Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Military and Florals - A Remix and A Winner

MILITARY JACKET - Old Navy
FLORAL DRESS - Tracy Feith for Target
PINK BELT - Thrifted
PINK WEDGES - Seychelles 
How I Wore The Military Jacket in May:
RED SKINNY JEANS - Little Big
BLACK STRAPPY WEDGES - Colin Stuart
Yesterday we spent the day at the Santa Monica beach near the Annenberg Beach House.  It was so perfect for the girls.  You could park close, they had a cafe, a play area, a bathroom, a fountain and a pathway that went all the way out to the ocean!  The pathway was amazing because I could put the girls and all our stuff in the stroller and go all the way out to the water without getting stuck in the sand.

Pigtails enjoying the fountain
The girls had so much fun.  Princess Sparkles enjoyed collecting tiny little shells, while Pigtails ate tons of sandy food and loved putting her feet in the waves!  Another great part about this beach is after they enjoyed the beach and all it's sand, they could "rinse off" in the fountain.  The girls loved splashing around!

I was so inspired by last week's summer trends challenge from Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki that I decided to do "military" and "feminine" again with my Old Navy jacket and Tracy Feith for Target floral dress I got on the clearance rack for $10. 

Finding another Target designer dress on the clearance rack in my size was just about as cool as finding a pathway that leads all the way out to the beach (and it's probably just as rare too!).

4th of July Giveaway Winner - Florence of Fantail Flo!

***Florence, send me an email (spinningthreads@gmail.com) with all your information so we can send you your necklace!

 

p.s. thank you to all my new followers!  I really appreciate you visiting my blog.  Even if you came just for the giveaway, I really hope you'll stay for the blog as well! 

46 comments:

D said...

I wanna be a kid again! That sounded like a great trip to the beach and I've always wanted to play with one of those water fountains...and, you look great, as usual. I'm crazy about your shoes.

Marina said...

I love the jacket :)
And of course, congrats to the winner :)

Ariyanti Tjiang said...

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Sydney said...

is this the winner of July 4th giveaway?

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Michelle's Style File said...

Fabulous jacket- I think I need one of these : )

x
Michelle
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a Bug and Bird said...

I just started following both Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki just because you posted about them~


The floral and military mix is just genius and I'm so glad you challenged yourself once again. Those olive military inspired/utility jackets I think are here to stay!

FAB said...

Sounds like such a lovely day! I love your look, thanks for stopping by my blog...and you're right, we all should support each other as bloggers, women, people....
Thanks
Cheryl

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love mixing in military inspired pieces!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love mixing in military inspired pieces!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Style Journey said...

Love this take on military and feminine. The dress is so pretty and girly so I like the jacket added. It gives it some edge.

Sounds like you and the girls had a great time at the beach. And yah for a pathway to the beach! No fighting the sand with the stroller. That is a major bonus!

Courtney Erin said...

I love the two ways you styled this - and mixing in the pink with the military jacket was such a great idea!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

You are the best at finding those designer dresses on clearance! I love the look of that tough jacket with the girly flowers.

You know, I just don't get how much kids like sand. When we're at the beach, mine get sandy from head to toe and it doesn't even bother them. I used to hate getting sandy, but thanks to those little monsters, I'm learning to live with it. lol

Jaclyn said...

Hurray! Congrats Florence!

Shayla said...

Hi Claire - thanks for your comments! I love this military mix w/ floral - I always save my olive colors for fall but you totally make this summer style perfect! Nice score on the $10 dress - adreneline rush!!! I wish I were little again and didn't mind eating sandy PB&J sammiches on the beach...LOL!

Baby Budget Blog said...

Absolutely LOVE the first outfit! Military and florals (especially those bold florals) just works!!

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Kimberly said...

love both outfits the jacket just gives it something extra really love the first one!

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Francesca R said...

You are in santa monica?? I love that place! I spent there most of my holidays during the past years!!!
And I love both outfits but the firt one is my fave!!!
xx
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Mrs. J said...

Sounds like a great day at the beach and it's wonderful to spend time with your family. I really love both looks, but I'll definitely be using the first outfit for inspiration.

Meagan said...

That floral dress is so pretty! How did I know you were going to say it was from Target?
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

momstheword said...

What a gorgeous dress! I love how you paired it with the jacket and gave it a pop with the pink belt.

I have been sort of looking for a military jacket, thought it would be fun to have one.

Your precious girls look like they are having a blast! How I'd love to relive those moments again with my boys (o.k., maybe not ALL of the moments, lol!).

Momma of The B.M.C. Report said...

I am loving the floral dress! It is fabulous.

Your sweet little ladies look like they were just having such a great time! Oh to be a kid again!! xoxo

Pop Champagne said...

congrats to Florence! She's such a cutie I love her blog :D

Alysia Pollock said...

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Gracey said...

Oh, I love fountains like that. We have one here in Salem in front of the capitol building and another in Waterfront Park in Portland and they are just wonderful.

Love that jacket and the pairing in the first outfit is perfection.

rachel said...

that looks like so much fun! i can't believe we didn't discover it earlier! nice dress! i like that military/floral look. you get so lucky at target!

Bonnie said...

Give me reign over your closet for just one day. I beg you.
Those pink Seychelles wedges have me crying because I love the color so much.
That military jacket by Old Navy is probably my favorite thing that you own.
I have no idea how you pull off colored pants the way that you do.
YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY.
In an awesome way.

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

cute outfit and congrats to the winner.

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Sophie - Country girl said...

I love both outfits, they look fab bu those red jeans have stolen my heart!

LyddieGal said...

Military and floral is a great mix, and i really love those pink wedges!

Chic on the Cheap

Shea said...

I love the pretty shades of orange and pink in your first look. The military jacket is such a great contrast--this is an awesome look!

Shannon Olson said...

Great colors
So summery!
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Style, She Wrote said...

That Tracy Feith dress was one of my favorites from that line! Looks great on you. xo style, she wrote

Nnenna said...

Both outfits with your military jacket are really cute- I especially love your pants in the second outfit!

Also, thanks so much for entering my giveaway! :)

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Jess said...

I love those red skinny jeans! And I am so jealous that you guys live so close to a beach! Wish I could go!!!

t said...

Nice looks!

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Tara said...

Oooh, this might surprise you (or, not at all, given our track record...), but I have a jacket very similar to that. And this look went, immediately, into my inspiration file. I love the mix of the jacket with the dress. I can't wait to try something similar :)

Marella said...

Love the first outfit!

jess said...

I love the print on your dress.

Sunny & Star said...

Beautiful outfit. I love the military jacket paired with the coral color pants.

A day at the beach sounds like so much fun. I love walking in the waves.

Mongs said...

I love the contrast of a army jacket and a floral dress, it's perfect together with a pink belt. You're very creative with the clothes you have and I think you've got really versatile pieces.

love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Florence said...

Thanks Claire, you made my day! I know it's a bit late but still, my Sunday's awesome because I'm so happy I won :) You look gorgeous, and the pink belt is really chic! I'd love to buy one someday!

Flo
www.fantailflo.com

Rothco Military said...

military clothing mixed with floral clothing is great combination..this will definitely look amazing...

Lei said...

I love the floral and the pink with the military jacket! Love the jacket for that matter! :)

Congrats to the giveaway winner and congrats to you for a great giveaway! :)

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