Sunday, January 8, 2012

Black, White and A Goldfish Costume

"Mommy, fish,"
Pigtails said to me as she dragged over her Halloween costume.
I was shocked.  She screamed everytime I put her in it in October.
Pigtails climbed into her costume.  "Zip!  Tie!"
Maybe it was the pet fish Camouflage just bought the girls
or that Princess Sparkles was tootling around in it...
But whatever it was Pigtails wanted to wear her goldfish costume!

POLKA DOT DRESS - Motherhood Maternity (thrifted)
FLOWER HEADBAND, PEARL EARRINGS - Downtown LA
PEARL BRACELETS - Heavenly Treasures
BLACK FLOWER CLUTCH - Nine West
OXFORD T-STRAP HEELS - Forever 21 (thrifted)




SALLY HANSEN XTREME WEAR - Strobe Light
LOVE & BEAUTY (FOREVER 21) - Grey

This is what I wore to my "baby sprinkle" (sort of a mini "baby shower") that my mom friends threw for me.  They were so sweet to celebrate the upcoming little one with brunch and gifts.  I was so honored and had a great time.  My sister, Polka Dots, thrifted this dress for me from GW in Hawaii and I found these shoes at the local GW.  They were new!  The black and white ensemble worked out perfect to link up to "Everybody, Everywear!"


I love wearing black and white, it's such a classic color combo and can be worn anytime during the year.  Kind of like a fishy Halloween costume that might not "work" for trick-or-treating in October but makes a cozy outfit in January!





44 comments:

oomph. said...

that goldfish costume is adorable!!! cute shoes, too! amazing what people give away...brand new! great find!

happy new year to you!

[oomph.]

Teddi said...

i own that sally hansen polish! your whole family really has the bargain shopping for special things, down to a science. claire you looked great, for your baby sprinkle. when my friend's son was a cow for halloween, everyday after, for the next 6-8 months, he wanted to wear his cow galoshes. so i would say pigtails is normal, & adorable to boot.

D said...

So, are the girls satisfied with a
pet fish? It sure is a lot easier to maintain than a puppy! That is a ferociously funny look on Pigtails' face! How sweet of your
friends to give you a shower. Not
many get a shower on baby #3.

Mongs said...

nice dress, definitely better than the original inspiration outfit. Looks great with the feather accessory, pigtail looks so cute in her goldfish outfit.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Ivana said...

Love your outfit, especially those stylish shoes and those nail polishes are gorgeous!

xx Ivana

Stop by sometimes :)
Macarons and Pearls

ROMA AGSALUD said...

ow..a baby shower! :) I'm happy you had a great time with your friends :)

Jazmin said...

That clutch is adorable! I love Nine West for shoes and bags.Love the outfit!

-Jaz
http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

Hey just tagged you in a post you should come take a peek!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

love your shoe. Sound like you had a good weekend.

Tiffany said...

Oh, I had a sprinkle too. I think the idea of sprinkles are so cute for second and third babies. It's a fun way to celebrate their birth without going all out!

You look beautiful! I love that flower headband and your nails, too!

Frannie Pantz said...

Yay for Halloween costumes! They are seriously one of the best, most played with year round investments that I make in the year.

A lovely black and white combination! You look great!

Patti said...

I love the idea of a "sprinkle" : > You look wonderful and of course Pigtails is an adorable fish. Thanks so much for linking up to Visible Monday!

two birds said...

you amaze me every week how chic and put together you look for a preggo mommy! i love the dress and those shoes are pretty amazing! as for the fish...adorable!

Kezzie said...

I love the fish costume! I love how funny your children are!
Love the polka dot dress!

rachel said...

that dress looks great on you! like how you gave it kind of a retro feel with the accessories. pigtails looks so cute in that fish costume!!

Sophie - Country girl said...

love your monochrome look x

Kimberly said...

you look amazing love the dress on you so pretty!

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your outfit Claire, you are soooo preggies now - hope you are feeling okay and doing fun things up to the last minute!

xoxo Mary Jo

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Very pretty and oh those shoes!

LyddieGal said...

That's so lovely that your mom threw you a sprinkle!

I love your nail combo, and that clutch is gorgeous!

Chic on the Cheap

tammy Silverstyle said...

Which would I pick? gold fish costume or black and white dress? Hummmmmm???
Hope you had a great time at the sprinkles party!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Beautiful dress and I LOVE the nails! Your little goldfishy is adorable-just like you in the black and white dress!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh you thrifted that dress? Great find! And pigtails looks adorable in her fish costume! Where do you even find something like that?

Jo Bao said...

Omg awwwwwwww the goldfish costumeeee, it is SO cute!! You are so loved by people that you love :) that is happy to hear! The dress is gorgeous, your sister has good taste.

Jo Bao ♥

Emma said...

I Really Love those shoes! You look Fabulous as always!

Fash Boulevard said...

so fabulous. you look stunning, love. all the little details are perfection. Thanks for sharing love. if you get a second, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest. xo

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Closet Fashionista said...

Aww that fish costume is adorable! And you look wonderful!! :D
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Fashion By Alicia said...

Love those shoes!

Kristin said...

Those shoes are the cutest lady!

Francesca R said...

Your dress is adorable Claire! And I live the shoes! Pigtails look so lovely with her goldfish costume!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great dress!

My 2 Pesos said...

Such a cute fish. :3

Baby Budget Blog said...

The ribbon detail is darling! and um, I say, YES to rocking those 'snakeskin JCs with the crazy wood block heels'! You've been rocking heels all through your pregnancy and if I ever have a baby, I'm inspired to do the same! So go on! I'd love to see them now!!

www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Such an elegant outfit. I am loving those shoes. I also like the tiny pink detail of the ribbon in the dress.
She is a cutie pie in her costume.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Style Me B.A.D said...

Love the shoes!

Meagan said...

A goldfish costume? That's the cutest thing ever!
-Meagan
www.spunkychateau.com

Whitney said...

what a cutie!!!

Terri said...

The Goodwill thrift gods were smiling on this outfit!

Annie said...

Such a pretty dress...and LOVE those shoes :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Bonnie said...

I love your shoes! I have a pair that is really similar to these, and I wear them all the time. The goldfish costume is super adorable on your little princess.

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Tara said...

Those shoes are Gorgeous! I am a sucker for a pretty t-strap!

Also, I was just noticing in these pictures, but I'm pretty sure with some creative draping, and a well placed prop here or there, you could have photographed this entire pregnancy without any of us even knowing that you were pregnant. You look amazing!

Annie L said...

Loving those shoes and the glitter polish! And that is a very cute goldfish.
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Absolutely love your shoes, polka dots dress and headband. Perfect for black and white EBEW!

Cheers,
Cathy@Golden Globe 2012 Fashion Favorites

Mrs. J said...

Love this whole outfit especially the t-strap shoes, hair clip and matching bag. Wonderful and perfect for a baby shower.