Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Year and Blanket Scarves.

Good morning and Happy Leap Day! It is a Monday and how awesome to start a new week with a leap day. We only get these leap days every four years so they are special. So, did you watch the Oscars? As I am typing this, I am currently watching the Oscars and loving all the gowns of course. I will have a thorough recap of them on the weekend but a few stand-outs for me: Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Garner and Cate Blanchet. For now, check out my thorough recap of the SAG Awards.

As I mentioned yesterday, this week I will show different ways and different outfits I have styled with a Blanket Scarf. My collection has gotten huge this year, since I got in the States. Previously I had some other pretty ones I had purchased in Europe, but I left all mine in Albania. Needless to say, this year I added that Infamous Tan/Red/Green Plaid Blanket Scarf that every blogger has (lol), several ones from Nordstrom, one from Target, one from Banana Republic, one from Old Navy and even one from Wal Mart. Since February was the month of Love where the color Pink reigns, and since today is the last day of February is only fitting that I start this week with all this Hot Pink. So my Fuchsia+Orange Blanket Scarf and Matching Fuchsia Opaque Tights make a return!
I wore this Outfit to work the week before Valentine's day (and it just now made it to the blog, I know - I am suuuuuper behind). Anyhow, I am wearing my latest, newest Striped Dress with my Bold+Bright Blanket Scarf from Target. I styled the Scarf as a Poncho and belted it with a Simple and Classic Black Leather Belt with Silver Buckle. The dress itself has neutral colors - navy and gray stripes - so all the pops of bright colors though a little much, still worked. I did get a couple of weird glances at work but then one of those people also complimented me by saying "I look girly and cheerful". Most day I took off my scarf at work too, so this outfit didn't look as bright. The dress and my new metallic Flats were recently purchased (on the same day) from Gap and I love them. Also, I had a hard time deciding which purse to carry, the purple one or the orange on so I photographed them both here with the outfit. I ultimately went with the orange because I had enough purple+pink in my outfit. The orange one brought out the orange from the scarf too and Vivian was saying "Orange, Orange" once she saw the orange bag. Orange is her third favorite color after pink and red, of course lol. What do you think of this outfit with pattern-mixing and bold colors? Too much or would you wear it? Do you like wearing a Blanket Scarf belted as a Poncho Over a Dress?

Heather Gray+Navy Striped Jersey Knit Dress, 3/4-Sleeve Dress: Gap (New) (similar bodycon midi option, Splurge, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Fuchsia/Purple/Orange Buffalo Plaid Blanket Scarf w/ Fringe: Target (similar, small Splurge, love this), (identical, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Black Leather Belt w/ Silver Rectangle Buckle: New York & Company (NY&Co.) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Pearl+Crystal, White/Clear/Baby Blue Bauble Statement Necklace: White House Black Market (similar w/ earrings, Great Deal ), (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Pearl, Double-sided, Bobble Earrings w/ Black Eiffel Tour Painting (on each side): An Accessories Boutique (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Fuchsia Opaque Tights: Old Navy (New) (very similar, Steal), (patterned option, Great Deal, love these).
Bright Purple Faux Leather Large Satchel Bag w/ Crossbody Strap: Target (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, small Splurge, love this), (similar, Huge Steal).
Orange Faux Leather Bag w/ Asymmetric Locket Pocket on the front: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, small Splurge, love this), (similar, Huge Steal).
Bronze Metallic Patent Leather Pointy Ballet Flats w/ Ankle Strap: Gap (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (identical, Steal).

Update: Leonardo DiCaprio won his Academy Award FINALLY and I couldn't be happier. Fantastic acceptance speech, also.

I am also linking up with Sheela's New Linkup. She is beautifully styling red this week and I am glad to join it since my scarf has a little red, too.

I will continue Blanket Scarves Week, all week long and Wednesday thru Friday, I will be paired with Emily from Darling Dearest Blog to show both of our Blanket Scarves' Styles.

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  1. Very nice and vibrant look, you look blooming!

    The Flower Duet

  2. Love all of the bright colors in this look! Looks great paired with a classic print like stripes

  3. Ada, you look amazing!!! And your outfit fits in so perfectly with both my themes this month. The Fab 40s Pink & Red AND Project Sister Act Does Red :) I'm so very glad you linked-up, it would've been a downright shame to not share your look xoxo

  4. I love the scarf belted over the dress! I have seen others do this but I haven't tried it myself. I need to since it looks so great. Fun colors!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Ada the colours in this scarf are STUNNING! I love it!

  6. LOVE THIS SCARF, so vibrant and so many possibilities for it. Love the look

  7. Such a pretty look! Love that blanket scarf! So cute paired with the stripes!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  8. Great shawl Ada, love the colors and it looks great combined with your stripe dress :)

  9. Love the bright colors of your scarf! It looks so cute styled with the stripes!

    Doused In Pink

  10. you just can't go wrong with a blanket scarf!! happy march to you!

  11. Love a blanket scarf- stylish way to keep cozy. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. Oh my dear, you simply shine in bright colors! Just love that scarf and those tights and what a beautiful bag! Just gorgeous and makes me feel cheerful!

  13. Ada, this look has got to be one of my favorites of yours! I love the bold colors and the mix of plaid and stripes--it all works together really well! I did watch the Oscars but went to bed before it ended... #oldlady

  14. So cute! I just love a great striped dress with a plaid scarf. The colors in this one are bright just like you!

  15. I love this outfit! I especially love the pattern mix and that purple bag! Great post!


  16. I love the stripes with that pretty hot pink. The colors in the blanket scarf are to die for. Beautiful!

  17. Hi Ada!
    All of these marvelous pink tones. Love it with the black and white. THe magenta and plum, all looks so good! I may write about my favorites of the night as well. Love your Oscar choices, and your blog looks wonderful, the update!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  18. love the mix of pattern and bold colors. thank you for adding your look to my link up. i hope to see you linking up on the next one.

  19. I love that you found a new way to wear your scarf! I love the chic look of it belted rather than the bulkier options
    -Ana Luiza
    Northwest Blonde

  20. I think this is my favorite of your blanket scarves. The colors are so vibrant.


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