Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mom's Winter Must Haves: Leggings and Boots. And Join Our First Link Up.

Today is the 8th and last week that LAURA from I Do CeClaire and I are doing our Mom's Winter Must Haves. For me, this is the Best because we are featuring Leggings and Boots or Booties. Every woman should have several pairs of these for Winter. Everyone that knows me well and who follows or reads this blog regularly knows how much I love my Leggings and Boots. Case in point, several posts in the last week alone feature both Leggings and Boots. To finish off our Awesome Series, we decided to do a Link Up as well. So you can link up any of your Favorite Winter Outfits you have worn lately, it doesn't have to be Leggings or Boots.
This week Laura Styled not one but two Pretty Dresses with her Boots. For her Casual Look she layered her Leggings with a Striped Sweater Dress (every woman should own one) and to make it more Casual the White Boot Socks and Nude Slouchy Boots work well. They also play off the Neutral Stripes of the Dress. For her Dressy Look, Laura styled a Little White Dress with a Jacquard Blazer (I am in love with), Knee-High Boots with a little heel and a Gorgeous Crystal Necklace. Her Curls are Playful and Fancy. She finished off this series with a bang, looking Great both times. To see the details of her Outfits, check out her Blog Post, Today.

For my Casual Outfit I wanted to wear my Newest Leggings. Yes, another pair of Velvet Leggings. They are Comfy, Colorful, Cute and in a Fun Fair Isle Print. Red, Black+White is always a Great Color Combo, too. I am bringing out the Red from the Leggings through my Sweater. It was cold for just a thin, Elbow-Sleeve Sweater though, so I added a thick Nude, Velvet Blazer. The Boots I am featuring in my first Outfit are Above-the-Knee, Taupe, Riding Boots. They look like a sister pair to Laura's from her second Outfit. The Dark Brown Cross-body Bag mixes well with the Boots and adds another dimension to the Layers I have going on. Then I have on some fun Crystal Earrings and a Mixed Metal, Tiered Chain Necklace. Hope you like the Outfit. How are you wearing your Leggings this Winter? Have you picked up a Velvet pair? They are Comfortable and Warm. Do you wear Flat, Riding Boots? How do you like Over-the-Knees Boots?
3/4-Sleeve, See-Through, Crochet, Off-the-Shoulder, Light, Red Sweater: Express.
 Nude/Beige, Thick, Velvet Blazer: Kohl's.
Black/Red/White, Fair-Isle, Velvet Leggings: A Random Boutique in Albania (New).
Mixed Metal, Tiered, Long, Chain Necklace: Express.
Silver+Smoke, Crystal, Dangly Earrings: White House Black Market.
Dark Brown, Faux Leather, Over-the-Shoulder Purse w/ Stitched "Love": Meijer's.
Taupe-Charcoal, Over-the-Knee Boots: Purchased in Tirana.

For the Dressy Look I wanted to feature Booties. I believe they are little gems when it comes to dressing up your Winter Dresses and Pencil Skirt Outfits. They keep your ankles warm, and ones with High Heels are also great replacements for your Pumps and Stilettos. Mine are Leather Suede with little cone heels, in a Maroon Color. The Orange Dress hadn't been worn since my Pregnant days if I remember correctly. I am glad to bring it out of the closet. I wore this last Friday Night for a Double Dinner Date with another couple. The Chiffon Floral Belt is the Star Accessory here. I also added some Fun Beaded Bracelets. I went without a Necklace and simple Pink Studs to bring out the Pink from the Belt. How do you like the styling of my Booties with the Dress? Is this Outfit Dressy enough for a Friday Night Dinner? Do you like Orange? How are you wearing Booties this season?
Gold, Pearl, Intricate, Stretchy Bracelet: Express.
Magenta, Hot Pink & Orange Stretchy Bracelet w/ Large Oval, Crystal Stones: JC Penney's.
Gold+Diamond Wedding & Engagement Rings: From My Husband.
Burgundy, Metallic, Butterfly Cocktail Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones: c/o American Fashion & Jewelry (a Boutique in Tirana, Albania) (New).
Long-Sleeve, Soft Cotton, A-line, Orange Dress: H+M.
Navy, Stretchy Nylon Camisole: Lycra (New).
Black, Wide Elastic Belt w/ 2 Large Chiffon Roses (Hot Pink & Purple): Ann Taylor LOFT.
Circle, Pink Crystal Stone, Stud Earrings: Avon.
Thick, Nude Tights: Lycra (New).
Python-Print Purple, Red, Fuchsia & Orange Clutch: Nine West.
Maroon, Suede Leather Ankle Boots: Aldo's.

And I figured since we are at the end of this Journey, I would do a quick recap of our Mom's Winter Must Have Series.
Week 7 (Today).
I had so much fun doing this series with Laura who was such a great co-host to work with. We even took turns doing the collages which was another fun little element of this challenge. Overall I think her Outfits were better than mine. She styled several Great Dresses. My favorite Winter Must Have was the Fair Isle Cardigan from week 3. I love how I styled it, too. My Favorite Must Have of Laura's is her Fun Patterned Coat which she styled perfectly. My Favorite weeks overall for both of us are 5 & 7. My Least Favorite Week for me is the 1st week. Totally uninspiring. Which was your Favorite Look from our Series? Did we do a good job with this challenge? Would you like to see similar series in the future? Let me know your honest opinion, please. And if you made it this far into the post, Thank You so much for reading along.


P.S. Linking with Elizabeth, Alison, Sarah, Lindsey, Shanna, Melaina and Bethany.
And, If you are linking up with Laura & I today, please follow I do deClaire and Elegance and Mommyhood via Bloglovin and/or GFC and link back in your post. Visit other bloggers and make some new friends! Thank you for Linking Up!! Have a Great Wednesday!!







14 comments:

  1. Such fun leggings! I hope those are back in style next winter! Susan

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  2. That wrap dress is so flattering! I really like your camel blazer too.

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  3. Your legging are super cute. I love the colored tights

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  4. That red dress looks great on you!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  5. I just love that flower belt and your booties look so nice with your dress! Love how fun your printed leggings are! I might have to get some after seeing these and your polka dotted ones. I have really enjoyed doing this collaboration with you, it was lots of fun! I would have to say the fair isle might be my favorite look from you, but your sweater dress and striped tights are a really close second! You did such a great job with this finale post and thank you so much for asking me to do this with you and all your sweet comments! I have enjoyed getting to know you better!

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  6. Cutest tights ever. You make me smile, Ada! Your energy is contagious.

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  7. One of your best posts ever!! Really love the looks and the collaboration :) Beautiful

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  8. Such cute looks!

    Jess - J's Style

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  9. y'all have the cutest leggings! i need a pair...or 5!

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  10. I love all your red and the snake print clutch. I have been a huge fan of snake print lately. So fun and unique, especially the colors. I need to add more red to my wardrobe too, especially with V Day coming! Hope you're having a great week and staying warm!!

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  11. I love your red dress. Thank you for inviting me to your link up party :)

    xo,
    Janise

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  12. Beautiful post Ada! Such loveliness and your profile picture is stunning! Thank you for coming by and linking up each week.

    Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  13. Great link up, Ada! I'm loving the new hair and your new banner on the blog is gorgeous!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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