Monday, September 5, 2011

Remixing an Old Favorite - Olive Dress

OLIVE DRESS - Gap Outlet
WHITE DENIM JACKET - Bill Blass (thrifted)
EARRINGS, BELT - Forever 21
ORANGE BOOTIES - Go Jane

How I Wore The Olive Dress Back In March
GRAY MOTO JACKET - H&M
PLAID INFINITY SCARF - Made by my mom
BLACK LEGGINGS - Old Navy
OPEN TOE BOOTS - Charlotte Russe
It's "Remix Week," the fashion challenge put on by Megan Mae at "Megan Mae Daily" and Keely at "Casual Chic Kiki."  Today I decided to remix a simple olive dress that I actually wore during my first 30 Day Remix.  I paired it with a thrifted white denim jacket, a belt and my new orange boots (totally Jeffrey Campbell knock offs) from GoJane.com.  Oh, and I accessorized with a beautiful flower from Princess Sparkles.  She came home from a picnic and said, "Mommy I have a surprise for you.  Close your eyes."  And she handed me the beautiful sunflower.  It really made my day.

Today I'm recovering from a long weekend.  A really long weekend.  We spent Saturday cleaning up and prepping the house for Sparkles' birthday party.  I didn't go overboard like I have the last three years, since now I have two girls and I'm sure for Sparkles' 5th birthday I'm gonna have to do something big again!  I will definitely post pics from the party and of my homemade cake later this week, but for now I will leave you with some of my favorite birthday quotes from Princess Sparkles...

"We can have a celebration but I'm not going to be 4." 
Aren't you supposed to wait until you're at least 30 before you decide you don't want to get older?

"Where's the pizza, cake and presents?  It's not my birthday."
On her real birthday 2 days before the party

"This rocket is so much fun!  Literally." 
When playing with one of her favorite birthday gifts, a stomp rocket

"Today I'm a princess.  A real princess."
Before getting into her castle bouncer


57 comments:

Callie said...

Absolutely love the dress! The color and style are simple enough to really make a versatile piece. It's adorable. I also am craving those shoes - how adorable! They pair up perfectly with the dress. Love the outfit and can't wait to see what you come up with for the rest of the challenge! :)

--Callie @ unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

jess said...

I love the shoes. The color is awesome.

Style Journey said...

Princess Sparkles cracks me up! Glad you survived the birthday weekend!

This dress is great! The belt and flower are perfect accessories! Can't wait to see your lost or forgotten piece for tomorrow's challenge. I dug deep for mine, lol!

Heather

Kimberly said...

great outfit love this olive dress with the orange litas looks great together! thanks for the comment!

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Jess said...

I love the second look! Whoo! Your weekend sounds exhausting, but it sounds like Princess Sparkles had tons of fun!

Vanessa said...

Those orange booties are the best thing I've seen on a blog all week! I adore adore them!

Frannie Pantz said...

OMGosh. I don't know which is more adorable, your olive dress and orange booties or Sparkles' little comments. LOL. I love having kids! My kids are 10, 6 and 4 (my only girl is the 4 year old) and they crack me up all the time. Great blog! I am uber stoked about Megan and Keely's challenge. It's a good one and you totally rocked it!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Great remix!! And Happy Birthday to Sparkles!

Jayme & Mendi @ HLNC

Terri said...

Whoa, the orange booties look great with the olive dress.

And you gotta like a girl who likes rockets.

Jlo said...

She's so sweet :) basic colours are the best, easy to mix & match! Love it <3 <3

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Shon said...

So much FUN!! I need those orange shooties!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!! Yiur girls are too sweet! Love the sass!!

Mrs. J said...

I almost died when I clicked on your link. I think I have went to shoe heaven! Are they blood orange or are my eyes fooling me?! Love love the remix of this olive dress. The new pieces brought such a fabulous spin on the dress.

ps. Are you ready for the Missoni for Target line? I'm so excited!! :)

Keely said...

I love this olive paired with orange. And that belt really ties it all together. So cute!

D said...

Hacha boobala, those boots really
pop! Maybe Sparkles doesn't want
to admit to 4 until she has more
celebrations. Meanwhile Pigtails
is thinking about her turn...Kudos
to you for still thinking about
big celebrations to come:)

Claire said...

awwww. Today I'm going to be a Real Princess.
I think I might adopt that for today :)

Shea said...

I love this remix of your olive dress, especially with your orange booties! And the quotes from Princess Sparkles are priceless :)

Vanessa Lu said...

love the outfits!
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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Yay princess! She behaved in a manner fitting a true princess-for-a-day and I can't wait to see what the cake looked like!

xo Mary Jo

eek said...

I love the way you remixed your dress - makes it look like a totally different item of clothing! Those boots are killer too.

Nnenna said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday to Princess Sparkles! I can't wait to see pictures of the party! =)

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

Cute look. Have fun Remixing. I been doing it a lot lately.

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Emma said...

You look Fabulous! Those shoes ROCK!! Love them.

Sage said...

Olive green is so versatile. I wear that color year round. Your dress is super cute, but I'm in LOVE with your orange booties! Fun! :)

The Suburb Experiment said...

The SHOES. Those are great - totally worth the wait. Hee hee!

Jenn

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Oh, I'm soooo jealous that you have the orange Lita's! Great color and AWESOME with this olive dress!!!

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erica marie said...

Aww she's so sweet, can't wait to see photos from the party :)

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Sophie - Country girl said...

the dress is lovely and how hot are your shoes?!!! Amazing x

Megan Mae said...

Bright orange and olive are amazing together! I wouldn't have ever guessed. I love the Princess quotes. She sounds like a little pistol. Too cute.

truehaven.co.uk said...

nice bright orange shoes! love it!!

look great x

Kavita

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x

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I am loving the quotes. Kids are hilarious. My son constantly asks to confirm his friends and himself are still 4 and even then they turn 5 they will still be kids. He is already concerned with becoming an adult and the responsibilities that come with it.
I am loving these combos. The top one with white jacket and red Lita like booties looks amazing.
The 2nd one is also nice and cozy.
Daphne.
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The serial shopper said...

Thanks for your comment!!

The first outfit is lovely! I love the boots!

xx

Meelena

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Jess said...

How cool are those booties?! Love how bright they are.

Viktoria with a K said...

I love this olive dress and how you spiced it with those cool booties! So fun for the start of fall! :)

Bonnie said...

I really love the olive dress. I feel like so much can be done with it. It really seems to transcend the seasons, too, which is always nice. P.S. Those booties are totally to.die.for. LOVE.

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romwe said...

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romwe said...

I am creatively charged and spontaneously pleased for that outfit in bright colors.It really suites you... Thanks for that terrific inspiration!

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The Key To Chic said...

She sounds so cute and clever! I have to ask about the GoJane boots...how do you like the texture, do they run true to size, and how comfortable are they? I have 2 pairs of Litas, and was excited to see their version for much less!

The Cat Hag said...

Haha, I love the last quote, oh the things that innocent children say. :)

Love the orange accents of your outfit, you look wonderful!


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Erin said...

Looking gorgeous, Claire! I love the olive dress!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Marina said...

I love that orange color so much!

Mongs said...

how sweet of Princess Sparkles! I don't think my boys will do that for me...haha.

Wow, I luvvv your orange boots. It's perfect with your outfit, olive dress. Always so inspired by your excellent color co-ordination. I thrifted an orange skirt recently, hope to remix it as fabulously as you!

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Oh my Dior! said...

I like your orange boots!


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Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

The belt and the booties are my favorite!

I also love the jacket in the second picture :) Always cute!

jos xx said...

i really like that dress you're wearing! and those orange shoes are fantastic! i think sparkles is a kid everyone would like to have for their own! she's too sweet!

jos xx

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I love this remix! Glad Princess Sparkles had such a great birthday party. You're an awesome mom!

rachel said...

princess sparkles is so funny! her flower matched your shoes perfectly!!! Looks like a totally different dress the way you wear it in both pictures!

Kezzie said...

I love crazy things that children say!!!
And these shoes are fabulous! So amazingly bright! I wore bright purple suede desert boots for school today and noticed 2 parents eying me up and then they came over and asked where I got them from! I love the way bright shoes really catch people's eye!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Love the quotes from your pint-sized diva. And the remix is fab. Thanks so much for sharing on Monday Mingle. xoxo

Jess said...

Ha! I was just looking over your blog again and I just realized we have the same doormat! Hooray for Target!

M & Em said...

Oh, that flower is gorgeous! She is so sweet. Your boots are gorgeous. That is such a vibrant orange! I just browsed through their shoe selection on their website. The prices are insane and the shoes are gorgeous! Are they good quality?

xoxo
Em

Kristin said...

LOVE that olive frock paired with the orange booties!

Shelly said...

I LOVE this with a pop of orange.

Jayme and Mendi said...

There's just something about those orange booties! :-) Love!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Jessica L. said...

Those orange shoes are awesome!- Jessica

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