Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cave Woman?

Sunday was traumatic:  the tree came down.  And so did half its needles.

However this was also the mark of good things to come since I've always viewed January 2nd as the start of spring. Some call it delusion, I call it survival skills.  I am a denier of the winter weather.  While a warm sweater or jacket is still in rotation it is most often found over a dress of sorts, or perhaps a skinny denim baring the ankles.  For those of you up to your knees in snow, I'm sorry.  I have zero advice having fled that same Canadian scene several years ago.  Turn up the heat and parade around the house in shorts and t with a margarita in hand?  I may or may not have used this as a coping mechanism whilst combating an adverse reaction to snow mold that left me housebound for months.  

Back to Sunday.  It was a glorious afternoon.  The perfect spring day one might say.  Is it appropriate to wear fur in spring?  I don't know, I just did it anyway.  Truth be told it was a little balmy despite being sans sleeves, but I reveled in it.  My poor pale skin sung out beneath the warm rays of the sun while I nestled my head in the needles of the tree (while shielding my eyes) just one last time to breath in its pine goodness.  It's a new day.  Goodbye tree and hello beach.
Thinking bird.
Wrinkled bird.
~outfit details: Anthropologie-Dress, Juicy Couture-Vest (again), Madewell-Boots~
Finally pulled the trigger on these Madewell boots just before Christmas and
want to wear them every day--leggings, shorts, dresses, jeans and even sweats.  
Yes it's true.  Sacrilege has struck.
~Vanessa Mooney-Necklace, Melinda Maria-Ring, Motif 56 and PANYC-Bracelets~
Angry bird?  
The Chef was calling it my cave woman look. 
Within 24 hours he went down like a sack of hammers with the flu. Well now...
Woman kissing the tree goodbye while her boyshort peeks out. 
Yep yep we keep it real over here at the bird, folks.

48 comments:

Katie said...

Well I'm loving the cave woman look - though it definitely needs a different name. Is the Chef recovering?

this free bird said...

He's sacked out in bed and I'm about to get a marathon of Teen Mom on in preparation to make it through the remainder of the week. Look out!

Mimi said...

california seems to have skipped winter and went straight to spring though, haha. oh, california! ;)

p.s. loving the boots and vest!

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! I love the message here: You mess with the bird, you get the flu and stuck watching The Bachelor with the bird.
Goodbye, tree. Hello Spring!

Lily said...

Definitely feels like Spring here in LA ! Love the faux fur. Taking the tree down is such a sad day :(

xxLily
goldandgray.com

marissa at the boot said...

haha! i feel the same way, once the holidays are over it's like OK let's get ready for easter and wearing white again! (love the little details here, espesh the necklace!)
p.s. and thank you for the congrats! we're on a cloud, basically.

Bog-Bog said...

Amazing outfit!

http://boglarkastyle.blogspot.com/

RosaLovesDC said...

That last photo is epic! I love it!
And I am laughing so hard at Chef's comment, you don't look like a cave woman, though you know, my husband would probably say the same thing. Hope Chef is fully recovered.

Jessica said...

I think much of the U.S. temporarily skipped winter. In Wisconsin, we've been having 40-degree weather ... and it's January! Although it seems Mother Nature has realized her error. We're expecting 7" of snow tonight. Fun. I want my faux spring back.

Courtney Erin said...

Is it totally weird that I miss Canadian winters? It is isn't it? Regardless, I love the touch of fur you managed to work in here - a lot!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

17 Perth said...

Haha--hilarious. I am loving the cave look. I say keep it up. It's always a sad day when the tree comes down--everything looks so naked. Hope the chef starts feeling better. :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Awww bye bye tree!!! And you know, that's the good thing about dressing for spring in Winter...you can wear fur and its fine because it's actually winter ;)
The outfit looks great!
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Stephanie Shepherd said...

The coral/burnt orange (?) is a great color on you :) I wish I could be bare legged right now!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

So sorry you guys are sick :(

briannelee said...

Love your necklace!

Lisa Griffin said...

loooove that vest lady! i can't believe you are sleeveless, we have no snow but definitely am still bundeling up. i feel like it's just the start of winter...sigh
in dramatic fashion

Leah said...

ahha I love that you ask if it's appropriate and then don't care anyway. Love this, especially the madewell booties.

xo L.

DiamondsandTulle said...

Great look! Love the coral color with the fur!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

if you can make January spring a reality, you absolutely should. And the fur totally works.

I haven't kissed my tree good bye just yet. definitely before the end of the month though.

TheChambrayCountess said...

Cave woman! Hahahaha! I love the outfit, esp the boots, and am so jealous that you can go sleeveless right now!!

Josie said...

See? You popped straight from the death of the tree into spring -- not bad, doll. I love that dress!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Hogger and Co. said...

Those are some cute booties, and I didn't even notice the boyshorts until you mentioned it.
Thanks for the heads up on Jane by Design; I will have to watch that for sure, now!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Sunny skies with frost still on the ground and I am sporting shorts without tights. Bring on the spring...even here in Washington.

Taj Acosta said...

Great look! I love cavewomen fashion to my surprise! xx

la petite coquine said...

Fur vest, magic booties and warm weather? Sounds like the only early January I'm interested in.

Lori said...

OK ~ I hate you ~ it was -25 with the wind chill here today ~ yes WIND CHILL. I truly hate winter ~ I really do. Love you kissing the tree good-bye ~ I find the house looks so bare now ~ maybe if I got off my ass and put everything back out it would look better! There is always next week-end right??!! And I don't hate you ~ not really ~ well maybe just a teeny tiny little bit right now. xo

meghan said...

I like the fur vest. I've been seeing one around that I want to purchase...and since you've got similar weather to me it adds to my case...

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Haha, it is like pine needle snorting, except less painful! If it makes you feel any better, my holiday twinkle lights are still up - and lit.

Debby said...

You are just too cool, Carrie. Hope the chef is feeling better! xo

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

I'm a little jealous of the lack of clothes adn taht sunshiney feeling you're getting, but I'm also really enjoying this rare snowy day here in Kentucky (and thanking my lucky stars that I'm not in Chicago's winter anymore). Enjoy your warm weather my friend!

Marissa said...

If only I lived somewhere where January could be considered spring! Well, I'm glad you're out enjoying the sun. Hope the Chef feels better soon.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I know we are SUPER lucky to have great weather but I was hoping for a tiny bit of winter to feel like...well fall because a real winter would never happen in LA lol!

two birds said...

i love the idea of pairing a faux fur vest with a summery dress. you look perfect! i love it. and a margarita is a perfect coping mechanism!

Sara Alwan said...

Gorgeous outfit <3

xx
Saraalwan.blogspot.com

Maria V said...

You're the most gorgeous cave women I have ever seen!
Loving your look.

Have a fabulous Friday!
xx
CrashingRED

Kavery said...

That's a very smart cave woman look. The rust tunic is lovely

Emily said...

Love the vest! I'm in a vest phase right now and love how you paired it with that dress and those awesome boots! I know totally want a pair :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

oh you look awesome and I love all of the palm trees!!! :) I don't see the boy shorts even though you say they're there!

Elle Sees said...

i wanna move to CA and wear this, fur and all.

Melissa Blake said...

Yay for spring!!! :)

p.s. love your outfit!

Allison said...

That burnt orange looks really good on you. I've always loved fur and every time I see a piece I want in the store, my size is sold out. Now it's too late to buy. Time to think about spring! :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

brilliant in orange.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You look incredible, as usual. I'm sorry about your tree. I am really, really looking forward to next year. If things go as planned... I'll be living in DC with Boyfriend and we can DO CHRISTMAS UP RIGHT!!!!

vodkasoup.com said...

I love the fur vest with the bright sundress underneath! So unique and fun.

OneCraftyFox said...

Aww, there will be many, many more trees. lol.

You look great as always, hope your new year is off to an amazing start!

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

r.i.p. tree. if that's what you're wearing during "winter" than winter doesn't exist in ca. :) god i hate cold weather.
http://www.indieelectronicalternative.com/

indie by heart said...

Gorgeous look, that vest is super and now blame you wear it a lot ;) Great outfit, that dress colour is really cute.


xx Satu
Indie by Heart

Andrea said...

Ohhh, I just got me a Fur vest from Loft...loving this look :-)

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