Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Shearling Moto Vest, Liz Lange Maternity Dress and...It's Too Quiet!

SILENCE.  Usually a good thing...unless you have kids.

Today I was getting a lot done around the house when suddenly I realized...it was awfully quiet.  I walked by the girls' bedroom and heard giggling and whispering.  I went in and found Pigtails' crib full of toys, pillows and clothes with the strong scent of diaper rash cream waffling through the air.  They had been playing with it and there were greasy hand and footprints everywhere. 

But I have to admit, this time I got lucky.  Usually it's worse...

Here's what I found today.  Not too bad.

One of Pigtails' favorite "quiet" activities.

Today's silent "oops" by Princess Sparkles.

On a good day, this is what I'll find.
The dress I'm wearing is Liz Lange maternity thrifted by my sister, Polka Dots, in Hawaii.  I love the print and will probably keep it even after I'm no longer pregnant.  The shearling vest is from Loehmanns, an early Christmas gift from Polka Dots.  Loehmanns is the only place my sister and I went shopping on Black Friday and we got some really great buys!

SHEARLING VEST - Bernardo via Loehmanns (thanks, Polka Dots!)
MATERNITY DRESS - Liz Lange for Target (thrifted)
BRACELET - Downtown LA Fashion District
BOOTIES - Old Navy (on clearance for $6!)

My Thanksgiving Manicure:
OPI - Live From NY, It's OPI!
SALLY HANSEN - Strobe Light
Now that I'm a grown up, opening Christmas gifts is definitely not as big of a deal.  In fact, I think it's almost better to go shopping with the other person and buy you/them whatever you/they want.  It's fun and that way everyone is happy (no returns, no hassles, just no surprises). 

Now I just realized...it's awfully quiet.  I better go see what the girls are up to. 
Cross your fingers, hopefully it's nothing too bad...


Amy Fashion Blog said...

I go with hubby to get his gift that way he is happy and so i'm I.

Cute outfit.


Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Love this outfit on you - the booties are so cute! I hope you and the family had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Frannie Pantz said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean! Especially because two of my kids are boys. Usually silence plus two young boys equals disaster. This is probably one of the best maternity looks I have ever seen. I LOVE the vest and you're right, this dress will work very well even after that beautiful little bundle makes an appearance!

Anonymous said...

haha your children are a little cheeky but I adore that about kids. They're kids! My little cousins are seemingly more boisterous than your little ones so I can relate in some little way =)


D said...

Love the animal print dress! Nice
choice, Polkadots. Yes, quiet is
not good unless you know they're
sleeping...and your girls have an
abundance of imagination.

Style Journey said...

The pictures of the girls are just too cute! Too much quiet is definitely not a good thing with children in the house, ha ha! I had the same thing happen not too long ago. Miss M decided to stencil her bedroom walls!

LOVE your dress and those boots!


Jason said...

Great Pictures in the post! I've been following your blog and I look forward to your upcoming posts! Keep up the good work!

Baby Budget Blog said...

EXCELLENT outfit!! The print on that dress is superb and I love that you paired it with this shearlingesque vest! Loves!!


Katie Boatright said...

love it!

Tiffany said...

Ha! That first picture cracks me up!!

You look gorgeous, Claire! I love your manicure!

rlutz said...

They are always up to no good when it is too quiet...especially my boys!
Great score on the vest from Loehmanns...love it!!

shopfreak said...

Love your outfit and manicure! I agree..people just need to take me shopping so I can get what I want. :)

Melaina25 said...

Love the dress and vest together!

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Rebecca said...

I like your manicure. I need to get some glittery polish.

Bonnie said...

Your daughters sound totally adorable. I bet they are going to grow up so close. A close, sisterly bond is the best kind.

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Shea said...

Haha, yeah it's never a good sign when it's quiet like that! I'm loving this look--the vest and boots pair perfectly with that awesome dress!

Sandy a la Mode said...

love your dress and vest and boots together!! :) congrats!! :D

Tara said...

For suck sweet looking things, kids can cause a ridiculous amount of destruction in a very short time, can't they?

I love those booties...so cute!

Mongs said...

you look so glam and dressy. I love your fur coat, you have an amazing wardrobe, I wish I can shop in your closet! Your pigtails always amuses me, not so amusing on a daily basis for you maybe, but really cute girl, just treasure these times, they won't be forever!


SassyUptownChic said...

You look great!!! Love that dress and jacket. And ooh lala that bracelet. LOL at your little one. :)

yiqin; said...

lovely nails <3

oomph. said...

no news (or in this case, noise) is bad news!! they are definitely up to something! my sister is super busy, so she often buys me my gifts like that. if we are out shopping, and i like something, she's like, "get it...i won't have time to shop later". it's good and bad...sometimes i like surprises!

the dress looks good with that vest!

and re: the ON shirt...yes, i love it! i tried to go back and get more colors, but it sold out fast!

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The Beauty-Addict said...

i love the whole outfit as always :)) LOL @ pigtails..

Michelle's Style File said...

Love the boots with that dress!


Jo Bao said...

I love Christmas shopping, but I love it more when it is not SUPER crowded! I think the best time for me is to spend time with family and go out for a nice meal. Christmas dinner tend to be rather random and it gives me a surprise!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh yes! I love the print of the dress!
and oh my, I can't wait until I have to worry about stuff like that, ha ha

Teddi said...

ha-ha! when it's too quiet that's definitely when little ones are up to something. it looks warm & sunny where you are claire. i think i own both those polishes. i hadn't thought to put them together. also i agree about shopping with the other person. it's so much easier.

Francesca R said...

Hahaha! That picture of pigtails is spectacular! And what a fab dress! You look stunning!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Silence always equals disaster at my house...so I totally feel ya about surveying the damage!

You look super chic in that outfit. LOVE IT!

Happy December!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Silence always equals disaster at my house...so I totally feel ya about surveying the damage!

You look super chic in that outfit. LOVE IT!

Happy December!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

For all that mommy craziness you look pretty amazingly chic Claire!

p.s. save some room for some sparkly polish love - my new polish line is almost ready to launch--yay!

xo Mary Jo

Anonymous said...

Lovely outfit. (:

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Jess said...

Haha sounds like some adventurous activities are happening at your house! Sounds like fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, loving the shearling vest. We should pick a day and wear them together. Or just make a shearling vest link up party! Yes, I'm serious..he he

That dress can definitely be worn after your belly's gone. Fabulous Outfit!