Sunday, June 5, 2011

70's Inspired - High Waist Bell Bottom Jeans and a Purple Polyester Tie Top

HIGH WAIST BELL BOTTOM JEANS - iT Jeans
PURPLE POLYESTER TIE TOP - Hot and Delicious (hee hee)
RED SKINNY BELT - Thrifted (Thanks, Mom!)
RED/BLUE/PINK PLATFORM HEELS - Charlotte Russe
Pigtails is a voracious eater.  When she likes something she will shove the entire thing in her mouth so she can immediately ask for more via sign language (since she can't talk with her mouth that full).  She also likes to double fist.  One is never enough for her.  She needs to have one in each hand.  Pigtails also is a very messy eater.  Things tend to fall out of her mouth and into her hair, her lap, the floor, her face, my shirt.  I don't know how she does it but she can make a mess out of anything and everything.

"After this I'm gonna touch my
mommy and stain her clothes"
I decided to wear a 70's inspired, berry-colored outfit to church today in honor of "berry" day (which technically was yesterday) to culminate fruit week from the ladies at Meagan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki.  These high-waist jeans are sort of awesome because they're basically Spanx in pant form.  The great thing about the top is that despite the belly having to spill out somewhere, the top bubbles just in the right place to obscure all of that.  It's perfect.  I can see why everyone looked so tall and thin in the 70's!!!

I will admit though, this outfit is not the most comfortable (surprised?  How we suffer for fashion...) and I had to come home and immediately change back into my pajamas.  And another thing I've found?  Polyester, despite looking cute and not wrinkling, has it's downfalls.  Not only does it not breathe (just don't sweat and you might be okay), but it stains really really easily.  So of course at snack time following church, I tried to push Pigtails and her foody hands away from me, but she still managed to get me good.  Sigh.  Guess that's motherhood. 

41 comments:

Bonnie said...

Ohhhh, check out your bells. I love it. I wore bellbottoms in the 7th grade, and people made fun of me.
I like to say that I was fashion-forward.
....
And I was convinced that I was a hippie.
Seriously, look back through my pictures, and I am flashing the "peace" sign in every.single.one.

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misc-maranda said...

i hate polyester! which is a bummer, because i love the 60s :( and i think i must create more static than the average person, because if i'm wearing a poly skirt or dress, it is pretty much permanently clinging to my butt!

those jeans look fantastic on you! too bad they aren't more comfortable

Sophie - Country girl said...

I love this retro inspired look. Going back... 15 or so years, I was bell bottoms, did they come back briefly, or was it just me?!!! I'm always diving back into pj's. Its totally acceptable.

Style Journey said...

That shirt is so beautiful. I love how you mixed the purple and red together. You look great in purple, by the way.

D said...

The good news is most jeans today have some spandex and bet you had really good posture in church. Pigtails expression is ferociously funny. Don't touch that sushi!

Jess said...

I seriously want those jeans!! Great look.

Shybiker said...

Groovy outfit! I love 70's fashion.

Mrs. J said...

Looking fabulous! Loving the high waisted bell bottom jeans and the beautiful purple blouse.


ps. I love when children with sticky hands touch my pretty clothes. lol I look forward to motherhood and tide sticks.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

You look beautiful- this may be one of my favourite looks on you! Great colour and as a short gal I love high waisted anything (so elongating!!) Aww Pigtails is so cute-even with her messy food hands!

Emma said...

You look Gorgeous! Charlotte Russe has FABULOUS Shoes! I have a ton of shoes from there.

Baby Budget Blog said...

There is a day for everything...Berry day? Well hey, I love berries so, that's cool! Love the color of the top and the bells!

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Megan Mae said...

Fabulous jeans.Thanks so much for joining fruits week! I enjoyed your outfits.

LikeSpinningPlates said...

Love this! That top is so great. The color is gorgeous and I love the tied bow =)

The Cat Hag said...

Haha please, you have NO belly!!

You are a total yummy mummy!! ♥

And I love nothing more than wearing my daggy clothes at home, I look horrible, but I feel GREAT. Hehe, so I definitely have to agree with you that we often suffer so for fashion... ;)


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Addie
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Josie said...

You look darling -- I love this seventies-style outfit.
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Francesca R said...

Tell me about it!
My soon to be 2 ys son (I have to find a nick) is very fond on spotting my blouses as well!
I love this outfit. It reminds me of the charlie's angels!!!
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Dorota said...

You look lovely!
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Mongs said...

purple is a great color on you! The flared jeans is retro chic too. I know what you mean about polyester. It can look thin but it retains heat.

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Laura said...

amazing blouse!!

xx
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emily said...

i love the bright top with the wide leg jeans! i have a bright yellow blouse i always love to wear with mine :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit!!! And yea...suffer for fashion, who cares if it hurts, we'll live ;)
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Mandy said...

Wow! Cool!
Classy and groovy!
I love it! ;)

Vale ♥ said...

Pigtails is so cute ! :)
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amy b.s. said...

i am loving the jeans.

Melissa said...

Oh, the stains we deal with because of our kids. :)

You look amazing in those jeans! I love the purple with the red in the shoes too.

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Rebecca said...

The high waisted jeans look great on you.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is the cutest outfit ever Claire! I would wear it in a heartbeat. And I know what you mean about comfortable looking outfits not always being comfortable--nothing beats pajamas! :) Hope you're off to a happy new week!

xo Mary Jo

LyddieGal said...

You look so fabulous in those jeans! and i love your huge sunnies!

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Stiene S. said...

beautiful blouse! xx


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Kimberly said...

love this outfit the top is amazing!

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That Chelsea Girl™ said...

What an adorable kiddo!
Also, your retro look is totally groovy.
Hope you're having a lovely Monday!

Meagan said...

I love this '70s-inspired look. Everything about it is perfect for you!
-Meagan
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Vanessa said...

Boo for hot poly! Wish that it was cooler on a hot day! I do love the color of that blouse!

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

ohhh nooo...it's okay, that is is part of motherhood, you're right=)...my son also does that, i tie his hair when he eats but still he takes the tie off...i had to vacuum the floor or make sure he eats on the kitchen floor...

I had always liked wearing polyester...i have a lot of them...your outfit is really pretty, esp the bell bottom jeans.

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the bell bottoms! They look great on you! xo style, she wrote

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I love your top.

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Shea said...

I'm sorry it's not the most comfortable thing in the world, but I absolutely love this!! That color looks gorgeous on you too!
Oh, and Pigtails is my kind of gal--anyone that excited about food is okay with me! :)

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