Monday, July 11, 2011

Mixing Prints - Stripes and Florals

FLORAL DRESS - Old Navy
STRIPED BLAZER - Loft
PINK SHOES - Seychelles
WATCH - DKNY
LARIAT - Gift (Thanks, Lashes!)
Today I took Princess Sparkles and Pigtails on a watermelon tour at Tanaka Farms.  It was an hour away but it was so worth the trip.  The girls had so much fun riding in the cart pulled by a tractor as we got to stop and try the freshest vegetables and fruits along the way.  Pigtails even ate a raw green onion bulb, which really surprised me.  I've never seen the girls eat veggies like this, let alone raw ones!  I think it was worth driving and paying for the tour just to have the girls eat fresh, organic vegetables!

Pigtails enjoying melon
This week is going to be a fashionably challenging one.  Literally.  There are so many fashion challenges going on that I actually have to try and do two at the same time on a few of the days!  But I have to say it does make getting dressed a lot of fun. 

Since I did "Inspiration Monday" yesterday, I went with the "Summer Trends" challenge presented by Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki, of mixing stripes and florals.  I went with my Old Navy floral dress that I got on clearance for $6 and the striped jacket from the Loft which I've really come to adore.

Anyway, I gotta say even though it's not always easy to participate in these link ups and challenges, I do always have a good time and in the end I'm so glad I did it.  Kind of like taking the girls out on a tiring but fun day of eating vegetables!

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41 comments:

Kimi said...

Pigtails is darling! Love the floral with the stripes.

Tiffany said...

You look great! I love that striped cardi! And boy, I know all about tiring trips with the kids. If's funny how they wear us out, but making those memories is always worth it!

Keely said...

So cute! I love that jacket with the floral dress and your shoes are adorable! Thanks for participating. Can't wait to see your double challenge days!

Courtney Erin said...

That photo is too adorable - she looks so happy with the melon! And I love that striped blazer, what a great piece!

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Emma said...

I LOVE to mix florals and stripes! That blazer is Fabulous!

Roxy Heart said...

Cute outfit! I love that dress!
Pigtails is soooo cute!
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Whitney said...

I love your take on the challenge--it's very bold and creative. I am seriously planning on looking for a striped blazer now.

Whitney

Whitney said...

Oh, and Pigtails is the cutest ever.

Rebecca said...

Pigtails looks like she was having a good time.

Francesca R said...

Hey Claire you have a young fashionista at home!! i love pigtails enjoying her melon and you chose the right combination. I adore flowrs + stripes!
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DaniellaBella said...

I love the stripes and flowers! And may I just say that your child is the cutest EVER!

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Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

My computer has been whacked out -- I have MISSED your blog!
You look great as ever! I LOVE the shoes :)

Jen HaHA said...

Love your dress! It looks like a hydrangea or lilac pattern. Whatever it is, it's fab! Good job on the challenge! Both the dressing one and vegetable feeding one :D

Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

This looks great. Yes, I wish not all the challenges were going on in the same week.
Your activity sounded fun with the kids.
Daphne.
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Dear Girl Wallflower said...

that dress is a darling....and wow, that's amazing a raw onion?! I can't even eat that much....=)

Mongs said...

that's a really thrifty dress and so pretty too. The pink heels are so adorable. Watermelon tours sounds like fun, haven't been on one ;-) Your girl ate raw onion? Haha...isn't it teary?

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Claire said...

lovely! Nice pink shoes! xx

rachinald said...

Aw the pic of Pigtails is so cute, she's adorable! As is your outfit! :) rachinald.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I love your stripes and floral mix! You look adorable!

The watermelon tour sounds like a lot of fun, I wonder if we have anything like that around here.

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Jess said...

A watermelon tour!? That sounds like so much fun!

Kudos to you and your girls! I can only imagine what go you through at home balancing everything! You should check out Cup of Joe's interview with Oh, Happy Day! She has an interesting schedule to make everything work :)

airam said...

hey good photo like always :)
greets!

Marella said...

Lovely outfit dear! <3

Style Journey said...

You did an amazing job with the florals and stripes! I love your jacket paired with the pink shoes.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Love the pattern mixing, so chic!

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Mrs. J said...

Your a very smart mom, what a good way to make them eat healthy and have fun.

I have never tried stripes and flowers together. Thanks for the inspiration. Love love the hot pink shoes!! Lovely outfit!!

Baby Budget Blog said...

LOVE that pink print and adding the stripes was genius!

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Sabrina said...

Adorable blazer! It looks great paired with a lovely print dress.

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Sabrina

Pop Champagne said...

really cute outfit, and old navy has some really cheap stuff when its on sale huh?! I love looking in there once in a while!

Lovely B. said...

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Bonnie said...

I am so obsessed with all of the pictures I have seen for this fashion challenge. I never would have thought that stripes and florals would work as well as they do together. Ugh. It's flawless!! Your outfit is absolutely amazing. It is time for Bonnie to take a fashion risk! :)

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stylefyles said...

LOVE that floral dress! What a great score! I haven't been to Old Navy in SO long, but I often see others in great Old Navy gear. Maybe I should plan a trip!

Megan Mae said...

Adorable blazer! Love it.

a Bug and Bird said...

oh my goodness! pigtails is SO cute~ i'm half filipina and... well.. my husband and i creepily point out cute asian babies hoping our own children will be that adorable someday

a Bug and Bird said...

oh my goodness! pigtails is SO cute~ i'm half filipina and... well.. my husband and i creepily point out cute asian babies hoping our own children will be that adorable someday

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Loving this look, you got it just right :)

xo Mary Jo

{and so did pigtails!}

rachel said...

pigtails is ridiculously cute! i'm glad the girls ate their fruits and veggies! nice mixing of patterns. the floral with the stripes really works!

Shon said...

Your girls are so cute.

Sydney said...

the dress is very pretty! x

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