Monday, June 27, 2011

Eight Dollar Pants

What can I tell you?  It's Sunday night as I type this and my wrist is feeling slightly better.  In fact it's already seizing up and I'm only on sentence number two.  So much for that idea.  Pardon me while I pull myself together for a quick weekend rundown:  slept for hours with windows open and a light breeze blowing, ate pint after pint of raspberries, threw a few more things in the closet purge pile, watched waaaaaaay too much Dateline and am contemplating joining the FBI, and on Friday night seated someone at a table at the Chef's restaurant when everyone else was busy with other customers (where's my tip? hehe). 

Things are going well for him--so far so good as the saying goes.  It's incredibly exciting to watch it all play out from the sidelines.  The crazy start-up hours have left me with a lot of time on my hands and even though there are plenty of things I could be doing *ahem cleaning* somehow I'm just taking a moment to do nothing much.  It feels nice to pause and regroup for the first time in over a year.  Last Sunday I woke up with hours of free time and instead of racing off on an errand rolled down to the flea market to take a gander.  More like a jackpot.  There were so many treasures to be found that day.  What was supposed to be a simple jaunt turned into a 3 hour marathon.  I left with bag filled with 70's vintage gems--amongst them these $8 pants.  Yes I said EIGHT DOLLAR PANTS.  My own little dream come true.

~Outfit details:  Hat-Hat Attack, Vest-H&M, Chambray Blouse-Gap, Belt-Anthropologie,
Pants-Vintage, Sunnies-Target, Bracelet-Brooklyn Thread~
Who ever let these go?  WHO?? I spotted them after pilfering through racks and racks of
crazy ol' 70's dresses and skirts.  Unable to believe my eyes I screamed out, 'HOW MUCH?!?'
while a young Hispanic guy laughed hysterically and said the word 'eight'.  
Unable to contain myself I screamed incredulously, 'EIGHT? EIGHT DOLLARS?,' 
as he nodded wildly.  He had a live one.
'SOLD!!!,' is the final thing I remember hollering while rooting for my wallet.
Somewhere in flea market land the word loco was used a lot that day.
They're the perfect pants for spotting shed snail shells in the dirt.  
Eye of the Tiger.  
For some reason I feel like saying, 'Ahoy Matey' every time I look at this picture.  
Land ahead?

Off to continue resting my wrist and staring at the eight dollar pants.  Let's see how long this can go on for.

79 comments:

Katie said...

Why aren't there good flea markets around me? I'm missing out on...things I don't even know that I'm missing out on because I'm missing them.

On that note I think I should go to bed.

I am Megan said...

I also had a little problem with my wrist this weekend, it felt like a sharp pain inside the bone, and shot up to my elbow. Not sure whether itd carpal tunnel though. I've never seen a doctor about it.

I love those pants, they are brilliantly awesome!

Marcela said...

Those pants are lovely. So is the whole outfit!

Glad to hear the restaurant goes well. Still too bad I cant try out! :-S

Have a lovely week!

xx
M.

kris said...

They're incredible. And you styled your look to perfection. Which flea market?

annelise said...

Those pants are insane - in a good way. No-one else could look good in them, you totally own them.

Eda ♥ said...

Love how boho-chic this look is...those trousers are fabulous!

Eda ♥

Lori said...

You are too funny ~ those pants take me back to my childhood and feeling groovy! Rest that wrist ~ sending you a big hug from the north. xo

RosaLovesDC said...

Love your $8 pants, they are so you girl!

Polly said...

I love your enthusiasm, and those pants are a treasure and a half.

Debby said...

Carrie, you are too cute. Only you could totally rock these pants. So glad to hear that the Chef's new venture is a success. Next time I make it to Cali I'm eating there and not only can you seat me, we can dine together! xo

Daisy said...

better rest your wrist up for the bachelorette! ;)

those pants are insanely cool and something only you could pull off with such finesse and style. I wish Boston had a flea market!!

Closet Fashionista said...

WOW! Those pants are sooo cool!!!!!! I think you are the only person who could pull those off, I would look like a clown...but you look PERFECT!!! AHHH!!! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

You are the queen of the find!!

LyddieGal said...

You look like you've just been torn from the pages of vogue in this outfit!
Your $8 pants are such a little gem of a find - forget about contemporary clothes witt 70's inspiration - you've got the real deal!

Tanvi said...

Those pants are goin to give me sleepless nights!!! I love the last shot too ... Seems symbolic in some way, just don't know which way! :)

♡ from © tanvii.com

Judy C said...

I love the whole outfit. But it makes me want to say "Peace out". Brings back memories.

kimbirdy said...

haha, you are all kinds of fabulous. :) and those pants were made for you, a gift from the universe!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Rock star!

'Nuff said.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

agnes said...

wouah....une tenue qui te vas vraiment très très bien, j'adore.

Ton pantalon est superbe, tout me plait

Lynzy said...

Oh EM GEE this is the most fantastic pair of pants I have ever laid eyes on. Seriously, love them!

Cara said...

I think ONLY YOU could pull these fab pants off! LOVE!

Megan said...

AMAZING. I have no other words.

Taylor said...

Ok, i NEED to borrow those STAT!!! I love!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

CARRRRIEEEEEE

i LOVE LOVE LOVE these - i got Taka pants sorta' like these - but these $8 find and fit u PERFECTLY - sooooo good!

*kiss kiss*
Erika @ ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Hi Blogger Friends today is the LAST DAY to stop by and ENTER~Light as a Feather necklace GIVEAWAY~ it’s an almost $50 value!

Courtney Erin said...

Can I just say that I think you make a totally badass FBI agent? Seriously, I fully support this career aspiration. And I'm not just saying that because I'm in the process of re-watching the X Files and so think the FBI is crazy awesome. Oh and $8 pants? Are you freaking kidding me? They're so you - love them!!!!

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

lopezjennylopez said...

FANTASTIC!!! I tell you something, when I get to find such a bargain with such a good price I get to feel something inside myself that I don't know how to describe, is like a grand satisfaction...anyways you look awesome and the whole outfit AGAIN is FANTASTIC!!!

Higgenbottom said...

oh. my. goodness! These pants are absolutely amazing! Such a great find! Sounds like a productive weekend to me!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

Great find and great outfit!

Marie a la Mode said...

There's nothing better than a post title that reads "Eight Dollar Pants" to get my attention ; ) They're gorgeous! Paired with your platforms, they are perfect!

Dancing Branflake said...

I am so excited for the restaurant! That must be incredibly exciting to see it from the start.

You look gorgeous!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I think I actually gasped a little when I scrolled down and saw the pants. They are perfect - and so perfectly you! Even better is picturing you chasing bad guys in that outfit.

Jenn

TheChambrayCountess said...

Those pants are SO you! And I can't believe they were only $8!!!! I am glad to hear the restaurant is getting busy, keep us posted!

Ashleigh said...

Stop it. WHO would let those go for sure?! Oh well, lucky you - you're rocking the hell out of them!!

Linh said...

Oh. My. Goodness. You look so great!!! $8?? Why can't I ever find great stuff like that?!?! Love it. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. Good luck on the contest and I just followed back because your blog is full of awesomeness! :)
xoxo
-linh
http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

Indie.Tea said...

Ooo, lucky you! Those are fabulous. And $8 - double-fabulous!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

ha I love them. I recently was cleaning out my mothers old closet and found some very similar orange flowered pants my mom use to wear all the time. Of course I had to snag them from my sisters. Too bad I am about 7 inches taller than she was. Makes me miss my mom.

Kristin said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry. My mama had that...It's brutal! LOVE the pants and...can I borrow your tan? hahaha

chellemorgan said...

Those pants are fabulous!! I can't believe they were eight dollars, what a find. Your blog is great, you have amazing style!

Xo Chelle
discoveringelegance.com

Ms. Givens said...

These photos are so perfect!
Hope your wrist feels better soon.

**rk** said...

$8 pants!! so awesome, and loving your style.

Ashley said...

Ahh I love those pants! I completely understand your screaming when you found them - I'd have done the same! You look faaaabulous in them! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

la petite coquine said...

You are KILLING ME with these pants. I am so in love.

Hope the wrist is feeling better, and when you doubt, you know a surefire remedy-margaritas and the Bachelorette! Can't wait to hear what you have to say tomorrow!

xox, Lena

Kai.Mercado. said...

Um yeah this might be my favorite outfit of yours ever...those pants are TO DIE FOR!!

Kai.Mercado. said...

Um yeah this might be my favorite outfit of yours ever...those pants are TO DIE FOR!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

8 dollars for those groovy pants! Now thats a score for the record books

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

holy balls you and this outfit belong in a free people catalog...those pants are pure amazingness! xo

tifsong said...

coolest pants ever.

Kara said...

Love it! I've been wanting to make some cool, wide leg pants like this after seeing the gold Michael Kors diy on style scrapbook a while ago. I love it in a fabric like that... you find the best stuff!

kendall k. said...

Those are freakin' amazing!! you wear them well. and good for you for relaxing a bit...must take time for yourself :) xo

Josie said...

Carrie, no one does boho chic quite like you. You're WORKING your $8 pants! And I love them with the thick belt and that darling little vest.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

OneCraftyFox said...

Wowza!! Those pants are crazy wild, but you somehow make them work, lol.

Have an awesome week, babe :)

Jessica said...

That's some divine shopping karma, miss!

And if it makes you feel any better, I'm nursing a sore arm from a tetanus shot. Blech.

My Heart Blogged said...

Those pants were made for you! The print, and cut are so Bohemian it's almost too much (I kid, I kid).

Tracy D said...

You are wearing the hell out of those pants, wow...great find!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Wow!
Stunning images. Love the first photo.

Isabel said...

those are some amazing $8 pants! awesome find!

Kavery said...

Cannot get over your Eight Dollar pants. Yep - I even had to use capitals right there. So chic and right for summer.

Heather P said...

What a great find!

Torrie said...

Can I just say- I freakin' LOVE Katie's comment?? Is there a "professional commenter" positions around??

Okay- now for *my comment. These pictures belong IN A CATALOGUE Carrie. Seriously. I love everything about them.

heather said...

I don't even need to leave this comment, because you must already know it. But I will anyway. Everything about this outfit is amazing! And those pants!!! You seriously make me want to attack the flea markets... One of these days I will!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

ummmmm, you look AMAZING, are you kidding me?? I could never rock those like that. I heart you Carrie!!! Amazing in every way.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Those pants are incredible! And you, of course, put an amazing outfit together that all works so well together.
That is great you've been having more free time lately. That is important to have (and to rest your wrists!).

Since it's Bachelorette night, I thought I'd mention I saw the Bentley part, but my throbbing headache couldn't take the rest of the show, so I look forward to your update.

Christie M said...

Haute Haute Haute! Love this look on you!!

http://icanstyleu.com/blog/

Allergic to Vanilla said...

supreme perfection C!

xo Carlina

taylorbigler said...

DYING. love it. those pants are so legit.

Bad Joan said...

Those pants are awesome!! Love your outfit.

http://blog.badjoan.com/

tara said...

i L-O-V-E your pants! too cool, you can so rock that vintage vibe, and i love it!

xoxo,
tara

www.thewondergirl.com

Lacey in the City said...

You are so darn fabulous. Period.

alli/hooray said...

Eight dollar pants?! It's like a Christmas miracle. And you totally rock them.

ps. apologies for being worst blog-friend ever lately, busy summer...think I have a billion posts starred in my poor Reader (including those awesome red pants you wore last week).

Annie said...

omg they are sooooooo fun! they look awesome on you!! and $8?!!? wow. I love all of this free time you've been having and so glad you're using it to just chill outtt. and so happy to hear things are going well for the Chef!! xo

Annie said...

omg they are sooooooo fun! they look awesome on you!! and $8?!!? wow. I love all of this free time you've been having and so glad you're using it to just chill outtt. and so happy to hear things are going well for the Chef!! xo

Annie said...

omg they are sooooooo fun! they look awesome on you!! and $8?!!? wow. I love all of this free time you've been having and so glad you're using it to just chill outtt. and so happy to hear things are going well for the Chef!! xo

Annie said...

omg they are sooooooo fun! they look awesome on you!! and $8?!!? wow. I love all of this free time you've been having and so glad you're using it to just chill outtt. and so happy to hear things are going well for the Chef!! xo

PursuitOfLLT said...

this carpal tunnel business needs to skedaddle!

and those pants are so you and i don't know you. how is this possible? i swear you're actually the head of design for free people!

She Wore It Well said...

$8!!!!

i love how you've teamed them with the outfit! perfection

AMINTA said...

I can´t love more this pictures!! The pants are amazing!!! so 70s chic..

Following for sure!!
amintasfashion

Emily said...

OHMYGOD THOSE PANTS!!!! I am so in love with them! What an amazing flea market find.

Jacquelyn said...

OMG your outfit is awesome!!!! I love your blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by mine! Hope you'll be back again

xo Jackie
http://livingaftermidnite.blogspot.com

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

Oh my gosh! We are absolutely IN love with this entire ensemble! The pants! The hat! We love it all. It looks fierce on you too! The print is so fun and so chic!

xx,
-davie+erica

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