Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thursday Moda #12 and a Little Black Dress (or two).

Cute title hmm? "A Little Black Dress (or two)". Well, I am only styling one LBD today but my co-host also has on an LBD so that makes two total. Anyway, happy Thursday and welcome to Thursday Moda #12. I cannot believe it has been almost three months since I started this linkup... and it has grown so much since that first week. Over 100 entries last week, too. Thank you to everyone who links up regularly and to the newcomers, too. Thank you for making Thursdays a great day here at Elegance and Mommyhood.

I bought this dress at Banana Republic almost 3 months ago and I am finally wearing it. Shame on me. I love the silhouette of it and how it looks like a pencil skirt and a v-neck blouse tucked in it. But this is indeed a one-piece dress in a sheath form. The bottom part is this abstract black+white (looks like gray) satiny pattern while the top front is black leather. The back top part is also in solid black but in a comfortable ponte material. I paired my dress with a couple of dainty necklaces: my Gold Open Heart Pendant which is seamlessly layered with the Dainty Gold-tone Lariat Gorjana necklace I received in my last Rocksbox. I added Dangly Gold+Crystal Pave Filigree Earrings which I purchased at Wal Mart. (They are such nice earrings for the price.) I added a couple of rings and a little bangle cuff too. For my bag, I chose this Classic Black Quilted Bag and for the Shoes I went for Suede Sling-back Lilac Pumps which are adorable and so feminine (plus very comfortable). The lilac paired so well with the gray part of the dress. I put my hair in a bun and put a Large Pastel Yellow Rose off the side. I do apologize for how the hair looks on these photos, though. It is after a 9-10 hour workday, since this pictures were taken after work. I did wear this to work with a Black Trench-Coat over it but this outfit can go to dinner, cocktails, and even a wedding. It is also a great LBD to wear to a graduation, like I mentioned yesterday. What do you think?

This week's co-host is LAURA from I Do deClaire. As you can see we both styled Little Black Dresses today and we both dressed them up (collage above). Laura is a wife and mom in her early thirties to a toddler girl who is just 4 weeks older than Vivian. Laura works as a school counselor who wears effortless outfits that always look chic, whether she is dressed up or dressed down. We have collaborated several times in the past and we have done a Mom series on Winter trends, two years ago, also. Laura runs a very successful style linkup on Tuesdays she so smartly titled "Confident Twosday". You can tell by Laura's LBD and the outfits I gathered in the collage (at the bottom of this post) that this young woman is confident in what she wears. She has become a good friend in the last 2 and a half years or so and she is one of those bloggers I would love to meet in real life, some day. As you can see from our collage with our LBDs side by side, she looks smashing hot in her scalloped-hemmed LBD and those fierce pumps. But check out Laura's blog today too because she will show you yet another way to style her fun LBD. I think we both look sharp and sophisticated all dressed up in our LBDs and as I was putting the collage together I couldn't help but notice how our backgrounds look almost identical, too (lol).

Mixed Media, Sleeveless, V-Neck LBD Sheath w/ Patterned Pencil Skirt: Banana Republic (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, on Sale), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Real Gold Asymmetric Open Heart Pendant in Dainty Gold Chain: Lord & Taylor (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
"Vivienne" Bar Lariat, Gold-Tone Dainty Necklace: Gorjana. borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (very similar, Splurge). (similar, Steal).
Gold-Tone Dangly Pave Filigree Earrings: Wal Mart (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Baby Pink/Blush Faux Snakeskin Magnetic Bangle: White House Black Market (similar, on Sale), (similar, Splurge).
Silver Tone Ring w/ Large Marble Coral Stone: A Boutique in Albania (very similar, Huge Steal), (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, small Splurge, love this).
Gold Tone Ring w/ Oval Brown Stone: Old Navy (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Bronze, Vintage-looking, Pave Snake Cocktail Ring: F21 (similar, Steal, love this), (similar), (similar, Splurge).
Black Quilted Purse w/ Silver Handle: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Bordeaux/Burgundy Oval-Shaped Sunglasses: Express (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Pale Yellow Large Rose Hair Elastic: The Limited (very similar, Steal).
Lilac/Lavender Suede Slingback Round-Toe Pumps w/ Bows: BCBG Max Azria (similar flats, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).


Last week, Spring looks and exposed arms and shoulders were linked up. The featured blogger and the bloggers with the other favorite looks (except Tokes who is new to my linkup), are all blogging buddies of mine who all happen to be mothers 40+ years old, which goes to show you that age is just a  number. I was clearly attracted to this year's biggest colors too: Serenity and Rose Quartz. I couldn't narrow it down to a top 3 either so top 4 it was!
Today's featured blogger is JILL from Doused in Pink. Jill linked up the softest jersey Tie Dye Maxi which looked great in its neutral shades of gray and blue. The long T-Shirt Maxi also featured the very popular cold shoulders. Jill, smartly paired it up with those gorgeous Black Dolce Vita Wedges from Target (which I also own in Tan) and Blue Mirrored Sunnies. Jill hails from Chicago - one of the best cities in the world, if you ask me. She normally works from home so her style is usually on the casual side. But even when she dresses up, she keeps her ease and effortless elegance. Jill's blog also contains fun posts like easy DIYs, recipes, posts on beauty, makeup, home decor and family. Also on Thursdays she runs her own linkup "Thursday Fashion Files" so if you haven't yet, after linking up with me today go check out Jill's blog and linkup with her.

There is nothing Debbie cannot wear. 'Sleeveless Button Down & White Blazer' sure why not? I love the cool masculine feel of this outfit and those crisp sky colors.
Linda states that she 'Is Blushing' in that gorgeous tulip mini skirt which she paired with more blush pieces and black. What a fun outfit that makes her look 20 years younger!
Tokes' first entry on my linkup was a hit. She showed not one but two 'Summer Trends' that I love. That Baby-Blue Striped LWD is stunning, especially paired with red.
Nora is wearing her own 'Savannah Blazer and Rose Quartz Blouse'. She is the most talented and stylish clothing designer I know who is also very affordable.

Thursday Moda Co-Host:  I Do deClaire.
A snippet of stylish work outfits Laura has worn recently, that I liked. Make sure you follow her.
From Laura's Mouth:
"I started I do deClaire three years ago after following fashion blogs for a while. I was unhappy with my closet and decided to document the process of turning my style and closet around all while on a budget. I wanted to show it's possible to look stylish and feel confident about yourself while working, being a mom and wife, and while wearing all the other hats women wear (no pun intended)! I can be found on BloglovinInstagramFacebook."

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

And now join the linkup!
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48 comments:

  1. Wow! This is such a stylish dress and it does look like a pencil skirt with a blouse tucked in. You look fabulous! Have a lovely weekend, love Lizzy www.whatlizzyloves.com xxxx

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  2. Super blog, some lovely dresses, i like the flowery patterns...nice to link up ..Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  3. Such a super chic dress on you, thanks for hosting Ada & enjoy your weekend!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  4. STUNNING ADA!! Love this dress and the lavender shoes are the perfect touch!!

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  5. Those lilac colored shoes are so pretty against this b/w leather topped dress! And, I love the softness the flower adds to the outfit that you put in your hair.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  6. Love that dress! It's so chic and the lilac heels are the perfect pop of color! You are so sweet to feature me! Thank you so much!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. Thank you so much for your sweet words. I noticed the background similarity, too! How funny! Love the look of your LBD especially with those lovely heels! Have a great day!

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  8. Great shape dress on you Ada - love the monochrome

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  9. Happy to twin with you in black - just can't go wrong with it!

    Come check out my latest collab with Los Angeles based brand TOBI - I'm sure you'll love it!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  10. Love this dress on you Ada! It almost looks like a top and skirt which is so cool. Thanks for the link up!

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  11. Great dress! Great choice of shoes, too!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Thursday!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  12. Oooh Ada...I love the lilac shoes with this dress you're wearing...it's so much more fun than the expected!!
    Thanks for hosting and great job on it being so successful
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  13. I love the pop of color you have with the heels. Hello Spring! Thanks for hosting the linkup, and have a great weekend Ada!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous , and i love your shoes.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  15. Such a pretty LBD, and I love how it's made to look like two pieces. Also loving the lilac shoes!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  16. Little black dresses are the best! You two look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  17. Seriously loving this dress, Ada! So edgy and chic.

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  18. Happy Thursday Ada! You look so chic here. Have a great day!
    xo, Lee
    www.wineandcouture.com

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  19. I finally made it to your link-up and thank you for having me. Ada, I love this little dress. How perfect is it for any occasion really?!? Dinner date, semi-formal event, church, graduations, funerals,work place. Seriously a good find and you wear it well. Happy Thursday.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  20. Great LBD, love the textures!

    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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  21. Great skirt and shoes! Thanks for hosting!

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  22. That is a lovely dress. I love the contrast between the top and the bottom. our shoes are fabulous, too, and the flower in your hair is perfect!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  23. What a gorgeous dress Ada, I love how it can go from work to a more dressy occasion! I did think it was two pieces at first, I love that it's a dress though!

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  24. I love it when women were coloured shoes with their LBDs. And really like the style of it that it does look like a blouse and skirt!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Such a cute outfit. Love the shoes too!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  26. I love how you styled your LBD with the lavender shoes! Its fun to get another look from a dress by pairing it with a skirt! I also love Laura's style and you both look fab in your LBD's today!

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  27. You just can't beat a good little black dress! I'm actually wearing one on the blog today. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. This dress is absolutely stunning on you!! Love how it almost looks like two peices and those heels are gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  29. Love the dress and the pop of color in your fun shoes, you look fab!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  30. Such a great dress, and I love your shoes! Hope you're having a great week!

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  31. Love how this has the look of two pieces, but the ease of a dress. Also really admiring your layered gold necklaces.
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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  32. Beautiful XOXO! Thank you for hosting.

    #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/05/linkupwithlisa-49-love-your-body.html

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  33. Love how you paired your lilac pumps with your great look! Thank you for hosting Ada!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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  34. Love your little black dress! The pop of lilac in your shoes makes it a perfect look for spring. I actually need to add a little black dress to my wardrobe at some point. Thanks for hosting!

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  35. Lovely, adorable and pretty outfit :) I enjoyed your post very much, keep sharing dear!
    Greetings from MissGrey.ro Romania!
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  36. Looking fabulous Ada. You can't beat an elegant classic dress x

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  37. Ada, very lovely in your black dress. You can tell you are happy and enjoying what you are wearing byyour lovely smile. My eyes went directly to your lilac heels, such a pretty pastel color for the spring. Have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish,com

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  38. I absolutely love this dress on you, Ada! The leather top is stunning. =)

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    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    Be sure to check out my current giveaway here: $500 Amazon Giveaway

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  39. Sorry Ada I forgot to say in my earlier comment, thank you so much for the feature, I really appreciate it :)

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    1. No it's OK. I just wanted to make sure you saw it and YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!! Very well deserved!

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  40. Lovely outfit you out together and I love your heels!

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  41. What a fun top and cute shoes, too!

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  42. Looking gorgeous Ada. I have a similar dress from the Limited that I wonder if I can still fit in.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  43. Such a great look - love how those lilac pumps stand out!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  44. Thank you for linking up on Fancy Friday!

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  45. This dress is so chic! Love the structure of it

    michellespaige.com

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