Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Plaid Shirt Dress and Purple Jacket

PLAID DRESS - Project E Vintage
PURPLE JACKET - the Loft
CROCHET BELT - Forever 21
GREEN WEDGES - Seychelles
Today was Pigtails' first day at "Moms Day Out" (where they play, do art and have lunch for 4 hours).  I've been dropping off Princess Sparkles there for a few years, but this was the first time I was going to take Pigtails, so I had a bit of anxiety.  Would she be okay playing with all the bigger kids?  Would she cry when I left?  Would she cry the whole time?

The funny thing is, Pigtails had no anxiety whatsoever.  Just her mommy.  When I dropped her off and said goodbye, she just smiled, grabbed some toys and took them outside.  I mean, no fake tears just to make me feel good about myself.  Not even a wave.  Nothing.  She was having the time of her life.  She loved her independence!

Anyway, decided to wear a plaid shirt dress I wore when I first started blogging (it could be 2 Way Wednesday!!!) and a purple jacket I got during a big sale at the Loft.  I noticed on some other blogs they were doing "Fruits Week" hosted by Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki.  I decided to participate and wear some purple (today's fruit is grape)!  It's also "What I Wore Wednesday" at Pleated Poppy!

So I'm still feeling snubbed by little Pigtails, but happy she enjoyed herself.  I too enjoyed the day shopping (and didn't buy anything - yay!).  I also enjoyed riding an escalator (you always have to take elevators with the stroller), sitting on a bar stool eating lunch in peace, and browsing without anyone complaining.  It was fabulous.  I guess Pigtails wasn't the only one enjoying her independence!

37 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

Love the dress - I'm a sucker for plaid!

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

I'm Glad Pigtail had a good day at Mom's day out.

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misc-maranda said...

oh boy! plaid AND ruffles-love it!!

Tiffany said...

Cute dress! I really like it paired with the green shoes and purple jacket!

It's so funny how 2nd kids are like that! My Little Missy rarely EVER cries when I drop her off at daycare, but my Little Guy... he always threw a royal fit until he was about 18 months old. I'm glad you and she both had a fun day!!

Megan Mae said...

That is the cutest dress! Love it with the jacket. Loft sales are some of my favs. Thanks for joining Fruits Week!

Style Journey said...

Glad you are joining in on the Fruits Week fun. You picked grape today too-my favorite color. That plaid dress looks great with the jacket.

Also glad you had a fun day out!

Melissa said...

You look fantastic, lady! That dress is fabulous on you. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time to yourself!

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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Good on ya for having some alone time! You look beautiful- I love that purple jacket!

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Shelly said...

I love that belt! I never find anything at F21...boohoo

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Dawn said...

Loved the story...great read. Adorable as always in your outfits...Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Shea said...

Aww, I'm sure Pigtails missed you :) I love all these colors! That dress is such a great find--I love the ruffle down the front!

LyddieGal said...

This is such a cute combo - I love the Seychelles and woven belt!

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Tara said...

You know, I think I'd have to say that taking the elevator at the mall might just be my least favorite part about shopping with B. There's always a line!

Love, love, love the purple jacket...I am a big fan of grape day, today. So much pretty purple out there right now :)

Kelsey said...

lovely post and outfit! xoxo

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kris said...

Great jacket and dress combo. Love the look!

Mongs said...

fabulous color combo, I like shirt dresses. It's interesting you chose green for shoes, excellent choice. Purple and green goes so well together. Haha...your daughter did well, so you must have enjoyed your day! Thanks for the encouraging comments on my blog. Have a nice day!


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Francesca R said...

I love when you talk about your kids!!!
Lovely dress!!!
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Emma said...

I Love the color combination! You look Fabulous!

Sophie - Country girl said...

at last, I can finally comment on your blog again! Your dress is fab and I love hte purple jacket. I had a purple jacket once, I wore it everywhere!

Mani said...

Great outfit, all the pieces work perfectly together!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Love your jacket! x hivenn

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit! And it must have been sooo nice to be childless for a few hours. I know my mom would have loved that when I was younger...but she was always with us, ha ha
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AlbeeLucky said...

I love this dress on you and the way you styled it with the purple jacket- too cute.
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Rebecca said...

I like the plaid, and I'm glad that Pigtails had fun.

Meagan said...

Purple is my absolute favorite color and so I am lovvving that jacket!
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Baby Budget Blog said...

Love the belted dress! Plaid is fast becoming a favorite with me! The purple jacket paired with it is a lovely touch!

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erica marie said...

I really love the way this dress looks with the purple jacket...cute :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is such a cute outfit Claire, I am such a sucker for cute madras plaids! Love the little ruffle touch!

xo Mary Jo

Bonnie said...

So ... this jacket ... my new obsession. It's absolutely fantastic. The ruffles are AMAZING. I'm in love.
Good for your daughter finding her independence. It's sad for the mom when the daughter goes out on her own, but it's also a huge victory for you!!! You are raising her well. :)

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Laura said...

So beautiful! Love your outfit!
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stylefyles said...

I love that jacket! And you should be proud you have such an independent little girl!!! =) Mom's Day out sounds like a fantastic and much needed break for you, too!

Mrs. J said...

That purple jacket was a great score and I love the plaid dress. I need a pair of green shoes so please tell me it's a recent buy.

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