Monday, August 1, 2011

Floral Romper, Military Jacket and TOMS - Inspiration Monday

FLORAL ROMPER - Forever 21
MILITARY JACKET - Mossimo
CORAL SHOES - Toms
BLUE NECKLACE - Jaclyn1423
Monday's Inspiration:
Alexa Chung
BLUE NECKLACE - Jaclyn1423

"Mommy, I know everything."  That's what Princess Sparkles told me on the way back from the Aquarium today.  She caught me a little off guard with her confidence.  She told me she knew people, places, etc.  I asked her if she knew math and she said yes.  I asked her what "1 + 1" was and she actually got it right.  Not bad.  But then I asked her another math question and she didn't know it.  Even still, she's convinced she knows it all!
  
Sparkles checks out Nemo

Pigtails admires the turtle
Today's "Inspiration Monday" from the ladies at Two Birds is Alexa Chung.  I find Alexa's style so charming.  She looks lovely in her vintage outfits but equally fabulous in casual clothes, like in today's inspiration picture! 

  I decided to go with a floral romper (AKA adult onesie), a military jacket and my coral TOMS.  This was the perfect outfit to take the girls to the aquarium in, since my TOMS are so very comfortable.  Also, because the romper is strapless, it's quite easy to do the quick pull down when using the restroom.  My jacket also made the perfect "picnic blanket" since Princess Sparkles didn't want to sit on the grass during our lunch fearing there could be bugs that might bite her.

Thank goodness for inspiration outfits.  They definitely make dressing a lot easier and a lot of fun.  Now what to wear tomorrow?  Good thing I have my own know-it-all in the house.  Maybe she can give me some sagely advice on an outfit! 

53 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE that romper!!!
And I actually posted my bag last week and in my this week in fashion post if you want to see it ;)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Jess said...

I love checking out all the lovely blogs that dish out fashion inspiration! Some mornings I can't even get dressed without it! And Alexa Chung is the best!

Style Journey said...

The romper with the jacket look perfect together! The TOMS were a perfect finishing touch :)

So jealous you got to go to the aquarium! Looks like so much fun :)

Mrs. J said...

I'm loving the army jacket and romper (adult onesie)! I really need a pair of TOMS I hear so many good things about the shoes and company.

Alexa Chung has the coolest style, she was such a GREAT choice!

Melissa said...

I'm pretty positive that since she knows everything, she'd be able to tell you what to wear tomorrow. :)

You look adorable in that romper and I love the Toms! I'm dying to get some of their wedges.

LyddieGal said...

I love your floral romper! so cute, and it pairs so nicely with the military jacket!

Chic on the Cheap

Rebecca said...

The olive jacket looks great with the bright dress.

Florence said...

I keep seeing Alexa everywhere now
she looks good but you match her!

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Tara said...

Such a great combination! I love the floral pattern/military style pairing.

I had an outfit all planned out for this inspiration photo (which, by the way, made me want to add that color of yellow to my wardrobe in the worst way!), but it didn't quite pan out the way I thought it would. And then B woke up before I could come up with something else, so I skipped the pictures today. Rotten kid :)

Viktoria with a K said...

I love how versatile the jacket is! It looks great paired with the floral print :)

Rebekah said...

I adore your jacket! I wore TOMS for the inspiration look, too. But don't look because you blew mine out of the water.

AlbeeLucky said...

Great outfit and I love your coral TOMS. You've inspired me to do my own version of this outfit tomorrow. A high 5 to you :)
xx- AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Meagan said...

That romper looks great on you and I love the blue necklace paired with it. Really brings out the blue in the outfit!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

two birds said...

What a cutie...hopefully she keeps that confidence. I love your "adult onesie"...your outfit is a perfect mix of cute and casual.

Whitney said...

love me some toms!

B.Inspired said...

I think you look fantastic in that romper and love the military jacket you paired with it! Great take on the inspiration from Alexa Chung!

Terri said...

This 'lookalike' post has got me thinking about my olive drab jacket in a new way...

And ya gotta love the confidence of kids.

a Bug and Bird said...

this is an outfit you MUST wear again, it's SO cute!!! rompers may be a grown up version of kids wear but that structured jacket calms it down

i LOVE this! the colors look great on you as well

Mongs said...

don't tell Alexa but I think her outfit fades in comparison to yours. haha.. You look so summery chic! I like the military jacket with the floral dress, it's fun and refreshing. You look great as always!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Jlo said...

The jacket totally add the extra edgy feel to the cute romper, lovely & cute outfit <3 Check out my latest inspirations on, Tabloid Tuesday on my blog :)

XoXo

http://pretzyness.blogspot.com

Daisy said...

i like your outfit more than alexa's, that flower romper and your jacket are so much nicer.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

cute outfit

Ellie said...

Love this post. I've been missing my military jacket during the summer and cannot wait to pull it out when it gets a bit cooler!
-Ellie

Baby Budget Blog said...

LOVE the bright print of that onsie! Great way to spin your own look from your inspiration!

www.plentyforpennies.com

Alba M said...

Love the army jacket and the romper... awesome look :)

xoxo
http://albamecaj.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

Loving the floral, but the necklace is beautiful!

rachel said...

i love those coral toms! they go well with the outfit! Sparkles is so funny!

Meri said...

It's a great onesie! I love the bright summery pattern.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love that she's so confident. Once that feeling of knowing everything passes it never comes back again for the rest of your life--I hope she feels like that for a long time!!! Love your outfit too!

xo mary jo

Sophie - Country girl said...

I find it easier to come up with an outfit if I have a brief to fill. Love your jacket, practical yet super stylish.

Shea said...

I absolutely love your take on this look--that floral romper is adorable! I admit, I'm still a little afraid to wear one, but you pull it off so well! I might have to give one a try...

jos xx said...

sparkles is too sweet!!! at that age, all of them say that lol, i work with young kids and they tell me all kind of things just because they "are intelligent and know everything!"

love your outfit especially the shoes!

jos xx

Megan Mae said...

I love your look much better than the inspiration. It has so much better color. Sounds like a fun day with your girls.

Francesca R said...

I ADORE that floral romper!! And the military jacket is a perfect match!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

Angel Garcia said...

Amazing! I love a good military jacket and these are all awesome..

LOVE!, Angel

Destined For Now said...

That is the cutest romper! And I love your take on the Alexa outfit...super feminine and pretty.

Marina said...

I love your floral dress!! :)

Nicola said...

cute romper:)

Tiffany said...

Uhoh, it's not good that she already thinks she knows everything! You're gonna have it rough when she's a teenager. ;)

That military jacket was perfect!! I love it with the flowery romper!

Jayme and Mendi said...

I like Princess Sparkles' style. HAHA! :-)

Love the Toms!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

stylefyles said...

Great outfit! I love the floral romper / military jacket pair...I have similar pieces and wear them together as well. I just think it's a great combination of structure + flirty.

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

I like seeing your inspiration. You pulled off the look very well :)

jess said...

I love the print on your romper.

Style, She Wrote said...

Great look! You really captured Alexa's style. xo style, she wrote

Amanda said...

Saw this inspiration post over at Two Birds- I really love your interpretation of it!
Lovely!

http://thelittlestunicornonearth.blogspot.com/

oomph. said...

great interpretation! i need me a cargo-ish jacket/vest like this! and add a pair of toms, too!

[oomph.]

From Suns To Moons said...

Love the juxtaposition of the naturally playful romper with the serious military jacket.

From Suns To Moons said...

Love the juxtaposition of the naturally playful romper with the serious military jacket.

Kezzie said...

Wow you really did match her! Great look Ms Clare Chung!

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