Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog Sale Amidst Random Thoughts

Confession time:  Nothing has become my new favorite thing to do.  I'm pretty sure I've worked my way to a silver medal in doing nothing and I've only been practicing for about a week.  Here's the downside:  when you're doing nothing you run the risk of not wanting to return to le work.  I've successfully managed to tell myself enough lies for the past 3 days regarding why it is I don't need to walk around the corner and down the stairs to get the mail out of the slot where the bills aka reality might be.  Well, that and every time I survey the carpeted stairs they are just a little more shredded up by my cats who, if you remember, are waging war on carpets.  Avoidance is the new black. Today I was coerced by the UPS man who, seeing my front deck door open, whistled until I was forced to admit I was home to retrieve the package.  Whew moment occurred when there was a paycheck in the mailbox vs. just a bill. Victory is mine!!

Next week I'll get back to being productive, but for at least the next two days doing nothing reigns supreme.  You should totally give it a try sometime.  Especially you overachievers--it takes a few days to get into it, but once you're there it's really quite an unparalleled experience.

I guess I can't say I've done absolutely nothing because I'm (still) cleaning out the closets.  Before listing anything on eBay I thought I'd toss it up here to see if anyone's interested.  All the stuff is in epic shape.  It'll be first come, first serve so just send me a note to if you're interested/have questions and we can PayPal.  

Martin + Osa XS 100% Cotton T 
Retailed for $39.50 and I'm asking $15.00 + shipping. 
It's brand new, tags still on, never worn.
Why am I selling given my love for M+O?  I have two of them.
And it's not wrinkled.  They were originally rolled at the store and I literally unrolled 
from the bag just a couple days ago (M+O fanatic)
Longer t, perfect with cutoffs, jeans or over a long maxi.

J.Crew XS Bubble Tank--would fit XS or S
Paid $24.99, asking $10 + shipping
Washed, but never worn.  Even as I'm listing I'm having second thoughts.  
Bubble fanatic in the house.  
Also perfect with jeans or cutoffs, and super cute beneath a little jacket.

James Perse, Size 2 (small), 3/4 Sleeve Hoodie
The fabric on this little jacket is super, super soft.
Paid over $100 originally and asking $30 + shipping.
I have washed and worn a few times, but it is in excellent condition.
Love it with bf jeans rolled and a little tank beneath.  

Nordstrom (Brand:  Mica), Size P (waist 25) 
Okay I love this little skirt.
It is adorable with flats, a simple T and a denim jacket tossed over for a Parisian vibe.
I can't remember what I paid, but it was in TBD
Asking:  $15 + shipping

James Perse Cotton/Angora Blend Dress
Size XS/S -- fits slouchier so will fit a size S easily.
Tags still on--don't know why I haven't worn it.
Paid $250 asking $35.
It's Friday and I'm feeling generous.  Basically giving this mother away.
Perfect for fall with thin belt doubled and a pair of knee high boots.

James Perse Long Cotton Button Up XS (attached thin belt hanging in back)
I have this in charcoal and wear it to death so purchased in navy and, of course, haven't worn.
Paid $175 and asking $30.
The light's weird right now so this is the best picture I can get.
What you can't see is that the back of this shirt and sleeves are
 made in Perse's signature soft cotton commonly used on his t-shirts.
I wear mine with skinnies and suede knee high boots--especially great in fall.

I'm still going through things and have more to add next week, but wanted to start clearing out some of my faves off the top.  You know, before I decide I need to keep them.  Send help.

On that note I can't wait to tell you what I saw at the grocery store last night.  People have lost their damn minds is all I have to say.  It's amazing how when you slow down you notice so many more things, right?  I'm not sure this is a good thing or a bad thing though...In any event it's the weekend.  Let's raise our glasses in a toast to summery sunshiny days!  May they go on forever (or at least through October).


Anonymous said...

If I had a hope and a prayer of fitting into any of that (esp the Martin + Osa) I'd be frantically PayPal-ing you right now. Instead I'll just shed a tear at the fact that's not going to happen.

Ok whining is over. I think.

annelise said...

Ditto what Katie said.

Judy C said...

Me too.

Taylor said...

If I didn't have a little bit in teh chest region I'd be all over the top!!!!! And I want to do nothing for days like you!!!!!! I would lay in the sun all day and sleep!

katOUT said...

that last skirt is just darling!!!

i think you need to hang onto it :)

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

I hope you enjoy your Friday and weekend.

The first blouse is adorable.

Courtney Erin said...

I would so buy some of this stuff but you are just a tiny little thing and I could never squeeze myself into an XS! And I really want to hear about whatever it was that went down at the grocery store.

xoxo ~ Courtney

Higgenbottom said...

very cute pieces! i'm especially digging the skirt. too bad i'm a giant compared to you :oD

Josie said...

Carrie, I thought that my favorite thing about your blog was your approachable writing style. Or your ability to throw together impeccable looks. Or perhaps the fact that you're utterly hilarious. But no. It's that we're the same size. Keep cleaning, lady. You'll be hearing from me.
xo Josie

modanista junkie said...

I hear ya. Nothing has been my new favorite thing to do either. I've been completely lazy and I dread to open the door, too when the mail man or fedex guy comes knocking.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing what else you post up! :)

Have a lovely Friday!


Jess said...

Hahah, I have to agree with Josie on everything she wrote!!

Have a great weekend, Carrie!

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

I'm a fan of doing nothing as well. :) I've been doing a little here and there, but I'm really dreading going back to classes in the fall. Ugh. Also, I would totally scoop up that M+O shirt if I were smaller. Alas, I usually wear a medium or large. :P

Stacey said...

darn xs! that martin+ osa top would be going home with me i i weren't preggo, but xs won't fit this here belly:-). happy weekend carrie! xx

la petite coquine said...

I could be so good at doing nothing. After I obsessively clean the entire house, because I have a really hard time relaxing if there's anything dirty within a 300 foot radius.

So you know, nothing after that.

Lisa said...

omgosh i WISH i could will myself into fitting into that martin + osa shirt!!!! damn you and your perfect petite body!

hahaha you were the only one that caught on.. i'm revealing my HOLY GRAIL Chanel next week!!!

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

About doing nothing... so far today I have managed to put on a shirt, and then eat plain dry cheerios out of a plastic cup. I currently have no plans for getting off the couch anytime soon.... So, in summation, I support your lifestyle choice.

STYLE'N said...

I wish I was an XS like you :) super cute pieces Carrie!

whoorl said...

I want the last two! Just emailed you... xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

love the first top's colors and print... have a great weekend!

LyddieGal said...

Totally wish i could fit into the scalloped hem skirt (total scalloped hem addict)

Doing nothing is a great thing, enjoy your next two days of nothing!

kankana said...

I love that skirt .. just too cute!!

heather said...

sounds like me and you need to so some nothing (and some drinking and toasting) together! i would love to do that on the beach, mind...

i'm having the worst time focusing this week, and especially today. full moon madness? enjoy your last couple days of doing nothing... it's maddening and good for the soul if you can complete things like clean out the closet!

Kelsey said...

love the 2nd and last shirts the best- so gorgeous!! :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I can't wait for you to post more stuff because your clothes are seriously beautiful... I am considering the floral print tee, but I look terrible in cap sleeves.

Can I admit something?? I've really, really missed your blog! Life has been so crazy lately and I need to just take a day (or several) to catch up. Can't wait to read about what you've been up to!

Anonymous said...

You are a riot... nothing has been the new black in my mind for awhile now! I can't believe you are selling that skirt... I can only begin to imagine the cute outfits you would style around it. Hope your weekend is terrific, Carrie!! xo

Melissa Blake said...

oh, i love the skirt!

Adele said...

I have been doing nothing for around a year now ahaha... I went on a year abroad and I didn't have to work or anything was amazing! nothing better then selling clothes when you've got the time!


Tracy D said...

If only we were the same size...actually to hell with the blog sale, if only I were EVER that size! I took a 10 month sabbatical from work last year, it's truly addicting. Dangerously so.

Isabel said...

the first tee is super cute and the person who got the 2nd last long grey shirt got a deal!

sadly im on a shopping ban. a real one. :(

school wont pay for its self

Isabel said...

ps by shirt i meant dress. lol

Polly said...

Damn girl, if you are giving that lot away you must have a few little prizes to keep.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Darn your adorable James Perse dress sold! I'm seriously considering the t-shirt though so may be sending you an e-mail anyway. Happy weekend!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Tamara Nicole said...

Ooooh what a great idea to sell on blog! Great job cleaning out the closet Carrie:-)

Kavery said...

No wonder the M+O went so fast. - What a gorgeous piece.

Ashley said...

Ohmygosh it's good those last James Perse pieces are sold already, I'm trying to be on a shopping ban and it was going to take everything in me not to buy them! Oh and also, I'm the queen of doing nothing lately too, it's such a hard cycle to get out of!


Bad Joan said...

Great pieces, can't believe you are parting with them! Can't wait to hear what you saw at the grocery store!

Kristin said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh, how did I miss this? I hope you do it again!


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