Monday, September 12, 2011

Fringe Files

You know how there were the X-Files? Well I'm starting the Fringe Files to document all my fringe-ified outfits--primarily because I've run out of titles. *confession*

Speaking of confessions I don't know about you, but I spent most of yesterday watching 9/11 documentaries.  At first I didn't want to remember because of how sad it is, but then I remembered that I need to remember:  out of respect for the people who died and their surviving family members.  And also so that I don't become lackadaisical about the horrific events that happened that day.  Probably my favorite documentary was the one CBS aired called 9/11:  10 Years Later.  If you didn't catch it I highly recommend picking it up on iTunes.  Two French guys were doing a documentary on a rookie firefighter, and ended up capturing incredible footage at Tower One when one of them went to the scene with Chief Pfeifer.  It took my breath away and captured an insider's view like nothing else I've seen.  Even now, hours later, I can't stop thinking about it.

The only time I managed to get out yesterday was in an attempt to grab brunch.  Upon emerging from the house it became apparent that all the streets were blocked off due to yet another neighborhood event I probably threw out the flyer forso we snapped a few pictures on the spot before rolling back upstairs to bust out the pb&j.  Not nearly the same as chips & salsa with a side of margaritas, but somehow I managed to survive.  Imagine that.

~Outfit: Sportsgirl-Crochet Fringe Sweater Tank (similar), BCBG-Ribbed Lace Tank, 
Elizabeth and James-Stevies (Jimi), Brandy & Melville Fringe Bag (similar)~
I may or may not have worn this tank a few times in the past week.
It is a birthday gift from my dear blogger friend Milijana who always remembers me.  
Hope to meet her in person someday! 
Fact of the matter:  I feel like Sarah Connor from The Terminator in this outfit.
All I need is about 50 more arm workouts and to tone up the junk in the 
trunk so I can kick a head off.  She did girl power like no other!

50 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Glad to see the sun was shining at the weekend for you. You look lovely in warm sunhine. And I did see a few programmes on 9/11. We are all fragile in the face of disasters. Wishing you a happy week.

She Wore It Well said...

Double fringe! Adore you xxxx

Katie said...

We watched that documentary last night. Some years I can't bring myself to watch any 9/11 coverage, but like you said, we need to remember.

agnes said...

très jolie tenue, j'adore ton jean et ton top en crochet

Cara said...

love that top!

Lilac and Grey

Tanvi said...

You look AWESOME! Like Sarah Connor indeed! Love the crochet tank!!!

♡ from © tanvii.com

17 Perth said...

Your sunday sounds so similar to mine--we sat at the house for the majority of the day almost glued to the tv with 9/11 coverage. However, on a lighter note--I love this outfit. That fringe is kick ass. :)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

I saw a little of that documentary yesterday, but the fiance soon made me turn back to football (which I usually wouldn't mind too much, but it was a really interesting program). I will have to see if I can find it on demand. I love the outfit, also! Too bad you didn't end up going anywhere for brunch, but I don't mind lazy days in, either.

Fashion Tales.... said...

What a great gift! Fringe is wonderful, I think I wore fringe alot this past season! Love the tank! xo. :)

Debby said...

Love this! How sweet that she always remembers you!! I have a Sept. bday too... are you a Libra? xo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

imma fringe girl myself!!! -- and indeed i was GLUED to the 9-11 documentry by the French brothers - i literally was stoic through the whole film ... Joe lost SO many very close peronsal friends that day - plus it happenes to be his nephews birthday too!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh love the outfit, that tank is awesome!
I didn't watch any of the 9/11 coverage, but that's because I don't have cable/internet at my new place yet...still can't believe it's been 10 years :/
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Debby said...

You ook cute in all your outfits.
I was drawn into allthe programs as well. It was so but important to remember.
Today on the Today show there is a commercial of kids singing about
NY at a fire station. It isn't really a commercial but sponsered by State Farm. It is wonderful.

Jamie said...

You wear fringe like nobody's business! I love love love this tank! A blogger you've never met gave this to you?? SEE I told you you couldn't stop blogging! We'd all shrivel up and die!
xoxo

http://www.glamlatte.com

Ms. Givens said...

You do so look like you belong in The Terminator.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You do look like Sarah Connor! She was so awesome...
I like this series. It is so you and there are so many possibilities!

p.s. hope you got your yogurt/parfait fix after I posted those pictures ;)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Courtney Erin said...

I watched the back end of that doc when I got home from camping yesterday - it was great, incredibly moving. And I totally think you look like you're working a little Sarah Conner vibe here...and that is always a good thing.


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Josie said...

Carrie, you're so right -- it's hard to remember but we have to or else, well, we forget.

And you always manage to rock the fringe like nobody's business. I love this fab, fringey look; the bag is super cute and those jeans are of course phenomenal!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Dancing Branflake said...

I am definitely going to watch that documentary now.

jen said...

Glad to see you posting again!

Johanna said...

Stop it! You look fab!

You're comment made me lol. Too sweet!

Marie a la Mode said...

You do fringe and boho-chic so well! Wasn't that documentary you watched made into a movie? I think it was...

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Love your top! x

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Do you ever have an off day? Doubtful because you always look great!! :)

So crazy that 9/11 was 10 years ago. Seems like just yesterday...

P.S. What about an late lunch/early dinner? My dog is still a puppy and has to be crated (or she eats EVERYTHING) so I can't leave her in a cage for too long. I'll be in Fullerton and can head down relatively early.

la petite coquine said...

I love this look big time-maybe it's the magical fringe, but it's just so damn good!

la petite coquine said...

Also, I NEED to see the look on your face when you turned down a stripper night on the town.

Claire Kiefer said...

I love this fringe so much (and fringe in general), and you look amazingly beautiful & so young in these pictures. I'm jealous of your body, girl! And of the mere thought of margaritas, chips, & salsa. Yum. Now that's a cure for the Mondays.

Melissa Blake said...

ooooh, i love your purse!! :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Loving this top Carrie! You and fringe have a serious bond...you can work it like no other!

I caught the end of the doc on CBS and it was truly an unbelievable thing to watch...and I feel ya, hard not to stop thinking about it. xo

Morgan said...

Love the tank! So unique and fresh!

OneCraftyFox said...

Hun, I love you... but please, please, please show us your shoes!! lol. I'm certain you have fabulous footwear to go with your awesome ensembles ;)

Taj Acosta said...

oh you are back! looking smashing dear and I stayed in most of the weekend too and watched old movies, remembered nyc and slept alot! xo -Taj

Dale said...

I was definitely watching a lot of 9/11 tributes yesterday too. On lots of different channels, they were so touching. On a lighter note, your outfit with the fringe purse and top is so cute and 70's chic. It's definitely a style I love, you look great. :)
xoDale
www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

Lisa Griffin said...

That funky fringe vest is awesome, i'm so glad you're back!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Tracy D said...

If you need to tone up and lose any junk in the trunk I officially never want to meet you :)

Santina said...

You always make me want to wear wide leg pants. They look so easy and chic on you!

ninaholland.com said...

Ahhhh! I can't get over your bag! Every time you wear it I secretly make it my mission to find something similar :) And your jeans are the perfect shade (love that they're not ripped).

I spent yesterday flying out of JFK- I surprisingly was really calm and wouldn't allow myself to watch too much of the news beforehand... but still...

Anyways, great outfit!
x

ninaholland.com said...

Ahhhh! I can't get over your bag! Every time you wear it I secretly make it my mission to find something similar :) And your jeans are the perfect shade (love that they're not ripped).

I spent yesterday flying out of JFK- I surprisingly was really calm and wouldn't allow myself to watch too much of the news beforehand... but still...

Anyways, great outfit!
x

Valerie said...

I spent most of Sunday watching the 9/11 coverage too and it really did bring back so many emotions. On a lighter note, I'm obsessed with your fringed sweater tank! I love all your fringe stuff. I need to get some more fringe in my life.

xoxo
Val

Megan said...

you are always able to pull off the things i would not dare to try to pull off...and you do it so well it makes me sick!!!

i love fringe but have been soooo hesitant to try it over the years :( it looks so fabulous on you carrie!

RosaLovesDC said...

I was traveling on 9/11 and when we got home, we had no cable, so that was a blessing for me, I just have a hard time dealing with all the documentaries and interviews.
Loving the double fringe on you. Love love love!

Stephanie said...

I love this top! I watched a lot of documentaries on Sunday too but after a while, I just couldn't anymore. I needed something more lighthearted so I turned to bad reality TV. Oy.

And yes - I definitely put my food in little piles and I HATE when foods touch each other (unless they're supposed to). The BF just piles everything onto his plate and doesn't care what touches. I don't get it!?!

Leah said...

I watched a few of those documentaries as well. It is good to see things from a new perspective 10 years later. Still so sad though.

xo L.

kimbirdy said...

oh man, linda hamilton was totally my hero when i was growing up. i wanted to be the kind of woman who kicked ass like she did. grrr!

also, i love your jeans. :)

Kristin said...

I watched my fair share of 911 coverage too...We should never ever forget! And on a less somber note...J'adore the bag!

Cori said...

Yep, fringes are really something! I don't necessarily dislike them on clothing, but I definitely prefer them in jewelry

Emmett Katherine said...

Fringe on fringe, awesome. I'd so like to come and raid your closet :)

Also what line dropped at target (today's post) that caused people to act like it's the end of the world????!!

Keira L. said...

No one rocks fringe like you, my friend.

Callie Grayson said...

Love that sweater tank! I think I may try to make one for myself this winter!!
(my crochet season!)

xx
callie

Bianca S. Steckelmacher said...

amazing cardigan :) love it xx

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