Thursday, July 28, 2011

Keeping It Simple with my Busy Scrapbook Dress


PURPLE PRINT DRESS - Scrapbook
BLACK WRAP BRACELET - Made by my mom
PURPLE FEATHER EARRINGS - Charlotte Russe
BLACK DENIM T-STRAP HEELS - Forever 21 (via TJ Maxx)

Princess Sparkles loves to cuddle with me.  The only problem is she also likes to rub it in with Pigtails.  She'll hug me then turn to her little sister and say, "my mommy."  Honestly, she wouldn't even have to say that because as soon as Pigtails sees me cuddling with Sparkles, she immediately wants to get in on the action.  Unfortunately the girls are not satisfied with being on each side, especially Pigtails, who likes to squeeze in between her sister and I so she can be the closest.

Yesterday I went simple and just wore a dress.  The nice thing about scrapbook dresses is they're so busy that you don't have to wear anything else, except maybe a couple accessories.  I have a couple more of these dresses, including a great one that I thrifted.  They're really comfortable and perfect for summer.

Another dress that I'm eyeing that has sort of a similar style to my Scrapbook one is made by my blog friend, Heidi.  Isn't this dress gorgeous?  She makes them out of recycled pillow cases.  And they're reasonably priced.  She has all sorts of great styles.  You can see more of her designs on her blog Heidi-and-Seek!

PILLOW CASE DRESS - Heidi-and-Seek
Anyway, we're off to the park today and then hopefully a little down time at the house.  Yesterday was a busy one...hence the lack of a post.  So hoping to keep today nice and relaxing.  Maybe I'll even squeeze in a cuddle or two...

46 comments:

rachel said...

nice dress! i started to laugh out loud when i read the story about sparkles and pigtails... it sounds quite familiar!

Kimberly said...

really cute dress looks great on you!

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Viv said...

great dress!



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Monica and Whitney said...

Love love love this dress! And those shoes are amazing, too!

Monica @ Ask the Duplex

rachinald said...

That dress looks gooorgeous on you! :) rachinald.blogspot.com :)

stylefyles said...

hahhaha "my mommy" - that is awesome. It's nice they both love their momma tho! Love that pillowcase dress, and ESPECIALLY love the scrapbook dress you're wearing. Lovely!

Sophie - Country girl said...

Your dress is lovely! I love summer dresses!

Style Journey said...

That's a cool dress! I've never heard of a scrapbook dress before. It's so pretty, and you are right, you don't need a whole lot of stuff added to it.

Hopefully you get some more snuggles and cuddles from the girls! That's my favorite thing :)

Sunny & Star said...

I love your dress. You look so pretty.

Melissa said...

I don't know how you do it with two girls. I can barely handle my one!

You look gorgeous in that dress and I love your friend's dress, too!

Gracey said...

Fabulous dress - it fits you perfectly.

And my newphews are the same way about my sister - they both basically climb her to get attention.

Courtney Erin said...

That pillow case dress is sooo cute - love it!

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Emma said...

That is such a pretty dress! I am Loving those Hot Shoes too!

Megan Mae said...

Adorable dress, sounds like a great business idea your friend has. The dresses are really pretty.

MissRockwell said...

Im not really a 'dress' girl but I'm finding more and more of them in my closet by the day. Both of these dresses are adorable-now I want one or two!

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Nnenna said...

I love the Pillow Case Dress- it is so very cute! =)

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Rebecca said...

That dress is really cute!

Terri said...

I love the pillow case idea. And those two lovely daughters of yours will likely be vying for your attention for many years to come.

Mrs. J said...

Great dress it looks very cute on you! I can't believe she makes dresses out of pillow cases..SUPER creative!! :)

Chelsea Lane said...

such a pretty dress! haha princess sparkles and pigtails, so cute ;)

xoxo

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Very cute dress. The one that is made by a blogger does look very pretty and the colors are perfect.
Hope you managed to have a quiet day.
Daphne.
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D said...

You look lovely in that dress. I'm going to check out the thrifts for something similar. We used to call one kiddo trying to squeeze out the other "ham and cheese."

Claire said...

oh i love that dress!!

oomph. said...

i love these kinds of dresses as well...makes getting ready in the mornings easy! love the top/bodice part of this dress...

[oomph.]

Marina said...

Wow, Heidi is really talented!

B.Inspired said...

I love ornate dresses! The pattern on this dress is beautiful, you just put it on and go and maybe a simple pair of earrings or a bracelet! Thank you for stopping by Bravoe Runway, I am also following you and LOVE the aniaml print blouse!

LoveK said...

These dresses are so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing, they are a great summer inspiration, I really like them.
Love K
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Viktoria with a K said...

Love the colors of your dress! Looks great on you!

Francesca R said...

I love them both but the 1st one is gorgeous!!!
xx
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cecylia.com said...

your dress is gorgeous, love the print!!!
Come follow my blog hun :)

Fashionista said...

I love the dress! Great colors!
Very creative too. I am always impressed with anyone who creates clothes etc from nothing and turns that nothing into something spectacular.
Very cool.
Always,
Diane

Tiffany said...

Ooh, I love those dresses! Both the one you're wearing and the blue and yellow!

Haha, I know what you mean about the kidlets! Mine are so incredibly jealous of each other. It's cute . . . yet exhausting. =)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Cute Dress. I also love the pillow case one.

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love the dress you are wearing!!

It's been a crazy week but we promise that your package will go out on Monday. We will let you know when it does. Thanks!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Mongs said...

yes you're right, you really don't need any accessories for this dress, it's gorgeous. I love the print and colors, very asian inspired. You put together great outfits as always. And thanks for the link it's amazing what you friend is doing!

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Luisa Rodríguez said...

Nice dress! Loved it!


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Jess said...

That's made out of pillowcases?! Wow!!

Eli said...

I'm sure it is an amazing feeling to have the little gals vie for your love when you love them both the same :)

Shea said...

I love the fun print of that dress! And there's ANOTHER great pair of shoes--you have the best shoes, seriously!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE THIS DRESS.
Capital letters express my love a bit more than regular letters.
I would wear this so often that people would get tired of seeing it. It's gorgeous!

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Jess said...

I love that Pillow Case dress, did your friend make it? Your girls are too funny! Gotta love young competition for attention!

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

Oh, I am SO in love with that dress! and the shoes are a PERFECT match! :) A+

Tara said...

That dress is so fun! I love how you can wear it so simply, because it is such a gorgeous dress.

And your girls seriously crack me up...also, they make me very, very nervous for what might come when I get around to having a second one. I think they may be smarter than I am :)

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