Monday, July 16, 2012

Colorful Kenyan Dress and a Winner

Princess Sparkles and Pigtails love to play together.
But they also fight.  A lot.
This happens in their bed, the car, the backyard, a shopping cart.
The other day they were in the bath fighting over a doll.
I told them to stop or I'd take it away.
As I walked out I heard Sparkles pray...
"Please take away my sister, Jesus."

PRINTED DRESS - Heavenly Treasures
BRACELET - H&M
CAGE HEELS - Kelsi Dagger (via Loehmanns)

Monday's Inspiration

Here's the dress I bought at the Heavenly Treasures tea party.  It comes from Kenya and can be worn as a dress or a bathing suit cover.  I chose my cage shoes from Loehmanns I found on the clearance rack for $12!  I'm linking up with Two Birds' "Inspiration Monday."  Even though it's not exactly the same kind of dress, I thought it was fun with a pattern and could work for the inspiration.


Pigtails before Princess Sparkles fights with her over those goggles.

I'm also announcing the winner of the $50 Shabby Apple gift card.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  I decided to throw the names into a hat and have Princess Sparkles and Pigtails do the honors.  In order to keep them from fighting, Pigtails held the hat and Sparkles picked the name. 

And the winner is...

Sparkles announces the winner, Julie Scott Laws.

So Julie please email me.  And if you didn't win, don't fight, there will be plenty of other giveaways.  I promise.




 

23 comments:

two birds said...

i love this dress on you. and i love how versatile it is...wityh your amazing shoes as a dress, or with flats as a coverup. perfect!

Teddi said...

very pretty claire! that sister prayer is classic. glad you documented that to remember later. ;)

Patti said...

That dress is wonderful, and you look so relaxed and pretty! Love your daughter's heartfelt prayer : > I think every sister has prayed it, since time began. Thanks so much for linking up with Visible Monday.

Shea Sayers said...

What a pretty dress, I love that print! Your girls are too funny, I cracked up over Sparkles' request to Jesus :)

Kezzie said...

Your kids are so funny! The dress is tres jolie on you!

Shon said...

So cute! I love a versatile dress/cover up in an interesting print!

Your girls are HILARIOUS!!! Love it!

Congrats to Julie!!

Jade Purple Brown said...

I love the pink outline on your sunglasses,i always love cool details!

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Terri said...

Congratulations to Julie. I love your dress...and I hope Jesus interpreted that little prayer!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous dress. I swear, you must have the best dress collection EVER. We need to closet swap.

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Tinfoil Tiaras said...

My sister and I fought like mad but now as adults we're very close! Love this funky funky dress and those shoes- unbelievably cool!

Maiken said...

this is such a wonderful print! and I love the purple shade. oh and how awesome is the fact you have matching sunnies!
btw, those beautiful shoes brought back some memories.. I saw a pair of pretty similar shoes from Jeffrey Campbell and those were super cheap but I left them there because I already own TOO MANY shoes. so, a week later I bought a pair of Michael Kors sandals. talk about "too many shoes", right? :D

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aki! said...

Kids are like that when they're little. My boyfriend grew up with two brothers, one two years older than him and one two years younger and from what I heard, they beat each other up all the time!

Jess said...

Awww It's natural to fight with your siblings. Plus, its great practice for future friends. Imagine if we said (as kids) what we said to our siblings to other people! Haha its a great way to learn whats appropriate and whats not!

Sarah said...

Those shoes are AWESOME and the dress is *such* a statement. (: Oh, also, I'd get in the brawl for those goggles, haha.

Mileide Almeida said...

I love the clothes that remind India ... that blouse is beautiful! I want!

Jill said...

Oh! That print is gorgeous on you. Such a fun dress!

rlutz said...

Jack once asked me if I could give alex back...ha!!!
Such a a fun and comfy summer dress!!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love that dress on you
Xo Megan

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

omg laughing out loud over princess sparkle's prayer! I was thinking about their little tiff over the ice cube thingy when I was there. That's siblings though. Hope your week has been a good one, this one has been crazy busy. Would love to see you again soon Claire--love your kaftan, so glam!

xo Mary Jo

my thrifty closet said...

that dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you. I love the paisley print, it's so on trend. Sparkles is so cute as always...so innocent.

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love2dine said...

beautiful outfit

Tiffany said...

That dress is so pretty!!

Dawn said...

Claire, what a nice surprise to see you stopped by. I just caught up on your last several outfit posts and I am just amazed at your variety and surprise in your style. You have the best shoe collection ever...I love your taste in shoes. You are such a great mommy being so forgiving regarding the demise of the tv. dawn suitcase vignettes xo