Monday, November 14, 2011

Winter White and How NOT to Scare Your Child

WHITE BLAZER - Forever 21
GREEN TANK TOP - Gap
BLACK PANTS - Motherhood Maternity
GLADIATOR HEELS - Cynthia Vincent for Target
SILK SCARF - Missoni for Target

Monday's Inspiration - Kelly Ripa

"Boo!"  Pigtails exclaimed when she saw me wearing a facial mask in the bathroom.  At first I didn't realize what she was talking about and then I remembered how I jokingly said that to her the first time I was wearing some mask and she looked at me strangely.  She had seemed a tad frightened by my appearance ("Boo" is probably not the right thing to say when trying NOT to scare your 20-month old, but she found it amusing).  Later when I wiped off the mask she seemed relieved that it was indeed me.

"Boo!"
"Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds is Kelly Ripa.  I've been wanting to wear a white blazer in a fall appropriate way, so I paired it with a bright tank, black pants (something I find challenging to wear for some reason), a Missoni for Target scarf, and Cynthia Vincent for Target gladiator heels. 

I love winter white but it's intimidating to me.  However, I've seen some magazines pics that have inspired me to try it.  I guess the only real scary thing about white (or "Boo" as Pigtails calls it) is the possibility of getting touched by little dirty hands!!!



43 comments:

Bonnie said...

First of all, I love Kelly Ripa. I think she is one of the greatest people of all time, even though I have never met her.
Second, your outfit is totally adorable.
Third, I love your children.
The end.

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Style Journey said...

Wearing a white blazer in the fall/winter is great. Love the pop of color and the scarf is fantastic!

Your winnings were mailed out on Saturday too! Hopefully you get your package soon :)

Patti said...

That's a fabulous scarf! And I love winter white too, I just wrote about it last week. Your little one is darling as always : > Thanks so much for participating in Visible Monday!

Teddi said...

claire you rocked it even better than kelly. peek a boo & smiles, minus the mask, to your little darlings!

D said...

I never have been brave enough to wear white, regardless of season.
Kudos to you. Your girls are so
fun with their totally different
styles.Love that little denim vest
on Pigtails.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your scarf! I think you are brave to wear white with kids, I don't even trust myself with white most of the time, and all I have is a white tee! Actually I want to add in some white blouses, I've been looking for them.

xo Mary Jo

Baby Shopaholic said...

You look fabulous! I had that scarf but returned it cuz I didn't think I would wear it much! I got caught up in the moment. No I want it back!

Rebecca said...

Facial masks are kind of scary, but your outfit looks fantastic.

Kezzie said...

I totally understand your issues with the white jacket- I bought one a couple of years ago from Kaliko and it just didn't look right with anything so in the end I gave it to a friend. Yours however looks really nice!

Mother in Heels said...

I love white... in all seasons, and it looks great on you. I like that you wore the black pants too, we must have great minds. ;-) Happy Monday!

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw! Poor baby! Eh, it'll make 'er tough! I love what you've done with the white blazer here! You look amazing!

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

I think this is a great way to wear white in the fall/winter. I might have to give this a shot!

Sophie - Country girl said...

I love how you styled your white blazer! It looks perfect for this time of year! I own pretty much nothing white as I'm so clumsy I could never keep it clean.

Francesca R said...

Hahaha! Poor pigtail!! I love this outfit!!! The color of the tank top is gorgeous!!

Shelly said...

I love these colors!! You look amazing!

two birds said...

white can be hard to pull off in the fall/winter, but i think you did it wonderfully here. you look super fabulous! i love that bright green on you. and your stories about your kiddos always make me laugh. they are so cute!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

love your scarf.

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Debbie Baker Burns said...

Nice wearing of white in the fall! I love your kid stories; they remind me of when mine were small. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Yay someone else who wears white past Labour Day :) I love the lime green and the great colours in your scarf. Ooh you've reminded me- I have a face mask that's screaming my name! (I'll have to yell boo at my cats!) ;)

Tammy said...

The bright green top and scarf go perfectly with the winter white.
How can you be intimidated by black pants and rock the brights like you do!
Take care of yourself!

Nicole Feliciano said...

I love white and it looks great, but the kids + white = disaster. Happy you could pull it off.

Dawn said...

Claire, overall head to toe brilliant. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo. My mom thought it was so funny to scare me when I was little. I still can't sleep alone in the dark...xo

JTWisdom said...

Love your look from the inspiration. I am from Visible Monday.
You and your little girl look so cute.

Mongs said...

I always like your inspiration interpretations. You take the inspiration and made it your own. I love the white jacket with the colorful scarf and lime green top, it has a stunning effect. I like the continuity of the lime green from the top to the scarf. Very nice!


mongs
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Emmett Katherine said...

Too cute she said boo!!!at least she wasn't scared lol. You guys look so stylish, love the bright green colour of your shirt!

Meagan said...

I love white in winter and her little yellow rainboots are adorable!
-Meagan
www.spunkychateau.com

The Platinum Batch said...

lol cute post! i love kelly also!

Kristin said...

J'adore your scarf!

stylemebad.com said...

Love your scarf, you are the target queen!

AdamAlexMommy said...

hi, claire! thanks for following me. so sweet - of course, i'm following you already. you are a HOT preggo mama. :) i love scarves like you.

have a fab night, and see you soon!

jasmine

Shea said...

I don't know whose outfit I like better--yours with the pretty shade of green and gorgeous scarf, or Pigtails' with the pink + yellow boots! Both are adorable!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Haha! Aw! That is too cute! Your daughter is adorable. :) Love your outfit! And I also love where you got the inspiration from. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

Lovely Daulhe said...

Pretty! your daughter was so cute. I like the scarf. Please don't forget to visit LIFO. It is a social network for girls that focuses on the latest fashion trends, celebrity gossip, social causes, beauty and health and lifestyle issues.

LyddieGal said...

I think you pulled off the 'winter' white quite well, and i love your bright scarf!

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Megan Mae said...

Love the color choices today. The scarf pulls it all together beautifully. I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds it hard to wear black pants. I can't see why people think they're such a staple!

Nnenna said...

Love that scarf on you- you look so chic! I have the same one! =)

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Kara said...

Oh girl! I LOVE winter white and I think you knocked it out of the park with this look! Way to be inspired and make it happen. The Missoni for Target scarf is fab...wish I had nabbed one:-)

Tara said...

While I am a HUGE fan of your look (and I'm loving the winter white), I'm going to be expecting you to be wearing rain boots and a tiara somewhere down the road, because that's a look I can get behind, right there :)

StyleVamp said...

LOVE the chartreuse top with the black and white. You look so chic!

Jessica

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