Monday, August 22, 2011

Short Shorts and High Heels - Inspiration Monday

DENIM SHORTS - 7 for all mankind
SHEER ASYMMETRIC TOP - Kensie (via Loehmanns)
EARRINGS - Vintage from my mom's collection
BLACK CUFF - Express
BRACELETS - Forever 21
NAVY/RED/PINK HEELS - Charlotte Russe
Monday's Inspiration - Olivia Palermo

This past weekend we went to a fabulous party my best friend, Cardi, and her family were throwing at her parents' house.  Cardi's parents have the most amazing backyard.  It has a pool, a golf putting area with sand pits, a huge slide, hills to roll down and a half basketball court.  It's like a dream play area for kids and adults alike.  Princess Sparkles and Pigtails were indeed in heaven and so were her parents...

That is until Pigtails, after indulging in a gigantic meal of fruit, carne asada and rice, decided to take a ride down the enormous slide with a newly full diaper.  I looked on horrified, noticing the streak of poop squishing out and following her down the slide.  Yuck!  I quickly grabbed her and stopped all other kids from going down the slide, then alerted Camouflage who cleaned up the slide while I cleaned up Pigtails.  The slide was probably the cleanest it's ever been after Camo was through with it.

For "Inspiration Monday" the ladies at Two Birds chose a picture of Olivia Palermo.  I'm still not quite sure who Olivia Palermo is, but I often see her in my fashion magazines.  I didn't exactly have similar pieces so I just went with some short shorts, heels and a flowy top.  I bought this top at Loehmanns.  It had caught my eye but what sealed the deal was while trying it on in the dressing room another woman came up to me and asked me where I had found it.  There's nothing like someone else wanting it to make you buy it up!

I love wearing shorts and heels.  It might be one of my favorite looks for going out during the summer (now if only I went out - haha).  I love how short shorts and heels can give the illusion of long legs.  Long is almost always a good thing...except when it's a slide and your kid has a full diaper.


54 comments:

Keely said...

Gorgeous! I love that top. And those shoes. Oh, those shoes are amazing!

two birds said...

good call on buying the top! a little friendly "competition" never hurts! you look great and your legs do look a mile long!

Dawn said...

I love this look on you. I really admire your signature pose in photo one. It is similar to photo one of your last post with your white pants which by the way look great on you. Anyway...the story about the diaper is hysterical. BOL, short for busted out laughing. I made that up because I am getting tired of LOL which I still use on occasion. Your legs look awesome...and your shoes are gorgeous on you. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Style Journey said...

Oh my gosh! Crazy story about the slide and the poop streak, that made my day! Never a dull moment being a parent is there?

LOVE this top and your legs do look a mile long!

Heather

Amy Fashion Blog said...

glad you had a good weekend. I love your shoe.

http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/2011/08/work-outfit-for-august-21st-2011.html

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this!!
and oh dear...a #2 problem on the slide, haha...its funny reading it but I imagine it was horrifying watching it happen XD
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Francesca R said...

Grat outfit! One of my favorite so far!!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

rachel said...

hahahaha...i can't believe that happened! actually i can...so funny and gross!
nice outfit. love the flowy top!

Kimberly said...

cute outfit absolutely love those shoes!!

http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

Courtney Erin said...

Yeah, I'm not entirely sure who she is either aside from being Whitney Port's nemesis. And that's barely even a real thing! But you look awesome - I'm dying over those shoes.


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Kimi said...

Hahahah. Oh my, that is TOO funny. It's a good thing Camo's not squeamish around poo.

Meagan said...

Claire, that top is absolute perfection!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Shon said...

Hysterical!! Well, to me, not so sure you were laughing then?? Are you now??

You look awesome, love the long leg, killer shoe and top!! I have not forgotten about our little q&a post.;)

Shea said...

Your legs DO look miles long, girl! And I love that top paired with those shoes--the colors look amazing together!

Vanessa said...

I love those colorful, strappy heels! (And your top looks so cute!)

Shels415 said...

Love the colors of your top! And wow on the slide incident! And accident does happen! Glad you were able to stop the rest of the kiddies from sliding down!! BTW - Olivia Palermo has great fashion styles! If only I can afford some of her clothes! *sigh*

XOXO
Shels
http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

That is a fantastic top. I like all of the colors!

Gracey said...

I love Olivia Palermo's style - she's pretty great - and so is your reinterpretation of her look. I love that top and your legs look fan-frickin-tastic.

Also, the slide incident. It must of been mortifying, but I'm not going to lie, I laughed. How horrible but such a great story!

Meri said...

This outfit is really cool- I am loving the Charlotte Russe shoes you found! They're really fun. Like the sunglasses you chose too!

Megan Mae said...

Adorable heels and sunnies~! Thanks so much for joining Fashion Challenge!

Tara said...

I'm pretty sure she had something to do with a Lauren Conrad/Whitney Port reality show (but don't ask me how I know that...). I do love her style, though :)

And wow...your legs look amazing in those shorts!

a Bug and Bird said...

you know i love those heels! what an amazing top, you look like you're ready to go out and party with the girls!

Bravoe Runway said...

I love that top and the heels are perfect! Olivia has a fantastic sense of style, I really don't think I've ever seen her not look great...this is horrible but I believe she is an actress!

fede said...

love your shoes, great outfit
kisses from a very hot italy

http://fedefede73.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Fabulous! I do love wearing shorts and heels, and just realized that I haven't done it in quite some time. May have to try it out this weekend!!

Mongs said...

great looking top! I love the print and colors, the shoes are fabulous too. You always have the right outfit for any inspiration! You're a fashionista moma! Haha...I know the diaper and poop thing..so glad it's over for my boys. Once my son was walking around happily, someone walking behind him spotted something on the floor, what else but poop. It fell out from his diaper and through his jeans. We had a disgusting time washing his jeans.

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Those shoes look great with your shorts Claire, and I want that top! One of my favorite looks you've done! And the poopy slide--yikes! Thank goodness Camo took care of it!

xo Mary Jo

Pop Champagne said...

that back yard DOES sound amazing! haha and love the shirt you are wearing the print is really pretty!

Punctuation Mark said...

you look fantastic... the top is really cute!

Mery said...

wonderful shoes

marysia-k.blogspot.com

D said...

Well, I'm sure the grass will be greener at the bottom of the slide after all that washing and fertilizer. I have to commend you--your looks often are more interesting than the original inspirations.

stylefyles said...

wow - I just LOVE your top. It's awesome! And your heels rock. Olivia Palermo's outfit is great too (love her jacket and the sparkly shorts) but I think your shades, top and heels are unbeatable! (plus, and this is only a guess, more affordable)

JULJA. ♥ said...

good :)

http://jo-styleworld.blogspot.com/

Ellie said...

I love Olivia Palermo! This outfit is awesome :)
-Ellie

Baby Budget Blog said...

Sexy! :) Loving that top too!!! Great colors in it and in the shoes!!! Must try this. Don't know if the BF would approve hehehe

www.plentyforpennies.com

Claire said...

very cute and sexy!!!

Sophie - Country girl said...

No I didn't know who Olivia Palermo was either...
I love your look, those heels are so hot!

Tammy said...

You look fantastic. The outfit is dead on the money.
Personally I enjoyed the poop story.

Style, She Wrote said...

Amazing colorblocked shoes! Love them. xo style, she wrote

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Your legs look amazing in these shorts and those shoes are just adorable! Your slide story cracked me up- what a character!

mishuella said...

lovely ! i adore your shoes !

Bonnie said...

Heyyyyy, I went along with this challenge and didn't even know it. I love the short booty shorts with high-freakin' heels trend. It is one of my favorites because it shows off my legs and butt. It's okay -- I have a nice butt.

P.S. Lovinggggg these heels of yours. Me-ow!

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

If you watch season 2 of MTV's The City, you'll find out who Ms. Palermo is. She's a NYC socialite with great taste.
Anywho, you look fab as usual! This post really made me laugh. Short shorts and heels are a great look on you; you're right about the illusion of height!

Jan said...

I love the top! You sexy mama you! Wish I was there to experience Ms. Pigtails slide fiasco! Never a dull moment is there with the kiddos! See you soon. -Jan

parenting articles said...

i really love the shoes!! it's a perfect match to your outfit!:D

Online Parenting Class

zizi bloom said...

thank you for your sweet comment darling!
now finally my following button works so i follow you!
zizi
www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

Michelle's Style File said...

Gorgeous heels!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Jayme and Mendi said...

We want that top!!

Your slide story is hilarious!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Mrs. J said...

Lol, I'm cracking up over here the poo slide. :D I'm so looking forward to having funny mommy stories.

BTW, you look super cute Mrs. Claire and your legs are looking extra fabulous in those shorts. I'm loving those heels!!

LyddieGal said...

Wow, those heels are just amazing! Looking gorgeous!

Chic on the Cheap

Hazel said...

This is a fab take on Olivia's outfit... loving the colours!

Removals Services said...

Good info, thanks to the author. It is incomprehensible to me, but in general, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming. Thanks again and good luck! Moving Perth

Jermarmonuments said...

Hi, this blog is really instructive. I would like to know more about this. ♥ Inexpensive Headstones | Affordable Monuments

Document Management System said...

Cool article, I learned a lot:) Not many blogs are in the same amount of detail thatyou yes, yes, you should be glad! lol Even so up the good work, I have to bookmarkyour site, so I will be back often to check to see if new articles.………♥
indexing document | Records Management software