Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday Moda #21 and All American Blue Denim.

Welcome to another Thursday Moda. Hope the first half of your week has gone off nicely, so far. Today's Co-Host is LEE from Wine and Couture. You might remember her co-hosting with me once before, a few months ago, when we both styled Peach Tops and that was one of my Most Favorite Outfits of this entire year, also. Well today, we are all about Blue Denim and All American Looks. I am wearing Navy Lace Shorts with a Stars+Striped Red Graphic Tee and a Patchwork Denim Jacket on top, while Lee styled Blue Denim Shorts with a Sophisticated Cream Blouse. Between both of us we got the colors of America - Red, White and Blue - covered. We even wore Neutral Sandals (just like we wore back then, when we collaborated). Great minds think alike, no?!

Lee has been blogging for the same amount of years as I have (4+) and she has fabulous style. From office-chic and elegant, to casual, easy and bohemian she does it all. She has had some great changes going on in her life lately: a new job, a new awesome haircut and even celebrated her 12-year Wedding Anniversary, so go check out her blog and see what she is all about.

In case my outfit today looks familiar that is for two reasons: 1} you got a sneak peak of this Patriotic Outfit on my wordless 4th of July post and 2} just last week on Thursday Moda I had another All American Outfit featuring Navy Shorts and a Red Striped Tank. Today I have on Dressy Navy Shorts that are Satin on the back and in a Crochet Lace on the front. I got them on final sale at the end of the Summer last year at The Limited. They ended up being around 9 bucks but were originally priced at $69.00. I paired them with a new Stars+Stripes, Red+Pink T-Shirt and wore my Patchwork Blue Denim Jacket over it since it was a cool evening, a little under 70 degrees. Nothing says All American like Blue Denim especially when paired with red and better yet with stripes and stars, like I did here. That awesome t-shirt is courtesy of a local boutique here in Michigan, named "American Flair". My Hot Pink Bag brings out the Pink from the Graphic Tee and I did accessorize with a Bold Large-Beaded Long Necklace which I layered with my Dainty Rose Gold Kendra Scott Necklace. Added a few Bracelets and Fun Rings and my Rose Quartz Kendra Scott Dangly Earrings and chose Cognac Shoes on purpose not to be too matchy-matchy. And this Denim Jacket, it has been in my closet since around 2002. On Tuesday's post if you remember I shared another All American Blue Denim Post featuring a Denim Shirtdress from Gap which I have had for 10 years. Well my Denim Jacket today is also 'vintage' Gap because Gap always rocks when it comes to denim. The entire back has different patches of silk shantung swatches, a couple of which are in Chinese motif patterns. I must say I love that the jacket adds some flair to this otherwise simple shorts+tee outfit. And it was perfectly patriotic to wear for the first day of July (which I did) anticipating Independence Day. =)

The Details...
The Jewelry:
Long Beaded Statement Necklace w/ Red, Clear & Tan Large Beads on a Navy String: Loft (New) (similar as a set, Steal), (similar, Fantastic Deal), similar, Great Deal, love this).
Cognac/Camel Real Leather T-Strap Sandals w/ Cone Block Heels: Naturalizer (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Hot Pink Faux Leather Satchel Bag w/ Crossbody Strap: Target (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, on Sale, my Favorite), (similar, huge 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).
White Stretchy Bracelet w/ Small Square White Stones (part of a bundle): Forever 21.
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: From my Husband (Albania).
Gold-Tone Ring w/ Large Knot: Old Navy (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
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Red w/Pink Stripes+Stars, Short-Sleeve Graphic Tee: c/o American Flair (a local boutique) (New) (similar in white, Steal), (similar, Fantastic Deal, my Favorite), (similar, on Sale, love this), (similar sleeveless option).
Medium-Wash Blue Jean Jacket w/ Silk Patchwork Back: Gap (similar, Steal, my Favorite), (similar, love this), (similar, huge Splurge).
Navy Blue Skinny Lucite Bow Barrette: c/o an Accessories Boutique in Albania (similar, Great Deal), (similar in satin), (similar, Splurge, love this).
Dangly, Oval-Shaped "Danielle" Rose Quartz Earrings: Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (very similar), (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).
Long Beaded Statement Necklace w/ Red, Clear & Tan Large Beads on a Navy String: Loft (New) (similar as a set, Steal), (similar, Fantastic Deal), similar, Great Deal, love this).
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).
White Stretchy Bracelet w/ Small Square White Stones (part of a bundle): Forever 21.
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: From my Husband (Albania).
Gold-Tone Ring w/ Large Knot: Old Navy (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Hot Pink Faux Leather Satchel Bag w/ Crossbody Strap: Target (New) (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, on Sale, my Favorite), (similar, huge Splurge).
Cognac/Camel Real Leather T-Strap Sandals w/ Cone Block Heels: Naturalizer (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).



The Linkup continues to grow stronger each week. Last week there were about 120 linked outfits and choosing a very few favorites is always hard. Just like myself and my co-host, all my featured ladies today show the importance of nude shoes and sandals: cognac, ivory, nude and tan - keep wearing them this Summer. Also both White and Blush (Rose Quartz) continue to be the two strongest colors of Summer 2016. Ditto for off-shoulder tops and bell sleeves as a couple of my favorites have demonstrated. =)

Today's featured Blogger is ASHLEY from Le Stylo Rouge not a stranger to either my blog or Thursday Moda. She has been blogging for about 5 years and I have followed her for about 3. Ashley linked up this Blush+White+Gold Casual Outfit I am dying to wear this very minute. I fell in love with her sporty and street-chic Gold+White Slide Sandals and that Floaty Blush Blouse. There are many words to describe Ashley's fabulous style but the top four I would chose are: modern, sporty, edgy, cool. She is one of those people that can wear anything and look good in a sac. Her legs are amazing and I dig the way she words her posts. If you haven't had pleasure to discover her yet, go visit her blog NOW. I mean it in the best possible way.

Yvonne revealed her 'Jumpsuit Secrets' wearing an elegant cream one styled two different ways with two different pairs of pumps.
Alicia's 'Little White Dress' is one of the best I have ever seen. The oversized Lazer-Cut Eyelet material is stunning and such a lovely girly style.
Only Shannon can pull off double-layered Palazzo Pants paired with a Panama Hat and a Cropped Off-Shoulder, Bell-Sleeve Top. She balanced 'Stripes & Ruffles' beautifully.

Thursday Moda Co-Host: Wine & Couture
As I mentioned, Lee is a Style Chameleon as all these three very different recent looks showcase and I love every single one. She even wore her hair differently, each time.
From Lee's Mouth:
"Wine and Couture started almost 4 years ago as "Everyday Fashion".  I started the blog as a fashion / restyle blog which has grown into a Life and Style blog including Fashion, Recipes, and Beauty.  I love sharing how to shop your closet and purchase items that will work for all aspects of your life.  You can find me on InstagramBloglovin, or Facebook.  Stop by and say Hello!"

With Summer being as busy as ever, and also taking some time off and vacation days the first couple of weeks in August, I am looking for about 4-6 Guest Bloggers and also I am looking for co-hosts for Thursday Moda. So let me know if you are interested to do so and therefore have your blog be exposed even more to new readers and new fans. My readership has grown daily and that is thanks to you who visit me and also linkup with me on Thursdays. You can let me know if you would ever like to Guest Post, Collaborate or Co-Host with me, by commenting on my blog or e-mailing me. You can find my E-Mail and Contact information here. Thanks again. 
If you read all of this, I give you props!!
Summer is half-way over. Let's enjoy the rest of it!!

P.S. Linking up with Adri + Jessica, Alice, Ana Luiza with Michelle (this week's theme is "Summer Sandal Styles"), Annie, Brooke with Erica, Carrie with Jill, Christie, Claire, Dawn, Grace, Elle with Jacqueline, Heather, Jalynn,



Now join the linkup and make some new friends!

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