Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thursday Moda #13 and Spring Bohemian Ethereal White.

Lucky 13! Today is the 13th week I have been running Thursday Moda and it has been going quite well so far, growing its members each week. I have Vivian with me on the blog today. I am continuing the Spring Bohemian week but in honor of Memorial Day weekend, both of our outfits have a lot of red, white and blue, too. In case you missed them, so far, for the Spring Bohemian week I styled an Elephant Dressa Black Bell-Sleeve Romper and a Babydoll Blue Romper. Today I am styling a Gauze Maxi Dress. Which outfit is your favorite so far?

A Gauze material is perfectly breezy and says Bohemian, for Spring and Summer. And there is nothing more fresh, easy-to-wear and keeps-you-cool than a Gauze Maxi. Even better if said maxi dress is in white. I am calling this my "Casual and Ethereal White-Out Look" because the white maxi dress paired with the easy open cardigan gives you that Greek Goddess Bohemian feeling. What makes this Maxi Dress even more Boho is the gold embroidery on the front by the chest. And that gold is perfect to pair with my Oatmeal/Gold/Cream Cardigan. The entire look is very monochrome yet the pops of red and blue (which are also a subtle way to dress over the Memorial Day weekend) are perfect for some color. The two dainty gold necklaces from my latest Rocksbox (the bar necklace and the lariat necklace) bring out the gold on the neckline and the color of the cardigan. Both necklaces are perfectly layered with the bolder necklace which was the Pendant Blue Stone one also from Rocksbox. I am glad this month, the Rocksbox stylist sent in all three necklaces in one package because I was able to layer all three, effortlessly. There are some more shades of turquoise and aqua in a couple of other pieces of jewelry too, while my Drop  Earrings are in a gold-tone with champagne stones. And of course the Red Ghilly Ballet Flats - in my opinion the best shoe style to convey a Bohemian look - match the Red Ruched Patent Leather Clutch. My outfit is mostly in white (with pops of red and bright blue) while Vivian's outfit is mostly in navy and red with pops of white (and some pink) courtesy of her Disney Sneakers. We are a coordinated mother+daughter pair and can head to a BBQ wearing these exact outfits, as long as the temperatures are not higher than 70. Am I right? Do you own a Casual White Maxi Dress and how have you styled it this Spring?

White Gauze Maxi Dress w/ Gold Embroidery on the front and Side Slits: Xhilaration via Target (New) (very similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Cream/Ecru, 3/4-Sleeve Open, Oversized Cardigan w/ Pockets: Loft (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Gold-Tone Drop Earrings w/ Champagne Stones: Wal Mart (New) (similar, Steal), (similar dainty option), (similar, Splurge, love these).
Brown Sunglasses in Yellow+White Plastic Frames: Old Navy (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, small Splurge).
Gold-tone Dainty "Knox Bar" Necklace: Gorjana, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (similar, Steal), (similar w/ initial, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
"Vivienne" Bar Lariat, Gold-Tone Dainty Necklace: Gorjana. borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (very similar, Splurge). (similar, Steal).
Long Pendant "Layeden" Necklace in London Blue Illusion (Turquoise): Kendra Scott, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Silver Tone double-stranded Stretchy Bracelet w/ Circle White Enamel Stones: The Limited (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale, love this).
2 Turquoise Crystal Bracelets w/ mini Rectange Beads: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Gold/Amber Mini Beaded, Stretchy Bracelet: Express (part of a bundle).
Sterling Silver Intricate Basket-Weave Ring: Lord & Taylor (similar in gold, Steal), (similar), (gorgeous option, Splurge).
Silver Tone Ring w/ Large Marble Aqua/Mint Stone: A Boutique in Albania (similar, Huge Steal), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Bright Red Patent Leather Clutch: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (very similar, on Sale), (similar, Splurge).
Red Faux Suede Pointy Ghillie Flats: Charlotte Russe (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge). 
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Vivian's Outfit:
Navy "Sparkle Like a Star" Graphic Tee: Circo via Target.
Red+Navy Leggings w/ Tulle Tutu Skirt in Polka Dots & Leopard: Heidi Klum via Kids R' Us.
Baby Pink/Rose Quartz w/ White Polka Dots Elastic Ponytail Holder: Meijer's (New).
2 Yellow Lucite Hair Barrettes: c/o a Boutique in Albania.
White+Hot Pink Sparkly Disney Princesses Sneakers: Disney.

With over 120 entries linked up last week, coming up with a top 5 was harder than ever. Ultimately with the end of Spring soon and the scorching temperatures this week, I was drawn to some bright looks. As you can notice a couple of the ladies mixed a strong, bright color with a muted neutral. I also liked a few dresses and it is funny because blue dresses attracted me a lot last week. What can I say, blue is my second favorite color after red. Also, I noticed when putting the collage together, that nude/tan wedges are the thing to have this Spring. Good thing I own a pair.
This week's featured blogger is BIANA from B Loved Boston. She linked the most elegant V Neck Sheath Dress in one of this year's IT colors - Serenity. She mentions that it is her favorite Midi Dress for Spring and Summer and I agree. It fits her like a glove. Pairing it with Silver Pumps was a great idea. She looked beautiful. And she styled the dress with a simple bar necklace, like the one I have on, today. Biana is not typically a fashion blogger who posts daily OOTDs. Her blog is focused on her trips and doings in Boston, what she eats, wears, drinks and visits. She also does her roundup favorites of beauty products plus clothes and accessories, often. On Mondays she runs a linkup where she recaps the previous weekend and those are usually my favorite posts she does and often you see amazing food and some cute outfits, there. If you don't follow her yet, please stop by - you won't be disappointed with her blog, plus Biana is a sweetheart.

Lana linked 'A Graduation Look'. The pattern on her Blue Fit+Flare Dress is artistic and it all looks great with the Yellow Cardi.
Tiffany's 'Must Have Skirt for Summer' is this Neon Pink Lace number she got for a steal. I love it so much with the perfectly-matching necklace and paired with navy.
No doubt Cherie is 'Instantly Stylish'. Not everyone can wear an Utility Olive Jumpsuit but she does so beautifully. I love the Olive Green paired with the Bright Orange.
Rachel celebrated her birthday in a 'Baby Blue Dress' The eyelet material is the IT fabric for this Summer. Love that her wedges and bag match perfectly.

And now join the linkup!
Thursday Moda with Elegance and Mommyhood

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Spring Bohemian: Babydoll Romper, Denim and Ghillies.

It is the third day of my "Spring Bohemian Week" and the second day of the series I am collaborating with DEBBIE from Fashion Fairy Dust. Our outfits feel so Summery Bohemian today and definitely work for late Spring. It is so funny how we are both wearing Blue Denim, Ghilly Shoes and Embroidered tops (her off-shoulder blouse and my romper). If Debbie was wearing a hat, I would feel like we copied each-other without even knowing it. LOL You can check out my first Spring Bohemian collaboration post with Debbie here and my second Spring Bohemian look, here.

Today's Bohemian Look is totally casual but put-together and if you are having third-day hair (which I wasn't but anyway), the hat is a great coverup. Funny story, when I picked up this Blue Embroidered Romper at Target on clearance, I thought it was a Tunic Top. It looked like a long tunic with an oversized peplum ruffle. I didn't realize it was a Romper till the moment I put it on, silly me. Tank Top or Romper, this gauze piece is light, airy, boho and pretty. I love the floral mosaic embroidery and the soft shorts. It is such a cute Babydoll Romper. Since the back is half-way open and it wasn't too hot - just about 70 degrees - I decided to layer with my Denim Vest on top. While the romper itself is definitely bohemian, the Ghilly Flats, Brown Bag, Denim Vest, Fedora Hat and Long Pendant Necklace add more bohemian elements. There is a little Western flair to it too between the Western-style Fedora and my Blue Denim Vest. I also noticed a little Nautical inspiration with all the blue and the fedora has a braided white rope around it. Do you own an Embroidered Romper or one in a Babydoll Style?

I don't know if you have noticed over the last couple of weeks but I cut off 7 inches from my hair. It has a few shorter layers, too. It needed a cut and I am happy with the chop. You will see it better on photos tomorrow and in the near future.

Also, linking with the ladies of The Blended Blog.

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