Friday, June 10, 2011

A Real African Tribal Print Dress

TRIBAL PRINT DRESS - $30, Heavenly Treasures (call to order)
MULTI-COLORED BELT - Style Xpress
YELLOW CUFF - Made by My Mom
ZEBRA WOOD EARRINGS - $10, Heavenly Treasures (call to order)
GLADIATOR WEDGES - Dolce Vita for Target

My sister, Polka Dots, arrived today from Hawaii (at 5am!) and Princess Sparkles was super excited to see her.  Not only does Polka Dots give her complete devoted attention, but she also brings presents.  When Princess Sparkles saw my sister for the first time she yelled, "Auntie," and ran up to hug her. Then she got a huge smile on her face and said, "presents?"

Princess Sparkles wearing her "present"
However, Princess Sparkles doesn't just like to get, she also likes to give, so she had prepared a "present" for her Auntie as well.  She ran into her bedroom and handed Polka Dots a backpack filled with various goodies including a size 3T sweater, a playing card from a game, an empty plastic bag, a sushi toy, a bathtub net and a book, "Too Big For Diapers."

Pigtails wearing her "presents"
The 30 Day Remix starts on Monday and I really need to figure out my 30 pieces!!!  But I wanted to wear something I wasn't going to choose, so I decided on this tribal print dress.  The great thing about this dress is it's completely legit.  I got it from a non-profit, Heavenly Treasures, who purchased it from a village in Kenya.  It's super comfortable and I don't have to worry about anyone wearing this exact same dress (though you can get a similar one by calling the Heavenly Treasures store...they're only $30 and you'll be helping someone out in another country!!!).

Anyway, I'm really excited to spend time with Polka Dots.  We're planning on going thrifting today at some of Fair Isle's fave thrift stores.  Hopefully I'll get something vintage, inexpensive and super fabulous.  Getting a really good deal on a thrifted treasure is even better than getting a present (unless you're Princess Sparkles, then maybe you'd rather have the present).

49 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

What a gorgeous dress - and the organization behind it sounds amazing! You look lovely.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Melissa said...

You look simply amazing! That dress is fantastic on you.

I love her gift to your sister, that is SO adorable! It sounds like a collection of her favorite things so while perhaps not useful to your sister, the sentiment is so sweet. :)

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

The dress is very pretty. I'm also doing 30 for 30 too.

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Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

Thanks for hopping by. I'm a new follower on GFC!

Your daughter is a cutie! Love both of your dresses!

Enjoy your visit with your sister!

nancy

AlbeeLucky said...

Princess Sparkles is too cute. Little kids can be so generous.
The colors of the dress look amazing on you, and the belt is perfect with it. I can't believe I missed those sandals at Target (sigh). Have a good weekend :)
xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Gracey said...

What a wonderful dress and you've styled it just perfectly.

Have a fabulous weekend, Claire!

Pau Villafuerte said...

Love love love this look! The dress is definitely a worthy buy. Oh and yes I've been really busy hehe, but I'm working on keeping things steady. I don't think I can do that anytime soon. xD Have a happy weekend! :)

<3 Paulyn

Fydez said...

Your dress is so adorable, I like it very much. So is Princess Sparkles, so cuuute. xx

Mrs. J said...

That dress is beautiful and I love that it helps people in need. I love the zebra earrings you added to it!


ps. Have fun at the thrift stores and I can't wait to see your great finds.

Tammy said...

Everybody in your life has a nicname!
You are so cute. Damn, I just messed up my newly painted nails.

Terri said...

Oh, I am excited to follow you through the 30/30 challenge.

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

That is so cool about where you got the dress, what an awesome thing to support.

Please tell me what this 30 day remix thing is, it sounds interesting.

You look as cute as ever... I LOVE those shoes and the earrings... they go PERFECT with that dress.:)

Michelle's Style File said...

Loving the print on this dress! Fab shoes too!!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

You look great. I love the pop of yellow (kind of looks neonish) from the tribal brown hued outfit.

Your daughter is so cute. That is totally something my son would do. Every day he likes to create 'surprises' for my daughter and I during his quiet time and it is always various combination of his toys under a blanket or pillow case.

Ah, the remix... I have to check it out but I am not sure once again..

Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Francesca R said...

I like the way you call your sister!
Nice dress Claire!!
xx
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Jordi Vilella said...

beautiful dress!

XX
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Viktoria with a K said...

Gorgeous dress!! It IS so unique. I love stores like Heavenly Treasures.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love that dress! and awww how cute of Princess Sparkles :D
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Bonnie said...

Ooooh, you're doing a 30-day remix?? Girl, you have balls. I don't think I could ever do that. I get bored way too easily. I would probably give up after a week. I'm looking forward to seeing how you rock it!

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Style Journey said...

Ooh! What a pretty dress. It looks amazing on you!

I thought about doing the 30/30 remix, but I just couldn't do it. I hope you have fun doing it. I can't wait to see what you put together!

Khlaren said...

AW SO CUTE! <3 Good luck with thrift shopping! AND how did your mom make that yellow cuff?? I love it! I want one D: :)))

Shea said...

That dress is amazing, and I love that you're giving back by buying it! And I love your story about Princess Sparkles gave your sister a "present"! I remember when I was little I used to give people similar random, found object "gifts". Too cute :)

Chelsea Lane said...

this look is ssooo cute! have fun with your sister! I love your dress :)

xoxo

Megan Mae said...

That dress is gorgeous! And certainly unique.

Mongs said...

that's a gorgeous dress,the tribal prints are lovely. A resonable price and for a good cause, perfect buy!

Looking for ward to see your remix outfits

love~mongs
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Nia Langley said...

Very nice! =)

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Jaclyn said...

That cuff is amazing! Your mom is one talented lady.

Francesca R said...

Have a nice day Claire....my son's got fever...again!!!

The Cat Hag said...

I love the thought behind your dress, it's always awesome when you know the money you pay for an item is going to help out the person who made it. ♥

Hope you had a good time with your sister, it must be so good to have her visiting!


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

Dorota said...

You look amazing!your daughter is so so cute!you are right you cannot be tired of pink!
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jess said...

I love this look!

Strawberry Freckleface said...

Cuuuute dress!

strawberry freckleface

Sophie - Country girl said...

I love your dress, tribal prints are great!
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Angelica Ng said...

Aw cute cute! As for your outfit, the sunglasses match to a T. Great tribal outfit! I can never really get tribal to work well for me.

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

the dress is just gorgeous and i love the shoes you paired it with!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Tara said...

That dress is gorgeous! And yes, aunties are always good for a present ot two, unfortunately...B is going to start expecting way too a much from hers, based on recent history :)

Poppy said...

You look adorably cute in this tribal print dress and I love the cuff bracelet made by your mom..perfect accessory for your lovely outfit... I love Princess Sparkle's awesome generosity... she is sooo cute! Thanks for stopping by and linking my refreshing strawberry drink. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

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LyddieGal said...

Your dress is so pretty, and $30 for a handmade dress? a steal!!

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Josie said...

Oh, that dress is phenomenal on you! I love the pretty tribal print.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Mandy said...

Sweet and gorgeous!
Yes! I wish you all the best with your Fair Isle's hunting, I bet it's gonna be exciting and fruitful!

P.S. Princess Sparkles is lovely and adorable! :)

Melanie said...

Adorable! And what a great cause.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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Dawn said...

Love this cause and the dress looks beautiful on you darling...Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo love your accessories too.

amy b.s. said...

i love that yellow cuff!

Marta said...

the dress is amazing and you look really pretty in it!

xox,
Marta

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That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Good luck with your remix! I love the dress. And Princess Sparkles and Pigtails are just too cute....I am obsessed with tutus. Take care!

Meagan said...

That dress is sooo pretty!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Don't you look glam? I'm so jealous you're slipping off to thrift, I would love to take the day off but I think taking the fur balls in for teeth cleaning at the vet is in my near future-sigh.
xo Mary Jo

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