Friday, August 12, 2011

A Lightweight Colorful Scarf - The Perfect Summertime Accessory

LULLA COLLECTION SCARF - Anthropologie c/o Her Late Night Cravings Giveaway
WHITE DENIM SHORTS - Gap
BEIGE TANK - Target
YELLOW BELT - Claudio Orciani
CORAL SHOES - TOMS
PINK CUFF - Made by my mom
TAIWANESE TURQUOISE NECKLACE - Jaclyn1423
We have an abundance of wonderful things in our home.  We are definitely a blessed family.  But one thing we lack in this household is privacy.  I love my girls dearly and I love spending time with them, but there are just some times in the day that I wish they would leave me alone!!! 

For example, I really prefer to use the bathroom in peace and not have someone trying to flush the toilet before I'm done (Pigtails!!!).  And I really appreciate having time to go through my closet and choose what I want to wear for the day without someone forcing me to wear a pig hat (because it's cuter than the duck one) and dragging me to the party she's throwing in her bedroom (Sparkles!!!).  Sometimes I just want to escape into my bedroom, hide under the blankets and pretend like I'm not here (I've actually done this, it doesn't work, they always find me!).

Today I'm going casual, not just because it's Friday, but because we have a lot of activities to go to.  I decided to throw on white shorts, a tank and some TOMS.  But to add a little something special I decided to do a summer scarf!  Isn't this scarf amazing?  It's part of a giveaway I won from the wonderful ladies, Jayme and Mendi at Her Late Night Cravings.  If you haven't already, check them out!  They give great advice on all sorts of wonderful goodies.  My faves are the vlogs they do on make-up and other beauty products!!!

STEPHANIE JOHNSON MAKE-UP BAG - c/o Her Late Night Cravings Giveaway
CAROLINE SABAS FRANGRANCE PENCIL - c/o Her Late Night Cravings Giveaway
Anyway, there's something really exciting about winning a giveaway, especially awesome goodies like this scarf, a really gorgeous make-up bag and the aromatically delicious perfume pencil I got from Her Late Night Cravings (thanks, ladies!!!).  It almost makes me forget about my privacy issues.  Almost... 

46 comments:

Jayme and Mendi said...

Your intro to this post is awesome! We're cracking up!! We remember doing that to our Moms. ;) It's just because they love you SOOOOOO much!!!

Thank you so much for posting pics from our giveaway. We're so glad you won! The scarf looks great on you.

XOXO ~
Mendi & Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Gracey said...

What a wonderful scarf - I love the colors and how you've styled it.

Yeah, children do not care about privacy at all, do they?

Have a wonderful weekend, Claire!

AlbeeLucky said...

ooooh, I love this color combination and it looks so great on you.

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Style Journey said...

WOW! This is a beautiful scarf! Perfect for a summer day and for running errands and doing activities :)

And I know exactly what you mean about no privacy with kids in the house! I've tried several times to hide also and they always find me :)

Have a great weekend!

Heather

Meri said...

haha- I'm reminded of this book I had as a kid called, "5 minutes peace." It's pretty funny, about a mama elephant who cant get, well- five minutes of peace! I love your scarf, congrats on winning it!

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving the makeup bag you won! :D
And that scarf is perfect for summer! It's like the sun :)
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B.Inspired said...

I love this scarf, the colours are so pretty and I'm definitely going to visit Late Night Cravings! While I don't have kids, I know it is tough and there is no personal time at all unless a sitter or the husband relieves you for a few hours and you are out of the house...that is IF you can get out of the house without one of them hanging on to you for dear life. You are doing the best you can and never feel guilty in the instance you want to hide in the closet... It happens

Sophie - Country girl said...

I am so in to wearing scarves, its my staple accessory!

jos xx said...

you're so lucky at winning all these goodies!!!!

that's so funny of your kids. yeah, i understand when you talk about privacy. i don't have children but i know how much they would want to touch things and make everything theirs and be nosy! but they're just kids...and yours are way to adorable!

jos xx
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Terri said...

Oh, I remember the days I would lock myself in the bathroom for a 5-minute breather! Those days WILL pass. The scarf and the necklace are just lovely.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway.

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Jess said...

Hahaha, this made me laugh. Sorry about your privacy issues :( Love that scarf though!

Mrs. J said...

That's the way children show how much they love you. Everyone use to call me my mom's third leg..lol

Very pretty scarf and I'm probably the only person I know without Toms. I need to buy a pair soon. Love the shades!

Have a great weekend!! :)

Megan Mae said...

Some days I wish I could do that and I don't have children! We have a very full house though.

I love the honeysuckle and orange shade on you. It's all perfectly matching tones and shades. The scarf is absolute perfection with everything/

Shybiker said...

Great scarf.

Ellie said...

Aw you lucky thing :( I LOVE the scarf by the way! Beautiful colours :)


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Mongs said...

very cute outfit! I adore the scarf, the colors are candilicious. You look effortless chic! Your girls are so adorable and funny. I have boys so I don't have these problems haha...they only fight and make a lot of noise.

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D said...

Love the sherbety scarf. Your babies are so loving. LOL. I can just see Pigtails squeezing in next to the toilet, hand on the handle. And, hey, Sparkles offered you the good hat! Wait till she starts offering you treats that she
made herself...

Courtney Erin said...

I can't even imagine having so little privacy...but it's probably pretty wonderful!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Keely said...

Such a cute summer outfit. It reminds me of sherbert - a favorite summertime treat of mine.

Sladjana said...

Very cool outfit!
I can agree with you more about wining a giveaway :)

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Lidiya said...

Your scarf is beautiful, so bright and colourful, perfect for summer <3
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truehaven.co.uk said...

Beautiful Scarf... It looks great with what you are wearing! Nice outfit x

x Thanks for your comment hun.. and hope your ok :)...
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Shea said...

I love your coral Toms and that beautiful scarf! Winning giveaways is the best! And maybe one day your girls will understand that you need some "mommy time" by yourself for a bit!

LOVE JOICE said...

This look is really fun for summer, love your sunnies and the colorful scarf ! xx Joice

Shon said...

You received some sweet goodies my friend!! Love the bag and scarf. I have not gotten any Toms for me yet, just for my girls for school!! You are workin' them!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

EEP! Love coral! You look sugary sweet in these pretty shades! Perfect for summer. :D

...I feel ya on the bathroom situation. ;) It's really hard to enjoy a few minutes of peace with a little one crammed in there with you. ;)

LyddieGal said...

I love your pastel pallet and your scarf is really quite pretty!

it definitely must be tough rarely having a moment to yourself!

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Tiffany said...

Oooh, Claire, I love this look!! The colors and the way you incorporated that scarf... I just love it!

jess said...

I love the colors in the scarf.

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous! xo style, she wrote

Bonnie said...

I thought you were naked at first. I'm disappointed. I was thinking, "Whoaaaaaaa, she got dirrrrty."
That being said, I am in lust with this outfit. I love the colors that you used. They really complement each other well.

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Oh my Dior! said...

love those bright colors on you!

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Ellie said...

You're so right about that being the perfect summertime accessory! Love it!
_Ellie

Baby Budget Blog said...

You look like a bowl of icecream! LOVE these colors! So bright, subtle and fun! And yup, I totally agree about the summertime accessory too!

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t said...

Cute outfit!

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Francesca R said...

Nice colots claire!!! I love that scarf!!
Xx
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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I think this is one of my favourite looks on you- I just love the scarf and the summery colours! I can't imagine the lack of privacy- I live in a one bedroom with my bf and two cats and that's enough for me!

Shelly said...

I want to copy this RIGHT NOW!

Tara said...

I love the casual look and all of the pretty colors! Such a gorgeous scarf :)

But seriously...what is the fascination with flushing the toilet?!?! B is obsessed with it, to the point that we were having diaper-free time after her bath one night, and she had a little accident...and immediately ran to flush the toilet! She's not potty-trained or anything, but she's got that part down already.

Lei said...

Eeee! Love this outfit! Probably coz it's something I would wear! Shorts, big buckle belt, and a tank are kinda like my staple pieces. :P Yes, that scarf is perfect. I love wearing scarves, too, just to add a little sumthin sumthin to a simple outfit. I love them with tank tops in fact. :)

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