Monday, June 30, 2014

Dress Week: Gray+White Stripes for me with a Touch of Red, White+Blue for Viv.

Hard to believe that today is June 30th which means the year is half-way over. Today is also the quarter-of-a-century Birthday of my first Cousin Gloria. Her mom is my mom's sister and Gloria is like a little sister to me. She is a great auntie to Vivian also so I wish her a Fabulous, Fantastic Birthday today as she celebrates it all week long on vacation with her fiance, parents and brother in Myrtle Beach (lucky her).

I am starting a Dress Week this week where I will be showing you New, never-seen-before Dresses. Since this week also marks the week of Independence Day and America's Birthday, a lot of my Outfits will be inspired by this Great Country and will have that Classy Americana, Nautical feel. Vivian has been making many absences on the blog lately. I tried to take some photos of her recently when I got dressed so you will see her in Dresses and Rompers, too.

We start off the week with a Simple, Super Casual T-Shirt Dress. I purchased it before the start of Summer last year but I had yet to wear it. They had it in Navy+White but I opted for Gray+White because it was softer and also it is much easier to find a Navy+White Striped Dress. This Mini Dress/Tunic has comfy draw-strings on the lower waist and the chest pocket has a Navy+Gold Embroided Anchor (I love Anchors and Stripes - in case you all didn't know). Plus the $19 price sold me since it is a pretty thick, not see-through cotton jersey. I added my Peep-toe Bow, Polka Dot Flats and some Turquoise Jewelry and called it a day. Vivian has her own Nautical, Americana Look going in her Red, Blue + White Dress and Shirt. As always Vivian steals the scene, not? What do you think of our Nautical Looks? Do you own a Simple, Everyday Striped Dress? I linked up some great options, below. =)
White+Gray Striped T-Shirt Dress w/ Cap Sleeves & Anchor Pocket: A Local Boutique (New) (very similar option by LOFT), (similar dressier option by LOFT, love this), (similar tank dress, best deal).
Long Silver-tone Necklace w/ Silver Circles & Big Turquoise Stones: A Local Boutique. (New) (similar, love this), (gorgeous option by Kendra Scott), (similar long beaded necklace, best deal).
Blue+Black Gingham, Heart-shaped Drop Earrings: Random Street Vendor (New).
Baby Blue Crystal & Silver Ring Stretchy Bracelet: A Random Street Vendor (New) (similar).
Canvas, Black & White, Polka Dot, Peep-Toe Ballet Flats w/ Bows: Steve Madden (very similar + gorgeous),(similar, great deal), (similar, love these).

Vivian's Outfit:
Navy+White Striped Jumper Dress w/ Red Ladybug (it comes with the Red Tee, as a 2-piece set): Carter's.
Fuchsia, Grossgrain Bow Barrette: Wal Mart.
Pink+White Mary Jane Socks: Jumbo.
Silver Metallic, Flower Sandals: Target.

P.S. Linking up with Claire, Carylee + Gina, Elena, Lauren, Nicole, Rachelle and Whitney.
Stay tuned for a lot more Dresses and definitely more Stripes and Nautical Inspirations on the blog, this week. Thank you for reading!! Happy Monday and Happy 1st week of July!!

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  1. Yay for American-theme week! That dress is so cute - love the nautical vibe. And baby Viv looks so cute in her red, white and blue!

  2. Very cute dress Ada, what a cute dress debut. Happy Birthday to your cousin. Vivian looks just precious and more grown up since last post I saw her in. Thank you for catching up to my posts and for your comments, you are sweet. Rachel xo

  3. What a great deal on your dress! I also love the turquoise jewelry you paired it with. Vivian also looks super cute in her patriotic colors!

  4. Looking great in stripes girls! Your little girl is just so adorable in that cute outfit.

  5. This is a really cute, casual dress. I like it with the blue and turquoise accessories.

  6. Love that dress, especially because of the anchor on it! I love anchors this summer! Your daughter is beautiful, too (as always)!

  7. Great, casual dress and perfect for this week like you said! You are looking slim! So fun to see Vivian in stripes too.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  8. Both of you look great in stripes. Love your nautical look!


  9. So cute! Thanks for linking-up with Little Miss Monday! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  10. Love the nautical dress! Very chic, Ada!


  11. What a cute gray striped dress on you. And Vivian is just adorable as always! She is just a doll.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

  12. What an adorable your gray stripes for Summer!!!


  13. You and Vivian both look adorable in stripes! Love your nautical themed dress! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your Americana themed looks this week!


  14. Aww you and Vivian are just adorable in those pretty stripes! Looks so much fun!!

  15. You two are so cute! I love your striped dresses! I can't believe you haven't worn that dress until now! It's adorable!

  16. The turquoise jewelry looks great with the dress!


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