Monday, July 18, 2011

Madras Skirt, T-shirt, and Gingham Wedges - Inspiration Monday

GRAY T-SHIRT - California Vintage
RED BELT - Thrifted

Monday's Inspiration:
America Ferrera

We're back!  We actually made it to and from Rhode Island!  I did have a small breakdown in the airport when United Airlines told me they couldn't change my seats (we all were assigned middle seats, including my 3-year old, and myself with the lap infant).  But at the last moment, they arranged it so we could sit together.  Phew!  Please just make sure to follow up with the airlines, because even if Orbitz says you can "pick your seats," it does not mean you actually have them.

My girls were good though, and by some miracle, they both fell asleep on the plane and it was actually a pleasant trip.  I even got in a quick nap and was able to read my book!  We had such a nice trip, and it was a gorgeous wedding.  I'll definitely do a post with some pictures of Newport and the fun activities we experienced!

Today is "Inspiration Monday" from the ladies at Two Birds.  I really liked todays pick, it's America Ferrera and she's wearing a cute A-line skirt with a t-shirt.  How fun!  I chose to wear my madras skirt and a gray t-shirt I got at Nordstrom Rack quite a few years ago.  And because I love to mix patterns, I decided to go with the red and white gingham wedges!

Anyway, I love having inspiration for outfits.  It makes getting dressed fun and easy, unlike sitting on a plane with a squirmy infant and a 3-year old who needs to pee and there's a huge line of people!

(this necklace would go perfectly with my outfit!!!)

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two birds said...

love this! that skirt is so cute with the wedges, and i love your tee, as well!

Style Journey said...

This is such a cute look! I especially like your skirt.

Glad all went well on your trip :)

Anonymous said...

First, I love madras plaid. I like how you have mixed patterns here. I actually like YOUR look better than the inspiration.

As for flying with children, I once took the time to write a long, complimentary letter to the stewardess who made my traveling so easy. Positive feedback will keep good things happening for beleaguered young moms.

Bonnie said...

Like, right now.
It's perfect.
You're perfect.
The end.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Meagan said...

I absolutely love this look on you. I love your skirt!

Anonymous said...

This was a fun and easy Monday inspiration. I like the pattern mixing you did with those cute wedges.

Claire you have to head to your local Old Navy and check out there wedges on sale. I bought a blue stripe pair!

AlbeeLucky said...

cute outfit and you look amazing. All the jogging is working for you :)
Glad to hear you had a wonderful and safe trip.

Tammy said...

Adorable as always! So colorful.

Kezzie said...

Yep. I am seconding Bonnie! Give the outfit to me! I am much more charming!!! ;-)

Gracey said...

Oh, I'm so glad your trip went well. I can't wait to hear more about it.

I have to agree with Terri - I like your look even better than the inspiration look. Great job!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Did a great interpreation of that outfit. Yours is so much more interesting.
Wow, you actually got to nap and read a book on a plane with the kids! That is a miracle.
Glad everything worked out great. Totally have been there with the pee situation.

Tara said...

Such an awesome inspiration outfit...I'm jealous that I'm so behind on everything this week, because this would have been a fun one :)

I really love your take on it, though...that skirt is adorable!

And I'm glad the flight seating worked out for you guys. My fear when flying with B is always that they're going to try to split us up. It just seems like an added stress that isn't needed!

a Bug and Bird said...

i like the graphic tee with the madras skirt! i was so scared of prints before starting my blog and now i just can't get enough of them!

really cute Inspiration Monday outfit!

Jess said...

Ugh! The airport is stressful enough! I'm glad they were willing to rearrange you guys! Glad you guys are home safe and sound!

Francesca R said...

Great outfit Claire! I love the tshirt and the skirt!
That heart necklace is to die for!!!

Mongs said...

that's a great looking skirt, so colorful! You look so adorable and cheery, a perfect outfit for summer.! It's such a joy to have kids that will sleep through a plane ride. My boys don't when they were younger, they take turns to be awake and then squirm and fuss on my lap. Your girls are such angels !


Jlo said...

Lovely skirts in pattern! :D Totally compliment to the T <3


The Platinum Batch said...

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LyddieGal said...

The madras skirt is just so summery and pretty!

Chic on the Cheap

Monica and Whitney said...

I am loving that amazing plaid skirt!

Ask the Duplex

Ellie said...

First of all, I love this outfit. The skirt with that top looks perfect. Definitely amazing! I always have the worst luck on airlines, but thats so great that you got everything worked out!

Have a great day!

Baby Budget Blog said...

Love how you mixed the prints here! The red belt just pulls it ALL together!!!

Courtney Erin said...

Love your take on the skirt and t-shirt look - it came together perfectly!

xoxo ~ Courtney

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

What a cute getup! Take care.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I love America and I really love how you funked up her look and made it your own. Great pattern mixing and I am so envious of those shoes!

Meri said...

This is a really fun look! It's a cool inspiration look too but I am a big fan of color and really like your skirt in particular!
Glad to find your blog, I'm happy to get some clothes ideas from you, since you sort of dress similar to me already.

Shea said...

I love the inspiration look too, although yours is much more fun! That skirt combined with the gingham wedges is such a summery combo!

rachel said...

welcome home! glad everything went well with the girls. i like how you put your own spin on america's outfit. the mixing of patterns looks good!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Claire, I absolutely love your outfit and I wish I had one just like it! I bet America wishes that, too! Seriously, I like your look a lot better. That skirt is too cute and I love how you styled it. Debbie

D said...

Love this outfit on you and the heart necklace is really cute! So glad the girls were good on the airplane.

Oh my Dior! said...

the tshirt with the skirt outfit it's my favorite!

Lei said...

Oooh I love this outfit! I always like t-shirts with skirts! :P

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