Monday, October 10, 2011

Florals with Black and a DIY Maternity Skirt

FLORAL SKIRT - Mimi Chica (Nordstrom Rack)
BLACK V-NECK T-SHIRT - Gap Maternity
ANIMAL PRINT NECKLACE - Jewelry Party
BRACELETS - Forever 21
BLACK HEELS - Guess


Monday's Inspiration - Elizabeth Olsen
Bath time is always fun time... though not for Camouflage and I.  That's because the girls love to splash and we often end up soaking wet.  The other night I got Pigtails ready for bed then I started cleaning the kitchen.  Then I heard laughter coming from the bathroom, where Princess Sparkles was still enjoying her bath fun.  So I went in there to find...Pigtails had climbed back in to the tub with her pajamas and diaper, soaked.  Sigh.

Pigtails in the bath
Today's "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds is Elizabeth Olsen.  Lately I've found it slightly more difficult to do outfits with my maternity clothes.  It also doesn't help that I can't tuck anything in nor can I wear a pencil skirt.  So I went with an A-line floral skirt I bought at Nordstrom Rack in Honolulu for $9 and my maternity black tee. 

I'm also linking up to Everybody, Everywear's "DIY" so I slipped on a "maternity skirt" my mom, Fair Isle, made (since I'm terrible at doing anything myself) from a tube top she thrifted.  She unstitched the built in bra from the top and flipped it up so it could go over my belly.  It's comfortable and works perfectly as a maternity cable knit skirt!  She made me one in black and in coral.

CORAL CABLE KNIT MATERNITY SKIRT - Express (Thrifted), DIY
FLOWER KNIT HAT - Made by my Mom
NUDE HEELS - Kenneth Cole Reaction
PIGTAILS - my very own DIY (with Camo's help)


Anyway, I love a link-up and despite having some technical difficulties making looks work with my maternity clothes, I will wear almost anything to put together the right outfit.  Though something I will NOT be wearing is wet clothes...unless of course it's after I've given the girls their bath. 




43 comments:

Mongs said...

that's a great idea for a skirt. You have a really creative mommy. I like how the top turns out as a skirt, very chic and looks comfortable. The picture of pigtails climbing out from the tub is so cute. Just curious... you are such a calm mommy to be snapping a cute photo in this kind of situation..haha..I'll be screaming my head off! I like your floral skirt too, very cute design. The necklace is perfect with the outfit.

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Francesca R said...

Your mother did a great job with that skirt! You look fabulous and very pregnant although you didn't put any extra weight on!

a Bug and Bird said...

both outfits are fantastic, so great you can still participate and it's very crafty how you made the dress fit!

Style Journey said...

Both outfits are great! I love the DIY skirt, that is a great idea!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

That DIY coral skirt is so pretty- what a great idea! I love your take on the inspiration-such a fun floral print!

Courtney Erin said...

I love that cable knit skirt! What an amazing color!

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erica marie said...

I love the coral diy skirt, I've actually done this a few times myself :)

xo erica

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Frannie Pantz said...

What a cool maternity skirt! Well done! And I am LOLing at Pigtails! Aw, kids!

Baby Budget Blog said...

I really do like the second skirt! Is that sweater material? It's structured and warm and I love the color and cable pattern!

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Dawn said...

Hi Claire, your daughters are so full of surprises. Sweet. You look greeeattt. Your leg in heels are so beautiful. I love both outfits expecially the skirt your mom remedied. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

D said...

Great looks, as usual. Yummy coral skirt but your diy is the cutest!

The Suburb Experiment said...

You look fantastic, Claire. And what a creative mama you have!

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Meagan said...

I'm not pregnant...but I would totally wear that maternity skirt. It's super cute!
-Meagan
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Emma said...

The print on that floral skirt is just gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Your floral skirt is even more gorgeous than Olsen's. I love yours!! I actually think you pull off this look better than she does.

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two birds said...

what a great idea! i love how they look on you, too!

Megan Mae said...

What an awesome idea for a maternity (or even normal!) skirt. Very cute. Your girls are so cute.

Jess said...

You're looking beautiful, lady!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You are definitely the best dressed preggy lady I have ever seen! Love your cute outfits! Hope fall has been a good one so far Claire!

xo Mary Jo

Jill said...

If you hadn't turned to the side, I would have forgotten you were pregnant ;) Really pretty skirt and it looks fab on you.

Gracey said...

Fair Isle is so awesome - I love that skirt! And please tell Pigtails that I think she's cute too!!

aki! said...

Love the coral outfit! Do you have a Step by Step for Pigtails?
...Kidding, of course.

Tammy said...

A tube top? It looks wonderful. I guess we can see where you get your sense of style and adventure from.
thanks for popping over. It doesn't seem like capes are very well liked by my bloggy buddies!
and,,,,,,,,,oh the bath stories I could tell you from our two youngest sons......from one shaving both of their heads with a bic razor to baby oil shampoo!
It was worth it for a few minutes of peace!

Cara said...

I love that coral maternity skirt! I am going to have to make a (non-maternity) version for me!!

Rebecca said...

You did a great job with that skirt, and I like the floral fabric that you chose.

Annie L said...

Adorable idea. Love the color also.
Kudos to mom!
--Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Jerrica said...

Great inspiration she's awesome. What a beautiful baby!

De,

Fashion Nostalgia

Vantage Point Vintage said...

I love these skirts, gorgeous!

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

Erin said...

I love the inspiration of ELizabeth Olsen! She is wonderful! You look pretty fantastic in that floral skirt yourself!

xx

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

Tara said...

Your mom is all kinds of awesome, obviously! I love that cable knit skirt so much...will it be able to double as a post maternity skirt, as well?

I hope you and the girls are feeling better this week!

rachel said...

wow! that diy skirt made by your mom is so cool! she is very creative! i love your comment about your very own diy project, pigtails. it made me laugh!

Bravoe Runway said...

Your mom did an awesome job with this skirt! I love the colour and you can't tell this was once a top!

Mrs. J said...

You have the best mom, I wish I thought of creative ways to alter my thrift purchases. Both outfits are very cute and I love your nude pumps in the second.

What a cute DIY project you helped make. :)

oomph. said...

that skirt is so cool and cute!! your mom is so creative...definitely got some skillz!!

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Rosamond Kim said...

That is sooo chic and cute. Your daughter is so precious. The color on the skirt is amazing. Coral is so beautiful on you.



~Rosamond

Pink Sun Drops said...

What a fantastic idea to use a tube top to fashion a maternity skirt out of a regular skirt!

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Cathy said...

Wow! That coral skirt looks so good as a maternity dress. You look so lovely, eh.

Cheers,
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