Monday, June 6, 2011

The "Safari" Look - Inspiration Monday

BEIGE BUTTON UP - Old Navy
OLIVE SKIRT - Forever 21
MULTI-COLORED BELT - Style Xpress
RED EARRINGS - Forever 21
RED PATENT LEATHER SLINGBACKS - Enzo Angiolini
"Vrooommm!!!"  That's what Pigtails said as she sat on a Glamour Girls doll bed (yes, a bed) and pretended it was a car.  It's funny how a 15-month old can't really talk but knows exactly the sound a car makes.  Although Princess Sparkles and Pigtails like toy cars and trains, they tend to have more dolls and cooking stuff since that's what people give you when you have 2 little girls.  And so they have to use their imaginations and turn doll beds into race cars!

"Vrrrooommm!!!"
Today's Inspiration Monday from the ladies at Two Birds is simple yet classic.  I decided to change it up a bit since I just wore my chambray shirt last week and turned it into a "safari" look.  Okay, let's be honest, the only things "safari" about this look are the colors, and maybe the shirt.  Maybe.  Because we all know that no one in their right mind would go on a safari in an olive mini, a hip belt and red patent leather slingbacks. 

Anyway, I love doing Inspiration Monday because not only do I get to see what others are wearing but it allows me to reimagine an outfit.  That's what's fun about fashion, there are so many ways to do the same thing.  Just like you can turn a doll bed into a car, you can also turn a chambray shirt and metallic skirt into a "safari" look! 

32 comments:

erica marie said...

cute outfit...love the red shoes :)

Tiffany said...

Ha, your girls are so cute! You look gorgeous, m'dear! That belt and those shoes.... LOVE them!

Alex said...

that is amazing! haha, how cute! I love that your little girls want to play with cars instead of dolls... good for them, maybe you're raising two future mechanical engineers :) also, your interpretation of the outfit is so unique! I love it! the accessories are perfect too, that belt and those shoes?! wonderful :)

Melissa said...

Aw, your daughter is adorable!

I love the pops of red in this outfit, they are PERFECT and you look so gorgeous and put together!

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Mrs. J said...

Very cute outfit and I like your outfit better. The inspiration one seems a little over the top with the metallic mini.

ps. My 2 year old cousin walked around for a couple of weeks saying Chick Bow Bow..lol No one knew how or where she heard that phrase.

Loren said...

Very cute, love the belt!

Meagan said...

I love how you switched this up and took it in your own direction!
-Meagan
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Dawn said...

Hi thanks for stopping in today. How do you do it? You are put together,adorable, have kids, get dressed everyday? I barely got to Inspiration Monday. You must be super organized. You should post a day in your life with times and activities. I could use some time saver tips. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

Tara said...

I'm so glad you introduced me to Inspiration Monday...it's such a fun feature! I love your take on the look, too...the red heels with the military coloring is amazing :)

Jess said...

oooh! I love all these looks you've got going on these past few posts! Very adventurous!

kris said...

Very creative spin on the look. Nicely done!

Kimi said...

I love how the belt ties all the colors together. Very nice. Killer shoes too.

Zomg, Pigtails is a cutie.

Courtney Erin said...

I love how you totally made this look all your own - you look wonderful!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Mongs said...

yes, it's true, it's an inspiration look, you don't have to copy the look. And you were creative enough to do your own thing, that's a true fashionista!


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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Love the colors and the belt of your outfit.
Your girls are so funny. There are so many cute girly 'cars' you totally need to get them some. My little girl loves anything on wheels.

Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Sophie - Country girl said...

I really your take on the safari look. It suits you!

Francesca R said...

Very elegant claire!
And I love that picture of pigtail on the doll bed!!!
xx
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LOVE JOICE said...

oh I love safari look! you look gorgeous! thanks for your sweet comment! xx Joice

The Beauty-Addict said...

i was like "WHOA" you look so fabulous ..as always!

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

again, I like YOUR outfit better.

The neutrals with that awesome belt, shoes, earrings looks GREAT!

My seven year old, Kaia, is with me and she says, "Wow, she looks pretty!"

two birds said...

i love the belt and shoe pairing! and i love that she has that bed...how adorable!

Rebecca said...

I think that the safari shirt is a cute twist on the inspiration look. Well done!

Khlaren said...

I love this! :> I swear I wanna try wearing a skirt lol.

they are so cute omg! when i was a kid, i think i was more into cooking toys. my mom said my sister and i would always tear down our dolls, cut their hair and disassemble them lol.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I die when I see your little toddler! She is as cute as your outfit--no even cuter! LOVE!

xo Mary Jo

p.s. Love a good safari-esque skirt. I wore mine out and it's time for a new one!

Fydez said...

Very nice outfit. And I love you translated your inspiration. The shape of your skirt is gorgeous. xx

Shea said...

Haha, now I'm imagining you going on a safari in this outfit :) I love the way the belt adds some pattern to the look, and those red pumps are hot!

Tammy said...

Great job Little Miss. And your little Missie too! Isn't this fun?
Your take is great. This was a little difficult for an old lady...
But I'm a good sport!

D said...

Sure you can wear that outfit on a safari..if it's a manhunt;) Can't believe that bed doesn't collapse. Love her outfit,too.

Kim said...

aww whos this cutie pie? i like how she randomly came into your portrait shot :P


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rachel said...

i like that safari outfit.... i can kinda see how it is similar to your inspiration (ie. its a skirt and button up with high heels ;)

loooove the cute pic of pigtails on her "car"

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