Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fair Isle Poncho and Hide-and-Seek

FAIR ISLE PONCHO - Romeo & Juliet Couture, $25 at TJ Maxx
BLACK MATERNITY CORDS - Motherhood Maternity, hand-me-down
BRONZE PURSE - B Makowsky, $8 (thrifted)
ORANGE PATENT HEELS - Vince Camuto, $8 (thrifted)



Monday's Inspiration - Olivia Munn

"Momma, count to ten then come and find me."  Princess Sparkles loves to play hide-and-seek.  It's one of her favorite games (besides dress-up, of course).  She almost always hides in the same place...under our bed.  Though sometimes I get busy doing stuff and forget to go find her.  Oops!

Princess Sparkles emerges from the pantry: "You found me!"

Today's "Inspiration Monday" from the sisters at Two Birds is Olivia Munn in a loose striped top.  I considered going with stripes then decided to go with "loose" so I could wear a poncho (one of my fall obsessions!).  I loved the fair isle pattern (another fall obsession!).  This poncho would be perfect with black leggings and brown riding boots, but I decided to stick with something closer to the inspiration and wore black "tuxedo" maternity cords and patent orange Vince Camuto heels I thrifted (new!) at Goodwill for $8!!!

I love a poncho.  You just throw it on over whatever you're wearing and voila, instant cuteness (and warmness!).  It's like the fashionable version of hide-and-seek!!!



53 comments:

Cinderella Alert said...

Lovely poncho, you look amazing!

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Courtney Erin said...

I love that poncho on you!

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Frannie Pantz said...

I've totally forgotten to find my daughter playing hide and seek too! Don't worry about it! I love this poncho on you and ponchos in general. It would look great with leggings and riding boots!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

your ponchos look so cute. My zoe clothes should be here on Tuesday.

Claire said...

like the poncho. I have a black one somewhere, i must dig it out x

Kassi said...

Ok, so I can't believe you thrifted those Vince Camuto shoes and that B. Makowsky bag. Great finds! :) Love this look. Very cute!

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Tiffany said...

Look at you, still rockin' the heels!! Lookin' good, Claire! =)

Teddi said...

claire i like your outfit better! that poncho looks warm, & winter-y. hide n-seek is such a classic game of fun. :)

LyddieGal said...

Those shoes are such a great find! What luck!

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D said...

You do look nice and cozy. Smart girls. The food pantry is an ideal
hiding place, esp. if you might be there awhile.

Shea said...

I love your warm, cozy take on the inspiration look. And that poncho is way cooler than Olivia's top, I love it!

Hayley said...

love the poncho!

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Mommyblogger said...

Fantastic look- I love poncho's too. That Fair Isle design is one of my faves. I found a cardi the other day in Fair Isle print & didn't get it. I've kicked myself ever since.

The white cabbage said...

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Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

oooh i love fair isle print, im not usually a poncho fan but i love this for the print :)

Megan Mae said...

Very cute poncho! I know they get a bad wrap (lol pun intended), but they're so darned warm. I actually thrifted one and can't wait to wear it again. I love the print on yours and the pop of the red shoe.

Oh and re Miz Mooz boots: they are pretty comfortable, and I've been happy with them so far. And apparently convinced/inspired Kasmira and Sheila Ephemera to get them (green and burgundy respectively).

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Cute poncho. :3 Facebook Twitter

The Cat Hag said...

I love the poncho look, especially the fringed ones which give a hint of what you have on underneath!

Unfortunately I doubt I can rock one as well as you do sweetie! You are a sight to behold. :)


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aki! said...

I'm not as confident on my ability to wear a poncho, but I love me some Fair Isle. Even the name of the pattern is pretty. I haven't made rubbery scallops yet... hopefully I never do!

BROKEN.WHIMSY said...

Very lovely poncho hun. Looks all sorts of comfy and warm ^_^

x

Francesca R said...

I absloutely loooove that poncho!!!! You look great claire!!!

oomph. said...

i love fair isle, too!

we were playing hide and seek today. this is my son, "mama, i'll count and you go hide in that closet over there."

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Fash Boulevard said...

love this poncho. so cute. thanks for sharing, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I've got a new outfit post inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Love to hear what you think. xo

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love that poncho!! And the Vince Camutos that you got for #8! Wow!

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Baby Budget Blog said...

So very chic! The poncho is just a fab way to pull an outfit together, especially in all black. Just clean and crisp and so adorable too with your baby bump!

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Mongs said...

I like it that you took the stripe inspiration further with this pocho, very beautiful pattern. Your tummy look snug and warm under this pocho. I like the black manicure and oversized ring. The red heels peeping from under the black pants is lovely!

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rlutz said...

Love the poncho looks so cozy and warm, but chic!!

Bonnie said...

I have tried a couple of ponchos, but they always seem to swallow me! Maybe it's because of my tiny baby legs ... I have a long torso, so when a poncho/cape/jacket/etc. covers my entire top half, I look even shorter than I really am. I wish I could pull this off as well as you do!

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woreout said...

You are glowing in these pictures. The poncho looks great on you and is perfect for this time of year!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love that you don't even look pregnant in this picture, how is that possible? It's such a cute outfit!

xo mary jo

The Jones said...

Eep! Those shoes are too fantastic...they are the perfect colour leather, that nice bright camel-y tone. Wish I had some ;)

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What a cute poncho and belly! <3

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two birds said...

you are so beautiful! i love you in this poncho, and yes, fair isle is one of my faves this season!

AdamAlexMommy (Jasmine) said...

hey, claire! hope you're having a great week! what a great poncho... i was actually at tj maxx today with my daughter... and didn't find a juicy one, but found a steven madden one that i liked i may have to just go back and get that now... because you just totally inspired me! :) oh, and after seeing your other post, i had to get that hat.... lol. hope you don't think i'm a copy-cat. i just love target collborations! :)

you are glowing. too bad we don't live close to another, i'd have so much fun with you. :)

have a great thanksgiving, claire!
jasmine

Jill said...

You look fab in that poncho and I love the winter/holiday print. Vince Camuto for $8?? Amazing!

rachel said...

nice poncho! love how you sometimes forget to go find sparkles! hahaha

tiny dancer said...

What a fabulous poncho - it looks fantastic on you. And talk about the perfect mat wear accessory :)

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Lei said...

Love the poncho, pretty mama! I love the design. Love the shoes, too! :)

Haha funny about forgetting to look for Sparkles! :P

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

'The fashionable version of hide and seek'-love that! You look radiant and I love the shoes!

Bravoe Runway said...

You look awesome in this poncho, I love the fair isle design and thrifted camuto heels for $8....I am jealous!

Jess said...

That poncho is gorgeous! Sorry I have been MIA! Work has gotten the best of me, but I have the day off so I can catch up on your lovely posts!

Kara said...

Wow! I can't believe you got those shoes for $8! I think I would cry at a deal like that...LOL
I love the pic of you holding your sweet, little, baby bump!! So lovely.
I don't have a poncho, but I am really getting into this loose sweater thing..especially after Old Navy's 75% off sale on sweaters yesterday.
Lovely IM look:-)
The girls are as sweet as ever!

Tara said...

Ok, when/if I am pregnant again, I want to be pregnant in the winter...and then I want to borrow this poncho ;)

I love how cozy but cute and put-together you look in this outfit!

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Michelle Lee said...

Love poncho!

Kezzie said...

Oooh those cords are so sumptous! They look like luxury velvet! I do love cords! And I love your poncho also! Yeh, they're great aren't they!

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