Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stripes, Checks and Cords.

Happy Tuesday Loves!! 
It is cold, windy and rainy around here. I am definitely dressed in warm layers. The Outfit on the blog today, was from last weekend. I wanted to achieve a few things with it: 1) wear my Gorgeous Bordeaux Corduroy Skinny Pants that had been ignored for far too long (since Early April 2013 almost a year ago); 2) try to put together an Outfit for the Trend Spin Link Up today which is Stripes and Checks; 3) layer an Over-sized Button-down Shirt over a Light Sweater (my Husband's Checkered Shirt worked perfectly for this). So, I hit all of these things with this Outfit. And then, I learned that Trendy Tuesday with Danielle today, is Gingham and Cords. Lovely Danielle even styled her B+W Gingham Shirt with Burgundy Pants, like mine. Great minds think alike. (So, I hit the bull in its head with this Outfit.) Funny thing is I was going to wear a Small-Gingham Button-down with this, but I switched to these Checkered/Square Printed Button-down last second.

Let me just say, I love my first styling to my Beautiful Cords after almost a year off from wearing them (God knows why). Last time I also styled them with a Black+White Sweater, also from White House Black Market, just like the Striped Sweater today. Actually, my Jewelry, Pants & Sweater today come from WHBM- one of My Most Favorite Stores. If you have never stepped foot there, please do. You will get addicted to their Cardigans, Jeans/Skinny Pants (they fit awesome), Jewelry and Blazers. Everything in that store is Beautiful but I particularly love these items and no this is not a Sponsored post, I just love the brand very much. Anyway, my Matching Necklace & Dangly Earrings have semi-precious Royal Blue Stones, to play off the Light Blue Checks of the Shirt. As if the Cute Little Checks on my Shirt (check out the cuffs, they are a little bit different prints!) weren't enough, I added a Window-Pane, Geometric-Print Clutch which comes from The Limited - another one of my Favorite Stores. I wore my Trusted, Go-with-Everything, Patent Leather, Nude Pumps and wore this for some cocktails (it has been a super long time I had gone out for cocktails, since before I was pregnant- yep, true story!) How did I do? Do you like the Outfit? To me Gingham, Plaid, Square Print, Houndstooth, Tartan and Window-pane all classify as Checks, what about you? Am I right or what?! Have you mixed Checks with Stripes before?

Before I leave for today, I also wanted to let you know that I am Guest Posting for AMY of Amy's Fashion Blog, today, while she is in her Paris Vacation (Lucky Her!!). I am talking Spring and I am thinking Pink. See how I styled some Outfits for Spring; read here. Thank you. I hope to inspire you today to 1) wear some Burgundy Pants, 2) try remixing Checks/Plaid with Stripes & 3) wear some Pink since Spring is coming!

Silver, Pave Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones & big Square Ruby in the middle: A Local Boutique (New).
2-in-1 Silver Ring w/ 2 Silver Circle Stones & 1 Oval Cognac Stone: White House Black Market.
Silver, Woven, Thick, Chain Necklace (worn as Bracelet): Parfois.

Black & White Striped Sweater, w/ Peek-A-Boo Back: White House Black Market.
White+Baby Blue, Checkered Button-Down Shirt: American Eagle Men (My Husband's).
Burgundy Corduroy Skinny Pants: White House Black Market.
Cognac, Skinny, Braided Belt w/ Circle Loop Buckle: Thrifted (New).
Silver Tone, 2-Stranded Dainty Necklace w/ Semi Precious, tiny, Royal Blue Stones: White House Black Market.
Silver Tone, Long Dangly Earrings (Set with the Necklace) w/ Semi Precious, tiny, Royal Blue Stones: White House Black Market.
Black & White, Geometric-Print, Silky Clutch w/ Black Patent Leather Trim: The Limited.
Nude, Round-Toe, Patent Leather Pumps: Apartment 9 (Kohl's).

P.S. Also linking up with Leeann, Niki, Shanna, Sarah, Alison and Lindsey.


  1. These cords are amazing, and look great with heels.

  2. I love White House Black Market, too. Their stuff is SO well made. Seriously, I know the price tag can be high, but everything lasts forever, and it's all so classic.

    Your cords look absolutely great on you, and I love them with the striped shirt. As you know, I am not that brave with pattern mixing, but it works for you!

    I'd also like to throw it out there that your hair looks especially lovely today.

  3. Great pants! I love the black and white with burgundy! Your clutch is so cute! I like the way the nude pumps look with this outfit!

  4. Love this outfit Ada. The belt around the shirt is perfect. Those pants are fabulous.



  5. Aren't berry-colored cords the best? I love mine, too. :)

    PS- the lip I'm wearing in my latest post is the Fresh Sugar lip treatment in Berry. :) So easy to wear, you should give it a try!


  6. great cords and I love them with the stripes. Liking the button shirt over top.

  7. I love these cords, especially with those shoes! They're such a great color...I have a pair of cords that I haven't worn in a long time, but I just can't bring myself to get rid of them! Maybe I'll give them another try if they still fit. :)


  8. What a fun clutch! Yes WHBM has great jewelry and everything else too :)


  9. Lovely color on that pants, Ada!

    Dubai, UAE

  10. Love the cords! I think I need to invest in some! Also, you can't ever go wrong with stripes and checks :)


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