Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lights Flicker, Closet's Empty

That's exactly how I feel.  Work all day, into the evening (whiner at 6 o'clock), light candles to close the day, try to find something on tv, pass out in front of the tv, get up and go to bed.  Rinse (including a shower) and repeat.  Right now I'm super glad I work at home because when I think of my closet I feel like slipping into a coma.  All that calls out is most of my jeans and approximately 5 tops.  That's it.  Oh, did I mention most of them are only fit for either the heat of summer or the dead of winter?  Nothing in between.  Yeah, that's effective.

So the other day we're going out for brunch and I sat like this for half an hour in front of the closet, staring into the abyss completely unmotivated, contemplating something to wear.  Buzzkill.

Go-to Current/Elliott jeans, James Perse sweatshirt dress, cowboy belt, some striped cashmere sweater there's no way in hell I could wear in 78 degrees and, of course, my happy place:  socks.

And as you see I fell back on my usual--jeans, grey, suede and fringe.  Look at the last
three posts.  It's like some kind of subliminal dress code.  Safety blanket minus the socks.
That look on my face is the, 'Huh? What'd you say?'
I'll be honest:  even though my pants might bring out the Fashion Police at least I didn't fall prey 
to trend and put on some sort of 80's atrocity.  Is it over yet?  
I really can't take anymore whack mixtures 
of prints, sequins, oversized cuckoo sweaters and a pair of bedroom slippers all in one outfit.
(even though I could embrace the sequins, slippers and sweaters separately)
Instead I'll just stick to my James Perse t's, cowboy belt and jeans.  
It's safer for all of us.
And fringe.  As long as there's fringe somewhere I can find something to wear with it.

Conclusion:  80's trend (yep I'm still b*tching about it) + warm fall weather in SoCal = no can do.
Instead I revert to jeans, t-shirts and a soft pink dress.  Not necessarily at the same time.  Yawwwn.
And I only just bought the dress yesterday afternoon so it should get here just in time for it to be too cold to wear it.  Sounds about right.

Right now I envision a velvet blazer + denim shorts + booties.  Make that a soft peach velvet blazer...that J.Crew made two years ago.  Send reinforcements. 

42 comments:

Katie said...

It was 88 degrees today. It's 55 tomorrow. I've given up on trying to figure what season it is or how to dress for it. Eyeing a pair of flats and a lightweight scarf in the Shopbop sale right now. Figure that should get me through.... I don't even know what to call this any more.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore those worn and tattered jeans.
Glad to hear it's tee weather where you are. Here in Europe it's so cold I can feel it in my veins. lol.

The Dolls Factory said...

love the jeans


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Collette Osuna said...

Hahahaha....fab shoes doll....and Im totally loving the jeans....Im expecting snow any minute, jk (but you know what I mean)


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Debby said...

You look great no matter what you put on so you never need to stress about it. Oh, I am really going to age myself here.. but can remember soaking my jeans in bleach and ripping them w/ a razor in the 80's! xo

LifestyleBohemia said...

You look adorable! I always seem to fall into that same outfit as well - relaxed t-shirt, comfy jeans and some fun accessories.
Have a fabulous day!
xx
Joanna

Courtney Erin said...

It may be basic but there's something so quintessentially you about this (hello fringe and interesting denim details)...and you look great. So don't stress.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

Haha awww I hate when I feel like I have nothing to wear!!!! Stupid SoCal weather ;)
That outfit you're invisioning sounds like perfection! Too bad I don't have shorts to wear with one of my velvet blazers XD
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Cara said...

ADORE your layed back look!

I would love for you to enter to win a beautiful necklace over at Lilac and Grey!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I am dying to ear boots and jeans and sweaters but the weather will not allow it. Still getting too warm most days. I am being stripped of my fall and am mad!

briannelee said...

I love jeans and a tee shirt. Those jeans are awesome!

Josie said...

Carrie, I say you're working this look. So effortlessly cool. Though I do love those socks.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Jamie said...

I honestly feel the same way. I have been wearing some form of jeans and a tee every day b/c this weather is craziness!! Yesterday it finally felt like fall except when I checked the weather it said it was going to get up to 76 so I dressed for that and it never got above 65...annoyed. Fall where are you?!

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Sara C. said...

jeans are awesome! The more they are torn apart the more I love them
Reminescence from the 80's!
Have a nice day
Sara C.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

That weather calls for jeans and a tee. And you do it with your incredible flair. Love the tattered look and those fringe shoes are just amazing! xoxo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh love those sandals! Fringe it up my dear!
Oh my, it would be so cool to work at home!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Dancing Branflake said...

I tell my husband: I need to live in a climate where there are four seasons because I get bored for just dressing for one. I don't know why this post inspired me to say that but it did. Love your fringe. Peace out.

Galaxia said...

I lit candles last night, too, and do so almost everyday.

Your outfit is so cute. Definitely my style.

Daisy said...

you look so comfortable. i'm digging those jeans.

Ms. Givens said...

It's all good so long as you have those shoes on! They are terrific!

la petite coquine said...

The rest of the world gets fall, full of riding boots and tweed blazers, and we get fog and 75 degree weather followed by 55 degree weather followed by 80 degree weather and absolutely no idea what to do with our closets. Clearly you're not the only girl in a funk.

Marie a la Mode said...

You look HAWT Carrie as in H-O-T! Wowza!

Elle Sees said...

It was 80s yesterday and 49 right now., so my outfits have been all sorts of whacky this week.
And thanks for the birthday wishes :)

the nyanzi report said...

gorgeous outfit and i love the lighting in these pictures.

Annie said...

You look so cute! I love the simple tshirt with those jeans. I don't hear any sirens ;)

She Wore It Well said...

lets just say that i feel exactly the same. i either cannot fit into my clothes or i hate them. i have two wardrobes overflowing, as well as 4 buckets on the wardrobe floors. hate. it. all.

heather said...

i dig your security blanket babylon!

Kavery said...

Those fringed shoes - love them. And the jeans of course

LyddieGal said...

change of season is always a tough time to love your closet. truly. either you are still holding on to summer or you bought some new stuff but it's only good for the dead of winter... and I would like such a jcrew blazer. Actually, i just looked at this Nov's catalog and they have a poppy colored velvet blazer and take a look, you will want it in a second.

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TheChambrayCountess said...

I always felt that it was hard to transition seasons in your wardrobe when the weather isn't cooperating and nothing is inspiring...but remember how much you loved those Isabel Marant shoes back in the day?? Channel the enthusiasm and you will make it through!!

whoorl said...

Please tell me about the polish on your toes!

Veronica said...

great outfit!! comfortable and cute!
~Veronica

Veronica said...

great outfit! comfortable and cute!
~Veronica

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I feel the same way. All I do is work, work, blog, work... no time for much else. And my closet is leaving me feeling rather disenchanted right now. Ugh. BUT, love your tattered jeans - too cool!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

loving your laid back uniform! I've been known to wear the same 3 things days in a row and it's the best!! xo

Mo Pie, Please said...

Hey, at least you look fabulous. Seriously, in my eyes, you look terrific.

xoxo

Ashley said...

I love your sandals so so much!!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Polly said...

regardless you are still inspiring me!

Johanna said...

I am such a sock nerd...and those are fab!

birdie to be said...

Thanks for stopping by! You are just lovely!

The blonde @ Stylish3 said...

It's too hot in Alabama for fall/winter clothes yet, so I'm in the same boat!

Jihan Shareef said...

Awesome jeans. I've been dying for a pair of Current/Elliots.

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