Monday, May 2, 2011

Inspiration Monday - High Waist Jeans


HIGH WAIST JEANS - 7 for All Mankind
NAVY SWEATER VEST - Target
GRAY/NAVY STRIPED SHIRT - Bjeweled
BROWN BELT - Thrifted
WHITE WATCH - Sprout
FRINGE PURSE - Local boutique
Today Princess Sparkles let me know that she was having a "good day."  What that usually entails is NOT getting into trouble, having a special treat (like frozen yogurt or a popsicle), and/or doing something fun like going to a friend's house or the park.  Of course all this can change into a "bad day" in less than a second, if I tell her not to do something or say she can't have candy after she's already had a treat. 

I was having trouble figuring out what to wear.  It's hot.  Real hot.  Okay, not blazing, but hot enough to just be slightly uncomfortable inside (since our AC isn't working properly).  But then I remembered seeing "Inspiration Monday" on Two Birds blog and decided I needed some fashion inspiration!

So here it is, Katie Holmes and her adorable high waist jeans.  Exciting, since I just bought a great new pair of high waist jeans at Loehmanns.  Though bad timing since just a few hours ago I sent those fabulous jeans away with my mom, Fair Isle, to be hemmed.  Oh well.  Luckily I have a second pair!

I think a good day fashion-wise for me is putting something together I hadn't thought of that looks good and makes me feel even better.  I really like these high waist jeans since they're relatively flattering.  I also like the navy vest because it tends to be slimming (good for hiding any extra stuff on my sides).  All together this outfit makes me feel great.  Guess that makes today a "good day!"

39 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

I so wish I could pull off a high waist!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

AlbeeLucky said...

I love this outfit. Your fringe bag is killer.
xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Kimi said...

Your mom can sew? Lucky!

I love the way the striped top looks with the long vest/cardi. And fringe bags are perfect for high-waisted jeans. Bellissimo! (<--the only Italian I know, besides names of cheeses)

Jess said...

I've had high-waisted jeans on my wish list for a few weeks now. Now just have to find the perfect pair!

LyddieGal said...

Great pairing, I love the long button vest!

Chic on the Cheap

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

so cute! I love the vest too and the purse... you look great :)

Kara said...

Love these too, but I can't wait to see the Loehmanns pair! Also love that fringe bag.
Thanks for stopping by my blog:-)

thelifeacademic said...

I really like the blousy-ness of the top with the high waist structure. Super cute -- it's so fun to see all the inspiration day versions!

Mrs. J said...

Everyone has high waist jeans, but me!! ;( You look great the jeans fit you perfectly, the vest is a great addition and the bag is on my need list! :)

ps. I'm going to search ebay for those shoes!

Jess said...

I love this look! You even look better than the model in the picture above, no joke!

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

I'm glad you have a good day, isn't it wonderful that our clothes itself can already make our day?? and I agree to what you suppose to feel seeing your clothes all over the wall, in fact i can fall asleep looking at them!! pretty fringe bag and this inspiration is also a come back of vintage.

kris said...

Your style is so wonderful. Love this look and the many looks you have shown in previous posts.

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Love!! I've been really wanting some 70's style jeans lately. Something fun and high-waisted with a great flare. It looks so perfect with your fringed bag.

Mother in Heels said...

Cute look! I love the pockets on the front of your jeans. That is a very nice detail. Great sunglasses too, they are very "Katie Holmes." :)

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Glad you participated too. Love your look. The tassle vest is adorable. Can't wait to see the new jeans after the alteration.

Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Khlaren said...

I love your high waisted pants! I want one too! Hahaha. You look great! :>

Xx, Khla

TheMadTwins said...

The first jeans is so amazing! it looks so great on the picture! I have to buy something like that.

ps: giveaway on our blog

oomph. said...

absolutely loving that fringed bag!! great version of the inspiration,

rockoomph.blogspot.com

Marella said...

Amazing!

tina said...

i love the bag! and you really pulled the high-waist jeans off! :P

THE said...

Wow, that is amazing!! Never thought this could look so good. Great job styling and sharing!

XO Charlotte
www.thefashionguitar.com

two birds said...

you should feel great because you look wonderful! i love your take on this outfit. you're right, it's all very flattering!!

Mirela said...

Hello beautiful! yeah it's green :D
Yeah i know they are sooo scary :( .. i must be careful, don´t know if you have any wolfs in your country? or near you?

http://mirelamededovic.blogspot.com/

Mongs said...

You look pretty especially in that pair of jeans and vest. The bag is an eye candy too. I like your style, following you...thanks for your sweet comments my blog btw.

love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

you look fabulous in those jeans what a great look

Baby Budget Blog said...

Def. need a pair of high waist, wide leg, thin jeans for the summer!! Love your bag!

www.plentyforpennies.com

Kimberlee said...

You look great. I think I need to try some high waisted, wide leg pants. And I love your cardigan.

Bonnie said...

Since I am 5'1", I feel that I cannot and should not try the high-waisted pants trend. However, I absolutely LOVE seeing the trend on other people. I have yet to really notice someone in person wearing high-waisted pants, but all of my blogger friends (like you!) seem to be wearing it really well, and it makes me uber-jealous. You look amazing.

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Tara said...

Nicely done, Claire! Fantastic inspiration/copy :)

And guess what? I finally played along and posted my 10 things I love today...and it only took me about two weeks!

Lori's Wardrobe said...

Hi Claire
Thanks for your comment and stopping by mu blog.
I like the vest with your look and the stripes are great too.
Yes I'm very excited by the new kitchen - stop by again and you can see how it turns out!
love
Lori xo
http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love the inspiration of these jeans and now I want a pair, although I think I have a pair of cool ditto ones somewhere...Hope you stay cool today!

xo Mary Jo

Grande Jewelry said...

Looking good as usual! I love these jeans on you!

www.grandejewelry.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

love this great casual look love the jeans!

http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

Annabelle Fleur said...

Wow, you look so gorgeous darling, your jeans are so amazing!!! Beautiful look!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment:)

Kisses,
Annabelle
http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Love the long vest! I like your comment on your profile about writing. It's nice to be able to have an outlet for writing, photography and fashion!

Meagan said...

This is adorable and your fringed bag is absolutely fabulous!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Daisy said...

your jeans really suit you, the vest and your georgus bag make it really perfect.
I really like your header!
daisy
http://achancefordaisy.blogspot.com

Shea said...

I agree, those jeans are flattering--they look great on you! And I love how you put your own spin on Katie Holmes' look. The addition of stripes looks great!

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