Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Neutral Colored Cardigan, Tank and Skirt with Open-Toe Boots

OLIVE SKIRT - Forever 21
BOOTIES - Charlotte Russe
SUNGLASSES - Betsey Johnson
ROSE EARRINGS - Gifted from Heather at We Are the Holdens

Pigtails photobombs my picture
Today I took the girls to the park and Pigtails climbed up and down this gigantic play structure that should be for kids at least twice her age.  The problem is Pigtails thinks she's twice her age.  I don't know if it's a second child thing or just her personality, but she truly believes she can do everything her sister can do and gets frustrated when I try to stop her so she won't hurt herself.  Meanwhile, Princess Sparkles got to meet some new preschool classmates at the park.  At first I was worried because she didn't know anyone from her new class but I was so happy to see she quickly made friends with a couple of girls.

Sparkles performs her fancy dance moves at the wedding reception:


Somedays I really love to wear neutrals.  I actually wore this comfy casual outfit last week and liked it.  There's something about a tank top, a cardigan and booties that I love, especially with a skirt or some shorts.  But it's these fabulous accessories I got from a couple blogger friends that really stand out.  I bought this gorgeous cuff online from Shelly at GS Lillian.  Shelly makes the most amazing jewelry and it's been featured in tons of magazines!  The earrings were a gift from Heather at We Are the Holdens.  I happened to comment on one of Heather's posts about how lovely these earrings were and she so generously sent me a pair! 

I have to say sometimes I'm so amazed at how wonderful people can be, especially in the blogging community.  I was really touched by Heather's thoughtful gift.  I also appreciate everyone who's come to check out my blog and leave me such lovely comments.  It really means a lot.  Just like Princess Sparkles, I too have been lucky to make some really great new friends!

***Linking up to Pleated Poppy's "What I Wore Wednesday"


Bravoe Runway said...

This is one of the very few looks with peeptoe booties that I think looks awesome! It just goes with this outfit..I've seen a lot of people who try to pair them with outfits to look 'cool,' and all I can think is uhhh no! Awesome and your two girls always crack me up! Spinning Kids would have also been a great name for your blog! Spinning Kids and Threads :D

Florence said...

so gorgeous! love your whole outfit it makes me happy!! awesome! ...



Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

She looks so adorable. How fun it must be to watch your kid perform. I can't wait.
I love the neutral colors together.
So chic.

Mongs said...

you look great in neutral colors too. Love the color combo, the outfit is simply chic on you. Love the boots too. Yes Gillian accessories are always gorgeous, great buy! By the way I tagged you some blog questions.


Francesca R said...

I am totally in love with those booties!!! You look great as always!

Claire said...

thats so nice of her to send you the earrings! I know whta you mean, i just love the blog friends i've made along the way x

Sara said...

This outfit is so nice, you look so good in these pictures, I love your skirt, the color is so nice and that cardigan is just perfect, such a lovely combination and I adore your shoes! Your have a lovely blog and I'm a new follower! Hope you'll like my blog and follow back!

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Marina said...

Sparkles is the cutest :)

Kel said...

That's a lovely chic outfit!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

all about golden children

Style Journey said...

You have one of the greatest shoe collections! The peep toe booties are so cute! The olive skirt is lovely. I like how you paired it with mauve.

Shon said...

Hey girl!! Lookin' good! I Love the cuff, just got one from Shelly too!! Looks like you all have been having a blast?;)

Courtney Erin said...

Oh my gosh, how seriously adorable! And I'm crazy for those booties you're wearing, they're awesome.

xoxo ~ Courtney

Baby Budget Blog said...

I really do love this neutral color blocking! Great idea, I may have to try it so thanks for the inspiration :)


Jayme and Mendi said...

Cute booties!! Sparkles is too cute on the dance floor. A girl after my own heart!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

The Suburb Experiment said...

I've really enjoyed all the other bloggers I've "met" too.

You look gorgeous in your neutrals!


P.S. When do we get to see the orange shoes? :)

THE CHEAP said...

You look LOVELY! And I LOVE how you've given your girls "pen names" hehe.

Princess Sparkles is just as fashionable as her mommy!



Melissa said...

Those dancing pictures are precious!!!

Sometimes I think the only reason I blog is for the relationships, not even so much for the clothes.

Kimberly said...

cute casual outfit love the shoes! thanks for the comment!


Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Oooh yes I love how you make neutrals look exciting-perfect shoes! I love how much fun little kids have dancing at weddings- I have so much fun watching them groove away!

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

cute outfit. I have made some great blog friend too. I was very surprise went it was my birthday and I was getting gift in the mail.


Shelly said...

Love the cuff, you wear it well!!


Anonymous said...

Hello gorgeous booties! I'm so jealous, I want a pair :)

LyddieGal said...

Comfy neutrals sound really good to me right now!

Oh my Dior! said...

I really love your cardigan!!


Alessandra Mazzini said...

cute pictures!! Love your glasses!


M & Em said...

I think Stacy London and Clinton Kelly would applaud you for your darling "mom on the go" outfits. You sure know how to do it right. Those booties! Oh, they torture my soul! Taunting me because I can't own them. And again, I love your all-neutral color palette.


Kezzie said...

I love your look here! If only I didn't find peep-toes so dreadfully uncomfortable, I would love to own these boots!
It's amazing how many nice bloggers there are, aren't there! The cuff is very pretty and the earrings too!

Shea said...

I love the soft colors of this outfit, and I love how your jewelry really pops. That cuff is amazing! And Princess Sparkles is killing it on the dance floor--how adorable!!

Heather from wearetheholdens.blogspot.com said...

Claire you are awesome girl! Thank you for your sweet comment and for liking my earrings. You are rocking them! :)

D said...

Love the dancing princess. Somehow you always put a little zing in your outfits--must be the footwear--love those booties!

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