Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DIY Fur Boots and Maternity Wrap Dress

"This is me when I was a baby.  Isn't that cool?"
Princess Sparkles loves being a big sister and tries to "babysit" Bucket when he's in his crib trying to sleep.  The other day I came out of the bathroom to find Princess Sparkles waving her baby picture in Bucket's face, telling him all about when she was his age.

WRAP DRESS - Motherhood Maternity (hand-me-down)
FUR BOOTS - Old Navy (with DIY fur by my mom)
Old Navy Boots, $9

I think the hardest thing about staying home for two weeks with the baby is I have absolutely no motivation to get dressed.  Since doing this blog I have always enjoyed putting together outfits, but suddenly I find myself in pajamas, or if I'm lucky, sweats.  And so I decided I'd post the last few maternity outfits I took pictures of.

These are the boots I got for $9 on clearance at Old Navy.  I wanted some fur boots and I thought my mom, Fair Isle, could make it happen.  She found these coyote tails my dad had given her over 20 years ago when he had gone hunting so she put them on my boots.  I thought they looked uniquely cute, though I will say the tails kinda creeped me out.  But at least they're being used.

"This is me when I was a baby.  Isn't that cool?"

I have to say I'm so lucky to have Fair Isle.  Not only does she make me feel better when I'm having contractions and about to give birth, but she also goes thrifting for me when I'm stuck at home and makes me things like fur boots.  Isn't that cool?







39 comments:

Heels Are My Drugs said...

awww cute..love your dress.
xoxo

♥HeelsAreMyDrugs♥
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Claire said...

love the fur!!!! it's nice that she's babysitting already :)

Hello Naka said...

i love the boots :3

Maiken said...

your kids are so cute and have a brilliant sense of humour ;)
anyway, I hope you'll find some inspiration for new outfits soon :)

Maiken/
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Shon said...

This is so sweet! I love the boots, very nice. Take your time, rest and we'll be here when you get back:/

Jayme and Mendi said...

Aw, big sister Princess Sparkles! And your mom is so sweet and talented!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

BTW - thanks for answering the TAG questions! We love reading those!!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I love the DIY fur boots and the adorable dress. You must be having a busy but wonderful 2 weeks with your 3 babies!

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw, how adorable is that??? Conner (my younger son) had absolutely no interest in his little sister when she was born, but Kaden (my oldest) was all about her. Three kids is tough, take it easy and only get dressed if you're feelin' it. You'll be back to yourself in no time. So cool of your mom to make you those boots!

Callie said...

So happy to see that the little one is home and doing well! Congratulations! That's so exciting. Those boots are wonderful too - your mother did a wonderful job!

Callie - www.coffeeandcardigans.com

Annie L said...

Love the added drama of fur on those boots. Your mom is one crafty lady!
xo Annie

Mary said...

Love the boots what a great idea!

Sophie - Country girl said...

love that bright dress on you x

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Those boots and that dress are sassy! I can understand why you don't feel like dressing up right now. Give yourself time! Those two are too cute.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Sunny & Star said...

You look beautiful and you have such an adorable family.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

those boots are super cute. Also your kids are too cute.

Shea said...

Aww, Princess Sparkles sounds like a great big sister! And I don't blame you for not wanting to get dressed up--you just had a baby, so I'd say that's a good enough excuse for me :) Anyway, take your time, and enjoy your new little one!

francesca romana capizzi said...

Claire I apologize for being so late! Congrats dear! I am soooooo happy for you!!

Annie said...

That dress looks so pretty on you!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Polly said...

That fur boots are amazing! Su[er stylish!

Kisses.

www.pollysboudoir.blogspot.com

Baby Budget Blog said...

Those boots are so unique! Never saw anything like them before! LOVES!!!

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I think you deserve a little down time, after all, you just brought another style lover into the world! I had to laugh about the tails thing--I see them at my leather place and they creep me out too, although I'm making up my own version of a tail, you'll see it soon :)

Hope you are feeling more energetic soon!

xo Mary Jo

Kay said...

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Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Hey lovely! A BIG CONGRATS to you on sweet baby boy! :) That is wonderful news...and he sure looks adorable! I know that you are over the moon! :)

Emma said...

That is a Gorgeous wrap dress!

Kassi said...

Hooray for wonderful mothers. Your mom did an awesome job on the boots and I think this outfit is adorable. Congratulations on your baby boy. He is exquisite :)

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Mongs said...

the dress is beautiful and the fur touches on the boots are perfect! Rest well Claire, you must be really busy with the baby and kids. I missed your fabulous presence in this bloggy world. Looking forward to your outfit posts. Take care!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Pratishtha Durga said...

OMG! They are both adorable... She is going to be such a loving elder sis! Love the DIY fur boots... And the dress is cute...

Hoping to see more posts from you soon.

oomph. said...

ok, you just had a baby. you're entitled to not wanting to get dressed for a while! the girls are so cute. it's that naive innocence that touches your heart.

cute way to jazz up those old navy boots!

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Punctuation Mark said...

that is so cute... i love this idea! Happy Friday!

Michelle Lee said...

omg i want that fur boots :)

http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

omg, claire! so happy for you! congrats on your precious little one!! what a great big sister!

that wrap dress is gorgeous on you! you make those boots look like a million bucks! i have to get them. :)

enjoy your wknd!

xoxo
jasmine

fashionsastranger said...

your Mum is awesome :) And so creative! Your boots look amazing (although, I think I'd be a bit freaked out by the fur, too!)

How sweet is your daughter!! That is the cutest thing ever! You look great, I hope you're feeling ok xx

Angelica N. said...

Print dress...very nice! The fur on those boots is so glam (and for $9...EXTRA GLAM...and the fact that it's real real fur...well, you got yourself a deal there).

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Lei said...

Adorable baby girl! :P
Love this look, too. I always like the dress+boots combo! :)

ROMA AGSALUD said...

You're indeed one lucky girl! :) I don't know what I'll do without my mom also..she's superwoman for me.

ttFNx said...

those boots are gorgeous x

Kristin said...

What a sweet big sister!

threadsandbuttons said...

With a little one AND a newborn, I don't think I would ever make it out of PJs let alone into anything cute. That dress is adorable, as is pre-newborn you! Princess Sparkles seems to love her new brother :)

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