Friday, June 3, 2011

Color Blocking, Menswear Vest and 1970's Vintage Enamel Jewelry

GREEN/BLUE DRESS - Thakoon for Target
BLACK MENSWEAR VEST - CAbi
BLACK BELT - New York and Company
BLACK STRAPPY WEDGES - Colin Stuart
GREEN BELT (worn as necklace) - Vintage (my mom's)
BLUE ENAMEL CLIP EARRINGS - Vintage (my mom's)
YELLOW CUFF - Made by Mom

***PRINCESS SPARKLES - wearing a drawing of her face around her neck

Today Princess Sparkles rode around on her tricycle picking blackberries and eating them one at a time.  She had to ride around the corner to the other side of the house to pick the berry then ride all the way back around to wash and eat it.  It seemed a little inefficient and time consuming to do it one at a time, but my mom, Fair Isle, said she thought it was good for Princess Sparkles to appreciate each of the blackberries.

The "Fruit Week" inspiration for Friday from Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki is kiwi, so I decided to wear a little green.  This is one of the 10 dresses (yes, I'm exaggerating...a little) I got from Target when the designer dresses went on clearance for $10.  I almost returned it because I was feeling guilty for buying so many, but then it was so comfy and different than all the others! 

It was quite the challenge changing up the dress though.  So I decided to play with the color blocking by adding black accessories.  Fair Isle also had some fabulous enamel jewelry from the 1970's.  The earrings and the necklace (really a belt) are vintage pieces she owned way back when.  And the yellow cuff is something my mom made.

Anyway, I think it is important to appreciate things.  I'm sure the blackberries tasted extra special to Princess Sparkles after triking all the way around the house to get just one.  I sort of feel the same way about my designer Target dresses.  I had to wait to get them on sale, but finding them for $10 (and being able to get 5 for the price of 1) really made them extra special!

33 comments:

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the enamel jewelry! Great for pops of color! xo style, she wrote

Taylor said...

Ha, I want to see her wearing the picture of her face! Kids, gotta love 'em. Currently mine are yelling in each other's faces 10" away from each other through rolled up pieces of paper.

Anyway! I love this dress, oh-so-much. All of the designer dresses were way too short for me - I am jealous you scored so many for so cheap!

Kimi said...

I, too, am jealous of your amazing haul! And I'm loving the color blocking on the dress. The shades are also oh-so-perfect.

Courtney Erin said...

Love the dress! I tried on the same one at Target but I didn't think I could pull it off - it looks amazing on you.

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

Megan Mae said...

Fab colorblocking! I'd love to know more about that yellow cuff. It's really awesome.

The Cat Hag said...

I love how you color block Claire, hehe, and how cute is your girlie always popping into outfit photos like that. :)

That yellow cuff is love, and it goes so well with your vintage earrings!

Hope you are having a good weekend, love.


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AH, YOU'RE SO FIERCE. I am a huuuuge advocate for colours (duhhh), so I'm loving yours.

And yes - it's SO important to appreciate things. Things are always so much better once you feel like youve "earned it"!

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Francesca R said...

I like this colorful outfit and the enamel jewelry!
What kind of drawing is she wearing? She is so lovely!!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

Dorota said...

I love the colour of your accessories!you look great!
jewellerybijou.com

Claire said...

i love these colours!

Marella said...

Amazing post dear! Happy week end! <3

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh the dress looks great on you! YAY for $10!!! :D :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

jess said...

I love the yellow bracelet.

songbird said...

lovely outfit..and princess sparkles is so cute


http://flysongbirdblogspot.com

Shybiker said...

Gorgeous! Creative combination of colors that work beautifully. Smart choices.

Vale ♥ said...

Gorgeous colors and you look so pretty ! I like your blog :)
would you like us to follow each other ? Kisses

http://fashionandcookies.blogspot.com

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Great color block. My oma had grape that grew in her yard but we would never eat them but the neighborer loved them. She would eat them unwashed.

http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Follow me please:

Melissasglamourworld.blogspot.com

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I think it's great you jumped on all those $10 dresses...return none of them!!! Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Love the bright yellow bangle accent. I wish I could have snapped up a few of the clearanced collection dresses at Target, but my store was totally picked over! Nice steal!

Molto ❤ Fashion said...

That is a fabulous color! And styling with black was such a great choice- the combo is super chic and really summery. And I love the little accent with the yellow bracelet! x

Angel Garcia said...

Nice look! The small touch of yellows just perfects the outfit!

All the best, Angel

mari b. said...

the dress is such a brilliant and summerish piece!
totally lovestruck by its colours.
xx


themerrimari.blogspot.com

Gracey said...

Yes, yes, yes on that necklace/belt. Gorgeous. And I love the yellow cuff too. You look fabulous.

tiny dancer said...

LOVING that dress - colorblocking is so much fun this summer :) Love your take on the trend!

Tasia
http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I have this dress, too, although I got it when it was on clearance for $20, instead of $10, so I'm a little jealous of your superior sales rack skills :)

I haven't been able to wear it, though, because I think it might be a touch too short for work, and it hasn't come up in my weekend rotation yet. I really love how you styled it, though!

Shea said...

I still can't believe you found that dress (and the others!) for $10--that is awesome. And I just love everything about this--the dress looks great with black, plus the pops of bright jewelry (which I also love!!!).

Bonnie said...

You always have the best usage of color in your outfits. I wish I could color-block as well as you.
I also wish I could pull off wearing a vest as well as you. I don't think I am a vest person, though, and that makes me sad because there are some gorgeous ones out there.

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

Edgy said...

You look really cute in this outfit :) I really like your blog, maybe you want to follow each other?

www.fromanedge.blogspot.com

Mongs said...

It's worth buying 10 dresses when they are only $10. You always make Target clothes look so good. The color block dress is so chic!

love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Mrs. J said...

I never found any of the Target designer line dresses on sale. I would have definitely bought 5 or more. Very cute dress and I love the 70's jewelry.

Please can I have a close-up of the cool yellow cuff?!

Jermarmonuments said...

Hi i was reading your post, it was such a awesome one specially the snaps well at the end just wanna say nice post thanks. ♥ Headstones | Monuments

Document Management System said...

Hello I'm go to your own weblogs as well as study content material. Your site as well as providers are extremely good. I'm really amazed out of your support.
document management version control | indexing document | records management software