Monday, April 4, 2011

Inspiration Monday


Today's outfit is part of the Inspiration Monday hosted by the lovely ladies at Two Birds blog. This was the inspiration photo: 

I used my floral mini skirt to resemble her navy blue one. For a graphic shirt I chose the Marilyn Monroe tank top.  

I could have gone with a black cardigan but to be a bit different opted for my new navy blue one. This cardi has very cute brass buttons and two mini pockets which I love. Instead of tights went with leggings since I can't pull of a flowly mini skirt this short with kids during the day.  

These booties which are super super old have low enough heel that I can manage. Used tarnished silver bracelet and an all black watch for accessories. The huge ring is also a new purchase from the Thread Show yesterday. 

I tried on 3 different belts but the different metal buckles just took away fromt he outfit. This was the only black belt where the buckle is the same color so opted for this one.

We are getting ready to remodel our backyard so probably one of the last few photoshoot there for a while... 


Cardigan, Skirt, Tank, Leggings, Necklace - Forever 21
Belt - not sure (very old)
Ring - Thread Show
Booties - Steve Madden

To see how others styled their own outfits using the same inspiraiton photo please visit this link...

Today's Activities:  Even after a rested weekend I felt tired this morning. I am sure it is the monday morning blues. We did manage our time well in the am and got to preschool on time. I napped during the kids nap but they didn't nap for long. Afternoon was spent with errands in and out of the house. Will be cooking and bathing the kids and getting them to bed before heading over to my brother's to babysit the little nephew so they can hopefully celebrate their wedding anniversary between breastfeeding sessions.


21 comments:

  1. I love your outfit! The skirt and top are so gorgeous! You look fabulous! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment:)

    Kisses,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  2. Yours is one of my favorite looks! I've been checking out the different posts over at two birds. I love the Marilyn tank! Very cute with the floral skirt. I thought the challenge was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the next one.

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  3. Love your take! I think you nailed it, that skirt is so pretty and bright!

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  4. excellent job! i love the skirt paired with the madonna tee! i love your version! thanks for participating!

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  5. WOW!!! Very nice look. Better than the original photo!

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  6. Love ur version! The skirt is really cute!
    I am also a mommy and love dressing up and love connecting with other fashion mommy bloggers!

    Tiffanie A

    Www.anewfoundlove.blogspot.com

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  7. beautiful skirt!! :)

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  8. this sounds fun! love your version of the outfit. def like the choice of blue sweater better.

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  9. Ayyy cok sirin!!!( Turkish for ohhh so cute) Spring is in the air and bloomed on your skirt. You look better than the flowers behind you babe. İ love the black tights and the shoes although İ can never pull this off but like it so much on you:)

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  10. love how you made this outfit your own. great floral skirt, and love the blue cardigan! but the shirt is Madonna, not Marilyn Monroe, no? either way, you look great!

    Claire
    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the entire outfit, especially the skirt!!!
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  12. i really love this outfit! It's a fantastic mix of colors and patterns and the tee shirt is super cute!

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  13. What a cute outfit!! I am loving it. Of course Alexa Chung is the best fashion inspiration but to be honest I like yours more because you added the color skirt and that makes it very interesting. Love it!


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  14. Beautiful outfit! I love your skirt and the shoes are lovely <3 kiss

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  15. You are so RIGHT on with this outfit!! The cardigan, the tee and the booties are all ringers for Chung. And the fit of the skirt is just like hers. I like that you still went with a fun floral pattern as a sub for the polka dots. Amazing job!

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  16. you are really a hot mommy :)))
    nice blog xx

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  17. What a good take on the inspiration. That tank top is so cute!

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  18. I'm with you. I've been dragging yesterday and today! Darling skirt btw!

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  19. You nailed this inspiration challenge! I so want to go out and find a Madonna t-shirt and a floral watercolor mini now, it's not even funny. I loved how you went with leggings-skirts that are kid friendly and fashionable are hard to find. From one fashion-loving mommy to another, great outfit!

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  20. I'm loving how you interpreted this inspiration picture! That skirt is lovely...I'm such a sucker for a floral print! And you even managed to find a shirt with a face on it! lol

    Come check out my interpretation of Alexa's look!

    http://bit.ly/fWE3iM

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