Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monochromatic Brown and Family Rituals

BROWN MATERNITY DRESS - Motherhood Maternity
SNAKESKIN ENVELOPE CLUTCH - Downtown LA Fashion District
FEATHER HEADBAND - Downtown LA Fashion District
STRIPED KNEE HIGH SOCKS - Target
LEOPARD RING - Forever 21
RED NECKLACE - Thrifted


"Buckle!  Buckle!"  That's what Pigtails screams everytime I put her into her carseat.  Lately, she has this ritual where she has to enter in the same door as Princess Sparkles, climb into the car herself, then buckle her own seat belt.  If this doesn't happen she screams and arches her back, making it nearly impossible for me to get her in, then she's upset for the duration of our drive. 

I wore this monochromatic look to church a few weeks ago.  For a little color I added a red feather headband, the accessory I'm obsessed with after buying one in every color from the Fashion District in Downtown LA (also where I got the snakeskin envelope clutch for $10!) and a statement necklace thrifted by my mom, Fair Isle.

Pigtails swings at Fair Isle's house

I'm so happy it's Friday.  I get to go down to Fair Isle's house, which usually means a little thrifting, a bit of resting and a lot of eating.  It's our nice little end of the week ritual (unlike the one where I have to force Pigtails into the car seat.  Sigh).

42 comments:

Frannie Pantz said...

OMG my two younger ones have this same issue! How strange! And my daughter is at the independent stage wherein she has to buckle herself and it takes FOREVER and makes being in a hurry so much drama! But, hey, we take the good with the bad,right? They are adorable at any rate.

This dress looks great on you!

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

Cute necklace. Sound like you are going to have a good Friday.

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Style Journey said...

Have a great Friday of rest, relaxation and shopping. You look fabulous as usual!

Baby Budget Blog said...

The headband and the necklace were a great addition for added color to the black! And can I say again...love love love the necklace!

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

There you go again, looking like you're not pregnant! Have fun thrifting today! It looks kind of rainy out my window--yes, definitely raining, so stay dry!

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Summer-Raye said...

Awe!!! Have fun and I hope you find lots of goodies.

Cinderella's Closet said...

Lucky girls. Wish we had a ritual like that, but everyone's always busy busy busy.

Your clutch is gorgeous.

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Punctuation Mark said...

your little one is soooo cute... happy friday my dear!

Bonnie said...

GASP.
Your clutch.
It's perfect.
I'm in love.
<3
The end.

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Rebecca said...

Your dress is pretty. Have fun thrifting!

Mongs said...

wow, you look stunning, I like this black ensemble with the brown accents, the feather hair accessory is fabulous! I'm also wearing one today, ha... The clutch and boots are fabulous! You look so glam and stylish, I almost forgot you're pregnant.

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Alexandria said...

love your boots and accessories. Your daughter is super cute!!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Ah some times at your moms! Sounds nice!! :-) Happy Friday to you and your family!

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Annie L said...

Love the headband and that necklace!!
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Tara said...

That pretty much sounds like every car trip we make. Kids are awesome sometimes, huh? (And that's where a sarcasm font would have come in handy ;))

Anyway, I love that purse...I can't believe you picked it up for $10. Amazing!

jess said...

I like the headband.

SassyUptownChic said...

Your little girl is too cute! I love what she says. HAHA Love your dress and that headband & necklace are awesome. So beautiful. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I love feathers! Have a great weekend. :D
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aki! said...

You make pregnancy... and wrestling toddlers look so fashionable.

The Beauty-Addict said...

i love the whole outfit! especially the clutch! :D

D said...

Love your new clutch. Poor Pigtails
must be so frustrated trying to be a big girl. Hopefully, she'll master buckling very soon.

Callie said...

I'm sure you already know this, but Pigtails and Princess Sparkles are just too cute for words. I can't help but smile when I see them sneaking into your outfit photos. And those little girls have one stylish mommy. Really love the simple dress paired with the statement accessories. And those boots are too amazing!

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rachel said...

i love the outfit! it has a little retro feel! so stylish! and that's impressive that pigtails can already buckle herself in!

Shea said...

Well at least she wants to be safely buckled in! I love how your gorgeous accessories stand out against this monochromatic look!

Kristin said...

You both look fabulous! Love that feather headband!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

I love your hair clip! It is just so pretty! What a great colour!

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Francesca R said...

Min is still in the passive mood, however he wants to drive the car!!!
I love this outfit and I am drooling over that clutch!!!

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

love your pochette...amazing look!

oomph. said...

kids are so fickle sometimes, lol! my son is weird about his toothbrush and toothpaste. HE has to get the brush and HE has to put the toothpaste on or else he throws this screaming tantrum. geez.

i was obsessed with those feather hair pieces, too! wanted one badly, but never did get one :(
love the high boots under the long dress!

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Jo Bao said...

Aww your kids are really cuteee ~
Anyway, I love your outfit, but most of all, your hairband! Maybe because I'm trying to find more hairbands, so yours caught my attention :P

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shopfreak said...

Cute clutch! What a nice weekly ritual with your mom!

Teddi said...

claire, you always look so good, & put together. :) the necklace with the dress, & headband, boots, & sunglasses.your outfits inspire me. your girls are cute. how about that bag for $10, fantastic-ness!

Kara said...

Pigtails is SO cute, and sounds very independent. Not a bad thing, just a frustrating one for mom sometimes;-) Ajuma has started wanting to buckle the top buckle on her car seat on occasion--I'll look forward to it becoming more intense! LOL
You look fab in this monochromatic look. The feather hair accessory is perfect. I bought an Albertus Swanepoel hat with a feather in it--my only feather accessory so far. I think I need a hair one now:-)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love the color and size of your snakeskin bag! And did I miss somehow that your two cuties are in the photo below with you? That is just the cutest pic ever!

xo Mary Jo

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love the color and size of your snakeskin bag! And did I miss somehow that your two cuties are in the photo below with you? That is just the cutest pic ever!

xo Mary Jo

Kezzie said...

Oh dear, is that like trying to get a cat into a cat basket?! THAT's hard! I do like this look! Really pretty! I love monochrome looks!

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Em said...

Oh, you look adorable! That feather headband is seriously GORGEOUS! And I love the big snakeskin clutch. Gorgeous watch too, I want one just like it! And Pigtails looks so darling!

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