Monday, August 8, 2011

Simple Sunday

I don't know about you, but Sunday is one of my favorite days.  It's a day of no set agenda, fly by the seat of your pants, lounge in the sun (or on the couch) and relish the moments as they pass.  Yesterday we were about to go our separate ways for the day when the Chef decided to take a late lunch outside his own restaurant just after opening.  Impromptu lunch date? Um, okay! Mid-day margarita? Count me in.

While weeding out the closet on Saturday for late summer/early fall planning, I came across my pink blazer (last seen here) immediately deciding it has not had enough play on the blog.  This is one of those purchases I keep at the forefront of my mind--saw it, left it behind and later had to track it down 15 ways from Thursday to eventually find one in my size.  *Note to self: get it when you see it and take it back if you change your mind thereby avoiding my size is no longer available-itis.*    I tossed it on with a pair of my go-to Current/Elliott shorts (thanks Gilt Groupe), a simple white t-shirt and a pair of Converse sneakers.  It's true what they say:  simple is best.  It was a great lunch outfit, but carried me throughout the day as well.  Recipe for success!

~Outfit details:  H&M-Blazer (similar herehere, here), James Perse-T-shirt, 
Current/Elliott- Boyfriend Shorts (here and here)
Old Stud Handmade-Belt, Converse-Sneakers, Spitfire-Sunglasses (similar)~
Pink Blazer-Check!
Piles of my fave jewelry--Check!
Rings:  Dean Davidson (similar in smoky topaz), Melinda Maria Link Oxidized
Bracelets: Leather--Motif56 and PANYC, Friendships c/o Rosa Loves DC
Sneakers--Check!
Wind in my hair-check!

Spill it--how was your weekend? I spent Saturday with a butterfly while overhearing the guys next door talk about dating in a scene straight out of Swingers.  Delightful!

60 comments:

RosaLovesDC said...

Your outfit has "SUNDAY" written all over, LOVE it!

Polly said...

I just love your outfit, so simple yet so stylish, the blazer is perfect in every way.
So my weekend was a bit up and down. A great night with my mum on Saturday night then Sunday a very very sick little boy which has continued on today. Finally this evening he seems to be on the mend but I have been so worried about him, I think it might be the most unwell he has ever been.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Don't you just Adore Sundays;)
It's my favourite day of the week.
To be idle, swan about the house in my dressing gown, read, listen to music or meet friends for brunch. I like your Sunday outfit; casual, relaxed, functional and practical.

SomeKindOfStyle said...

looking lovely! the light blazer is wonderful...

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Lori said...

Sunday is my favorite day too ~ it is a time to lounge around in pj's ~ drink a pot of coffee and making brunch. We sit and eat and then figure out what we are going to do if anything! We went to the inlaws cottage for the afternoon and supper ~ had a little impromptu gathering and those are always the best. xo

jen said...

Sundays are the best - wake up before the rest of the fam, drink coffee outside on the deck with my kitties, and then enjoy a scooby doo marathon with my husband and 5 year old son. awesome!

Closet Fashionista said...

Loooove that blazer!!
My weekend was good...but busy... 2/3 of it was camping and 1/3 of it was spent with my family because my cousins from Ohio are visiting :)
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Tanvi said...

Simple at its BEST!!! Love that ring too. Weekend was great. Perfect and relaxing!

♡ from © tanvii.com

Lisa Griffin said...

perfectly casual! i have a pair of bensimon high tops i've been dying to break out but wasn't sure how, now i do :)
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briannelee said...

Very pretty! I love it paired with the jean shorts.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

super cute babes - i LOVE chucks!!!! - hey remember when i was DYING to get a kick ass pair of moccassins - GOT EM in Vermont - LOVE EM - those babies replaces evertything!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Headed to the airport with child to fly home from a weekend in Denver. I need to self medicate to try and make it through today! We need to catch up lady...miss ya.

hip hip gin gin said...

You look adorable! And I am desperately trying to teach myself the lesson of getting things when I see them and taking back if I change my mind. I don't really get my size-itis, I wait so long the thing is just unavailable in any size period.

LyddieGal said...

You make your cutoffs the perfect mix of polished and offbeat - that blazer... drools...

Chic on the Cheap

Taylor said...

This is a TAYLOR outfit like you wouldn't BELIEVE!!!!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!!

Cara said...

ADORE your outfit sweets!
PS. Still pretty upset I didn't buy that blazer :(

Daisy said...

i think when the outfits are simpler I notice how pretty you are even more!

Micah said...

You always manage to look gorgeous. I envy the apparent ease you have in choosing outfits.

Leah said...

LOVE this casual yet chic outfit for a Sunday of chillin'. Sunday are the best for doing whatever you want, when you want! I napped.

xo L.

Debby said...

LOVE this! I want the pink blazer. Love the entire ensemble from your pretty pink nails to the comfy converse. Happy Monday, Carrie! Here's to a great week. xo

Courtney Erin said...

Oh Carrie, I adore casual you. Because casual you involves denim shorts and a stunning pink blazer. And that is awesome.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Annie said...

You look ADORABLE. You're really making me want cut offs & converse stat! xo

Annie said...

p.s. your hair is looking amazing Carrie! I finally got a much needed trim yesterday. and a pedicure. :) happy to say we are also all moved in as of Saturday night! yayyy for that

Ms. Givens said...

Hi Carrie. My Sunday was plain to say the least.
But I am ok with that. :)

just a girl said...

Such a great outfit and, girl, you have amazing legs!!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Simple IS best! I love your tan, too ;)

Carly said...

You look wonderful! I adore your blazer. This is such a great summer outfit. Easy and chic.

saltandpine said...

I love this simple outfit--perfect for my little beach town. Maybe that's why I'm drawn to it? You look gorgeous!

Sara Szatmary said...

Your outfit is the epitome of summer cool! Love it!

modanista junkie said...

Your pink blazer is super fun and fab!! Love it.

My weekend was pretty chill and boring. Lol.


xoxo,
Mel

Dancing Branflake said...

What did I do? Haha! I had the craziest weekend ever. I blogged about it but in a nut shell met some fabulous people and hung out in a VIP suite.
I love how well you mix casual and pulled together so effortlessly. Love the pink blazer!

Kai.Mercado. said...

love the look and the blazer/sneaker combo!!

p.s. we have the same color nails right now...soul sister! lol

Kim said...

Love your outfit - it's so simple but chic! Who knew you could rock sneakers and look this good? ;)
I love Sundays too, but mine was spent on the couch and back and forth to bed. I had an EPIC saturday night which included meeting a group of British guys, who own oil fields and couldn't have their picture taken. Needless to say, it was the best bday my friend has ever seen, and we drank Cristal for free ;)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

simple sundays are the best. Your outfit definitely feels simple and perfect for a relaxing day!

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Jess said...

That blazer is perfection, and I love how you paired it with jorts and converses! I can totally see myself wearing this.

Just got back from vacay yesterday, and I'm definitely dragging today. Think I need another cup or two of coffee...

Miranda said...

Love this look =) I think these kinds are my favorite when its so simple but yet you look so put together. Just love it =)

audrey marie said...

i had such a great weekend - sounds like you did too! love the mix of the blazer and converses in this outfit!

la petite coquine said...

I love this all kinds of ways-perfect for an impromptu lunch and mid-day margaritas, which really, tops all other weekending activities.

Santina said...

I love this look! It's totally something I would wear, and I think you could keep everything the same and swap out the shoes for endless options.

My weekend left me exhausted! My best friend was in town, and it was a weekend of non-stop eating, drinking and shopping...I need sleep!

Santina
http://stylebysantina.blogspot.com/

Marie a la Mode said...

The pink really suits your skin tone. Love how you styled the whole outfit! And I am so jealous of that ocean in the background!!!!

Anna Jane said...

perfect sunday outfit! love that blazer, carrie!

Kimberly said...

Hey !
Some times less is more, don't you agree ?
I'm loving your ''arm party'', it looks really hype plus it matches your nail polish :)
XOxo

Sarah CHIC NEVERLAND said...

i like so much this chic easy outfit!

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Melanie said...

I really, really like this outfit. You look effortlessly chic. And clearly you know how to wear chucks. I used to have a pair, but I thought they were too "High School" on me. You look grown up and sophisticated. Love this!

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Mandy at Life in the Fashion Lane said...

This looks so FAB! I keep trying to pair blazers with shorts and can't find the right combo. LOVE the color of the blazer too!! SO pretty

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

you are seriously killing me with this outfit! The epitome of casual chic..love! xo

Style, She Wrote said...

Great casual look. Love the Converse! xo style, she wrote

mmish said...

i love white converse :D

My Heart Blogged said...

I love an easy breezy Sunday.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Loving this and you're right - a simple look can also totally rock!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Marissa said...

I love the sneakers and blazer combo! Lunch dates are the best aren't they? They're always so unexpected.

Kristin said...

I'm ALWAYS down for a midday 'rita! And that teardrop finger candy is delish lady!

Stephanie said...

I love that blazer! I used to love Sundays, too, but now that we have a long distance relationship going on, they're one of my least favorite days of the week. Sunday nights when the boyfriend and I have to part ways for the week. :(

But Saturdays ... Oh man I love Saturdays!!

Dawn said...

THAT is super cute!!!
(And I would kill for legs like that by the way!!!!!)

Josie said...

I love Sundays. Almost as much as I love that jacket and killer shorts you're wearing!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Liz said...

LOVE your outfit! the layered bracelets and hot pink nails are AWESOME!!!

Mary Lane said...

I love that blazer and love the Barbie pink nail polish!

http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

Johanna said...

I'm such a converse girl and I love your remix on the blazer paired with these. Perfection!

Arrow said...

Your converse sneakers are sooo cute and i am just loving your blazer!

ps: why is your hair so perfect?

April said...

love your blazer!

xo

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