Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hand in (Fur) Pocket

With Black Friday and Saturday having gone by, it was time to face reality:  there remained less than a quarter of a roll of toilet paper, zero razors and my deodorant was dangerously low meaning I'd have to leave the house (curses for not planning ahead). Of course that entails combing one's hair and, in the spirit of 45 degrees, donning something warm.  How does one recover from 4 days of sheer nothing? Go big and leave home in a fur coat to traipse about completing mundane tasks while strangers in the local neighborhood give odd sideways glances at your moderately overdone Sunday attire as you prep for operation buzzkill aka Monday morning by leaving your beloved sweats, UGGs and fuzzy sweaters behind.

Hmmmm I think I'll have a snack to go with all those other
snacks I've been consuming for days.  
Panic sets in as it dawns on me that Christmas is less than 
a month away and I have approximately zero gifts.
Suddenly I'm considering giving everyone I know coffee beans.
Yaaaaaaaawn.  Do I have to get that tp?  Don't I have some kleenex in my bag?
I stare listlessly into the tea as it steeps.  
All I know is this coat is fuzzy and warm, and the sleeve detailing is wonderful.
None of this, however, preps me to re-enter shopping crowds.
Check that woman tossin' elbows as she runs in the door at Target.
You know she threw someone to the ground like a rag doll for 
a 99 cent toaster oven left over from Friday.
I am happy to escape with just a tp purse (nifty catch phrase I came up with for
that little handle thing they attach...it always gets a smile from the Target ladies).
Joyriding around in the newfound "outdoors" (aka staying OFF the freeway) 
I spot a pink Cadillac and follow it around for 5 miles 
to ensure it is what I think it is...
Hells bells the recession hasn't hit everyone.  Mary Kay's selling like mad.
 
Next thing you know I come to, still in fur and chip in hand, at a fave
 local Mexican hangout.
The perfect end to a relaxing weekend.

Dear Monday:  Not now.

Outfit Details: Juicy Couture-Faux Fur Jacket, James Perse-Button-up, Juicy Couture-Riding Pants, Loeffler Randall-Boots, Foley+Corinna-Bag, Melinda Maria-Rings

78 comments:

the chirpy bird said...

Ahahahaha Brilliant! Mary Kay, killing it - who knew!
Monday Mexican for me! It's happening!
love it xoxoxox

Dancing Branflake said...

You are so chic! Love the candids and I love that dessert counter. Whew!

Claire Kiefer said...

You look amazing in that coat that indeed has gorgeous sleeve detailing--first thing I noticed about that up close pic! And I love the word "faux" when it appears in front of the word "fur." :) As for Monday, I couldn't agree more--I'm DREADING IT. The break wasn't long enough for me to start missing my little monster and now I'm just begging for the morning never to come. UGHHHHH the Monday after a break is wretched! Can't believe I have to put makeup on.

Josie said...

Ooooh, those boots, Carrie -- I adore them! I know what you mean about four days of nothing and I have to say, I'm not quite ready to go back to real life either... Just three weeks until finals end and Christmas is upon us!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Ok, I might have seriously already purchased coffee for 2 Christmas gifts. Yeah. I did. And I need get out of this house and do some Christmas shopping tomorrow. The only thing getting me through it is that I think we need Mexican for dinner. Or Panera. I get sidetracked easily.

(Target is scary. I went in for 5 minutes today and walked right back out. Not worth it!)

Allison said...

Omg the pink MK caddie! I thought these these were an urban legend! Literally burst into fits of laughter when I saw that pic! That's alot of face cream!

The coat looks fab. I think I look like a stuffed animal when I attempt to wear fur, but as ususal you can pull it off! Hair's getting long girl; looks great!

Man, I think I'm going to need to find a margarita monday somewhere tomorrow!

jemina said...

HA HA HA HA HA, at least you did your 'chores' in style sweetie
That coat is fabulous and we all need tissues every now and then LOL

Wishing you a lovely week dear

Kisses
J
xoxo

Leia said...

Haha, you never fail to make me laugh! Seems like you had a great weekend. Sometimes 'doing nothing' is the best plan ever! Hope Monday isn't too horrible.

Leia

Collette Osuna said...

You looked great.....I hear ya on the shopping....I better get in gear myself...and soon!

Stop by and say Hello:)
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LouBoo said...

Hi Carrie - love the brown handbag - have to say that caught my eye! And that margarita at the end - yum...although it's Monday morning here - best get a cuppa tea instead ;-) Lou x

Debby said...

You tease me with that ring once again... love it. I am going to have to order one.. wish I knew my ring size. I don't get a handle on my t.p. at Target maybe I should ask for one just so I can use your catch phrase! I haven't bought Christmas gifts yet either.... everyone might just be getting coffee beans over here too. xo

Stephanie Shepherd said...

Love this post and that fur jacket! Hope your Monday is off to a great start!

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha that looks like a pretty good day!! I love that coat, it looks sooo soft!!
YAYYY for you enjoying HP, sooo good :)
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Fashion Meets Food said...

Your ring is amazing and you always look so chic and gorgeous. I wish I could do my hair like yours... that's what I am envious most about lol.

xo

Chas said...

Great post! You are too funny! I love your coat!

Anna Jane said...

love that coat...can i borrow it? can i say "you faux girl?" (you go girl) i've always wanted to say that :)

I need that outfit!!!! head to toe, please.

xx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You are adorable - tp purse just makes me smile. Um and I want a pink Cadillac.

Staley Mc said...

I love this outfit! The fur and the boots are just fabulous!

hip hip gin gin said...

So funny! Operation buzzkill sums today up so nicely and accurately. Blech. I wish we could all just relax and be cozy until the new year.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I am in love with your rings!!!

briannelee said...

Love your fur coat!!!!

Half Dressed said...

I love reading your commentary of your pictures!! The fur coat is stunning, I love the detailing

L x
Half Dressed

Jess said...

YOU are a brave soul! Loving that fur coat! It looks both fashionable AND warm! You can't beat that. Mmmm Mexican!! GET to shopping woman!!

Jude said...

Ahhahaa! I love it! I absolutely loved your fur coat foray, that mad shopper you caught on camera, and the TP purse. Had my first Target trip since (re)arriving in the States and it was nowhere near as fun :)

Hope it was a lovely t-day and you've a great week ahead!

Courtney Erin said...

I love that image of the crazed Target shopper throwing elbows. Something tells me I'll be giggling over that for the rest of the day.

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

P.S. Gorgeous coat!

Taylor said...

Me lovey your coat. I told the Hubs last night i am getting one...i don't care, if i look like a walking teddy bear i am doing it - guess i better do it before the joining of the bank accounts this week!!!!

PS- Got my rings, my fav didn't fit and the others (2 of same stackable) i don't love....keeping one anyway, but returning two...phooey - I am sure i'll regret it!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love the jacket and bags--and the rings!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Lol Actually the 3 things that do best in the recession are: make up, lottery tickets,and alcohol. The men get drunk and gamble, and the women put on make up to feel good. Oh capitalism. Brings out the best, doesn't it?...
Love your hair in this post! It looks so sleek.

Daisy said...

you crack me up. wtf is mark kay doing? haha

that marg looks awesome.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Your bag is gorgeous. Yes I have very limited TP, my fridge is packed with nothing but leftovers, and I had to open the body wash bottle to scrape out the contents this morning but I could not get out of my PJ yesterday to save my life.
Happy Monday.

Brianna said...

:) You make me laugh, especially about the lady with the elbow!

Kimbirdy said...

aw, what a fun post. glad you got your shopping done AND had a little fun at the end. :) hope you're surviving monday - oy!

Ms. Givens said...

You make me smile every time!

Daniela said...

lol @ Mary kay.. I should switch jobs!

Nikki said...

Oh I could've used a margarita on Black Friday. GAP looked like a tornado hit, and I only bought one gift.

Coffee beans are perfectly acceptable gifts!

love jenny xoxo said...

I love the jacket, you look amazing in it! And that margarita looks like the best way to end the day!

XOXO

Kae said...

i think we've got the same boots. they look great with everything, don't they?

ruthy ann said...

i needed to get some "basics" too...such bad timing!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

You kill me! Your tp purse was definitely a must get out of the house buy...unless you considered using paper towels? ouch. ha! I woke up this morning begging for ONE more day and my begging and pleading didn't actually work cause my ass is back at work. xo

Nikki said...

I love your coat and boots Carrie. I was silly and went to see the store windows on black friday, but I haven't left the apt much since then! Uggs have become my new best friend.

xx
Nikki

20 York Street said...

Oh a pink cadi! Funny, I don't think recession really hit the Motherland either!

p.s. glad you liked my sequin attempt C! I know you are the Queen of Sequins!

xox

la petite coquine said...

You absolutely cracked me up. I had to put on my little fur coat this morning, too-it was just too damn cold! I so wish the holiday weekend could have lasted until New Year's...

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Fun post!

Marissa said...

Hahaha - at least I'm not the only one! Nothing worse than Sunday after a vacation. BTW, I have never seen those TP purses at my Target. Genius!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I had the same panic. No gifts yet. Eeek.

Catita said...

I love your hair! And the jacket as well ;)
catita

Amber Blue Bird said...

this was an excellent post, I loved your writing and your tp purse

Alicia said...

Carrie, I'm in love with your Juicy Jacket!!! So beyond perfect for these chilly days! I'm freezing and wish I was currently dressed in fur (doesn't really feel like I left NY! almost as cold here!)...

Krystal said...

you crack me up!

sharonlei said...

I loved reading every bit of this Carrie. :) You look wonderfully warm!! I can only dress like that in the office, because it feels like Antarctica in there... but once I got outside, I want to melt.. ha ha. Okay, not really so much these days, it's been cooling down.

I haven't done a bit of xmas shopping either. I think I'll be making gifts this year.. or possibly baking... but I think coffee beans is a fabulous gift! I looooove coffee.. mmm.

I love your fur jacket and your TP purse is super chic.. hee hee. Oh btw, I emailed you a little something something. :)

Hope your Monday is going well.. even though it's Monday.

xx Love & Aloha

Mo Pie, Please said...

What an awesome fur coat. I'm not big into fur but i could be into this one! I'm glad it's faux too :)

Marie said...

Great post - great fur coat - great blog xx

Valerie said...

Carrie, everything about this post (and your comment today) is making me laugh. The tp purse is GENIUS. I'm going to use that from now on! I cannot get over that amazing fur coat of yours. It's PERFECT. So I brought my mom's very old faux fur coat home with me a month ago and tried it on the other day and it's ENORMOUS. I literally looked like a wooly mammoth. I'm not sure if it'll pass as a coat or people will think I was attached by a large animal. I put it on and came out to show Gabe for a "photo shoot" the other day and we both laughed so hard our stomachs hurt. Hopefully I can make it work in some way, I remember my mom looking adorable in it back in the day. Anyway, I'm so glad you had a restful 4 days and how is it already monday??

xo
Valerie

Venus In Virgo said...

You post crack me up! So did the photos with the TP roll, loves it! it's a pain getting back into reality sometimes. XOXO

Sophie said...

hahaha i love your posts. amazing.
now that its monday night.....Dear Tuesday: Not Now!
xx

p.s i loveeee your fur coat

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Gorgeous coat! And I can't believe Christmas is 6 weeks away, insanity!

And I would love one of those margaritas, right now!

Marissa said...

HAHA Carrie, I am dying at the photos of the woman elbowing the other- I think your caption is exactly right ;)

You look so chic and comfortable. Perfect way to get a few errands done.

XXXO
M

LyddieGal said...

Hehe, I love your fun little photo documentary of getting the toilet paper.

And yes, coffee beans. Sounds good.
I think I go through that every year - I tell myself I'm getting one thing for everyone. But I always fail.

Chic on the Cheap

Style, She Wrote said...

Love it! You look so warm and fuzzy!

bananas. said...

ooh i love your furry coat! almost as much as i love that icy cold frozen margarita! YUMMO!!!

Kristin said...

I would totally love to receive coffee beans. Just sayin'...HA!

Jen said...

That coat? So my style!! LOVE it! And the boots? Yeah, kinda love those too ;-)

Jess said...

tp purse - love it! Then I got a crockpot purse this weekend. Sweeeet.

style'n said...

Ok just one question...did you know you were going to do your post like then when you took these pictures? Too funny that you got all these shots...they make a great story! Yum O to Margaritas, coffee, and that handbag :)

Lisa Griffin said...

ahh i had the same feeling when i poured milk in my coffee this AM and watched it...curdle! ugh welcome monday i'm so glad you are done!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Lori said...

OMG Carrie you make me laugh out loud and snort at the same time ~ VERY lady like I tell ya! So sorry you had to drag your butt out of your cocoon ~ but you looked fabulous ~ even with you tp purse. Happy Monday sweetie!

Blicious said...

love your coat!!!

xoxo
b
engagedtobengaged.blogspot.com

TheChambrayCountess said...

For not wanting to leave the house, you clean-up nicely! Love the outfit and glad you mixed productivity with a little adventure ;)

Ashley said...

seeing a mary kay pink cadillac is seriously on par with sighting a unicorn--I wanna see one!!

xx
MILK TEETHS

this free bird said...

ASHLEY I JUST SPIT A MOUTH FULL OF WATER STRAIGHT ONTO THE COMPUTER SCREEN!! AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!! UNICORN *gasp* AHAHAHAHAHA

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love your jacket! Looks fabulous on you! Hope your Monday went well! Here's to an even better Tuesday...that much closer to weekend!

xoxoFashionLady said...

Looove the bag!

Jessica said...

OMG I am seriously cracking up right now. You are not going to believe this but a lady I know has had like THREE MK pink Cadillacs! Swear! And that margarita? Like heaven to my thirsty soul. Mmm Mmm.

Victoria said...

I love that fur jacket!!! What a fabulous thing to wear shopping:)

Jessica said...

If being this chic on a Sunday is wrong, I never want to be right.

(That woman throwing elbows looks cra-zy!)

Roxy Te said...

hahah operation buzz kill? Love your sense of humor and fab fur coat :) All those people staring at your "overdone" Sunday outfit were just jel!

alli/hooray said...

I laughed through this entire post! just what I needed to read during a crazy week :)
love the tp purse, btw.

just a girl said...

Two things.

1) That coat is TO DIE FOR.

2) You are so damn funny!

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