Monday, August 15, 2011

Red Plaid Shirt and Skinny Military Cargos - Inspiration Monday

PLAID SHIRT - Forever 21
BLACK T-SHIRT - Gap
OLIVE SKINNY CARGOS - Old Navy
BLACK AND GOLD EARRINGS - Amrita Singh
BRONZE LOAFER WEDGES - Steve Madden (Thrifted)

Today's Inspiration: Karolina Kurkova


Lately, Princess Sparkles has been obsessed with Hawaii...but not for the reasons I'm obsessed with the gorgeous paradise!  She's been wanting to wear her Hawaiian dresses everyday and talks about taking hula classes (in fact, she talks about it so much that a few different moms have actually come up to me to ask me if their kids could join the class... I inform them that we don't actually take classes). 

Princess Sparkles
in one of her Hawaiian dresses
Our family has a lot of ties to Hawaii.  My mom, Fair Isle, was born in Honolulu (in fact, she's 4th generation from Hawaii) and my sister, Polka Dots, currently lives there.  I like to visit there and eat their food (Mmm...spam musubis, kalua pork, lau laus!). 

Anyway, today is "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds.  It's a casual one but I had trouble not copying the look exactly and coming up with my own version.  I finally decided on some olive skinnies (the ones from Old Navy that look like the J Brand ones at only a fraction of the price), my Forever 21 plaid button-up, and my thrifted Steve Madden bronze loafers.

If you get a chance, today I'm the "Meet a Friend Monday" guest over on Tiffany's blog, Breakfast with Tiffany.  If you haven't checked her out yet, definitely do so!  Aloha and Mahalo!

PLUMERIAS from Fair Isle's garden...
one of my favorite things about Hawaii!


43 comments:

Style Journey said...

Oh my gosh! Hula classes! Hilarious :)

Miss M told me she learned how to speak spanish, so I asked her how she learned and she said Dora. They sure come up with some good ones :)

Love your take on this inspiration photo. The olive green skinnies look great with this plaid top. And you know I love those gold wedges!

Saw you over at Tiffany's - super cute feature :)

Heather

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Claire said...

Haha Hula Hula is hard i think!!
Love the shirt, my niece gave me a couple of plaid shirts i love them!

Sophie - Country girl said...

I love your skinny cargos! I really wanted to find something similar.

Mommyblogger said...

I actually like your look better!!!

Shelly said...

Yay! It's letting me comment!!! I love those pants on you...they don't love me though :(

xoShelly

Courtney Erin said...

I think this might be one of my favorite looks - love it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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B.Inspired said...

I was almost convinced those were the J.Brand skinny cargoes! I have them in black :) Great take on the inspiration! I like how you paired it with the flannel shirt and used red and green without it looking like it is Xmas in August ;)

Gracey said...

Those pants are fabulous on you and I love them styled with the flannel.

My dad just retired not to long ago and is going to be moving to Hawaii. I'm so excited to go visit him - I've only been once, but yes, the food is out of this world!

jos xx said...

i would luuuve to go to hawaii!!! *dreaming*

love the outfit, especially the trousers!

jos xx

Rebecca said...

I like the olive skinnies. I have a similar pair from Old Navy, in black.

AlbeeLucky said...

Your skinny cargos are perfect! I adore this look. Your mom's plumaria is beautiful, I can't wait for mine to look like that.

xx- AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

Shybiker said...

Great shirt.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

OK don't laugh, I actually did take hula classes and poi ball classes (is that a word?) and performed growing up--cringe!!! Anyway, I love your stories about your family, so cute! And those cargos look amazing on you!

xo Mary Jo

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Very cute take on the outfit.
I was going to participate but didn't feel like wearing plaid today.
Your daughter is so cute as always.
Thank you for the b-day wishes.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Shea said...

I want to join Princess Sparkles for those hula lessons :) I love your take on this look, the plaid totally works with the skinny cargoes! And those shoes are AWESOME. (As usual!)

rlutz said...

Love your take on that look with those cargo pants and fun gold wedges!
Love your blog!!

Bonnie said...

Plaid shirt + Military cargos + Amazing loafers = Effortless chic and cool

LOVE IT.

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a Bug and Bird said...

this is a great outfit on you! when i saw it though, my eyes immediately zoomed in on those terrific eye candy steven madden shoes on your feet!

this outfit is like the picture of me wearing my husband's shirt with the black tank and olive skinnys! awesome

Lei said...

Your Sparkles really is so cute! Maybe you can organize the hula classes! :P I would love to visit Hawaii someday. Sigh.

Love this outfit! Looks so comfy. I envy you in the skinny cargos! I can't wear them coz I got a "good birthing hips" thing going. LOL. Or maybe I just haven't found the right fitting skinny pants. :P

D said...

Those skinnies look so good on you I hope you got a pair in every color! It wasn't long ago Princess Sparkles said she knew everything. Did you ask for a demo dance?

Kari said...

You look great in this! love the green skinnies with the red. And I like that you have curves. I look like a shapeless square in mine.

Mrs. J said...

I like both the inspiration and your interpretation of it. Great score with the bronze loafers!!

My mom was stationed in Hawaii when she first joined the navy. I would love to visit one day!! :)

Mongs said...

cute, I love the colors. I like the cargo pants with red gingham shirt combo. I love it even more because you had gold and bronze on your outfit to glam it up. You're so creative!

love,mongs
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lifeisamaze said...

I love your plaid shirt :)

The Cat Hag said...

Claire sweetie, I adore your earrings, they are absolutely stunning on you!! :)

And you wear plaid so well, if I were to wear it, I can bet you I would look like a lumberjack off to work haha.


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh love those cargos :D
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Baby Budget Blog said...

I WILL buy a red plaid shirt this fall! Loving yours :)

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two birds said...

i need to get to old navy to buy these cargos! so cute!! love the whole outfit!
aloha!

Dawn said...

I love this outfit on you!!! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

zizi bloom said...

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Francesca R said...

I love plaid shirts!! New post on my blog!
Xx
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Amanda said...

Saw you over at Two Birds - love your rendition of this inspiration look! The skinny cargos are great and you're right they practically indistinguishable from the J Brand's!
Also loving that gold watch :)

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rachel said...

i like this outfit! i think i like your look better then your inspiration's! i think it's so funny that sparkles talks about hula so much that people think she's taking classes!!!! we'll have to let her take classes or at least go to a luau when you guys come to hawaii!!

Tara said...

Obviously, it's a sign that you need to start teaching hula classes or something. Totally doable, right? :)

And, yeah...I really need to find some awesome metallic loafers now, because I love those shoes!!

Keely said...

So cute! I just might have to get a plaid shirt this fall.

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

Very cute! I have some Olive skinny cargos that are very similar... thanks for the idea :)

Shels415 said...

Amrita Singh has some very gorgeous jewelry line! They have a couple of her jewelry on sale on Ideeli! Great inspiration outfit! You got it down completely except I like your loafer better =)

Princess Sparkles is a cutie!

XOXO
Shels
http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com

Jayme and Mendi said...

We just adore this look! Plaid shirts are the best!! And the thrifted SM's are great! We never get lucky like that!

Jayme & Mendi

Khlaren said...

Haha! So cuuute! I have relatives in hawaii but I've never been there! Maybe someday we can meet there!! :-)

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