Sunday, September 18, 2011

Maxi Dress & Purple Jacket - Inspiration Monday

MAXI DRESS - Charlotte Russe
PURPLE JACKET - Loft
EARRINGS, BRACELET - Jewelry Party
METALLIC PURSE - Downtown LA Fashion District
BROWN SUEDE WEDGES - Steve Madden

Monday's Inspiration - Maggie Gyllenhaal
The other night while Princess Sparkles was cleaning up her toys she asked Camouflage, "Daddy, why do I have to clean up Pigtails' stuff too?"  And he told her because when she was little mommy and daddy had to clean up after her.  Sparkles shrugged and finished cleaning.  We're lucky because even though we have to threaten to throw away her stuff and she complains the entire time, Princess Sparkles actually cleans up her toys!  It makes me so proud.

Today's "Inspiration Monday" from the ladies over at Two Birds is Maggie Gyllenhaal.  I love Maggie's floral maxi dress and black blazer.  It's simple, dressy and fun.  I decided to wear my $15 maxi from Charlotte Russe and my surprisingly versatile purple jacket I bought on clearance at the Loft (here is how I wore it in June with a plaid dress). 

Anyway, I better keep this short so I can sneak in a short nap while Pigtails' is screaming... I mean trying to fall asleep.  That way I can wake up and be a good example to Sparkles by cleaning up some of my stuff!

39 comments:

Amy Fashion Blog said...

What a Super cute dress. I always hated clean up after my sister.

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Bonnie said...

I love your dress, girl!!! I mean, daayyuuum. You look hot! :) Your daughter is going to be a heartbreaker when she grows up.

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Whitney said...

loving this dress!

Frannie Pantz said...

Great maxi dress! You look fabulous and I love Maggie Gyllenhall. My daughter's love in life is cleaning. I don't know where it came from, but I am going to relish in it as long as possible!

Mary and Dyer said...

Beyond beautiful! I like your look better than hers!!
xox

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stylemebad.com said...

Super cute look!! And cleaning up after your sister is never fun awww haha

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Mongs said...

the maxi dress is just perfect for your little bump. It's perfect for my little bump too, not that I'm pregnant but because I've been eating too much! I love the dress and jacket, it's lovely. You're a beautiful mommy!

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LyddieGal said...

I love the sleekness the blazer adds to the look - definitely a great combo!

Chic on the Cheap

Bravoe Runway said...

I like the print on your dress better than Maggie's! I am 8 yrs older than my brother and even as a kid, I didn't like cleaning up after him either.

Francesca R said...

You look FABULOUS! Thes maxi is suiting you perfectly!! And you have a very happy face!
xx
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Erin said...

GORGEOUS Maxi! I love this look on you and your maxi is soo soo pretty! Perfect for fall!

xx

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sophie said...

oh! nice outfit!

Sara C. said...

I love Maggie's style: and you did an awesome job too
;D
Sara C.

Style Journey said...

What a beautiful maxi dress to transition into fall! The purple jacket is absolutely gorgeous!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Aw, Maggie Gyllenhaal is so FAB! Love that she was your inspiration. Love your dress and purple jacket.

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Punctuation Mark said...

i love the print on your dress!

Baby Budget Blog said...

Perfect Maxi dress for the fall! LOVE the colors and it looks great paired with the jacket!!

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Rebecca said...

I am loving that purple jacket. It is a great color on you.

aki! said...

You look great and I really like this inspiration too. I wish I got a darker colored maxi so that I can wear it in the fall.

Dawn said...

Hi Claire, hope you are keeping up your energy...it can't be easy but you certainly make it look like it is. You manage to look put together and chic everyday. Love this dress color and style on you. Have a great rest of the day darling. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

two birds said...

can't even tell you're pregnant! love this dress on you, and that jacket is definitely cute AND versatile!

Tara said...

That dress is gorgeous! I love the purple on you...

I love cleanliness inclined kids! Brigid has always been good about that, too, thank goodness :)

yiqin; said...

pretty maxi :)

Kristin said...

What a perfect fall look! That maxi is beautiful!

Oh my Dior! said...

Maxi dresses look great on you!

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Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

You hit this inspiration right on. Looks great. So lucky to have a kid that actually cleans up. I have to threaten my son on a daily basis and we do take away sets of toys and he has to earn them back by cleaning up but still a struggle every time.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

D said...

Princess Sparkles rocks. Guess you started training her early enough. Love your look, especially the textural change with the jacket. So glad you're making attempts to get a nap in.

Jess said...

What a beautiful pattern - I love it!

Shea said...

Your gorgeous take on the inspiration look reminds me that I really need a printed maxi dress. I love yours!

Tammy said...

Just perfect. 'nuff said!

Meagan said...

Such a pretty maxi. You're glowing!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Jess said...

I love Maggie Gyllenhaal! Good luck getting your girlies to bed :)

Shelly said...

I'm so jealous of everyone's fall maxis...

xoShelly

The PvdH Journal said...

Hahaha you are indeed very lucky! My puppy will definitely not clean up her toys ;)

You look wonderful in this dress... definitely pulled a Maggi Gyllenhaal ;)

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Mrs. J said...

You did a great job with this outfit and you still managed to bring your own twist. I love it! Maybe you should send me that purple jacket when you get tired of it. Since it's my favorite color too! :)

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