What Mommy Wore-Gettin’ my Animal On

This past week has been incredibly busy, as it normally is this time of year.  The Territorial Cup, which is the rival game between Arizona State (my school of years ago) and the University of Arizona was this past week and we beat the Pussycats.  Talk about completely unexpected!  For all those U of A fans out there, here’s a reminder shot of how we beat you…

Photo courtesy of Steve Rodriguez

Yep, that’s Brooks blocking one of the two extra points he got his meaty paw on and batted down.  What a stud!  Due to the game being on a Thursday night and a time zone behind, I overslept and missed class on Friday morning, so no outfit shot.  But I did go to class on Monday and although it was quite chilly outside, I took the opportunity to wear one of my latest and favorite finds.

White French Cuffed shirt:  NY & Co-I found this in my mending pile but can’t figure out why it was there.  I love their shirts because the sleeves are long enough for my freakishly long arms.  I think I’ve had it for a couple of seasons though (at least).

Olive/Black/White animal print skirt:  Merona, thrifted from the Rufe Snow Goodwill on half off day with the tags still attached (total price:  $2.09-LOVE IT!)

Black tights:  Xhilaration from Target

Shoes:  Tahari, thrifted from the Rufe Snow Goodwill

Necklace that you can’t really see:  F21 (this season)- it’s a solid silver chain in back with three thin strands in the front

Belt:  Target (T-Spot said it looked like something Lucy Lawless’s character in Eurotrip would have worn as the domineautrix in the Amsterdam scene when Cooper goes to the sex shop.  Nice!)

I just love this skirt because of the versitility.  I have imagined it a variety of ways, but since some of them are a little out there and I tend to get the raised eyebrow from a few of my classmates, I played it safe.  But, since I’ve been in a rut lately, how would YOU style it?  I promise, give me some ideas and if I have the items in my closet, I’ll try them all and showcase them on here next week.  Even if it’s crazy I’ll at least try it out and everyone can vote on their favorite.  Also, I had a reader email me and ask me how I find great items at Goodwill and other stores, so tomorrow there will be a post on my thrifting commandments.  Check back in for some fun!

As always, thanks to all stopping by from the The Pleated Poppy and Harper’s Happenings

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‘Til next time!



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Olivia
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 14:23:02

    I LOVE this skirt! Incidentally, I just thrifted a very similar skirt yesterday, so how to style mine has been on my mind…I thought it would be cute with a denim shirt or with colored tights or a bright cardi. I also like the idea of wearing polka dots &/or florals with animal print, perhaps with a fun scarf?


    • mommymoxie
      Dec 08, 2010 @ 14:48:03

      I was actually thinking I might branch out into the pattern mixing world with a striped top, so now I’m thinking striped top with a denim top over…? I will dig through my colored tights as well. Of course, you always have the best ideas 😉


  2. Michelle Gadd
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 15:12:40

    Hi mommymoxie, thank-you so much for your kind words on my blog. I love your style! You look so chic and put together in your style posts!


  3. becca
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 15:22:45

    I love that skirt. I’ve never felt like I can pull off animal prints. Maybe some shoes…


    • mommymoxie
      Dec 29, 2010 @ 12:09:34

      In my mind, animal prints are always best done in smaller doses. Some people can pull it off, but I end up looking like a street walker! I did just find some great shoes though that I can’t wait to show off.

      Glad to see your pregnancy is going well!


  4. kris
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 11:31:42

    You are so my people! You’ve got to join one of my Goodwill challenges next year. I was thinking LA would be a sure win, but I may be wrong. I love your thrifty style. Proof that designer fashions can be found if you exercise a little patience.


    • mommymoxie
      Dec 29, 2010 @ 12:07:56

      Kris, I would join your challenge in a heartbeat but I don’t think there is any way I could only spend $365! Isn’t that awful?!? I could shop there exclusively, just not on that budget. Granted, the highest end designer that I’ve found here in Fort Worth is Michael Kors (man, I would DIE if I found some DVF or Gucci!!), but yes, if you’re willing to search you can find absolutely amazing things at Goodwill, designer or not.

      You are my people as well. We need to have a little networking group of “our people”, don’t you think?!?


  5. Whatcha Find?
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 18:26:21

    Love the Tahari shoes! 🙂

    Angela @ Whatcha Find



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