Friday, December 9, 2011

BP Ginger Over-the-Knee Boots and a Wedding

This morning I heard humming coming from the other room. 
I found Princess Sparkles "dancing" with our giant Nutcracker (the one she didn't break in half).  She smiled and told me, "I'm going to marry the Nutcracker."

BROWN CARDIGAN - Forever 21
NAVY TANK - 369 (thrifted)
GRAY LEGGINGS - Forever 21
BLACK FEATHER HAT - Forever 21
OVER THE KNEE BOOTS - Nordstrom
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme in Posh Plum

I almost missed "Fashion Challenge: Neutrals Week," hosted by Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki.  I've just been so distracted with the holidays (hosted a "Naughty or Nice" Bunco party last night).  So today I decided I would wear every neutral they did this week in one outfit.  The black feather hat (Monday), the gray leggings (Tuesday) and the brown sweater (Wednesday) are all from Forever 21.  The cognac OTK boots (Thursday) are the ones I'm keeping since they're real leather and I love the color and style (it was between these and some faux leather ones from F21).  Finally, the navy tank (Friday) is thrifted from another mom's garage via craigslist!  Tomorrow's challenge is color, so I guess I could say my nails are purple!

A polka dotted bride, Princess Sparkles, with her Nutcracker groom and maid of honor, Pigtails 
Some naughty and nice treats (cupcakes and angel food cake) at my Bunco party

It was a major life decision, but I'm glad I finally chose a pair of OTK boots.  The F21 ones weren't that comfortable since they were the last pair left and a size too small.  The BP ones were leather, on sale for less than $100 and my friends wanted them (which of course makes them that much more desireable).  It's not quite as important as choosing a husband (aka Nutcracker), but pretty darn close...

***Linking up to: "What We Wore Wednesday" and...

42 comments:

Style Journey said...

You rocked all the neutrals in one outfit! Love it :) Miss M has a thing with our Nutcrackers too, lol!

Megan Mae said...

Oooh you rocked all week in one outfit! Hey props to you! You look great. I love the necklace. It even provides tomorrow's pop of color. Thanks for joining us!

Claire said...

haha hubs had a nut cracker like that....but it was a LOT smaller....!

Baby Budget Blog said...

The color of those boots are perfect! Need to pull mine out and start wearing them now :) Also loving the purple/fuschia nail color! Have a great weekend!!

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Bonnie said...

These are the type of boots that I wear CONSTANTLY. They are super comfortable, and they can literally be worn with anything.


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Kezzie said...

Aahh, so sweet! Just watch out there aren't any mice in your house who will start a battle wiht the Nutcracker prince!!!!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving those boots and your nail color :)
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Keely said...

You are amazing mixing all those neutrals together! And you look fabulous! Thanks for joining us!

cecylia.com said...

what a great concept- the tan boots are a great fit on you! YOur kids are so cute- love all the cakes :D
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Frannie Pantz said...

Ok, you totally redeemed yourself and made up for missing the challenge and in fact, I think that your take on all the neutrals is a PERFECT one! I love all these colors together and the OTK boots are just the icing on your daughter's wedding cake!

Teddi said...

is it my imagination or do your nails look blue, in the fabulous neutral queen of pregnant hotness outfit top photo? i know it's the plum color in the polish photo. pigtails smiles, & are you sure princess wants to marry the nutcracker? ;)

Dika Dewi said...

coolest mommy i ever seen.. i like your blogs so much.. You such a sexy-est pregnant women which has a beautiful class of outfit!

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Interwebs Fails said...

What a cutie mom. ;)

Kassi said...

Awww Princess Sparkles is so cute with her Nutcracker groom. You are the queen of neutrals. Love that navy tunic and your OTK boots! :)

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♥AdamAlexMommy♥ said...

navy and tan or brown are one of my favorite color combos... and you are rocking it! i have to say that you always do a fantastic job at making your finds look like luxe items.

have a fabulous wknd, and your belly is so beautiful!

jasmine

SassyUptownChic said...

Beautiful outfit! You are wearing that hat girl! I love it. That purple nail polish is fab! Love your ring. :D
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Shelly said...

Excellent decision! {I want them too}

Summer-Raye said...

Nutcracker groom- SO ADORBS!

Naughty and NIce bunco?? AHH- How fun is that.

Have a fab weekend.
Summer-Raye

ln said...

ahhhh i gotta love the kids so much! <3 <3 they are so adorable. my boyfriend and i created a blog featuring couples, come by! HIM AND HER PROJECT
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Rebecca said...

I like that purple polish.

D said...

Looking good! Love everything about
outfit. Smart choice on boots. Never buy too small shoes! My bro
used to say an army marches on its
feet. Love your imaginative girls.

Francesca R said...

You really rock these colors!! And i am loving that nail polish! i want that color too!

Melaina25 said...

Love the navy and how cute is your bump? Adore purple nailpolish myself so love the plum :)

Thanks for linking up I hope you'll be come a regular!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Love the cozy look. Dressing all in one color makes the boots just pop.
Your daughter is so cute.
I have been missing a lot of challenge and things that are going on in the blog world as well. December is just such a busy month.
I think EBEW has an event coming next week right?
Daphne.
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my mini bag said...

I love the outfit. Especially the boots.

Your daughters are so cute!

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My 2 Pesos said...

Nice boots. :3

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I love how you throw a week changele in to one.

Heather said...

Oh I really love those boots!

XO
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dotty said...

the over-the-knee boots are FABULOUS! definitely the right decision!

dash dot dotty

Style, She Wrote said...

Great boots! You are a super stylish mommy. xo style, she wrote

Emma said...

Great boots! Perfect height. Your Daughters are too Cute!

yiqin; said...

i can never pull off boots :(

Mongs said...

you are always good in colors and co-ordination. So this looks great on you. Blue and brown are perfect combo, very rich hues. The light brown boots gives a nice pop of "neutral" color.

mongs
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love your OTK boots and you know we love your nail polish!! You look amazing as always! :-)

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Meagan said...

The picture of your girls with the nutcracker is too cute! and I want those boots! Thanks for linking up!
-Meagan
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Kristin said...

That polish color is so gorgeous!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You are such a rockin mama, I love it Claire! And Sparkles boyfriend is too cute!

xoxo Mary Jo

rach_t said...

You have amazing style! Just been looking through your posts and i couldnt pick a favourite as there is so many!!I wish i looked half as good pregnant, lol. You look fab!
Rachel
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Tara said...

After sorting through a zillion texted pictures my MiL sent me while she was trying to pick out a pair of riding boots, I'm going to say picking out a pair of boots is at least on par with picking a husband :)

And Princess Sparkles has good taste...I was totally going to marry the Nutcracker when I was her age, too! (The ballet gets me every time...)

Mrs. J said...

Better to have comfortable boots then less expensive pair. Plus the pair you bought look similar to Frye boots. Very cute outfit and love the nail polish.

What great groom to have he's handsome and works in the kitchen..lol

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