Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wishes Realized

Just before Christmas I did a mini Wish List/Gift Guide - it was nothing fancy, just some of my faves to give and receive.  Thank goodness Santa (aka the Chef) was doing his blog reading due diligence.  It was great fun to open a pair of those crazy Gypsyz and get to test them out in the Canadian snow.  They are even better than I hoped for because they're cut to stay up rather than droop down in the leg.  I would not, however, fave them for indoor wear - mostly due to the harder plastic type foot bed.  Aside from that they're a total win and I plan to wear these babies into the spring with denim shorts and a t - sometimes scrunched down and sometimes over the knee.  Call the Fashion Police on me all you want, I'm a fast runner and they'll never take me down!!

For the record they hold their own on slightly icy surfaces, too.  I, on the other hand, not so much.  Think mad amounts of whining and nearly frozen fingers in -36.  Oh.hell.yes. I just said -36.  It lasted approximately 10 minutes before I ran screaming back to the house like a little girl.  Okay the Chef did, too.

Full view - fun or WHAT?!
My family prepped for my neglectfully packed arrival...
with super cute scarves and hats under the tree.
It was a Free People explosion of cold weather goods that you 
would swear your grandma or Aunt Marge knitted up.
The scarf is especially super soft and I fully intend to 
haul it to the beach for bonfires.
Spring?  Is that you??
Two seconds later you may have heard shrieks coming from
the North as I tore off to the warmth of Ferrero Rocher's arms.
Consider this is an SOS.
Is there a Chocolate Lover's Anonymous Support Group in existence?
Things have gotten a lit-tle out of hand over here.

On a brighter note we are mere days away from Friday.  Is it wrong that I contemplated taking a nap beneath my desk at 10am today?? Halp!

Outfit details:  Free People:  Beanie and Scarf, James Perse - Tanks, T's and Thermal, Aritzia - Leggings, Gypsy 05 - Gypsyz, Tom Ford - Sunnies

68 comments:

Katie said...

Ok those are super cute, as is your whole ensemble. Not that I'd last a nano second in that kind of weather. Geez!

My life would be a lot simpler if Jared would just read the blog. But he wont. But his Mom does. And my Mom does. And these things mean I have to edit what I say...

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

If you find that support group let me know... My grandma brought over a pan of homemade fudge yesterday... My mother wanted to divide it for sharing with neighbors. I've sequestered myself with it and call me a hoarder but they'll never take me alive!
Bisous,
Rachel
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Allison said...

So glad that Santa reads your blog. That weather sounds totally unbearable. I would never go outside.

S.I.F. said...

OK, I love them! Those are SO cute!!

Stacey said...

Love them, plus they look so warm too! You look gorgeous from head to toe:-)

fashion clocked said...

Happy new year carrie. I can guarentee a post from you will always make me laugh. Love the fairisle over knee crrazy snow boots, and minus 36 I hear you scream? woah. I though -14 for my part of the uk was shocking...NO words. You look gorgeous and chocolate lover anonymous...laughing again.katie.xx
fashion clocked

Marcela said...

Yay, I want them toooooo!! They really look like made for wearing indoor hmm... But they will look suuuper cute with some denim shorts!!

Nap is ok, I think.. wake me for lunch :-P

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Jess said...

-36 degrees?! Holy God. Glad you had the Gypsyz... I have never heard of them before. Such a great idea!

RosaLovesDC said...

OMG, the Gypsyz are fabulous!

Collette Osuna said...

How cute!!! You look so beautiful in front of that barn!!

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Lisa Griffin said...

awwww these are so freakin cute stay warm!!
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Debby said...

I love your blog, Carrie, because I always get a good belly laugh in with some fashion in the mix. I now have an image of you jumping a fence with a slew of fashion police in hot pursuit. You pull off those boots? shoes? wonderfully. You are adorable in hats. xo

Style Attic said...

Beach and solidifies the perception that I have of you is true...you live just as amazingly as you look! XO

Closet Fashionista said...

Those are SOOO cool! I love them!!!!! :D
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She Wore It Well said...

awesome awesome awesome! need those gypsies too!

a customer gave me half a pound of rochers for xmas, maybe i should send them to you!!! no sugar for me!!

hope canada was great honey XOXOXOXO

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i am SO glad u did a review on these babies - now i feel like i go go buy them with NO regrets! - i LOVE LOVE LOVE them - soooooo my style!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Jenni Austria Germany said...

those are so fun!

Alleen said...

LOL...I can just imagine you both taking pics and then running back inside! Minus 36 doesn't sound appealing AT ALL...it's 26 in DC and I won't go out. I adore those Gypsyz! would be a great V-Day gift for my girls. Happy Wednesday! xx

KatiePerk said...

How cute! All of it! I love the Gypsyz. I too wanted to curl up under my desk and snooze yesterday. What is up with that? Post holiday fatigue?

Taylor said...

GAGA!!! I think i want those weirdie legging-socks-shoes too!!! THey look so fun and cute on!!!! Plus loving the beanie, Free Peoeple looks sooo good on you!

xoxo- Glad you came back with all your toes!!! and fingers, and Chef too!

LyddieGal said...

It's my secret dream to achieve George Costanza levels of under-desk napping.

And I love your new outerwear!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I need those! As in, possibly cannot go on for even one more day without knowing that they are in my closet - LOVE!

Also...I just received a belated Christmas gift of Ferrero Rocher Dark Chocolate last night. I am currently eyeing them, but have yet to be lured over to the dark side. Yet. :P

Annie said...

Oh my gosh, they are SUPER cute! I'm seriously in love with them. Nice work, Chef! :) I can't even fathom -36... I'm a baby with +36! lol
I am contemplating the same nap under my desk at 10:30am.. Friday, where are you?! Have a great day, Carrie! xo

Courtney Erin said...

I really really like those and you're wearing them/styling the look perfectly!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Those gypsz are everything I hoped they would be on! You are definitely working those things girl! And no, thoughts about taking a nap are not unreasonable at all....I have that same thought everyday! Oops!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Those are super cute winter boots! And I think you styled them perfectly. They make me want to cuddle up in oversize sweaters and read by a fireplace!

Jordan Streetman said...

Those are fan-tabulous!! I am literally drolling right now! What a cozy statement!

Daisy said...

I just love your familys farm, the land, the barn, everything except the -36 degrees.

Those gypsyz are AWESOME.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

cute! and i love your fur hat photos:)

hip hip gin gin said...

Darn it I love the Gypsyz even more now that I've seen them on you, so cute!! I also need a support group since we put chocolate oranges in all the stockings and they've all been left behind which of course means that I am eating them all. I'm on my third orange god help me, and no matter how much I try to convince myself that they are theoretically fruit my thighs don't believe me.

Vic said...

you look super comfy and snug but i could never handle -36...holy.....! i just couldn't...i'd die!

Cara said...

how cute are you in your little snow bunny outfit :)

la petite coquine said...

Eep-I absolutely adore them! Seriously, does it get anymore adorable?

Valerie said...

I'm so impressed that the chef bought you things from your blog wishlist! I love your entire outfit and still can't get over the temperatures in your hometown. Thank goodness you live here now! I have to say, I'm ready for spring too. Once the holidays are over, the cold weather doesn't seem nearly as fun.

xo
Valerie

kristine said...

Those boots are sooo fun! Love Free People :)


Kristine. Or Polly.

Lacey in the City said...

Oh those are super cute!! I love the shot in front of the barn...tres country chic ;)

Happy New Year, Carrie!!

Mo Pie, Please said...

So adorable! I Love that pic of you in front of the barn too. So picturesque!

Cool Gal said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Hey, I'm just wondering if you are talking about the grapefruit body wash as I couldn't find the grapefruit soap.

Also, I bought the same eye cream. :) I absolutely LOVE all the products.

Anna Jane said...

-36, seriously? i can't even fathom. that makes me feel like a total wuss for complaining about chicago weather. i reallllllly like those gypsyz--they're just plain cool. going to check them out!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

So happy you got the boots! I remember when you posted that list and I immediately went to find a pair for myself and they were completely sold out! Your chef was on it! ;) Yay!! You wear them well! xo Samantha

Amber Blue Bird said...

the farm makes for such an awesome background ad you look too cute and cozy in this get up, love it

Alicia said...

there's no way i could pull off those gypsyz... but you make them look so cool!!

Kristin said...

OMG...Where have these been all my life? They're soooooooo cute! J'adore Gypsy05. Totes obsessed with their maxis!

Claire Kiefer said...

Those boots are a million times cuter than I even imagined they'd be. Love em! And the barn, and all the snow. I don't know that I have ever braved -36, but I loooooove cold weather and snow and all things wintry. And then I love summer and beaches and sunshine in the appropriate season, too. :)

Totally heading home to take a nap right now before job #2. The winter break did a number on me . . . it was lovely, but jumping right back into full fledged work hasn't been easy! I need a breeeeeaaaaaak.

As soon as I emerge from my slumber, I'll send you a catch up email! xoxo

Kara said...

Those boots are hot! I'd totally wear them year round too.

Ashleigh said...

Those boots are the jam!
-36?? holy freezing!!

Iva said...

those are totally fabulous!! ummm and thats just way to cold. thankyouverymuch.

;)

Heart Charlie said...

Love those boots/shoes/slipper :) So cozy! I have a shorter pair and I wear them every night to get warm and cozy :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I simply must get a pair. They looks so cozy and pretty! They whole outfit is adorable.

Kisses, darling

Jen said...

Look at all the knit on you... gorgeous!! I'll take the hat, the booties and the scarf!

Happy Wednesday Darling! How's your week going?

TheChambrayCountess said...

The outfit is adorable and you are such a trooper! I would need more than chocolate to cope with -36!!!
Don't worry, I can see Friday from here!

this free bird said...

BRING IT ON!! I've got more chocolates to eat over Harry Potter movies! oy

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

ok i am obsessed. i MUST get a pair... of course i also love the blue/cream color!

hope you're having a great week. :)

Kimbirdy said...

that is really effing cold! good thing you had such cozy things to wear. i am IN LOVE with your gypsyz {are they socks? are they shoes? boots? socshoots?). they're super cute, whatever they're classified as.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i've been thinking about napping over here, pretty much all day long.

those little socky booty things are so cute!

-36? no thanks. we can barely handle just straight 36 degrees here. thank god that's over!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Lady, you know how to rock a hat and still look chic!

Josie said...

Oh, Carrie, you KNOW how I feel about those Gypsyz! They look positively adorable on you. I love the print and colors and good to know that they're good for slippery surfaces, haha.
xo Josie
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Jessica said...

Whooo hooo! Santa did GOOD! I love these on you. The snow is so awfully pretty, too!

Nikki said...

I love your knits! Those shoe/sock/boots? are awesome.

Don't you work from home? Why would you nap under your desk when your steps from your bed? This is why I can't work from home ;)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

you are so pretty!!! these are magical and ai yi yi, if I had it my way, I would ONLY wear Free People. Seriously, you have ever nook and cranny of your outfit covered! i adore.

little t said...

Well, I have to say... I just LOVE them!

Amandamarie said...

i've never heard of gypsyz before! so cute. they look really warm too


xxx

Styles 'n Cream said...

These socks are awesome. They look even better on you.

Justine said...

Great, no I have a chocolate craving. Ah!

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Flor de Maria Fashion said...

I just found your blog and I am loving it!!! Those socks/boots, shoes, hahaha look so comfy!!!

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Jessica said...

You know, those are way cuter on than I would have expected! I'm well acquainted with those frigid temperatures - which is exactly why I want to move! Need a new neighbor? ;-)

Vegas Fashion Stylist said...

The boots are actually beyond awesome, love them

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Grave said...

Your look is beautiful. have a nice day.

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