Sunday, April 26, 2015

Watercolor and Stripes in the Navy.

Hello from this lovely, warm Sunday. How is the weather in your parts? Upper 60s, sunny and with a light breeze around here. It's only lunchtime and I have already gotten a lot done such as laundry, folding clothes and putting them in their place, a little bit of Spring organizing, some washing+cleaning, a morning espresso, walk and playtime with Vivian, I made smoothies for breakfast and I am about to make lunch. I feel accomplished and I have the same feeling about the Create 28 Challenge and the Top 10 Challenge from Whitney with Carrie and from Sarah's blogs to be exact. I have used/worn one of my top 10 items for every outfit this month (though I started a few days late) and I have followed all the prompts thus far from the Create 28 Lovely Spring Looks. I am a couple of days behind with the Stripes prompt but fear not - here it is!
Finally, this Striped Dress from the top 10 items got worn a second time this month (though I have worn it a third time already but have yet to blog it). The Navy (or are they Black?!) Stripes over the starchy White Canvas pattern-mix well with the Navy+White Watercolor Blazer which is another item from the top 10. I know I showed you this Blazer just a couple of days ago in a remix post, but I cannot help it. I have already worn this blazer 4 times this month - I truly love it and I am so glad it is part of my closet and part of this remix month. I wore this outfit to work and yes the dress is short but any short dress suddenly looks better and more work-appropriate when worn with dark tights. It was only a couple of hours of teaching and I made sure not to bend down or anything so it worked fine. My young students (they are 2nd and 3rd graders) told me that I looked beautiful that day. The girls in particular, always notice my outfits and I have heard from some of their moms that I dress nice and stylish which of course is a great compliment to receive. I mixed and matched some jewelry and neutral shoes keeping it all in the same monochrome color palette and some bright pink lips and I was all set. What do you think? Does the Blazer look right over the Dress or the two patterns clash?
Dangly Earrings w/ Black Crystal Square Stone & Circle Pearl: White House Black Market (similar gorgeous option, on sale, love these), (similar, great deal, love these), (current option by WHBM, best deal), (simple, classic option, fantastic deal).
Black Rope Bracelet w/ Smoke Stone & 2 small Crystal Stones off the side: White House Black Market (similar, best deal), (similar w/ pave purple fireball, great deal, love this), (gorgeous nautical option, Splurge).

P.S. Also, linking up with Alycia, Carrie, Cherie, Christina, Claire, Doranda, Erin, 
Happy last Sunday of April, everyone!




21 comments:

  1. Great outfit!! You look beautiful XO
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  2. I love this dress and I like the mixed patterns just fine. I am glad you got a lot accomplished, as Saturday was my day to get things done.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  3. The pattern-mixing is superb! I adore stripes and one of my fave things is to mix them with patterns. Well done, Ada! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the combo of the stripes and leopard!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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  5. This is such a great look, I really love both the striped shift dress and your watercolour blazer!! Great styling Ada and hope enjoy your day:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  6. I didn't know you were a teacher! I bet the kids love seeing your outfits every day! Beautiful jacket! Susan

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  7. I love this look! Perfect pattern mixing!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  8. A striped dress is such a must. I wear mine all the time!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

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  9. That striped dress is amazing!! So perfect for Spring!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  10. Love your pattern mixing here!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  11. I've always considered stripes a neutral, so I think that as long as they are in the same color wheel, the two patterns mix!! Love this dress on you!

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  12. You could never go wrong with a stripe dress, right? Love that you added a splash of color via the jacket. Have a great week, Ada!

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  13. I say the stripes and the watercolour print work wonderfully together. I think because the navy brings them both together. You look great.

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  14. I wish the weather was that nice here! I love the patter mixing you did! Lovely blazer!

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  15. Wow Ada, I love the fit of that dress on you. You look lovely. xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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  16. I love the print mixing you incorporated in this outfit! and I totally want that blazer!

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  17. This outfit is a perfect example of pattern mixing, Ada! You look fantastic!

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  18. I love this entire look! A dress with pockets is always perfect.
    xo-Trish

    HonestlyTrish.com

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  19. Love the style of your dress Ada, great patten :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Monday..

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  20. love this outfit ada!

    <3 rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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