Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thrifted Pink Abstract Dress, Lela Rose for Payless Wedges and a Cloche

PINK AND BLACK ABSTRACT DRESS - Thrifted
BLACK BELT - NY and Co
EARRINGS - Heavenly Treasures
CLOCHE - Eugenia Kim for Target
GREEN WEDGES - Lela Rose for Payless


Monday's Inspiration:
Diane Krueger
Princess Sparkles is obsessed with a set of Mr. Potato Head lips.  She calls them her "gummies" and pretends that they are actually bubble gum that she can chew.  Sadly, she has to pretend to have gum because we set a rule that she can't have any until she no longer needs diapers at night time.  Sometimes though I wish I could just give her gum, like when I'm shopping and want to distract her and I've run out of snacks!

Today's outfit is actually one that I will be linking up with Spunky Chateau and Two Birds' "Inspiration Monday."  I know this seems to look nothing like Diane Krueger's inspiration outfit, but really, it was my source of inspiration.  I decided that I would try this green and pink color combo, hence the shoes and the earrings, which I normally wouldn't have paired together.  I also decided to wear a cloche instead of a fedora, mainly because I just wore a fedora last week. 

I love this dress because it reminds me of the 80's and I found it at the thrift store for 50% off.  I also got these shoes from Payless.  I had been eyeing them online for a long time and I happened upon them in the store only because someone had returned them (they were only avail online!).  They weren't my size but somehow they fit pretty well anyway.  They were part of a BOGO 50% off and the salesman even gave me an 10% off because they had a little wear on them.  I was so excited!

Here are some beautiful pieces from my lovely sponsor, Jaclyn1423, that would look great with my outfit:

Vintage Pearlescent Studs - $12
Vintage Amethyst Pendant - $18
Anyway, as you can see I stopped the remix and I have to say I feel okay about it.  I'm feeling inspired by my clothes again and it's nice to have the freedom to wear whatever.  I think I just wasn't in the mood to be so limited right now.  I'll try to keep up with the shopping ban part though, that way I won't have to worry about feeding Princess Sparkles gum!

47 comments:

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Cute outfit. 16 more day and we can shop again.


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Viktoria with a K said...

Great dress! I love the print :)

Emma said...

Everything about this outfit is Gorgeous! Those Shoes...OMG!

kris said...

Great interpretation - love the colors. Your hat and shoes are fabulous accents!

Courtney Erin said...

I love those shoes and the dress is so cute - I swear you have the best thrifting finds!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Bonnie said...

Oooooh, that dress is so weird!!! I love the way you paired this abstract dress with those abstract shoes. It looks absolutely incredible. Kudos on taking risks!

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Dawn said...

You look look awesome! Love the dress color and style. I love the 80's look. Wish I still had some of my outfits from back then. Not that they would fit. Love the shoes and I totally respect your decision to stop the remix...maybe next time. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Jess said...

those wedges are from Payless?! great find.

Style, She Wrote said...

Great Lela Rose wedges! I will have to give her line another look! xo style, she wrote

Shea said...

Those shoes are amazing, and I love them with the pink dress! I love how you put your own spin on the inspiration look.

Terri said...

You lucky duck...to find these shoes. I admired them from the first photo before I read the story that went with them. I can see the connection to the inspiration photos. Best wishes to Sparkles on the potty training.

Gracey said...

Those shoes are amazing! And I love them with the hot pink - I can totally see the connection to the inspiration look.

I just recently thrifted a hot pink 80s dress myself but can't figure out how to style it. I've been looking for grey shoes, but maybe green will work. And then we can do series about how tall and less tall women can wear similar items!

momstheword said...

I like your style! I love how you throw colors together and they look so good together. Love, love, love the shoes!

Bug and Bird said...

hooray for Inspiration Monday! it makes Monday worth having, ha

I love how you were inspired by the colors, I did something very similar in wearing a pink top, blue skirt and neutral shoes. unfortunately i don't own any hats!

Khlaren said...

that's a funny little deal! :)) I get how you got your inspiration from it! You look really nice :> :>

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

You are amazing! :) I love those shoes and the dress :) and the earrigns... and....

Jayme and Mendi said...

Thanks so much for coming over and following! Loving those green wedges too!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

two birds said...

love this outfit! those shoes are amazing (payless???) and the dress is beautiful! i love your inspiration!

Rebecca said...

The hat and dress are both adorable. I like the print!

Shelly said...

I LOVE this color combo, I wouldn't have thought of it either!

xoShelly

amy b.s. said...

i love the dress and the way the belt looks with it!

Mongs said...

love the the dress, so gorgeous. You look great in colors as always


love~mongs
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Kimberly said...

such a cute dress love the print and love the accessories!

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D said...

Love your shoes. Poor Princess Sparkles. I can just imagine her pretending those plastic lips are a popped bubble. When I was young we didn't get gum often, so we substituted that plastic stuff you'd roll onto the end of a tube and blow up into a balloon. When it lost its air we'd chew it..Yuk!

Melissa said...

I love that dress and yay for Payless shoes! :)

Mrs. J said...

The dress definitely reminds me of the 80's, the best parts of that decades fashion. Those shoes are super cute I would have said Target but Payless has good shoes too.

ps. The remix is a mindset and you have to be in it. I'll only do it again when I feel the need to teach my shopping habit a lesson..lol

Oh my Dior! said...

you look so blair waldorf beautiful!!

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Meagan said...

That amethyst necklace is so gorgeous!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Pop Champagne said...

cute fushia dress you are wearing! the color pops out very well

Jaclyn said...

What a cool dress! Great finds, Claire, and thanks so much for picking out some jewelry to match :)

The Bookness said...

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Kezzie said...

Ah you look soooo pretty!!!!! What a gorgeous dress! I love the colour of the shoes but there's no way I could walk in that height- I stand in awe!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Claire, Love the color of those shoes. I like when people put their own spin on inspiration monday as well as the ones who copy it perfectly. I've done both. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

The Cat Hag said...

The sponsored pieces are so you, I can imagine you rocking them!

And you always have such good luck with shopping and chancing upon items, I might need to have some of that rub off on me. ;)


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

sabrina oliveratta said...

Girl! what a wonderful dress!

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Emma said...

I got my calypso for target wedges on clearance and I am so glad I did! If you see them again you should pick them up. They are the perfect summer shoe and are well made from what I can tell.

Francesca R said...

Simply...gorgeous Claire! Love this outfit!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

a Bug and Bird said...

i know i posted my love for your outfit on yesterday but i'll post again...

how about a close up of those wedges?!?

S said...

Amazing outfit!!!
Especially the shoes!
Grat color combination!
xoxo
S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I am definitely a fan of the 'loose' interpretation of the picture...this outfit is gorgeous! Again, with the amazing thrifting finds!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

so true about the gum thing. We dont want the kids to have gum until they are much older but sometimes I just want to say here take it Mommy needs some quiet time. hahaha

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love that dress!! It looks great on you, and then I saw the shoes--so cute! I want your whole outfit :)

xo Mary Jo

p.s. I used to love mr. potato head as a kid and "dressing" the whole family - it was just the best. I can see why Princess Sparkles is obsessed with the lips!

Jess said...

"Pearlescent" I love that word!

Daisy said...

Your dress is fantastic and I really like your wedges!

rachel said...

princess sparkles is so funny and full of imagination!
love the dress! it fits really well!

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