Monday, March 28, 2011

Mixing It Up

#15 - HONG KONG
BLUE MILITARY JACKET - Forever 21
POLKA DOT SILK SKIRT - Forever 21
TIGHTS - Nordstrom
JADE NECKLACE - My grandmother's collection
BLACK MOTORCYCLE BOOTS - BCBGeneration
The thing I love about Princess Sparkles is she loves to create things.  Take for example this delicious carbonara pasta my stepdad, Henley, made all of us for lunch.  Princess Sparkles decided she could squirt some of her apple juice into it and make it even "tastier."  I look over and I see her pasta (and a couple cheetos from earlier) swimming in a pool of juice.  It looks disgusting!  But Sparkles is thrilled with her creation, even asking me to try it (I thank her for the offer and decline the dripping fork full of pasta).

Yesterday Princess Sparkles cracked me up when she came in wearing a bunting suit that was way too small with nothing underneath.  She said that she wanted to wear it to church.  I actually didn't mind, except I knew she would get hot.  But I made her put on some other clothes first, just in case, then somehow she was eager to change when I said she could wear her raincoat. 

I decided I would try and mix up my clothes a bit by playing with colors.  I actually bought these two pieces at the same time from Forever 21 when they were on sale!  I love putting blue and purple together (and actually got the idea from the skirt, since it's waist band is actually the same color as the jacket so I figured it must match!).  I'm not great at color blocking/mixing, but it is fun to try to put things together.

I'm half way through my remix.  Yay!  But it's starting to get harder in a lot of ways because, well, I start to feel like I'm wearing the same pieces day after day and I worry that I might wear the same things two days in a row :)  Not that it's that big of a deal, but, you know, I'm trying to mix it up.  Kind of like eating carbonara pasta with apple juice (though hopefully, a little less weird than that!).

30 comments:

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shealennon said...

Princess Sparkles is too cute :) And I love the mix of navy blue and pink here--it looks bright and fresh!

unladylikebehavior.com said...

I really love that you are doing this remix! It's so much fun seeing what you come up with.

stylefyles said...

Great work with your remix! I love the pink on pink look with your tights and skirt!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great outfit! Love that nice blazer and your bright skirt. You look great with your kiddies. xo style, she wrote

Jess said...

I love that blue jacket! I have been looking for one like that!

I also loved your last post! Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans, huh?

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GretchTM said...

Princess Sparkles sounds adorable. Haha! I bet you got a good laugh. Great outfit. Purple and blue is a great combo.

Tara said...

I'd say this was a successful color blocking. I love the blue and purple together.

And your little buddies off to the side are too adorably sweet :)

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Ashley [Free Honey] said...

Such a fun color palette!! The best part of photographing your remix is that it's super easy to go back and check what you've already worn!!

xo, Ashley

Megan said...

Love the colors and that your little ones are in it!!

Of Mice and Minutiae said...

I love the colors! the colors on you and your munchkins are perfect for the season... I imagine you couldn't have helped but be happy walking around in that outfit all day!

Carolyn said...

omg carbonara.. you are making me hungry! :)

Claire said...

you look great :)x

rachel said...

princess sparkles is so funny!! i think you're doing a great job with the remix. i pretty much don't even recognize that you've worn the clothes before because you style them so differently each time!

It blog girls said...

oh such a cute outfit ! good job !

Courtney Erin said...

I love the mix of navy blue and pink - and how great are your tights? Love em'!

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Lydia Marie said...

I love the purple and blue together! And carbonera sounds yummy, except I'll take mine without the apple juice =)

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Shay said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the description of your blog and all the pictures of your outfits. I wish I had more style sense - if I have some time, I can usually look halfway decent. haha. I'm your newest follower so maybe I can learn some things from you! :)

The Suburb Experiment said...

Halfway through! You're doing great. I think I dropped out of 30 for 30 at outfit 18. I'm a remixing wimp. :)

My daughter also likes to create her own concoctions at the dinner table. I try not to grimace but blech sometimes it's hard not to!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I've been reading your posts, and think your blog is so great! I love all your cute outfits but mostly your honesty and writing. I have to say that little poncho in this photo is killing me it's so adorable!

xo Mary Jo

Marella said...

Soooooo cute! <3

Wida said...

I love this combination! You really did a great job!

Wida
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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

You're doing great on your remix- I say the more colours the better! Oh Princess Sparkles is so silly!

Kimberly said...

love the skirt and jacket so adorable! thanks for the comment will definitely follow back!

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Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

that jacket is fantastic, i love that style. i also like the colors you got goin on.

Punctuation Mark said...

love your outfit and the kids are just adorable!!!

Ashley said...

Yay I love the tights! And those little sweeties look so precious! :)

Vittoria Ciccone said...

Really cute outfit, I like it :D

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