Monday, February 18, 2013

Burgundy Leather Skirt and a Linguist

"I know lots of languages,"
Princess Sparkles informed me.
She's attends Japanese immersion school, so I figured she was talking about that.
"Like tiger.  Roar!  I also speak penguin, hummingbird, dog and baby too!"
I asked her if she knew what the animals/baby were saying.
"I can speak it but I don't understand. 
I know what I'm saying but I don't know what they're saying."

RUCHED KHAKI JACKET - William Rast for Target
EARRINGS - Heavenly Treasures (Shop With a Mission)
BRACELET - iSanctuary
OPEN TOE ANKLE BOOTIES - Thrifted (thanks, Mom!)

SEQUIN SCARF - Charlotte Russe

PLAID SCARF - Hand-me-down
MOTO BOOTS - BCBGeneration

I'd been searching for a leather skirt when I came across this burgundy one at Foreign Xchange for 50% off the sale price!  It was $17!  I wore it first to church with a William Rast for Target jacket, then decided to change it up later in the day for a night out with friends.  Because we were going to be outside, I put on my F21 moto jacket I got for $8 (also 50% off sale price) and knee high socks.  The third outfit I'm linking up to Two Bird's "Inspiration Monday."  These are actually my workout clothes, but I dressed them up with boots and a jacket.

Princess Sparkles talks to her pet fly (eww!) in her "bug home."

I'm amazed how real faux leather looks and feels nowadays.  I'm also amazed I found such a cute skirt for such a good deal!  It's always a thrill when you find something on sale of the sale price.  Now that's what I call speaking my language! 


Shon said...

Wow, I wish I could take Japanese! Smart girl.

Man you are looking great and what a wonderful idea to post a few outfits at a time. Great finds too.

Look at Bucket's sweet calves!! Yummo! My kids are now too big for me to refer them as Yummo! LOL

Have a nice week!

Patti said...

I love to hear what Ms Sparkles has to say, she is full of insight! And you new skirt is really, really cute - I think you'll wear it a lot! Thanks for linking up.

two birds said...

i love kid's imaginations!! i love your outfits, too. that skirt is so great, and what a deal!! and it's so great how cute you can make your workout clothes look!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Even your workout look looks great! I'm glad I found your blog again. I used to follow you as Thrifty Girl Vintage. I just started blogging again with a new blog. This is my first week linking back up with two birds. BTW, those were some great bargains. Love the skirt AND th socks! Debbie @ I Love My Lemonade Life

Milex said...

I have to love you

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Claire, you look great doll! You are rocking that burgundy leather skirt. It is so awesome. Your family is beautiful. It's great to reconnect!!!

Frannie Pantz said...

Your kiddos always crack me up. I love that burgundy skirt! What a great find!

Style Journey said...

Ha ha! I am sure there is never a dull moment in your house. The kids are so funny! What a great deal on the jacket

Megan, said...

burgundy leather skirt, oh my gosh! Xo Megan,

Leah said...

Haha Princess Sparkles is pretty smart! :)

Love the jackets!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

you look great and love your nails. Have a great week

Teddi said...

your children are getting so tall! princess sparkles amuses me with her sassy smart self. that is one very fabulous skirt claire! i like how you paired it with the patterned socks too. your workout clothes all dressed up made the inspiration look. :)

Life's a shoe said...

ooooh love the burgundy leather skirt! I want one now!

Megan Mae said...

Gorgeous burgundy skirt!! Love it with the tall booties.

Rebecca said...

I like the burgundy skirt, and your nail art looks great!

aree1997 said...

Aww the kids talk!
Lovely photos :)
Would you like to follow each other?
Aree With Umbrella

CoastWithMe said...

Hi Claire! Thank you so much for following my blog:)! I'm following you back:)!

Ann said...

That's a cute story,
I bet she'll be so smart when she grows up and I love her confidence.

That skirt is gorgeous.

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

beautiful skirt

meghan silva said...

Your pics are really gorgeous !

xo Meg

Maiken said...

hehe, you definitely have a signature pose thing going on ;)
anyway, that burgundy skirt you got is amazing and I love (faux) leather skirts quite a lot! you totally rock it!
oh and your little ones. I love it when you add photos with them because those photos are always such fun ones with all kinds of action/hilarious expressions going on! ;)

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Mariamma said...

I love that you include your kids in your style photos! They are so cute and you can see where they get it from!

silvergirl said...

First I have to say...adorable nails!
The leather skirt is just so flirty and fun
The second look is just great casual chic at it's best

Eyes of Paris said...

Good !

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
we can follow each other if you want :)
xoxo Gloria

Shea Sayers said...

She IS quite the linguist, haha :) I love that leather skirt, what an awesome find!

Domenic said...

this is sick! Good on you :)

x Domenic

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love the cut of that skirt!

Bobby Raffin said...

this is sooo cute!!!! <3

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

I love the combo. This is so similar to the skirt I have.
Your oldest is getting so tall. :)

Punctuation Mark said...

Your kids are always so adorable... That's a very cute skirt!

libys11 said...

love the burgundy skirt on you!!!
super adorable girls!!! :D

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Jill said...

LOVE that skirt!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You look so cute Claire and I love how your kiddies are moving in and out of your pics. P.S. I would really love to speak Hummingbird too, do you think an immersion course would help?

xo Mary Jo