Monday, October 15, 2012

INSPIRATION MONDAY...studs and needlepoint

Pippa Middleton...the inspiration
Hello!  Welcome to Inspiration Monday with sisters, Megan and Nora of Twobirds.  Today we are inspired by Pippa Middleton.  I like her outfit.  It gave me a reason to wear this LBD again.  Last time I wore it, it was Valentine's Day when Rob and I had a big date planned to get our taxes done.  Romantic, I know!  I tried something different today, a more industrial location.  Ok, I am behind Barnes and Noble if you must know.  Just me and the Fed Ex guy who happened upon my photo shoot.  He pulled up and asked if I was taking photos of my car.  I told him no, I was taking photos of myself...blush.   He told me that his son has a Saturn and that they are great cars.  I told him that I am going to run it into the ground before I get a new one.  He told me that they last forever...I guess I won't be getting a new car anytime soon.  Forever?  I think he was hoping that I was going to sell it, he was interested in it.   He was nice, I felt safer with him back there.  The building backs up to the woods so I was vigilant during my post prior to his arrival.  He unloaded his truck and I finished up just when it began to rain.
Dug out my vintage tapestry bag/goodwill.  I always bring out my collection during the colder months.  I just love a good vintage bag.
 
I actually wore this outfit to Target today.  I had to pick up a few things and was proud of myself for sticking to my list and not buying shoes or that green dress on clearance.  It was tough but I got away with a clean conscience.  I also resisted thrifting all week.  I have to begin wearing the things that I own and have not worn.  This studded belt is one of them.  Picked it up on sale somewhere a year ago.  I am making an effort to wear things that I have not worn and ditching them if once worn, do not work with my wardrobe.  I have too much!! It's overwhelming sometimes.  I know you feel me on this one, especially if you thrift. Also thank you for your more than kind comments about the crazy cat lady.  I was truly touched.  I even read the comments to Rob.    Thank you twobirds for hosting.  Have a great day!



dress/Marshall's on clearance
Jacket/Goodwill no name.  found over the summer
tapestry purse/goodwill
shoes/Macy's
belt/possibly Ross

 

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

u look adorable...i soo love that belt...

Joni said...

I always feel that whenever I see these "inspired looks" the blogger always does a better job than the Hollywood model. Maybe because they just look more real, or for the fact that bloggers make it look warmer, whatever it is. You did this one up great!!

Asher said...

So cute! Love the blue!!

Sara said...

So pretty dress!! Lovely colour:) And that bag is also very nice, great look, Dawn!

two birds said...

first of all, dawn, it never gets old to have someone tell you that you look beautiful, right? i hope not, because i'm telling you again! this dress made me think of two things...one, that i also own it in pink and need to find it so i can wear it, and two, you look so great in it! seriously, your teeny little waist! you look amazing!!! funny about the fed ex guy. i probably would have stammered and pretended i was taking photos of my car!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

You look DOLL-ing! Dawn you look so cute! Taxes are romantic MUCH! LOL You kill me girl. I love everything about this outfit. The dress, belt, jacket and that awesome handbag. Dawn you meet the best "friends" girl! UPS and FedEx are always around. Glad you had some company! I was just about to place your order and realize I don't have your address. Check your email and send it to me so i can place your chocolate chip cookie order :) BTW - Pippa can't hold a candle to you!
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Bethie The Boo said...

Such a beautiful colored dress!! I love that shade of blue! Your bag is adorable as well. Very nice overall!!!

silvergirl said...

great job, love color of the dress and the peter pan like collar
brett

Teddi said...

your story about the fed ex guy makes me chuckle. watch out for overly friendly guys. remember stay safe play safe. good going on sticking to your list at target. dawn, i like your version better than the inspiration. the needlepoint bag with the studded belt, the bright blue dress, with the green jacket all work together wonderfully. :)

Thrifted Shift said...

What a great outfit! I love your belt and bag!

Heather Morris said...

Don't even worry about that coat! The dress looks fab on you, love the color, and the belt. I love, love, love the peter pan collar on the dress. Such a cute dress. Yes, I would love if we could thrift together..you seem like you would be a blast to shop with..and you love thrift shopping! lol you need to visit Ohio sometime..:)
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Jen @ Librarian for Life Style said...

Those are quite possibly the cutest black booties I have ever seen! I love your interpretation -- so colorful with interesting textures -- simply fab! :)

Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

pastcaring said...

I agree with Joni, bloggers do it better! But then I am not a fan of minor celebrities (or posh girls/royal hangers-on, in Pippa Middleton's case. Ooh, harsh! Got out of bed the wrong side this morning, ha!)
LOVE YOUR BAG. sorry, I had to shout.
Keep digging out and wearing your old stuff, Dawn, you look great! xxxx

Kezzie said...

Oooh, beautiful you! What a lovely romantic looking dress!You totally reminded me that I actually have a dress this colour- I could have worn that- didn't think of it! Where's the coat from? Beautiful!
Oh and re the shopping/thrifting thing- I recently did a post about this as I have exactly the same problem!x

Melissa said...

I like how this came out! And I really like that bag. You look great.

<3 Melissa
wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

fabulous outfit! I love Kate and Pippa Middleton, they always look chic

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xx

tammy Silverstyle said...

Pretty snappy outfit young lady! I have a couple of those bags. I know what you mean about purging and I am slowly do the same thing. Take care!!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

In love with that dress and bag, stunning!! <3

Danavee said...

I love this outfit, and that purse is a beauty!

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