Monday, June 20, 2011

New Day/New Way

It's become increasingly obvious that if I want to get any outfit pictures done for this blog I'm going to have to be prepared at all times.  That's like telling a 4 year old on a roadtrip to 'hold it' until the next rest stop.  Uh, yeah--probably not going to happen so have to plan in advance for accidents.  There I was on Saturday morning fresh off a night of Dateline, 20/20 and Nancy Grace Casey Anthony updates...sheer bliss.  The last thing I wanted to do was hop out of bed and coordinate for a picture.  The only thing on my mind was sleeeeeeeeep.  You know, in order to avoid having to purge my closet any further.

Enjoying the silence I began mentally planning posts for the upcoming week when it hit me:  I had none.  Up out of the bed I hopped.  After glancing out the window to see miracle of all miracles - the SUN shining (seriously it's been in the 60's for a month) - I popped the closet open and stared down a skirt I've been hankering to wear ever since spring supposedly sprung.  At approximately a half past I'm not quite ready yet the Chef rang me to say he was ready.  Cut to scene and there I was zipping off down PCH in hot pursuit of wherever he was--ever tried coordinating locations by cell phone?  Um, I don't advise.

Me:  'You're where?'
Him:  'Well where are you?
Me:  'Who cares where I am? I'm driving toward you, aren't I?!"
Him:  'I'm parked on the side of the road at xyz'
Me:  'I have no clue where that is, ya know.'
Him:  'Where are you?'
Me: 'Haven't we already been over this?  Fine.  I'm at ab and cd.'
Him:  'Look up the road and to your right.  I'm on the side of the road'

....he says as I zip on by, surrounded by traffic, unable to stop.  Oy vey people.

Fortunately we were able to find some open field thing that looked like the middle of nowhere.  Totally reminded me of the desert.  Palm Springs?  Is that you calling?  Hope to see you soon.  Love, Carrie.
~Jacket--Forever21 (10yrs ago), Tanks--Gap, Skirt--Mes Demoiselles, Shoes--Matt Bernson, 
Necklace--Melinda Maria, Sunnies--Anthro, Bag--Brandy & Melville~
Note the No Stopping Any Time sign.  As an avid nerd and follower of the law, signs like this
breed fear and guilt in me.  If the sign says NO then why are we stopping here??
What if the Poliiiiiice come?? *cue carrie breaking into a sweat*
Look into my eyes.  What do you see?  You see him calmly taking a photo while I nervously
glance down the road to see if the black and whites are coming to haul us to the clanker.
Serious moment:  skirt.  
Skirt, skirt, skirt infinity.  
Total score at 75% off at Calypso.  *tears*
Do you check their sales?? Must.do.
~Bracelets (from top to bottom):  Motif 56, PANYC studded leather wrap, Bluma Project blue~
Here I am on the verge of a breakdown waiting for some authority figure to jump out and holler 
that he's got us on tape and we're going down.  Who's gonna make the food then, huh Chef?!?
hehe. little dramatic over here at the bird sometimes.

Anyway this was Saturday complete with disheveled hair and a side of wind.  I've got a confession:  I hit the jackpot so hard at the flea market on Sunday.  $8 pants.  EIGHT DOLLAR PANTS.  Now if I can only find someone to take a picture of me wearing them...

62 comments:

Katie said...

The picture where you can see the Chef taking the picture? (Did that make sense? Anyway.) Love!
I think the Ulta deals are better online than in the stores. I've never gotten great deals in the stores, but online mixed with a discount code and a coupon? Jackpot.
The waver isn't hard to use but has gotten mixed reviews from those who have to look at my hair. By mixed reviews I mean my Dad laughed and asked if I'd stuck my finger in an electrical outlet when he saw me. I already HAVE thick, wavy hair so it just adds to that lol. Pictures will probably end up on the blog soon.

Josie said...

Carrie... It's hard to imagine you ever NOT looking fabulous. I adore those pretty shoes! Happy Monday, my dear.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Marcela said...

This is the first post yours I read after we met and its soooo different you know? Like: woah hey! I know her! ahahahah

Loving the skirt! Hope you´re having a good week!?

xx
M.

this free bird said...

Marcelllllaaaaa!! You're back home. Well, I'm glad you guys got back safely, but I still wish you were here. Now I HAVE to pull a post together and link back to you for SURE. That was such a fun night. You guys are so awesome and I wish we could see each other and hang out on a regular basis. We had a such a great time with both of you!!

xo,
C

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, the first image is so fun. Seeing the chef whilst he snaps your picture;-)
You always look pretty fabulous in your pictures. Especially with the wind in your hair. Congrats on the Eight dollar trousers. Can't wait to see it;-)

Polly said...

Superb outfit, superb.

Debby said...

I LOVE the skirt. It's so pretty and I love it styled with the denim jacket. Chef is such a good sport, huh? xo

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE that skirt!! And sheesh, sounds like quite an adventure but the photos came out lovely so it was worth it ;)
[and WOOHOO for $8 pants!]
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

That skirt might convert me. I wasn't a huge Calypso fan, but love this. I think we might need to find you a camera remote. Chef does a great job, but...

marissa at the boot said...

you are so awesome! love the look and your badassness. and that ring!

LyddieGal said...

You seem to have that unique ability to take what could be a huge disheveled mess on anyone else into something a la free people catalog.
And what is that gorgeous ring? The green and silver one? Want.

Chic on the Cheap

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm a dateling - 20/20 - 48 hours mystery girl too!!!

Daisy said...

I am loving the background of these pictures. you stumble upon the coolest spots! the skirt is such a great find.

Sherry said...

Great skirt!! Lol, I'm the same way- so paranoid when it comes to obeying rules and freaking out if I' somewhere I'm not supposed to be!

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Taylor said...

YOU LOOK AMAZE!!!!!! And the sign adds to the charm!!! :)

Anna Jane said...

i'm going to need to see these $8 pants...how do you find such treasures? also, wish i could pull off a jean jacket like you :)

Courtney Erin said...

You're such a rebel! And I've got to see these $8 pants, they sound like a sweet score.

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

lopezjennylopez said...

You look amazing, love the whole outfit!!!
The lighting effec kind ok beige is great !

OX
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Megan said...

if i lived there i would so take a photo of you sporting those $8 pants. i always say "if i lived by you"...well maybe i should just freaking move. make things alot easier.

for not wanting to get outta bed...you sure do look stunning! and i am looking for bracelets like that...i love them :-)

happy bachelorette day LOL. ;-)have a great one!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Hahaha, I feel like you are flying by the seat of your pants most days, but your pics suggest that you have professionals planning your photo shoots ;) Love your breezy outfit!

Kim said...

You seriously crack me up! I died reading this post. You look fabulous, and I would be the same way taking these photos - waiting for the cops to bust me! You look awesome - that skirt is great.

Torrie said...

No, I don't check their sales, but damn... 75%???

I will now!!

And $8 pants?? You're killin' me here. These are the type of bargains that {my} dreams are made of!!

Love these pictures, love your outfit, and it is very clear that the chef *loves you :).

Mo Pie, Please said...

Oh Carrie - you look so fabulous in this outfit! And again, your commentary left me cracking up!

Marjorie Rose said...

I know what you mean about taking pictures when you've got something remotely decent to post about.. but this was worth it. That is a seriously cute Saturday outfit from head-to-ring-to-toe!

Annie said...

Carrie, you look gorgeous as usual!! I hope you're doing great.. I have so much catching up to do on your posts!!

kimbirdy said...

i am completely in love with that skirt!! wow, it's cute.

la petite coquine said...

You really need to cut it out. How can one person be so stylish and well accessorized at an ungodly hour of the morning, still hung over from discussions of duct tape? It's just not FAIR, Carrie!

P.S. Can you tell I'm totally addicted to Ms Grace's coverage, too?

Jess said...

That skirt is GORGEOUS! The colors, the pattern, the flow, I seriously love everything about it....

and P.S. Bachelorette is set on my DVR - looking forward to another discussion of her ridiculousness....

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Never let me know where you live because I will raid your closet and that skirt is coming with me (among other faves like a few Tucker blouses). Hi from India!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Marie a la Mode said...

I LOVE these photos Carrie! And your skirt is divine : ) I hope you didn't get arrested.

Bonnie said...

This might be my favorite post ever of yours because I feel the exact same way all.the.time. As much of a badass as I am, I get super nervous when the police are involved. This is why I never break laws. Except for speed limits. Because those don't really count.

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Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love your skirt! Can we switch weather for like a week? It's supposed to be 102-105 degrees this week. Might be getting out of here...!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Love this outfit! I think you have mastered the art of dressing stylishly chic in a pinch! xo

Claire Kiefer said...

That is one beautiful skirt. I love it. And it's warm up here in the bay, too! 86 degrees today, even! Would that I were at the beach instead of at a desk in my nonprofit's office gazing out the window.

Amber Blue Bird said...

these photos came out really good and I adore your skirt and those glasses...and yeah I like everything about this post :)

Anna of IHOD said...

Oh my goodness too funny!!!

I adore this ensemble! GORGEOUS from head to toe!

RedPoppy said...

I love these photos! The quality is fan and vintage, and I love everything about your outfit x redpoppyfashion.blogspot.com

Val said...

I adore this outfit and photos. Perfect!

Taj Acosta said...

Lvoe the skirt girl, and the cute sandals! Can't wait to see the $8 pants too! xo

My Heart Blogged said...

I love that skirt on you. Sounds like Chef is a bit of a risk taker, and isn't afraid of the law. The pictures did come out awesome though, so it was totally worth it for you to risk your life.

Julie and Lauren said...

These are great photos and I love the suede fringe bag. XO

She Wore It Well said...

i see sunshine! i haven't seen sunshine in months down here :((

big hugs and kisses xoxoxoxo

Caroline said...

SWOOOOOOOON!

Kavery said...

That skirt is seriously pretty. The colour,the fabric, I like everything about it. And the shots with you in front of the signs are hilarious. Some folk love putting up signs everywhere!

Marcie said...

Great photos. I just love the hippie tint in the photos! You look amazing as usual.

Fashion Therapist said...

Calypso has the BEST sales - esp when everything is an additional 50% off that's the best score.

this free bird said...

agreed!

Jessica @ Beautify My Life said...

Love this look! You should wear those aviators every.single.day because they look awesome on your face. And I'm jealous.

Jamie said...

I SO love this skirt! This entire outfit is pretty awesome in fact! I think it's adorable that you can meet him around town to do outfit pics. Super handy to have an on call photog!

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Lisa Griffin said...

Wow either you or Chef are getting picture fancy- these have a very cool desert tint to them!
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Wander.Lust said...

lovely skirt, i am also really digging your ring from that second shot. hope you are having a wonderful week :)

STYLE'N said...

Gorgeous outfit Carrie and love the skirt! Your posts are so entertaining...and I love it esp since there is nothing on TV these days :) Now I just need to catch up with all the posts I have missed!!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Ah Carrie I'm loooving this so much! The skirt speaks to me. And I lurve Calypso! So, so much. We used to have a Calypso outlet about an hour outside of the city that I spent way too many hours of my life and dollars from my bank account at but it was so well worth it. I still have things from probably like 10 years ago that never grow old. It closed down maybe two years ago I still miss it with all my heart!

Alexa said...

Haha. this is so awesome Carrie. Your skirt is adorable and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post, hilarious. Thanks also for coming by my blog! Means a lot. Hope all is well! :)
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

MT Days & Nights said...

I've been looking for a cute denim jacket like that to throw on over my summer dresses!

Jessica said...

I don't know how the pro bloggers do it - outfit photos are stressful sometimes!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

great outfit!

I totally agree about signs like that... they really freak me out!

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

chef shot in the sunnies! :)

Johanna said...

I wish I could raid your closet. Seriously.

mary shouvlin said...

absolutely in love with that skirt! xo

drollgirl said...

love this outfit! fab!

and $8 pants?! WTH! what a score!

Kara said...

I spot a chef! I'm sooo like that too= miss goody-good afraid of breaking the law and dealing with cops! getting a bit anxious seeing these pics

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