Friday, February 3, 2012

Bird on the Ledge

I never considered myself much of a daredevil.

Nope.  Growing up I listened to the teacher, always completed my homework without being asked to do so, was home by curfew (except once or twice), and stayed in the crosswalk.  To this day I am still too nervous to jaywalk for fear of a police officer catching me and administering a verbal rip in front of a bunch of nosy onlookers.

Confessions of a self-professed hallway monitor turned free bird (in the latter years).

So a couple weeks ago when we were on our way home from the blessed flea market aka home of the Tori Spelling sighting and the Chef pulled into a parking lot with a sign that basically said if you're not the owner and don't have permission you'd best frig off, I contemplated having a breakdown.

Him:  Just get out. We'll get a few pictures and leave.
Me:  What if someone calls the police?
Him: By the time the police got here we'd be gone and the police do not care about us. *eye roll*
Me: What if the owner's here and yells at us? (as he walks across the parking lot and I holler out the window)
Him: Dude. It's Sunday. The owner is not here.
Me: That guy over there is waving to us. Maybe he's the owner.
Him: That guy over there is saying get out of the car and don't be a wuss. So don't be a wuss.

Fine. Rule breaker in the house. Nerd version 2012.

Happy to report no one called the po-po on us and I was back in the car within 5 minutes.  Word.
Mild look of panic as waving guy continues waving.  
Maybe it is the owner? (gulp)
Composure close-up minus feet?
Feet adorned in fave go-to Joie Booties tracked down at 50% off, last pair in the US at Saks.
Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever give up.
Unless you've jaywalked and are in the wrong.  
Then just take a verbal lashing and apologize quietly at the end.
Mop needs a cut. 
Outfit: Old Navy-Sweater, AE-Belt, Current/Elliott-Jeans, Joie-Booties, Anthro-Sunnies
Nothing new here.  Basically just more fave basics.

Here's hoping the weekend is kind to you. I've been in the hole this week with some sort of stomach bug and a sh*tload of work.  Not the best combo, but I'm still alive so no complaints here.  After all I'm not caught like a deer in the headlights outside the crosswalk or facedown on the pavement in cuffs. Perspective people, perspective.

34 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You are the sole person living in So Cal that doesn't Jay Walk. Seriously, I think your man is awesome for making you do illegal activity. Scandi!

Katie said...

If you'd titled this post "Get Out of the Car and Dont Be a Wuss" I might have never stopped laughing.
The booties were worth the search.

Marcela said...

omg, you are such a criminal! :D

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I was a total rule follower as a kid, still am...but i'm trying to loosen the reigns. watch out world.

Johanna said...

Basics are always good, you little rebel you. I am kinda liking the sexiness in your hair...very voluminous!

Halie said...

Really cool look.
http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

Bonnie said...

You sound exactly like Mr. A when we take our pictures. I'm the Chef -- I don't care where we are, nobody is going to call the cops on us for spending 10 minutes taking some pictures. Mr. A, on the other hand, SPAZZES OUT and thinks we will get arrested.

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Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this outfit, such perfection!
and haha!!! I would have done the same exact thing you did...I can't help it, I get nervous (I did that in the express lane with someone at work...she had 15 items and I was like AHH! We can only have 12!!!!)
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Annie said...

Love this sweater and those shoes!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

This is hilarious! And you look fabulous. Happy weekend, hope you feel better and get some r&r!

The PvdH Journal said...

hahaha well you still managed to hold composure! Still look gorgeous and cool!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I'm the same way. But part of the reason is that everyone at work would know I was contacted by police and it would be really embarrassing to explain it. So. . . I, um. . .take pictures of my outfits and post them online. Gawd. I'd never hear the end of it!

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Smitten with the sweater - I want one. It hits you PERFECTLY -I can never find a sweater that isn't too long or short for that matter.

You daredevil you.... I feel yah, ever since I became mama bear I can't seem to break a rule. Wait til you have little ones that follow your every move, you'll be oh so worse so you better get the rule breaker out NOW.

heather said...

you, my friend, are such an adorable rule breaker!!!

Michelle said...

You're the best. I had a very similar convo with my hubs this AM when I opted to 'break the rules' and wear jeans to work today. I work in CORPORATE America and it's definitely not a jeans day. But you know what? I'm pregnant, on a Nat'l team and don't see any clients. So I did it. I broke the rules today and am sitting comfortably in my jeans.
Baby steps, Carrie... We'll break more rules, but baby steps... :) Have a great weekend, beautiful!

Ashley said...

That really happens! When I was a kid, our family took a trip to DC, and my dad got chewed out by a cop for jaywalking. To be fair, there were no cars around, but the cop ran over and lectured him about the bad example he was setting, etc. It's a legitimate thing to fear, let me just say!

Claire Kiefer said...

My God, I've had a stomach bug too, and I seem to have fiiiiiiinally shaken it today. UGH! Hope yours is feeling better as well.

I'm inspired by how put together/stylish you look in basics. I'm not sure that I own any "basics" (literally). I don't wear jeans or any plain colored shirts and the only "sweaters" I own are black cardigans. Also, lately I've been seeing so much cute stuff on blogs from Old Navy! I gotta make a trip there soon.

xoxo and happy Friday!

Ms. Givens said...

Nothig new but amazing photos of you.

briannelee said...

Hahahahaha, I am like that too. I hate when my husband pulls stunts like that. I get so nervous.

Love your sweater!

Courtney Erin said...

Welcome to the daredevil/rebel club! Dues are $5 (because even rebels need to maintain a club structure).

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

LyddieGal said...

I'm with you Carrie. No rule breaking for me. What if I get caught, what if I get yelled at?

I was taking outfit photos down at the end of my street near some cattails that I assumed were neutral ground when some woman comes out and asks what I'm doing ON HER PROPERTY. I got the hell outta there.

Chic on the Cheap

TheChambrayCountess said...

Haha, I love how you two balance each other. I also love the boots (worth the hunt!) and the sweater-- I have it in gray!

Lori said...

You always make me smile Carrie ~ this is too funny. Take a walk on the wild side ~ throw caution to the wind and laugh about it! Hope you banish the bug and are feeling better soon. Thanks for your comments and prayers for Mom ~ they mean the world. xo

17 Perth said...

So funny. I was a such a rule follower too---and I can honestly say that it makes me nervous to jaywalk....haha. Props to the chef for getting you some good pics and for making you a rebel. :) Love love love the shoes.

Josie said...

I'm a total rule-follower... Whatevs. I've come to accept it. I love, love, love those booties, as always. Obsessed.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Reason no 2,435,004 why I adore you: goody two shoes. I probably would have refused to stand in front of the sign, for fear the owner might see it and retroactively press charges.

fabulousjunk said...

You're a bad ass and you look great dong it!!

beck
http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

So glad you were able to get these pictures without getting in trouble, hehe! I'm a wuss too, so I totally understand. LOVE your boots!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Tracy D said...

Carrie you are SO Canadian...I love it.

Kara said...

omg you're so funny! I'm the same way- always thinking I'll get in trouble for any little thing. And I always panic when I jaywalk and think 'for sure this time I'm getting it" hahaha.

Sabrina said...

beautiful outfit!!! amazing blog!!!
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She Wore It Well said...

You will NOT get in trouble for taking photos in a parking lot, you rebel, rebel you! Too cute!

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Wander.Lust said...

love those booties!

Marie a la Mode said...

I love this casual look on you Carrie! That sweater is gorgeous.

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