Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Winds are Blowing

I've decided to basically wave the bird to most of the 80's and 90's fashions littering up stores at present.  Not all, but most.  You know I've been going off about what's available, or shall I say unavailable, for awhile and I'm pretty much over myself and my inability to get motivated to get dressed.  I mean let's face it: sweats and a t-shirt can only last so long, even for me (totally lying to myself).  One day last week I saw a pile of clothes lying on my bed--all soft tones--and it donned on me:  just wear what you want already.  Quit your friggin' whining and make a plan.  So here's the beginning of my plan:  soft fabrics in warm colors, loungy dresses, cushy sweaters, mixed with denim and boots.  That's all I've got so far, but at least I'm no longer in my pj's staring into the closet in a trance.

This weekend I did some window shopping and hit a few jackpots, one in particular at Madewell (I go through phases where I seriously love everything in that store).   Very rarely is there ever a dress left in my size once sale hits, but this time I was in luck.  Eventually I'll get to wear it with the scarf and some otk striggings, but this time the scarf only made it through the pictures before the 80 degree weather sent it flying into the back of the car as we sped off.  I can't complain too much -- it'll be cold all winter so might as well enjoy it while it lasts!

Exhibit A: le scarf.
Exhibit B:  the fall outfit complete with scarf.
Boots--rediscovered during a closet dive last year.  Sometimes it pays to hang onto things.
Sans scarf displaying one of my fave Melinda Maria necklaces (here in gold).
~Details:  J.Crew-Denim Jacket, Madewell-Dress, Cordani-Boots, Tolani-Scarf~

37 comments:

Allison said...

I love your style. I wish I could go shopping in your closet!

agnes said...

tes photos sont magnifiques, et j'adore tes bottes

PhotoPuddle said...

Love that scarf! Love the whole outfit in fact!

Polly said...

You gorgeous thing you, love the colour of your dress and the scarf is perfect autumn wearing. Im going my own way too, they say if you already did it once you are too old to do it again!

Collette Osuna said...

I love the tall boots....Id like to find some hidden treasure in the back of my closet too, lol...and I think I need a jean jacket:)

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marissa at the boot said...

i'm liking this plan, i'm liking it A LOT!

Heather said...

Great scarf, especially paired with your dress. I've got to get myself a jean jacket.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I have got to get some dresses. This post makes me want to wear one today!

Courtney Erin said...

I freakin' love that dress lady! This is an awesome fall look in fact - love the whole thing...and don't even get me started on the boots.

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Johanna said...

Looks like le perfect outfit! Love the necklace!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

love love love that knecklace babes - what am i gonna do - i can't buy it *booo*

Claire Kiefer said...

That's just about the Carrie-est scarf I ever did see. :) You look lovely. And fall-like. I finally broke out a jacket (as opposed to my daily cardigan) for the first time this week . . . is the weather changing for good?? We'll see. :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

That scarf is too delicious. Love the different shade of colours on it too. And I adore those boots. The colour is so rich.

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! I always find shoes that I'm like "Wait? When did I buy these and how did I not remember I had them? Sweet!"

Mo Pie, Please said...

Oh yes, love the dress - especially the color. IT looks good on you, and I am jealous that you get to go into a Madewell store!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Carrie, you always remind me that a well-made basic should have a place in my closet. I get so attracted to the crazy I forget about that sometimes. :) You look gorgeous!

Jenn

Marie a la Mode said...

That dress is so cute on you Carrie! But really, what ISN'T cute on you? Nothing!

la petite coquine said...

Look at you, turning over a positive new leaf and looking adorable! I love this!

Ms. Givens said...

Love it Love it Love it! I am currently wanting some boots like that!

Josie said...

I have a Madewell addiction. I wish I was exaggerating. Your dress is gorgeous, Carrie, and I love, LOVE your Melinda Maria necklace!
xo Josie
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Elle Sees said...

just love this outfit! i need a denim jacket now.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

holy balls you are looking sass! Love that dress...what a score. xo

OneCraftyFox said...

Aww, you always look amazing!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving this!! Those boots are amazingggggg :D :D
And yes, just wear what you want, I still have trouble doing that sometimes but I'm getting better :)
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Isabel said...

i posted a photo of me in the mask on the blog :)

i love your boots! im never one to throw out clothes unless they have holes.

LyddieGal said...

I know how you feel about not wearing what you want to wear for some dumb reason that seems rational in your head but as soon as you say it aloud you realize how silly it is.

Here is to wearing what you want!
and fabulous boots. Love those.

Chic on the Cheap

Jess said...

Loungy dresses and cushy sweaters?! Sounds fantastic...

Jessica said...

Sweetheart, I hear ya. I'm not sure where my ambition has gone lately, but I'm all about wearing sweats the moment I get home. Must be the seasonal transition! Nice score on the scarf!

Punctuation Mark said...

great outfit... happy friday my dear!

heather said...

ooh that dress and necklace!!! loving your first of autumn look. it's starting to cool down here too!

Myisha said...

I'll take that scarf! Please and Thank you!

Jamie said...

That scarf is so pretty!! And I LOVE that necklace! I hear ya though, it IS gonna be cold all winter and today was a taste of whats to come! I lit candles and stayed in all day! I feel like a lazy piece of crap! LOL Finally chunky knit time...I asked for it! :)

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Annie said...

LOVE this outfit!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

LOVE this outfit!!!! The boots are fab!

Coco Draws said...

I love your necklace!! Gorgeous! :)

STYLE'N said...

so simple and chic-really love this look!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

Very cute! I love the new scarf.

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