Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Thursday Moda #3 and St. Patrick's Green.

Happy St. Patrick's Day Thursday Everyone!

It is after midnight (which means it is technically Thursday) and I am now just writing this post, after a long and tiresome day at work. I have my sweet angel Vivi sleeping in the bed next to me as I am typing away while listening to some Albanian music. Thank you to all of you who linked up last week for week #2 of Thursday Moda and made my second week a huge success with over 80 entries. I have tried to spread the word as much as possible about the link-up and if all of you my dear readers and followers do the same, I appreciate it a lot and thank you from the bottom of my heart. And kindly, please if you link up with me, follow me via Bloglovin - it is the right thing to do. Also, please link back to this post. 

Of course, since it is St. Patrick's day and Green is one of my most favorite colors, especially the bright and fresh shade of St. Patty's or Kelly Green, I couldn't resist wearing some green today. My most green piece here is this new T-Shirt from Wal Mart (of all places) which I paired with this Graphic-Print Midi Skirt that has Navy, Torqouise, Black and Green in its pattern - it is a gorgeous piece from Express from about 6-7 years ago, which shows you that midi lengths are now back in style and it also tells you that I have loved and worn this style of skirt for years (actually my first Midi Skirt dates back since when I was 18 and that is almost half of my life ago). All my pretty recent silver pieces from Rocksbox paired nicely with this Outfit and that Gorgeous Crystal Necklace was perfect for the scoop neckline. I added a couple more fun stones via my Onyx+Silver Ring and a Braided Bracelet and I am also carrying a Cute Hunter Green Mini Clutch/Wallet. My natural waves came courtesy of keeping my hair in a bun the previous day (wet as it was right after washing it). And yes I am wearing sandals with tights which I think works if your sandals are in a  dark color and have a slightly wider heel and my chunky black sandals with black tights look seamless. I wore this outfit to work on Tuesday this week, but I did carry my laptop bag with me too. How are you wearing your green today?

I am pretty low-maintenance when it comes to makeup. Usually a little lipstick, a little mascara or a little blush is all I need or wear, even to work. Sometimes I will do an eyeliner (like I did here) or some eye-shadow. And yes, my eyeliner is a shimmery hunter green kohl pencil. It paired well with the shimmery plum lipstick. And I must say I love this volume mascara. Essence is an European brand, this mascara costs about 8 bucks and it is some of the 8 bucks I have ever spent! Same goes for the Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls - I like them better than a typical blush and every time I run out, I buy a new box. At $ 9.00 bucks they are a steal! And now they are on sale here for 7 bucks!

Lipstick: L'Oreal "Mystic Mauve" 625 (identical), (similar).
Blush: Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls (identical), (similar).
Eye Pencil: Avon Glimmersticks Diamond in Hunter Green (color not currently available) (identical for a Steal), (similar).
Mascara: Essence Extreme (Volume Mascara) in Black (similar Splurge - my most favorite mascara which I own), (similar, Steal - a very close most favorite).
The Accessories:
Hunter Green Faux Alligator Wallet/Mini Clutch: NY&Co (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Black Faux Leather, Ankle Strap Sandals w/ Chunky Heels: Merona via Target (New) (identical), (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar, Steal).
"Follow Your Arrow" Cuff Bracelet in Silver: Slate, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Black Braided Bracelet w/ Clear Stones & Gray Marble Stone in the middle: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar w/ pave, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bold Selina Crystal Necklace: Perry Street, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Sophee Drop Earrings in Silver: Kendra Scott, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Silver Ring w/ Square Black Onyx Stone: Zales (similar, Splurge), (similar, love this), (similar, Steal).
You can still use my special code to get a free month of Rocksbox jewelry delivered to your home: ADABFF39.
Bright Green/Kelly Green Scoop-Neck, Short-Sleeve Cotton Tee: Wal Mart (New) (similar, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Black/Navy/Teal Graphic Midi A-Line Skirt: Express (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bold Selina Crystal Necklace: Perry Street, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Sophee Drop Earrings in Silver: Kendra Scott, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
"Follow Your Arrow" Cuff Bracelet in Silver: Slate, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Black Braided Bracelet w/ Clear Stones & Gray Marble Stone in the middle: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar w/ pave, love this), (similar, Steal).
Silver Ring w/ Square Black Onyx Stone: Zales (similar, Splurge), (similar, love this), (similar, Steal).
Hunter Green Faux Alligator Wallet/Mini Clutch: NY&Co (similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal).
Back Diamond Patterned Opaque Tights: Old Navy (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Black Faux Leather, Ankle Strap Sandals w/ Chunky Heels: Merona via Target (New) (identical), (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar, Steal).



So many beautiful outfits last week, so many pretty dresses and pretty florals, how does one choose a favorite or two. I will do things a little differently. I will choose my Most Favorite Look of the week and make that the "Featured Blogger" of the week and I will also include three other favorites I absolutely loved.

This week's featured Blogger is Joules from Lifestyle by Joules. This Color-blocked Navy+White Sheath Dress she recently styled for a wedding was a perfect ten, head to toe. Pairing it with classic nude pumps, classic pearls and a faux alligator nude clutch (similar to mine today, except in beige/nude) was an excellent choice. And she found this gorgeous dress at a second-hand store. Joules' style is elegant, feminine and sophisticated - a lot of skirts and dresses. But her life+style blog besides great fashions, includes recipes, traveling and even literature so make sure to check it out. She also runs a linkup on Fridays, called "Weekly Favorites".

Laura is "Emulating Spring" in this long-sleeve floral maxi which is gorgeous.
Kathrine's "Rainbow Sweater" was Spring love at first sight for me.
Rachel Nicole's "Belted Dress" looks adorable over her baby bump and what a great berry color.

P.S. Linking up with Adri + Jessica, Alice, Ana Luiza with Michelle, Brooke with Erica, Carrie with Jill, Christie, Claire, Dawn, Grace, Elle with Jacqueline, Jalynn,
Also linking up with the ladies of The Blended Blog.

And now join the linkup!

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42 comments:

  1. I love this skirt Ada! The pattern and colors are gorgeous and it's perfect for St. Patrick's day. I hope you have a good rest of your week and thanks for hosting. I am glad to hear that your link up is a success!

    -katie

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  2. Happy St. Patty's Day me love! You look gorgeous in green and love that skirt!!

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  3. This is a perfect look for St Patrick's Day! Love the colors and pattern of your skirt!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. I like the green tee with the turquoise and black skirt, a nice colour combination :)

    Thank you for the link up!

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  5. Lovely green -Have a great weekend ahead!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  6. Such a pretty St. Patricks Day outfit!

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  7. I love your St. Patty's Day green Ada! This is such a fun look and it's making me wish I had more green in my closet! I only have olive green, and not much at that. That color is so pretty though!

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  8. Such a pretty skirt, and I love the green top with it! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  9. I love the shape of this skirt on you! You are most definitely ready for St. Patty's Day :) Have a wonderful weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  10. Wha a great skirt! Happy St. Patrick's day!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

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  11. Perfect outfit for today! Loving the print on that skirt!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. That top goes great with the skirt, perfect Spring colors! I really like how you've done your eyeliner and that lip shade! Thank you for the link up, pretty lady!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  13. Yay! I'm so glad that I was a favorite from last week! :) Thank you! :) I love your gorgeous necklace!

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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  14. Thanks for hosting the linkup girl!! This is such a great outfit for st. patty's day and I love the simple shirt paired with the great skirt - looking great!! Love your hair that way too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. Such a cute st Patrick's day outfit! Loving that skirt! Such a pretty prints

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  16. Love this outfit, Ada! The green is so pretty + festive. Adding my link to the link-up now! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  17. That is such a fun skirt! Thanks for the link-up invite!
    xo, Lee
    www.wineandcouture.com

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  18. This is such a pretty look - your skirt is fantastic! I really like the textured tights with this, too. Thanks for hosting and Happy St. Patrick's Day, friend!

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  19. I like this outfit Ada and am particularly drawn to the Merona sandals!

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  20. Gorgeous skirt! The colors are so beautiful. And it looks great with the green top! Well done!

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  21. Congrats on a successful link up! That is a pretty skirt and perfect for today.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  22. Very lovely! I wore a maxi dress out and about this morning and almost forgot to wear green, luckily I made a quick stop home and got my green military jacket on before more errands haha! Have a lovely St. Pattys day.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  23. Thanks so much for the shout out Ada! Love this skirt your are wearing. It's perfection! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  24. Love you in this color! And I love the new layout. Looks very clean. Thanks for hosting the linkup!

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  25. The print of the skirt is so lovely! That shade of green looks great on you too.
    Eileen
    http://5feetofstyle.com

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  26. That is a FABULOUS skirt! Love that you made it feminine for St. Patrick's Day!

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  27. Lovely post Ada and thanks for hosting. Love the close up pics. Very pretty. <3 Color just suits you so well. And new design here is fabulous. Have a great weekend. Sabina

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  28. This look is perfect for St. Patty's day! Thanks for the linkup.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  29. Love your skirt! This outfit is festive for St Patty's Day but pretty enough to wear any day of the year!

    michellespaige.com

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  30. Perfect skirt! Love that on you, Ada! Heck, I'd like it on me too! ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a great weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  31. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your skirt is so cute!

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  32. I love this skirt, so festive ( sorry I am so tardy commenting lately, I am still visiting just my commenting has slacked off, Saturday is now my catch up day)

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  33. Ada, I love the skirt. Great pattern and the A line shape is very flattering. With makeup I like to do it in 5 minutes if I can. Love the lashes. I use a Mabelline product and have long lashes to beginwith. The green is a great color on you too. I linked up! Can I have a reminder in my email?
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  34. Love your shoes Ada :) Great look..

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

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  35. So festive! love it!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  36. Ada, you look so gorgeous in all of these pictures! Your natural waves are lovely. I actually went to this post last week to comment, but the pictures wouldn't load on my computer at school! I'm glad I'm seeing them now, because I LOVE this skirt!!! Midi skirts are my favorite type, and this one is absolutely beautiful!

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  37. Oh Ada you are looking so lovely in these posts, I love the photographs of your pretty smile and especially the ones in your lovely garden!

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  38. I love green too because it is such a refreshing colour!

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  39. you are so cute !! keep the work up!
    never stop smiling !!!

    With kindest kisses from,
    Amasingly - Light, Love, Lifestyle

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