Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blue Tights and Fur Coats

One of the great things about visiting Canada is getting a true taste of winter - the people in this country are so lucky to experience the glory of four well-defined seasons (although they might beg to differ when a freak snow storm shows up in May).  Remember when I visited in fall and got these great pictures?  They're some of my faves even now.  Admission:  I get homesick every time I look at them.

It was tough to stick to two bags on this trip because I kept on imagining all kinds of fun outfit concoctions for the cold, snowy days (aside from all the sweats and t's for luxurious tv-filled afternoons on the couch. ha!) we don't experience in SoCal.  As wonderful as warm weather can be, it kinda hinders the true essence of the winter wardrobe.  So today I got a hint of the crazy and strolled out into a winter wonderland...in shorts, tights and shag.  I kinda wanna wear this one every day.  

The first 10 minutes in freezing cold are always the easiest.
Especially if you're wearing something resembling a bath mat or '70's carpet.
Bringing a bit of the snow leopard.
Delusion sets in as the cold goes to my head...this is not the house.
Busting through drifts I make it back to the sidewalk...
With this grin frozen, quite literally, onto my face.
It was around this time the camera began to fog up from the temps.
Time for more chocolates and cookies!

Outfit details: Zara-Shag Coat, Current/Elliott-Shorts, J.Crew-Leopard Belt and Tights, Forever21-Booties, H&M-Mittens, Tom Ford Sunnies

68 comments:

Mary said...

LOVE this outfit!!! xx

ruthy ann said...

i cant believe a socal girl even owns a top that furry! you are too cute!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

First of all, that shag is just off the charts amazing and just so apropos for where you are right now! And can we just talk about your one foot buried in the snow?! Brrrrr....

Dawn said...

you are very brave. i can't imagine....although- if I looked that good I would want to wear the exact same thing.... But brrrrr.

this free bird said...

Dawn where are you up here (just generally)?

Anna Walker said...

I LOVE your blue tights and fur jacket!
It reminds me of something that Carrie Bradshaw would wear! :)

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Dawn said...

Woohoo...I'm just south of you then....probably about an hour. (I live just east of Red Deer on an acreage!) How cool is that....we is close;)
See me wave?:)))

Kate said...

Hahaha, welcome to my LIFE! That last picture totally sums up what blogging is like during Canadian winters... clenched fists, and a smile that can't hide how cold it is! You look adorable though, and I can imagine that it would be fun to play with cold weather attire when you don't experience it! Too cute!

this free bird said...

Dawn I'm waving back at ya!! The next time I visit my bro in Calgary I'll let you know and maybe we can grab tea/coffee or something!

Kate - I was totally thinking of you today. I have to say I'll be sad to leave for a lot of reasons - one superficial reason is great places for outfit pics!!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Dawn said...

yes...do! I would meet you for sure.
(This far in advance will give me time to find something to wear...I'd be meeting the fashion goddess after all!!!!):)
Enjoy the rest of your visit!

Dawn said...

hehe. deal! (i'll hold you to the sweats thing though;)
:)

Niki B. said...

Your jacket = pure amazingness. You look awesome. And welcome back to good ol' Canada! Sadly we're not getting a taste of the winter here on the west coast, as per usual. wah wahhh. Send some snow my way! Happy New Year love :)
x Niki

herwaisechoice said...

Wow, how stylish do you look with that jacket! I love it but could never pull it off. It looks so pretty juxtaposed against the cobalt blue tights!

Happy New Yaar!
Jen

Katie said...

If there's one thing I'd love about a true winter it would be the outfit possibilities. You look great!

You try to slow down in 2011 and I'll try to take deep breaths and enjoy it. Deal?

A La Mode et Plus! said...

How do you manage to make anything look cute!!

Half Dressed said...

I always feel like the snow makes every picture a hundred times better! It's just so pretty. Gorgeous outfit, I actually love the bright blue tights against the white of the coat.

L x

Lori said...

You never cease to amaze ~ look at you! Sounds like you are having a fantastic visit. xo

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing look, darling!
Love your coat!

xoxox,
CC

Dancing Branflake said...

Love this outfit! Especially love the dash of leopard print. Awesome details!

Taylor said...

Ok so 1- why when I saw that coat did I not buy it, i thought wooly mammoth - but look at how hawt you look! I', sure they are out! 2- jean shorts, totes copying!!!! like NOW! i love! 3 - I love ya girl, stay warm!!!

xoxo-T

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE the coat and your shoes!! You look awesome :D
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Those tights are too much fun!

Vic said...

ahhh...envy...seriously i want to do a photo shoot in freezing snow:) ur awesome! i bet those cookies and hot cocoa felt soothing!:)

LyddieGal said...

I love that you are still managing to wear shorts in the freezing cold!
But i love that coat. I'd just live in it in the snow. would be fun :)

Courtney Erin said...

I miss Alberta now too - I love your cold weather outfit, the fur jacket is so 70s chic!

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

Annie said...

awww you look so cute! I can definitely feel the cold as I look at these pics.. Must have bee nice to get back inside the warm house :) xo

TheChambrayCountess said...

Oh my goodness, A- you look super cute and B- I am pretty sure I would have died, frozen in place, if I attempted that outfit in that kind of snow! You are too funny! Love it! ;)

Leia said...

You look fabulous!

Kimbirdy said...

damn you are a brave girl! :) and you look fantastic!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You're the most fashionable & brave snow bunny I've ever laid eyes on, sweetie! Hope you had a wonderful xmas & happy new year! xoxoxo

Mo Pie, Please said...

My goodness you look FABULOUS.

Daisy said...

You and winter snow were made for each other. You are glowing. bright blue tights are the essence of cool, the furry coat is awesome and so are the gloves you won!

Valerie said...

Carrie, you look SO cute and so cold. I absolutely love that jacket. And the blue tights are the perfect addition to the white coat. I agree that the first 10 minutes in the cold are easiest and then I start to lose my marbles. Thank goodness for hot chocolate and warm cocktails!

xo
Valerie

Marissa said...

I love the blue and white together! You look incredible.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

u go girl - when it snows here in Jersey i'm all about Uggs and Juicy sets - and when i go skiing, i'm in board pants and some funky clothes i rather not discuss :o) ... i gotta go find my furry white coat (had since forevers!)

*kiss kiss*
Happy 2011 to you and all!!
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

PhotoPuddle said...

Wow, you look fantastic!! Not sure I'd be brave enough to go out in heels like that in the snow though!

Kim said...

i love the title of your blog :) I just happened upon it from visiting Chic on Cheap

Marie a la Mode said...

I love your Zara shag. (I feel naughty saying that, "shag," ha ha.) Perfect winter attire! You look ravishing! Can't believe I just used that word but it's what came to my mind.

Kerri said...

yes i agree- i love canada too! not sure i could take the long winters tho-

Marcela said...

omg hehe. im cold when I just see the picture of with your feet deep in the snow :-D
how much snow is that please??

i love your shoes btw. and that coat looks so warm! :)

xx
M.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

How did you ever walk in those heels in that snow?

Nikki said...

ahhhh I LOVE this outfit!
You look incredible!
I hope you and Chef have a very happy New Year and thanks for being such a great blog friend this year!!!!

xx
nikki

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word! Your outfit against the snow is absolutely gorgeous. No stunning...You should make these be next years christmas picture! Absolutely beautiful!

xo

sharonlei said...

Carrie my love! How are you? Did you have a fabulous Christmas?! I hope you did. 2011 is a day away!!! How exciting!! I'm ready to tackle whatever 2011 has to offer. :) Wheeeeeee!

I'm totally loving these photos. Look at all that snow. Jealous! I'm also in love with your fur coat! It's soooo gorgeous. I want Zara so bad in Hawaii. :( Love the pop of color with the tights too. Totally fun!

Well, wishing you the best 2011 has to offer my dear!! Thanks for always being so sweet. Hugs!

Swing by to enter my Wendy Mink giveaway! :)

xx Love & Aloha

Debby said...

You are such a doll! Glad you are having fun in Canada, it must be great spending time with the family! I have loved getting to know you this year! Have a fun and fabulous New Year, Carrie!! xo

Jess said...

Oh my gosh - I LOVE the blue tights!

Happy New Year Carrie!

Erika of Style Activist said...

Hahah - I love your face. You look perfectly placed in the snowy surroundings though :) The fur works!

And I hope you've napped since the last time you commented :D

XOXO,
Erika
www.styleactivist.com

alli/hooray said...

Hope you are having a fabulous trip and holiday break! I want a fur coat like yours, it looks so comfy...I LOVE your tights, too!

Val said...

Carrie, wishing you the most amazing New Year!!! Cheers.

Sonja said...

Woah! Those blue tights with the snow and wintery blue light!!!! ...so cool! :o)
Have and incredibly New years Eve!!! and an even more incredible new year!! :o)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You are the cutest snowbunny alive!!! I love these photos!!!
I hope you have the loveliest New Year and welcome to 2011!!!

..R May A.. said...

ooh I love those bright blue tights:)
gorgeous winter outfit!! x

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I love your blue tights! Here in Canada? Just rain.

Anna Jane said...

amaaaaazing outfit with those tights! so...is that coat warm?!

glad you're having fun at home!

xx

cashmere pearls 'n' boots said...

love it!!! especially the blue tights and the mittens.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore Canada - lived there for over three years. You look so fetching in milky white snow.
Those tights are striking, too. Happy, Happy, Happy Near;-)

Jaclyn said...

I love your outfit. I've always wanted to get vivid tights like your blue ones, they look great on you

Kristin said...

Looooooove the winter white coat against those bright tights!

Collette Osuna said...

AMAZING sweetie!! Im in love with everything about this outfit...what a fab coat!!!

Happy New Year!!

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Josie said...

Ummmm. I adore. Carrie, can I just BE you, please? I love the fashion risks that you take; these blue tights are to die for.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Emily said...

I absolutely love these photos! That jacket is amazing and those tights are the perfect shade of blue! I miss winter and I'm so thankful there is a bit of snow still on the ground while I'm here in Washington!

-L said...

SO CHANEL-ESQE

Lady Lipstick said...

Hey girl!! I am loving your blog and your style!! Uggg esp with this furry top and blue tights! I LOVE tights with cut offs!!! so cute!!
I also love the name of your blog. I also call myself a free spirit and I LOVE IT!!!
Happy New Year to You!!

XX

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Johanna said...

Now that is a great outfit. Way to rock the tights and coat. Chic!

LIGH✝Sdrivemysoul said...

You're beautiful! Lovvvve the coat


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xxSea

ari said...

love the blue tights! and the touches of leopard and of course the faux fur!

Danielle said...

I am freezing just looking at you! lol.

buy lab coats said...

love the blue tights.One day, I kinda wanna wear the blue tights.

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