Friday, June 17, 2011

Pink Pants and My Wrist Fell Off

I've been quiet on the blogger front this week for a couple reasons:  the Chef opened his restaurant and it's been a bit of a crazy (yet exciting) time, and I have the worst case of carpal tunnel ever.  That bachelorette recap took so much wind out of the ol' wrist I was actually feeling a little sick after typing it up--and not from the show itself.  Or wait a second...

Anyway, thanks for bearing with me.  As coincidence would have it I've got an outfit post at the end of the week for the first time in a long time.  Big shout out to my friend Kelly for pitching in with these pictures late Sunday afternoon before we indulged in copious amounts of Mexican food at our fave place!  Interesting note: we took these things in no time flat leading me to believe maybe it's easier to take outfit pics with girls?  Thoughts?  I guess we shall see going forward.  Prepare to see Kelly and Carrie passed out laughing somewhere near you.

Before we get to the dish let me say I am seeing so much 80's resurgence it's left me winded at times.  I lived through that time period and definitely embraced fashion to the fullest.  When I saw these pink chambray pants in Madewell I tried them on a whim, took them off, had the sales associate beg me to put them back on, did so, came out and was hit by a wave of "you have to get those!!" by customers and employees alike.  Um, okay?  Peer pressure made me do it.  There's a new one.  These days I spend an incredible amount of time thinking about Pretty in Pink for some reason.  It's on my list for this weekend.  I wonder if these are a rendition of something I saw on there?
~Madewell-City Slouch Trousers & Tank, J.Crew-Denim Jacket, Cynthia Vincent-Wedges
Foley+Corinna-Mid-City Tote, Tom Ford-Sunnies, Bhati Beads~
These are so against the grain of anything I would normally wear, but somehow when I put
them on I could just see them with Converse running shoes and a simple tank, right?
They're lady man pants!  I even love the bit of wrinkle from the chambray.  
New fave pants.  Confession:  Wore them 3x this week.
Tried them with these for a night out (seen here and here); classic summer faves.  
Even though summer seems to have forgotten us again this year...*cough* 60 degree days *cough*.
Most accurate display of their true color...they're kinda like chameleon pants!
And finally...I need a haircut.  Which is akin to saying tomorrow will be 98 degrees 
- Southern California is not the home of the good haircut. Easier said than done.

On that lovely note me and my lady man pants are off.  My wrist is whistling dixie (not even sure what that means, but just love the way it sounds) and I've got a heap of laundry calling my name.  Thrilling

57 comments:

Reflect and Fancy said...

looks adorable on you!!
<3

Debby said...

OMG I WANT these pants! They are so darn cute I can't stand it. This is my now my favorite #1 outfit you have styled. LOVE! Madewell here I come! Hope your wrist feels better. xo

RosaLovesDC said...

Girl, I love the pink pants!!! And I am also struggling with carpal tunnel, I think that's what it is.

Judy C said...

That outfit is just the cutest. I love it.

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow I LOVE those pants! I'm glad you were peer pressured into buying them ;)
And woohooo for the restaurant opening :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Congratulations to the chef on the opening of his new restaurant. I adore those trousers ( especially the colour), and those fabulous sandals;-)

17 Perth said...

Yep-definitely loving those pants. They look great on you. Hope your wrist feels better and have a great weekend! xoxo

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

The pants are good, but I'm really in love with the tank. Can't get enough stripes in my life. Sorry the wrists are hurting...rest and tequila will help ;)

kimbirdy said...

haha, the bachelorette sucked you back in eh? :) those pants are really ridiculously cute! it may have been peer pressure, but it was definitely the right decision. and pretty in pink is one of my favorite movies! i had a total school girl crush on andrew mccarthy back then! hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Courtney Erin said...

Sorry about the carpel tunnel - that blows! I also hope everything is going well with the restaurant, I can only imagine how exciting and hectic it must all be. Finally, I need those pants in my life...for reals, those look amazing!

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

Johanna said...

I love the pants/cage wedge combo. And you should know...I saw this skirt and immediately thought of you rocking it: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446397320&site_refer=AFF001&site_refer=AFF001&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-JaGyZnARB.iOljPqewdeMg&LScreativeid=478522188184&LSlinkid=15&LSoid=225354&LSsid=J84DHJLQkR4


Cuz I am weird like that.

Anna Jane said...

looking awesome, carrie! loving the blush madewell pants. sorry about your CP...but those bachelorette recaps are quite necessary :)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i got a pair of Vince and George pants that have that "feel" of the linen comfy vibe going on - i think they are PERFECT beach pants! - by beach pants i think cool and breezy

Cara said...

I just bought a pair of Theory light blush pants..haven't had them hemmed yet though...

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Hahah those pants are amazing! So Pretty in Pink. I lived through them once before too :) Yay for the Chef opening the restaurant and boo about your carpel tunnel. J had that years ago and I saw all the pain she was in.

Have a great weekend! xoxo

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Looking good. And, I love your hair.

LyddieGal said...

Pink Pants! I can understand why the shopgirls wanted you to get them.
I love them with your wedges, so fabulous.
Tell the Chef congrats and good luck, I'm sure the restaurant will be a huge success!

Chic on the Cheap

Vic said...

oh i hear ya on the carpal--those pants are super fab! i like! congrats on the restaurant...best wishes and taking a breather from le blog is always nice:) enjoy the weekend

ruthy ann said...

Ok...this is eerie...we really are living parallel lives. My wrist has been hurting for weeks and I need to make an appoinment...I think its carpel tunnel too! (and i desperately need a haircut)

But alas...no pink pants for me...that would be the distinct difference.

Katie said...

Ok, I love the pants - amazing! Do you have the wrist braces for carpal tunnel? You can get them at Target or a drugstore. Last year during the many months of misdiagnosis', my regular doctor thought I had it & told me to get the wrist braces, so apparently they help a lot of people.

Ellie said...

Loving your outfit, these shoes are great!
_Elle

whoorl said...

I have those pants in blue chambray, but they look WAY cuter on you!

whoorl said...

p.s. - They are SO long in the crotch. Maybe you are onto something with the belt.

ag. said...

These wouldn't be a pair of pants I'd pick up off a shelf but I so love them on you! And I think they go great with the shoes! Nothing like a little peer pressure to help you pick out a great outfit!
Hope your wrist gets better!

Dancing Branflake said...

Are you for real getting a hair cut? Oh man, now I'm rethinking not cutting mine. I love your hair!

Josie said...

Dying, Carrie. DYING. It's like you've put everything I love (big sunglasses, Cynthia Vincent wedges, playfulness, chambray, AND of course the pink pants) into one look. Whatever, I would have made you show the whole store too.

Hope all is going well with the Chef's restaurant -- though I'm sure it's completely insane -- and that your poor wrist feels better soon, gorgeous!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

fshnonmymind said...

Glad you gave in to the peer pressure because you look great in those pink pants!!! I love me some Madewell pants. Last time I went in their I bought two pairs and would have gladly bought two more.

I went to J. Crew this week and bought some pink pants too. We can be in the lady man pants club together, lol.

Ms. Givens said...

You look great! Congrats to Chef!

tifsong said...

oh it's a fantastic outfit!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

I think you are channeling your inner Ames with the pink pants but you can wear anything well! Congrats on the Chef's opening. We must make it up there some day! Have a wonderful weekend! And I hope your wrist feels better! xo Samantha

Kristin said...

I would consider those pants a most excellent score lady!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Those pants are so cute! They are the perfect shade of pink. And your shoes! How I love your shoes.
And by the way, I enjoyed your recap of the Bachelorette! I'm afraid I am a victim of that show consuming my Monday nights. I hate how it disgusts me and draws me in.

Torrie said...

What a score Carrie!!! Lady-man pants- LOVE it.

And with the strips and denim?? A match made in heaven (in my style-heaven at least :).

A huge congratulations to the chef for opening!! I want to hear more! Was it a successful opening? Is he working around the clock?

Kudo's to you for recruiting a new temp. photographer. She did a good job too!

Style Journey said...

The pink pants are the bomb! Love how you paired them with the sandals and your jean jacket.

It's been so darn hot in Ohio lately, I kinda miss my little jean jacket friend :(

la petite coquine said...

I'm so glad you were peer-pressured into these pants; they're AMAZING!

Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy plenty of cocktails-I'll be having one with you in mind after this hellish week!

xox, Lena

Style, She Wrote said...

Great pants but I'm really loving those Cynthia Vincent wedges! Too cute. xo style, she wrote

Polly said...

Oh yes, those pants a freaking fabulous. Love your outfit over and over again and thinking Im going to love your blog. xx

nadia said...

I am actually loving your hair. I think it looks great long :)

Thank you so much for comment the other night Carrie. It's been a tough couple of days for the city but things are certainly starting to turn around.

Have a wonderful weekend,

xo Nadia

Closet Fashionista said...

I thought the Ruche stuff ran a little big, I got a small in that skirt (my usual size) and I could have gone with an XS, but they didn't have one.
(and woohoo for being hooked on Potter ;) )

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Hello shoe perfection. x hivenn

keishua said...

Funny, my laundry is calling my name, too. Seriously though, I like those pants. I think pairing them with heels was a good move.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i'm glad you got these pink pants--they look awesome. and i think i'm having a case of carpal tunnel myself.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Whoa I would have never thought about that color but they are super cute!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jess said...

I've been just about nonexistent this week on the blogfront.... glad I'm not the only one!

Oh, and I seriously think I have carpal tunnel sometimes too... mine gets so bad that I make my husband type out my comments sometimes (embarrassing, I know!) Wish there were some remedies other than surgery :(

OneCraftyFox said...

First of all, Congrats to the chef!!

Secondly, I cannot tell you how much I love those pants with those shoes.

And thirdly, I was in Google Reader catching up on my blog updates and I saw this awesome pic of this super hawt girl in uber wide pants... and I was like, "oh, hey Carrie has an update"... and then I was like, "No, wait that's Bon Bon Rose girls"... and then I went to the blog and was like "Hey! It IS Carrie, ya!" lol . Lovin' the NY tee with the long white dress in your feature.

Elle Sees said...

i'm doing tons of remixes in my wardrobe, so this outfit is just perfect and i already own what's pictured!

My Heart Blogged said...

Those are some fancy pants. They barely look pink, and I really like the cut on you. No wonder everyone was telling you to get them.

20 York Street said...

Saw similar rose pants at Gap a few months ago... I lusted over them and they were gone. =(

Congratulations on the new resto babe! How about the Chef opens one in Canada?

=)

besos,
ML
Bonjour, come say hello!
Twenty York Street
http://www.twentyyork.com/2011/06/i-am-fashion-are-you.html

Twenty York Street

Krystal said...

how did the restaurant opening go????? i hope you have lots of pics!!!

akaCola said...

WOW your shoes are SUPER CUTE!! this is a great casual outfit!! lovely blog...I'm following :) follow back if you like!

Ashley said...

I love this outfit, so chic! And those shoes are HOT! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Dale said...

I love the combo of those pants with the Nautical stripes. So cute and your hair and the denim jacket with the whole outfit looks so chic, even though you want a haircut :) Hope you had a good weekend and the carpel tunnel gets better, that sounds awful.

xoDale

taylor said...

i would probably walk right by these in the store but you OWN them! absolutely gorgeous, carrie!

She Wore It Well said...

the trouser is awesome. i LOVE the colour, the cut, the length, the everything!!

and hooray i can comment again after 3 weeks!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

i feel you on the CT! i have it, too. sucks the big one, doesn't it??

but the good news is- your wedges are rocking!! xo

STYLE'N said...

we would be great shopping buddies...I love this entire outfit. Pink, stripes, those brown sandals...perfection!

Kara said...

oh no- don't get a haircut! I was just thinking how awesome it looks. Love it straight like this

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