Friday, September 23, 2011

Red Denim and Lace

Lately almost every time I go to put an outfit together I'm faced with the reality that my wardrobe has begun to resemble what hung in my closet in the late 80's/90's.  Truth?  I'm not sure how I feel about it.  More often than not I'm tossing on a few outfits before finally settling on one, and somewhere in the process there is mumbling about Madonna.  Maybe some things are better left in the past?  The influence she had on fashion then--and consequently now--is undeniable.  When I see Lourdes running around in lace, droopy crotch pants and hightop sneakers it especially hits home.  Man it's crazy how fast time flies.

In any event, it was great to don my red denim again last night.  The biggest challenge I have with them is not enough tops.  Fortunately I was able to snag the best long sleeve lace top at Forever 21 back on that wonderful day when the lace blazer and I found each other.  I'm not one to be wearing a sheer lace t-shirt so I just layer a thin black tank beneath and head out.  Works perfectly.  Even better?  Remembered these awesome Steve Madden platforms I stalked down about a month ago...all sold out nationwide when there they were in Kentucky for about $30.  The last pair.  In my size.  Kismet! Just in time for the weekend.  Here's to a great one.

~Details:  J.Crew-Denim Jacket, Forever21-Lace T (similar), J Brand-Skinny Twill
Steve Madden-Platforms (similar on sale!), Free People-Sunglasses~
Cool, right?  He killed it on the camera last night.

And with that I bid you farewell until Monday.  Oh.  And just wait until I tell you about how Target is refusing to allow me to return an online purchase or even print up the online receipt to provide EVIDENCE of purchase (aside from the box it was mailed in, all the packaging, and the packing slip with my name and address on it *cough cough*).  Does anyone have any contacts higher up over there?  I'm at the end of my rope and just want a refund.  Ugh!!

52 comments:

Joan said...

nice heels. they match perfectly with the red pants!

Kate said...

Loving this outfit on you! The red jeans fit you perrrrrfectly ( a little envious..) and those shoes are killer! And so meant to be!! Love when that kind of stuff happens! <3 Happy weekend!

fshnonmymind said...

I'm been seeing those shoes on several bloggers lately and every time I see them, I love them even more.
I'm so happy you were able to snag a pair for yourself because they look fab on you!!

Julie and Lauren said...

The jeans look great on you-- and love the shoes!

Closet Fashionista said...

Lving the outfit!!! Especially the shoes...
and UGH! Stupid Target...I hope I don't have the same problem when I inevitably return stuff... why don't you try returning it online, or stick it to Target and sell it on eBay so dumbos will buy it for a ton of money ;) I FINALLY got my shipping notification the last night...so annoying!
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I'm usually not a huge lace fan, but I'm now dying for that top!

17 Perth said...

Oh those shoes are killer! Love them--what a deal! Love this outfit. You are cracking me up about Madonna. haha. And--good luck with target--that is insane!

Boheme.Fille said...

Love the fit of those pants and your shoes!

P.S: I'm hosting an international giveaway where you can win a dress and some handmade accessories. I invite you to participate: http://boheme-fille.blogspot.com/2011/09/one-year-of-la-boheme-means-big.html

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Courtney Erin said...

Sorry about the Target mess - that seriously sucks. But you look amaze balls (love that lace top with the red pants!).


xoxo ~ Courtney
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Taylor said...

You be a HOTTIE!!!!!!!!!!! SO glad you kept the jeans! I think mix-n-matching with them will be so fun and clashing is so in you know! ;)

Liv said...

My high school closet was brimming with denim of every color: red, green, white, brown, which is probably the reason I'm avoided the trend this time around. But I think you changed my mind. Love it all, and the shoes are perfect.
Happy weekend, Carrie! good luck with Target!

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TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the red pants! And although I have some myself, I know just what you mean when you say the 80's/90's-- but on you it looks great!
Good luck with Target, their star has tarnished with me ever since the Missoni fiasco.

Lisa Griffin said...

Love that outfit lady, i'm seeing those pants everywhere! but personally i'm hunting down those shoes stat!
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Mal said...

Love it, the lace and denim have such a great contrast

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briannelee said...

Love this outfit. Those shoes are great!

Debby said...

Hello there. I am trying to scale down my reading list on my blogs. Should I follow or not kinda list. I spend way too much time on here. I came to yours and thought,"have to follow." You are not my norm to follow but I love your posts. You are so real. I like how you show your emotions, the clothes you wear and that you like Teen Mom. I don't watch the Bachelor shows but love to read what you post about them. You have me laughing alot of time and maybe a few times crying (your sweet kitty). So, if you don't care I will stick around. Just thought you would want to know all this, hah.

Dancing Branflake said...

Whoa! you are a hot lady!!!!! Can I please be you?

Mo Pie, Please said...

All I have to say is....YES! I LOVE IT!

Torrie said...

Loooooooooove this look on you.

... little hottie!!

(and I don't mean that in a creepy way :))

Josie said...

Carrie, you look amazing! I love those bright pants on you, and the lace tee is adorable. Happy weekend, gorgeous!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Fit With Flash said...

see? so many awesome things come out of KY. ; )

love the pants!

The Suburb Experiment said...

You look amazing per yooj. I don't know if I already mentioned that the Missoni towels I purchased at Target fell apart after the first wash. I can't find the receipt or the tags so. . . I'm dreading going in there. But I'm pissed enough to try. :)

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Lily said...

Your outfit is SO cute ! I wanted those shoes and dont know why I didnt buy them but love the similar version they have now....after seeing how cute they look on you, I think I need them !!

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Olivia.Dee said...

i need colored denim in my life. red, yellow, a bright blue.

Katie said...

Oh the Missoni Madness. I finally posted about it. Ugh.

Daisy said...

serious camera skills happening! love the red denim, totally almost bought a pair before vaca but held off. now i must get some!

that is redic about target. just redic.

Ms. Givens said...

Magazine worthy photos. I wanted to look at colored jeans the other day and my 21 year old says "Mom you are not 19." :(

la petite coquine said...

GAAAAAh-that look is PERFECT. Seriously, I would steal it off you just like you should steal that denim jumpsuit.

Go have a few margaritas and forget all about those Target bastards. Or start tweeting what foolish a-holes they are and I'll bet you get someone's attention!

Amy said...

The heels! I love the look and feel of them.

Cheers!

Ashleigh said...

Whaaat is going on w/Target? Did the Missoni debacle just make everything loopy? I thought they were known for easy returns?
Red pants = adore. Shoes = jealous. Great pics, can't help but think that the last one looks like you're seriously considering trespassing ;)

the southern hostess said...

This look is perfection! You are totally rocking those jeans.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh my goodness now I want red pants. And those shoes....wow love it!!

I absolutely love what you said about the old couple you saw at that restaurant. They sound perfect..and so stylish! I look at old couples like that, and my grandparents, and hope I can last that long in love as well.

Have a great weekend! xo

Cara said...

love it darling! you look fab!

Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} said...

You are such a babe!! What a beauty :) Love the little peeka-boo of lace!

danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

j brand jeans are the BEST.

heather said...

So with you on how time flies! I have mentioned this before... so we better not even talk about my closet! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I'm surprised you are still on speaking terms with Target, or maybe your not anymore. Too many awlful moments that you'll never get back. I say next time your driving by just look away, look away.

LyddieGal said...

I am definitely rockin my red pants with lace now.
and those platforms - $30?? how did you ever swing that? I want them, actually I want the ones that look like them only in leopard and they are $109 and I'm pouting.

Chic on the Cheap

Kristin W said...

Oh my goodness...in love with the shoes. Just perfect. If only I had somewhere to wear them...

Elaine said...

Um, this outfit is amazing. Love those shoes!

marissa at the boot said...

you look insanely good! lace + red = fashiongasm!

Chelsea Lane said...

these heels are PERFECTION. love this look on you! such classic colors!

xoxo

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

I'm thoroughly OBSESSED with the Jbrand skinny twills. Not a huge denim girl, so these are just perfect. This is the next color I want to buy :)

XO

Tracy D said...

Um my red pant comment was supposed to be on this post...sigh. I blame it on the red wine, xo.

Krystal said...

That is the perfect outfit, I love it!

Jessica said...

I'm with you on the red pant dilemma: I have just a few shirts that I've deemed "red pant partners" in my closet. It's way harder than it should be. And, to be honest, each time I wear them I want to wear a Breton striped shirt with that and look like a sailor ... every day. Is that wrong?

Also, shame on Target.

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

love the red with the color of those super sweet heels :)

Kavery said...

Perfect look. Love the heels. Since buying red pants myself, I've found so many colours look great with them.

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Holy. Crap. Total hotness. You were made fir those pants. They look incredible. Love the top and Jean Jacket combo. And now I am SO mad I didn't buy those shoes. So. Mad. They look fab!

STYLE'N said...

completely love this look Carrie! the pants, the shoes, the lace top...it's great. I may copy you :)

Cori said...

This outfit is plain gorgeous! Love it,love it, love it!

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