Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Shake It Off

A couple of Saturdays ago I found myself all up in Free People when I swear I left the house only to get a cup of tea.  Funny how that happens.  Truth is I was feeling kind of sorry for myself because my whole family was at my 6 year old niece's first singing recital and I was missing it.  That's what you get when you move 1500 miles away.  You get a lump in your throat, tears on your plastic teacup lid, and a whiteout that lands you in retail therapy.  Niiiiice.

So there I was:  hand absentmindedly skimming the racks, humming Butterfly Fly Away, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a frayed hem.  Now if you know me you know I'm all about a good pair of jeans.  I'm not biased.  I'll find them at the flea market, the boyfriend's floor or a sample sale.  Just hand over the denim and no one will get hurt.  Next thing I know, despite not realllllly needing another pair, I find myself in the fitting room discussing the pros and cons of a pretty ridiculously cool pair of bells.

Pros:  faded wash, perfectly frayed uneven hems, high waist, worn holes in all the right places
Cons: little tight in the upper leg, maybe a tiny bit too long
Summary:  a few stretches in the fitting room at the advice of my fave shopgirl and sold! now contemplating another pair one size up to hem and wear with cowboy boots.

They're keepers. Examine the evidence:
~Details: Tucker-Tunic, Free People-Denim or here, Foley+Corinna-Bag, Anthro-Sunglasses~
Back hem details:  aged to perfection.
 Fit right over the much needed platform, but I'm only 5'3'' so if you're taller they might be just right.

Let me know if you have them, get them, or own a similar pair. Would love to see how you're wearing them!

35 comments:

fifi said...

OMG! I must get these!!! they look great on you!

Katie said...

How do you find these things? Its like some amazing gift. That I need to possess.

RosaLovesDC said...

Hahaha, that's how I am with skinny jeans. "Do I really need another pair?" is usually what I ask myself. They look fab on you.

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE those! And yay for shorties! I'm only 5'2" so I need to fix almost every pair of jeans XD
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Courtney Erin said...

I think they look great! You have like a sixth sense for sniffing these things out, I swear.


Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

You always have the most deliciozus fashion finds here. Another reason why I love to visit.
xx

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I'm loving the wash on those!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm 5'3 too! - this is good to know now when i see u wearing things - def loven' the jeans - but can't buy :o(

once i get my skinny on again - we gotta ship our clothes back and forth and borrow - HEY now that's a freakin' AWESOME idea!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love how your clothes have a memory attached to them.

And I'm 5'2 so I would be tripping over myself. Oh well. (I'm not actually 5'2. Just shy, though)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I want your tunic! I also think the pants are fabulous on you and not too tight!

p.s. 5'3" girls rule (I'm almost 5'4"!)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE your Bohemian style - you are a beauty! Until I'm baby-free and can wear normal clothes again, I NEED that bag. Like NOW! xo

Ashleigh said...

I'm with you on the lump in the throat - I miss everything!!
At least you got some sweet jeans out of your therapy session!

Kristin said...

Those jeans are super sexy! And I die over the tunic too!

Josie said...

Carrie, those are FANTASTIC! I'm so glad that you got them. And I'm an emotional shopper too. It's rough.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Ana said...

great look!!

Amber said...

oh man I wish I could pull those bells off. You look super rad in them.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

See, there was a bright spot! These amazing jeans!

valncami said...

love your top!! its gorgeous!
your blog is so adorable -
we miss hearing from you!

come visit us again soon :]
xo, camilla & valerie
abutterflybyday.com

LyddieGal said...

ahhh you know how to rock a frayed jean... and your yacht club back drop is making me long for summer all the more.
Plus you bag is gorgeous. Retail therapy is awesome.

Chic on the Cheap

She Wore It Well said...

I could never pull those mothers off. Ever. But I'm eyeing off your bag. SWOON!

x

heather said...

you look amazing! as always. i LOVE those jeans... and your tunic! good eye good eye!

Debby said...

You look adorable. Did your family tape your niece? Maybe they can send you a video to watch. Retail therapy always helps. xo

Jessica said...

So flippin' awesome and perfect for you!

Hope you were sent lots of photos from the family so you could share in the excitement!

jen said...

I love the whole look, I love flares, too! I have terrible luck with the fit of FP jeans, though...always too tight in the thighs. Darn, because they make some really cute jeans and not too expensive! Love the tunic, great colors!

Lisa Griffin said...

looove these lady! i tend to avoid huge bells, but they look so stylish with a fitted top so i might need to make the move
in dramatic fashion

Wander.Lust said...

yes, those are perfectly frayed jeans, I also love the tunic you are wearing...lovely!

Stacey said...

the jeans paired with that gorgeous tunic is a stunning look on you!

OneCraftyFox said...

I recently found a boutique around the corner from my home that carries the Free People Line. OMG, OMG, OMG!!

Tracy D said...

There's no way that would fit these thighs..but good on you! Sorry you missed the recital..

Katz NYC said...

Love the tunic girl!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

that look is.... hmmm PERFECT. Keep rocking it like always.

Taylor said...

THESE ARE PERFECTION!!!!!Omg a super slouchy tank and Lacey bra and some killer sandals (ie flip flops, lets be real!) SUMMER!!!!! ME LIKEY A LOTY!

Marie a la Mode said...

You and I share a deep passion for flared jeans! You look fabulous in these Carrie!

Annie said...

These look SO awesome on your, Carrie! I love how you're wearing them..that shirt is super cute. So glad you got them! xo

Kara said...

Ooh, those are pretty darn cool. I love everything about them. And what? Just clicked on the link and they're only $100?! Hmm.... :)

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