Monday, February 20, 2012

Inspiration Monday - If you give a mouse a cookie

You know the story "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?"  Well I'm here to say "if you give a girl a reason to shop, even when it's not for herself, chances are she'll come home with something new anyway."  I had to go shopping for a baby shower gift this weekend and decided not to go to Target like everyone else, but instead to Old Navy, especially because they had a baby sale going on.  And my Old Navy just happens to put women's clearance right next to the baby and kid stuff.  One thing led to another and I found an outfit I loved to copy Sarah Jessica Parker's here and suddenly I was leaving with much more than I came in for!

Honestly though I really did put this together on the cheap.  I really try hard not to purposely shop for something new in order to do Inspiration Monday, but when it's a good deal like this, I think it's ok!  I put this together for about $20, so hey can't complain about that!  I am so excited about this dress too, I think it'll transition awesomely to spring and summer and become my new favorite - especially when it's as comfy as it it is (hurray t-shirt material)

In case you are wondering, yes I did get my baby shower gift too.  My husband's cousin and his wife are expecting a baby girl next month and it's the first girl in my husband's family in nine years, so everyone is pretty excited.  It was really fun to shop for her, bought one outfit she can use right away and another one she can use in the 6-12 month stage.

Back to my outfit, I was excited to have something else to wear my bright blue Target tights with!  Also chose my boots instead of heels because there actually is a threat of rain/snow later.  I'll be shocked if it actually happens, but hey, I'm prepared just in case!  I also could have used my red bag just like Sarah Jessica Parker is, but I have been wanting to go back to my purple one for awhile now, and I thought it would be cute with this outfit.  Cause apparently I like to be super matchy matchy or something.

Am I the only one at work today?  I feel like I might be, so many people I know were getting today off for President's Day.  Healthcare stops for nothing though!  So I'm working!  I don't mind too much, I'd be wasting this fun outfit at home otherwise!

Have a great day whether you are at work or not!  For more Inspiration Monday fun visit the two birds blog!

Outfit rundown:
Dress - Old Navy
Sweater - Old Navy
Tights - Target
Boots - Target
Necklace - Premier Jewelry
Bag - Lillian's Shoppes


  1. I didn't even realize that it was a holiday until I noticed that nobody was blogging lol. Whoops! I guess I better go think about some presidents. That dress is SO cute by the way :)

  2. i love your dress...and ye,s it will be perfect for spring, too! and any excuse to shop (or wear blue tights), i'm game!

  3. Oh that is such a cute outfit!!! I love the dress and I do agree that you will be able to use it so much, especially in the spring and summer.

  4. I love the dress and tights! Super cute!

  5. Ooooh love these bright colours on you! You look so pretty in blues!

    <3 Cambria

  6. Oh that dress is so cute! I know what you mean about shopping, I always manage to find things. I always try to only carry as much money as I'm willing to spend though.

    My college wasn't let out for holiday. Not sure if regular schools were. Sorry you had to work! Hopefully the day wasn't too busy.

  7. Mmmm, am loving the tasty shades of blue in that pretty stripy dress. I totally would have bought it too! You look very pretty in it!

  8. What a fun dress, I love those bright stripes! I rarely succeed in buying stuff for other people in Old Navy without picking up something for myself too. Their sales are just TOO good!

  9. I can only repeat myself, I love that dress! And your styling, I'm a big fan of keeping things in harmony :-)

  10. wow!~ I love this look, this one is definitely one of my favorite outfits of yours! THe stripes are so adorable and I love the bright colors on you. Totally fabulous!


  11. Too cute! I love the dress, tights, and your blog. :)


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