Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dressing Up for a Baby Shower and Bed - Inspiration Monday

GRAY DRESS - GAP Maternity (thrifted)
ROSE BELT - Forever 21
SUNGLASSES - Betsy Johnson
FLOWER CUFF - GS Lillian
BLUSH HEELS - Charlotte Russe

Monday's Inspiration - Kirsten Dunst
Princess Sparkles loves "dressing up" even if it's just for bed.  She insisted on wearing a tutu over pajamas and changed out of her white glitter shoes into her "sleep shoes" (AKA ballet shoes she claims are "clean").  She also decided to accessorize her pajamas with a flower headband.  Sparkles thinks this is what princesses wear to bed.

Sparkles' "sleep" attire (AKA pajamas)
Today I'm linking up to "Inspiration Monday" from the ladies at Two Birds.  They gave us 3 pictures to choose from and I decided to go with the Kirsten Dunst "fancy one."  I'm also linking up to Monday Mingle!  This is the outfit I'm planning to wear next weekend to the baby shower of my best friend, Cardi.  It's a GAP maternity dress I thrifted from Goodwill, with my fave "ballerina" heels and a matching belt.  I'm also wearing the beautiful cuff I got from the sample sale at GS Lillian.

Normally when given a choice for "Inspiration Monday," I would've chosen a more casual look.  However, I was feeling the dress and sky high heels.  Maybe Princess Sparkles' "fancy all the time" attitude is starting to rub off on me!


48 comments:

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I loooove those heels. Super cute. I have the same belt too. Great way to make a maternity dress work.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Megan Mae said...

Ooh cute! I love the rosette belt with the blush colored floral shoes. Sometimes it's just fun to be fancy~

Francesca R said...

Well Princess sparkles is a real fashionista then! I like your dress claire! You look superfabulous!!
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Vantage Point Vintage said...

I love the dress!

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

Closet Fashionista said...

I LOVE that dress on Kirsten!!! And you are looking lovely :)
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Cinderella Alert said...

Lovely outfit, stunning!:)

Yes, your right, i should have posted which shoes i was wearing with my dress! Well I wore ballerinas but of course this outfit could look amazing with wedges too!

How about following each other?
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Style Journey said...

Those heels are gorgeous! They do have a ballerina look. The belt is adorable too! Gray and pink are such beautiful colors together!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I love your shoe. Princess Sparkle is too cute.

Courtney Erin said...

Kristin looks so amazing in that dress! And I love that thrifted maternity dress that you're wearing...such a great color on you.


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Annie L said...

Love the dress. The pink belt and shoes are so sweet, perfect for a shower.
--Annie
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Rebecca said...

Those heels are lovely, and I like it when kids want to spend all day and night in costume.

two birds said...

love those shoes! and that dress is so cute. i adore maternity clothes...or i think i just adore how cute pregnant women are! and your daughter...love! who doesn't want to sleep like a princess every night?

Frannie Pantz said...

LOL what a cute story! My oldest son is that way (minus the tutu). He loves to be in costume from morning to night. I love your adorable maternity dress.

@jackiegiardina said...

you look amazing!!!

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Mongs said...

Princess sparkles is so cute as usual. I would love to dress like this to sleep too ;-) You look as sweet as Sparkles, I love grey and pink such a lovely combo. You're looking better every day, the bump is also getting cuter by the day. Great accessories, the belt is so pretty, so are the shoes, I love them.


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Punctuation Mark said...

you look beautiful... that colors looks great on you!

Denise Pacurar said...

OMG I bet you were the cutest one at the shower! You look so so cute! I love the dress, what a great thrift find!

xoxo Denise

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atouchoflovely said...

I just fell madly in love with your shoes! Soooo cute-- just like Sparkles!

rachel said...

that's a cute outfit! i'm glad you bought that dress! haha... love the pic of sparkles sleeping all dressed up!

Bravoe Runway said...

Princess Sparkles is Fabulous and that is all I can say! She has the best imagination I've ever seen from a child of her age ;)

Mommyblogger said...

You look seriously adorable! I LOVE your dress & those shoes make me giddy.

a Bug and Bird said...

your dress is the same shape as the inspiration one, amazing. you're the most inspiring mom to be, again, i know!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

You look splendid! Where you fitted the belt on the maternity dress--so chic. And your daughter, I always wanted to sleep in my ballet costumes when I was that age. I had a big thing for my dad's oversized t-shirts, too, though. Happy Monday!

Shelly said...

Fancy all the time is always a good idea...xoShelly

Sophie - Country girl said...

love your glam look. Such a great dress on you x

Kimberly said...

really cute outfit love the shoes!

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The serial shopper said...

thank you for your nice comment and for your birthday wish!

cute outfit and cool shoes !

xx

Meelena

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Bonnie said...

I love that you are wearing sky high heels while pregnant. For this reason (and many others), I love you. The shoes are super cute, too!!! You make being pregnant look so glamorous.

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Emma said...

You look Fabulous! I LOVE those heels!

Shea said...

I love the soft pink and gray together--what a pretty look. And how adorable that Princess Sparkles dresses up to go to bed--I love the "sleep shoes" :)

Tammy said...

You are so beautiful. I love the princess sparkles stories.
I am the Mom of 3 grown sons.....
We had no tiara's or princesses in our house. From time to time a little bitch or two but no princesses.
Stop by my new link.......I know you'll like it.....All about boots.
BTW those are probably the prettiest shoes I've ever seen!

Jess said...

That is so cute that Princess Sparkles likes to dress up for bed. I used to be the same way! I used to have this little red nightgown and red slippers one year for Christmas and I would pretend I was Clara from The Nutcracker! haha

Danielle said...

I like the neutral color of the dress : )
Come see my inspiration monday too.

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Kara said...

That has to be the absolute cutest photo ever and the cutest bedtime routine ever!! What a princess you have on your hands!
Those shoes are to die for--LOVE!
Thanks for stopping by to welcome me back:-)

LOVE JOICE said...

The dress is really cute! I love the flower cuff and the heels are gorgeous, you look awesome! xx Joice

Oh my Dior! said...

both dresses are beautiful!

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Mrs. J said...

I need to find a better ensemble to sleep in. Maybe a pair of heels will fancy up my sleep wear. Very cute outfit, I love your belt and shoes!

Meagan said...

I love how you belted this. So cute!
-Meagan
www.spunkychateau.com

Tiffany said...

Claire, this is gorgeous!! You are rocking those heels!!

Jill said...

You look amazing! I'm dying over the shoes! Look at you rocking heels till the end!

Jessica L. said...

I hope I can stay as fashionable and look as great in clothes whenever I get pregnant! - Jessica

http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Love the belt just under the bust...Such an adorable look!

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I love your whole outfit.You are looking fabulous in this dress.Those heels are lovely.
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Jaclyn said...

I LOVE this dress and shoes and bangle. Like, I want to go stalking so I can have them too "love."

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