Monday, November 8, 2010

(es)Cape(d) to Fall

Let me begin by saying I hope the picture debacle has been resolved.  I'm scared to even mention it.

This weekend was filled with task-type activities: 
  •  Vacuuming - check
  •  Laundry - check
  •  Sorting the mail - half check
  • Eating a chocolate bar - check
Basically things you don't necessarily feel  like doing (except the chocolate bar, of course), but are so relieved when they're actually done even if it only lasts for 5 minutes.  In between Friday afternoon, (when we escaped for Mexican food and margaritas in 90 degree weather along with a gaggle of other Californians who were pretending it was summer), and Sunday morning's time change the temperature dropped about 30 degrees.  By the time I rolled out of bed yesterday morning it was downright chilly and the sky was filled with grey. Before mother nature could change her mind, I hauled out one of last year's favorite finds that never got a go-round (read: crying shame).  Seeing capes make a grand re-entrance has made me very happy.  It's a coat that's not really a coat - and oftentimes that's all we need here in SoCal! Any capes in your future?

Club Monaco Cape, J.Crew L/S Tee, Siwy Denim Shorts, 
Banana Republic Tights, Mike & Chris Booties, Alexander Wang Handbag
Growing up in Canada Club Monaco was always a favorite brand.
 They pay great attention to detail and don't chintz out on fabric 
- this cape is a wool/cashmere blend meaning 
it keeps its structure but is still super soft and cozy.
 The button down back adds a special finishing touch, too.
Seventh Door Bracelet, Ring found at LF 
Mike & Chris Booties purchased at a way-back-in-the-day
sample sale that almost claimed my life, but was totally worth it.
2 hours later I got a concussion at Alexander McQueen on Melrose (don't ask)

 See that SUV behind me?  It had just finished almost running us over.
This is the look of elation + relief. 
Outfit pictures are stressful enough as it is, thanks.

I hope each of you was able to enjoy your extra hour of weekend to the fullest.  Onward and upward to Thanksgiving!  Four days off = bliss!

81 comments:

jemina said...

That is ONE AMAZING Cape, I heart...........
swoooonnn....


XOXO
J

Jaclyn said...

it's way too hot here in Sydney to rock the cape at the moment but you are doing a fine and dandy job in LA - love the cape!

Krystal said...

ok, I looove the cape. but i also really love your shoes and bracelets! I don't even have the ability to imagine 90 degree weather, I'm a little jealous about that, but I'm glad you're getting some fall weather finally my dear!

Signe said...

Oh my, I love that cape! So classy :)

Nell said...

Love the whole outfit. The cape is lovely. I'm loving gray at the moment! x

heather yalin said...

ooh i love your cape coat and that bracelet!!! and finally you guys pushed up the hour :) must be a relief to have more daylight with your summer's end!

Debby said...

Love the booties! They are so cute! xo

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Valerie said...

That cape is exactly how I want to welcome fall weather. It looks like it was made for you. It sounds like you had a good weekend with some fun stuff and some productive stuff. Those are the best to me. I'm finally out of bed and bad to work today, which is oddly exciting. But only 3 days this week and then we're off to Scottsdale for a long relaxing weekend! About the pictures, I got REALLY excited because I can see them! But then I realized there were still two that didn't show up (the first and last). But at least it's getting better! Hope you have a great day.

xo
Valerie

Danielle said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! I love this cape in particular. For so long I was afraid to expand my wardrobe but when I bought a cape from Nordstroms I fell in love with it. You just look so classy. I love your hair too. Have a fabulous week gorgeous! Find me on twitter! daniellem1017

xoxo
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ps thank you so much for your comment. Im happy you can relate to it. Having a "wife" makes life that much easier hehe

Cara said...

totally adorable cape-love the color! Happy Monday darling!
<3 Cara
"Keep Calm" A Giveaway is going on!

Chas said...

Awesome cape, I love it! And your bag!

Isabel said...

that cape is really beautiful..but it probably wouldnt do much good through a toronto winter LOL

Closet Fashionista said...

That cape is amazing! I want one so bad :(
I should just splurge and get one but I can't do it XD
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Diana Mieczan said...

I am in love with your cape,sweetie
It looks totally adorable on you:)
Wish you a fantastic Monday
Kisses

Fashion Meets Food said...

I love how you added eating a candy bar.. you're so cute.

Your cape looks fabulous on you... you are just completely gorgeous. I seriously need to learn how to "bump" my ponytail like you do. Mines flat and ugly.

xo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

soon as i get better (darn frigin' cold) - i'm going to CM - i LOVE that frigin' cape! - i SOOOOOOO want a cape but i havent' found 1 that i adore - i wanna try that one!!!

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*kiss kiss*
Erika

Ms. Givens said...

You look very Urban Chic!
I did enjoy my extra hour. I started an inspiration book. When you feel like your life is in limbo - start an inspiration book. :)

MerciBlahBlah said...

The cape is perfection, and I need that bracelet in my life. I search from time to time on eBay for vintage capes - just haven't found the right one yet, but I'm not giving up.....

Mwah!
Shan

hip hip gin gin said...

You look fantastic in that gorgeous cape!! Love the grey. I am lusting after capes this season, but I'm afraid I might be too short to pull one off.

Taylor said...

You look HOT! I love love love the cape!!! I just ordered one from ASOS, i hope it fits and looks cute like this! ;)

Nikki said...

oh my gosh, you could be on gossip girl with that awesome outfit! I love your cape and your bag! I wish I could dress is some version of that outfit every single day.

xx
Nikki

Marie a la Mode said...

I LOVE that cape! And your ring. And your booties. And that you weren't run over by a crazy driver ; ) Amen to that!

Anna Jane said...

outfit pics are SO stressful. luckily, yours look great! Love the cape--so regal.

xx

LyddieGal said...

A sample sale that almost claimed your life and a near death experience with an suv? Sounds like aggravated mayhem...
I'm glad you got to enjoy a bit more summer fun before the cold snap - and capes, yes yes and yes. Yours is adorable! I acquired a vintage cape I must wear soon!

Marissa said...

the cape looks so chic on you! I love it :)

I'm jealous of your still summery like weather, we're experiencing the 20's now at night! :/

XXXO
M

Leia said...

I love your cape and I'm convinced I need one, too!

Leia

Caroline said...

I love the cape/coat and the color is perfect!!! Xo

Chiara said...

Ohhh I love your cape!! You look fabulous!!
You lucky girl you got to enjoy that last summery margarita!!
xoxo
www.joiedevivre-chiara.blogspot.com

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Just one chocolate bar? no wonder you are so slim! haha

Love the cape and boots are yes worth your life. :)
Happy Monday.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

PS finally able to see pictures except for the one with the SUV. Don't know why but glad to see you again.

RaceforProsperity said...

love love love that coat!

Josie said...

You are the most hilarious fashionista alive, I swear. I adore Club Monaco things but own nothing from the brand. This clearly needs to change, seeing as I'm madly in love with your cape. Absolutely adorable!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

I LOVE THAT CAPE. Oh my goodness, you seriously have the cutest clothes ever.

Pink Stilettos said...

LOOOOVE the cape and your boots! xoxo

www.pink-stilettos.info

Alleen said...

Love the cape...love the entire outfit!!

Cheers!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Oh that's such a pretty cape! And I also like your ring and your shoes!

ruthy ann said...

wow!! love the whole look...that cape is so awesome!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Okay, first give me that cape. Second, I may have found a few possibilities for you in the lace-up boot department. These are just a few options that I found; I will search for more:

1) Nine West Casilda - http://vip.zappos.com/nine-west-casilda-grey-suede. This is available in gray OR brown suede. Flat.

2) LAUREN Ralph Lauren Floriane - http://vip.zappos.com/lauren-ralph-lauren-floriane-dark-brown. Dark Brown only. Heel.

3) Born Sussex - http://vip.zappos.com/born-sussex-t-moro-suede. Brown. Heel.

4) Nine West Burnham - http://vip.zappos.com/nine-west-burnham-dark-green-brown-suede. Dark Green/Brown. Flat.

5) Old Friend Lindsay - http://vip.zappos.com/old-friend-lindsay-chocolate. Chocolate. Flat.

6) La Canadienne Cain - http://vip.zappos.com/la-canadienne-cain-brown-oiled-suede. Brown. Flat.

7) Frye Alex Lace-Up Tall - http://vip.zappos.com/frye-alex-lace-up-tall-brown-vintage-leather. Brown. Flat. Leather but look suede.

Hope these help for now!! :)

Courtney Erin said...

I love the cape! I really need to get to a store and try a few one because I really love the look but I'm also convinced that I could never pull it off but I really need to make a go of it and see for myself.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Kara said...

Yes, I want a cape this winter. I've never even tried one on, so I'm a bit curious how my arms will do in those weird sleeves... we'll see!

http://sprinklesinsprings.blogspot.com/

Allergic to Vanilla said...

In love with that cape- or er is it you? so stunning, so jealous, I want a cape now!!
xo Carlina
AllergicToVanilla.com

Marissa said...

Oh, I just love it! Sadly, we're quickly moving away from cape weather and straight into down parka weather here in New England.

Jude said...

Oh that cape! That cape! (And I can't believe it, I can see your pictures - huzzah!!) I also do not love housework/admin stuff - to put it mildly - but I do love how it feels when it's all over. Hope your week's off to a terrific start :)

Half Dressed said...

Was 'eating a chocolate bar' checked of you list first? Because I know it would be if it were mine. It could probably be checked off at least twice too. :)
Love the cape it's absolutely stunning.

L x
Half Dressed

la petite coquine said...

I had completely forgotten-four magical days off! I'm going to keep repeating that to myself until Turkey day arrives!

As for that cape-I'm in heaven! I have a little fur capelet at my parents' house that I'm bringing back with me to San Francisco, protest be damned!

Kimbirdy said...

that cape is gorgeous! i love capes and i'm so excited it has gotten cold again, so now i have a good excuse to get one. i love your cozy tights too!

Allison said...

Cute Cute!Come be my stylist and neighbor!

nadia said...

Club Monaco has always been my fave too :)

xo Nadia

Alicia said...

Finally can see your pics :) love the cape Carrie! The whole ensemble is perfect for a chilly day! and i recently scored a camel cape at my favorite consignment store...can't wait to bring it with me to New York in a few weeks ;)

dennicapearl said...

that cape is beautiful!

you've mastered the delicate balance between looking beautiful, and staying warm. this is something that i need to learn myself!


<3 dennica pearl
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- vintage shop

Annie said...

Love capes.. I really need one actually! This one looks great on you :) Can'ttttttttt wait for Thanksgiving!! xo

Stacey said...

Very Jackie-O. Love the cape and the entire outfit. XX

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oh, i can see your photos again! huzzah!

LOVE this whole look, head to toe. very glad you did not get run down! crazy SUV drivers! *shakes fist*

la franglaise said...

I love your outfit and that cape is so gorgeous, wow!

Mother of Style said...

I love the cape! I didn't think I was a cape person, but I'm definitely going to check out the Club Monaco store near me now!

Katie said...

I love the cape and I will forever love that bag. LOVE.
I have my doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon, but other than that I'm free if you want to talk! :)

Marcie said...

Carrie,

The back of this cape is my favorite! I just love it with leggings too! Hmm, I may need one asap. My husband will be thrilled. ;)

xo M

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

A big fat YES to capes! I have a few and yours is spectacular! And what's the deal with the weather lately? Craziness...today it actually snowed a bit in NYC!

Hope your week is off to a fab start! xoxo

Kate said...

Carrie!! Your photos are working for me today! Hoorah! And I'm so very glad because you look fantastic! Looove your cape, the tights, the booties - everything! Absolutely perfect!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

What a cool cape!! Everything about this outfit is working.

Venus In Virgo said...

UH! Chores suck! I did the same thing this weekend. I love that cape look XOXO

LifestyleBohemia said...

Beautiful cape! I LOVE that chunky ring - perfection!
xx

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You look great! I love this cape!

And seriously, the weather has been crazy. I'm glad it's more "fall like" though :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

obsessed with that cape! xoxo

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

What a beautiful cape! I have come *this* close to buying a few before chickening out for fear of looking like little red riding hood. But this cape is soo sophisticated

x Cristina

Lisa Griffin said...

this could be up there as one of my favorite outfits! i love the cape and the boots, and you always get the perfect poof in your hair! here's to sprinting for thanksgiving!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Claire Kiefer said...

I love love love capes, and that one is perfect with the button in the back! SWEET! Did you really get a concussion?? Cause I REALLY chipped one of my teeth.

christine, just bella said...

Oh I really love the tailoring of this cape! Go Club Monaco!

I have to admit I'm a bit hesitant to buy one of these... it's almost too cold for these already here in good ol' Alberta.

The Owl's Closet said...

Yay, glad that the picture issue is solved:) I'm absolutely jealous of ur gorgeous cape!! I'm obsessed with capes lol I'm gonna miss the warmth, but I'm kinda excited to layer. Though I heard that it's suppose to reach 80 degrees this weekend?? LOL that's so cal for ya;)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Just Cake Girl said...

This "cape" looks amazing :))))

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love the cape! It is so unique and looks fabulous. Definitely perfect for weather like we are having now!

Lacey in the City said...

Carrie,

I totally love the cape, the shoes, the ring, the bag...you look fab. And this weather yo-yo'ing is making me very nervous as I look forward to my super long upcoming holiday visits to LA. It was freezing here yesterday and we even saw our first snowflakes!! CRAZY!

Hope you've got some sunshine today!

xoxo
Lacey

Gina said...

i love the cape!! i really want one ;)

I love youyr fancy/sexy pony tail!!

My friend is working at club monaco,when i visit her i want everything, i sadly can not afford much there though hehe

xoxoFashionLady said...

Lovely shoes ! (:

Taj Acosta said...

very cute, I love the color. This reminds me, where in the h-e double hockey sticks is mine? I packed it away last winter and I have the slightest idea where it is, since I already unpacked my gear. hmm, maybe the storage mice carried it off! Cute as always my dear! xoxo

Daisy said...

loving the cape! i gotta get me one.

love the ring and bracelets, too!

MT Days & Nights said...

You're always baking such yummy things...and that cape is too cool for words. I really want to find a cape like that.

Krista said...

How much do you think you spend on wardrobe/accessories in a month, give or take?

style-haus said...

omg, i'm in love with this cape! love the grey color and how well constructed it is.

http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

corksandcaftans said...

a Tahoe, no less! way to brave it in yo cape, sista!

want. need. I wish I'd been around during that 30 degree drop to see how kitties reacted. lots of snuggles, I'm sure. I love the way their faces get a little chunkier when they're trying to stay warm....

ok enough cat blabber.

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