Monday, January 2, 2012

Animal Print Fedora and a Day at the Beach

Last week Camouflage and I took the girls to the beach. 
I know it's winter, but it was such a nice day. 
The girls played in the sand, collected shells and ran down sand dunes. 
Then we had a picnic and the seagulls came. 
I tried to shoo them away and Camo threw a shoe. 
Then Pigtails got up, walked over to the birds and said "no, Quackie, no!"
Maybe the gulls were insulted she called them ducks and they flew away...

OLIVE MILITARY JACKET - Nordstrom, $25
GRAY TANK - Motherhood Maternity, hand-me-down
MATERNITY JEANS - H&M, $10
NECKLACE, RING - Cynde Daniels
GRAY BOOTIES - Old Navy, $10
ANIMAL PRINT FEDORA - Albert Swanepoel for Target, $20
Monday's Inspiration - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

I'm thankful for "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds, so I didn't have to think too hard about what to wear today (though I'm excited to wear some new holiday sale purchases!).  I love these full panel H&M maternity jeans I found for $10 though they're starting to get a little snug now that I'm in my last month of pregnancy.  And of course, I love my animal print Albert Swanepoel for Target hat!

The Seagull Whisperer (in a Seagull shirt!)

Happy New Year!  I'm still in "holiday" mode and so glad I had the extra day to get myself together.  It was fun having everyone around.  The holidays were a nice break from the norm, kind of like a picnic at the beach in the middle of winter!




44 comments:

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I love that hat and you little bump! I kind of miss my bump when I see blogger's rocking it, it takes me back to 9 mos ago :D...Congrats!

Jill said...

I'm so glad you got that hat. I absolutely love that line at Target. You're looking great with your little bump! Happy New Year and feel well!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I love how you wore the leopard print in the hat instead of the scarf- very funky! I am insanely jealous that you spent a day at the beach in December-it is blizzard central here in Ottawa!

Frannie Pantz said...

Lovely lovely! Can't wait to see that little bebe!

Terri said...

Claire--I haven't visited in months and thought sure you would have had the little one by now. But you are rockin' the Inspiration Monday look.

Teddi said...

i want to hug the seagull whisperer, or will camo throw a shoe at me? i dig your blog nicknames. cute outfit ms. claire, due in one month lady.

Mongs said...

you always interpret inspirations so well. I like this Safari inspired look. The hat is so adorable. You look so great even at third trimester, I looked like a inflated balloon back then. Happy new year Claire! Looking forward to more fabulous outfits from you.

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just me said...

looking so beatiful!!!

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Ivana said...

Love your outfit, it looks just perfect! It has a great cozy and stylish vibe :) I´ve just discovered your lovely blog and I love it! I´m happy to be your new follower :)

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ROMA AGSALUD said...

hahahahaha :) no, quakie, no?!! pigtails is one funny kid :) I don't think the seagulls will agree though... :D happy you had a day at the beach claire :)

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Style Journey said...

Your interpretations always end up better than the inspiration photo. Love the fedora and your necklace!

Courtney Erin said...

That hat is a seriously great piece - and it works so well with this outfit!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Wow! I can't believe you're already in your last month! It feels like just yesterday when you told us, haha :D
And loving your hat!!!!!
No, Quackie, NO! I'm going to say that to my roomie tonight to see what she does, haha
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Patti said...

That's a wonderful interpretation you created! Love your hat, and those booties too. Thanks so much for linking up to Visible Monday: >

Francesca R said...

Happy new year Claire!! You look nice with the fedora! Enjoy your holidays!!!

lisa signorini said...

so lovely with your fedora!
I wish to u a brilliant 2012!
New post from paris on my blog: I'm waiting for u!
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Happy New Year!! Love that it's winter and you guys can take your girls to the beach. So jealous!! :-)

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Baby Budget Blog said...

Just got a similar fedora from Jcrew and am wearing it today so I LOVE yours!!! Hope you and your family had a great New Year's!!!

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rlutz said...

H&M full panel jeans saved my life during my first pregnancy...you are looking amazing! Love how you keep styling that hat!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

You look great. I'm so Jealous you get to go to the beach in winter. Winter just kick today and I'm wishing that I was back in Fl.

Happy New Years.

Kezzie said...

Great interpretation (and I LOVE those shoes!)

Kara said...

What a great idea, a winter beach day! Pigtails is ADORABLE--I've missed her and you:))
You are looking so beautiful as usual and just rocking that lovely bump.
I have that hat too! It's so wearable...I think i wear it several times a week lately!
Love your grey booties and for such an awesome price. I love Old Navy and their affordable, fun shoes:)
Happy New Year to you!

Rebecca said...

I like the hat, and I am pretty jealous that you can go to the beach right now.

two birds said...

i can't get over how amazing you look! i love you in a hat, and pigtails is superbly adorable!

My 2 Pesos said...

Love the seagull shirt. (:

Shybiker said...

That's a great hat. And people may think I'm strange but I've been looking at maternity clothes lately. It's interesting to see how women handle the big bump of pregnancy. Happy New Year!

Shea said...

I love how you did a leopard print fedora in the place of a scarf--I like it even more than the inspiration! I'm jealous of your nearby beach, even if it is cold :)

Bonnie said...

Every girl needs a good military jacket. They are totally irreplaceable.

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Tammy said...

We live right outside of Chicago just a few miles from Lake Michigan. I remember one year when the boys were little it was 70 in feb. So off we went to the beach to collect rocks and have a mini picnic. Have to make those memories whenever you can.
Still looking smashing. Hope you are feeling well and getting enough rest.
My new trending link up is up and running.....maybe one of your quackie buds will fly you on over to join in

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

you look cute as always. I love the gray tank and the "seagull whisperer", what a sweetie! :)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I'm so glad that you got out to the beach, the weather has been so nice! I'm hoping your last month of pregnancy goes smoothly--it's so exciting that you're about to have your baby!! Love your outfit!

xo Mary Jo

Maiken said...

hey! I hope you're enjoying 2012 :)
thanks for the follow and lovely comment in my blog!
btw, you look absolutely great and the beach looks amazing too :P we have some snow in Estonia and I don't actually like it :D

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THE GLOSSY MOOD said...

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andaemond said...

now you're totally throw away my though that some of pregnant people is unfashionable. but you.. oh gosh you're awesome <3333333333333333
xoxo

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Tiffany said...

Hahaha!!! Seagull whisperer... lol

You look so good, Claire! I can't believe you're in your last month!!

Polly said...

Gorgeous hat!
P.S. Did you receive my gift???

Kisses.

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Annie L said...

Gorgeous look! Adorable green jacket and love those booties...and I'm sooo jealous you can go to the beach! It's freezing here!
xo Annie
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mari b. said...

oh your fedora is too brilliant to be true.

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D. said...

Love your take better than original. Beach is always good, esp
if there's food. There may be gulls
but at least no ants!

Jessica L. said...

Very cute outfit! Was so tempted to buy the grey booties, but I never saw them for that price!-Jessica

Mrs. J said...

Jealous, I wish I live near a beach and had your nice weather included.

I love the Monday inspiration and your take on it. I think I'm going to copy this outfit very soon.

ps. Leopard fedora now on my must buy list. :)

Juliann Whicker said...

Nice! Particularly the hat.

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