Monday, May 2, 2016

Red Shoes Birthday Blog Party (part 1) and a Navy Jumpsuit.

It is no secret that I love shoes. I don't even know how many pairs I own but it is over 100, over 120 maybe? I seriously haven't counted. Today and tomorrow I am sharing two special posts all about shoes - red shoes to be exact and some fabulous bloggers are joining me, too. Now as far as I know, from the top of my head, here is where my collection of red shoes stands: 2 pairs of D'Orsay Pumps (one of which I am wearing today), 1 pair of Satin Pumps, 1 pair of Faux Suede Pumps, 3 pairs of Open-Toe/Peep-Toe Pumps, 1 pair of Ballet Flats, 1 pair of Oxford Shoes, 1 pair of Ghilly/Laceup Flats, 1 pair of D'Orsay Flats, 1 pair of Wedge Sandals, 1 pair of Thong Sandals, 1 pair of Laceup Gladiator Sandals and at least 1 pair or 2 of Flip Flops. If my math isn't failing me that is 15 pairs of red shoes and I am positive I have given away/gotten rid of some, before. Three of these pairs are currently stored in Albania, but the others are here at my home in Michigan so clearly coming up with red shoes for today's and tomorrow's post is an easy task for me. Yes, I am obsessed with red shoes. Red is my favorite color after all. I would love to own some red booties and red sneakers, too. One day...

Red shoes galore. Can you guess who is wearing what pair? (Stay tuned and scroll down furthermore to find out who.)
Over the past four years since I have been blogging, during my birthday, I have done a Birthday Blog Party for fun, on this blog, where I invited some of my favorite bloggers and blogging buddies to participate. I usually have asked them to style a dress for the occasion since I am almost always wearing a New Dress for my birthday (I love dresses) but I switched things around this time and I asked all the lovely, stylish participants to style a pair of red shoes of their choice and write a little bit about their outfits. In case you are wondering, here is what I wore to my blog birthday party last year: Dress #1Dress #2. After you see my outfit photos for today, check out all the beautiful ladies that are celebrating with me today (a day before my birthday) with their gorgeous red shoes.

I paired my Satin Red D'Orsay Pumps (which have the prettiest bows and laceup corset detail on the back) with a New Navy Cropped Jumpsuit which has a White Leafy Pattern, almost like a Floral. This pair of red shoes are by Anne Klein and my Jumpsuit is by Old Navy. My jumpsuit is currently sold out but this one is a current very similar option. I brought out the red from the shoes via the Merlot Loren Hope Statement Teardrop Earrings (I have been wearing this for the 4th OOTD post in a row #SorryNotSorry) and a double stranded Deep Red Crystal Bracelet. I also added pops of Teal and Aqua with some Bracelets and one of my Cocktail Rings. I accessorized this entire look with an Oversized Aztec-Patterned Clutch with Sequins and Shearling detail. Coincidentally, I paired this same clutch and today's shoes together the last time I wore them. I ended up wearing this outfit to work sometime last week when it was still pretty warm. I did wear a jacket on top, too. I apologize for the squinty eyes and hair on my face in most of my pictures but it was very sunny and very windy at the same time (#StupidMichiganWeather). With the navy, red and white my outfit gives some Patriotic vibes, doesn't it? I think it is playful enough to wear to a dinner date afterwards (which I did) and dressy enough to wear to a girls' night out, a bachelorette party and even a shower.

Navy, Cropped, Short-Sleeve Jumpsuit in a White Leaf/Floral Pattern w/ Mandarin Neckline: Old Navy (New) (masculine-inspired, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar w/ culotte legs, Splurge).
Pave Teardrop Fuchsia (Merlot) "Abba" Earrings: Loren Hope, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Steal, love these), (same in lavender, Great Deal, love these), (same in iridescent sparkly stones, Splurge).
2-in-1 Burgundy/Deep Red & Smoke Crystal Beaded Bracelets: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (very similar, 1 strand).
Gold Tone Ring w/ Oval Brown Stone: Old Navy (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Silver Ring w/ Large Square Citrine Stone in the middle & 2 Small Square Zirconia Stones off the side: Kohl's (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Gold Tone Teardrop Bangle in Aqua Chalcedony: Margaret Elizabeth, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (very similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal, love this).
2 Turquoise Crystal Bracelets w/ mini Rectange Beads: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Tortoise Plastic Hair Claw: J. Crew (very similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this).
Silver Tone Ring w/ Large Marble Aqua/Mint Stone: A Boutique in Albania (similar, Huge Steal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Gray+Ivory Chevron Clutch w/ Sequins, Faux Shearling trim & Long Tassle on the side: Target (New) (gorgeous Spring option, Steal, love this), (similar, on Sale), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge). 
Red Satin D'Orsay Pumps w/ Kitten Heels & Mini Bows: Anne Klein (very similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, small Splurge, my Favorite).


See what everyone else wore and what they had to say about their outfits. Doesn't everyone look fabulous in their Gorgeous Red Shoes and Red Boots?


"There is nothing better than taking your wardrobe classics and mixing them together to make the perfect outfit, especially when you are dressing for a special occasion!  When Ada asked me to be part of her birthday celebration, I just couldn't say no to breaking out my red shoes.  Red, being a bold color, is typically a hue that I shy away from, so the perfect way to add red into my wardrobe is with an accessory.  I added these red lace up flats to my wardrobe last fall, and they have since been a favorite.  Paired with a classic chambray top and my black party skirt,  and I have an outfit that's worth a celebration!

"The minute Ada mentioned this fun birthday celebration, I knew the lace up red heels that were on their way to me in the mail would be the piece to ensemble my outfit around. I chose an off the should gingham tunic with Capri leggings and added a trend piece making a comeback ~ the neck scarf! Add some chunky bracelets and I'm ready to celebrate the beautiful Birthday gal!! 

"Hi Y'all!  Happy Birthday Ada, hope this year is a great one and brings you all the best!  I'm Monica from Jersey Girl, Texan Heart.  For this collab with Ada I chose to wear my red cowgirl boots.  Cowgirl boots aren't just a "wild, wild west" thing anymore.  They are such a fashion statement nowadays!  Not to mention they're comfortable and they last forever.  I wear my boots with just about anything.  Don't get me wrong, I love my heels, but there's just somethin' about a broken in pair of boots!  If you want to keep up with me on the daily just head on over to my Instagram."

Amy Ann from "Straight A Style"
"Hi, I'm Amy Ann Arnold, blogger behind Straight A Style. I believe fashion doesn't have to cost a fortune and that all women deserve to feel good in their clothes. I'm thrilled to be celebrating Ada with my red shoes today! I wore this look for a recent date night with my hubby. You can see the full post here. I love a good shoe with distressed denim!"

"I am helping Ada of Elegance & Mommyhood celebrate her birthday by wearing red shoes.  She does a fun birthday post each year and this year her theme is red shoes.  I bought these shoes on clearance (for under $40!) and they are so comfy and my go to shoe for a pop of color."

"Hi I’m Megan from The Fashionista Momma. First off Happy Birthday to Ada and thank you for letting me be a part of the style challenge.  I chose to style my red heels for a date night with the hubs.  I paired them with a vertical black and white striped top and a leather jacket.  I like to mix girly and edgy pieces for most of my looks and I love how the girly bows mix with my jeans and motorcycle jacket. It’s finished perfectly with this snakeskin purse, adding a little pattern mixing to the whole look."
"I think we all know that jumpsuits aren’t really my thing but when this number arrived in a StitchFix box, it called to me like a siren song.  It truly did. As did those booties.  Red and mesh and laced-up and 5” tall.  Resistance was completely futile, my friends.”

A lot of these ladies have lately posted these outfits on their blogs and some are posting them this week, so check each of them out to see the full details on their fun and stylish outfits. And as always thank you for stopping by and reading today.

Also linking with the ladies of "Tuesday Talk": BeckyBethLauraMichelleStasiaStephanie and Whitney.
Also linking with the ladies of "Ageless Style" a new monthly linkup that starts tomorrow  and it is on the first Tuesday of each month. This month's theme is Floral. This linkup is run by several of my blogging friends like Alice, Carrie, Debbie, Jennie, Nicole and Shelley.




32 comments:

  1. lovely red
    http://www.melodyjacob.com/2016/05/how-to-look-hot-in-swimwear.html

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  2. Oh Ada, this turned out so lovely!! I adore that navy jumpsuit and the bow details on the back of those shoes..swoon, swoon, swoon!! Everyone looks so beautiful and we are honored to celebrate you birthday girl!! Enjoy your glorious week!!

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  3. Happy early birthday Ada! Love that jumpsuit,k you look great in it and I looooove how you styled it with the red shoes. Thanks for featuring me and I hope this new year brings you lots of happiness, success, and good health!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  4. I can't believe I don't have a pair of red shoes in my closet! I'm going to have to change that! Those red heels are gorgeous and I love your jumpsuit! Happy Birthday!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. I wish I could have gotten pictures taken in time! I am loving that jumpsuit on you and the red shoes are beyond fabulous!

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  6. I wish I could have gotten pictures taken in time! I am loving that jumpsuit on you and the red shoes are beyond fabulous!

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  7. I'm loving this navy jumpsuit on you, and it looks perfect with the red heels! Thank you so much for including me in your birthday celebration. I'll have outfit details on my blog tomorrow, and I can't wait to come back tomorrow to see what you're wearing, and the rest of the red shoes!!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  8. What adorable looks! I love all the gals and their red shoes! Happy Birthday!

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  9. Yay for birthdays! This jumpsuit is so cute- and LOOK AT ALL THE RED SHOES! Loving this!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Shoes are the best clothing item IMO, because you can gain 5 pounds and they still fit!
    Happy birthday Ada!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. Happiest of Birthdays to you! You look fantastic in that jumpsuit (don't know many people who can pull them off!) and the red shoes are amazing! Love a good red heel! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am LOVING your pumps with that cute jumpsuit. A jumpsuit looks great on you. Thanks for letting me join you in this fun post!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. Happy birthday Ada! I love red shoes and this is such a fun round-up of bloggers and their red shoes! I'm sorry I'm so late in getting my pics to you--I will tonight I promise--hope I'm not too late!!

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  14. Ohhh! Hot mama in this outfit! Opting for the jumpsuit this year was definitely a good decision! Happy birthday post, friend!

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  15. Super outfit hun, just love those red shoes, defo must get some, great blog too.
    Cheers..
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  16. There is nothing wrong with a little shoe addiction, right? And red shoes are so classic. I love your jumpsuit, the print is so fun.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com

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  17. Love this jumpsuit and the red shoes are the perfect pop of color! I hope you have a terrific birthday Ada!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  18. Oh Ada....this jumpsuit is everything on you! I love it and the red shoes give it the extra zing. So fun to celebrate your bday and share some fashion with your friends!

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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  19. Oh Ada....this jumpsuit is everything on you! I love it and the red shoes give it the extra zing. So fun to celebrate your bday and share some fashion with your friends!

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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  20. Sorry I could not make it !
    I think that jumper fits you perfect and the red shoes compliment it wonderfully.
    Happy Birthday dear Ada.

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  21. Happy Birthday Ada- I love your red shoes and the idea of different bloggers wearing different red shoes for this post!

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  22. I really like this outfit! The jumpsuit and heels look great together!

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  23. Happy birthday Ada!! You look fabulous! You know how much I love a jumpsuit and this one is so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  24. Happy Birthday Ada!! I adore the pop of red with those gorgeous heels. A great Americana look! Thank you so much for hosting a fun birthday roundup!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  25. Happy Birthday! You look very very beautiful!!

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  26. Happy Birthday! You look very very beautiful!!

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  27. Love this jumpsuit!! Styled perfectly with your pop of red!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  28. I adore that jumper you are wearing and it looks perfect with those red heels. And that bow detail is to die for! I have a couple pair of reddish shoes, but I need a pair of bright red pumps too! I also love all the other outfits you featured! Happy Birthday!!!

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  29. That jumper is so cute!! Thanks for letting me join in your red shoe party. Happy Birthday girly. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  30. A very belated birthday to you, my fellow lover of red and of shoes :) thank you SO very much for inviting me to be a part of this showcase. In the short time since we "met", I've learned that you're a very genuine, warm and kind person, and I am grateful to count you as a blogging friend.


    Much love,
    Sheela

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