Sunday, May 26, 2013

Week's Best Looks: May 26th 2013.

Welcome to another Super Stylish Sunday/Monday. I post this Weekly Feature either real late Sundays or on Mondays and with the time difference between Europe & US, it is usually Monday. Anyway... Maxi Dresses are still The Trend of the week it seems like - as far as an item of clothing goes. Florals are the Trend this week - as far as a Print goes. The most Popular Floral going strong this week is a Rose Print, we see it on Pants, on a Blouse, all the way to a Dress. But speaking of Prints we also have several Black+White Stripped Tops & even a Skirt, some Black+White Polka Dots, a little bit of Camouflage, a little bit of Nautical through an Anchor Graphic T-Shirt as well as a Clutch, a couple of Chevron pieces, some Ethnic/Ikat Prints & some Animal Prints. Lots of Printed Denim in the shape of Skinny Pants being put into Dressy Outfits. We have a couple of Hot Pink Blazers remixed, a couple of Denim Jackets & Vests, some Olive Green Pants & Jackets, a couple of Peter Pan Collared Tops & a couple of White Dresses. The Ladies this week styled their outfits with simple T-Shirts from Colored & Stripped ones to a Classic White Tee which we see worn 4 different ways from 4 different girls. Last but not least we have many Shorts this week, most of which are Bermuda length Denim ones, but even short Denim cut-offs and Dressier Shorts. The trend in Handbags continues to be either big Slouchy, Leather Purses or the Popular Clutch, with several Designer Bags from Celine or Louis Vuitton in the mix. The trend in shoes is usually Wedges or Chunky Heels Sandal-style mostly in two tones, like Gold+Tan or White+Camel. Another trend in shoes is Stiletto Pumps adorned with Gold Studs from Beige to Black pairs. But I also noticed some Booties this week, perhaps the ladies are wearing them once more before Spring is over. Zara wins in shoe brands this week, just as a fun curiosity. We have 3 Fedora(s) remixed when it comes to Hats. The trend in belts is Gold Metallic ones in a Fun Chain Style. And last but not least the Jewelry is very much alive through Arm Parties from Gold to Pearls, Rhinestones, Colored Bangles, Cuffs & Classic Watches. The trend in Necklaces this week is Statement Necklace (not the Bubble kind) with Crystals, Long Beaded Necklace or Necklaces featuring pieces in Geometric shapes. While the hair is Down & Loose, in Large, Soft Waves or a Casual, Loose Braid.

As far as names this week, we have a lot of Cool, Unusual or not very Wide-spread Names like Star, Ashton, Nydia, Libby, Elise, Victoria, Janise & Bethie. We have 2 Amber(s), 2 Hannah (2), 2 Ana (s), 2 Niki(s) and 2 Lauren (s). There are 21 new faces on this week's special. Welcome them all!! I think this is the most New Faces ever. So, I kindly ask that if you like this feature and if one of your outfits or more are featured here, just like I linked back to each  individual post, you include a link of this particular post on your blog, next time you post. This way your readers & followers will also know that one of your looks was chosen as THE BEST OF THE WEEK. Thanks so much. =) 

Hope you all had a Memorable, warm & not rainy Memorial Day Weekend!! Happy Memorial Monday!!

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
Danielle's 1st Outfit is extra-feminine in a Floral & Pink Combo of a Sweetheart Dress, a Bright Pink Blazer, Belt & Pumps, and some true gems when it comes to jewelry. Love her Sky Blue Nails & Pewter Clutch.
Danielle's 2nd Outfit is Bohemian-Chic with her Mint Jeans, Gray Booties, Gray Crotchet Tank & Denim Vest, made cool with some Fun Rings, a Vintage Cuff & Spike Studs.
Nikki stays true to the name of her Blog. In this Outfit, she Bedazzles. Her Daytime Sparkle Look is perfect due to a Gorgeous Black+White Polka Dot Top, Black Skinnies, a Black+White Handbag, Chic Camel Booties, Gorgeous Flower Studs, other great Jewels & a Pink Bow to adorn her Bun.
Kacie is Pondering Stripes in her Chic Black+White, Sleeveless Button-Down with Dark Skinny Jeans, Black Sandals, a Yellow Over-the-shoulder Bag & a Fun Necklace+Bracelet with Triangles.
Megan who loves Pink wears a Bright Pink Blazer with a Water-color, Pastel Blouse, a Gorgeous Aqua Necklace with Large Mint Stones, Dressy, Harem-Style Black Pants & Adorable Black Wedges.
Star's Burnt Orange Skirt with Asymmetric Ruffles is Girly enough but she makes it more Fun with that Gorgeous & Unique, Gold Elephant Belt & I love that she tucked in a Loose, Maroon Cowl-neck.
Niki styled her White V-Neck Tee with Cropped White Jeans, a Light Denim Jacket, Fun Bracelets, a Turquoise Crochet Necklace & some Seriously-Sexy, Silver T-Strap Pumps from Zara.
Elise tries out a new trend - the Maxi Skirt (in an Awesome Electric Blue shade) paired with a Black+White Stripped Button-Down & some Woven Black Wedges for an Effortlessly-Chic Look. Love her Slouchy Bag.
Amy combines Coral with Beige (always a perfect pair) and adds pops of Blue through a Necklace & Wedges, to wear to her Friend's Wedding, looking so Cute.
Nydia mixes a couple of very Casual pieces which are Drawstring Shorts & Camouflage Tee, with a pair of Beige+Gold Heeled Sandals, a Stunning Crystal Necklace & a Nice White Watch.
Sierra is another Girl to don Shorts this week, also paired with Pretty, Beige+Gold Sandals. She keeps it Blue & Nautical-themed because her T-Shirt is also in a Bright Blue with an Anchor Graphic on it.
Amanda calls this color "Neon Rose" and she is wearing it head to toe. It is a beautiful Sorbet Shade which pairs well with Camel. This Chic Look is further girlified with an Adorable Flower Necklace from Anthro.
Lindsey is ready for Memorial Day or Summer for that matter, in her Teal/Floral Hi-lo Dress by PacSun worn with a Denim Jacket, Braided Hair, a Fun Coral-Stone Cocktail Ring & Brown Sandals.
Alison's 1st Outfit features a Classic Beige Fedora worn with a Green/Plaid Button-Down layered over a Ribbed Yellow Tank, Khaki Shorts, Tortoise Sunglasses, Hoops & a Gorgeous, Watercolor Pendant.
Alison's 2nd Outfit features her 2nd Fedora which is Black, Cream & Gray Woven, this time paired with a Black+White Stripe Tee, Wide-Legged White Pants, a Cream Leather Purse, Gold Watch & Multi-Colored Bracelets with small Beads.
Anna Jane pairs her Stripped Green Shorts with a Gray, Peter Pan-Collared Tee, a Large & Cozy Blue Leather Purse & Color-blocked Beige+White, Zara Sandals.
Brooke mixes 2 different Blacks & 2 different Textures for a Relaxed, Dressy Look. I love her Vintage, Skinny, Gold Belt.
Ashton's White Peplum has a Beautiful Front Neckline. She pairs it with Skinny Blue Jeans & Black/Tan Target Wedges, adding a Small, Black Bubble Necklace & a Red Over-the-Shoulder Purse.
Janise's Teal, Blousy Mini Dress is paired with Sexy, Gold Manolos, a Yellow Leather Clutch, a Funky Gold Chain Belt & the Stunning, Super-Colorful World Bracelet which is like a wall of bricks - so Fun!
Christine wears a Black, Loose Tank with a Sharp, White Leather Vest & Distressed, Light Blue Jeans. Her toes have all the Sex Appeal in some High Red Wedges. Her Bracelet, Watch & Clutch are all Chic.
Rebecca's 1st Outfit combines cut-off Distressed Jean Shorts from Levi's with a Simple White Tank. She dressed it all up with a Gorgeous, Embellished White Blazer, Silver Thong Sandals & a Black Clutch.
Rebecca's 2nd Outfit is worked around Printed Aztec Denim worn with a Loose, Waffle-Knit, Black Sweater, Cognac Sandals + Matching Clutch & a Long Yellow Necklace, looking Casual but Cool.
Jessi is a little Retro, a little Layered & a whole lot of Stylish+Trendy pairing a Red Maxi Skirt with a Black+White Polka Dot Button Down, a Cardigan with Crochet Elbow Patches & Cute Emerald Flats.
Jenna's Purple, Graphic Leopard Blouse is so Cute & looks Great paired with the Teal Pencil Skirt.
Francesca wears several Trends into one Layered Look. She mixes a Military Olive Blazer, Gray V-Neck Tee, Skinny White Jeans, Celine Sunnies & Chocolate Brown Over-the-Shoulder Purse looking Effortless.
Amber is having a Garden Party with this Awesome Emerald Green, Rose-Print Blouse & Dressy Ivory Shorts. She adds some Gold Bracelets, Watch & Hoops & bottoms off with some Amazingly-Sexy, Cognac Pumps from Zara with Gold Studs.
Victoria mixes Edgy, Military Green, Skinny Pants with Ankle Zippers (from Old Navy) with a Pretty, Girly & Dainty, Peter-Pan Blouse (from Forever 21), adding a side Braid & some Awesome Light Pink Pumps. Her Filigree Earrings & Large Cognac Bag are Beautiful.
Libby shares with us some Springtime Staples: a Mint Gingham Button-Down, White Shorts & Silver Boat Shoes. She adds Tortoise Sunglasses & Necklace, some Arm Candy & a Louis to her Chic, Casual Look!
Bethie feels like a box of Crayons in these Light Spring Colors. The Coral Tee & Mint Pants pair well together. She adds a Long, Beaded Orange Necklace & is good to go.
Hannah keeps it Casual in Light Denim, Bermuda Shorts paired with a Cobalt V-Neck Tee. As far as accessories she keeps them Simple: a Twisted Headband added to her Braided Hair & Neutral Sandals.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
Ida in a Fashion Tribute to Angelina Jolie looks Clean & Crisp in All-White, faking a Pant Suit & adding a White Tank underneath also. Her Nude, Coach Pumps once again prove to be Perfect for the Look.
Ana is quite the Stylish Lady in a Colorful Ethnic-Print, Nanette Lepore Sheath paired with a Khaki Theory Blazer, a Beautiful Ivory Necklace & Cognac Cone Heels showing off her Fantastic Legs.
Shanna Fashionista for the 2nd week in a row comes to 'My Show' pairing a Maxi Dress with a Fedora. She adds a Denim Vest, Adorable, Triangle, Gold+Black Necklace & Cute Thong Sandals, all from Forever 21.
Nicholl proudly wears a Flowy Mexican Dress which is White, Girly & with Turquoise+Pink Embroidery. She keeps it Cool by adding many Colorful Bracelets, Classic Ray Bans, a Large Camel Bag & Brown Madewell Sandals.
Ginny wears Wide-Legged White Jeans with Blue + Green on top. Her Stripe Blazer is Darling as is that Gorgeous Bib Necklace by Stella and Dot.
Molly's Fun Maxi Dress has Black, Pink, White, Turquoise & Purple Stripes; I love it. To make it more Summery she adds tall Majorca Wedges, a Gorgeous Bright Pink Bag, Classic Black Sunglasses & a Fun Geometric-Stone Necklace.
Amber's 1st Outfit is LOFT-y with the Cropped Light Pink Skinny Jeans & Stripey Black+White Tank. She adds Gold+Tan Sandals, a Beautiful Black Purse by JustFab & a Stunning White/Gold Statement Necklace by InPink.
Amber's 2nd Outfit features the Popular White Tee paired with a Graphic Mini Skirt & Olive, Military Vest both by Forever 21. She adds Adorable, Magenta, Mary Jane Ballet Flats for a Girly Overall Result!
Lauren's Gray Skinny Jeans have Bold Pink Roses on them. She pairs them with a Flowy Black Blouse, a Fabulous Crystal-Beaded, 4-Strand Necklace, Tiffany Silver Bracelets & Cute Black Ballerinas with Bows.
Jaclyn loves wearing a Dress. This one is a Gorgeous Bouquet of Green with Wild Pink Roses paired with a Green Color-blocked Clutch (same Colors as the Dress), Fabulous Electric Blue Wedges & a Long Key Necklace which she made herself.
(Another) Lauren's 1st Outfit pairs an Ikat Maxi Dress with an Olive Blazer, a Bold, Blue-Stone Cocktail Ring, Gold Chain Necklace & Gold+Rhinestone Hoops for an Edgy but Elegant result.
Lauren's 2nd Outfit pairs Blush Floral Skinnies and Stunning, Baby Pink Peplum Coat with Double Gold Buttons. She adds some Cognac Wedges & a Taupe Patent Leather Bag, looking exactly Sophisticated in Style.
Natalie's Purple+Blue Zig-Zag Maxi is technically not from last week (I just caught up with her blog). I loved the Dress from Target paired with the Zara Black Heels & matching Navy Clutch by Rebecca Minkoff.
Emily also wears a Maxi. Hers is Black, Flowy, Pleated, Dressy. She tops it with an Ethnic-Print Blazer, Dangly Earrings by Givenchy, Beautiful Beige Celine Bag & some Stunning Beige & Gold-Studded Valentino Pumps.
Val's Pink Lace Pencil Skirt & Blush Blouse both come from H&M and pair so well together. She added the Famous Coral/Tan Zara Heels; also a LV Clutch, Long, Beaded Necklace & lots of Cuffs for an Elegant Look.
Laura wears some Sexy Black Leather Skinnies with the Famous Blythe Blouse by J Crew (in Hot Pink), carrying a Fab, Tahari, Gold Clutch, lots of Bracelets & bottoming it off with Black Steve Madden Pumps with Gold Studs.
LeeAnne who also became Mom this January (like me) has on a Rainbow Dress with Stripes & Small Flowers topping it with a Khaki Blazer. Her wrists are full of Pearls & other Fun Jewels, but I love those Unique Flower, Dangly Earrings the best!
Hannah wears the Sweetest, White, Lace Romper with the Cutest Pink/Multi-Colored Sneakers, dressing them up with Black Tights & an Adorable Hot Pink Necklace with Triangles.
Katie couples Polka Dots with Stripes both in Black+White, with a pair of Mustard Cone Wedges by Target (which I love) with some Fancy Gold Bracelets & Watch looking Very Girly.
Courtney is a Very Stylish Young Mom in a Girly Little White Eyelet Number pairing it with Nude Peep-Toe Pumps, a couple of Neutral Bangles & a Python Bag.

This Week's Best/Most Favorite Outfit is JOANNA of Coastal Closet.
Joanna's Chevron Dress-as-Skirt Outfit is so Simple but it attracted me the most this week, right away. First of all I love Blue & she looks Great in this Color. Secondly, the Dress has 4 different Water Shades. Then she wears a Classic, Navy Cardigan. I happen to think Neutral Cardigans should be staples in a woman's closet. Joanna pairs these 2 pieces with a Classic Round-face Silver Watch, matching Bracelet & Beautiful Woven, Silver Wedges. But the icing on the cake is that Adorable Anchor Clutch which matches her Silver Anchor Necklace by Tiffany's. The name of her blog is Coastal Closet so she stays true to that. This Girl loves her Anchors.

Best Dressed this week is TAMARA of Ordinary Fashionista who had a Fabulous Week full of Skirts, Colorful Pieces, Stripes, Polka Dots & even some Plaid in the mix. As usual she paired them with Stunning Pumps or Bow Peep-Toe Heels & one of her Many Headbands. And besides being a Fabulous Dresser, Tamara is just as Talented as she crafted/sew some of these Skirts herself. Lastly, during the month of May she challenged herself never to wear the same piece of clothing twice (excluding Shoes & Accessories/Jewelry).
1st Skirt is a Blue/Black Plaid made by Tamara herself paired with a Retro Black+Gold, High-Collared Blouse which was an Impulse Buy (totally justifiable). A Black Bow Bracelet & a pair of Nude Bow Pumps complete it off.
2nd Skirt tricks us because it is a Dress worn backwards (self-made by the Lady), mixing Black+White Stripes+Polka Dots with some Purple & some Stunning, Alligator, Maroon, Pointy Pumps.
3rd Skirt is also an original by Tamara in some Soft-Colored, Spring Stripes with a Plum Button Down, a Beautiful, Crystal Necklace with Large Gems & Nude Pointy Pumps.
4th Skirt is this Nice Plum one by Target which she pairs with a Stunning Rosey-Blush Silk Shell & Purple Cardigan staying within the same Color Palette. She adds a Leopard Belt & Pumps with Simple, Silver Pearls.
5th Skirt is Burnt Orange Lace, Pencil Style made by Tamara, paired with a Soft Blush, Ruffly Shell, a Beaded Orange/Blush Statement Necklace & a Soft Blush Flower on her Raven Hair.
6th Skirt is another Lacey one paired with Navy Stripes & a Kelly Green Cardigan, adding a Colorful Red+Gold Beaded Necklace. She has matching Satin, Red Bows through the Shoes & Headband.
Last Skirt has Funky Dots paired with a Wine+Black Satin Bustier & a Multi-Colored Stripey Cardigan. She finishes it off with Patent Leather Black Bow Pumps, a Chain, Pearl & Flower Bracelet and a Pink Rose Headband.

I love this Royal Blue Bubble Skirt. I love this Purple Tee with the Satin Crew-neck & Bow around the neckline. They are both from My Favorite Store - The Limited. I love both of these Colors. I am loving both of these pieces paired together for a Simple, Elegant & Girly Look. I added my Leather Fuchsia/Orange Python Ballet Flats & a Fuchsia Plastic Bracelet, put my little girl in a coordinating Outfit with some Purple and called it a day.

So what do you think of this Week's Looks? What are some of your Favorites & Why?


P.S. Linking up with these three ladies.







14 comments:

  1. What fabulous looks! Thanks for the feature :)
    Ginny

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    1. U R Welcome. Hope you had a Lovely Weekend!

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  2. Wow that's a lot of inspiration in one place! :) Thanks so much for featuring me, Ada!

    Lindsey

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    1. U R Welcome Lindsey. I enjoyed your Hi-Lo Maxi, last week.

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  3. Goodness, so many ideas! I'm stuck in a style rut at the moment so it was fun to look at these.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Hope all these style ideas helped you. That's the point. =)

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  4. Again Ada, thanks for the feature here. I see so many beautiful outfits and I have to say you should wear more purple, it suits you. Hope you and Viv are doing great :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. You are welcome Ida. You had a lovely All-White Outfit. I loved it. I agree and many others agree that Purple looks great on me. Many years ago, before my mother-in-law was that (before I was married) she told me that Purple looks Fantastic on me. I think she might have been the 1st one to say that & it stuck with me as a compliment.

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  5. Thanks for including me this week Ada! I'll make sure to link back in my post later today!

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    1. You are Welcome. Great color-block look with your Pastel Outfit.

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  6. Thanks for featuring me again! I really appreciate it! You had asked about my bun so I thought I'd share my secret with you. Or my lack of a secret. lol. I don't use a sock, it's just all my real hair. I just pull my hair up like you would if you were going to do a pony tail, then wrap my hair into a bun and secure it with a hair tie and some bobby pins. I've done the sock bun before but my hair is so thick that when I do the sock bun, my bun is the size of my head. lol. I hope that answers your question :)

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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    1. Thanks for explaining in detail your sock bun to me. LOL I would have never guessed it wasn't a donut or sock at all. I have thick hair too but my regular buns don't look like yours and I still haven't perfected the sock bun look, though I have a donut and everything. LOL I will definitely take my time next time I do a bun and maybe have it look like yours. Thanks again.

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