Monday, August 29, 2011

Stripes and Fringe - Inspiration Monday


STRIPED DRESS - Libertine for Target
RED BELT - Thrifted
LEATHER CUFF - Made by my mom
FRINGE BOOTS - Forever 21
Monday's Inspiration - Olivia Wilde
"I want to stand next to the princess!"  That's what Princess Sparkles exclaimed during the wedding rehearsal.  Princess Sparkles kept calling my cousin, the bride, a "real princess" and her groom was "the king."  She was so excited to be part of the wedding and wear her big white poofy dress.  She proudly walked down the aisle and Pigtails was so excited to see her sister, shouting her name and clapping her hands as she made her grand entrance.  Princess Sparkles had such a ball being part of the wedding party and loved dancing in the center of everyone at the reception. 

Pigtails cheers on Sparkles!
Today's "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds is Olivia Wilde.  Basically she's mixing stripes, biker chic and fringe.  I decided to wear my $10 Libertine from Target dress with a red skinny belt.  Instead of a fringe purse I went with the fringe boots (because I LOVE them!!!) and since it's too hot to wear a motorcycle jacket (and it just didn't match), I went with a leather cuff instead.

I think I'll need this entire week to recover from my busy weekend!  Especially since Princess Sparkles is turning 4 on Thursday and I'm going to have a small get together to celebrate on Sunday.  I'm getting tired just thinking about it!  But hopefully it'll be a very special birthday and Princess Sparkles too can feel like a "real princess!"

50 comments:

Style Journey said...

Oh my! Those boots are awesome! No wonder you love them so much :)

I am sure Princess Sparkles will feel just like a princess at her birthday party! Have fun and Happy Birthday to her :)

Claire said...

ah to be 4 again :) You are such a cool mum! xx

two birds said...

i need those boots right now! what a great outfit!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Great find on that dress. Happy Early Birthday to Princess Sparkles.

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Mrs. J said...

Ooooh I want your boots! I now know why you love them since the fringe is so super cool!! I didn't get a chance to buy anything from the Libertine line. Jealous!! Love the stripe dress!!

Are you buying anything from the Missoni Target line coming out September 13th?

Bravoe Runway said...

I missed out on the Libertine collaboration and love this dress! I have a navy and white stripe cardigan but I think I like the green and navy together much more! The boots are awesome too! Sounds like you've got a lot of recovering from the weekend...weddings are always busy and I can't imagine attending one with two small kids! SuperMommy!

D said...

Big wow on those boots! Stick a
couple of plastic google eyes on
them and Princess Sparkles could pretend she has a couple of new pets.You should definitely take the
week off and relax...Disneyland, a
wedding and a birthday to come...I'm pooped just reading about your schedule.

fede said...

love your fringe boots,unfortunally there is no forever 21 in genova!!!!

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Meagan said...

I *love* how you pulled in the fringe in this outfit on the boots. Just perfect. You look so cute!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Sophie - Country girl said...

those boots are a spectacle! So cool with that fringe!!! I adore your dress too. This was such a fun challenge!

Viktoria with a K said...

Love this dress!! And I love how you paired it with a red belt. I probably would have been predictable and paired it with blue ;)

Jess said...

Love Olivia Wilde as the inspiration, and I want that purse!!!

Rebecca said...

I have that dress. Now I wish that I had a red belt to pair with it.

Shea said...

I'm sure your cousin loved being a "real princess" for the day too. I love your more colorful take on the inspiration look! It's more season-appropriate too--I'd be so sweaty in a motorcycle jacket!

Closet Fashionista said...

Awww how cute of Sparkles! :D
And I love your outfit, can totally see the inspiration :D
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Tammy said...

Those boots are so incredible. I could never style them but I totally appreciate the look

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Yay for Princess Sparkles- I remember being a flower girl and how grown up and pretty it makes you feel as a young girl! I LOVE your interpretation of the look- the colours of the dress are great and those boots are smoking hot!

Dawn said...

very hot look on you. Those boots are really cool with the dress. I really like this a lot. dawn suitcase vignettes xo. love the story about your cousin and daughter!!

Francesca R said...

I like your reinterpretation better than the original!
Princess Sparkles is such a sweetie!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

cecylia.com said...

I love your green and blue dress! So cute those boots are adorable too!
Come follow my blog sweetie :)

Hayley said...

amazing dress AND amazing boots! wow.. i love your style and now following x

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The serial shopper said...

loving those stripes and the dress on your previous post !!


xx

Meelena

www.TheSerialShopper.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Loving all the color. That green is beautiful!

aki! said...

Happy birthday to the little princess!

I'm actually not a huge fan of fringe myself. I really like structured looks and so the fringe is too much for me to handle.

Baby Budget Blog said...

Oh, those fringe boots are KILLING ME!!! LOVE!!! And the striped dress is brilliant!!

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Baby Budget Blog said...

Oh, those fringe boots are KILLING ME!!! LOVE!!! And the striped dress is brilliant!!

www.plentyforpennies.com

Mongs said...

I wish I have girls so I can enjoy them as flower girls..my boys hated to be page boys, so they always chicken out at the last hour. I remember this dress, it's unforgettable because of it's awesome color, and you paired it perfectly with fringe boots!


love,mongs
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The Suburb Experiment said...

Those boots. . .they're. . . I need a different word. . . AWESOMESAUCE. Some major shoe envy going on here.

I love that photo of Pigtails cheering on Sparkles.

Jenn

Bonnie said...

See?? Now this is stripes done RIGHT. I love it. You look gorgeous. I seriously think that everyone needs to print out this picture of you, tack it on their closet door, and use you as inspiration when they think about wearing a striped top/dress.

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Jill said...

I adore that stripe combo on you. Amazing boots. Forever 21 is just too good sometimes.

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Callie said...

Such a great take on Olivia's look! Those boots make such a statement! I really love how you paired them with the stripes and pop of red. Looking forward to seeing your looks for the upcoming Remix Challenge!

--Callie @ unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

Megan Mae said...

Those boots are soooo amazing. I love the way you took the inspiration in a different way, but still incorporated all the elements. Sounds like the wedding was a hit. Congrats to your cousin.

The PvdH Journal said...

oohhhh I'm digging the fringe!

PvdH

www.ThePvdHJournal.com

Vanessa said...

Happy almost 4th birthday to the little one!
I love this dress and wished for it when it was relaunched at Target. Looks great on you!

erica marie said...

fringe boots...what's not to love.

erica
seaofbloomingdreams.blogspot.com

jos xx said...

lovely dress, it looks really good at you!!! i hate stripes, but they are perfect on you!

happy birthday to princess sparkles, i'm sure she'll have a wonderful party!

jos xx

jos xx said...

lovely dress, it looks really good at you!!! i hate stripes, but they are perfect on you!

happy birthday to princess sparkles, i'm sure she'll have a wonderful party!

jos xx

Oh my Dior! said...

stripped dresses look gorgeous!!

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jess said...

I love the colors on your dress.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I LOVE stripes that are not traditonal colors. So hip. And your boots! HBD to Princess Sparkles!

VogueVillain said...

I love fringes! Cool boots.

wait until the sunset said...

I love those bright stripes!! super cool! :)

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Whitney said...

oh how i love stripeys!

Whitney said...

oh how i love stripeys!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Oh my gosh, Princess Sparkles is turning 4!! That's a big one! That should be a lot of fun! I love that stripe dress btw, I wish I had one!

xo Mary Jo

Neon Noose said...

I wanted this dress so bad but they were all Sold out :(

a Bug and Bird said...

i'm a mighty huge fan of the stripes on your dress! your boots totally take the inspiration from the leather coat, purse fringe and western styled boots!

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