Monday, October 31, 2011

Let it Hang

Saturday afternoon, while everyone in the east was experiencing a snowstorm, here in Southern California we got 80 degrees.  Is it so wrong to want to dress seasonally appropriate?  Apparently so.

After tossing clothes all around my room in a frenzy (think tornado) of 'wanna wear a sweater, too hot, how about jeans, tired of jeans, do we need to turn on the a/c?, where's that blazer, can't find my shorts, rinse and repeat' I emerged rather frazzled in something completely man repeller-ish.  Readying myself for the inevitable wind tunnel of guffaws, I threw on my never fail orange sunglasses (best $5 I've ever spent thanks H&M) and strolled down the hallway trying to be all casual aka hiding behind the shades.  You know that maneuver.

"Okay I'm ready," she says. *Grabs handbag and makes a point of not making eye contact* 
"We're getting a picture of that, right?" he says looking up.  
"Funny funny ha ha let's get outta here," she responds with an eye roll.
"No for real you have to get this one.  They're gonna love it.  It's all in the crotch," he says chuckling.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop I roll down to the car waiting for some comment about Depends Undergarments, but nary a one was uttered.  I do believe this blog has worn off on the Chef.  He's come to accept me wearing crotch droopers in public.  What is going on in the land?

Go big or go home:  fearlessly stand where cars can drive by and mock your pants.
No fear.
Close-up.  
It's October.  I wore open-toe sandals. Whatever with it already.
This one's for the Repeller.  
Somewhere out there she's bent into some pose wearing a sh*tload of clothes I can't afford.
At least not all in one swoop.  Carry on Repeller, carry on.

I would just like the record to show I perfected this look in the 8th grade.  Yes friends, you read that right.  On the first day of 8th grade I wore a pair of black what we referred to as 'parachute pants', a cream colored tencel military vest with a heather grey t-shirt beneath, and a pair of leather lace-up oxfords. Not much has changed in *cough* 20 years.  Does someone have pills?  I'm feeling lightheaded thinking about my age.  

As an aside I spent Saturday afternoon wedding attire shopping for a friend.  During this time I was stopped at least 5x by random strangers who profusely complimented this outfit.  One particularly stylish lad actually said to me, 'You are so Alexander Wang right now it is killing me.'  

Who knew a tornado could produce such results? Perhaps I need to throw things around more often.

~Outfit details:  Splendid-pants, Anthropologie-Poncho, Gap-Tank, Swedish Hasbeens-Peep Toes, H&M-Sunglasses~

36 comments:

Katie said...

When I throw clothes around trying to find something to wear it just ends with a big mess and me throwing a fit about why there's nothing to wear. Yep. That's about it.

Seasonally appropriate weather? I don't have a clue what that is. I turned the fireplace on a week ago and the air conditioner came on. True story.

Josie said...

The Alexander Wang referencer is so right. I think you look adorable, Carrie! Comfortable and chic. At the same time. Brilliant.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Collette Osuna said...

Hahahahaha....great outfit....I have several pair of those pants....you dont get "the look" til you start to walk or open your legs, lol.

looking good girl!!!

A Funky Little Fashion Blog

Lori said...

As soon as i saw these I thought "Hammer Time"! Only you sweetie could pull these off ~ my favorite pair were purple at the time ~ lol. We got 6 cm of snow and 54 mm of rain ~ it was a miserable day so 80 sounds about right to me this morning. Have a good week. xo

Evie said...

haha hilarious....and great orange sunnies!

RosaLovesDC said...

I agree with that comment you got from a stranger, this outfit is so Alexander Wang. And I am sure the Repeller is very proud of you for following her "how to pose for pictures" advice. :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Rock on with your sunnies! The lady pose made my Monday funny lady!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this! And that guy was right, sooo alexander wang! :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Stephanie Shepherd said...

The last picture is definitely the best! You're so funny!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

'You are so Alexander Wang right now it is killing me.' HAHAHA I love it.

LyddieGal said...

That is definitely the kind of outfit only a woman could love, but if your man is staying put all the same, then I say go for it - Man Repel!!

(I need to learn how to stop man repelling myself)

And yes, I'll happily trade you my snowstorm for your 80 deg

TheChambrayCountess said...

Hahaha, I love ManRepeller and your last photo cracked me up! The outfit is definitely relaxed-chic and the AWang comparison was right on. You should definitely throw things on more often ;)

Taylor said...

Only you could look F-ing amazing in pants like this!!! I am not even throwing you a bone - you look freaking HAWT!!!! I am so jealous of the 'Alexander Wang' look and 80 degrees (try 45-50 and windy, my face is already to fall off!)

briannelee said...

Hahahahaha, I really like this outfit!!! I could not pull off those pants, but you are doing it well :)

Daisy said...

I was doing the same thing on Saturday!! i'm thrilled for all the compliments you got!

Dancing Branflake said...

Hilarious! I love how supportive Le Chef is- he certainly knows you and your blog very well.

Get it with the butt shot!

Melissa Blake said...

Those sunglasses are awesome...so cheery! xoxo

Olivia.Dee said...

my tornados usually result in me crying like a baby on the floor ready to call in for the day. I like your results better. MUCH better.

The Suburb Experiment said...

I wish MY sartorial tantrums resulted in something so Alexander Wang. You did remind me I have a pair of pants like that, now I'll have to go figure out where the heck they are!

Jenn

Courtney Erin said...

That last photo is sheer perfection. and hilarity. And you are fearless - and I am amazed.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

la petite coquine said...

I didn't know I could worship someone like this until this post.

kimbirdy said...

haha, you're absolutely amazing!

17 Perth said...

Major props to your man repeller outfit. :) I always wanna rock those pants--I have a pair in chocolate brown, but I never have the balls to do it. Maybe you are inspiring me. Kudos.:) I do love this outfit!

audrey marie said...

so comfy and chic! i have to admit im a little jealous of your 80 weather. i love fall but its getting chilly a bit too quick over here...

Marcela said...

Ooh, those pants look crazy comfy! Im jelly of your weather. I wanna go back to CA! :D

xx
M.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

you crack me up! And yes, you are making Mr. Wang (my mind just went to a dirt place) proud with this one! xo

Marie a la Mode said...

Ha ha love it! I call these pants "poopy pants." You look extra fashionable in them!

Debby said...

Carrie, I had the best laugh at that last photo and comment! Love you! Do you want a room mate? Seriously, we had 2 snows already both in Oct. The last one left me powerless and pining for internet service. xo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i LOVE harems - those r the best - and love all the pics lovah!

Annie said...

hahaha I LOVE that you rocking that outfit in 8th grade. So awesome.

Marissa said...

You've trained the chef well! I'm always wondering when my boyfriend will get used to fashion and just leave me the hell alone. Haha. Not that I listen to him when it comes to my outfits anyway. :)

Kristin said...

I'm still rockin' my flops. It will cool down someday right? Love that poncho!

Kavery said...

Splendid pants for a splendid gal. Only you can carry off this look with such finesse. You and The ManRepeller of course!

Johanna said...

Ok...I bought pants like these in Thailand and I have yet to grow the gonads to wear them out in public. They look great on you but on me, looks like a dirty pant load. Help...style me!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

LOL - that last pic is why I love reading your blog :) Love this outfit, though!! Great casual, yet stylish, look!

Kara said...

Well, he knows what he's talking about. I love this look. You definitely have great style if you can pull this off as you're rushing out the door.

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