Monday, April 11, 2011

Vacation From My Vacation

Driving out to Palm Desert...
The funny thing about vacations is upon returning home I always feel like I need a vacation from my vacation.  It's not that it wasn't relaxing, it's just that I seemed to "do" a lot (which didn't really include naps).  And because I'm so used to waking up early (Thanks, Pigtails!) I can't seem to sleep in.

I really had a good time going out with the girls.  Fierce and Fedora are so much fun, although getting ready to go out was always quite the process.  Fierce (my most fashionable friend) brought an entire wardrobe of clothing.  She says she's never sure what she'll feel like wearing so she brings it all (just in case).  She usually changes about 5 times before going out. 

Fedora (my singer ex-model friend), who decided to borrow clothes from Fierce (who's only 7 inches shorter than she is), debuted like 8 different outfits before deciding on what to wear.  First, it's difficult to convince Fedora the clothes actually fit (they do!).  Then it's difficult to convince her she looks good (she does!).  It didn't help that she only brought one pair of shoes (brown clogs) to go out in.  But eventually we'd get out (even if it meant eating a steak dinner at 10:30pm!).

And me?  I changed twice.  Normally I change more, but it's not so hard when you're on a 30 for 30 remix.  But I'll tell you what is hard.  NOT SHOPPING.  We went to the mall and I saw all sorts of fabulous shoes at Charlotte Russe.  I wanted them all.  But I settled for watching Fierce buy some (She wears the same size as I do!) and got some fluorescent yellow nail polish!


#27 - SEDONA
MADRAS SKIRT - CAbi
PURPLE TANK TOP - Bebe
BLACK CARDIGAN - Motherhood
BLACK STUD HEELED CLOGS - Forever 21
NECKLACE - my Grandmother's collection
WHITE WATCH - Sprout

#28 - PORTLAND
CHAMBRAY SHIRT - American Eagle
DENIM SHORTS - Forever 21
BLACK VEST - CAbi
OPEN TOE BOOTS - Charlotte Russe
FLOWER PIN - Made by my Mom

Overall it was a fantastic getaway.  But I did really miss Princess Sparkles, Pigtails and Camouflage.  I came home to lots of hugs and snuggles with the girls.  I also took a nap.  Camo set up our new king bed!  So now it's like a vacation in our own bedroom!  Guess I can have that vacation from my vacation after all.

Claire

p.s. if you get a chance will you please check out my guest post on After Nine to Five?  I'd really appreciate it.  It's a recipe post.
http://www.afterninetofive.net/guest-recipe-ramen-cabbage-salad/#idc-container

30 comments:

Jess said...

Sounds like a much needed vacation! Going to check out your guest post now!

ingredients of our sugar coated youth said...

Loving the purple shirt and the skirt in the first picture!
You look amazing :)
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Jan said...

Didn't realize you went on a vaca! Can't remember the last time I've had a girls weekend getaway. It will be exciting when it happens again! In the meantime, I will enjoy my boys following me around everywhere too...yes, even in the bathroom!

I love your Portland outfit...how do you come up with the names of your outfits by the way?

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Totally agree with needing a vacation from vacation. I also find there is so much to do with unpacking and laundry etc when you get home.
Your outfits are very cute. OK, I am sorry but friends that take forever to get ready drive me insane. I only went on one trip with a group of girls that were my friend's friends and they were like that. Just the way you described bringing way too many clothes with no idea on what to wear. I wanted to shoot myself. Despite my blog and outfits it literally takes me 15 minutes tops to get ready during the day and may be 30 minutes top to get ready for a night outing with hair and make-up. And when I travel I always pack outfits so there is no deciding and changing. Thank goodness all my current friends are very fast so we can spend the fun time going out and not at a hotel room. :)
Sounds like a fun trip though. Glad you got to get away.

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Burning Skies said...

I feel the same way! haha I always feel like I need a vacation after a vacation coz the 1st vacation is always packed with activities and stuff haha and it's such a b*tch to pack and unpack :)

I love your open toe boots btw!

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where did you vacation at? also i love the way you gave everyone lil aliases lol. you are a very cute and stylish mom. im following, hope you can do the same :)

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Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfits! And I'm the same way...I always feel like I need a vacation after vacation, haha
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AlbeeLucky said...

I love that photo of the windmills. When I drive through it's before dawn and I can never get a shot like that. Sounds like you have a lot of fun and that your friends are as fashionable as you are :)Great outfits and I can't believe your 30 for 30 is almost done. It's really inspiring.
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Courtney Erin said...

I just love that patchwork skirt - what a great and colorful piece!


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Lacy said...

I just absolutely love that patchwork/plaid skirt! You look great. :) Yay for fluorescent yellow nail polish! My girls have been begging for some :)

Mirela said...

Lovely!


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GretchTM said...

Beautiful outfits! I need a vacation. haha!

Viv said...

both your outfits are lovely!




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Tara said...

I seriously can't tell that you're even doing a remix...I swear, every time I see a new outfit post, I think, 'I haven't seen that clothing item before!'. I think this means you're doing a fantastic job :)

Bonnie said...

How could you not shop on vacation???? I WOULD DIE.
Great outfit. You have such an awesome sense of styleeeeee.

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Kimberlee said...

A vacation to recoop from a vacation...isn't that true. Glad you had a good time and that the girls survived your time away. :)

Mom Fashion World said...

I felt the same way, too.
Seems like I didn't want to go home.
You are one sexy mommah!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

You look adorable! It is so hard not to shop on vacation so I commend you! Congrats on your new bed, you will love it!

xo Mary Jo

Miri said...

Great look, both of them!

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emily said...

i love these outfits! :) xxx

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Alex said...

ahh! I loooove the Palm Springs windmills! I was just there :) both looks are adorable! I especially love the shorts with the vest and button-up, it's like a modern take on menswear with a touch of femininity. I love it :)

Sunny & Star said...

Love that skirt from the first look. It is so colorful and cute.

I always feel the same way after a vacation. We do so much and see so much that I am always in need of some rest and relaxation after I get home.

Style, She Wrote said...

I hate that feeling but love your super cute vacay outfits! Welcome back! xo style, she wrote

shealennon said...

Not shopping IS hard, I agree! I love both looks but I think Portland is my favorite. I love mix of denims and that cute vest!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

You look great and I am loving your story about Fierce and Fedora- made me giggle out loud! When I was doing the remix I would buy nail polish to satisfy my shopping withdrawals but by about day 20 I caved and went thrifting- oopsie! P.S. How I would love you to be my personal shopper in LA!

basiccravings said...

I love the picture of your drive out to the Palm Desert. I always feel like a need a vacation from my vacation!

Lei said...

Awesome! I've a getaway with my girlfriends scheduled in August! Can't wait! Love the #28 outfit! :P

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