Wednesday, August 24, 2011

African Tribal Print Dress, Vintage Belt and Boots

AFRICAN PRINT DRESS - Heavenly Treasures
VELVET JEWELED BELT - Vintage
EARRINGS, CUFF - Heavenly Treasures
BOOTS - Forever 21
Princess Sparkles had one of her "best days ever" yesterday.  It started out with a swim with her grandma, Fair Isle.  Then I took her to California Adventure with my best friend, Plaid, and her two kids.  Later we did a tag team and Camouflage came after work to do Disneyland round 2.  Sparkles got to go to the Magical Kingdom and ride a whole new set of rides.  Let's just say she was extremely tired afterwards and poor Camo had to carry Sparkles (what he claims was a mile) back to the car (thank goodness I had already done my half earlier...though I got the heat!).

Here's the outfit I wore to church on Sunday.  It's an authentic African dress from Kenya that I bought from Heavenly Treasures (my favorite "do good" place to buy goods from other countries!).  To keep in the theme I wore a cuff and earrings from Heavenly Treasures as well.  The belt was a vintage treasure I got from my mom's closet and the boots, well, I just was in the mood to wear boots (wanted to change it up from how I wore this outfit a few months ago!).

Anyway, I love this dress, it's really unique and I don't think there's anyone else around here at least that has anything similar.  And to think I was complaining about the heat yesterday at Disneyland.  I'm sure where this dress come from in Africa is much MUCH hotter!

44 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Aww yay for good days, she must have been BEAT! XD
I love the print of your dress :)
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Style Journey said...

Great dress and a great cause! Plus the booties are a great addition! Great all around!

Sounds like you all had a great time too!

Heather

Shels415 said...

Oh wow the print is unique! Looks cute on you! And that belt is stunning!

XOXO
Shels
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Mrs. J said...

Sounds like a day filled with smiles and laughter. Love days like that!

Love the print on that dress and the fact that it came directly from Africa. I love the cuff too, is the pattern carved or painted on the front? Great outfit!!


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AlbeeLucky said...

That was a good day for your little one.
You look lovely in prints and I like that you toughen up the dress with the fabulous boots.

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Courtney Erin said...

I just love the print on the dress - it's really striking!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Bravoe Runway said...

This is a really pretty dress and I love African art as it is, so this dress is definitely up there in design! Wow....going to disney with the kiddies..that should be fun but I am sure you were dying of heat!

fede said...

don't you feel hot with the boots?

Tara said...

Swimming and a double dose of amusement park? I think that would probably qualify as my best day ever, too...especially if I didn't have to walk back to the car at the end of the day :)

I love those boots with this dress!

jess said...

The dress is pretty.

jos xx said...

i think that dress is amazingly pretty on you! i really like the designs on it and the way you added a belt, makes it more elegant! sparkles must have had a wonderful time!!!

jos xx

Francesca R said...

I loooove this dress! and the cause is really good!
xx
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Sophie - Country girl said...

I adore your tribal print dress x

The Suburb Experiment said...

I love those days when you come home beat from a day of adventures. :)

That dress is gorgeous. I really like it with the boots.

Jenn

LoveK said...

Love the dress but I really love those shoes...i can't believe they are from F21!
Love K
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Gracey said...

The print on that dress is stunning and looks AMAZING with that belt. I love this.

And love that you guys had such a great day out!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I love that the tribal dress is so authentic. I never got a chance to shop in Kenya as we went direct to safari but this is so cool. Nice pairing with the belt and boots too.
Wow, that sounds like a very full and tiring day.
Daphne.
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Shea said...

Aww, that sounds like a fun day! I've never been to Disneyland or Disneyworld...I feel like I've been deprived or something :) Anyway, that dress is beautiful--I love that unique print!

Whitney said...

great dress/boot combo!

Natalie Leung said...

very sweet african dress! love how you paired it with suede :)

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Jess said...

I'm so jealous you got to go to Disney! Hubby and I are hoping to go in December <3

PS mentioned you in a blog award!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Nice dress :)

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D said...

That's pretty amazing that Princess Sparkles lasted so long!
Poor Camo, too bad he couldn't find
a friendly stroller to hitch a ride for PS. Love your look w/booties. Those circular patterns remind me of giant lollipops..I wonder what they stand for?

Marina said...

I am little bit boring because I always say the same thing to you, but this dress looks great on you :)

a Bug and Bird said...

that's a dress i'd love to have in my closest, you can go with the belt to accentuate the waist or without the belt to hide during 'fat days'

the color is gorgeous!

Fashion Tales.... said...

The print is eye-catching, and love it with that belt. Nice outfit and looks like a great transitional piece as well. -xo

Baby Budget Blog said...

That dress is fabulous! Love the color, the print and the collar!! The belt is great! Love that it's vintage!!

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

That's so cool about your african dress. I will have to check out that store--is that the one across from the cafe? I salute you that you did the whole Disnleyland thing in the heat!

xo Mary Jo

erica marie said...

Cool print, I love that the dress is actually from Africa.

erica
seaofbloomingdreams.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

such a cute dress love the print! thanks for the comment!

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Bonnie said...

Your boots are driving me insane. I love wearing boots in the summer. I know. I'm weird. I think they look so great with summer fashions, though!!!

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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

What a beautiful and exotic dress- I expecially love how you've accessorized! Oh how I love Magical Kingdom- what a great place for kids!

The PvdH Journal said...

I actually love african prints. There are some great stores in London (particularly around Brick Lane), where you can get some incredibly interesting finds!

PvdH
www.ThePvdHJournal.com

Viktoria with a K said...

Cute pattern!!!

Jessie said...

I love your boots! I love to wear boots with shorts, dresses and skirts! You look wonderful!

XX
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

caro said...

Claire, you look great in everything! Love you! If anyone is interested, there's a global fashion and scarf tying seminar at Heavenly Treasures' retail store, ht handicrafts THIS saturday 27th at 11am. Register at www.hthandicrafts.org/shop
This Dress and similar to this one is available in store as well as over 3000 accessories and handbags!

Jess said...

LOVE the boots!

Mongs said...

I always like your heavenly treasures dresses, they are so exotic and pretty, especially the prints. Love the matching belt and accessories too!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Megan Mae said...

That dress is GORGEOUS, I love it with the booties. That dress is so unique.

Oh my Dior! said...

amazing boots girl!!

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Rothco Military said...

Wow amazing boots i adore you, looking so beautiful in the dress.
Regards
Rothco

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