Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mixing Patterns - Velvet Dress and Cynthia Vincent for Target Wedges

BLACK AND WHITE DRESS - Velvet
YELLOW CARDIGAN - Gap Outlet
ZEBRA EARRINGS - Heavenly Treasures
WHITE WATCH - Sprout
MULTI-COLORED WEDGES - Cynthia Vincent for Target



It always cracks me up what my kids will put in their mouths.  I think I was much more conservative with Princess Sparkles, but with Pigtails, I'm definitely laid back.  Today when Pigtails awoke from her nap I saw her roll over and find a crumb from a cupcake she had been eating prior to falling asleep (with Princess Sparkles, she wouldn't have even been eating a cupcake at Pigtails' age).  It was on the bed next to her and she happily grabbed it and shoved it into her mouth with a smile.

Today I wore a black and white Velvet brand dress I purchased from a local boutique.  I really like Velvet dresses because they're so comfortable (no, they're not made of velvet but jersey).  Still in my pattern mixing mood from yesterday, I decided to pair the dress with my favorite Cynthia Vincent for Target wedges and some zebra earrings.  I added the yellow cardi for some color.

Anyway, I have to say my style has definitely evolved since starting this blog.  I don't worry so much about matching perfectly, and I like to experiment by mixing patterns, colors, even styles.  I guess you could say my style has evolved, much like my parenting!

40 comments:

rachel said...

that's a flattering dress! like the way you mixed the patterns and the pop of color with the sweater. Pigtails is so funny! Can totally picture her doing that!!

B.Inspired said...

I think you did another fantastic job with mixing prints! Love Velvet dresses, they're really comfortable and versatile!

Gracey said...

I still can't believe I didn't get those wedges when they were at Target. This is such smart pattern mixing with the neutrals and the pops of color. You look fabulous.

And the cupcake story? Awesome!

Style Journey said...

That cupcake story is adorable! I know exactly what you mean.

This is such a lovely dress and I love the wedges with it!

Heather

Shea said...

I love your blogging/parenting analogy! I'm not a parent (not yet anyway) but I definitely can say my style has evolved because of blogging. I love your pattern mixing here--I'm so in love with those shoes!!

Vanessa said...

OH MY WORD! You have the Cynthia V. Wedges from Target! I looked high and low and low and high for those! I'm so so so uber jealous! They are adorable on you!

Courtney Erin said...

Aww, what a cute story! Love the dress as well - it looks great paired with that cardi.

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Jess said...

I have never heard of Velvet! I will have to check it out. I'm in LOVE with that dress!!!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Cute outfit. Kids are so cute with the things they do.

Jenelle "rella ella ella" said...

cute outfit. I love those shoes!

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE those wedges! :D
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LyddieGal said...

The bust line of that dress is so flattering, and i love the abstract print. it looks like such a simple summer staple, but you've made it so unique with the splashes of color and print mix.

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Mrs. J said...

That dress looks so wonderful on you, it's the perfect cut for your shape. I love that you added my favorite wedges to this outfit! (I need Target to do a redo..lol)

Hayley said...

gorgeous pattern and OH MY GOD THOSE SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing outfit all round.

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The Cat Hag said...

Claire, you seriously look like a million bucks every single day!!

I wish I could be as stylish as you, but there are some days where I am just so drab and probably look like a bag lady.

You are totally rocking those shoes! :)


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lifeisamaze said...

Love your shoes !
:)

Shybiker said...

Great dress. Seriously. And I'm glad to hear you report that blogging has affected your dressing. I love when it does that for us.

Baby Budget Blog said...

Oh, I can tell you for sure that I've started taking many more fashion leaps since starting my blog and really love it! The dress is great and pairing it with that happy yellow is perfect!

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Mongs said...

definitely a great looking dress on you. You're always so chic and well co-ordinated, I think I haven't seen any repeated outfits before. You're a born remixer! :-)

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Pop Champagne said...

really pretty dress, and I have to say that my style has def evolved since I started doing more lookbook posts more, I'm more creative in what I wear I think!

LOVE JOICE said...

Awww you look awesome, love the yellow cardi and your shoes just amazing! xx Joice

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I have always loved black and white with yellow and this is another proof how cool it looks.
Those wedges are to die for. I have to get some if they are recent purchase.
I also loved your stripes on stripes look from previous post.
So behind in catching up on my blog reading.
Daphne.
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Shels415 said...

Lovely dress! I have a print just like it but as a trench coat! Funny I wore it 2 days ago!

I have a giveaway hope you can check it out!

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Sophie - Country girl said...

the dress is so pretty and I love it with the yellow cardi. The way I dress has transformed since I started blogging too, I'm brave enough to wear what I want now.

Style, She Wrote said...

Fun shoes! Perfect for a warm summer day! xo style, she wrote

Dawn said...

Darling you look hot in that dress, what a great silhouette on you. Your shoes are gorgeous. Are they still available at target? Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

Tammy said...

I think blogging has helped me tremendously. I now take risks. Not just normal risks but Princess Sparkles risks!
And for the most part I don't care what anybody else thinks, except the Man and he just rolls his eyes and says are you ready to go!
That is a very cute dress. But the pose is striking!

Terri said...

It's so true that our parenting style changes a bit with the addition of each child. I think the colorful shoes are genius with the black and white pattern.

Oh my Dior! said...

incredible shoes!!

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aki! said...

Love the look of the bright yellow cardigan with the dress and shoes. Perfect for summer!

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Grace said...

Love the print on that dress :)

Florence said...

I got the necklace a few days ago! Thanks so much <3 and you look really fab, so chic! thanks again for everything !!

love this post!

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D said...

Speaking of change, your yellow cardi has sure been a great piece and taken the cardi out of the preppy category. Love the zebra earrings! Re kids, now you know why the eldest are almost always little adults and try to get their siblings to "follow the rules."

jess said...

I love all the colors on your shoes.

Kimberly said...

cute outfit love the dress especially with the cardigan!

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Shelly said...

How did I miss these shoes at Target??

Tara said...

That dress IS so flattering! I love it.

And...holy cow...I need some patterned shoes :)

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