Monday, October 3, 2011

Simple Saturday

Sticking with her usual patterns, Mother Nature tossed out something just shy of a scorcher this weekend in Southern California.  Yes I realize waxing on about the weather is so blah-de-blah, but guess what?  It's bloody fall, bloggers are donning fur and sweaters as we speak, and there is simply no way in the name of perspiring underarms that I'm about to get in on that game.  Instead I spent Saturday morning staring blindly into my closet trying to come up with something other than shorts to wear.  Refusing to get into an outfit frenzy--you know the ones where half the closet goes flying around the room don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about--I spotted my favorite shoes, quickly tossed on a pair of jeans and a blouse that's never made it onto the blog.  Goal:  Don't over think it or it'll be 5pm before you know it.

Upon emerging from the house I was hit with a wave of heat that almost had me spin on my heel and head back inside, but margaritas were calling and there was no time to delay.  I managed to grab my camera on the way out the door, but as fate aka Instagram would have it the battery was left in the charger.  Niiiiice.  This evening I contemplated renaming the blog:   My Life On Instagram.  Has a little ring to it, don't you think?  
Outfit:  Zara-Blouse, Current/Elliott-Boyfriend Jeans, Gap-Cami
Dulce-Clogs seen here and here aka good old daysSorial-Bag

Have you ever bought something, wondered if you'll ever wear it and then it turns out to 
rescue you from wardrobe block on a regular basis?  For me that is this Zara Blouse.
So happy I didn't leave it behind.  Now need a couple more just like it...
These shoes get so much wear in my day to day life.  
The company closed and I've regretted not getting a second pair almost every day since.
*Insert rationing the shoes here*
Nothing like a cold margarita on a hot day.  And yes we were able to sit outside.
It was bloody 85 degrees in the middle of the afternoon!

Anyway, I am looking for some sort of jolt to the closet because trying to get my fall on in summer weather is basically a drag.  I wake up in the morning, think about a light sweater and then laugh at myself as the sun beams through the window giving my arm a tan.  Good luck with that one, Carrie!  Shortly after margaritas I spent some time window shopping and left feeling somewhat deflated.  Is it me or does everything kind of look the same right now?  It's that whole 80's thing yawwwwn.  I saw some little kid in a pair of neon pink socks and a green neon skirt.  It took everything in me not to scream, "Do you even know who Madonna IS?" I mean hel-looo Desperately Seeking Susan!  

That being said, unless Dallas Raines (local weather guy) tells me otherwise, prepare for a resurgence of my somewhat tan faded legs this week.  I'll just stand idly by while everyone in blog world strolls by in their various fur, leather, and sweater ensembles.  Anyone for a mid-summer hippie vibe?

53 comments:

marissa at the boot said...

i feel you girl! it's SO hot here too...we even went out on a boat yesterday! to swim! it's against nature! i want fur and sweaters so bad too!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

It's so hot here in Paris which makes it difficult if one is dashing from show to show;-)
Fabulous footwear, too. xx

RosaLovesDC said...

OH FABULOUS SHOES!!! And looking fabulous yourself!
Girl, I so needed a margarita on Saturday morning after working on the blog all day. Luckily husband took me out for a martini. And don't even remind me about getting my closet switch to my Fall clothing, I am dreading it. It's on my list of things to do tonight.

Sara said...

Amazing picture and amazing outfit, you look so good in this picture, I love your jeans and that blouse is perfect, the perfect touch and your bag rocks, also you are very beautiful! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

Collette Osuna said...

You look fabulous as always.....thinking my "life" may have come to a dull roar after lots and lots of drama, lol...I suck....Chloe found your bag in her trunk...I WILL get it to you....so sorry:(

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally adore your jeans. They look super amazing on you, sweetie. Muah

Debby said...

Oh, I love those shoes. They always look good no matter what you wear them with! xo

Closet Fashionista said...

Those shoes are so cool! I love this outfit :)
Mmm, this weather here has been up and down so much lately, stupid east coast!! :p
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

agnes said...

j'adore, j'adore tes chaussures, très jolie tenue

LyddieGal said...

Bonus beach days sound great to me!
I woke this morning, attempted to put on a blazer, hated it and threw on a knotted button down.

Love those shoes, and instagram outfit photos. So fun!

17 Perth said...

Those shoes are incredible. Great buy on that shirt too--it's so weird to me how sometimes I will almost pass on something and wear the heck out of it and wish I had 2. As far as our weather----our lows are finally in the 80s and it feel like a hint of fall here! Haha. I will be wearing light sweaters by mid november if I am lucky.

briannelee said...

Oooo, margarita. Yum!

Love those shoes!

Katie*Belle said...

I don't know which I love more -- that blouse or the idea of a margarita on a hot day!

Courtney Erin said...

The weather here finally seems to be cooling off a bit after a week of unseasonable warmth...so bring on fall!

And I love those shoes...I would also seriously regret not getting a second pair. But then I'd have another margarita and feel better. Because margaritas do that to me.


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Karee said...

Yes, this ever changing weather!! It is finally getting cooler here in the great Texas so that's amazing! PS. LOVE the shoes - TDF!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Urgh... it's pushing 100 degrees here for the fourth week in a row. It's ridiculous! Love those shoes.

Marie a la Mode said...

I can't believe you're still having heatwaves in October! But that being said you look fabulous in your Zara blouse and those shoes - THOSE SHOES! Those are my favorite pair that you own. Whenever I see them I oooh and ahhh.

Kristin W said...

I'm so in love with that shirt. Simple Saturdays are my favorite...especially when margaritas are involved :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

loving your shoes and your flowy blouse. Soak in the nice weather while you can. I am sure fall will hit your part of the country shortly and then you will be stuck in tights like the rest of us :)

Daisy said...

I often contemplate the whole renaming my blog to My Life On Instagram. fun times.

Ms. Givens said...

I love GAP boyfriend jeans!

kimbirdy said...

those shoes are so fun!! i know just what you mean. i'm dying to pull out all my cool weather clothes. i'm so sick of this hot weather. sheesh! and i know exactly what you mean about what's "in" right now. i keep trying to update my wardrobe only to find blah blah blah in the stores. i guess i'll hold out a little longer. also, i was a kid when desperately seeking susan came out and it completely changed the way i wore hair bows. :)

Krystal said...

i'm living vicariously through your weather then. it's 70 here, then on saturday and sunday it will drop to 50 and rain! i'm dying inside!

Katie said...

I feel your pain. Tip #1 - Make your house smell like fall (ie, tons of candles). If it can't feel like it, it can smell like it. Tip #2 - ram the air down and turn on the fans so it's cool enough inside to throw on long sleeves or wrap up in a blanket. Tip #3 - Take a vacation somewhere where it is fall (I never do this. But it would work.)

Living in the South you have to go with a fake it till you feel it attitude towards fall.

Ashleigh said...

Rock the summer as long as you can! You're always welcome to come visit Chicago for a chilly jolt ;) I've actually been excited about what I'm seeing in store for fall but I felt like you are in spring/summer - was not inspired at all.

Katz NYC said...

Love that shirt! Gotta stop by Zara soon, I guess. I´m vacationing for few few weeks in very cold and rainy Finland hoping to get few sunny days so I can take some photos...

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Those boyfriend jeans = perfection! You look great... happy Fall!

Lisa Griffin said...

well darn that means i missed out on those shoes too! i feel like everything right now is a little beige. i'm having trouble finding something that is going to give my wardrobe a real jolt aka bang for the buck!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Peetzi Jen said...

I have these shoes and love love love them!!! So sad there is no more company :(

P.S. It seems I own an awful of the same shoes that show up here on your little blog - I dub you my shoe-spiration.

Jamie said...

Margaritas yesterday was a brilliant idea!! Wish I thought of that! I went to Melrose Trading post and sweat my a** off! I got a sweet coach bag for $35 though so wasn't all in vain! :)
xoxo

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TheChambrayCountess said...

Uggh, I wish it was warmer here! I am not ready for the inevitable! And I hear you about the 80's revival thing-- everyone needs to settle down and color-block with jewel tones, not acid wash!

Kavery said...

Please. send. heat. here. fast!!
Girl I love your top and I'm waiting to rock some sheer tops as soon as Spring gets here :)

Isabel said...

when its -15 everywhere else u will be super glad u live in cali!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Love when I discover new things in my own closet! Fab blouse...all about the print. xo

Josie said...

Carrie, I'm OBSESSED with those jeans on you. Sorry the weather has been so kooky -- but any excuse for margaritas!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Val said...

Perfection!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Love the casual outfit! You look so chic in that sheer top.

Hope you have been well!

Callie Grayson said...

mmm margaritas!
Yeah, weather is pretty strange here too!
cold hot cold hot
xx
callie

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I had no idea you guys were in the middle of such a heat wave! We're settling into Fall right now heavily. I LOVE this outfit, I need help finding boyfriend jeans, I've never successfully been able to find any! I love them on you. And the top and (rationed) shoes are perfect. That first picture of you is just so pretty!

Also, it is so funny how rearranging a room can make it so much more desirable. I LOVE that. Feels brand new.

Shybiker said...

Pretty blouse. You have nice taste.

A close friend of mine just moved to LA. She owns a cosmetic company (LimeCrime). You may bump into her!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I liked a few things about the 80s - Rick Astley, Thundercats, but neon clothing - no thanks. Get your margarita on darling!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Annie said...

you look sooo pretty! Love me a good margarita..We made some at home last weekend and I'm happy to say they came out just like some of the best we've had in Mexico :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

Those shoes - that top - that MARGARITA!

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

I love your shoes! They are so special :)

Come and visit my blog.If you like it then maybe we can follow each other :D
xxx

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

My body is just NOT ready to layer quite yet. It might be the pooch/pudge I have growing.

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh how I wish we were in a heat wave right about now!! Great shoes, you look gorgeous as always :)

Lacey...in the Making said...

I love that you referenced Dallas Raines!! Oh the LA nostalgia...

And the weather being 100 degrees in the Fall...I remember that one too. If it makes you feel much better, we really haven't had chilly temperatures until this weekend. Although I've been too sick curled up in my bed fighting a respiratory infection to be able to take any of it in.

Jess said...

85 degrees?! wtf?! Not to rub it in, but it was 75 today... seriously perfect. (doesn't happen often here in Indy though...)

Tracy D said...

It's been crazy hot here...and honestly I'm dying to wear sweaters & boots, its just enough already with the heat. *True Canadian

Nikki said...

Are you shopping Zara online yet??

STYLE'N said...

You clearly have great taste! ( I have the same blouse) Love the entire look Carrie.

Polly said...

Such beautiful look, I love it so. As you long for fall,I am praying for some hot days. We got a taste and then it went and got cold all over again.

Keira Lennox said...

SO right there with you, Carrie. I wore boots and tights last week because it dipped below 75 in the morning, and deeply regretted it by 11:00am.

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