Friday, August 19, 2011

Thrifted Trapeze Tank and an Announcement

AQUA TRAPEZE TANK - Calvin Klein (Thrifted - Thanks, mom!)
BLACK CARDIGAN - Express
WHITE JEANS - James Jeans
WHITE WRAP BRACELET - Cara
BLACK WEDGES - Colin Stuart

I have an announcement to make... I am going to be a grandmother!  And I'm not even going to be a grandmother of 1 but 2 little babies (not human babies either, but a cow and a rhino).  Yesterday morning Princess Sparkles came to me with her plush cow stuffed in her dress telling me she had a baby in her belly.  Then five seconds later, Pigtails came running in with a little figurine in her shirt too (the rhino), only she has to hold it in there with her hands because it's so little!  I'm just so proud!

Princess Sparkles' baby belly

Pigtails "carries" her baby
I wanted to wear something thrifted today so I could link up to Spunky Chateau's "Thursdays are for Thrifters."  Do you ever get stuck because you try and plan an outfit around one piece?  Sometimes I even plan around a pair of shoes, especially if they're new.  I actually started out with a different thrifted shirt, but after NOT being able to figure out what to wear with it I went with this shirt that my mom thrifted for me.  I wore my go-to white jeans because, well, I was so discouraged after my first outfit dilemma that I couldn't figure out what else to wear!

The outfit turned out fine, I think.  Though I have to say it's sometimes hard to photograph loose trapeze tops like this because they have a tendency to look shapeless.  I think it helped to put that black cardi on.  But although this shirt has plenty of room, unlike Princess Sparkles and Pigtails, I will never ever be stuffing anything in it!

49 comments:

Ellie said...

I'm pretty sure every time I come back to your blog they blow me away more an more. They are adorable!!! Congrats ;) !

-Ellie

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Haha, you faked me out ;) Love your pretty outfit and can't wait to see the half Princess Sparkles, half Pigtails baby rhinos and plush cow babies!

xo Mary Jo

Ana Paula Pojo said...

Happy weekend, dear!!!!!

Kisses

http://style-and-cia.blogspot.com

Bravoe Runway said...

I think you did a fantastic job styling this trapeze top! They're not easy to style in my opinion! The last time I wore that yellow one, I tucked it into my skirt. You could try to belt it if you wore it alone and create some what of a 'peplum' waist but then I'd suggest skinny jeans. This was just perfect the cardigan added the perfect touch! Congrats...lol!

Megan Mae said...

Sweet look! Love the blouse. This is so sleek and clean. White jeans are where it's at in the blog-o-sphere it seems.

Also you had me do a double take as I scrolled down~! I thought both your little ones were well... little. Too cute.

Style, She Wrote said...

How sweet!! Congratulations "Grandma"! ;)

Closet Fashionista said...

Hahaha awwww how adorable!!! :D
and I love this outfit! It looks so nice :)
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Shon said...

Ahh, so cute!! I am in a rut when it comes to my white pants!! You shared that you have a hard time with white blouses, and I am stuck trying to wear my white pants?? Thank you for the inspiration. Have a great weekend!!

Courtney Erin said...

Too funny - they're so adorably sweet! And I love that blue top paired with those pants, a perfect summer look.


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Mrs. J said...

Your little girls are so funny...ha ha Congrats new grandma. I think the shirt looks perfect with the jeans. I can hardly tell it's a flowy top by you ANTM pose! ;)

That shade of teal is a perfect color for you!

Have a great weekend!!

Mommyblogger said...

Kids say the cutest things! I love your whole look. That top is adorable

The Desert Fox said...

Oh very nice thrifted top! Oh that kid is too cute
xx

Miriam Stella said...

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Luisa Rodríguez said...

Loved the outfit




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Viktoria with a K said...

Ooooh I have a tank that color and white pants... May have to try this soon!

Steffen said...

Aw so cute!! :)

I love thrift stores as well and your top is gorgeous!

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Mery said...

Lovely blog. !

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Baby Budget Blog said...

I love that blue color! Has to be one of my favorite colors! Great find!!

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Marina said...

They are so cute :) And you really look great, as always :)

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Heehee how cute! I re-read the first sentence a few times wondering how it was possible! Your girls have quite the imagination! I absolutely love the teal tank on you- very elegant.

Oh my Dior! said...

lovely pants!

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jos xx said...

your kids are too sweet!!! i really like the outfit you're wearing! you're so pretty!

jos xx

The PvdH Journal said...

Oh hahahaha... I was just going to be like "WOOOOOW, are you kidding?! You must be the youngest looking grandmother on earth!)"

What cuties you have! You ought to be so so proud ;)

PvdH

www.ThePvdHJournal.com

erica marie said...

Aw how cute of your girls, that's too sweet. I love that you added a cardigan to your trapeze top b/c I sometimes think they are so shapeless. You look great :)

erica

Francesca R said...

You are going to be a very heterogeneous family!!! You are a very stylish granny!!!
xx

http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

a Bug and Bird said...

this outfit is devine, i love the colors and textures

Shea said...

Yes, I know what you mean about trying to plan a look around one piece. Sometimes I'll be in the mood to wear something and I have a hard time deciding what to wear with it! But I love that top--and I think you're right, the cardigan gives it a nice shape!

jess said...

I love the top.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Congrats. Too Cute. I love the color of your tank

fede said...

love this outfit and also the photo.....granny ah ah ah

Natalie Leung said...

very sweet outfit, its so great to find thrifted items !

and congrats on being a grandmother! so sweet!!

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Slauditory said...

The toy babies are hilarious! Also, your outfit is so chic. What is it about wide-leg white pants/jeans that screams "sophisticated city lady"?

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zizi bloom said...

nice post!
thank you for your comment darling!
zizi
www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

Meagan said...

Your girls are so funny! And I love this entire outfit but I am dying over those white jeans!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Destined For Now said...

How cute are those kiddos! I just adore that little story. And you look cute too! So brave to wear white pants. The outfit is really brought together by them...very classy.

Sophie - Country girl said...

hehe, you had me really confused there! I have so much frustration trying to put outfits together.

truehaven.co.uk said...

Kids are cute but you look cute too! nice outfit! and love your blog! :)

Kavita.
www.truehaven.co.uk

xox

Whitney said...

that outfit is completely amaze

Jess said...

Hahaha! Congrats on your news! Perhaps you will make it into the Guinness World Records as "youngest grandmother" as well as "first grandmother of a cow and a rhino"!!!!

Terri said...

Claire--much as I admire your lovely outfits, I return again and again to your blog because of the funny, precious things your daughters do. So, when are the "babies" due?

Mongs said...

your girls are so hilarious! Love the Aqua trapeze, didn't know it has a name..haha.. is it silk? THe fabric is so lovely. It's perfect with white pants!

love.mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Oh my Dior! said...

hope you have a beautiful week!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Lovely outfit!! And your girls are too cute!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Tara said...

Well, congratulations on the new additions :)

I love the color and shape of this top, so much, and it looks so great with the white jeans!

D said...

You're going to be a great grandmother. Both are vegetarians, aren't they? cause those are going to be big babies!
Nice outfit and tip for making loose tops photo well.

Jessica L. said...

Love this outfit! Great choices!- Jessica

http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com/

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