Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Statement Necklace and Beaded Cuff - Dressing Up Shorts and a Tank

BLACK VEST - Loehmanns
BROWN TANK - Gap
BROWN SHORTS - Gap
BLACK PATENT STRAPPY WEDGES - Victoria's Secret
AFRICAN BEADED NECKLACE - Heavenly Treasures
BEADED LEATHER CUFF - Heavenly Treasures

I really appreciate how Pigtails can make herself comfortable wherever we go (maybe this is one of those survival skills learned by 2nd children).  Today we went to my friend Shiny's house.  Shiny recently had a baby (her 4th!!!) and we brought her family some lunch and other goodies.  Pigtails immediately made herself comfortable, grabbing a car to push around on the racetrack, picking the "tall chair" to eat her lunch in, and making herself comfortable on the kiddy couch with her sippy cup of milk.  She just made herself part of the family.

Pigtails gets comfortable
Because we were hanging out at Shiny's house, I decided to keep with something comfy.  It was a pretty hot day and I wasn't in the mood to really get dressed up.  I decided on neutrals and threw a vest on (because I'm obsessed with them).  I also wore a statement necklace, just to add a little fanciness to my shorts and tank ensemble.

Anyway, it ended up being a nice relaxing day (Thanks, Shiny!).  It helped that I could wear my casual "mommy outfit."  I guess Pigtails wasn't the only one getting comfortable today!

32 comments:

Nnenna said...

I love the combination of black and brown in your outfit! Your black vest is a really great layering piece and I really like your strappy wedges :)

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Courtney Erin said...

I agree - the black and brown bits are fantastic!

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B.Inspired said...

I sighed as soon as I saw the word Loehmann's....so tragic :( they closed an absolutely fabulous 2 story location in downtown chicago! Seriously found the best stuff there EVER! Your daughters are SO cute and miss pigtails just simply can put her feet up anywhere and relax :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh love that necklace! And your shoes :)
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Whitney said...

oooh i want the necklace. very fab.

Megan Mae said...

Very fabulous mixed neutrals. Love that pendant. Kids are so resilient.

Mongs said...

You look stylish and classy in this outfit. I like the cut of this gorgeous vest, it;'s flowy and light. Your accessories are the best feature, totally add pizzaz. Love the asian accents. This look is uniquely yours!

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Vanessa said...

I love the way a statement necklace and a great color combination (black and tan) can transform a comfy outfit into a standout outfit! Very cute!

Meri said...

This is a really cute outfit- I love the long vest!

Stacey Kay said...

That necklace is AMAZING!

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Marina said...

You look fantastic, as always! :)

Lidiya said...

Your necklace is gorgeous, I love the beading detail :)
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Style Journey said...

Sometimes all you need is a great statement necklace to take a casual outfit and make it fabulous! You definitely did that with this outfit.

Heather

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti.

Baby Budget Blog said...

A statement necklace is the best to jazz up an outfit! The beads on this one makes it even more unique and adds that much more interest!

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Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

The vest and the necklace are gorgeous :)

jess said...

I love the necklace.

The PvdH Journal said...

I'm really into statement cuffs as well right now!

PvdH
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Shon said...

Thank you for the sweet comment you left for me yesterday!!

I really love the jewels you are wearing, nice combo with your look.

Shels415 said...

Great statement necklace! My bf got me something similar when he went to China! Love the vest too!

XOXO
Shels
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ChristyB said...

Cute outfit. The combo of brown and black isn't something I normally wear. I might have to try it soon.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

This outfit has such a Native American vibe...which I am super obsessed with right now. & your necklace is lovely...reminds me of a dreamcatcher!

Sophie - Country girl said...

love the autumnal shades within your outfit. casual yet sharp, i love it x

Viktoria with a K said...

That really is an awesome necklace! I wish I had the guts to wear such pretty statement pieces!

Shea said...

I love how you integrate stories of your girls into your posts--they sound so adorable! And I love this casual chic look--especially that awesome vest!

Tara said...

I love how the perfect accessory can make even a casual outfit like this look fabulous...because, yeah, you look great even in your casual mom clothes :)

Ana Paula Pojo said...

Adorei seu blog, linda!
muito bom gosto o look
beijos

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rachel said...

your outfit seems so comfy yet still has a stylish touch! i think it's your the accessories that really add to the look. pigtails is so funny! aren't those her pj bottoms?

M & Em said...

I love this all-neutral outfit. You look adorable! I seriously WANT your necklace. It's so beautiful, and quite a bold piece! I am glad you had a pleasant day!

xoxo
Em

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