Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thursday Moda #30: Thrifted in Fall Layers.

Welcome to Thursday Moda #30. First of all, I am sorry for today's pictures, not fond of them at all, but my DSLR  is currently broken, apologies. 

Back to today's linkup - I cannot believe I have been doing this for 30 weeks already. I must be doing something right too since the linkup is growing faster each week. As a matter of fact, besides mine and Shelbee's links last week, there were 162 other links - the best linkup for me, yet - thanks to you all. So, I invited my co-host from last week, the lovely and funny SHELBEE from Shelbee on the Edge to co-host with me again today, as a thank you from me to her for making last week's linkup, the best. Since we featured Fall Florals last week, we are back with Fall Layers this week and some of our pieces in our outfits are Thrifted too, talk about an extra challenge. When I looked at Shelbee's outfit (which I love because it is casual enough for an easy mom day, as well as dressy enough for a more casual office environment) I smiled, because we had a lot in common when it came to our outfits: floral bottoms, sandals and the colors blue, white and teal. Great minds think alike, no?
I have always been a fan of quilted or puffer vests and I own quite a few (in different colors). This nice teal one is one of the three I thrifted 2 years ago in Albania for about 8 bucks each. It is super soft, almost new and filled with feathers. To me thrifting isn't just about shopping at a thrift or second-hand store, it is also being thrifty, savvy and smart with your own wardrobe and shopping your closet. Another thrifty way I did that in this outfit is by wearing this White, Hand-Knitted Honeycomb Sweater that my mom knitted for me when I was 14 or 15 so like 20-21 years ago. It still fits me, though it was more of a loose tunic back then. My mom has taken great care hand-washing this gorgeous sweater for me, it still feels brand-new. 

As you can tell from the photos, it was a windy day. Beautiful, sunny and warm in the sun but windy and cool on the shadow. My sweater, though it is somewhat thick kept me cool with the little holes created from the honeycomb pattern and the puffer vest was a great idea for an extra layer which I could take off. As much as I love flats and booties, I went for these Suede Electric Blue Sandals instead, because it is still warm enough to do sandals and show my toes. The background of my Pixie Pants is Navy so it falls into that Dark Fall Floral category which is super hot for Autumn. My Abalone Kendra Scott Earrings are so pretty, they picked up all the greens and blues from my outfit. Coincidentally this Fall outfit falls on the official day of Fall - September 22. And by the way this type of outfit will be an uniform for me all this season. Do you own a puffer vest? How are you styling it this Fall? I have linked (below) several green/blue puffer vests, the first two are gorgeous and super reasonable. Check them out!

It was so beautiful out that day (exactly a week ago) that I had to take these photos of the sky and my gorgeous Viv admiring the flowers in our garden, pretty in pink.
White Cotton+Wool blend, Long-Sleeve, Crew-Neck Honeycomb Sweater: Hand-knitted by my Mom (Vintage) (very similar, Splurge), (similar tunic, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale, love this), (similar pattern/color as a long, oversized cardigan, Huge Splurge, my Favorite).
Navy/White/Olive Lily Print Floral "Pixie" Pants: Old Navy (current floral Pixie, on Huge Sale, love these), (similar), (similar, Huge Splurge).
White, Ivory and Tan Ombre Long Necklace in Tiny Crystals & Silk Tassel: Target (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, on Sale, my Favorite).
Gold-Tone, Long Hexagon "Elle" Drop Earrings in Abalone Stones: "Elle" by Kendra Scott via Rockbox (New) (same in blue marble, love these), (similar, Steal), (similar, on Sale).
Gold-Tone "Sarra" Cuff in Teardrop-shaped "Ocean Opal" (Blue) Stones: Loren Hope via Rocksbox (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Splurge).
White Plastic Frame Wayfarer Sunglasses: Ray Ban (New) (almost identical, on Sale), (similar, Huge Steal), (similar, Steal, love these).
Black Skinny Satin Headband w/ Tulle Rosette: NY&Co. (similar, Huge Steal), (very similar, Steal), (similar).
Cobalt Blue Faux Suede Two-Strap Sandals: Merona via Target (New) (very similar, love these), (similar, Steal, love these), (similar dressy option, Great Deal), (similar Birks, Splurge, my Favorite).
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Today's Thursday Moda Co-Host: Shelbee on the Edge.
A little bit more about Shelbee, as spoken by her:
"My name is Shelbee and I write the blog Shelbee on the Edge (  I am super excited to join Ada this week as co-host!  I am an over 40 stay-at-home mother of two boys and two cats named Dave and Frankie.  I also am an Army wife.  My blog provides a welcoming forum for like-minded women and mothers to stop by to give and receive support and helpful insights into surviving this crazy, beautiful life. I discuss topics such as Army life, parenting, fashion and style, and mental health. In my little space, you are free to express yourself without judgments and showcase your own unique style without fear. Here’s hoping we can all find our own individual voices in each area of our lives. While I may teeter on the brink of sanity (and midlife), I still find ways to hang on and feel fabulous in the process! Please stop by for a bit and feel inspired!" 
You can find Shelbee on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Like I mentioned, last week was my most successful linkup yet with over 160 entries. Thank you all for making this Fashion Party, a lot of fun. And for linking amazing, super fun and adorable outfits every week. As my chosen 5 favorite looks indicate, there were a lot of fun and creative outfits in the mix.
This week's featured blogger is OSY from Style Diary by Osy who linked up this flirty and beautiful two-piece feathered black dress perfect for New York Fashion Week. Camisoles over dresses, blouses, tops, button-downs and even sweaters were all over the runaway this Fall. Osy knows it and she rocks it. This outfit has edgy elements mixed with elegance and sex appeal. Not only do I love the stunning LBD but those Studded Pumps are to die for and Osy's hair and makeup looks flawless - she rocks the metallic purple lipstick. Osy's blog always features some fabulous styles and unique, beautiful outfits. She is a trend-setter. She also does some makeup posts, where she shows how to apply beautiful going out makeup looks. And she has her own linkup on Fridays so make sure you follow and join her if you don't, already.

Kristin is fairly new to both my linkup (and blog-reading list) but her 'Flare Jeans' were styled in the most Fall-Forward way with a Fall Floral Cold-Shoulder Blouse, a Black with Gold Bag and Tortoise Sunnies.
'Black, Blush' and a French-Appealing Loafer has never looked more posh or sophisticated like Leanne styled them together. The neck scarf was a nice touch.
Lydia attended 'Omaha Fashion Week' wearing not one but two Glam Little Black Dresses with this One-Shoulder number paired with Nude Laceup Stilettos being my favorite.
Stefanie can dress and design. Stefanie can wear a sac and look great. This Fabulous Emerald two-piece designed by her is full of 'Green Ruffles' and Fabulousity. I almost featured her last week in another Green Pants' Look.

A quick note before I leave: a couple of days ago I guest-posted for the ever-lovely and super stylish Michelle from Michelle's Pa(i)ge, you can find my guest post here. And tomorrow on Friday, I will be over Nina's Blog A World of Dresses, sharing some of my and her favorites - dresses. I love Nina's style and her dresses.

Also linking with Ana Luiza and Michelle for their "Start Off Stylish" Linkup.
Lastly, linking with the ladies of "The Blended Blog".

Now join the linkup and make some new friends!
Thursday Moda with Elegance and Mommyhood