Monday, December 5, 2011

A Maternity Outfit, Burgundy Hat and a Santa Visit

This past weekend Princess Sparkles met Santa.  She was excited and waited in line to talk to him.  She sat on his lap and asked him for a "bouncy ball."  I told her she had to wait until Christmas for her gift (***note to self, get bouncy ball!). 

Then we asked Pigtails if she wanted to sit with Santa.  She took one look at the strange guy, said "no," then quickly ran away.  Don't really blame her.

FLORAL MATERNITY TOP - Gap
BLACK JEGGINGS - Hue
CARDIGAN - Loft
FLOPPY HAT - Forever 21
LEATHER CUFF - Made by my mom
NUDE FLATS - Me Too (thrifted)

Monday's Inspiration - Hillary and Haley Duff



"Inspiration Monday" from the sisters at Two Birds are Hillary and Haley Duff.  I decided to try and combine the two girls' looks and wore a cardigan, black jeggings, a hat and nude flats.  The top was a maternity hand-me-down from a friend and the flats were a recent Goodwill purchase.  They're real leather, never worn, Me Too flats that I saw at Nordstrom for $80 and I got them for $7!!!

Princess Sparkles:  "I want a bouncy ball for Christmas...
and my mom wants some over the knee boots.  Thank you."
These flats are perfect "pregnant lady" shoes.  I usually lean towards heels or wedges, but now that I'm bigger I'm appreciating comfortable shoes more (just like I love my leggings!).  I really want some flat heeled over the knee boots I can rock with leggings but I can't find the right pair.  Maybe I should have Princess Sparkles ask Santa for me, though I'm not sure I can wait until Christmas.




40 comments:

Mommyblogger said...

Cute outfit & I love your flats. I'm such a flats girl. Every now I will wear kitten heels but that is about the extent of it. Flats are just so much more comfy!

My little man didn't want anything to do with Santa either LOL

Fash Boulevard said...

super cute. adore this. amazing post, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my Holiday party post. xo

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Dawn said...

Hi Claire darling, I love this bohemian take on the combined looks. You are so lucky to have found those me too flats. I like that brand. Great for you. Santa can be scary, hence my awkward family photos post today. You look so pretty and chic...great outfit. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Lei said...

LOvely outfit as usual! :)

I think kids Pigtail's age are usually scared of mascots or costumed people. :P

Style Journey said...

Both of my girls were scared of Santa until they realized he brought presents. I have a picture of Kayla at 3 yrs and she looks scared to death, lol!

Your lacey top is so cute! You have the best maternity wear. The hat looks great too :)

Heather

Patti said...

So pretty! And I love to hear your children's' reactions to Santa - so sweet, and very honest : > Thanks for participating in Visible Monday, and have a lovely day.

Baby Budget Blog said...

If I ever am pregnant, this is exactly the style you'll find me in! Gorgeous flats, skinnies, a breezy tunic and a fab flopy hat! LOVES!!

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Frannie Pantz said...

My daughter is petrified of Santa and my oldest is "too cool" for Santa so usually the only one who ponies up for the Santa sit is my younger son. Aw, kids. Love your comfy cozy look Claire! The flats are so cute and look uber comfy!

Rebecca said...

Princess Sparkles is so cute! I like your floppy hat.

Kezzie said...

Oh bravo! I was going to do this but I took my choir to sing at an old people's nursing home so needed to wear warm clothing and uber smart!

Bonnie said...

I love the flats. You really can't beat a good pair of flats. I like to throw a pair in my bag for my long trips across campus!


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Claire said...

all my footwear is flat!
I always think it's a slightly wierd thing for kids to sit on some random blokes lap lol

Teddi said...

what's the recipe for a smile on a gloomy outside winter day? my answer: claire with her burgundy hat, princess sparkles on santa's lap, & pigtails saying "no."

Francesca R said...

i have to find a santa too! I want to watch my kid's reaction to him! I love that hat! And you are stunning dear!!

D said...

Great outfit and love the shoes!
Can't blame Pigtails for making a
run from Santa. Hope Santa has a
knowledgeable helper who has good
taste in boots and you get the pair
of your dreams.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your hat with that top! I still haven't found the right hat, what is wrong with me?! And your little one who ran away from Santa--so cute, I always wanted to do that but wasn't allowed, haha.

xo Mary Jo

Mother in Heels said...

Your outfit turned out so much cuter than either of the Duff girls. I love your whole look!

Shea said...

Well at least a bouncy ball should be easy to find! I hope the boots are too! I love this look--I love how you did a mix of the two looks!

Jess said...

Awwww, look at that little belly! So precious!

Meagan said...

I *love* that hat. It reminds me of one I've had my eye on at Target for months but haven't been able to justify splurging on just yet.
-Meagan
www.spunkychateau.com

two birds said...

You look gorgeous! I love the hat. And those flats are so pretty. And for only $7! Awesome. Your daughter looks so cute in her Santa picture. So fun!

Kara said...

Love you in that floppy hat! And what a find with those flats! So excited for you:-)
How cute that Princess Sparkles only wants a bouncy ball! And that's hilarious about Pigtails...I have a feeling Ajuma would act the same way!...and yes, no wonder!

Jo Bao said...

Aww, this outfit is quite cute :) I must say! I love your burgundy hat because I love the color a lot!!

Mongs said...

pretty, much better than the inspiration! I love the floral top and floppy hair, really cool and chic! If I were your girl I would't want to sit on santa's lap either...haha..

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Amy Fashion Blog said...

cute outfit and story

Kristin said...

That hat is the cutest lady!

Style Me B.A.D said...

Flat otk boots are hard to come by! I found one pair on sale last yr and nothing else really!

gracefully50.com said...

I don't ever remember looking so chic when I was pregnant. Beautiful...love the hat!

Tara said...

Brigid was a little uncertain about the whole Santa thing, but she was a trooper for the two minutes it took to snap a picture. She's good about that...but you have to get her quick, before she makes up her mind to have a breakdown :)

Love the hat, and those shoes were a great find!

aki! said...

A bouncy ball... what a simple gift.

I love the long cardigan look. Very slimming!

I don't like beer but the pretzel sausage combo sounds great. I haven't had a pretzel in so long.

Emma said...

That hat is Fabulous!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Loving the hat on you. You should wear them more often. and the lace top looks great. The Santa photo is so cute and but what is even cuter is her telling Santa what you want. I am sure he enjoyed the 'over the knee boots' visual!
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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The Bookness said...

Looking good =) And the inspo is great as well.

Followed the blog, hope you don't mind. And maybe you'll visit me someday.

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SassyUptownChic said...

Super cute outfit!!! I love that hat!!! She handled Santa fabulously. I remember telling my mom, can I write him a note and wanted to leave. HAHAHAHA Make sure you get her that bouncy ball. :D
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Jill said...

Love a floppy hat and those flats are fab.

oomph. said...

kudos to mom for making that bracelet!! i like it. neither of my kids ever wanted to sit on santas lap. ever. the rare pics i have of them with santa, they look scared, haha!

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