Monday, March 5, 2012

Playing Dress Up

Princess Sparkles loves to dress up her baby brother, Bucket.
The other day I found him in his crib wearing a doll hat.
Then today she decided to dress him in her very own Ariel panties.
I asked her why she did it and she told me,
"Because it's cool!"

Monday's Inspiration - The Saturdays

RED CASHMERE MAXI SKIRT - Thrifted, $3
BLUE JACKET - Forever 21, $8
WHITE NURSING TANK - Target
BOW EARRINGS - from my blog friend, Polly
NECKLACE, RING - Cynde Daniels
NUDE CAGE HEELS - Kelsi Dagger, $11



Today's "Monday Inspiration" photo from Two Birds had a few outfits to choose from.  Not having many pairs of skinny pants that fit, especially red ones, I decided to wear a red maxi skirt.  The blue jacket is one I got on clearance at Forever 21 and the heels I got at Loehmanns for only $11 after multiple discounts.

Bucket in a pink doll hat.

Bucket modeling Sparkles' princess panties.

It was fun wearing bright colors once again.  But wearing red, white and blue can be difficult.  Luckily the colors are "nautical," so I'm hoping I'm leaning more toward "cool" rather than an American flag. 




43 comments:

oomph. said...

i wore an outfit very similar to the inspiration with red skinnies and a navy jacket, and i think i called it patriotic, lol! your proportions work well and do not come across as such!

[oomph.]

Maiken said...

aww, how cute that hat is! adorable :P
I also love your jacket and those heels. the red skirt totally spices up your outfit btw ;)

Maiken/
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Antee Gurung said...

Hey nice post ESP the 1stic...red always brings out a jolly side...
Btw NEW POst in my blog...be sure to check it out...
Xoxo

Taylor said...

Fantastic look - I prefer yours to the inspiration. Cashmere maxi?! For three dollars?! Amazing. I loooooove the doll hat and the panties pictures... that last one will be good to show to his future wife one day, ha!

Shybiker said...

Cute story. I wish I'd had an older sister like that. :)

Baby Budget Blog said...

LOVE the red skirt!!! Seriously, I need this color in my closet! I have nothing red!

www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Aww, how cute is Bucket in his hat??? You look wonderful in your red white and blue! Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday and have a great day.

Teddi said...

you nailed the cool! sweet bucket photos. princess sparkles is so creative. :)

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw look at that little Bucket! I really love this look Claire! You look absolutely amazing! I can't believe that you just had a baby!

two birds said...

you are the mom that every other mom hates...because you bounced back so quickly and look so amazing! (i really don't hate you, though!) i love the bright colors on you!

rlutz said...

The fact that princess sparkles put her panties on bucket priceless...You are looking amazing..love how you styled that great red skirt!

Callie said...

First, I need to tell you just how adorable those kids of yours are. Little Bucket all dressed up! It's too cute! Looks like Princess Sparkles is already teaching her brother the ropes. And second, I need to tell you that I really love your outfit! You look simply amazing - love the bright skirt!

Shayla said...

I love this look on you! The necklace and shoes are fabulous - must put on my "wish" list. I love how Bucket is getting in on the action... So funny!

Tiffany said...

I think you look gorgeous!! I don't know how you manage with a baby in the house! lol And a very cute baby, at that. Bucket is precious!

Tiffany said...

I think you look gorgeous!! I don't know how you manage with a baby in the house! lol And a very cute baby, at that. Bucket is precious!

My 2 Pesos said...

Cute baby. :3

Amy Fashion Blog said...

such a great find on that maxi skirt. You kids are too cute.

Annie L said...

I've been seeing a lot of bloggers in red skirts. Such a pick-me-up for March!
xo Annie

Hello Naka said...

i love your jacket!

J'Adore Fashion said...

I love your translation of the outfit. red looks great on cute...cute baby!

xoxo
Stella

Jess said...

I definitely love that red and blue together! And that hate really suits Bucket! He looks like a Glow Worm!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Awww those are the cutest kids in the WORLD. :D

And I love your red skirt. So lovely. xo

❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

so cute of your little girl dressing up your newest addition! bucket is a good sport. :)

xoxo
jasmine

Punctuation Mark said...

kids come up with the cutest things!

Rebecca said...

I like the jacket, and you definitely don't look like a flag.

Nicole Feliciano said...

First, let's talk about the baby--yummy! Now on to the red skirt--totally fab flash of color. Love this Monday Mingle submission. My assignment this week was all about styling--one top, six looks:

http://www.momtrends.com/2012/03/kamali-kulture/

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love that skirt!

Lei said...

Waaaaiitt! I totally missed the part where you had the baby already. Haha! Goes to show how long I haven't visited your blog! :P Lookin' good! And your babies are still adorable! :P

p.s. love the shoes!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

A huge CONGRATULATIONS. He is ADORABLE. and you look amazing already. WOW.
Love the interpretation of the inspiration.
Daphne.

my thrifty closet said...

what a stunning skirt. Red is such a beautiful color and it looks great on you. I like the nautical colors. The sailor style jacket is cute! Haha..that picture of bucket is so cute! He seems to have grown!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

ROMA AGSALUD said...

believe me..you're leaning more on the cool than flag-y! :) I think princess sparkles into fashion..just like mommy! :)

ROMA AGSALUD said...

believe me..you're leaning more on the cool than flag-y! :) I think princess sparkles into fashion..just like mommy! :)

em.me.ma said...

lovely! your kids are lucky to be having menchies!! i love it so much, wish i knew about it earlier :P

KelleyJohnson07 said...

Um I don't know if you know this, but people don't usually look this AMAZING right after having a baby. Seriously, you look BEAUTIFUL!

rachel said...

lol! princess sparkles is so funny! love the shoes and the outfit!

Shea said...

Aww, "bucket" is too cute in that hat! I love how you made the inspiration Monday outfit your own--I think I like it better with a maxi skirt!

Kristin said...

You look seriously amazing!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Haha the 'princess panties'- that cracks me up! Wow Claire you look phenomenal- I would never think you had a newborn from looking at you! I love the bright skirt and the jean jacket- very chic!

D said...

That cashmere skirt must feel so good! Didn't you just have that
baby? Bucket looks amazingly big
for his age. Can hardly wait to
see what Princess Sparkles puts on him next.

Fashion Tales.... said...

These are always such great colours to wear together. I love your sandals! -xo

Kezzie said...

Hey I love your interpretation! I chose the same Saturday and did something similar with a red skirt that length with a sailor cardie!!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Bucket is just too cute! ADORABLE! LOVE your outfit Claire. Those colors are gorgeous and how sexy are those heels. Really cool girl!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Jill said...

Girl, you look INCREDIBLE! Baby is so sweet, congrats!