Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sweet Ruffles LWD.

I didn't even feel like posting an outfit today because it feels not right, completely vain and selfish and like a jolt of happiness when in reality there has been so much bad and terror that has happened lately. I will continue on with my OOTD but I am very much aware and super frustrated about all the acts of violence, murders and terrorism that have happened lately. This hate and fear has got to stop. To better express my feelings, read below, a paragraph I posted last night on my personal Facebook account:

"Nothing and nowhere is safe and sound anymore. Schools, universities, libraries, churches, day-cares, kindergartens, city centers, museums, bars, cafes, restaurants, amusement parks, shopping malls, playgrounds, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, outdoor parks, busses, airplanes, airports, or even your own home, there are no safe places in this world. Hate crimes, shootings, mass murders, bombings, killing innocent people, vandalism and acts of terrorism have become an everyday thing. And people say I am boring that I don't want to get out that much. Can you blame me? I am scared for my life and the lives of those who matter a lot to me. I hate seeing the news because it is all so bad and tragic. In the last week alone we have seen 3 major senseless acts and hundreds of victims. Please God protect my child and keep her safe! 
‪#‎PrayforInstanbul‬ ‪#‎PrayforParis‬‪#‎PrayforOrlando‬ ‪#‎PrayforBrussels‬ ‪#‎PrayforAlbania‬ ‪#‎PrayforAmerica‬‪#‎PrayfortheWorld‬"

Moving on to today's outfit, I must say I am in love with this LWD. The tiered ruffles, elbow-length sleeves, crochet detail on the neckline - very much on trend currently - and the silky material that is lined (so it doesn't look sheer) make it the perfect feminine sheath. I first saw this beauty worn on Elise and she looked gorgeous in it. She styled it about a month ago. I only bought this dress less than two weeks ago and I decided to wear it last night for our belated Anniversary Dinner (11 years). It was the perfect dress to honor our vows and remember our beautiful wedding day back in June 2005. "Who What Wear" is my most favorite collection and brand currently at Target. One of Target's best collaborations from the least few years in my opinion and I have picked up a few pieces from them. This is my second dress from them. I first styled this Black Eyelet Dress (which all of you loved), also from "Who What Wear", three weeks ago.

Since it was a little cool last night with temps in the mid to high 60s, I wore a Denim Jacket on top. This one is fairly new, bought on clearance at Target. Don't let the Fur Shearling Collar fool you into thinking it is too warm to wear for Summer. The jacket isn't lined or super thick and I kind of like how the cream shearling worked with the white dress. Since I carried a Red Clutch, this is a little 4th of July Red+White+Blue inspiration for you all, too. I also want to rave about my shoes for a minute. I have been wanting a pair of flat-forms badly. I found my pair from a local boutique close to where I live in Michigan. They carry mostly shoes and bags but also have other fun things. The brand of the shoes is "Bar None". They retail for $59.50 but I got an e-mail from the store and these shoes are currently on sale for $45.00 which I think is a great price. They are a man-made material but look like leather, are easy to walk with and very comfortable. The store owner was kind enough to gift me these shoes as well as a purse and a top, you will see me wear/style sometime in July. Last but not least, I want to rave about my Pretty Earrings. I wore some big and bold Gold Disc Earrings on yesterday's post. Today I have on Silver Disc Earrings. These are Sterling Silver and have a few Crystal Pave Stones in them. They are by White House Black Market whose jewelry I adore. So, what do you think of this Sweet Ruffled Little White Dress and how did I style it? This dress has been making the rounds on a few bloggers lately and I have loved it on every single one, including myself. It is a little short but I think for a date night, cocktail party or white party it truly is perfect.

Off-White Tiered Silky Ruffled Sheath w/ Elbow-Length Sleeves: Who What Wear via Target (New) (fun strapless option, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (babydoll style, on Sale), (similar dressy option), (gorgeous midi option, my Favorite, Splurge).
Medium-Wash Blue Denim Moto Jacket w/ Off-White Shearling Collar: Xhilaration via Target (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale, love this), (similar, Splurge, my Favorite).
Black+Brown Tortoise Plastic Sunglasses: H&M (New) (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Sterling Silver Disc Earrings w/ Crystal Pave Stones: White House Black Market (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Dainty Oval-Shaped "Elisa" Necklace in Rose Gold Druzy: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (New) (identical, Splurge), (similar, Huge Steal), (same in silver druzy, love this), (similar).
Hot Pink Braided Bracelet w/ Gold "Love" Pendant: Wal Mart (similar infinity bracelet, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Gold Tone "Erica" Bracelet Cuff in Pyrite Stones: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (identical, on Sale), (same in black, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Gold Wedding Ring and Gold w/ Diamond Engagement Ring.
Gold-Tone Cocktail Ring w/ Blush Enamel & Pave Flowers: Forever 21 (similar, love this), (similar, small Splurge, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Gold-Tone "Hadar" Ring w/ Square Torquoise Stone: Elise M. via Rocksbox (New) (same in olive), (similar, Steal, love this), (gorgeous option, Great Deal), (similar, huge Splurge, love this).
Gold Tone Cocktail Ring w/ Kelly Green+Pearl Pave Ladybug: A Boutique in Albania (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Bright Red Patent Leather Clutch: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (very similar, on Sale), (similar, Splurge).
Camel/Tan Faux Leather Flatform Espadrille Wedges w/ Ankle Strap: Bar None c/o "Perhaps" Boutique (a local boutique) (New) (almost identical, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal),  (similar, on Sale, love these), (similar, Steal).

Since yesterday I wrapped up the third week of Dresses for the month of June - dedicated to Floral Dresses, here is a collage of all of them side by side. I think my favorite two dresses and how I styled them are the Kimono LBD for the Evening/Dressy Look and the Colorful Scuba Dress. Which ones are your 2-3 favorites?

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  for "Create 28".

Once again, I am running very late in posting this afternoon, so for your convenience I will leave the Linkup code on the bottom of today's post. The linkup goes live at 8.00 PM Eastern time. I will have a brand new Thursday Moda post with the linkup code again, tomorrow morning, with a beautiful co-host. =)

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