Sunday, May 31, 2015

Grunge in a Dress.

I cannot believe another month is gone and this year is almost half-way through. Though I celebrated a milestone birthday this month, plus my husband's birthday, 1/3rd of it was spent at the hospital so I am glad a new month is starting and technically it is the first month of Summer so Happy June and Happy June 1st - Children's International Day! I love my child so much and we will be joining her little party celebration at her daycare, a little later today.

Ohh, and if you like to do a Vacation or Traveling-based Guest Post for me next week, shoot me an e-mail. My address is ada.furxhi@gmail.com
This Outfit is another result of cooler Spring days, around here. This easy, popover shirtdress hasn't been worn since I was 9 months pregnant, if I am correct (and yes, it did fit then because it is an empire-waist and I never got really huge either lol). It somehow got lost in my closet which happens when you have a ton of clothes. I did something different with it and went for a little grunge style by layering my red buffalo shirt as a light jacket over it, and wearing these edgy brown boots with all the gold buckles. I am not sure what I think of the outfit, it is definitely very different from what I normally wear. What do you think?

P.S. I am linking up with Alycia, Angela, Carrie, Carylee + Gina, Cherie, Claire, Jess, KristinLaura, 
And come back here on Tuesday June 2nd (tomorrow) and link-up with me and RACHEL from Garay Treasures. 
Thank You and Happy first Monday of June!!




Friday, May 29, 2015

Navy Sweater - 2 Casual Ways.

Hello. It is the last Friday and the last weekend of May. It was such a quick month for me. It definitely felt that way except the ten days I spent at the hospital with Vivi. Those felt looooong. Anyhow, I figured before May was over show you some more Sweater looks from this Spring. As always I am behind with outfit posting.
So, one of these outfits featuring my Navy Sweater is back from March and the other one from this month when we had some chilly weather this week. Though this Navy Sweater is pretty thick, it is  open-knitted and when worn alone (without a layer underneath) it is actually very light and easy on. On the first Outfit I wore a version of the denim-on-denim look with some Flare Blue Jeans and a Chambray Shirt underneath the Sweater in a much lighter shade than the Jeans. I kept the look very sporty by wearing some Sneakers by Skechers. While, with the second outfit you could say I did a version of leopard-on-leopard albeit my leopard isn't in the classic brown/camel shades. The Leggings are in a Burgundy-Maroonish shade while the Scarf is Red with Black. I realize with the Tall Cognac Boots and the Dark Colors this Outfit feels very November-like but I do think the Blue, Burgundy and Cognac work well together. I actually prefer the second outfit, and you?

Navy, Textured, Shimmery Sweater w/ Loop Back tied w/ a Silk Bow & Silver Stone Chest Pocket: Koton (similar w/ gray bow sash, great deal, love this), (gorgeous over-sized cowl-neck option, best deal, love this), (gorgeous draped option by Alice+Olivia, on sale), (fun cropped option).

Navy, Textured, Shimmery Sweater w/ Loop Back tied w/ a Silk Bow & Silver Stone Chest Pocket: Koton (similar w/ gray bow sash, great deal, love this), (gorgeous over-sized cowl-neck option, best deal, love this), (gorgeous draped option by Alice+Olivia, on sale), (fun cropped option).
Burgundy Pearl & Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings: Handmade (Gifted) (similar, best deal, love these), (gorgeous option by Kate Spade, great deal, love these), (gorgeous dainty option, on sale).
Tall Cognac Boots w/ Chunky Heels & Buckle detail on the top of the shaft: Payless (similar, best deal, love these), (gorgeous option by Clarks, Splurge), (mid-calf option by Steve Madden, love these), (similar by Clarks, on sale, love these).




Thursday, May 28, 2015

Semi-Dressy Pastels.

This Outfit is from May 1st - one of the last ones featuring my Top 10 items (from my Top 10 April Challenge; you can see all the items from my Top 10 here). I started this challenge a few days after April had started so I decided to do it for exactly a month and finish towards the beginning of May. Posting this outfit late because as you know this has been quite the month for me. I have been busy, sad, exhausted, worried about Vivian, tired, overwhelmed, etc. But speaking of this challenge, I might do a recap of it soon, hopefully by no later than this Monday.
So, in this Outfit I took 4 of my top 10 items (jeans, sweater, necklace and shoes) and paired them together effortlessly I must say since they are all in light Pastel Colors. Because it was cool that day I did add my Khaki Jacket for earlier in the morning. To dress it up more I carried a Clutch that day. I love how the Turquoise Loafers play off the Light Mint of the Sweater while the Bright Coral Clutch gets repeated in a lighter shade through my Statement Necklace. What do you think? Simple and Chic for Spring, no? And here is another similar way I have worn some of these items.
Light Mint, Soft, 3/4 Sleeve Sweater: Zara (New) (very similar, on sale, love this), (similar, Splurge), (gorgeous option, best deal, love this).
Tiny, Real Gold Hoops w/ Real Diamonds: A Fine Jewelry Store (gifted from the husband) (very similar, Splurge). (very similar, Steal), (similar gorgeous option by Judith Ripka, great deal, love these).
Royal Blue (tiny) Beaded, Long Necklace w/ Crystal Fireballs in the mix (worn as a Bracelet): A Local Accessories Boutique (very similar by Fornash, love this), (similar w/ domo beads, great deal), (gorgeous ombre tassle option w/ domo beads, on sale, love this), (gorgeous, dressy option in light blue, Splurge).
Nude, Lucite, Thin Bangle: F21 (part of a set).

P.S. I'm linking up with Alice, Annie, Birdie, Claire, Dawn, Jalynn, Jenna Marie, Jen, Jolynne, Lauren, 
And, Speaking of Pastels, it is also the prompt today for the Spotlight of the Week I link up to, on Thursdays so I am joining the link-up.




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Joggers ala Americana.

Here is another simple yet chic way to wear my Marled Gray Joggers which have become a closet MVP for me. I feel between the Chambray Shirt and Olive Blazer, plus the American Flag Sneaker Loafers, the way I styled them this time is totally Americana and patriotic, hence today's title. It feels like I am lacking Accessories also, but I do have on a Blue Beaded Necklace which I circled around my neck twice, and some tiny Gold Hoops. What do you think of my Americana-styled Joggers? Yay or nay on this outfit? And if you are looking for a Chambray Shirt (I want a newer one, a little bit more loose and a slightly darker wash than the one in this post) I linked up many great options, most of which are reasonable, also. Happy Hump Day!
Royal Blue (tiny) Beaded, Long Necklace w/ Crystal Fireballs in the mix: A Local Accessories Boutique (very similar by Fornash, love this), (similar w/ domo beads, great deal), (gorgeous ombre tassle option w/ domo beads, on sale, love this), (gorgeous, dressy option in light blue, Splurge).
Tiny, Real Gold Hoops w/ Real Diamonds: A Fine Jewelry Store (gifted from the husband) (very similar, Splurge). (very similar, Steal), (similar gorgeous option by Judith Ripka, great deal, love these).
American Flag-Printed Sneaker Loafers: LT Sport via Lord & Taylor (New) (similar slip-on loafers, love these), (similar striped option, best deal, love these).

P.S. Linking up with Alice, Alison, Allison, Brooke, Carrie with Jill, Elizabeth, Leanne, Linda, Lisa, 
ALSO: My Floral Midi Outfit from last Wednesday, was featured on Style Me Weekly today, so check that out.



Monday, May 25, 2015

New Floral Midi Skirt and a Little Lace.

Hope you all had a warm, sunny and festive Memorial Day. It was cold, chilly and rainy here since Saturday and today continues to be so, actually even colder. So don't let my outfit fool you. It was worn last Friday May 22nd when the weather was still warm and sunny. Currently, we are experiencing a little Winter during this late May so if you see some more Wintery Outfits here within the next two weeks, blame it on the weather.
Last week, I featured a New Floral Midi Skirt which I styled very casually. The one you see today is also new; it is actually the most recent one in my collection of Full Midi Skirts and I purchased it on my Birthday, with a friend. She made me do it. She saw it and loved it on me. But, seriously, I had been looking for one of these sort of striped organza floral skirts for a while now, especially in a dark background. This one is black with red, yellow, coral and pink flowers and roses which makes it go with so many other colors. This was my second and only other work outfit from last week. I currently only work (teach) part-time, 2-3 times a week so when I get the chance to dress up, I do. At this point I am not sure I will be going back to my former full-time job, because I am staying home with Vivian for as long as I need to. Anyway, this Skirt was paired with a Light Spring, Elbow-Sleeve Sweater from Express and my Black Lacy Peep-toe Pumps which are perfect for "A Little Bit of Lace" which is the current theme over at Creative Closet, so I am linking up there. Plus I do not own a lot of lace pieces in my closet, not at all. For fun,I layered a Long, Dainty Gold Necklace with a Statement Neon Necklace and to add to the Retro, Lady-like feel I was going for I added a Flower to my bun. My Students as well as a Colleague complimented me a lot on this outfit. So did my husband. That same colleague said that she loves the way I dress, which made my Friday lol. What do you think? Do you own a Dark Floral, Full Midi Skirt? If so, how have you styled it so far? Comment me any suggestions. Thanks and Happy Tuesday!
Mustard Chiffon Flower Ponytail Holder: A Local Accessories Boutique (very similar in white, love this), (similar in soft pink, best deal, love this), (dressy option, Splurge).

P.S. Also linking up with Alison, Angela, Dallas Style, Danielle, Dawn, Elena, Jess, Jessica, Laura, Lauren,