Monday, April 8, 2013

Leather Maxi, Denim Vest and A Little Danger

"I'm in a hurry, so I'm not going to stop the car...
I'll just drive by [Fair Isle's] house slowly and you girls jump out,"
I told Princess Sparkles and Pigtails on the way to my mom's.
Pigtails nodded, Sparkles' furrowed her brow.
"Make sure you stay in a ball and roll when you hit the ground."
Then Sparkles smiled and laughed.
"Everything you say that's dangerous I won't believe. You're teasing!"
I told Sparkles she was too smart for me.
As for Pigtails, she seemed a bit disappointed.

T-SHIRT - New York and Co (swapped)
BRACELET - J Crew (gifted)
FLORAL WEDGES - Chinese Laundry (thrifted)

This past weekend I brought down some of my spring clothes.  I was excited to find my ombre denim vest and decided to pair it with a black leather maxi my mom, Fair Isle, thrifted.  I also wore some girly hawaiian print wedges I got at the Goodwill.  The beautiful bracelet is a present from Argyle and Khakis (my sister and brother-in-law).  Linking this outfit up to "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds.

Pigtails and Sparkles get a hug from a python...

I've been in a leather wearing mood lately, and where better to wear a black leather maxi than church?  I love pairing something edgy with something girly.   It just feels... Dangerous.



Style Journey said...

Ha ha! That's a good one. I used to tell Kayla I was sending her to the zoo to live with the monkeys because she would act crazy. She believed me for a little while :)

Your leather maxi is awesome. Great find! Loving your nail art lately too :) Heather

rlutz said...

It is amazing how you can style a leather maxi for a casual day with the kids!! My kids might enjoys if they had to jump out of the car!!!

Style-Delights said...

Awww..such cuties you have! And brave ones too, so fearless of the Python!! Love the maxi dress and your nails! Beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Frannie Pantz said...

LOL Sounds kinda like my kids. My oldest would throw a big dramatic fit about a comment like that "Oh so I guess you don't even CARE if we get hurt!" My younger son would laugh it off and my daughter would probably cry. LOL I love your vest and that skirt is gorgeous!

MIH Janise said...

Kids do throw tantrum...just can't seem to avoid it can we :)

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Kim Alston said...

Claire, that is sooo funny! HaHaHa Your children have a great sense of humor. I was so serious as a child I would've started crying if my mom would've told me that. HaHaHa Loving your ombré jacket and cute sandals. You always look so good!

Patti said...

A python!! You alla re so brave! Love your leather maxi, it is edgy yet ladylike for you. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

two birds said...

what a great skirt on you! you are totally dangerous in it! making the kids jump out of the car and all. ;)

libys11 said...

cute wedges!! :D

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Shon said...

You are a fierce and dangerous mama, alright! You make your kids get out of a moving car and allow them to play with exotic pets! LOL

I love this look and how fun to pair edgy with girly! I need those shoes like yesterday.

Happy Week to you!

Teddi said...

claire, what a fun story from a fun mom! the leather looks marvelous with the ombre vest, spring shoes and your colorful nails, :)

Maiken said...

leather and a church? wow, that sure is a dangerous combo :P you totally pulled it off though and I really like those bright happy shoes. totally perfect for spring and summer.

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CoastWithMe said...

Love your nail polish and fabulous outfit Claire:)!

Claire said...

haha! You are such a cool mum!!

Beauty Follower said...

Great skirt dear
love your boys tie :)

monicaharmony said...

Great pictures, you look absolutely stunning!

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poziomka said...

Your kids are so cute!

Style Me B.A.D said...

love the leather maxi skirt what a great find! :)

Areeba said...

Haha your daughter is really smart. I once told my little sister that I was going to eat her fingers because she ruined my painting. She was truly afraid!
Love the nail art!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love the look AND the mani!