Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Thursday Moda #14 and Little White Dresses (with Our Princesses).

Welcome June! You will be one hot and stylish, feminine and fun month filled with Dresses only and I cannot wait to show you all of them! 

Today we continue with another dress in a very special, fun and unique Thursday Moda. This is a Mommy+Mini Me or Mommy+Daughter style edition. I am joined by my Vivian today and two beautiful sweet ladies: Ruth and her daughter Amelia. So, yes, there are three co-hosts and every one of them is very sweet, pretty and stylish. Last Thursday for the first time ever Vivian joined me during Thursday Moda and she was my darling little co-host (so to speak). This week I have her with me again. It is fitting to have both Vivian who is 3 and Amelia who is 2 with me today, since (technically) the day I am typing this is June 1st and it is International Children's day. Many countries in the world celebrate June 1st, including Albania. Ruth and I are honored to have our mini me-s with us today as we style Little White Dresses - which I think it is the #1 Dress your closet needs this Summer!


As I mentioned, my co-host today is RUTH from My Little Nest. And once again this week's Thursday Moda is all about a Little White Dress. Ruth started linking her outfits with Thursday Moda a few weeks ago and I finally made it to her blog. I fell in love right away not just with her style but also with her blog appeal because she is a mom who features her sweet little girls Sophia and Amelia, often on her blog, too. Ruth has a girly but elegant style that is perfect for the every day mom. Nothing too fancy but never basic or boring. Plus we both love Target where we shop for ourselves and our girls. Today, we decided to style a LWD (Little White Dress). I smiled when I saw Ruth's photos because not only are our fresh, breezy dresses similar, we both wore very similar nude/tan wedges with our dresses and even our little girls are both wearing some pink and both Amelia's and Vivi's shoes have pink flowers on them. I think, by adding a Sleeveless Cardigan or Long Vest to her Strapless Dress, Ruth made this outfit work-appropriate if she wear to work in a business-casual office. I also love that she didn't go matchy-matchy with her accessories and chose a Black Bag but paired it with Tan/Cognac Wedges. Please stop by her blog today and follow her. She is a nice and kind lady too. And you will get to see more adorable photos of her and her daughter in today's outfits. It is funny, because some of the pictures with our toddler sweeties have very similar poses, like the one in the collage below.

Coincidentally, last week on Thursday Moda I styled another easy, breezy fresh White Dress but it was a Maxi. The first week's theme of my Dress month is Lace/Eyelet/Crochet and the dress I chose for today falls in that category. Continuing with my love for Target - it looks like I have purchased half of their store lately - I added this Off-Shoulder Eyelet+Crochet Poplin Dress to my closet very recently. I remembered that just a couple of weeks before, I had purchased a similar ruffled-top LWD for Sweet Vivian, also at my local Target. Well, obviously, once I purchased my own dress, I knew at some point, I would put Vivian in her own similar LWD on the same day as wearing mine. We wore these Dresses out and about when we dined at a restaurant the other night and both the waitress, the host and three other people complimented us and noticed our twinning dresses. By the way, our Summer Shoes and Vivian's Gorgeous Headband are from Target also. In head to toe Target looks, we would make Cute Mommy+Daughter Models for Target, no? Alert the media LOL.

Light Poplin Cotton Off-Shoulder White Dress w/ Crochet Hem and Floral Eyelet Detail: Xhilaration via Target (New) (similar), (similar asymmetric option, on Sale, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Nude Skinny, Faux Leather Headband w/ double Faux Leather+Wire Bow: A Boutique in Albania (similar, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Brown Ombre Frameless Sunglasses: Express (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Drop Hoop Earrings w/ Clear Crystals, Baby Blue Stones & Pearls: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Real Gold Dainty Necklace w/ Asymmetric Ruby+Diamond Heart Pendant: Gifted (Fine Jewelry Store) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale).
Gold Tone Bangle w/ Peach Enamel: The Limited (New) (similar set, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Gold/Amber Mini Beaded, Stretchy Bracelet: Express (part of a bundle).
Gold Tone Ring w/ Large Globe Pave Dark Red Stone: Old Navy (New) (similar, Steal), (similar w/ pave heart, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Silver Tone Ring w/ Large Marble Aqua/Mint Stone: A Boutique in Albania (similar, Huge Steal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Lipgloss: Mega Slicks by Wet N' Wild in "Red Sensation" (New) (identical, Steal), (similar), (similar, Splurge, love these).
Nude/Beige Espadrille Wedges: Dolce Vita via Target (New) (identical, Steal), (similar by DV, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge, love these).


Vivian's Outfit:
Light Swiss Dot, Off-Shoulder Ruffled White Dress: Oshkosh via Target (New)
Hot Pink+Multi-Colored Silky Rose Bouquet Headband: Target (New)
White Cotton Socks: Wal Mart.
Baby Pink Patent Leather Mary Jane Ballet Flats w/ Silky Roses: Target (New).


It could be because of Children's Day or because I love a Mommy+Me look but today's selection of favorites from last week have things in common with today's post and outfit(s) and each other's looks: matching Mommy+Mini Me Dresses, a Mom of Girls, Off-Shoulder Mini Dress, Floral Print and Lace-up Shoes. Read on below for details.
This week's featured blogger is MARTA from Sweaters, Stripes and Sweets.  She linked up this post where she styled a beautiful midi pleated skirt from day casual to work appropriate and she did that with a switch of a vest - from denim to a tailored linen one. She kept on the same white lace tank and the same pretty, orange block sandals. I love how she switched her fun sunglasses though. Marta does similar remixing posts from casual to work wear or from day to night, very often. She keeps her closet versatile with classic pieces as well as some boho styles. In her blog you will also find beauty posts, reviews, blogging tips - she just ended an awesome 6 week series filled with excellent tips for bloggers - and of course a few baking sweets and cookie recipes. Marta is a working mom of two young girls, who is based out of Toronto, Canada and I just love her blog so please start following her if you don't already.

Monica linked up a Bohemian Red Hot, Off-Shoulder Dress for which she gives you 'Save or Splurge' options.
A pair after my own heart, Sandy and her sweet toddler Vivian (hey, great name! LOL) are twinning in 'Floral Dresses and Flats'. They are both adorable.
Oh Jaime, 'Ice Cream Dreams' are made of Pretty Floral Dresses and the Most Gorgeous Wedges.

Thursday' Moda Co-Host: My Little Nest.
From Ruth's Mouth:
"Hi everyone! I'm Ruth, fashionable mama of two little fun and feisty girls (Sophia and Amelia), wife to Manny and the owner, sharer of my life, CEO, entertainer, fashionista and author of a blog called My Little Nest. I love to write about fashion, DIY projects (and will share the ones that work!), adventures with my two littles and Mama life in my little corner of the internet. You can follow me on Facebook (@mylittlenest.org)  and Instagram (@ruthyannie) and Pinterest (@ruthyannie)."

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. Their theme this week is "Summer Dress" which my LWD today is most definitely!


And now join the linkup!
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48 comments:

  1. So fresh and pretty! Nothing says summer like a white dress. Vivian is adorable as always. I love her bright floral headband...beautiful.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  2. Thank you so much for the feature!! Love the LWD and happy children's day to Vivian! My mom and I celebrated it yesterday too :)

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  3. I'm obsessed with your LWD!! Love the off-shoulder and ruffle details, so simple and chic! Vivian looks absolutely adorable in her dress too, too sweet! Thanks so much for the feature this week and your kind words Ada:) Enjoy your weekend.
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  4. Vivi looks just like a mini you in these photos, your genes are strong! :) I love her hair in the little pony tail with the headband. I need to get my white dress out again, my husband and I have a rooftop dinner on Saturday (if it doesn't rain) to celebrate the anniversary of our second first date (ha!) this weekend... and, I wasn't sure what to wear and now I think you've convinced me to get my white dress out again! I rarely shop the womens at Target, I think because I always spend TOO much in the girls department on Autumn. The boy clothes at Target (for the bigger boys) sucks IMHO, so maybe that is a good thing as I don't even look in that department. ;) I did get Autumn some adorable pink sandals with mini tassels at Target last trip. :) Ok, sorry to have written a book! You look fab!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  5. Probably my favorite look on you ever, Ada. So simple, refined and elegant.

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  6. One of my favorite looks on you to date too Ada!! You and Vivian are both visions in white, feminine and Oh so beautiful!!!

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  7. You and Vivian look so pretty! Love the details on your LWD!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  8. Beautiful dresses! I love a white, airy, gauzy dress for summer! It always feels so fresh and innocent and nostalgic even!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  9. I'm loving your outfits lately! That dress is adorable! Both you and Vivian look so cute!

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  10. Fabulous white dresses! You look great! And Vivian is just the cutest!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  11. Cute duos!!!

    Come check out the 3rd installment of my latest collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI - I'm sure you'll love it again!

    Happy Thursday!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  12. What beautiful photos of Mums and their girls in white dresses; so sweet!! I don't have that luxury with a little boy... no white anything really! Thank you for hosting xx

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  13. You all look so cute in your white! I am loving white dresses for summer right now.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  14. These matching mommy and me outfits are the cutest! I love dressing up with my little girl as well. :)

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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  15. Love this white off the shoulder dress Ada! So chic and elegant! Thanks for the link up!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  16. You are both so pretty! I'm loving the off the shoulder and your wedges!
    xo, Lee
    wineandcouture.com

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  17. You look gorgeous in white! And the off shoulder trend looks great on you. All of these pics are so elegant and beautiful!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  18. I agree with you Ada---I think a white dress is a "need" for the summer---you can wear anything with them!!
    In fact I've been looking for one for my step mom so we can do a blog series about it (can you believe she doesn't have one?)
    You two look gorgeous!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  19. I love this off the shoulder white dress on you! You look so pretty and Vivian is adorable in her matching white dress!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  20. Awww lwd is a summer staple! And with the off the shoulder dress it's right on trend! Love Vivians headband with flowers! Thank you again!

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  21. Awww lwd is a summer staple! And with the off the shoulder dress it's right on trend! Love Vivians headband with flowers! Thank you again!

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  22. Love this white off-the-shoulder dress, lady! So cute!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  23. Adorable looks all around! Such great white dresses and perfect for summer. I love Vivian's little flower headband.

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  24. Such a pretty white dress Ada and of course you know I am a fan of Vivian.

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  25. Love the idea of wearing dresses every day in June! This a very pretty white dress, and your daughter is just adorable!

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  26. You both look so cute in white! love your off the shoulder dress and your daugher is adorable :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  28. You both are looking adorable! I'm loving you and Vivian's white dresses!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  29. Such a gorgeous dress Ada! You and your princess are perfect in white!

    Brooke
    Pumps & Push-Ups

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  30. How fun! I'm so loving Vivian's headband too!

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  31. I love the off the shoulder and lace details of your dress, it's so summery and gorgeous! Loved this little shoot with your little one, she is adorable! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  32. Love the matching white dresses, so cute! A LWD is just as good as an LBD, especially in the summer!

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  33. Aw,you all look so beautiful! I love seeing the cute little one's x
    http://vanityandmeblog.blogspot.com

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  34. You and your daughter look so sweet in your dresses!

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  35. very summery outfit.! u two look so adorable.!
    adventuremeetsdesigner.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. What an adorable post Ada, the matching white dresses are so very sweet. Vivian is a doll. Thank you for hosting!

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

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  37. This is just a beautiful dress. I love the off-the shoulder look, which of course is very trendy this year, but more so than that I love the embroidery at the bottom. It's such an elegant, everyday piece. Loving the brown, wedges that you choose to style with the dress and the simplicity of the outfit. Now, that little girl steals the show. How cute is she in her white little dress?!?

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  38. Love your OTS dress!

    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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  39. Too, too cute in the off shoulder whites!

    New Swim Post: http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/2016/06/swim-styles-with-kingdom-state.html

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  40. LOVE this white dress! One of my favorites of yours!!

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  41. I adore that dress, the two of you look wonderful Ada, Lets yell yea for summer

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  42. These are so precious! Love all the summer white and mommy and me styles. Thanks for the link up and have a great weekend!

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

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  43. So sweet and stylish. Just adorable, Ada! Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday and have a fab weekend!

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

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  44. I love your off the shoulder dress, Ada, and Vivian looks just darling! You two are just adorable and ready for any summer event. =)

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  45. wow dreamy white outfit and pictures :)

    ♥ from www.expatpetite.blogspot.com

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  46. Perfect mommy and me look!! You both look adorable! Absolutely LOVE your off the shoulder dress!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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