbors related!? Seriously, it's crazy! I actually thought of you the other morning because I was woken up at 5am by the loudest screaming/yelling I've ever heard. They were fighting downstairs...something about being lied to. In any case, doors were slamming and I wasn't getting sleep. What are we to do?
I think some of the best outfits are last minute! And this one is definitely awesome.
xo

Laura said...

What a gorgeous summer blazer!! And LOVE those shoes :)

Plami said...

I love the outfit! Can't believe you put it together in a minute or two! :) And your writing style is incredible!

xoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

Stevie Leigh said...

I'm hooked on your blog after reading your "about me". And after seeing this outfit.

- S from Following the Walkers

Cara said...

I have a solution for ya...buy a house, with a big yard, far far away from those neighbors!
PS. you look great!

Corks + Caftans said...

Carey digs it! I mean... shorts and a huge belt and you can put a fork in me.

p.s. thanks for commenting... even on my weird middle of the night frenetic drunken posts. you're da bomb.

Jen said...

Ok, can you please come over to my place and style me??? Girl, you look good! But then again, you ALWAYS do!! :-)

Happy Tuesday Love! xo

Clara said...

lovely look!
xxxx

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Wow- your neighbors are constantly surprising me by how horrible they can be. Hopefully you can move once your lease is up (or they will leave). I don't think I could handle that. I love your outfit, by the way! That jacket and those shoes are fabulous!

My Heart Blogged said...

Those shoes are fantastic. It is NEVER too early for a cocktail. That is what mimosas are for.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Okay, can you hurriedly put together outfits for me?? Bc I have been struggling.. Maybe it is the 10 extra lbs I've let myself gain or the fact that 70% of my stuff is in boxes, but I'm having major "I don't have anything to wear" syndrome.

And your stories are making me nervous about my new neighbors... I have yet to sleep in my new place...

Melanie said...

Love your blazer. So chic.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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Diana Mieczan said...

Your neighbors are crazy!!! Btw: Love the outfit and those shoes look amazing on you, sweetie. Have a great Tuesday
Muah

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Hi Carrie,

I have to say that I adore your casual/put together look. Totally my style, too.

Wake up calls.... my neighbors moved out so I don't get those calls any more.

Ashleigh said...

Damn girl! That's the kind of outfit I could live in all summer. (Gotta have a jacket for all the chilly a/c!)
Had major neighbor issues this Sunday, so bad that I filed a violation complaint - thank goodness for condo associations. I would usually never bother with something like but I couldn't take it any more!! Hope things settle on your end!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Carrie, It is beginning to sound to me like we both need to be making a move down to Encinitas - to a place of peace, meditation, and good vibes all around! Seriously! The town is made for you and me! xo Samantha
ps. love the shoes. but then again, you always look hot!

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

Sorry about the neighborhood cuckoos. Do LOVE the outfit, though. The bow on the shoes are beyond in a big way. Oh.. and from a few posts ago, I can't wait to try Bruxie. Every plate looks amazing. So glad you told me about it!

Anonymous said...

Can it be summer here already???

XOXOX

Milijana aka the person who still can't comment!! WAH

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

You make denim shorts look gooood girl! I bet your neighbors are jealous ;) XO, Kelly

Girl about town.... said...

Sometimes the best outfits are the ones just thrown together last minuet!

You look stunning!

Girl about Town XxX

http://girl-about-town-blog.blogspot.com/

Kara said...

Love this outfit Carrie! Sometimes it just works out so well when you need to throw something on in 5 min and go.

Ellie said...

Loving this outfit! Cute shoes :)
Have a great day
-Ellie

True said...

the shoes are so adorable!

- True

http://chicetfab.blogspot.com/

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