Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ow Ow Ow Ow Red Pants Ow Ow Ow

To be clear I'm ow'ing over my freaking carpal tunnel'd right wrist.  It's gotten so bad that at one point today my hand and arm were numb from fingertips to part way up my shoulder.  I'm trying not to whine, but I don't think I'm being very successful.  Sigh


It hurrrrrrts like a biznatch.

That being said I have to cut this mother short so I can work today which, coincidentally, involves mad amounts of typing at times.  How can this thing heal without downtime? Can cats be trained to type?  I wonder if they require a salary and/or mandatory breaks under CA state law?  Things to ponder while my brain continues trying to regenerate after last night's bachelorette.  When I got up this morning I was so disoriented I couldn't remember what day it was.  No jokes.  Good thing my brother called during which time my 18 month old nephew sang a few words from Justin Bieber's 'Baby'.  To be exact he sang out 'Baby, baby, baby woooo'.  I almost passed out laughing.

Enough rambling.  Let's cut to the pants.  I've had these things sitting in a bag by my desk for a month during which time I've toyed with cutting them to wear cropped and frayed, or just hemming in general.  The thought of returning them has crossed my mind more than once too...I mean how much will I really wear red pants?  On Sunday I bit the bullet and threw them on for a Father's day dinner with friends.  It's official:  they're keepers (the pants and my friends).

~Pants-J Brand Skinny Twill, James Perse-Tank, J.Crew-Heels (3 years ago?), 
Brandy & Melville-Fringe Bag, Anthro-Sunnies~
~PANYC-Studded Wrap, American Eagle-Friendship, Motif 56-Braided Bracelets
Melinda Maria-Link Oxidized Ring, Free People-Necklace (5 years ago?)~
Admission:  I stepped foot in AE on Friday night and went nuts in the bracelets.  Buy one/get one free.
I have nothing to say for myself.  I swore I'd never give them money again after
they ripped 1000's of hearts out by closing Martin+Osa.  The price tag made me do it?
Shameless
Once I put the pants on I remembered every reason I drove into the middle of nowheresville
late one Friday night on freeways I'd never even heard of before just to get the last pair.
In the fitting room I jumped up and down with glee.  I have no problem admitting that.
Should I cut them off?
And yes I realize these pictures are redundant, but the other one reallllly
showed the belt I got for $9 at the flea market and later spotted for $140.  
I'm so glad I'm newborn cheapskate--I'd have missed out on so many good things!!
This is the 'oh yes we do have enough pictures I'm done' look.
Nothing's worse than having a couple of cars circle the block repeatedly to stare.
Awkward


Okay is anyone else having issues with blogger inserting extra spaces between paragraphs?  I just don't understand how to make it stop.  Anyone?  Anyone??

83 comments:

Katie said...

Red pants are surprisingly versatile. I had some yearrrrs ago and now I'm thinking I need another pair (since those are long gone).
Ok, do you have the brace for the carpal tunnel? I tried to find the link to the specific one my doc recommended but I can't find it and um, that's all I know about carpal tunnel.
I've had the weird blogger spacing issue and I have no idea how to fix it but it annoys me. As most things on blogger tend to do.

Laura said...

ow ow ow! I'm sorry your tarpel tunnel is so bad :( But i do have to say, you are looking pretty fab in the red pants! Do not cut them!!! They look great how they are! Hope your cats were able to help w/ the vigorous typing you had to do ;)

Bog-Bog said...

Great outfit! Red pants are the best!

Tanvi said...

These pants just brightened my day!!! :) Love 'em!!!

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Judy C said...

You look terrific. The red pants fit as well as is possible. Sorry about the carpal tunnel. I'm glad I don't have it. It's hard to give up the computer to fix it. I couldn't do that. And if someone circles the block to watch you take pics just know that you look super doing it.

annelise said...

Love the pants! I had a pair of red pants about 9 years ago and I got so many comments whenever I wore them. I completely wore them out too, the crotch became a bit threadbare which is never a good look.

As for yours, I don't know if I'd cut them, they look pretty fantastic in these photos.

Yuck, carpel tunnel. I used to work for a neurology clinic and the amount of nerve conduction tests we would do was incredible. Two days of 14 minute appointments, fully booked. Yuck, hope you get it sorted out asap because cats are bloody useless. God knows I've tried training mine and he just sits there with a look of disdain on his face. Smug bastard.

RosaLovesDC said...

So sorry about your carpal tunnel, feel better soon.
In terms of the pants, they are perfect the way they are. Love them. I wear mine all the time.

LyddieGal said...

Oh my god, those pants are perfect! Don't touch them. If I suddenly lost 30lbs from my butt I'd hop on a plane and steal them from you.

Sorry about the carpal tunnel - word recognition has come a loooong way since via voice, maybe give that a try?
(you talk out loud to yourself all the time, right - it wouldn't feel weird?)

Julie and Lauren said...

Lookin' hot lady!! You're rockin those red pants. Love it.

Kate said...

Oh my, I love these red pants! And I love them even more paired with the leopard shoes! SO CUTE!

Debby said...

Carrie, you look so pretty. I LOVE the red pants. The car was probably circling because you look hot, Girl!
Have you heard of that software that types for you? I think it's called Drag and Naturally Speaking or Click & Naturally Speaking or something like that... I've seen the commercials. You just talk out loud an it does the typing... perfect for carpal tunnel. Might be worth looking into. xo

just a girl said...

You look bangin in those red pants!! Do not cute them because they fit you too well.

At least that's my two cents.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

YES blogger won't let me add pictures today!!!!

and KEEP those pants for sure - and i def think get hemmed if always gonna wear at that length - but if gonna let down in the winter to cover ur shoes - then keep to go long - my suggestion ..

WORD on the belt!

*kiss kiss*
ErikaTiptoe Butterfly~

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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love them. And I love them with a cuff. Maybe cut some so you can do a smaller cuff...but I do like the cuff. What don't I like....blogger. I can't comment unless I'm on my iPad. On the computer it kicks me out. Wth?

marissa at the boot said...

i love this combination!
and i feel so bad for your carpal! that shiz is no joke. i hope it feels better soon!

Daisy said...

Hot pants!! seriously awesome photo shoot.

Taylor said...

Thank GAWD you kept them, YOU NEED THEM!!!!!!! Seriously you do!

and girl go have a Doctor look at your wrist that is NO BUENO!!! And if you train your cats come help me train my dog he knows sit and that's it...and that's only when im dangling something fancy over his head!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ummm...seriously, I hink there is too much fabulosity going on in this outfit. The shoes? Love! The bag? Swoon! The red pants? Ohmigosh I die I love them! The belt? Incredible! You look AMAZING!!! :)

Courtney Erin said...

Man, I never wanted red pants this much since I was in seventh grade and red Guess jeans were all the rage and all the other girls had a pair and my mom bought me green jeans from Zellars instead (you can clearly see this scarred me for life). Seriously, you're rocking those things like nobody's business.

And that's super crappy that your wrist is still bothering you this much - my mom and best friend have carpel tunnel and it seems so painful so I sympathize.

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

briannelee said...

Love the red pants and how you paired them with the animal print shoes. So fun!

Michelle said...

I absolutely love this outfit! You can pull off anything, but these red pants on you... HOT! Feel better xoxo

Anonymous said...

DO NOT CUT. Lovely the way they are. Thanks, now I totally have to have a pair of red pants!

Jamie said...

I can't believe it even crossed your mind to return these pants!! Are you nuts? (wait, don't answer that) These pants are freaking made for you! (and me if I'm being completely honest ;)
I have been searching high and low for the perfect pair of red jeans. It's like number one on my "I want now" list. These are them. The perfect pair! Ok I'm inspired. xo

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The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

I bought those pants from Shopbop a few weeks ago and just haven't figured out what to wear them with yet.

So glad to see how you styled them!

Lisa Griffin said...

ohhhh lady you look hawwwt! i have bright yellow pants and they are surprisingly versatile, good luck with the carpal tunnel :( also for the breaks, try going into the html and deleting wherever there is the
tag
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Megan said...

my photos wont even work to post so i have no idea why blogger does any of the crap it does. im a bit fed up if i do say so myself.

i think the red pants are just awesome! and like katie said above, they are surprisingly more versatile than most of us would give them credit for. i have a soft spot for yellows and reds together...so i definitely would love to own a pair so i can do that.

i hope your wrist feels better! last night as i was answering emails on my blackberry (oh the joys of having no internet) my wrist would go numb and throb...felt like i had carpel tunnel from texting/emailing. and if yours is real, i can only imagine the pain :(

embarrassed to say i finally saw the bachelorette episode. yes, i actually tuned in to watch it...disgusting on my part, i know. but i had to see what was going on.

1) william is a loser and nerd. he lives near me. i wish i could egg his house (parent's house i should say because he seems like that is where he probably still lives)

2) i effing swear if i hear bentley's name again ill scream. but better yet, i hope he messes with her head more. i actually have no sympathy for her at this point.

3) again...what is ames doing on this show? at first i could not look at him because his fake veneers bothered me, but now that he has kind of "emerged" on the show...i think he is sweet, kind, too-good-for-her.

4) please discourage me next time i say im gonna watch this show. please.

fshnonmymind said...

Seriously, someone circled the block to watch you take pictures??? Stalkersville!!! You should have waved and blew kisses so that they would have felt a little awkward as they should have been.

You look fabulous in those red jeans!! They fit you perfectly!! You know I'm totally on board with those. I can't wait to wear mine again this weekend.
I love the hint of leopard with the shoes and I think you should keep them as they are. You can cuff them if you want, but still have the ability to wear them long.

Lily said...

So cute !! Love the red pants and the leopard heels !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Style Journey said...

Your red pants, the fringe purse, and your leopard shoes ROCK girl! Don't cut them. They look great rolled up and then you can wear them in the fall and winter too.

I have a pair of bright pink pants that I am getting ready to wear soon! Just don't think I could get away with them at work though.

Stacey said...

Don't cut 'em girl! They are hot and i love how they look rolled up too. Not sure what a doctor can do for carpel tunnel, but maybe visiting one won't hurt. XX

Annie said...

omg Carrie, I LOVE these red pants on you!!! especially with those shoes.

TheChambrayCountess said...

Blogger does a lot of things that confuse and irritate me, but if I get to see pictures of awesome red pants, I guess I can deal ;) They are so cute and I like the way you cuffed them!

Nicole Marie said...

i have a pair from h&m and love them. perfect for summer

la petite coquine said...

Christ, those pants are perfect. Thank goodness you gave them a whirl. I vote not to hem just yet-cuffs are adorable, and you may need full length!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

good lord those fit you like a glove!! Love em, glad you kept em. xo

Marie a la Mode said...

LOVE the red pants! They are definitely keepers! And nice work on the belt you got at the flea market.

hip hip gin gin said...

Those pants look fab on you and I'm totally jealous!! I'm small on top and not as small on bottom (ahem) so I don't think it would be prudent for me to put bright red on my bottom half. But every time I see someone pulling it off like you just did I get a little green with envy.
I wouldn't cut them off by the way, I think they are super cute as is.

BlueVanilla said...

Love the pants good find!
xx

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Shop Blue Vanilla

Dancing Branflake said...

I am sooo sorry about your wrist. Carpel Tunnel is horrible!

And I am always frustrated with blogger. End of story.

Those shoes are HOT. I want some!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

you.look.hot. Sorry about your wrist, but hey you still look good! Love this look!

Spacing seems to be OK when I do my posts in Safari or Firefox. IE pretty much screws everything up for me - from commenting to pictures.

PhotoPuddle said...

Love those pants!! And hope your wrist gets better really soon xxx

fifi said...

i have been wanting red jeans... love how it looks with the leopard!

OneCraftyFox said...

Seriously, one of your funniest posts ever.

Sorry your CT is not getting better. But don't you dare cut your blogging short because of it. /joke

Now, about those pants... they are all kinds of awesome and I absolutely love the entire look in general.

I [heart] them rolled, but I was thinking... if you cropped them slightly and then you could wear them at that length or roll them a wee bit shorter. That's versatility, yo! I have an awesome pair of distressed cropped skinny jeans I do that with (purchased with pre-fabricated holes and such) and they look bitchin'. Also the rolled part will be a little less bulky that way.

Not that you and your pants aren't already ridiculously hawt.

;)

PS, I get those paragraphs too. I find I can fix them by going back into the original post, "back-spacing" everything so it's all mush, then going through and indenting with one stroke of the "enter" key before posting. It's just the formatting that get's confused when you add images and change fonts. Silly computers.

Ms. Givens said...

Blogger always has an issue.
Need the red pants. Have the leopard print shoes - need the pants.
I have tennis elbow and have never played tennis. It hurts too. I go home at lunch and put Myoflex on it.

Mimi said...

those pants look fantastic on you, carrie! and i really love how you styled them! :D

p.s. blogger can seriously be such a pain especially when it comes to spacing. :/

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Suzanne said...

Please don't cut the pants. They will be more versatile if you leave as is. I like the cuffs personally! =) Love your humor! You make me laugh.

Kristin W said...

Loving those pants! And I like them cuffed!

Girl...do something about that CT! I'm getting worried!

My Heart Blogged said...

The pants are freaking hot on you, and I love them with the leopard print. If you know how to edit html go to that tab when creating a new post to remove the breaks/random spacing.

Laura said...

Ohh sorry about the wrist, hun. Hope it feels better soon! Maybe you can bribe the sweet chef to do your blog typing for you :) LOOOOVE your hot pants!! I think they could look really good as capris, though, too.

As for the graf spacing issue, have you tried going into the "edit html" button rather than "compose" and hitting backspace? That usually works for me.

Kavery said...

Oh don't cut them -they look perfect on you the way they are. If I knew I'd look like that in a pair of reds I'd purchase a pair today.
Umm...the extra line between paragraphs seems to be a random thing. Perhaps Blogger doesn't like paragraphs or extra lines??

Emily said...

Aw, hope you feel better, girl! At least you look fierce in those red pants and flea market belt :) Nice to see a fellow newborn cheapskate doin' the damn thing!

Kristin said...

Holy crap...I WANT those pants! Love the cuffs!

Katz NYC said...

Wow, they truly are WOW. You just made me see color red completely new way. Love the look.

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE those pants! They are full of awesomeness!! :D
and those shoes are perfection!!!
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Marissa said...

I totally thought the title was referring to your red pants - haha! Until I read your post. Goshhh, take care of that CT, you don't want to be computer illiterate! :(

I loveee these pants. They are fabulous. End of storyy.

xx
Marissa

Jaclyn said...

This is such a great combo. I'm always drawn to skinny jeans and a simple shirt, it's always great looking. Those shoes are adorable too.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh nice! You are so making me want a pair.

I have no idea what blogger feels like doing on any given day. We're all mercy to its whims until we convert!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Charleston Girl said...

So sorry about your pain...but your blog post title is hilarious... lol. Cute!

Rach said...

Ow ow is correct! You look hot in those red pants-and those heels! (I just realized before I posted this that you meant "ow ow" as in pain oops!). Hope you are feeling better soon :)

xo
Rach

kendall k. said...

Oh girl! you have a killer body. Those pants look amazing on you. Hope you're well. xoxo

Marjorie Rose said...

I did a tomato red post a few weeks back because I'm so drawn to the color and you just proved that red pants are hot hot hot! Don't mind the people circling the block to get another look.. there's a good reason!

P.S. See if a wrist brace will help relieve some of the pain.. carpal tunnel sucks!

Josie said...

Carrie... I'm dying over those pants. They're crazy-cute. I love them this length but I think they'd be super cute cropped as well. And I love how you toned them down just enough with that JP tank. And seriously, girl, they show off those legs PERFECTLY. Feel better soon, beautiful... Take care of your wrist, please!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

saltandpine said...

I love, love, love the red pants! I have been obsessing about red pants lately, so thank you for showing me how it's done. ;)

Hope the carpel tunnel gets better!
Katie

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

I vote crop and leave frayed!! They look awesome now but they would look so Alexa Chung/Kate Bosworth cropped. Having said that, I am wayyy to chicken to crop anything myself. I've had a few too many disasters (wide leg pants can NEVER work hemmed too short. ever.)

I'm not having with spaces on blogger but am having problems uploading photos. Ugh...

xo C

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I looove the pants! I think they are great! And I like how bold they are.
I am sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel. That is so awful, especially when so much can revolve around the computer on a day-to-day basis. I hope it goes away completely for you!
xo

Mell said...

I'm totally in love with the red pants.
How amazing is this.
And the pictures you made are so lovely.
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Xx Liefs

Cara said...

GREAT pants!

CessOviedo said...

Red, leopard and fringes, noted! You are genius!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Allergic to Vanilla said...

so cute..loving colored denim/pants right now! You always have the best mixup-- leopard pumps, tomato red (hot) pants, leather wrap bracelets!!

xo Carlina
AllergicToVanilla.com

kimbirdy said...

wow! i'm not a fan of red, but those look awesome on you, especially the way you styled them. you look totally unstoppable!

and yes, blogger creates horribly enraging spaces in my posts too. i haven't figured out how to make it stop. ah!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

It's a very pretty red. It looks great on you, love the whole look. And the belt was a steal....

Taj Acosta said...

Red pants are def a must, they go with so many things! bogo on the bracelets? I don't blame you! xo

Isabel said...

the pants are definitely keepers! i have a pair, not nearly as nice as yours though. lol love them!

Tracy D said...

I normally see all the comments you get & then I don't add my own. But this time I just had to say, I love the way you write...LOVE. Your posts make me smile, and wish I was as witty. Great pants, great photos, love the blog :)

Tori Batey said...

AHH I've been wanting red pants all summer! My husband is tired of hearing about it. I'll show him this picture.
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HeatherClark said...

those pants are just perfect and they look really great on you!

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Torrie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your wrist. Coming from Starbucks, I've know so many who have experienced this issue (used to use an espresso machine that required a lot of 'wrist action'), and the only way to feel better (unfortunately) was for them to take a break and/or find other work.

On a positive note- WOOOOOOOOOOOOW.

Outfit perfection. (you did it yet again.)

Meanz said...

I love the red pants and fringe bag! :)



Meanz (Koi Story)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

ive seen the red pants on a lot of people lately and I LOVE them!!! They look fabulous on you, I especially love the length you're wearing them at.

Kara said...

luurve the red pants! I like them long, so if you want to hem them, I'd say go for ankle length- they never go out of style.

PursuitOfLLT said...

i wish i had long and lean legs (well, lean haha i'm not that long) and could pull off colored jeans.

i would be gracious if my body didn't decide to store every candy bar, cookie and slice of pizza on my hips. argh.

Marissa said...

Aww... I'm sorry, babe! I hope you feel better soon. Those red pants really do look amazing on you, though.

midory said...

I love this look on you! I have a pair of red pants that I havent worn as much as I would like to taken them out for a spin more often, I feel like I just cant pair them right! Weird... And I'm Mexican so I have noooooooooo problem with color! hahaha Its just a new thing I new to break!

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