*333 weeks ago
PREVIOUSLY ON THINGS CARRIE WORE THIS WEEK: Not much!
This week will be a lot more interesting. She wears a few things and even goes into her JAM PACKED closet. Let’s get going…
Well, kids. Here it is. The first known instance of Carrie wearing two t-shirts to bed.
If you’re counting, that means she’s wearing THREE layers, plus sweatpants, in what is supposed to be June in Virginia (and what was actually June in Charlotte). I hope they were running the AC!
The next day she’s dressing decidedly more weather appropriately. I absolutely love this sleeveless blouse. Firstly, she looks great in it. I like the extra detail of the black stripe down the side.
Very few people can rock a sleeveless blouse like Carrie Mathison. I also love that the literal second Carrie is allowed back into Langley she goes back to her de facto wardrobe of sleeveless blouse and black trouser.
Does anyone notice something strange about this photo? Perhaps that it looks like a Claire who’s about 4-6 weeks more pregnant than in all the other scenes before or after her little jaunt to the CIA? I had never noticed this before. This is really circa-2.05 or 2.04 Carrie, which is confusing, because 2.03 was actually shot after 2.04 (check the episode timeline in this video). So like… ???? When were those other Carrie scenes shot? Was there a massive break for Claire to go get a haircut?
Note the layers on the right side of her face.
And then we’re back to a pre-CIA look. There is just no way this episode was shot in a single span of ten days.
Anyway, here’s Carrie’s massive walk-in closet where everything is folded and hung up neatly and there are only two sleeveless blouses in it, both of which she takes out to put on (yes, more layers!). Look at that red sweater she’s clutching? Or the patterned blouse in front of that?? Holy shit, look at the short sleeve blouse in front of that! This is a hoax!!!
(Although I keep seeing these Instagram ads claiming that women only wear 20% of their wardrobe and Carrie Mathison is proof of that, apparently.)
It feels weird to talk about this outfit since it’s, y’know, the thing she decides she may want to die in. The whole thing is just sad. The faux engagement ring, the too-short skirt, the peep-toe (??) pumps. It’s all just very sad. I do like the top though.
I don’t buy in any universe that Carrie would have purchased this robe. Which is not a knock on the robe (hello, have you read any other post in this series?!) but rather a reflection of her complete disinterest in color. I’m gonna go with “got it as part of a promo offer after buying cosmetics at the mall.”
IN CONCLUSION: Two Clairries. Faux closet.