Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wrapping up the week in a Serenity Blanket Scarf.

It is almost midnight and after a super long and tiresome Thursday (day at work) and a couple of cups of coffee plus a strong iced tea, I am writing this post. Ahhh a blogger's life. But it is Friday and the weekend is here and I enjoy my weekends and try to relax, I hope you all do the same. Thank you to everyone who joined my very first linkup "Thursday Moda", yesterday. The linkup will be open till next Wednesday so there is still time to join. For your convenience, since this is the first week, I added the linkup to today's post, also. Today, also ends an entire week of ALL new Blanket Scarves, I styled here on the blog. I started the week looking very colorful but I am ending it on a Blue Palette that looks quite Neutral. Also, all my Pretty Blues definitely hint to Spring coming soon. However, I had to take these photos indoor by the mantle, due to the heavy snow, freezing cold and all the Snow Madness we experienced here this week.

Also, today for the last time this week I am joined by the lovely EMILY from Darling Dearest. Her and I are wrapping up this 3-day series of styling Blanket Scarves for Winter and early Spring. Completely not planned, but it is funny how her and I both have Spring in mind and brought out some light Spring tones in our outfits today: Serenity (Baby Blue) for me and Mint for her. I just love her dress and different shades of Green by adding that Forest Green Plaid Scarf over the Summery Mint Mini Dress. Check out the rest of this series, my posts (herehere + today's) and Emily's posts (herehere and here). I also want to take this opportunity to thank Emily for being my first co-host of the linkup, this week.

This is my first Chambray-looking button-down shirt I have ever owned and still own. I have had it since I was 19. It is a linen-blend shirt and it is in one of the IT Pantone Colors of 2016 - Serenity. I guess I never got rid of the shirt because of how classic and preppy it looks. Though this is the last time I wore it because it feels small and these days I own a real Chambray shirt plus I prefer my shirts much longer. However, I plan on re-purposing this shirt and when I tell you what I have planned for it, I will blog it. I paired it with Trouser Jeans in a dark Indigo color and decided to go for a tone-on-tone look of all Blues. I did wear a Serenity Jacquard Colorblocked Blanket Scarf on top, carried my Navy Clutch and wore some Gorgeous Royal Blue Suede Pumps I plan to wear a lot more this Spring. I also accessorized with a couple of jewelry pieces from White House Black Market, Cranberry Lipstick and a Red Stone Ring. Despite how simple and tonal this outfit looks, the different textures and scarf worn as a poncho, add interest to it, what do you think? It is an elegant take on the Canadian Tuxedo and you can totally wear it to work (in a relaxed dress code office).

The Accessories:
Baby Blue/Serenity w/ Pink Jacquard Patterned, Light Blanket Scarf: BP via Nordstrom (New) (similar, small Splurge), (similar in plaid, Great Deal, love this), (light Spring version, Steal).
Royal Blue Suede Almond-Toe Pumps w/ Black Buckle detail: Nine West (New) (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar w/ kitten heels, Great Deal), (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-tone Circle Drop Hoops w/ large Square Silver Stone in the middle: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (gorgeous option, Steal).
Navy Faux Leather+Faux Shearling Foldover, Envelope Clutch: Old Navy (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Baby Blue/Serenity Chambray-looking Button-Down 3/4-Sleve Shirt: The Limited (similar, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Baby Blue/Serenity w/ Pink Jacquard Patterned, Light Blanket Scarf: BP via Nordstrom (New) (similar, small Splurge), (similar in plaid, Great Deal, love this), (light Spring version, Steal).
Navy/Indigo Flared-Leg Trouser Jeans: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love these).
Navy Faux Leather+Faux Shearling Foldover, Envelope Clutch: Old Navy (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Silver-tone Circle Drop Hoops w/ large Square Silver Stone in the middle: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (gorgeous option, 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).
Gold Tone Ring w/ Rectangle Shaped Red Semi-Precious Stone: Express (gorgeous option, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Dark Red/Wine Lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous in "Wine with Everything" (identical, Steal), (similar, Splurge), (similar, small Splurge).
Mini Tortroise Lucite Bow Barrette: Old Navy (New) (similar, Splurge, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).
Royal Blue Suede Almond-Toe Pumps w/ Black Buckle detail: Nine West (New) (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar w/ kitten heels, Great Deal), (similar, Steal).



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18 comments:

  1. Love that wrap Ada, it is a perfect transitional piece into spring. You look fab and have a great weekend!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  2. Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog and inviting me to your link up. I love your blanket scarf!

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  3. Love the colors and details of this scarf! Have a wonderful weekend Ada!

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  4. I love how fun the scarf makes this outfit, but it still looks stylish and professional. Great outfit! Have a great weekend! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  5. I also loved how we both went with spring brights today:) It's just so fitting how it all worked out. Love that scarf- it's so elegant and classy looking! I like the blue on blue as well. I have a button-up like this that I've because if it's classic-ness too, but mine is also short on me! I just never reach for those types of shirts, so I'm excited to see how you repurpose it! It has been a PLEASURE partnering with you this week, Ada!! Thank YOU for suggesting it:)
    Emily

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  6. A great blanket scarf to transition into spring Ada, perfect color I'd say. Love the subtle retro vibe of the outfit thanks to the slight flare on the pants.

    Thanks for inviting me to the link up & have a great weekend!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  7. I absolutely love blanket scarves this time of year! This one looks fabulous on you, Ada, and will be a perfect transitional piece.

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    I hope you are having a great week so far!

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    Amber

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  8. Love the spring colors in this look! So impressed you have had the top since you were 19. That's proof of the staying power of a good chambray.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. I'm loving this blanket scarf, and how the lighter colors make it work for spring! Thanks for hosting the link up, and hope you're having a great weekend!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  10. Love the blanket scarf and how you styled it! Thanks for hosting your new link up!

    -Katie

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  11. I love your new design, it is perfect and I will be adding your link up to my thursday link up group.

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  12. I'm loving blanket scarves and this looks great on you. What a gorgeous blue your shoes are too!! Thanks for joining us on My Refined Style!
    Cheers,

    Jennifer
    http://awellstyledlife.com

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  13. I love blanket scarf and it's actually on my DIY list of things. It always looks so classy even with the plainest outfits.

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  14. I love this cute, classic look--especially the fun blue shoes! Can't wait to see your plans for that shirt too.

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  15. Love those bright blue shoes with this! Such a fun pop of color!

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  16. What a pretty shawl! Looks so nice with chambray

    michellespaige.com

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  17. Great blanket scarf!

    Annessa / www.seekingsunshine.com

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  18. Very cute! Blanket scarves a great addition to any look!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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