Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thrifted Top and Denim Maternity Cut-Offs

CHECKERED TOP - Grass Jeans (Thrifted)
DENIM CUT OFFS - Motherhood Maternity
RING, EARRINGS - Jewelry Party
HANDBAG - Downtown LA Fashion District
PINK/RED/NAVY HEELS - Charlotte Russe

Princess Sparkles photobombs my picture
"Mommy, I'm going to Costco," Princess Sparkles told me as she rode an airplane at the park.  It seemed strange for Sparkles to mention Costco so much, especially since I never take the girls there (it just seems way to daunting to fight the crowds with them).  Then one day she started talking about Costco and how we drove a "PU car" (a rental that had a "new car" smell which she found stinky) and how we went to a wedding.  Finally I realized she wasn't talking about Costco, what she really meant was Chicago.

How I get the girls to go
to Target with me :)
It'd be much more understandable if Princess Sparkles was actually talking about Target, since I take the girls there like every other day.  It helps that I can fit them into the cart, I can buy them cheap snacks and I can buy myself clothes and every other thing I could possibly need/want... except for Missoni. 

Missoni.  Sigh.  I've been reading other blogs and everyone has a horror story.  I too went at 9:30am after I dropped Princess Sparkles off at preschool.  EVERYTHING WAS GONE.  The racks were completely cleared out.  Normally I would keep trying other Targets, but I could already tell it was hopeless.  So I packed up Pigtails and took her jogging.  Luckily, I was able to get online.  Got in there before the Target website completely crashed and bought a ridiculous amount of stuff (What?  It was free shipping, and I have no idea what will fit and what will look good, right?).

My Target buddy
Here's the outfit I wore to the jewelry party last week.  It's some cut offs I made with some maternity jeans and a top I found at the Salvation Army when my sister, Polka Dots, and I went on our shopping marathon.  Yay, I can link up to "Thursdays are for Thrifters" over at Spunky Chateau!

I gotta say, I love blogging.  It's fun to participate in link ups, knowing people from all over the world are doing the same thing together.  It's such a great community.  It's also comforting to know other people around the country had crazy Target experiences too, including the people over there in Costco...I mean, Chicago :)


oomph. said...

you had the same idea i had...buy now,return later! if only the site didn't crash on me! guess my wallet thanks them! love those matching purple glasses!

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Claire said...

haha i have a friend that goes to the next sale, she buys anything in her size amongst the crush and takes whatever she dosent like back later. She's even been known to take her dad so he can gather up stuff in the crush as well!!

The Cat Hag said...

I have been hearing about the mad Missoni x Target rush, and I am so glad you managed to nab pieces you wanted!

Now you would have to slowly unveil them to my envious eyes. ;)

You look gorgeous sweetie, me love your looks! ♥

The Cat Hag

Style Journey said...

You are one of the lucky few who scored the Missoni. Can't wait to see your goodies! Love your thrifted top paired with the cut offs :) You are the most adorable pregnant lady out there!

Bravoe Runway said...

I can't wait to see what you got, the selection went fast. I was at home with a cold so I didn't have the chance to go! And yes in some parts of Chicago...it reeks, take it from a city girl!

Rebecca said...

I am shocked by how crazy people went for the Missoni stuff. I thought that it would be similar to the other lines in terms of popularity.

Baby Budget Blog said...

Wow mommy! Love this outfit on you and with those heels!!


P.S. I always end up missing lines when they come to Target because I'm not one to stand in a crowd of people and then have to rush and fight and push. I'll catch something on eBay if I'm so inclined!

D said...

Got to Target at 8:15am-few things
in Medium. Knew I was in trouble
when I saw many ladies exiting as I
was parking. Tons of stuff in Princess Sparkles' and Pigtails' sizes! Amusingly, did see one solo older gentleman w/ a piece in his
cart--someone was happy last nite!

Shannon Olson said...

In that first picture I would have had no idea you are pregnant! Great look, super cute and stylish =)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I love Target. On the news at 10am yesterday they were showing the empty rack's. Cute top.


rosecandle11 said...

these shoes are soo cool:) you're a cool mum:)


The PvdH Journal said...

I wish I lived in the states to have gotten hold of some of the Missoni pieces!

You look so cool with those shorts and heels! Can I use the term yummy mummy (even though I hate that term?!)

Rosa Blanca said...

You look so cute!! congrats on the newcomer



Anonymous said...

Claire, I didn't go to Target! After looking on the website I decided to skip the line. I just couldn't see myself paying full price for anything, but a scarf. I'll probably check my local Target today and see what's left..lol

Look at you hot mama and I love your checkered blouse.

Denise Pacurar said...

Can't wait to see what you got!!!! You look so so so cute prego!!!!

Love your blog!

I'm a new follower hun!

xoxo Denise


Kimberly said...

such a cute outfit really love the shoes and congrats on the pregnancy you look lovely!


That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I purchased Missoni For Target gloves this morning, and that's all I really needed (for whenever it gets cold in Texas). I did have a lady snatch the matching scarf from right under my nose, but I have so many, it wasn't worth even the nose wrinkle. There wer...I'm glad we can relate to each other's MFT experiences, too! Take care.

Jess said...

You look so adorable - congrats on the pregnancy!!

And sorry about Missoni :( Sounds like it was absolute chaos all across the country!

Tara said...

You are going to have the cutest maternity style ever, I can just tell. I'm totally bookmarking all of these posts for the next few months, for when I get around to number two, eventually :)

The Suburb Experiment said...

I forgot to ask how far along you were! Unless I'm a ding-dong and missed it. I think you'll be pretty pleased with the quality of the Missoni stuff, I know was - I stayed waaaay away from the polyester.

The Suburb Experiment

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this! Sooo excited about your little secret :)

Vantage Point Vintage said...

Nice outfit, love your shoes!

Nicole http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

t said...

Cool shoes!


Francesca R said...

Ooooh claire you look great! I mean, you wear shorts and you look fabulous! I started putting up weight at the very beginning of my pregnancy!

Emma said...

You look Fabulous! Those shoes are AMAZING!!

Marina said...

I love it, especially the shirt!

jess said...

I love your shoes. I couldn't find Missoni at my Target either.

aki! said...

The colors of your shirt look stunning with the shoes. And kiddie photobombs are the best photobombs.

I hate wasting my time with shows too!

Mongs said...

oh my goodness...I must have missed out a lot of your post! I didn't even realized you were pregnant until now! Congrats! I know I sound really dumb! But you look great Claire! I love that little cute bump!


yiqin; said...

bnice top :D

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Missoni at Target makes me sad, mad, depressed, apathetic, in that order, lol. Glad you got some ordered --I just gave up. Although I did get a cute baby blanket for a friend.

Congrats by the way--I meant to say that below, I know baby #3 will be every bit as adorable as your other 2!

xo mary jo

Hello Naka said...

i love your checkered shirt :)

Bonnie said...

You are the most beautiful pregnant woman everrrrrrr. I love you. And I love these shoes. The end.

Twitter: @GlamKitten88

rachel said...

i'm shocked you got stuff through the website! i'm really looking forward to seeing what you got considering all i found were empty racks when i went to my local target.
Your stories about sparkles and pigtails always make me smile!

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha- Love the Costco story. Kids are so darn cute.

Your outfit is adorable. I love your top. Great thrift find :)

Kezzie said...

Ooooh I love that top! Fabuloso colours!

Mongs said...

you're a cool mommy, looking so adorable with your easy breezy outfit.


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