Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Denim Vest, Chambray, and A Personal Dresser

Mornings are always a challenge.
Getting everyone up, fed and out the door - on time - is nearly impossible.
I really appreciate when Camouflage helps me out.
He often gets cereal, brushes teeth and changes diapers.
The other day he helped get the girls dressed.
It's funny how we each dress the kids...
I like skinny jeans, skirts and mixed prints.
Camo likes t-shirts and cargos.

Monday's Inspiration - Katie Holmes

STRIPED SHORTS - Lamb (thrifted), $6
OMBRE DENIM VEST - Forever 21, $29
SHELL NECKLACE - gifted from Hawaii
BRACELET - Heavenly Treasures

Today's "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds is Katie Holmes in a chambray dress.  I do wish I had a chambray dress but since I don't I decided to wear a pair of striped chambray shorts (which are Lamb and I thrifted new at GW for $6!) and my new ombre denim vest I got at F21 on a recent shopping trip with my friend, Fancy.  I saw it on the mannequin on my way out and ran back in to get it.  The shell necklace was given to me by my sister, Polka Dots, and the shoes are Vince Camuto thrifted new from GW.

Princess Sparkles in an outfit by Camouflage

It's so great that someone somewhere decided that denim on denim was no longer a "fashion don't."  Because it's a fun look and super comfy.  Just like my kids' fashion is influenced by which parent dresses them in the morning, I have magazines and other bloggers (and Inspiration Mondays!) to help me with my style!


Antee Gurung said...

Katie n Suri are so cute mother n daughter inspiration ...I loved all ur pics aswell....lovely

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Polder Glamour said...

Love the pictures!

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Style Journey said...

Your necklace is awesome! Love the denim vest with the green too. You nailed this look.

Kezzie said...

I bet it is hard! Poor you, I have enough of a challenge getting just ME to work on time let alone others! What a pretty outfit, I still don't understand what chambray is! I was trying to upload my photos to my blog for this outfit just now and wretched Picasa says I am out of storage again, so I will have to wait a day or two! Hope you are ok! By the way, I am having a little givewawy if you are interested or so inclined!x

Maiken said...

your new vest looks perfect with those striped shorts. oh and vests are one of my so called soft spots.. I just love vests, especially denim vests :P

Maikeni blogi - part of me

oomph. said...

yeah, it's funny how guys dress the kids vs. the women. i like the ombre. i've been meaning to DIY a pair of denim ombre shorts!!


Steph said...

Your bracelet reminds me of those candy bracelets from long ago! It makes me happy!

Rebecca said...

I like the necklace, and your kids are always cuties.

AguiLeon said...

lovely pictures i like your short

Squared said...

awww cute!!

Mary Lindsey said...

I love the shoes and accessories! :) An adorable look overall.

-Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

Frannie Pantz said...

Love love love that vest Claire! Gotta love men that know how to help. Often times I wouldn't care when my kids were in pajama pants and a tank top--sometimes its just like whatever works! LOL

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You look so cute Claire! Do I dare ask what a nursing tank is??? Love your shell necklace! Hope all is well!

xo Mary Jo

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Shea Sayers said...

I'm quite a denim on denim convert, I love it. And those shorts are another awesome thrifted find!

two birds said...

i am still working on the denim on denim for myself...i think it looks great on other people, though! like you, for instance!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

You look great

rlutz said...

Those shorts are such a great find!! Love the ombré effect on the vest mixed with the bright top!!

Jess said...

I can only imagine how mornings are with kids. Plus, I know how some kids can be picky/not want to eat in the mornings. It can just be a struggle all around. I would like to be a personal shopper for kids though! Hehe! If I were paid to dress kids all day, I bet it would be fun!

P A U L said...

U look so cool! ;-)

Pratishtha Durga said...

Oh, your little one is so stylish! I love Katie and her daughter's picture too.

Love those shorts on you. Great, fun outfit.

Fashion babel said...

love your outfit!
following each other?umm.. yes, no?
yours truly, L.


Teddi said...

claire, your outfit screams WONDERFUL! great L.A.M.B. goodwill find. i think going back for the vest was worth it. i like the patterns & colors of your ensemble, & fun accessories too. :)

rxforfashion said...

Great outfit post!
Ty Az

Style Me B.A.D said...

What a fun look! Love the denim on denim and the collar necklace!!

Anonymous said...

Vince Camuto and Lamb at the thrift store your WINNING! This outfit is rocker chic! :)