Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thursday Moda #8 and Festival-Inspired.

Welcome to Thursday Moda #8. I cannot believe it has been almost two full months since I started this linkup and it has been going quite well so far, with over 80 entries since the second week, which is nice. Thank you to all of you who have linked up in the past and continue to do so. 

I am so happy I am in much more Spring-like wear today as compared to last Thursday. I gladly traded a Wool Beanie for a Fedora, a Warm Fur Shearling Vest for a Light Utility Jacket, a Long-Sleeve Sweater Dress layered with a Fur Snood with a Light Linen Sleeveless Dress layered with a Necklace and Thick Tights for Bare Legs. And then I saw my outfit (from today) and it didn't hit me until later that it is totally festival-inspired which is so suitable since Coachella is happening this month and I think this outfit is so proper for Coachella, don't you think? I mentioned just a couple of days ago my love for Old Navy's Spring 2016 line and I mentioned how I had bought a lot of new pieces from them. This Ivory/Off-White Linen Dress with the Lace Yoke on the neckline is one of several I got. Between the doily-looking lace, my suede fringe bag, the fringe necklace, the dangling statement earrings, the fedora and the lace-up/ghilly flats I am ready to go to Coachella if I wished or if I could, what do you think? I loved how effortless all these neutrals looked together too. The Ivory worked so well paired with the shades of Khaki, Olive and Camel. Also, stay tuned because on Tuesday I will have another Festival-inspired Look featuring another Dress from Old Navy and then on Thursday (a week from today) I will show you how I style my Lace Yoke Blouse.

The Accessories:
Camel/Cognac Faux Suede Ghilly Flats: Mossimo via Target (New) (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Steal).
Light Olive Green Tweed Fedora: Old (similar, Splurge, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Black, Soft Suede Crossbody Bag w/ Oversized Fringe off the size: Target (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar as a clutch, Splurge, love this), (similar, Steal).
White Chain Fringe Necklace: Slate, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (bohemian style, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bright Green (Amazonite) "Alex" Drop Statement Earrings: Kendra Scott, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (very similar), (similar by KS, Great Deal, love these).
My (new) Suede Goodies from Target. I love that the 70s are back and I can wear these!
Olive Green Utility/Field Jacket w/ Drawstring Waistline: Old Navy (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar w/ hood, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Light Olive Green Tweed Fedora: Old (similar, Splurge, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Black, Soft Suede Crossbody Bag w/ Oversized Fringe off the size: Target (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar as a clutch, Splurge, love this), (similar, Steal).
White Chain Fringe Necklace: Slate, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (bohemian style, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bright Green (Amazonite) "Alex" Drop Statement Earrings: Kendra Scott, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (very similar), (similar by KS, Great Deal, love these).
Skinny Rectangle "Muse" Gold-tone Ring in Silver Druzy: Elise M, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Steal).
Silver Ring w/ Square Black Onyx Stone: Zales (similar, Splurge), (similar, love this), (similar, Steal).
Camel/Cognac Faux Suede Ghilly Flats: Mossimo via Target (New) (similar, Splurge, love these), (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Steal).

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Last week there were over 90 entries for Thursday Moda so thank you all for making it pretty successful. Once again I went back and forth about who to feature and what were my favorite looks. Besides adorable outfits with lots of pretty florals and pretty Spring dresses I noticed that everyone's shoe game was on point. I also noticed some Bohemian styles that had my heart.
Today's Featured Blogger is Amy Ann from Straight A Style. She linked not one but three very pretty floral dresses (here and here). Each of them had a beautiful floral print and all of them were a little 70's inspired. Amy Ann styled them so well too - a little Bohemian and a lot Chic. Each pair of shoes were gorgeous and I fell in love with both Cream Crossbody Bags she showed us with her Lovely Dresses. Plus her hair, makeup and poses were flawless. Amy Ann's name blog couldn't be more suited for her. If style was a school subject she would always get Straight A's. She has a to-die-for collection of dresses and shoes too, a very modelesque, tall+slender figure and even has the model poses down to a T. Hands down her blog is one of my top 5 favorites and a daily read for me. She is a very successful blogger who has collaborated with many great brands and designers, too. If you don't yet follow her, you are missing out.

Rachel's post featured a 'Khaki Dress and Useful Bags' and since her dress is Olive and a Shirtdress style plus she paired it with Leopard and Black, of course I fell in love.
Shelly showed her 'Romper Love' in this Floral Beauty which she styled casually and dressy. The dressy look was my favorite of the two.
Sheela wrote about 'My Bubble' and proved she is a fashionista in this Unique Striped Dress paired with a Gorgeous Floral Yellow Clutch and Fierce Shoes.

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,


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Mommy and Daughter in Pastels and lots of Sun.

Happy Hump Day You All!
Truth is I don't own a lot of Graphic Tees (what kind of blogger am I? LOL). And most of the ones I own have some type of art graphic not words on them. I was so happy to purchase this lovely graphic tee a couple of weeks ago at JC Penney. The message itself "I Need Retail Therapy" is exactly me in a nutshell. Plus the T-Shirt is in Rose Quartz (Blush) on of the biggest colors of the year, I couldn't resist. And the material is the softest cotton. It is from JC Penney from their Belle+Sky line which I recently discovered. They have very cute and on trend, fashionable and well-made clothes. The T-Shirt was a little pricey at about 36 bucks but with a 40% sale and a little 15% coupon on top, I had to get it. I paired it with my new Striped Skirt. This Midi Pencil Beauty is by Vince Camuto. I purchased mine a couple of months ago at Nordstrom and cannot find it online but Vince Camuto has a very similar skirt currently which I also love. I love the different directions of the stripes on mine. It makes it so unique and shows off my curves, more.

This Outfit was worn last Saturday and it was pretty much Summer here. It was warm, sunny and beautiful, we spent a good part of the day outside just enjoying the weather. Vivian is wearing a new Fit+Flare Dress from Old Navy. I layered it with a light Jersey Turtleneck and she is wearing some thin Nylon Tights too because due to her delicate immune system I didn't want to undress her completely, right away. She was comfortable all day I must say. I love the big girl look of her longer fit+flare dress. Plus she looks adorable in Mint as this post also shows and once again I paired Mint with Pink for her. I made her flower crown using rosettes in neon coral, bright pink, mint and teal which I hand-sew to a thin elastic band. She absolutely loved it. However my favorite picture of Vivian in this outfit is probably this one I shared on Instagram. I loved that photo so much I didn't even realize I shared it twice but used a filter for one of them for some special effect. I love how Vivian is showing her pretty flower crown in that picture. We are both wearing Spring Pastels (her in Mint and I in Rose Quartz). I decided to take out a pair of Sandals too and wore these Gorgeous Laser-Cut Gold Leather Wedges by Kenneth Cole. I paired them with more Leather: a Matching Gold Bow Headband and a Cuff Bracelet in mixed leathers which is actually a ponytail holder. Lastly, I went for my Cute Burlap Clutch that day. What do you think of our Spring Pastel Looks? Have you bought any Cute Graphic Tees lately? Where do you shop for yours?

The Accessories:
Tan/Nude Burlap Clutch w Black Faux Leather & Button detail: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal).
Gold Leather, Laser-Cut Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals: Kenneth Cole Reaction (similar, Splurge), (similar dressier option, Great Deal, love these(similar current option by Kenneth Cole, Steal, love these).
Lavender/Tan/Snakeskin Real Leather Ponytail Holder (worn as a wrist cuff): The Limited (similar, Steal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Blush/Pale Pink "Retail Therapy" Graphic T-Shirt w/ Short Sleeves: Belle+Sky via JC Penney (New) (similar, Great Deal+Great Message, love this), (similar, Fantastic Deal), (similar, Steal).
Black+White Striped, Knit Midi Pencil Skirt: via Nordstrom (New) (similar, Splurge, love this), (similar current option, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale, love this), (similar, Steal).
Drop Hoop Earrings w/ Clear Crystals, Baby Blue Stones & Pearls: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Steal).
Tan/Nude Burlap Clutch w Black Faux Leather & Button detail: The Limited (similar, Splurge), (similar, small Splurge), (similar, Great Deal).
Lavender/Tan/Snakeskin Real Leather Ponytail Holder (worn as a wrist cuff): The Limited (similar, Steal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Tortoise Frame, Plastic Sunglasses w/ Iridescent Mirror Glasses: Old Navy (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, smaller Splurge, my favorite), (similar, Steal, love these).
Gold Leather, Laser-Cut Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals: Kenneth Cole Reaction (similar, Splurge), (similar dressier option, Great Deal, love these(similar current option by Kenneth Cole, Steal, love these).
Fuchsia Lustrous Lipstick: Revlon in "Fuchsia Fusion" (identical, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).


Vivian's Outfit:
Pastel Mint Fit+Flare Sleeveless Cotton Dress: Old Navy (New).
White Light Cotton Long-Sleeve Turtleneck w/ Multicolored Hearts: Wal Mart.
Coral/Teal/Pink Rosette Hair Crown/Headband: DIY-ed by Me (New).
Hot Pink Tights w/ Baby Pink Hearts: Wal Mart (New).
Baby Pink Socks w/ Ruffled Lace: Dollar spot @Target (New).
Fuchsia Plastic Frame Sunglasses w/ Disney Princesses: Disney via Wal Mart.
Baby Pink Hello Kitty Foam Shoes: Disney via Meijer's.

Come back here tomorrow and linkup with me for Thursday Moda. Thanks for stopping by. =)


P.S. Linking up with Alice, Allison, Amanda, Brenna with Grace + Jenna, Brooke with Erica, Carrie with Jill, Claire, Elle with Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Grace, 

Also linking with the ladies of The Blended Blog. Their theme today is Graphic Tees.





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