Monday, June 6, 2011

Shaking it Up

Okey dokey I was about to start typing and we had an earthquake.  Let's hope we don't have another.

Pause.  

It's just after midnight on Sunday evening/Monday morning.

Lampshade's swinging.

Let's cut to the chase in case I have to get in a door jamb.  On Friday I was all geared up to meet Torrie and Danielle in LA for dinner.  Poor Danielle had the day from hell flying in from OKC -- suspicious package at the airport had her stuck outside for 4 hours waiting to board, missing her connection and then having to re-route.  You never would have known it because she was in great spirits when I got to the hotel to pick the two of them up (Torrie is far more together than I am and can make it places "on time" vs screeching up w/moments to spare hence she was already with Danielle when I arrived).  

Sadly we didn't even think to get a photo.  Instead we got caught up over cocktails and terrific food, talking about anything and everything under the sun.  It was a super relaxing evening and I'm so glad I didn't wuss out and stay home.  For me there's always those moments:  what if they don't like me, what if I stick my foot in my mouth (uh hello, it is me), what if my hair's a wreck...and, of course, what to wear?  Thankfully Friday was a gong show of epic proportions at work so I skated out racing against the clock.  There was no time to over think the outfit.  I reached in the closet, pulled out some faves, glared at my fuzz mop of hair and ran out the door.  

Today when the Chef asked what I wore I tossed on the outfit and had him take some pictures.  This is my confession:  slapping on something from two days ago in a Sunday stupor.  In my defense I can't get enough of these crazy pants (first seen here).

~Madewell-Silk Safari Shirt, H&M-Vest, Free People-Extreme Wide Legs, J.Crew Belt, 
Sorial-Handbag, Sunnies-Spitfire~
~PANYC & Motif 56 Bracelets, Melinda Maria, random silver and Flea Market Dancing Ring~
I have to say I never really fancied myself a structured silk blouse kinda girl, but 
Madewell has completely sucked me in.  I want to wear this top every day.
Pants.
Pants. 
Pants.
Obsessed with these pants.  
Over dinner we discussed the blogger side profile pose, how much easier it is.  
Yes.  In this case it was also the "freaking hurry up the hipsters are coming" pose. 
Awkward moment much?
Dancing pants.  Wind blowing the pant legs around pants.
Can I live at this house pants?
Try to tear yourself away from the pants for a moment and examine the house behind me.
Mmmkay? 
If this keeps up maybe I should start a series: Carrie & Her Outfits go House Hunting.
Dear French Doors:  please be mine. 

On a happy note I've typed my way through this without any aftershocks.  Here's to it staying that way.  I mean it is Monday after all.  Yaaaawwwwwn.

63 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

So nice that you met up with blogging frineds for a delicious meal sprinkled with laughter.
Those trousers are so trendy this season. I fancy that fanciable blouse/top. I like the romance of the lace detail. xx

Josie said...

You take photos in the prettiest neighborhoods, Carrie. And is it not normal to just get dressed up super quickly to take outfit photos and then throw on my Nike shorts again? Whoops. That's how most of my outfit posts are born...
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

jeana said...

So stylish! Love love the details on the shirst's lace. Rocker chick it is. wowaccountforsale

RosaLovesDC said...

I love meeting other bloggers IRL too. I was able to meet with a few of my favorite JCrew Aficionadas in DC as well and forgot my camera. But we had cocktails and yummy food. Those pants are just so perfect on you!

agnes said...

superbe tenue, j'adore ton jean

Judy C said...

I was around during the hippie days. Every sort of jeans imaginable were worn. But I can't get with the really big bell jeans. Granted they look adorable on you. But a big belly like I have now makes them look just awful on me. The rest of your outfit makes my list of "I wish I had that". And the house is adorable.

Daisy said...

love it whenever those pants show up. Also - dying for that house - so picture perfect!!

Debby said...

So glad the earthquake was not serious. Seriously, Carrie, how could anyone not like you?! I am sure they LOVED you.... you are the funniest girl out there! That house is adorable. Maybe you need to knock on their door and ask if you can get inside to take photos for your blog.. ha ha! xo

Jessica said...

The pants are incredible!

And I think you need to own that house someday. Outfit photos near it everyday? Yes, please! (But perhaps I'm a bit biased since the house matches my beloved Kate Spade pumps.)

Closet Fashionista said...

Loveeee this outfit!! You look awesome!
(and oooh that house! the color is so fun! :D )
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

You are just as sweet and funny in person as you are on here. I felt 100% at ease with you and loved every minute of it.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

And thank you earth for waiting to shake until I left. I had my share when I lived in CA, I am happy to have missed this one.

marissa said...

i love the top! and all of your amazing rings! ahh! i have never felt an earthquake before and i'm pretty sure i don't want to. glad you're ok!

Jen said...

I LOVE the jeans! I found your blog not long ago and have really come to look forward to your posts. Thanks!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Gotta love those pants! You style them so well-- and you survive earthquakes with ease-- truly inspirational ;)

kimbirdy said...

aw, i'm glad you got to have fun with some fellow bloggers. and i love those pants too! they're wild and awesome! :)

Tanvi said...

Those pants are riddic!!!

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Courtney Erin said...

Blogger meet ups are so fun! Earthquakes are much less so. And I love those crazy pants too - somehow they are just so perfectly you!

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

LyddieGal said...

Even when you say you threw something on without even thinking, you still manage to look amazing. Those pants will never get enough love, and I'm crazy about the simple and beautiful lace vest!

Chic on the Cheap

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So cool that you guys got to meet up! I love meeting other bloggers. Seriously I always have more in common with them than some of my real life friends. LOL. Oh and more often than not I forget to take pix. Silly me :)

Love the outfit! Wish I could pull those jeans off. Seriously do.... xoxo

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I would have that same anxiety.....I often find myself laughing at the Wrong moments and lately I can't even speak without my tongue getting tied. Such is life.

Dancing Branflake said...

So glad you're okay! I hate earthquakes (but who likes them anyway).

I love all the houses in your posts. So fun!

Val said...

Your pants are beyond words awesome!!

Ashley said...

Ah I hope you're alright after the earthquake! I couldn't live somewhere with earthquakes, I felt a small one once and FREAKED OUT. LoL! Anyways, I still loooooove those jeans! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

la petite coquine said...

I'm glad someone else has fessed up that blogger meet ups make them a nervous wreck-I just want them to love me in real life! But how could you worry with the PANTS on? They're like talismans for the legs!

fshnonmymind said...

I so wish I lived on the west coast or was at least planning a trip because you seem like a gal who would be a blast to meet. Glad you ladies had some fun!!

Those pants were totally made for you. Very few chicks can pull off such extreme pants and you just do it so well.

French doors and fancy pants closet space make my toes curl in sheer delight, lol. I love that house behind you!! So cute, especially in that turquoise color.

Marie a la Mode said...

I love your crazypants! And your blouse, it's gorgeous! An earthquake? Oh no. I hope that's the last one. Ever.

Did I tell you I found the Free People you told me about in Scottsdale? I thanked you in my second last post. I bought a gorgeous ring and a boho-chic white top that I'll be wearing in a post soon. So THANK YOU! I loved the store! And the sales woman just so happened to be from Edmonton! What are the chances??

Heather said...

You look gorgeous! Wow, I thought I was the only one that had that anxiety and opted out of some social situations lol. Love that house - so adorable!

heather said...

I'm supposed to be working. S + my bro took baby R to the store for a couple hours so I could get a good chunk of work done. But I've spent the last half hour or so catching up with you and yours. Sending lots of love and light your way. So happy to hear Pat's operation went well. What a poignant question about one breast. Thinking of her. xoxox

Keira L. said...

This outfit is fan-freakin-tastic. I can't pick my favorite piece... which means it's a win.

Torrie said...

Okay. Lots to say here, but my mom just called and informed me that she's stopping by for a couple of hours (there goes my blog reading time... I was just getting started too!). So I'll be quick!

Totally agree with Danielle. You were exactly how you represent yourself on your blog, and that is saying a lot. A sense of authenticity is such an important quality, and let me tell you- it shines loud and clear in your spirit and overall being. And- your hair is beautiful, and looked beautiful on that night... NO resemblance to a mop whatsoever ;).

As I shared, I'm a little obsessed with your bracelet, and I'm so glad you shared where it from. I seriously love it. Quick question- where do you recommend buying one (or a similar one) from?? I don't know if I'll buy, but I might- now or in the future!

Hope your Monday's going smoother than your Friday :).

Torrie said...

I love how I say I'm going to be quick, and once I post my comment, it looks like a "novel."

Kara said...

I was gonna say.. that doesn't look like your house (but its really cute!) I know you like taking pics in front of random houses so it's ok. I think of doing that, but always chicken out. Love the pants! I'd want them, but they too much remind me of my freshman in high school days when I'd wear the big jeans and goth(ish) getup...

this free bird said...

Kara you're scaring me with your goth talk. Just saying girl. You've come a looooong way then honey. xo

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh man earthquakes?!?! I would be freaking out. Glad you didnt have to deal with any aftershocks! Have I told you lately how much I love those jeans..no..well I love them.

Bonnie said...

Gaaaaaaahhhhh.. It's those bells again. Cue lusty feelings. And I am not sorry.
Good luck with those 'quakes. I would be curled in the fetal position right now. Crying. But I think you are braver than that.

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Tonya said...

OMG. Youre pants are amazing!! They are so perfect, and I love how you styled them!

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Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

I love those pants as well! The whole outfit looks fabulous, and I'm glad you didn't have any aftershocks! I haven't really been through a real earthquake before, but I'm sure it's very scary! We've only had about 3-4 little baby quakes, that are more of a novelty than anything else. However, we do get tornadoes, which are definitely terrifying.

Suzy said...

Love the denim!! I actually wore a pair just like those in the 70's and LOVED them to DEATH!!! The item you are wearing that I WANT BADLY is the little lace vest from H&M!!! Must. Find. It was probably available and I missed it!
I adore that house in the background - my favorite color!! You look wonderful!

Krystal said...

keep the pants coming i think they are so cute. you should wear them in every post and see if anyone notices? that would be funny but maybe only to me :)

Danielle said...

I totally missed the quake. And we really should have made plans while I was in LA. Next time??

xo

breakfast at toast.

Ms. Givens said...

I want to paint my house that color!

tara said...

carrie! i totally love these crazy pants! they look so awesome on you - hard to pull off but you are doing it!

cheers!
xo,
tara

www.thewondergirl.com

Lori said...

Holy earthquake!! If anyone could pull off those pants it is you ~ I have been there done that ~ even though I was a mere babe at the time. Nuff said.

Lauren and Julie said...

Wow- that's scary! I hope you are ok. It's such a crazy feeling. Love your pants- such a bohemian :)
Xx

Olivia.Dee said...

earthquake in LA!? so glad I didn't feel it down here. i overly freak even though I should be used to them being a southern california native and all...

Sabby V said...

Wow,cool pants. And really love the entire outfit!

Sabrina
http://missworkingirl.blogspot.com/

My Heart Blogged said...

Those pants are rad, and that gorgeous top deserves some attention too. I love the house behind you, especially the color.

Kristin said...

It certainly doesn't look like you just through something together!

Kavery said...

Love the jaunty colours of the house. I did think it was your place 'coz you and your pants look like they belong there. Plus what a gorgeous little jacket you have on.

Fashion Meets Food said...

How fab is your outfit and those pants!!! Oh my word those pants are beyond fabulous!

xo

ps that is my hair! The curl wand is the greatest thing ever! You can make any short or wave or curl with it depending on how tight you wrap and how long you hold it on your hair. It's the most amazing thing ever!!!

Lynzy said...

Loving your hippie vibe girlfriend! that madewell safari shirt is definitely on my wish list and you paired it well with that vest!
xo Lynzy
www.sparklingfootsteps.com

Anna Walker said...

aftershocks!?
Was there an Earthquake recently????
If there was then obviously I missed it [which is an amazingly good thing, I am not a fan of earthquakes!]

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Stacey said...

i haven't experienced an earthquake since leaving Jamaica. i adore the pants and the pretty blouse too. looking gorgeous and the house makes a beautiful background!

20 York Street said...

Earthquakes scare the living Louboutins out of me!

This - you just slapped together? Oh boy, my slapped together is my lulu yoga pants and old t-shirt!

p.s. u always got the best denim babe!

besos,

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Taylor Christian said...

I want to steal those pants and this post! lol..I love the shirt and jewelry also. My brother is a Hendrix fan so this is so awesome.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am so glad the earthquake was only a small one! And fingers crossed that's it!
Those pants are fabulous how they flair out like that. If you keep posting pictures like this, I might just have to get away from my skinny jeans! haha
And that house...love the color. Maybe a little bold for a house around here, but I looove teal.

xoxo

Allergic to Vanilla said...

Love the crazy pants--BANANAS darling. you do hippie/boho so well! this is something my mother would have thrown on in the 70's, so good :)

xo Carlina
AllergicToVanilla.com

Annie said...

really fun/pretty outfit! Fact: Those are the biggest bell bottoms I have EVER seen. :)

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Wow. Cute vest!

Suzie said...

You look fab!! Such a hippie look..I'd love to wear them barefoot..

Emmett Katherine said...

Those pants are insane. In a good way. I know you know what I mean! Love them!

~Em K

dawnmurray said...

THOSE PANTS - ! Gasp. Loooove them. I love that they enter a room before and after you do.

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