Monday, February 16, 2015

Polka Dots and Gingham Monochrome, plus All About You Party!

Welcome on this "All About You" Tuesday. Today I am co-hosting with the Lovely ZAZ from Mama and More. She is a thirty-something Mother of 2 who calls UK her home. She is Stylish, Beautiful and Super Sweet. So join her and I today. The Link up is called "All About You" so the post can be about anything and everything. 
For this Post, I am showing you two pretty simple, Monochromatic Looks featuring Polka Dots, Gingham and Neutral Colors. First up is this Outfit with my Polka Dot Pencil Skirt, Black Opaque Patterned Tights, Blue+White Gingham Shirt and my Black, Scoop-Neck Sweater over it. I wore my Black+Blue Oxfords because they matched the Outfit perfectly. I accessorized with a Silver Bauble Necklace and some Blue Multi-faceted Globe Earrings. I have worn this same skirt similarly with my Blue+Black Buffalo Plaid Shirt, a Black Blazer and more pops of Blue. I wore this to work. I had a couple of appointments that day and I did receive a couple of compliments on this Outfit, which I love. =) What about you?
Cobalt+White, Plaid Button-down w/ Gingham Print inside (I reversed the shirt): Joe Fresh (JC Penney's) (very similar by Brooks Brothers, great deal, love this), (very similar, love this, Splurge), (gorgeous, sky blue option w/ two pockets, love this), (similar by Forever 21, best deal).
Off-Black, Spider-Print Opaque Tights: H&M.



A few weeks later, subconsciously I paired B+W Polka Dots on the bottom with a B+W Gingham Shirt and my Taupe Cardigan and Brown Fur Boots. I guess when it works, it works. I like how the Taupe Cardi and Brown Boots are basically 2 different shades of the same color. I wore some Double-sided, Black Bobble Studs and those black dots on my ears go well with the polka dots on the leggings, as well. I finished off with Red Lipstick. I wore this Outfit on a Saturday morning running errands and later on playing with Vivian outside. Have you paired Polka Dots with Gingham before? I think they look nice, especially if they are in the same color family.
Black Velvet Leggings w/ White Polka Dots: Koton (similar, best deal), (similar by F21, great deal, love these), (fun option by Kensie, love these).
Black, Plastic, Double-sided, Bobble Earrings: An Accessories Boutique (New) (gorgeous option by Marc Jacobs, great deal), (similar by Kendra Scott, on sale, love these), (simple classic black studs, best deal).

P.S. Also, linking up with Alison, Alycia, Amber, Angela, Erin, Jessica, Laura, Lauren, Lindsey, Lisa, Nicole, Rachel, Shanna and Whitney. Once again linking up with Carrie because some of her "Create 28" Prompts for the last week have been Polka Dots, Patterns and Pencil Skirts and I covered them all with this post. And I am linking up with Maegen because the Creative Closet's Link up today is all about Polka Dots.

Once again, Thanks a Lot for joining our Link-up, today.
Have a Great Tuesday!

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Onto you and the linkup - the kids are cute, but this linky is all about YOU! You can link blog posts or Instagram images (Instagram hashtag #allaboutyounow) - your style, thoughts, opinions, projects, anything YOU!  I simply ask that you please visit at least one of my posts, and as many other linkers as you'd like to share comment love, like or Pin.  You know how this works!

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Lover.ly's New Collection of Bridesmaid Dresses.

Hello. Happy Monday! Hope your Valentine's Weekend was Fantastic. In the glow of Love Day, I bring you today a Beautiful Collection of Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dresses. I was recently contacted by Lover.ly. They are your online destination for anything wedding-related. From romantic wedding dresses and pretty stationery, to bridal shower registries, they have it all. It is like having a Wedding Planner at hand, at all times. =)

Just a few days ago Lover.ly announced a New, Gorgeous Collection of Bridesmaid Dresses, specially crafted and beautifully designed by Eva Franco, whose dresses have been worn by Malin Akerman, Lauren Conrad, Kristen Renton, Lucy Hale, Guiliana Rancic and many more other celebrities. Eva Franco's new collection for Lover-ly has Beautiful Dresses has details such as lace, jacquard, lazer-cut, organza, crochet and more. She has put together a very sophisticated, feminine collection to satisfy all the future bridesmaids and brides, out there. Below are some of my favorite picks. Take a look!

This fit+flare dress is so romantic, girly and sophisticated. It can work for a Dressy Black Tie Wedding worn at church, and even for a Beach-side Wedding. I want it!

This cobalt lace sheath with a sexy open back and shirred tulip skirt might be my most favorite of all. I love it when bridesmaid dresses aren't all identical. This gorgeous cobalt lace design comes in 5 pretty styles so your girls can all pick their own favorite.

There is something retro-chic and classic about this dress. I adore the midi length (right below the knee) and romantic sweetheart neckline. The belt makes it all much better, also.

There are a few jumpsuits in this Bridesmaid Collection, but my favorite is this one. It is simple, sophisticated, classy and sexy all at once. The navy color is perfection. I love the alternative of a jumpsuit instead of a typical bridesmaid dress. Plus, guaranteed this will be worn several times after the wedding, also.

What's not to love here? The color, lace, fit and shape of this dress are perfection. I would wear it to so many events.

This halter gown is in a classic shape but the polka dot lace overlay makes it unique. It has a gorgeous key-hole back for a little va-va-voom. It would make a great dress to be worn by a Wedding guest, also.

So, you have any Weddings or other Fancy Events to go to this year? Consider a Beautiful Dress by Eva Franco for Lover.ly.


P.S. Compensation was not received for this post. The opinions are 100% my own, as always.
Thanks for reading. =)