Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Mother's Day Without Kids

STRIPE DRESS - Libertine for Target
DENIM JACKET - GAP (similar)
STRAW CLOCHE - Eugenia Kim for Target
GLADIATOR WEDGES - Dolce Vida for Target (exact)
RED HANDBAG - B Makowsky


"Mommy, I love you this much!"  Princess Sparkles says as she reaches behind her back.  I think this means she loves me "circular," you know, sort of like infinity? 

I love Princess Sparkles and Pigtails too, but I have to admit that this Mother's Day was extra special because I was able to have a little break from the girls.  Saturday night Camouflage took me to dinner (I had the yummiest slab of prime rib!), then today I went to a Tea Party Fashion Show at Heavenly Treasures with my mom, Fair Isle, and grandmother, Socks.  It was so much fun and I did a lot of shopping (can't wait to show you all what I got!).

Here is an outfit I wore to a 1st Birthday party on Saturday.  It was a "Hat Party," so I wore a Eugenia Kim for Target cloche.  I'm also wearing my Libertine for Target dress and Dolce Vida for Target gladiator wedges that I'd been coveting, thanks to Daphne and Gretch.  Okay, I have to admit, lately I've been feeling a bit like a walking billboard for Target.  But I'm a mom and where else can you throw your two kids into one cart, feed them a $3 Mac n Cheese meal for lunch, and pick up a toy to entertain them, while shopping for groceries, clothes and shoes? 

Sometimes I really miss those days when all I had to do was spend my money on me, and I could buy whatever, whenever, wherever, eat out all the time without worrying about someone screaming and sleep through the night without interruption (those of you sans kiddos, ENJOY!).  But just when I think motherhood sucks, someone gives me a hug, lights up when I walk into the room, or tells me they love me infinity and my heart melts.  Maybe it's the hormones, but whatever it is, it feels good.  Real good.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!

25 comments:

Jan said...

Happy Mother's Day Claire! Glad you got to enjoy Mom's Day sans kiddos! ;) I love the shoes...I actually tried getting a pair when they first came out but it was difficult to find in stores. Looks like they are available online now but boo, not in my size!

See you soon,
Jan

fydezflightoffancy said...

Happy Mother's Day! :)
Love your dress, the colors of the stripes are so cool. XX

Claire said...

i'm glad you had a good day! the hat is cool!

Mongs said...

aww...what a sweet thing to hear from your chidren. Happy mother's day! That is a cheery outfit I, like the green accents on the hat and dress. The red bag completes the whole look. I like Target too, looking forward to see your finds!

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ingredients of our sugar coated youth said...

Wonderful dress!
Love your pictures :)

Leah and Georgia ♥

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Maria said...

glad to hear you had a wonderful day...happy new week!

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Mandy said...

Perfect match! The image as a whole is absolutely gorgeous!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so stunning. happy mothers day! x hivenn

Marella said...

Great dress!

AlbeeLucky said...

What a sweet post and a cute outfit. I really like the cloche, it's perfect for the season.
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Courtney Erin said...

Sounds like you had a really nice mother's day - and I love the Libertine dress on you, the pattern is so bright and bold.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Melissa said...

I couldn't have said it any better! Well done!

You look so stinkin' adorable in this outfit, I love it!

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Kimi said...

Every time I see this dress looking fabulous on someone else (like you!), I kick myself harder for not buying it when I had a chance. I was actually holding it in my hands, walking toward the registers...and then I remembered I was grocery shopping that day, not clothes shopping, so I reluctantly put it back.

I'm glad you got a nice break!

Meagan said...

I love how your dress matches your hat. So cute!
-Meagan
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Pop Champagne said...

cute match with the hat and the dress and happy mother's day!!

Monica Whitney said...

I love the Target dress! You look bomb.com
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Jaclyn said...

LOVE that dress. Time to go to Target ...

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Happy Mother's Day Claire {I know I'm a day late} you deserve it, you're such a good mom and so right about Target--what a haven for Mom's. I go there all the time and I don't even have kids because I can get stuff like nail polish remover, a cute tee shirt and frozen pizza all in one fell swoop + obsess over electronics/cameras and peruse books and magazines. It's crazy, I make myself NOT go there just so I don't waste too much time. Anyway, I love that stripe dress and your whole outfit is the cutest!
xo Mary Jo

Amber Lena said...

Target is the best! That dress is ADORABLE. I always feel guilty when hubby asks me what I want for mother's day and I say "time alone"...

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Dear Girl Wallflower said...

that's great to have a time for yourself too...it's even amazing that you have two in both hands and can still do a lot of activities, you deserve a treat and everyone knows we love our kids=)p.s I think it's Dolce Vita, not Vida? I saw tht same shoes in Target also,but I got so much browns and blacks already, my pledge this year is to buy colored ones...=)

Shea said...

I feel like a walking Target billboard sometimes too. But I love Target, so I don't think it's a bad thing! And I love how that hat looks on you!

Mrs. J said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day. Love your outfit and your Target obsession. That store is the BEST!!

ps. I'm enjoying my childless stage in life right now, but cant wait to have a little me or william.

Tara said...

I'm glad this is one of the dresses that you kept...it was one of my favorite when Target showed the Go International collection :)

And I've had those moments, too, when I've thought how nice it used to be just to get out on my own, but, yeah...it's hard to beat toddler hugs, isn't it?

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