Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday Brunch

When I left off on Friday I was up to my eyeballs in birthday preparations for the Chef, not exactly sure how it would all be accomplished.  Thankfully dinner that night went off without a hitch (roasted chicken - one of his faves) and a new brownie recipe will make it's debut this week - all I can say is start fasting now.  Whew!

It's been a relaxing, but cold weekend here in Southern California.  When the Chef and I rolled out of the movies on Saturday night it was 39 degrees at midnight and the temperature later went down to 35.  We rarely see the 30's at night so that's brisk for us - even me who grew up in -35 and colder temps in Canada.  Come Sunday afternoon it had warmed up some, but the wind was super brisk - so when we started to discuss brunch options I may or may not have begun to spontaneously shiver at the thought of venturing outside.  Then I remembered a wideleg velour pantsuit I haven't been able to wear much.  Seize the day!  And the fur to go along with it...

~Outfit details:  Juicy Couture Velour Puff Sleeve Jumpsuit & Fur Vest, J.Crew Denim Jacket, 
Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote, Tom Ford Sunnies, Melinda Maria Rings~
It was great to legitimately need to wear that faux fur (last seen here
over the denim coat.  The Chef called it my "anti-man" look.  
Totally like the Man Repeller. BAHAHAHA!!
I live in fear of hemming things too short...out came the Danys.  
And the argyles.  Past the knees.  
This is as close as I was coming to showing you the puff sleeve.
Too bloody cold outside and not dragging camera into restaurant to
photograph sleeve whilst being gawked at.  They were already
staring wildly at the fur and velour combo.

I'm all about dressing up for Sunday brunch, but when it's cold I have a hard time getting motivated.  Hats off to each of you who live in the snow and pull out all the stops + bundle up in a coat.  I remember those days and the sweat inducing frenzy it took to get everything on, arrive at destination, remove the coat, scarf and gloves to find my outfit inevitably wrinkled, and then have to get it all back on by the end of the night.  No wonder I was thinner in the waist back then.

Anyway, today's the Chef's real day and we're gonna rip it up, so I'll catch up with you tomorrow.  Hope you had a great weekend! (ps-was it me or were the Oscars a total yawn fest?)

77 comments:

Katie said...

Loving the fur and I have got to get the Mid-City next. An obsession has formed.
1. I'm going to need to hear about these drunk driver escapades.
2. Are you sure Anne Hathaway put you into a coma? Or was it whatever Franco was on?
3. Happy Birthday Chef!

Marcela said...

Happy birthday to Chef! :D I love the glasses. And yeah, I wish it would be "that" cold here :) But I don´t give up the hope, the spring is just around the corner for sure!

xx
M.

Marianna said...

Happy birthday to Chef!

Oh, your shoes! I want them!
And the pants are amazing too!

http://nanajonesofficial.blogspot.com/

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Woohoo happy birthday chef!

LOL, love the man repeller faux fur and I have something very similar ;)

Finally, loving the velour jumpsuit!

Collette Osuna said...

This whole outfit is sooo chic!! Love the shoes, the cute socks...the fur..you are totally rocking it!!!

Thank you so much for your kind words on my weight loss post....I truly appreciate it....and I WILL be looking forward to that brownie recipe, lol:)

My Heart Blogged said...

I really like all the texture in the outfit. I have a velour jacket, and pants I never thought to pair it with my fur vest.
My Heart Blogged

Debby said...

Happy bday to the chef!! Only you could make sweatpants so totally chic! xo

Lady Grey said...

Looking great! Love the pants, that bag, and the socks!
xo

RosaLovesDC said...

I love the fur. And Happy Birthday to the Chef!

annelise said...

Haha, man-repellent fur! That's hilarious. Personally, I love the fur. And those heels!

Hope you and the Chef have a lovely night!

Tea For Two said...

Extremely good outfit choice :) Faux fur and denim combo - 10 out of 10!

Half Dressed said...

Love this outfit, the trousers look awesome! Happy birthday to chef!

L x

Closet Fashionista said...

Loooove that outfit! You look so cool! :D
and Happy Birthday Chef!!! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Love your ring. Happy bday chef!!!

Chiara said...

Oooh you just brought me back to my memories of -30 degree weather in Canada, staring at my closet and never knowing what to wear because it was too damn cold to be cute!
BTW you look fab, love the Tom ford sunnies.
xoxo
C.

agnes said...

tu est superbe, et j'aime beaucoup ton look, très jolies photos.
J'adore tous ce que tu portes, bravo....

Anna Jane said...

Yes, agree, oscars were a snooze-fest. I felt that Anne was overcompensating for Franco, who was clearly sipping on a Xanax cocktail.

ANYWAY, if anyone can pull off a velour jumpsuit, it's you, me dear, C. You look so cute! Glad you were able to keep warm during the cali deep- freeze.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have to say i never wore heels with a Juicy jump set before - but i like the pairing with the jeans jacket and then the faux!

Daniela said...

love the fur..and the heels!

Miranda said...

You look fabulous, I'm loving this whole look.

www.indcfashion.com

Daisy said...

yawn fest is right, no one won that I wanted. ah well, i mean, i still loved the red carpet!

you are a head turner in the velour and fur! haha. glad you had a fun weekend.

Julie and Lauren said...

Look great- I'm loving the denim jacket. Perfect for spring.
Xoxo

monika said...

i love how you incorporated a juicy suit with a fur vest! you look great!

xoxo monika

Annie said...

i love your outfit!! especially the accessories!

little rambling rose said...

I love your outfit its gorgeous and the jacket and trousers are perfect for chilly weather! :) Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog x

Isabel said...

happy bday to the chef! im loving that vest!


Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

ruthy ann said...

i have a similar faux fur vest...love how you paired it with the outfit!

and what is up with this west coast weather! Snow flurries up in the PNW!

Courtney Erin said...

I love the velvet and fur combo...it's so you and you pull it off gorgeously!

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

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! Anti-Man... don't we all have our own anti-men outfits! But we can't resist because we look so good.
I am glad to see all is going well. I am eagerly anticipating that brownie recipe. Yum!

Kai.Mercado. said...

wow I love the outfit...tell them gawkers to shut it!

Alicia said...

Enjoy the celebrating! Your Anti-Man combo is awesome Carrie, especially love the fur vest on the denim jacket.

Meghan said...

Happy birthday to the Chef!

Ugh, there is no way to dress stylish in the cold here. You know how it is, scarf, hat, boots, gloves, parka. Yes, sweating frenzy to get it all on, and then, you freeze outside, but as soon as you get indoors, it is a sweating frenzy to get it all off before you start to boil. I want warm weather!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Wow on the shoes. I seriously do not think I could take two steps in them without severe bodily harm. Completely agree, the Oscars were a bit boring last night.

Claire Kiefer said...

THE MAN REPELLER! Cracking up at that one. And you look so gorgeous in that second picture, lady. Eager to hear all about the Chef's bday festivities. And as for the Oscars, I gotta be honest, I really only care about the gowns (Black Swan was the only movie I'd seen that was nominated for anything). Mila Kunis wore the prettiest, I thought. Some other random Oscar thoughts: WTF to Mark Ruffalo's wife's get up, a big WTF to the blue shiny rubbery dress Hathaway wore at one point, and Scarlett Jo looked lovely.

Kimbirdy said...

i LOVE that faux fur vest!!! it's so ridiculously great. i also love how you did your hair!

Ms. Givens said...

This is my absolute favorite outfit of yours!

Marie a la Mode said...

Gosh Carrie, this is one of my favorite outfits of yours! I am in loooooove with your shoes. You look like a glamorous celebrity! Happy Birthday to your Chef!

Josie said...

I love that you're wearing your Juicys with those killer heels -- AND argyle socks. Even better. I hope that you and the Chef are having a fantastic birthday celebration together!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Amber Blue Bird said...

happy birthday to the Chef. Oh and 35 is not cold :)

Kara said...

I didn't watch.. but guess I didn't miss anything. I did want to see james franco though...

I would have never thought of putting a fur vest over a denim jacket (probably because I'd never need to), but I love the whole thing, and the socks with the dani's!!

xx

Catita said...
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Catita said...

Happy bday to the chef! and great outfit and hair! I really love that hair do on you!
xoxo
Catita

Stephanie Leigh. said...

absolutely in love with those pumps!

http://www.br0keandshameless.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

When it drops below 60 degrees, I seriously need a motivational speech to get me out of the house. Your velour jumpsuit would do the trick though- it's so cute. And those shoes with the argyle socks are fab. Haha, so funny about the man repeller outfit. I have lots of outfits like that. Gabe always tell me they're "not very flattering". Thanks, Gabe.

Happy birthday to the chef!!! Hope you guys have a great night celebrating!

xo
Valerie

PhotoPuddle said...

OK, I'm afraid I'm going to have to see more of those shoes. How fabulous are they!!

LyddieGal said...

The fur layered over the denim is perfection. I must do that before (I mean, if it ever) warms up!

Chic on the Cheap

Lisa Griffin said...

happy birthday to the chef! and trust you to make velour look fabulous!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Nells said...

hey!what a lovely blog!nice posts!!
you have a really great sense of style!i follow you now!check out my site and follow back if you like!
kisses from greece!!!

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Amber said...

I love your long skirt!

www.sceneofchangery.blogspot.com

Venus In Virgo said...

Anti man look, LOL! You look beautiful! I want those shoes, J. Campbell?
XOXO

Priscila Peters said...

I love that jacket! Wow

Taj Acosta said...

Hey girl, I really like your hair in these pics! so chic! xo

Jess said...

Happy Birthday to the Chef!! Hope it's fantastic!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

yummy sock and loving the shoes. never thought a velour pantsuit could be so fab.

Happy birthday chef.

Micaela said...

you look SO pretty!!! only you could pull this off but your glasses... i want to steal em! ;)

ha

Dawn said...

You are always amazing at seizing the day...you amaze me! Is there anything you CAN'T pull of????

I was in 4 layers today....not one of them as brilliant as yours....although! I DID have fur around my head:))

Lexi said...

Your outfit is gorgeous!! You seriously pull this look off effortlessly.

xox
Lexi @ http://glitterandpearls.com

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

you make velour look good girl! Hope you guys had a good time eating some waaaangs...and happiest of birthdays to the chef! xo

TheChambrayCountess said...

You are adorable, I can't wait for bday recaps and I was trying to concentrate on the outfits during the Oscars, but it didn't work. Dullsville.
Have fun tonight!

Higgenbottom said...

velour jumpsuit!?!? absolutely brilliant! where can i get one? and the puff sleeves are the cherry on top. i love that you totally went with the man repelling movement (another amazing blog). combining denim and fur will do that. happy birthday to chef btw!

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

happy happy birthday to chef :)

love your look ~ the vest is amazing. i am starting my pre-brownie diet today, and since i have no self control, maybe you should post the recipe soon.

hope your week is off to a great start!

Pop Champagne said...

love your fur vest! and lol it ain't cold in socal, it's minus 20 C here right now!

Moosette said...

Such an amazing birthday weekend for the Chef! And in my opinion there is no better way to end a fabulous weekend then brunch... or maybe it is the endless mimosas that are usually involved!

Love the vest!

Living Foxy said...

I love your Anti-Man look and I love your blog. Hope you had fun watching the Oscars.

Love your newest follower,
Audrey

Kristin said...

Whyyyyyyyyy didn't I buy the Danys when I had the chance? You look gorgeous!

Annie said...

have sooooo much fun celebrating Chef's bday!!!!! :)

She Wore It Well said...

HAPPY BDAY TO THE BEST CHEF IN THE WORLD!! WOOHOOO.

I'm the most terrible person when it comes to dressing for winter. My idea outfit is the 3 layers of track pants/hoodies I wear to bed plus 3 more layers. Sigh.

XO

hellodenj.com said...

I love the combo of your fur vest and jean jacket! and the argyle socks are a little extra pop of unexpected. love it!

xo denj

www.hellodenj.com

this free bird said...

moosette my dear it was non-stop consuming of food from friday straight through monday night. i'm now in dire need of a series of workouts. can you say hot mess?

Sarah said...

You are one seriously chic lady! I love the faux fur over your denim.. Eek..
Our California weather has been crazy lately.

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I really love this! The fur over the denim jacket is very clever.

Leah said...

LOVE this outfit on you!

xo L.

November Grey said...

Thank you so much for the support of Secondhand Star! It means a lot coming from you. This whole look is fab, by the way. How much do you love those Jessica Simpson heels?! I have them too.


xx

November Grey

Secondhand Star

Kacie said...

ahhhh dearest LB! how is that sweet city?! i check on your blog often just to get little glimpses of my previous beloved home area :)
you rock that fur and velour so well!

Jen said...

Oh girl, you are lookin' good!! Love the fur!

Happy Wednesday!

Oh, and mind shippin' me some of those brownies?? ;-)

Pilar said...

i love your sunglasses, totally covet them!

dotty said...

the denim + fur combination is sooo good!
great outfit!

dash dot dotty

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