Friday, July 15, 2011

Wearing Neutrals - Maxi Skirt

MAXI SKIRT - Thrifted (Thanks, Fair Isle!)
TANK TOP - Made by my mom
INFINITY SCARF - Made by my mom
BROWN AND GOLD CUFF - Made by my mom
CREAM AND GOLD BRACELET - H&M
BELT - Furla (Vintage)
GLADIATOR WEDGES - Dolce Vita for Target
Recently, Princess Sparkles went with me to a gynecologist appointment.  Of course being almost 4, she's full of questions.  The first thing she sees when she walks in is a huge poster of all the female anatomy.  She immediately focuses on one body part in particular, points and asks, "Mommy, what is that?"  I tend to talk to Princess Sparkles as if she was an adult, so I responded, "that's a vagina."  She was very interested and proceeded to help the doctor do my check-up.  I think Princess Sparkles saw a lot more of her mommy than she's used to.

Anyway, I'll be in Rhode Island for a wedding when this post is published on Friday, but I just wanted to participate in "Bloggers Do It Better" from Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly, and the "Go Neutral" challenge from Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki.  I'm excited to combine the two challenges and I'm thrilled that my mom, Fair Isle, thrifted this maxi skirt for me and it's in a neutral color! 

I love maxi skirts!  Not only are they classy but they're also super comfortable.  And unlike a mini skirt, shorts, or a trip to the gynecologist, you don't have to worry about someone seeing more of you than they're used to!

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36 comments:

Style Journey said...

You look fantastic Claire! The neutrals have been my favorite look from everyone in the challenge so far. I love how you paired the scarf and the belt too.

Hope you're having fun!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Have fun at the wedding.

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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I like how chic this simple outfit is. So great that you are so supportive of Princess Sparkles' inquisitive mind! Hope you have fun at the wedding!

xo Mary Jo

AlbeeLucky said...

Cute outfit, and that skirt is awesome. I would love to see your mom in a few pieces she's thrifted for herself. Have fun at the wedding.

xx- AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

You look fantastic and super trendy!
I'm a big fan of the Maxi's myself.

Tiffany said...

This is such a great look! I love the way all the browns look mixed with the denim. Love it!!

I lol'ed at your gyno story. Kids are so cute! =)

FAB said...

This looks great! I love that infinity scarf, between that and the belt you've styled the maxi fabulously!
Cheryl
http://justfabblogger.blogspot.com/

Mrs. J said...

Yay, have fun at the wedding. I love how open you are with your daughter. My mother was the same way with me. I love this outfit safari chic! That maxi skirt is calling my closet! :)

Francesca R said...

I think you did the right thing Claire.
Great outfit!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

cute outfit love the skirt and that's so funny about your princess sparkles so cute!

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The Suburb Experiment said...

That skirt has really neat details. What a good thrift find! And your mom is definitely talented, wow.

Arlie accompanied me to all the appointments when I was pregnant with Andi. One day my husband yelled at me to come down to their room - he wanted to know why Arlie was insisting on shining a flashlight on her privates while he changed her diaper. Haha!

Jenn

rachinald said...

Lol this is like an advert for your mum "made by my mum, made by my mum, made by my mum' she must be uber talented, lucky you! :P Love the skirt! rachinald.blogspot.com

Emma said...

You look Fabulous! Your Mom is very talented! That scarf is AMAZING!

Keely said...

Such a cute outfit. I love the skirt. the cognac is so great with this too.

Meagan said...

I really love this all neutrals outfit!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Sophie - Country girl said...

love your neutrals here and that maxi is fab.

Katy Rose said...

I love how the scarf really helps pull this whole look together. You look so comfortable and pulled together. Cute - Katy

Megan Mae said...

Great mix of neutrals and congrats on pulling off double challenges. The printed scarf really adds something special to the outfit.

D said...

You look very chic. That's an unusual maxi. Oh my, Dr. Sparkles has something new to add to her repertoire!

Mongs said...

your daughter is cute. And your neutral outfit is great, I like all the pleats on your maxi, it looks edgy and chic. Your mom did a good job with the scarf too! Enjoy your weekend on Rhode Island!

love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

TheMadTwins said...

Love this look! sober, but amazing! A white top on a maxi skirt looks always so amazing :)


xxx London

Shea said...

I love this maxi skirt look--the accessories you chose really add the perfect touches. And way to go combining both challenges in one look!

Oh my Dior! said...

I really like the skirt!

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Terri said...

Good for you for teaching Princess Sparkles the correct terminology early on. I did the same with my daughters, although the word penis morphed into peanuts...

Callie said...

I love everything about this outfit - especially the shoes. I have a pair myself and they are wonderful! A super cute look!

Callie
unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

amber said...

love this maxi! and thrifted? great find!! :)

Jess said...

Love that maxi skirt! I've had trouble with maxi dresses because I am too short, but the maxi skirt just might work for me!

Fydez said...

You look so great and stylish. I love your skirt and shoes, they are absolutely perfect. xx

aki! said...

Really great outfit... I guess it's... great for what you wore it to as well!

Dawn said...

Beautiful outfit on you...what a skirt!!! Funny story about the gyn and sparkles...wait until she realizes she came from there...haha! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Baby Budget Blog said...

YES to that maxi and the browns!!!

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M & Em said...

Ahaha! Oh my goodness, of course she decides to ask what the vagina is, of all things! That's too funny. I love your all-neutral outfit. That is such a great belt!

xoxo
Em

MissRockwell said...

What an inquisitive little one you have. That story is toooo funny!

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