Category: the smile

Things Carrie Wore This Week*

*333 weeks ago

PREVIOUSLY ON THINGS CARRIE WORE THIS WEEK: Um, a “Marine One” jacket. 

Everyone, please buckle in for the ride of your life. Carrie’s season two wardrobe starts out ok but becomes gradually, fantastically more terrible. 

Together we will chronicle every baggy pantsuit and bootcut jean. 

Actually, this moment of ~Zen~ as Carrie gardens I find to be super interesting because this is basically the same thing she wore in “The Weekend.” I choose to think this is intentional. Her grey Converse sneakers are adorable. 

I also love that Carrie decided to become a teacher in her “I need a low-stress job to occupy my time” phase. Teachers are fucking heroes (though I don’t actually believe teaching to be a low-stress job)! They all need 8000% raises. 

I chose this shot because you can kind of see that Carrie is wearing tan peep-toe sandals with this ensemble, which is decidedly fall-like? Even though it’s supposed to be early summer? The timeline of season two makes no sense at all. I guess we just go with it? 

This outfit is actually good though! The top is cute and it goes well with the sweater. Yes, we are giving credit for Carrie pairing a dark-wash jean with two neutrals but whatever! Grading on a curve and all that jazz. A-.

WIG. I don’t mean this in the way the youths are saying it these days. It’s just a wig. A really terrible one…

…that she sleeps in? Why is she sleeping in this? At least she didn’t wear two t-shirts to bed. 

This travel outfit is nice though. The jacket is flattering, although she paired it with a BRIGHT RED top. I guess she really wanted to blend in? That scarf is really cute and THAT WIG DOES NOT LOOK REAL. 

Why is the CIA’s budget for wigs approximately $24? 

My fave detail in this episode is that Carrie is so nervous she sweats through that aforementioned bright red shirt. Poor Carrie. 

And so here’s the outfit she changes into, which is also looks good on her. Claire Danes can really rock a double-breasted button down (which is apparently Carrie’s go-to overseas uniform) and white linen pant. Anyway, we’ll talk about this outfit next time because it’s literally the only thing she wears in the second episode. I also like her headscarf! 

But the best thing she wears, by far, in this or any other episode (except for hat and probably black boatneck sweater) is THIS SMILE. 

I can’t even look at this shot without smiling. It is contagious, it is infectious. The world snapping back into focus. That’s my girl. 

IN CONCLUSION: BAD WIG. GOOD SMILE.

“Why are you doing this to me?!”↳ Carrie Mathison in every…

“Why are you doing this to me?!”
Carrie Mathison in every episode | “The Smile”

hellyeahomeland: 2.01 || 7.12 ↳ “There’s a lo…

hellyeahomeland:

2.01 || 7.12 
↳ “There’s a long gap between writing, ‘Carrie smiles’ on the page and whatever it is that [Claire] Danes does, which suggests both the many ways in which Carrie’s brain is prone to breaking, as well as why she had never been able to avoid this life for too long. She likes it too much, and on some level, deep down, that’s destroying her. She’s conscious of that fact now, but she’s also unable to resist the pull of her old life as a spy. No matter how long she’s been away from it, it’s always with her. No matter how much she struggles to become “Kate Morrissey,” she’ll always know exactly what she’s doing when she’s out in the field. Having something become second nature can be a curse as well as a blessing.” –Todd VanDerWerff

2.01 || 7.12 ↳ “There’s a long gap between writing, ‘Carrie…

2.01 || 7.12 
↳ “There’s a long gap between writing, ‘Carrie smiles’ on the page and whatever it is that [Claire] Danes does, which suggests both the many ways in which Carrie’s brain is prone to breaking, as well as why she had never been able to avoid this life for too long. She likes it too much, and on some level, deep down, that’s destroying her. She’s conscious of that fact now, but she’s also unable to resist the pull of her old life as a spy. No matter how long she’s been away from it, it’s always with her. No matter how much she struggles to become “Kate Morrissey,” she’ll always know exactly what she’s doing when she’s out in the field. Having something become second nature can be a curse as well as a blessing.” –Todd VanDerWerff

Carrie Mathison + wearing headscarves | requested by anonymous

Carrie Mathison + wearing headscarves | requested by anonymous