Wednesday, November 16, 2011

When All Else Fails Just Wear His Shirt

It's Tuesday night and I'm sitting here wrapped in a blanket listening to the new downstairs neighbors hammer and drill away at the walls at, oh, 10pm.  I just can't win.  Irony struck once again today when I hauled out the vacuum to get my clean on thinking I'd be all productive when, apparently, it blew out the pilot light on the heater.  California:  home of the annoying wall heater.  This is the price you pay if you want to live in a place that has character and doesn't resemble a human filing cabinet.

Note to self:  stock up on sweaters and blankets. Or just stay away from the vacuum?

Why am I not lighting the pilot myself, you ask?  Let's just say I could write a series of short stories on negative experiences with gas (and not the kind that comes from eating beans).  Suffice it to say I once witnessed a man from the gas company come flying out of the floor unit with his pant legs in flames after hearing a very loud bang.  Imagine me beating a stranger with a tea towel.  True story.  Shortly thereafter I discovered 18 months of lethargy was due to a lit-tle carbon monoxide drip that had slowly been killing me.  One of many I've got in my pocket, friends.

How did I get off on this rabbit trail? Can't remember and now have zero segue into an outfit.  Well I do have a coat on, so let's go with that.

On Sunday I hauled out a Mike & Chris (now defunct) leather hoodie I picked up a few years ago on HauteLook.  Prepare for screams from fashion diehards as I confess it's worn primarily with sweats and a t-shirt.  Another true story.  It's a uniform I can't live without:  James Perse sweats pulled up to the knee + one of his t's + the hoodie + flip flops = grocery store, post office, Home Goods, bank errands.  We keep it real over here at the bird.  This means we tell the truth about what we're really wearing daily. And by we I mean me.  *loses it*

For Sunday dinner I managed to amp it up (insert sarcasm) with Current/Elliott denim leggings, one of the Chef's t-shirts and my faithful Joie military boots.  You will note that Sunday's lid resembled a rat's nest.  All I could think about was getting to the Mexican place for margaritas.  My bad.


The whole purpose behind this thing was to say I've basically swiped this t-shirt from the Chef.  After pouring over the closet looking for a shirt I looked down and decided to just wear what I had on which, coincidentally, may or may not have been what I wore to bed the night before?  Can't quite recall, but it would help in carrying on with my whole pajama theme.  HAHAHA!!

ps--if you like the hoodie here's one the former CEO of Mike & Chris has out now. They're really great jackets.

Gotta jet! Chelsea Settles is on! New addiction.

33 comments:

Josie said...

Leather. Hoodie. Brilliant, anyone? Yes. You look adorable, Carrie -- love the boots as always!
xo Josie
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Katie said...

I swipe Jared's J Crew t-shirts so often he's almost started putting them on my side of the closet. They're just different than mine. I have no real explanation so I'm sticking with that.

Collette Osuna said...

Cute borrowed shirt...I just have to find someone to borrow one from, lol.

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RosaLovesDC said...

Lady, it sounds like you always get the worst neighbors. Hopefully these people will stop making all that noise once they are fully moved in. But really, who's hammering like a crazy person at 10:00 PM? Insane.

Closet Fashionista said...

Sheesh, that is a lot of gas problems...
Loving the outfit, gotta love stealing men's shirts :)
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Courtney Erin said...

Hmm, leather hoodie. Two of my favorite things, together at last! It looks seriously great on you...and sorry about the gas problems (I kind of wish I were writing that about the kind you get from eating beans).

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

How do you make total casual still seem so fashionable?

tara said...

Guys tshirts are always more comfy! cute outfit!

Lisa Griffin said...

hahah this is a true free bird rambling life story post that i LOVE! and that jacket and the boots are fantastic!
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LyddieGal said...

a leather hoodie - now that is amazing. it needs no more than the tee to shine, but what if you threw on a sequined tee with that instead? It could be something good.

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Jamie said...

God you could look adorable in a towel. Ok a fringe towel is more you, but a towel none the less!

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Bonnie said...

Leather hoodie? I AM DYING INSIDE.
Is it possible to fall in love with a clothing item? Because I think I just did.

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Dancing Branflake said...

Love this look on you! Wearing his shirt is so comfy and you make it look GOOD.

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I love wearing my boyfriend's Ts... so comfy! And thanks... now I want a leather hoodie!!

a displaced floridian said...

You crack me up! And stealing boy's clothes is always the best. That jacket is wonderful!

la petite coquine said...

I love this too much for words. And I've absolutely worn John's pants, lying on the floor from the day before, to work. I think you're SUPPOSED to do that.

Marie a la Mode said...

This is a great laid-back look. LOVE the boots! I wish I could fit in D.'s clothes.

Kai.Mercado. said...

you look like you could beat someone up in this outfit!

Kai.Mercado. said...

you look like you could beat someone up in this outfit!

Claire Kiefer said...

So comfy. :) I have recently commandeered a pair of Matt's boxers and now I don't want to sleep in anything else. Somethin' bout the old & worn in. It's like they've done the work for us!

Elle Sees said...

Brilliant casual outfit...there's just something cozy about an oversized shirt.

Kavery said...

This totally works. Besides talking about pajamas- they are so in fashion now!

allergic to vanilla said...

hot boots, momma! And the hair is looking good!

xo Carlina
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Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I did the same thing Monday. I grabbed my sons chapel button up shirt, added a pearl necklace, blazer and some platforms -with my jeans of course :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Rock it lady - the leather hoodie is too awesome!

Btw, the J. Crew shimmer sweater is SO you (enable,enable)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

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Johanna said...

Man...you're my kinda girl! I wear shirts I wore to bed all the time...specifically on Sunday's when I go to get my java fix. No one knows that the lovely scent they're smelling on me in line is really spit up. Sexy!

P.S. Sounds like you, me and Ashleigh need to plan a date! I betcha we'd have a lot of fun! xo

Leah said...

Perfectly relaxed outfit. The boots are hot! Hopefully the "little" carbon-monoxide leak won't kill you!

xo L.

Rachel said...

Great jacket!
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Krystal said...

i've been jonesing for a black leather jacket...this just makes it worse!!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

Leather hoodie? I'm sold! What a comfortable outfit... you look great!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I frequent the hubs' closet for his shirts and dare I mention his boxers? Don't get carried away I don't leave the house with them on but they are damn comfy to wear around the house!! And might I say that your hair looks absolutely FAB in the last picture...like straight outta the salon for realz. If that's how it looks at nest status then I would never brush my dome!! Happy weekend lady..xoxo

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