Monday, September 19, 2011

Muted Tones

I'm on the verge of just renaming this one:  how many whacked out poses can he catch me in?  If I get time to post the outtakes over on FB prepare to pee your pants.

Anyway, yesterday was off the hook.  Slept in, lounged around for a couple hours and then had the.most.glorious. late day lunch (later followed by 8 homemade chocolate chip cookies, but who's counting?).  I know you're probably all, 'yaaaaaaawwwwwwwwn', but remember--we've not been able to do much of that for the past several months due to Restaurant Opening 2011.  Don't get me wrong--we're super happy to be in the midst of the experience, but it's still really nice to get in some quality time.  Remember last year when when the Chef and I ran the days with freedom?  Outfit posts aplenty?  Now we're just trying to get a full night's rest, comb our (respective heads of) hair and wear more than one pair of jeans a week.

*Digs through laundry pile on bedroom floor.* (only kind of joking)

On a serious note though:  was closet diving last week and came across a pair of Elizabeth & James suede heels I picked up a few years ago around the time one of my cats got hit by a car and had to have surgery on her leg.  It was a sad (and wallet crushing) time, but I kept the shoes anyway.  Then promptly forgot about them in the midst of all the chaos (long-time readers know my cats are my family!).  Serious jackpot moment upon rediscovering them the other day.  Long live the closet dive! And the late day lunch...

 As I was saying about the shoes....Uh, hello again friends.
Outfit details: Club Monaco-Silk Jacket (suede version here), Tucker x Target-Cami (polka dot), 
Martin+Osa (RIP)-Grey Skinnies, Elizabeth & James-Heels, Alexander Wang-Coco (Rocco)
I know you're thinking, 'dude we just saw the bag. enough already', but this is the best
I have of a jacket close-up. Picked up on sale a few weeks ago at Club Monaco...
wait until I use it in my Grease tribute.  Do you pick up that vibe?  
It's pony-taillllll time!!
Speaking of which--what on EARTH is going on with my lid?? 
Use a comb much?  Bid me good luck as I attempt to secure a half decent
haircut in the upcoming weeks.  It's akin to death around these parts.
Remember my orange locks in March when the parents visited?  
No?  Don't worry--I blocked it out, too.  PTSD

54 comments:

M.R. said...

wow those shoes are amazing!

i love rediscovering things- its like free shopping ! lol!

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RosaLovesDC said...

8 cookies? AWESOME! You deserve them...
I love re-discovering things in my closet. I honestly cannot wait to to get all my Fall clothes out because I know there are a few things there that I totally forgotten I have.
Have a lovely Monday lady.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh those shoes are awesome! YAY for closet diving!
And woohoo grease! *sings*
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love closet discoveries! These are great!!

17 Perth said...

Um----I LOVE those shoes. I think after posting this I might go closet diving with fingers crossed to find something similar. ;)

Taylor said...

HA!!! That kinda shaggy tousseled look is in girl, at least IO tell myself that - bc I look just the same about 10 mins after doing my hair!!! ;)

xoxo-Glad you are back, and get to see the Boy more - it's the best right?!

briannelee said...

Love your shoes!!!!

Courtney Erin said...

Those shoes are amazing - I'm so glad you rediscovered them, it's like a shoe renaissance!


xoxo ~ Courtney
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Ms. Givens said...

Wait till you see SJP's new movie. I think she only brushed her hair once in the entire movie.
One of my besties is moving to Long Beach. Maybe someday I will get to come to the West coast and eat at Chef's restaurant. I mentioned it to my daughter and its on our list.

Dancing Branflake said...

Ummm... I'm sorry but I just can't get past your shoes. They are DIVINE! Wow and wow!

Josie said...

Carrie, those shoes are freaking PHENOM. And I of course continue to have an unhealthy obsession with that bag. So. Pretty. Here's to hilarious outfit posts and eating too many cookies (something I'm obviously familiar with).
xo Josie
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The Suburb Experiment said...

I like to think of my hair as "Alexa Chung"-ish. It's better than "I only have time to either get dressed or do my hair and covering nudity wins".

I LOVE unearthing things in my closet and those heels are fab.

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Johanna said...

I don't know where to start with this outfit. Honestly, Carrie. I've always been a fan of that bag...but those shoes are pretty bad a**. You stopped me dead in my surfing tracks.

Ashleigh said...

What are you talking about with the hair?? Thank goodness you found those shoes, someone should have issued you a fashion citation for forgetting them for so long!

Sara Szatmary said...

The ruffles on your shoes are to die for!! So cute!

la petite coquine said...

THOSE EFFING SHOES! John and I did "linner" on Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine-easily the highlight of my weekend. Glad the two of you got to kick back, if only for the day!

Katie said...

I guess this means the shoes arent getting shipped to me in AL? Fair enough, you bought them and they look amazing on you.

Alexa said...

I also would have had 8 cookies that is for sure. And those shoes. Holy Cow. Amazing. Ha.
xo
alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

BEST of luck! My last haircut was such a disaster I have been on a haircut ban for the past few months. Sorry. PTSD.
But I'm sure yours will go better!

xx Cristina

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Um, seriously?! I think your hair looks amazing! That last photo is HOT!! And don't even get started on those shoes...hidden treasure are the best! xo

Corks + Caftans said...

even though your faux photo captions slay me, you look fabulous! I love that jacket; score one more for CM satin creations.

Hang in there. I know the feeling. Will be sending you brain waves in t-minus 2!

xxC

Mo Pie, Please said...

Loving this comfy look, Carrie! And hoorah for a little time to yourselves this weekend!

Bonnie said...

GIVE ME THOSE SHOES.
Even if they don't come in a size 5, and I am fairly sure they don't since I have freakishly small baby feet, I will take them and fill them with Dr. Scholl's sticky things until it takes up enough room to fit my baby foot inside.
It will work.

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Tanvi said...

Those shoes are bloody awesome!!!

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She Wore It Well said...

i LOVE those shoes!!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love this outfit.... and I WANT that bag!!!! Happy Monday.. :)

LyddieGal said...

Wow, I wish treasures like those heels were buried in my closet. Seriously. And that bag? I die. You rock it so well. Glad you are getting to enjoy some time to relax!

Chic on the Cheap

hello, Friday said...

I love A Wang!! The bag is amazing! xoxo

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I cannot express how much I love those shoes!!! And that A. Wang bag has been on my list for a while now. Amazing!!! xoxo

Kendall said...

Cutest. Shoes. Ever. :)

Kristin said...

Did you save any of those cookies for me? Hahaha! I want those shoes BAD lady!

Lisa Griffin said...

Those shoes are h-ammmazing! how do you possibly forget about those little beauties?
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audrey marie said...

serious bag envy. want that.

domestic dish said...

honestly I don't get tired of seeing that bag. It is pure love. Can't wait for the grease tribute ;)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Keep on rocking the Rocco!
I hope you get more late lunches with the chef. I can only imagine how busy and crazy it must be!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Marissa Joy said...

Wow! Love that Wang bag! Thanks for your comment-following you now!

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Debby said...

Love the shoes and love the way that you styled the outfit!! xo

Valerie said...

LOVE those shoes and the silk jacket, Carrie! So glad you had a chance to relax with the chef.

xo
Val

Jane Alisa said...

In LOVE with those shoes, great outfit. xoxo

meghan said...

I would have kept the shoes too. And you hid them...so it's kind of like you took them back.

I've been shopping too much lately and am thinking about taking stuff back. But I'm also thinking about just not taking stuff back and pretending that it isn't happening...

I love those shoes, and that bag.

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

What a gorgeous outfit! So sorry to hear about the cat getting hit by a car a few years ago! That's terrible! My cats/pets are family as well! Those shoes are so amazing, though, so I'm glad you found them again!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I LOVE those shoes. Really, I love them casual, but you could also wear them to something super fancy. What size do you wear? 7 right????? ;)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love those shoes!

xoxox,
CC

Annie said...

Carrie, I am SO in love with these heels. and that bag! You're adorable. I'm so glad you guys finally had some lounge time. Thanks so much for the bday wishes for my dad :) Still can't believe he's 75. xo

Bring Pretty Back said...

Could you be any more hilarious!!!! NO! I do not think so! hahahahahhahaahahah
"your lid" hahahaha
the whole post cracked me up!
You look gorgeous!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

ninaholland.com said...

Gorgeous look! The colors are some of my favorite tones and then paired with the tougher bag (which I'm seriously drooling over!) makes it a little unexpected- love that :)

And good luck with finding a good hairstylist- why on earth is that one of the hardest things in life to do? haha

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

Glad you re-discovered the shoes because they're AWESOME! Also love the silk jacket.

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

Glad you re-discovered the shoes because they're AWESOME! Also love the silk jacket.

Karena said...

Carrie you look great and those shoes are to die for, gorgeous!! So fun to find something you have totally forgotten!

Xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

I hope you will come and join my Giveaway from Interieurs! It is from the Jose Esteves Collection!

Isabel said...

can i borrow the rocco for a day? lol

heather said...

carrie, i think i need to go closet diving in your closet! because i never find anything so stunning in mine!

p.s. can't wait to see that throw that nearly killed you.

Kristen said...

You rock this outfit girl! I not only love your heels, but i'm loving that bag!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

you look balllller and i love THAT BAG! Love! PS your lid comment on my post made me laugh and then I come here and see it again, funny stuff. PS I definitely understand the importance of time together... even if you're doing nothing (which is pretty much the best. Especially if the time in bed is spiced up with a reason to have all the little naps ;)

Daisy said...

you look smokin! i'm into the hair, and i could never ever get sick of that bag!

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