Monday, May 14, 2012

Pattern Mixing - Stripes and Florals

"Who do you look like?  Mommy?  Daddy?  Grandma?"
I asked Pigtails the other day who she resembled as we looked in the mirror.
Pigtails looked at me, then smiled and said, "Pigtails!"
She's right.  She looks like herself.



Monday's Inspiration - Reese Witherspoon
STRIPED DRESS - Libertine for Target, $17
NAVY VEST - Target, $6
RED SKINNY BELT - Forever 21
FLORAL WEDGES - Chinese Laundry (thrifted), $9



Today's "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds is a pregnant Reese Witherspoon.  I love stripes and was thrilled to whip out the blue and green dress I got from Libertine for Target the second time it came around.  I even waited and got it on clearance for $17 (not quite as cheap as the other ones I got for $10, but I didn't want to miss this one!).  I paired it with a blue vest instead of a sweater since it's been really warm here.  The floral wedges are ones I thrifted new at GW. 

Pigtails looking like herself in mixed prints and rain boots

I love doing "Inspiration Monday" because it's fun to use someone else's outfit as inspiration and I don't have to think too hard.  And although it would be nice to have the closets these celebrities have, it's fun to work with the thrifted and inexpensive pieces I have.  It keeps me looking like myself!



36 comments:

The Suburb Experiment said...

I like that you paired a red belt with the green dress. In my head it would look Christmas-y, but in reality it looks really fresh. Hmmm. . . I'm mentally shopping my closet right now for those colors. :)

Jenn
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Cara said...

What a fun take on Reese's look! I love that the sweater vest is longer than the dress, and you mixed patterns with the floral wedges. Really cute!

Rebecca said...

I have that dress, and now I think that I need to find a red belt to wear with it.

WendyB said...

Aw, that's such a good answer!

Teddi said...

claire these photos are joyful! :) your outfit is darling. i want those shoes too.

Patti said...

You go, Pigtails! That's a great striped dress, and the floral shoes are yummy : >

Terri said...

You've outdone Reese with your look. And I think Pigtails is wise beyond her years.

gracefully50.com said...

Your little one is just too cute!
And, mama's looking hot!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love that dress with the vest!

my thrifty closet said...

What a fun dress...the colors are fabulous. Looks great with a vest...just the perfect outfit for summer. i love it with your floral shoes. Pigtails is always saying the funniest things...she is ultra cute!

Mongs
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Frannie Pantz said...

LOL What a good answer! I love this whoooooole look on you Claire! The dress and vest are a fab combo. You are looking good lady! Must be running after three little ones and keeping busy! Great shoes too!

Jill said...

I love the stripes, the belt, cardi, everything. So cute.

Nicole Feliciano said...

You can't go wrong with stripes and Reese! Thanks for showing off your style this week on Monday Mingle.

Lei said...

Hi Claire! I can't believe I haven't dropped by in here for a while! :)

You're lookin' good as usual. :)

<3
Lei
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Maiken said...

Claire, you totally rock that outfit! I definitely like it more than the one Reese is wearing because colours are the best and add so much to every look.
absolutely gorgeous wedges btw!

Maiken,
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two birds said...

i love this dress on you! and i love that you wore it with a vest, and i love that the vest is longer than the dress. that's a lot of love, huh?

Amy Fashion Blog said...

such a great look

rlutz said...

Love the mix of hemlines with the dress and vest! Such fun floral wedges! Love pigtails sell confidence!

Fashion Tales.... said...

Clever girl that Pigtails is... hehe! You look casually stylish. I love that striped dress. :)

Kezzie said...

Ah you look great! I love stripes, I really do!! I like the addition of the vest to suit your weather conditions but stay true to the look! Lovely!

Megan Mae said...

Oooh the shoes are so cute. And so are your little girls! They look like little fashionistas already.

Shannon Olson said...

I love the stripes! Great look for summer =)

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Your little ladies are quite the fashionistas! Love the green and blue dress and your shoes are so cute (and hopefully not as uncomfortable as my thrifted Chinese Laundry pair!)

trishie said...

Loving the stripes, my dear! You look lovely, as usual

Jess said...

Whoo! Pigtails is rocking those mixed prints! What a pure fashionista! Your Reese WItherspoon look is also fabulous, but you might have some competition from your own daughter here!!! ;)

Punctuation Mark said...

all of you girls look fantastic!!!

Bonnie said...

I love the combination of the stripes and the florals. It's fun, especially for summer.

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Kashaya said...

Great outfit, I love the colors.=)

Mrs. J said...

I remember that dress from Target and how I didn't get it! Such sadness I feel since it look wonderful on you!

I like you version of the Reese look it a lot more colorful! :)

beyondtheday said...

Loving the wedges! Pigtails boots are pretty stylish too. I love the idea of inspiration monday, you always have such cute looks! xox

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Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

everyone looks amazing with all the various patterns! such a stylish family. :)

hope all's well!
xoxo
jasmine
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Nnenna said...

This striped dress is so adorable on you and your wedges are so cute too! You have such a pretty family :)

Mugdha said...

I think I like your outfit better than Reese Witherspoon's! It's brighter and more fun! And Pigtails! Girl's definitely got it goin on with those boots.

ROMA AGSALUD said...

gosh..I love you what you wore more than reese's :D

Great color combo claire and happy mothers' day!!! :) it's refreshing to learn that some moms out there love to shop for clothes. haha. If I were to tell my mom that, she'd say..I prefer new curtains or new plates..hahaha :)

and about baby's laughs..gosh..I love those..especially if my presence is the reason why they're smiling.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

SHUT UP...I just wrote a piece on that exact Reese photo that my editor sent me! Love your rendition!

Jessica said...

Love the stripes and the red skinny belt! -Jessica

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